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by A Highland Seer
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LibriVox recording of Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves by A Highland Seer. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Reading the Cup is essentially a domestic form of Fortune-telling to be practiced at home, and with success by anyone who will take the trouble to master the simple rules laid down in these pages: and it is in the hope that it will provide a basis for much innocent and inexpensive amusement and recreation round the tea-table at home, as well as for a more serious...
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by A Sister of Notre Dame
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LibriVox recording of TRUE STORIES FOR FIRST COMMUNICANTS, by A Sister of Notre Dame. Read by Maria Therese. A charming collection of 12 true, simple stories of real life little boys and girls, written for little ones preparing for their First Holy Communion. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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LibriVox recording of First Communion Days, by A Sister of Notre Dame. Read by Maria Therese. A collection of 12 true stories of young children during the time leading up to their First Holy Communion. Written by a Sister of Notre Dame, this is the companion volume to "True Stories For First Communicants" (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Once A Week (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Once A Week is a collection of short stories and slightly longer vignettes which were written for Milne's solid British Audience, including regular readers of Punch -- between1903, when he graduated from Cambridge and 1906, when he began also to edit Punch, on and through to 1909. They are humorous verses, essays and stories with what he deemed a peculiarly British flavor, focusing on the antics and...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Winnie the Pooh, the loveable little bear with a great big heart (and only a slightly less large appetite for honey), has fun and adventures in this book. All of the other residents of the 100 acre wood join in to help this happen. Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga and Roo and of course the every depressed Eeyore who manages to lose his tail somehow. But what more needs to be said except that it Christopher Robin...
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LibriVox recording of THE SUNNY SIDE, by A. A. Milne. The Sunny Side is a collection of short stories and essays by A. A. Milne. Though Milne is best known for his classic children's books, especially Winnie The Pooh, he also wrote extensively for adults, most notably in Punch, to which he was a contributor and later Assistant Editor. The Sunny Side collects his columns for Punch, which include poems, essays and short stories, from 1912 to 1920. Wry, often satirical and always amusingly...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Once a Week, by A. A. Milne. Read by Cathy Barratt. A collection of short stories by famed Winnie the Pooh author, A.A. Milne. This charmingly humorous work from Milne's earlier writing period was first published in Punch magazine. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of If I May (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever A. A. Milne, best known as the creator of Winnie the Pooh, was a prolific author of books, plays, essays and articles. He also spent a number of years editing for Punch Magazine. He even wrote a good detective story -- The Red House Mystery ! In this collection he addresses a vast range of issues, including: the essence of melodrama; the lingering effects of World War I; knowing geography versus owning...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of If I May by A. A. Milne. Read in English by SK A. A. Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. 'If I May' is a collection of short essays on desultory subjects that first appeared in The Sphere, The Outlook, The Daily News, The Sunday Express (London) and Vanity Fair (New York). These essays display Milne's vivid imagination and literary ability to elaborate on...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of The Sunny Side (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever A. A. Milne is best known for his creation of the perennially popular Winnie the Pooh, though he was and is highly acclaimed for hundreds of gently humorous essays and poems published in, among other famous venues, Punch Magazine, most of which have been collected and published as books. The Sunny Side is his last collection of articles and verses because, as he wrote in the American Introduction...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young (version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker This best-selling book of poetry by A. A. Milne was first published in 1924. The poems describe the adventures of Christopher Robin. In it we are introduced to Mr. Edward Bear later known as Winnie-the-Pooh. The poems are timeless and capture the joy and wonder of being a young child. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of A Gallery of Children by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. A collection of 12 fantasy stories for children. Clever little tales that mothers can smile over and children enjoy. The illustrations for this book were originally Colgate ads, and who but a master such as Mr. Milne could have taken those charming pictures and made them come alive. (Adapted from Public Libraries 1925) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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LibriVox recording of Happy Days by A. A. Milne. Although best known for his Winnie the Pooh stories, A.A. Milne spent years as an editor at the English humor magazine Punch. These sprightly essays were chosen from the hundreds he wrote during that period. As usual, they are funny, wry, and poke fun at almost all of our human foibles. There are 6 short one act plays that he wrote to demonstrate the 6 allowable plots for amateur playwrights and they are absolutely hilarious. The other topics run...
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LibriVox recording of The Red House Mystery (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Author A. A. Milne is best known to the world as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Yet Milne was versatile, having written dozens of plays, humorous articles, books and – The Red House Mystery. In which… Mark Ablett is the massively narcissistic owner of The Red House, a beautiful English country mansion. The estate is managed mostly by Mark’s side-kick and younger cousin, Cayley. As a...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Alan Alexander Milne, popularly known as A. A. Milne, is best known – perhaps to most people only known – for his children’s book, Winnie the Pooh. Yet he was an incredibly prolific author. He published dozens of successful plays, myriad humorous articles written for internationally prominent journals, a wide range of social, political, and other nonfiction works, and even a murder mystery. This...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young (Version 3) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Matthew Soanes; A timeless collection of poems for the whole family to enjoy, including "Buckingham Palace", "Disobedience", "Halfway Down" and of course, "Teddy Bear", where we're introduced for the first time to Edward Bear, later to become known as Winnie-the-Pooh. Beloved for nearly 100 years, there's no better time to go back to where it all began! (Summary...
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LibriVox recording of Once on a Time, by A. A. Milne. This version of the book is done as a Dramatic Reading with various people speaking each characters part. When the King of Barodia receives a pair of seven-league boots as a birthday present, his habit of flying over the King of Euralia's castle during breakfast provokes a series of incidents which escalate into war. While the King of Euralia is away, his daughter Hyacinth tries to rule in his stead and counter the machiavellian ambitions of...
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LibriVox recording of El misterio de la casa roja by A. A. Milne. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza Mark Ablett, propietario de una magnífica residencia en la campiña inglesa, organiza en su casa un animado encuentro. Entre los invitados; una viuda y su hija, un militar retirado, una actriz; se cuentan también Anthony Gillingham y su amigo Bill Beverley, a quienes dos inesperados acontecimientos empujarán a ejercer circunstancialmente de Watson y Holmes: el misterioso asesinato del...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Winnie-the-Pooh (Version 3) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by John and Katie Greenman. Winnie-the-Pooh is a children’s book by English author A. A. Milne, illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Published in 1926, it is a collection of short stories about an anthropomorphic teddy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, and his friends Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga, and Roo. It is the first of two story collections by Milne about Winnie-the-Pooh, the second being The House...
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Mark F. Smith A.A. Milne wrote many poems to entertain his young son, Christopher Robin Milne, who appears to have been about three when "When We Were Very Young" was published. The book is a collection of 45 poems that celebrate a world and a point of view that a very young person could understand and enjoy. It became a best-seller. Christopher Robin is introduced as a character in some of the poems. We...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Winnie-the-Pooh (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Matthew Soanes A charming collection of 10 relaxing tales, come along into the Forest as Winnie-the-Pooh tries to get some honey, the search is on for Eeyore's tail, some new visitors arrive in the form of Kanga and Baby Roo and an 'Expotition' is held to discover the North Pole! A classic for over 95 years and one that everyone young and old will surely adore. (Summary by Matthew Soanes) For further...
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by A. A. Milne
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Librivox recording of The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne. Read by Kristin Hughes Antony Gillingham arrives at the Red House moments after a gunshot is heard. The room is locked, the murderer has disappeared and, in Antony's opinion, the police are going about it the wrong way. Antony, who was looking for a new profession anyway, decides to solve the murder himself, with a little help from his friend Bill. (Summary by Kristin Hughes) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Once On a Time, by A. A. Milne. Read by Librivox volunteers! When the King of Barodia receives a pair of seven-league boots as a birthday present, his habit of flying over the King of Euralia's castle during breakfast provokes a series of incidents which escalate into war. While the King of Euralia is away, his daughter Hyacinth tries to rule in his stead and counter the machiavellian ambitions of the king's favourite, the Countess Belvane. Written in 1917, Milne's own...
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LibriVox recording of Belinda: An April Folly in Three Acts by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Devorah Allen; Michael Fassio; TJ Burns; EJWiley; Lynette Caulkins; Johan Supertramp; Nathan McDonald Come, join us on a lovely April afternoon in Devonshire for a breezy frolic in comedy. Milne's light-hearted romance is sure to make you chuckle. (Lynette Caulkins) Cast List: Stage Directions: Larry Wilson Belinda Tremayne: Lynette Caulkins Delia (her daughter): Devorah Allen Harold...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Not That it Matters (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever A. A. MILNE: …was best known for the perennially popular Pooh (Winnie the), arguably one of his lesser contributions to the literature of his day. He was highly acclaimed for dozens of popular plays. Moreover, he was both a contributor to and editor of Britain’s famous Punch Magazine; and for Punch, The Atlantic Monthly and dozens of other internationally acclaimed journals he wrote...
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LibriVox recording of 'Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism', by A. Alpheus. Written in 1903, just sixty years after the word 'hypnotism' was coined, this book explores the contemporary understanding of the nature, uses and dangers of the technique. Hypnotism has been practiced for many centuries, but it was in the mid-to-late nineteenth century that it became a particularly fashionable way to explore the human mind. Although understanding of the subject has evolved...
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by A. Anderson
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LibriVox recording of How to Do Chemical Tricks by A. Anderson. Read in English by Kyle Van DeGlast While a bit outdated in many of the more complex descriptions of several of the phenomena described, this book is nonetheless still fun and relevant for a person interested in basic chemistry or physics tricks, and the devices built in the book can be easily replicated with more modern materials. The book is split up into many little experiments, tricks, with an explanation on how it works,...
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by A. E. Coppard
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LibriVox recording of The Black Dog and Other Stories by A. E. Coppard. Read in English by Thomas Rose; Matt Tantillo; lmcnatt; Jared Scott; Libia518; Shashank Jakhmola; Jeff Clark; Kristin Micalizio; April6090; Orbialowl; Jai Robichaud; Aaron Stevenson; zanap; KevinB Coppard was renowned for his influence on the English short story and here we present a collection, first published in 1923, featuring 18 of his best known works, including Simple Simon, the Wife of Ted Wickham and The Devil in...
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by A. E. Housman
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LibriVox recording of Last Poems by A. E. Housman. Read in English by Foon "I publish these poems, few though they are, because it is not likely that I shall ever be impelled to write much more. I can no longer expect to be revisited by the continuous excitement under which in the early months of 1895 I wrote the greater part of my first book, nor indeed could I well sustain it if it came; and it is best that what I have written should be printed while I am here to see it through the press...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The night is freezing fast by A. E. Housman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  November 17, 2019. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Ellies; Newgatenovelist; FraserP; Graham Scott; Joseph Campbell ; Ian King; Kessie; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Lynette Caulkins; Nemo; Paolo Fulgencio; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. Alfred Edward Housman, usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical...
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LibriVox recording of A Shropshire Lad, by A. E. Housman. Read by Jon Sindell. This is a lovely collection of melodic poems, many melancholy in tone, many featuring Housman's constant theme of living this short life to the fullest. (Summary by Jon Sindell) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of When I Was One And Twenty (No. XIII in A Shropshire Lad ) by A.E. Housman. This was the weekly poetry project for June 14th, 2009. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (9MB)
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LibriVox recording of A Shropshire Lad, by A.E. Housman. Read by Alaaious. A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman. A Shropshire Lad was first published in 1896 at Housman's own expense after several publishers had turned it down. At first the book sold slowly, but during the Second Boer War, Housman's nostalgic depiction of rural life and young men's early deaths struck a chord with English readers and the book became a bestseller. Later,...
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LibriVox recording of A Shropshire Lad (Version 3) by A. E. Housman. Read in English by clarinetcarrot Composed while Housman was living in London, and mostly before he even visited the county of Shropshire, A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of 63 poems which describe an idyllic rural existence, but with the main theme being young mens' early deaths. This led its popularity during the Second Boer War, and then later during WWI. - Summary by clarinetcarrot For further information, including links to...
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by A. E. W. Mason
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LibriVox recording of The Witness for the Defence by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford Part romance, part mystery, part courtroom and quasi-courtroom drama. Young love reignites itself after a hiatus of some years. Or does it? Much can change in that time -- both to the people themselves, and to the events that shape their lives. The action moves from England to India, and back again, confronting the protagonists with problems they never dreamed they’d have to face. (...
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LibriVox recording of The Watchers by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by Christine Dufour A dark tale of adventure, piracy, murder, and revenge set on a rugged Cornish island in the mid-1700s. Told with the literary excellence to be expected from the author of The Four Feathers, the tale begins with a dangerous youth who sat in the stocks, and a girl named Helen, and a gang of men watching a granite house at the edge of the sea. NOTE: Contains some language that would be considered offensive to...
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LibriVox recording of At the Villa Rose, by A.E.W. Mason. Read by Nicholas Clifford. Harry Wethermill, the brilliant young scientist, a graduate of Oxford and Munich, has made a fortune from his inventions, and is taking a vacation at Aix-les-Bains. There he meets, and immediately falls in love with, the young and beautiful Celia Harland, who serves as companion to the aging but warm-hearted Madam Dauvray of Paris. All this is observed by Julius Ricardo, a retired financier from the City of...
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LibriVox recording of The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by David Wales Inspector Hanaud is a member of the French Sûreté. He is said to have been the model for Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, as well as the opposite of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. The Affair At The Semiramis Hotel (1917), a novella, is the second Hanaud mystery. Did the robbery/murder really happen or was it the mescal-induced hallucination of the witness? The first novel is At The...
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LibriVox recording of The House Of The Arrow by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by David Wales A young English girl is accused in Dijon of murdering her French aunt. Hanaud to the rescue! Inspector Hanaud is a member of the French Sûreté. He is said to have been the model for Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, as well as the opposite of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. In 1910, Mason undertook to create a fictional detective as different as possible from Sherlock Holmes, who had recently...
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LibriVox recording of Running Water by A.E.W. Mason read by Nicholas Clifford. Although A.E.W. Mason is best known for The Four Feathers, an adventure novel of 1902 set in Egypt and the Sudan (and filmed several times), he was a prolific and popular writer of the period. Running Water, published in 1907, is, like its predecessor, a tale of romantic adventure. Though much of the story takes place in England, the real setting here is in the high Alps, in the range of Mont Blanc near Chamonix and...
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LibriVox recording of Clementina by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by Jacquerie This well-written novel is a fictional account of a true historical rescue mission. In 1719, at the age of 17, when she was on her way across Europe to marry James Stuart, the Catholic pretender to the British throne, Princess Maria Clementina Sobieska was kidnapped and held prisoner by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, with the approval of his ally, the Protestant king of England. The king feared that the marriage...
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LibriVox recording of The Four Feathers, by A.E.W. Mason. The Four Feathers is a 1902 adventure novel by British writer A.E.W. Mason that has inspired many films of the same title. The novel tells the story of British officer, Harry Feversham, who resigns his commission in the East Surrey Regiment just prior to Sir Garnet Wolseley's 1882 expedition to Egypt to suppress the rising of Urabi Pasha. He is faced with censure from three of his comrades for cowardice, signified by the delivery of...
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by A. Edward Newton
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LibriVox recording of Doctor Johnson: A Play by A. Edward Newton. Read in English by a full cast. The life of Doctor Johnson, told in his own words and (mostly) those of others around him. "Anyone with a teaspoonful of imagination can read this play with pleasure; with two teaspoonsful, I will not be responsible for results. He, or she, may be disappointed, for there is no plot to speak of. But there is talk - about as good talk as has ever been reported, and James Boswell as a reporter...
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Maiden and Other Folk Tales and Fairy Stories Told in Armenia by A. G. Seklemian. Read in English by NoelBadrian Armenians trace their history back to before the time of the Babylonians and earliest recorded history - in fact, to Togarmah, a grandson of Japhet, Noah's son, who settled in Armenia after the Ark came to rest on mount Ararat. Armenia was also the first State in the world to adopt Christianity as their official religion, around the 3rd Century AD....
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by A. H. Beesly
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LibriVox recording of The Gracchi, Marius and Sulla by A. H. Beesly. Read in English by Pamela Nagami During the last half of the second century B.C. Rome was undisputed mistress of the civilized western world. As the British historian, Augustus Henry Beesly writes, "a brilliant period of foreign conquest had succeeded the 300 years in which she had overcome her neighbors and made herself supreme in Italy. In 146 B.C. she had given the death-blow to her greatest rival, Carthage, and had...
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LibriVox recording of Chronicles of Canada Volume 28 - The Fathers of Confederation: A Chronicle of the Birth of the Dominion by A. H. U. Colquhoun. Read in English by volunteer readers. During and after the United States' War of Independence, Canada remained loyal to Great Britain. The upheavals of the 1830's and early 1840's led to a Popular Government and union of Upper and Lower Canada in 1841, but many still wanted confederation of the provinces into one centralized government. It would...
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by A. J. Glinski
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LibriVox recording of Polish Fairy Tales, by A. J. Glinski These are selections from a large collection made by A. J. Glinski, printed at Wilna in 1862. These fairy tales come from a far past and may even date from primitive times. They represent the folklore current among the peasantry of the Eastern provinces of Poland, and also in those provinces usually known as White Russia. They were set down by Glinski just as they were related to him by the peasants. In the translation it was of course...
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by A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint
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LibriVox opname van 'Langs een omweg' door A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint. Gelezen in het Nederlands door Anna Simon Regina van Berchem is een steenrijke jonge vrouw, die na het overlijden van haar vader intrekt bij haar oom in de stad X. Ze raakt verbitterd door de houding van de mensen in haar omgeving, nieuwe kennissen en jonge mannen die haar het hof maken, wie het allen vooral om haar geld te doen lijkt te zijn. Dan ontmoet ze een oude bekende uit haar jeugd, Eckbert Witgensteyn. Door een...
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LibriVox recording of “The Flu”: A Brief History of Influenza in U. S. America, Europe, Hawaii by A. Mouritz. Read in English by Grace Buchanan PREFACE This Booklet has been written and compiled for the use of any student or layman who seeks concise and clear information on the history of Influenza. Brief and salient facts are set forth relating to “Flu” epidemics and pandemics: other collateral features have also been discussed, connected with or bearing upon this subject. Honolulu,...
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by A. S. M. Hutchinson
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LibriVox recording of If Winter Comes by A. S. M. Hutchinson. Read by KirksVoice If Winter Comes, was in many aspects ahead of its time, dealing with an unhappy marriage, eventual divorce, and an unwed mother who commits suicide. According to the New York Times, "If Winter Comes" was the best-selling book in the United States for all of 1922. ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by A. Taylor Innes
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LibriVox recording of John Knox by A. Taylor Innes. Read in English by Jael Baldwin A scholarly and thoughtful biography of the Scottish Reformer. (Jael Baldwin) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook (131MB)
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LibriVox recording of Авантюристы гражданской войны by A. Vetlugin. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky Military history essays of WWI and Russian Civil War, lesser known episodes. A.Vetlugin (a.k.a. Voldemar Ryndzune) became an adventurer himself in his early 20s, he knew what he was writing about. A.Ветлугин (Владимир Рындзюн) был участником Гражданской войны. Его наблюдательность и частые...
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by A. Vémar
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Les Misérables pour rire par A. Vémar (Gustave Marx), lu pour Librivox par Ezwa. Vous n'avez jamais eu le temps de lire Les Misérables ? Eh bien, en voici l'occasion. Ces misérables-ci sont très concis. Here is your chance to listen to the whole story in less than an hour. (by Ezwa) Pour vous renseigner à notre sujet ou pour participer, rendez-vous sur librivox.org . M4B Audiobook (20MB)
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by A. W. Bitting
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LibriVox recording of Ketchup by A. W. Bitting. Read in English by Peter Yearsley The Bittings have written a number of books on canning and home preparation of food. This short volume includes a brief description of the preparation and production of ketchup, primarily from commercial production view, and then a more scientific treatment of this condiment and its ingredients. Note: The last section in the book (sections 20 and 21 in this recording) is titled "Structure of the Tomato"....
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by A.C. Kuiper
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LibriVox opname van Elsje van A.C. Kuiper. Gelezen door Hanny Gunnink. Elsje, een 14 jaar oud weesmeisje, woont gelukkig bij haar grootmoeder op het platteland. Omdat de gezondheid van de grootmoeder achteruitgaat moet ze gaan wonen in de stad bij haar deftige tante en egoïstische nichtje. Het simpele boerenmeisje moet een deftig dametje worden en dat gaat niet zonder slag of stoot. Samenvatting geschreven door Marcel Coenders. Voor meer informatie, inclusief een link naar de on-line tekst,...
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by A.L.G. Bosboom-Toussaint
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LibriVox luisterboek van De Delftsche Wonderdokter, door A.L.G. Bosboom-Toussaint. Gelezen door Anna Simon. De Delftsche Wonderdokter, geschreven in 1870, is een historische avonturenroman die zich afspeelt in 1595. Het verhaal ontrolt zich tegen de achtergrond van de Tachtigjarige Oorlog en de reformatie, met als hoofdrolspelers een mysterieuze vreemdeling, een Delftse dokter en diens nichtje. Juliaan is een "kale jonker" - een jongeman van goede huize, die aan lager wal is geraakt....
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by A.P. Herbert
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LibriVox recording of THE SECRET BATTLE, by A.P. Herbert. Read by ROGER MELIN. Like many soldiers at the beginning of their military careers, Harry Penrose has romantic ideas of climbing the ranks and attaining hero status. However, while stationed at Gallipoli, the realities of war begin to take their toll on Penrose, not only physically, but also mentally where the war has become a 'battle of the mind.' This is his story as related by a fellow soldier, as well as the story of the campaign at...
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by Aaron Merritt Hills
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Charles G. Finney by Aaron Merritt Hills. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Erik Samborski; Colleen McMahon; djwhitney; PhyllisV; Michele Eaton; Timothy Lucas A.M. Hills, theologian and preacher in the Wesleyan holiness tradition, gives us a detailed biography of Charles G. Finney, one of the most influential revivalists of the nineteenth century. Charles G. Finney was a key figure in initiating the Second Great Awakening in the United States. His preaching was...
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by Aaron Smith
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LibriVox recording of The Atrocities of the Pirates, by Aaron Smith. Read by James K. White. In 1822, Aaron Smith, a young English seaman, was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England. Forced to work as a navigator and as a member of pirate boarding parties, he witnessed unspeakable acts of murder and torture. Befriended by a young Cuban woman, he managed to escape with his life, but was arrested as a pirate in Havana and sent back to England in...
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by Abbie Farwell Brown
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LibriVox recording of The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown. Read in English by Anastasiia Solokha; Anthony Webster; Charlotte Day; Jendia; Jill Engle; Kimberly Krause; Marjorie Greaves; rookieblue; ryoko; Schums; Sharon; Susan Morin; WoollyBee Now the interesting facts about birds we have always with us. We can find them out for ourselves, which is a very pleasant thing to do, or we can take the word of others, of which there is no lack. But it is the quaint fancies about birds...
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by Abbie Farwell Brown
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LibriVox recording of The Christmas Angel, by Abbie Farwell Brown. Read by Jan MacGillivray. Disagreeable old Miss Terry spends her Christmas Eve getting rid of toys from her childhood toy box. One by one she tosses them onto the sidewalk in front of her house, then secretly watches the little scenes that occur, which seem to confirm her belief that true Christmas spirit does not exist. Then the Angel from her childhood Christmas tree appears to show Miss Terry that she has not yet witnessed...
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by Abbie Farwell Brown
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LibriVox recording of In The Days of Giants by Abbie Farwell Brown. Read in English by Arup Sen; Richard Corfield; Miyune; Megan Carmichael; Sarah Terry; troykemp; deongines This book is made of the stories told by the Northern folk,—the people who live in the land of the midnight sun, where summer is green and pleasant, but winter is a terrible time of cold and gloom; where rocky mountains tower like huge giants, over whose heads the thunder rolls and crashes, and under whose feet are mines...
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by Abbie Farwell Brown
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts by Abbie Farwell Brown. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; Jim Locke; Melissa Green; Bruce Kachuk; Larry Wilson; OliverBoliver; Ali Medved; David Olson; Angelique G. Campbell; John Poems and Christian stories of the animal encounters of various saints. - Summary by Wikipedia For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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by Abbie Phi;;ips Walker
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LibriVox recording of Sandman's Goodnight Stories, by Abbie Phillips Walker Have you every read a bed time story to a child? Or had one read to you? Fun, isn't it? These 28 delightful, short, well written and whimsical stores by the famous storyteller Abby Phillips just beg to be read aloud by adults or children. With titles like THE REVENGE OF THE FIREFLIES and SALLIE HICKS'S FOREFINGER how can you go wrong? Turn on the nightlight, tuck 'em in, settle down in the rocking chair and ... enjoy....
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by Abbie Phillips Walker
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LibriVox recording of The Sandman's Hour, by Abbie Phillips Walker Reading bedtime stories to children can be a wonderful way to relax and at the same time act out the exciting things happening in the story for them. If you've done it, you know the feeling and if you haven't I can only hope that you were the rapt audience for such stories when a child. We can let ourselves go and perform all the parts with abandon because the only audience are those who unreservedly appreciate our thespian...
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by Abby Frances Friebe
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LibriVox recording of The Nomad of the Nine Lives, by Abby Frances Friebe. Read by Sharon Kilmer. Tales of a cat's life told by the cat in hopes of saving cats from death by animal shelters or abandonment. (Summary by Sharon Kilmer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
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by Abby Langdon Alger
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LibriVox recording of In Indian Tents by Abby Langdon Alger. Read in English by BettyB; ToddHW; Jules Hawryluk; Kalynda; Hope A collection of the legends and stories of North Eastern Indians "In the summer of 1882 and 1883, I was associated with Charles G. Leland in the collection of the material for his book The Algonquin Legends of New England, published in 1884. I found the work so delightful, that I have gone on with it since, whenever I found myself in the neighborhood of Indians. The...
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by Abbé Prévost
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LibriVox recording of Manon Lescaut y el caballero des Grieux by Abbé Prévost. (Translated by Enrique de Mesa.) Read in Spanish by Mongope Manon Lescaut es uno de los romances mas intensos de la Literatura, un recorrido intrincado por la pasión, la virtud y la razón en un tramo en el que todo evoluciona como un torrente desbocado, un rio bravo en el que nadie puede aguantar con los pies firmes ni mantener el rumbo hacia un destino seguro, pero tampoco quiere abandonar un barco que avanza...
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by Abbé Prévost
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LibriVox recording of Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. Read in English by Mary Bard Published in 1731, Manon Lescaut (on which the Puccini opera is based) takes as its themes passionate, tragic love, and redemption through suffering. It is the story of the Chevalier des Grieux, a student, who sees Manon as she is being taken to a convent, and instantly falls in love with her. He offers to save her from the convent, and the two young lovers run away to Paris. There follow many adventures and...
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LibriVox recording of طبائع الاستبداد ومصارع الاستعباد (Tabai al-Istibdad wa-Masari al-Isti’bad) by Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi. Read in Arabic by Khaled_Fouad; Salma Yasser; Omar H. Eldahan; Zaineb; YasmineHaggag; Mahmoud Hussein; AhmedKidwany; Nour طبائع الاستبداد ومصارع الاستعباد كتاب من تأليف عبد الرحمن الكواكبي، يشخص الكاتب ما يسميه داء الاستبداد السياسي، ويصف...
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by Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ
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LibriVox recording of The Fables of Pilpay by Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ. Read in English by April Mendis; Craig Campbell; czandra; Rebecca Eden Walker; Tasha C Mapes; plspark; Kingsnake; Monicha1; Christina Fu; Michael MacTaggert; Alan Mapstone; Hannah Dormor; Gini Pug; Ellies; Jonathan Gary; Mary in Arkansas; holtonhj64 ; Sandy Kurtz; Jennifer Louise; ThomasGibby These moralistic stories within stories date back to the Sanskrit text Panchatantra (200 BC – 300 AD). They were first translated...
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by Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás
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LibriVox recording of The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Vol. I by Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás. Read in English by Nicholas James Bridgewater; Cynthia Moyer; elmay; KHand; Lucretia B.; Max Wainer; hearhis; Carolyn Bridgewater “Two years before the crash of world war shook the continents and upheaved oceans,” Howard MacNutt relates. “‘Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás visited the United States of America proclaiming the Glad-Tidings of Universal Peace and the oneness of the world of humanity. In...
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by Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás
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LibriVox recording of The Mysterious Forces of Civilization (Persian: Risálih-i-Madaníyyih), read by Nicholas James Bridgewater. It was written before 1875 by ‘Abbás Effendí, known as ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (the Servant of Bahá) (1844-1921). The Persian text was first lithographed in Bombay in 1882 and printed in Cairo in 1911. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was the eldest son and appointed successor of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. The original text of this work was written and...
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by Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás
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LibriVox recording of Talks by Abdul Baha Given in Paris, by 'Abdu'l-Bahá 'Abbás. Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater. “Much has already been written of the visit of Abdul Baha, Abbas Effendi, to Europe,” writes Lady Blomfield in her Preface to Paris Talks, “During his stay at Paris at 4, Avenue de Comoens, he gave short “Talks” each morning to those who crowded, eager to hear His Teaching. These listeners were of many Nationalities and types of thought, learned and unlearned,...
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LibriVox recording of Letters of Mrs. Adams, the Wife of John Adams, Volume 1, by Charles Francis Adams, Sr. Read by Sue Anderson. Abigail Adams lived the American Revolution as the wife of one of its central figures--John Adams. Her family correspondence, published along with a memoir by her grandson, Charles Francis Adams, brings that era into eloquent focus. What was it like to hear the cannon's roar from your window? to face pestilence? food shortages? rampant inflation? devalued coinage?...
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