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by H P Lovecraft
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H P Lovecraft's tale of supernatural happeenings aboard a German U-boat in WW1.
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by H Rider Haggard
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LibriVox recording of She and Allan, by H Rider Haggard. Read by Lars Rolander. H Rider Haggard’s “She and Allan”, first published in 1921 is a gripping adventure about Allan Quatermain, who together with Hans, the Hottentot and, the Zulu-Chief Omslopogaas and at the bidding of the old Witch Doctor Zikali seeks out Ayesha, the daughter of Isis to find answers to their questions about life and death, and their many, sometimes strange, Adventures on their way. Written by Lars Rolander For...
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by H. A. Guerber
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Old France by H. A. Guerber. Read in English by Kangaroo; Sonia; Owen Cook; Michael Lucas; MFD32; Ross Klatte; Kalynda; Ulysse McConnell; Will Thompson; Mayah; Ananda; Teresa McPeat; Shasta; Eva Davis; Aaron Rivera The aim of this volume is to give a complete graphic account of the main features of the history of France to 1715 A.D., with as much additional illuminating detail as limited space permits. Besides outlines of the principal events, this narrative...
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by H. A. Guerber
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Thirteen Colonies by H. A. Guerber. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Kangaroo692; Nich Sandoval; Greg Giordano; Kristin Gjerløw; Donald Cummings; Roohi; J. Alan Brown; Maggie Travers; George J. Galloway; Elijah ; Laura Victoria; Lois Beachy Yoder; Mike Pelton; Hugh Gillis; Denise Nordell; Bruce Kachuk These short vignettes of American history are written for the young reader. Each one is a little capsule of a person or event. They run from the...
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by H. A. Guerber
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. This book is a collection of stories and histories about the Ancient Greeks, including many of their famous myths! - Summary by Ann Boulais 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...
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by H. A. Guerber
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Romans by H. A. Guerber. Read in English by many LibriVox volunteers. A collection of short stories and histories of Rome, from its beginning to its end. (Ann Boulais) 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 (207MB)
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by H. Beam Piper
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Librivox recording of Police Operation , by H. Beam Piper. H. Beam Piper (1904–1964) was an American science fiction author. He wrote many short stories and several novels. He is best known for his extensive Terro-Human Future History series of stories and a shorter series of "Paratime" alternate history tales. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Four-Day Planet, by H. Beam Piper. Read by Mark Nelson. Fenris isn't a hell planet, but it's nobody's bargain. With 2,000-hour days and an 8,000-hour year, it alternates blazing heat with killing cold. A planet like that tends to breed a special kind of person: tough enough to stay alive and smart enough to make the best of it. When that kind of person discovers he's being cheated of wealth he's risked his life for, that kind of planet is ripe for revolution. (Introduction...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Last Enemy, by H. Beam Piper. Read by Mark Nelson. An undercover Paratimer has disappeared on assignment while in an alternate time line, and it’s up to Verkan Vall of the Paratime Police to save her. To do so, he must infiltrate a universe in which assassination is an honorable profession, and reincarnation a scientific fact. Will Verkan Vall survive in a world of killers and the undead? (Summary by mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of The Edge of the Knife by H. Beam Piper. Read by jfmarchini. The Terro-Human Future History is Piper's detailed account of the next 6000 years of human history. 1942, the year the first fission reactor was constructed, is defined as the year 1 A.E. (Atomic Era). In 1973, a nuclear war devastates the planet, eventually laying the groundwork for the emergence of a Terran Federation, once humanity goes into space and develops antigravity technology. The story "The Edge of...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Time Crime by H. Beam Piper. Read by Mark Nelson The Paratime Police had a real headache this time! Tracing one man in a population of millions is easy--compared to finding one gang hiding out on one of billions of probability lines! (Summary by Gutenberg text) 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...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Murder in the Gunroom by H. Beam Piper. Read by anthonysvoice. The Lane Fleming collection of early pistols and revolvers was one of the best in the country. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion .36 revolver in his hand, the coroner's verdict was "death by accident." But Gladys Fleming had her doubts. Enough at any rate to engage Colonel Jefferson Davis Rand—better known just as Jeff—private...
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by H. Beam Piper
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Librivox recording of Oomphel in the Sky, by H. Beam Piper. Read by Mark Nelson Natives of the distant planet of Kwannon believe that their world is about to end, and in preparing for the apocalypse, may be unnecessarily bringing about their own demise. The planetary government can’t overcome its own bureaucracy to help them, and the military is overwhelmed. Can a single newsman change the course of a whole people, and save their world? (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information,...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Omnilingual (Version 3) by H. Beam Piper. Read in English by Trish E. Matson This short story published in 1957 is unusual for its time in that its protagonist is a female scientist, and there is no romantic subplot. Helped by some of her teammates on the Mars exploration crew, and hindered by others, she struggles to decipher the meanings of the artifacts left by an extinct alien species. What possible frame of reference can humans and the long-gone Martians have in...
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by H. Beam Piper
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Five short stories by classic science fiction writer H. Beam Piper. Recorded by Mark Nelson 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. Download M4B (20MB)
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Ministry of Disturbance by H. Beam Piper. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Science Fiction at it humorous best written in the golden age of all the greats and published in Astounding Science Fiction December 1958. Piper can't be matched for sardonic comment on human nature. The Empire is stagnant; thousands of planets spread around Earth but nothing new is allowed to happen and disturb the static situation. Our emperor Paul knows this but is powerless to make a dent in...
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by H. Beam Piper
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Uller Uprising is the story of a confrontation between a human overlord and alien servants, with an ironic twist at the end. Like most of Piper's best work, Uller Uprising is modeled after an actual event in human history; in this case the Sepoy Mutiny (a Bengal uprising in British-held India brought about when rumors were spread to native soldiers that cartridges being issued by the British were coated with animal fat. The rebellion quickly spread throughout India and led to the massacre of...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Little Fuzzy, by H. Beam Piper. Read by tabithat. Jack Holloway, a prospector on the planet Zarathustra discovers small furry creatures. These creatures are obviously intelligent, but are they animals or are they sapient? If they are sapient the planet will be declared a protected zone and the company that is developing the planet commercially will lose their exclusive rights to the resources... (Summary by tabithat) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of A SLAVE IS A SLAVE, by H. Beam Piper. Read by Phil Chenevert The Galactic Empire is slowly 'welcoming' into the family of civilized worlds those systems so far off in the backwater of the galaxy that they have been overlooked and ignored for the past 500 years or so. This is purely routine work because every planet offered the chance has eagerly accepted the invitation. Mainly because the enlightened Empire lets the planetary government continue to rule and do whatever it...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of TEMPLE TROUBLE, by H. Beam Piper. Read by Phil Chenevert I'll bet you did not know that our little earth is not limited to the single time line on which we happen to muddle along. That's right; There are actually thousands, indeed, many millions of parallel time lines, each existing alongside all the rest, using the same real estate (our earth), but following their own path. Some extremely primitive, some very advanced, but all blissfully unaware of the others. Of course...
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by H. Beam Piper
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A galactic war has left the Terran Federation in ruins. Formerly civilized planets have decivilized into barbarism. Space Vikings roam the wreckage, plundering and killing for gain. Lord Lucas Trask of Traskon was no admirer of the Space Vikings, but when murder takes his wife on his wedding day, Trask trades everything he has for his own Space Viking ship and sets out on a galaxy-wide quest for revenge. (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of The Cosmic Computer, by H. Beam Piper. Read by Mark Nelson. Conn Maxwell returns from Terra to his poverty-stricken home planet of Poictesme, "The Junkyard Planet", with news of the possible location of Merlin, a military super-computer rumored to have been abandoned there after the last war. The inhabitants hope to find Merlin, which they think will be their ticket to wealth and prosperity. But is Merlin real, or just an old rumor? And if they find it will it...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper. Read in English by Phil Chenevert This short story was first written and published in the year 1957, as part of a collection of short science fiction stories in the collection Astounding Science Fiction. Piper's story is unusual in focusing on the problem of archaeology on an alien culture. How is is possible to decipher writings of an alien race that died out 50,000 years ago? What could we possibly have in common with them? There can be no...
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by H. Beam Piper
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Librivox recording of Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper. Read by Mark Nelson. An expedition to Mars discovers the remains of an advanced civilization, which died out many thousands of years ago. They recovered books and documents left behind, and are puzzled by their contents. Would the team find their “Rosetta Stone” that would allow them to unlock the Martian language, and learn the secrets of this long-dead race? (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of NAUDSONCE, by H. Beam Piper. Read by Phil Chenevert Naudsonce? What does THAT mean? Well, to find out you will need to listen to this story where Piper's unique mind explores what we mean by 'communication' and how it happens. The joint Space Navy-Colonial Office expedition was looking for new planets suitable for colonization; they had been out, now, for four years, which was close to maximum for an exploring expedition. They had entered eleven systems, and made landings...
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by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
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LibriVox recording of Lone Star Planet by H. Beam Piper & John J. McGuire. Read by Mark Nelson New Texas: its citizens figure that name about says it all. The Solar League ambassador to the Lone Star Planet has the unenviable task of convincing New Texans that a s'Srauff attack is imminent, and dangerous. Unfortunately it's common knowledge that the s'Srauff are evolved from canine ancestors—and not a Texan alive is about to be scared of a talking dog! But unless he can get them to act,...
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by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
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Librivox recording of The Return by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire Two-hundred years after a global nuclear war, two explorers from a research outpost, that largely survived the cataclysm, discover a settlement of humans who have managed to maintain their civilisation despite ferocious cannibal neighbours, the Scowrers. However, the explorers must turn detective in order to understand the mystery of their hosts philosophy and religion. (Description by Reynard) For further information,...
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by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
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LibriVox recording of Null-ABC , by H. Beam Piper (1904-1964) and John J. McGuire (1917-1981). Read by Corinna Schultz. "There's some reaction these days that holds scientists responsible for war. Take it one step further: What happens if "book-learnin'" is held responsible ...?" (quote from Astounding Science Fiction, Feb 1953) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by H. Beam Piper and John McGuire
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LibriVox recording of HUNTER PATROL, by H. Beam Piper and John McGuire Read by Phil Chenevert World War IV has dragged on for 12 years and the whole world is drained and tired of the killing and destruction. One man, a high school chemistry teacher from St. Louis in the USA, is serving his latest forced stint in the UN forces when something strange happens to him. He dies but yet he doesn't. What if you had the power to bring peace to the entire world? What would you do? This story explores a...
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by H. Beam Piper; John J. McGuire
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LibriVox recording of Lone Star Planet (Version 2) by H. Beam Piper; John J. McGuire. Read in English by Phil Chenevert An entire planet colonized by Texans. Can this cause problems? You becha pardner. - Summary by phil chenevert 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 H. Bedford-Jones
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LibriVox recording of Arizona Argonauts by H. Bedford-Jones. Read in English by John; Imagine it's early 1900's and you want to get away from it all. So you head to Two Palms, Arizona. Where for entertainment, people await the arrival of the daily stage coach. Gold mining is an avocation. There is desert everywhere, deadly rattlers, no paved roads, some people travel in model T's which they call flivvers. They must carry their own water, gasoline and tire patch kits for the many blowouts they...
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by H. C. "Sapper" McNeile
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LibriVox recording of Men, Women and Guns by Sapper. Read in English by Beth Thomas; NoelBadrian; wish2bflying; Denise Nordell; Peter John Keeble; John Burlinson; Digs; fzarate World War I stories, as told through the eyes of someone who was there, but leavened with humour and an eye for the ridiculous side of human nature. This is a collection of McNeile's early short stories, drawing on his experiences with the Royal Engineers Corps. These are the memoirs which describe the experiences that...
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by H. C. Andersen
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Librivox recording of Udvalgte Danske Eventyr 001 by Hans Christian Andersen. Read in Danish by Hedvig and Kristoffer Hunsdahl. "H. C. Andersen opfattes af de fleste mennesker først og fremmest som en børnebogsforfatter. Det er samtidig meget typisk for hans eventyr, at fortællingerne også rummer passager, der taler til den voksne læsers forståelse. Derfor kan såvel børn som voksne have glæde af at opleve - eller genopleve - historierne. Samlingen her indeholder både kendte og...
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by H. C. Bailey
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LibriVox recording of Colonel Greatheart, by H. C. Bailey. This is an unusual story of the English Civil War. There is a good account of the Battle of Newbury, and many historic figures appear: Cromwell (very prominent), Ireton, Prince Rupert, Charles I, Fairfax, and Lambert. The setting for this tale of men and arms is taken from the stirring days of the Cavaliers and the Roundheads, of Puritans and the so-called malignants; but the machines of war are rather in the background, while in the...
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by H. C. Bailey
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LibriVox recording of Call Mr. Fortune by H. C. Bailey. Read in English by Lola Janie; Tommy Hersant; dfrakk; Tomewing; Micfairy252 Call Mr. Fortune is a collection of short stories which introduce Reginald Fortune. Reggie, like his father, is a physician. The son applies his diagnostic skills to crime-solving. As he is not a civil servant, he is free to represent the government, the accused, or the injured. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by H. C. Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Highwayman by H. C. Bailey. Read by James E. Carson. A romance and adventure novel, set in England during the reign of Queen Anne. The book is much unlike the author's later detective short stories. The actual book is difficult to locate and appears to have been forgotten. It is not even listed by Wiki as part of the author's work, nevermind have any information on the book itself. (Summary by JCarson) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by H. C. Bailey
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Fortune's Practice by H. C. Bailey. Read in English by Tommy Hersant; Wayne Cooke; Lee; Nan Dodge Mr. Fortune is a physician crime solver, using early forensic science techniques. This second volume brings seven more cases for him to solve for the police. ( Lynne Thompson) 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...
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by H. De Vere Stacpoole
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LibriVox recording of The Blue Lagoon, by H. De Vere Stacpoole. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. Two shipwrecked children grow up on a South Pacific island. This beautiful story of adventure and innocent love was H.D. Stacpoole’s most popular work. Parents who may have seen the Hollywood film need not be anxious about the book's suitability for kids -- the author's treatment of adolescent sexuality is almost mystical and very mild. The story of The Blue Lagoon (1908) continues in The Garden of God...
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by H. De Vere Stacpoole
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LibriVox recording of The Man Who Lost Himself, by H. De Vere Stacpoole. Read by Roger Melin. Best known for his literary work The Blue Lagoon , which has been made into film several times over, H. De Vere Stacpoole’s first publication was a book titled The Intended in 1894. Stacpoole was disappointed at its lack of commercial success, and felt the story was too good to let go. He eventually re-worked the book, culminating in The Man Who Lost Himself , a light-hearted story of a luckless...
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by H. De Vere Stacpoole
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LibriVox recording of The Beach of Dreams by H. De Vere Stacpoole. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Two sailors, Harbutt and Raft, discuss their plight as workers under the thumb of a wealthy owner. During a windstorm, Raft and his fellow hands must climb a mast of the three-master to control a rigging gone astray. Once they master that runaway rigging, they pause to watch another vessel in the distance. It's a ship many have seen before. We are introduced to the occupants of this new ship, the...
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by H. E. Marshall
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LibriVox recording of This Country of Ours, Part 4. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall's book of stories from the history of the United States begins with accounts of exploration and settlement, and ends with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. This is Part 4: Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies, from chapter 35 (The Founding of Maryland) to chapter 44 (The Founding of Georgia). Read along and view the original illustrations at...
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by H. E. Marshall
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LibriVox recording of This Country of Ours, Part 5, by H. E. Marshall. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall's book of stories from the history of the United States begins with accounts of exploration and settlement, and ends with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. This is Part 5: Stories of the French in America, from chapter 45 (How the Mississippi was Discovered) to chapter 50 (The Rebellion of Pontiac). Read along and view the original...
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LibriVox recording of This Country of Ours, Part 2, by H.E. Marshall. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall's book of stories from the history of the United States begins with accounts of exploration and settlement, and ends with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. This is Part 2: Stories of Virginia, from chapter 13 (Captain John Smith) to chapter 21 (The Knights of the Golden Horseshoe). Read along and view the original illustrations at...
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LibriVox recording of This Country of Ours, Part 3, by H.E. Marshall. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall's book of stories from the history of the United States begins with accounts of exploration and settlement, and ends with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. This is Part 3: Stories of New England, from chapter 22 (The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers) to chapter 34 (The Witches of Salem). Read along and view the original illustrations at...
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LibriVox recording of The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (version 2) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Catharine Eastman Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood have invented a substance that causes living things to grow - and grow - and grow! As their experiments progress, the substance quickly gets out of control and the fun begins as insects and plants receive the benefit of the Food of the Gods. Surely nobody would dream of feeding such a thing to a human child… would they? In...
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LibriVox recording of The Island Of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Bob Neufeld In this classsic of H. G. Wells, Edward Prendick is shipwrecked on a beautiful island in the South Seas and is drawn into the wild and cruel world of Doctor Moreau, who aspires to play God with animals. (Bob Neufeld) 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...
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LibriVox recording of In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace by H. G. Wells. Read in English by John Schuurman. In the Fourth Year is a collection H.G. Wells assembled in the spring of 1918 from essays he had recently published discussing the problem of establishing lasting peace when World War I ended. It is mostly devoted to plans for the League of Nations and the discussion of post-war politics. Summary by jfschuurman. For further information, including links to online text,...
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LibriVox recording of Cuando el dormido despierte... by H. G. Wells. Leído por Carlos Lombardi Novela de ciencia ficción distópica del escritor inglés H. G. Wells, sobre un hombre que duerme durante doscientos tres años, despertando en un Londres completamente transformado en el que se ha convertido en el hombre más rico del mundo. Se nos traslada al futuro para mostrarnos los detalles de una megalópolis futurista regida por el capitalismo y la tiranía despiadada. Fue la primera...
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LibriVox recording of Bealby; A Holiday by H. G. Wells. Read in English by KevinS; NarratorJ; dfrakk; Rita Boutros; Kelly S. Taylor; Michael Fassio; DuckTD Bealby is the comical story of the escapade of a thirteen-year-old boy when he rebels against his placement as a steward's-room boy in the great house of an estate named Shonts (his stepfather, Mr. Darling, is a gardener there) and flees—not, however, before thoroughly upsetting a weekend party where the nouveau riche couple renting Shonts...
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LibriVox recording of Anticipations, by H. G. Wells. Read by volunteer readers. Wells considered this book one of his most important, a natural follow-up to such works as his Man of the Year Million and The Time Machine . His goal was to get people to think and act in new ways. The book starts with a look at how humans get along socially and how they carry out their business ventures. It then discusses how these elements influence others, such as politics, the world of work, and education. H....
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LibriVox recording of A Dozen Short Stories from H. G. Wells Read in English by Krista Zaleski Twelve of H. G. Wells' early short stories (1894-1925) originally printed in various magazines and papers. His earlier works delve into the human condition, looked at through a humorous lens. Love, romance, infidelity, parenthood and more are the subjects of the various stories, often told with a wry twist of humor. (Summary by Krista Zaleski) For further information, including links to online text,...
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Peter Eastman "Mr. Britling Sees It Through" is H. G. Wells' attempt to make sense of World War I. It begins with a lighthearted account of an American visiting England for the first time, but the outbreak of war changes everything. Day by day and month by month, Wells chronicles the unfolding events and public reaction as witnessed by the inhabitants of one house in rural Essex. Each of the...
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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine (Version 6) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by ChesserGuppy54; Julian Pratley; HilaryWiley; Shreya Sethi; Michelle Morales; Blake Glover; Madeleine Beech The Time Traveller entertains the guests at a dinner party with the tale of his journey forward in time to A.D. 802,701 using his new invention, a time machine. The future of humanity is so disturbing that he decides to return to the present, only to discover that his time machine has been stolen by the...
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LibriVox recording of The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells. A mysterious, bandaged stranger arrives in the small English village of Iping - and chaos follows close behind. H.G. Wells' classic story of obsession, murder, and science run amok. (Summary by Andrew Gaunce) 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...
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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Visit by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Mary Bard An other-worldly creature visits a small English village, and H. G. Wells uses humour and satire to convey some of the imperfections of Victorian society, as ‘angel’ and humans view each other with equal incomprehension. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B Audiobook, or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine (Version 7) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Cliff Stone The story follows a Victorian scientist, who claims that he has invented a device that enables him to travel through time, and has visited the future. There, he finds the human species has “evolved” into two distinct forms. Above ground live the Eloi—gentle, fairy-like, childish creatures, whose existence appears to be free of struggle. However, another race of beings exists—the Morlocks,...
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LibriVox recording of God, the Invisible King, by H. G. Wells. Read by volunteer readers. Wells wrote in his book God the Invisible King that his idea of God did not draw upon the traditional religions of the world: "This book sets out as forcibly and exactly as possible the religious belief of the writer. [Which] is a profound belief in a personal and intimate God." Later in the work he aligns himself with a "renascent or modern religion ... neither atheist nor Buddhist nor...
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LibriVox recording of The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells follows shipwreck victim, Edward Prendick, as he explores a strange island his rescuer, Montgomery, has brought him to. The island’s host, Moreau, is a scientist whose life purpose is to push the limits of science, creating strange humanoid animals. Prendick wrestles with morality as his hosts continue their strange experimentations. (Summary by Veronica Mead) Read in English by...
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LibriVox recording of La Guerra de los Mundos by H. G. Wells. (Translated by Ramiro de Maeztu.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. Las fábulas ideadas por H.G. Wells (1866-1946), uno de los padres, acaso el más notable, de la ciencia ficción, han demostrado a lo largo del tiempo mantener un vigor y tocar unos resortes del inconsciente humano que a menudo las han elevado a iconos del mundo moderno. "La guerra de los mundos" (1898), relato trepidante que narra la invasión de la...
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LibriVox recording of In the Days of the Comet, by H. G. Wells. William ("Willie") is a student living in the British town of Clayton. As a Socialist, he tries to move power from the upper class to the working class. Interestingly, in a fictitious confrontation Britain declares war on Germany. Willie falls in love with Nettie, but when she elopes with an upper-class man, Willie resolves to kill them both. Throughout the novel there is present in the sky a large comet which gives off a...
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LibriVox recording of Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Anthony Ogus The teaching profession, science and politics in late 19th century England. H.G.Wells’ humorous early novel, drawing on his own life, shows how these – as well as involvement in spiritualism – have to compete with love. - Summary by Anthony Ogus 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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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells. Read by Mark Nelson. H.G. Wells' classic science fiction-fantasy story, in which a scientist known only as “The Time Traveller” tells the tale of his journey to the year 802,701 A.D. and beyond, where he witnesses the end of human civilization as we know it, as well as the beginning of the end of the world. This original time-travel story has been copied many times, but never improved upon. (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further...
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Librivox recording of The War of the Worlds , by H. G. Wells. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-war-of-the-worlds-by-h-g-wells-group/ H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people...
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LibriVox recording of The War of the Worlds (Version 4) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by johnnyenglish The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells, first serialized in 1897 by Pearson's Magazine in the UK and by Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The novel's first appearance in hardcover was in 1898 from publisher William Heinemann of London. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories to detail a conflict between mankind and an...
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LibriVox recording of The Stolen Bacillus and other stories by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Pamela Nagami; Lauren Randall; Bill Mosley; James White; Eddie Kigozi; Eric Leuschner; DJRickyV; Snowdrop58; Beth Thomas; Benjamin Davis; Saint Ananda A collection of 15 humorous short stories by the original master of speculative fiction: H. G. Wells. This was the first collection of short stories published by the author, and contains a mixture of fantasy, science-fiction and humour! - Summary by...
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LibriVox recording of The War of the Worlds (Version 3) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Cori Samuel No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that the Earth was being scrutinised and studied from across the gulf of space. With infinite complacency, humanity went about its little affairs, serene in its assurance of its empire over matter. It is possible that the micro-organisms we watch under a microscope, do the same. Few people gave thought to the idea of life...
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LibriVox recording of The First Men in the Moon (Version 2) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Cliff Stone The novel tells the story of a journey to the Moon undertaken by the two protagonists: a businessman narrator, Mr. Bedford; and an eccentric scientist, Mr. Cavor. Bedford and Cavor discover that the Moon is inhabited by a sophisticated extraterrestrial civilisation of insect-like creatures they call "Selenites". - Summary by Cliff Stone For further information, including links to...
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LibriVox recording of The Door in the Wall, and Other Stories by H. G. Wells. Read in English by volunteer readers. A collection of short stories by H. G. Wells, author of "The Time Machine" and "War of the Worlds". The science fiction master ranges over a variety of topics, each original and unexpected. Included in this collection is "The Country of the Blind" where a man with sight hopes to make himself king. In other stories a stranger offers to sell diamonds on...
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LibriVox recording of The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth, by H. G. Wells. Read by Alex C. Telander. Two stuffy English scientists, always looking to further their scientific knowledge, create a substance called Herakleophorbia, which in its fourth incarnation – known as Herakleophorbia IV – has the special ability of making things increase greatly in size. As the scientists begin experimentation on some chicks, the substance is misused by some “country folk” who don’t take...
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LibriVox recording of Washington and the Riddle of Peace by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Lee Smalley As an observer at the WASHINGTON CONFERENCE FOR THE LIMITATION OF ARMAMENTS held in 1921 and attended by the victorious nations of The Great War, the acclaimed author H. G. Wells wrote 29 short essays that were serialized in the New York World and other newspapers. This book is a collection of those essays. They are not a record or description of the Conference, but the impressions of one...
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LibriVox recording of The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells. Read by Tom Haire In 1896 HG Wells produced the Island of Doctor Moreau. After a fateful shipwreck, a chance rescue, and offer of safe harbor, Edward Prendick must contend with a dark science. A man of science, Prendick must wrestle with the ethics of its passions. His inner struggle is illuminated by the island's outward horrors. Central to the themes are ethics, principles, and the extent of human compassion. This science...
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LibriVox recording of The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells. The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, addressing ideas of society and community, human nature and identity, religion, Darwinism, and eugenics. When the novel was written in the late 19th century, England's scientific community was engulfed by debates on animal vivisection. Interest groups were even formed to tackle the issue: the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection was formed...
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LibriVox recording of The War That Will End War by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson .About the First World War, and the author's conclusions. Whether or not you agree with these articles/essays, H G Wells does make many valid points about the war, and it's effect on people, especially in Britain. I suppose he cannot be blamed for getting the concept and the title wrong, in hindsight, as there were barely 22 years to pass before the Second World War with Germany began. Wells...
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LibriVox recording of The History of Mr. Polly , by H. G. Wells (1866-1946). Read by Adrian Praetzellis. A funny and touching account of the imaginative Mr. Polly who, bored and trapped in his conventional life, makes a U-turn –- and changes everything. H.G. Wells’ early life as the son of a semi-insolvent shopkeeper and as a draper’s apprentice fueled his novels of the lower middle class: The Wheels of Chance (1896), Kipps (1905), and The History of Mr. Polly (1910). These works evoke...
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LibriVox recording of The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells. Richmond Hardy, a member of the British gentry, tries to resolve problems in his marriage as he travels with a psychiatrist. The book is to a great extent autobiographical. H. G. had read some brilliantly composed articles by a writer who wrote under the name Rebecca West. In one piece she called H. G. "pseudo-scientific." He contacted her and asked what she meant. When they met for lunch, it was the beginning of a...
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