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by E. (Edith) Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of Wings and the Child, by E. (Edith) Nesbit. Read by Cori Samuel. "When this book first came to my mind it came as a history and theory of the building of Magic Cities on tables, with bricks and toys and little things such as a child may find and use. But as I kept the thought by me it grew and changed, as thoughts will do, until at last it took shape as an attempt to contribute something, however small and unworthy, to the science of building a magic city in the soul...
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by E. A. Gillie
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LibriVox recording of Barbara in Brittany, by E. A. Gillie, read by Sibella Denton Barbara, an English girl and the eldest of her family, spends most days helping her widowed mother care for her younger siblings. Then disaster strikes - or so the children believe! Barbara is taken to France to see Paris by her father's formidable sister, Aunt Anne. She stays on in Brittany to perfect her French. In this series of funny stories about her adventures in France, we meet a cast of recurring...
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by E. A. Wallis Budge
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LibriVox recording of The Book of the Dead by E. A. Wallis Budge. Read in English by Patrick Saville; Jim Locke The Egyptian Book of the Dead, or the Book of Coming Forth by Day, is an Ancient Egyptian funerary text consisting of spells to protect the soul on its journey to Duat, or Afterlife. 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...
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LibriVox recording of The Babylonian Story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamesh: with an Account of the Royal Libraries of Nineveh by E. A. Wallis Budge. Read in English by Kazbek A short monograph devoted to the Babylonian flood myth and the Epic of Gilgamesh (Standard Babylonian version), dating from the 7th century BC, as found on the clay tablets of the Royal Library of Ashurbanipal at the ancient site of Nineveh, capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The book includes a description of the...
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by E. A. Wallis Budge
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LibriVox recording of Coptic Homilies in the Dialect of Upper Egypt by E. A. Wallis Budge. Read in English by ancientchristian. The present work contains the Coptic versions of ten Greek Homilies on fasting, repentance, the end of the world, the Incarnation, etc., which are attributed to John the Faster, Athanasius of Alexandria, Proclus of Cyzicus, Eusebius and Basil of Caesarea, and Archbishop Theophilus. The texts, written in the dialect of Upper Egypt. Linguistically the texts are of great...
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by E. Boyd Smith
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LibriVox recording of Selected Works of E. Boyd Smith by E. Boyd Smith. Read in English by Barry Eads A sampling of the children's books written and illustrated by E. Boyd Smith. The first story is Mr. Smith's version of the Story of Noah's Ark. He then tells us the story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith. Next we join a hen as she hatches her chicks and their life on the farm. We then go on several adventures with Bob and Betty as they visit their Uncle's farm, go to the seashore and learn...
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LibriVox recording of Eighty Years Ashore and Afloat, or, The Thrilling Adventures of Uncle Jethro: Embracing the Remarkable Episodes in a Life of Toil and Danger, on Land and Sea by E. C. Cornell. Read in English by PhyllisV. Experiences of Jethro Ripley, mainly in the Atlantic coast trade, but including an account of a whaling voyage around Cape Horn. The narrative is in the first person and is a vivid account of the seafaring life in the 1800's. Published in 1873. (Summary by PhyllisV) For...
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by E. Charles Vivian
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LibriVox recording of The British Army From Within by E. Charles Vivian. Read in English by David Wales. This 1914 book gives a picture of the British Army structure and life in the early hours of World War I.  Summary by david wales. 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 E. Cunningham
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LibriVox recording of Seven Autumn Leaves From Fairyland by E. Cunningham. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Seven original fairy tales . . . "Now for the stories you promised us." "Well, how many shall there be?" "O, seven, one for each." And here are our seven stories; affectionately dedicated to any little curly heads that like to read them. (Preface) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by E. E. "Doc" Smith
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LibriVox recording of Spacehounds of IPC, by E. E. "Doc" Smith. Read by Mark Nelson. When the Inter-Planetary Corporation's (IPC) crack liner “IPV Arcturus” took off on a routine flight to Mars, it turned out to be the beginning of a unexpected and long voyage. There had been too many reports of errors in ship's flight positions from the Check Stations and brilliant physicist Dr. Percival (“Steve”) Stevens is aboard the Arcturus on a fact-finding mission to find out what's...
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by E. E. Cummings
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LibriVox recording of The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings. Read in English by volunteer readers. "For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost; and is found." He was lost by the Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps. He was officially dead as a result of official misinformation. He was entombed by the French Government. It took the better part of three months to find him and bring him back to life—with the help of powerful and willing friends on both sides of the Atlantic. This...
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by E. E. Cummings
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LibriVox recording of XLI Poems by E. E. Cummings. Read in English by Scotty Smith A book of 41 poems by E. E. Cummings classified as Songs I-XII [poems 1-12], Chansons Innocentes I-II [poems 13-14], Portraits I-IX [poems 15-23], La Guerre I-II [poems 24-25], Sonnets I-XVI [poems 26-41] - Summary by Scotty Smith 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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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of Tedric by E. E. Smith. Read in English by Phil Chenevert This is a wonderful combination of far future science fiction with Conan like sword and sorcery; lots of blood, gore, honor and evil. The immensely powerful hero, Tedric, is a man's man who refuses to accept the cruel human sacrifices demanded by the 'god' Sarpedion and is set on destroying him. To do this he needs some secrets of metallurgy that future social scientists are willing to give him. He manages to...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of Masters of Space by E. E. Smith. Read in English by Mark Nelson The Masters had ruled all space with an unconquerable iron fist. But the Masters were gone. And this new, young race who came now to take their place—could they hope to defeat the ancient Enemy of All? - Summary from 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...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of Lord Tedric (version 2) by E. E. Smith. Read in English by Phil Chenevert The best of science fantasy meets the best of science fiction as Tedric battles his way through two universes of adventure: In one universe...Tedric the Ironmaster wields the mightiest sword his world has ever seen - and swears to break the power of the evil god Sarpedion, or die in the attempt. This is the second in a series and takes place when Tedric, now a Lord, begins learning how to plan and...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of The Galaxy Primes by E. E. Smith. Read in English by Mark Nelson They were four of the greatest minds in the Universe: Two men, two women, lost in an experimental spaceship billions of parsecs from home. And as they mentally charted the Cosmos to find their way back to earth, their own loves and hates were as startling as the worlds they encountered. - Summary by Original book cover For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of The Skylark of Space, by E. E. Smith. Read by Richard Kilmer. The novel begins with the accidental discovery, in a Government laboratory in Washington D. C., of a form of clean nuclear power. Our hero, Dr. Richard Seaton, uses this power to build first a flying belt and then an interstellar spaceship. He later discovers that the process operates by generation and manipulation of gravity fields. When his government coworkers do not believe him, Seaton acquires rights to his...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of Subspace Survivors, by E. E. Smith. A team of space travelers are caught in a subspace accident which, up to now, no one has ever survived. But some of the survivors of the Procyon are not ordinary travelers. Their psi abilities allow them to see things before they happen. But will it be enough? Smith's story "Subspace Survivors" first appeared in the July 1960 issue of the magazine Astounding. For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of First Lensman by E. E. Smith. Read in English by Mark Nelson The Secret Planet. No human had ever landed on the hidden planet of Arisia. A mysterious space barrier turned back both men and ships. Then the word came to Earth, "Go to Arisia!", Virgil Samms of the Galactic Patrol went--and came back with the Lens, the strange device that gave its wearer powers no man had ever possessed before. Samms knew the price of that power would be high. But even he had no idea...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of Lord Tedric by E. E. Smith. Read in English by Mark Nelson Time is the strangest of all mysteries. Relatively unimportant events, almost unnoticed as they occur, may, in hundreds of years, result in Ultimate Catastrophe. On Time Track Number One, that was the immutable result. But on Time Track Number Two there was one little event that could be used to avert it—the presence of a naked woman in public. So, Skandos One removed the clothing from the Lady Rhoann and after...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of Skylark Three, by E. E. Smith. Read by Richard Kilmer. This is a sequel to The Skylark of Space. The novel concerns Richard Seaton and his allies who have encounters with aliens while fighting DuQuesne and the Fenachrone..(Introduction 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 catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become...
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by E. E. Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
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LibriVox recording of The Skylark of Space by E. E. Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby. Read by Phil Chenevert. The Skylark of Space is one of the earliest novels of interstellar travel and is considered a classic of pulp science fiction. Originally serialized in 1928 in the magazine Amazing Stories it is often categorized as the first literary space opera, complete with protagonists perfect in mind, body, and spirit, who fight against villains of absolute evil. (Introduction from wikipedia) For...
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by E. E. “Doc” Smith
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LibriVox recording of Triplanetary, first in the Lensman Series by E. E. "Doc" Smith. Read by Phil Chenevert. Triplanetary was first serialized in Amazing Stories in 1934. After the Lensman series became popular, Smith took his Triplanetary story and turned it into the first of the Lensman series, using it as a prequel to give the back story for the protaganists in the Lensmen series. He added 6 new chapters, doubling it in size and it's really a different book from the serialized...
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by E. F. Benson
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LibriVox recording of Dodo: A Detail of the Day by E. F. Benson. Read in English by Anna Simon Fashionably controversial bestseller at the time of appearance (1893), portraying London "society" in the Fin de Siècle. Dodo is a young woman who enjoys belonging to the high society. At the start of the book, she is about to make an advantageous marriage, to a man with money and a title - just what she needs. This audiobook includes Volume 1 & 2 (the complete novel) - Summary by Anna...
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by E. F. Benson
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LibriVox recording of Dodo's Daughter by E. F. Benson. Read in English by CrowGirl; Kate Follis; Jessica Allen; Jenni Clements; Kathleen Moore The second in the "Dodo" sequence of novels. (Summary by Crowgirl) 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...
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by E. F. Benson
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LibriVox recording of The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories by E. F. Benson. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. These stories have been written in the hopes of giving some pleasant qualms to their reader, if by chance, anyone be occupying in their perusal a leisure half-hour before he goes to bed when the night and the house are still, he may perchance cast an occasional glance into the corners and dark places of the room where he sits, to make sure that nothing unusual lurks in the...
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by E. F. Benson
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LibriVox recording of Dodo Wonders, by E.F. Benson. Read by Crowgirl. "Dodo Wonders" is the third and last of the "Dodo" novels by E.F. Benson, author of the "Mapp and Lucia" series as well as numerous stand-alone novels and short stories. Dodo was rumored to be based on Lady Margot Asquith; when questioned about it, Lady Asquith reportedly replied that Benson had taken nothing from her for the character of Dodo "except her drawing-room." "Dodo...
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by E. F. Benson
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LibriVox recording of Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson, read by LibriVox volunteers. E. F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia series consists of six novels and three short stories. The novels are: Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp (including the short story The Male Impersonator), Mapp and Lucia, Lucia's Progress (published as The Worshipful Lucia in the U.S.) and Trouble for Lucia. Most of these works are set in the fictional village of "Tilling", which is based on the village of Rye, Sussex,...
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by E. F. Benson
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LibriVox recording of The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories by E. F. Benson. Read in English by Zechariah Raman; jimsvox4; Kate Follis; Michele McFarland; Devorah Allen; Roman Noble A collection of fourteen short stories, grouped under the headings of "Blackmailing Stories", "Spook Stories", "Cat Stories", "Crank Stories", and "General Stories". From the preface: "[S]uch readers as are in search merely of the lighter...aspects...
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by E. G. Fulton
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LibriVox recording of The Vegetarian Cook Book by E. G. Fulton. Read in English by VfkaBT Cookbook from the era of John Kellogg, whose vegetarian meat substitutes Protose and Nuttolene are featured heavily in this volume. Production of this item was available as recently as the mid 2000's via Scandinavia, but any current substitutions could probably suffice if you want to try the recipes. ( Matt Pierard) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by E. Gordon Browne
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LibriVox recording of Queen Victoria, by E. Gordon Browne. Read by Michele Eaton. This book is about the life of Queen Victoria (1819 to 1901). All nine of her children married into the royal houses of Europe. She became the longest reigning monarch and more. This book is a fascinating read about the woman behind the British Empire. Summary by Michele Eaton For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...
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by E. H. Young
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LibriVox recording of The Misses Mallett by E. H. Young. Read in English by Anne Erickson The arrival of the eligible Francis Sales disturbs the calm existence of the four Misses Mallett in this social satire. Three women love him--will one of them be his wife? - Summary by Anne Erickson 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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by E. L. Blanchard
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LibriVox recording of Whittington and his Cat by E. L. Blanchard (1820 - 1889). Read in English by Cori Samuel; Andy Minter; Jc Guan; mb; Philippa; Anne Cheng; Anna Roberts; Ruth Golding; David Lawrence; Tom; TriciaG; lkku; Lucy Perry; Kim Stich; Phil Chenevert. Whittington and his Cat, or Harlequin Lord Mayor of London was the 26th Grand Comic Christmas Annual, written by E. L. Blanchard for performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London in 1875. Pantomimes are a favourite Christmas...
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LibriVox recording of A Primary Reader: Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children (Version 2) by E. Louise Smythe. Read in English by LittlePeanut "This book originated in a series of little reading lessons prepared for the first grade pupils in the Santa Rosa public schools. The object of the lessons was three-fold: to provide reading matter for the little ones who had only a small vocabulary of sight-words; to acquaint them early with the heroes who have come down to us...
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LibriVox recording of A Primary Reader: Old-time Stories, Fairy Tales and Myths Retold by Children by E. Louise Smythe. Read in English by Sarah Jennings and Abby. This is a book of simple, classic stories for beginning readers. It is included in Year 1 of the Ambleside reading list. There are short lists of reading words on each page, and these have been read by a child. - Summary by Sarah Jennings For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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by E. Luscomb Haskell
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LibriVox recording of Life of Jesse Harding Pomeroy by E. Luscomb Haskell. Read in English by Roger Melin "The Life of Jesse Harding Pomeroy: The Most Remarkable Case in the History of Crime or Criminal Law" by E. Luscomb Haskell was published in Boston, Massachusetts in 1892 by the Harvard Law School Library, and is part of "The Making of the Modern Law, Legal Treatises, 1800-1926" series. Remarkable insight into the life of Pomeroy prior to, during, and following the...
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by E. M. Delafield
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LibriVox recording of The Heel of Achilles by E. M. Delafield. Read in English by CJ Plog After a difficult childhood, Lydia Raymond, a lower middle class girl, decides to explore her own individuality and climbs the social ladder. Yet, like everything in life, this has a price. This book tells about her childhood, her quest to find herself, and her relationship with her daughter, Jane. This is a fairytale turned upside down. - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further information, including links to...
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by E. M. Delafield
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LibriVox recording of Consequences by E. M. Delafield. Read by Caroline Driggs. Set in late Victorian England, “Consequences” follows the life of Alexandra Clare, a girl born into an upper class Catholic London family. Raised from birth for the privileged life of a wife and mother, Alexandra never quite fits in with her or her family’s expectations and fails at seemingly everything she tries – school, the marriage market, family life. (Summary by Caroline Driggs) For further...
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by E. M. Delafield
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LibriVox recording of Tension by E. M. Delafield. Read in English by Helen Taylor When the role of ‘Lady Superintendent’ becomes available at the Commercial and Technical College for South West England, the calm and capable Pauline Marchrose is the successful applicant. This is good news for Sir Julian, the college director, who greatly admires her diligence and ability. Mark Easter, Sir Julian’s agent, feels admiration for her too, which rapidly becomes romantic attraction. But Mark...
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by E. M. Delafield
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LibriVox recording of The War Workers by E. M. Delafield. Read in English by Denise Nordell; VfkaBT This is an early work by the author of "Diary Of A Provincial Lady". During the first world war, in the Midlands, there was a place where soldiers received sandwiches and a bit of comfort. It is run by Miss Vivian, an upper class woman who is controlling and manipulative. Her dedication to her work hides her selfishness and ability to emotionally blackmail her so-called workers. She is...
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by E. M. Forster
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LibriVox recording of A Room With a View by E. M. Forster. Read by Elizabeth Klett. The 1908 novel A Room With a View is the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a young English girl traveling to Italy for the first time. While staying in Florence, Lucy meets the unconventional George Emerson, with whom she shares a single passionate kiss, much to the horror of her chaperone, her spinsterish cousin Charlotte. Back in England, Lucy finds she must choose between George and her rather stuffy fiance Cecil...
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by E. M. Forster
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LibriVox recording of Howards End (version 3) by E. M. Forster. Read in English by Lynne T; Farnood; Kathleen Moore; Brian Keenan; Kurt; Michelle Tan; John; Beth Thomas; DrPGould Considered Forster's masterpiece and one of the best books of the 20th century, Howards End tackles social conventions of the Edwardian era. The story focuses on three families in England at the beginning of the 20th century: the Wilcoxes, rich capitalists with a fortune made in the colonies; the half-German Schlegel...
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by E. M. Forster
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LibriVox recording of The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster. Read in English by Phil Chenevert "The Machine Stops" is a science fiction story by E. M. Forster. After initial publication in 1909 the story was republished in Forster's The Eternal Moment and Other Stories in 1928. After being voted one of the best novellas up to 1965, it was included that same year in the populist anthology Modern Short Stories. In 1973 it was also included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two....
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LibriVox recording of The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster. Read by Elizabeth Klett. "The Machine Stops" is a science fiction short story by E. M. Forster. After initial publication in The Oxford and Cambridge Review (November 1909), the story was republished in Forster's The Eternal Moment and Other Stories in 1928. After being voted one of the best novellas up to 1965, it was included that same year in the populist anthology Modern Short Stories. The story describes a world in which...
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LibriVox recording of The Machine Stops, by E. M. Forster. The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a 'cell', with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine. Most humans welcome this development, as they are skeptical and fearful of first-hand experience. People forget that humans created the Machine, and treat it...
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LibriVox recording of The Machine Stops, by E.M. Forster. Read by Jerome Lawsen. Published in 1909, this science fiction short story takes place in a future where mankind, seemingly no longer able to survive on earth's surface, exists in a vast underground civilization known as "The Machine". Each individual lives in an isolated, fully-automated cell-like room, connected to global information and communication systems, but cut off from all direct experience. The narrative focuses on...
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LibriVox recording of The Longest Journey, by E. M. Forster. Read by Julie Pandya and Kehinde. Frederick Elliot is a student at early 20th century Cambridge, a university that seems like paradise to him, amongst bright if cynical companions, when he receives a visit from two friends, an engaged young woman, Agnes Pembroke, and her older brother, Herbert. The Pembrokes are Rickie’s only friends from home. An orphan who grew up living with cousins, he was sent to a public (boarding) school...
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of a Turkish Bath, by Rita. Read by Darvinia. A group of guests, at an exclusive luxury hotel in Hampshire, are the witnesses of an illustration of occult powers, demonstrated by “the Mystery”, as Mrs. Jefferson named the beautiful stranger who one day appeared in the Turkish Baths of the hotel. The events that follow lead Mrs. Jefferson to question the wisdom of her interest in the occult. (Summary by Bev. J. Stevens) For further information, including...
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LibriVox recording of A Little Book of St. Francis & His Brethren by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Susan Morin; John; Kristine Bekere A Little Book of St. Francis and His Brethren presents with superlative charm the great simplicities and eternal verities in the life of St Francis. The author EM Wilmot Buxton is already well known for valuable work in making vivid the lives God's heroes. The Little Book will be found delightful by both children and adults. (Adapted...
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LibriVox recording of A Book of English Martyrs by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton. Read in English by John; Michael Curran; Kristine Wales; KevinS; JeffE; DJRickyV; swiftsjourney This volume is a simple narrative suited to children's understanding of the thrilling times when English Catholics suffered for the Faith in the troubled days of the sixteenth century, when Tyburn tree was a concrete fact, and when ardent love hurled the defiance, "Come rack! Come rope!" Martyrs lay and cleric are here...
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LibriVox recording of My School Days, by E. Nesbit. Read by Cori Samuel. A short memoir about the author's school days, serialised in The Girl's Own Paper from October 1896 to September 1897. It includes stories about teachers, fellow pupils, the things that scared her most as a child (and even as an adult) and a vivid account of the best summer of her childhood. Summary by Cori Samuel. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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LibriVox recording of Grim Tales by E. Nesbit (1858 - 1924). Read in English by Peter Yearsley. A collection of gentle stories that draw us into that hidden world where fear is just around the next corner, and where loving hands can touch across the boundaries of death. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) 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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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Amulet (version 2) by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Padraig O'hIceadha The Story of the Amulet is a novel for children, written in 1906 by E. Nesbit. It is the final part of a trilogy of novels that also includes Five Children and It (1902) and The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904). In it the children re-encounter the Psammead—the "it" in Five Children and It. As it no longer grants wishes to the children, however, its capacity is mainly advisory...
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LibriVox recording of Wet Magic by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Phil Chenevert A book about children who find magic in every day life .. and discover that mermen and mermaids actually have a whole underwater kingdom with Kings and Queens and of course Princesses. Of course you probably know these delightful children from their earlier adventures with magic, Bernard, Mavis, Kathleen, and Francis. Just normal children who believe in the fun of imagining and of magic. In this story Francis, who...
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LibriVox recording of Nine Unlikely Tales for Children, by E. Nesbit. Read by Cori Samuel. Nine original and, yes, unlikely fairy-tales, which include stories of the arithmetic fairy, the king who became a charming villa-residence and the dreadful automatic nagging machine. All are classic-Nesbit: charming, novel and not afraid to squeeze in a moral or two -- told with proper fairy-tale style. (Summary by Cori) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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LibriVox recording of The Phoenix and the Carpet by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Helen Taylor. Five children discover a mysterious egg in their new nursery carpet - an egg which hatches into a magical talking Phoenix! The carpet is a magic one and takes them on all sorts of adventures which never quite turn out as planned... (Summary by Helen Taylor) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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Librivox recording of Five Children and It, by E. Nesbit. A children's classic! Read by: Chapter 1: Kara Shallenberg Chapter 2: Hugh McGuire Chapter 3: Gord MacKenzie Chapter 4: Suburbanbanshee Chapter 5: Aaron Benedict Chapter 6: Peter Yearsley Chapter 7: Erica Chapter 8: Kara Shallenberg Chpater 9: Sarah Hadley Chapter 10: Alisha Chapter 11: Kristen McQuillin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Treasure Seekers, by E. Nesbit. Read by Karen Savage. This is the story of the Bastable children and their attempts to help the family finances by searching for treasure. (Summary by Karen Savage) 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 (114MB)
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Through the Wood by E. Nesbit. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 11th, 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. Download M4B (11MB)
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LibriVox recording of The Railway Children (version 3) by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Kara Shallenberg When their father mysteriously goes away, three children and their story-writing mother leave their comfortable life in London and move to a little house, Three Chimneys, in the country. Free to roam the countryside, Peter, Bobbie, and Phil make friends and enjoy adventures in and around the nearby railway station, and wave to the passing train each day, asking it to send their love to...
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LibriVox recording of The Railway Children (version 2 Dramatic Reading) by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Peter Yearsley; David Lawrence; Algy Pug; Beth Thomas; Tom Geller; Hannah Mary; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Eva Davis; Nemo; TJ Burns; Jasmin Salma; axcel; Foon; Bhavya; LikeManyWaters; GRuss Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are suddenly yanked out of their comfortable lives and removed to live in the country with only their mother and to "play at being poor". Will they ever again be...
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LibriVox recording of The Magic World , by E. Nesbit. Read by Ruth Golding. Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses - adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of stories for children of all ages. The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in...
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LibriVox recording of The Phoenix and the Carpet (version 3 Dramatic Version) by E. Nesbit. Read in English . Cyril, Robert, Anthea and Jane need a new carpet for the nursery, but it turns out to be a magic carpet containing a phoenix egg! They discover how to hatch the egg, but a magical creature with a big ego and a wishing carpet that can read but not talk leads straight to another hilarious series of adventures! Throw in a thief, a cook, a lot of cats and a cow, and stir well with a Phoenix...
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Read by: David Barnes , Carrie Gillespie, Jim Mowatt , Cori Samuel , Peter Yearsley. E. Nesbit (Edith Bland) was a prodigious 19th century children’s writer who produced over 60 books of fiction for children. This book of poems has many elements which would appeal to children but there’s also some exploration of her feelings of love, lust and longing which your average 10 year old would find downright yucky. There are also moments of joy, moments of sugary sweetness and moments of sharp...
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LibriVox recording of The Rainbow and the Rose by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Eleanor Howard; Ren Adamant; Beth Thomas; Christie Crews; Larry Wilson; Gemma Domenella; Ed Humpal; JoeBlu; Vetta; Carol; Andree-Ann Granger; Kathleen Moore; Roohi; Eileen Tipping; Jacquelyn Bengfort; Amy Gramour A collection of poetry in the whimsical style of Edith Nesbit, author of "The Five Children and It" and "The Railway Children". - Summary by Beth Thomas For further information,...
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LibriVox recording of Wet Magic (version 2) by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Mike Justice; Roohi; Andrew Parker; David Kimdon; Lucy Kempton Are mermaids real? Well of course they are! Just ask the four very English children who, when on vacation by the sea, find out about one being held in a circus and, since 'they die in captivity' decide on a daring midnight rescue. Is she a real mermaid? Well, help read this book and find out. Oh, and they fight sea monsters, engage in underwater battle and...
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LibriVox recording of The Magic City , by E. Nesbit. Read by Ruth Golding . Philip and Lucy discover that the city Philip has built using toys, books and household objects, has come alive. This is the account of their incredible adventures in those magical lands, where they meet characters from books and history, mythical beasts, and many other nice (and not so nice) people and creatures. As with all Edith Nesbit's tales, The Magic City has generous helpings of humour, imagination and...
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LibriVox recording of The Rainbow and the Rose by E. Nesbit. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker Although Edith Nesbit is best known for her innovative children's books and classic ghost stories, she was at heart a poet. She began writing poetry at the age of 14 and published over 20 volumes of poetry during her lifetime. Her poetry was praised by authors and poets such as Algernon Swinburne, Oscar Wilde, and literary critic, Andrew Lang. Although her timeless poetry is little read today, she...
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LibriVox recording of Five Children and It (Version 5) by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Bhavya The book follows the journey of five children who discover a mysterious creature (called by them as It) who grants them their wishes. Join in as they ask for the craziest of wishes, which are granted true for a day! - Summary by bhavya 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...
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Librivox recording of Railway Children by E. Nesbit. Read by Karen Savage Edith Nesbit's classic story, in which three children, pulled suddenly from their comfortable suburban life, move to the country with their mother, where they come to know and love the ways of the railways. (Summary by Karen Savage) 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...
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LibriVox recording of Five Children and It (Dramatic Reading) by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. Finding a Psammead (sand-fairy) to grant any wish your heart desires seems like the beginning of endless delights, but as Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane soon discover, being beautiful, wealthy and popular can have surprising pitfalls! When it comes to wishing they had wings, lived in a besieged castle or to fight Red Indians in the English countryside, the results of their wishes...
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LibriVox recording of Five Children and It (version 4) by E. Nesbit. Read in English by James Pyle. When four children (and their baby brother makes five) manage to uncover the long-dormant Psammead (in plain English, then, Sand-Fairy) in a gravel pit, they have the chance of one wish a day that lasts until sunset. But you should be careful what you wish for - as Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane find out! (Summary by James Pyle) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s (1911), by Edith Nesbit (1858–1924). Read by Ruth Golding Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups. E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy...
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Amulet (version 3) by E. Nesbit. Read in English by Peter Yearsley; Beth Thomas; Rachel; Rob Marland; Monika M. C.; KHand; Son of the Exiles; April Walters; Ashur Gharavi; Evie Maria; Zoe Trang; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Devorah Allen; JennaEleni; Nemo; Starling Reader; Linda Olsen Fitak; TJ Burns; Gillian Hendrie; graceahlin; RajVO; Tyler Hulegaard; Jasmin Salma; Robert Robinson; Lee Meredith; Michael Jarvis; Foon The Five Children (from Five Children and It)...
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