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Audio Books & Poetry

Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.

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by Frances Alice Forbes

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LibriVox recording of Saint Benedict, by Frances Alice Forbes. Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – 543 or 547) is honoured by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of Europe and students. Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Italy (about 40 miles (64 km) to the east of Rome), before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of southern Italy. One of his most well known achievement is his "Rule of Saint Benedict", containing precepts for his monks. He is often...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Catholic, monk, monastery, monasticism, Benedictines, saint
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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LibriVox recording of Little Lord Fauntleroy (Dramatic Reading, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This story is about an American lad of 7 years old who lives with his young widowed mother in New York. He spends his days with his friend the grocery man Mr. Hobbs, the boot black Dick, and other young lads from his town. His best friend is his mother, whom he calls dearest, because that is what his papa used to call her. Cedric has curly blond hair, a sturdy young body, and a beautiful face that is...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, children, dramatic reading, America, England, inheritance
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by Frank Norris

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LibriVox recording of The Third Circle, by Frank Norris. Read by David Wales Sixteen short stories by the American novelist Benjamin Frank Norris Jr (1870-1902) who wrote predominantly in the naturalist genre. He lived and worked in San Francisco. His writing has been compared to Emile Zola, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, and Edith Wharton. His writings sometimes contain an anti-Semitic element. ( Wikipedia and david wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, general fiction/published 1900 onward, short stories, nineteenth century,...
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by Frank W. Boreham

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LibriVox recording of A Handful of Stars, by Frank W. Boreham. This is the second of a five volume series called "Texts That Made History". As with the first volume, "A Bunch of Everlastings", each chapter tell a brief biography with emphasis on the text from scripture that was significant in the life of each. It is biography and Bible study expertly woven together to produce interesting and inspirational stories. (Summary by Tim Bower) For further information, including...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, biography, Christian, Bible, devotional
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by Frederic Maccabe

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LibriVox recording of Maccabe's Art of Ventriloquism and Vocal Illusions by Frederic Maccabe. Read by Librivox Volunteers. This manual offers instructions on how to become a ventriloquist. Starting out from a general introduction of ventriloquism, it explains how sounds are formed in the human body and how the voice is used. It then provides exercises for the budding artist, and a number of dialogues for performances. For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, ventriloquism, humour, vaudeville, instruction, manual, teaching