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On March 25, 2006 as part of a reading by Graduate Students in the creative writing program at Concordia University.
Topics: Poetry, Short Story, Literature, Reading, Performance, Montreal
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by L. Adams Beck
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LibriVox recording of The ninth vibration and other stories, by L. Adams Beck. Read by Linda Andrus. This is a collection of the following short stories: The Ninth Vibration -- The Interpreter : A Romance of the East -- The Incomparable Lady : A Story of China with a Moral -- The Hatred of the Queen : A Story of Burma -- Fire of Beauty -- The Building of the Taj Majal -- How Great is the Glory of Kwannon! -- The Round-Faced Beauty. Many of them are romantic, some of them are fantasy and others...
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of Glinda of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Glinda of Oz is the fourteenth Land of Oz book and is the last one written by the original author L. Frank Baum, although the series was continued after his death by several other authors. Dorothy and Ozma discover that a war is brewing in a distant and unexplored part of Oz, between two mysterious races, the Flatheads and the Skeezers. The girls set out to try to prevent the fighting, not knowing what dangers await them. (Summary by Lucy...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of Sky Island, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber Sky Island (1912) was the second of three titles written by Baum featuring a spunky girl from California, Trot, and her companion, the old sailorman, Cap'n Bill. Baum had hoped to end the Oz series in 1910 and the following year he introduced Trot and Cap'n Bill in The Sea Fairies. In Sky Island, they journey to an island in the sky by means of an enchanted umbrella belonging to Button Bright, a character who first appeared...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The Marvelous Land of Oz is the second of the Oz books. It follows the adventures of the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and Tip. The Emerald City has been taken over by the Army of Revolt, and our adventurous friends need the help of Glinda the Good to return it to its rightful ruler. (Summary by Paul Harvey) Read by Paul Harvey. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Tin Woodman of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Luke Nelson. The Tin Woodman of Oz is the twelfth Land of Oz book written by L. Frank Baum and was originally published on May 13, 1918. The Tin Woodman is unexpectedly reunited with his Munchkin sweetheart Nimmie Amee from the days when he was flesh and blood. This was a backstory from The Wizard of Oz. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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LibriVox recording of The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People, by L. Frank Baum. The Magical Monarch of Mo is a set of stories about the titular king, his queen, and his royal children. The stories are uproariously funny, dealing with topics as absurd as a man losing his temper who then tries to find it, an evil midget who steals a princess's big toe, and an entire city filled with highly civilized monkeys! Join the Monarch and all his friends for a rollicking...
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Little Wizard Stories of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Maddie. The "Little Wizard Stories of Oz" are six short stories written by L. Frank Baum in 1913. By all accounts, Baum intended to finish the Oz series with "The Emerald City of Oz," published in 1910. Following that, he attempted to write non-Oz books, publishing "The Sea Fairies" in 1911 and "Sky Island" in 1912. But, (as Baum himself laments in the prefaces of many of his...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of The Master Key, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber The Master Key was one of Baum’s earliest full length fantasy books for children, published in 1901 just one year after The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The protagonist, Rob, while experimenting in his workshop, accidentally summons up an electrical fairy who presents him with electrical devices so advanced as to seem magical. His gifts include a flying contraption, a stun gun, and something resembling an omniscient...
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of "The Road to Oz," by L. Frank Baum. The Road to Oz takes Dorothy and her friends on an adventure in Oz to a grand party in honor of Ozma's birthday. It all starts near her home on Uncle Henry's farm in Kansas when she tries to help a shaggy stranger find the road he is seeking. On the way they find a young boy, Button-Bright, and together they get lost, only to find themselves in the fairylands of Oz. Once again in the Land of Oz, Dorothy and her friends...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of "The Sea Fairies", by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber In 1910, Baum hoped to end the Oz series and follow with a new series about a little girl named Trot and her sailor companion, Cap'n Bill. The Sea Fairies (1911) was the first book in the projected series and took Trot and Cap'n Bill under the sea where they had adventures with mermaids and other fantastic creatures. It was followed by Sky Island (1912) and then Baum returned to the Oz titles. He brought...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of 'Rinkitink in Oz', by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber Rinkitink in Oz is the tenth book in the Oz series written by L. Frank Baum, first published in 1916. It was originally written in 1905 as a stand alone fantasy work and subequently rewritten as an Oz book. Therefore, most of the action takes place outside of Oz in neighboring fairy countries. It tells the story of Prince Inga's quest to rescue his parents from captivity after his island home is ravaged by enemies....
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Phil Chenevert. Dorothy is swallowed by an earthquake! And that is just the start of Dorothy's adventures in this exciting and fun book. She and her kitten, Eureka are on their way home and stop to visit a relative in California. But the earthquake opens the ground under their feet and everyone, including the horse and buggy and her cousin Zeb fall deep, deep into the earth. Down there they find they can walk on air,...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. Summary by J. Hall 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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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum. Read by Matthew Reece. This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum's work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children's stories; the serialization in...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of 'Ozma of Oz', by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber Ozma of Oz was the third title in the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. In this book Dorothy is shipwrecked and lands on the shores of a fairy country that adjoins Oz, the land of Ev. There she meets Tiktok, a wind up mechanical man, a talking chicken, Billina, and Ozma, the girl ruler of Oz who is leading a quest to rescue the royal family of Ev from their captivity by the Nome King. Dorothy is also reunited with her old...
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (version 5) by L. Frank Baum. Read in English by W. Blaine Dowler The story that started it all, and inspired plays, movies, and more. Young Dorothy Gale is whisked away to a magical land, meets wonderful friends, and has several adventures. - Summary by W. Blaine Dowler 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 L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was the fourth of 14 Oz books written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919). Published in 1908, while Baum was resident in Coronado, California, it is considered one of the "darker" of the Oz tales. However, it also is enlivened by Baum's considerable wit, penchant for puns, and dry social commentary. In this title, Dorothy, her kitten Eureka, Jim, a cab horse, and Zeb, a...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of 'The Emerald City of Oz', by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber The Emerald City of Oz (1910) was the sixth Oz book written by L. Frank Baum, a title he hoped would be the last. In this book, Dorothy and her impoverished Uncle Henry and Aunt Em are on the brink of losing their Kansas farm. Consequently, Ozma invites them all to live in the Emerald City. They then explore the countryside, visiting a series of strange beings including the Cuttenclips, the Fuddles, the...
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of Rinkitink in Oz , by L. Frank Baum. Prince Inga lives a happy life on the island of Pingaree until one day invaders from the north enslave every person on the island, including his parents. Inga, who escaped unnoticed in an apple tree, visiting King Rinkitink who had fallen in a well, and surly talking donkey Bilbil embark on a quest to save the Pingareeans. Armed only with three magic pearls that imbue strength, invincibility, and wisdom, the three take on the open sea,...
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by L. Leslie Brooke
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A charming little book full of the most gorgeous illustrations which can be viewed along with the Gutenberg text at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15661 . We see a number of stories in which kindness is rewarded and selfishness is punished but Brooke squeezes a number of intriguing and quite bizarre twists and turns into the story so it is not nearly so predictable as you might imagine. Victorian moral fairy tales from a delightfully inventive mind. (Summary by Jim) For further information,...
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by L. Leslie Brooke
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A beautifully illustrated children's picture book featuring Johnny Crow who made a garden in which a variety of animals do bizarre things in rhyme.Listen to the audio while you view the pictures on Gutenberg.org Summary by Jim Mowatt 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 (2MB)
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by L. Leslie Brooke
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Librivox , public domain recording of L. Leslie Brooke's The Story of the Three Little Pigs , read by Denny Sayers. This version of the classic tale of the three pigs, their houses and a wolf, published in 1904, has a new twist in its second half. This recording can be enjoyed by itself, or you can read along with the Library of Congress facsimile version from the International Children's Digital Library: Here . For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (4MB)
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LibriVox recording of Dr. Esperanto's International Language, Introduction and Complete Grammar, by L.L. Zamenhof. Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater. In July 1887, Esperanto made its debut as a 40-page pamphlet from Warsaw, published in Russian, Polish, French and German: all written by a Polish eye-doctor under the pen-name of Dr. Esperanto (“one who hopes”). Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917) had a gift for languages, and a calling to help foster world amity: by a neutral “Internacia...
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by L.M. Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Anne of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery. Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Anne/Narrator: Arielle Lipshaw Mrs....
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by La Fontaine, Jean de
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Fables de La Fontaine, livre premier , de Jean de La Fontaine, lu pour Librivox par Jean Lambert. Voici le premier livre des Fables de Jean de La Fontaine publié par le fabuliste à l'âge de 47 ans. Inspiré de l'oeuvre du fabuliste grec Ésope, Jean de La Fontaine met en scène les animaux pour mieux décrire les éternels comportements humains. Éternels ? Oui ! Car plus de trois siècles après leur première publication, les lecteurs y reconnaissent la société contemporaine. (de Jean...
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Fables de La Fontaine, livre deuxième de Jean de La Fontaine, lu pour Librivox par Jean Lambert. Le second livre des Fables de La Fontaine confirme le grand talent du plus célèbre fabuliste. Son art achevé de l’expression du verbe qu’il place dans la bouche d’un règne animal complice malgré lui de nos travers, ajoute au plaisir d’une langue savoureuse maniée avec la plus grande dextérité. Allez! avez-vous le goût difficile? (Résumé par Jean Lambert) Pour vous renseigner à...
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Fables de La Fontaine, livre troisième de Jean de La Fontaine, lu pour Librivox par Jean Lambert. Au milieu du XVIIième siècle, le grand Fabuliste français Jean de La Fontaine éleva la fable au rang de genre littéraire par l’art achevé de son écriture qui, pour autant, ne gâche pas le plaisir du lecteur de reconnaître ses semblables sous les traits du genre animal et à bien rire de ces petites histoires où les travers des hommes affleurent. Le rire, n’est-ce pas l’une des...
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by Lacy Collison-Morley
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LibriVox recording of Greek and Roman Ghost Stories, by Lacy Collison-Morley. Read by Timothy Ferguson. A non-fiction work, comparing and collecting ghost stories by Classical Greek and Republican or Imperial Roman authors. (Summary by Timothy Ferguson) 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 14 recordings of Lines in Latin, inscribed with a pin upon her prison wall by Lady Jane Grey. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 8, 2021.   Read in English by Algy Pug; Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; czandra; David Lawrence; Ellen Adams; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Garth Burton; yourbookvoice; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; mleigh and Ryan Godley. Lady Jane Grey, later known as Lady Jane Dudley (after her marriage) and as the "Nine Days' Queen", was...
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by Lady Sarah Wilson
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LibriVox recording of South African Memories, by Lady Sarah Wilson. Read by SallyMc. Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson was the aunt of Winston Spencer Churchill. In 1899 she became the first woman war correspondent when she was recruited to cover the Siege of Mafeking for the Daily Mail during the Boer War. She moved to Mafeking with her husband at the start of the war, where he was aide-de-camp to Colonel Robert Baden-Powell. Baden-Powell asked her to leave Mafeking for her own safety after...
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by Lagerlöf, Selma
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LibriVox recording of The Treasure, by Selma Lagerlöf. Read by Lars Rolander. Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Prize in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. The Treasure (Herr Arnes penningar) is a fairly short Novel, both a Drama and a Ghost Story. Published in 1904 and the English translation in 1923. The story is set in Bohuslaen on the West coast of Sweden in the middle of the...
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by Lanoe Falconer
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LibriVox recording of Old Hampshire Vignettes, by Lanoe Falconer. Read by David Wales. Lanoe Falconer is the pseudonym of the English writer, Marie Elizabeth Hawker (1848 - 1908). Her works, though few, were well received. She lived most of her life in the Hampshire Valley, the source of these verbal sketches. Never married, her health was precarious, preventing her from writing more, though she wished to. She died of tuberculosis, as did her brother. (Summary by David Wales) For further...
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Librivox recording of Tao Teh King , by Lao-Tze. Read by Eric S. Piotrowski Lao-Tze's Tao Teh King illuminates The Tao: a guiding principle of the universe and all within it. By exploring the nature of dualities and complements, Lao-Tze dissects strength and weakness; presence and absence; life and death. The Tao Teh King has served as a foundation for centuries of philosophy and wisdom. (Summary by Eric S. Piotrowski) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text,...
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by Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of The Story of a Stuffed Elephant, by Laura Lee Hope. Read by Vlooi. The Story of a Stuffed Elephant is... well, the story of a Stuffed Elephant and the little boy who owns him, and his sister, and all their adventures. A delightful children's book by the author of The Bobbsey Twins series. (Summary by Vlooi and Kara) 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 Laura Rountree Smith
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LibriVox recording of THE TALE OF BUNNY COTTON-TAIL by Laura Rountree Smith. Read in English by Patrice DeHart Little Bunny Cotton-tail is a very naughty bunny. He runs away, he won't go to school, and he keeps nibbling on Farmer Jones' cabbage! Mother Bunny will have to ask for help to get her little bunny to behave. (Summary by Patrice DeHart) 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 Laurence Hope
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Kotri, by the River by Laurence Hope. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  August 9, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Dominique van de Vorle; Edmond Aggabao; EliseDee; Newgatenovelist; Seawolf4; Graham Scott; James Egalsson; jdsouza27; KevinS; Cavaet; Peter Yearsley; Raszero and Tasleem Khan. Editorial note: Laurence Hope was the pen name of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson. Born in 1865, she was educated in England. At age 16...
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by Laurence Hope
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Jungle Flower by Laurence Hope This was the Weekly Poetry project for  November 24, 2019. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Graham Scott; Joseph Campbell ; Lee Ann Howlett; Lynette Caulkins; Phil Schempf and Tomas Peter. Laurence Hope is the pseudonym of English poet Adela Florence Nicolson. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links...
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by Laurence Hope
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Kashmiri Song by Laurence Hope. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 26, 2015. Read in English by Ashley; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ezwa; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; NoelBadrian; NickT; Peter Yearsley; Rosslyn Carlyle and SkyAlbatross. Adela Florence Nicolson (née Cory) was an English poet who wrote under the pseudonym Laurence Hope. Her father was employed in the British army...
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by Laurence Hope
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of Hira-Singh's Farewell to Burmah by Laurence Hope This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 10, 2016. Read in English by elliot; Bruce Kachuk; Brian Darby; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper and Peter Yearsley. Adela Florence Nicolson was an English poet who wrote under the pseudonym Laurence Hope. She was born in England and joined her father in 1881, who was employed in the British Army at Lahore (The traditional...
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by Laurence Hope
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Among the Rice Fields by Laurence Hope This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 16, 2020. Read in English by Alix Grace; Bruce Kachuk; bobmuir3; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; EliseDee; Newgatenovelist; ELDN; citizen77; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; James Egalsson; KristyM; Kappie; Lee Ann Howlett; leleary; MimiAdele; Cavaet; Peter Yearsley; Quin Herron and Asha. Violet Nicolson was an English poet who wrote under the pseudonym...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Hut by Laurence Hope. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 27, 2022. Read in English by Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garfield Dsouza; Greg Giordano; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; LeeSalter; Patrick Randall and RajVO. This Weekly Poem is taken from Last Poems, Translations from the Book of Indian Love By Laurence Hope [Adela Florence Cory "Violet" Nicolson] - Summary by David Lawrence For...
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Vol. 2 , by Laurence Sterne. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or, more briefly, Tristram Shandy ) is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years. It was not always held in high esteem by other writers (Samuel Johnson responded that, "Nothing odd can last"), but its bawdy humour was popular...
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Volume 3 , by Laurence Sterne. This is volume 3 of 5. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or, more briefly, Tristram Shandy) is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years. It was not always held in high esteem by other writers (Samuel Johnson responded that, “Nothing odd can last”), but its bawdy...
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman , Vol. 4, by Laurence Sterne. This is volume 4 of 4. -- The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or, more briefly, Tristram Shandy ) is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years. It was not always held in high esteem by other writers (Samuel Johnson responded that, "Nothing odd can last"), but its...
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Volume 1 , by Laurence Sterne. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or, more briefly, Tristram Shandy ) is a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next 10 years. It was not always held in high esteem by other writers (Samuel Johnson responded that, “Nothing odd can last”), but its bawdy humour was popular with...
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LibriVox recording of Bizarre, by Lawton Mackall. Read by Nick Bulka. A series of essays offering a humorous look at commonplace items and occurrences. (Summary by Nick Bulka) 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 (108MB)
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Librivox recording of Carmilla , by J. Sheridan LeFanu. Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by over twenty years, had a strong influence on Stoker's famous novel. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by Elizabeth Klett . For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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Legendary Passages #0075 -RELAUNCH- The Argonauts, from Diodorus. Welcome to Legendary Passages, a thrice weekly podcast about Greek and Roman classical mythology. My name is Joel; I have been doing this podcast for several years now. I have always loved science fiction and fantasy and comic-book super-heroes, as well as history and religion, so I searched far and wide for podcasts about the old Greek heroes. There were a few gems like 'Mythology Translated', and 'The Myths and History of...
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LibriVox recording of Black Amazon of Mars, by Leigh Brackett. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Carrying out the last wishes of a comrade, mercenary Eric John Stark takes on the task of returning a stolen talisman to a walled city near the Martian pole; a city that guards the mysterious Gates of Death. Now all he has to do is get past the brutal clans of Mekh and the shadowy Lord Ciaran to get to Kushat where they’ll probably attempt to kill him. All while he tries to hold on to a...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of A Night-Rain in Summer by Leigh Hunt. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 10, 2015. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Claudia Salto; Chris Pyle; Christina Martin; DomenicaC; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; J. McDougall; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; MaryAnn; nbvoices and Shakira Searle. James Henry Leigh Hunt, best known as Leigh Hunt, was an English critic, essayist, poet, and writer. -...
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by Leo Tolstoy
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LibriVox recording of Resurrection, Book 2, by Leo Tolstoy. Resurrection is the last of Tolstoy's major fiction works published in his lifetime. Tolstoy intended the novel as an exposition of injustice of man-made laws and the hypocrisy of institutionalized church. It was first published serially in the magazine Niva as an effort to raise funds for the resettlement of the Dukhobors. The story concerns a nobleman named Nekhlyudov, who seeks redemption for a sin committed years earlier. His brief...
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LibriVox recording of The Kingdom of God is within you , by Leo Tolstoy. The title of the book comes from Luke 17:21. It is a non-fiction work of the famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy. He wrote it after many years of reflexion on Christianity and Jesus. Many subjects are present such as wars, non-violence, misunderstanding by believers of the faith, etc. (Summary by Enko) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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LibriVox recording of The Kreutzer Sonata, by Leo Tolstoy. Publication of The Kreutzer Sonata in 1889 was a significant intellectual event worldwide. Censored in Russia, it set off an explosive debate in Europe, America, and Asia on matters relating to sexual abstinence and the hypocrisy of marriage. The novella emphasizes Tolstoy's controversial view on sexuality, which asserts that physical desire is an obstacle to relations between men and women and may result in tragedy. The Kreutzer Sonata...
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 17, second epilogue , by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the...
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LibriVox recording of Resurrection, Book 3, by Leo Tolstoy. Resurrection is the last of Tolstoy's major fiction works published in his lifetime. Tolstoy intended the novel as an exposition of injustice of man-made laws and the hypocrisy of institutionalized church. It was first published serially in the magazine Niva as an effort to raise funds for the resettlement of the Dukhobors. The story concerns a nobleman named Nekhlyudov, who seeks redemption for a sin committed years earlier. His brief...
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LibriVox recording of The Death of Ivan Ilyitch, by Leo Tolstoy. Translated by Constance Garnett. Read by Laurie Anne Walden The Death of Ivan Ilyitch is the story of a socially ambitious middle-aged judge who contracts an unexplained and untreatable illness. As Ivan Ilyitch is forced to face the death he fears, he asks himself whether the life he thought was so correct was, in fact, a moral life after all. Written after Tolstoy's religious conversion, the novella is widely considered to be one...
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LibriVox recording of Childhood by Leo Tolstoy. (Translated by Charles James Hogarth.) Read in English by Expatriate Childhood is the first published novel by Leo Tolstoy, released under the initials L. N. in the November 1852 issue of the popular Russian literary journal The Contemporary. It is the first in a series of three novels and is followed by Boyhood and Youth. Published when Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old, the book was an immediate success, earning notice from other Russian...
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LibriVox recording of Resurrection, Book 1, by Leo Tolstoy. Resurrection is the last of Tolstoy's major fiction works published in his lifetime. Tolstoy intended the novel as an exposition of injustice of man-made laws and the hypocrisy of institutionalized church. It was first published serially in the magazine Niva as an effort to raise funds for the resettlement of the Dukhobors. The story concerns a nobleman named Nekhlyudov, who seeks redemption for a sin committed years earlier. His brief...
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Librivox recording of What Men Live By and Other Tales, by Leo Tolstoy, translated by L. and A. Maude. Read by David Barnes and Alan Davis-Drake Although Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a wealthy landowner, in his later life he had what was considered a “religious awakening.” This experience went on to inform his writing and his lifestyle in profound ways. His views transcended the specifics of religion, as known in his day - so much so he came to be a helpful guide both to Mohandas Gandhi and...
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 14 , by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest...
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LibriVox recording of Childhood (Детство [Detstvo]) by Leo Tolstoy. Read in Russian by Yakovlev Valery and Yakovleva Evgeniya Childhood (Детство [Detstvo]; 1852) is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy. They are the works that launched his writing career. These books earned him instant acclaim. This book describes the major physiological decisions of boyhood that all boys experience. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online...
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LibriVox recording of Youth, by Leo Tolstoy. Translated by C.J. Hogarth. Read by Bill Boerst. Youth is the third in Tolstoy's trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including Childhood and Boyhood, published in a literary journal during the 1850s. (Introduction by Bill Boerst) 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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LibriVox recording of Tolstoy on Shakespeare, by Leo Tolstoy. This book contains a critical essay on Shakespeare by Leo Tolstoy. It is followed by another essay named "Shakespeare's attitude to the working classes" by Ernest Crosby and extracts of a letter by George Bernard Shaw. (Summary by enko) 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....
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LibriVox recording of Ivan the Fool, by Leo Tolstoy. Written after Tolstoy suffered a spiritual crisis, Ivan the Fool is a fairy tale that offers children instruction in how to live rightly, simply, and generously. The story emphasizes the destructive aspects of materialism and militarism while idealizing manual labor and the peasant life. (Introduction by Dorlene Kaplan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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LibriVox recording of Anna Karenina Book 1, by Leo Tolstoy. Read by Kirsten Ferreri Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage to follow her heart and must endure the hypocrisies of society. (Summary by Mary Anderson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available),...
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LibriVox recording of Boyhood by Leo Tolstoy. Read by Bill Boerst. Boyhood is the second in Tolstoy's trilogy of three autobiographical novels, including Childhood and Youth, published in a literary journal during the 1850s. (Introduction by Bill Boerst) 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 recording of Anna Karenina Book 8, by Leo Tolstoy. Read by MaryAnn Spiegel. Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. In Book 8, Vronsky leaves for the Servian war, unable to live without Anna and hoping to die. Back at his farm with a loving wife and baby son, Levin struggles with thoughts of death and the horror of living when he does not understand "the whence, and why, and how, and what [life]...
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LibriVox recording of Anna Karenina Book 4, Leo Tolstoy. Read by MaryAnn Spiegel. Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. In Book 4, Anna's husband considers drastic measures to address the flagrant infidelity of his wife, while Kitty and Levin meet once again in Moscow to their mutual discomfiture. (Summary by Mary Anderson and MaryAnn) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 15 , by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest...
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Librivox recording of Childhood , by Leo Tolstoy, translated into English by C. J. Hogarth. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/childhood-english-trans-by-leo-tolstoy-translated-by-c-j-hogarth/ Childhood , published in 1852, is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, which also includes Boyhood , and Youth . Published when Tolstoy was twenty-three, the book gained immediate notice among Russian writers including Ivan Turgenev, and...
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LibriVox recording of Father Sergius, by Leo Tolstoy. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude. Read by James E. Carson. Prince Stepan Kasatsky experiences a disappointment with his fiancé and decides to become a monk! There is a story line, but beneath it, Father Sergius struggles to find peace and, if not happiness, then at least contentment. But he is always disillusioned and ultimately unsatisfied. Only in the end does he find his way by letting go of what he struggled to attain all his life,...
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LibriVox recording of Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy. (Translated by Aylmer & Louise Maude.) Read in English by Evan Pierce. After a brief romance, the 17 year old Marya falls in love with the much older Sergyei Mikhailitch, an old family friend, and the two are married. They share an initially blissful life but after moving to St. Petersburg, Marya becomes enchanted with society and a rift opens between the two. (Summary by EvanJ) For further information, including links to online text,...
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LibriVox recording of The Cossacks, by Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude (1855-1939 and 1858-1938 respectively). The Cossacks (1863) is an unfinished novel which describes the Cossack life and people through a story of Dmitri Olenin, a Russian aristocrat in love with a Cossack girl. This text was acclaimed by Ivan Bunin as one of the finest in the language. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 16, first epilogue , by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the...
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