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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox recording of Shapes and Shadows by Madison Cawein. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Melanie T; tovarisch; Nemo; Ezwa; Ian King; PatsyAnn; Patrick Saville; Elizabeth P. This is a volume of poetry by Madison Julius Cawein. This collection contains many examples of Cawein's own particular style of dreamy poetry, strongly characterised by references to mythology and romance. At the same time, there is no shortage of references to his native Kentucky. - Summary by Carolin For further...
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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The End of Summer by Madison Cawein.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 3, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Elizabeth P.; Garth Burton; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. Cawein's poetry allied his love of nature with a devotion to earlier English and European literature, mythology, and classical allusion. ( Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online...
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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox recording of Weeds by the Wall: Verses by Madison Cawein. Read in English by Mitch Ruth; Mark F. Smith; Sonia; pmohan; Jason in Panama; Bruce Kachuk; Amy Gramour; Esraa El-Brawany; Kathleen Moore; Kyle Cox; Jon Burton; Larry Wilson This is a volume of verses by Madison Julius Cawein. This volume contains several poems of the dream-like quality for which Cawein was so famous. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Margaret Herschel
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LibriVox recording of Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel by Margaret Herschel. Read in English by Kevin Green. For many people, the name Caroline Herschel will be unfamiliar, but she was one of the most significant women on the English scientific scene during the late 18th and early 19th century. Sister of the well known William Herschel (he of the discovery of Uranus and its moons and many other significant scientific discoveries), she first worked as his assistant in his...
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by Margaret P. Sherwood
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LibriVox recording of The Princess Pourquoi by Margaret P. Sherwood. Read in English by volunteer readers. Once upon a time, a princess was born, and a fairy cursed her with a mind: "She is a woman-child, and yet she shall think. She shall be alien to her own sex, and undesired by the other. She shall ask and it will not be given her. She shall achieve and it shall count her for naught. Men shall point the finger at her like this...and shall whisper, 'There goes the woman with brains, poor...
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LibriVox recording of The Stories Polly Pepper Told to the Five Little Peppers in the Little Brown House by Margaret Sidney. Read in English by Bill Boerst; Craig Franklin; Kathleen Moore; Kate Follis; Twinkle; Roohi; Kalynda; Elizabeth Harcus; Marty; Juliana; Tim Watkins; BookAngel7 Polly Pepper loves to tell stories, but there just isn't enough room in the other books to include her stories! So, since "the author has received from mothers and other persons interested in the Pepper...
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by Margaret Steele Anderson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of To The Men Who Went Down On The Titanic by Margaret Steele Anderson.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 18, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Rick Chamberlin; Rhys Harrison; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Margaret Steele Anderson's tribute to the men left on board the doomed ship, some of whom followed the "Women and Children first" tradition of the...
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by Margaret Vandercook
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LibriVox recording of The Red Cross Girls With The Russian Army by Margaret Vandercook. Read in English by Debbie R. Baker Robinson Red Cross girls Nona, Mildred, and Barbara continue their nursing on the unfamiliar Russian frontier. In the course of their work, Mildred encounters a distinguished Russian general, while Barbara battles homesickness and her growing longing for Dick. At the same time, Nona renews an old acquaintance and makes several shocking discoveries. But when Nona's friend is...
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by Margaret Vandercook
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LibriVox recording of The Red Cross Girls in Belgium by Margaret Vandercook. Read in English by Kathrine Engan; Denise Nordell; Kate Follis; Twinkle; Kristin Lewis; BettyB Four young American women have joined the Allied forces under WWI. In this volume of the series they are in Belgium, and they are dealing with the mysterious past of one of the girls, the possible romance between a French Count and another of the girls (a selfprofessed "old maid"), Belgian children, and other...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, girls, female heroes, wartime
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by Margaret Vandercook
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LibriVox recording of The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory by Margaret Vandercook. Read in English by Debbie R. Baker Robinson This novel set in the time of WWI, is the 8th in a series of 10. The lives and adventures of these heroic young women change rapidly as they follow the American Army of Occupation out of Luxembourg and into the city of Coblenz after the defeat of the German Empire. Summary by Debbie R. Baker Robinson. For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Margarete Böhme
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LibriVox recording of Tagebuch einer Verlorenen by Margarete Böhme. Read in German by Jessi; Sonia Die junge Thymian schreibt episodenhaft über ihr Schicksal in Tagebuchform: Gesellschaftskritisch prangert sie darin das schwere Los jener Frauen an, die durch das Fehlverhalten der Männer an den Rand der Gesellschaft gedrückt werden, so dass den meisten nur noch der Ausweg auf die schiefe Bahn der Prostitution bleibt. Obwohl Thymian den Weg in ein geregelteres Leben zurückfindet, bleibt in...
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by Maria Montessori
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LibriVox recording of Spontaneous Activity in Education by Maria Montessori. (Translated by Florence Simmonds.) Read in English by Grace Byrne; Celine Major; Diana Foster; VfkaBT; BettyB; Mike T.; realisticspeakers; Mich_elle Maria Montessori saw that children gained a sense of satisfaction through doing work of their own choosing, and that the role of the adult was to allow this natural ability of the child to flourish through careful design of the environment, and the development of freedom...
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by Marian Longfellow
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LibriVox recording of Contrasted Songs by Marian Longfellow. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Sonia; Ezwa; RecordingPerson; Libby Marie Lennon; Nemo; iloveyu; Mihai Borobocea; ToddHW This is a volume of collected poetry by American poet Marian Longfellow. The poems lack a uniform theme, but, as the author puts it, "Among these "Contrasted Songs" I trust that the reader will find something to which the heart may respond." - Summary by Carolin For further information,...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, America, poem, song, Boston, 1905, 2017
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by Marian Storm
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LibriVox recording of Minstrel Weather by Marian Storm. Read in English by David Wales A series of poetically written meditations on the seasons and other nature subjects. Or “ …Minstrel Weather, a series of open-air vignettes which circle the zodiac with the attentive eye of a naturalist and the enchanted ardor of a poet.” - Summary by Christopher Morley, Modern Essays, 1921, and David Wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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LibriVox recording of The Sorrows of Satan - Or, the Strange Experience of One Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire by Marie Corelli. Read in English by Lisa Statler In this 1895 Faustian novel by British author Marie Corelli, we follow the journey of Geoffrey Tempest. Initially a starving and penniless writer, his good fortune comes upon him in the form of a huge inheritance, and the friendship of a character who "is not what he seems", Prince Lucio Rimanez. Geoffrey seems to have the...
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by Marion Harland
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LibriVox recording of Marion Harland's Cookery for Beginners by Marion Harland. Read in English by Linda Johnson; BettyB; David J. Hastings; MargaretD; LizMorey; Suzie With this book, Marion Harland presents the reader and listener with "A Series of Familiar Lessons for Young Housekeepers". Housekeeping is an unavoidable aspect of the lives of most of us, and so the best course of action is to learn to enjoy it. Cooking can be great fun, and for those beginners in the art of cookery...
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by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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LibriVox recording of Falcons of Narabedla by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Read in English by Mark Nelson Somewhere on the Time Ellipse, Mike Kenscott became Adric of the Scarlet Tower, and the only way to return to his own identity was to find the Keep of the Dreamer, and loose the terrible Falcons of Narabedla. A classic novella by master science fiction writer Marion Zimmer Bradley, originally published in Other Worlds magazine in 1957. - Summary by Mark Nelson For further information, including...
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LibriVox recording of Black Magic: a Tale of the Rise and Fall of the Antichrist by Marjorie Bowen. Read in English by Molly Craig Witches, spells, ghosts, pacts with the Devil, occult rituals, love triangles, popes and the Anti-Christ are some of the ingredients of this chilling early horror work (set in the middle-ages) by Marjorie Bowen that some consider to be the ultimate Gothic Novel. With enough suspenseful plot twists and turns to keep most listeners on edge guessing till the very end....
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by Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Version 6) by Mark Twain. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Follow the young boy Huckleberry Finn and the slave Jim on their epic journey down the Mississippi River in the years before the Civil War. This masterpiece by Mark Twain is a delightful mixture of exciting adventures, sad mishaps, floods, lazy days floating on the raft, conniving con men and human beings in their most bewildering variety. It is a great pleasure to read and...
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by Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of Mark Twain's Speeches, Part 2 by Mark Twain. Read in English by John Greenman This collection of the 195 known, publicly-printed speeches of Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was compiled by Paul Fatout and published by the University of Iowa Press. The speeches are in the Public Domain, and our thanks go to the University of Iowa for making them available for this Public Domain audio recording. They were compiled in the University of Iowa Press book entitled...
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by Marshall Saunders
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LibriVox recording of 'Tilda Jane by Marshall Saunders. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; SamW; John; Audrey Giger; Kalynda; Dini Steyn; Kathleen Moore; Dru Conway When spunky 'Tilda Jane isn't allowed to keep her beloved dog with her at the orphanage, she decides to set out on her own in search of a home where the inseparable pair will be accepted. Throughout her weary travels she encounters many people, both rich and poor, kind and cantankerous -- but will she ever find family? Set in the...
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by Martha Bellinger
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LibriVox recording of The Stolen Singer by Martha Bellinger. Read in English by VfkaBT Agatha Redmond, a popular soprano, is kidnapped in New York City by thugs unknown, shortly after she learns of a hefty inheritance from a friend of her mother's. Coming to her rescue is a wealthy young businessman named James Hambleton, late of Lynn, MA, and this is just the first two chapters. - Summary by Matt Pierard For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Martha Finley
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LibriVox recording of Wanted - A Pedigree by Martha Finley. Read in English by Roohi and Bria Snow. Nina Clemmens was adopted as a baby. When her parents die she goes to live with her religious aunt, who mistreats her because of her temper and her origin. Nina has been haunted by a women in black for her whole life. She meets Dr. Montieth who is a widower who's wife died in childbirth. Will Nina be safe with him? Will she come to know the God both her aunt and Dr. Monteith claim to serve? Will...
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by Mary Augusta Ward
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LibriVox recording of The Marriage of William Ashe by Mary Augusta Ward. Read in English by Simon Evers William Ashe, an up and coming politician, impulsively marries Kitty, a young, flighty and strange girl who, far from supporting her husband in his career, instead does exactly as she pleases. The book follows the course of their marriage to a rather unexpected conclusion. - Summary by Simon Evers For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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by Mary Cholmondeley
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LibriVox  recording of Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley.  Read in English by Simon Evers The book follows a period in the lives of two friends, Rachel West and Hester Gresley. Rachel is a wealthy heiress who falls in love with the weak-willed Hugh Scarlett after he has broken off an affair with Lady Newhaven (which he does not originally realize has been discovered by her husband). Hester, a novelist, lives with her brother, the pompous vicar of the fictional village of Warpington.  The book...
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by Mary Cholmondeley
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LibriVox recording of Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley. Read in English by Simon Evers Colonel Tempest , his wastrel son Archie and beautiful daughter Diana (Di) are dismayed when they are cut out of the will of old Mr Tempest, Colonel Tempest’s brother. All of the Tempest fortune and estates at Overleigh pass to son John. However, everyone except John knows that he is illegitimate. Colonel Tempest, enraged, agrees in a drunken stupor to a bounty of £10,000 on John’s head although he...
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by Mary Decker Wellcome
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LibriVox recording of Talks About Flowers by Mary Decker Wellcome. Read in English by Christine Lehman; Rebekah Howard; Lenore Vinka; Kathleen Moore; Larry Wilson; BettyB; Devorah Allen; Brandon Weston; sunshinealways; chocmuse; tmeritt; boatharbor To all Flower Lovers who may read these pages, we come with kindly greetings. To you we dedicate our Work. Encouraged by the many testimonials of favor with which our Flower Sketches have been received, which have appeared in the Boston Journal,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, plants, Gardening, horticulture, perennials, houseplants, floriculture
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by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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LibriVox recording of The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. Read in English by VfkaBT; e.a.zokaites; Kryptonian; Chamlis his is the story of Ellen Brewster, pretty little daughter of shoe-mill workers in a Northeastern US town of the late 19th century. After the mill shuts down, her family struggles to make ends meet, but as the years pass, Ellen grows up into a prize pupil and pride of the community. The story also covers the birth of the American labor movement and the...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, women, drama, Americana, family, factories, working-class heroes
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by Mary Edwards Walker
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LibriVox recording of Unmasked, or the Science of Immorality. To Gentlemen by Mary Edwards Walker. Read in English by Pamela Nagami. Mary Edwards Walker was a physician and surgeon who served in the Civil War. An abolitionist, prohibitionist, and cross-dressing leader of the women's dress reform movement, she published this lively sex manual in 1878. It is a curious blend of useful information and Victorian sexual mythology, at once puritanical and explicit. (Summary by Pamela Nagami) For...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Thou Art The Man by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by beyondutopia Sibyl married after assuming that her cousin, with whom she was in love, died. However, said cousin, who suffers from epilepsy, found himself near a murder scene and had no idea what happened. Fearing the worst, he ran away. Ten years later, Sibyl discovers that he is alive. What happened on that terrible night? - Summary by Stav Nisser For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of All Along The River by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Jim Locke; jenno Isola Disney is very lonely. Her husband left her and traveled with his regiment to India. No one knows when he would return. Alone in a remote part of the country, she is an easy prey for the local nobleman. This realistic novel tells about choices and their consiquences. Perfect for fans of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's other works, and Madame Bovary. - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Patti Cunningham; Jim Locke; DrPGould It is the Christmas season once again and things are, well, boring for the adults at Penlyon Castle. "...if somehow or other I had a pack of children belonging to me, I would keep Christmas with the best — keep it as it ought to be kept." says Sir John. His good friend Mr. Danby has the perfect solution - to hire some children to spend Christmas! Thus,...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Charlotte's Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Lynne T; Rosalind Walsh; Jim Locke; Kalynda; Celine Major A lesser known novel by the sensational English novelist, Charlotte's Inheritance opens in Paris in a dilapidated boarding house let to students by a scarcely adequate landlady. Enter Gustave, a young provincial, arriving in Paris supposedly to study law, but in reality as the proposed husband of the dour and unattractive daughter of his sponsor....
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Rough Justice by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Marina; Mary Herndon Bell; Leena Emsley; Jim Locke Who murdered Lisa Rainer? Is it her former lover who went to seek fortune in Africa and fell in love with another on the way back? Were there any blood motives? Detective John Thorne would have to discover. Inspired by a true story, this novel is a page turner. Yet this is not only a detective novel. It deals with class, gender, propriety and family. - Summary by...
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by Mary Elting Folsom and David Lyle Millard
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LibriVox recording of Trains at Work by Mary Elting Folsom and David Lyle Millard Read in English by Larry Wilson; John; DrPGould; Kathleen Moore; BettyB This is a wonderful children's book about trains, specifically those exciting steam engines that covered our country in the early 1900's. It describes what it was like to ride in them, work in them, repair them, fix the tracks, repair 'hot boxes' and lots of other interesting things about those glorious days when America traveled by train. So...
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by Mary Emily Donelson Wilcox
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LibriVox recording of Christmas Under Three Flags by Mary Emily Donelson Wilcox. Read in English by DrPGould. This work details personal memories of Mary Emily Donelson Wilcox, adopted granddaughter (acutally grand niece) of Rachel Donelson Jackson, wife of President Andrew Jackson, and assumed to be the first baby born in the White House. The book focuses on three Christmas memories--the first of a Christmas in the White House during the 1830's and Jackson's Presidency; the second, a Christmas...
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by Mary Hastings Bradley
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LibriVox recording of The Favor of Kings by Mary Hastings Bradley. Read in English by Verity Kendall; Lynne T; Gnomesb; Kalynda; Kikine; BettyB; Bill Boerst "Never have bright romance and black scandal been more attached to the name of lovely woman," writes a quaint and susceptible chronicler, " than to that of fair Anne Boleyn." Certainly no girl ever flashed so meteor-like above the satellites of an English court, and no woman ever went to her doom under more awful...
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by Mary Hazel Snuff
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LibriVox recording of A Study Of Army Camp Life During American Revolution by Mary Hazel Snuff. Read in English by David Wales Housing, Food, Clothing, Health, Sanitation, Recreation, Religion, Duties, Discipline. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of arts in history in the Graduate School of the University of Illinois 1918. - Summary by David Wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Mary Louisa Molesworth
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LibriVox recording of Uncanny Tales by Mary Louisa Molesworth. Read in English by Lilith Branda; dg73; Mike Pelton; Matt Doinel; Rosalind Walsh Mrs. Molesworth was during her time best known for her many children's books. It is not so well known that she also wrote some uncanny tales, which are probably best enjoyed by people a little above the age-group for which Mrs. Molesworth normally wrote. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Mary Macleod
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LibriVox recording of The Shakespeare Story-Book by Mary Macleod. Read in English by Jason in Panama; Craig Franklin; ToddHW; KHand; Eva Davis; Larry Wilson; Scotty Smith; McJen; perrybob; Amelia Chesley; Greg Giordano; Tomas Peter This book contains many of Shakespeare's most famous plays, retold for children. - Summary by kathrinee 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...
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by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of The Cave On Thunder Cloud by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read in English by VfkaBT Tish Carberry reluctantly takes her two best friends, Aggie and Lizzie, on a camping trip into the hills of their Midwestern American town, only to fall in with outlaws on the lam from a train robbery! Comic adventure ensues. - Summary by Matt Pierard 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 Matt Pierard
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A Collection of short works, most under 25 minutes long, by LibriVox volunteers over a decade.  Readers include the late, great Andy Minter and Gregg Margarite, among others.  Stories by Poe, Atherton, Stoker, Bierce (cover art), Blackwood, Crane, Lovecraft, Maupassant, and more.
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by Matthew Lewis
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LibriVox recording of The Castle Spectre by Matthew Lewis. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, whose novel The Monk is one of the most enduring Gothic works from the eighteenth century, The Castle Spectre is one of Lewis' earliest forays into drama, and a strong indication of his talents as a controversial and frightening entertainer. Set in medieval Conway, Wales, the play is filled with every delicious Gothic trope imaginable: a menacing castle, a...
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by Maurice Baring
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LibriVox recording of Poems, 1914-1919 by Maurice Baring. Read in English by Emma Charlotte; Peter Yearsley; Patrick Saville; Jonathan Paul Arnold; Nemo; Melanie T This is a collection of Maurice Baring's poetry. This collection contains a number of Baring's earlier poetry, written before the war mostly about his travels in Russia. The other part of the collection is made up of poetry concerning World War I, with some particulalry evocative sonnets and other poems. - Summary by Carolin For...
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by Maurice Baring
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LibriVox recording of Lost Diaries by Maurice Baring. Read in English by Nemo; Kalynda; Eva Davis; Amy Gramour; BettyB; ToddHW Within these pages find passages from the "lost diaries" of a wide range of people: royal, regular, famous, infamous, historical, and fictional. - Summary by A. Gramour 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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by Maurice Leblanc
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LibriVox recording of Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes by Maurice Leblanc. (Translated by George Morehead.) Read in English by Andy Harrington The story of an exciting test of wits between world-class thief Arsène Lupin and master detective Herlock Sholmes. Translated from the French. - Summary by Andy Harrington 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 Max Beerbohm
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LibriVox  recording of And Even Now by Max Beerbohm. Read in English by Kirsten Wever.]  This is a diverse collection of essays by English writer Max Beerbohm, whose circle included such notables as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Ezra Pound, and Somerset Maugham. Much of Beerbohm's work was humorous, including parodies of various aspects of the upper class life into which he was born. Some of these pieces are humorous, some philosophical, and some even sad. They include, for instance: a...
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LibriVox recording of Yet Again by Max Beerbohm. Read in English by Kirsten Wever This is a diverse collection of essays by English writer Max Beerbohm, whose circle included such famous men as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Ezra Pound, and Somerset Maugham. The essays vary considerably in character and subject. They include, among others: a spoof on the bumbling and inarticulate nature of oratory in the House of Commons; a discussion of the writings of James Whistler, the impressionist...
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by Max Brand
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LibriVox recording of The Long, Long Trail by Max Brand. Read in English by David Wales A willful flirtatious girl; a morose family; a dark, mysterious, and (to some) alluring man; lots of horses, guns, honor, love, courage, and treachery in this 1921 pulp western. Max Brand was known for going well beyond the formulaic western. The Long Long Trail is an excellent example of his craft.- Summary by david wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Maxwell Bodenheim
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LibriVox recording of Introducing Irony by Maxwell Bodenheim. Read in English by VfkaBT Subtitled 'A Book of Poetic Short Stories and Poems', this collection reads years ahead of its time. Set mainly in Jazz Age New York City, the poems and tales are a series of profiles of people in seedier parts of town, along with bizarre love songs and even a trip to Mars. Not for the easily offended. ( Matt Pierard) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Michael Earls
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Sailor by Michael Earls.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 5, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Michelle Grebe; Scotty Smith and tovarisch. Michael Earls, S.J. was a Jesuit priest, as well as a writer, poet, teacher, and administrator. ( Wikipedia)  This poem is taken from his collection, Ballads of Peace in War (1917) For further information, including...
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by Michael Field
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LibriVox recording of Underneath the Bough: A Book of Verses by Michael Field. (Translated by .) Read in English by KHand; Jason in Panama; aniroo; Sonia This is a collection of poems by Michael Field, the pseudonym of Katharine Harris Bradley and Edith Emma Cooper. Those poems are of interest not only because they are beautiful examples of aesthetic poetry, but also because many of them contain homosexuality as a theme. The joint authors lived openly as a lesbian couple for forty years around...
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by Michael Field
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 8 recordings of Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne by Michael Field. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  October 8, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Jessie Percival; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. This Fortnightly Poem is taken from Underneath the Bough, A Book of Verses by Micheal Field. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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LibriVox recording of Don Quixote, Vol. 1 (Ormsby Translation) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. (Translated by John Ormsby.) Read in English by Expatriate Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly...
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by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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LibriVox recording of Don Quixote, Vol. 2 (Ormsby Translation) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. (Translated by John Ormsby.) Read in English by Expatriate Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly...
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by Miguel de Unamuno
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LibriVox recording of Niebla by Miguel de Unamuno. Read in Spanish by Mongope Niebla es una de las obras más conocidas de Unamuno. Esta “nivola”, como el propio autor la denominó quizás para diferenciarla del resto de sus obras, nos cuenta una historia a veces cómica y otras dramática, cargada de planteamientos filosóficos. A la vez narra el enamoramiento de Augusto, joven de vida acomodada que pone en cuestión todo lo que le ocurre, el ser o no ser, la capacidad de decidir del ser...
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by Mildred A. Wirt Benson
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LibriVox recording of Flash Evans, Camera News Hawk by Mildred A. Wirt Benson. Read in English by VfkaBT Jimmy 'Flash' Evans, 17, ace photographer for The Brandale Ledger, tries his hand at the newsreel game in this upbeat, pre-war adventure. The listed author, Frank Bell, was actually the prolific Mildred Wirt Benson, most famous for writing the early Nancy Drew novels under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. - Summary by Matt Pierard For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Mindfront
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A goa or psy trance song enhanced by the voice of Kristin Hughes from LibriVox.
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The School for Wives by Molière. (Translated by Henri van Laun.) Read in English by a full cast. In 1661 and 1662 Moliere presented the plays The School for Husbands and then The School for Wives (this one). "The central situations of the two have much in common: the arbitrary and jealous lover to whom circumstances have given almost the authority of a husband: the simple ward rescued from physical constraint by the unfettered cunning of love." In between...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The Misanthrope by Molière. (Translated by Henri van Laun.) Read in English by ToddHW; alanmapstone; KHand; Nemo; Roger Melin; Sonia; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Sean Lally; PaulHW; Eva Davis; RecordingPerson Alceste, the misanthrope, hates everyone including himself. But unlike in many pure farces with their cliche stock characters, the characters here are much more well rounded, and who knows - Alceste might actually grow and change throughout the play. "Those who...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The Impromptu of Versailles by Molière. (Translated by Henri van Laun.) Read in English by a full cast. The setup here is that Moliere and his troupe have been sent for by the King to come perform at Versailles. But instead of the piece they had prepared, the King has just asked for an entirely new piece - to be ready later that same day! So all the action of the play takes place backstage as Moliere has to come up with a story and the troupe has to select and prepare...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The Bourgeois Gentleman by Molière. (Translated by Philip Dwight Jones.) Read in English by a full cast. The Bourgeois Gentleman of the title is a middle-class social climber, assured that by learning all the arts of a true and noble gentleman, he shall truly become one. This enables Moliere to satire both the pretentious middle class and the snobbish aristocracy all at one time. Originally presented in 1670 before the court of Louis the 14th with music by Jean-Baptiste...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The Physician In Spite of Himself by Molière. (Translated by Henri van Laun.) Read in English by Roger Melin; ToddHW; alanmapstone; Sandra Schmit; Tomas Peter; Jason in Panama; Devorah Allen; Sonia; Leanne Yau; aravagarwal; Son of the Exiles; Owen Cook The Physician In Spite of Himself … is written in a most unbounded spirit of mirth, the matrimonial breezes wafting a certain amount of refreshing coolness throughout it all. The way in which Sganarelle is dubbed, or...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The School for Husbands by Molière. (Translated by Henri van Laun.) Read in English by a full cast. In 1661 and 1662 Moliere presented the plays The School for Husbands (this one) and then The School for Wives. "The central situations of the two have much in common: the arbitrary and jealous lover to whom circumstances have given almost the authority of a husband: the simple ward rescued from physical constraint by the unfettered cunning of love." In between...
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LibriVox recording of Potash and Perlmutter: Their Copartnership Ventures and Adventures by Montague Glass. Read in English by Lynne T; MaryAnn; Pamela Nagami; Linda Johnson; realisticspeakers Montague Glass was a lawyer who eventually abandoned the practice of law to write full time. He wrote a series of stories in the New York Post about a pair of popular characters in the predominantly Jewish garment trade. Many of the plots were derived from trade problems he saw as a lawyer. This is the...
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by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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LibriVox recording of Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey. Read in English by Judi Mason. The first of a trilogy for girls which introduces Pixie O'Shaughnessy. She is sent to boarding school in England from her native Ireland, full of mischief and inventions. Summary by Judith Mason. 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 Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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LibriVox recording of The Lady of the Basement Flat by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey. Read in English by Judi Mason A naive young girl strikes out on her own and ends up leading a double life in this engaging tale of love lost and found. Summary by Judi Mason 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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by Mrs. Hungerford
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LibriVox recording of April's Lady: A Novel by Mrs. Hungerford. Read in English by Lynda Marie Neilson; Anna Vos; Roohi; cathgrace; Diana Schmidt; Hannah Parrott; Jeni McCann; Monika Rolley; jenno This is a delightful Victorian romance by Irish novelist Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, published in 1890. The heroine of this novel, Joyce, finds herself to be in high demand, receiving the attentions of two eligible gentlemen. There is the steadfast Mr. Dysart, but can he outshine the charming but...
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by Myrtle Reed
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LibriVox recording of Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed. Read in English by Celine Major "Why don't you sell the vineyard?" she asked, though her heart sank at the mere suggestion. "Sell it? Why didn't the Ancient Mariner sell his albatross and take a nice little trip around the world on the proceeds? Mother would die of a broken heart if I mentioned it to her. The Marsh family have been the slaves of that vineyard since the first mistaken ancestor went into the grape...
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by מיכה יוסף ברדיצ'בסקי Micha Josef Berdyczewski
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LibriVox recording of סיפורים (Stories) by מיכה יוסף ברדיצ'בסקי Micha Josef Berdyczewski. Read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau מיכה יוסף בן גוריון (ברדיצ'בסקי), (19 באוגוסט 1865 מז'יבוז', חבל פודוליה, האימפריה הרוסית - 18 בנובמבר 1921, ברלין גרמניה) היה סופר והוגה דעות עברי אשר טבע דפוסי כתיבה חדשים בספרות העברית, קרא לשינוי ערכים...
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