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LibriVox recording of Old Testament Legends Being Stories Out Of Some Of The Less-Known Apocryphal Books Of The Old Testament by M. R. James. Read in English by David Wales M R James was a well regarded English scholar who studied the medieval period (he also wrote great ghost stories!). Apocryphal books are ancient literatures about biblical events and characters but these books are not included in the Bible. (Some books regarded as apocryphal by Protestant tradition are included in Catholic,...
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by MPDMedia
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A selection of works in the public domain read for Internet Archive by a former (2009-18) LibriVox volunteer.  Poetry by John Keats, Alice Ruth Moore, and Amy Lowell.  The first half of The Book of Ruth . Parts 1-4 (of 8) of Jack London's The Unexpected .   An Australian folk tale and non-fiction from Jean Henri-Fabre round up this issue. Narration and summary by Matt Pierard, 2018.
Topics: John Keats, World English Bible, Amy Lowell, Alice Ruth Moore, K. Langloh Parker, Jack London, Jean...
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MPDMedia Science and Horror, Vol. 3 Big Sister Solly , Pt 3, by Mary W. Freeman Autumnal Tints , Pts 5 & 6, by Henry David Thoreau The Haunted Island , Pts 1 & 2, by Algernon Blackwood Final sections of works by Freeman and Thoreau are bolstered by a spooky ghost story by Blackwood.  I've chosen not to finish Runaway Skyscraper because I realized I'd already recorded it for LibriVox several years ago!  I -thought- that sounded familiar....
Topics: Native Americans, ghost stories, audiobook, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Thoreau, Algernon Blackwood,...
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by Mabel Annie Stobart
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LibriVox recording of War and Women by Mabel Annie Stobart. Read in English by Celine Major "The sending of a Women’s Convoy Corps to the Balkans was the result of Mrs. Stobart’s keen desire to demonstrate the ability of women to render signal service under war conditions and without the direction and assistance of men. This record of their achievements, therefore, provides a strong vindication of the claims of women to inclusion in the Territorial Defence Scheme". (summary from...
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by Mabel E. Wotton
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LibriVox recording of Word Portraits of Famous Writers by Mabel E. Wotton. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Nemo; Kathleen Moore; ADKreader; Sonia; Phil Schempf; Michael Fassio; Tomas Peter; Adele Pooley; Eva Davis; Steve C; April6090; Amy Gramour; Kay Sun; Demosthenes; Devorah Allen; VfkaBT; Robert Robinson; MaryAnn; BettyB; Greg Giordano; Emma Charlotte; Rosemarie DeSapio Mabel Elizabeth Wotton, an author herself, moved in the literary circles of the late nineteenth century establishing many...
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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox recording of The Garden of Dreams by Madison Cawein. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Nemo; Bruce Kachuk; Kathleen Moore; Foon; April6090; Stefan Von Blon; Chuck Williamson; Sonia Madison Cawein from Kentucky, displays a wider range of his poetic dreams, from the bright to the dark. - Summary by Larry Wilson 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 Madison Cawein
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Quarrel by Madison Cawein. This was the Weekly   Fortnightly Poetry project for   Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Leonard Wilson; Nemo; RajVO; Troy Ferguson; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. This LIbriVox Weekly Poem is taken from The Poems of Madison Cawein, Volume II, New World Idylls and Poems of Love (1901) - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including...
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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox recording of Undertones by Madison Cawein. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Bruce Kachuk; Julie Thompson; Nemo; Eva Davis; Sonia This is a collection of poems by Madison Cawein. This volume includes some of the magnificent nature descriptions that Cawein is famous for, and can evoke many different emotions with the reader and listener. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, nature, poem, USA, Kentucky, 1896, 2018
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LibriVox recording of The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius. (Translated by George Chrystal.) Read in English by realisticspeakers; George Allen; Gemma L Myers; Kuba Orłowski; yonesantana; AlextheYounger; DrPGould; pyfeman43; Linda Johnson The Meditations is divided into 12 books that chronicle different periods of Marcus' life. Each book is not in chronological order and it was written for no one but himself. The style of writing that permeates the text...
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by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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LibriVox recording of Treatises On Friendship And Old Age by Marcus Tullius Cicero. (Translated by Evelyn Shirley Shuckburgh.) Read in English by Friendship. Old Age. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer, and philosopher. He is considered one of Rome’s greatest orators and prose stylists. One commentator has written, “The influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any...
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by Margaret Duncan Kelly
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh by Margaret Duncan Kelly. Read in English by Aaron M. Lebowitz and John. The story of Sir Walter Raleigh from his boyhood days to his exploits in Ireland and his unexpected entry into the court of Queen Elizabeth. We travel with him as he pursues the ships of the Spanish Armada and makes voyages to the New World in search of gold and lands to settle. We learn how he introduced potatoes and tobacco to the England and Ireland and more. We hear...
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by Maria Edgeworth
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LibriVox recording of The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth. Read in English by Bruce Pirie Published in 1812, “The Absentee” by Maria Edgeworth examines social injustice in 19th-century Britain. At that time, the management of many Irish estates suffered from the absenteeism of their Anglo-Irish landlords. We meet Lord and Lady Clonbrony. Lord Clonbrony struggles with debt, while Lady Clonbrony tries to shed her Irish connections and earn status in London’s high society (known as “the...
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by Maria Hackett
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LibriVox recording of My Travels, A Family Story by Maria Hackett. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. This is not a family history. Family histories are invariably dull and of interest to only a few who have a belief in, and are proud of, their pedigree. It is the story of the mother of a family who led a very eventful life and traveled many thousands of miles, at a time when to meet with a traveled person was exceedingly rare. (From Introduction) For further information, including links...
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LibriVox recording of Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation by Maria Parloa. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Linda Johnson; BettyB Fruit is a favourite with many of us. But if you have fruit in your garden or collect it otherwise, you know that the season ends too soon. Preserving fruit is the key to being able to enjoy it year round! - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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LibriVox recording of Fígaro. Colección de artículos dramáticos, literarios, políticos y de costumbres. by Mariano José de Larra. Read in Spanish by Epachuko Larra fue un eminente articulista, con una gran claridad y vigor en su prosa.​ Esta obra recopila gran parte de sus artículos publicados en distintos periódicos a través de distintos pseudónimos. En ellos combate la organización del Estado, ataca al absolutismo y al carlismo, se burla de la sociedad, y rechaza la vida...
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by Marie Corelli
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LibriVox recording of The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli. Read in English by Lisa Statler Marie Corelli's book The Life Everlasting examines the world of past lives, mysticism, secret societies and twin souls against a backdrop of a true love based on the highest ideals. The plot follows our heroine from a yachting trip around Scotland with eccentric characters such as an atheist millionaire and his hypochondriac daughter, to the entering of a secret society of ancient...
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by Marie Corelli
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LibriVox recording of The Strange Visitation by Marie Corelli. Read in English by John Van Stan; eliseblack; Ed Fenton The Strange Visitation is a Christmas ghost story in the spirit of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It was commissioned by the Strand as a supplement to its December volume of that year. - 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...
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by Marie Corelli
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LibriVox recording of The Young Diana by Marie Corelli. Read in English by Newgatenovelist Poor Diana May. Her fiancé has jilted her, her parents think she is an encumbrance and no one recognises her intelligence. She seems destined to remain unloved, unappreciated and unpaid - until she decides to take control of her life. It all begins with an advertisement for an assistant to an eccentric scientist with a hidden laboratory in Switzerland... - Summary by Newgatenovelist For further...
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LibriVox recording of Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery by Marion Harland. Read in English by Dusty Brailsford; Foon; VelmaCariss; BettyB; Jude Somers; Linda Burke; ADKreader; Nemo; Kathleen Moore; TracyB; Claudia Salto; MaryAnn; Piotr Nater; sunshinealways This is a practical guide to running a household in 1883. Marion Harland not only walks us through a number of important topics such as how to select and manage servants and organise a dinner party (best engage...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, housewife, cooking, recipe, cook, lunch, dinner, breakfast, party, household,...
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by Marion Harland; Virginia Terhune Van de Water
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LibriVox recording of Marion Harland's Complete Etiquette by Marion Harland; Virginia Terhune Van de Water. Read in English by Lynda Marie Neilson; Foon; snarkychaser; Monika Rolley; TracyB; David Daniel; ADKreader; Gloria Begemann; Diana Schmidt; Piotr Nater; BettyB; Kathleen Moore Haven't you always wondered how to properly accept a formal dinner invitation? Perhaps you have a débutante under your wing, in which case you need to make sure her appearance in society goes perfectly, to increase...
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by Marion St. John Webb
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LibriVox recording of The House with the Twisting Passage (Version 2) by Marion St. John Webb. Read in English by Caro Davy When her parents go to India for two years, 9 year old Jenny is cared for by her aunts. Aunt Abby is caretaker in a large many-roomed house, where Jenny meets and hears the stories of many interesting occupants. The owner of the house is remote in both location and character. She visits only occasionally, but what was her story, and how will she react to Jenny's presence?...
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by Marjorie Benton Cooke
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LibriVox recording of Modern Monologues by Marjorie Benton Cooke. Read in English by CarriRenee; Linda Olsen Fitak; Tomas Peter; Eva Davis; Nemo; Leanne Yau; Sonia; TriciaG; TJ Burns; Joseph Tabler; Devorah Allen; Emma Charlotte; Chuck Williamson The monologue is a character study in little; the apotheosis of a chosen individuality. All the little studies in this book have stood the test of trial before varied audiences. - Summary by Marjorie Benton Cooke, Author Edited by: Eva Davis and linny...
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 5 Dramatic Reading) by Mark Twain. Read in English by a full cast. In order to escape his cruel father, and led by a thirst for adventure, Huck Finn sets off down the Mississippi River with Jim, an escaped slave. But trouble is never far behind them, and their adventures are only beginning when they meet up with two men who claim to be a duke and a king! And that’s before Jim gets captured by none other than Tom Sawyer’s aunt...
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by Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Prince and the Pauper (version 3) by Mark Twain. Read in English by Luke Sieburg The Prince and the Pauper tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. (wikipedia) 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 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain. Read in English by Patrick79 Mark Twain wrote this fairytale style story about 3 boys who meet Satan's cousin and they experience many things during this time. The story is narrated by one of the boys many years later. Mark Twain ends the story expressing the idea that will blow you away. Ideas that can be traced back thousands of years in many religions. What is existence really ... to quote that well known song by Eliphalet Oram...
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LibriVox recording of Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven (version 4) by Mark Twain. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Mark Twain pokes a little good natured fun at the usual concept of heaven. The story follows Captain Elias Stormfield on his extremely long cosmic journey to heaven; his accidental misplacement; his short-lived interest in singing and playing the harp (generated by his preconceptions of heaven); and the obsession of souls with the "celebrities" of...
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by Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Mark Twain wrote these two diaries, or rather as he insists, 'translated them from the original manuscripts', late in his writing career. The freshness, wonder and excitement of exploring a new world permeates Eve's thoughts as she takes great joy in her very existence and loves everything about it. To me this is obviously a posthumous love-letter to Twain's wife Olivia Langdon Clemens, or Livy,...
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by Mark Twain; Edgar Allan Poe; Gaston Leroux; Baroness Orczy
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LibriVox recording of Historias de Detectives by Mark Twain; Edgar Allan Poe; Gaston Leroux; Baroness Orczy. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. La ficción detectivesca es un subgénero de la novela negra, y paradójicamente también su antecesor. Básicamente podemos definirla como una historia lineal en donde un investigador, oficial o aficionado, estudia un crimen determinado, a menudo un asesinato. El primer detective reconocido mundialmente fue C. Auguste Dupin, de E.A. Poe. Su perfil...
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by Marshall Saunders
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LibriVox recording of 'Tilda Jane's Orphans by Marshall Saunders. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. When the story of 'Tilda Jane appeared serially in The Youth's Companion in 1901, the original manuscript was very much condensed. When the time for book publication arrived nearly all the omitted matter was restored. However, some incidents were still left out, and they have formed the beginning of a new story written to please the many boys and girls who have expressed a wish to know...
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by Martha Finley
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LibriVox recording of Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley. Read in English by Amy Elsie and her family travel to Nantucket Island to spend the summer. The Raymond children and others learn important lessons. After a delightful summer, they journey on to Lansdale, Ohio to visit Aunt Wealthy. - Summary by Amy 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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by Martha Finley
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LibriVox recording of Elsie's New Relations by Martha Finley. Read in English by Lily Marie; Kathleen Moore; Roohi; Julena Goodell; Michelle Schroff; Amy; Heidi Olson; GabrielleC In this ninth book in the classic Elsie Dinsmore series, the family finishes their summer at the seaside and returns to Ion. The narrative turns from Elsie to Violet's family, particularly her step-children Max and Lulu as they adjust to life in their new family. - Summary by GabrielleC For further information,...
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by Martin Luther
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LibriVox recording of Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther by Martin Luther. (Translated by Henry Bell.) Read in English by Larry Wilson; Gillian Hendrie; Bill Mosley; Devorah Allen; Phil Schempf; DrPGould; Mark Warner When Martin Luther promulgated his “95 Theses” 1n 1517, he probably did not envision the initiation of the historical division of the indivisible Church, beginning what we now know as the Protestant Reformation. For his opposition to such practices as indulgences...
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by Martin Luther
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LibriVox recording of A Treatise on Good Works by Martin Luther. (Translated by Johann Michael Reu.) Read in English by Philip Naudus; Larry Wilson; Randy Carlson; Ellies; KHand In this exposition of the Ten Commandments, Martin Luther attempts to build a bridge between justification by faith and the life of the Christian manifested by good works. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Mary Baker Eddy
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Mary Baker Eddy. Read in English by tovarisch; nighthawks; Foon; Gouri LeDonne; April6090; Klaatu; Fadi Qutub; Maria de Fátima da Silva In May, 1910, Mrs. Eddy requested her publisher to prepare a few bound volumes of her poems, for private distribution. When this became known to her friends, they urged her to allow a popular edition to be issued, to which she assented. With grateful acknowledgment, therefore, of this permission, this little volume is presented...
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by Mary Coleridge
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Mary Coleridge. Read in English by Newgatenovelist Mary Coleridge was a novelist, essayist and biographer. She was also a talented poet, and her posthumously published verses are variously meditative, joyous, gothic, wistful and devotional. (Newgatenovelist) 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 Mary Curtis
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LibriVox recording of Memoirs of a Country Doll by Mary Curtis. Read in English by EmmaHatton; Nan Dodge; SweetHome A doll tells the story of her adventuresome life in rural England. This story, written by an 11 year old girl in the style of a dolls autobiography these stories are delightfully fresh and childlike at the same time. We follow her from her start in a long box in a store in Soho through several 'mothers', travels, illnesses and adventures. Enjoy. - Summary by phil chenevert For...
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by Mary E Bradley Lane
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LibriVox recording of Mizora: A Prophecy. by Mary E Bradley Lane. Read in English by mjgreene; Ellen Murphy; bookworm18 ; Marta; Miranda Johnson; Eva Staes; Jeff Burke; Sonia After being exiled from her home and family, Vera Zarovich finds herself in Mizora, a civilization at the center of the Earth made up entirely of women. This text recounts her experiences there and what she learns during in time in this "utopian" civilization. - Summary by casmith512 For further information,...
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by Mary E. Blain
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LibriVox recording of Games for Hallow-e'en by Mary E. Blain. Read in English by Nedge This charming book starts with a brief history of Hallowe'en. There are sample invitations for a Halloween (or Hallowe'en) party, decorations, and then many party games. A number of them have to do with who your future mate might be, although there are games and activities for younger children as well. All games seem to utilize common household objects, like sewing needles, pencils and paper, apples, and...
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by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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LibriVox recording of The Wind in the Rose-Bush, and Other Stories of the Supernatural by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. Read in English by Tony Addison; LindseyS; dg73; Roman Noble; Claudia Wagner This is a collection of short stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. The stories all have different topics, there are mysterious deaths, haunted houses, ghosts, moving shadows, and all other ingredients which make for a good ghost story. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of The Day Will Come by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Celine Major It is an ideal honeymoon of an ideal couple. But somehow, the wife cannot stop dreaming that her husband would be shot and killed. He dismisses her dreams until they come true. Who commited the murder? How would the wife take it? - Summary by Stav Nisser 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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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Mount Royal Volume II by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Celine Major A classic Victorian sensation novel filled with romance, mystery, and murder with emphasis on romance. - summary by Celine Major For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Beyond These Voices by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. This novel tells the fictional life story of Veera Davis. The daughter of a poet and a poor noble woman, who is left in the care of her grandmother to a lonely and monotonous childhood, she has to make her way up in the world. But everything has a price. She tries to follow the conventions of the society which shunned her when she was poor. The novel explores themes such as love, money...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of The Fatal Three by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Celine Major Written by one of the most prolific authors of the 19th century The Fatal Three although not as sensational as some of her other novels serves up some very fascinating characters. It also raises some very interesting questions regarding moral & religious education, Victorian marriage laws, mental illness and how one's upbringing can determine one's fate. Delightful country homes and exquisite...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Lost for Love by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Celine Major. EXCERPT: In all things that he did, Flora's well-being was the doctor's paramount consideration. He brought pleasant people to his house; men of professional standing, and their wives. He sought to win friends for her, and the gentle charm of her manner endeared her to the people he brought about her, almost in spite of herself. To know her was to love her. To Cuthbert Ollivant's small circle of...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Strangers And Pilgrims by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by annie70; John Strangers and Pilgrims follows the journey of Elizabeth Lutterell from a vain, beautiful and self-centred although good-hearted 19 year old to a mature woman. She begins her journey to maturity when she meets the Rev. Malcolm Forde, whose influence opens her eyes to the trivial and selfish ways of the wealthier levels of society. When her genuine love for Malcolm Forde is thwarted and she...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Mount Royal Volume III by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Celine Major A classic Victorian sensation novel filled with romance, mystery, and murder with emphasis on romance. - summary by Celine Major For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Dead Love Has Chains by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Celine Major We see another facet of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's amazing talent in Dead Love Has Chains , written in her seventies. Focusing on character and human psychology rather than detection and crime, this is one of her most interesting novels. Pregnant and unmarried Irene Thelliston is sent home from India to live with her Aunt in Ireland. On her sea voyage she reveals her secret to Lady Mary Harling...
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LibriVox recording of Mount Royal Vol. I by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Celine Major A classic Victorian sensation novel filled with romance, mystery, and murder with the emphasis on romance. -summary by Celine Major For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
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LibriVox recording of The Chronicles of America Volume 05 - Pioneers of the Old South by Mary Johnston. Read in English by Jim Locke In this remarkably detailed and sweeping fifth installment, Mary Johnston takes us from discoveries and settlements to the evolution into the first colonies, specifically Virginia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, and finally Georgia. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Mary Prince
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LibriVox recording of The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince. Read in English by Newgatenovelist Mary Prince was born into slavery in the West Indies. As a free woman in England she wrote her memoirs, which sold well and supported and publicised the anti-slavery movement. NB This book contains racial vocabulary and refers to physical and sexual abuse that some listeners may find offensive or distressing. (Newgatenovelist) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Mary Proctor
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LibriVox recording of Stories of Starland by Mary Proctor . Read in English by Patrick Saville; Marta A; Kathleen Moore; Pinchcliff Henry asks his sister Mary about the sky. She tells him all about the Sun, the Planets, the Moon, Comets and Meteors, and Stars. Mary tells her brother about mythologies people believed about the earth and sky along with true scientific information. (Summary by pjcsaville) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Mary Webb
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LibriVox recording of Precious Bane by Mary Webb. Read in English by NoelBadrian Published in 1924, Precious Bane is a novel by Mary Webb (1881 - 1927) which touches on ambition, prejudice and hatred but also on the power of love. Prue Sarn is a farm girl in rural Shropshire during the period of the Napoleonic Wars and is viewed with suspicion by the local community because of having been born with a harelip. Her ambitious and domineering brother betrays her and her superstitious neighbours...
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by Mary Webb
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LibriVox recording of The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing by Mary Webb. Read in English by NoelBadrian Mary Webb was a novelist and poet and two of her novels "Gone to Earth" and "Precious Bane" have been successfully adapted for film and television. She was passionate about nature and particularly the Shropshire countryside where she grew up and spent much of her life. At the age of 20, she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease known as Graves' disease, a...
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by Matthew Arnold
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Austerity Of Poetry by Matthew Arnold. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  October 7, 2018. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Foon; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; NanDodge; Phil Schempf; RajVO; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Matthew Arnold was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and...
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by Matthew Lewis
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LibriVox recording of Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error by Matthew Lewis. Read in English by ToddHW; Sandra Schmit; Sonia; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Devorah Allen; TJ Burns; Foon; Roger Melin; alanmapstone; Larry Wilson; April6090; Eva Davis; Son of the Exiles; Sam Monsen The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a markedly more serious affair than his melodramatic output, dealing as it does with a fallen woman...
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by Matthias Blank
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LibriVox recording of Der Mord im Ballsaal by Matthias Blank. Read in German by schrm; MonikaBarget Ein Arzt und ein Kriminalkommissar untersuchen gemeinsam einen mysteriösen Mordfall im Deutschen Theater München. Als sie dem Täter auf die Spur kommen, tauchen sie auch in die privaten Krisen und dunklen Geheimnisse der bürgerlichen Oberschicht ein. Obwohl diese Kriminalgeschichte der Sprache und den Moralvorstellungen des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts verhaftet bleibt, ist sie doch ein Plädoyer...
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by Maurice Baring
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LibriVox recording of Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches by Maurice Baring. Read in English by Kate Follis; acousticwave; Emma Charlotte; Ulrike Denis; VfkaBT; Nemo; sunshinealways; Allen Rubinstein; Eva Davis; Mike Pelton; jimsvox4 In this urbane collection of short stories by Maurice Baring, characters ranging from legendary figures to schoolboys find themselves in step or out of sorts, where they are meant to be or warned not to go, out of luck or, more often than not, in it....
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LibriVox recording of The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors, Volume 5 by Max Arthur Macauliffe. Read in English by Jim Locke. This is one of the first (and still one of the few) comprehensive books about the Sikh religion in the English language. MacAuliffe had extensive access to manuscripts of the Sikh sacred writings (the Granth), as well as support from Sikh scholars and leaders of the time. This volume covers the life and writings of Guru Gorbind Singh, the 10th Guru....
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by Max Liebermann
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LibriVox recording of Gesammelte Schriften by Max Liebermann. Read in German by Gillian Hendrie; Capybara; Björn; marham63; Elisa; Ricarda; Bernd Ungerer; lorda; Anna Samrowski; Monika M. C. Max Liebermann war einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Maler des Impressionismus. Seine Werke sind noch heute bekannt und geschätzt. Weniger bekannt sind seine Schriften, die in diesem Band gesammelt sind. Max Liebermann war nämlich nicht nur selbst Maler, sondern interessierte sich für alle Aspekte der...
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by May Folwell Hoisington; Lillian Elizabeth Roy
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LibriVox recording of Woodcraft Boys at Sunset Island by May Folwell Hoisington; Lillian Elizabeth Roy. Read in English by Marty; Steven Cross; Ellies; Roman Noble; Chuying ; Gillian Hendrie; NanDodge; amitsharma An adventure story for boys, it was included in the Every Boys' Library, a collection of works deemed the most popular among boys. Set on an island off the coast of Maine, Woodcraft Boys at Sunset Island is an account of several school-age children and their parents as they explore...
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by May Wentworth
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LibriVox recording of Fairy Tales from Gold Lands (Volume 2) by May Wentworth. Read in English by K. Merrill Emmons; Jedanjo; Darko; Lynne T; NancyBeth Griffiths; Lisa S. Ware; Foon; eabitterman; Mariah Martin Shein High as the clouds are the mountains bold That tower in the glorious Land of Gold, And cañons dusky with twilight deep Where a thousand mystic shadows peep. There are vineyards graceful with trailing vine Rich in the wealth of the rosy wine, There are orange groves and lime trees...
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by Melville Davisson Post
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LibriVox recording of Selected Uncle Abner Mysteries by Melville Davisson Post. Read in English by Winston Tharp Fourteen mysteries from the pages of the Saturday Evening Post, the Metropolitan, Red Book, and Pictorial Review magazines featuring Uncle Abner, who solves crimes in the pre-Civil War West Virginia hill country. His weapons are keen observation, logic, and a fundamentalist’s belief in the victory of good over evil. Post’s historical mysteries have been favorably compared to...
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by Michael Earls
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LibriVox recording of Ballads of Peace in War by Michael Earls. Read in English by Bristol Chilton; Bruce Kachuk; Larry Wilson; Sarah; Ken Davies; Nemo This is a collection of poetry by Michael Earls, a Jesuit priest, writer, poet, teacher, and administrator. This collection of poetry concerns war, in particular World War I. - Summary by Carolin 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 Michael Field
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Visiting Stars by Michael Field. This was the Weekly  Poetry project for  June 17, 2018. Read in English by  Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Ian King; KHand; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Nedge; RajVO and Tomas Peter. Michael Field was a pseudonym used for the poetry and verse drama of Katharine Harris Bradley (27 October 1846 – 26 September 1914) and her niece and ward Edith Emma Cooper (12...
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by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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LibriVox recording of Leben und Taten des scharfsinnigen Edlen Don Quixote von la Mancha, Band 1 by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. (Translated by Ludwig Tieck.) Read in German by Boris Genauso farbenfroh, lebensklug, amüsant und mitreißend wie zu seiner Enstehungszeit wirken die zeitlosen Abenteuer des selbsternannten Ritters Don Quijote und seines so unterschiedlichen Freundes Sancho Panza auf den modernen Leser. Dieser Meilenstein der Weltliteratur zieht immer wieder in den Bann, und ein ums...
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by Miguel de Unamuno
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LibriVox recording of Poesías by Miguel de Unamuno. Read in Spanish by Mongope; Mia Kawe; Cristina de la O; Anusha Iyer; Amber Jewels; KHand; Ronaldo; Antonio Soto Patiño; Judith Vainman; Epachuko; Lilith Branda; Fulton; Gloria Keawe; crecente; Steven Winiarski; Jason in Panama Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (1864 - 1936) fue un escritor y filósofo español de la generación del 98. Cultivó una gran variedad de géneros literarios como novela, ensayo, teatro y poesía. Fue, asimismo, diputado y...
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by Mildred A. Wirt Benson
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LibriVox recording of The Missing Formula by Mildred A. Wirt Benson. Read in English by Mary Escano Orphan Anne Fairaday faces a life of poverty upon the death of her father. The only thing that can prevent it is finding his latest experiment. She enlisted her new found friend, Madge Sterling, an outdoors girl who has a knack for finding missing things. But they must race against time as there are also several people who will stop at nothing to get it first. (Summary by Mary Escano) For further...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The Bores by Molière. Read in English by ToddHW; Son of the Exiles; April Walters; Sandra Schmit; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; TJ Burns; alanmapstone; Sonia; Eva Davis; Nemo; Roger Melin; Chuck Williamson; Rob Marland; Larry Wilson; Joseph Tabler; gawoozle Moliere: "Never was any Dramatic performance so hurried as this; and it is a thing, I believe, quite new, to have a comedy planned, finished, got up, and played in a fortnight. I do not say this to boast of an...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The Love-Tiff by Molière. (Translated by Henri van Laun.) Read in English by Roger Melin; ToddHW; Sandra Schmit; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Nemo; Adam DeFord; Beth Thomas; alanmapstone; Eva Davis; TJ Burns; Larry Wilson; Leanne Yau "The characters are well delineated, and fathers, lovers, mistresses, and servants all move about amidst a complication of errors from which there is no visible disentangling. The conversation between Valère and Ascanio in man's clothes, the...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of Love is the Best Doctor by Molière. (Translated by Henri van Laun.) Read in English by a full cast of LibriVox volunteers. Four most fashionable doctors are called in by Sganarelle to cure his daughter, but instead they argue about everything and Sganarelle is driven to the streets where he finds a quack and his daughter's disguised lover. Moliere: "This is only a slight impromptu, a simple pencil sketch, which it has pleased the King to have made into an...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The Blunderer, or The Counterplots by Molière. Read in English by ToddHW; Larry Wilson; Sonia; Leanne Yau; Devorah Allen; Eva Davis; Nemo; TJ Burns; Zames Curran; Tomas Peter; alanmapstone; Son of the Exiles A very early Moliere. From the Translator: "In this piece the plot is carried on ... by a servant, Mascarille, who is the first original personage Molière has created; he is not a mere imitation of the valets of the Italian or classical comedy; he has not the...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of Psyche by Molière. (Translated by Charles Heron Wall.) Read in English by a full cast. This is a very different Moliere, not the usual satire of everyday life. It is instead a classical tale based on the ancient story of Psyche and Cupid, and was performed for Louis XIV with ballet interludes to music by Jean-Baptiste Lully (which we do not include here) in 1671. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Jupiter: alanmapstone Venus: Eva Davis Love; Cupid in Prologue: Tomas Peter...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The Impostures of Scapin by Molière. (Translated by Charles Heron Wall.) Read in English by a full cast. Scapin is a liar, a schemer, an arrogant meddler who thinks he can make people do anything. And yet sometimes he acts in the cause of good. Here he attempts to help out some secret lovers whose parents would prefer they don't marry. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: ARGANTE, father to OCTAVE and ZERBINETTE: ToddHW GÉRONTE, father to LÉANDRE and HYACINTHA: tovarisch...
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LibriVox recording of Abe and Mawruss: Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter by Montague Glass. Read in English by realisticspeakers; Edmonds 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 second book of the collected stories; his...
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