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Zeke's Gallery Performances & Interviews
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As the title says R John Woolfey reads his story Vespasiennes at Zeke's Gallery in Montreal as part of the Zeke's gets proud Pride Reading event
Topics: Gay Literature, Readings
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by R. Austin Freeman
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LibriVox recording of John Thorndyke's Cases by R. Austin Freeman. Read in English by Sandra Cullum Detective John Thorndyke never disappoints when solving crime in this collection of Freeman's works. - Summary by A. K. Morton For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Detective, forensics, mysteries, medico
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by R. Austin Freeman
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Librivox recording of The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman. Read by J. M. Smallheer. The Eye of Osiris is an early example from the Dr. Thorndyke series of detective stories written by R. Austin Freeman. In these stories, the author drew on his extensive medical and scientific knowledge for his main character, a medico-legal expert who relies on forensic evidence and logical deduction in solving cases. In this case, Thorndyke steps in to investigate the disappearance of one John Bellingham,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, mystery, Dr. Thorndyke, detective stories, Egyptology, forensics
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by R. Austin Freeman
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Librivox recording of The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Jeffrey Blackmore suspiciously made two wills, both deceptively alike, but still, in a cunning way, completely different. John Thorndyke, equally cunning and smart, smells something fishy. With stylish cool and logic, he leads the story up to its marvelous and fully credible climax. (Summary by Neeru Iyer) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org ....
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, mystery
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by R. Austin Freeman
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Librivox recording of The Uttermost Farthing by R. Austin Freeman. Read by MaryAnn Spiegel. Humphrey Challoner is a solitary old man who spent a lifetime collecting for his private museum, primarily mammals exhibiting osteological abnormalities but also 24 articulated human skeletons without any apparent defect. His friend, Dr. Wharton, is puzzled by the collection, but he humors Challoner's eccentricities and tends to him in his final illness. When Wharton inherits the collection on...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, mystery, fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by R. Austin Freeman
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LibriVox recording of The Singing Bone or The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke by R. Austin Freeman. Read in English by Edmund Bloxam In its original form, this book was published with the title, "The Singing Bone." It was later republished as "The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke." This book has historical significance as it contains the first example of the inverted detective formula used in The Case of Oskar Brodski (originally published in Pearson's Magazine in 1912), along with...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Mystery, Crime, inverted detective
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by R. Austin Freeman
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Librivox recording of The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Missing diamonds, untouched safe, two blood smeared thumb prints and a mysterious Mr X. If these are present, Dr Thorndyke must be there too. Will he be able to solve this case? The Red Thumb Mark is the first novel of Freeman’s best-selling Thorndyke series. (Summary by Diana Majlinger) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . M4B audio book (190mb)
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by R. Austin Freeman
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LibriVox recording of A Silent Witness by R. Austin Freeman. Read in English by Anna Simon In this detective novel, the young doctor Humphrey Jardine stumbles upon a corpse during a walk near Hampstead Heath in the middle of the night. However, when he returns to the spot with a police officer, the corpse has disappeared. And this is just the start of a series of strange and sometimes life threatening events. Had it really been a dead man he had seen? And if so, who was it? And what is the role...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, murder mystery, thorndyke
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by R. Austin Freeman
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LibriVox recording of The Vanishing Man by R. Austin Freeman. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford A young doctor, former student of the legal and medical expert Dr. John Thorndyke, finds himself almost accidentally drawn into a case in which a man has vanished. Perhaps he has died; perhaps not;but the issue is very important because the will that he has left behind is curiously -- annoyingly curiously -- worded. Fortunately, Dr. Thorndyke's rationality combined with his forensic skills, bring...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, forensic medicine, egyptology
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by R. B. Armitage
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LibriVox recording of Private Sex Advice to Women by R. B. Armitage. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. In this book the writer thereof seeks to convey to women—particularly to young wives and women expecting to be married—certain important facts of knowledge, certain necessary information, which all such women should possess, but which few are given the opportunity to acquire. The writer of the present work is one of the rapidly growing number of thinking persons who believe that the...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, women, sex, birth control, sex education, childbirth, menstruation,...
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by R. C. Carton
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LibriVox recording of Lady Huntworth's Experiment by R. C. Carton.  Read in English by ToddHW; Michele Eaton; Alan Mapstone; Larry Wilson; David Purdy; Adrian Stephens; Matea Bracic; Tchaikovsky; Annie Mars; Adrienne Prevost; April6090 Lady Huntworth is in disguise and under cover as a cook. She entertains a number of men and the comedy ensues.- Summary by Michele Eaton  Stage Directions: wib66 Captain Dorvastan: adrianstephens Reverend Audley Pillenger: toddhw Reverend Thorsby: Tchaikovsky...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks
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by R. Cadwallader Smith
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LibriVox recording of Within the Deep by R. Cadwallader Smith. Read by Laura Victoria. Presented in the form of lessons, R. Cadwallader Smith vividly portrays life in the ocean. Learn about the common and not so common that swim about in the deep, how they hunt for food and hide from enemies, visit a nursery and find out about the babies that live there, or take a stroll in an underwater garden. (Summary by Laura Victoria) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
Topics: marine life, zoology, science, librivox, audiobook, non-fiction, nature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by R. Cadwallader Smith
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LibriVox recording of On the Seashore, by R. Cadwallader Smith. This gifted nature writer who is so good at describing animals and their habitat and habits here gives us a look at many of the fascinating creatures that can be found on the seashore. Starfish, the many types of crabs, shrimp, sea weed and finally something called the Precious Wentletrap which I will allow your imagination to think about for a while. His writing is clear and, as always, easy to read. Note that these are presented...
Topics: sea creatures, nature, children, seashore, librivox, audiobook
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Au Fil des Lectures
by R. Depasse
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Au Fil des lectures Texte lu par R. Depasse . 7 mn
Topics: Promenade etymologique, Au fil des lectures, R. Depasse, Livre audio, audio livres, french
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by R. Eivind
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LibriVox recording of Finnish Legends by R. Eivind. Read in English by Sonia; Fatima Ansari; Phil Schempf; bananatree; Foon; Farnood; George Allen One dark winter's day in the north of Finland, Father Mikko seeks shelter in an isolated cabin till a storm abates. After dinner the family sit around the fire, and the daughter asks him to tell them "all the stories he had ever heard from the very beginning of the world all the way down", and so the book begins. In the words of the author...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Finland, kalvela, lapland
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by R. F. Murray
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of A Summer Morning by R. F. Murray. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 31, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Christine Lehman; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; NoelBadrian and Tomas Peter. He was young in years, and younger in heart, a lover of youth; and youth, if it could learn and could be warned, might win a lesson from his life. Many of us have...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, librivox, literature, nature, romance, summer, seasons
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by R. F. Starzl
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LibriVox recording of The Metal Moon by R. F. Starzl. Read in English by Paul Harvey With interplanetary exploration. expeditions will range through and beyond the solar system. Colonization will not be far behind. But what will the colonies be like at the end of several hundred centuries and would they even recognize each other as members of the same human stock? The book focuses on four different races, and what will be the outcome of contact between them. - Summary by Paul Harvey For further...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, science fiction, stars, solar system, interplanetary, space, colonization
Zeke's Gallery Performances & Interviews
by R. John Woolfrey
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R. John Woolfrey reading at Zeke's Gallery Nov 17, 2005
Topics: Montreal, Gay Literature, Short Stories
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of Freaks on the Fells: Three Months' Rustication by R. M. Ballantyne. Dramatically read in English by volunteer readers. Join us in a journey of two young men in search of adventure as they discover more than they bargained for. - Summary by Linette Geisel (Note: The first two files were discovered in an archaeological dig of the LibriVox servers, were carefully retrieved, and are now presented to the public along with more modern recordings of the rest of the story.) For...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, dramatic reading, shipwreck, pirate
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of The Island Queen by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by Rachel; Mike Pelton; Esther ben Simonides; Xenablue The story of Dominic, Otto and Pauline Rigonda, three siblings who are blown onto an island after being shipwrecked, and are later joined by the immigrant passengers and crew of a ship that is wrecked on the same island. When the question of government comes up, the little colony chooses a queen, and they work on improving the island for some time, despite internal...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, shipwreck, siblings, island, pioneer government
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of Twice Bought by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by Khaghbboommm This story is set in the gold fields of Oregon, where Tom Brixton, and his best friend, Fred Westly, are digging gold to try to “make their pile”. Before leaving England, the steady and God-fearing Fred had promised Tom's mother that he would do his best to take care of his friend, but in spite of all his efforts, Tom had fallen in with bad companions and taken to gambling. He was convinced that he could...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, morals, action, gold
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of Away in the Wilderness by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by Roger Melin. Jasper Derry was on a mission. He had left the northern wilderness a few years earlier when he had worked for the Hudson's Bay Company, but in doing so he had also left some unfinished business behind. Now he is on his quest to complete those affairs. We travel with Jasper and his two companions through the rugged, desolate region, and while doing so, we learn a great deal of just how wild and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, survival, Canada, frontier, hudson bay
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of The Coral Island, by R. M. Ballantyne, read by Tom Weiss. Ralph Rover is a traveler at heart, and has always dreamed of shipping out to the South Sea islands. He finally convinces his aging parents to let him go and find his way in the world. But the islands that Ralph finds are not as idyllic as his dreams. Shipwrecked on a large, uninhabited island, Ralph and his fellow survivors, Jim and Peterkin, discover a world of hostile natives and villainous pirates. Danger, high...
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Topics: ballantyne, audio, adventure, shipwreck, pirates, south seas, librivox, audiobook, children, teens
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of Freaks on the Fells: Three Months' Rustication, Story 1 by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker; Diana Schmidt; Doug Fajardo; fshort; Pete McElveen; Foon; Nan Dodge; Ellies In this first story in Freaks on the Fells, Mr Sudberry, a successful London merchant takes his family on a Scottish highlands vacation. Over the course of the summer the family has lots of exciting adventures near and around the farm and adjoining fishing stream. - Summary by Linny For...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, young adult, London, fishing, juvenile, scottland
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of The Gorilla Hunters by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by Adele de Pignerolles Ralph Rover is happily at home from his adventure on The Coral Island and wondering if he should settle down when he receives a visit from an eccentric stranger that won't give his name. This visit starts him on a string of adventures that find him getting charged by rhinoceroses, chased by African natives, and facing down a larger-than-life gorilla on his own. Of course, this is only the...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, ballantyne, animals, africa, robert michael ballantyne, r m ballantyne,...
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of The Iron Horse by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by Susan Morin; Lynne Thompson; Dave Wills; AlaynaMay; AdeledePignerolles; Natalie G Koval; ToddHW; Jon Smith; Iscah; Sarah Holtz; Jay Wills “Is that your bundle, sir?” repeated Mr Blunt a little louder. “Eh? yes, yes—all right,” replied Edwin, annoyed at the interruption, and thinking only of Emma Lee, to whom he turned, and went on—“Well, when Colonel Jones had scaled the first wall—” “Come, sir,”...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks
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LibriVox recording of The Dog Crusoe and his Master: A story of Adventure in the Western Plains by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by Diana Schmidt; AnthonyJackson; Aaron White; brianna; Christopher Thompson; Chase Landkamer; bookworm18 ; PlanZradio Set in the exciting North American frontier this tale of a rescued dog and its loyalty and help to its new master really underlines the old saying that a dog is a man's best friend. The book really is a story of adventure in the early Western...
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of Fighting the Flames by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by volunteer readers. Frank Willders is a brave young member of the London Fire Brigade - Willie is his mischievous but helpful younger brother. The two of them encounter a cast of unforgettable characters as Frank and his companions perform heroic rescues and fight the never-ending battle against the flames. Meanwhile the mysterious and sinister Gorman is hatching dark plots, lovely Emma Ward has set Willie’s...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, ballantyne, Historical Fiction, London, children's fiction, fire,...
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of Charlie to the Rescue by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by Rachel; Khaghbboommm; Esther ben Simonides; SainaGhadiany; Harley James; Bill Boerst; Adele de Pignerolles; RLC Charlie Brooke is always rescuing others, and sometimes even himself! His latest rescue, though, could turn out to be fatal..- Summary by Adele de Pignerolles For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, M4B Audiobook, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Wild West, blue ribbon
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by Joseph DeNoia; Lynne T; Kathleen Moore; Mike Pelton; Rachel; MaryAnn; Kalynda; Adele de Pignerolles; April6090; Harley James; jenno; Robin A runaway carriage, a spunky little girl, and a street urchin combine on the first page of Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished: a Tale of City Arab Life in a hilarious combination that you won't want to leave. This story shows first hand what 'city arabs' have to face...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humorous fiction, children's fiction/religion, city arab
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox  reading of Freaks on the Fells: Three Months' Rustication, Story 3 by R. M. Ballantyne Read in English by Foon. In this, our last short story, we join a fishing expedition in Norway.  ( Summary by Linette Geisel ) 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 . ...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, Norway, fishing, island, ship, salmon
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by R. M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of Post Haste by R. M. Ballantyne. Read in English by AlaynaMay; David Alda; Lynne Thompson; Rosie; Natalie Paula; Grace Byrne; Jairus Amar; AdeledePignerolles; Rachel; Jay Wills In this book, Ballantyne weaves the story of Phillip Mayland and his friend, George Aspel with an interesting portrayal of the British Post Office as it existed in the 19th century. In the words of R. M. Ballantyne himself: "This tale is founded chiefly on facts furnished by the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, victorian great britain, early postal service
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by R. Nathaniel Dett
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LibriVox  volunteers bring The Rubinstein Staccato Etude by R. Nathaniel Dett. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 7, 2018. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Aurochs; Foon; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Ian King; Larry Wilson; Michele Fry; Phil Schempf; RajVO; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and William Allan Jones. This poem, read by 16 Librivox Volunteers, describes the ups and downs and emotional frenzy of The Rubinstein Staccato Etude. The author,...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, poetry, piano, rythmn, melody, keyboard, chords
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by R. Talbot Kelly
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Librivox recording of Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt by R. Talbot Kelly. Read by Sibella Denton. A short travelogue of Egypt, this book was written as part of an early 20th century series of travelogues on exotic destinations. (Summary by Sibella Denton) 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 audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader,...
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Topics: librivox, literature, travel, children, nile, Ancient Egypt
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by R.M. Ballantyne
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Librivox recording of Fast in the Ice by R.M. Ballantyne read by Esther. At the age of 16 Ballantyne went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company. His rule in writing, being in every case, was to write as far as possible from personal knowledge of the scenes he described. In this book he details the lives of the crew as they must overwinter in the frozen north including their meetings with Eskimos and bears and their struggles with disease. This is a realistic...
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Topics: librivox, arctic, Canada, adventure, Eskimo
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by R.M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of The Madman and The Pirate, by R.M.Ballantyne. R. M. Ballantyne (April 24, 1825 – February 8, 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer. Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America....
Topics: ballantyne, madman, pirate, children, fiction, librivox
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by R.M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of Jarwin and Cuffy, by R.M. Ballantyne.  Read by Esther ben Simonides. Jarwin is an English sailor who has been shipwrecked. He is stranded on a raft with only his dog Cuffy, and land is nowhere in sight. Their food and water is running out. What can Jarwin do to save his dog's (and his own) life?  Summary by Esther ben Simonides. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, ballantyne, dog, shipwreck, missionary, island, castaway, captive, jarwin,...
Radio Giap Rebelde
by RASH, Wu Ming 4, Roberto Arduini, Valerio Gentili
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19 febbraio 2011: una serata romana che avrà molte conseguenze WM4 su Alemanno che cita Tolkien a cazzo di cane, con effetto di ironia involontaria. Un intervento dal pubblico: a proposito di Éowyn. Arduini sul modello della "donna di destra": la valkiria casalinga (!)
Radio Giap Rebelde
by RASH, Wu Ming 4, Roberto Arduini, Valerio Gentili
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19 febbraio 2011: una serata romana che avrà molte conseguenze [WM4:] Non avrei mai creduto che un giorno avrei parlato di Tolkien con alle spalle un busto di Lenin e le bandiere rosse fuori dalla porta. Se si tiene conto che, a dispetto della forte connotazione politica del contesto, la cosa che tutti i presenti - a partire dagli organizzatori - hanno tenuto a ribadire è il totale disinteresse a imporre a Tolkien qualsivoglia cappello ideologico, si può dire che forse, alla buon'ora, the...
Radio Giap Rebelde
by RASH, Wu Ming 4, Roberto Arduini, Valerio Gentili
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19 febbraio 2011: una serata romana che avrà molte conseguenze Roberto Arduini scrive su L'Unità ed è tra i fondatori dell'Associazione Romana di Studi Tolkieniani. In quest'intervento individua ed elenca i tratti distintivi della cultura di destra e neofascista (vittimismo, sconfittismo, esclusivismo, maledettismo, culto della nicchia, fascino del proibito) e spiega come questi elementi siano all'opera nella strumentalizzazione "evoliana" di J.R.R. Tolkien.
Radio Giap Rebelde
by RASH, Wu Ming 4, Roberto Arduini, Valerio Gentili
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19 febbraio 2011: una serata romana che avrà molte conseguenze [WM4:] La serata organizzata dalla RASH (Red and Anarchist Skin Heads) ai Magazzini Popolari Casalbertone (19 febbraio 2011) è stata un'occasione importante. Io e Roberto Arduini (dell'Associazione Romana Studi Tolkieniani) abbiamo parlato per quasi due ore delle strategie d'appropriazione che nel corso degli anni la destra ha messo in atto su un autore come Tolkien. Nonostante non siano stati due interventi sistematici, ma...
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by RIchard Haigh
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LibriVox recording of Life in a Tank by RIchard Haigh. Read in English by William A Crenshaw. Richard Haigh was an Infantry lieutenant in the 2nd Royal Berkshire Infantry Regiment serving in the Somme area in 1916. Shortly after Tanks were first used in battle in September of 1916 the British Army asked for volunteers, Lieutenant Haigh signed up and was accepted in December of 1916. He describes the training and actions he participated in until the war ended in 1918. He was awarded MC in 1916...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, World War I, WWI, world war i tanks, british tanks, the great war, the first...
Zeke's Gallery Performances & Interviews
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As the title says RM Vaughan reads a bunch of his poems from his latest book "Ruined Stars" at Zeke's Gallery in Montreal as part of the Zeke's gets proud Pride Reading event
Topics: Gay Literature, Readings, Poetry
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by Rabindranath Tagore
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LibriVox recording of XVIII by Rabindranath Tagore. Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Eighteen by Rabindranath Tagore. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 13, 2022. ----- Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. Known as "The Bard of Bengal," he became the first non-European and the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. This poem...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, philosophy
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by Rabindranath Tagore
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The First Jasmines by Rabindranath Tagore, in honour of the author's birthday May 7. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 3, 2015. Read in English by Andrew Coleman; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; J. McDougall; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; NoelBadrian; Peter Yearsley and Rosslyn Carlyle. Rabindranath Tagore, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music,...
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LibriVox recording of Glimpses of Bengal by Rabindranath Tagore. Read in English by Bhavya The book is a selection of letters written by Tagore, in various places in Bengal, India. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook (73MB)
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LibriVox recording of Gitanjali, by Rabindranath Tagore. Gitanjali is a collection of 103 poems in English , largely translations by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. This volume became very famous in the West, and was widely translated into other languages. In England a slender volume was published in 1913, with an exhilarating preface by W. B. Yeats. In the same year , Rabindranath became the first non-European to win the Nobel prize. (summary by Hilara) "On many an idle day have I...
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LibriVox recording of The Crescent Moon by Rabindranath Tagore. Read in English by Anusha Iyer This is a wonderful collection of lyrical poetry and poetry in prose by India's most well-known poet, Rabindranath Tagore, whose book Gitanjali shot him to fame in the west. Originally written in Bengali, the poet himself translated the book into English. Most of the poems in The Crescent Moon focus on the love in a mother-child relationship and its development over the years as the child grows up,...
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LibriVox recording of The Home and the World, by Rabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941), also known by the sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, Brahmo religionist, visual artist, playwright, novelist, and composer whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He became Asia's first Nobel laureate when he won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Home and the World is a 1916 novel, set in the estate of the rich Bengali noble...
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LibriVox recording of The Hungry Stones and Other Stories, by Rabindranath Tagore. The stories contained in this volume were translated by several hands. The version of The Victory is the author's own work. The seven stories which follow were translated by Mr. C. F. Andrews, with the help of the author's help. Assistance has also been given by the Rev. E. J. Thompson, Panna Lal Basu, Prabhat Kumar Mukerjii, and the Sister Nivedita For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore. Read in English by Shashank Jakhmola This is a wonderful collection of ten stories written by Rabindranath Tagore, often recalled as 'The Bard of Bengal'. Tagore is known for his elegant prose and natural poetry, and has even blessed India with her very own National Anthem. Readers are expected to sympathise with journeys Tagore's characters will take in their respective stories. For further information, including links to online...
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LibriVox recording of Sadhana: The Realisation of Life, by Rabindranath Tagore. Read by Peter Yearsley. A collection of essays on the Hindu/Buddhist view of humankind's place in the universe. As the author says in his introduction: "in these papers, it may be hoped, western readers will have an opportunity of coming into touch with the ancient spirit of India as revealed in our sacred texts and manifested in the life of to-day." Most of the essays were given as lectures before Harvard...
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LibriVox recording of Mashi and other Stories, by Rabindranath Tagore. A 1918 collection of short stories, by the popular Bengali writer.(Summary by BellonaTimes) 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 (106MB)
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LibriVox recording of Creative Unity by Rabindranath Tagore. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore talks of the many things he feels is necessary for creativity through joy of unity, he covers many topics like the creative ideal, makes comparisons of creativity between the east and the west, the spirit of freedom and about his idea of an University. (Summary by sidhu177) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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LibriVox recording of My Reminiscences by Rabindranath Tagore. Read in English by bala These Reminiscences were written and published by the Author in his fiftieth year, shortly before he started on a trip to Europe and America for his failing health in 1912. It was in the course of this trip that he wrote for the first time in the English language for publication. (from preface) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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LibriVox recording of The Gardener by Rabindranath Tagore. Read in English by Phil Schempf Most of the lyrics of love and life, the translations of which from Bengali are published in this book, were written much earlier than the series of religious poems contained in the book named Gitanjali. The translations are not always literal—the originals being sometimes abridged and sometimes paraphrased. (The preface to the 1915 edition) ( Rabindranath Tagore) For further information, including...
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LibriVox recording of Sadhana, the Realisation of Life, by Rabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, philosopher, visual artist, playwright, composer, and novelist whose work reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He became Asia's first Nobel laureate when he won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature. Sadhana is a collection of essays, most of which he gave before the Harvard University, describing Indian beliefs, philosophy and culture...
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LibriVox recording of A Man's World by Rachel Crothers. Read in English by Expatriate A Man's World (1910) is the story of a woman writer who publishes under a man's name in the hope of greater acceptance. (More upon completion of project.) - Summary by Wikipedia & Expatriate 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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Au Fil des Lectures
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Au Fil des lectures Acte IV, scène V, lu par R. Depasse & Victoria . 12 min
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LibriVox recording of A Sheaf of Verses by Radclyffe Hall. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Michele Fry; Anusha Iyer; Larry Wilson This is a volume of poetry by Radclyffe Hall. At the time of publication of this novel, Radclyffe Hall was living in Bad Homburg in Germany, in a lesbian relationship. Some of the poems in this volume are love poems, and to spare the public's delicate sensibilities, the names of the people to whom the poems were dedicated are removed. - Summary by Carolin For...
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LibriVox recording of 'Twixt Earth and Stars by Radclyffe Hall. Read in English by Christine Lehman; Julia Niedermaier; Anusha Iyer; NoelBadrian; Mihai Borobocea; Newgatenovelist; Jamila Phillips This is a volume of poetry by Radclyffe Hall. The poet and novelist led a highly scandalous lifestyle for the norms of her contemporary society, living openly lesbian in Germany and England. Some of the poems in this volume are also love poems to other women, a fact which was not generally known at the...
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Audio Books & Poetry
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This piece was made for Espilonia radiophonic festival (May 2006). Silicone Carne is the Robot's music improvisation part of Radio Free Robots , here with our special guest Harddisko (Raw Computer Sounds).
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LibriVox recording of Angelina by Rafael Delgado. Read by Karen Savage. Habiendo terminado sus estudios secundarios, regresa Rodolfo a su ciudad natal, Villaverde, a encontrarse con la noticia que sus queridas tías se han empobrecido para proveerle esa educación. Las pobres ancianas, una enferma, han tenido solo a la dulce Angelina cuidándolas. De vuelta en la casa de su niñez, Rodolfo empieza a sentir cariño por la joven que ha cuidado tan bien a las ancianas que lo criaron. (Resumen por...
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LibriVox recording of Viaje a América (Tomo 1 de 2) by Rafael Puig y Valls. Read in Spanish by LibriVox Volunteers. La crónica de un periodista español que asistió a la Exposición Universal de Chicago en 1893, y que después viajó a través de los Estados Unidos, Méjico, Cuba y Puerto Rico, anotando sus observaciones y experiencias, para luego mandarlas a publicar en el diario madrileño La Vanguardia. Su narración es descriptiva, pero también incluye muchas opiniones y comentario...
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LibriVox recording of Viaje a América (Tomo 2 de 2) by Rafael Puig y Valls. Read in Spanish by LibriVox Volunteers. La crónica de un periodista español que asistió a la Exposición Universal de Chicago en 1893, y que después viajó a través de los Estados Unidos, Méjico, Cuba y Puerto Rico, anotando sus observaciones y experiencias, para luego mandarlas a publicar en el diario madrileño La Vanguardia. Su narración es descriptiva, pero también incluye muchas opiniones y comentario...
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by Rafael Sabatini
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LibriVox recording of The Sea Hawk, by Rafael Sabatini. Read by Denny and Sandra. The Sea Hawk is a novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1915. The story is set in the late 16th century, and concerns a Cornish sea-faring gentleman, Sir Oliver Tressilian, who is villainously betrayed by a jealous brother. After being forced to serve as a slave on a Spanish galley, Sir Oliver is liberated by Barbary pirates. He joins the pirates under the name "Sakr-el-Bahr", the hawk of the...
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LibriVox recording of The Tavern Knight by Rafael Sabatini. Follow the exploits of Sir Crispin Galliard, also known as The Tavern Knight, in his defence of the King of England against Cromwell and his Puritan Entourage. (Summary by Ric Cornwall) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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LibriVox recording of The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini. Read in English by Carol Pelster Justin Caryll was an unwilling hero: an unwilling plotter of revenge, an unwilling spy and an unwilling pursuer of the woman he loves. Justin must thread a perilous path through various sticky wickets, between the machinations of his foster father, the violence of his brother, the relentless pursuit by the government's agent, his hopeless love for the hapless heroine, and the struggles of his own...
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LibriVox recording of The Snare by Rafael Sabatini. Read in English by pmstrahm A story of burning jealousy and romance set in the British peninsula campaign against Napoleon. A British officers family is ensnared by mistakes, secrets, and false accusations. ( Peter Strahm) 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...
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LibriVox recording of Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini. Captain Blood is an adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1922. It concerns the sharp-witted Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish physician, who is convicted of treason in the aftermath of the Monmouth rebellion in 1685, and enslaved on the Caribbean island of Barbados. He escapes and becomes a pirate. [wikipedia] Captain Blood was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated swashbuckling film that rocketed Errol Flynn and Olivia...
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Librivox recording of Scaramouche , by Rafael Sabatini. Scaramouche is a romantic adventure and tells the story of a young aristocrat during the French Revolution. His successive endeavors as a lawyer, politician, actor, lover, and buffoon lead his enemies to call him "Scaramouche" (also called Scaramuccia, a roguish character in the commedia dell'arte), but he impresses many with his elegant orations and precision swordsmanship. The later film version includes one of the longest, and...
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by Raffaele Pulejo
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A stereotypical Asian melody meets the drums from Radioactivity. Ogura Hyakunin Isshu IX read by kaseumin from Librivox http://librivox.org/ogura-hyakunin-isshu-by-fujiwara-no-teika/
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by Rai Bahadur A. Mitra
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LibriVox recording of The Bubonic Plague by Rai Bahadur A. Mitra. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Alan Mapstone; Colleen McMahon; Andrew Gaunce; John; mleigh; J. M. Smallheer; Graham McMillan; Dimo Dr. Rai Bahadur A. Mitra who was the Chief Medical Officer in Kashmir presents a short treatise on the bubonic plague. The book ranges from a short history of the bubonic plague, including an account of the great 1665 plague in London, through description of the disease, treatment and prevention. -...
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by Rainer Maria Rilke
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 23  recordings of The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  Jul;y 15, 2018. Read in English by Angelique G. Campbell; Algy Pug; Allan R. Tate; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; D. Wood; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Ian King; Kate Vaws; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Michele Fry; Nedge; Phil Schempf; RajVO; schrm; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and VelmaCariss. René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke,...
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LibriVox recording of Auguste Rodin by Rainer Maria Rilke. (Translated by Jessie Lemont.) Read in English by David Wales Rodin has pronounced Rilke's essay the supreme interpretation of his work. (From the translators’ Preface) Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, and desired academic...
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