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by U. S. Department of the Interior Office of Education
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LibriVox recording of Americans All, Immigrants All by U. S. Department of the Interior Office of Education.  Read in English by Mark F. Smith The United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education partnered with the Columbia Broadcasting System to present a series of 26 dramatic radio broadcast programs detailing the role of immigrants in the development of the USA.  This small volume was printed as a supplement to the programs. It contains a great deal of the data concerning the...
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by U. Waldo Cutler
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LibriVox recording of Stories of King Arthur and His Knights , by U. Waldo Cutler. Read by thadine. Stories of King Arthur and His Knights Retold from Malory's "Morte dArthur". 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 (187MB)
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by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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LibriVox recording of Migration of Birds by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read in English by Sue Anderson. Snow Geese which left James Bay, Canada, arrived at the Louisiana Gulf coast "60 hours later after a continuous flight of over 1,700 miles at an average speed of 28 miles per hour." This is just one of the many intriguing facts about bird migration contained in this 1998 circular from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Informative and up-to-date chapters discuss flight speed...
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by US Army Corps of Engineers, Manhattan District
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LibriVox recording of The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki , by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Manhattan District. Read by Dennis Sayers. This is the official report, published nearly 11 months after the first and only atomic bombings in history (to date), of a group of military physicians and engineers who accompanied the initial contingent of U.S. soldiers into the destroyed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The report presents a clinical description of the devastation, loss of life...
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by US Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program
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LibriVox recording of Understanding Climatic Change by US Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Understanding Climatic Change - A Program for Action is a 1975 report by the US Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program. Already at this time, it was understood that a climate change was taking place, and that it was possibly happening due to human influences. The report gives an overview of past climates, a projection of future...
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LibriVox recording of In Time Of Emergency: A Citizen's Handbook On Nuclear Attack, Natural Disasters by US Office of Civil Defense. Read by TriciaG. A major emergency affecting a large number of people may occur anytime and anywhere. It may be a peacetime disaster such as a flood, tornado, fire, hurricane, blizzard or earthquake. It could be an enemy nuclear attack on the United States. In any type of general disaster, lives can be saved if people are prepared for the emergency, and know what...
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LibriVox recording of Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II: Impacts, Risks and Adaption in the United States by USGCRP. Read in English by Warren Kati Are you interested in learning about climate change and its current and future effects on the United States? The Fourth National Climate Assessment – Volume II is a 2018 report written in non-technical language by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, a panel of independent experts, as mandated by the Global Change Research Act of...
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by Ugo Foscolo
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LibriVox recording of Le ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis by Ugo Foscolo. Read in Italian by Davide La vicenda trae origine dal suicidio di Girolamo Ortis, uno studente universitario nato a Vito d'Asio (Pordenone) il 13 maggio 1773 e morto il 29 marzo 1796. Foscolo mutò il nome di Girolamo in Jacopo, in onore di Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Nel paese nativo esiste tuttora la casa del giovane, ristrutturata dagli eredi a seguito del terremoto del Friuli del 6 maggio 1976.  Nel 1796 Foscolo redasse un...
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LibriVox recording of A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, by Ukawsaw Gronniosaw. Read by TriciaG. Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, also known as James Albert, (born ca. 1705 - 1775) was a freed slave and autobiographer. His autobiography is considered the first published by an African in Britain. Gronniosaw's autobiography was produced in Kidderminster in the late 1760s. Its full title is A Narrative of the Most remarkable Particulars in the Life of...
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by Uli Christenn
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Die beiden Ermittler der Berliner Mordkommission ermitteln in SO36 und finden in einer klassisch heruntergekommen Singlewohnung eine heiße Spur. Ein Bett, 207 leere Sternburg-Flaschen und 20 Videokassetten. Die erste Einordnung ergibt "Schweinerei erträglich" und "Schweinerei unerträglich". Marshal Mathew und Shaolin Sandra ermitteln sich an ein Tötungsdelikt auf dem zweiten Arbeitsmarkt heran. Die Maßnahme: Romanfragment von Uli Christenn in 12 Teilen.
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Im 13. Teil reisen wir in der Erinnerung in die glücklichsten Tage von Marshal Mathews Kindheit zurück: als seine Tante Elfriede die hochhackigen Schuhe gegen Gummistiefel tauschte und im Schrebergarten zu Werke ging. Marshal Mathew und Shaolin Sandra ermitteln sich an ein Tötungsdelikt auf dem zweiten Arbeitsmarkt heran. Die Maßnahme: Romanfragment von Uli Christenn in 15 Teilen. Jetzt das Hörbuch als Podcast auf www.valtin.org kostenlos herunterladen, oder auf YouTube, archive.org hören...
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"Mordkommision, ich muss mal rein ins Haus, dienstlich" knurrt Marshal Mathew. "Ach, die Polizei. Ich habe schon gehört vom Massaker bei der ABM.", so das Mütterchen: "So was gab es ja nicht, damals beim Adolf." Sie meint ein Massaker, nicht die Arbeitsbeschaffungsmaßnahme... Marshal Mathew und Shaolin Sandra ermitteln sich an ein Tötungsdelikt auf dem zweiten Arbeitsmarkt heran. Die Maßnahme: Romanfragment von Uli Christenn in 15 Teilen.
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"Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz und Gemeinheit geht vor Eigenheit." In der 14. Folge lernen wir Polizeiweisheiten kennen und gleichen sie mit der Arbeits- und Abendrealität des Berliner Mordermittlers Marshal Mathew ab. Marshal Mathew und Shaolin Sandra ermitteln sich an ein Tötungsdelikt auf dem zweiten Arbeitsmarkt heran. Die Maßnahme: Romanfragment von Uli Christenn in 15 Teilen. Jetzt das Hörbuch als Podcast auf www.valtin.org kostenlos herunterladen, oder auf YouTube,...
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"Noch rücksichtsloser gehts wohl nicht?" fragt Shaolin Sandra ihren Kollegen von der Berliner Mordkommission, als dieser den halben Radweg und die Feuerwehrzufahrt blockiert. Dazu fällt Marshal Mathew nur das ein: "Noch näher ran geht nicht; ein paar Schritte werden wir wohl laufen müssen". Marshal Mathew und Shaolin Sandra ermitteln sich an ein Tötungsdelikt auf dem zweiten Arbeitsmarkt heran. Die Maßnahme: Romanfragment von Uli Christenn in 12 Teilen.
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LibriVox recording of Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father and His Youngest Sister. Read by Jim Clevenger. Among the national leaders whose names will always hold an honorable place in American history is Ulysses S. Grant, the simple-hearted man and capable soldier, to whose patriotism, courage, persistence, and skill was so largely due the successful termination of the war between the States, the contest which assured the foundations of the Republic. We are interested not only in learning...
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LibriVox recording of State of the Union Addresses by United States Presidents (1869 - 1876) by Ulysses S. Grant. Read in English by Colleen McMahon; eWinters; Shasta; Kristine Bekere; Owen Cook; realisticspeakers The State of the Union address is a speech presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, typically delivered annually. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation but also allows the President to outline his...
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by Ulysses S. Grant
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LibriVox recording of Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, by Ulysses S. Grant. Read by Jim Clevenger. "In preparing these volumes for the public, I have entered upon the task with the sincere desire to avoid doing injustice to any one, whether on the National or Confederate side, other than the unavoidable injustice of not making mention often where special mention is due. There must be many errors of omission in this work, because the subject is too large to be treated of in two volumes in...
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by Umberto Lorenzoni
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Intervento e reading al presidio anti-censura Presidio contro la messa al bando di libri e autori da parte delle amministrazioni fascio-berlusco-leghiste del Veneto, 27 gennaio 2011. Umberto Lorenzoni, nome di battaglia "Eros", commissario politico della Brigata Piave, Divisione Nino Nannetti, non usa mezzi termini.
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by Unca Eliza Winkfield
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LibriVox recording of The Female American by Unca Eliza Winkfield. Read in English by Nikki Cain “The Female American; Or The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield, Written by Herself in Two Volumes” was anonymously published under the pseudonym Unca Eliza Winkfield in 1767. Unca Eliza, a half-Native American and half-English woman, is shipwrecked on an island. Discovering the remnants of past civilization, Unca Eliza utilizes the tools she finds and her extensive knowledge (derived from her...
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by United Nations
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LibriVox recording of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A collection of readings in the readers language of choice 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 (49MB)
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by United Nations
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LibriVox recording of United Nations Documents by United Nations. Read in English by Kathryn Magee; Joanna Lloyd; Kathrine Engan; BettyB The Charter of the United Nations signed at San Francisco on 26 June 1945 is the constituent treaty of the United Nations. It is as well one of the constitutional texts of the International Court of Justice which was brought into being by the Charter. This recording contains UN Charter Statute of the International Criminal Court Millennium Declarations For...
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by United Nations
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42 LibriVox recordings of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 39 languages. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris). The Guinness Book of Records describes the UDHR as the "Most Translated Document" in the world. It consists of 30 articles which outline the view of the General Assembly on the human rights guaranteed to all people.(Summary adapted from...
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by United Nations
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LibriVox recording of The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers and has links to the text in each language. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. It defines the fundamental rights of individuals, and exhorts all governments to protect these rights. The UN has translated the document into over three hundred languages and...
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by United States
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LibriVox recording of Simple Sabotage Field Manual, by United States Office of Strategic Services. Read by James Christopher. Formed during World War II, the United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS), was organized for special operations and intelligence gathering and analysis. Included in its mission was the implementation of, and training of foreign forces in, propaganda, espionage, subversion, and sabotage. After the war, OSS functions were transferred to the newly formed Central...
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by United States
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Read for librivox.org by Michael Scherer . The Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (20MB)
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by United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
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LibriVox recording of Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War, by U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Read by Allyson Hester. This is a concise yet thorough explanation of what might happen to our world in the aftermath of a nuclear war. The myriad of potential effects will be global and wide-spread, and the potentials are glazed over in this short work. (Summary by Allyson Hester) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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by United States Army
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LibriVox recording of Project Horizon: Establishment of a Lunar Outpost by United States Army. Read in English by KevinS The US national policy on space includes the objective of developing and exploiting this Nation's space capability as necessary to achieve national political, scientific, and security objectives. The establishment of a manned outpost in the lunar environment will demonstrate United States leadership in space. It will also provide a basis for further explorations and...
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by United States Army Staff Judge Advocate
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LibriVox recording of Henry Wirz, Commander of Andersonville Confederate Prison: Trial and Execution by United States Army Staff Judge Advocate. Read in English by David Wales Henry Wirz (November 25, 1823 – November 10, 1865) was the only Confederate soldier tried after the end of the American Civi War. He was tried, convicted, and executed, not for being a Confederate soldier, but for conspiracy and murder relating to his command of Camp Sumter, the infamous Confederate prisoner-of-war...
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by United States Department of Commerce
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LibriVox recording of Report of the Airship "Hindenburg" Accident Investigation by United States Department of Commerce. Read in English by Scott Danneker “Oh my!” -Herbert O. Morrison, WLS News, Chicago Thursday, 6 May, 1937: It is early evening at a remote airport in central New Jersey. It’s starting to rain again. Suddenly, much to the surprise of the dozens of spectators gathered below, a gigantic diesel powered balloon blows up as it tries to land after crossing the ocean...
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by United States Department of Energy
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LibriVox recording of U. S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather by United States Department of Energy. Read in English by Patrick Mchaffie This report—part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to support national climate change adaptation planning through the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and Strategic Sustainability Planning process and to advance the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal of promoting energy security—examines current and...
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by United States Department of Homeland Security
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LibriVox recording of The Citizen's Almanac - Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States by United States Department of Homeland Security. Read in English by Beau Wood; BettyB; Melvin Lee; Phil Schempf; Matthew Datcher; Cam Milne New citizens of the United States were given this pamphlet when they became citizens. The Citizen's Almanac contains information on the history, people, and events that have brought us where we are today as a beacon of hope and freedom to the...
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by United States Federal Bureau of Investigation
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LibriVox recording of UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS, by UNITED STATES FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. Read by ROGER MELIN. Through the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) this series of communications has been de-classified and made public. Most names have been omitted, however much information of the sightings of UFOs in 1947 can be gleaned from these communications which were primarily between the FBI and other U.S. Government and military organizations. It should be noted that the U.S. Air...
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by United States Government
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LibriVox recording of United States Constitution and Amendments by United States Government Read in English by Laurie Anne Walden The Constitution is the charter of government and the supreme law of the United States of America. It was signed by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 17, 1787. The first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified together in 1791. Amendments 11 through 27 were ratified separately from 1795 through...
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LibriVox recording of A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina by United States House of Representatives. Read in English by volunteer readers. In September 2005, the House of Representatives created the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina. The Committee was charged with conducting "a full and complete investigation and study and...
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by United States Lighthouse Board
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LibriVox recording of Instructions to Light Keepers by United States Lighthouse Board. Read in English by Maria Kasper. "Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1881. The following Instructions are published for the guidance of light-keepers. They are required to read them carefully and attentively, and to refer to them whenever they are any doubt in regard to their duties or the manner of performing them. Each keeper and assistant keeper will be furnished with a copy, to...
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by United States Rubber Company, edited by John Martin
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LibriVox public domain recording of the United States Rubber Company's The Romance of Rubber . This pamphlet was published in the early 20th century by the United States Rubber Company so that "coming generations of our country...have some understanding of the importance of rubber in our every day life...We believe the rubber industry will be better off if the future citizens of our country know more about it." Learn about Christopher Columbus's discovery of rubber, how the crafty...
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by United States Senate
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LibriVox recording of Examining the U.S. Capitol Attack by United States Senate. Read in English by Joanne Turner A joint bipartisan report by the U.S. Senate Committees on Homeland Security and Rules and Administration, addressing security, planning, and response by the U.S. Capitol Police, the Capitol Police Board, the FBI, and Departments of Homeland Security and Defense to the events of January 6, 2021, in and around the U.S. Capitol Building. - Summary by Joanne Turner For further...
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by United States Senate Committee on Armed Services
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LibriVox recording of The Inquiry into the Role and Oversight of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan. The Inquiry into the Role and Oversight of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan, which reported in September 2010, was precipitated by events in August 2008, when US forces bombed the Afghan village of Azizabad. This gave rise to a public dispute between the US Government and the United Nations about the level of fatalities caused by the attack and about whether those killed had...
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by United States Supreme Court
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LibriVox recording of Civil Rights and Equal Protection Cases 1856-1948, the United States Supreme Court. Read by Kelli Robinson Landmark United States Supreme Court decisions focusing on civil rights and equal protection between 1856 and 1948. (Summary by Kelli Robinson). For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (212MB)
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LibriVox recording of Supreme Cases from 1803-2018 by United States Supreme Court. Read in English by Michael Fassio; Colleen McMahon; fshort; Mike Overby; Tom Parker; KevinS; Elsie Selwyn; Gretchen LaBuhn; Greg Giordano; Craig Campbell; rmrm These cases involved questions that came before the Supreme Court that needed answers. The questions in order of appearance in this project are as follows. Does Congress have the power to pass laws that override the Constitution? What shall we do about the...
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by United States Supreme Court
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Librivox recording of Civil Rights and Equal Protection Cases 1950-1960 by United States Supreme Court. Read by Kelli Robinson. Landmark United States Supreme Court decisions focusing on civil rights and equal protection between 1950 and 1960. (summary by Kelli Robinson) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (59MB)
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by United States of America
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Librivox recording of The Declaration of Independence, by the United States of America. Read by Jim Cadwell . 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, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (4MB)
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by Unknown
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LibriVox recording of Maitrayana Upanishad. Translated by F. Max Müller. Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other Upanishads....
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (Markham translation) by Unknown. (Translated by Clements Markham.) Read in English by Expatriate. A whimsical collection of stories about a wandering street urchin, Lazarillo de Tormes is a classic of the Spanish Golden Age, even paid homage in Cervantes’ Don Quixote . Rendered homeless by the arrest of his father and poverty of his mother, the boy Lazarillo has no choice but to go out and find masters to serve. Unfortunately, each of his...
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by Unknown
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf by Unknown. (Translated by John Lesslie Hall.) Read in English by clarinetcarrot The most famous piece of Old English literature, Beowulf was written by an unknown poet at least 1000 years ago and tells how the eponymous hero who is a great warrior defeats the monster Grendel and his mother. He later goes on to rule the Geats before dying killing another foe, a dragon. This metered translation was made by John Lesslie Hall - Summary by clarinetcarrot For further...
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LibriVox recording of Aucassin and Nicolette, translated by Andrew Lang. Read by Leonard Wilson Aucassin and Nicolette is a medieval romance written in a combination of prose and verse called a “song-story.” Created probably in the early 13th century by an unknown French author, the work deals with the love between the son of a count and a Saracen slave girl who has been converted to Christianity and adopted by a viscount. Since Aucassin’s father is strongly opposed to their marriage, the...
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LibriVox recording of The Fall of the Nibelungs by Unknown. (Translated by Margaret Armour.) Read in English by Michael Wolf and Phil Schempf. "The Fall of the Nibelungs" is Margaret Armour's plain prose translation from the middle high German of the "Nibelungenlied", a poetic saga of uncertain authorship written about the year 1200. The story is believed by many to be based on the destruction of the Burgundians, a Germanic tribe, in 436 by mercenary Huns recruited for the...
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Librivox recording of The Epistle to Galatians. The Epistle to Galatians is a book of the New Testament. It is a letter from Paul of Tarsus to a number of early Christian communities in the Roman province of Galatia in central Anatolia. It is principally concerned with the controversy surrounding Gentile Christians and the Mosaic Law within Early Christianity. Along with the Epistle to the Romans, it is the most theologically significant of the Pauline epistles, and has been particularly...
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LibriVox recording of Tales Of The Royal Irish Constabulary by Unknown. Read in English by David Wales The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC, simply called the Irish Constabulary 1836–67) was the armed police force of the United Kingdom in Ireland from the early nineteenth century until 1922. About seventy-five percent of the RIC were Roman Catholic and about twenty-five percent were of various Protestant denominations, the Catholics mainly constables and the Protestants officers. In consequence...
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LibriVox recording of Serbian Fairy Tales by Unknown. (Translated by Elodie Lawton Mijatović.) Read in English by Librivox volunteers Collection of traditional Serbian fairy tales as translated by Elodie Mijatovich, a British author living in Belgrade. Although different, parallels can be drawn with more well-known fairy stories. - Summary by LynneT 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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LibriVox recording of 365 Foreign Dishes, by Unknown. Starters, main courses and desserts from around the world, one dish for every day of the year. From Turkey to China, from India to England, from Austria to Egypt, a wide variety of mouth-watering cuisines are represented. Each recipe is described in one short paragraph, making this book perfect for dipping into when you’re seeking inspiration on what to cook. (Summary by Lucy Perry) For further information, including links to online text,...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Drive the Cold Winter Away by an unknown poet. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 13, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Silver5key; Larry Wilson; Marya James; Phil Schempf; Paul Harvey; rikkigail2012; TriciaG; TommyP A delightful poem written sometime before ca. 1625. Sometimes erroneously attributed to Tom Durfey (1653-1723) -...
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LibriVox recording of The Dhammapada (Version 2) by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Mueller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant - A Collection of Verses Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists Dhammapada means "The path of Dharma." The Pali word Dhamma corresponds to the Sankrit word Dharma. It is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha. These verses, compiled by Buddha's students in the years following his final Nirvana, were culled from various discourses given by the...
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LibriVox recording of The Dhammapada by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Newgatenovelist The Dhammapada collects sayings of the Buddha, offering advice on how to live a full and thoughtful life. The translation used for this recording is by Friedrich Max Müller and was first published in the 19th century. - Summary by Newgatenovelist 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 Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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LibriVox recording of Tausend und eine Nacht, Band 4 by Unknown. (Translated by Gustav Weil.) Read in German by Bernd Ungerer. Scheherazade oder Schehersad, die Tochter eines Wesirs, heiratete den König / Sultan, der die Angewohnheit hatte, seine Ehefrauen am ersten Tag nach der Hochzeit köpfen zu lassen. Schehersad jedoch begann ihm Geschichten zu erzählen, die am Ende der Nacht den Ausgang offen ließen und den Sultan dazu brachten, wenn er den Fortgang der Geschichte erfahren wollte, von...
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LibriVox recording of Tausend und eine Nacht, Band 3 by Unknown. (Translated by Gustav Weil.) Read in German by Bernd Ungerer Scheherazade oder Schehersad, die Tochter eines Wesirs, heiratete den König / Sultan, der die Angewohnheit hatte, seine Ehefrauen am ersten Tag nach der Hochzeit köpfen zu lassen. Schehersad jedoch begann ihm Geschichten zu erzählen, die am Ende der Nacht den Ausgang offen ließen und den Sultan dazu brachten, wenn er den Fortgang der Geschichte erfahren wollte, von...
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LibriVox recording of Prasna Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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LibriVox recording of The Saga of the Greenlanders (Reeves Translation) by Unknown. (Translated by Arthur Middleton Reeves.) Read in English by Expatriate The Saga of the Greenlanders is one of the two important thirteenth-century accounts of the Norse explorations of Greenland and North America, along with the Saga of Erik the Red. The two accounts describe many of the same events leading to Norse contact with the North American coastline almost five hundred years before Columbus, but...
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LibriVox recording of Tausend und eine Nacht, Band 2 by Unknown. (Translated by Gustav Weil.) Read in German by Bernd Ungerer Scheherazade oder Schehersad, die Tochter eines Wesirs, heiratete den König / Sultan, der die Angewohnheit hatte, seine Ehefrauen am ersten Tag nach der Hochzeit köpfen zu lassen. Schehersad jedoch begann ihm Geschichten zu erzählen, die am Ende der Nacht den Ausgang offen ließen und den Sultan dazu brachten, wenn er den Fortgang der Geschichte erfahren wollte, von...
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LibriVox recording of The Sainted Queens by Unknown. Read in English by KevinS; Kristine Bekere; btuten; Tatiana Chichilla; Shreya Sethi; Eric W. A collection of short biographies of six Catholic Queens who became saints. Saint Margaret of Scotland - Saint Elisabeth of Portugal - Saint Clotildus, Saint Ragedund, and Saint Bathildis, all Queens of the Franks - and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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LibriVox recording of The Santa Claus Story Book by Unknown. Read in English by BettyB; Kathleen Moore; Jim Gallagher; Foon; Campbell Schelp; Greg Giordano; KevinS; Tasha C Mapes This is a collection of fairy tales. The first story is a Christmas story in verse, and of course the Christmas holidays are the best time for fairy tales, but the other stories in this volume are fairy tales that can be enjoyed year-round. This volume contains classics like the story of Cinderella and the Beauty and...
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LibriVox recording of Chronicles of crime and criminals No.1 - Wainwright Murder and Whitechapel Murders by Unknown. Read in English by KirksVoice Published by Beaver Publishing Company, Toronto, and subtitled "Full and authentic account of the murder by Henry Wainwright of his mistress, Harriet Lane, and an extended account of the Whitechapel murders by the infamous Jack the Ripper." For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Chanticleer, the intelligent Rooster. An interesting Story in Verse for Children by Unknown. (Translated by Louise Pollock.) Read in English by Lowell Moore; Lynda Marie Neilson; Karen Mallozzi This is, as the title already describes, the rhymed story of Chanticleer the Rooster, and his adventures. Follow the bird through his youth and school years, on a journey, through adventures, becoming a father and a family man and eventually a grandfather....
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 21 recordings of The Little Star , author unknown, which parodies the previous week's children's favourite The Star . This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 31st, 2013. 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 (10MB)
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf by an unknown author (translated by Francis Barton Gummere). Read in English by Tad E. Beowulf was composed by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet. Francis Barton Gummere translates this beautiful poem. Beowulf is an epic poem. The main character, Beowulf, proves himself a hero as he battles against supernatural demons and beasts. (Summary by Tad E.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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LibriVox recording of The House that Jack Built. Read by Denny Sayers. "The House that Jack Built" is a standard of juvenile literature that delights children and adults alike with the increasingly lengthy sentences, stretched to the breaking point, that make up its narrative. Through a chain of events, beginning with a rodent eating some grain and culminating in a festive wedding, children learn that playing with grammar can be fun! You can read along with this recording by linking...
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LibriVox recording of On the Sublime by Unknown. (Translated by Herbert Lord Havell.) Read in English by Amelia Chesley This is a classical text on aesthetics and proper style in writing and rhetoric, including commentary on various ancient Greek works such as those of Plato, Homer, and Demosthenes. Authorship of this treatise is disputed/unknown, but the text is traditionally attributed to Longinus or Pseudo-Longinus. Introduction by Andrew Lang.(summary by Amelia Chesley, adapted from...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you eight different recordings of Psalm 133, to celebrate United Nations Day . This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 22nd, 2006. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/psalm-133/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (3MB)
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Librivox recording of The Prayer of Manasses. Read by David Shamp. The Prayer of Manasses is supposed to have been the prayer of Manasses King of Judah when he repented from his idolatrous ways when he was held captive by the Assyrians in Babylon. Manasseh’s evil ways are recorded in 2 Kings 21:1-18, and the account of his repentance is recorded in 2 Chronicles 33:10-17. The Prayer of Manasses is held to be a deuterocanonical book by many Christians and is held to be Apocryphal by others....
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LibriVox recording of Tausend und eine Nacht, Band 1. (Übersetzung von Gustav Weil.) Gelesen auf Deutsch von Bernd Ungerer Scheherazade oder Schehersad, die Tochter eines Wesirs, heiratete den König / Sultan, der die Angewohnheit hatte, seine Ehefrauen am ersten Tag nach der Hochzeit köpfen zu lassen. Schehersad jedoch begann ihm Geschichten zu erzählen, die am Ende der Nacht den Ausgang offen ließ und den Sultan dazu brachte, wenn er den Fortgang der Geschichte erfahren wollte, von einer...
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LibriVox recording of Taittriyaka Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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LibriVox recording of The Didache, from the Roberts-Donaldson translation. Read by Sam Stinson. The Didache is the common name of a brief early Christian treatise (dated by most scholars to the late first or early second century), containing instructions for Christian communities. The text, parts of which may have constituted the first written catechism, has three main sections dealing with Christian lessons, rituals such as baptism and eucharist, and Church organization. It was considered by...
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LibriVox recording of Katha Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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LibriVox recording of Kena Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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