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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.



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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 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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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 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 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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Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1
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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  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 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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by Unknown
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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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by Unknown
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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 Saga of Erik the Red (Reeves Translation) by Unknown. (Translated by Arthur Middleton Reeves.) Read in English by Expatriate The Saga of Erik the Red is one of the two important thirteenth-century accounts of the Norse explorations of Greenland and North America, along with The Saga of the Greenlanders. Containing fantastic anecdotes about ghostly visitations, wise women-seers, and one-legged native Unipeds, the saga is just as fascinating for what is clearly authentic...
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by Upton Sinclair
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Librivox recording of The Moneychangers by Upton Sinclair. Read by Margaret Espaillat. A story of white collar crime and intrigue told from the point of view of Montague, a member of the privileged class of New York. Montague witnesses the manipulation and upset of the stock market by high financier Dan Waterman who is motivated by revenge. Waterman's character is loosely based on J.P. Morgan. (Summary by Margaret) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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LibriVox recording of The Machine, by Upton Sinclair. Read by a full cast. Upton Sinclair is best known for his novel The Jungle, an expose of the meatpacking industry. He was also a playwright whose works for the stage reflected the same progressive viewpoints found in his other writing. In The Machine, published as part of Sinclair's 1912 collection Plays of Protest, Socialist activists show a rich man's daughter the truth about the society in which she has been raised. (Summary by...
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LibriVox recording of King Coal, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Michelle Harris. King Coal is a book by Upton Sinclair, first published in 1917, that exposes the dirty working conditions in the coal mining industry in the western United States during the 1910s. As in an earlier work, The Jungle, Sinclair expresses his socialist viewpoints from the perspective of a single protagonist, Hal Warner, caught up in the schemes and plots of the oppressive American capitalist system. The book itself is...
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Life by Upton Sinclair. Read by Rom Maczka. Faith and reason, love and virtue, morality and mortality! In these two short volumes the famous novelist, essayist, and playwright, Upton Sinclair, confided his most prized worldly wisdom for generations to come. His kind and witty personal advice both provokes and enlightens page by page. (Summary by Rom Maczka) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Upton Sinclair
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What would happen to you if you tried to make your way in the world believing all the clear, simple things you had ever been taught growing up? Here we have one response to that question, a commentary by the great novelist, journalist and political activist Upton Sinclair, on what we are to encounter as we make our way in this world we live in. It is set against the backdrop of its time (about a hundred years ago) and place (a capitalist microcosm called "Lockmanville" in upstate New...
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LibriVox recording of The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Tom Weiss. It is the end of the 19th century. Like thousands of others, the Rudkus family has emigrated from Lithuania to America in search of a better life. As they settle into the Packingtown neighborhood of Chicago, they find their dreams are unlikely to be realized. In fact, just the opposite is quite likely to occur. Jurgis, the main character of the novel, has brought his father Antanas, his fiancée Ona, her stepmother Teta...
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LibriVox recording of They Call Me Carpenter, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Tom Weiss. The story takes place in the fictional city of Western City circa 1920. It begins with a man named Billy who is attacked by a mob of ex-servicemen outside a theater after watching a German film. Billy stumbles into a church to escape the mob and is visited by Carpenter, that is Jesus, who walks out of the stained glass window of the church. Carpenter is shocked and appalled by his observations of greed,...
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by אורי ניסן גנסין Uri Nissan GNESSIN
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LibriVox recording of בגנים (In the Gardens), by אורי ניסן גנסין (Uri Nissan Gnessin). Read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau. Uri Nissan Gnessin was born in Starodub, where his father was a rabbi. He left home at an early age, and moving from one yeshiva to the another, he developed a life-long friendship with a fellow Hebrew modernist author, Yosef Haim Brenner. His first published text was in 1904. In 1906 he co-founded the Hebrew language publishing house "Nisyonot"...
Topics: אורי ניסן גנסין, בגנים, Baganim, Hebrew, short story, literature, audiobook,...
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by אורי ניסן גנסין Uri Nissan GNESSIN
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LibriVox recording of Etsel, by Uri Nissan Gnessin. Read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau. Uri Nissan Gnessin was a Russian Jewish writer, generally considered a pioneer of modern Hebrew literature. His first book was published in 1904. In 1906 he co-founded the Hebrew-language publishing house Nisyonot (Attempts), and after moving to London in 1907, he co-edited (with Hayim Yosef Brenner) Ha'Meorer , a Hebrew periodical. Later he emigrated to Palestine but returned to Russia, then moved to Warsaw,...
Topics: אצל, אורי ניסן גנסין, Etsel, By the Way, Uri Nissan Gnessin, Hebrew, literature,...
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