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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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by Xenophon

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LibriVox recording of Cyropaedia: The Education of Cyrus by Xenophon. (Translated by H. G. Dakyns.) Read in English by Larry Wilson; Lynne T; John Ottens; Kane Mercer; Peter Gardner; Lucy Perry; Omar H. Eldahan; John Martin; Anna Simon; Rosie Roberts; Emory; Mark Chulsky; J. McDougall The Cyropaedia (or Cyropedia) is a partly fictional biography of Cyrus the Great, written in the early 4th century BC by the Athenian gentleman-soldier, and student of Socrates, Xenophon of Athens. The title...
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by Xueqin Cao

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LibriVox recording of The Dream of the Red Chamber Book I by Xueqin Cao. (Translated by Henry Bencraft Joly.) Read in English by LIbrivox volunteers. The Dream of the Red Chamber (also known as The Story of the Stone ) is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of China, and considered the greatest of them all. Almost 40 main characters and some 500 minor characters tell the fortunes of the Chia family; the book details mainly the life of Chia Pao-yü, the heir apparent, who is described as very...
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by Xun Lu

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LibriVox recording of The True Story of Ah Q by Xun Lu. Read in Chinese by Vivienne Wong. The True Story of Ah Q (simplified Chinese: 阿Q正传; traditional Chinese: 阿Q正傳; pinyin: Ā Q Zhèngzhuàn; Wade–Giles: A Q Cheng-chuan), is an episodic novella written by Lu Xun, first published as a serial between December 4, 1921 and February 12, 1922. It was later placed in his first short story collection Call to Arms (吶喊, Nahan) in 1923 and is the longest of the stories in the...
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