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Zeke's Gallery Performances & Interviews
by Zac Schnier
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Zac Schnier is currently living in Montreal, studying English Literature and Creative Writing at Concordia University. He writes prose fiction and is at work on his first collection of short stories. He read at Zeke's Gallery on April 13, 2005
Topics: Montreal, Short Stories, Reading, Delirium Press
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by Zac Schnier
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On March 25, 2006 as part of a reading by Graduate Students in the creative writing program at Concordia University.
Topics: Literature, Short Story, Poetry, Montreal, Performance, Reading
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by Zach Wells
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on February 1, 2006 in Montreal as part of his cross Canada tour for his book Unsettled.
Topics: Montreal, Poetry, Literature, Reading, Performance
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by Zachariah Atwell Mudge
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LibriVox recording of North-Pole voyages by Zachariah Atwell Mudge. Read in English by Kristine Bekere. For more than three hundred years an intense desire has been felt by explorers to discover and reveal to the world the secrets of the immediate regions of the North Pole. Nor has this desire been confined to mere adventurers. This volume sketches the latest American efforts (from the second Grinnel expedition to that of the "Polaris"), second to no others in heroism and success, and...
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by Zacharias Papantoniou
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LibriVox recording of Τα Ψηλά Βουνά by Zacharias Papantoniou. Read in Greek by Penelope Στα 79 κεφάλαια των Ψηλών Bουνών θα γίνουμε κοινωνοί των εμπειριών μιας ομάδας παιδιών που περνούν τις καλοκαιρινές τους διακοπές στο βουνό. Μέχρι το τέλος των διακοπών καταφέρνουν να νικήσουν τις δυσκολίες που...
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by Zacharias Topelius
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Librivox recording of the Walthers äftventyr by Zacharias Topelius. Read by Måns Broo. "Walthers äfventyr" (The adventures of Walther) is a series of childrens' stories about Walther, a rather naughty six-year old boy written by Zacharias Topelius (1818-1898), a prominent 19th-century Fenno-Swedish author. The stories comprise chapters one through eight of volume four of his "Läsning för barn" (Reading for Children). They are generally seen as highly influenced by the...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, Walthers äftventyr, Zacharias Topelius, Läsning för barn,...
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by Zacharias Ursinus and Caspar Olevianus
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LibriVox recording of The Heidelberg Catechism, by Zacharias Ursinus and Caspar Olevianus. Read by Tricia G and ellocogato. The Heidelberg Catechism is a Protestant confessional document taking the form of a series of questions and answers, for use in teaching Reformed Christian doctrine. It has been translated into many languages and is regarded as one of the most influential of the Reformed catechisms. The Heidelberg Catechism is one of the three Reformed confessions that form the doctrinal...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, religion, Reformation, Calvinism, catechism, Reformed, Christianity, doctrine
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The Border Legion by Zane Grey.   Read in English by Richard Kilmer The story of a cold hearted man named Jack Kells who falls in love with Miss Joan Randle, a girl his legion has taken captive near the Idaho border. (Summary by Wikipedia) 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...
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of Tales Of Lonely Trails by Zane Grey. Read in English by David Wales Western novelist Zane Grey (1872-1939) also wrote nonfiction books about the American West and its country. This 1922 tribute to country he loved consists of narratives of six different trips to various parts of the West: Nonnesozhe, Colorado, Grand Canyon, Tonto Basin, Death Valley. - Summary by david wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey. Read in English by Bob R. Grey's story of the struggles to build the Union Pacific Railroad in the late 1860's. Typical western characters, but placed in a factual setting. His first real attempt at historical fiction. The heroes must battle the human challenges of greed, ruthlessness, and ambition, as well as the tremendous challenges of nature, to make the rail connection between East and West. (Summary by Bob Rollins) For further...
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey. Read by Laurie Anne Walden. The year is 1871, and wealthy ranch owner Jane Withersteen is in trouble. She has incurred the displeasure of her Mormon church leaders by refusing to marry a church elder and by befriending Gentiles (non-Mormons). In rides Lassiter, the quintessential Western hero: mysterious, purposeful, a deadly gunslinger, but with an unexpected streak of gentleness. While Lassiter is assisting Jane at the ranch, her...
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey. Read in English by Richard Kilmer The town of Linrock, located in Pecos Couty is south Texas has fallen under the control of a gang of rustlers. Two Texas Lone Star Rangers are sent to Linrock to clean up the town .They soon fall in love with two girls who may be related to the leader of the gang of rustlers.There seems to be no good choice for these two dedicated lawmen. (Summary by Richard Kilmer) For further information,...
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The Call Of The Canyon by Zane Grey. Read in English by Richard Kilmer Glenn Kilbourne returns from the war and travels to Arizona to regain his health. There he is nursed back to health by an Arizona girl, Flo Hutter Kilbourne's fiancée, Carley Burch arrives in Arizona but soon becomes disillusioned with life in the West and returns to New York. Carley soon learns that life in the Big City is not what she really wants. Should she return to Arizaona? Will Glen still love...
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The Heritage Of The Desert, by Zane Grey. Read by Richard Kilmer. Jack Hare is a young cowboy who was rescued from sure death by an old settler by the name of August Naab. Hare learns that Naab's ranch is a dangerous place and is challenged by cattle thieves and a corrupt rancher who is after Naab's water rights. The greatest danger Hare faces though, is over Mescal, a half-Navajo shepherdess who is already promised in marriage to Naab's first-born son. Hare must stop the...
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by Zane Grey
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Librivox recording of The Shortstop by Zane Grey. Read by Rowdy Delaney. Zane Grey (Pearl Zane Gray) born in 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio was best known for his western stories, most notably Riders Of The Purple Sage which has been filmed four times, the last in 1996 starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. Among his other interests was baseball. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship where he earned a degree in dentistry. Grey later played minor league baseball with a team...
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by Zane Grey
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Travel along as Mike Vendetti aka miketheauctioneer narrates an outstanding true account of a trip made in 1909 by Zane Grey and a plainsman, Buffalo Jones, through the Grand Canyon to lasso a cougar. That’s right lasso. Throw a rope around. That’s equivalent to catching one by the tail. Librivox recording of The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey (1872-1939)Read by Mike Vendetti. As I narrated this book, I found fact to be as exciting as fiction. This part of the west was relatively wild...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, adventure, Western, Children, History
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The Rainbow Trail, by Zane Grey. Read by Richard Kilmer. The Rainbow Trail is a sequel to The Riders of the Purple Sage. Both novels are notable for their protagonists' mild opposition to Mormon polygamy, but in The Rainbow Trail this theme is treated more explicitly. The plots of both books revolve around the victimization of women in the Mormon culture: events in Riders of the Purple Sage are centered on the struggle of a Mormon woman who sacrifices her wealth and social...
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by Zane Grey
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Librivox recording of The Last Trail by Zane Grey (1872-1939)Read by Mike Vendetti. Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear as Mike Vendetti narrates this early Zane Grey novel of hardy pioneers taming the wild west. Yes, despite the difficult times, romance flourishes and the bad guys are eliminated almost single handedly as our heroes Jonathan Zane and his sidekick Lew “Deathwind” Wetzel fight their way through mud, blood, gore, savage Indians, and despicable outlaws, to make...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, adventure, Western, Children, Historical Fiction
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of Wildfire by Zane Grey. Read in English by Tony Oliva The heart of a stallion; the heart of a man; the heart of a woman. Three valiant, authentic, and determined souls cross each others' paths, and the sparks fly. We'll leave it to you to find out what kind of sparks. (Summary by Tony Oliva) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey. Read in English by Mary Bard This book has all the elements of a classic Western, including rustling and gunfights, but at its heart is the battle between good and evil, between duty and love, between selfishness and self-sacrifice. The ‘mysterious rider’ of the title arrives at White Slides ranch, and his coming will have major consequences for many of those living there, not least for Columbine who is promised to a man she cannot...
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The Spirit of the Border, by Zane Grey. Read by Leonard Wilson. This is an early novel by the phenomenally successful author of frontier, western and sports stories. It deals with historical characters and incidents in the Ohio Valley in the late 18th century, especially with the foundation of Gnaddenhutten, a missionary village intended to bring Christianity to the Indians of Ohio, despite the violent opposition of both Indians and white renegades. This turbulent...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, historical fiction, Ohio, Zane Grey
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of To The Last Man, by Zane Grey. Read by Richard Kilmer. The story follows an ancient feud between two frontier families that is inflamed when one of the families takes up cattle rustling. The ranchers are led by Jean Isbel and, on the other side, Lee Jorth and his band of cattle rustlers. In the grip of a relentless code of loyalty to their own people, they fight the war of the Tonto Basin, desperately, doggedly, to the last man, neither side seeing the futility of it until...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, fiction, romance, westerns
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The Lone Star Ranger, by Zane Grey. Read by Mark F. Smith Buck Duane, son of a famous gunfighter, falls prey to the old problem - called out by a cowboy who wants to make trouble, Duane kills him and then must ride off to the lawless country near the Neuces River to escape being arrested and perhaps, hanged. His brief encounter with deadly gunplay has ignited a deep urging to repeat the adrenaline rush but is tempered by ghosts that haunt his sleep. He only dares to...
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by Ze'ev Jabotinsky
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LibriVox recording of Early Short Stories by Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky Ранние рассказы Жаботинского (1898-1916) демонстрируют эволюцию от юношеского романтизма к зрелой прозе, позднее проявившейся в его романах. The early short stories (1898-1916) illustrate Jabotinsky's transition from juvenile romanticism to the mature prose that would culminate in his novels....
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Жаботинский, prose, short stories, проза, рассказы
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LibriVox recording of Очерки о национализме. Essays on Nationalism by Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky Collection of essays on the subject of interactions between nations. This is a supplement to the "Jews and Russia" Librivox project https://librivox.org/jews-and-russia-by-vladimir-jabotinsky/. This recording is dedicated to Rabbi Shlomo Noginsky stabbed in an anti-Semitic attack in Boston in July 2021. Очерки о...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, WWI, World War 1
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by Zeb-un-Nissa
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LibriVox recording of The Diwan by Zeb-un-Nissa. (Translated by Jessie Duncan Westbrook.) Read in English by Newgatenovelist Zeb-un-Nissa was a poet and Mughal princess. This collection includes 50 of her compositions and a dedicatory poem by the translator and was translated in the 20th century. (Summary by Newgatenovelist) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, devotional, ghazal, muslim
Audio Poetry
by Zhou
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by Zitkala-Sa
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Librivox recording of Old Indian Legends retold by Zitkala-Sa. Read by Robert Scott. Fourteen Old Indian Legends by Native American ( Dakota ) Author Zitkala-Sa. These Legends feature the exploits of Iktomi the Native American Trickster god. (summary by Robert Scott) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (78MB)
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, indian, legends, Zitkala-sa, Iktomi, Native American, Dakota
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Au Fil des Lectures
by Zo d'Axa
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Au Fil des Lectures . Un article paru dans La Feuille de Zo d'Axa lu par Éric (9min). Zo d'Axa de son vrai nom, Alphonse Gallaud de la Pérouse, s'en prend aux récupérateurs, ceux qui cueillent les votes car nous ne sommes que des poires. Il alerte "le peuple suffisamment nigaud pour croire que la souveraineté consiste à se nommer des maîtres". Anarchiste, sans doute, mais "en dehors de toutes les règles, de toutes les théories, même anarchistes". Pamphlétaire, il...
Topics: Zo d'Axa, Alphonse Gallaud de la Pérouse, Vous n'êtes que des poires, Eric, Livres audio...
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by Zoe Anderson Norris
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LibriVox recording of The Way of the Wind by Zoe Anderson Norris. Read by Roger Melin. From the comfort of the hills of Kentucky traveled Celia and her husband Seth to the desolate prairies of Kansas, where cyclones, tornadoes, and endless wind were to greet them. Always, there was the wind cutting across the plains as the young couple builds their home while working the soil, while Seth awaits the wise men of the east to begin building the magic city where he has staked his territory on the...
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Zeke's Gallery Performances & Interviews
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Cellist Zoe Keating performs at Zeke's Gallery in Montreal. 1. Improvisation 2 2. Whistler in the Wind 3. Tetrishead
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Cellist Zoe Keating performs at Zeke's Gallery in Montreal. 1. Improvisation 1 2. Walking Man 3. Sun Will Set 4. Countless 5. Legions (War) 6. Fern
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Cellist Zoe Keating performs at Zeke's Gallery in Montreal. 1. Improvisation 1 2. Walking Man 3. Sun Will Set 4. Countless 5. Legions (War) 6. Fern
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by Zona Gale
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LibriVox recording of Christmas, A Story, by Zona Gale. Read by Christine Dufour. This is a gentle Christmas story, whose message is that if we didn't already have Christmas, we'd find a way to invent it. It's hard times in Old Trail Town as the Season of Giving approaches. The factory that employs most of the town is closed and not likely to re-open, and town merchants fear that people will try to shop on credit. Unwilling to carry the debt, the merchants work out a scheme to get everybody in...
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by Zona Gale
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LibriVox recording of Miss Lulu Bett, by Zona Gale. Read by Christine Dufour. Lulu Bett is a spinster, living at the turn of the 20th century essentially as a servant with her sister Ina and brother-in-law Dwight. She is, uncomplainingly, "the family beast of burden," living in the background and tending to the family's needs. It therefore surprises everyone, Lulu included, when Dwight's visiting brother Ninian proposes to her, and she accepts. The surprise is even greater when Lulu...
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by Zora Cross
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LibriVox recording of The Lilt of Life by Zora Cross. Read in English by Cavaet & EliseDee Published in 1918, Zora Cross’s book of poems, The Lilt of Life, was her third book of verse, and, like her earlier works, largely focused on her experiences of love, erotic entanglements (notably from a woman’s point of view), and motherhood. Many of the poems are written as an homage to her then-husband, David McKee Wright, whom she met while writing for The Bulletin, where Wright was her...
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by Zora Cross
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LibriVox recording of Songs of Love and Life by Zora Cross. Read in English by Cavaet & EliseDee Songs of Love and Life by Zora Cross was a phenomenon in the author's native Australia in 1917. The original privately-published edition quickly sold out, and an expanded edition was produced a month later. Its erotic content, a rejection of old Victorian values, along with anti-war and feminist themes, catapulted the then 27-year-old Cross to the forefront of Australian poets. She was lauded...
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by Zorro A. Bradley
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LibriVox recording of Canyon de Chelly; The Story of its Ruins and People by Zorro A. Bradley. Read in English by David Wales A 1973 U.S. government publication describing the history and physical characteristics of this Arizona national monument within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. - Summary by david wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Zénaïde Fleuriot
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LibriVox recording of Un enfant gâté by Zénaïde Fleuriot. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne Un jeune garçon élevé par sa marraine est … fort gâté. Son tuteur légal le recueille chez lui, dans sa famille afin de le préparer à une entrée au collége. Tendresse, gentillesse et quelques idées d'éducation.. - Summary by Christiane Jehanne For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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