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LibriVox recording of Baboo Jabberjee, B.A. by F. Anstey. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; Lynne Thompson; Lucretia B.; Chris Cartwright; bala; KHand; Steve C; madcappe; rookieblue; Kajo; asterix; Jacob Paul Starr; ToddHW Another delightful example of an English writer poking fun at his countrymen, or maybe all races reactions to someone from a diferent background. A series of adventures of a well educated foreigner in London which originally appeared weekly in the Punch , sometimes with...
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Punch's model music-hall songs & dramas by F. Anstey. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins F. Anstey was the nom de plume of Thomas Anstey Guthrie, a Londoner who was trained for the bar but found success as a writer of humorous pieces for Punch and humorous novels. Mr. Punch's Model Music Hall is a collection of humorous pieces written for Punch, divided into songs and dramas. In his usual fashion, Mr. Anstey captured the tone of his times and then exaggerated...
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LibriVox recording of The Talking Horse And Other Stories by F. Anstey. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; Beth Ellerby; Jules Hawryluk; Tom Johnson; Josh Kirsh; MaryAnn; Zachary Brewster-Geisz A collection of short stories by famed humorist and Punch magazine staff member, F. Anstey, pseudonym for Thomas Anstey Guthrie. They range from humorous and whimsical to haunting and thought-provoking. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of A Bayard from Bengal by F. Anstey. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins The estimable gentleman, Chunder Bindabun Bhosh, ESQ., B.A., travels from his native India to England, with his impeccable English and manners, which immediately mark him as a foreigner, and embarks on an enviable program of escapades. These stories are the product of the fertile imagination of Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee, B.A., a nom de plume for the humorist F. Anstey, which is a further nom de plume for...
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LibriVox recording of The Statement of Stella Maberly by F. Anstey. Read in English by annie70 From childhood Stella Maberly has been violently wilful and jealous, yet certain of her own superiority. She can be loving and friendly, but soon loses friends, when in the grip of her “demons” she acts with disdain and subtle cruelty, and then revels in the misery of her loneliness. Her paranoia results in tragedy for her best friend Evelyn, and Stella comes to believe that Evelyn is possessed by...
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Punch's Pocket Ibsen by F. Anstey. Read in English by a full cast. These short comic parodies of five well-known tragedies by Henrik Ibsen originally appeared in Punch, the British humor magazine. From the prefatory note: "The author is conscious that his imitation is painfully lacking in the mysterious obscurity of the original, that the vein of allegorical symbolism is thinner throughout than it should be, and that the characters are not nearly so mad as persons...
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LibriVox recording of The Tinted Venus by F. Anstey. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins When a young newly engaged man finds himself bound for an amusement garden with an old flame, not his fiancee, it is not surprising that he still feels some attraction for her. When they escape the heat of the dance floor to walk among the trees in the garden, it is not surprising that they should come upon a statue of a woman of uncommon beauty, with the smallest hands. When the young man attempts to...
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LibriVox recording of The Giant's Robe by F. Anstey. Read in English by Lynne T Mark Ashburn is a young teacher at St. Peter's Public School for boys, although he isn't particularly fond of boys. His dream is to make his name in the literary world but mediocrity and rejection meet him at every turn. Dejected, he meets up with Vincent, an old friend, who is about to travel to his father's plantation in Ceylon and asks a favor of Mark. Mark makes a rash promise to help, never suspecting anything...
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LibriVox recording of Voces Populi by F. Anstey. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins F. Anstey was the nom de plume of Thomas Anstey Guthrie, a Londoner who was trained for the bar but found success as a writer of humorous pieces for Punch and humorous novels. Voces Populi, a collection of his Punch pieces, is considered to be among his best works. He treats an array of situations from the charlatan conjuror to a row over a lady's large, obstructive hat at the music hall. - Summary by Don W....
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by F. J. Foakes-Jackson
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LibriVox recording of Social Life in England 1750-1850 by F. J. Foakes-Jackson. Read in English by Pamela Nagami In 1916, the Cambridge historian, F.J. Foakes-Jackson braved the wartime Atlantic to deliver the Lowell Lectures in Boston. In these wide-ranging and engaging talks, the author describes British life between 1750-1850. There are John Wesley's horseback peregrinations over thousands of miles of English countryside. Next, Foakes-Jackson introduces the mordant rural poet, George Crabbe,...
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by F. Marion Crawford
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LibriVox recording of Man Overboard, by F. Marion Crawford, read by Roger Melin Peculiar happenings aboard the schooner Helen B. Jackson when one night during a storm, the small crew found themselves diminished by one. Somebody had gone overboard, and it was surmised that it was one of the twin Benton brothers. But oddly enough, it seemed that the 'presence' of the missing twin continued to exist on board during the following weeks. For example, one extra set of silverware was found to be used...
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by F. Matthias Alexander
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LibriVox recording of Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual by F. Matthias Alexander. Read in English by Kazbek F. Matthias Alexander was an Australian actor, author and educator, who is best known as the inventor of Alexander Technique, a method for "unlearning" acquired habits of movement and posture that are harmful or suboptimal, and allowing natural, healthy patterns of body use to emerge in their place. Alexander Technique is now taught by specially trained...
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by F. S. Flint
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LibriVox recording of Otherworld: Cadences by F. S. Flint. Read in English by Nemo; Eva Davis English author Frank Stuart Flint was a prominent poet in the Imagist movement, along with Ezra Pound and T E. Hulme. Flint abandoned school at the age of 13 to pursue rigorous self-study, eventually mastering 10 languages, including French and Latin, while working at various jobs. At 17, he took up poetry, inspired by the writing of Keats. He published the first of his three books of poetry, (In the...
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by F. S. Flint
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LibriVox recording of In the Net of the Stars by F. S. Flint. Read in English by Nemo; Eva Davis English author Frank Stuart Flint was a prominent poet in the Imagist movement, along with Ezra Pound and T E. Hulme. Flint abandoned school at the age of 13 to pursue rigorous self-study, eventually mastering 10 languages, including French and Latin, while working at various jobs. At 17, he took up poetry, inspired by the writing of Keats. He published this, the first of his three books of poetry,...
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by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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LibriVox recording of The Vegetable; or, From President to Postman by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read in English by Chuck Williamson; Son of the Exiles; Tomas Peter; Devorah Allen; TJ Burns; Foon; Bhavya; Josh Kibbey; Beth Thomas; ToddHW; Phil Schempf; Leanne Yau; Stefan Von Blon; Campbell Schelp; Sonia ” “Any man who doesn’t want to get on in the world, to make a million dollars, and maybe even park his toothbrush in the White House, hasn’t got as much to him as a good dog has—he’s...
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by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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LibriVox recording of The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read in English by Mark Nelson This 1922 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles the life of Anthony Patch, the only heir of millionaire Adam Patch, his grandfather. Anthony is young, handsome and well-educated. He marries the ravishingly beautiful Gloria, and together they plan for the day that Anthony receives his inheritance. But what will they make of themselves in the meantime as they look forward to a life of wealth...
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by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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LibriVox recording of The Great Gatsby (version 2) by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read in English by afinevoice. The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, near New York City, the novel depicts first-person narrator Nick Carraway's interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby's obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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LibriVox recording of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read in English by Kara Shallenberg Set in 1925, this is a novel of the Jazz Age; of ambition, of the careless rich, of wild parties and flappers and bootleg booze; and the efforts of a dreamer to reunite with his lost love. - Summary by Kara 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...
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by F. Tennyson Jesse
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LibriVox recording of The Sword of Deborah by F. Tennyson Jesse. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. The Sword of Deborah contains the reflections of a woman journalist visiting women working behind the lines in France during World War I. She writes: "I was glad to have seen all the different convoys I had, because no two had been to me alike, and to each I am indebted for a differing expression of the same vision, which is the vision splendid of a duty undertaken gladly and sustained with...
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by Fannie Hurst
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LibriVox recording of The Vertical City by Fannie Hurst. Read in English by Lisa Reichert. As the city above soars gloriously skyward, the denizens of the city writhe in its dirty underbelly. The Vertical City is a collection of six short stories by Fannie Hurst (American). Each story, tells in gritty, dramatic style, of ugly inner city tragedy: unwed mothers, women doing what they need to do in order to escape poverty, or loneliness… A mother can literally give her life in the attempt to...
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by Fanny Barry
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LibriVox recording of Soap Bubble Stories by Fanny Barry. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Have you ever watched a soap bubble drifting up on the air, sparkling and lovely? These lovely stories for children are of many lengths and varied styles but all beautifully crafted, just like the soap bubbles we blow and enjoy watching our children blow. Unlike soap bubbles however, these stories can be enjoyed over and over again by children of all ages. The style is indeed a bit old, but fairy...
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by Fanny Burney
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Librivox recording of Cecilia by Fanny Burney. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The plot of Cecilia revolves around the heroine, Cecilia Beverley, whose inheritance from her uncle comes with the stipulation that she find a husband who will accept her name. This proves impossible, and she gives up her fortune to marry for love. Jane Austen referred to Cecilia and other novels in her novel, Northanger Abbey: “'And what are you reading, Miss — ?' 'Oh! It is only a novel!' replies the young lady,...
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LibriVox recording of A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas by Fanny Loviot. (Translated by Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards.) Read in English by Will Staunton; kgon This thrilling narrative recounts the true story of Fanny Loviot, a wealthy, young French girl who was kidnapped at sea. After setting sail for California in 1855, Fanny's boat was overtaken by Chinese pirates who held her hostage and demanded a ransom. This personal account follows her trying time in captivity,...
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LibriVox recording of ''Tell It All'': The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism by Fanny Stenhouse. Read in English by Danielle Cartwright Fanny relates the experiences of a 19th century missionary as she and her young husband proselytize throughout Europe in search of converts to the new Mormon faith. Her religious zeal is sorely tested upon receipt of news from America revealing that their religion has adopted the practice of polygamy as the means to exaltation. The couple is summoned to...
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by Father John Gerard
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LibriVox recording of During the Persecution: Autobiography of Father John Gerard by Father John Gerard. (Translated by G. R. Kingdon.) Read in English by Librivox Volunteers. Fr. John Gerard (1564 – 1637) was an English Jesuit priest who operated covertly in England during the Elizabethan era, during which the Catholic Church was subject to persecution. Gerard notably not only successfully hid from the English authorities for eight years before his capture but also endured extensive torture,...
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by Fay Inchfawn
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LibriVox recording of The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman, by Fay Inchfawn. Read by Clarica. Published by the Religious Tract Society in London, The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman is a collection of domestic, spiritual, and fanciful poems from the point of view of a woman, a housewife, and a Christian. The natural, supernatural, and solidly mundane are mixed together as well as separated into two parts: Indoors and Outdoors . (Summary by Clarica) For further information, including links to online...
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by Federal Aviation Administration
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LibriVox recording of Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge FAA-H-8083-25A by Federal Aviation Administration. Read in English by Dale Latham; Bruce Kachuk; Jairus Amar; Richard Shipp; SammieC; Stefan Schweigert; katetastrophe; alaskart; April Walters; Norman Elfer; Jennifer Dorr; Robert Sherman; Chris A. Hawkins; wish2bflying; Nathan Heck "The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots. This handbook introduces pilots to the...
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LibriVox recording of Airplane Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-3A - Vol. 1 by Federal Aviation Administration. Read in English by Norman Elfer; Jennifer Dorr; Dale Latham; Bruce Kachuk; Andrea Kotzer This audiobook contains chapters 1 through 10 from the Airplane Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-3A. Study of the handbook should include the PDF from the FAA, which is available at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/ . From the preface: "The Airplane Flying Handbook is designed as...
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LibriVox recording of Aviation Instructor's Handbook FAA-H-8083-9A by Federal Aviation Administration. Read in English by Norman Elfer The handbook does an outstanding job of explaining the application of management and learning psychology for the general educator/manager with detailed guidance for those studying to become Certificated Flight Instructors. Study of the handbook should include the PDF from the FAA, which has excellent graphics. There are several excellent Handbooks at...
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LibriVox recording of Airplane Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-3A - Vol. 3 by Federal Aviation Administration. Read in English by Norman Elfer This audiobook is third and final volume of the Airplane Flying Handbook. This volume is chapter 16, Emergency Procedures. From the preface: "The Airplane Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual to introduce basic pilot skills and knowledge that are essential for piloting airplanes. It provides information on transition to other airplanes and...
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LibriVox recording of Airplane Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-3A - Vol. 2 by Federal Aviation Administration. Read in English by Jennifer Dorr; Norman Elfer; Jairus Amar; Dale Latham; Steve Vito; Bruce Kachuk This audiobook is volume 2 from the Airplane Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-3A. This volume covers chapters 11 to 15, on transitions to complex, multiengine, tailwheel, turboprop, and jet aircraft. Study of the handbook should include the PDF from the FAA, which is available at...
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by Federico García Lorca
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LibriVox recording of Impresiones y paisajes by Federico García Lorca. Read in Spanish by Epachuko Libro de viajes de Federico García Lorca, donde recoge sus impresiones y pensamientos íntimos ante la contemplación de distintos lugares de la geografía española que recorrió en su juventud y que como él mismo decía "[i]los recuerdos de viaje son una vuelta a viajar, pero ya con más melancolía y dándose cuenta más intensamente de los encantos de las cosas. (Summary by Epachuko)...
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by Federico García Lorca
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LibriVox recording of Libro de Poemas by Federico García Lorca. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. Este poeta español, miembro de la mítica Generación del 27, es el mayor referente de la literatura española del siglo XX. También escribió numerosas obras de teatro, género en el que también se lo considera autoridad e ícono del siglo pasado, destacándose Bodas de sangre y La casa de Bernarda Alba. Fue asesinado en Granada durante la Guerra Civil Española por su condición de...
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by Federico García Lorca
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LibriVox recording of Libro de Poemas (Version 2) by Federico García Lorca. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans Libro de poemas de Federico García Lorca es una recopilación de 57 poemas escritos en diversos años, algunos dedicados a la naturaleza y otros a cuestionamientos de la naturaleza humana. (Summary by Kendal Rigans) 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...
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by Felipe Trigo
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LibriVox recording of Cuentos ingenuos by Felipe Trigo. Read in Spanish by evafolch; Maritza Mateo; Odal; Bohemio23; Bohemio23; mercolumba; Devan Tatlow; Devan Tatlow; Epachuko; Epachuko; KendalRigans; Joyfull; Maritza Mateo; mercolumba; lilratti1; quiroptero; KendalRigans; quiroptero; claudia88 Cuentos cortos del extremeño Felipe Trigo. Médico, militar y escritor de enorme éxito a finales del XIX y hoy desconocido para el gran público. Relatos muy breves y directos con variedad de temas y...
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by Felix Adler
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LibriVox recording of The Essentials of Spirituality by Felix Adler. Read in English by Lee Smalley This recording contains four addresses of Felix Adler (1851-1933) concerning spirituality from the perspective of Ethical Culture, an educational and religious movement founded and first led by Adler, based on the belief that living in accordance with ethical principles is central to a meaningful and fulfilling life. – Lee Smalley “Spirituality is morality carried out to the finish….The...
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by Felix Weingartner
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LibriVox recording of The Symphony Since Beethoven by Felix Weingartner. (Translated by Maude Barrows Dutton.) Read in English by realisticspeakers This 1904 book by composer, conductor and pianist Felix Weingartner examines the development of the symphony as a musical form since one of its greatest practitioners, Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven's symphonic works gave the symphony an unprecedented importance as an art form and inspired his contemporaries and later composers to take it more...
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by Ferdinand Gregorovius
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LibriVox recording of Lucretia Borgia by Ferdinand Gregorovius. (Translated by John Leslie Garner.) Read in English by Emily Maynard. According to Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day. Lucretia Borgia is the most unfortunate woman in modern history. Is this because she was guilty of the most hideous crimes, or is it simply because she has been unjustly condemned by the world to bear its curse? The question has never been answered. (Summary from the Introduction) For further...
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by Ferdinand Raimund
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LibriVox recording of Gedichte by Ferdinand Raimund. Read in German by marham63; Sonia; Crln Yldz Ksr; lorda; schrm Dies ist eine Sammlung von 12 Gedichten des österreichischen Schauspielers und Dramatikers Ferdinand Raimund. Der bekannte Künstler, dessen Gesicht sogar die 50 Schilling Banknote zierte, hat auch gelegentlich Gedichte verfasst. Auch in seiner Lyrik kommen die Qualitäten seiner Kunst, die ihn als Dramatiker berühmt gemacht haben, gut zur Geltung. - Summary by Carolin For...
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by Ferdinand Schmidt
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LibriVox recording of The Frithiof Saga by Ferdinand Schmidt. (Translated by George Putnam Upton.) Read in English by Lynne T; KevinS; Johann; ChadH94; Kristine Bekere; Sonia; Stephen Harvey Iceland is the home of the Saga, a form of literature which includes the telling of the story of a hero’s life and adventures in a fixed, regular form, and which is usually intended for recitation, though the Saga is never set in the customary versified style of poetry. A large number of these Sagas,...
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by Ferdinand Schmidt
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LibriVox  reading of George Washington by Ferdinand Schmidt. (Translated by George Putnam Upton.) Read in English by KevinS; Andrea Kotzer; Xiaoyan Arrowsmith; Ciufi Galeazzi; tommack; Michael Fassio; David Lawrence; Aaron Parsons; Anita Sloma-Martinez and Larry Wilson. Among all the numerous life stories written by Ferdinand Schmidt for the delectation and education of German youth, none surpasses that of Washington. The author has condensed his material, drawn from the most authoritative...
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by Ferdinand Schmidt
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LibriVox recording of Gudrun by Ferdinand Schmidt. (Translated by George Putnam Upton.) Read in English by Steven Fellows The charming story of “Gudrun” is a romance of the old heroic period, written by some unknown poet of Austria or Bavaria in the thirteenth century. Next to the "Nibelungen Lied," it is the most important of the German epic poems...The same elemental passions are depicted. The men are brave, vigorous heroes, rejoicing in battle and feats of prowess; the women...
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by Ferdinand de Lesseps
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LibriVox recording of The History of the Suez Canal by Ferdinand de Lesseps. (Translated by Henry Drummond-Wolff.) Read in English by Availle. A lively picture of the origin and completion of the Suez Canal (built between 1859 and 1869) and his architect, Vicomte de Lesseps. This is the translation of a lecture given before the Societe de Gens Lettres in Paris, in April 1870 by de Lesseps himself. (Summary by Availle) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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LibriVox recording of The Mikado Jewel by Fergus Hume. Read in English by VfkaBT A widow has been murdered in the home of a relative on a foggy night in London town when all residents were off on to the theatre, and one to run an errand involving the title bauble. Who done it? Old dark house mystery full of period cliches is pulp fun for the new year. - Summary by Matt Pierard 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 Lost Parchment by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Sharon Kilmer Murder and mayhem turn a quiet English village on its head. Complete with twists and turns that will keep you entertained til the very end. Fergus Hume never fails. (Summary by Sharon Kilmer) 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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Librivox recording of The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Excellent murder mystery. On September 9, 1905, the NY Times Saturday Review of Books described this book as follows: "That painstakingly ingenious person, Fergus Hume, has devised another of his hide-and-seek, jack-o'-lantern murder mysteries. It begins with a queer and rich old woman found stabbed to death in her chair and not a clue to the murderer. Then so many clues turn up that even the story-book...
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LibriVox recording of Red Money by Fergus Hume.   Read in English by Sharon Kilmer Greed and lost love collide to create dark secrets. Through twists and turns, corrupt aristocrats let family and honor overshadow love and true happiness. In the end, evil passes and good endures. (Summary by Sharon Kilmer) 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....
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LibriVox recording of The Red Window by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; josembi; deongines; engineerdst; DeanOBuchanan; Steve Mattingly; Françoise; Craig Kenneth Bryant; David D'Huet Two former school friends, now both military men, meet again and discover both are trying to lose themselves to public gaze. Dick West has inherited the family estate, but is out of favor. "The Red Window" was used during periods of civil unrest to warn cavaliers of danger. Now, West...
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LibriVox recording of The Sealed Message by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Celine Major A mysterious message on a record is found sealed in a cylinder. A heroine straight out of a fairy-tale is kept secluded by a guardian with questionable motives. Add a murder, a gallant and fearless hero to the rescue and you have all the ingredients necessary to make this a very entertaining little mystery by acclaimed British author Fergus Hume! - Summary by Celine Major For further information, including...
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LibriVox recording of The Turnpike House by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Celine Major A prolific writer of crime and detective stories Fergus Hume is known for his clever plots. The Turnpike House is another wonderful example of his many intriguing mysteries. EXCERPT: "Suddenly there was the cry of a human being in pain. The light was extinguished, and the mists closed thicker round the ruined building; it might be to hide the sight within the room. Could the walls only have spoken they...
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LibriVox recording of The Opal Serpent by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Richard Kilmer An old pawnbroker is found strangled with his lips pinned together with an opal serpent broach. He has a beautiful daughter who is apparently the heir of his large estate. But another claimant has made herself known as the actual daughter of the pawnbroker. Follow detective Hurd as he unravels the convoluted mystery of the old man’s death and attempts to determine who is the rightful heir. (Summary by...
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LibriVox recording of Lady Jim of Curzon Street by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Jim Locke Faced with bankruptcy and trapped in an unhappy marriage, Lady Jim Kaims has to solve her problems alone. After every decent way fails her, and with no friend to assist, she resorts to committing crimes. Fergus Hume delves into the mind of an extremely clever criminal with humor, understanding and even compassion. This book is a roller coaster ride which would keep you guessing from start to finish. -...
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LibriVox recording of Tracked by a Tattoo by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins; Mark Nelson Mysteries abound in this crime novel by Fergus Hume. Mr. Fanks, detective of Scotland Yard, is not all he seems, for when off-duty, he assumes his real identity of Octavius Rixton, well-to-do idler. When the scent of a murder reaches him, he is instantly Mr. Fanks and on the pursuit. A guilty looking innkeeper nicknamed Queen Beelzebub and a suspicious doctor named Renshaw further complicate...
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LibriVox recording of The Silver Bullet by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Richard Kilmer Dr. Jim Herrick and his friend Robin are on a walking tour in the English countryside when they come across a large house where all the lights in the house are on and all of the doors are open. While trying to find someone at home, they discover the body of Colonel Carr, dead from a gunshot wound. After reporting their discovery to the authorities, Dr. Jim decides he would investigate the murder. Suspects...
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LibriVox recording of The Girl From Malta by Fergus Hume. Read by Celine Major One evening as the P. and O.'s vessel "Neptune" steams away from Australia to Britain, Ronald Monteith, a young, wealthy Australian is taken into the confidence of a fellow-passenger Lionel Ventin who relates the story of his rather tragic life. When Ventin is found stabbed to death in his cabin the next morning Monteith vows to find the murderer, thinking it must surely be the vengeful wife of whom he...
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LibriVox recording of The Third Volume by Fergus Hume. Read by Celine Major A widely publicized and unsolved murder of five and twenty years is brought to the forefront in a best-selling novel entitled “A Whim of Fate". While Spencer Tait is looking forward to reading it, his best friend Claude Larcher, learns of the tragic death of his father which mirrors every detail of the new book. Not believing it to be a coincidence the two friends resolve to discover what truly happened so many...
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LibriVox recording of The Sacred Herb by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Sharon Kilmer A rich playboy comes home from travels abroad and is bully-ragged by his eccentric aunt into finding meaning for his life. This he does by helping a school chum save his fiancée from the gallows and the playboy falls head over heels in love with the fiancée. A web of deception and lies is revealed and also a long list of who loves who filled with how much each is willing to accept. The colorful cast...
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LibriVox recording of The Dwarf's Chamber And Other Stories by Fergus Hume. Read in English by David Wales Short Stories by Fergus Hume (1859 – 1932), a prolific English novelist. - 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 volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B 01-19...
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LibriVox recording of A Coin Of Edward VII by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Marcelle D Ward; Celine Major A family celebrates Christmas and its flaws are gently exposed by the house guest Mrs. Parry. Giles is engaged to the wealthy Daisy, yet is clearly in love with the governess Anne Denham. Things come to a head when Daisy is murdered. Who would murder her? Perhaps the governess who told her she would kill her and made it clear she wanted to exchange places with her? After all the governess...
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LibriVox recording of The Amethyst Cross by Fergus Hume. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Things look bleak for Lesbia Hales. Her father does not let her marry the man she loves. Her mother is dead. She has to keep secrets in order to promote what she wants for herself. One day, her lover, George Walker, is injured in her home and someone stole the expensive amethyst cross. Who could have done that and why? - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further information, including links to online...
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LibriVox recording of The Crimson Cryptogram by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins Young Dr Ellis, a struggling new physician, is enjoying a quiet evening smoking and enjoying conversation with his journalist friend Cass, when their mysterious neighbour, Mrs Moxton, bursts in upon them with startling news - her husband has been murdered! Rushing to the scene, the two men discover Mr Moxton, stabbed in the back. They investigate the body thoroughly, but find no real clues to his...
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LibriVox recording of Hagar of the Pawn-Shop by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Grant Hurlock Hagar Stanley, a beautiful young Gypsy, is driven by sexual harassment to leave her tribe and seek refuge with her uncle Jacob, a miserly London pawnbroker. He dies after teaching Hagar the business, and she takes over running the popshop till the legitimate heir can be traced. In the odd assortment of objects that pass across her counter, Hagar uncovers one mystery after another. Some items are linked...
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LibriVox recording of The Pink Shop by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Nathalie J.; ToddHW; aydrogekistky; Stella June; SuD; Charlotte Weeks; BooksUnderBanyanTree ; smsralan713; Jessica Hendra The Pink Shop operates outside the limits of the law by a mysterious woman concealed under a black veil. Follow the twists and turns as you unravel the secrets hidden behind the closed doors of The Pink Shop. Ask yourself: what would you give to retain eternal beauty? For further information, including...
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LibriVox recording of The Bishop's Secret by Fergus Hume. Read in English by David Wales Bishop Pendle is the Church of England bishop in a small fictitious English cathedral town. Several years into his work, he receives a visit from a disreputable-looking visitor. The bishop is much upset. What transpired between them that has so upset the good churchman? And then there is the murder. Fergus Hume was one of the most prolific and most popular of 19th century novelists. "Mr. Hume won a...
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LibriVox recording of The Clock Struck One by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Celine Major Fergus Hume was a prolific writer of Victorian murder mysteries and The Clock Struck One is another great example of his inventive plots. Julian Edermont living in near seclusion for the last 20 years fearful of an unknown assailant is beaten to death in his study following an argument with his ward's fiance Dr. Allen Scott. The secret revealed to Allen during this argument is such that he breaks off his...
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LibriVox recording of The Spider by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins Arthur Vernon, member of the Athenian club and member of “society,” has a secret. His father has died and left him destitute, so he has begun a private investigation agency under the name “Nemo.” It would be disastrous if this were known among his associates at the club, and especially if his intended in-laws found out. But he is quite sure no one else knows, that is until his old college classmate,...
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LibriVox recording of La Mitología Contada a los Niños e Historia de los Grandes Hombres de la Grecia by Fernan Caballero. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans En este libro se narran de forma sencilla las historias y los personajes de la antigua Grecia, sobretodo para el aprendizaje de niños y adolescentes. Es una obra que sirve de base para el estudio posterior de la mitología Griega. - Resumen por KendalRigans For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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LibriVox recording of Cuentos, Adivinanzas y Refranes Populares by Fernan Caballero. Read in Spanish. Cecilia Böhl de Faber (Morges, Suiza 1796- Sevilla, 1877), que firmaba con el pseudónimo de Fernán Caballero, comenzó a publicar sus obras, a causa de su precaria situación económica, por entregas en los diarios. El papel de Cecilia Böhl de Faber en la narrativa hispánica es clave. Ha sido considerada como la impulsora de la renovación de la novela española, que había perdido el...
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by Fernande Blaze De Bury
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LibriVox recording of The Storm Of London by Fernande Blaze De Bury. Read in English by Rapunzelina; Gary J. Conover; TR Love; Adam Thompson; JaneGrey17; Andrew Gaunce; Celine Major; John Our clothes tell our story. They reflect our rank, have to suit a perfect event, and much more. But what happens when they disappear? Sounds frightening, so thought the Earl of Somerville on the first day before sinking into this new reality which was in many respects better for him then the old reality....
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by Fernando Pessoa
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LibriVox recording of 35 Sonnets by Fernando Pessoa. (Translated by Anonymous.) Read in English by Anusha Iyer; Ross Klatte; Ryan Finch; Jude; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Kathrine Engan While Fernando Pessoa is internationally now known mostly for his masterpiece The Book of Disquiet , he was also an outstanding poet. 35 of his sonnets are collected in this volume. - Summary by Carolin 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 Bible (Fenton) NT06-NT27: Romans to Revelation. Read in English by Mark Penfold. Work on the translation began in 1853 by a London businessman named Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920). The complete Bible was first published in 1903, though parts were published as separate volumes during the preceding 11 years. The translation is noted for a rearranging of the books of the Bible into what the author believed was the correct chronological order. In the Old Testament, this order...
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LibriVox recording of Bible (Fenton) 08, 13-14, 16-22, 25, 27: Holy Bible in Modern English, The: Psalms to 2 Chronicles by Ferrar Fenton Bible. (Translated by Ferrar Fenton.) Read in English by Mark Penfold. The Holy Bible in Modern English, commonly known as the Ferrar Fenton Bible, was one of the earliest translations of the Bible into "modern English" (i.e., English as spoken and written in the 19th and 20th centuries). Work on the translation was begun in 1853 by a London...
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LibriVox recording of The Bible in Modern English: Hosea - Malaki, translated by Ferrar Fenton. Read in English by Mark Penfold. Work on the translation began in 1853 by a London businessman called Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920). The complete Bible was first published in 1903, though parts were published as separate volumes during the preceding 11 years. The translation is noted for a rearranging of the books of the Bible into what the author believed was the correct chronological order. In the...
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LibriVox recording of A Cidade do Vício by Fialho de Almeida. Read in Portuguese by Monica Hinrichs-Mayer; Jorge Luis; Rachel Moraes; Cristina Luiz; Katarina K. Müller; Dyefferson Azevedo Obra dedicada, por José Fialho de Almeida, a Joaquim Xavier de Figueiredo e a Mello Oriol Pena. Nela se encontram encerrados diversos contos de ficção, que a par da obra Contos, também foram produzidos durante as horas de ócio. Os seus dois livros de contos foram editados quando ainda era estudante de...
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LibriVox recording of The Ascent of Mount St. Elias, Alaska by Filippo De Filippi. (Translated by Linda White Mazini Villari.) Read in English by Phil Schempf. Although Mount St. Elias had been known to native Americans for thousands of years and to Europeans since 1741 when Vitus Bering saw the peak and gave it its current name, it was not successfully climbed until 1897 by a party lead by Prince Luigi Amadeo di Savoia, Duke of the Abruzzi. This is the story of that expedition. Mount St. Elias...
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