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by H. A. Guerber
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Thirteen Colonies by H. A. Guerber. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Kangaroo692; Nich Sandoval; Greg Giordano; Kristin Gjerløw; Donald Cummings; Roohi; J. Alan Brown; Maggie Travers; George J. Galloway; Elijah ; Laura Victoria; Lois Beachy Yoder; Mike Pelton; Hugh Gillis; Denise Nordell; Bruce Kachuk These short vignettes of American history are written for the young reader. Each one is a little capsule of a person or event. They run from the...
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by H. A. Guerber
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Old France by H. A. Guerber. Read in English by Kangaroo; Sonia; Owen Cook; Michael Lucas; MFD32; Ross Klatte; Kalynda; Ulysse McConnell; Will Thompson; Mayah; Ananda; Teresa McPeat; Shasta; Eva Davis; Aaron Rivera The aim of this volume is to give a complete graphic account of the main features of the history of France to 1715 A.D., with as much additional illuminating detail as limited space permits. Besides outlines of the principal events, this narrative...
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. This book is a collection of stories and histories about the Ancient Greeks, including many of their famous myths! - Summary by Ann Boulais 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...
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by H. A. Guerber
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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Romans by H. A. Guerber. Read in English by many LibriVox volunteers. A collection of short stories and histories of Rome, from its beginning to its end. (Ann Boulais) 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 (207MB)
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Time Crime by H. Beam Piper. Read by Mark Nelson The Paratime Police had a real headache this time! Tracing one man in a population of millions is easy--compared to finding one gang hiding out on one of billions of probability lines! (Summary by Gutenberg text) 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...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Ministry of Disturbance by H. Beam Piper. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Science Fiction at it humorous best written in the golden age of all the greats and published in Astounding Science Fiction December 1958. Piper can't be matched for sardonic comment on human nature. The Empire is stagnant; thousands of planets spread around Earth but nothing new is allowed to happen and disturb the static situation. Our emperor Paul knows this but is powerless to make a dent in...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Omnilingual (Version 3) by H. Beam Piper. Read in English by Trish E. Matson This short story published in 1957 is unusual for its time in that its protagonist is a female scientist, and there is no romantic subplot. Helped by some of her teammates on the Mars exploration crew, and hindered by others, she struggles to decipher the meanings of the artifacts left by an extinct alien species. What possible frame of reference can humans and the long-gone Martians have in...
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper. Read in English by Phil Chenevert This short story was first written and published in the year 1957, as part of a collection of short science fiction stories in the collection Astounding Science Fiction. Piper's story is unusual in focusing on the problem of archaeology on an alien culture. How is is possible to decipher writings of an alien race that died out 50,000 years ago? What could we possibly have in common with them? There can be no...
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by H. Beam Piper; John J. McGuire
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LibriVox recording of Lone Star Planet (Version 2) by H. Beam Piper; John J. McGuire. Read in English by Phil Chenevert An entire planet colonized by Texans. Can this cause problems? You becha pardner. - Summary by phil chenevert 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 ....
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by H. C. "Sapper" McNeile
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LibriVox recording of Men, Women and Guns by Sapper. Read in English by Beth Thomas; NoelBadrian; wish2bflying; Denise Nordell; Peter John Keeble; John Burlinson; Digs; fzarate World War I stories, as told through the eyes of someone who was there, but leavened with humour and an eye for the ridiculous side of human nature. This is a collection of McNeile's early short stories, drawing on his experiences with the Royal Engineers Corps. These are the memoirs which describe the experiences that...
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by H. C. Andersen
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Librivox recording of Udvalgte Danske Eventyr 001 by Hans Christian Andersen. Read in Danish by Hedvig and Kristoffer Hunsdahl. "H. C. Andersen opfattes af de fleste mennesker først og fremmest som en børnebogsforfatter. Det er samtidig meget typisk for hans eventyr, at fortællingerne også rummer passager, der taler til den voksne læsers forståelse. Derfor kan såvel børn som voksne have glæde af at opleve - eller genopleve - historierne. Samlingen her indeholder både kendte og...
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by H. C. Bailey
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LibriVox recording of Call Mr. Fortune by H. C. Bailey. Read in English by Lola Janie; Tommy Hersant; dfrakk; Tomewing; Micfairy252 Call Mr. Fortune is a collection of short stories which introduce Reginald Fortune. Reggie, like his father, is a physician. The son applies his diagnostic skills to crime-solving. As he is not a civil servant, he is free to represent the government, the accused, or the injured. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Fortune's Practice by H. C. Bailey. Read in English by Tommy Hersant; Wayne Cooke; Lee; Nan Dodge Mr. Fortune is a physician crime solver, using early forensic science techniques. This second volume brings seven more cases for him to solve for the police. ( Lynne Thompson) 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...
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by H. De Vere Stacpoole
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LibriVox recording of The Beach of Dreams by H. De Vere Stacpoole. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Two sailors, Harbutt and Raft, discuss their plight as workers under the thumb of a wealthy owner. During a windstorm, Raft and his fellow hands must climb a mast of the three-master to control a rigging gone astray. Once they master that runaway rigging, they pause to watch another vessel in the distance. It's a ship many have seen before. We are introduced to the occupants of this new ship, the...
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by H. E. Marshall
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LibriVox recording of This Country of Ours, Part 5, by H. E. Marshall. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall's book of stories from the history of the United States begins with accounts of exploration and settlement, and ends with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. This is Part 5: Stories of the French in America, from chapter 45 (How the Mississippi was Discovered) to chapter 50 (The Rebellion of Pontiac). Read along and view the original...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine (Version 6) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by ChesserGuppy54; Julian Pratley; HilaryWiley; Shreya Sethi; Michelle Morales; Blake Glover; Madeleine Beech The Time Traveller entertains the guests at a dinner party with the tale of his journey forward in time to A.D. 802,701 using his new invention, a time machine. The future of humanity is so disturbing that he decides to return to the present, only to discover that his time machine has been stolen by the...
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LibriVox recording of The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells. A mysterious, bandaged stranger arrives in the small English village of Iping - and chaos follows close behind. H.G. Wells' classic story of obsession, murder, and science run amok. (Summary by Andrew Gaunce) 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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LibriVox recording of Cuando el dormido despierte... by H. G. Wells. Leído por Carlos Lombardi Novela de ciencia ficción distópica del escritor inglés H. G. Wells, sobre un hombre que duerme durante doscientos tres años, despertando en un Londres completamente transformado en el que se ha convertido en el hombre más rico del mundo. Se nos traslada al futuro para mostrarnos los detalles de una megalópolis futurista regida por el capitalismo y la tiranía despiadada. Fue la primera...
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LibriVox recording of The Island Of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Bob Neufeld In this classsic of H. G. Wells, Edward Prendick is shipwrecked on a beautiful island in the South Seas and is drawn into the wild and cruel world of Doctor Moreau, who aspires to play God with animals. (Bob Neufeld) 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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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Visit by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Mary Bard An other-worldly creature visits a small English village, and H. G. Wells uses humour and satire to convey some of the imperfections of Victorian society, as ‘angel’ and humans view each other with equal incomprehension. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B Audiobook, or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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LibriVox recording of In the Fourth Year: Anticipations of a World Peace by H. G. Wells. Read in English by John Schuurman. In the Fourth Year is a collection H.G. Wells assembled in the spring of 1918 from essays he had recently published discussing the problem of establishing lasting peace when World War I ended. It is mostly devoted to plans for the League of Nations and the discussion of post-war politics. Summary by jfschuurman. For further information, including links to online text,...
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LibriVox recording of A Dozen Short Stories from H. G. Wells Read in English by Krista Zaleski Twelve of H. G. Wells' early short stories (1894-1925) originally printed in various magazines and papers. His earlier works delve into the human condition, looked at through a humorous lens. Love, romance, infidelity, parenthood and more are the subjects of the various stories, often told with a wry twist of humor. (Summary by Krista Zaleski) For further information, including links to online text,...
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LibriVox recording of Bealby; A Holiday by H. G. Wells. Read in English by KevinS; NarratorJ; dfrakk; Rita Boutros; Kelly S. Taylor; Michael Fassio; DuckTD Bealby is the comical story of the escapade of a thirteen-year-old boy when he rebels against his placement as a steward's-room boy in the great house of an estate named Shonts (his stepfather, Mr. Darling, is a gardener there) and flees—not, however, before thoroughly upsetting a weekend party where the nouveau riche couple renting Shonts...
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Britling Sees It Through by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Peter Eastman "Mr. Britling Sees It Through" is H. G. Wells' attempt to make sense of World War I. It begins with a lighthearted account of an American visiting England for the first time, but the outbreak of war changes everything. Day by day and month by month, Wells chronicles the unfolding events and public reaction as witnessed by the inhabitants of one house in rural Essex. Each of the...
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LibriVox recording of The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (version 2) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Catharine Eastman Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood have invented a substance that causes living things to grow - and grow - and grow! As their experiments progress, the substance quickly gets out of control and the fun begins as insects and plants receive the benefit of the Food of the Gods. Surely nobody would dream of feeding such a thing to a human child… would they? In...
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LibriVox recording of Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Anthony Ogus The teaching profession, science and politics in late 19th century England. H.G.Wells’ humorous early novel, drawing on his own life, shows how these – as well as involvement in spiritualism – have to compete with love. - Summary by Anthony Ogus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine (Version 7) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Cliff Stone The story follows a Victorian scientist, who claims that he has invented a device that enables him to travel through time, and has visited the future. There, he finds the human species has “evolved” into two distinct forms. Above ground live the Eloi—gentle, fairy-like, childish creatures, whose existence appears to be free of struggle. However, another race of beings exists—the Morlocks,...
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LibriVox recording of The War of the Worlds (Version 4) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by johnnyenglish The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells, first serialized in 1897 by Pearson's Magazine in the UK and by Cosmopolitan magazine in the US. The novel's first appearance in hardcover was in 1898 from publisher William Heinemann of London. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories to detail a conflict between mankind and an...
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LibriVox recording of La Guerra de los Mundos by H. G. Wells. (Translated by Ramiro de Maeztu.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. Las fábulas ideadas por H.G. Wells (1866-1946), uno de los padres, acaso el más notable, de la ciencia ficción, han demostrado a lo largo del tiempo mantener un vigor y tocar unos resortes del inconsciente humano que a menudo las han elevado a iconos del mundo moderno. "La guerra de los mundos" (1898), relato trepidante que narra la invasión de la...
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LibriVox recording of The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells follows shipwreck victim, Edward Prendick, as he explores a strange island his rescuer, Montgomery, has brought him to. The island’s host, Moreau, is a scientist whose life purpose is to push the limits of science, creating strange humanoid animals. Prendick wrestles with morality as his hosts continue their strange experimentations. (Summary by Veronica Mead) Read in English by...
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LibriVox recording of The Stolen Bacillus and other stories by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Pamela Nagami; Lauren Randall; Bill Mosley; James White; Eddie Kigozi; Eric Leuschner; DJRickyV; Snowdrop58; Beth Thomas; Benjamin Davis; Saint Ananda A collection of 15 humorous short stories by the original master of speculative fiction: H. G. Wells. This was the first collection of short stories published by the author, and contains a mixture of fantasy, science-fiction and humour! - Summary by...
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LibriVox recording of Washington and the Riddle of Peace by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Lee Smalley As an observer at the WASHINGTON CONFERENCE FOR THE LIMITATION OF ARMAMENTS held in 1921 and attended by the victorious nations of The Great War, the acclaimed author H. G. Wells wrote 29 short essays that were serialized in the New York World and other newspapers. This book is a collection of those essays. They are not a record or description of the Conference, but the impressions of one...
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LibriVox recording of The War of the Worlds (Version 3) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Cori Samuel No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that the Earth was being scrutinised and studied from across the gulf of space. With infinite complacency, humanity went about its little affairs, serene in its assurance of its empire over matter. It is possible that the micro-organisms we watch under a microscope, do the same. Few people gave thought to the idea of life...
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LibriVox recording of The Door in the Wall, and Other Stories by H. G. Wells. Read in English by volunteer readers. A collection of short stories by H. G. Wells, author of "The Time Machine" and "War of the Worlds". The science fiction master ranges over a variety of topics, each original and unexpected. Included in this collection is "The Country of the Blind" where a man with sight hopes to make himself king. In other stories a stranger offers to sell diamonds on...
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LibriVox recording of The First Men in the Moon (Version 2) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Cliff Stone The novel tells the story of a journey to the Moon undertaken by the two protagonists: a businessman narrator, Mr. Bedford; and an eccentric scientist, Mr. Cavor. Bedford and Cavor discover that the Moon is inhabited by a sophisticated extraterrestrial civilisation of insect-like creatures they call "Selenites". - Summary by Cliff Stone For further information, including links to...
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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine (version 5) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Our dystopian future is revealed H.G.Wells in this famous story. more later. - Summary by phil chenevert 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 (103MB)
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LibriVox recording of Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells. Read in English by volunteer readers. Thirteen short stories by HG Wells, the master of speculative fiction! Included in this collection is "Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland" where a man finds his way into fairyland where a fairy queen tries to seduce him away from his human fiancée. In other stories a ghost gets stuck and can't get back to the "other side", a man decides to try being a god for a few months, a...
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Librivox recording of Ann Veronica by H. G. Wells. Read by Joy Chan. Ann Veronica was a controversial book detailing the development of a naive school girl into a "New Woman". When it was published, the Spectator described it as a "poisonous book ... capable of poisoning the minds of those who read it." Although it is unlikely to offend modern listeners in this way, this novel addresses many feminist issues that are still relevant today. (Summary by Joy Chan) For more free...
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LibriVox recording of The Sea Lady by H. G. Wells. Read in English by ToddHW; Ed Humpal; deongines; Tony Foster; Jairus Amar; Marina Tsung The Sea Lady is a novel written by H. G. Wells. It was serialized from July to December 1901 in Pearson's Magazine before being published by D. Appleton and Co. in 1902. The story involves a mermaid who comes ashore in Edwardian England. Based on past knowledge gleaned from literature cast into the sea, and with the help of newly made human friends, she...
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LibriVox recording of The Sea Lady (Version 2) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland. A mermaid contrives to have herself "rescued from drowning" and adopted by a respectable family on the English coast. Her motive, which she conceals for quite a while, is to win the heart of a handsome but irresponsible young man whom she glimpsed when he went swimming in the Pacific. Introduced into polite society as an invalid, she proves to be intelligent and charming, but as an...
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LibriVox recording of A Short History of the World by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Kristine Bekere A Short History of the World is a non-fictional historic work by English author H. G. Wells, largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. The book summarises the scientific knowledge of the time regarding the history of Earth and life. It starts with its origins, goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth, reaching primitive thought and the...
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LibriVox recording of Joan and Peter by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Librivox volunteers This is satirical look at the English educational system and society in the early twentieth century and the effect of World War I on them by following the lives of Peter Stublands and the orphaned Joan. It is a sad indictment, and Wells includes "An Apology of a Schoolmaster" to explain the constraints of the system. For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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LibriVox recording of The Plattner Story and Others by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Penny Witt; nbvoices; Grace Wereley-Bross; Jeremy Clark; Ron Altman; Terry Kroenung; Ben Tucker; Christine Rottger; Yoganandh; MichaelMaggs; mr2nique; Andrew Gaunce; thesecond A collection of short science fiction stories, written by H.G. Wells. - Summary by Krista Zaleski For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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LibriVox recording of Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells. Read in English by volunteer readers. In the summer of 1921, a disenchanted journalist escapes the rat race for a drive in the country. But Mr. Barnstaple's trip exceeds his expectations when he and other motorists are swept 3,000 years into the future. The inadvertent time travelers arrive in a world that corresponds exactly to Barnstaple's ideals: a utopian state, free of crime, poverty, war, disease, and bigotry. Unfettered by the...
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LibriVox recording of The Discovery Of The Future by H. G. Wells. Read in English by David Wales The Discovery of the Future is a 1902 philosophical lecture by H. G. Wells that argues for the knowability of the future. It was originally delivered to the Royal Institution on January 24, 1902. Wells begins by distinguishing between "two divergent types of mind," one that judges and attaches importance principally to what has happened in the past and one that judges and attaches...
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LibriVox recording of The War of the Worlds (Version 5) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by digitizer. An original masterpiece of alien invasion, The War of the Worlds (1898) conjures a terrifying race of Martians who devastate the Earth and feed on their human victims while their voracious vegetation, the red weed, spreads over the ruined planet. After the novel’s hero finds himself trapped in what is left of London, despairing at the destruction of human civilization, he discovers that life...
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LibriVox recording of Tales of Space and Time by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Richard Kilmer Five short Science Fiction stories. - Summary by Richard 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 to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B audio book (231mb)
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LibriVox recording of The War That Will End War by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson .About the First World War, and the author's conclusions. Whether or not you agree with these articles/essays, H G Wells does make many valid points about the war, and it's effect on people, especially in Britain. I suppose he cannot be blamed for getting the concept and the title wrong, in hindsight, as there were barely 22 years to pass before the Second World War with Germany began. Wells...
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LibriVox recording of The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells. Read by Tom Haire In 1896 HG Wells produced the Island of Doctor Moreau. After a fateful shipwreck, a chance rescue, and offer of safe harbor, Edward Prendick must contend with a dark science. A man of science, Prendick must wrestle with the ethics of its passions. His inner struggle is illuminated by the island's outward horrors. Central to the themes are ethics, principles, and the extent of human compassion. This science...
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LibriVox recording of Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences by H. G. Wells. Read in English by volunteer readers. Select Conversations with an Uncle, published in 1895, was H.G. Wells's first literary publication in book form. It consists of reports of twelve conversations between a fictional witty uncle who has returned to London from South Africa with "a certain affluence," as well as two other conversations (one on aestheticism that takes...
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LibriVox recording of El alimento de los dioses by H. G. Wells. Read in Spanish by Epachuko. Dos científicos británicos consiguen crear en un laboratorio un suero que provoca un crecimiento desmesurado en el ser vivo que lo ingiera, ya sean pollos, vacas o... seres humanos. Lo que empieza pareciendo una idea sensacional con múltiples aplicaciones prácticas, pronto deriva en imprevistas y extrañas consecuencias que habrá que aprender a gestionar:¡¡Feroces ratas gigantes, monstruosas...
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LibriVox recording of El hombre invisible by H. G. Wells. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza El hombre invisible (The Invisible Man es el título original en inglés) es una novela de ciencia ficción escrita por H. G. Wells. La obra fue originalmente publicada en entregas en la revista Pearson's Magazine en 1897 y como novela el mismo año. El hombre invisible nos muestra las contradicciones de un joven y brillante científico que, tras largas jornadas de agotadores experimentos, descubre la...
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LibriVox recording of Certain Personal Matters by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Foon; Larry Wilson; D. Wood; Scotty Smith; Graham Scott; Elisabeth; Greg Giordano; GentleJim; Jordan Khoriaty; Rowan Etzel; Keir; Christopher Lawson Although best known for his works of science fiction, social commentary and history, H.G. Wells here gives us humorous and light-hearted pieces on a wide variety of intriguing topics from chess to death. Each essay is a gem of wit and delight. - Summary by Larry...
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LibriVox recording of A Story of the Days to Come by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Dennis Blake; Lucretia B.; A. J. Carroll; Mike Pelton Set in London in the early 22nd century, this novella depicts the troubles of two lovers, Denton and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a well-to-do woman with many connections, but Denton is only a middle-class worker. Elizabeth's father strongly disapproves of the match, and orders a hypnotist to hypnotize his daughter into thinking that she is in love with another....
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LibriVox recording of The New Machiavelli by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Anthony Ogus About a political idealist who changes his colours and engages in a sexual adventure, this novel by H.G. Wells generated controversy when it was first published in 1911. - Summary by Anthony Ogus 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...
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LibriVox recording of Clayton's Quaker Cook-Book by H. J. Clayton. Read in English by Librivox volunteers The author, H.J. Clayton, subtitles this book, “being a practical treatise on the culinary art adapted to the tastes and wants of all classes, with plain and easily understood directions for the preparation of every variety of food in the most attractive forms, comprising the result of a life-long experience in catering to a host of highly cultivated tastes.” Recipes are presented in a...
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by H. L. Mencken
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LibriVox recording of The American Language by H. L. Mencken. Read in English by DrPGould; Mike Pelton; tommack; Bruce Pirie; Devorah Allen; Joseph Tabler; ToddHW; realisticspeakers; Linda Johnson; Austin Lim; Larry Wilson "It was part of my daily work, for a good many years, to read the principal English newspapers and reviews; it has been part of my work, all the time, to read the more important English novels, essays, poetry and criticism. An American born and bred, I early noted, as...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you Ventures into Verse by H. L. Mencken.  Read in English by Larry Wilson; Dru Conway; DebK; BettyB and Michaelanthony Mitchell. Better known for his biting satire, Mencken's first book was this small volume of verses. - Summary by Larry Wilson 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...
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LibriVox recording of Prejudices, First Series by H. L. Mencken. Read in English by DrPGould; Linda Johnson; Larry Wilson; Karen Mallozzi; Shasta Mencken sharpens his pen and in a collection of short essays delivers acerbic opinions on issues and persons of the time. Among his targets in this volume (the first of six) are critics, H.G. Wells Thorstein Veblen, Arnold Bennett, William Dean Howells, Irvin S. Cobb. Mencken's critiques are delivered against a background of his own well known ethnic,...
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LibriVox recording of The American Credo by H. L. Mencken; George Jean Nathan. Read in English by Adrienne Prevost The American Credo: A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind, published in 1920, is a commentary on US politics, specifically regarding the tribalism encouraged by politicians and religious leaders, the contradicting definitions of professed American ideals, and, further, the cyclical nature of human history itself. - Summary by Adrienne Prevost For further...
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LibriVox recording of The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; Phil Chenevert; Phil Chenevert The worshipers of this ancient tentacled horror are still with us, waiting for this terrible being to awake and take vengeance again on an earth filled with nonbelievers. Lovecraft delves into this eons old cult in the greatest detail of any of his stories about Cthulhu and gives us hints about how it is worshiped and the abominable rituals involved. Creepy. Very...
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LibriVox recording of The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Horror stalks the earth. There are many dimensions that coexist with our universe and, unfortunately, overlap it in very special places. The horrific beings that live in these other dimensions are ancient, terrifying and very malign. This story is about one of these overlapping spots in a decaying community in the USA where these beings can interact with our world and where humans succeed in calling...
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LibriVox recording of The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft. Read in English by Mark Nelson In a rundown farmhouse near isolated, rural Dunwich, a bizarre family conjures and nurtures an evil entity from another realm, with the purpose of destroying the world and delivering it to ancient gods to rule, and only an aged university librarian can stop them. The Dunwich Horror was first published in 1929 in Weird Tales. (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online...
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LibriVox recording of The Colour Out of Space by H. P. Lovecraft. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; Phil Chenevert “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” This creepy horror story is one of the best written by Lovecraft in my opinion. What unknown being is lurking out there? What entity arrived in that meteor? Never described exactly, yet he manages to let your own imagination smell and taste it in this story....
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 28 recordings of The Bee by H.P. Nichols. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  June 21 2020. Read in English by Andrew Dixon; Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; EliseDee; Emmi Kranz; Seawolf4; mammutty; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Guomin Do; Helen Ko; Joshua Paul Seeger.; Kelly Park; Lee Ann Howlett; Nerebrit; Ilaria Marazzina; mleigh; Phil Schempf; Ryan Fink; Rohan31; Richard Potenza;...
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LibriVox recording of Stella Fregelius by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Patrick79 Following a shipwreck Stella is preparing to die but is unexpectedly rescued. A love triangle of an unusual sort develops where an inventor of the mobile phone, back in 1900, who is engaged, becomes involved with a woman who has a passionate mystical influence on him. The story explores the nature of death and how we should look forward to it as being a great step to a greater world. (Patrick79 ) For...
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LibriVox recording of Black Heart and White Heart , by H. Rider Haggard. Read by Vira Denton. Black Heart and White Heart , is a story of the courtship, trials and final union of a pair of Zulu lovers in the time of King Cetywayo. (Introduction by H. Rider Haggard) 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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LibriVox recording of Elissa by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Keith Salis; Anthropologists have studied the ruins of a great city and temple in Zimbabwe, and it has left them in wonder. The construction and markings are Phoenician, but how was it developed so far South of the Fertile Crescent? Who built it and why? How was it destroyed? H Rider Haggard has elaborated on this in the novel, Elissa. It is the story of the love of Prince Aziel, an Israelite grandson of both Solomon the Wise...
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LibriVox recording of The Ghost Kings by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Derek Trial Rachel Dove is a British missionary's daughter in the wilds of Africa. Her life is turned around when fellow teenager Richard Darrien rescues her from a flash flood; their common initials alone may clue the reader in that these two are another pair of Haggard's predestined lovers. Some years later, after not having seen Richard in the meantime, Rachel runs afoul of one of the author's patented lustful...
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LibriVox recording of Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Elsie Selwyn; Keratak; Lynne T Child of Storm is a 1913 novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain. The plot is set in 1854-56 and concerns Quatermain hunting in Zululand and getting involved with Mameema, a beautiful African girl who causes great turmoil in the Zulu kingdom. The novel is the second in a trilogy by Haggard involving the collapse of the Zulu kingdom and featuring the dwarf Zikali. The first...
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LibriVox recording of The Brethren (Version 2) by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Elroi A tale of love, romance and chivalry set amongst the backdrop of the climactic months before the opening of the Kings' Crusade. Two English knights are in love with the same maiden. Their devotion and bravery is tested when their beloved is kidnapped against her will and taken to Palestine and eventually to the court of the famous Muslim leader, Saladin. - Summary by Elroi Shelley For further...
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LibriVox  reading of Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Michele Eaton This follows the story of Godfrey and Isobel and their relationship as they grow up. ( Michele Eaton ) 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 (312MB)
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LibriVox recording of The Wanderer's Necklace by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Annyiee Hill The Wanderer’s Necklace is classic Haggard, filled with adventure, intrigue, and steadfastness in the face of overwhelming obstacles. “The Editor" recalls his past life as Olaf, an 8th century Norseman. Olaf opens the ancient tomb of the Wanderer and discovers a sword and half a necklace on the warrior’s crumbling skeleton. Olaf must find the other half of the necklace, and the woman...
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LibriVox recording of Maiwa's Revenge; Or, The War of the Little Hand by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Derek Trial. While hunting elephants in the country of Wambe, big game Hunter Allan Quartermain gets word that an old friend, John Every, is a captive of Wambe. Quartermain plans an attack by another tribe on Wambe's village to rescue Every. Summary by Derek Trial. 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 When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Librivox volunteers A fictional memoir of Humphrey Arbuthnot of Devonshire, we are taken on a voyage to the island of Orofena, in the South Seas, together with Bickley, the servant Bastin and the spaniel Tommy. It is a land of adventure and danger, the result of which eventually leads to the author's death. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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