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by J. Arthur Thomson
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LibriVox recording of The Outline of Science, Vol 4 by J. Arthur Thomson. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. The Outline of Science was written specifically with the man-on-the-street in mind as the target audience. Covering scientific subjects ranging from astronomy to biology to elementary physics in clear, concise and easily understood prose, this popular science work is largely as relevant today as when first published in 1922. In this fourth volume (of four), we learn about bacteria,...
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LibriVox recording of Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. John Vol. 1 by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. I send forth the volume now in the reader's hands, with much diffidence, and a very deep sense of responsibility. It is a peculiarly serious undertaking to attempt a Commentary on the Gospel of St. John. This "Commentary" is so extensive that it occupies far more space than the "Expository Thoughts," and is, I must honestly confess, the principal part...
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by J. C. Ryle
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LibriVox recording of Old Paths by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by Christopher Smith This book is subtitled “Being Plain Statements on Some of the Weightier Matters of Christianity". The main title comes from the writings the old testament prophet Jeremiah, who refers to the old paths where the good way is, which if people walk in it they will find rest for their souls (Jer 6 v6). Bishop Ryle wrote this book at a time when many in the church were forsaking the old paths of evangelical...
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by J. C. Ryle
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LibriVox recording of Knots Untied by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. Being Plain Statements on Disputed Points in Religion, from the Standpoint of an Evangelical Churchman. The volume now in the reader's hands requires a few words of explanation. It contains nineteen papers on subjects which are matters of dispute among English Churchmen in the present day, systematically arranged. A moment's glance at the table of contents will show that there is hardly any point of...
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by J. C. Ryle
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LibriVox recording of Hymns and Spiritual Songs by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. In sending forth a new collection of Hymns, I feel it necessary to preface the work by a few words of explanation. The volume now in the reader's hands does not profess to be a complete collection of all the best English hymns. The comfort of invalids and the edification of Christians in private have been the two principal objects I have had in view in preparing this collection. I hold strongly,...
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by J. C. Ryle
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LibriVox recording of Practical Religion by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by volunteer readers. The present volume contains a series of papers about "practical religion," and treats of the daily duties, dangers, experience, and privileges of all who profess and call themselves true Christians. (Summary from the preface) 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...
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LibriVox recording of Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. John Vol. 2 by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. The fourteen years which have "passed over" me since I first began writing on the Gospels, I humbly hope have not been thrown away. They have been to me years of many trials, and I may add of much work, much reading, much reflection, and not a little prayer. At the end of these fourteen years, I feel more than ever convinced that what are called...
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LibriVox recording of Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. John Vol. 3 by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by MaryAnn. The volume now in the reader's hands completes a work which I began sixteen years ago, entitled "Expository Thoughts on the Gospels." By the good hand of God that work is now finished. For this I desire to be deeply thankful. "Better the end of a thing than the beginning of it." (Eccles. vii. 8.) I have now only to commend to my gracious God and Father this...
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LibriVox recording of Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. Luke Vol. 1 by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. “Expository Thoughts” divides the Gospels into sections of about twelve verses each, from which J. C. Ryle selects two or three prominent points to dwell on and bring to the reader’s attention. In Ryle’s day, there were many detailed commentaries and expositions on scripture. In writing these “Expository Thoughts”, Ryle aimed to offer a resource to the laity...
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LibriVox recording of Expository Thoughts on the Gospels - St. Luke Vol. 2 by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. “Expository Thoughts” divides the Gospels into sections of about twelve verses each, from which J. C. Ryle selects two or three prominent points to dwell on and bring to the reader’s attention. In Ryle’s day, there were many detailed commentaries and expositions on scripture. In writing these “Expository Thoughts”, Ryle aimed to offer a resource to the laity...
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by J. C. Ryle
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LibriVox recording of Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times by J. C. Ryle. Read in English by Tim Cote. Ryle became the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool during a volatile time for the Church of England. Ryle was a strong supporter of the evangelical school and a critic of Ritualism. He was a writer, pastor and an evangelical preacher. Among his longer works are Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century (1869), Expository Thoughts on the Gospels (7 vols, 1856–69), Principles for...
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by J. Clarence Edwards
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 7 recordings of You Wobbly Wink-Eyed Little Wop by J. Clarence Edwards. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  September 9, 2018.  Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Foon; Greg Giordano; Hypatia; RajVO; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. To My Buddies  Of the U. S. Army—some three million in number;  Of the 90th Division more specifically, and  Particularly to the 315th Engineers, to which  Regiment I was “attached for rations,”  Being a Liability of...
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by J. Earl Clauson
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LibriVox recording of A Dog's Book of Verse by J. Earl Clauson.  Read in English by Larry Wilson; Michele Fry; SionedV; Damla Ozdemir; Maggie Travers; Domenica Campbell; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Diana Schmidt; NoelBadrian; Linda Dougherty; Ed Humpal; Jade Hjelstrom; Roxanne Weber; Aromli; TriciaG; Elizabeth Buchanan; Savnarae and Ian King. It is not surprising that dogs, beloved by so many, have received many poetic tributes throughout history. Here the author has gathered together...
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by J. Hudson Taylor
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LibriVox recording of A Retrospect by J. Hudson Taylor. Read in English by Larry Wilson; RussellEric; Greg Giordano; Hannah Mary Join James Hudson Taylor on the God-led journey through his calling, time of preparation, and life work in China. This British Christian missionary founded China Inland Mission (CIM), now known as OMF International. - Summary by HannahMary For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of Peter Pan (version 4) by J. M. Barrie. Read in English by Patrick Saville. Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up, steals Wendy and her brothers away to a magical world called the Neverland. They come face to face with a fairy named Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, savages, pirates, mermaids, a crocodile that ticks, and Peter's nemesis--Captain Hook! The book is filled with excitement, and wonder, and teaches that with happy thoughts, and a little help of pixy dust, you can...
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by J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of Quality Street by J. M. Barrie. Read in English by a full cast. Two sisters living on Quality Street set up and run a school for children after the local doctor heads off to fight Napoleon. Ten years later he returns, thinking that all the adventures have been his, and that the old life in Quality Street has waited, as in a sleep, to be resumed on the day of his return. Katharine Hepburn starred in a movie version made in 1927. The Quality Street chocolates were named...
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by J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of Alice Sit-by-the-Fire by J. M. Barrie. "The ever-delightful classic ... produced by Charles Frohman at the Criterion Theatre, New York, on Christmas day, 1905, and which has always been a triumphant play for the talents of the greatest ladies of the theatre, from Ethel Barrymore down to Helen Hays. Alice is the central figure who returns from India to England with her husband, and has the problem of readapting herself to the home and children she had left...
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LibriVox recording of A Kiss for Cinderella by J. M. Barrie. Read in English by a full cast. This play does have Cinderella and a Godmother, Royalty, and glass slippers, but it takes place in WW1 and is certainly not your typical fairy tale! Produced on Broadway in 1916, it was made into a silent movie in 1925. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list (in order of appearance): Mr. Bodie: Peter Yearsley Policeman: ToddHW Cinderella: VivianWeaver Gentleman: Mike Harris Mrs. Maloney: Michele Eaton Marion:...
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by J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of Dear Brutus by J. M. Barrie. Read in English by Bev J Stevens; David Olson; Beth Thomas; Libby Gohn; Maryanka; bala; Shakira Searle; ToddHW; Sarah Terry; Natalie Paula; TriciaG; azureblue At a house in the country 8 guests are invited to enter a magical wood to see what might have happened had they made a different choice in life. Even though they are warned away from the wood, they take a chance an enter. The title comes from Shakespeare: "The fault lies in our...
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by J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of Tommy and Grizel by J. M. Barrie. Read in English by beyondutopia; KHand; Sheila; Michelle Tan; Jim Locke; Franziska Paul This book continues Sentimental Tommy, also in the Librivox catalogue. Tommy grows up and marries Grizel. But life are not only roses and rainbows. This book has all the elements of a good love story, but it is also a book about growing up and finding out your distinct voice in the world. - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further information, including...
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by J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of The Little White Bird by J. M. Barrie. Read in English by Mike Pelton; TribalElder; Sandra; MissRose; Carol; Lynne Thompson; Larry Wilson "A children's book, sharp social commentary and sad psychological thriller about a man's search for a sense of belonging. All in one amazing and lyrical collection. This is the first book in which Peter Pan starts to appear. His adventure in Kensington Gardens are first narrated here. Other than that, it offers a magical portrait of...
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by J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of Sentimental Tommy by J. M. Barrie. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "J. M. Barrie is most noted for being the author of Peter Pan, the beloved book about a child who does not want to grow up. The two Tommy novels, as they are collectively referred to, are also about a child who does not want to grow up. Yet, unlike Peter Pan, he has to. Tommy grows up in the slums of London at the end of the 19th century in difficult conditions. This book explores his boyhood. How would...
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LibriVox recording of The Little Minister by J. M. Barrie. Read in English by MaryAnn; Sylviamb; Nathan C Jones; TriciaG; and Kalynda. Before "Peter Pan" came "The Little Minister", J.M. Barrie's first published novel. This is not a children's book, but reflections on life in a remote village in Scotland. The story opens with the minister and his mother moving into the village of Thrums, where the minister must earn the respect of the villagers, threading his way through...
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LibriVox recording of Peter Pan (Dramatic Reading) by J. M. Barrie. "All children, except one, grow up,” begins J. M. Barrie's most famous novel. Barrie then proceeds to tell the story of that one extraordinary exception, Peter Pan, who lives in the Neverland with pirates and fairies and is always having adventures. One night he appears in the nursery of the Darling children and the most marvelous adventure of all begins. Light-hearted though it seems in premise, Peter Pan is a sweet but...
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LibriVox recording of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Read in English by Phil Chenevert The eternal boy leads us on adventures. more later. 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 (152MB)
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by J. Manning Potts
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LibriVox recording of Prayers of the Early Church by J. Manning Potts. Read in English by InTheDesert. There are prayers of our Lord, the apostles, the martyrs, and the saints covering the period of the Early Church from its beginning through the fifth century. There are some prayers from each of the first five centuries. The treasure house from which to choose is almost unlimited. It is a vast and fruitful field and anyone is amply rewarded who delves into it. The prayers have been selected...
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by J. Meade Falkner
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LibriVox recording of Moonfleet By J. Meade Falkner The novel is set in a fishing village in Dorset during the mid 18th century. The story concerns a 15 year old orphan boy, John Trenchard, who becomes friends with an older man who turns out to be the leader of a gang of smugglers. One night John chances on the smugglers' store in the crypt beneath the church. He explores but hides behind a coffin when he hears voices. He finds a locket which contains a parchment, in the coffin belonging to...
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by J. N. Gregory
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LibriVox recording of Fort Concho; Its Why And Wherefore by J. N. Gregory. Read in English by David Wales. Fort Concho was a U.S. Army post in central Texas from 1867 to 1889. It figured considerably in the Indian Wars, notably against the Comanches. It mainly served to protect frontier settlers, stagecoaches, wagon trains, the U.S. mail, and trade routes. This 1957 book, published by the museum at the site of the fort, is the story of its activities. - Summary by David Wales For further...
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by J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of Exterior to the Evidence by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by J. M. Smallheer "Exterior to the Evidence" is a mystery novel by J. S. Fletcher originally published in The Black Mask, a magazine of mystery and detective stories, in April 1922. A death on the moors, a missing will and a number of possible suspects will keep the listener guessing right through the final chapters. (Summary by J. M. Smallheer) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Borough Treasurer by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. Messrs. Mallalieu and Cotherstone were outsiders who had built a prosperous business in Highmarket and even been elected as Mayor and Treasurer of the borough. But when an ex-detective moves to town, 30 years of respectability is suddenly threatened by revelations from the past. (Summary by MaryAnn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Herapath Property by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Richard Kilmer Jacob Herapath, a wealthy property developer and member of Parliament, is found dead in his office, a revolver at his side and a bullet wound to the head. An allegedly forged Will deepens the mystery. An intriguing puzzle with plenty of twists and turns. (Summary by Richard Kilmer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Charing Cross Mystery by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Here's another intriguing mystery by J. S. Fletcher, centering on why a former high-level police official was murdered, and on whether - and if so how - the murder was linked to two glamorous and high-profile sisters, one of whose photo was found in the dead man's pocket. As usual, Fletcher creates a number of different detectives -- a lawyer, his assistant, several policemen, a police spy, and...
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LibriVox recording of The Markenmore Mystery by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Richard Kilmer; Sharon Kilmer After seven years of silence, Guy Markenmore returns to his family home at Markenmore Court. Knowing his father Sir Anthony to be close to death, he is anxious to reassure his younger siblings that he will not make any claim to the family money even if he can't help inheriting the old man's title. Sir Anthony dies later that evening, but the question of the inheritance becomes...
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by J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Lost Mr. Linthwaite by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Steven Seitel A quest to track down his missing uncle (Mr. Linthwaite) leads investigative journalist Richard Brixey to the mysterious medieval town of Silchester, England. What actually happened in the ruins of the Priory, and why are all the potential witnesses so uncooperative? Who is the mysterious Mrs. Byfield and what is her long-buried connection to Mr. Linthwaite? What is the secret plot that Mr....
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by J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher. (Dramatic reading) A novelist finds himself struggling to make ends meet. In his effort to raise a bit of money to get him by, he finds himself in the middle of a mystery. Murder, theft, and love, all the ingredients for a wonderful reading. Please note: There is some stereotyping of ethnic groups however it is presented without malice but rather a sign of the times. (Summary by Linette Geisel) Cast list: Narrator (chapter 1-5):...
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LibriVox recording of The Middle Temple Murder (version 2) by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Lynne T A classic English murder mystery story, set in the legal center of London draws the reluctant attention of a journalist as he makes his way home after a long night on the job. But his newshound instincts kick in. Who is the elderly man? What was he doing at the law chambers in the middle of the night? Why had someone seen fit to strike him on the back of the head? As this convoluted tale...
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Librivox recording of The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher. Read by MaryAnn Spiegel. Bank manager John Hornbury is missing, as are securities and jewels from the bank’s vault. Gabriel Chestermarke and his nephew Joseph have unaccountably refused to call in the police to investigate the theft from their bank. When Betty Fosdyke shows up to visit her Uncle John, she finds it past belief that he would simply disappear – let alone that he would commit larceny. Unable to simply sit by and...
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LibriVox recording of In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford “Rotten borough” is a term that goes back to the 18th century, and it used to mean a parliamentary constituency in which a few property owners, or sometimes a single one, could choose the local member of parliament. The three Reform Acts of 1832, 1857 and 1884 brought that system to an end and by the time this book begins, a rotten borough has taken on its more modern meaning of a...
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LibriVox recording of Ravensdene Court by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford Leonard Middlebrook, a young attorney with, among other things, a bibliographical interest, accepts an invitation to lonely Ravensdene Court on the Northumbrian coast. There, Francis Raven, the owner, recently retired to the family property after an Indian career, finds himself in possession of an enormous number of old books and other items, and needs help in evaluating them. The attorney, though a...
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LibriVox recording of The Talleyrand Maxim by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Kevin Green John Mallathorpe, a wealthy Yorkshire industrialist and land owner dies in an accident, apparently without making a will. His estate goes to his wife and two children and they live the good life for a number of years. However, an old bookseller, whilst clearing some old books passed on from the Mallathorpe estate, finds a copy of Mallathorpe's will inside one of the books, and unfortunately for the...
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by J. Saunders Redding
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LibriVox recording of On Being Negro in America by J. Saunders Redding. Read in English by KevinS A penetrating, insightful, and thoroughly honest view of one's life in the United States as an African-American. - Summary by KevinS 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 J. Thomas Looney
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Identified by J. Thomas Looney. Read in English by Lucretia B.; Elizabeth Klett; Lyn Silva; Rebecca Thomas; Lee Smalley; DPranitis; Larry Wilson; KHand; Lynne Thompson; Craig Kenneth Bryant; Edward Kirkby; Kingof192; doonaboon; Mary in Arkansas; Ellen Preckel; Greg Giordano That one who is not a recognized authority or an expert in literature should attempt the solution of a problem which has so far baffled specialists must doubtless appear to many as a glaring...
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by J. Thomas Warren
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LibriVox recording of The Northern Spy by J. Thomas Warren. Read in English by John; Colleen McMahon; Gary J. Conover The Northern Spy, written in the 1800s, is a lively story about a Union soldier who infiltrates a Confederate battalion in order to aid in the conquering of South Carolina. The novel was very popular, so much so that allegedly Northern Spy apples were named for the hero of the story. - Summary by A. Gramour For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of Life and marvelous adventures of Wild Bill, the Scout by J. W. Buel. Read in English by Jairus Amar; Lynne Thompson; Jothi Tharavant; micnc08; fdneal; DJRickyV; drsxj; Itsjustlib; deongines; Richard Corfield; cheeni BEING A TRUE AND EXACT HISTORY OF ALL THE SANGUINARY COMBATS AND HAIR-BREADTH ESCAPES OF THE MOST FAMOUS SCOUT AND SPY AMERICA EVER PRODUCED. "Wild Bill, as a frontier character of the daring, cunning and honorable class, stands alone, without a prototype;...
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LibriVox recording of Radio Boys in the Secret Service by J. W. Duffield. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Julian Pratley; Shruti Sinha; nvivas; Andrea C. Schmidt; kaylawhy; Dan Gurzynski; SamP9801; Noelle; Matthew Kiser; Clark Pigeau; g3s0ff; Dessa Dixon; VoiceofLandis; Mooninya; Lector1; Ryan Fink; John; Sahil Dalal Twin sixteen year-old brothers, Guy and Walter Burton are the “Radio Boys” headed for another adventure. Travels take Guy from their home in New England to London where he...
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LibriVox recording of Bert Wilson at the Wheel by J. W. Duffield. Read in English by tommack; Kathleen Moore; Diana Schmidt; Michele Fry; Foon First volume of an adventure series for young adults - Summary by kathrinee 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...
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LibriVox recording of Boys and Girls by J. W. Foley. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. A collection of charming poems by James A. Foley, Poet Laureate of North Dakota where he was also city editor of the Bismarck Tribune. Each poem is written from the point of view of children or about children.  (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...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16  recordings of Through All The Years by James W. Foley. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  August 12, 2018. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Jude; Larry Wilson; Michele Fry; RajVO; Scotty Smith; Thomas Ermon; Tomas Peter; tovarisch; William Jones and Zarina Silverman. Here is a sweet little poem to touch your heart and share with your best friends. The words are heartfelt, simple...
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LibriVox recording of Alice in Wonderland, Retold in Words of One Syllable by J.C. Gorham. Read in English by Mike T.; Shelby Rae Lyon; Chris Moland; Carol Cotter; JudyDerby; Anna Vince; Roohi; Bruce Durflinger The well known and delightful tale of Alice in Wonderland but retold in simpler language. All the characters are there, even the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter. Note that even though the title says 'words of one syllable', there are quite a few two and even multiple syllable words which...
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LibriVox recording of The Border Bandits by J.W. Buel. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Pmiddy; Shashank Jakhmola; John; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Adrian Stephens ''An authentic and thrilling history of the noted outlaws Jesse and Frank James and their bands of highwaymen.compiled from reliable sources and containing the latest facts in regard to these desperate freebooters.'' (from the author's sub-title) The James brothers emerged from the Confederate guerrillas to become notorious outlaws of the...
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LibriVox recording of Nequa or The Problem of the Ages by Jack Adams. Read in English by Jeff Burke; Colleen McMahon; Aimee van den Berg; Cheryl; M. D. Jakubowski; Lee; Rapunzelina; Christina Fu; Jim Locke Nequa or The Problem of the Ages is one of the first feminist science fiction books published in the United States. It was first serialized in the newspaper Equity, and two editions were published in Topeka, Kansas in 1900. The voyage described in Nequa is to the Arctic. The captain of the...
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by Jack Boyle
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LibriVox recording of Boston Blackie: Stories Around the Opium Lamp by Jack Boyle. Read in English by Winston Tharp Boston Blackie had his birth in the imagination of a self confessed “opium eater.” Jack Boyle was a San Francisco newspaper man who became dependent upon the drug to make his deadlines, lost his job, and turned to crime to support his habit. He served several prison terms and while incarcerated in Colorado began writing a series of short stories for the American Magazine based...
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LibriVox recording of Boston Blackie by Jack Boyle. Read in English by Winston Tharp. Boston Blackie is the novelization of a group of pulp short stories by Jack Boyle (1881-1928). Blackie, an ex-con with a college education, is a jewel thief based in San Francisco, who outwits the cops with the help of his wife Mary. The character was altered for a later series of popular films and radio shows to become a “reformed” jewel thief turned private eye. (Summary by Winston Tharp) For further...
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LibriVox recording of There's Laughter in the Air! Radio's Top Comedians and Their Best Shows by Jack Gaver; Dave Stanley. Read in English by Maria Kasper; Bellona Times; Phil Chenevert; Larry Wilson; Kristin Gjerløw; Little Tee; ElleyKat; Jennifer Dorr; SteveToner; Arianne Stein. There's Laughter in the Air takes readers on a sidesplitting romp through the world of old-time radio comedy. It gives a brief history of the medium and brief but intimate accounts of some of the biggest acts from...
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by Jack London
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LibriVox recording of White Fang by Jack London. Read by Mark F. Smith When White Fang is birthed in a cave to a wolf sire and a wolf/dog halfbreed dam, he is heir to two traditions. At first he is content to explore and learn laws of the Wild. But then his mother is caught and held by old memories of a past relationship with Man, and White Fang follows her into service with the Indians. Life among sled dogs is hardly less cruel and dangerous than living in the Wild, but brutality notches...
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LibriVox recording of Theft by Jack London. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. This is a political play which is set in Washington DC. Howard Knox is a congressman and believes that there are corrupt practices going on at the firm of a very wealthy industrialist. Knox is being helped by the industrialists daughter who is helping him to locate documents that will support his claims. (Summary by Michele Eaton) Cast List: Stage Directions: Michele Eaton Mrs Starkweather: WendyKatzHiller Knox:...
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LibriVox recording of Smoke Bellew by Jack London. Read in English by Jim Locke Smoke Bellew, or really Jack London, leaves his less than satisfying writing job in San Francisco for the opportunity to search for gold in the Klondike region while writing about his adventures there. Smoke Bellew is the collection of the resulting twelve essay / stories. 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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LibriVox recording of A Daughter of the Snows by Jack London. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins In Jack London's first novel, he tells the story of Frona Welse, a strong and interesting heroine, "a Stanford graduate and physical Valkyrie," who heads to the Yukon gold fields after creating a stir in her hometown by being strong and forthright and by befriending the town's prostitute. In the course of her adventures, she finds herself at the distaff point of a love triangle. This novel...
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LibriVox recording of Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London. Read in English by Ben Tucker. Well-known and well-regarded author Jack London, known for adventurous stories of the outdoors such as Call of the Wild and White Fang shows us a broader scope of interest in his short stories which here run the gamut from darkly comic tales of murder most foul to light and frothy tales of newspapermen (and women) and from crackling sci-fi to stories of sinister shadowy organizations and...
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LibriVox recording of The Call of the Wild (version 4) by Jack London. Read in English by Phil Chenevert The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into service as sled dog...
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LibriVox recording of When God Laughs, and Other Stories by Jack London. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins. This collection of Jack London's short stories touches on a variety of topics, from his love of boxing, to relationships between criminals, to the trials of life and travel on many frontiers, to an allegory about a king who desired a nose. London is considered a master of the short story, a form much more to his liking and personality than his novels. He was active and quick of mind and...
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LibriVox recording of Dutch Courage and Other Stories by Jack London. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins. Jack London was quoted as saying, "I've never written a line that I'd be ashamed for my young daughters to read, and I never shall write such a line!" After his death in 1916, his wife Charmian assembled a collection of stories, most of which he had written for young readers, but at least one of which was for more mature readers, "Whose Business is to Live." Like most of...
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LibriVox recording of The Night-Born by Jack London. Read in English by volunteer readers. Ten short stories on various themes and subjects, all more or less bizarre. The Night-Born is about a woman who draws inspiration to change her life from an article she chanced to read. In The Benefit of the Doubt , a crooked judge gets a lesson in justice. When The World Was Young is the story of Primitive Man and Civilized Man sharing the same body. And so on. Each story is unique and thought-provoking....
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LibriVox recording of The Sea Wolf - Version 2 by Jack London. Read in English by Nick Bulka The Sea-Wolf is a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London about a literary critic, survivor of an ocean collision, who comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues him. - Summary by Wikipedia For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...
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LibriVox recording of The Cruise of the Dazzler by Jack London. Read in English by Robert Keiper Young Joe Bronson, caught between poor grades and his father's threats of military school, runs away from home. He joins the crew of a sloop named the Dazzler, but quickly figures out his captain, Pete Le Maire (nicknamed "French Pete") frequently engages himself and those at his command in criminal activity. Will Joe be able to escape this unwanted and dangerous new life at sea? Published...
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LibriVox recording of The Call of the Wild (Version 5) by Jack London. Read in English by Jeff Clark Buck, a magnificent mix of St. Bernard and Scotch shepherd dog, rules contentedly at Judge Miller’s place in California’s Santa Clara Valley. But 1897 brings the Klondike Gold Rush, and Buck is the perfect kind of dog to service sleds—so he is stolen and spirited away to the Northland. There he learns a hard life at the hands of tough men and competing sled dogs, which sharpen his...
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LibriVox recording of Revolution, and other Essays by Jack London. Read in English by Michele Fry; Ignare; Jeremy Robertson; KHand; Steve C; Lucretia B.; Phil Schempf; Greg Giordano; DJRickyV; Sean Grabosky A collection of 13 essays written between 1900 and 1908, published in 1910. The lead essay, "Revolution", outlines how and why London renounced capitalism as a failed social system and declared himself an active participant in the "socialist revolution", the last essay is...
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LibriVox recording of The Strength of the Strong by Jack London. Read in English by volunteer readers. Seven short stories, written around the middle of London's writing career. The stories take place in diverse settings and time periods, from prehistoric times to the future. Plots include a worldwide work strike, a sociopath serial killer, a sailor returning home after years at sea, and more. (Summary by TriciaG) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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LibriVox recording of South Sea Tales by Jack London. Read by Warren Kati The eight short stories that comprise South Sea Tales are powerful tales that vividly evoke the early 1900’s colonial South Pacific islands. Tales of hurricanes, missionaries, brotherhood and seafaring are intertwined with enslavement, savagery, and lawless trading to expose the often-barbarous history of the South Pacific islands. You will also gain unsparing insight into the life, culture and relations between natives...
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LibriVox recording of The Road by Jack London. Read in English by Barry Eads. Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic strangers. In The Road, he relates the tales and memories of his days on the hobo road, including how the hobos would elude train crews and his travels with Kelly’s Army. - Summary by Barry Eads. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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LibriVox recording of Before Adam by Jack London. Read in English by Tom Weiss "Before Adam is a mixture of sound science and sci-fi speculation. It is based around Darwin's theory of evolution and the idea of racial memory. The main character lives in the current world but has dreams and nightmares that he relives the pre-stone age life of one of his proto-human ancestors. Those who are scientifically inclined may enjoy this novel more than fans of "standard" science fiction...
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LibriVox recording of By The Turtles of Tasman by Jack London. Read in English by Bellona Times Turn of the century sibling rivalry between successful but uptight California businessman and his ne'er-do-well older brother, both widowers with equally-different 20-ish daughters. Written in 1911. - Summary by BellonaTimes 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 Lost Face (and Other Stories) by Jack London. Read in English by volunteer readers. Seven stories by Jack London, set in the Yukon and other northwestern localities. The most well-known story in this collection is probably To Build a Fire , which is often taught in American high school classrooms. - Summary by TriciaG 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 Abysmal Brute by Jack London. Read in English by Warren Kati Young Pat Glendon is twenty-two years old, weighs two-hundred and twenty pounds, has never drunk alcohol nor tasted tobacco and knows little of city life. He’s all muscle, moves with cat-like grace and possesses great stamina and strength acquired from living natural in the wilds of northern California with his father. Young Pat is a natural at prize-fighting. In addition to his brawn he has speed and a...
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LibriVox recording of Tales of the Fish Patrol by Jack London. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins Wildest among the fisher-folk may be accounted the Chinese shrimp-catchers. It is the habit of the shrimp to crawl along the bottom in vast armies till it reaches fresh water, when it turns about and crawls back again to the salt. And where the tide ebbs and flows, the Chinese sink great bag-nets to the bottom, with gaping mouths, into which the shrimp crawls and from which it is transferred to the...
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