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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.



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The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Aristophanes
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LibriVox recording of The Clouds, by Aristophanes.  Read by Expatriate.  Strepsiades is an Athenian burdened with debt from a bad marriage and a spendthrift son.  He resolves to go to the Thinking Shop, where he can purchase lessons from the famous Socrates in ways to manipulate language in order to outwit his creditors in court.  Socrates, represented as a cunning, manipulative, irreverent sophist, has little success with the dull-witted Strepsiades, but is able to teach the old man's son...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Classics (Antiquity), comedy, dramatic reading, Greek drama, Aristophanes
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by Arnold Lobel
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Read by Arnold Lobel
Topics: CD, Audiobooks, Frog and Toad
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by D. H. Lawrence
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LibriVox recording of The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence. Read in English by Tony Foster "There is no mistake about it, Alvina was a lost girl. She was cut off from everything she belonged to." In this most under-valued of his novels, Lawrence once again presents us with a young woman hemmed in by her middle-class upbringing and (like Ursula Brangwen in The Rainbow) longing for escape. Alvina Houghton's plight, however, is given a rather comic and even picaresque treatment. Losing first...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, classic literature, family saga, historical saga, sexual awakening, 19th...
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by Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox De Vulgari Eloquentia, by Dante Alighieri. Read by Anna Simon and Mary J. De vulgari eloquentia (On Eloquence in the Vernacular) is a short essay written by Dante Alighieri in Latin. The work remains incomplete; only one and a half books are extant. It is believed to have been composed during Dante's exile, probably at some point between 1302 and 1305. The work revolves around the relationship between Latin and vernacular, and the need for a literary language, with an excurse on the...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, non-fiction/essays & short works, Latin, languages, Italian, literary...
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by E. W. Hornung
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LibriVox recording of A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung (LibriVox Version 2)  Read by LibriVox Volunteers A Thief in the Night is a 1905 collection of short stories by Ernest William Hornung, featuring his popular character A. J. Raffles. It was the third book in the series, and the final collection of short stories. In it, Raffles, a gentleman thief, commits a number of burglaries in late Victorian England. Although Raffles had been killed in the Second Boer War at the end of The Black...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, detective fiction, crime & mystery fiction, action and adventure
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by George Durston
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LibriVox recording of The Boy Scout Aviators, by George Durston.  Read by Kangaroo692.  Follow the adventures of Harry Fleming, Dick Mercer, and Jack Young in this exciting Boy Scout adventure! Harry is an American Boy Scouts separated from his country and hometown when his father has to go on a trip to England for business. He joins a Boy Scout troop there and meets Dick Mercer. Together they help solve an exciting mystery in the midst of heliographs, spies, and traps, finding their way to...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, historical fiction, world war I, war, England, boy scouts
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by L. T. Meade; Robert Eustace
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LibriVox recording of The Heart of a Mystery by L. T. Meade; Robert Eustace. Read in English by J. M. Smallheer The Heart of Mystery by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace was published in 1901 in six installments in the Windsor Magazine, Vol. 14. The stories relate the adventures of a young Englishman summoned to the deathbed of an old friend in Paris who subsequently finds himself embroiled in a web of danger, espionage and intrigue . - Summary by J. M. Smallheer For further information, including...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Mystery, espionage, intrique
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by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
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LibriVox recording of Flower Stories, by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets.    This volume contains stories, poems, and facts about lots of different flowers, intended for teaching children. It is divided into thirteen parts, each covering a different type of flower. - Summary by Rachel 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...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Children's Non-fiction/Science, poetry, children, Teaching, flowers, kids...
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by Librivox Volunteers
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A collection of M4B files created by LibriVox Volunteers. For a current list of related pages go the Main Librivox M4B page . An M4B file is an audio file which can be bookmarked. This is the audio-book file type. These files can have chapter markers which can be skipped through as you would skip through files on a play list. They can have built in cover art and chapter images. They will remember where you left off each time you stop the file and come back to it . And variable speed settings on...
Topics: M4B, Librivox, Audiobooks, iPods
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by Mrs. O. F. Walton
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LibriVox recording of Saved at Sea by Mrs. O. F. Walton.  Read by Rachel Alick was born in a lighthouse during a storm, and raised in the same lighthouse. He used to wish something would change, and one day something did. In an attempt to rescue a ship in distress, Alick and his grandfather end up with a baby girl. Who are her parents? Did they perish on that stormy night? As the lighthouse people try to find the answers to these questions, little "Timpey" begins to work her way into...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Amy Catherine Walton, Christian, religion, audiobooks, christian, storm,...
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by Nina Wilcox Putnam
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LibriVox recording of Laughter Limited, by Nina Wilcox Putnam.    When some people write the story of their life it is a sign that they are dead.  There are in the motion-picture world also a class of dead ones who allow somebody else to write their biography.  Dead from the neck up, anyways.   They may be alive as stars all right, but they couldn't write a continuity for the story of a custard pie.  Bonnie Delane, Famous Silvermont Star, tells her own story exclusively for Closeups...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, general fiction/published 1900 onwards, movies, Hollywood, acting
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by Richmal Crompton
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LibriVox recording of William Again by Richmal Crompton. Read in English by David Wales Fourteen more stories about William Brown. William is a mischievous eleven year old who is puzzled by the adult world, which is no less puzzled by him. The humor is gentle and pleasing in this 1923 publication. The series of books is better known in the United Kingdom than in the United States. (Summary by david wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, england, juvenile, just william
Audio Books & Poetry
by Ryan Finch
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A collection of (public domain) short stories from the master of the weird, the unsettling and the otherworldly!   Recordings by Ryan Finch ( ARTATpodcast.com ) These recordings can also be found, separately or as one continuous audiobook, over on YouTube , along with another author's weird fiction story I recorded :) Cover art for this project was kindly provided by the talented  Vera Petruk! You can find more of her awesome artwork here .
Topics: english, audiobook, fiction, adventure, horror, creepy, fantasy, sf, scifi, weird, lovecraft,...
Audio Books & Poetry
by Ryan Finch
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This is a better audio-quality version of the weird fiction short story 'The Maker of Moons' by Robert W. Chambers which I recorded for Librivox several years ago. Enjoy :) Recording by Ryan Finch. You can find my podcast at: ARTATpodcast.com
Topics: english, audiobook, fiction, adventure, horror, creepy, fantasy, sf, scifi, weird, lovecraft,...
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by Sir Alfred Edward East
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour by Sir Alfred Edward East. Read in English by Sue Anderson Sketching from Nature, Equipment, Colour, Composition, Trees, Skies, Grass, Reflections, Distance -- chapters rich with timeless oil painting advice by a master landscape artist, Sir Alfred East.  East had an exceptional ability to capture the individuality of trees, the quiver of their leaves against the sky.   “If we look at a photograph, the edges of the trees do...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, oil painting, landscape painting, painting technique, japan paintings royal...
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by Stefan Zweig
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LibriVox recording of The Burning Secret, by Stefan Zweig. Read by Lee Smalley.  A lonely, convalescing 12 year-old boy and his attractive mother, who is in a loveless marriage, meet a gentleman while vacationing at a European resort. Seeking an enjoyable way to pass the time, the man schemes to seduce the woman with the unwitting help of the boy. The son, puzzled by the developing relationship, becomes increasingly isolated and suspicious as he loses his childish innocence in this gripping...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, general fiction, Psychological, jealousy, sanitoria, Austria
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by Thomas Hardy
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LibriVox recording of The Mayor of Casterbridge, LibriVox Version 3 by Thomas Hardy.  Read by Alisson Veldhuis In a fit of drunkenness, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter to the highest bidder at a country fair. He lives with regret and swears off drink, until his wife and daughter return eighteen years later, when he is now well-off and the Mayor of Casterbridge. - Summary by Alisson Veldhuis For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, drama, tragedy, country life, british victorian fiction, fathers and daughters
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LibriVox recording of Birds and All Nature, Vol. IV, No 4, October 1898 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and...
Topics: LibriVox, audiobooks, birds, nature, animals, insects, plants, magazine
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 144 by Various. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers This is a collection of 24 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2015. This collection includes the following: Charge of the Light Brigade, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Circe, by Augusta Webster Desert Pools, by Sara Teasdale In the Early Pearly Morning: Song by Valgovind, by Laurence Hope Epitaph, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Eternal Justice, by Anne Reeve Aldrich Gingo Biloba - Splitting Up,...
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by Various
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Librivox recording of Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October 1930 Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Issue no. 10 of the magazine brings you Stolen Brains by Captain S.P. Meek The Invisible Death by Victor Rousseau Prisoners on the Electron by Robert H. Leitfred Producing Heat by Artic Cold Part 2 of Jetta of the Lowlands by Ray Cummings An Extra Man by Jackson Gee along with  the Readers' Corner and interesting scientific facts (Summary by Annise) For further information, including links to...
Topics: Librivox, audiobooks, science fiction, magazine, Sci Fi
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Poems of American History, The Colonial Era, by Various. A History through Poetry of the exploration and settling of North American by Europeans. Beginning with Leif Erikson, and continuing through the Age of Exploration to the colonies of Virginia and New Amsterdam, including the arrival of the Puritans, the life of Pocahontas, the persecution of the Quakers, and the horror of the Salem Witch Trials, with works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier,...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, history, Salem Witch trials, Columbus, American history, spanish exploration,...
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A collection of M4B files created by LibriVox Volunteers.  For a current list of related pages go the Main Librivox M4B page . An M4B file is an audio file which can be bookmarked. This is the audio-book file type. These files can have chapter markers which can be skipped through as you would skip through files on a play list. They can have built in cover art and chapter images. They will remember where you left off each time you stop the file and come back to it . And variable speed settings...
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A collection of M4B files created by LibriVox Volunteers.  For a current list of related pages go the Main Librivox M4B page . An M4B file is an audio file which can be bookmarked. This is the audio-book file type. These files can have chapter markers which can be skipped through as you would skip through files on a play list. They can have built in cover art and chapter images. They will remember where you left off each time you stop the file and come back to it . And variable speed settings...
Topics: Librivox, Audiobooks, M4B, iPod