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LibriVox recording of Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves by A Highland Seer. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Reading the Cup is essentially a domestic form of Fortune-telling to be practiced at home, and with success by anyone who will take the trouble to master the simple rules laid down in these pages: and it is in the hope that it will provide a basis for much innocent and inexpensive amusement and recreation round the tea-table at home, as well as for a more serious...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Once A Week (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Once A Week is a collection of short stories and slightly longer vignettes which were written for Milne's solid British Audience, including regular readers of Punch -- between1903, when he graduated from Cambridge and 1906, when he began also to edit Punch, on and through to 1909. They are humorous verses, essays and stories with what he deemed a peculiarly British flavor, focusing on the antics and...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Winnie the Pooh, the loveable little bear with a great big heart (and only a slightly less large appetite for honey), has fun and adventures in this book. All of the other residents of the 100 acre wood join in to help this happen. Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga and Roo and of course the every depressed Eeyore who manages to lose his tail somehow. But what more needs to be said except that it Christopher Robin...
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LibriVox recording of If I May (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever A. A. Milne, best known as the creator of Winnie the Pooh, was a prolific author of books, plays, essays and articles. He also spent a number of years editing for Punch Magazine. He even wrote a good detective story -- The Red House Mystery ! In this collection he addresses a vast range of issues, including: the essence of melodrama; the lingering effects of World War I; knowing geography versus owning...
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LibriVox recording of If I May by A. A. Milne. Read in English by SK A. A. Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. 'If I May' is a collection of short essays on desultory subjects that first appeared in The Sphere, The Outlook, The Daily News, The Sunday Express (London) and Vanity Fair (New York). These essays display Milne's vivid imagination and literary ability to elaborate on...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of The Sunny Side (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever A. A. Milne is best known for his creation of the perennially popular Winnie the Pooh, though he was and is highly acclaimed for hundreds of gently humorous essays and poems published in, among other famous venues, Punch Magazine, most of which have been collected and published as books. The Sunny Side is his last collection of articles and verses because, as he wrote in the American Introduction...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of A Gallery of Children by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. A collection of 12 fantasy stories for children. Clever little tales that mothers can smile over and children enjoy. The illustrations for this book were originally Colgate ads, and who but a master such as Mr. Milne could have taken those charming pictures and made them come alive. (Adapted from Public Libraries 1925) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young (version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker This best-selling book of poetry by A. A. Milne was first published in 1924. The poems describe the adventures of Christopher Robin. In it we are introduced to Mr. Edward Bear later known as Winnie-the-Pooh. The poems are timeless and capture the joy and wonder of being a young child. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of The Red House Mystery (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Author A. A. Milne is best known to the world as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Yet Milne was versatile, having written dozens of plays, humorous articles, books and – The Red House Mystery. In which… Mark Ablett is the massively narcissistic owner of The Red House, a beautiful English country mansion. The estate is managed mostly by Mark’s side-kick and younger cousin, Cayley. As a...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Alan Alexander Milne, popularly known as A. A. Milne, is best known – perhaps to most people only known – for his children’s book, Winnie the Pooh. Yet he was an incredibly prolific author. He published dozens of successful plays, myriad humorous articles written for internationally prominent journals, a wide range of social, political, and other nonfiction works, and even a murder mystery. This...
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young (Version 3) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Matthew Soanes; A timeless collection of poems for the whole family to enjoy, including "Buckingham Palace", "Disobedience", "Halfway Down" and of course, "Teddy Bear", where we're introduced for the first time to Edward Bear, later to become known as Winnie-the-Pooh. Beloved for nearly 100 years, there's no better time to go back to where it all began! (Summary...
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LibriVox recording of Happy Days by A. A. Milne. Although best known for his Winnie the Pooh stories, A.A. Milne spent years as an editor at the English humor magazine Punch. These sprightly essays were chosen from the hundreds he wrote during that period. As usual, they are funny, wry, and poke fun at almost all of our human foibles. There are 6 short one act plays that he wrote to demonstrate the 6 allowable plots for amateur playwrights and they are absolutely hilarious. The other topics run...
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LibriVox recording of El misterio de la casa roja by A. A. Milne. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza Mark Ablett, propietario de una magnífica residencia en la campiña inglesa, organiza en su casa un animado encuentro. Entre los invitados; una viuda y su hija, un militar retirado, una actriz; se cuentan también Anthony Gillingham y su amigo Bill Beverley, a quienes dos inesperados acontecimientos empujarán a ejercer circunstancialmente de Watson y Holmes: el misterioso asesinato del...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Winnie-the-Pooh (Version 3) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by John and Katie Greenman. Winnie-the-Pooh is a children’s book by English author A. A. Milne, illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Published in 1926, it is a collection of short stories about an anthropomorphic teddy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, and his friends Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga, and Roo. It is the first of two story collections by Milne about Winnie-the-Pooh, the second being The House...
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Mark F. Smith A.A. Milne wrote many poems to entertain his young son, Christopher Robin Milne, who appears to have been about three when "When We Were Very Young" was published. The book is a collection of 45 poems that celebrate a world and a point of view that a very young person could understand and enjoy. It became a best-seller. Christopher Robin is introduced as a character in some of the poems. We...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Winnie-the-Pooh (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Matthew Soanes A charming collection of 10 relaxing tales, come along into the Forest as Winnie-the-Pooh tries to get some honey, the search is on for Eeyore's tail, some new visitors arrive in the form of Kanga and Baby Roo and an 'Expotition' is held to discover the North Pole! A classic for over 95 years and one that everyone young and old will surely adore. (Summary by Matthew Soanes) For further...
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LibriVox recording of Not That it Matters (Version 2) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Kirsten Wever A. A. MILNE: …was best known for the perennially popular Pooh (Winnie the), arguably one of his lesser contributions to the literature of his day. He was highly acclaimed for dozens of popular plays. Moreover, he was both a contributor to and editor of Britain’s famous Punch Magazine; and for Punch, The Atlantic Monthly and dozens of other internationally acclaimed journals he wrote...
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LibriVox recording of Belinda: An April Folly in Three Acts by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Devorah Allen; Michael Fassio; TJ Burns; EJWiley; Lynette Caulkins; Johan Supertramp; Nathan McDonald Come, join us on a lovely April afternoon in Devonshire for a breezy frolic in comedy. Milne's light-hearted romance is sure to make you chuckle. (Lynette Caulkins) Cast List: Stage Directions: Larry Wilson Belinda Tremayne: Lynette Caulkins Delia (her daughter): Devorah Allen Harold...
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by A. Anderson
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LibriVox recording of How to Do Chemical Tricks by A. Anderson. Read in English by Kyle Van DeGlast While a bit outdated in many of the more complex descriptions of several of the phenomena described, this book is nonetheless still fun and relevant for a person interested in basic chemistry or physics tricks, and the devices built in the book can be easily replicated with more modern materials. The book is split up into many little experiments, tricks, with an explanation on how it works,...
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by A. E. Coppard
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LibriVox recording of The Black Dog and Other Stories by A. E. Coppard. Read in English by Thomas Rose; Matt Tantillo; lmcnatt; Jared Scott; Libia518; Shashank Jakhmola; Jeff Clark; Kristin Micalizio; April6090; Orbialowl; Jai Robichaud; Aaron Stevenson; zanap; KevinB Coppard was renowned for his influence on the English short story and here we present a collection, first published in 1923, featuring 18 of his best known works, including Simple Simon, the Wife of Ted Wickham and The Devil in...
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by A. E. Housman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The night is freezing fast by A. E. Housman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  November 17, 2019. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Ellies; Newgatenovelist; FraserP; Graham Scott; Joseph Campbell ; Ian King; Kessie; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Lynette Caulkins; Nemo; Paolo Fulgencio; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. Alfred Edward Housman, usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical...
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by A. E. Housman
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LibriVox recording of Last Poems by A. E. Housman. Read in English by Foon "I publish these poems, few though they are, because it is not likely that I shall ever be impelled to write much more. I can no longer expect to be revisited by the continuous excitement under which in the early months of 1895 I wrote the greater part of my first book, nor indeed could I well sustain it if it came; and it is best that what I have written should be printed while I am here to see it through the press...
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by A. E. Housman
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LibriVox recording of A Shropshire Lad, by A.E. Housman. Read by Alaaious. A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman. A Shropshire Lad was first published in 1896 at Housman's own expense after several publishers had turned it down. At first the book sold slowly, but during the Second Boer War, Housman's nostalgic depiction of rural life and young men's early deaths struck a chord with English readers and the book became a bestseller. Later,...
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by A. E. Housman
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LibriVox recording of A Shropshire Lad (Version 3) by A. E. Housman. Read in English by clarinetcarrot Composed while Housman was living in London, and mostly before he even visited the county of Shropshire, A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of 63 poems which describe an idyllic rural existence, but with the main theme being young mens' early deaths. This led its popularity during the Second Boer War, and then later during WWI. - Summary by clarinetcarrot For further information, including links to...
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by A. E. W. Mason
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LibriVox recording of The Witness for the Defence by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford Part romance, part mystery, part courtroom and quasi-courtroom drama. Young love reignites itself after a hiatus of some years. Or does it? Much can change in that time -- both to the people themselves, and to the events that shape their lives. The action moves from England to India, and back again, confronting the protagonists with problems they never dreamed they’d have to face. (...
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by A. E. W. Mason
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LibriVox recording of The Watchers by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by Christine Dufour A dark tale of adventure, piracy, murder, and revenge set on a rugged Cornish island in the mid-1700s. Told with the literary excellence to be expected from the author of The Four Feathers, the tale begins with a dangerous youth who sat in the stocks, and a girl named Helen, and a gang of men watching a granite house at the edge of the sea. NOTE: Contains some language that would be considered offensive to...
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by A. E. W. Mason
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LibriVox recording of The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by David Wales Inspector Hanaud is a member of the French Sûreté. He is said to have been the model for Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, as well as the opposite of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. The Affair At The Semiramis Hotel (1917), a novella, is the second Hanaud mystery. Did the robbery/murder really happen or was it the mescal-induced hallucination of the witness? The first novel is At The...
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by A. E. W. Mason
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LibriVox recording of The House Of The Arrow by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by David Wales A young English girl is accused in Dijon of murdering her French aunt. Hanaud to the rescue! Inspector Hanaud is a member of the French Sûreté. He is said to have been the model for Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, as well as the opposite of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. In 1910, Mason undertook to create a fictional detective as different as possible from Sherlock Holmes, who had recently...
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by A. E. W. Mason
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LibriVox recording of Clementina by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by Jacquerie This well-written novel is a fictional account of a true historical rescue mission. In 1719, at the age of 17, when she was on her way across Europe to marry James Stuart, the Catholic pretender to the British throne, Princess Maria Clementina Sobieska was kidnapped and held prisoner by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, with the approval of his ally, the Protestant king of England. The king feared that the marriage...
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by A. Edward Newton
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LibriVox recording of Doctor Johnson: A Play by A. Edward Newton. Read in English by a full cast. The life of Doctor Johnson, told in his own words and (mostly) those of others around him. "Anyone with a teaspoonful of imagination can read this play with pleasure; with two teaspoonsful, I will not be responsible for results. He, or she, may be disappointed, for there is no plot to speak of. But there is talk - about as good talk as has ever been reported, and James Boswell as a reporter...
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Maiden and Other Folk Tales and Fairy Stories Told in Armenia by A. G. Seklemian. Read in English by NoelBadrian Armenians trace their history back to before the time of the Babylonians and earliest recorded history - in fact, to Togarmah, a grandson of Japhet, Noah's son, who settled in Armenia after the Ark came to rest on mount Ararat. Armenia was also the first State in the world to adopt Christianity as their official religion, around the 3rd Century AD....
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by A. H. Beesly
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LibriVox recording of The Gracchi, Marius and Sulla by A. H. Beesly. Read in English by Pamela Nagami During the last half of the second century B.C. Rome was undisputed mistress of the civilized western world. As the British historian, Augustus Henry Beesly writes, "a brilliant period of foreign conquest had succeeded the 300 years in which she had overcome her neighbors and made herself supreme in Italy. In 146 B.C. she had given the death-blow to her greatest rival, Carthage, and had...
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LibriVox recording of Chronicles of Canada Volume 28 - The Fathers of Confederation: A Chronicle of the Birth of the Dominion by A. H. U. Colquhoun. Read in English by volunteer readers. During and after the United States' War of Independence, Canada remained loyal to Great Britain. The upheavals of the 1830's and early 1840's led to a Popular Government and union of Upper and Lower Canada in 1841, but many still wanted confederation of the provinces into one centralized government. It would...
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by A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint
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LibriVox opname van 'Langs een omweg' door A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint. Gelezen in het Nederlands door Anna Simon Regina van Berchem is een steenrijke jonge vrouw, die na het overlijden van haar vader intrekt bij haar oom in de stad X. Ze raakt verbitterd door de houding van de mensen in haar omgeving, nieuwe kennissen en jonge mannen die haar het hof maken, wie het allen vooral om haar geld te doen lijkt te zijn. Dan ontmoet ze een oude bekende uit haar jeugd, Eckbert Witgensteyn. Door een...
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LibriVox recording of “The Flu”: A Brief History of Influenza in U. S. America, Europe, Hawaii by A. Mouritz. Read in English by Grace Buchanan PREFACE This Booklet has been written and compiled for the use of any student or layman who seeks concise and clear information on the history of Influenza. Brief and salient facts are set forth relating to “Flu” epidemics and pandemics: other collateral features have also been discussed, connected with or bearing upon this subject. Honolulu,...
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by A. S. M. Hutchinson
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LibriVox recording of If Winter Comes by A. S. M. Hutchinson. Read by KirksVoice If Winter Comes, was in many aspects ahead of its time, dealing with an unhappy marriage, eventual divorce, and an unwed mother who commits suicide. According to the New York Times, "If Winter Comes" was the best-selling book in the United States for all of 1922. ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by A. Taylor Innes
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LibriVox recording of John Knox by A. Taylor Innes. Read in English by Jael Baldwin A scholarly and thoughtful biography of the Scottish Reformer. (Jael Baldwin) 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 (131MB)
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LibriVox recording of Авантюристы гражданской войны by A. Vetlugin. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky Military history essays of WWI and Russian Civil War, lesser known episodes. A.Vetlugin (a.k.a. Voldemar Ryndzune) became an adventurer himself in his early 20s, he knew what he was writing about. A.Ветлугин (Владимир Рындзюн) был участником Гражданской войны. Его наблюдательность и частые...
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by A. W. Bitting
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LibriVox recording of Ketchup by A. W. Bitting. Read in English by Peter Yearsley The Bittings have written a number of books on canning and home preparation of food. This short volume includes a brief description of the preparation and production of ketchup, primarily from commercial production view, and then a more scientific treatment of this condiment and its ingredients. Note: The last section in the book (sections 20 and 21 in this recording) is titled "Structure of the Tomato"....
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by A.C. Kuiper
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LibriVox opname van Elsje van A.C. Kuiper. Gelezen door Hanny Gunnink. Elsje, een 14 jaar oud weesmeisje, woont gelukkig bij haar grootmoeder op het platteland. Omdat de gezondheid van de grootmoeder achteruitgaat moet ze gaan wonen in de stad bij haar deftige tante en egoïstische nichtje. Het simpele boerenmeisje moet een deftig dametje worden en dat gaat niet zonder slag of stoot. Samenvatting geschreven door Marcel Coenders. Voor meer informatie, inclusief een link naar de on-line tekst,...
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by Aaron Merritt Hills
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Charles G. Finney by Aaron Merritt Hills. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Erik Samborski; Colleen McMahon; djwhitney; PhyllisV; Michele Eaton; Timothy Lucas A.M. Hills, theologian and preacher in the Wesleyan holiness tradition, gives us a detailed biography of Charles G. Finney, one of the most influential revivalists of the nineteenth century. Charles G. Finney was a key figure in initiating the Second Great Awakening in the United States. His preaching was...
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by Abbie Farwell Brown
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LibriVox recording of The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown. Read in English by Anastasiia Solokha; Anthony Webster; Charlotte Day; Jendia; Jill Engle; Kimberly Krause; Marjorie Greaves; rookieblue; ryoko; Schums; Sharon; Susan Morin; WoollyBee Now the interesting facts about birds we have always with us. We can find them out for ourselves, which is a very pleasant thing to do, or we can take the word of others, of which there is no lack. But it is the quaint fancies about birds...
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LibriVox recording of In The Days of Giants by Abbie Farwell Brown. Read in English by Arup Sen; Richard Corfield; Miyune; Megan Carmichael; Sarah Terry; troykemp; deongines This book is made of the stories told by the Northern folk,—the people who live in the land of the midnight sun, where summer is green and pleasant, but winter is a terrible time of cold and gloom; where rocky mountains tower like huge giants, over whose heads the thunder rolls and crashes, and under whose feet are mines...
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by Abbie Farwell Brown
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts by Abbie Farwell Brown. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; Jim Locke; Melissa Green; Bruce Kachuk; Larry Wilson; OliverBoliver; Ali Medved; David Olson; Angelique G. Campbell; John Poems and Christian stories of the animal encounters of various saints. - Summary by Wikipedia For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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by Abbie Phi;;ips Walker
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LibriVox recording of Sandman's Goodnight Stories, by Abbie Phillips Walker Have you every read a bed time story to a child? Or had one read to you? Fun, isn't it? These 28 delightful, short, well written and whimsical stores by the famous storyteller Abby Phillips just beg to be read aloud by adults or children. With titles like THE REVENGE OF THE FIREFLIES and SALLIE HICKS'S FOREFINGER how can you go wrong? Turn on the nightlight, tuck 'em in, settle down in the rocking chair and ... enjoy....
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by Abby Langdon Alger
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LibriVox recording of In Indian Tents by Abby Langdon Alger. Read in English by BettyB; ToddHW; Jules Hawryluk; Kalynda; Hope A collection of the legends and stories of North Eastern Indians "In the summer of 1882 and 1883, I was associated with Charles G. Leland in the collection of the material for his book The Algonquin Legends of New England, published in 1884. I found the work so delightful, that I have gone on with it since, whenever I found myself in the neighborhood of Indians. The...
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by Abbé Prévost
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LibriVox recording of Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. Read in English by Mary Bard Published in 1731, Manon Lescaut (on which the Puccini opera is based) takes as its themes passionate, tragic love, and redemption through suffering. It is the story of the Chevalier des Grieux, a student, who sees Manon as she is being taken to a convent, and instantly falls in love with her. He offers to save her from the convent, and the two young lovers run away to Paris. There follow many adventures and...
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LibriVox recording of Manon Lescaut y el caballero des Grieux by Abbé Prévost. (Translated by Enrique de Mesa.) Read in Spanish by Mongope Manon Lescaut es uno de los romances mas intensos de la Literatura, un recorrido intrincado por la pasión, la virtud y la razón en un tramo en el que todo evoluciona como un torrente desbocado, un rio bravo en el que nadie puede aguantar con los pies firmes ni mantener el rumbo hacia un destino seguro, pero tampoco quiere abandonar un barco que avanza...
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LibriVox recording of طبائع الاستبداد ومصارع الاستعباد (Tabai al-Istibdad wa-Masari al-Isti’bad) by Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi. Read in Arabic by Khaled_Fouad; Salma Yasser; Omar H. Eldahan; Zaineb; YasmineHaggag; Mahmoud Hussein; AhmedKidwany; Nour طبائع الاستبداد ومصارع الاستعباد كتاب من تأليف عبد الرحمن الكواكبي، يشخص الكاتب ما يسميه داء الاستبداد السياسي، ويصف...
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by Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ
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LibriVox recording of The Fables of Pilpay by Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ. Read in English by April Mendis; Craig Campbell; czandra; Rebecca Eden Walker; Tasha C Mapes; plspark; Kingsnake; Monicha1; Christina Fu; Michael MacTaggert; Alan Mapstone; Hannah Dormor; Gini Pug; Ellies; Jonathan Gary; Mary in Arkansas; holtonhj64 ; Sandy Kurtz; Jennifer Louise; ThomasGibby These moralistic stories within stories date back to the Sanskrit text Panchatantra (200 BC – 300 AD). They were first translated...
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by Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás
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LibriVox recording of The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Vol. I by Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás. Read in English by Nicholas James Bridgewater; Cynthia Moyer; elmay; KHand; Lucretia B.; Max Wainer; hearhis; Carolyn Bridgewater “Two years before the crash of world war shook the continents and upheaved oceans,” Howard MacNutt relates. “‘Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás visited the United States of America proclaiming the Glad-Tidings of Universal Peace and the oneness of the world of humanity. In...
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by Abigail Mott; Mary Sutton Wood
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LibriVox recording of Narratives of Colored Americans by Abigail Mott; Mary Sutton Wood. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Darrell Nobles; DariaAM; Alan Mapstone; ABVoice; Ken Masters; Loraine Flegal; Nichole Kristen; Scott Leonard Fortune; drandall; AnthonyT; Lee-Ann Khoh; Andrew Kennedy; Jacqueline Burrell Walton; mleigh; Kevin Waters; Curtis R.; Mari Patterson; Christine Rottger; Tom Merritt Abigail Mott was a Quaker and abolitionist from New York who, along with fellow Quaker M. S. Wood, has...
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by Abraham Cahan
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LibriVox recording of The Rise of David Levinsky by Abraham Cahan. Read in English by volunteer readers. Coming to New York from the Russian Empire, Abraham Cahan founded the Jewish Daily Forward to help Yiddish-speaking immigrants adjust to life in New York. He also became a popular novelist, best known for his semi-autobiographical The Rise of David Levinsky , about a Russian Jew who emigrates to America and rises from rags to riches. - Summary modified from Wikipedia For further information,...
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by Abraham Lincoln
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LibriVox recording of The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln. Read in English by Ann Boulais; Drew Johnson; David Lawrence; Ernst Pattynama; Frances Brown; Julia Niedermaier; Laurie Anne Walden; Lucretia B.; MaryAnn; Maria Kasper; Phil Chenevert; Ray Kasper; Sue Anderson; TriciaG; Winston Tharp On Thursday, November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave a brief address at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This speech is now considered one of the greatest...
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by Abraham Lincoln
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LibriVox recording of The Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln. Read in English by John Greenman After having written and released an initial draft of this proclamation in September of 1862, minor changes were made and Lincoln signed it on January 1st, 1863. It declared free the slaves in 10 states not then under Union control, with exemptions specified for areas already under Union control in two states. Lincoln spent the next 100 days preparing the army and the nation for...
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by Abraham Lincoln
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LibriVox recording of Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Addresses by Abraham Lincoln. Read in English by John Greenman Lincoln's first inaugural address was delivered on March 4th, 1861, as the North and South were sliding towards separation and Civil War. His second inaugural, given just weeks before his assassination, was also delivered on March 4th but four years later, in 1865. Just over a month later, April 18th, 1865, the Civil War ended with the surrender of the Confederate army. This was four...
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by Abraham Merritt
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LibriVox recording of The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merritt. Read in English by Ben Tucker; Here is a story utterly different from any you have ever read before—a tale of a forest of trees in actual warfare against their human foes—utterly weird, utterly fascinating, utterly thrilling, written by the author of “The Moon Pool,” “The Metal Monster,” “The Ship of Ishtar,” and other gripping books. It is a tale of vivid beauty and eery thrills. For four centuries a family of...
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by Abraham Valdelomar Pinto
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LibriVox recording of El Caballero Carmelo by Abraham Valdelomar Pinto . Read in Spanish by KendalRigans El caballero Carmelo es un cuento del escritor peruano Abraham Valdelomar, considerado por la crítica como lo mejor de toda su creación ficticia y uno de los cuentos más perfectos de la literatura peruana. Publicado el 13 de noviembre de 1913 en el diario La Nación de Lima, encabeza el conjunto de los cuentos denominados «criollos» o «criollistas», ambientadas durante la niñez del...
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by Abram Joseph Ryan
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Farewells by Abram Joseph Ryan. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 26, 2019. Read in English by Brian Dirkx; alulu; Bruce Kachuk; Bill Mosley; Craig Franklin; Cornel Nemes; Campbell Schelp; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Ian King; Josh Kibbey; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; marietcox54; NarratorJ; rumpledpoetry; leknarf; The Letter A; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and William Mosqueda. Abram Joseph Ryan was an American poet, an active proponent...
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by Absalom Martin
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LibriVox recording of Kastle Krags: A Story of Mystery by Absalom Martin. Read by VfkaBT A series of murders occur at the remote seaside mansion of a millionaire in Florida. The mystery is heightened via local lore of pirates and hidden treasure, not to mention a fabled ancient octopus said to have a taste for the local black population. It's up to grad student Ned Killdare, a budding naturalist and detective, to solve the case, aided by the rich man's pretty niece, Edith. - Summary by Matt...
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by Abu al-Hasan Ali Ibn Muhammad Ibn Habib al-Mawardi
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LibriVox recording of أدب الدنيا والدين Kitab Adab al-Dunya w'al-Din (The Ethics of Religion and of this World), by Abu al-Hasan Ali Ibn Muhammad Ibn Habib al-Mawardi (أبو الحسن الماوردي). Read in Arabic by Youssef Safiljil (يوسف صافي الجيل). Al-Mawardi (Alboacen) was one of the famous Islamic authors and jurists. He was a well-known man in the “Abbassid” empire—a mature thinker who left a legacy of many excellent books which represent Islamic...
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by Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī
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LibriVox recording of The Confessions of al-Ghazali by Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī. (Translated by Claud Field.) Read in English by Iqra; TomDavisBeal Abu Hamid al-Ghazali was born in 1058 AD in the city of Tus in modern day Iran. He was a reputed scholar, philosopher and Shafi'i jurist who was a professor of theology at the Nizamiyya College of Baghdad. At the peak of his fame, he was gripped by an internal schism between his beliefs and his inner self. He gave up his...
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by Ada Barnett
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LibriVox recording of The Man On The Other Side by Ada Barnett. Read in English by Grace Buchanan; Jim Locke; AnaNaumoska; Kathleen Moore; Danielle Fedrigo ; Zach Hoyt Ruth never expected to have a house of her own. Raised in an orphanage, she is forced to work for her living. She chooses to work in a book store, until the Great War. She serves in France and then marries. But what would she do with power? Would she be contented to settle down as a happy country wife? How would her husband take...
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by Ada Buisson
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LibriVox recording of Horror Stories by Ada Buisson. Read in English by Newgatenovelist Ada Buisson was a Victorian novelist and short story author. This collection includes her three horror stories, all of which were published in the journal Belgravia in 1867-1869. - Summary by Newgatenovelist For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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by Ada Leverson
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LibriVox recording of Love at Second Sight by Ada Leverson. Read by Helen Taylor In the final installment of the 'Little Ottleys' trilogy, three years have passed since Bruce and Edith's marriage was in danger of collapse. Thanks to Edith's forgiving and patient ways they have put their difficulties behind them, and their lives seem on an even keel despite the advent of the First World War. But change is in the air: Bruce and Edith have a house guest - the intriguing Madame Frabelle charms...
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by Ada Leverson
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LibriVox recording of Tenterhooks by Ada Leverson. Read in English by Helen Taylor The second of the 'Little Ottleys' trilogy, an Edwardian comedy of manners. Several years have passed since the events in 'Love's Shadow', but Bruce Ottley is as difficult and irksome as ever. His beautiful wife Edith continues to gently manage his foibles, and regards him with a fond tolerance. But then she meets the enchanting - and very handsome - Aylmer Ross. The attraction between them is undeniable, and...
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by Ada Leverson
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LibriVox recording of Love's Shadow by Ada Leverson. Read in English by Helen Taylor The first in a trilogy of books known together as 'The Little Ottleys', this is a sparkling social comedy set in Edwardian London. Ada Leverson was a great friend and staunch supporter of Oscar Wilde and shared his love for sharp, witty writing. Like Wilde, her work is characterised by a wonderful ear for dialogue and deft characterization. 'Love's Shadow' introduces us to Bruce and Edith Ottley and their...
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by Ada M. Skinner; Eleanor L. Skinner
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LibriVox recording of The Topaz Story Book: Stories and Legends of Autumn, Hallowe'en, and Thanksgiving by Ada M. Skinner; Eleanor L. Skinner. Read by LibriVox Volunteers From the Introduction: "Nature stories, legends, and poems appeal to the young reader’s interest in various ways. Some of them suggest or reveal certain facts which stimulate a spirit of investigation and attract the child’s attention to the beauty and mystery of the world. Others serve an excellent purpose by...
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by Ada M. Skinner; Eleanor L. Skinner
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LibriVox recording of The Pearl Story Book: Stories and Legends of Winter, Christmas, and New Year's Day by Ada M. Skinner; Eleanor L. Skinner. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers A collection of Christmas, Winter, and New Year tales and poems compiled by Ada M. Skinner and Eleanor L. Skinner (Summary by RomaSingh) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Ada M. Skinner; Eleanor L. Skinner
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LibriVox recording of The Turquoise Story Book: Stories and Legends of Summer and Nature by Ada M. Skinner; Eleanor L. Skinner. Read in English by volunteer readers. A book compiling stories, legends, and poems about summer and nature, piquing reader's interests by appealing to the reader's fancy, quickening his/her sense of humor, or attract his/her attention to some spiritual significance. - Summary by RomaSingh For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Ada M. Skinner; Lillian Nixon Lawrence
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LibriVox recording of Little Dramas for Primary Grades by Ada M. Skinner; Lillian Nixon Lawrence. Read in English by Linette Geisel; David Olson; Beth Thomas; Leanne Yau; Twinkle; Tomas Peter; sashelliott; A LibriVox Volunteer; Craig Franklin; Sonia; Rachel; Diane Alailima; April6090; SuperCoconut; Chuck Williamson; Abby; Sarah Jennings 37 short and very short plays for young children - summary David O Readers: Linette Geisel : Camel(1), Big Black Dog(2), First Child(4), Camel(5), Grandma(6),...
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by Adah Isaacs Menken
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LibriVox recording of Infelicia by Adah Isaacs Menken. Read in English by Newgatenovelist Adah Isaacs Menken's short life was full and eventful. Probably born in the American South, she travelled, wrote journalism, became famous as an actress, successfully navigated press scandals about her private life and wrote poetry. This volume collects her poems, which explore, among other things, Judaism, the position of women in society and contemporary events such as the American Civil War. By turns...
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by Adah Louise Sutton
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LibriVox recording of Teddy Bears by Adah Louise Sutton. Read in English by Linda Andrus. Set in the early 1900's, this is a delightful story of a tribe of Teddy Bears arrival in the department store and the adventures some of them have when they are brought into a family's home. - Summary by Linda Andrus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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by Adah Louise Sutton
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LibriVox recording of A Little Maid in Toyland by Adah Louise Sutton. Read in English by Gloria Begemann. The story portrays the adventures of a young girl and her friends as they magically go through the door of her doll house into a strange world called Toyland. (Summary by gloryb) 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 Adalbert Stifter
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LibriVox recording of Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter. Translated by Lee M. Hollander Read by Greg W. On Christmas Eve, two children, a brother and sister, leave their grandmother's house in an Alpine village and get lost in the mountain snow. They become trapped among the rock crystals of the frozen glacier. This short and gripping novel, by 19th century Austrian master Adalbert Stifter, influenced Thomas Mann and others with its suspenseful, simple, myth-like story and majestic depictions of...
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