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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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by A. A. Milne
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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 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. 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. 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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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 Aesop; Thomas Bewick
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LibriVox recording of Fables of Aesop and Others by Aesop; Thomas Bewick. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Jennifer Henry; Tara Elsen; KevinS; xgravity23; Rebecca Zimmerman; Lola Janie; NarratorJ; Jennifer Fournier; Michael Fassio; Farrah; M. Bradley Peters; Fadi Qutub; Chris Gray; nighthawks; Nemo; Wanda Wilkey; Kathryn Phipps; ChadH94; Kathleen Moore; Kennonward; Sarah Brown; Doris Rego; Seaquill; Maeve; Matthew Royal; Mark Henry; Hikki; Rachel Marie; Arthur Nascimento; Ellies; Dena Darvish...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fantasy, Legend, myth, wisdom, folktale, parable
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LibriVox recording of Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution: A Chapter in the History of Botany by Agnes Arber. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Eminent British botanist Agnes Arber provides an authoritative history of printed Herbals -- books widely used in early modern Europe to catalogue the uses of different kinds of plants. While Herbals often reflected pre-scientific and magical beliefs about the properties of plants, Arber's work reveals that they were also critical to the early development of...
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by Agnes Strickland; Elisabeth Strickland
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LibriVox recording of The Lives of the Queens of England, Volume 9 by Agnes Strickland; Elisabeth Strickland. Read in English by Ann Boulais The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by her sister Elisabeth. These volumes give biographies of the queens of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066. Although by today's standards, it is not seen as a very scholarly work, the Stricklands used many sources...
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by Alain-Fournier
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LibriVox recording of Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne Roman très célèbre. Amour, amitiés, adolescence Société de l'époque, et aussi la Nature Roman psychologique de grande et belle finesse, d’un talent très fluide Retrouvons nos chers Augustin Meaulnes et Yvonne de Galais… - Summary by Christiane Jehanne 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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by Alan E. Nourse
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LibriVox recording of Gold In The Sky by Alan E. Nourse. Read in English by KirksVoice Discover the betrayal, murder, fortunes made and lost by miners in Mars's asteroid belt. - Summary by kirk202 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 (113MB)
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by Albert Bigelow Paine
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LibriVox recording of The Hollow Tree Snowed In Book by Albert Bigelow Paine. Read in English by Phil Schempf; M. Bradley Peters; Danetrain; AnnaR77; nvivas; Dan Hu; Valentina Vocelli; Amelia Brennan; ashleighjane; Kathleen Moore Once upon a time, in the Big Deep Woods, there was a big hollow tree with three hollow branches. The tree animals living in each of these hollow branches have many stories and they are told by the Story Teller to the Little Lady. Lots of good fun and adventures here....
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by Aleksandr Kuprin
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LibriVox recording of Sasha by Aleksandr Kuprin. (Translated by Douglas Ashby.) Read in English by volunteer readers. Kuprin is well-known to Russian readers and has been described as one of the last exponents of Russian critical realism. He first made a career as an officer in the army, but he left this work to take on employment as varied as journalist, hunter, fisherman, actor, and circus worker. His literary fame was launched with the publication in 1905 of Poyedinok (The Duel). Here are 12...
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by Alexander Berkman
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LibriVox recording of Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman. Read in English by Kwame Genov; onhyattus; antonygirgis; MajorHistory; Stephen Harvey; ChadH94; Beau Wood; Christine Lehman; ke126; Josh Kibbey; Cate Mackenzie; Kathleen Moore; Andrew Grant; ljarrow; PhyllisV; Chuck Williamson; John In 1892, anarchist and Russian émigré Alexander Berkman was apprehended for the failed assassination of industrialist Henry Clay Frick. This was a retaliatory act meant to incite revolution...
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by Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev; Александр Николаевич Афанасьев
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LibriVox recording of Народные русские сказки (Russian Fairy Tales), Выпуск 1 by Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev. Читается на русском языке волонтёрами LibriVox / Read in Russian by Librivox Volunteers. Коллекция "Народные русские сказки" А.Н. Афанасьева впервые представила в печати народную сказочную традицию в своем...
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LibriVox recording of Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325 by Alexander Roberts. Read in English by KevinS This LibriVox collection is first in a series of writings from the ante-Nicene Fathers' works. This first collection includes all the so-called Infancy narratives from the New Testament Apocrypha. - Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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LibriVox recording of Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325 by Alexander Roberts; James Donaldson. Read in English by KevinS This LibriVox collection is the second volume in a series of New Testament Apocrypha. - 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...
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by Alexander Wheelock Thayer
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (Version 2) by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. (Translated by Henry Edward Krehbiel.) Read in English by realisticspeakers The first scholarly biography on the life of Ludwig Von Beethoven. Volume 1 - Summary by Realisticspeakers For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by Alexander Wheelock Thayer
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven, Vol. 1 by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. (Translated by Henry Edward Krehbiel.) Read in English by Jim Locke and Zain Solinski. The first of three volumes of the first scholarly biography of Ludwig van Beethoven. Covers the years 1770-1802. - Summary by Zain Solinski For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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LibriVox recording of The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 1: Balsamo, The Magician by Alexandre Dumas. (Translated by Henry L. Williams.) Read in English by John Van Stan This is the first volume of Dumas' Marie Antoinette Romances (also called "The Memoirs of a Physician"). This historical fiction chronicles the strange events surrounding the fall of the French monarchy (starting ~1770) and rise of revolutionaries so terrifying that the period is still called "The Reign of...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of Antoinette Romances, Vol 4: Taking the Bastile by Alexandre Dumas. (Translated by Henry L. Williams.) Read in English by John Van Stan This 4th volume of the Marie Antoinette Romances begins several years after the close of "The Queen’s Necklace.” It describes the events leading up to and including the storming of the Bastile. Past plots of Count Balsamo (aka, Cogliostro) to destroy the French monarchy are resurrected by the mysterious Dr. Gilbert – a student of...
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LibriVox recording of The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 2: The Mesmerist's Victim by Alexandre Dumas. (Translated by Henry L. Williams.) Read in English by John Van Stan This 2nd volume of the Marie Antoinette Romances continues the intrigues of "Balsamo, The Magician" and adds to them the schemes of philosophers and the stirrings of revolution. Balsamo (based on the real Count Alessandro di Cagliostro) carries on his occult tactics to weaponize the state secrets that he gained in...
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LibriVox recording of The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 3: The Queen's Necklace (Version 2) by Alexandre Dumas. (Translated by Henry L. Williams.) Read in English by John Van Stan This 3rd volume of the Marie Antoinette Romances begins a decade after the close of "The Mesmerist’s Victim” and is based on a real scandal in Louis XVI’s court, commonly called “The Diamond Necklace Affair.” In this volume, the plotting of a powerful occultist, Count Cogliostro (or “Balsamo”),...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of La Tulipe noire by Alexandre Dumas. Read in French by Ezwa Si ce titre évoque pour vous un roman de cape et d'épée, détrompez-vous. Mais ne vous détournez pas ! Ce cher Alexandre Dumas saura vous attacher à l'histoire de la tulipe noire et de tous ceux qui s'y intérressent. Résumé par Ezwa If you're expecting a swashbuckler, stand corrected. But don't turn back! Our dear Alexandre Dumas will make you fond of the black tulip and all those around it. Summary by Ezwa...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of Taking The Bastile by Alexandre Dumas. Read in English by Elsie Selwyn; Rita Boutros; bts13mp; RussellEric Pitou lost his mother when he was small. He was raised by a stern aunt who did not really love him. He starts knowing the world by going to service. How can this man, Pitou the Peasant (as the subtitle of the novel suggests) go on to influence the whole state? How can he go on and take a part in the French revolution? Can his motivation, coming from what he did not...
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by Alfred Arthur Reade
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LibriVox recording of Tea and Tea Drinking by Alfred Arthur Reade. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Not a complete history of tea, but a pleasant diversion concerning tea, the pleasures found in its drinking, effects, benefits, cautions, etc. Sprinkled with poetry and excerpts from historical personages and the occasional sermon. - Summary by KevinS 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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by Alfred Bester
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LibriVox recording of The Push Of A Finger by Alfred Bester. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Science fiction from the 50s by one of the masters, Alfred Bester. Society has committed itself to complete stability. Nothing is allowed to upset this stability, nothing that is not planned and approved and accounted for in advance. Yes, this is hard to imagine but this has produced decades, nay, centuries of predictable prosperity and peace. Even the newspapers have very little to write about. One...
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by Alfred Castner King
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LibriVox recording of Mountain Idylls, and Other Poems by Alfred Castner King. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Cavaet; Joebin; Alan Mapstone; Ethan; George Emerson; Larry Wilson; Sawyer Rewis; Christine Peterson; Stefan Von Blon; Denise Ray; Ellies "The author of this unpretentious volume has long questioned the advisability of adding a book to our already inflated and overloaded literature, unless it should contain something in the nature of a deviation from beaten literary paths....
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by Alfred Edward Taylor
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LibriVox recording of Thomas Hobbes by Alfred Edward Taylor. Read in English by Jim Locke This work is a look at the life and ideas of Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher of the seventeenth century. The most important ideas are found in his famous work Leviathan. Taylor looks at such concepts of Hobbes as the contract, naturalism, sovereignty, natural laws, church and state, absolutism, and political obligation, etc. For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Alfred Pretor
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LibriVox recording of Ronald And I; Or Studies From Life by Alfred Pretor. Read in English by David Wales This is a collection of essays (1899) on English village life in the late nineteenth century. The essay “My Rector” was the focus of some controversy when published. Alfred Pretor was an English Cambridge don and classicist, author, and translator. - Summary by David Wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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by Alfred Tennyson
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LibriVox recording of Maud, and Other Poems (Version 2) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read in English by MichaelMaggs Surely everyone knows “Maud”? Isn’t that the Victorian love song, where the man waits by the garden gate for his lover to appear for a secret rendezvous? Well, that may be the song, but Tennyson’s poem is longer and very much darker. It deals not with love but with the obsession of an unstable young man with the seventeen-year-old Maud, and his gradual descent into madness....
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by Alice Dunbar Nelson
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LibriVox recording of Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence by Alice Dunbar Nelson. Read in English by Jim Locke It seems eminently fitting and proper in this year, the fiftieth anniversary of the Proclamation of Emancipation that the Negro should give pause and look around him at the things which he has done, those which he might have done, and those which he intends to do. We pause, just at the beginning of another half century, taking stock of past achievements, present conditions, future...
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by Alice Dunbar Nelson
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LibriVox recording of Violets And Other Tales by Alice Dunbar Nelson. Read in English by James K. White This is a collection of the author's short stories and poems where she writes about the collective experience of African American women, and African Americans in general. But she is sharpest when she pushes back against the notion that women must accept and endure a subservient role to men. - Summary by James K. White For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Alice Meynell
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LibriVox recording of Hearts of Controversy by Alice Meynell. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Alice Meynell was an English essayist, critic, and poet who was also a leading suffragist, serving as vice-president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League, She and her husband Wilfrid Meynell were active in publishing and editing literary works including helping to launch the first works of Francis Thompson, author of "Hound of Heaven." The Meynell's later converted to Roman Catholicism. In this...
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by Alice Meynell
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LibriVox recording of The Rhythm of Life and Other Essays by Alice Meynell. Read in English by Valentina Vocelli Alice Meynell was an English essayist, critic, and poet who was also a leading suffragist, serving as vice-president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League. She and her husband Wilfrid Meynell were active in publishing and editing literary works including helping to launch the first works of Francis Thompson, author of "Hound of Heaven." This is a diverse collection of...
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by Allen Chaffee
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LibriVox recording of Chinook the Cinnamon Cub by Allen Chaffee. Read in English by Larry Wilson; John Anderson; Astronollie; Dick Bourgeois-Doyle; Valentina Vocelli; Connie Carrasco Jasper Allen Chaffee is author of numerous children's books including the Fuzz Wuzz series and a popular rendition of Hiawatha as well as The World of Oz. Here we join the adventures of a the mischievous cub bear, Cinnamon. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of The Chronicles of America Volume 15 - Jefferson and his Colleagues by Allen Johnson. Read in English by Jim Locke In this volume, we have the Virginia Dynasty of presidents: Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. America at this time was involved in expansion with the Louisiana Purchase and the annexation of the Floridas. Then too we were involved in international affairs especially with Tripoli, England (the War of 1812), and Spain. And all this led to the establishment of what...
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by Alma Lutz
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LibriVox recording of Susan B. Anthony Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian by Alma Lutz. Read in English by PhyllisV Alma Lutz's outstanding biography of Susan B. Anthony is revered for its descriptive power, attention to detail and historical significance to the women's Suffragette movement. - Summary by PhyllisV For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording....
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by Alphonse Daudet
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LibriVox recording of Safo by Alphonse Daudet. (Translated by Eduardo López Bago.) Read in Spanish by Mongope Juan, joven provinciano, conoce a Safo una mujer de los bajos fondos de París bastante mayor que él pero que sigue siendo bellísima. Entre ellos se establece una tormentosa relación de la que Juan se ve imposibilitado para salir. A pesar de la época en que fue escrita, Safo, bien podría representar a la mujer contemporánea. - Summary by Montse González For further information,...
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by Alva Agee
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LibriVox recording of Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee. Read in English by KHand This book is not a technical treatise and is designed only to point out the plain, every-day facts in the natural scheme of making and keeping soils productive. It is concerned with the crops, methods, and fertilizers that favor the soil. The viewpoint, all the time, is that of the practical man who wants cash compensation for the intelligent care he gives to his land...Experiment stations and...
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by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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LibriVox recording of A Little Girl in Old Boston by Amanda Minnie Douglas. Read in by LibriVox Volunteers. Doris, an orphan from England, arrives in Boston and adapts to life in America. As she grows up, she undergoes many adventures and experiences the 1812 war. Summary by Elsie Selwyn. Cast List: Narrator: KevinS Doris: Navin Winthrop Adams: ToddHW Mr. Leverett: Jim Hilgen Mrs. Leverett: Mickey Lee Rich Warren Leverett: Eiljah Fisher Betty Leverett: Jenn Broda Aunt Priscilla: Lisanne Lavoie...
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by Amerel
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LibriVox recording of The Summer Holidays: A Story for Children by Amerel. Read in English by Maria Abrenica Mr. Harvey's two sons Thomas and John were very anxious for their cousin Samuel Reed to spend the August holidays with them. The boys had not seen each other since New Year's Day, and Mr. Harvey said that they might go to see an old man who was so sickly that he could not work. This old man's name was Hall, and the boys of the school called him Daddy Hall. He had once been rich; but...
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by Amy Le Feuvre
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LibriVox recording of Teddy's Button, Version 3 by Amy Le Feuvre. Read in English by Kylie Goodfellow. Teddy is a little boy who cares about his father's button more than anything in the world. He wants to be in the Queen's army when he grows up, but his pastor tells him how he can be a soldier in God's army while he is still young. Teddy has many ups and downs as he tries to be a good soldier for his Captain, Jesus Christ. (Summary by Kylie) For further information, including links to online...
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by Anatole France
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LibriVox recording of The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France. Read in English by Jim Locke Noted historian sets out to locate and research a rare manuscript: the French version of -- "The Golden Legend" -- and meets the daughter of a woman he once loved. Complications follow. - Summary by David Crosby For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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by Andrew Barton Paterson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Not on It by Andrew Barton Paterson This was the Weely Poetry project for April 12, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Graham Scott; JD Gibson; H. Anne Schwarz; Lee Ann Howlett; Max Reichlich; Patrick Varnava; philmacc; Phil Schempf; Meredith Blankenship and Elizabeth Onder. This Weekly Poem is from the original collection SALTBUSH BILL, J.P., AND OTHER VERSES,...
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by Andrew Carnegie
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LibriVox recording of The Empire of Business by Andrew Carnegie. Read in English by volunteer readers. This collection of essays by Scottish-American steel industrialist Andrew Carnegie, gathered from various periodicals and first published in book form in 1902, provides insight into one of history’s richest and most notable entrepreneurs/philanthropists. Carnegie shares his outlook on the economic situation in America at the turn of the 20th century, the state of the US oil, coal, rail, and...
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by Andrew Lang
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LibriVox recording of Historical Mysteries by Andrew Lang. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Edited by Andrew Lang, Historical Mysteries is a collection of infamous unsolved mysteries from various points in history. 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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by André Gide
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LibriVox recording of Prometheus Illbound by André Gide. (Translated by Mary Lilian Share Harmsworth.) Read in English by A bizarre contemporary retelling of the conflict between Zeus and Prometheus - Summary by Peter Tucker 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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by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
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LibriVox recording of The Consolation of Philosophy by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius. (Translated by Wilbraham Villiers Cooper.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The Consolation of Philosophy was written about 524 A.D. and has been called one of the most popular and influential books ever written. The book is presented as a dialogue between Boethius, the author, and Lady Philosophy, his tutor. Through her teaching, Boethius learns the true nature of fortune, misfortune, wealth,...
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by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
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LibriVox recording of The Fortune Hunter: A Novel of New York Society by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie. Read in English by Kelly S. Taylor Mowatt wrote The Fortune Hunter to be submitted to a contest held by the New World newspaper. (The novel won the $100 prize.) Contest rules dictated that the title of the work, that the setting had to be New York, and that the text had to be completed within six months. So, recycling a few characters from short stories written under the pen name “Helen...
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by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
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LibriVox recording of Fairy Fingers by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie. Read in English by Kelly S. Taylor Madelaine is the poor cousin of the aristocratic de Gramont family in France of the 1850’s. She is cherished by the beautiful young Bertha and secretly the beloved of the handsome Maurice, but she is barely tolerated by the haughty old countess. When her uncle’s scheming manages to cause a serious rift within the family, Madelaine finds she must rely on the skill of her “fairy fingers”...
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by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
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LibriVox recording of Evelyn; or A Heart Unmasked by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie. Read in English by Kelly S. Taylor Evelyn is a two-volume novel told in an epistolary style – alternating between letters from the point of view of a trusted, unmarried female friend of the young, naïve heroine of the novel and those of the feckless adventurer who decides that he must seduce the beautiful Evelyn. The author, actress/novelist/playwright Anna Cora Mowatt, was a fan of the works of Fredericka Bremer...
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by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
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LibriVox recording of Mimic Life; or Before and Behind the Curtain by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie. Read in English by Kelly S. Taylor Mimic Life; or Before and Behind the Curtain is a collection of three narratives about life in the theater based on Mowatt’s career on stage. The stories, “Stella,” “The Prompter’s Daughter,” and “The Unknown Tragedian” reveal the every-day challenges faced by Victorian theatrical workers and argue against prejudices against this profession still...
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by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
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LibriVox recording of Autobiography of an Actress; or Eight Years on the Stage by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie. Read in English by Kelly S. Taylor Anna Cora Mowatt was the author of the first Broadway comedy hit written by a woman. Her 1845 play “Fashion” is still performed today. She was also the first woman to professionally perform solo public readings of literature in the U.S. In pre-Civil War America, she was a popular novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and correspondent. Autobiography...
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by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
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LibriVox recording of The Mute Singer, a Novel by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie. Read in English by Kelly S. Taylor Sylvie de la Roche is the daughter of a destitute former nobleman and his wife living in the slums of Paris circa 1847. Her magnificent singing voice is discovered by the irascible, but equally impoverished, old musician, Maître Beaujeu. Under his guidance and training, she is well-prepared when an opportunity comes for her to sing with the great tenor, Lablanche. Overnight,...
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by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
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LibriVox recording of Italian Life and Legends by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie. Read in English by Kelly S. Taylor A mix of short works written by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie during her residence in Florence from 1864-65, this collection was edited and prepared for publication by her sister, Mary Thompson, wife of artist, Cephas Giovanni Thompson, after her death. It contains short stories, legends, historical sketches, profiles of noted Italian performers and foreign literati, and even an account of...
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by Anna Hempstead Branch
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Mother's Song by Anna Hempstead Branch. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  May 3, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Frank249942; Garfield Francisco Dsouza; Gyan Moorthy; Graham Scott; Kailey G.; Larry Wilson; cavaet; Nemo; Phil Schempf; rwraptor; socks4tay and Soumya. A tribute to Mothers everywhere. Taken from The shoes that danced, and other poems by Anna Hempstead Branch, (pub. 1905) (...
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by Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Woman in the Alcove (Version 2) by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Jenn Broda Rita Van Arsdale falls in love and is proposed to by the gentleman Mr. Durand during a fancy high society party. She has landed the man of her dreams, but her wedding planning with Mr. Durand is interrupted by the beautiful Mrs. Fairbrother who is wearing a stunning diamond that attracts the attention of everyone at the party. During the course of the evening, a crime is committed...
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by Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Sibyls: Mrs. Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, Mrs. Opie, Miss Austen by Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie. Read in English by Ciufi Galeazzi This book is a biography of four woman authors whose names were well known by readers at the time of its publication (1883) : Anna Barbaud, Maria Edgeworth, Amelia Opie, and Jane Austen. Though most of us today are only familiar with the writings of Austen, all four of these women are well worth taking the time to get to know. The...
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by Annie Fellows Johnston
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LibriVox recording of The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware by Annie Fellows Johnston. Read in English by Ruth Logrono; Elsie Selwyn; Mickey Lee Rich; Shasta; AlosLovecraft; Christina Maria Wendt; Kathleen Moore; Diana Schmidt; Ellies This volume is the result of an avalanche of letters that, reached the author, Annie Fellows Johnston, complaining that she skipped in the Little Colonel series. To entreaties she has responded with this charming, wholesome volume, in which she fills in the skipped...
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LibriVox recording of Manners and Rules of Good Society; Or, Solecisms to be Avoided by a Member of the Aristocracy by Anonymous. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The title of this work sufficiently indicates the nature of its contents. The Usages of Good Society relate not only to good manners and to good breeding, but also to the proper etiquette to be observed on every occasion. (From "Introductory Remarks") Note: The abbreviation viz. (or viz without a full stop) is short...
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Alice Dugdale by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Anthony Ogus An ordinary village girl's plans for the future with her long-standing beau are threatened when he is seen to be an attractive prospect by a local noble family Trollope's novella works through the consequences with typical affection and sensitivity. - Summary by Anthony Ogus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Anton Chekhov
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LibriVox recording of Historia de una anguila y otras historias by Anton Chekhov. (Translated by Saturnino Ximénez.) Read in Spanish by Epachuko. Recopilación de cuentos de uno de los grandes maestros del género: Antón Chéjov. Summary by Epachuko. 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...
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by Anton Chekhov
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LibriVox recording of The Black Monk by Anton Chekhov. (Translated by Robert Edward Crozier Long.) Read in English by Daniel Davison Aspiring academic Andrei Kovrin, while summering in the countryside per the advice of a physician, is haunted by the apparition of a black monk that appears only to him and encourages him in his intellectual pursuits. Although Kovrin is the only one who can see the apparition, the monk assures him that, even if he were a creation of the imagination, he would still...
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by Anton Chekhov
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LibriVox recording of El jardín de los cerezos by Anton Chekhov. (Translated by Saturnino Giménez Enrich.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza El jardín de los cerezos es la última de las piezas principales de Chéjov (las otras son La gaviota, Tío Vania y Las tres hermanas). Se trata de una comedia escrita en cuatro actos, ambientada en el declive económico de la aristocracia rusa a finales del siglo XIX. Durante este periodo, los hijos de los que habían sido sus esclavos se...
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by Antonio Machado Ruiz
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LibriVox recording of Páginas escogidas by Antonio Machado Ruiz. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans. El presente libro es una recopilación de poemas escogidos por el mismo Antonio Machado, autor de los libros "Soledades. Soledades Galerías y Otros Poemas", "Canciones - Humoradas", "Campos de Castilla" y "La Tierra de Alvargonzales". A diferencia de otros poemarios, cada uno de estos libros tiene una esencia distinta, algunos poemas tratan de la patria,...
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by Archibald Alexander
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LibriVox recording of A Day at a Time and Other Talks on Life and Religion by Archibald Alexander. Read in English by MaryAnn. This book [was] written in war-time to minister comfort and, if it may be, to reinforce hope and faith. (from the Dedication) 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...
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by Archibald Forbes
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LibriVox recording of The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 2 by Archibald Forbes. Read in English by volunteer readers. This Part 2 of "The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80" discusses the 1878-80 war, which was one of the major conflicts during the Great Game, the 19th century competition for power and influence in Central Asia between the United Kingdom and Russia, and also marked one of the worst setbacks inflicted on British power in the region after the consolidation of...
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by Archibald Lampman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 23 recordings of The Railway Station by Archibald Lampman This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 23, 2020.   Read in English by Algy Pug; AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; bobmuir3; Chandra Hohmann; ChadH94; David Lawrence; EliseDee; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; James Egalsson; KristyM; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeynaLight; pearl; Phil Schempf; Vin Cramer and WesVHick. This Weekly poem highlights...
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by Archibald Williams
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LibriVox recording of The Romance of Modern Mechanism by Archibald Williams. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. In 1910, when this book was published, the advancement of modern mechanism was still moving at a rapid pace. It must have seemed like very day, new inventions were made to make life easier. Most of these are still very much in use today, such as the lawn-mower, automatic milking machines in the dairy industry, fire engines, and escalators. Learn about how these worked in this...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Riceyman Steps by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by Anthony Ogus Arnold Bennet's masterly novel is a gritty tale about a bookseller whose life and love of a woman are afflicted by miserliness. It is set in London's characterful Clerkenwell district shortly after the First World War. - Summary by Anthony Ogus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Over There: War Scenes On The Western Front by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by David Wales Bennett's served in many capacities in the WWI war effort. After a visit to the Western Front he wrote this 1915 collection of essays about his impressions. He declined being awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) at the end of the war. - Summary by David Wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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LibriVox recording of Elsie And The Child; A Tale Of Riceyman Steps And Other Stories by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by David Wales Thirteen short stories (1924) by a master story teller of the early twentieth century. His writings, fiction and nonfiction, were popular with the public. After contributions to the WWI war effort, he declined the Order of the British Empire (OBE). - Summary by David Wales. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Grim Smile Of The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by David Wales The Grim Smile of the Five Towns (1907) is the second major collection of stories written by Arnold Bennett. (The first is Tales Of The Five Towns, 1905, available at Librivox.).The five towns of the title are the conurbation of Stoke-on-Trent in which much of the writer's best work is set. Later [than initial] critics have been kinder to the collection's key story, with Margaret Drabble...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Your United States: Impressions Of A First Visit by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by David Wales Enoch Arnold Bennett (1867 – 1931) was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda and film. In 1911 Bennett paid a financially rewarding visit to the US, which he later recorded in this 1912 book Those United States in England; titled Your United States in America. He is a keen observer with an...
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