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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 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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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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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 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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LibriVox recording of Aladdin, Or, The Wonderful Lamp (A Dramatic Poem, in Two Parts) by Adam Oehlenschläger. (Translated by Theodore Martin.) Read in English by LibriVox volunteers This retelling of Aladdin in dramatic verse begins in the humble home of a tailor, whose son spends his days in idleness and brings his parents nothing but grief. Soon, however, this son is brought to a magical grotto, where he finds a great treasure which will bring him his fortune. This story will have some...
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by Agnes Strickland; Elisabeth Strickland
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LibriVox recording of The Lives of the Queens of England, Volume 10 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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LibriVox recording of Captain Bill McDonald, Texas Ranger: A Story of Frontier Reform by Albert Bigelow Paine. Read in English by volunteer readers. "William Jesse "Bill" McDonald (1852 - 1918) in the 1880s served as a deputy sheriff in Wood County. After moving to Hardeman County, he served as deputy sheriff, special Ranger, and U. S. Deputy Marshal of the Northern District of Texas and the Southern District of Kansas.. . . .In 1891 McDonald was selected to replace S. A. McMurry...
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by Albert Payson Terhune
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LibriVox recording of Treve by Albert Payson Terhune. Read in English by jjschmidt; Treve is a gloriously beautiful and madly alive collie that finds himself, through a series of lucky and unlucky events, on a sheep ranch in the West. He is owned by the two bosses of the ranch, and he finds his way into the heart of each of these very different partners. Treve's life is filled with one adventure after another. - Summary by jjschmidt For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Albert W. Aiken
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LibriVox recording of The Border Riflemen by Albert W. Aiken. Read in English by Librivox volunteers In this dime novel set on the American frontier, we meet a beautiful young girl, Sadie, who is fending off advances from the rough woodsman, known as Black Will. Luckily, Cooney Joe comes to her rescue while her father is out hunting. Life is hard on the frontier, and there is constant danger from Black Hawk and his warriors, but Sadie and her father try to live in peace with everyone. For...
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by Aldous Huxley
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LibriVox recording of Limbo by Aldous Huxley. Read in English by Librivox volunteers This is Aldous Huxley's first collection of short stories, which consists of 6 stories and a play. Characters in the play, "Happy Families", read by the following Librivox volunteers: Aston: ToddHW Aston's Dummy: James R. Hedrick Topsy: czandra Topsy's Dummy: czandra Sir Jasper: Marvin Larson Belle: Dawn Sutton Henrika: Rachel Costello Cain: Krista Zaleski Stage Direction: Krista Zaleski (Summary by...
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by Aldous Huxley
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LibriVox recording of Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Aldous Huxley is best known as a philosopher and novelist – notably as the author of Brave New World. He also wrote poetry, short stories and critical essays. Most of his work is somewhat dark and mildly sardonic, partly because he came of age just after World War I, when all of Europe was in a state of cultural, political and social confusion. His novel, Crome Yellow, is a prime example. Mortal Coils...
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by Alexander Forbes
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LibriVox recording of The Radio Gunner by Alexander Forbes. Read in English by James R. Hedrick; Originally published anonymously in 1924, this intriguing work of science fiction, categorized by Bleiler under 'imaginary wars and inventions' (the work anticipates a 'second world war' and the importance of communications technology, including the coding, decoding, transmission & interception of messages). Alexander Forbes was a Harvard physiologist who contributed considerably to the fields...
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by Alexander Pushkin
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LibriVox recording of A Winter Evening by Alexander Pushkin. (Translated by Martha Dickinson Bianchi.) Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of A Winter Evening by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Martha Dickinson Bianchi. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 13, 2022. ----- Pushkin is a well-known Russian author and poet. Bianchi, the translator, was the niece of Emily Dickinson and is best known as an editor of Dickinson's poems. -...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of Los mil y un fantasmas, vol. 2 by Alexandre Dumas. (Translated by Amancio Peratoner.) Read in Spanish by Epachuko; Carlos Lombardi; MiltonFMH; sheilamarr; fervasquez; Axyamelia; Sandraabreu En este segundo volumen de "Los mil y un fantasmas" Dumas comparte una historia que, en su lecho de muerte le confesó su maestro Carlos Nodier. Tiene como protagonista al escrito de terror E.T.A. Hoffmann y sus aventuras en el París de la Revolución Francesa. "La mujer...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of Los mil y un fantasmas, vol. 1 by Alexandre Dumas. Read in Spanish by Epachuko; KendalRigans; Maritza Mateo; joseasaez; MiltonFMH; Dollf4c3su; Claudia Hernández; sheilamarr; E. Faus; Carlos Lombardi; elguti Alexandre Dumas padre (1802-1870), escritor francés de ascendencia haitiana, es el autor más prolífico de su país. Excelente conversador y relator de historias, añora el perdido arte de la conversación, cuando las personas sabían “escuchar bien y razonar...
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by Alexandros Papadiamantis
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LibriVox recording of Πασχαλινά διηγήματα by Alexandros Papadiamantis. Read in Greek by Penelope «…ἐνόσω ζῶ καὶ ἀναπνέω καὶ σωφρονῶ, δὲν θὰ παύσω πάντοτε… νὰ ὑμνῶ μετὰ λατρείας τὸν Χριστόν μου, νὰ περιγράφω μετ᾿ ἔρωτος τὴν φύσιν, καὶ νὰ ζωγραφῶ μετὰ στοργῆς τὰ γνήσια Ἑλληνικὰ ἤθη…». Ιστορίες...
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by Alfred Mombert
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LibriVox recording of Tag und Nacht by Alfred Mombert. Read in German by lorda Alfred Mombert, der dem Symbolismus und Frühexpressionismus nahestehende Dichter, hatte in der Zwischenkriegszeit durch sein lyrisches Werk höchste Anerkennung gefunden. Zusammenfassung von lorda For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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LibriVox recording of Histoire générale du IVe siècle à nos jours. Tome 02. L'Europe féodale, les croisades (1095-1270) by Alfred Nicolas Rambaud ; Ernest Lavisse. Read in French by LibriVox volunteers Ouvrage collectif sous la direction de Alfred Rambaud et Ernest Lavisse. Le deuxième tome de la série traite des grands événements politiques et militaires du moyen âge (les croisades, les conquêtes mongoles, la réforme de l'Église, la querelle des investitures, etc), ainsi que de...
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by Alfred Sutro
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LibriVox recording of Mollentrave on Women by Alfred Sutro. Read in English by ToddHW; Michele Eaton; Alan Mapstone; azureblue; Mike Manolakes; Wayne Cooke; JennPratt; Ethan Hurst; Cavaet; Nichole James; ToddHW; azureblue; David Purdy; Mike Manolakes; Wayne Cooke; Adrian Stephens; JennPratt; Nichole James; azureblue; Mike Manolakes; Wayne Cooke; JennPratt; Ethan Hurst; Nichole James Mollentrave has written a “Love Doctor” book for men entitled “Mollentrave on Women” which purports to...
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LibriVox recording of The Brook - Break, Break, Break - Sweet and Low - and The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk This is Tennyson at his best. This is Tennyson, the master poet at his most descriptive, his most insightful, his most enlightening. This set of four poems has been carefully selected to depict life and life journeys - journeys that encompass timelessness and tragedy, fragility and hope - in ways that illuminate the constant cloud of wonder surrounding...
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by Alfredo d'Escragnolle Taunay
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LibriVox recording of Innocencia: a story of the prairie regions of Brazil by Alfredo d'Escragnolle Taunay. (Translated by James William Wells.) Read in English by Piotr Nater; Rita Boutros; KevinS; HelenaD; Alan Mapstone The story of Innocencia, an 18-year-old girl who lives in the prairies of Brazil, is a twist on the traditional love triangle. The plot has been compared to the more famous "Paul and Virginie" and "Romeo and Juliet", but it takes place on the dropback of...
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by Algernon Blackwood
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LibriVox recording of Ten Minute Stories by Algernon Blackwood. Read in English by Ben Tucker Noted author of weird fiction Algernon Blackwood brings us a collection of shorter stories than some of his more well-known tales of terror. These stories illustrate the true breath of Blackwood's talent beyond just that of a purveyor of the supernatural. In addition to strange occurrences, mysterious phenomena, bizarre dreams and tales of the just plain weird contained herein, we also see a more...
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LibriVox recording of The Chemical Constituents of the Active Principle of the Ava Root by Alice A. Ball. Read in English by J. M. Smallheer he Chemical Constituents of Piper Methysticum or The Chemical Constituents of the Active Principle of The Ava Root is the text of a Master’s Degree thesis presented in June 1915 by Alice A. Ball.   Ms. Ball was the first woman and African American to receive a Master’s Degree from the University of Hawaii.  Her thesis includes some history of the...
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by Alice B. Emerson
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LibriVox recording of Betty Gordon at Bramble Farm by Alice B. Emerson. Read in English by Marie Christian. Betty Gordon found herself an orphan at age twelve. She became the ward of her uncle, Richard Gordon. She immediately came to love her uncle dearly. Unfortunately, his job took him on travels regularly. Therefore, he decided to send Betty to spend the summer with an old friend, Agatha Peabody, at Bramble Farm. Little did Uncle Dick or Betty know, that Bramble Farm was not a welcoming or...
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by Alice Duer Miller
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LibriVox recording of Are Women People? A Book of Rhymes for Suffrage Times by Alice Duer Miller. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers A collection of poetry and some other short works by suffragist Alice Duer MIller. Many of these satirical works were first published in the New York Times. The work consists of five sections: Treacherous Texts, Campaign Material (For Both Sides), Women's Sphere, A Masque of Teachers, and The Unconscious Suffragists. (Summary by mleigh) For further...
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by Alice Duer Miller
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LibriVox recording of The Priceless Pearl by Alice Duer Miller. Read in English by Nancy Halper; Pearl Leavitt is habitually fired from her New York City office jobs for being "too beautiful" and thereby causing all the men to fall in love with her. Fed up, she decides to take a job in the Hamptons as a governess for three over-indulged children. - Summary by Nancy Halper For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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by Alice Meynell
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LibriVox recording of Later Poems by Alice Meynell. Read in English by Newgatenovelist Alice Meynell was a British poet and suffragist. This collection was published in 1902 and explores the author’s Catholic faith as well as the natural world. - 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 audio books or to...
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by Allan Kardec
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LibriVox recording of The Spirits' Book by Allan Kardec. (Translated by Anna Blackwell.) Read in English by nwspiritism; Dan Gurzynski; Owlivia; nedgrady; SharonC; Cordelia Glende; KirksVoice; Wayne Cooke; ElBee; 12EnglishRoses; MoonLylith; Renee More; Liam Knowles; JayS; hbradio; Rolga; Olivia Darla The Spirits' Book, published in French in 1857, is considered the most important book in the Spiritist philosophy. It contains the bases for that philosophy and all important points in its...
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LibriVox recording of The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice; Or, Solving a Wireless Mystery by Allen Chapman. Read in English by Tom Hirsch Radio is an ideal boy’s hobby, but it is not limited to youth. Nevertheless it offers a wonderful scope for the unquenchable enthusiasm that always accompanies the application of youthful endeavor, and it is a fact that the majority of the wonderful inventions and improvements that have been made in radio have been produced by young men. To be appended and/or...
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LibriVox recording of Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam. Read in English by Veronica Maresh Mead and Jim Locke "It is not our purpose to write history, but to give new explanation of old events. The long and widely tolerated theory that New England witchcraft was exclusively but out-workings of mundane fraud, imposture, cunning, trickery, malice, and the like, has never adequately met the reasonable demand of common sense, which always asks that...
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by Almeida Version
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LibriVox recording of Bíblia (Almeida) 21: Ecclesiastes by Almeida Version. (Translated by João Ferreira de Almeida.) Read in Portuguese by Dyefferson Azevedo Ecclesiastes (ou Eclesiastes, como chamado mais recentemente) é um dos livros do Antigo Testamento da Bíblia Cristã, mas que também faz parte da Bíblia Hebraica. Essa palavra é uma transcrição fonética do grego "Ἐκκλησιαστής" que significa algo como "Pregador" ou "Sábio". A obra faz...
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by American Can Company
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LibriVox recording of Choice Recipes and Menus using Canned Foods by American Can Company. Read in English by Trish Rutter; Matthew Soanes; BettyB; larryhayes7 American Can Company has compiled here 130 recipes featuring a broad spectrum of commercially canned foods including meats, fish, vegetables, and fruits, along with suggested menus. The introductory material gives an overview of canned foods and general instructions for use. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including...
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by American Can Company
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LibriVox recording of Kitchen Tested Recipes from Canned Foods by American Can Company. Read in English by BettyB Another pamphlet by the American Can Company offering ways to cook fish, soups, vegetables and fruits using time-saving canned ingredients. - Summary by Betty B For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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by Amy Levy
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LibriVox recording of The Romance of a Shop by Amy Levy. Read in English by Splinter and Jim Locke Praised by Oscar Wilde amongst other contemporaries, Amy Levy's first novel tells the story of the four Lorimer sisters, who decide to open their own photography business after the death of their father which has left them in poverty. The novel examines the opportunities and difficulties of urban life for the "New Woman" in the late nineteenth century. Not only was Levy unusual as a...
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by Andre Norton
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LibriVox recording of Voodoo Planet (Version 2) by Andre Norton. Read in English by Phil Chenevert;   A Free Trader space ship visits the planet Khatka where magic and Voodoo are threatening to destroy the promising civilization that has been slowly developing. The medic Tau uses his own knowledge of magic to help fight this evil menace... but is it enough?  Can he fight the very powerful Witch Doctor on his own territory? Listen and find out. For further information, including links to...
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by André Gide
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LibriVox recording of La Symphonie pastorale by André Gide. Lu en français par Christiane Jehanne Un pasteur recueille dans sa famille une jeune fille aveugle et non éduquée. Un attachement, un sentiment naît. Cécité physique, cécité psychologique, amour, clairvoyance … et principes éducatifs … Un magnifique roman psychologique dont les personnages principaux, Gertrude, le pasteur, Amélie son épouse, Jacques leur fils sont ciselés finement par André Gide. Chaque phrase a son...
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by Angela Brazil
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LibriVox recording of The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil. Read in English by Katie Francesca and Jim Locke Winona Woodward faces a sudden reversal in family fortunes when she wins a scholarship to Seaton High School. This book by Angela Brazil helped to establish the girls' school story genre, and is therefore full of young, active, independent girls and all the emotions and relationships typical of boarding school life in the early 1900s - Summary by Katie Francesca For further...
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LibriVox recording of Letters to Catherine E. Beecher in Reply to an Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism by Angelina Emily Grimké . Read in English by Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley; Amelia Chesley This is a collection of thirteen letters from Angelina Grimké on the subjects of abolitionism and human rights in the United States. For...
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by Anita Loos
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LibriVox recording of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes": the illuminating diary of a professional lady by Anita Loos. Read in English by Jenn Broda In this comic novel written by American author Anita Loos, we follow the adventures of the fictional character Lorelei Lee who is a young blonde flapper. This story takes place in the hedonistic Jazz Age and is written in the form of a diary from Lorelei's viewpoint as she shares stories of the men she entertains in New York City and Europe....
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by Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of La caja de amatista by Anna Katharine Green. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza Anna Katharine Green es considerada la madre de la novela de detectives. Fue una escritora admirada por autores de su tiempo como Wilkie Collins o Arthur Conan Doyle, y modelo y ejemplo para posteriores escritores del género como Agatha Christie. No en vano se conoce a Anna Katharine Green como la Agatha Christie victoriana. - Introducción por Phileas Fogg For further information, including...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Mother Stories from the Old Testament by Anonymous. Read in English by Woolly Bee & Nan Dodge Mother Stories from the Old Testament is a book of the best stories from the Old Testament that mothers can tell their children. - Summary by WoollyBee 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...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of A Taste of New Mexico Kitchens by Anonymous. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers From the New Mexico Magazine comes a selection of recipes unique to this region, selected from two cookbooks previously published. Sample, "Stacked enchiladas topped with an egg and smothered in pungent red sauce, tender sopaipillas, rich and meaty posole stew, green chile, and blue corn tortillas" among others. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of A Life Unveiled by a Child of the Drumlins by Anonymous. Read in English by PhyllisV A memoir of a young woman, who lived in the late 19th century in the United States. Starting with her pastoral youth and progressing through to her studies to become a doctor at Boston University, this is a frank and refreshing portrait of a young American girl’s upbringing; the impressions made upon her at a young age, the navigation through adolescence, and the determination of an...
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LibriVox recording of Shri Dnyaneshwar - A Sketch Of His Life And Teachings by Anonymous. Read in English by czandra; An overview of the life of Shri Dnyaneshwar and his devoted family. Dnyaneshwar was a 13th-century Indian poet and yogin. He commentated the Bhagavad Gita in a timeless manner while in his teens, and wrote an original book of verse. He was an inspirational speaker with many followers. - Summary by Czandra For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of True Stories of Wonderful Deeds (Version 2) by Anonymous. Read in English by LittlePeanut This book contains 37 short stories for little folk featuring a variety of historical figures and their wonderful deeds. These stories span over a wide time frame. There is one featuring brave Queen Boadicea and another about the Battle of Waterloo. There is a variety of topics covered, including many bravely fought battles, an inventor, and a traveler’s adventure with a tiger! -...
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LibriVox recording of The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights) Volume 12 by Anonymous. (Translated by Richard Francis Burton.) Read in English by LibriVox volunteers This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. They are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found, but several versions date the collection’s genesis to...
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by Anthony Hope
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LibriVox recording of El prisionero de Zenda by Anthony Hope. Read in Spanish by Tux Rudolf Rassendyll, un gentleman inglés descendiente de una rama bastarda de la casa real de Ruritania, pasa sus vacaciones en este país, con motivo de la coronación de Rodolfo V. Por su extraordinario parecido con su primo el rey, se ve obligado a sustituirlo, envuelto en una intriga que atenta contra su vida, y tendrá que defenderlo con las armas y una buena dosis de ingenio. Para preservar al rey y la...
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by Appian of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of Las guerras ibéricas by Appian of Alexandria. (Translated by Juan Schweigewser.) Read in Spanish by Epachuko El historiador Apiano dedica el volumen VI de su "Historia romana" al prolongado y cruento proceso de conquista de los pueblos que habitaban la Península Ibérica. Roma necesitó 200 años para derrotarlos o incorporarlos al imperio en comparación con los 8 años que Julio César necesitó para conquistar toda la Galia. La obra narra los episodios de la...
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by Archibald Geikie
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LibriVox recording of Scottish Reminiscences by Archibald Geikie. Read in English by Jane Bennett; Jim Locke; yourbookvoice; davidholmesvoice; Andy Frazier Archibald Geikie was a geologist in Scotland by profession, and a writer. While most of his writings were professional, this is a more personal book telling some of the history of Scotland, Archibald's memories, experiences and recollections there as well as stories he was told by people he met. He has a good sense of humour which shines...
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by Aristophanes
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LibriVox recording of Peace by Aristophanes. Read in English by Phil Chenevert The 'Peace' was brought out four years after 'The Acharnians' (422 B.C.), when the War had already lasted ten years. The leading motive is the same as in the former play—the intense desire of the less excitable and more moderate-minded citizens for relief from the miseries of war. Trygaeus, a rustic patriot, finding no help in men, resolves to ascend to heaven to expostulate personally with Zeus for allowing this...
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by Aristotle
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LibriVox recording of History of Animals by Aristotle. (Translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards (Greek: Τῶν περὶ τὰ ζῷα ἱστοριῶν, Ton peri ta zoia historion, "Inquiries on Animals"; Latin: Historia Animalium, "History of Animals") Book I Grouping of animals and the parts of the human body. Book II Different parts of red-blooded animals. Book III Internal organs. Book IV Animals without blood (invertebrates)....
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by Aristotle
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LibriVox recording of Movement & Progression of Animals by Aristotle. (Translated by A. S. L. Farquharson.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Movement of Animals (or On the Motion of Animals; Greek Περὶ ζῴων κινήσεως; Latin De Motu Animalium) begins with a discussion of the physics of motion and asks whether God, the Unmoved Mover, exists outside of our Universe. Progression of Animals (or On the Gait of Animals; Greek: Περὶ πορείας ζῴων; Latin: De...
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LibriVox recording of Why Armenia Should Be Free: Armenia's Role in the Present War by Armen Garo. Read in English by KevinS; Here is a trenchant argument for the Allied Supreme Council, established at the close of World War One, to recognize and defend the independence of Armenia and its people. Responding to President Wilson's call for the sovereignty of those who fought for self-determination during the war, the author outlines his people's suffering and their efforts to earn recognition of...
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by Arthur B. Reeve
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LibriVox recording of The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve. Read in English by Michael Carter; Howard Skyman; Dan Gurzynski; DJRickyV; Veronica Maresh Mead ; JacobValdez; Michelle Mandrell; Michelle Broadbent; Christine Rottger; Tommy Hersant; VyeGee; Ryan Williams; Christoph Stangenberg. The Dream Doctor is a compilation of detective stories featuring Professor Craig Kennedy, a Sherlock-like character who uses his scientific acumen to solve mysteries. A newspaper reporter, Walter Jameson, works...
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by Arthur B. Reeve
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LibriVox recording of The Social Gangster by Arthur B. Reeve. Read in English by Roger Melin; rebeccayoder05; Greg Giordano; ToddHW; Sandra Schmit; Loretta Chang; Curtis R.; David K. Ewen, M.Ed.; James R. Hedrick; Lisa B.; elmachina; Vanderwall. This is a collection of 12 detective short stories by American fiction writer Arthur B. Reeve (1880-1936). What makes these stories so interesting is that each crime is solved with the Sherlock-Holmes-like clever deductions and scientific methods of...
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by Arthur B. Reeve
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LibriVox recording of Gold of the Gods by Arthur B. Reeve. Read in English by Vineymala Mansiche, the ruler of ancient Northern Peru was believed to have buried a huge treasure. But he cast a curse on, whoever, divulged the whereabouts of the treasure and those who might discover it. A Peruvian dagger is stolen from the Museum from under the nose of Prof. Allen Norton and a treasure hunter Don Luis de Mendoza is killed by it. Is it the curse of Mansiche? Will the curse next befall on his...
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by Arthur Gray Butler
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LibriVox recording of The Three Friends; A Story of Rugby in the Forties by Arthur Gray Butler. Read in English by KevinS. This is a novel that describes the life of three friends while they are attending Rugby School. The work illustrates for the reader many of the boys' pranks, challenges, sorrows, and victories and, as well, gives a good sense of school life in the middle of the 19th Century. Anyone who looks back with fondness on his or her younger days of schooling will enjoy this work....
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by Arthur Henry Johnson
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LibriVox recording of The Normans in Europe by Arthur Henry Johnson. Read in English by Pamela Nagami This short history of the Normans in Europe opens with the invasions of the Vikings, who came from Scandinavian villages among rugged rocks and deep fiords. Johnson recounts how their myths of strife and woe, of the frost giants and of the crafty Loki, expressed their twin ideals of resourcefulness and war. These restless bands ravaged England, Germany, and France, penetrating the continents in...
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by Arthur Law
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LibriVox recording of A Country Mouse by Arthur Law. Read in English by ToddHW; Michele Eaton; Alan Mapstone; Greg Giordano; TJ Burns; Wayne Cooke; Jenn Broda; Matea Bracic; ksb013; Michele Eaton; Alan Mapstone; Greg Giordano; TJ Burns; Jenn Broda; Matea Bracic; ksb013; James R. Hedrick; ToddHW; Michele Eaton; Alan Mapstone; Greg Giordano; TJ Burns; Jenn Broda; Matea Bracic; WendyKatzHiller; ksb013 You could be forgiven upon reading that title, not to mention auditing the opening scene, for...
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by Arthur Machen; Vincent Starrett
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LibriVox recording of Strange Roads & With the Gods in Spring by Arthur Machen; Vincent Starrett. The centerpieces of this collection are two essays by Arthur Machen, Strange Roads and With the Gods in Spring. Both use images of journeys through the countryside to evoke a sense of place and an innate spiritualism found in nature. In addition to these two essays, taken from a stand-alone chapbook publication are two thematically similar poems by Machen that evoke folk legends of his native...
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by Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Betsy Butterfly by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read in English by volunteer readers. Betsy Butterfly has an exciting time in the meadow. Some dangers of course but lots of fun and productive work. Join her as she flutters from adventure to adventure. - Summary by phil chenevert For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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by Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug (Version 2) by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read in English by volunteer readers. "Little Mrs. Ladybug was a worker. Nobody could deny that. To be sure, she had to stop now and then to talk to her neighbors, because Mrs. Ladybug dearly loved a bit of gossip. At the same time there wasn't anyone in Pleasant Valley that helped Farmer Green more than she did. She tried her hardest to keep the trees in the orchard free from insects."- Summary by the...
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by Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read in English by James R. Hedrick;; Winnifred Assmann; Eric Bowser; yourbookvoice;  mleigh; gnels17; Joann Seah;  TR Love;  MIss Kitty Cat lives on a farm with the human family that she has adopted. Little Johnny Green is her favorite even though sometimes he plays trickson Miss Kitty. The many other animals, from the dog to the little mice all have adventures with with her but she always finds time to do what a cat...
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by Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Timothy Turtle (Version 2) by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read in English by DerekP; Kurt; Kurt; Kurt; Kurt; DerekP; DerekP; DerekP; DerekP; mleigh; mleigh; mleigh; SilentKnight; SilentKnight; yourbookvoice; yourbookvoice; Ellen Adams; MichelleF; Mary Balmer; MichelleF; Nan Dodge; Nan Dodge; Nan Dodge For a fellow that can only waddle slowly and spends a lot of time sleeping on the bottom of the pond, Timothy Turtle has a surprising number of adventures. This is...
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by Arthur Wing Pinero
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LibriVox recording of A Wife Without A Smile by Arthur Wing Pinero. Read in English Mr. Rippingill can not get his wife to relax her stony features and smile. Maybe even laugh. "Avis - Lady Whitstable and the pickled salmon. Now consider for a moment, my pet - reflect. What a grotesque contrast! A fine, crusted specimen of our English aristocracy and - pickled fish! The mere contemplation of two images so violently opposed in itself makes for mirth. Doesn't it dearest?" But it is...
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by Arthur Wing Pinero
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LibriVox recording of Iris by Arthur Wing Pinero. Read in English by  a full cast. Left a widow 5 years ago at age 21, Iris Bellamy is shackled by terms of her husband's will that would leave her penniless if she remarries. Of course, "if she married a rich man, her interest in her late husband's estate would be no longer indispensible to her." But "rich men generally have some odious quality to counterbalance their wealth. The men one would marry are as poor as mice." So...
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LibriVox recording of Travels in France During the Years 1787, 1788, 1789 by Arthur Young. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Arthur Young, an English agriculturist, set out to write a travelogue on the state of agriculture in France and found himself in the midst of the French Revolution. His report on life in the capital and in the countryside in the years 1787, 1788, and 1789, replete with droll traveler's mishaps, becomes an eyewitness account of a society on the brink of catastrophe. From...
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by Athanasius of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of On the Incarnation by Athanasius of Alexandria. (Translated by Archibald Robertson.) Read in English by InTheDesert This treatise and that which in the editions of Athanasius immediately precedes it, the contra Gentes, were often counted as two parts of a single work. The two books belong to the earlier years of Athanasius: the Arian controversy which broke out about 319 (probably in his twenty-first or twenty-second year) has left no trace upon them. The Contra Gentes...
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by Athanasius of Alexandria; Theodoret of Cyrus
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LibriVox recording of Later Treatises of Saint Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria by Athanasius of Alexandria; Theodoret of Cyrus. (Translated by William Bright.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The times, for which God raised up Saint Athanasius, have, in many respects, a counterpart in our own. There is, now too, earnest, ever-enlarging, adherence to the faith, in those who hold it. But there is also a wide-spread dislike of definite doctrine, such as found a vent in the different...
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by Auguste Groner
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LibriVox recording of The Case of the Lamp That Went Out by Auguste Groner. Translated by Grace Isabel Colbron. Read in English by J. M. Smallheer "The Case of the Lamp That Went Out" is one of the earlier Joseph Muller stories by Austrian author, Auguste Groner, originally published in German in 1899. The English translation was published in 1910 in a collection of five detective stories in "Joseph Muller: Detective - Being the Account of Some Adventures in the Professional...
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of Meadowlark Basin by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Lee Smalley This is an action-packed tale of the old west with richly drawn characters including the notorious Butch Cassidy, most of them upstanding but some decidedly not. A cashier is murdered during a bank robbery. The loot and the thieves are sought with dark concerns about who may be guilty. Family ties, ranch life, humor, and romance are interwoven throughout. B. M. Bower was one of the first women to write novels...
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by B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of The Flying U's Last Stand by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Lee Smalley Settlers are lured to Montana by a land boom syndicate in a scheme that encroaches on the Flying U Ranch. Members of the Flying U attempt to thwart the land-grab, as its very existence is threatened. So begins a dramatically engrossing novel involving an array of fascinating characters, some innocent, others decidedly not. A spunky child goes missing, a prairie fire is set, and a romance begins. B. M....
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by Baba Premanand Bharati
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LibriVox recording of Sree Krishna, The Lord of Love by Baba Premanand Bharati. Read in English by Jim Locke I beg to present this my humble work to the English reader. It is the history of the Universe from its birth to its dissolution. I have explained the science of creation, its making and its mechanism. In doing so I have drawn my information from the recorded facts in the Sacred Books of the Root Race of mankind. Some facts and explanations are herein furnished for the first time in any...
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by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
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LibriVox recording of Kopal-Kundala by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. (Translated by H. A. D. Phillips.) Read in English by Librivox volunteers A story of love and innocence, by one of India's most loved novelist/ poets of the 20th century, the mentor of Rabindrath Tagore. (Summary by Czandra) 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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