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Dec 6, 2021 Poul William Anderson
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LibriVox recording of Snowball by Poul William Anderson. Read in English by Phil Chenevert;  Simon's new source of power promised a new era for Mankind. But what happens to world economy when anyone can manufacture it in the kitchen oven?... Here's one answer! - Summary by The publisher 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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Dec 6, 2021 Arthur Owens Cooke
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LibriVox recording of Flowers of the Farm by Arthur Owens Cooke. Read in English by Maida "To-day we are at Willow Farm again, and I want to show you some of the flowers that grow there. I do not mean those which Mrs. Hammond, the farmer's wife, grows in her garden, pretty as they are. We will look rather at the wild flowers in the fields, the hedges, and by the road-side in the lane. No one sows their seed nor takes care of them in any way; yet they grow and blossom year after year, and...
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Dec 5, 2021 Edward Carpenter
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LibriVox recording of Love's Coming-of-Age: A Series of Papers on the Relations of the Sexes by Edward Carpenter. Read in English LibriVox Volunteers "The little god of Love is generally represented as a child; and rightly, perhaps, considering the erratic character of his ways among the human race. There are signs, however, of a new order in the relations of the Sexes; and the following papers are, among other things, an attempt to indicate the inner laws which, rather than the outer, may...
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Dec 5, 2021 Victor Hugo
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Vale to You, To Me the Heights by Victor Hugo. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 28, 2021. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Greg Giordano; yourbookvoice; Larry Wilson; Leo Fialho; Phil Schempf and stark2718. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame...
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Dec 4, 2021 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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Dec 4, 2021 Moses Maimonides
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LibriVox recording of The Guide for the Perplexed, Part One by Moses Maimonides. (Translated by Michael Friedländer.) Read in English by Daniel Davison; Sovietgnome; czandra The Guide for the Perplexed by Mūsá ibn Maymūn (known throughout the Christian West as Moses Maimonides) is regarded as one of the most important works of Medieval Jewish thought. The book attempted to harmonize the philosophy of Aristotle with the Rabbinical teachings, but was regarded by many at the time as...
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Dec 4, 2021 Charles Eliot
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LibriVox recording of Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 by Charles Eliot. Read in English by rLibrivox volunteers Started in 1907, An Historical Sketch was a work in 3 volumes. The author was a British diplomat posted to Asia and his great work was interrupted by World War I, finally being published in 1921. It has been described as the definitive work on the subject and the style is easy to read and follow. In this, the third, volume, Eliot examines Buddhism outside India,...
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Dec 3, 2021 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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Dec 3, 2021 Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of Balada de la cárcel de Reading by Oscar Wilde. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza Testamentos vitales y literarios de Oscar Wilde que escribió tras su encarcelamiento. Casado y padre de dos hijos, Wilde era un declarado homosexual, y sus relaciones y su enfrentamiento a los convencionalismo victorianos le llevaron a un conocido proceso en el que perdió cuanto tenía y fue condenado a dos años de trabajos forzados, condena que cumplió en la cárcel de Reading. Su...
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Dec 2, 2021 William A. Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of The Aftermath of Slavery by William A. Sinclair. Read in English by Jim Locke This work describes conditions and forces the black population of the South faced after freedom was brought by the Civil War. As Sinclair puts it at the outset of his book, ". . . the chief efforts of Southern leadership have been to curtail the freedom of the colored people, to minimize their liberty and reduce them as nearly as possible to the condition of chattel slaves." - Summary...
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Dec 2, 2021 John Muir
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LibriVox recording of The Grand Cañon of the Colorado by John Muir. Read in English by Rebecca Eden Walker Nothing is ordinary in the world of John Muir, naturalist and author known as the Father of the US National Parks. In this short work, written in the latter part of his life for Century Magazine, Muir beckons us to come with him, unrushed, to behold the wonder of the Grand Canyon. Some of the beauty every life needs awaits here. Its magnificence envelops, "carrying us back into the...
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Dec 2, 2021 Helen Keller
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LibriVox recording of The Story of My Life by Helen Keller. Read in English by Victoria Neely. When Helen Keller's autobiography was first published in 1903, she was a young woman studying at Radcliffe College. Helen shares memories of her childhood, describes how Miss Sullivan helped her learn how to communicate, and reflects on her experiences as a college student. This is part one of a two-part book; the second part contains Helen's letters and a supplementary account of her life and...
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Dec 2, 2021 William Henry Harrison Murray
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LibriVox recording of Murray's Adirondack Tales by William Henry Harrison Murray. Read in English by  Keith Salis Two delightful tales surrounding the adventures of John Norton, the Trapper. He gives us a good glimpse into life in the deep woods, and how he deals with those who would disturb him or others with their, "diviltry." John Norton gives us all a great example of hospitality, bravery, forgiveness, and justice as only he can. (Summary by Keith Salis) For further information,...
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Dec 1, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 222 by Various. This is a collection of 44 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for November 2021. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit librivox.org .
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Dec 1, 2021 Jessie Laidlay Weston
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LibriVox recording of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Jessie Laidlay Weston. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland. This poem celebrates Christmas by exploring the mystery of Christ's mission on earth: his death, resurrection, and second coming as judge of all human souls. Sir Gawain is cast in the role of Everyman. At the feast of the New Year, an unarmed green giant rides his green horse into the banqueting hall of King Arthur and challenges any member of the assembled company to behead...
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Dec 1, 2021 Anna Bartlett Warner; Susan Warner
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LibriVox recording of Say and Seal, Volume 2 by Anna Bartlett Warner; Susan Warner. Read in English by Librivox volunteers The arrival of a new schoolteacher causes quite a stir in the small New England town of Pattaquasset, not the least of it in the house of Mrs. Derrick and her daughter, where the young man boards. Mr. Linden's idea of teaching stretches far beyond the dusty walls of his classroom, and he is not slow in finding much work to be done for his Master. The schoolboys are soon...
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Dec 1, 2021 Titus Maccius Plautus
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LibriVox recording of Stichus; or, The Parasite Rebuffed by Titus Maccius Plautus. (Translated by Henry Thomas Riley.) Read in English by ToddHW; Larry Wilson; Jenn Broda; Nissy; Greg Giordano; Larry Wilson; Sonia; Jenn Broda; Ethan Hurst; Alan Mapstone; Greg Giordano; Larry Wilson; Jim Locke; ToddHW; Alan Mapstone; Greg Giordano; Larry Wilson; Jim Locke; Alan Mapstone; Larry Wilson; Julie Burks; WendyKatzHiller "Antipho, a wealthy and jovial old gentleman of Athens, has two daughters,...
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Dec 1, 2021 Edward Carpenter
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LibriVox recording of Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure, and Other Essays by Edward Carpenter. Read in English by volunteer readers. This publication, by English utopian socialist Edward Carpenter, describes civilisation as a sort of disease with which humanity is afflicted. Alongside this influential publication (originally published in 1889), are compiled other essays: Modern Science: A Criticism; The Science of the Future: A Forecast; Defence of Criminals: A Criticism of Morality;...
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Nov 30, 2021 Margaret Widdemer
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LibriVox recording of A Tree with a Bird in it: a symposium of contemporary american poets on being shown a pear-tree on which sat a grackle by Margaret Widdemer. Read in English by mleigh; Stefan Von Blon; Joanna Michal Hoyt; mleigh; Siu; Phil Schempf; mleigh; Ryan Godley; Victoria; Tom Merritt; Liam Knowles; Isabella Paul; benjihess; Yuhan L Jiang; Nichole James; altrin; AnthonyT; Lan Kao;  ABVoice. Tree with a Bird in it: a symposium of contemporary American poets on being shown a pear-tree...
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Nov 30, 2021 George O. Smith
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LibriVox recording of Highways in Hiding by George O. Smith. Read in English by Jessica Martin Mechanical engineer Steve Cornell lives in a world where ESP and telepathy are normal, and a spreading plague called Mekstrom’s Disease turns its victims into supermen. In the search for his missing fiancée, Steve must discover who controls the disease and what they want with him. - Summary by Jessica Martin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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Nov 29, 2021 Ward McAllister
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LibriVox recording of Society as I Have Found It by Ward McAllister. Read in English by John Greenman Mark Twain illustrator Dan Beard recalled discussing McAllister’s book with Twain. “It was before Webster & Company failed that Ward McAllister’s book (Society as I have Found It) appeared, and when he (Twain) sauntered into my studio one day, I said: ‘Mr. Clemens, have you read Ward McAllister’s book?’ ‘Yes; have you?’ he replied. ‘Indeed, I have. I have read it through...
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Nov 29, 2021 Gustave Flaubert
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LibriVox recording of Madame Bovary (Version 2) by Gustave Flaubert. (Translated by Eleanor Marx Aveling.) Read in English by  Peter Dann Written over a century and a half ago, Madame Bovary is still an extraordinarily fresh, exciting and shockingly frank novel, at once an acute psychological study of a woman drawn into adultery through circumstances we can partly understand, and a sharply-observed comedy that offers a fascinating glimpse of the social and cultural divisions running through...
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Nov 29, 2021 Ernest Legouve; Eugène Scribe
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LibriVox recording of Adrienne Lecouvreur by Ernest Legouve; Eugène Scribe. (Translated by Henry Herman.) Read in English by librivox volunteers. This drama was written in 1848 for the great French tragedienne, Rachel, by Eugene Scribe and his writing partner, Ernest Legouve. Scribe is remembered for devising the compositional technique now known as the “well-made play” that dominated play-writing for most of the 19th century. This plot is loosely based on events in the life of the...
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Nov 29, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of Multilingual Short Works Collection 030 - Poetry & Prose by Various. Read in Multilingual by Melina Hristova; Melina Hristova; Verla Viera; Christiane Jehanne; Christiane Jehanne; Christiane Jehanne; Christiane Jehanne; Christiane Jehanne; czandra; lorda; Nathan Lewin; Piotr Nater; Mayah; Livia F.; Maria Agustina Von; Mireia Castillón; Mireia Castillón; Maria Agustina Von; Maria Agustina Von; Hanna Ponomarenko This is our 30th collection of short pieces, poetry or...
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Nov 29, 2021 William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 16 (Multilingual) by William Shakespeare. Read in Multilingual by Cavaet; Cordelia Glende; Cavaet; Cavaet; Cavaet; Jenn Broda; Juls11; Juls11; Joanna Michal Hoyt; Hannah Dormor; Hannah Dormor; Bruce Kachuk; Bruce Kachuk; Bruce Kachuk; Andrew Gaunce; Refilwe Baloyi; Bruce Kachuk; Cillia Ajaegbu; Alan Mapstone; Cavaet; Maria Agustina Von; shamy4; shamy4; shamy4; Cavaet This is the 16th edition of the Shakespeare Monologues Collection,...
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Nov 29, 2021 Joseph von Eichendorff
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LibriVox recording of Das Marmorbild by Joseph von Eichendorff. Read in German by lorda Das Marmorbild ist eine Märchennovelle und weist Merkmale der romantischen Epoche auf. Die Novelle handelt von Florio und dem Zwiespalt seiner Gefühle. Auf der einen Seite steht Fortunato, ein bekannter und fröhlicher Sänger, sowie die unschuldige Bianka, die ihn liebt. Auf der anderen Seite steht das zu Fleisch gewordene Marmorbild der Venus und der Ritter Donati. (Auszüge aus Wikipedia) For further...
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Nov 29, 2021 Henry David Thoreau
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LibriVox recording of Walking (Version 2) by Henry David Thoreau. Read in English by Allyson Hester This was originally titled "The Wild" and is a lecture given by Thoreau in 1851 at the Concord lyceum. "Walking" is an essay that explores the relationship between man and nature, trying to find a balance between society and our raw animal nature. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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Nov 28, 2021 Horace Walpole
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LibriVox recording of The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel, a genre appealing to a taste for terror and set in a remote past when prodigies and magic can be imagined to have existed, with violent contrasts between purity and ungoverned passions. The author represents the tale as having been translated from a black letter Italian volume of the 15th century but describing much earlier events....
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Nov 28, 2021 George du Maurier
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LibriVox recording of The Martian by George du Maurier. Read in English by Rita Boutros The Martian, by George du Maurier, is a largely autobiographical novel published in 1898 and the author's third. It describes the life of Barty Josselin as told by his close friend Robert Maurice, starting from their school days in Paris in the 1850s. Written in long descriptive passages with very little dialogue and many digressions, the book had considerably less success in its time than its predecessor,...
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Nov 28, 2021 George A. Baker, Jr.
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Eight Hours by George A. Baker Jr. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 21, 2021. Read in English by Anna Goss; amanstuy; Adrian Stephens; Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; czandra; hvolunteer; yourbookvoice; Larry Wilson; LakshmiSudha; MarcusArista; NicoleLiu123; Phil Schempf; foregonesoul; scoutman77 and Shaon.  This week's poem is a narrative of a working girl and her situation in society.  George A. Baker was a native of New York...
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Nov 28, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Cambridge Modern History. Volume 03, The Wars of Religion by Various. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. The Cambridge Modern History is a universal history covering the period from 1450 to 1910. It was published in 14 volumes between 1902 and 1912. The series was planned by Lord Acton, who intended it to be a monument of objective, collaborative scholarship, and edited by A.W. Ward, G. W. Prothero and Stanley Leathes. From the preface: "The present volume,...
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Nov 27, 2021 Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
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LibriVox recording of English Literature for Boys and Girls by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers "Has there ever been a time when no stories were told? Has there ever been a people who did not care to listen? I think not." Thus begins a journey through the history of English literature, from the early middle ages to the Victorian era. The young person will experience the most well-loved characters of all time, from Beowulf, the warrior who dares to...
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Nov 27, 2021 Poul William Anderson
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LibriVox recording of Witch of the Demon Seas by Poul William Anderson. Read in English by Phil Chenevert;  "Guide a black galleon to the lost, fear-hauntedCitadel of the Xanthi wizards—into the very jaws of Doom? Corun, condemned pirate of Conahur, laughed. Aye, he'd do it, and gladly.It would mean a reprieve from the headsman's axe—a few more precious moments of life and love ... though his lover be a witch!" Publisher blurb - Summary by Publisher For further information,...
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Nov 27, 2021 Marion Ames Taggart
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LibriVox recording of Miss Lochinvar by Marion Ames Taggart. Read in English by Librivox volunteers At breakfast, Mr. Graham drops the bombshell that his niece -- Joan, Jane or Janet, he's not sure which, will be arriving from the west to live with his large family. The news is met with mixed emotions - horror from his wife, resentment from the eldest two daughters and amusement from the eldest son. What will this stranger be like? How will she fit in with her cousins? - Summary by Lynne...
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Nov 26, 2021 Pope Leo XIII
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LibriVox recording of Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII by Pope Leo XIII. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903) wrote eighty-eight Encyclicals during his twenty-five year pontificate (1878-1903). Fifty-six of those are included in this collection. Among the topics covered are the Rosary, socialism, Christian marriage, labour, freemasonry, Church and state, human liberty, dueling, the Holy Eucharist, and more. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information,...
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Nov 25, 2021 Lily Hammond
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LibriVox recording of In the Garden of Delight by Lily Hammond. Read in English by Katie Bond. This novel is narrated in the first person and revolves around a character named Lil (somewhat autobiographical of the author) and the dynamics of a colorful cast of family members. She loves nature and, especially, birds, and thus the title. The story is set in Tennessee. The writing is very much a product of its place and time. Hammond was quite socially progressive but some of the language she puts...
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Nov 25, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Mystery and Suspense Collection 012 by Various. Read in English by Librivox volunteers The 12th edition of the Librivox Mystery and Suspense Collection delivers such gems as Father Brown in the Donnington Affair, Edgar Allen Poe and Guy de Maupassant amongst others. Prepare to by mystified and entertained. Each piece has been selected and read by Librivox readers. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Nov 25, 2021 Young's Literal Translation
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LibriVox recording of 1 Corinthians, Young's Literal Translation. Read in English by volunteer readers. The First Epistle to the Corinthians was written by the Apostle Paul, after having established the church in Corinth. In it, he responds to a letter written to him by the church, addressing some errors and controversies that have arisen in the church. Among the topics are divisions within the church; immorality; marriage; Christian liberty; and the doctrine of the resurrection. (Summary by...
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Nov 25, 2021 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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LibriVox recording of Greetings from Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk This is a wonderful selection of six of the greatest works from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, unquestionably one of the world's most celebrated poets. Despite its small size, the book covers a wide spectrum of the poet's thoughts and ideas, from those on patriotism, to the inherent uncertainty of the human condition, to hope for the future - and all with a strong faith in the ability of...
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Nov 24, 2021 Seba Smith; Lawrence Labree
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LibriVox recording of The Rover Vol. 01 No. 26 by Seba Smith; Lawrence Labree. Read in English by Alan Mapstone; Faithann Gibson; Jim Locke; Greg Giordano; ZacharyJ "The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound...
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Nov 24, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Black Cat Vol. 02 No. 07 April 1897 by Various. Read in English by Jake Malizia; Julie Burks; Greg Giordano; NarratorJ; Wayne Cooke The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine. This seventh issue of volume 2 presents the following five short stories: "The Peacock and...
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Nov 24, 2021 Arthur Bowie Chrisman
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LibriVox recording of Shen of the Sea: A Book for Children by Arthur Bowie Chrisman. Read in English by Scotty Smith; Vineymala; Scotty Smith; yourbookvoice; Scotty Smith; yourbookvoice; Scotty Smith; Kimi Weldon; Scotty Smith; Kimi Weldon; Scotty Smith; Scotty Smith; jwright7983; Ellen Adams; Toby Wedgle; Joanna Michal Hoyt This book was awarded the John Newbery Medal by the Children’s Librarians’ Section of the American Library Association, for the most distinguished contribution to...
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Nov 23, 2021 H. Rider Haggard
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LibriVox recording of The Brethren (Version 2) by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Elroi A tale of love, romance and chivalry set amongst the backdrop of the climactic months before the opening of the Kings' Crusade. Two English knights are in love with the same maiden. Their devotion and bravery is tested when their beloved is kidnapped against her will and taken to Palestine and eventually to the court of the famous Muslim leader, Saladin. - Summary by Elroi Shelley For further...
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Nov 23, 2021 Ralph Henry Barbour
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LibriVox of The Story My Doggie Told to Me by Ralph Henry Barbour. Read in English by Donald Cummings  The author of this book, Ralph Henry Barbour, was a prolific writer of scholastic and college sports and adventure fiction for boys. Here is a departure from that niche. This is a story about the good, and not so good, adventures of Fritz the dachshund, as a puppy (Part 1) and an adult dog (Part 2), as told by ... Fritz the dachshund. A very heart-warming story for children.  - Summary by...
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Nov 23, 2021 Virginia Woolf
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LibriVox recording of Mrs. Dalloway (Version 2) by Virginia Woolf. Read in English by Hannah Dormor. Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Join her and a web of connections in exploring London, their memories and their innermost thoughts and feelings. This novel explores relationships, mental health, nostalgia, regret, and the multitude of reasons for which people make decisions which change the course of their life. (Summary by Hannah Dormor) For further information, including links to online...
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Nov 23, 2021 W. Armine Bevan
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LibriVox recording of Rossini by W. Armine Bevan. Read in English by Mozartjr A brief summary of the life of the opera king, Rossini. - Summary by Mozartjr 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 (43MB)
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Nov 23, 2021 Vera Charlesworth Barclay
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LibriVox recording of Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light by Vera Charlesworth Barclay. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. Once upon a time there were fifteen Cubs who spent nine wonderful days in camp. They were London Cubs, and the camp was on a beautiful little green island whose rocky shore ran down in green, tree-covered points into the bluest sea you ever saw. These nine days were the most splendid days in those Cubs' lives. And so they often think of them, and dream about them,...
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Nov 22, 2021 Seba Smith; Lawrence Labree
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LibriVox recording of The Rover Vol. 01 No. 24 by Seba Smith; Lawrence Labree. Read in English by Alan Mapstone; Jim Locke; Greg Giordano; Gini Rosario; Brize C; yourbookvoice "The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a...
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Nov 22, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 12 by Various. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. This collection is dedicated to recordings of short mythical or legendary works which are in the Public Domain. The stories tell of legends, heroes, myths, and ancient lore from many different cultures. (Summary by Lynette Caulkins) 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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Nov 22, 2021 George M. Sternberg
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LibriVox recording of Infection and Immunity by George M. Sternberg. Read in English by J. M. Smallheer Infection and Immunity with Special Reference to the Prevention of Infectious Diseases presents a subject that is as relevant today as it was in 1903. This book was written for readers without a medical background, and includes general information on infectious disease, as well as specific diseases prevalent at the time. To quote the author, who served as the U.S. Army Surgeon General from...
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Nov 21, 2021 William Wordsworth
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Lines Written While Sailing In A Boat At Evening by William Wordsworth. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 14, 2021 Read in English by Algy Pug; Adrian Stephens; amazingspace48.TT; Bruce Kachuk; shamy4; Cristina Luiz; dckabir; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Greg Giordano; Jacqueline Burrell Walton; TheJacksnipe; yourbookvoice; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LakshmiSudha; LeeSalter; Mayah and Phil Schempf. This title is scarcely correct. It...
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Nov 21, 2021 Arthur Macy
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of In Remembrance by Arthur Macy. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 7, 2021. Read in English by Adrian Stephens; amazingspace48.TT; Bruce Kachuk; shamy4; Darrell Nobles; Dan Gurzynski; Newgatenovelist; Hope Bloom; yourbookvoice; LeeSalter; Mayah; Paula Messina; Phil Schempf and SarahVolunteer.  A tribute to friends both past and present, this poem is taken from Poems by Arthur Macy (1905) (Summary by David Lawrence) For further...
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Nov 20, 2021 Fray Mocho
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LibriVox recording of Memorias de un Vigilante by Fray Mocho. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans. El título de este libro describe claramente lo que encontrarás en él. Memorias de un vigilante es la recopilación de algunas de las tantas anécdotas en las que el autor fue partícipe durante el ejercicio de su carrera como miembro de las fuerzas del orden de su país. Se cuenta con un tono un tanto picaresco y sarcástico algunas de las "claves" para entender al mundo lunfardo de la...
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Nov 20, 2021 George Gissing
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LibriVox recording of Thyrza by George Gissing. Read in English by Bonita Dominguez; jenno; Jannine Houston; Jim Locke;Vineymala; Maddie Burns;  ebarnett. Thyrza is a working class woman. Three men are in love with her. Even though she is engaged to a man of her class, who is very kind, she falls in love with a rich Oxford student who has no idea what to do with his life. The man, in turn, falls in love with her in return, but the path to happiness is complicated. - Summary by Stav Nisser. For...
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Nov 20, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 083 by Various. Read in English by BarryHaworth; Rich De Shon; Camryn Blakely; Christina Fu; Dale Grothmann; Jason Humphreys; Victor Seremet; FaithAtUCF;  Paul Lawley-Jones. Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants...
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Nov 20, 2021 Mary Brunton
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LibriVox recording of Self-Control by Mary Brunton. Read in English by Simon Evers Laura Montreville is a well-born and religious girl, brought up in Scotland by her widowed father. She is pursued by Colonel Hargrave, a libertine, who makes an offer of marriage which Laura, not knowing any better, declines at first, saying she will marry him in two years time if he reforms his wicked ways. The book follows the fortunes of Laura, who suffers impoverishment, illness and humiliation, all the while...
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Nov 20, 2021 John Law
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LibriVox recording of Money and Trade Considered by John Law. Read in English by gyllila Money and Trade Considered, With a Proposal for Supplying the Nation with Money was so much more than a mere proposal for a note-issuing bank. It was a staggeringly original work of genius which not only included proposals for new systems of banking, and the issuing of paper money as a means to stimulate the economy, but also revealed, for the first time, several of the most significant economic concepts...
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Nov 19, 2021 William Stukeley
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LibriVox recording of Stonehenge, a Temple Restor'd to the British Druids by William Stukeley. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England never fails to amaze and fascinate; and has been the subject of speculation, research and investigation for centuries. This is an early look at this enigmatic location. As the author says in the preface: "A few years ago I spent some time every summer in viewing, measuring, and considering the works of the ancient Druids in...
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Nov 19, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of The American Bee Journal, Vol. VI. No. 5, Nov 1870 by Various. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers The American Bee Journal is the “oldest bee paper in America established in 1861 devoted to scientific bee-culture and the production and sale of pure honey. Published every Wednesday, by Thomas G. Newman, Editor and Proprietor” In this issue are included articles on wintering bees, foulbrood, introducing queens, hives, and reports from Vermont, New York, Illinois, and...
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Nov 19, 2021 American Molasses Company
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LibriVox recording of Grandma's Recipes for Mother and Daughter by American Molasses Company. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Published by the American Molasses Company, this collection of recipes features molasses for all types of cooking including meats, vegetables, cakes, cookies, pies, gingerbread, frostings, sauces, beverages and easy-to-make recipes for young cooks. (Summary by Larry Wilson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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Nov 19, 2021 Jerry Cree Fischer
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LibriVox recording of Piano Tuning: A Simple and Accurate Method for Amateurs by Jerry Cree Fischer. Read in English by James R. Hedrick. This is a primer for anyone wishing to learn how to tune and maintain their own piano or to become a piano tuner. Written in 1907, it was targeted at a definite need for additional piano maintenance professionals in those days when pianos were almost ubiquitous. In addition, there are several chapters dealing with the theory and application of temperaments...
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Nov 19, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Creeds of Christendom by Various. Read in English by volunteer readers. This is based on Philip Schaff's Creeds of Christendom taking only the creeds that he selected, using the translations he supplied where possible but rearranged chronologically (using the dates he supplied) but excluding his commentary and notes. "He who wishes to grow strong in his religious life, let him, I say, next to the Bible, feed himself on the great Creeds of the Church. There is a...
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Nov 18, 2021 Louis Couperus
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LibriVox recording of Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus. (Translated by Clara Bell.) Read in English by Phil Benson; A short but intense novel, Footsteps of Fate tells of the friendship of two young Dutchmen in London, Frank and Bertie. Arriving destitute at Frank's home one night, Bertie is taken in by his old friend and soon begins to enjoy a life of fashion and dissolution at Frank's expense. On a holiday in Norway, Frank meets Eva and they decide to marry. But Eva struggles to come to...
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Nov 18, 2021 Hal Hellman
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LibriVox recording of Lasers by Hal Hellman. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Among great technologic developments of the twentieth century has to be that of laser light with its myriad of applications in industry, communication, medicine and many other fields. As author Hal Hellman says in conclusion in this 1968 publication, “Indeed the most exciting probability of all is that lasers undoubtedly will change our lives in ways we cannot even conceive of now.” And, so has it been, and...
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Nov 18, 2021 William T. Cox
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LibriVox recording of Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, With a Few Desert and Mountain Beasts by William T. Cox. Read in English by Phil Benson A limbless reptilian monster that propels itself through the swamps with a propellor-tipped tail? A creature so ashamed of its monstrous appearance that it dissolves into tears when captured? Learn about the snoligoster, the squonk and many other 'fearsome critters' in this field guide written and illustrated by two North American foresters who...
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Nov 18, 2021 Algernon Blackwood
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LibriVox recording of The Lost Valley by Algernon Blackwood. Read in English by JWowsers. A set of twin brothers have spent every waking moment of their lives together and are terrified of separating. However, when both men set their desires upon a mysterious young woman, the deep bonds of their relationship become marred. (Summary by Jarrod Wetzel-Brown ) 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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Nov 17, 2021 Augustin Daly; Franz von Schönthan
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LibriVox recording of A Night Off; or A Page From Balzac by Augustin Daly; Franz von Schönthan. Read in English  There are a number of subplots going on in this play. The Professor has unearthed a play that he wrote back in his University days. He has read it to his housekeeper while his wife was away at the expensive spa ... she disapproves of the theatre ... and said housekeeper was so fascinated by it that when a travelling dramatic troupe manager lobs into town, the Professor is receptive...
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Nov 17, 2021 Ruth Plumly Thompson
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LibriVox recording of Captain Salt in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Read in English by Phil Chenevert;  A voyage on the famous Nonestic Ocean! What could be more thrilling than that? We—many of us—have taken trips on the prosaic Atlantic or even Pacific, but have we found a SEA FOREST with flying fish and swimming birds? Have we been pursued by a real SEA SERPENT, or had our ship transfixed by the immense ivory tusk of a NARWHAL? Have we come upon the glittering island of PEAKENSPIRE, or...
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Nov 17, 2021 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of Taken at the Flood by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Celine Major Brought up by a parish schoolmaster with a hidden past, Sylvia Carew dreams of a future devoid of poverty. Will she be faithful to the man she adores or will she opt for the chance at wealth and position? What lengths will she go to and when all is said and done, will she be gratified with her "happily ever after"? Romance, ambition and greed, deceit and selfishness are at the root of...
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Nov 16, 2021 Hermann von Helmholtz
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LibriVox recording of Popular Lectures on Scientific Subjects by Hermann von Helmholtz. (Translated by E. Atkinson.) Read in English by volunteer readers. This presents a summary of many of Hemholtz's areas of research. He investigated the workings of the brain in its appreciation of art and music, and also developed some of the first rigorous ideas of how our solar system formed itself. Then, he was a contributor to the new theories of Einstein's curved space-time universe, and lastly, worked...
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Nov 16, 2021 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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LibriVox recording of Portugiesische Sonette, übertragen durch Hans Böhm by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (Translated by Hans Böhm.) Read in German by lorda Die Gedichte sind mehrfach ins Deutsche übertragen worden, stets in Sonettform. Aber ist es möglich, diese Form beizubehalten, ohne allzuviel des Inhaltes darüber zu verlieren? Schon die Zeilenzahl macht Schwierigkeiten: nur selten lassen sich, bei dem bekannten Verhältnis beider Sprachen, 14 englische Zeilen in 14 deutsche pressen;...
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Nov 16, 2021 Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers at the Circus by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers What better place for a little goat to find adventures and mischief than a circus? What is an elephant's trunk anyway? But the circus can also be a place of mystery and danger. Will the plans of the kidnappers be foiled? Billy Whiskers always provides us with a lot of fun. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Nov 16, 2021 Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers' Travels by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Running away from home is always bound to lead to adventures, some surprising and good and some not so pleasant. Follow Billy Whiskers when he encounters fireworks, tigers and dragons! Will this little goat ever get home again? - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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Nov 15, 2021 Auguste Groner
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LibriVox recording of The Man with the Black Cord by Auguste Groner. (Translated by Grace Isabel Colbron.) Read  by J. M. Smallheer A baffling disappearance. A bedroom door locked from the inside. A housekeeper with something to hide. Will retired policeman turned private detective, Joseph Muller, be able to sort out the clues and solve this locked room mystery? Summary by J. M. Smallheer For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Nov 15, 2021 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Money-Saving Main Dishes by Anonymous. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers This is Home and Garden Bulletin No. 43 from the Human Nutrition Research Division and Consumer and Food Economics Research Division Agricultural Research Service of the US. Department of Agriculture. Along with shopping and cooking tips, there are recipes covering meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, beans, bread & cereal, and lunch box main dishes. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further...
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Nov 14, 2021 Ethel Gwendoline Vincent
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LibriVox recording of Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water by Ethel Gwendoline Vincent. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Subtitled "The Journal of a Tour through the British Empire and America," this book is a record of the author's travels with her husband through the British Empire and America in the late 1800's. In the words of the author, "It is but a simple Journal of what we saw and did." Their travels took them across the Atlantic to the U.S. and Canada,...
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Nov 14, 2021 James B. Gillett
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LibriVox  reading of Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875 to 1881, by James B. Gillett. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Stephen R Gagin; Kevin Waters; PQuesoLoco; Jay Randolph; Wayne Cooke; PQuesoLoco; Jay Randolph; andrewframe; andrewframe; Stephen R Gagin; Stephen R Gagin; Wayne Cooke; Tony Posante; jkatula; PQuesoLoco; Alan Dove; Leo David; Kevin Waters; Jay Randolph; Tony Posante; Granville Penn and John. James Gillet recounts his adventures with the Texas Rangers 1856-1937. In a very...
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Nov 14, 2021 Richard le Gallienne
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Rainbow by Richard Le Gallienne. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 7, 2021. Read in English by Amanda Chandler; Austin Heath; Adrian Stephens; amazingspace48.TT; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Jared Shaw; yourbookvoice; Lee Ann Howlett; Cavaet; MarcusArista; NicoleLiu123; foregonesoul; rahmavolunteer; scoutman77; Ronald G Baars; Shaon and Tom Milliken.  In 2016 an exhibition on the life and works...
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Nov 14, 2021 Various
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LibriVox Aufnahme von Adventskalender 2021 von verschiedenen Autoren. Gelesen auf Deutsch von LibriVox Freiwilligen. Diese Sammlung ist ein Adventskalender und enthält für jeden Tag vom 1. bis 24. Dezember eine Aufnahme über Weihnachten, den Winter und verwandte Themen. 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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Nov 14, 2021 Isaac of Nineveh
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LibriVox recording of Mystic Treatises (Six Treatises on the Behavior of Excellence) by Isaac of Nineveh. (Translated by Arent Jan Wensinck.) Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Isaac of Nineveh was born in Eastern Arabia, a mixed Syriac and Arabic speaking region in Mesopotamia. When he was young he entered a monastery where he devoted his efforts to asceticism. He studied theology for a time and became involved in religious education. When the Catholicos visited him he decided to ordain...
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Nov 13, 2021 Regina Maria Roche
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LibriVox recording of The Children Of The Abbey by Regina Maria Roche . Read in English by jenno; John; czandra; Mooninya; CassiopeiaSparks; Davida George; Bethany Megill; Tatiana Chichilla; catherine247; SmilingJade; Alix Grace; Adrienne Prevost; hmansoor; Jim Locke; WendyKatzHiller; raghavdhandi8; Lan Kao; Paul Harvey; kaylawhy; bwhite2; Bexcspen; mlcui; MaybeCordelia; Michele Eaton; WanderingWalker; Jay Randolph; Zach Hoyt Published in 1796, this novel tells the trials and tribulations of...
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Nov 13, 2021 Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of The Outdoor Girls at Rainbow Lake by Laura Lee Hope. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers. "The Outdoor Girls at Rainbow Lake; Or Stirring Cruise of the Motor Boat Gem" is the second volume is a series of adventure books for girls. In this book, one of the girls becomes the proud possessor of a motor boat and invites her club members to take a trip down the river to Rainbow Lake a beautiful sheet of water lying between the mountains. These are the tales of the...
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Nov 12, 2021 Helen S. Wright
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LibriVox recording of The Great White North by Helen S. Wright. Read in English by volunteer readers. Sketches of those who braved the 'Great White North' in exploration and adventure. - Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit librivox.org . M4B Audiobook 00-12...
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Nov 12, 2021 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Memories and Adventures by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by afinevoice Arthur Conan Doyle first published his memories of his many various adventures around the world and his relationships with such famous figures of the age including Oscar Wilde, Empress Eugenie and Prime Minister Arthur Balfour to name a few, in The Strand Magazine between October 1923 and July 1924. This memoir was later formed into a book and published in September...
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Nov 12, 2021 John Breck
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LibriVox recording of The Sins of Silvertip the Fox by John Breck. Read in English by volunteer readers. Silvertip the Fox isn't the only one up to mischief! There are the plots of the bad little owls and even Tommy who almost loses his temper. But learn how Nibble Rabbit rescues Red Cow, and the secret he has. Whit Cow has a story of her own, and there are games of tag. Always adventures among our favorite animals. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online...
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Nov 12, 2021 Augustus M. Toplady
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LibriVox recording of Observations and Reflections by Augustus M. Toplady. Read in English by InTheDesert These considerations by Mr. Toplady, and the extracts, are arranged under their respective heads. Diamonds never appear so splendid, as when set in a crown. However, when thrown in confusion, they are still jewels, and therefore worth the gathering. -- From these brilliants a bouquet is made up, for the gratification of the reader. - Summary by the Editor For further information, including...
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Nov 12, 2021 E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of The Curious Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Adrian Praetzellis A sweet, simple tale of how friendship and honesty triumph over money. The protagonist’s pun of a name—Ernest Bliss—foreshadows the plot in which this bored young millionaire transforms his indolent self and finds love. Typical of its era (1919), this book contains a few antisemitic stereotypes. The story was made famous by the 1936 film The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss with Cary Grant...
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Nov 10, 2021 D. K. Broster
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LibriVox recording of ''Mr Rowl'' by D. K. Broster. Read in English by Elin Raoul des Sablières, a French parole prisoner in England during the Napoleonic Wars, becomes enmeshed in a complicated tangle where his honour conflicts with his parole, and is sent to prison. Juliana Forrest, for whose sake he broke his parole, does her utmost to save him, and in his adventures and misfortunes, Raoul eventually also finds help from an unlikely source. This is a fun adventure story and romance, written...
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Nov 9, 2021 Luise Mühlbach
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LibriVox recording of Marie Antoinette and Her Son by Luise Mühlbach. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Marie Antoinette lives a happy life in a glittering court as Queen of France, but that soon changes as the revolution begins. Her son is Louis Charles, and his whole life changes with the death of his parents. But, that life is not what the people of France would expect. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Nov 9, 2021 Thomas Mayne Reid
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LibriVox recording of The War Trail by Thomas Mayne Reid. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers "Land of the nopal and maguey—home of Moctezuma and Malinché!—I cannot wring thy memories from my heart! Years may roll on, hand wax weak, and heart grow old, but never till both are cold can I forget thee! I would not; for thee would I remember. Not for all the world would I bathe my soul in the waters of Lethe. Blessed be memory for thy sake!" So begins this tale of the American...
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Nov 8, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of The American Bee Journal, Vol. VI. No. 3, Sept 1870 by Various. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers The American Bee Journal is the “oldest bee paper in America established in 1861 devoted to scientific bee-culture and the production and sale of pure honey. Published every Wednesday, by Thomas G. Newman, Editor and Proprietor” In this issues are topics from Management of Bees in Winter to Artificial Queens, and a special tribute to James T. Langstroth. - Summary by...
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Nov 8, 2021 George Eliot
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LibriVox recording of Silas Marner by George Eliot. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Silas Marner is a hermit-style weaver who keeps to himself and is eyed with suspicion by those in the nearby town of Raveloe. Dispelled from his religious community as a young man after being accused of a crime, Marner finds solace in weaving and in gold. But the disappearance of his treasure and the appearance of a small child change the apparent course of his life entirely. - Summary by Sarah Bacaller...
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Nov 8, 2021 Orison Swett Marden
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LibriVox recording of How They Succeeded by Orison Swett Marden. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Success! Alluring, fascinating, informative. Why are some people successful while others languish on the scrap heap of life? Hard work? Luck? Nepotism? Genius? Here we have the Life Stories of Successful Men (and Women) Told by Themselves. 22 people who made their mark on their chosen field, some of whom have gone down in history... Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Andrew Carnegie....
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Nov 8, 2021 Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Lesley Castle (Dramatic Reading) by Jane Austen. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers Lesley Castle is a melodramatic epistolary novelette written by Jane Austen when she was sixteen years old. Although the novels Austen became known for were not published until she was in her thirties, she was an active writer from the age of twelve, frequently composing epistolary works such as Lesley Castle. Austen eventually compiled 29 of her early writings in three notebooks that...
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Nov 7, 2021 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of David Copperfield (version 3) by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Peter John Keeble; Jim Locke David Copperfield, like all of Dickens' novels, is filled with many memorable characters (because they are hyperbolic representations of character types) from all members of society. Here we have, for example, the virtuous, but relatively poor, Mr. Peggotty beside the grasping and greedy and vengeful and more middle-class Heep, but also beside Julia Mills whose only desire is...
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Nov 7, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of Narraciones inquietantes 2 by Various. Read in Spanish by Epachuko Segundo volumen de esta recopilacion de cuentos cortos de terror y desasosiego de grandes autores. En esta ocasión mister Poe y monsieur Maupassant tienen la amabilidad de deleitarnos cada uno con tres historias verdaderamente espeluznantes, en una suerte de duelo de titanes donde sólo puede ganar el lector. Valle Inclán y Blasco Ibáñez se unen al encuentro para demostrar que también en español se...
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Nov 7, 2021 James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Wind Of The Sea by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 31, 2021.   Read in English by Amanda Chandler; Anna Goss; Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; czandra; David Lawrence; Darrell Nobles; Garth Burton; Jared Shaw; yourbookvoice; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Sam Harvey; Tom Milliken and tmwest. James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the...
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Nov 5, 2021 Various
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LibriVox recording of Insomnia Collection Vol. 005 by Various. Read in English by volunteer readers. Soporific dullness is in the ear of the listener, and what's tedium incarnate to one person will be another person's passion and delight. However, it is hoped that at least one from the range of topics here presented will lull the busy mind to a state of sweet sleep. Introduction by Cori Samuel. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Nov 5, 2021
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LibriVox recording of The Early Church Collection Volume 2. Read in English by InTheDesert. This collection begins with Augustine's response to the charge that Christians, unlike anyone else in the world, believe in things that cannot be seen, two works on christology from Athanasius and Augustine's exposition of the Apostles' Creed. Next come two responses from church leaders on what to do when Christians have participated in idolatry (Cyprian's after the Decian persecution). After some...
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Nov 5, 2021 John M. Douglass
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LibriVox recording of The Indians in Wisconsin's History by John M. Douglass. Read in English by Verla Viera. Pre-European arrival history of Wisconsin's Native American tribes, with discussions of their way of life, crafts, clothing, shelter, hunting, fishing and farming. Their activity and battles during French, British and U.S. rule of the territory. Extermination and forced removal of tribes to agencies and reservations. Numbers of survivors from original tribes and plight of those...
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