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by Sam K. Cowan
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LibriVox recording of Sergeant York and His People, by Sam Cowan. Read by Brett W. Downey From a cabin back in the mountains of Tennessee, forty-eight miles from the railroad, a young man went to the World War. He was untutored in the ways of the world. Caught by the enemy in the cove of a hill in the Forest of Argonne, he did not run; but sank into the bushes and single-handed fought a battalion of German machine gunners until he made them come down that hill to him with their hands in air....
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Topics: biography, history, war stories, memoirs, librivox, audiobook
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by H. Beam Piper and John McGuire
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LibriVox recording of HUNTER PATROL, by H. Beam Piper and John McGuire Read by Phil Chenevert World War IV has dragged on for 12 years and the whole world is drained and tired of the killing and destruction. One man, a high school chemistry teacher from St. Louis in the USA, is serving his latest forced stint in the UN forces when something strange happens to him. He dies but yet he doesn't. What if you had the power to bring peace to the entire world? What would you do? This story explores a...
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Topics: librivox, science fiction, piper
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Padraic Colum
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LibriVox recording of The Children of Odin by Padraic Colum. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Master storyteller Padraic Colum's rich, musical voice captures all the magic and majesty of the Norse sagas in his retellings of the adventures of the gods and goddesses who lived in the Northern paradise of Asgard before the dawn of history. Here are the matchless tales of All-Father Odin, who crosses the Rainbow Bridge to walk among men in Midgard and sacrifices his right eye to drink from the Well of...
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Topics: librivox, audio, colum, mythology
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Frank Froest
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LibriVox recording of The Grell Mystery. Reading by Christine Blachford. Mr Robert Grell, millionaire and socialite, is found murdered in his study on a stormy evening. It's up to Heldon Foyle, the detective, to unravel the mystery. (Summary by Christine Blachford) 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. Download M4B (213MB)
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, mystery
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Walter Besant
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LibriVox recording of The History of London , by Walter Besant. Read by Ruth Golding. Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, were probably best known through the detailed 10-volume Survey of London published after his death. This earlier single volume covers, in less depth, the whole period from prehistory until the 19th century. The book appears originally to have been written for...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, history, Roman, Saxon, mediaeval, medieval, Elizabethan, Georgian, Victorian,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Literary Taste: How to Form It, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Timothy Ferguson. Arnold Bennett describes a method for enjoying literature, and suggests the contents of a comprehensive library. Chapters 1-10 and 14 describe his method for learning to enjoy literature. Chapters 11, 12, and 13 contain detailed lists of the 337 volumes required to complete a comprehensive library of English works. This reading is from the 1913 version at Project Gutenberg, and so does not contain...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, book collecting, books, reading, English literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Edward Frederic Benson
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Librivox recording of Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson. Read by Martin Clifton. E. F. Benson (1867-1940) was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father, who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, was the first Headmaster. He wrote 105 books in all. Queen Lucia (first published in 1920) was the first of Benson’s ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels of which there were six. This first book is a comedy of manners based in the provincial village of Riseholme, where Emmeline Lucas...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, E.F. Benson, Emmeline Lucas, Riseholme
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Clifford D. Simak
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LibriVox recording of Empire, by Clifford D Simak. Read by Kevin Green. In a future time, the solar system is powered by one energy source, controlled by one huge organisation, which has plans to use this control to dominate the planets. Unknown to them, a couple of maverick scientists accidentally develop a completely new form of energy supply and threaten the corporation's monopoly. Naturally, the corporation can't allow this to happen... A stunning story about the manipulation of pure...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, fiction, science-fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Sir Nigel, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Clive Catterall. By 1348 the House of Loring has fallen on hard times. Together, the Black Death and the greedy monks of Waverley have bled away all of the Loring wealth. Even the manor house will have to go to pay their debts. Then a chance encounter with the King of England provides Nigel, the last of the Lorings, with the chance to seek his fortune in the constant wars with France. But more importantly for Nigel it also...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, Historical Fiction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Harry Harrison
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LibriVox recording of "Planet of the Damned", by Harry Harrison. Once in a generation, a man is born with a heightened sense of empathy. Brion Brandd used this gift to win the Twenties, an annual physical and mental competition among the best and smartest people on Anvhar. But scarcely able to enjoy his victory, Brandd is swept off to the hellish planet Dis where he must use his heightened sense of empathy to help avert a global nuclear holocaust by negotiating with the blockading...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, English, literature, science fiction, Harry Harrison, Anvhar
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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Librivox public domain recording of Confessions , by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions. (Summary by Wikipedia) For more...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, philosophy, biography
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by W.E.B. Du Bois
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LibriVox recording of The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B Du Bois read and performed by toriasuncle. The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du Bois drew from his own experiences to develop this groundbreaking work on being African-American in American society. Outside of its notable place in...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, african-american, history, sociology
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Hilaire Belloc
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LibriVox recording of The French Revolution, by Hilaire Belloc. Read by Ray Clare “It is, for that matter, self-evident that if one community decides in one fashion, another, also sovereign, in the opposite fashion, both cannot be right. Reasoning men have also protested, and justly, against the conception that what a majority in numbers, or even (what is more compelling still) a unanimity of decision in a community may order, may not only be wrong but may be something which that community...
Topics: LibriVox, Audiobooks, History, Fench Revolution, Catholic Church
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Project Gutenberg
by Oppenheim, E. Phillips (Edward Phillips), 1866-1946
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Book from Project Gutenberg: The Yellow Crayon Library of Congress Classification: PR
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by Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid)
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LibriVox recording of Metamorphoses, by Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid). Read by Librivox volunteers. The Metamorphoses of Ovid is probably one of the best known, certainly one of the most influential works of the Ancient world. It consists of a narrative poem in fifteen books that describes the creation and history of the world through mythological tales, starting with a cosmogony and finishing with the deification of Julius Caesar. Published around 8 AD, the Metamorphoses are a source, sometimes...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, Latin literature, Ovid, Metamorphoses, mythology.
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox recording of The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, poetry, religion, afterlife, christianity
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Lester del Rey
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LibriVox recording of Badge of Infamy by Lester del Rey. Read by Steven H. Wilson. Daniel Feldman was a doctor once. He made the mistake of saving a friend’s life in violation of Medical Lobby rules. Now, he’s a pariah, shunned by all, forbidden to touch another patient. But things are more loose on Mars. There, Doc Feldman is welcomed by the colonists, even as he’s hunted by the authorities. But, when he discovers a Martian plague may soon wipe out humanity on two planets, Feldman finds...
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Topics: badge of infamy, lester del rey, audiobook, book
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. Murder and madness, witches and war: Librivox presents a recording of Macbeth , perhaps Shakespeare's best known tragedy. Macbeth, a general in King Duncan's army, is given a prophecy by a trio of witches: he himself will become king. Fired by ambition and goaded by his ruthless wife, he murders Duncan and assumes the throne. More killings follow as Macbeth attempts to retain his crown, until he discovers that prophecies are not always what...
Topics: Play, drama, tragedy, Librivox, audiobook
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare. Cast: Claudius, King of Denmark -- Michael Sirois Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, and Mother of Hamlet -- Elizabeth Klett Ghost Of Hamlet, the Late King of Denmark -- dolohov Hamlet, Son to the former, and Nephew to the present King -- John Gonzalez Polonius, Lord Chamberlain -- Andy Minter Laertes, Son to Polonius -- Denny Sayers Ophelia, Daughter to Polonius -- Kristin Hughes Reynaldo, Servant to Polonius --...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, play, tragedy, shakespeare, hamlet
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Herman Melville
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Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Abraham Lincoln
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Librivox recording of Lincoln at Cooper Union. Read by henkelsc. On 27 February 1860, Abraham Lincoln gave this address at the Cooper Union in New York City. When he gave the speech, Lincoln was considered by many to be just a country lawyer. After he gave the speech, he soon became his party's nominee for president. (Summary by henkelsc) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, speeches
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by E.M. Forster
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LibriVox recording of A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster. Read by Kara Shallenberg. When Lucy Honeychurch travels to Italy with her cousin, she meets George Emerson, a bohemian and an atheist who falls in love with her. Upon her return to England, she is forced to choose between free-spirited George and her more conventional fiancé, Cecil Vyse. The story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. (Summary from wikipedia) For more free audio books...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, forster, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by H. Rider Haggard
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LibriVox recording of Eric Brighteyes, by H. Rider Haggard. Read by Brett W. Downey. The Saga of Eric Brighteyes is the title of an epic viking novel by H. Rider Haggard, and concerns the adventures of its eponymous principal character in 10th century Iceland. Eric Thorgrimursson (nicknamed 'Brighteyes' for his most notable trait), strives to win the hand of his beloved, Gudruda the Fair. Her father Asmund, a priest of the old Norse gods, opposes the match, thinking Eric a man without...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, historical fiction, adventure, haggard
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Homer
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LibriVox recording of The Iliad of Homer, by Homer. Read by StephenC. The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium, by a coalition of Greek States, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, homer, adventure, ancient texts, classics (antiquity),...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. (Summary by...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, pirates, Stevenson, treasure, children's literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by H. Beam Piper
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LibriVox recording of Little Fuzzy, by H. Beam Piper. Read by tabithat. Jack Holloway, a prospector on the planet Zarathustra discovers small furry creatures. These creatures are obviously intelligent, but are they animals or are they sapient? If they are sapient the planet will be declared a protected zone and the company that is developing the planet commercially will lose their exclusive rights to the resources... (Summary by tabithat) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, science fiction, colonization, psycology
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by James Joyce
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Librivox recording of The Dead by James Joyce. Read by iremonger. A group of Dubliners gather together for a Christmas celebration in James Joyce's transcendent tale of the mundanity and magic in life and death. "The Dead" is from Joyce's collection of short stories entitled Dubliners . (summary by iremonger) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (41MB)
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Dubliners, Ireland, James Joyce, short stories, Christmas
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by John Dos Passos
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LibriVox recording of Three Soldiers, by John Dos Passos. Read by mb. Three Soldiers, the second novel by John Dos Passos, follows the experiences of several young Americans thrown into the confusion and brutality of World War I. Written when the author was just twenty-three, it was key to the development of a realistic depiction of war in American literature, and earned Dos Passos, later named by Jean-Paul Sartre "the greatest living writer of our time", important early attention....
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, historical fiction, war stories
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Grateful Dead
by Grateful Dead
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Sugar Magnolia-> Sugaree, Walkin' Blues, Althea, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Candyman, Cassidy, Touch Of Gray China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Iko Iko*-> Mona*-> Jam*-> Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> I Need A Miracle-> Wharf Rat-> Good Lovin', E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
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Topic: Live concert
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by David Barnes The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. London lawyer Utterson is driven to investigate Edward Hyde, the unlikely protege of his friend Dr Henry Jekyll, suspecting the relationship to be founded on blackmail. The truth is worse than he could have imagined. Jekyll's 'full statement of the case',...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, stevenson, jekyll, hyde
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Victor Hugo
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LibriVox recording of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo. Read by Mark Nelson. One of the great literary tragedies of all time, The Hunchback of Notre Dame features some of the most well-known characters in all of fiction - Quasimodo, the hideously deformed bellringer of Notre-Dame de Paris, his master the evil priest Claude Frollo, and Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy condemned for a crime she did not commit. (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, classics, Quasimodo, Esmeralda
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by A. A. Milne
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Librivox recording of The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne. Read by Kristin Hughes Antony Gillingham arrives at the Red House moments after a gunshot is heard. The room is locked, the murderer has disappeared and, in Antony's opinion, the police are going about it the wrong way. Antony, who was looking for a new profession anyway, decides to solve the murder himself, with a little help from his friend Bill. (Summary by Kristin Hughes) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, mystery, Milne
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Project Gutenberg
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Under Western Eyes Library of Congress Classification: PR
American Libraries
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Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=W0c1AAAAMAAJ&oe=UTF-8
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by Anna Katharine Green
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Librivox recording of "The Leavenworth Case", by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Kirsten Ferreri Anna Katharine Green was one of the first female mystery writers to publish under her own name. She was never very successful as an author, but the technical excellence of her books caused several law schools to use The Leavenworth Case as a textbook in some of their classes, as an example of how misleading circumstantial evidence can be. (Summary by Kirsten Ferreri) For further information,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, mystery
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anna Katharine Green
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Librivox recording of That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Dawn Larsen The dead body of a woman was found under a large cabinet. But she had been dead four hours before the cabinet fell upon her. The owners of the house had been on vacation and the place empty. Who was she and why was she in the empty house all alone? Summary by Dawn L. For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, mystery, murder, female author
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Brothers Karamazov , by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. The book portrays a parricide in which each of a murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that explores deep into the ethical debates of God, free will, and...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett)
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Librivox public domain recording of Crime and Punishment , by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett). Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil. Crime and Punishment is considered by many as the first...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Librivox recording of The Red Badge of Courage; An Episode of the American Civil War. There comes a time in the course of battle when a participant casts his fate to the gods of war, and carries on without question, the task at hand. Living, dying, right or wrong, can be contemplated later. The spirit of the bayonet takes over and carries the youth through the crucible of battle to emerge a short time later several ages older. Stephen Cranes classic novel gives us a glimpse into the mind of a...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, history, USA, American Civil War
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Charlotte Brontë
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LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote Thornfield Hall. She finds a kindred spirit in her employer, the mysterious and brooding Mr. Rochester, but he hides a terrible secret that threatens their chances of happiness. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, classic, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Edith Wharton
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LibriVox recording of The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. Read by Elizabeth Klett. The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is a novel about New York socialite Lily Bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in rich society. It is one of the first novels of manners in American literature, and one of the first to openly explore how American Victorian society offered little social mobility for women. (Summary from Wikipedia). For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader,...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, social mobility, manners
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Edith Wharton
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LibriVox recording of The Glimpses of the Moon , by Edith Wharton. Read by Elizabeth Klett. The Glimpses of the Moon (1922) is about Nick and Susy Lansing, both of whom live a decadent life in Europe by sponging off wealthy friends. They marry out of convenience and have an "open" relationship, but are unprepared for where their feelings will take them. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, wharton
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Edith Wharton
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LibriVox recording of The Age of Innocence , by Edith Wharton. Read by Brenda Dayne. In an era before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles, there exists a small cluster of aristocratic “old revolutionary stock” families that rule New York’s social life. Under the rules of this society, “being things” is better than “doing things” and reputation and outward appearances come at the exclusion of everything else. In this Gilded Age, when America’s expansion...
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Sense and Sensibility (Version 3), by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel, focuses on the lives and loves of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. The sensible Elinor and the sensitive Marianne both fall for men whose affections are otherwise engaged. The novel includes a wonderful cast of colorful supporting characters, as well as Austen's trademark dry wit and ironic narration. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)...
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by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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Librivox recording of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner , by Samual Taylor Coleridge. Read by Kristin Luoma . For killing an albatross, the mariner and his crew are punished with drought and death. Amidst a series of supernatural events, the mariners life alone is spared and he repents, but he must wander the earth and tell his tale with the lesson that "all things great and small" are important. (Summary written by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Joseph Conrad
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Librivox recording of Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Kristin Luoma Set in a time of oppressive colonisation, when large areas of the world were still unknown to Europe, and Africa was literally on maps and minds as a mysterious shadow, Heart of Darkness famously explores the rituals of civilisation and barbarism, and the frighteningly fine line between them. We get the tale through a classic unreliable narrator, relating as Marlow, a ship's captain, tells how he was sent by the...
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Read by Karen Savage. Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following...
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by Charles Dickens
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A LibriVox recording of No Thoroughfare, by Charles Dickens. Read by Alan Chant . Two boys from the Foundling Hospital are given the same name, with disastrous consequences in adulthood. Two associates, wishing to right the wrong, are commissioned to find a missing heir. Their quest takes them from fungous wine cellars in the City of London to the sunshine of the Mediterranean — across the Alps in winter. Danger and treachery would prevail were it not for the courage of the heroine and the...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens. Read by Mil Nicholson Charles Dickens the author of Dombey and Son, originally wrote the book in installments which were published from October 1846 to April 1848 under the title Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. The story centers around Paul Dombey, the stern owner of the Firm. He is totally immersed in having his newly born son continue the business, and entirely neglects his daughter...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens. Read by Don W. Jenkins. Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life" but is also about human values. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and...
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by Charles Dickens
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Librivox recording of the Bleak House by Charles Dickens. Read by Cynthia Lyons. Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. It is widely held to be one of Dickens’ finest and most complete novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. Dickens tells all of these both through the narrative of the novel’s heroine, Esther Summerson, and as an...
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