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The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Izaak Walton
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LibriVox recording of The Compleat Angler, by Izaak Walton. Read by Nicole Lee. The Compleat Angler is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Walton did not profess to be an expert with the fly, but in the use of the live worm, the grasshopper and the frog "Piscator" could speak as a master. There were originally only two interlocutors in the opening scene, "Piscator" and "Viator"; but in the second edition, as if in answer to an...
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Topics: librivox, audio book, non-fiction, fishing
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by William Harrison Ainsworth
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LibriVox recording of Windsor Castle, Book 1 by William H. Ainsworth. Book 1 - Ann Boleyn. The focus of the novels is on the events surrounding Henry VIII's replacing Catherine of Aragon with Anne Boleyn as his wife. During Henry's pursuit of Boleyn, the novel describes other couples, including the Earl of Surrey and Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald, a match Henry does not support. However, some of the individuals oppose Henry and his desires for Boleyn, including Thomas Wyat who wants her for himself...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, fiction, historical, myths-legends, henry viii, anne boleyn, herne...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas. Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan. The Black Tulip, written by Alexandre Dumas père and published in 1850, is a historical novel placed in the time of Tulipmania in the Netherlands. The novel begins with the 1672 politically motivated mob lynching of the de Witt brothers and then follows the story of Cornelius van Baerle, godson of Cornelius de Wit. Cornelius Van Baerle has joined the race to breed a truly black tulip – and to win the...
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Topics: French literature, audiobook, librivox, adventure, Cornelius van Baerle, tulip, Netherlands
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Ibbotson, Eva
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When lonely, ten-year-old Hal learns that his wealthy but neglectful parents only rented Fleck, the dog he always wanted, he and new friend Pippa take Fleck and four other dogs from the rental agency on a trek from London to Scotland, where Hal's grandparents live
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Topics: Dogs, Human-animal relationships, Voyages and travels, Wealth, Family life