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LibriVox Audio Books Catalog

The Art of War

Read by Moira Fogarty
Sun Tzu 孙武
"The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is …

The Science of Getting Rich

Read by Diana Majlinger
Wallace D. Wattles
Would you like to be rich? Yes? Well, who wouldn't.The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace …

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (version 2)

Read by Ruth Golding
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A collection of twelve short stories featuring Conan Doyle's legendary detective, originally published as single stories in Strand Magazine …

How to Analyze People on Sight Through the Science of Human Analysis: The Five …

Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Elsie Lincoln Benedict
In this popular American book from the 1920s, accomplished public speaker and self-help charlatan Elsie Lincoln Benedict outlines her pseudo…

The Power of Concentration

Read by Andrea Fiore
William Walker Atkinson
A series of twenty lessons designed to help develop and improve the power of concentration. (Summary by Andrea Fiore)Written under the pseud…

Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2)

Read by Bob Neufeld
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 b…

Your Invisible Power

Read by Algy Pug
Genevieve Behrend
Genevieve Behrend was a teacher of Mental Science, a New Thought discipline created by Thomas Troward (1847- 1916). Your Invisible Power, pu…

The Art of Public Speaking

Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Joseph Berg Esenwein
The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie and Joseph B. Esenwein is a manual for people who have to speak in public, and it is still in us…

Pride and Prejudice (version 3)

Read by Karen Savage
Jane Austen
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 …

Moby Dick, or the Whale

Read by Stewart Wills
Herman Melville
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 …

The Time Machine (Version 3)

Read by Mark Nelson
H. G. Wells
H.G. Wells' classic science fiction-fantasy story, in which a scientist known only as “The Time Traveller” tells the tale of his journey to …

The Odyssey

Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Homer
The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly…

Dracula (version 2 dramatic reading)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, to…

Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Trilogy

Isaac Asimov
The Foundation Trilogy concists of: 1. Foundations 2. Foundation and Empire 3. Second Foundation The Foundation Trilogy is an epic science f…

Six Creepy Stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Read by Phil Chenevert
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe has the ability to manipulate language so well that he could engage my imagination and get me terrified even though little w…

A Tale of Two Cities

Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, …

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Read by LibriVox Volunteers
E. M. Berens
This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of majo…

The Science of Being Great

Read by Diana Majlinger
Wallace D. Wattles
The Science of Being Great is the second book of Wattles' triology. In this volume he argues that the power of thought and positive self-est…

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Read by John Greenman
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Among the most “banned” books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beeche…

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LibriVox Established Location Collection Size Access and use Population served Members Other information Budget Director Website
August 2005
Worldwide (USA based)
over 10,000 free items (6 August 2016)
over 380,000,000 downloads (17 April 2015)[citation needed]
Worldwide volunteers
$5,000 per annum
Directorless - community shared
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LibriVox is a group of worldwide volunteers who read and record public domain texts creating free public domain audiobooks for download from their website and other digital library hosting sites on the internet. It was founded in 2005 by Hugh McGuire to provide "Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain"[1] and the LibriVox objective is "To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet".[2]

On 6 August 2016, the project completed project number 10,000.[3][4] Most releases are in the English language, but many non-English works are also available. There are multiple affiliated projects that are providing additional content. LibriVox is closely affiliated with Project Gutenberg from where the project gets some of its texts, and the Internet Archive that hosts their offerings.

History[edit]

Hugh McGuire, founder of LibriVox LibriVox works per month 2005—2011
Can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to help bring books in the public domain to life through podcasting?
— Hugh McGuire

LibriVox was started in August 2005 by Montreal-based writer Hugh McGuire, who set up a blog, and posed the question.[5][6] The first recorded book[7] was The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad.

The main features of the way LibriVox works have changed little since its inception, although the technology that supports it has been improved by the efforts of its volunteers with web-development skills.

LibriVox etymology[edit]

LibriVox is an invented word inspired by Latin words liber (book) in its genitive form libri and vox (voice), giving the meaning BookVoice (or voice of the book). The word was also coined because of other connotations (although not based on proper grammar) as liber also means child and free, independent, unrestricted. As the LibriVox forum says it: "We like to think LibriVox might be interpreted as 'child of the voice', and 'free voice'. Finally, the other link we like is 'library' so you could imagine it to mean Library of Voice."[8]

There has been no decision or consensus by LibriVox founders or the community of volunteers for a single pronunciation of LibriVox. It is accepted that any audible pronunciation is accurate.[9]

Organization and funding[edit]

LibriVox is a volunteer-run, free content, Public Domain project. It has no budget or legal personality. The development of projects is managed through an Internet forum, supported by an admin team, who also maintain a searchable catalogue database of completed works.

In early 2010, LibriVox ran a fundraising drive to raise $20,000 to cover hosting costs for the website of about $5,000/year and improve front- and backend usability.[10] The target was reached in 13 days, and so the fundraising ended and LibriVox suggested that supporters consider making donations to its affiliates and partners, Project Gutenberg [11] and the Internet Archive.[12]

Production process[edit]

Volunteers can choose new projects to start, either recording on their own or inviting others to join them, or they can contribute to projects that have been started by others. Once a volunteer has recorded his or her contribution, it is uploaded to the site, and proof-listened by members of the LibriVox community.

Finished audiobooks are available from the LibriVox website, and MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files are hosted separately by the Internet Archive. Recordings are also available through other means, such as iTunes, and, being free of copyright, they are frequently distributed independently of LibriVox on the Internet and otherwise.

Content[edit]

LibriVox only records material that is in the public domain in the United States, and all LibriVox books are released with a public domain dedication. Because of copyright restrictions, LibriVox produces recordings of only a limited number of contemporary books. These have included, for example, the 9/11 Commission Report.

The LibriVox catalogue is varied. It contains much popular classic fiction, but also includes less predictable texts, such as Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and a recording of the first 500 digits of pi. The collection also features poetry, plays, religious texts (for example, English versions of the Koran and books from various translations of the Bible) and non-fiction of various kinds. In January 2009, the catalogue contained approximately 55 percent fiction and drama, 25 percent non-fiction and 20 percent poetry (calculated by numbers of recordings). By the end of 2016, the most viewed item (2.23 M) was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in a 2006 solo recording by John Greenman.[13]

Around 90 percent of the catalogue is recorded in English, but recordings exist in 31 languages altogether (as of February 2010). Chinese, French and German are the most popular languages other than English amongst volunteers, but recordings have also been made in languages including Urdu and Tagalog.

Reputation[edit]

LibriVox has garnered significant interest, in particular from those interested in the promotion of volunteer-led content and alternative approaches to copyright ownership on the Internet.

It has received support from the Internet Archive and Project Gutenberg. Intellectual freedom and commons proponent Mike Linksvayer described it in 2008 as "perhaps the most interesting collaborative culture project this side of Wikipedia".[14]

The project has also been featured in press around the world and has been recommended by the BBC's Click, MSNBC's The Today Show, Reason,[15]Wired,[16] the US PC Magazine and the UK Metro and Sunday Times[17] newspapers.

Quality[edit]

A frequent concern of listeners is the site's policy of allowing any recording to be published as long as it is basically understandable and faithful to the source text.[18] This means that some recordings are of lower audio fidelity; some feature background noises, non-native accents or other perceived imperfections in comparison to professionally recorded audiobooks.[19][20] While some listeners may object to those books with chapters read by multiple readers,[21] others find this to be a non-issue or even a feature;[22][23][24] nevertheless, many books are narrated by a single reader.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LibriVox Author", LibriVox website. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Objective LibriVox", LibriVox website. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Another LibriVox Milestone: 10,000 projects!", librivox.org, 6 August 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Offerings LibriVox", Archive website. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  5. ^ McGuire, Hugh (9 August 2005). "Welcome to LibriVox". LibriVox.org. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  6. ^ McGuire, Hugh (February 12, 2007). "Clarity (blog entry)". HughMcGuire.net. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  7. ^ "The Secret Agent", librivox.org. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
  8. ^ "What does LibriVox mean?", LibriVox forum, retrieved 29 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Pronunciation of "LibriVox"", LibriVox wiki. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  10. ^ "LibriVox Needs Your Help", LibriVox blog, 24 February 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Gutenberg Affiliates", Gutenberg.org, Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Archive.org partners", Archive.org, Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  13. ^ "The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection", The Internet Archive. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  14. ^ Linksvayer, Mike (June 2, 2008). "LibriVox: 1500 public domain audio books (blog entry)". Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  15. ^ "The Wealth of LibriVox", Reason.com, Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  16. ^ "The Web Will Read You a Story", archive.org, Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  17. ^ "Public Domain Books, Ready for Your iPod", nytimes.com, Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  18. ^ "Quality of Delivery?", Librivox forums. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  19. ^ "The Return of the Native Audiobook (Librivox)", Review. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  20. ^ "On the absence of ratings at LibriVox", Review 2 May 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  21. ^ "Librivox - free audio books", Review. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  22. ^ "Librivox (free audio books)", Review January 09, 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  23. ^ "Librivox", Review October 1, 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  24. ^ "My Favorite LibriVox Readers", Review 12 March 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2011.

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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

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...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. They were originally published in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The title character was named after famous American poet Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover,m4b or other formats (if...favoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, Holmes, adventure, DoyleSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. A children's classic! Read by: Chapter 01 Kristen McQuillin Chapter 02 Brad Bush Chapter 03 Roger W. Barnett Chapter 04 Miette Chapter 05 Mark Bradford Chapter 06 Raza Shah Chapter 07 Kara Shallenberg Chapter 08 Kristen McQuillin Chapter 09 MarinaMechanical Chapter 10 Roger W. Barnett Chapter 11 R. Francis Smith Chapter 12 Chris Goringe For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )Topics: literature, children, audiobook, librivoxSource: Librivox recording of Gutenberg e-text #11

Librivox recording of The Art of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles. Read by Moira Fogarty. "The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, war, Sun Tzu, Sunzi, Lionel GilesSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

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...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, austen, romance, humourSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , by Mark Twain. Read by Annie Coleman . Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) by Mark Twain is one of the truly great American novels, beloved by children, adults, and literary critics alike. The book tells the story of "Huck" Finn (first introduced as Tom Sawyer's sidekick in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ), his friend Jim, and their journey down the Mississippi River on a raft. Both are on the run, Huck from his drunk and abusive...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, twain, huckleberry, finnSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Pride and Prejudice , by Jane Austen. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/pride-and-prejudice-by-jane-austen/ 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,...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Dracula, by Bram Stoker. The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn't invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public's imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross...favoritefavoritefavorite ( 16 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Fairy Tales by the Brother Grimm. A classic collection of oral German folklore, brought together for posterity by the scholarly brothers Grimm in the 1800s, this epitome of fairy tales includes many of the world's best known stories. In these dark foreboding woods, you will find: Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Lily and the Lion (better known as Beauty and the Beast), and Snow White and Rose Red, among other timeless works. These tales were later heavily...favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )Topics: literature, audiobook, children, librivoxSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Aesop's Fables, Volume 1 (Fables 1-25). Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 1 of 12. (Summary by Chip) Read by: Introduction: Chip Fables 1-2: Joplin Fables 3-4: Kristin...favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )Topics: literature, audiobook, librivoxSource: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11339

LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 02). Read by Mark F. Smith. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain creates an entertaining adventure of Middle America in the 1800's - afloat on a raft on the Mississippi River. Huck escapes his civilized life when he arranges his own "murder" and turns back into the backwoods, downriver yokel he started as, and in the process springing a slave, Jim, from bondage. Huck and Jim experience life as a series of...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, twain, adventure, satire, finn, humorSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi and translated by Carol della Chiesa. Read by LibriVox volunteers. The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi (here transl. by Carol della Chiesa). The first half was published in serial form between 1881 and 1883, and then completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, a woodcarver named...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, shame, redemption and patriotism. The plot centers on the years leading up to French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror. It tells the story of two men, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, who look very alike but are entirely different in character. (Summary from wikipedia)...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, dickensSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. Read by Annie Coleman . Jane Austen's classic novel chronicles the events in the lives of the Bennet family. Take a family with five unmarried daughters and a lack of wealth, throw in a new wealthy neighbor or two, plus a whole regiment of soldiers in town, and add a heaping spoonful of pride and a pinch of prejudice. Mix it all together and you get a story full of tears and laughter, embarrassment and pride, and, of course, love....favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literatureSource: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1342

Librivox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo , by Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo ) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers , as Dumas's most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the...favoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )Topics: monte cristo, dumas, librivox, audiobook, adventure, romanceSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Read by John Greenman. Among the most "banned" books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central theme. Stowe was a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist. The novel is believed to have had a profound effect on the North’s view of slavery. In fact, when he met...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, stowe, uncle tomSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. Read by Mark F. Smith. The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe,...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )Topics: librivox, swiss family robinson, wyss, audiobook, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen. A collection of eighteen fairy tales – some popular, some lesser known – by famous Danish author H.C. Andersen. (Summary by Gesine) 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 of...Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

This is a LibriVox recording of Great Expectations, read by Mark F. Smith. This classic tale tells of an orphan, Pip, who through a series of strange circumstances first finds a trade as a blacksmith's apprentice and then learns that he has "great expectations" of a future inheritance from an anonymous benefactor. He soon learns to live the profligate life of a gentleman as he gradually sheds his associations with the gentle souls of his past, Joe (the blacksmith) and Biddy (a...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )Topics: Audiobook, LibriVox, Fiction, EnglandSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

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...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobooks, pirates, Stevenson, treasure, children's literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Emma, by Jane Austen. Read by Sherry Crowther. (Vol. 1 Ch. 4 and Vol. 2 Ch. 11 read by Kara Shallenberg) Sherry reads Jane Austen’s sparkling comedy of manners with wit and vivacity, and brings the characters to life. Mr. Woodhouse worries and frets, Miss Bates chatters on, and Emma blithely manipulates and misunderstands her friends and family until she finally learns her lesson! (Summary by Kara) For further information, including links to online text, reader...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, austen, emma, comedy, regency, englandSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Having left Sherlock Holmes apparently deceased at the conclusion of The Final Problem (in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes), we now find that he is alive after all! In this collection, first published in 1905, the great detective causes Watson to faint (The Empty House), demonstrates that cryptography is elementary (The Dancing Men), and gets engaged (Charles Augustus Milverton). Join in the fun as Holmes deduces his...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, mystery, detective, holmes, doyle, short storySource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic children's novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can't help but love. Despite her "tragical" past, Anne's optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne's life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to help out...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read by Karen Savage. The timeless story of the young orphan girl sent by accident to a brother and sister who had wanted a boy, Anne, with her vivid imagination and sensitive spirit, has enchanted readers for generations. (Summary by Karen Savage) Other books in this series by this reader: Anne of Avonlea Anne of the Island Anne's House of Dreams Rainbow Valley Rilla of Ingleside For further information, including links to...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, anne, green gables, fictionSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Mark F. Smith. Dr. Watson chronicles here some of the more interesting detective cases that he and his good friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, have encountered during their association. We see the cases unfold as he does, scratch our heads as does he while the evidence is collected, and then marvel at the impeccable observations, remarkable insight, and doggedness which Holmes displays as he teases apart the...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, doyle, mystery, sherlock holmes, literature, adventureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

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,...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, classic, romanceSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. Summary by J. Hall 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...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, children, Oz, DorothySource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Bram Stoker's Dracula . Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, told through a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper articles, and telegrams. It begins with lawyer Jonathan Harker's perilous journey to Castle Dracula in Transylvania, and chronicles the vampire's invasion of England, where he preys upon the lovely Lucy Westenra and Harker's fiancee, Mina. Harker and Mina...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )Topics: librivox, audio, dracula, drama, vampireSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Pride and Prejudice , by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley, but her sister Elizabeth is most offended by his haughty friend, Mr. Darcy. This is Austen at the height of her powers: the ironic narration, hilariously drawn...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )Topics: librivox, audio, austen, pride, prejudice, literature, romanceSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Walden by Henry David Thoreau Read by Gord Mackenzie. Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years, two months, and two days around the shores of Walden Pond. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. Along with...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

A LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre is not your typical romance. It is a story of a woman who struggles with a world in which she doesn’t quite fit. Once finished with her schooling, and with no family that really cares of her she strikes out on her own as a governess. Jane Eyre searches for love, someone to care for her, and someone to care for, and finds it in unexpected places. (summary by Kri) For further information, including links to online text, reader...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )Topics: librivox, classic, audiobook, romanceSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of The Odyssey , by Homer (transl. Samuel Butler). The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad ), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad , and concerns the events that befall the Greek hero Odysseus in his long journey back to his native land Ithaca after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to return to his native land of Ithaca after...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, homer, classics, adventure, poetrySource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in the book. Rejected by society, the Monster vows revenge on his creator. (Summary written by Gesine) Note: Audio files were volume adjusted and re-uploaded May 3, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )Topics: audiobook, literature, librivox, horrorSource: LibriVox recording of Gutenberg e-text #84

LibriVox public domain Ghost Story Collection, Vol. 001. A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (93mb)Topics: librivox, audiobooks, ghost stories, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of 1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors by Mark Twain. Please note: this recording contains strong language. "1601," wrote Mark Twain, "is a supposititious conversation which takes place in Queen Elizabeth's closet in that year, between the Queen, Ben Jonson, Beaumont, Sir Walter Raleigh, the Duchess of Bilgewater, and one or two others ... If there is a decent word findable in it, it is because I overlooked it."...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, satire, Great Britain, Elizabeth I, fictionSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Beowulf, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother. Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world, it is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, old English, poetry, hero, Grendel, DaneSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales (Version 2), by AUTHOR. A small collection of some of H.C. Andersen's fairy tales -- including The Emperor's New Clothes, The Red Shoes, The Naughty Boy and fifteen others. (Summary by Halle Kill) 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...Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fiction, fairy tales, mythsSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Read by Librivox volunteers. Peter Pan is the well-loved story of three children and their adventures in Neverland with the boy who refuses to grow up. Swashbuckling, fairy dust, and flight; mermaid lagoons, ticking crocodiles, and Princess Tiger Lily; second to the right and then straight on till morning. You know the story... and if you don't, please start listening immediately! (summary by Meredith Hughes) For further information, including...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, Peter Pan, James Matthew Barrie, children, fantasy, Neverland, Tinkerbell,...Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Read by Becky Crackel. Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most famous of Shakespeare's plays and is thought to be the most famous love story in Western history. It concerns the fate of two very young lovers who would do anything to be together. The Montagues and the Capulets of Verona, Italy, are in the midst of a long-standing feud when Romeo Montague drops in on a masquerade party at the Capulets'. While there he meets and woos the...Topics: librivox, audiobook, dramaSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of 1891 Collection by Various. Read by Bellona Times A look at the year 1891 through literature and non-fiction essays first published that year, including works by Mary E Wilkins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sara Orne Jewett, and Oscar Wilde. (Summary by BellonaTimes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...Topics: Romance, mystery, commentary, Max O'Rell, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sarah Orne Jewett, A J Payne, Edith...Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes , by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Ruth Golding . A collection of twelve short stories featuring Conan Doyle's legendary detective, originally published as single stories in Strand Magazine and subsequently collected into a single volume. There is not always a crime committed nor a culprit to find, and when there is, Holmes does not invariably get his man. However, his extraordinary powers of deduction generally solve the mystery, often...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )Topics: librivox, audio book, mystery, sherlock holmes, crime, detective, short storiesSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Kara Shallenberg Mary Lennox is a spoiled, middle-class, self-centred child who has been recently orphaned. She is accepted into the quiet and remote country house of an uncle, who has almost completely withdrawn into himself after the death of his wife. Mary gradually becomes drawn into the hidden side of the house: why does she hear the crying of a unseen child? Why is there an overgrown, walled garden, its door long...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )Topics: literature, audiobook, children, librivoxSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Read by Denny Sayers. Daniel Defoe's The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner (1719) is considered by many the first English novel. Based on the real-life experiences of the castaway Alexander Selkirk, the book has had a perrenial appeal among readers of all ages - especially the young adult reading public - who continue to find inspiration in the inventive resourcefulness of its hero, sole survivor of...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox public domain recording of Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native . Like all of Hardy's work, The Return of the Native (1878) is passionate and controversial, with themes and sympathies beyond what a good Victorian would ever admit. A modern and honest novel of chance and choice, faith and infidelities, this dark story asks what is free will and what is fate? What is the true nature of nature, and how do we fit together? Can we fit together? A tragedy set in the barren land of Edgon...Topics: librivox, audiobook, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of English Fairy Tales, collected by Joseph Jacobs. Read by Joy Chan. A collection of traditional English fairy tales. (description by Joy Chan) 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 (117MB)Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, jacobs, children, fairy tales, englandSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2), by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Read by Bob Neufeld. Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen). ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fairy tales, fiction, short stories, Grimm, Grimms' Fairy TalesSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by: Chapters 1-2: Squiddhartha Chapters 3-4: Gord Chapters 5-6: Kara Chapters 7-8: Literate Loser Chapters 9-10: Ivan Chapters 11-12: Podchef Chapters 13-14: Squiddhartha Chapters 15-16: Hugh Chapters 17-18: Vee Chapters 19-20: mjd-s Chapters 21-22: Kristen Chapters 23-24: Podchef Chapters 25-26: Gord Chapters 27-28: Alex Foster Chapters 29-30: dandyrandy Chapters 31-32: Jean O'Sullivan Chapters 33-34: dandyrandy For further...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )Topics: literature, audiobook, children, librivoxSource: gutenberg e-text #120

LibriVox recording of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He was devised by Scottish author and doctor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his prowess at using logic and astute observation to solve cases. He is perhaps the most famous fictional detective, and indeed one of the best known and most...favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, adventure, mystery, doyle, sherlock holmesSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of The Art of War, by Sun Tzu (translated by Lionel Giles). Read by Paul Sze. The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. (From Wikipedia.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...Topics: librivox, audiobook, art war, sun tzu, sunzi, military strategy, Lionel GilesSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox's public domain recording of H.G. Well's The Invisible Man . The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and uses it on himself. The story begins as the Invisible Man, with a bandaged face and a heavy coat and gloves, takes a train to lodge in a country inn whilst he tries to discover the antidote and make himself visible again. The...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, science fictionSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift. Read by Lizzie Driver. Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift's magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. (Summary from Wikipedia) For...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, swift, gulliver, satire, parodySource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist is an 1838 novel by Charles Dickens. It was originally published as a serial. Like most of Dickens' work, the book is used to call the public's attention to various contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. The novel is full of sarcasm and dark humour, even as it treats its serious subject, revealing the hypocrisies of the time. It has been the subject of...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, dickensSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Call of the Wild, by Jack London. In this novel (often mistakenly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves. (Summary written by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )Topics: literature, audiobook, librivoxSource: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/215

LibriVox recording of Les Misérables, Vol. 1, by Victor Hugo. Read by LibriVox volunteers. An ex-convict breaks parole and starts a new life as a righteous man, but is pursued by a police inspector. Along the way, the ex-convict joins a revolution, adopts a daughter, and beats people up. Hooray. (Summary by smileyman457) 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...favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, steal, romance, ex-convict, French RevolutionSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of A Day With Great Poets by . Read in English by Bob Gonzalez; ToddHW; CaprishaPage; Lucretia B.; Libby Gohn; Marie Hoffman Who was John Milton? The author of Paradise Lost you say? Well, certainly, but he was also a man, going about his daily life like any of us in 17th century England, (except that he was a genius of course). Take time to read about a day in his life and learn more about him and his likes, dislikes, background and proclivities. Also, the same with Samuel...Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, biography, poets

LibriVox recording of The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli; translated by W. K. Marriott, from Gutenberg e-text , in the public domain. For details of the readers, please visit the LibriVox catalog page for this work. ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolo Machiavelli, originally called "De Principatibus" (About Principalities). It was written around 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. The treatise is not...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, machiavelli, princeSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Aesop's Fables, Volume 3 (Fables 51-75). Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 3 of 12. (Summary by Chip) For further information, including links to online text, reader...Topics: librivox, audiobook, literatureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of 12 CREEPY TALES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE(1809 - 1849) This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The Tell Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, the Premature Burial and six others that are a shuddering delight to read and listen to. Turn off the lights, settle down and hear these stories read to you as only LibriVox readers can perform them. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) For further...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, horror, poe, creepySource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. Read by Ruth Golding. Emily Brontë's only novel, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them. Now considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights met with mixed reviews by critics when it first appeared, with many horrified...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, bronte, Heathcliff, BrontëSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the "literary nonsense" genre, and...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, fantasy, adventure, carroll, fictionSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

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...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, poetry, religion, afterlife, christianitySource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of Poems Every Child Should Know, edited by Mary E. Burt. Read by Kara Shallenberg. This anthology of poetry, published in 1904, contains such favorites as The Raven, My Shadow, and The Village Blacksmith, as well as many lovely poems that may be unfamiliar. Most of the poems in this collection are short enough for children to memorize. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, children, poetrySource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace D. Wattles. Read by Diana Majlinger. Would you like to be rich? Yes? Well, who wouldn't. The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles. The book is still in print after almost 100 years. According to USA Today, the text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key... ( 1 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, wattles, rich, advice, getting richSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox 8th Anniversary Collection. For the past few years we have celebrated the anniversary of LibriVox with a collection loosely themed on the number of the anniversary year. This year is no exception. Readers have contributed 88 recordings in Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Polish and Yiddish, and this feast of fiction, poetry, essays, articles and musical items ranges from lectures to love letters, science to songs, travel to taxes, and politics to pirates, spiced with a dash of...Topics: librivox, audiobook, anniversary, eight, short stories, poetry, magazine articles, science fiction,...Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox public domain recording of a Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson . This collection includes 40 different Christmas carols collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson, the creator of The Hymns and Carols of Christmas website, a public-domain collection of Christmas music containing over 2,600 hymns, carols and songs. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (40MB)Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, christmas, poetry, hymns, carolsSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne. Read by Mark F. Smith. A story of castaways, similar to Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson, this book details the escape from Civil War-era Richmond, Virginia, of five Northern men who dared to go aloft in a balloon in the midst of a hurricane. Deposited on a lonely island in the Pacific, they make do with Yankee ingenuity where Chance has left them nothing. Only later do they find they have a hidden benefactor: Captain...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, verne, sci-fi, adventureSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Don Quijote de la Mancha (ortografía y título original —1605—, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha ) es una de las obras cumbre de la literatura española y la literatura universal, el libro más traducido después de la Biblia, escrito por Miguel de Cervantes. La novela consta de dos partes: la primera, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha , fue publicada en 1605; la segunda, El ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha , en 1615. La primera parte se imprimió en... ( 1 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, spanishSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of How to Analyze People on Sight, by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict. In this popular American book from the 1920s, accomplished public speaker and self-help charlatan Elsie Lincoln Benedict outlines her pseudo-scientific system of "Human Analysis". She proposes that, within the human race, five sub-types have developed through evolutionary processes, each with its own distinct character traits and corresponding outward appearance. She offers to...Topics: psychology, pseudoscience, audiobook, librivoxSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard. Read by John Nicholson. King Solomon's Mines , first published in 1885, was a best-selling novel by the Victorian adventure writer H. Rider Haggard. It relates a journey into the heart of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain in search of the legendary wealth said to be concealed in the mines of the novel's title. It is significant as the first fictional adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered the...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )Topics: librivox, audiobook, adventure, Africa, mines, diamondsSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Part One of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Mars-Series. Easy, swank, pulp reads about an omnipotent gentleman teleported to Mars, finding an outlandish society of ape-, tree- and lizardmen, red-, white-, yellowmen, brains on legs, strange bastions and curious apparatuses, where the strongest survives and women are needy beauties to be saved. How can something be so platitudinous and at the same time so imaginative and enthralling? Boys'...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, teens, mars, burroughs, sci-fiSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Märchen , von den Gebrüdern Grimm. Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts begannen die Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm, traditionelle, bisher vor allem mündlich weitergegebene Erzählungen zusammenzutragen. Diese Sammlung ist als die Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm weltbekannt geworden und umfaßt so berühmte Geschichten wie Rapunzel, Hänsel und Gretel, Rumpelstilzchen, Rotkäppchen und viele andere. Diese Märchen wurden später stark editiert und 'beschönt'. Die hier...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, germanSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, edited by Frank Woodward Pine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. (Summary by Gary) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available),...favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, autobiography, franklin, pineSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde. Dorian Gray, a young man of wealth and stature in late 1800's London, meets Lord Henry Wotton while posing for a portrait by his friend Basil Hallward. Once the painting is complete, Dorian realizes that it will always be young and attractive, while he will be forced to age and wither with the years. Carelessly, he wishes the opposite were true. What happens is a treatise on morals, self-indulgence and how crucial personal...favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, wildeSource: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

Librivox recording of Beyond Good and Evil , by Friedrich Nietzsche. First published in 1886 at Nietzsche's own expense, the book was not initially considered important. In it, Nietzsche denounced what he considered to be the moral vacuity of 19th century thinkers. He attacked philosophers for what he considered to be their lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in their considerations of morality and values. Beyond Good and Evil is a comprehensive overview of...favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text

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