|Mother Nature - Emily Dickinson|
LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of Mother Nature by Emily Dickinson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 3, 2013 While Emily Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; animals; nature
|A Witch Shall Be Born by Robert E. Howard|
LibriVox recording of A Witch Shall Be Born, by Robert E. Howard Read by Phil Chenevert The kingdom of Khauran is admittedly small, but blessed with an abundance of rich soil, hard working inhabitants and much gold but most of all by a sweet young queen who is as wise and beneficent as she is beautiful. But then a horrible witch (her evil twin sister) secretly replaces her and introduces devil worship, human sacrifice and other things too repulsive to mention...
Keywords: conan; howard; SF; fantasy; hyborian; librivox; audiobook; barbarian
|A Witch Shall Be Born - Robert E. Howard|
|Songs Without Words - Robert J. Burdette|
|The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln - Francis Fisher Browne|
LibriVox recording of The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln, by Francis Fisher Browne. Read by Bill Boerst. This detailed biography covers the places in Lincoln's life: Indiana, Illinois, Washington. It also traces his various roles as storekeeper, serviceman, state legislator, lawyer, politician, Republican Party leader, and of course President. Along the way we learn about his days of hardship as a beginning lawyer, his love for Anne Rutledge, such myths as "Honest Abe," and his deep concerns ...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; Biography; Economics; Politics; History
|De Oñate a La Granja - Benito Pérez Galdós|
LibriVox recording of De Oñate a La Granja, by Benito Pérez Galdós. Read by Tux. Tercera Novela de la tercera serie de los Episodios Nacionales. Fernando Calpena y don Pedro Hillo se encuentran prisioneros en la misma cárcel. Al poco de llegar, comienzan a recibir cartas de la mujer incógnita. En ellas explica a don Pedro la necesidad de tenerlos prisioneros, pero en breve tiempo ambos serán liberados, si le prometen.....
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; Romance; Novela; Calpena; Episodios Nacionales; tercera serie
|The Valley of Fear (Version 2) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
LibriVox recording of The Valley of Fear (Version 2), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Alisson Veldhuis.] John Douglas has been murdered at Birlstone manner, but Sherlock Holmes' main concern is the missing dumb-bell in the murder room. This fourth and final novel of Sherlock Holmes is based on the real-life adventures of the mob in Pennsylvania and the consequences of betrayal many years later. (Summary by Alisson Veldhuis) For further information, including links to online text, reader infor...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; adventure; mystery; Sherlock Holmes
|To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation - Martin Luther|
LibriVox recording of To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, by Martin Luther. Translated by C. A. Buchheim. Read by Jonathan Lange. Early in the course of the Reformation (1520) Martin Luther penned a trilogy of foundational documents addressing the German Nobility, the Church and the Christian. "To the Christian Nobility" appeared first. In it, Luther identifies and attacks the three walls with which the papacy insulates itself from reformation...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; religion
|Tom Swift and His Wireless Message - Victor Appleton|
LibriVox recording of Tom Swift and His Wireless Message by Victor Appleton. Tom Swift & friends decide to trial an experimental airship near the New Jersey coast, and are unexpectedly swept out to sea by hurricane winds. Unable to steer or navigate without tearing the airship apart, the hapless crew must simply let the storm take them wherever it will. Unfortunately, the storm proves too much for the craft and Tom makes a crash landing on the uninhabited and crumbling Earthquake Island...
Keywords: adventure, children, science-fiction; Librivox; audiobook
|The Hotel D'Angleterre and Other Stories - Lanoe Falconer|
LibriVox recording of The Hotel D'Angleterre and Other Stories by Lanoe Falconer. Read by David Wales. Five short stories by Lanoe Falconer which is the pseudonym of the English writer, Marie Elizabeth Hawker (1848 - 1908). Her works, though few, were well received. Never married, her health was precarious, preventing her from writing more, though she wished to. She died of turberculosis, as did her brother...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; short stories; nineteenth century; English society; England; 19th century; Mary Elizabeth Hawker
|The Purple Cloud - Matthew Phipps Shiel|
LibriVox recording of The Purple Cloud, by Matthew Phipps Shiel. The story, a recording of a medium's meditation over the future writing of the text, details the narrator's (Adam Jeffson's) expedition to the North Pole during the 20th century on board the Boreal. Jeffson's fiancée, the Countess Clodagh, poisons her own cousin in order to secure a place on the ship for Jeffson, because the expedition was known to be one of the best ever planned...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction
|The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame|
LibriVox recording of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Read by Cori Samuel. A children's classic, this is the story of Rat and Mole, who have many adventures both on and off their beloved river, with their friends Toad and Badger. This version has been read in a whisper and is perfect for night-time listening in a quiet room. The low volume is intentional! (Summary by Cori Samuel) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; wind in the willows; mole; rat; toad; badger
|A Divine Cordial (All Things for Good) - Thomas Watson|
LibriVox recording of A Divine Cordial (All Things for Good), by Thomas Watson. Read by volunteer readers. This book is an exposition of Romans 8:28: "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." It was written in 1663, one year after Thomas Watson and many other Puritan ministers were forced out of their pulpits by the Act of Uniformity...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; religion; Christianity; Christian life
|Between the Lines - Boyd Cable|
LibriVox recording of Between the Lines, by Boyd Cable. Read by Delmar H Dolbier. This book, all of which has been written at the Front within sound of the German guns and for the most part within shell and rifle range, is an attempt to tell something of the manner of struggle that has gone on for months between the lines along the Western Front, and more especially of what lies behind and goes to the making of those curt and vague terms in the war communiqués...
Keywords: World War I; The Great War; British Army; Trench Warfare; librivox; audiobook
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|Wuthering Heights (dramatic reading) - Emily Bronte|
LibriVox recording of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Performed by a full cast. The story centers on the all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them. There are differing opinions on whether this is the ultimate love story or the ultimate story of revenge. (Summary by Wikipedia and Amanda Friday) Cast Mr...
Keywords: librivox; audio; novel; bronte; victorian literature; yorkshire; gothic; classic; tragedy; moors
|Firm of Nucingen - Honoré de Balzac|
LibriVox recording of Firm of Nucingen, by Honoré de Balzac. Read by James E. Carson. Part of the Comedie Humane and a "supplementary" tale to go with Father Goriot and Gobseck. Nucingen is the married family name of one of Father Goriot's daughters. "James Waring" is a pseudonym of Ellen Marriage (Balzac was considered sometimes too racy by the Victorian Age). (Summary by JCarson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats ...
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|Two Years Before the Mast - Richard Henry Dana, Jr.|
LibriVox recording of Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Read by BethAnne and TriciaG. While there are many books upon the subject of sea life, there are few that can compare with Two Years Before the Mast. It is the story of a sailor's life from the forecastle, not a captain, nor a passenger, but a regular hand. The book was a great favorite with the jack tar of Dana's day, and two thousand copies are said to have been sold to Liverpool sailors in a single day...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; Adventure; Memoirs; Sea stories; Travel
|Creatures of the Abyss - Murray Leinster|
LibriVox recording of Creatures of the Abyss, by Murray Leinster. Read by Mark Nelson. Orejas de ellos, "the things that listen", whispered the superstitious fishermen when the strange occurrences began off the Philippine coast. How else explain the sudden disappearance of a vessel beneath a mysterious curtain of foam? The writhings of thousands of maddened fish trapped in a coffin-like area of ocean? What monsters gorged at the bottom of the Luzon Deep and what were their plans? Radar expert Te...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; adventure; Librivox; audiobooks; sci-fi; science fiction; Leinster
|From Dictatorship to Democracy - Gene Sharp|
LibriVox recording of From Dictatorship to Democracy, by Gene Sharp. From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in 1993 by Gene Sharp (b. 1928), a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts. The book has been published in many countries worldwide and translated into more than 30 languages...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; politics
|The Letters of a Post-Impressionist - Vincent Van Gogh|
“Being the Familiar Correspondence of Vincent Van Gogh ... [Van Gogh's] art was appreciated during his life only by a very few and it is but within recent years that it has found admirers who in many cases have been most ardently enthusiastic. Of the following letters, some were addressed to his brother and the remainder to his friend E. Bernard. (Summary from Preface) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if availabl...
Keywords: Van Gogh; Art; Correspondence; post-impressionism; painting
|Lord Tony's Wife - Baroness Emmuska Orczy|
LibriVox recording of Lord Tony's Wife, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Another adventure of the Scarlet pimpernel! As the title suggests, it follows the story of Lord Tony and his wife, Yvonne. It is full of suspense adventure and romance. Lord Tony and Yvonne elope after some disturbing happenings including an angry mob and an assault on Yvonne by her own father. Later a man set on revenge and with the help of Chauvelin steal Yvonne away, and Lord Tony must go to the Scarlet Pimpernel for assistanc...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; adventure; France; French Revolution; Scarlet Pimpernel
|A Bill of Divorcement - Clemence Dane|
LibriVox recording of A Bill of Divorcement by Clemence Dane. A Bill of Divorcement describes a day in the lives of a middle-aged British woman named Margaret "Meg" Fairfield, her daughter Sydney, Sydney's fiance Kit Humphreys, Meg's fiance Gray Meredith, and Meg's husband Hilary, who escapes after spending almost twenty years in a mental hospital. A 1932 film of the same name was directed by George Cukor and starred Katharine Hepburn and John Barrymore...
Keywords: librivox; audio; drama; play; guilt; tragedy
|Among the Tibetans - Isabella L. Bird|
LibriVox recording of Among the Tibetans, by Isabella L. Bird. Read by Availle. Isabella L. Bird (1831 - 1904) was an English traveller, writer and natural historian. She was travelling in the Far East alone at a time when such endeavours were risky and dangerous even for men and large, better equipped parties. In "Among the Tibetans", Bird describes her tour through Tibet with her usual keen eye: From descriptions of the landscape and flora to the manners, customs and religion of the local peop...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; non-ficiton; travel; adventure; memoirs; nature
|Treasure Island (dramatic reading) - Robert Louis Stevenson|
LibriVox dramatic reading of Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. When a rough old seaman calling himself "the Captain" appears at the inn owned by Jim Hawkins' father, young Jim little dreams what adventures will follow in the man's wake. Soon, the once-peaceful inn is threatened by pirates, Jim's father is laid in his grave, and Jim finds himself in possession of a map showing the location of treasure buried by the legendary and notorious Captain Flint...
Keywords: Librivox; dramatic reading; buried treasure; pirates; adventure
|Summer in a Garden and Calvin, A Study of Character - Charles Dudley Warner|
LibriVox recording of Summer in a Garden and Calvin, A Study of Character, by Charles Dudley Warner. Read by Mark Penfold. This is Warner's contemplative and humorous account of the wondrous and mysterious workings of a garden he tended for 19 weeks. After this is a essay of remembrance for Warner's beloved cat, Calvin. (Summary by Mark Penfold) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the Libri...
Keywords: Librivox; essay; short nonfiction; nature; gardening; cats
|The Silence Dogood Letters - Benjamin Franklin|
LibriVox recording of The Silence Dogood Letters by Benjamin Franklin. Read in English by Patti Cunningham & Darcy Smittenaar. As a teenager, Benjamin Franklin apprenticed with his brother James at the shop where The New-England Courant was printed. Since James would not publish any of Benjamin's works, fifteen-year-old Benjamin sent letters to The New England Courant under the pseudonym Silence Dogood...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; history; letters
|Forgiveness - John Greenleaf Whittier|
LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Forgiveness by John Greenleaf Whittier. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 2, 2013. What some of our readers thought..."The whole poem consists of just a single sentence, but a very complex one, loaded with both independent and subordinate clauses and participial phrases... Following his admirable example of gentle tolerance, I forgive his dangling participles." (Leonard Wilson); "Kudos to the poet for writing about forgiveness and mortalit...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; advice; instruction; philosophy
|Herbert West: Re-Animator by H. P. Lovecraft - H. P. Lovecraft|
LibriVox recording of Herbert West: Re-Animator, by H. P. Lovecraft. Read by Phil Chenevert "Herbert West—Reanimator" is a story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft that was first serialized in February through July 1922 in the amateur publication Home Brew. The story was the basis of the 1985 horror film Re-Animator and its sequels, in addition to numerous other adaptations in various media...
Keywords: horror; SF; fantasy; lovecraft; audiobook; librivox
|A Bunch of Everlastings; or, Texts that made History - Frank W. Boreham|
LibriVox recording of A Bunch of Everlastings; or, Texts that made History, by Frank W. Boreham. Read by Tim Bower. A collection of brief biographies and the text from scripture that was significant in the life of each. It is biography and devotional Bible study expertly woven together to produce interesting and inspirational stories. (Summary by Tim Bower) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; biography; Christian; Bible; devotional
|Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - Edward Everett Hale|
LibriVox recording of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, by Edward Everett Hale. Read by David Wales. This is a collection of ten Christmas Stories, some of which have been published before. I have added a little essay, written on the occasion of the first Christmas celebrated by the King of Italy in Rome. (Summary by Book Preface) 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...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; short stories; holiday
|Our Little Canadian Cousin - Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald|
LibriVox recording of Our Little Canadian Cousin, by Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald. In "Our Little Canadian Cousin," the author's intention is to tell, in a general way and in one defined local setting, the story of Canadian home life in the late 19th century. To Canadians, home life means not merely sitting at a huge fire-place, or brewing and baking in a wide country kitchen, or dancing of an evening, or teaching, or sewing ; but it means the great outdoor life — sleighing, skating, snow-shoei...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; children
|Gobseck - Honoré de Balzac|
LibriVox recording of Gobseck, by Honoré de Balzac. Read by James E. Carson. Part of the La Comedie Humane and something of a sequence to Balzac's Father Goriot, the short book's title is the name of the pawn broker/money lender the father Goriot utilized to maintain his spoiled daughters in the luxury he had accostomed them to. This is a continutation of tale of one of those daughters, Mme Restaud...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; literature; A story of completion down a path
|Fritz to the Front - Edward L. Wheeler|
LibriVox recording of Fritz to the Front by Edward L. Wheeler. Read by KirksVoice. Fritz to the Front is the story of an Irish tramp who wants to be a detective, and is an expert at ventriloquism. The story opens with a mysterious elopement, which Fritz is asked to be a witness to at the wedding. The next day, Fritz meets the father of the bride and he claimed that his daughter is, at times, in a sense, mad...
Keywords: ventriloquist; mystery; detective; elopement; marriage; theft; smugglers; Librivox; audiobook
|Whither Thou Goest - William Le Queux|
LibriVox recording of Whither Thou Goest, by William Le Queux. Read by Tom Weiss. The Earl of Saxham was vastly annoyed when his son, Guy, fell in love with a “penniless nobody,” and announced that he would marry her against all opposition. He determined to separate the lovers; to which end he persuaded an influential friend in the Foreign Office to secure an appointment for Guy in the Embassy at Madrid...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; adventure; mystery
|Buried Alive - Bennett, Arnold|
LibriVox recording of Buried Alive, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Simon Evers. The hero is Mr Priam Farll, a painter of considerable ability. He is, however, extremely shy – so shy that when his valet, Henry Leek, dies suddenly, the doctor believes the dead man to be Priam Farll and the live man the valet. The artist does not try to disabuse him. After the funeral (in Westminster Abbey), Priam Farll marries a widow and lives a happy life until the loss of his wife’s money means he has to take u...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; satire
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|The Tinker's Wedding - John Millington Synge|
LibriVox recording of The Tinker's Wedding, by J.M. Synge. The Tinker's Wedding is a two-act play written by Irish playwright J. M. Synge. The author's only comedy, it is set on a roadside near a chapel in rural Ireland. (summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Michael Byrne: mb Mary Byrne: Elizabeth Klett Sarah Casey: Arielle Lipshaw A Priest: Algy Pug Narrator: Frances Brown Audio edited by Arielle Lipshaw For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or ...
Keywords: ibrivox; literature; audiobook; play; comedy; tinker's wedding; synge
|Robert's Rules of Order - Henry M. Robert|
LibriVox recording of Robert's Rules of Order by Henry M. Robert. Read by volunteer readers. Originally written in 1876 by Major Henry M. Robert of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Robert's Rules of Order is the most widely used authority in the United States today for "parliamentary law, based...upon the rules and practice of Congress" for "organizing and conducting the business of societies, conventions, and other deliberative assemblies." (Summary by TriciaG and from Preface) For further infor...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; instruction; organization; assemblies; parliamentary procedure
|Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 1) - John Hay and John George Nicolay|
LibriVox recording of Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 1) by John Hay and John George Nicolay. This is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, written by two of his private secretaries. (Summary by ashleighjane) For more free audio books, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit LibriVox.org.
Keywords: librivox; audio; lincoln; biography; history
|Redburn: His First Voyage - Herman Melville|
LibriVox recording of Redburn: His First Voyage, by Herman Melville. Read by James K. White. Melville wrote of some of his earliest experiences at sea in the story of Wellingborough Redburn, a wet-behind-the-ears youngster whose head was filled with dreams of foreign travel and adventure. In Redburn, the protagonist enlists for a stint as a seaman aboard Highlander, a merchant ship running between New York and London...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; sea; sailing; seaman
|Daniel Boone - Reuben Gold Thwaites|
LibriVox recording of Daniel Boone, by Reuben Gold Thwaites. Read by wtomcho. Daniel Boone was a great hunter, explorer, surveyor, and excellent rifleman; he knew Indians and fought them skillfully. His life was filled with adventures and, with this biography, Reuben Gold Thwaites takes us along on some of those adventures. An exciting read of one of America’s true historical heroes.(Summary by William Tomcho from the preface to Daniel Boone.) For further information, including links to online...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; biography
|Visits To The Dead In The Catacombs Of Rome - George Washington Greene|
LibriVox recording of Visits To The Dead In The Catacombs Of Rome by George Washington Greene. Read by David Wales. This essay of a cultured observer, for many years United States consul in Rome, appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, vol 10, issue 59, April, 1855, pp 577 - 600. The author's observations are enlarged by the group's priestly guide who gives historical and interpretive additions...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; short-nonfiction; history; Rome; Christianity; history; essay; tourism
|Not Yet my Soul - Robert Louis Stevenson|
LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Not Yet my Soul by Robert Louis Stevenson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 19, 2013. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The following poem comes from his collection entitled Underwoods, first published in 1887...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; nature; philosophy; romance; war stories
|Short Poetry Collection 120 - Various|
This is a collection of 17 poems read by LibriVox.org volunteers for May 2013. This project contains the following: All the World's a Stage by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) The Berg (A Dream) by Herman Melville (1819-1891) Distant Time by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) For Once, Then, Something by Robert Frost (1874-1963) Invictus by William Earnest Henley (1849-1903) Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) The Leaden and the Golden Echo by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) A Leave Taking by...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; short poetry; poetry; collection
|The Nomad of the Nine Lives - Abby Frances Friebe|
LibriVox recording of The Nomad of the Nine Lives, by Abby Frances Friebe. Read by Sharon Kilmer. Tales of a cat's life told by the cat in hopes of saving cats from death by animal shelters or abandonment. (Summary by Sharon Kilmer) 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...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction; animals
|Astounding Stories 02, February 1930 - Various|
LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 02, February 1930 This is the second issue of the classic science fiction Astounding Magazine. It contains the finale of The Beetle Horde by Victor Rousseau, as well as stories by Harl Vincent, Charles Willard Diffin, Hugh B. Cave, Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Sterner St. Paul, Anthony Pelcher and Captain S. P. Meek. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if ...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobooks; science fiction; sci-fi; magazine
|The Sheik - E.M. Hull|
LibriVox recording of The Sheik by E.M. Hull The novel on which the famous silent movie starring Rudolf Valentino was based. The plot is set in motion as Lady Conway disapproves of Diana's planning a desert trip with just her Arab guides to accompany her. Diana gets kidnapped by the Sheik, Ahmed Ben Hassan. Finally allowed to ride in the desert alone, she plans an escape. However, the Sheik recaptures her...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobooks; fiction; romance; adventure film
|Kinder- und Hausmaerchen - Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm|
LibriVox recording of Kinder- und Hausmaerchen, by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Read in German by LibriVox Volunteers. Anlässlich des 200. Jubiläums der Kinder- und Hausmärchen präsentiert LibriVox eine Auswahl aus der ersten Auflage der Kinder- und Hausmärchen von 1812/15. Die erste Auflage der berühmten Märchensammlung unterscheidet sich in einigen Punkten von den bekannteren späteren Auflagen...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; German; Hörbuch; Deutsch; Grimm; Märchen; fairy tales; children; Kindermärchen
|I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing - Walt Whitman|
LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing by Walt Whitman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 26, 2013. This poem is taken from Book 4 of Leaves of Grass, a collection of poetry which Whitman would continue editing and revising until his death. (Summary from Wikipedia) 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 r...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; nature; philosophy
|Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe - Gottfried Keller|
LibriVox recording of Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe, by Gottfried Keller. Read in German by Karlsson. Victor (Viggi) Störteler betreibt ein einträgliches Speditions- und Warengeschäft und hat ein "hübsches, gesundes und gutmütiges Weibchen". Er könnte zufrieden sein, doch fühlt er sich zu höherem berufen und widmet sich ohne Talent aber mit desto größerer Hingabe und Selbstüberschätzung der Schriftstellerei...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; hörbuch; german; deutsch; Literatursatire; Novellenzyklus Die Leute von Seldwyla; Humoreske
|Kashtanka - Anton Chekhov|
LibriVox recording of Kashtanka, by Anton Chekhov. Read by Grant Hurlock. "Kashtanka," a shaggy-dog story penned by Anton Chekhov in seven parts and first published in 1887, relates the experiences of its eponymous heroine, a fox-faced, reddish dachshund-mix, whose name means 'little chestnut.' After her detestation of music causes her to become separated from the carpenter with whose family she had been living, Kashtanka finds herself taken up by an unusual vaudevillian and goes to live among a...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; animals; children; fiction; humor; short-stories; dog; Chekhov; Vaudeville; Russian literature