A Day With Great Poets - audiobook May Gillington BYRON (1861 - 1936) 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 Taylor Coleridge, Walt Witman, Lord Byron, Keats and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Read more [...]
Bull Hunter - audiobook Max BRAND (1892 - 1944) Bull Hunter was a man who could rip a tree trunk from the ground with his bare hands or tame the wildest stallion with his kind manner. But Pete Reeve didn't have the reputation of a dead shot because he relied on his common sense. Then Bull and Pete crossed paths, and townsfolk braced for the battle. (Summary by Richard Kilmer) Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Westerns Language: English   Read more [...]

The Devil’s Bridge – audiobook
Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW (1807 – 1882)
Taken from Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes, Switzerland and Austria: Vol. XVI, edited by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. – Summary by David Lawrence
Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Nature Fiction, Poetry
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

The Secret Mark - audiobook Roy J. SNELL (1878 - 1959) Student Lucile Tucker works part-time at the library of the large university she attends in Chicago to help pay her tuition. One night, while closing the library for the evening, she glimpses a small child -- a girl -- in the stacks. Carefully following her, Lucile can't believe her eyes when the child, unaware that she has been seen, manages to steal a valuable book from the collection and practically disappear from the library right before Read more [...]
A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting - audiobook Eugene Edward HALL (1849 - 1926) This instruction manual contains complete directions for making and fitting new staffs for watches from raw material. The author refers to several illustrations throughout the text. These can be seen at the Online text in the Links section on this page. (Bev J. Stevens) Genre(s): Technology & Engineering Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall - audiobook Alice B. EMERSON ( - ) In this, the second book of the Ruth Fielding series, Ruth goes to boarding school with her best friend Helen. When they get there, Ruth starts her own sorority called the SweetBriars for the new girls. Her sweet group of girls conflicts with the two other sororities the Upedes and the Fussy Curls. In the midst of settling in to the new place, there is a campus rumor about a legend of the marble harp playing ominously at night. Read more [...]

The Old Maid – audiobook
Sara TEASDALE (1884 – 1933)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Old Maid by Sara Teasdale. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 8, 2013.
Genre(s): Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

Uncle Wiggily's Travels - audiobook Howard R. GARIS (1873 - 1962) This is the second of 79 Uncle Wiggily books published and contains another selection of bedtime stories from those originally published in the Newark Evening News every day except Saturday for over 40 years. Uncle Wiggily Longears is a loveable rabbit who suffers from rheumatism and has many woodland friends and innocent adventures. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) Genre(s): Animals & Nature Language: English Group: Uncle Wiggily Read more [...]
Kitty Alone - audiobook Sabine BARING-GOULD (1834 - 1924) Kate Quarm is a bright and sensitive girl. She lives with her aunt and uncle at Coombe Cellers, a farmhouse, eating house and store occupying a promontory in the estuary of the Teign, in the south of Devon. Kate's father is a dreamer, always off on the next get-rich-quick scheme, wandering across the countryside with his donkey cart. It seems that no one has the time or the inclination to try to understand Kitty and she is left very much Read more [...]
Salammbo - audiobook Gustave FLAUBERT (1821 - 1880), translated by UNKNOWN ( - ) After completing the famous Mme Bovary, Flaubert put all his efforts into researching the Punic Wars and completed the lesser known Salammb?. In this volume, Flaubert describes in detail the Mercenary Revolt and the fight of the Mercenaries against the all-powerful Carthage, the theft of the magical Zaimph and the love and hate between the Carthaginian princess Salammb? and the fiercest leader of the Mercenaries, Matho. Read more [...]
The Broad Highway - audiobook John Jeffery FARNOL (1878 - 1952) Our hero, Peter Vibart, an Oxford graduate with no means of support but for 10 guineas he has inherited, sets out on a walking tour of the Kent countryside. Along the way, he meets many quaint and adoring characters as well as a few ne'er-do-wells, meets with several disasters and triumphs, and eventually he meets "The Woman," who leads him to even more disasters and triumphs. (Introduction by John Lieder) Proof-listened by Dawn Read more [...]
The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America - audiobook D. W. GRIFFITH (1875 - 1948) The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America was D.W. Griffith's first response to the attacks made on The Birth of a Nation. In it he played on the 'intolerance' of those who would not permit him freedom of speech in his films. This view on intolerance led directly to the creation of the film of the same name. Summary by The University of Exeter. Genre(s): Political Science Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
My Trip Abroad - audiobook Charlie CHAPLIN (1889 - 1977) "A steak and kidney pie, influenza and a cablegram. There is the triple alliance that is responsible for the whole thing." So begins Charlie Chaplin's My Trip Abroad, a travel memoir charting the actor-director's semi-spontaneous visit to Europe. Fresh off the success of 1921's The Kid, Chaplin decides to "play hookey" after his seven year stay in Hollywood. He return to his native Europe as an international superstar, beloved by fans and Read more [...]
Persuasion (dramatic reading) - audiobook Jane AUSTEN (1775 - 1817) More than eight years before the novel opens, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted 19 year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. He was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family connections to recommend him. Sir Walter, Anne's fatuous, snobbish father and her equally self-involved older sister Elizabeth were dissatisfied with Read more [...]
The Romantic - audiobook May SINCLAIR (1863 - 1946) As a simple story told, "The Romantic" is one of Sinclair's tightest and most compelling. Charlotte Redhead, a young British secretary, finds herself in a degrading extra-marital affair with her boss. In reaction, she renounces Sex and links herself platonically to a handsome young Bohemian (John Conway) she meets by chance, tramping in the fields. Together, under a powerful romantic excitement, the two rush off to Belgium in the early weeks of Read more [...]
The Old Year - audiobook John CLARE (1793 - 1864) John Clare was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self". (Summary from Wikipedia ) Genre(s): Read more [...]
The Practice of the Presence of God - audiobook Brother LAWRENCE (1614 - 1691) Brother Lawrence was born Nicholas Herman around 1610 in Herimenil, Lorraine, a Duchy of France. His birth records were destroyed in a fire at his parish church during the Thirty Years War, a war in which he fought as a young soldier. It was also the war in which he sustained a near fatal injury to his sciatic nerve. The injury left him quite crippled and in chronic pain for the rest of his life. The details of his Read more [...]

Philebus – audiobook
PLATO (??????) (c. 428 BC – c. 347 BC), translated by Benjamin JOWETT (1817 – 1893)
Philebus (???????) discusses pleasure, wisdom, soul and God. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards)
Genre(s): Ancient
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)