Great Chicago Fire - audiobook Charles Cole HINE (1825 - 1897) Historical information relating the nature, extent, and consequences of The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the insurance losses, and the relief costs. A brief interlude of comic relief is inserted midway in the form of a poem regarding the event.. - Summary by lubee930 Genre(s): Single author, Modern (19th C) Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The Metal Monster - audiobook Abraham MERRITT (1884 - 1943) The Metal Monster is an Abraham Merritt fantasy novel. Dr. Goodwin is on a botanical expedition in the Himalayas. There he meets Dick Drake, the son of one of his old science acquaintances. They are witnesses of a strange aurora-like effect, but seemingly a deliberate one. As they go out to investigate, they meet Goodwin's old friends Martin and Ruth Ventnor, brother and sister scientists. The two are besieged by Persians as Darius III Read more [...]
Free Air - audiobook Sinclair LEWIS (1885 - 1951) This road trip novel is set in the early twentieth century and follows the experiences of an aristocratic New Englander and her father as they travel by automobile from Minneapolis to Seattle. She is wooed and won by a noble but simple commoner she meets along the way. Lewis is at his usual wryly humorous self, poking fun at the upper class and treating the common people only slightly better. Summary by Hollis Hanover. Genre(s): Action & Adventure Read more [...]

To the Old Pagan Religion
LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of To the Old Pagan Religion by H. P. Lovecraft. This was the fortnightly poetry project for February 8th, 2009.

Genre(s): Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)


Good Hours – audiobook
Robert FROST (1874 – 1963)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 41 different recordings of Good Hours by Robert Frost. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 9th, 2007.

Genre(s): Poetry, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)



Science and Hypothesis - audiobook Henri POINCAR? (1854 - 1912) Jules Henri Poincar? (1854 -- 1912) was one of France's greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists, and a philosopher of science. As a mathematician and physicist, he made many original fundamental contributions to pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics and celestial mechanics. He was responsible for formulating the Poincar? conjecture, one of the most famous problems in mathematics. In his research on the three-body Read more [...]
The Dragon and the Raven: Or The Days of King Alfred - audiobook G. A. HENTY (1832 - 1902) During the reign of King Alfred, Danish forces have invaded the English countryside. Although the English try to repulse these attacks, they are overrun by the savagery and sheer numbers of the Danes. One of those deeply touched by these attacks is young Edmund. As a boy, he watched as his father was slain in battle fighting the Danes. Although young, he was intelligent, and noted the mistakes made on Read more [...]
The Jumping Frog - audiobook Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910) "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain. It was also published as "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog." In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a bartender, Simon Wheeler, at the Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, about the gambler Jim Smiley. Upon discovering a French translation of this story, Twain re-translated the story, word Read more [...]
Cheese Under a Microscope Behold, a part of my lunch! Cheese is a food derived from milk that is produced in a wide range of flavors, textures, and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein. It comprises proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. During production, the milk is usually acidified, and adding the enzyme rennet causes coagulation. The solids are separated and pressed into final form. Some cheeses have molds on the rind or throughout. Most Read more [...]
A Witch Shall Be Born by Robert E. Howard (1906 - 1936 ) 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. Conan, who was the captain of her guard is captured and crucified Read more [...]
Favorite Fairy Tales - audiobook VARIOUS ( - ) This book of favorite fairy tales was compiled and illustrated by Peter Newell. it includes Jack The Giant Killer; Cinderella; Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Riding Hood; Aladin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Ugly Duckling, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and Rose Red, The Wild Swans, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, and 4 others that are not so famous. The stories included were based upon the those that various famous men remembered as their favorites when Read more [...]
The Enchanted Barn - audiobook Grace Livingston HILL (1865 - 1947) The Hollisters, a bright, spirited, wholesome family, are compelled to move into the country. After many efforts to secure a home, Shirley, eldest of the Hollisters, contrives a way out by renting a magnificent old stone barn at a ridiculously low price, transforming it into a house. The owner of the barn is not an ordinary landlord, as you will see, for he is a young man with fine ideals, and he is not content with establishing Read more [...]
In God's Garden - audiobook Amy STEEDMAN ( - ?) "In this book you will not find the stories of all God's saints. I have gathered a few together, just as one gathers a little posy from a garden full of roses. But the stories I have chosen to tell are those that I hope children will love best to hear." (excerpt from In God's Garden by Amy Steedman) Genre(s): Religion Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The String of Pearls - audiobook UNKNOWN ( - ) The tale of Sweeney Todd has had many incarnations, most famously the stage and movie musical by Stephen Sondheim. But it all started in 1846 with a serialized telling of the story titled "The String of Pearls" in the weekly magazine "The People's Periodical and Family Library". Called by some a romance, by others a horror story, it is one of the earliest murder mysteries. In "The String of Pearls", Sweeney Todd is less sympathetic than in some of Read more [...]
The Castle of Otranto - audiobook Horace WALPOLE (1717 - 1797) The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally held to be the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century and early 19th century. Thus, Castle, and Walpole by extension is arguably the forerunner to such authors as Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Daphne du Maurier, and Stephen King. (Summary by Wikipedia) Genre(s): Gothic Fiction Language: English Read more [...]
An Essay on Man - audiobook Alexander POPE (1688 - 1744) Pope's Essay on Man, a masterpiece of concise summary in itself, can fairly be summed up as an optimistic enquiry into mankind's place in the vast Chain of Being. Each of the poem's four Epistles takes a different perspective, presenting Man in relation to the universe, as individual, in society and, finally, tracing his prospects for achieving the goal of happiness. In choosing stately rhyming couplets to explore his theme, Pope sometimes Read more [...]
Magna Moralia - audiobook ARISTOTLE (384 BC - 322 BC), translated by St. George William Joseph STOCK (1850 - ?) Magna Moralia (Ancient Greek: ?????? ???????, English: Great Ethics) discusses topics including friendship, virtue, happiness and God. It is disputed whether Aristotle wrote Magna Moralia. This author concludes that it is absurd to suggest that God contemplates only God but does not propose an alternative activity for God. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) Genre(s): Classics (Antiquity), Read more [...]
The School of Obedience - audiobook Andrew MURRAY (1828 - 1917) Andrew Murray describes the necessity and benefits of absolute obedience to God. He goes on to explain the way to achieve this level of obedience, which is required of all believers, and attainable through God's provision. (Summary by Joy Chan) Genre(s): Christianity - Other Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]