Through the Looking-Glass audiobook Lewis CARROLL (1832 - 1898) In this sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", Alice is playing with her kittens — a black kitten and a white kitten, the offspring of Dinah, Alice's cat in the first book — when she ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirror's reflection... (summary from wikipedia) Genre(s): Action & Adventure Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Captain Blood audiobook Rafael SABATINI (1875 - 1950) Captain Blood is an adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1922. It concerns the sharp-witted Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish physician, who is convicted of treason in the aftermath of the Monmouth rebellion in 1685, and enslaved on the Caribbean island of Barbados. He escapes and becomes a pirate. [wikipedia] Captain Blood was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated swashbuckling film that rocketed Errol Flynn and Olivia Read more [...]
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle audiobook Hugh LOFTING (1886 - 1947) Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world.(summary from Wikipedia) Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Action & Adventure Fiction, *Non-fiction Language: Read more [...]
The Sign of the Four (dramatic reading) Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE (1859 - 1930) The Sign of the Four, the second of four novels featuring Sherlock Holmes, has a complex plot involving India, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts and two corrupt prison guards. Some of Holmes's less savory habits are revealed, and Dr. Watson finds romance. In this dramatic reading, LibriVox volunteers bring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic characters to life. (Summary by Wikipedia and wildemoose) Cast: Dr. Read more [...]
The Time Machine audiobook H. G. WELLS (1866 - 1946) 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 year 802,701 A.D. and beyond, where he witnesses the end of human civilization as we know it, as well as the beginning of the end of the world. This original time-travel story has been copied many times, but never improved upon. (Summary by Mark Nelson) Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Fantastic Read more [...]
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood audiobook Howard PYLE (1853 - 1911) Robin Hood is the archetypal English folk hero; a courteous, pious and swashbuckling outlaw of the medi?val era who, in modern versions of the legend, is famous for robbing the rich to feed the poor and fighting against injustice and tyranny. He operates with his "seven score" (140 strong) group of fellow outlawed yeomen -- named the Merry Men. He and his band are usually associated with Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. The Read more [...]
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth Jules VERNE (1828 - 1905) Journey to the Interior of the Earth is an 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne (published in the original French as Voyage au centre de la Terre). The story involves a professor who leads his nephew and hired guide down a volcano in Iceland to the "center of the Earth". They encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy. (Summary from wikipedia.org) Genre(s): Read more [...]
Treasure Island (Dramatic reading) (FULL Audiobook) Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850 - 1894) 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. Along with a group Read more [...]
The Swiss Family Robinson audiobook Johann David WYSS (1743 - 1818) and Johann Rudolf WYSS (1782 - 1830) First published in 1812, The Swiss Family Robinson may sometimes seem old-fashioned to modern readers, especially the family's attitude toward wildlife (if it moves, shoot it). However, it's a truly exciting adventure and a timeless story of warm and loving family life. As the narrator says: "It was written... for the instruction and amusement of my children... Children are, on the whole, Read more [...]
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes audiobook Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE (1859 - 1930) 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 tangled clues. Packaged Read more [...]
The Adventures of Ulysses audiobook Charles LAMB (1775 - 1834) Lamb used Homer's Odyssey as the basis for the re-telling of the story of Ulysses's journey back from Troy to his own kingdom of Ithaca. Not a direct translation and deemed modern in its time, Lamb states in the preface that, "I have gained a rapidity to the narration which I hope will make it more attractive and give it more the air of a romance to young readers". (Summary by Rebecca) Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Fantastic Read more [...]
The Fearsome Island Albert KINROSS (1870 - 1929) No ordinary sailor's tale, this. Based allegedly on the real experiences of Silas Fordred, Master Mariner of Hythe, this is a story of shipwreck on an uncharted island and his supernatural adventures there with a witch, a hairy man, and various devilish devices and traps. The author, Kinross, adds an appendix purporting to explain the marvels which Fordred encountered. Kinross claims to have stolen the sailor's original account from Hythe Town Read more [...]
The Jungle Book audiobook Rudyard KIPLING (1868 - 1936) This is the classic story of Mowgli, the young boy raised by wolves in India: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over his avowed enemy the tiger Shere Khan. Included in the book is the story of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious young mongoose, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi who Read more [...]
After London, or Wild England audioboo by Richard Jefferies (1848 - 1887) Jefferies' novel can be seen as an early example of "post-apocalyptic fiction." After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. The first part of the book, "The Relapse into Barbarism", is the account by some later historian of the fall of civilisation and its consequences, with a loving description of nature Read more [...]
Dorothy Dale audiobook From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Dorothy Dale series was published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate under the house pseudonym Margaret Penrose. This was Stratemeyer's first "Girls Series". Main characters Dorothy Dale Major Dale Ned & Nat White Tavia Travers List of Books in the Series Dorothy Dale: A Girl of Today (1908) Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School (1908) Dorothy Dale's Great Secret (1909) Dorothy Dale and Her Chums (1909) Dorothy Dale's Queer Read more [...]
Weapons of Mystery audiobook by Joseph Hocking (1860 - 1937) Justin Blake receives an invitation from his old school-fellow Tom Temple to join him and his family for the Christmas holidays in Yorkshire. Having no other plans, he decides to go. Though he is normally much the opposite of what would be called a lady's man, he falls instantly in love with Miss Forrest, one of the guests, who had already shared his train compartment on the way. When he meets the mysterious Herod Voltaire and finds Read more [...]
The Wizard audiobook by H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) Described by the author, best known for his King Solomon's Mines, as "a tale of victorious faith," this story begins on a Sunday afternoon in an English church. Most of the book, though, is set in Africa, and the adventure story is as engaging as any of Haggard's African tales. What makes this one different is the religious question: What has happened to miracles in the church? Is there any power left in Jesus' promise, "Whoso that believeth Read more [...]
She and Allan audiobook by H Rider Haggard H Rider Haggard's "She and Allan", first published in 1921 is a gripping adventure about Allan Quatermain, who together with Hans, the Hottentot and, the Zulu-Chief Omslopogaas and at the bidding of the old Witch Doctor Zikali seeks out Ayesha, the daughter of Isis to find answers to their questions about life and death, and their many, sometimes strange, Adventures on their way. Written by Lars Rolander     Read more [...]
People of the Mist audiobook by H. Rider Haggard (1856 - 1925) Penniless Leonard Outram attempts to redress the undeserved loss of his family estates and fiancee by seeking his fortune in Africa. In the course of his adventures he and his Zulu companion Otter save a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd, together with her nursemaid Soa, from slavery. Leonard and Juanna are plainly attracted to each other, but prone to bickering, and their romance is impeded by the watchful and jealous Soa. The Read more [...]