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 [...]

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)

 

 

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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Czar's Spy - audiobook William LE QUEUX (1864 - 1927) William Le Queux was a British novelist and prolific writer of mysteries. Indeed, mystery surrounds the author himself as to whether he was a spy or rather just a self-promoter. Regardless of which is true, Le Queux brings us a story of intrigue and espionage that travels across Europe in the true spirit of a good mystery. There are shootings, burglaries, romances, escapes from prisons, and intricate conspiracies that may surprise and leave Read more [...]
My First Summer in the Sierra - audiobook John MUIR (1838 - 1914) The journal of nature-lover John Muir who spent the summer of 1869 walking California's Sierra Nevada range. From French Bar to Mono Lake and the Yosemite Valley, Muir was awestruck by everything he saw. The antics of the smallest "insect people" amazed him as much as stunted thousand-year old Juniper trees growing with inconceivable tenacity from tiny cracks in the stone. Muir spent the rest of his life working to preserve the high Read more [...]
Freckles - audiobook Gene STRATTON-PORTER (1863 - 1924) Freckles is a young man who has been raised since infancy in a Chicago orphanage. His one dream is to find a job, a place to belong and people who accept him despite his youth and the disability of having only one hand. He finds this place in the Limberlost Swamp, as a Limberlost guard of precious timber. In the process, he discovers a love for the wilderness and animals he encounters every day on his rounds and a burning desire to learn Read more [...]
The Awakening of Europe - audiobook M. B. SYNGE (1861 - 1939) The Awakening of Europe by M. B. Synge is the third book in the series, Story of the World. Included in this history is a myriad of interesting men, women, and events that shaped Europe during the years 1520-1745. (Summary by Laura Caldwell) Genre(s): Children's Fiction, *Non-fiction, History Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Who Was Who: 5000 BC - 1914 Biographical Dictionary of the Famous and Those Who Wanted to Be - audiobook Irwin Leslie GORDON (1888 - 1954) A short, humorous biography of famous people from 5000 BC to 1914. -- S. McGaughey From the Introduction, "The editor begs leave to inform the public that only persons who can produce proper evidence of their demise will be admitted to Who Was Who. Press Agent notices or complimentary comments are absolutely excluded, and those offering to pay for the insertion Read more [...]

The Compliment – audiobook
Eugene FIELD (1850 – 1895)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Compliment by Eugene Field. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 1, 2013.
Genre(s): Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

Cat Tales - audiobook VARIOUS ( - ) Cat Tales is the first of a series of kid-friendly collections of animal stories and non-fiction. There'll be one or two grade-school-level texts on the animal, with eight-nine fiction works. Source for these is Project Gutenberg. (Summary by BellonaTimes) Genre(s): Children's Fiction, *Non-fiction, Animals Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It William Walker ATKINSON (1862 - 1932) An in-depth series of chapters devoted to the use of our memory system; as the title suggests, how to develop our memory system, how to train it to improve it, and how to make the best use of it in our everyday lives, and to improve our positions in life. This is not intended to be a series of chapters to impress friends and colleagues, nor to play 'tricks' on others, rather it is for the betterment of individuals in Read more [...]
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali PATANJALI (c. 150 BC - ), translated by Charles JOHNSTON (1867 - 1931) Yoga sutras by Patanjali is a seminal work in yoga, this book is more about control of mind and the true goal of yoga. The sutras are extremely brief, and the translation in neat English makes it very easy for people to understand the ancient Sanskrit text. It starts with the birth and growth of spiritual man through the control of mind. In all, this is a "all in one" book for yoga philosophy written Read more [...]
The Story of a Soul Saint THERESE OF LISIEUX (1873 - 1897), translated by Thomas TAYLOR (1758 - 1835) Marie Francoise Therese Martin, affectionately known as 'The Little Flower', was born on January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France to Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin. She was the youngest and one of five surviving sisters of the nine Martin children. When Therese was 3, her mother died. Louis Martin moved his family to Lisieux to be closer to his late wife's brother and his family. It was there that Therese's Read more [...]

The Spinster Book
Myrtle REED (1874 – 1911)

A cross between guidebook and social commentary, The Spinster Book gives clever and humorous insights on topics such as courting, handling men and women, love letters, marriage and spinsterhood. (Summary by Kristin Hughes)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Self-Help
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

The Concept of Nature - audiobook Alfred North WHITEHEAD (1861 - 1947) In The Concept of Nature, Alfred North Whitehead discusses the interrelatedness of time, space, and human perception. The idea of objects as 'occasions of experience', arguments against body-mind duality and the search for an all-encompassing 'philosophy of nature' are examined, with specific reference to contemporary (Einstein, with whose theory of relativity he has some complaints) and ancient (Plato, Aristotle) approaches. Read more [...]
The Goody-Naughty Book - audiobook Sarah Cory RIPPEY ( - ) The Goody-Naughty Book was originally published as two books back to back. Opening the book from one end, the reader experiences "The Goody Side" where the children are polite and thoughtful. However, turning the book over and beginning from the other side, one reads "The Naughty Side" where the children are lazy and irritable. These short, moral stories teach children the proper way to behave and that there are consequences if they don't. To Read more [...]
The Interior Castle audiobook St. Teresa of AVILA (1515 - 1582), translated by Rev. John DALTON (1814 - 1874) El Castillo Interior or Las Moradas (trans.:The Interior Castle or The Mansions) was written by Saint Teresa of ?vila in 1577. After being ordered to write her autobiographical La Vida de la Santa Madre Teresa de Jes?s (The Life of S. Teresa of Jesus), Teresa was hesitant to begin writing again on her views of the perfection found in internal prayer. In the hands of the Inquisition at that Read more [...]