Bible (ASV) 22: Song of Solomon AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION ( - ) The Song of Songs (Hebrew title ??? ??????, Shir ha-Shirim), is a book of the Hebrew Bible—Tanakh or Old Testament—one of the five megillot (scrolls). It is also known as the Song of Solomon or as Canticles, the latter from the shortened and anglicized Vulgate title Canticum Canticorum, "Song of Songs" in Latin. It is known as Aisma in the Septuagint, which is short for ????? ??????, Aisma aismat?n, "Song of Songs" in Greek. (From Read more [...]
Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865, The Leander STILLWELL (1843 - 1934) audiobook Leander Stillwell was an 18-year-old Illinois farm boy, living with his family in a log cabin, when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Stillwell felt a duty "to help save the Nation;" but, as with many other young men, his Patriotism was tinged with bravura: "the idea of staying at home and turning over senseless clods on the farm with the cannon thundering so close at hand . . . was simply Read more [...]
Nature audiobook Ralph Waldo EMERSON (1803 - 1882) Nature is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism is put forth, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Recent advances in zoology, botany, and geology confirmed Emerson's intuitions about the intricate relationships of Nature at large. The publication of Nature is usually taken to be the watershed moment at which transcendentalism Read more [...]
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki audiobook U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ( - ) This is the official report, published nearly 11 months after the first and only atomic bombings in history (to date), of a group of military physicians and engineers who accompanied the initial contingent of U.S. soldiers into the destroyed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The report presents a clinical description of the devastation, loss of life and continued suffering of the survivors that resulted Read more [...]
All of Grace audiobook Charles H. SPURGEON (1834 - 1892) HE WHO SPOKE and wrote this message will be greatly disappointed if it does not lead many to the Lord Jesus. It is sent forth in childlike dependence upon the power of God the Holy Ghost, to use it in the conversion of millions, if so He pleases. No doubt many poor men and women will take up this little volume, and the Lord will visit them with grace. To answer this end, the very plainest language has been chosen, and many homely expressions Read more [...]
The Truth About Jesus. Is He a Myth audiobook M. M. MANGASARIAN (1859 - 1943) The following work offers in book form the series of studies on the question of the historicity of Jesus, presented from time to time before the Independent Religious Society in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, 1909. No effort has been made to change the manner of the spoken, into the more regular form of the written, word. (Summary by M.M. Mangasarian (1859-1943) and Joanne Pauwels) Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy, Religion Language: Read more [...]
Herodotus' Histories Vol 3 Audiobook HERODOTUS (c.484 BC - 425 BC), translated by A. D. GODLEY (1856 - 1925) The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book. The rise of the Persian Empire Read more [...]
Herodotus' Histories Vol 2 Audiobook HERODOTUS (c.484 BC - 425 BC), translated by A. D. GODLEY (1856 - 1925) The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book. The rise of the Persian Empire Read more [...]
Herodotus' Histories Vol 1 Audiobook HERODOTUS (c.484 BC - 425 BC), translated by A. D. GODLEY (1856 - 1925) The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book. The rise of the Persian Empire Read more [...]
The Mountains of California audiobook John MUIR (1838 - 1914) John Muir (1838--1914) was one of the first modern preservationists. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, and wildlife, especially in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, were read by millions and are still popular today. His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations Read more [...]
Historical Newspaper Articles audiobook VARIOUS ( - ) Public Domain newspaper articles in the US span a period of nearly two and a half centuries. Subjects, styles, period, publisher, and length vary greatly. This collection is a sampling of twenty such articles including one from the Journal de Paris. Although some of the works on the LibriVox catalog such as the Federalist Papers were published in newspapers, this is the first collection of newspaper articles. (Summary by James Smith). Genre(s): Language: Read more [...]
The Apology of Socrates audiobook PLATO (c. 428 BC - c. 347 BC) and Frances M. A. ROE ( - 1920), translated by Benjamin JOWETT (1817 - 1893) Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial for "corrupting the youth" is a classic summation of his teacher's life and mission, centered in Socrates' most famous line, "The unexamined life is not worth living." - Written by FrZeile Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy Language: English   Read more [...]

Curiosities of the Sky audiobook
Garrett P. SERVISS (1851 – 1929)
Astronomy is known as the oldest of the sciences, and it will be the longest-lived because it will always have arcana that have not been penetrated.”-Excerpt from the Preface of Curiosities of the Sky by Garrett Serviss

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

 

The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing audiobook Joseph TRIENENS (1863 - ?) Written in 1910, this "cyclopedia" is full of information that was quite useful at the time. A hundred years later, its text is more humorous than practical -- although some advice never goes out of style. (Summary by Rachelellen) Genre(s): Modern (20th C) Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Comic History of the United States audiobook Bill NYE (1850 - 1896) This text takes the reader on a comical journey from the time of the first European settlement through the Civil War. The author's caustic wit is evident throughout the book in his numerous sarcastic and humorous remarks. The reader will enjoy a "different" type of history book based on facts, yet caustically embellished for entertainment purposes. (Summary by Allyson Hester) Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, *Non-fiction, History Language: Read more [...]
LibriVox recording of 1912: Short Works Collection. Read by Bellona Times. Audiobook. This is a collection of public domain works either published in 1912, or written in 1912 and published before 1923. The accent is on non-fiction but a few short stories are included. (Summary by Bellona Times) Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; 1912; essay; non-fiction; short story     Read more [...]
The Art of War audiobook SUN TZU (554 BCE - 496 BCE), translated by Lionel GILES (1875 - 1958) First compiled in the 6th century BC, The Art of War presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. It is accepted as a masterpiece on strategy and is frequently cited and referred to by generals and theorists since it was first published, translated, and distributed internationally. The book is not only popular among military theorists, but has also become increasingly popular Read more [...]
How to Listen to Music audiobook Henry Edward KREHBIEL (1854 - 1923) This book is "not written for professional musicians, but for untaught lovers of the art". It gives broad instruction on composers, styles, instruments, venues - and when to believe the critics. (Summary by Sarah Jennings) Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Music, Self-Help Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]