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    This is a collection of 30 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June...read more

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    This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October...read more

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    This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June...read more

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    The world-class writers featured in this collection are adept at conjuring the depth and passion that surrounds all stories of love and loss. The short story form is perfect for capturing the dizzying heights that accompany a new object of affection, as well as the queasy unease and bottomless longing of lost loves. This recording includes the following stories: “The Piazza” by Herman Melville (1819–1891), narrated by Peter Marinker Nature’s beauty encourages a riddle, and a haunting, strange story. “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864), narrated by Mark Meadows The woman in the garden resembles a flower—but loving her proves poisonous....read more

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    Great romantic moments from literature including Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Romeo and Juliet, Around the World in Eighty Days, Far from the Madding Crowd, Tristram Shandy, Hiawatha, Alice in Wonderland and many more This is a diverting delight, a window on romance in literature. There are high lovers and low lovers, tragic lovers, comic lovers, and lovers who shouldn't be doing what they are doing at all and certainly not then and there. There is even Fanny Hill trying not to discover what physical love is about when set upon by an old roué who has paid for the privilege. Though of special interest for lovers and their special lover's day of St Valentine, it...read more

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    Five great American short story writers, dating from the turn of the nineteenth/twentieth centuries are represented here. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Bierce's 'An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge' leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known. Twain's humour is to the fore in 'The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' and O. Henry's sharp observation makes his neat tales a joy to listen to. An attractive and accessible...read more

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    Fourteen mysteries to test your inner sleuth! This collection includes 'The Stolen White Elephant' by Mark Twain, narrated by Mauro Hantman; 'The Fenchurch Street Mystery' by Baroness Orczy, narrated by Davina Porter; 'Problem of the Superfluous Finger' by Jacques Futrelle, narrated by Stephen R. Thorne; 'The Blue Sequin' by R. Austin Freeman, narrated by Simon Vance; 'An Intangible Clue' by Anna Katharine Green, narrated by Angela Brazil; and 'The Oblong Box' by Edgar Allan Poe, narrated by Mauro Hantman, among others. Newly recorded by premier narrators for this original anthology, the crimes, criminals, and sleuths depicted here set the standard for decades to come, and remain as...read more

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    Historical recordings of actors from the beginning of the recording era. CD 1: Historical Shakespeare performances by Ainley, John Barrymore, Bourchier, Casson, Forbes-Robertson, John Geilgud (1920s and 1940s). CD 2: A miscellany. Some startling historical performances in a wide range of works from Edith Evans, Charles Laughton, Noel Coward, Sarah Bernhardt, Fred Terry, Laurel and Hardy, Edwin Booth, Bransby Williams, Jean Cocteau, Feodor Chaliapin and...read more

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    This unique collection, compiled especially for Naxos AudioBooks, features original recordings from 1908-1946 of Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Address, the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes, the rarely heard humour of Charley Case, readings from God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson, and much much...read more

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    Here are more than sixty eyewitness accounts from history. Many are notable events: the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death in 1341, the Great Fire of London, the execution of Louis XVI, the Death of Nelson and the American Civil War and the bombing of Hiroshima. But there are also snapshots of more ordinary life - no less memorable for that - including working conditions during the Industrial Revolution, views of slave owners and slaves, Paul Gaugin choosing a bride on Tahiti and the arrest of Dr Crippen. It is a fascinating and absorbing collection, bringing the past alive as only direct memories like these can do. A unique collection of accounts brought to life on audiobook with music...read more

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    A collection of poetry and music expressing the romantic feelings of poets, writers and composers through the ages, including Shakespeare, Burns, Byron, Puccini, Grieg, Faure, and...read more

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    Christmas brings out the best and the worst in us, as can be seen in this evocative anthology. Among what Thomas Love Peacock calls the 'many poetical charms in the heraldings of Christmas' there are eulogies by saints and diatribes from curmudgeons. Here, Christmas is expounded by divines, sung by rustics, deplored by philosophers and made mystical in stories. This collection includes complete versions of old favourites and new discoveries: a sermon by Lancelot Andrewes, an account of Christmas under the Puritans, a first, poverty-stricken Christmas in turn-of-the-century New York and a Mummers' play. Adding the final touch is the music: from traditional Christmas carols and Corelli to...read more

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    Join in and sing along with a host of much-loved holiday...read more

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    A fun collection of favorite songs and rhymes from around the world for everyone to enjoy and join in with! The Wheels on the BusLondon Bridge is Falling DownEenie Meenie MackerackaPop Goes the WeaselShe’ll Be Coming ’Round the MountainFive Currant BunsTen Fat SausagesCockles and MusselsFrere JacquesTom, Tom, the Piper’s SonRing a Ring o’RosesPussycat, PussycatThe Grand Old Duke of YorkBoys and GirlsHere We Go ’Round the Mulberry BushDiddle Diddle DumplingPolly, Put the Kettle OnLavender’s BlueDance to Your DaddyA Sailor Went to SeaSing a Song of SixpenceThe CuckooWaltzing MatildaHarry...read more

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    These five classic mysteries offer chilling darkness, drama, and intrigue. Included are 'Murders in the Rue Morgue' by Edgar Allan Poe, 'Silver Blaze' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Secret of the Growing Gold' by Bram Stoker, 'The Honour of Israel Gow' by G. K. Chesterton, and 'The Signal-Man' by Charles Dickens. All are rendered all the more frightening by top award-winning...read more

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    Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of poems for 5-10-year olds. From rousing favourites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans's Casabianca and John Keats's A Song About Myself, to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Rudyard Kipling and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, this is a collection to be...read more

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    Classic Poems for Girls is a collection of over 25 funny, whimsical and moving poems for 5-10-year olds, designed to fuel the imagination. From the adventures of the Jumblies, who sail away in a sieve, to the sticky end of a girl named Matilda, to the courtship of a maiden who lived long ago in a kingdom by the sea, there's a poem to suit any feeling or mood. Seasoned Naxos AudioBooks readers Roy McMillan, Laura Paton, Anne-Marie Piazza, and Benjamin Soames work their magic on the works of Edward Lear, Louisa May Alcott, Christina Rossetti and many...read more

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    'Bad Boys of the Barrio' features 20 tracks from the funniest boys of the barrio: Pablo Francisco, Rudy Moreno, Willie Barcena, and Gilbert Esquivel. Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to...read more

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    Clean Comedy. Funny, funny,...read more

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    Comedian Heidi Joyce's 'Stand-Up Against Domestic Violence', a comedy benefit to fight domestic violence, features an all-star line-up of America's brightest and funniest women, with all proceeds benefiting the National Network Against Domestic Violence and other domestic violence charities across the country. It features comedians Heidi Joyce, Hellura Lyle, Lisa Goich, Robin Roberts, Jackie Wollner, Page Hurwitz, Hilda Vincent, Jill Turnbow, Maura Kennedy, Bonnie Brennan, Carol Ann Leif, Jenica Bergere and Brooke Berdis, Poppy Champlin, Stephanie Hodge, and Kathleen...read more