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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 059 by Various show

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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 059: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

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Librivox: Cricket on the Hearth, The by Dickens, Charles show

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John Peerybingle, a carrier, lives with his wife Dot (who is much younger than he), their baby, their nanny Tilly Slowboy, and a mysterious lodger. A cricket constantly chirps on the hearth and acts as a guardian angel to the family, at one point assuming a human voice to warn John that his suspicions that Dot is having an affair with the lodger are wrong. The life of the Peerybingles frequently intersects with that of Caleb Plummer, a poor toymaker employed by the miser Mr. Tackleton. Caleb has a blind daughter Bertha and a son Edward, who travelled to South America and seemingly never returned. Tackleton is now on the eve of marrying Edward's sweetheart, May. In the end, the lodger is revealed to be none other than Edward. Tackleton's heart is melted by the Christmas season, like Ebeneezer Scrooge, and surrenders May to marry her true love. It is suggested ambiguously that Bertha regains her sight at the end. (Wikipedia)

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Librivox: She by Haggard, H. Rider show

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At 5 years old Leo Vincey is left in the care of a Cambridge professor by the name of Horace Holly. His father leaves him a strange casket which he is to open on his 25th Birthday. On opening the Casket Leo and Horace discover the strange history of Leo's ancestors. Leo and his adoptive father Horace must travel all the way to Africa in order to uncover the solve his family's strange history. - Written by Lizzie Driver

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Librivox: High waving heather 'neath stormy blasts bending by Brontë, Emily show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 different recordings of High waving heather 'neath stormy blasts bending by Emily Brontë. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 6th, 2008.

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Librivox: Hawk of Egypt by Conquest, Joan show

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A tragic love triangle between a beautiful English girl, an English gentleman, and a half-English, half-Egyptian plays out among the ruins and under the desert stars of 1920s era Egypt. The saga ends, as all love triangles must, in tragedy upon the desert sands. (Summary by Sibella Denton)

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Librivox: Point of Honor, The by Conrad, Joseph show

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Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this story features two French Hussar officers, D'Hubert and Feraud. Their quarrel over an initially minor incident turns into a bitter, long-drawn out struggle over the following fifteen years, interwoven with the larger conflict that provides its backdrop. At the beginning, Feraud is the one who jealously guards his honor and repeatedly demands satisfaction anew when a duelling encounter ends inconclusively; he aggressively pursues every opportunity to locate and duel his foe. As the story progresses, D'Hubert also finds himself caught up in the contest, unable to back down or walk away. This Conrad short story evidently has its genesis in the real duels that two French Hussar officers fought in the Napoleonic era. Their names were Dupont and Fournier, which Conrad disguised slightly, changing Dupont into D'Hubert and Fournier into Feraud. In 1977, it was turned into a movie, "The Duellists", starring Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel. (summary adapted from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Dulce et Decorum Est by Owen, Wilfred show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 different recordings of Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of May 18th, 2008.

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Librivox: Dog's Tale, A by Twain, Mark show

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This short novel of Twain’s, from 1903, is told from the point of view of a loyal and beloved family pet. Themes of heroics, valor and heart-wrenching tenderness fill this work. The story is also filled with happy events as well as sad ones and is ultimately about what dogs are to us … best friends. A Dog’s Tale is quintessentially Twain. (Summary by Aaron Elliott)

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Librivox: Nous deux by Bilhaud, Paul show

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« Riquette et Riquet s'aiment, c'est là l'important. Que voudriez-vous savoir de plus ? Comment ils se sont connus ? Où ils se sont rencontrés ? S'ils sont mariés ? S'ils ne le sont pas ? S'ils demeurent ensemble ou s'ils habitent séparément ? Dans quel quartier ? À quel étage ? Quel est le prix de leur loyer ? Comment ils s'habillent ? Ce qu'ils mangent à leurs repas ? etc... etc... L'auteur n'estime pas ces détails indispensables à son récit. Aussi de Riquette et de Riquet il ne vous dira que ceci : Vous voulez les connaître ? Écoutez-les bavarder, rire et s'embrasser. Bavardages, rires et baisers, toute leur histoire tient en ces trois mots que résume cet autre : l'Amour ! » (Extraits) Riquette and Riquet are in love, that's what matters. What else would you like to know? How and where they met? If they are married or not? If they live together or apart? In which neighbourhood? What floor? How much is their rent? How they are dressed? What they eat?... The author does not consider those details necessary to his narrative. Therefore, he won't tell you anything about Riquette and Riquet but this: you'd like to know them? Listen to them chatting, laughing and hugging. Chatter, laughter and hugs, those three words make up their whole story which can be summarized in this other one: Love! (Loose translation by Ezwa)

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Librivox: Biography of a Grizzly, The by Seton, Ernest Thompson show

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I first read this little book when I was in the fifth grade, and now more than fifty years later, I still find it fascinating. Ernest Thompson Seton was a man with a concern for nature her creatures and an excellent story teller. I could almost feel Wahb, the great grizzly’s pain and frustration as he tried to avoid contact with humans and just be left alone to carry out his bear business. Listening to this audio book will be an hour and a half well spent.Summary by Mike Vendetti, Narrator.

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