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Librivox: Boy's Song, A by Hogg, James show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of A Boy's Song by James Hogg. This was the weekly poetry project for April 26th, 2009.

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Librivox: Mozart: The Man and the Artist as Revealed in His Own Words by Kerst, Friedrich show

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His name is one of the most recognizable names in history and one of the most enduring of composers. At age 5, this “wunderkinder” took to the stage and began his life as a prolific and celebrated creator-genius of such luminous works the world has not known since. This collection of morsels taken from his personal letters is engaging and gives a look into the mind of the boy wonder. Was he mad? Was he miraculous? (Summary by Aaron Elliott)

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Librivox: National Gambling Impact Study Commission Final Report by National Gambling Impact Study Commission show

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The National Gambling Impact Study Commission was given the task of conducting a comprehensive legal and factual study on the social and economic implications of gambling in the United States. This report presents the principal findings of that work and recommendations for action. (Summary from the Introduction, modified by Sam Stinson)

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Librivox: Gulliver of Mars by Arnold, Edwin Lester Linden show

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This escapist novel first published in 1905 as Lieutenant Gullivar Jones: His Vacation follows the exploits of American Navy Lieutenant Gulliver Jones, a bold, if slightly hapless, hero who is magically transported to Mars; where he almost outwits his enemies, almost gets the girl, and almost saves the day. Somewhat of a literary and chronological bridge between H.G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jones' adventures provide an evocative mix of satire and sword-and-planet adventure. (Summary by James Christopher and Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor by Blackmore, Richard Doddridge show

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"If anybody cares to read a simple tale told simply" ... thus opens Lorna Doone, one of the best love stories ever written. The novel has inspired at least ten movies and mini-series. "John (in West Country dialect this is pronounced Jan) Ridd is the son of a respectable farmer who was murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone clan, a once-noble family now living in the isolated Doone Valley. Battling his desire for revenge, John also grows into a respectable farmer and continues to take good care of his mother and two sisters. He falls hopelessly in love with Lorna, a girl he meets quite by accident, who turns out to be not only the granddaughter of Sir Ensor Doone (lord of the Doones), but destined to marry (against her will) the impetuous, menacing, and now jealous heir of the Doone Valley, Carver Doone. Carver will let nothing get in the way of his marriage to Lorna, which he plans to force upon her once Sir Ensor dies and he comes into his inheritance". Summary from Wikipedia, adapted by Stav Nisser.

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Librivox: Ester Ried Yet Speaking by Alden, Isabella show

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Authored by Isabella M. Alden under the pen name "Pansy." Fifth in the Chautauqua Girls series. Alfred Ried (brother of Ester Ried from that series) wants to help the hundreds of poor street boys in his city to come to faith and improve their conditions, but is discouraged and overwhelmed with the task. Enter Flossy (Shipley) Roberts, a willing worker who focuses on 7 such boys and especially on one. (Summary by TriciaG)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 077 by Various show

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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the month of March 2009.

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Librivox: Hunters Out of Space by Kelleam, Joseph E. show

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Originally published in the May, 1960 issue of Amazing Science Fiction Stories. Jack Odin has returned to the world of Opal, the world inside our own world, only to find it in ruins. Many of his friends are gone, the world is flooded, and the woman he swore to protect has been taken by Grim Hagen to the stars. Jack must save her, but the difficulties are great and his allies are few. (Summary by Elliott Miller)

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Librivox: Fairy Ring, The by Wiggin, Kate Douglas show

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The Fairy Ring , originally published in 1910, is a collection of 63 fairy tales from around the globe. It includes such well-known favorites as "History of Jack the Giant-Killer", "The Frog Prince","Rumpel-stilts-ken", and "Snow-white and Rose-red", among many others. Children of all ages will enjoy these stories. (Summary by Paul Williams)

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Librivox: Kitty McCrae - A Galloping Rhyme by Boake, Barcroft Henry show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 6 recordings of Kitty McCrae - A Galloping Rhyme by Barcroft Henry Boake. This was the fortnightly poetry project for April 19th, 2009.

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