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Librivox: Garland for Girls, A by Alcott, Louisa May show

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"These stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion. The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work. If my girls find a little beauty or sunshine in these common blossoms, their old friend will not have made her Garland in vain." - L.M. Alcott, September, 1887

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Librivox: Eline Vere by Couperus, Louis show

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De 19e eeuwse klassieker Eline Vere speelt in de gegoede kringen van Den Haag. Eline is een jonge, mooie maar labiele vrouw die zich veel van het leven voorstelt en een levendige fantasie heeft. De werkelijkheid valt haar telkens tegen en ze vlucht weg van de realiteit. (Samenvatting door Carola Janssen)

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Librivox: Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by Plunkitt, George Washington show

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"I seen my opportunities and I took 'em.", George Washington Plunkitt of Tamminy Hall. There's good graft and bad graft according to Plunkitt. Listen to this candid discourse from a 19th century politician, and decide for yourself if things have changed. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)

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Librivox: Paddeltje, de scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruijter by Been, Johan show

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De avonturen van Klaas Ariensze, bijgenaamd Paddeltje, scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruijter. Na een eerste tocht als scheepsjongen, moet Paddeltje van zijn schipper op een speciale manier het recht verdienen om opnieuw mee te mogen varen als scheepsjongen. Later wordt hij in Noord-Afrika ontvoerd door een bende zeerovers, onder leiding van de beruchte zeeroverkapitein Il Tigretto. Hoe kan hij ontsnappen? Een klassieker uit de Nederlandse jeugdliteratuur.

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Librivox: Tiny Story Book by Anonymous show

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Short and sweet stories for children. (Summary by Dr. Heather A. D. Mbaye)

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Librivox: Critique of Practical Reason, The by Kant, Immanuel show

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The Critique of Practical Reason ( Kritik der praktischen Vernunft ) is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques, first published in 1788. It follows on from his Critique of Pure Reason and deals with his moral philosophy. The second Critique exercised a decisive influence over the subsequent development of the field of ethics and moral philosophy, becoming the principle reference point for ethical systems that focus on the rightness or wrongness of actions themselves, as opposed to the rightness or wrongness of the consequences of those actions. Subsequently termed “deontological ethics”, Kant’s ethical system also laid the groundwork of moral absolutism, the belief that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are right or wrong, devoid of the context of the act. (Summary by Wikipedia and Ticktockman)

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Librivox: Bear Creek Collection Volume 2 by Howard, Robert E. show

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Breckinridge Elkins is the roughest, toughest, fastest-shootin', hardest-fightin' feller in the Bear Creek settlement, and probably in the entire Humbolt Mountains. As he travels further from home, he single-handedly takes on outlaws, settles (and starts) feuds and tries his hand at romancing the girls. He also discovers a lot of strange customs among other folks, such as building houses out of boards and wearing clothes that ain't buckskins. Set in Arizona during the late 1800's, this collection of stories is a great rollicking romp through the American frontier as seen through the eyes of one of the most enjoyable characters created in the history of tall tales. (Summary by RK Wilcox)

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Librivox: Child’s New Story Book by Anonymous show

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Short and sweet stories for children. (Summary by Dr. Heather A. D. Mbaye)

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Librivox: Man Who Would Be King, The by Kipling, Rudyard show

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The Man Who Would Be King tells the story of two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. It was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the "white Raja" of Sarawak in Borneo, and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who claimed the title Prince of Ghor. The story was first published in The Phantom Rickshaw and other Tales (Volume Five of the Indian Railway Library, published by A H Wheeler & Co of Allahabad in 1888). It also appeared in Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories in 1895, and in numerous later editions of that collection. It is the basis for John Huston’s 1975 film of the same name, starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine as the "kings", and Christopher Plummer as Kipling. (Interim summary by Wikipedia adapted by Philippa)

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Librivox: Power of Concentration, The by Dumont, Theron Q. show

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A series of twenty lessons designed to help develop and improve the power of concentration. (Summary by Andrea Fiore)

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