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Librivox: Pique-Dame, Die by Pushkin, Alexander show

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Die Geschichte eines jungen Mannes, der das Herz einer armen Pflegetochter bricht, um an das Geheimnis einer alten Dame zu gelangen. (Summary by Herr Klugbeisser)

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Librivox: Zwei Märchen by Storm, Theodor show

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Die Regentrude Einen so heißen Sommer hat es schon seit hundert Jahren nicht mehr gegeben. Das Gras vertrocknet auf den Wiesen und das Vieh verdurstet. Mutter Stine ist sich sicher, die Regentrude muss eingeschlafen sein. Ihr Sohn Andrees und die junge Maren machen sich zusammen auf, den Feuerteufel zu überlisten und den Weg zur schlafenden Regentrude zu finden. Hinzelmeier Der kleine Hinzelmeier ist gar nicht erstaunt darüber, dass seine Eltern immer jung und schön bleiben. Als er fast erwachsen ist, erfährt er das Geheimnis seiner Familie und macht sich auf in die Welt, um ein Handwerk zu lernen und jenen geheimnisvollen Garten zu finden, in dem eine Rosenjungfrau auf ihn wartet, die auch ihm ewige Jugend und Glück bringen kann. (Summary by Hokuspokus)

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Michael's Midnight Matinee show

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The Best in Old Time Radio from WOMR/WFMR. Featuring Comedy, Mystery, Horror, Variety and mostly fun. It's Theater For Your Mind. Great stories, great actors, great shows! It's fin for the whole family!

By Michael Hill

Librivox: Father and Son by Gosse, Edmund show

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Father and Son (1907) is a memoir by poet and critic Edmund Gosse, which he subtitled "a study of two temperaments." The book describes Edmund's early years in an exceptionally devout Plymouth Brethren home. His mother, who dies early and painfully of breast cancer, is a writer of Christian tracts. His father, Philip Henry Gosse, is an influential, though largely self-taught, invertebrate zoologist and student of marine biology who, after his wife's death, takes Edmund to live in Devon. The book focuses on the father's response to the new evolutionary theories, especially those of his scientific colleague Charles Darwin, and Edmund's gradual rejection of both his father and his father's fundamentalist religion.[

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Librivox: Sea Fairies, The by Baum, L. Frank show

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In 1910, Baum hoped to end the Oz series and follow with a new series about a little girl named Trot and her sailor companion, Cap'n Bill. The Sea Fairies (1911) was the first book in the projected series and took Trot and Cap'n Bill under the sea where they had adventures with mermaids and other fantastic creatures. It was followed by Sky Island (1912) and then Baum returned to the Oz titles. He brought Trot and Cap'n Bill to Oz in the Scarecrow of Oz (1915). (Summary by Judy Bieber)

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Librivox: Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Burroughs, Edgar Rice show

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In this novel the focus shifts from John Carter, Warlord of Mars, and Dejah Thoris of Helium, protagonists of the first three books in the series, to their son, Carthoris, prince of Helium, and Thuvia, princess of Ptarth. Helium and Ptarth are both prominent Barsoomian city state/empires, and both Carthoris and Thuvia were secondary characters in the previous two books. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Grand Babylon Hotel, The by Bennett, Arnold show

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Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurous hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds out there are strange things going on - a German prince is supposed to arrive but never turns up, someone is found murdered in the hotel, but then the body disappears. With the help of his independent daughter Nella and another German prince, Racksole sets out to solve the mystery. Bennett wrote this as a 15-part serial, for a lark, in 15 days, and sold it for 100 pounds. It first appeared in The Golden Penny in 1902, which described it as "the most original, amusing, and thrilling serial written in a decade". (Summary by Anna Simon)

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Librivox: Under the Greenwood Tree by Hardy, Thomas show

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This novel is subtitled The Mellstock Quire, A Rural Painting of the Dutch School. The Quire is the group of musicians who accompany the hymns at the local church and we follow the fortunes of one member, Dick Dewy, who falls in love with the new school mistress, Fancy Day. Another element of the book is the battle between the traditional musicians of the Quire and the local vicar, Parson Maybold, who installs a church organ. This battle illustrates the developing technology being introduced in the Victorian era and its threat to traditional country ways. The novel was published anonymously in 1872 and is often seen as Thomas Hardy's most gentle and pastoral novel. In 2005 Under the Greenwood Tree was adapted for a television version by Ashley Pharoah. (Summary by Rachel Lintern)

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Librivox: People that Time Forgot, The by Burroughs, Edgar Rice show

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The People that Time Forgot is a science fiction novel, the second of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Caspak trilogy. The first novel ended with the hero writing a manuscript of his adventures and casting it out to sea in his thermos bottle. The second novel begins with the finding of the manuscript and the organization of a rescue expedition. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Memoirs of Jacques Casanova, The - Vol. 1 by Casanova, Giacomo show

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This is the first of five volumes. - Giacomo Casanova (1725 in Venice – 1798 in Dux, Bohemia, now Duchcov, Czech Republic) was a famous Venetian adventurer, writer, and womanizer. He used charm, guile, threats, intimidation, and aggression, when necessary, to conquer women, sometimes leaving behind children or debt. In his autobiography Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century, he mentions 122 women with whom he had sex. Although he is often associated with Don Juan because both seduced many women, Casanova is in fact very different from his fictitious counterpart. While Don Juan is a legend, Casanova is a historical character. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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