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Librivox: Decameron, The by Boccaccio, Giovanni show

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The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Many notable writers such as Shakespeare and Chaucer are said to have borrowed from The Decameron. (from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Elegiac Sonnets and Other Poems by Smith, Charlotte Turner show

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Charlotte Turner Smith (1749 – 1806) was an English poet and novelist. She initiated a revival of the English sonnet, helped establish the conventions of Gothic fiction, and wrote political novels of sensibility. It was in 1784, in debtor's prison with her husband Benjamin, that she wrote and published her first work, Elegiac Sonnets. The work achieved instant success, allowing Charlotte to pay for their release from prison. Smith's sonnets helped initiate a revival of the form and granted an aura of respectability to her later novels. Stuart Curran, the editor of Smith's poems, has written that Smith is "the first poet in England whom in retrospect we would call Romantic". She helped shape the "patterns of thought and conventions of style" for the period. Romantic poet William Wordsworth was the most affected by her works. He said of Smith in the 1830s that she was "a lady to whom English verse is under greater obligations than are likely to be either acknowledged or remembered". By the second half of the nineteenth century, however, Smith was largely forgotten.

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Librivox: Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 006 by Various show

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Eine Sammlung 20 deutscher Gedichte für LibriVox.

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Librivox: Short Science Fiction Collection 012 by Various show

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Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.

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Librivox: Nachtstücke by Hoffmann, E.T.A. show

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Die "Nachtstücke" sind eine Sammlung von unheimlichen Geschichten, die der Romantik zuzuordnen sind. Die einzelnen Titel dieser Sammlung sind: "Der Sandmann", "Ignaz Denner", "Die Jesuitenkirche in G.", "Das Sanctus", "Das öde Haus", "Das Majorat", "Das Gelübde" und "Das steinerne Herz". (Summary by Rainer)

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Librivox: Metal Monster, The by Merritt, Abraham show

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The Metal Monster is an Abraham Merritt fantasy novel. Dr. Goodwin is on a botanical expedition in the Himalayas. There he meets Dick Drake, the son of one of his old science acquaintances. They are witnesses of a strange aurora-like effect, but seemingly a deliberate one. As they go out to investigate, they meet Goodwin's old friends Martin and Ruth Ventnor, brother and sister scientists. The two are besieged by Persians as Darius III led when Alexander of Macedon conquered them more than two thousand years ago. The group is saved by a magnificent woman they get to know as Norhala. She commands the power of lightning and controls strange metal animate Things, living, metallic, geometric forms; an entire city of sentient cubes, globes and tetrahedrons, capable of joining together and forming colossal shapes, and wielding death rays and other armaments of destruction. They are led to a hidden valley occupied by what they name "The Metal Monster", a strange metal city occupied by the metal animate Things Norhala commands This city is governed by what they call the Metal Emperor, assisted by the Keeper of the Cones. Ruth is slowly being converted by Norhala to become like her; her little sister. Martin, her brother, tries shooting the Metal Emperor, who retalliates with a ray blast, putting Martin in a comatose state. Closed in between the Metal Monster and the Persians, it falls to Goodwin and Drake to find a way to escape their predicament. (Summary Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Bible (KJV) 09: 1 Samuel by King James Version show

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The life of Samuel, and the life of Saul.

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Bollywood Basement show

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Non-Stop Bollywood dance hits remixed by DJK-dar

Simonttx Podcast show

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Italian podcast about music, Prince, life and photos

BALTIC Video Podcast show

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BALTIC Podcasts is a series of free audio and video downloads designed to enhance your visit to BALTIC. An ongoing series featuring artists and curators, it explores current and forthcoming exhibitions at BALTIC providing ideal audio and visual accompaniment useful prior, during or after any visit to BALTIC. BALTIC Video Podcasts visually explore BALTIC exhibitions and projects and include footage of artwork, curators, artists and gallery visitors.