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

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The Land That Time Forgot is a science fiction novel, the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Caspak trilogy. His working title for the story was "The Lost U-Boat." Starting out as a harrowing wartime sea adventure, the story ultimately develops into that of a fantastical lost world. (Adapted from Wikipedia.)

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Librivox: À se tordre by Allais, Alphonse show

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Alphonse Allais est un journaliste, écrivain et humoriste français célèbre à la Belle Époque, connu pour sa plume acerbe et son humour absurde. (adapté de Wikipedia par Ezwa) Alphonse Allais was a French writer and humorist. He is the author of many collections of whimsical writings. (from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Raggedy Andy Stories by Gruelle, Johnny show

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Raggedy Ann is a fictional character created by writer Johnny Gruelle (1880–1938) in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories . A doll was also marketed along with the book to great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories (1920) introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy, dressed in sailor suit and hat. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte by Chamisso, Adelbert von show

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Peter Schlemihl lernt den reichen Kaufmann Thomas John kennen, in dessen Garten er einem eigenartigen grauen Herrn begegnet. Dieser überredet ihn dazu, seinen Schatten für ein Säckel voller Gold zu verkaufen, der wie ein Füllhorn nie versiegt. Sobald die Menschen aber bemerken, dass er keinen Schatten hat, fürchten sie sich und meiden ihn. Er reist deshalb über das Gebirge zu einem Badeort und richtet sich dort mit Hilfe seines treuen Dieners Bendel so ein, dass seine Schattenlosigkeit zunächst nicht bemerkt wird. Hier verliebt er sich in die schöne Mina und sein Geheimnis wird von einem anderen seiner Diener verraten. Nur wenn er seinen Schatten zurück bekommt, erklärt ihm Minas Vater, darf er die Tochter heiraten. Da erscheint der graue Mann wieder. Schlemihl will seinen Schatten zurück, aber die wahre Natur des grauen Mannes offenbart sich ihm: Er ist der Teufel. Dieser ist nur bereit, den Schatten zurückzugeben, wenn Schlemihl ihm dafür seine Seele überlässt. Dieser lehnt den Handel ab und wirft schließlich das Säckchen, welches er mit seinem Schatten bezahlt hatte, in einen Abgrund. Damit kappt er alle Bande zum Teufel. Mit seinem letzten Geld kauft er sich ein Paar alte Stiefel, die sich als Siebenmeilenstiefel erweisen. Den Rest seines Lebens verbringt er einsam als Naturforscher. Adelbert von Chamisso war Botaniker, Forschungsreisender, Direktor des Herbariums am Botanischen Garten und Dichter. Obwohl Französisch seine Muttersprache war, gelang es ihm, in der deutschen Fremdsprache unsterbliche Werke zu schaffen. Mit dem Adelbert-von-Chamisso-Preis werden seit 1985 in Deutschland Autorinnen und Autoren nichtdeutscher Muttersprache ausgezeichnet. (Summary by Wikipedia und Hokuspokus)

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Librivox: Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest by Hudson, W. H. show

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"Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest" is a narration of his life story by Abel, a Venezuelan, to a comrade. Once a wealthy young man, he meddled in politics to the extent of provoking a revolution... which failed. Escaping into the tropical forests of Guyana Abel takes up gold hunting, then journal-writing, and fails at both. Now with no aim for his life, he drifts until he takes up residence with a remote Indian tribe. Soon he learns of a wood the Indians avoid, as it is inhabited by a dangerous Daughter of the Didi, who, they say, slew one of them with magic. The fellow was in fact hit with a poisoned dart by accident, but his dying belief that she had caught the dart and hurled it at him survived him. Intrigued, Abel visits the wood repeatedly, and eventually encounters Rima. She indeed is something magical. She seems to have a pact with nature: animals don't molest her, she speaks in a melodious birdsong (as well as Spanish), and she even makes her garments of spider silk. When Abel is bitten by a venomous snake that acts protective of her, she and her "grandfather" Nuflo nurse Abel back to health. Both Abel and Rima are wonderments to each other, someone unlike any other person they have ever encountered. They fall in love, a love that is stymied by Rima's inability to understand the feelings Abel creates in her. On a long trek to discover Rima's origins, they find that her unique people no longer exist, but they finally confront the magnetism that is drawing them together. Finally they find joy, and make plans... until Rima is murdered by the Indians. And then it is time for vengeance! (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

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Librivox: Mother by Norris, Kathleen show

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With seven children and a home to take care of, Margaret wondered how her Mother could be so happy living a life that seemed all drudgery. As Margaret has new experiences, she comes to realize that "her mother was not only the truest, the finest, the most generous woman she had ever known, but the happiest as well". (Summary by Megan Kunkel)

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Librivox: Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 07 by Shakespeare, William show

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LibriVox readers present the seventh collection of monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) remains widely to be considered the single greatest playwright of all time. He wrote in such a variety of genres - tragedy, comedy, romance, &c - that there is always at least one monologue in each of his plays. Some of these teach a lesson, some simply characterize Shakespeare at his best, some are funny, some sad, but all are very moving. Each monologue will touch everybody differently. Some people will be so moved by a particular monologue that they will want to record it. (summary by Shurtagal)

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Librivox: Pellucidar by Burroughs, Edgar Rice show

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Pellucidar is a fictional "Hollow Earth" milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an "iron mole" to burrow 500 miles into the earth's crust. This is the second book in the series. (adapted from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Perfect Strain, A by Crawford, Isabella Valancy show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 different recordings of A Perfect Strain by Isabella Valancy Crawford. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of July 27th, 2008.

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Librivox: Probable Sons by Feuvre, Amy le show

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Little Milly is left an orphan after the death of her mother and sent to live with her bachelor uncle, who has no use for children, especially of the female variety. As the days go by, his heart warms to his endearing niece who wants all probable sons to come home, including her very own probable uncle . (Summary by Laura Caldwell)

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