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Librivox: Camp of the Dog, The by Blackwood, Algernon show

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A party of campers on a deserted Baltic island is terrorized by a huge wolf... or is it?

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Librivox: Richard II by Shakespeare, William show

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Richard II by William Shakespeare is the first of eight plays that portray a historically-informed version of the War of the Roses - beginning in about 1365 and ending with Richard III's death in 1485. Edited by J. M. Smallheer and John Gonzalez. (Summary by Cori) Characters: Narration, Keeper, and Lord - read by Annie Coleman King Richard II and First Servant - read by Peter Yearsley Northumberland and Gaunt - read by Chip Bolingbroke - read by Kayvan Sylvan Aumerle - read by John Gonzalez Henry Percy - read by Michael Sirois York - read by Martin Clifton Mowbray - read by Mark F. Smith Surrey and Willoughby - read by Nikolle Doolin Salisbury - read by David Barnes Bushy and Carlisle - read by Cecelia Prior Bagot, Abbot, Scroop, and Exton - read by Linton Green - read by deadwhitemales Queen Isabel - read by Joy Chan Duchess of York - read by Kristen McQuillin Berkeley - read by Rainer Ross - read by Mr. Baby Man Fitzwater and Groom - read by Sean McKinley Marshal - read by Lenny Glionna Jr. Captain and First Herald - read by Hugh Mac Duchess of Gloucester - read by Gesine Lady - read by Maureen S. O'Brien Gardener, Second Herald, and Second Servant - read by Kara Shallenberg

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Librivox: Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, The by Poe, Edgar Allan show

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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Edgar Allan Poe’s only complete novel, published in 1838. The work relates the tale of the young Arthur Gordon Pym who stows away aboard a whaling ship called Grampus. Various adventures and mis-adventures befall Pym including shipwreck, mutiny and cannibalism. The story starts out as a fairly conventional adventure at sea, but it becomes increasingly strange and hard to classify in later chapters, involving religious symbolism and the Hollow Earth. Summary from Wikipedia

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Librivox: Fighting the Whales by Ballantyne, R.M. show

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A fatherless boy joins the crew of a whaling ship in order to earn a living for himself and his mother. Beyond being a fascinating depiction of a now-alien time, occupation, and culture, it's also a rousing adventure story. One is left with the impression that hunting and catching a whale in a sailing ship was akin to you or me being stalked, ambushed, and killed by a shoebox full of mice. (Summary by the reader.)

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Librivox: Bible (WEB) NT 10: Ephesians by World English Bible show

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Paul writes to the church at Ephesus, beginning with a praise to God for the forgiveness of their sins and for choosing them in His grace. Paul prays for the spiritual well-being of the Ephesians and reminds them how sinful they were before they turned to Christ. He then speaks of his revelation, by which he was selected to preach to the Gentiles, for they can also be saved. Among other things, he urges the Ephesians to be humble, to avoid sexual immorality and foul speech, and to be united in Christ even though they are diverse in spiritual talents. He also gives advice to husbands and wives, children and fathers, and servants and masters. The letter concludes with an extended metaphor of the Christian as spiritual warrior. (Summary by Leon Mire)

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Librivox: Gulliver's Travels by Swift, Jonathan show

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Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travelers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift's magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Anthem by Rand, Ayn show

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Anthem is a dystopic science fiction story taking place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur, if at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the word "I" has disappeared from the language). As is common in her work, Rand draws a clear distinction between the "socialist/communal" values of equality and brotherhood and the "productive/capitalist" values of achievement and individuality. The story also parallels Stalinist Russia, which was currently going on at the time as the story was published. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Stalky & Co. by Kipling, Rudyard show

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Rudyard Kipling published Stalky & Co. in 1899. Set at an English boarding school in a seaside town on the North Devon coast. (The town, Westward Ho!, is not only unusual in having an exclamation mark, but also in being itself named after a novel, by Charles Kingsley.) The book is a collection of linked short stories, with some information about the eponymous Stalky's later life. Beetle, one of the main trio, is said to be based on Kipling himself, while Stalky may be based on Lionel Dunsterville. The stories have elements of the macabre (dead cats), bullying and violence, and hints about sex, making them far from the childish or idealised world of the typical school story. Edmund Wilson, critic, in The Wound and the Bow, was both shocked and uncomprehending. Adapted by Tim Bulkeley from the Wikipedia entry.

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Librivox: Boy's Will, A by Frost, Robert show

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A Boy's Will is Robert Frost's first full volume of poetry. Issued when Frost was approaching forty, it established his reputation and created a revolution in American poetry. With this publication, Frost became an established poet. He later became the major American poet of the twentieth century. A Boy's Will is characteristic of Frost's ability to conjure photographically clear physical images while ruminating on the complexities of the human condition, its frailties and strengths, and its temporal state, like that of his beloved New England landscape. (Summary by Becky Miller)

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