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A concert pianist's pursuit of romance. Starring Ann Todd and James Mason
Topics: Concert pianist, romance, drama
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Leonora by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by Simon Evers Leonora Stanway is 40 and lives a comfortable middle-class life with her unsympathetic and dull husband, John. Her three daughters are rapidly growing up and away and she regrets that her life has become dull, domesticated and meaningless. Arthur Twemlow, the son of John’s former business partner, blows into Leonora’s life and that of her family. Meanwhile, old Uncle Meshach has re-written his will . . . . -...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Five Towns, Family saga, unhappy marriage
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001-Vladimir Nabokov-Lolita - cd 1-01
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by Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by deongines; Lisa Reichert; Mary Herndon Bell; Mike Pelton; acousticwave; Michelle Schroff Heart and Science is one of Wilkie Collins' didactic novels. It is the story of young doctor Ovid Vere, who fights for his love against all resistance of his family and their immediate circle of acquaintances. The novel features a large inheritance, a secret engagement, and an evil stepmother, but what...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, London, Canada, classics, animal, Collins, animal rights, vivisection
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by Richard Middleton
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LibriVox recording of The Day before Yesterday by Richard Middleton. Read in English by DrPGould; Simona Rusu; Angadeon; Fafhrd; Julia Mikheeva; BettyB; Steve C; MelAdrienne; Peter Yearsley; Wolfgang Bas; Roman Noble; Vickie Underwood; Cleon Cumberbatch; April6090; Annyiee Hill This is a volume of short stories and essays by Richard Middleton. The British poet and author wrote a large number of short pieces during his life, which are today still as entertaining as they were then. Published...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, 1912, short stories, england, stories, tales, 2017
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by Barry Pain
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LibriVox recording of Stories in Grey by Barry Pain. Read in English by Ian Stewart; Heath Ogden; ToddHW; dg73; Mike Pelton; brianna; Devorah Allen; Julia Mikheeva; Ken Davies; Brandy Morgan; Susannah Mason; Barney Hallawell This is a collection of short stories by Barry Pain. Pain was well-known in his time for his supernatural and horror stories. This collection contains 15 interesting examples of his work. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, horror, short stories, ghost, stories, supernatural, pain, 1911, 2017
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by Émile Zola
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LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of Marseilles by Émile Zola. (Translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly.) Read in English by Celine Major The elopement of Philippe Cayol, an aspiring liberal, poor and untitled with Blanche De Cazalis, niece of a powerful millionaire and politician sets the stage in this novel full of twists and turns with villains a plenty. Philippe's brother Marius strives to protect the two lovers from the De Cazalis' uncontrolled fury. Although written in his youth Zola's...
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by Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of My Lady's Money by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by ToddHW; acousticwave; Aly M; deongines; susanjhudson; Emma Charlotte; Warren Kati; Kathleen Moore; Michelle Tan; Mayah Lady Lydiard has an uncomfortable bit of business to settle, and intends to do so with a five hundred pound note. But just as she is about to complete the letter with which she is to send the note off, an emergency occurs in the house, and for a little while everyone is preoccupied - be it with the sick...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, romance, Mystery, england, victorian, book, Collins, 2017
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by Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of After Dark by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by Anna Simon; acousticwave; dg73; Molly Craig; Lilith Branda; Oliver Walton; deongines; Warren Kati; Silmaryllis; jenno; ToddHW William Kerby is in danger of losing his sight, which would hit him especially hard as he is a painter. Only rest can preserve it, but a man must eat, and so he and his wife Leah look for other ways to generate a small income. Having travelled a good deal and having heard all kinds of stories on those...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, short stories, england, stories, Collins, 1856, 2017
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by Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by ToddHW; Cory Sampson; Kathleen Moore; Katy Dix; Warren Kati; Michelle Tan; Layla Montipay; deongines; Karen Mallozzi; Skawuczek; acousticwave; Peter John Keeble Mercy Merrick is living a difficult life on the streets, but when she meets the young and charismatic clergyman Julian Gray, she desires to leave this life behind and start afresh. She packs her things and volunteers as a nurse in the Franco-Prussian war of...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, novel, war, england, Collins, rescue, identity, nurse, 1873, 2017
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Detective Falls for a picture of a girl that was allegedly murdered but, turns up alive. Starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews
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by Freeman Wills Crofts
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LibriVox recording of The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts. Read in English by KHand Seymour Merriman stops at the side of the road 26 miles outside Bordeaux, an action that will change his life forever. The events that follow lead him into mystery, smuggling, murder and love. Two amateur detectives try to unravel the mystery of changing number plates, and everything else that surrounds the pit prop syndicate, before the case is handed over to Inspector Willis of Scotland Yard....
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, Mystery, murder
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by Ivan Turgenev
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LibriVox recording of A House of Gentlefolk by Ivan Turgenev. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by tovarisch The novel titled in Russian "Дворянское Гнездо" (Dvoryanskoye Gnezdo, sometimes translated as Home of the Gentry, A Nest of the Gentlefolk, A Nest of the Gentry) is considered a sequel to "Rudin". It is the story of the protagonist Fyodor Ivanych Lavretsky, a son of a nobleman and a serf, brought up at his family's country estate home...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Russian Literature
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by Katherine Cecil Thurston
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LibriVox recording of Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston. Read in English by Simon Evers On a trans-continental train journey into Paris, Max, a young adventurer determined to make his way as an artist, meets Blake, a well-to-do Irishman. Blake helps Max set up a studio in Montmartre and they enjoy the life of Paris and each other's company. However, things are definitely not what they seem and the book takes a very contemporary turn as another person appears on the scene. - Summary by Simon Evers...
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by William John Locke
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LibriVox recording of Septimus by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers The book concerns the tangled lives of four people: Zora, a young widow who seeks some purpose in her life; Septimus Dix, an other-wordly but kind-hearted inventor of hopeless things; Clem Sypher, a larger than life businessman who is convinced his quack remedy will save the world; and Emmy, Zora’s younger sister, a rather flighty actress. (Summary by Simon Evers) For further information, including links to...
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by Mary Cholmondeley
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LibriVox  recording of Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley.  Read in English by Simon Evers The book follows a period in the lives of two friends, Rachel West and Hester Gresley. Rachel is a wealthy heiress who falls in love with the weak-willed Hugh Scarlett after he has broken off an affair with Lady Newhaven (which he does not originally realize has been discovered by her husband). Hester, a novelist, lives with her brother, the pompous vicar of the fictional village of Warpington.  The book...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, romance, adultery, emancipation, clergy
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by Arthur Rees
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LibriVox recording of The Shrieking Pit, by Arthur Rees. Read by Kevin Green. The Shrieking Pit is one of Arthur Rees's earlier works, and is a good old fashioned murder mystery story. Grant Colwyn, a private detective, is holidaying in East Anglia when he notices a young man at a nearby table behaving peculiarly. The young man later leaves the hotel without paying his bill, and turns up in a nearby hamlet in the Norfolk marshes where he takes lodgings at the village inn. The next day, another...
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by Maria Edgeworth
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LibriVox recording of The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth. Read in English by Bruce Pirie Published in 1812, “The Absentee” by Maria Edgeworth examines social injustice in 19th-century Britain. At that time, the management of many Irish estates suffered from the absenteeism of their Anglo-Irish landlords. We meet Lord and Lady Clonbrony. Lord Clonbrony struggles with debt, while Lady Clonbrony tries to shed her Irish connections and earn status in London’s high society (known as “the...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, social class, Ireland, realism, anglo-irish, comedy of manners, landlords,...
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by John Galsworthy
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Librivox recording of To Let (The Forsyte Saga Vol. 3), by John Galsworthy. ‘The Forsyte Saga’ is the story of a wealthy London family stretching from the eighteen-eighties until the nineteen-twenties. To Let is the third and final book in the saga (although Galsworthy later published two further trilogies which extend the story). We are now in 1920, about twenty years since Irene married Young Jolyon and gave birth to John and since Soames married Annette, who gave him a daughter, Fleur....
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by John Galsworthy
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Librivox recording of The Man of Property (The Forsyte Saga Vol. 1), by John Galsworthy. 'The Forsyte Saga' is the story of a wealthy London family stretching from the eighteen-eighties until the nineteen-twenties. The Man of Property is the first book in the saga. The 'man of property' of the title is Soames Forsyte, a partner in the family law firm. He is married to Irene but the marriage is not happy and during the book she falls in love with another man. Another branch of the family is...
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by Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Richard Kilmer Told from the perspective of a Mrs. Truax, the owner of an inn during the time of the American and French Revolutions, "The Forsaken Inn" is a locked-room mystery that keeps readers guessing about what has happened. A young couple stays at the inn for the night, and goes on their way in the morning ... and several years later, the bride's body is found in a secret room of the inn. Yet,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, Mystery, Crime
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by Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Leavenworth Case (Version 2) by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Kevin Green The Leavenworth Case is a gripping detective novel set in New York, and is one of the first detective fiction novels to be written by a female. Indeed, it was the first novel by Anna Katharine Green who came to be known as 'the mother of the detective novel', and 'The Leavenworth Case' was cited by Agatha Christie as an influence on her own fiction. The story plot twists and turns...
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by George Griffith
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LibriVox recording of The Angel of the Revolution by George Griffith. Read in English by Kevin Green The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror (1893) is a science fiction novel by English writer George Griffith. It was his first published novel and remains his most famous work. It was first published in Pearson's Weekly and was prompted by the success of The Great War of 1892 in Black and White magazine, which was itself inspired by The Battle of Dorking. A lurid mix of Jules...
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by Clifford D. Simak
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LibriVox recording of Empire, by Clifford D Simak. Read by Kevin Green. In a future time, the solar system is powered by one energy source, controlled by one huge organisation, which has plans to use this control to dominate the planets. Unknown to them, a couple of maverick scientists accidentally develop a completely new form of energy supply and threaten the corporation's monopoly. Naturally, the corporation can't allow this to happen... A stunning story about the manipulation of pure...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Herapath Property by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Richard Kilmer Jacob Herapath, a wealthy property developer and member of Parliament, is found dead in his office, a revolver at his side and a bullet wound to the head. An allegedly forged Will deepens the mystery. An intriguing puzzle with plenty of twists and turns. (Summary by Richard Kilmer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Talleyrand Maxim by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Kevin Green John Mallathorpe, a wealthy Yorkshire industrialist and land owner dies in an accident, apparently without making a will. His estate goes to his wife and two children and they live the good life for a number of years. However, an old bookseller, whilst clearing some old books passed on from the Mallathorpe estate, finds a copy of Mallathorpe's will inside one of the books, and unfortunately for the...
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by J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford “Rotten borough” is a term that goes back to the 18th century, and it used to mean a parliamentary constituency in which a few property owners, or sometimes a single one, could choose the local member of parliament. The three Reform Acts of 1832, 1857 and 1884 brought that system to an end and by the time this book begins, a rotten borough has taken on its more modern meaning of a...
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by Marie Corelli
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LibriVox recording of The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli. Read in English by Lisa Statler Marie Corelli's book The Life Everlasting examines the world of past lives, mysticism, secret societies and twin souls against a backdrop of a true love based on the highest ideals. The plot follows our heroine from a yachting trip around Scotland with eccentric characters such as an atheist millionaire and his hypochondriac daughter, to the entering of a secret society of ancient...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, mysticism, twin flame, secret society
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by Marie Corelli
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LibriVox recording of The Young Diana by Marie Corelli. Read in English by Newgatenovelist Poor Diana May. Her fiancé has jilted her, her parents think she is an encumbrance and no one recognises her intelligence. She seems destined to remain unloved, unappreciated and unpaid - until she decides to take control of her life. It all begins with an advertisement for an assistant to an eccentric scientist with a hidden laboratory in Switzerland... - Summary by Newgatenovelist For further...
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by Emma Goldman
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Librivox recording of Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman. Read by Lee Elliott and Peter Yearsley. Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Born in Russia, Goldman emigrated to the US in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she became a writer and a renowned lecturer on anarchist...
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by Arthur B. Reeve
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LibriVox recording of The Exploits Of Elaine By Arthur B. Reeve. Read by Lucy Burgoyne The Exploits of Elaine It tells the story of a young woman named Elaine who, with the help of a detective, tries to find the man, known only as "The Clutching Hand", who murdered her father. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording....
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by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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Librivox recording of The Case of Jennie Brice by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read by Wina Hathaway. The flood brings in not only the muddy waters but a series of suspicious clues that convinced Mrs. Pitman, a boarding house keeper, that a murder has been committed at her boarding house. Jennifer Ladley aka Jennie Brice is missing and with the help of Mr. Holcombe, a quirky gentleman with a passion for mysteries, they embark on a quest for the truth behind the disappearance of Jennie Brice. (summary...
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by R. Austin Freeman
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Librivox recording of The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Jeffrey Blackmore suspiciously made two wills, both deceptively alike, but still, in a cunning way, completely different. John Thorndyke, equally cunning and smart, smells something fishy. With stylish cool and logic, he leads the story up to its marvelous and fully credible climax. (Summary by Neeru Iyer) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org ....
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by Earle Ashley Walcott
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Librivox recording of Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott. Read by Roger Melin. Giles Dudley is called upon by his cousin Henry Wilton to assist him in San Francisco, but the reason for the summons is not at all clear. Dudley answers the summons, only to find himself immediately wrapped in the middle of mystery and intrigue, the roots and ends of which he is utterly unaware. He has been given to care for a mysterious young boy whom he hasn't even seen. His cousin has mysteriously disappeared....
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by Charles Dickens
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A LibriVox recording of No Thoroughfare, by Charles Dickens. Read by Alan Chant . Two boys from the Foundling Hospital are given the same name, with disastrous consequences in adulthood. Two associates, wishing to right the wrong, are commissioned to find a missing heir. Their quest takes them from fungous wine cellars in the City of London to the sunshine of the Mediterranean — across the Alps in winter. Danger and treachery would prevail were it not for the courage of the heroine and the...
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by Gladys Edson Locke
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LibriVox recording of That Affair at Portstead Manor by Gladys Edson Locke. Read in English by J. M. Smallheer An English country home during a house party becomes the scene of a double mystery. One of the three detectives employed on the case is a woman whose common sense, calm, and plain logic are skillfully employed in straightening the tangle. A double love story as well as a double crime seems not too much for the writer to handle. - Excerpted from the NY Times Book Review, Aug 16, 1914....
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by Edith Lavell
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery at Dark Cedars by Edith Lavell. Read in English by Cari Shorrock Mary Louise and her friend Jane take on a mystery of dark secrets at Cedar Hall that threatens a young girl's sanity and trust. The first in a series featuring these charming young detectives. (Summary by CariJS) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Anna Maynard Barbour
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Librivox recording of That Mainwaring Affair by Anna Maynard Barbour. Read by J. M. Smallheer. As wealthy financier, Hugh Mainwaring dictates his last will and testament to his private secretary, it would be impossible for him to imagine the shocking chain of events that he is about to set into motion. This best-selling mystery novel was first published in 1901 and remains an entertaining mix of detective work, courtroom drama and family intrigue. (Summary by J. M. Smallheer) For further...
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by Alice B. Emerson
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LibriVox recording of Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall by Alice B. Emerson. In this, the second book of the Ruth Fielding series, Ruth goes to boarding school with her best friend Helen. When they get there, Ruth starts her own sorority called the SweetBriars for the new girls. Her sweet group of girls conflicts with the two other sororities the Upedes and the Fussy Curls. In the midst of settling to the new place, there is a campus rumor about a legend of the marble harp playing ominously at...
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by Burton E. Stevenson
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LibriVox recording of That Affair at Elizabeth, by Burton E. Stevenson. Read by Cathy Barratt. A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiquitous romantic complication, of course). (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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by Mary Cholmondeley
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LibriVox recording of Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley. Read in English by Simon Evers Colonel Tempest , his wastrel son Archie and beautiful daughter Diana (Di) are dismayed when they are cut out of the will of old Mr Tempest, Colonel Tempest’s brother. All of the Tempest fortune and estates at Overleigh pass to son John. However, everyone except John knows that he is illegitimate. Colonel Tempest, enraged, agrees in a drunken stupor to a bounty of £10,000 on John’s head although he...
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by George William Curtis
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LibriVox recording of From the Easy Chair Vol 2 by George William Curtis. Read in English by Lynne T; DrPGould; Mike Pelton; John; BettyB; Larry Wilson; brianna The second volume of essays and observations From the Easy Chair of William Curtis, editor of Harper's Weekly and one of the founders of the American Republican party, and served Ulysses S. Grant; although he split from the party in the 1880s over the choice of presidential candidate. He was an original member of the New York Board of...
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by Elinor Glyn
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LibriVox recording of Three Weeks by Elinor Glyn. Read in English by MaryAnn; Gail Timmerman Vaughan; acousticwave; Sheila; Ed Fenton; Kathleen Moore; Amy Deuchler Three weeks was Elinor Glyn's most popular and most scandalous book, published in 1907, and made into an even more scandalous movie in 1914. The book follows Paul Verdayne, who thinks himself passionately in love with the parson's daughter. His aristocratic parents, wishing to protect their son from a disadvantageous marriage, send...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, murder, england, Scandal, 1914, glyn, 1907
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by Thomas Dewitt Talmage
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LibriVox recording of The Abominations of Modern Society, by Thomas Dewitt Talmage. The title gives an accurate description of the book! It is full of old and forgotten words and phrases, Amusing at times, but addressing the problems mentioned in the chapter titles in detail. The troubles of his times are the same as today's, and Rev. Talmage does a marvelous job going through each one individually. (Summary by fiddlesticks) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of Ravensdene Court by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford A lonely house oh the Northumbrian coast, the owner recently retired from a lifetime in India, living with his granddaughter, Enter a young London lawyer to catalog the huge old book collection. Murders to follow. . . . (more information later) - Summary by Nicholas Clifford For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Joris-Karl Huysmans
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LibriVox recording of Là-bas by Joris-Karl Huysmans. (Translated by Keene Wallace aka Wallis) Read in English by Peter Tucker The plot of Là-Bas concerns the novelist Durtal, who is disgusted by the emptiness and vulgarity of the modern world. He seeks relief by turning to the study of the Middle Ages and begins to research the life of the notorious 15th-century child-murderer Gilles de Rais. Through his contacts in Paris (notably Dr. Johannes, modeled after Joseph-Antoine Boullan), Durtal...
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by Laurence M. Janifer; Randall Garrett
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LibriVox recording of Pagan Passions by Laurence M. Janifer; Randall Garrett. Read in English by Phil Chenevert 'Adult' Science Fiction? Well, why not? Science Fiction deals imaginatively with odd and unsettling subjects, why not sex? In this novel, the The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece and Rome had returned to Earth—with all their awesome powers intact, and Earth was transformed almost overnight. War on any scale was outlawed, along with boom-and-bust economic cycles, and ...er......
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by May Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of Tasker Jevons: The Real Story by May Sinclair. Read in English by Expatriate In this May Sinclair wartime masterpiece, dashing newsman Walter Furnival is an absurdly good catch: handsome, successful, athletic, intelligent, an upstanding epitome of manhood and rectitude. Tasker Jevons is a puny, preposterous, impossible-looking, bombastic sports writer, without one single redeeming social grace. Imagine the jealous mortification of Furny when his enchanting young typist and...
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by Upton Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of The Naturewoman by Upton Sinclair. The Mastersons, a wealthy Bostonian family, await the arrival of their cousin Anna in the wake of her grandfather's death. Though born in Boston, Anna, who prefers the name Oceana, spent most of her life on a tropical island in the Pacific with her father. A free spirit, her practices and values surrounding proper dress, romance, and entertainment clash with those of her conservative relatives. What will happen as patience and tolerance...
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by George Meredith
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LibriVox recording of Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith. Read in English by volunteer readers. Inspired by the real life story of Caroline Norton, a friend of the author's, this book tells about a lively woman who is trapped in a miserable marriage. Yet Diana is not one to give up in her quest for love, happiness and fulfillment. - Summary by Stav Nisser For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Clara Louise Burnham
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LibriVox recording of The Key Note by Clara Louise Burnham. Read in English by Christi Lupher Love blooms amid the gorgeous scenery of an island off the coast of Maine as a group of vacationers discover an abused boy and set out to rescue him. This 1921 novel is another lovely creation by author Clara Louise Burnham. - Summary by Christi Lupher For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by William Henry Smyth
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LibriVox recording of Technocracy by William Henry Smyth Read in English by progressingamerica The word technocracy refers to a system of government by technical experts such as scientists, technologists, and engineers. William Henry Smyth is often thought to have invented the term in 1919, although it had in fact been used earlier. (Summary following Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Read by LibriVox volunteers. The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be to the first mystery novel, and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of ’sensation novels’…. The Woman in White is also an early example of a particular type of Collins narrative in which several characters in...
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by E.W. Hornung
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LibriVox recording of The Amateur Cracksman, by E.W. Hornung. Read by Kristin Hughes. “I'd tasted blood, and it was all over with me. Why should I work when I could steal? Why settle down to some humdrum uncongenial billet, when excitement, romance, danger and a decent living were all going begging together?” - A. J. Raffles, The Ides of March. The Amateur Cracksman is the first collection of stories about A. J. Raffles, gentleman, cricketer, and thief. After stopping his old school friend,...
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by Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of No Name, by Wilkie Collins. The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. When Andrew Vanstone is killed suddenly in an accident and his wife follows shortly thereafter, it is revealed that they were not married at the time of their daughters' births, making their daughters "Nobody's Children" in the eyes of English law and robbing them of their inheritance. Andrew Vanstone's elder brother...
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by Peter Kropotkin
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LibriVox recording of The Conquest of Bread (version 2) by Peter Kropotkin. Read in English by AudibleAnarchist In this work, Kropotkin points out what he considers to be the defects of the economic systems of feudalism and capitalism, and how he believes they thrive on and maintain poverty and scarcity, as symbol for richness and in spite of being in a time of abundance thanks to technology, while promoting privilege. He goes on to propose a more decentralised economic system based on mutual...
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by Eleanor H. Porter
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LibriVox recording of Cross Currents, by Eleanor H. Porter. Cross Currents: The Story of Margaret, to give it its full title, is delightful story about a little girl’s resilience and a mother’s unwavering love, from the beloved author of Pollyanna. Margaret Kendall (the Margaret of the story) has known nothing but love, wealth and privilege for the first five years of her life. An accident during a visit with her mother to New York City leaves little Margaret alone and fending for herself....
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by Eleanor H. Porter
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LibriVox recording of The Road to Understanding, by Eleanor H. Porter. Read by Bellona Times and Mike Pelton. "If Burke Denby had not been given all the frosted cakes and toy shotguns he wanted at the age of ten, it might not have been so difficult to convince him at the age of twenty that he did not want to marry Helen Barnet." "Of course the inevitable happened. However near two roads may be at the start, if they diverge ever so slightly and keep straight ahead, there is bound...
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by Florence Morse Kingsley
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LibriVox recording of The Heart of Philura by Florence Morse Kingsley. Read in English by annie70 Once again Mrs Kingsley does not shy away from the highs and lows of life in the quickly changing world of the 1900s…the ageing women working to support themselves or their families, in jobs that will soon disappear...the washerwoman, butter-woman and the little dressmaker….the contrast between the socialite of Boston and the drudge in the kitchen….the old farmers and the independent,...
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by George Gissing
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LibriVox recording of The Emancipated by George Gissing. Read in English by Lynne T; KHand; Celine Major; Kalynda In Italy, everything is possible. Or, at least, much more than in the oppressive social order of the Victorian era. A group of British expatriats go to tour the country and do things they might live to either bless or regret. This book details their adventures and search of identity. The central question remains clear: can one be completely free? And, if so, is the price too high? (...
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by Eleanor H. Porter
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LibriVox recording of The Turn of the Tide, by Eleanor H. Porter. What a joy! How exciting! Margaret Kendall returned home, to her loving and equally beloved mother's arms after 4 years in the slums of New York City- where she endured unimaginable hardships. This hardship made the naturally brilliant nine-years-old strong, resourceful, and full of questions which her mother finds it hard to answer. But this is not the end of the problems she would have to face. Those will include her mother's...
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by Ford Madox Ford
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LibriVox recording of The Soul of London by Ford Madox Ford. Read in English by Cori Samuel 'Most of us love places very much as we may love what, for us, are the distinguished men of our social lives. [...] We are, all of us who are Londoners, paying visits of greater or less duration to a Personality that, whether we love it or very cordially hate it, fascinates us all. And, paying my visit, I have desired to give some such record. I have tried to make it anything rather than encyclopaedic,...
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by Eugène Sue
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LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of Paris - Volume 3 by Eugène Sue. Read in English by Celine Major. Rodolphe, who is really the Grand Duke of Gerolstein (a fictional kingdom of Germany) but is disguised as a Parisian worker. He can speak in argot, is extremely strong and a good fighter. However he shows great compassion for the lower classes, good judgment, and has a brilliant mind. He is at ease in all layers of society and so is able to understand their problems, and how the different...
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by Eugène Sue
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LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of Paris - Volume 2 by Eugène Sue. Read in English by Celine Major. Rodolphe, who is really the Grand Duke of Gerolstein (a fictional kingdom of Germany) but is disguised as a Parisian worker. He can speak in argot, is extremely strong and a good fighter. However he shows great compassion for the lower classes, good judgment, and has a brilliant mind. He is at ease in all layers of society and so is able to understand their problems, and how the different...
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by John Galsworthy
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LibriVox recording of Beyond by John Galsworthy. Read in English by Simon Evers Gyp, the daughter of ex-Major Charles Claire Winton, at the age of 23 marries Fiorsen, a Swedish violin virtuoso. Her mother, the wife of another man, has been Winton's mistress; she had died when Gyp was born. A highly sensitive child, Gyp has grown up in isolated surroundings with a kind, but very British, father. As she gets older her father tries to introduce her into society. An attack of gout takes him to...
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by Grace Livingston Hill
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LibriVox recording of The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill. Read in English by Scarlet576 Paul Cortland seems to have it all as a popular, successful athlete and college student. Tragedy leads him to find peace through the faith of a classmate. Paul must overcome temptations of his own emotions and troublesome friends to grow in his faith. He struggles to make his mark in a positive way to those he meets. - Summary by Scarlet576 For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by E. M. Delafield
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LibriVox recording of The Heel of Achilles by E. M. Delafield. Read in English by CJ Plog After a difficult childhood, Lydia Raymond, a lower middle class girl, decides to explore her own individuality and climbs the social ladder. Yet, like everything in life, this has a price. This book tells about her childhood, her quest to find herself, and her relationship with her daughter, Jane. This is a fairytale turned upside down. - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further information, including links to...
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by George Payne Rainsford James
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LibriVox recording of The Convict by George Payne Rainsford James. Read in English by Lynne T As young Lord Hadley and his companion Edward Dudley travel along a dark, coastal road, they encounter a young girl pinioned by a fallen wall. They rescue her and alert her father, stationed on the cliff-top, apparently watching for something or someone, before continuing their journey to the home of Sir Arthur Adelon. What was the girl doing out alone at night? What was her father's business on the...
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by Edgar Wallace
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LibriVox recording of The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace. Read in English by Anna Simon. The Crimson Circle gang spreads fear by extortion and murder. Its members range from rich, powerful bankers to petty criminals, and none of them know each other. A beautiful young woman named Thalia Drummond appears to be involved in the gang too. But who is the leader of the gang, known only as The Crimson Circle? Chief Inspector Parr is on the case, as well as private detective Derrick Yale. - Summary by...
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Arnold Marion Fay (1882) offers a pair of romances, each involving a match between one titled personage and one commoner. The misalliances lead to the typical strains between parental desires and romantic wishes of the young. The novel’s primary characters have such noble dispositions that Trollope was impelled to create several far more interesting minor characters who either threaten mayhem or provide amusing...
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Simon Evers Set against the background of the Irish famine in the 1840’s, the novel tells of the tangled relationships between Clara Desmond, Herbert Fitzgerald and his cousin Owen Fitzgerald. Clara – whose previously ‘great’ family is almost bankrupt – is initially attracted to Owen, but whose dissolute lifestyle is a handicap. The matter is further complicated by the fact that Lady Desmond, Clara’s...
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by John Buchan
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LibriVox recording of The Power-House by John Buchan. Read in English by Expatriate The Power-House is a novel by John Buchan, a thriller set in London, England. It was written in 1913, when it was serialised in Blackwood's Magazine, and it was published in book form in 1916. The narrator is the barrister and Tory MP Edward Leithen, who features in a number of Buchan's novels. The urban setting contrasts with that of its sequel, John Macnab, which is set in the Scottish Highlands. The...
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by Edith Wharton
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LibriVox recording of The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton. Read in English by Robert Keiper Odo Valsecca, a promising nobleman, inherits a dukedom at a young age and, over the course of his young life, must quickly learn the politics of royalty as he deals with other nobles, the church, the free-thinking movement, and, of course, his subjects, the peasants. Will he be able to rise to power in time, or will he quickly buckle under the pressures of the Italian court during the seventeenth...
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by Basil King
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LibriVox recording of The Wild Olive by Basil King. Read in English by Simon Evers Norrie Ford, having been unfairly convicted of murder, has escaped. A lucky chance finds him being rescued by a mysterious girl (the Wild Olive of the title), who sets him up with a new life under a new name in Argentina. He makes such a success of his time there that he is posted back to New York by the company he works for – but not before he has become engaged to be married. Back in New York, he meets up...
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by S. R. Crockett
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LibriVox recording of The Grey Man by S. R. Crockett. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; DJRickyV; VfkaBT; Jeremiah Sutherland; Dillon Siedentopf; Chris Hymans This novel is set in Scotland in turbulent times, and we are immediately introduced to intrigue and family strife. At Launcelot Kennedy's aunt's husband's funeral, he and his father are first hidden, then hustled away secretly for fear of being spies. Werewolves, murder, secret trysts, vengeance and siege are the backdrop to this tale as...
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