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Librivox: Little Dorrit by Dickens, Charles show

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Born in the Marshalsea Prison for Debtors, Amy—Little Dorrit—the daughter of the ruined, but self-respectful William Dorrit, has put her entire heart in caring for her dear father, until one day her humble path is crossed by Arthur Clennam. Their meeting proves providential not only for Amy's life, but for the whole Dorrit family, whose new rise will, in many ways, be also their fall. As in all his novels, in "Little Dorrit" Dickens ushers us into a fascinating and startlingly rich world of human characters and destinies, where virtue and nobility cross swords with vice and villainy, where strength and weakness intertwine with prejudice and magnanimity and where the author's inspired pen wields a compelling and unforgettable power over the readers. (Summary by Ellis Christoff)

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Back Porch Audio Books show

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A series of classic stories, poems, and novels produced by Back Porch Audio Books. Recordings are never abridged. Follow us at:


Mabinogion, The by ANONYMOUS show

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Sample a moment of magic realism from the Red Book of Hergest:<br><br>On one side of the river he saw a flock of white sheep, and on the other a flock of black sheep. And whenever one of the white sheep bleated, one of the black sheep would cross over, and become white; and when one of the black sheep bleated, one of the white sheep would cross over, and become black.<br><br>Before passing on to the Mabinogion proper, Lady Charlotte Guest devotes Volume I of her compilation of medieval Welsh tales to three brief romances of Arthur’s Court. The centrepiece is the story of Peredur, the Dumb Youth – known elsewhere as Perceval, Parzifal, the Holy Fool, et al.<br><br>This is the violent world of satin-clad knights and their clashing encounters, peremptory slayings of giants and cave-dwelling monsters – a world where love is as sudden and final as death. (Introduction by Martin Geeson)

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Other Side of the Door, The by CHAMBERLAIN, Lucia show

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It's 1865 in the city of San Francisco. Pretty, young Ellie Fenwick is walking to the market early one morning to surprise her father with some fresh mushrooms. As she passes a gambling house, she hears a gunshot and two young men emerge. One man falls dead on the pavement and the other is Johnny Montgomery, a handsome young man Ellie recognizes from seeing him previously at a dance. Johnny is holding a smoking pistol in his hand. This incident propels the proper young Ellie into a world of prisons and courtrooms as a murder trial unfolds and the fate of Johnny may rest with her testimony. But, what is the connection with the mysterious Spanish Woman, who lives in a grand house and supposedly has friends in 'high places'? Who else was in the gambling house at that time of the morning before it had opened? What about the whispered conversations between Ellie's father, Mr. Fenwick, and his friend, Mr. Bingley, a prominent attorney prosecuting the case? Things are not always what they may seem... (Introduction by Lee Ann Howlett)

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CoachCreativeClips show

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Welcome to CoachCreativeClips, creativity articles, tips and exercises to help YOU become as creative as you've always known you can be...From Creativity Coach Dan Goodwin -

By Dan Goodwin

Cuisine Made Quick show

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Cuisine Made Quick wants to make good food on a minimal budget a reality for everyone. So many recipe books and web sites out there try to tell you they are “easy to follow” but when you open the book you find yourself lost. We have decided to put these supposedly “easy” recipes to the test. Elisabeth and I are constantly researching recipes that sounds good and look easy to prepare. After some tweaking of the recipes as needed, we share the preparation experience with you. Most recipes are first time preparations for both of us, meaning you get to experience the potential difficulties and nuances as we attempt to deal with them. When all is done, we will make a determination if the recipe really is cuisine made quick or cuisine dud. Furthermore, all recipes are cut down to serve two or three people. All ingredients are priced out to determine the true cost of each cuisine and cheaper substitutions are used as needed. Join us on our journey to discover new and tasty recipes in our mission to make cooking fun, affordable and most importantly - delicious.

By Chris Hadley

Librivox: Essays, First Series by Emerson, Ralph Waldo show

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“We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul”. (From Essay 9, ‘The Over-Soul’)

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Librivox: Essays, Second Series by Emerson, Ralph Waldo show

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) was an American essayist, philosopher, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid 19th century. His teachings directly influenced the growing New Thought movement of the mid 1800s. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Oscar's Guitar Shop show

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Oscar’s Guitar Shop with Oscar Jordan is an entertaining and informative one-hour radio talk show featuring some of the finest guitar players in the music industry. It’s an eclectic mix of guitarists from all styles, including the famous as well as hometown heroes. Discussions include guitars, songwriting, gear, hot licks, new releases, and the creative process. Listen Live Fridays at 2:00PM (PST), exclusively on LA Talk Radio (

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Librivox: Silas Marner by Eliot, George show

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Silas Marner (originally published in 1861): Betrayed by a beloved friend and accused of a crime he didn’t commit, awkward Silas Marner is expelled from his beloved religious community — the only community he has ever known. He exiles himself in the remote village of Raveloe. Friendless and without family, set apart from the villagers by their superstition and fear of him, he plies his weaving trade day after day, storing up gold which becomes his idol. When his gold is stolen, he is rescued from despair by the arrival on his lonely hearth of a beautiful little girl, whom he adopts, and through whom he and the other people of the village learn that loving relationships are more fulfilling than material wealth. (Summary by rachelellen)

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