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Book Stew show

Book StewJoin Now to Follow

Discover your next read and go beyond the page with the latest trailers and author videos. Hear from authors of biography, memoir, current events, historical literary fiction, mysteries, sports books and more.

By Simon & Schuster

Twelve Years a Slave by NORTHUP, Solomon show

Twelve Years a Slave by NORTHUP, SolomonJoin Now to Follow

Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being held for twelve years on a Louisiana plantation, he is eventually freed and reunited with his family. (Summary by RobBoard)

By LibriVox

Road To TED | Public Speaking / TED Talks / TEDx / Toastmasters / Business Speaking / Mike Brooks And Dino Dogan  show

Road To TED | Public Speaking / TED Talks / TEDx / Toastmasters / Business Speaking / Mike Brooks And Dino Dogan Join Now to Follow

The goal of Road To TED is to interview TED and TEDx speakers who are preparing for their upcoming talk. We will examine the process and techniques used to prepare for the most important talk of their life. This is THE podcast for any individual who wants to become a great speaker and maybe even speak at TED

By Mike Brooks, Dino Dogan And Mackenzie Labrecque

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens show

David Copperfield by Charles DickensJoin Now to Follow

The story is told almost entirely from the point of view of the first person narrator, David Copperfield himself, and was the first Dickens novel to be written as such a narration.The story deals with the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity.David's father had died six months before he was born, and seven years later, his mother remarries but David and his step-father don’t get on and he is sent to boarding school.As Divid settles into life we are taken along with him and meet a dazzling array of characters,some of whom we will never forget and some of whom we won't want to remember!

By Books Should Be Free

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne show

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules VerneJoin Now to Follow

Captain Nemo, The Nautilus, and the mysterious depths of the ocean. Unforgettable. Come join an adventure that will roam among coral and pearls, sharks and giant squid, with wonders of biology and engineering that will thrust us from the Antarctic to Atlantis. Whether voyaging a yarn of the glorious unknown, a tale of the darkness that grips the heart of men, or a reinterpretation of Homer’s Odyssey, we’ll all enjoy the fantastic trip. Seasickness optional.

By Books Should Be Free

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells show

The War of the Worlds by H. G. WellsJoin Now to Follow

H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people fleeing from gigantic tripod machines and the prospect of life under Martian rule have served as a bottomless well of inspiration for popular culture. The novel has served as a template for many derivative or inspired works, including comics, countless books, a tv series, several films, a bestselling musical, and the famous Orson Wells broadcast. Overall, The War of the Worlds has become an early milestone in and inspiration for the invasion genre. The novel demonstrates Wells’ typical pessimistic outlook on human nature and offers a good deal of critisism on society and people’s ignorance and vanity. The War of the Worlds can be read as an indictment of European colonial actions around the globe at that time – with which the injustice of the Martian invasion can be compared. Wells has since been credited with predicting quite a number of technologies, such as laser-like rays, industrial robot-like machines, and chemical-warfare. IMPORTANT NOTE: "War of the Worlds" is still under copyright in UK and EU (until 2016). If you are in these jurisdictions, downloading this audiobook will be a violation of copyright law.

By Books Should Be Free

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens show

Great Expectations by Charles DickensJoin Now to Follow

This classic tale tells of an orphan, Pip, who through a series of strange circumstances first finds a trade as a blacksmith’s apprentice and then learns that he has “great expectations” of a future inheritance from an anonymous benefactor. He soon learns to live the profligate life of a gentleman as he gradually sheds his associations with the gentle souls of his past, Joe (the blacksmith) and Biddy (a level-headed young lady). He throws his money at improving the prospects of his roommate and friend Herbert and his heart at an “ice princess” whose heart will never respond. But then an escaped convict from his distant past comes calling, and all Pip’s hopes dissolve.

By Books Should Be Free

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle show

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleJoin Now to Follow

Having left Sherlock Holmes apparently deceased at the conclusion of The Final Problem (in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes), we now find that he is alive after all! In this collection, first published in 1905, the great detective causes Watson to faint (The Empty House), demonstrates that cryptography is elementary (The Dancing Men), and gets engaged (Charles Augustus Milverton). Join in the fun as Holmes deduces his way through these thirteen adventures.

By Books Should Be Free

Life in Scents show

Life in ScentsJoin Now to Follow

Life in Scents is a podcast about smell. It’s an interview show where each time, our guest talks about the scents that have meant something to them through their life, whether everyday smells, fine fragrances or peculiar pecadillos. Bonfires, arm pits, swimming pools, Shalimar, the subway or a club at 3 am, if it’s got an odour, it’s got a story.

By Life in Scents

Prince (Version 2), The by MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò show

Prince (Version 2), The by MACHIAVELLI, NiccolòJoin Now to Follow

The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a political treatise by the Italian diplomat, historian and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. The descriptions within The Prince have the general theme of accepting that ends of princes, such as glory, and indeed survival, can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

By LibriVox