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Origin Mysteries show

Origin MysteriesJoin Now to Follow

There are countless mysteries through out history and who doesn't love a good story? Origin Mysteries brings you some of the best crime, ghost and paranormal stories around! Every two weeks a new episode is released featuring two different stories! So what are you waiting for? Hit that subscribe button so you never miss an episode!

By Cameron Rainey

Librivox: Treasure Island (version 2) by Stevenson, Robert Louis show

Librivox: Treasure Island (version 2) by Stevenson, Robert LouisJoin Now to Follow

A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

By LibriVox

Librivox: Scarlet Pimpernel, The by Orczy, Emmuska, Baroness show

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The classic story of Sir Percy Blakeney and his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel. A great adventure, set during the French Revolution. (Summary by Karen Savage)

By LibriVox

Librivox: Heart of Darkness by Conrad, Joseph show

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Set in a time of oppressive colonisation, when large areas of the world were still unknown to Europe, and Africa was literally on maps and minds as a mysterious shadow, Heart of Darkness famously explores the rituals of civilisation and barbarism, and the frighteningly fine line between them. We get the tale through a classic unreliable narrator, relating as Marlow, a ship’s captain, tells how he was sent by the Company to retrieve the wayward Kurtz, and was shaken to discover the true depths of darkness in that creature’s, and in his own, soul. Conrad based the work closely on his own terrible experience in the Congo. This work has been reinterpreted and adapted into many modern forms, the most well known being the film Apocalypse Now. (Summary written by Marlo Dianne)

By LibriVox

Librivox: David Copperfield by Dickens, Charles show

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"David Copperfield" or "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery" was first published in 1850. Like all except five of his works, it originally appeared in serial form. Many elements within the novel follow events in Dickens' own life, and it is probably the most autobiographical of all of his novels. It is also Dickens' "favorite child." (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Tale of Two Cities, A by Dickens, Charles show

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A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens; it is moreover a moral novel strongly concerned with themes of guilt, shame, redemption and patriotism. The plot centers on the years leading up to French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror. It tells the story of two men, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, who look very alike but are entirely different in character.(Summary from wikipedia)

By LibriVox

Food Programme show

Food ProgrammeJoin Now to Follow

Provenance and pleasure, history and health - Radio 4's weekly look at food. Making sense of food, from the kitchen and canteen, to the farm and factory. We place food in its historical and cultural context; call to account policy makers and industry decision makers; and celebrate the sheer pleasure of good food.

By BBC Radio 4

Other People with Brad Listi show

Other People with Brad ListiJoin Now to Follow

Brad Listi is the author of a novel called ATTENTION. DEFICIT. DISORDER. and the founder of The Nervous Breakdown, an online culture magazine and literary community. He also runs TNB Books, an independent press specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction. Here, he offers up in-depth, inappropriate interviews with today's leading authors.

By Brad Listi

Lapham's Quarterly: The Podcast show

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Interviews, readings, and audio ephemera from the editors and contributors of Lapham's Quarterly.

By  Lapham's Quarterly

Librivox: Horror Story Collection 003 by Various show

Librivox: Horror Story Collection 003 by VariousJoin Now to Follow

An occasional collection of 10 horror stories by various readers. We aim to unsettle you a little, to cut through the pink cushion of illusion that shields you from the horrible realities of life. Here are the walking dead, the fetid pools of slime, the howls in the night that you thought you had confined to your more unpleasant dreams.

By LibriVox