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Librivox: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Carroll, Lewis show

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In this children's classic, a girl named Alice follows falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm full of talking creatures. She attends a never-ending tea party and plays croquet at the court of the anthropomorphic playing cards. (Summary written by Gesine)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 002 by Various show

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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 002: a collection of 22 public-domain poems.

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Librivox: Pilgrim's Progress,  The by Bunyan, John show

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Translated into over 100 languages, The Pilgrim's Progress is one of the most famous classics of literature. It is an allegorical novel, describing a Christian's journey through life to reach heaven. Part 1 was written by John Bunyan in 1679 whilst he was imprisoned for conducting unauthorised religious services, whilst Part 2 was not written until 1684, and is not included in many versions of this text. This recording includes both parts, and inline scripture references. (Summary by Joy Chan)

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Librivox: Song (Donne version) by Donne, John show

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Librivox volunteers bring you seven different readings of the short poem Song by John Donne, a weekly poetry project. Song is a bitter little poem on the falsity of women: search the world for ages, see mythical wonders, but you’ll not find a true woman. Deep hurt is the bane of the loving heart. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)

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Librivox: Aesop's Fables, Volume 01 (Fables 1-25) by Aesop show

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Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 1 of 12. (Summary by Chip)

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Librivox: Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor show

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For killing an albatross, the mariner and his crew are punished with drought and death. Amidst a series of supernatural events, the mariner's life alone is spared and he repents, but he must wander the earth and tell his tale with the lesson that "all things great and small" are important. (Summary written by Gesine)

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Librivox: Where My Books Go by Yeats, William Butler show

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Librivox volunteers bring you thirteen different readings of the short poem Where My Books Go by William Butler Yeats, a weekly poetry project. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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Librivox: Declaration of Independence of the United States of America by United States, Founding Fathers of the show

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Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. It was ratified by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. (Summary from wikipedia.org)

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Librivox: North of Boston by Frost, Robert show

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One of the first collections of poetry by Robert Frost, published in 1914. (Summary written by Gesine) Contents (with beginning time): Part 1 Mending Wall (00:01:20) The Death of the Hired Man (00:03:45) The Mountain (00:12:20) A Hundred Collars (00:18:14) Part 2 Home Burial (00:00:18) The Black Cottage (00:06:16) Blueberries (00:12:56) A Servant to Servants (00:18:44) Part 3 After Apple-picking (00:00:16) The Code (00:02:16) The Generations of Men (00:08:01) The Housekeeper (00:18:55) Part 4 The Fear (00:00:16) The Self-seeker (00:05:27) The Wood-pile (00:16:35) Good Hours (00:18:47)

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Librivox: Pride and Prejudice (version 2) by Austen, Jane show

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Jane Austen’s classic novel chronicles the events in the lives of the Bennet family. Take a family with five unmarried daughters and a lack of wealth, throw in a new wealthy neighbor or two, plus a whole regiment of soldiers in town, and add a heaping spoonful of pride and a pinch of prejudice. Mix it all together and you get a story full of tears and laughter, embarrassment and pride, and, of course, love. (Summary by Annie Coleman)

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