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Librivox: New Treasure Seekers by Nesbit, E. (Edith) show

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Oswald, Dora, Dicky, Alice, H.O, and Noel fill their free time with entertainments that don't always turn out as they plan. But whether telling fortunes at a fete, unwittingly assisting an elopement, reforming their nasty cousin Archibald or even getting arrested, it is all good fun, and usually in a good cause. (from the back of the book, Puffin publication).

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Librivox: Heidi kann brauchen, was es gelernt hat by Spyri, Johanna show

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Heidi ist zurückgekehrt zum Alpöhi. Der ist darüber so froh, dass er nach Jahrzehnten zum ersten Mal wieder die Kirche im Dörfli aufsucht, worüber die Dorfbewohner erstaunt, aber erfreut sind. Er setzt sein Haus im Dörfli wieder instand, damit Heidi den Winter dort verbringen und die Schule besuchen kann. Heidi überzeugt den Geissenpeter, lesen zu lernen. Im folgenden Jahr hofft Heidi, dass Klara sie endlich besuchen kann. Aber erst kommt nur der Herr Doktor, um die Lage zu klären. Es gefällt ihm so gut, dass Klara tatsächlich im darauffolgenden Sommer nach einem Kuraufenthalt in Bad Ragaz in die Hütte des Alpöhi darf. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Apologie de Socrate by Platon show

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« Je ne sais, Athéniens, quelle impression mes accusateurs ont faite sur vous. Pour moi, en les entendant, peu s’en est fallu que je ne me méconnusse moi-même, tant ils ont parlé d’une manière persuasive ; et cependant, à parler franchement, [...] ils n’ont pas dit un mot qui soit véritable ; et de ma bouche vous entendrez la vérité toute entière, ... » (de « L'apologie de Socrate ») How you have felt, O men of Athens, at hearing the speeches of my accusers, I cannot tell; but I know that their persuasive words almost made me forget who I was - such was the effect of them; and yet [...] they have hardly uttered a word, or not more than a word, of truth; but you shall hear from me the whole truth... (from "Socrates' Defense" on Wikipedia)

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Librivox: History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne, The by Thackeray, William Makepeace show

Librivox: History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne, The by Thackeray, William MakepeaceJoin Now to Follow

A classic Victorian novel and a historical novel rolled into one! Read about court and army life during the reign of Queen Anne - a story of Catholic - Protestant intrigue, and the party which aspired to the restoration of Bonny Prince Charlie. And, a good love story as well. (Summary by Karen Merline)

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Librivox: Bible (KJV) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon:  Prayer of Manasseh (version 2) by King James Version show

Librivox: Bible (KJV) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: Prayer of Manasseh (version 2) by King James VersionJoin Now to Follow

The Prayer of Manasseh is a short work of only 15 verses that purports to be the penitential prayer of the Judean king Manasseh, who is recorded in the Bible as one of the most idolatrous (2 Kings 21:1-18). However, after having been taken captive by the Assyrians, he prays for mercy (2 Chronicles 33:10-17) and turns from his idolatrous ways. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Ideal Husband, An by Wilde, Oscar show

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An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, in "the present", and takes place within a single day. "Sooner or later," Wilde notes, "we shall all have to pay for what we do." But he adds that, "No one should be entirely judged by their past." (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Nachtwachen by Bonaventura show

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Die "Nachtwachen" ist romantisches Werk von Ernst August Friedrich Klingemann, das dieser unter dem Pseudonym "Bonaventura" veröffentlicht hat. Es geht um einen Nachtwächter, der während seiner Rundgänge Betrachtungen und Spekulationen über die Einwohner seiner Stadt anstellt, über das Leben und den Tod sinniert, und seine eigene Lebensgeschichte erzählt. (Zusammenfassung von Rainer)

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Librivox: Life of Alfred the Great, The by Asser, Bishop of Sherbourne show

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A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around 888 A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand. (Summary by Douglas B. Killings)

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Librivox: Sokrates Verteidigung, Des by Plato show

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Platon (427 v. Chr.–348 v. Chr.) läßt Sokrates sein Leben darstellen und beurteilen sowie seine Einstellung zum Tod. Übersetzung durch Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher (1768-1834) von 1805. (Summary by redaer) This reading is in German.

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Librivox: Little Servant, A by Hill, Grace Livingston show

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A short story of a little girl who is Jesus' servant and how she won the heart of an unbelieving gardener. Summary by Esther

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