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Librivox: Bible (DRV) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: Additions to Daniel by Douay-Rheims Version show

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The Additions to Daniel comprise three chapters not found in the Hebrew/Aramaic text of Daniel. The text of these chapters is found in the Greek Septuagint and in the earlier Old Greek translation. They are accepted as canonical and translated as such in Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Bibles. They are listed in Article VI of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England[1]. However, most Protestant versions exclude these passages as apocryphal, retaining only the text available today in the Hebrew/Aramaic manuscripts. The additions are: The Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three Holy Children : Daniel 3:24-90 inserted between verses 23 and 24 (v. 24 becomes v. 91) in the Protestant cannon. It incorporates the Fiery Furnace episode. Susanna and the Elders : before Daniel 1:1, a prologue in early Greek manuscripts; chapter 13 in the Vulgate. Bel and the Dragon : after Daniel 12:13 in Greek, an epilogue; chapter 14 in the Vulgate. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Enchanted April, The by Arnim, Elizabeth von show

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It’s a dreary February in post-World War I London when Mrs. Wilkins spots an advertisement in The Times for a small Italian castle for rent in April. She sees another member of her women’s club, Mrs. Arbuthnot, reading the same advertisement and manages to convince her that the two of them should rent it. Both are miserable and lonely in their marriages. They can’t afford the cost of the villa, San Salvatore, on their own and must advertise for two others, eventually recruiting an elderly widow named Mrs. Fisher, and Lady Caroline Dester, a beautiful young socialite desperate to escape from London and society. The four journey to Italy where San Salvatore works its magic separately on each of them, changing their lives in unexpected ways. (Summary by Diana Kiesners)

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Librivox: Viviane by Lorrain, Jean show

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« Comment, Viviane, la fille onduleuse aux crins d'or, courtisane galloise experte en félonie, des douze preux d'Arthur ayant été honnie pour sa langue envieuse et ses viles amours, se vengea. » « Ainsi donc tu le veux, couleuvre aux yeux de femme ? Apprends donc la légende. » (Extraits adaptés) How the perfidious Viviane took revenge on Arthur's valiants, who held her in contempt, by seducing Myrdhinn, the sorcerer. So, that is what you want, grass-snake with woman's eyes? Then, learn the legend. (Summary by Ezwa)

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Librivox: Planet of the Damned by Harrison, Harry show

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Once in a generation, a man is born with a heightened sense of empathy. Brion Brandd used this gift to win the Twenties, an annual physical and mental competition among the best and smartest people on Anvhar. But scarcely able to enjoy his victory, Brandd is swept off to the hellish planet Dis where he must use his heightened sense of empathy to help avert a global nuclear holocaust by negotiating with the blockading fleet, traversing the Disan underworld, and cracking the mystery of the savagely ruthless magter. Summary by Great Plains.

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Librivox: Strange Disappearance, A by Green, Anna Katharine show

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Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935) was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories (no doubt assisted by her lawyer father).

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Librivox: Geisterseher, Der by Schiller, Friedrich show

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Schiller (1759 - 1805), einer der Weimarer Klassiker, bekannt als Dichter und Dramatiker. Der Geisterseher (3. verbesserte Auflage 1798), sein einziger Roman, blieb unvollendet. This reading is in German. (Summary by redaer)

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Librivox: Short Story Collection Vol. 029 by Various show

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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 029: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

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Librivox: Römische Geschichte Buch 1 by Mommsen, Theodor show

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Mommsen (1817-1903) erhielt für die Römische Geschichte 1902 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Erstes Buch Bis zur Abschaffung des römischen Königtums This reading is in German.

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Librivox: Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery, A by Anonymous show

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This book, a reprint of a successful English publication, has been so enlarged as to be to all intents and purposes new. It has been carefully revised by a Reverend gentleman, who for some time filled the chair of Physics and Chemistry in one of our colleges. Recent inventions and improvements are described in a simple, popular style, so as to be easily understood by all, and short notices are given of prominent inventors and scientists. The paragraphs relating to doctrinal matters conform in every respect to the teachings of the Church. A feature which will commend the book to every teacher is the definitions of difficult words and terms, following the paragraphs in which such words occur. (from the Preface)

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Librivox: Warme Polarland, Das by Constantin, Ernst show

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Ähnlich Jules Verne in seinem Roman "Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde", so führt uns auch Ernst Constantin in die Urtümliche Welt der Dinosaurier zurück. Als Handlungsort hat Ernst Constantin die damals noch unerforschte Polarregion gewählt. Sicherlich mit ein Grund, warum der Roman heute in Vergessenheit geraten ist.(Summary by Wassermann)

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