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Librivox: Horror Story Collection 005 by Various show

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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.

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Librivox: Three Men and a Maid by Wodehouse, P. G. show

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This book with two titles, Three Men and a Maid in the USA and The Girl on the Boat in the UK is a typical PG Wodehouse romantic comedy, involving, at various times: a disastrous talent quest, a lawyer with a revolver, a bulldog with a mind of his own and a suit of armour! The maid, or marriageable young woman, of the American title is red-haired, dog-loving Wilhelmina "Billie" Bennet. The three men are Bream Mortimer, a long-time friend and admirer of Billie, Eustace Hignett, a poet of sensitive disposition who is engaged to Billie at the opening of the tale, and Sam Marlowe, Eustace's would-be-dashing cousin, who falls for Billie at first sight. All four find themselves on an ocean liner headed for England together (hence the British title), along with an elephant-gun-wielding young woman called Jane Hubbard who is smitten with Eustace the poet. Typically Wodehousian romantic shenanigans ensue. Even Estace's redoubtable mother (a Theosophist author and public speaker) fails to quell the excitement.(Summary by WikiPedia, adapted by Tim Bulkeley.)

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Librivox: Science and Hypothesis by Poincaré, Henri show

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Jules Henri Poincaré (1854 – 1912) was one of France's greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists, and a philosopher of science. As a mathematician and physicist, he made many original fundamental contributions to pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics and celestial mechanics. He was responsible for formulating the Poincaré conjecture, one of the most famous problems in mathematics. In his research on the three-body problem, Poincaré became the first person to discover a chaotic deterministic system which laid the foundations of modern chaos theory. He is considered to be one of the founders of the field of topology. Poincaré introduced the modern principle of relativity and was the first to present the Lorentz transformations in their modern symmetrical form. He discovered the remaining relativistic velocity transformations and recorded them in a letter to Lorentz in 1905. Thus he obtained perfect invariance of all of Maxwell's equations, an important step in the formulation of the theory of special relativity. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Wrong Box, The by Stevenson, Robert Louis show

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The Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund which is then closed and invested until all but one of the subscribers have died. That last subscriber then receives the whole of the proceeds). The story involves the last two such survivors and their relations, a train crash, missing uncles, surplus dead bodies and innocent bystanders. A farce really. (Summary by AJM)

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Librivox: Multilingual Poetry Collection 010 by Various show

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In LibriVox’s Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English (or in specific regional accents in English). (Summary by David Barnes).

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Librivox: Puisi dari Indonesia by Various show

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Puisi dari Indonesia is a collection of poems, in several languages, from Indonesia. Among these poems are ancient literature and contemporary verse.(Summary by Varra Unreal)

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Librivox: Annals Vol 1, The by Tacitus, Publius Cornelius show

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The Annals was Tacitus' final work, covering the period from the death of Augustus Caesar in the year 14. He wrote at least 16 books, but books 7-10 and parts of books 5, 6, 11 and 16 are missing. Book 6 ends with the death of Tiberius and books 7-12 presumably covered the reigns of Caligula and Claudius. The remaining books cover the reign of Nero, perhaps until his death in June 68 or until the end of that year, to connect with the Histories. The second half of book 16 is missing, ending with the events of the year 66. We do not know whether Tacitus completed the work or whether he finished the other works that he had planned to write; he died before he could complete his planned histories of Nerva and Trajan, and no record survives of the work on Augustus Caesar and the beginnings of the Empire with which he had planned to complete his work as an historian. (Summary from Wikipedia.)

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Librivox: Marius the Epicurean, Volume 1 by Pater, Walter show

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Marius the Epicurean is a philosophical novel written by Walter Pater, published in 1885. In it Pater displays, with fullness and elaboration, his ideal of the aesthetic life, his cult of beauty as opposed to bare asceticism, and his theory of the stimulating effect of the pursuit of beauty as an ideal of its own. The principles of what would be known as the Aesthetic movement were partly traceable to this book; and its impact was particularly felt on one of the movement's leading proponents, Oscar Wilde, a former student of Pater at Oxford. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Bible (STE) NT 20: Ιακώβου (James) by Stephanos 1550 show

Librivox: Bible (STE) NT 20: Ιακώβου (James) by Stephanos 1550Join Now to Follow

Aπευθύνεται στις δώδεκα διασκορπισμένες φυλές του Ισραήλ και σε όλους όσους πιστεύουν στο όνομα του Κυρίου μας Ιησού Χριστού. Είναι μια σειρά προτροπών και ενθαρρύνσεων , που σχετίζεται άμεσα με την επί όρους ομιλία. Επικεντρώνεται στο να αναζωπυρώσει την γνήσια ζωντανή πίστη και στην εξάσκηση της μετάνοιας , της εμπιστοσύνης, της ταπείνωσης και της αυτοκυριαρχίας. Ο Άγιος Ιάκωβος είχε εκλεγεί από τους αποστόλους ως ο πρώτος αρχιεπίσκοπος της Ιερουσαλήμ. Ζούσε μια ζωή άγια, αυστηρή και ασκητική. Σύμφωνα με την παράδοση , ακριβώς πριν την πολιορκία της Ιερουσαλήμ , αφού άπιστοι Ιουδαίοι τον γκρέμισαν από τον ναό, τον λιθοβόλησαν μέχρι που τον σκότωσαν. It is addressed to the twelve tribes of Jerusalem which are scattered abroad and to every one that believes in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. A series of admonitions and exhortations , it has many direct parallels with the Sermon on the Mount. He concentrates on rekindling true living faith and on the practice of repentance , trust, humility, patience, and self control. James was elected as the first bishop of Jerusalem by the apostles He led a holy strict and ascetic life. According to tradition , just before the besiege of Jerusalem, being thrown from the temple by unfaithful Jews was stoned to death. (Summary by peaceuntoyou)

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Librivox: Love's Wantonness by Lodge, Thomas show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 different recordings of Love's Wantonness by Thomas Lodge. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of August 24th, 2008.

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