Arts Podcasts

Librivox: Story Hour Readers: Third Year by Coe, Ida show

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Short and sweet stories for children from the 19th century. The stories were compiled by two New York City teachers and were thought appropriate for third year children at that time.

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Librivox: Varney, the Vampyre, Vol. 1 by Prest, Thomas Preskett show

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Originally published as a penny dreadful from 1845 until 1847, when it first appeared in book form, Varney the Vampyre is a forerunner to vampire stories such as Dracula , which it heavily influenced. Flora Bannersworth is attacked in her own room in the middle of the night, and although her attacker is seemingly shot dead, the body is nowhere to be found. The discovery of two small bite marks on Flora's neck leads Mr Marchdale, an old friend of the family, to the conclusion that she was bitten by a vampire. While Flora recovers, her brother Henry and Mr Marchdale begin their hunt for the vampire. Their suspicions soon fall on the mysterious Sir Francis Varney, who has just bought an old abbey near Bannersworth Hall, and who bears an uncanny resemblance to Marmaduke Bannersworth, a long-dead ancestor of the family. (Summary by Annika Feilbach)

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Librivox: Fables de La Fontaine, livre 03 (ver 2) by La Fontaine, Jean de show

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Au milieu du XVIIième siècle, le grand Fabuliste français Jean de La Fontaine éleva la fable au rang de genre littéraire par l'art achevé de son écriture qui, pour autant, ne gâche pas le plaisir du lecteur de reconnaître ses semblables sous les traits du genre animal et à bien rire de ces petites histoires où les travers des hommes affleurent. Le rire, n'est-ce pas l'une des meilleures avenues de la pédagogie? En voici la preuve avec ce troisième livre. (Résumé par Jean Lambert)

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Librivox: Operation Terror by Leinster, Murray show

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An unidentified space ship lands in a Colorado lake. Equipped with a paralyzing ray weapon, the creatures begin taking human prisoners. A loan land surveyor and a journalist are trapped inside the Army cordon, which is helpless against the mysterious enemy. Can they stop the aliens before it is too late? (Summary by Mark Nelson)

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Librivox: Creature from Beyond Infinity, The by Kuttner, Henry show

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A lone space traveler arrives on Earth seeking a new planet to colonize, his own world dead. At the same time a mysterious plague has infected Earth that will wipe out all life. Can a lone scientist stop the plague and save the world? Or will the alien find himself on another doomed planet? (Summary by Mark Nelson)

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Librivox: Aged Stranger, The by Harte, Bret show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Aged Stranger by Francis Bret Harte. This was the fortnightly poetry project for December 28th, 2008.

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Librivox: Canadian Folk-Song, A by Campbell, William Wilfred show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of A Canadian Folk-Song by William Wilfred Campbell. This was the weekly poetry project for January 4th, 2009.

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Librivox: Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 004 by Various show

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Eine Sammlung 10 deutscher Gedichte für LibriVox.

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Librivox: Don Juan, Canto 5 by Byron, George Gordon, Lord show

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Juan, captured by Turkish pirates and sold into slavery is bought by a beautiful Princess as her toy-boy. Dressed as an odalisque, he is smuggled into the Sultan's harem for a steamy assignation. Unbelievably, Byron's publisher almost baulked at this feast of allusive irony, blasphemy (mild), calumny, scorn, lesse-majeste, cross-dressing, bestiality, assassination, circumcision and dwarf-tossing. This was the last Canto published by the stuffy John Murray (who had, however, made a tidy fortune on the earlier parts of the Epic). Although Byron's mood starts, after this, to grow darker and his bitterness at English hypocrisy to grow sharper, his discursive comedy and precise and intriguing rhyme is rarely better than in Canto V. (Summary by Peter Gallagher)

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Librivox: Multilingual Fairy Tale Collection 001 by Various show

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In LibriVox’s Multilingual Fairy Tale Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favorite public-domain fairy tales. This is a collection of 20 fairy tales in 7 languages recorded by a variety of LibriVox members.

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