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Librivox: Last of the Plainsmen, The by Grey, Zane show

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Travel along as Mike Vendetti aka miketheauctioneer narrates an outstanding true account of a trip made in 1909 by Zane Grey and a plainsman, Buffalo Jones, through the Grand Canyon to lasso a cougar. That’s right lasso. Throw a rope around. That’s equivalent to catching one by the tail. As I narrated this book, I found fact to be as exciting as fiction. This part of the west was relatively wild and untamed at this time. Wolves, wild horses, buffalo and other wildlife were quite prevalent, and the Indians were not that friendly. This adventure would never make it to “Animal Planet”, or as a National Geographic special, because there is quite a lot of what we would consider cruelty to animals, but this is a true story, and life as it was at the turn of the last century. Parts of this story will offend the sensibilities of some, but it is a glimpse into a world that no longer exists. I was definitely drawn into this story, as I hope the listener will be. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)

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Librivox: Way of Peace, The by Allen, James show

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The Way of Peace is your guide to the power of meditation; self and truth; the acquirement of spiritual power; the realization of selfless love; entering into the infinite; saints, sages, and saviors; the law of service; and the realization of perfect peace. (Summary by Andrea Fiore)

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Librivox: Wouldbegoods, Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers, The by Nesbit, E. (Edith) show

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The Bastable children, first met in The Treasure Seekers, are sent to stay in the countryside; is it large enough to contain their exuberant activities? They (and Pincher the dog) have every intention of being good... Description by Alan Chant

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Librivox: Fábulas de Esopo, Las, Vol 6 by Esopo show

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The classic Aesop's Fables have been translated to every language for hundreds of years. The fables, told in the form of allegories, give us universal, worldly advice. The use of animals and ancient gods makes the lessons unbiased and impartial. Short and smart, these fables entertain and enrich our lives. In this volume you will find 30 of the 300 fables we offer you in Spanish. Las clásicas Fábulas de Esopo han sido traducidas a todos idiomas por cientos de años. Las fábulas, en forma de alegorias, nos dan consejos en una forma universal. El uso de animales y dioses antiguos hace que las lecciones sean imparcial. Cortitas y sabias, cada fábula nos entretiene y enriquese nuestras vidas. En este volúmen encontrará 30 de las 300 fábulas que le ofrecemos en Español.

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Librivox: Physiologie du jour de l'an by Couailhac, Louis show

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Premier de l'an, jour si triste pour les uns, si beau pour les autres, je vais essayer d'esquisser ta physionomie ; et je te traiterai aussi bien que possible. Je te redoute trop, moi qui suis une de tes victimes ordinaires, pour ne pas me montrer indulgent envers toi ! Je ne te demande q'une chose, c'est qu'il te plaise de me rendre la pareille. Cher lecteur, puisse mon cadeau du jour de l'an vous plaire ! (Extraits adaptés) First Day of the Year, so sad to some, so lovely to others, I shall attempt to portray you ; and I shall be as gentle as can be. I, one of your usual victims, fear you too much not to be lenient with you! I only ask you for one thing: if you please, do treat me likewise. Dear reader, may you enjoy this New Year's Day present! (Loose translation by Ezwa)

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Librivox: History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. VI, The by Gibbon, Edward show

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The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behavior and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell. Gibbon is sometimes called the first “modern historian of ancient Rome.” By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon’s work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians. (Summary from Wikikipedia)

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Librivox: Convention by Lee, Agnes show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Convention by Agnes Lee. This was the weekly poetry project for December 21st, 2008.

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Librivox: Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise, The by Abelard, Pierre show

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Heloise was a strong-willed and gifted woman who was fluent in Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and came from a lower social standing than Abelard. At age 19, and living under her uncle Fulbert's roof, Heloise fell in love with Abelard, who she was studying under. Not only did they have a clandestine affair of a sexual nature, they had a child, Astrolabe, out of wedlock. Discovered by the Fulbert (who was a Church official), Abelard was assaulted by a hired thug and castrated, and Heloise entered a convent. Abelard was exiled to Brittany, where he lived as monk. Eventually Heloise became abbess of the Oratory of the Paraclete, an abbey which Abelard had founded. It was at this time that they exchanged their famous letters, presented in this book. The letters, originally written in Latin, are passionate both in the remembrance of lost love, and the attempt to reconcile that love with their respective monastic duty to remain chaste. The tension between these two poles generates a huge amount of emotional electricity. (Summary by J. B. Hare)

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Librivox: Sea Fairies, The by Baum, L. Frank show

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In 1910, Baum hoped to end the Oz series and follow with a new series about a little girl named Trot and her sailor companion, Cap'n Bill. The Sea Fairies (1911) was the first book in the projected series and took Trot and Cap'n Bill under the sea where they had adventures with mermaids and other fantastic creatures. It was followed by Sky Island (1912) and then Baum returned to the Oz titles. He brought Trot and Cap'n Bill to Oz in the Scarecrow of Oz (1915). (Summary by Judy Bieber)

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Librivox: Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 007 by Various show

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Diese Sammlung umfasst jede Art von deutschsprachigen Texten aller Genres, egal ob Fiktion, Non-Fiktion oder Lyrik. In dieser Sammlung finden sich: 01. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832): Bassompierres Geschichte von der schönen Krämerin aus Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten. "Ein erotisches Abenteuer." 02. Jules Verne (1828-1905): William Dampier oder der König des Meeres im 17. Jahrhundert. Ein Kurzbiographie aus dem Sachbuch "Die Entdeckung der Erde. Bekannte und unbekannte Welten." 03. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893): Ein Feigling."Was in der Seele eines Menschen vorgeht, der sich am nächsten duellieren will." 04. Klabund (Alfred Henschke) (1890-1928): Die Grille. Groteske aus dem Band "Kunterbuntergang des Abendlandes". Was tut eine Grille, der der Stoff ausgeht? Stoff kaufen natürlich... 05. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893): Die Hand. "Welche Bewandtnis hat es mit dem schaeurlichen Souvenir, einer abgeschlagenen Hand, die mit einer eisernen Kette an der Wand befestigt ist?" 06. Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin (1799–1837): Der Postmeister. "Das Schicksal eines Postmeister und seiner schönen Tochter." 07. Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin (1799–1837): Der Schneesturm. "Ein schwerer Schneesturm verhindert die Trauung zweier Liebender." 08. Martin Luther (1483-1546): Von der Stadtmaus und der Feldmaus. "Fabel über Reichtum." 09. Gustav Meyrink (1886-1932): Die Urne von St. Gingolph. aus. "Des deutschen Spießers Wunderhorn". "Ein Traum über eine Urne in einem verlassenen Park." 10. Gottfried Keller (1819-1890): Die misslungene Vergiftung. "Von einem geizigen Apotheker und seinem hungrigen Lehrling." Summary by Didier, Dirk Weber, Hokuspokus, Regina Bode

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