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Librivox: Bible (ASV) 17: Esther by American Standard Version show

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The book commences with a feast organized by Ahasuerus, initially for his court and dignitaries and afterwards for all inhabitants of Shushan. Ahasuerus orders his wife Vashti to display her beauty before the guests. She refuses, and the King's advisors warn that, if unpunished, her actions would inspire other wives to disobey their husbands. Ahasuerus removes her as queen. (Jews believe that she was executed, He then orders all young women to be presented to him, so he can choose a new queen to replace Vashti. One of these is Esther, who was orphaned at a young age and is being fostered by her uncle Mordechai." (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Bible (ASV) 18: Job (version 2) by American Standard Version show

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God permits "Satan," or in some translations "the adversary" or "the accuser," to put the virtue of Job to the test, at first by giving him power over his property, but forbidding him to touch his person. Satan begins by taking away all of Job's riches, his livestock, his house, his servants, and his children; a series of four messengers informs him that they have perished in various tragedies. In the meantime, only three of Job's friends come to visit him in his misfortune — Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. A fourth, Elihu the Buzite, first begins talking in chapter 32 and bears a distinguished part in the dialogue; his arrival is not noted. The friends spend a week sitting on the ground with Job, without speaking, until Job at last breaks his silence and complains of his misery. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Waldteufel, Der by Kraft, Robert show

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Der Waldteufel erschien 1898 im Rahmen der 5 Hefte umfassenden Serie „Aus allen Welttheilen“, wobei jedes Heft eine abgeschlossene Geschichte ist. Robert Kraft schrieb hier in Ich-Form aus dem Leben eines fiktiven deutsch-amerikanischen Reporters, des Grafen Leo von Hagen. Die Kurz-Serie erschien im Münchmeyer Verlag. (Summary by Wassermann)

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Librivox: Short Story Collection Vol. 033 by Various show

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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 033: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

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Librivox: Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution by Kropotkin, Peter show

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Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution is a book by Peter Kropotkin on the subject of mutual aid, written while he was living in exile in England. It was first published by William Heinemann in London in October 1902. The individual chapters had originally been published in 1890-96 as a series of essays in the British monthly literary magazine, Nineteenth Century. Written partly in response to Social Darwinism and in particular to Thomas H. Huxley's Nineteenth Century essay, "The Struggle for Existence," Kropotkin's book drew on his experiences in scientific expeditions in Siberia to illustrate the phenomenon of cooperation. After examining the evidence of cooperation in nonhuman animals, "savages," "barbarians," in medieval cities, and in modern times, he concludes that cooperation and mutual aid are as important in the evolution of the species as competition and mutual strife, if not more so. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Librivox: Coleção LibriVox de Contos Brasileiros 001 by Various show

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Nesta coleção, a diversidade da literatura brasileira está representada em quinze contos, lidos com sotaques que também refletem a variedade da Língua Portuguesa. LibriVox Collection of Brazilian Short Stories The diversity of Brazilian literature is represented through the fifteen short stories in this collection, read by voices that also reflect the diversity of the Portuguese language.

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Librivox: Adventures of Reddy Fox, The by Burgess, Thornton W. show

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The Adventures of Reddy Fox is another in the series of children’s stories by conservationist Thornton W. Burgess. In this story, Reddy and Granny Fox must outsmart Farmer Brown’s Boy who is out to get Reddy for stealing his pet chicken. Along the way, Reddy encounters many of the citizens of the Green Meadows and the Green Forest and with him we learn little lessons about life such as: the perils of being a show off; the importance of using all of one’s senses; that it is a fine thing to show sympathy and kindness to others – even our enemies; and that the value of a grandmother’s wisdom is inestimable. We also learn that after you’ve stolen a boy’s pet chicken and he is coming your way with a gun, a shovel and a hound dog, it may be time to beat a hasty retreat. (Summary by John Lieder)

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Librivox: Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, The by US Army Corps of Engineers show

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This is the official report, published nearly 11 months after the first and only atomic bombings in history (to date), of a group of military physicians and engineers who accompanied the initial contingent of U.S. soldiers into the destroyed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The report presents a clinical description of the devastation, loss of life and continued suffering of the survivors that resulted from the world's first and only atomic bombings, to date. The appendix is an eyewitness account, contrasting vividly with the dispassionate sang-froid of the report itself, written by a German Jesuit priest who survived the blast at Hiroshima, and whose order assisted in rescue efforts following the catastrophic attack. This recording was completed on the 63rd anniversary of the events. (Summary by Dennis Sayers).

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Librivox: Robinson Crusoe's Story by Carryl, Charles Edward show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 different recordings of Robinson Crusoe's Story by Charles Edward Carryl.

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Librivox: Vice in its Proper Shape by Anonymous show

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Cautionary tales of the transmigration of the souls of naughty boys and girls, as elucidated by the mysterious Bramin, Mr Wiseman: "Having been gifted with the faculty of distinguishing those animals which are now animated by the souls of such human beings as formerly degraded themselves to a level with the unthinking brutes, I have taken the pains to provide a collection of beasts, birds, &c. most of which are inhabited by the souls of some naughty masters or misses, who died in the neighbourhood." (David Barnes, quoting the Introduction)

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