Librivox

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An online digital library of free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers and is probably, since 2007, the world's most prolific audiobook publisher.[2] The LibriVox objective is "to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet".[3]

Dracula

27 EPISODES |  Book, ±36 min episode total time 16 hr 31 min
The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn’t invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public’s imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross paths with the fanged menace.
ENGLISH Read by Various Readers Arts · Arts

When I have fears that I may cease to be

1 EPISODES |  Book
John Keats, one of the greatest English poets and a major figure in the Romantic movement, was born in 1795 in Moorfields, London. His father died when he was eight and his mother when he was fourteen; these sad circumstances drew him particularly close to his two brothers, George and Tom, and his sister Fanny.
ENGLISH Read by Nomenphile Arts

Othello

6 EPISODES |  Book, ±31 min episode total time 3 hr 07 min
Othello is the story of a cross-cultural romance between the title character, a noble moor who is a general in the Venetian army, and Desdemona, a beautiful and virtuous Venetian lady. The newly-married couple fall prey to the machinations of Iago, Othello's jealous ensign, who plots to destroy their union. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
ENGLISH Read by Various Arts · Arts

The necklace

1 EPISODES |  Book
The French author Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a master of the short story, creating detailed character studies and brief but moving dramas well suited to the genre. The nine stories in this collection provide a vivid portrait gallery of his typical subjects - from simple peasants and prostitutes to soldiers, government clerks and provincial bourgeois. Brilliantly naturalistic, these short works also reveal Maupassant's ability to observe the innumerable details of everyday life and reproduce them artfully and accurately, often with a caustic sense of humor.
ENGLISH Read by Bob Neufeld Arts · Arts

The Secret Agent

13 EPISODES |  Book, ±45 min episode total time 9 hr 53 min
The Secret Agent is Conrad's dark, and darkly comic story of a band of spies, anarchists, agents-provocateurs plotting and counter-plotting in the back streets of London in the early 20th Century. The novel centers on Verloc, a shop-owner, phony-anarchist and double-agent, who becomes embroiled in an ambitious terrorist plan to bomb the Greenwich Observatory.
ENGLISH Read by Various Readers Arts

Selected Short Stories

10 EPISODES |  Book, ±27 min episode total time 4 hr 30 min
Ranging in tone from humor to sentimentality, these stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald are set against a backdrop of jazz, flappers, and the changing mores of American society. In "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," wallflower Bernice is taken in hand by her more popular cousin, whose motives are not entirely altruistic. In "Benediction," a young woman visits her brother in seminary. A camel goes to a party in "The Camel's Back." "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is a poignant fantasy about a man who ages backward. Finally, tragedy befalls a young couple in "The Lees of Happiness." The stories in this collection are from the books Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age.
ENGLISH Read by Laurie Anne Walden Arts

Death be not proud

11 EPISODES |  Book, ±1 min episode total time 16 min
This week we’re marking the American Memorial Day with eleven readings of a John Donne poem. Memorial Day was conceived as a time to remember military men and women who had lost their lives in war. Kings and presidents come and go and some of the reasons that wars have come about are now lost from memory or are obscured in our history texts. A consistent aspect of war is that those who fight them are not those who arrange them. The soldiers and sailors who suffer loss of limb, scarred minds or forfeit their lives mostly come from the lower and middle rungs of our societal ladder. They are our sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters. Once gone, it is the family who notices the empty chair at the family table while society at large knows not their name. Death has captured them and taken them forever from our midst. It has become personal and not a vague philosophical idea. The theme of Donne’s poem is that, though Death is irresistible, it has no cause to be proud. The human spirit and its hope for redemption is indomitable. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of May 27th, 2006. (Summary by Robert Garrison)
ENGLISH Read by Variuos Arts

Romeo and Juliet

6 EPISODES |  Book, ±30 min episode total time 3 hr 03 min
Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's famous tragedy of two "star-crossed lovers" from rival houses. Romeo and Juliet meet at a party and fall instantly in love, realizing too late that their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are mortal enemies. Braving parental opposition, the teenage lovers marry in secret, with the aid of the well-intentioned Friar Lawrence. Yet, as Shakespeare has often observed, the course of true love does not run smoothly, and Romeo and Juliet must risk death to be together. (summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Mercutio: Andrew Lebrun
Benvolio: David Nicol
Tybalt: Joshua B. Christensen
Friar John: Sean McKinley
Balthasar: Scott D. Farquar
Sampson: Esther
Gregory: David O'Connell
Peter and Second Watchman: Gesine
Abraham and First Watchman: Caliban
Apothecary: Lucy Perry
First Musician and Second Citizen: Laurie Anne Walden
Second Musician: om123
Third Musician: Aaron Walden
Chorus: ancilla
Page: C. J. Nowak
Lady Montague: Christie Nowak
Lady Capulet: Cori Samuel
Juliet: Elizabeth Klett
Nurse: Kristin Hughes
First Servant: Abigail Bartels
Second Servant: Lizzie Driver
Third Watchman: bryfee
First Citizen: Rhys Lawson
Narrator: David Lawrence
ENGLISH Read by Various Readers Arts · Arts

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