Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 040

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(2.5 stars; 2 reviews)

Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include a murder during the Yukon gold rush, a perpetual motion fraud, the dissection of a Tasmanian tiger's brain, phlogiston, Bertrand Russell on noting, the memoirs of Louis XIV, the novels of Marie Corelli, marriage, free love, and motherhood. Authors include Benjamin Franklin, Hamlin Garland, Ida Tarbel, Emma Goldman, Florence Nightingale, Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun, and the duc de Saint-Simon.

"The Introduction to the Memoirs of Louis XIV" was translated by Bayle St. John. (5 hr 18 min)


The Brain of the Male Thylacine ("Tasmanian Tiger"), 14:15 Read by Son of the Exiles
The Business Of Being A Woman 28:23 Read by Michele Fry
Christian Henry Heinecken 3:00 Read by Craig Campbell
Fournier and LaBelle, a Yukon Murder Mystery 21:33 Read by Phil Schempf
Franklin's Way to Wealth or, 'Poor Richard Improved' 19:52 Read by Michele Fry
Hammock Reading 10:25 Read by VfkaBT
How to be a Spectator at Spring Planting 8:09 Read by VfkaBT
Introduction to the Memoirs of Louis XIV 8:51 Read by Craig Campbell
Marriage and Love 26:31 Read by Vaughan McCarthy
Miss Marie Corelli 20:05 Read by Newgatenovelist
Notes on Nursing, What It Is, and What It Is Not 11:53 Read by Michele Fry
Observations on the Doctrine of Phlogiston 40:25 Read by Son of the Exiles
On Denoting 50:09 Read by Landon D. C. Elkind
Operation Orders", from "Lectures on Land Warfare (1922) 3:46 Read by Son of the Exiles
Perpetual Motion 11:33 Read by Availle
A Pioneer Mother 23:47 Read by MaryAnn
Two Divisions of Philosophic Minds 3:06 Read by Craig Campbell
Zephaniah 12:43 Read by VfkaBT


short collection

(0.5 stars)

dull useless droll. a book about nothing. Good volunteers wasting time.