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Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 009

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(3,833 Sterne; 3 Bewertungen)

A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches, news items and reports included in these collections are independently selected by the readers, and the topics encompass history, politics, philosophy, nature, religion, etc. (6 hr 11 min)

Chapters

The Application of Thought to Textual Criticism

39:04

Read by Philippa

Before the Diet of Worms

7:34

Read by T. Wellington

The Book of Accidents, Designed for Young Children

24:40

Read by Peter Eastman

Christ Triumphant

37:19

Read by Jordan

Fourth Not Really Independence Day

11:13

Read by Jan MacGillivray

The Fable of the Bees

41:50

Read by Anna Simon

Introduction to "Madrigals in the Time of Shakespeare"

48:59

Read by Ruth Golding

On the Method of Grace

14:39

Read by T. Wellington

On Running After One's Hat

8:04

Read by Jerome Lawsen

The Place of Science in a Liberal Education

21:41

Read by J. M. Smallheer

A Plea for Captain John Brown

55:05

Read by Matthew Westra

Public Prayer

12:32

Read by T. Wellington

USAF Fact Sheet 95-03: Unidentified Flying Objects and Air Force Project Blue Bo

3:34

Read by James Christopher

What the Tortoise Said to Achilles

7:36

Read by Annoying Twit

Wonderful Discover of Elizabeth Sawyer, A Witch

37:59

Read by David Nicol

Bewertungen

These "collections" of short works ...

(5 Sterne)

15. The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer, a Witch, by Henry Goodcole. Actually the full title is "The wonderfull discouerie of Elizabeth SaWyer a Witch, late of Edmonton, her conuiction and condemnation and Death. Together with the relation of the Diuels accesse to her, and their conference together," and it was written in 1621. As you can imagine, this is awesome, as well as very unsettling. The reader (male and British-sounding, and very expressive) gives the poor condemned woman an accent and a rather silly voice, and the sheer ridiculousness of her confession makes it all hilarious and disturbing. Very good recording quality, in my opinion. Five stars. *****

doesn't really stick to the prose in the Fable of the bees.

(3 Sterne)

didn't follow the meter, just read the story like a narrative.