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The Awful German Language

Read by Rainer


Mark Twain


If you’ve ever studied German (and maybe even if you haven’t), you’re likely to find this short essay to be hilarious. Published as Appendix…

The Souls of Black Folk

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W. E. B. Du Bois


The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. The book, published in 1903, contain…

Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It

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William Walker Atkinson


An in-depth series of chapters devoted to the use of our memory system; as the title suggests, how to develop our memory system, how to trai…

Character Building

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Booker T. Washington


Character Building is a compilation of speeches, given by Mr. Booker T. Washington, to the students and staff of the Tuskegee Normal and Ind…

What's Wrong With the World

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G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possibl…

The Book of Life

Read by Rom Maczka


Upton Sinclair


Faith and reason, love and virtue, morality and mortality! In these two short volumes the famous novelist, essayist, and playwright, Upton S…

Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei

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Friedrich Engels


Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels schrieben ihr Manifest im Dezember 1847, als Leitfaden fuer die grundsaetzlichen Prinzipien und Praktiken de…

Magna Carta

Read by Jim Mowatt


Unknown


The original document is in Latin so this can only be a fairly rough approximation of the actual content. The text used is the first version…

Walden

Read by Gord Mackenzie


Henry David Thoreau


Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s lif…

The Mastery of Destiny

Read by Andrea Fiore


James Allen


James Allen's inspirational and thought-provoking books have inspired millions. In The Mastery of Destiny, he instructs readers on developin…

Three Essays on Religion

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John Stuart Mill


The Three Essays on Religion were written at different times during Mill's life, and only published after his death. The first two, 'Nature'…

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. They were origina…

Tales of Terror and Mystery

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery a…

The Book of Dragons

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E. Nesbit


A dragon who flies out of a magical book; one whose purr quiets a fussy baby; another who eats an entire pack of tame hunting-hippopotomuses…

How to Speak and Write Correctly

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Joseph Devlin


This is a 1910 guide for those who wish to learn how to correctly (though maybe not "properly") create sentences, use figures of s…

The Lost World

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Lost World is a 1912 novel by Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau (native name is Tepuyes) in South America (Venezu…

The Art of War (version 3)

Read by Phil Chenevert


Sun Tzu 孙武


First compiled in the 6th century BC, The Art of War presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. It is accepted…

Selected Poems of Robert Frost

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Robert Frost


Robert Frost, who lived from March 26, 1874 to January 29, 1963, was a winner of 4 Pulitzer prizes and one of America’s best loved poets. Th…

Ghost Story Collection 002

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Various


A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

The Twilight of the Idols

Read by D.E. Wittkower


Friedrich Nietzsche


Of The Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche says in Ecce Homo: “If anyone should desire to obtain a rapid sketch of how everything before my tim…

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