Insomnia Collection Vol. 002

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.7 stars; 9 reviews)

Soporific dullness is in the ear of the listener, and what's tedium incarnate to one person will be another person's passion and delight. However, it is hoped that at least one from the range of topics here presented will lull the busy mind to a state of sweet sleep.

Introduction by Cori Samuel. (16 hr 2 min)


The Code of Honor, or Rules for the Government of Principals and Seconds in Due… 35:38 Read by MaryAnn
US Copyright Renewals, 1973 July-December, Part 1 47:13 Read by TriciaG
Words of Two Syllables, a Selection from The English Spelling Book 33:53 Read by Sue Anderson
Yeast 41:48 Read by ashleighjane
Umbrellas and Their History 42:21 Read by Seneca Suter
Let's Collect Rocks and Shells 43:54 Read by Ann Boulais
The University Ideal - Past and Present 48:40 Read by Bev J Stevens
Currents, from The Standard Electrical Dictionary 41:24 Read by Bellona Times
Selections From Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at t… 47:23 Read by MaryAnn
Pests and Diseases of Plants, from One Thousand Questions in Agriculture Answer… 36:19 Read by Sandra Luna
A Comprehensive Dictionary of English Synonyms 59:27 Read by Ann Boulais
The Detection of Forgery, Part 1 1:02:16 Read by Snapdragon
The Detection of Forgery, Part 2 1:03:53 Read by Snapdragon
Hints on Driving 35:56 Read by Snapdragon
A Declaration of the take and arrest in the mouth of the Riuer of L… 43:59 Read by Liberty Stump
Rules and Regulations of the Insane Asylum of California 40:04 Read by Kevin Green
Epistle to the Reader and Explanatory Notes from 'The Annals of The World' 31:45 Read by Bill Mosley
Are You a Bromide? 44:30 Read by Jacob Paul Starr
Ta‘tīlāt or A Treatise Concerning the Permutations of Letters in the Arabic Lan… 30:01 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Ta‘tīlāt or A Treatise Concerning the Permutations of Letters in the Arabic Lan… 1:00:35 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Copyright Basics 1:11:06 Read by TriciaG


Great Compilation- Very Effective!

(5 stars)

This brilliantly curated collection does the stuff. Between chronic pain and hot flashes, sleep is a much coveted commodity in my life. I’ve tried pills, herbal teas, hot milk, meditation, you name it. But “University Ideals, Past and Present” sends me right off. It’s better than a white noise machine. I collect parasols, so I was afraid the history of umbrellas might be too interesting to me to work, but no fear! Out like a light! Check out “volumes” 1 and 3, they’ve got other great stuff. “The First Thousand Digits of Pi”? Magic!

worked for me too!

(4.5 stars)

the one about umbrellas and another about currents did the trick. even better , I had some really cool half- waking dreams listening to the the one about currents

My favorite is The Rules for Dueling

(5 stars)

dueling was a common practice to settle disputes in the U.S. from the 1770's to the mid-1800's. in fact Alexander Hamilton died in a duel against Aaron Burr

Lulls me to sleep.

(4 stars)

Good book, however, better with one reader.