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Woodland Thoughts

In Selected Poems of John Clare, Volume 1

Read by David Barnes

John Clare

John Clare (1793 - 1864) was a farm labourer in the village of Helpstone, Northamptonshire, who became arguably England’s greatest nature po…

Chapter 11

In Dot and the Kangaroo

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Ethel C. Pedley

Dot and the Kangaroo, written in 1899, is a children's book by Ethel C. Pedley about a little girl named Dot who gets lost in the Australian…

Chapter 07

In Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Book 1

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Lew Wallace

Lew Wallace's Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ "Book 1" gives a sideline view of events taking pace around the days of Christ. Book 1…

Chapter 25

In The Mystery (LibriVox NaNoWriMo novel 2006)

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Written by David Barnes, recorded by David Barnes and Librivox Volunteers

The idea was to write a whole novel in the month of November, based on the guidelines of the National Novel Writing Month. The twist is that…

Adzanumee and her Mother

In West African Folk Tales

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William H. Barker

A collection of folk tales mostly centered around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as …

The Pardoner's Tale

In The Canterbury Tales

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Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

English - Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Volume 01

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United Nations General Assembly and United Nations

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. It defines the fundamental rights of …

1-03 Part First - Chapter 3

In Jude the Obscure

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Thomas Hardy

Jude the Obscure is the last of Thomas Hardy's novels, begun as a magazine serial and first published in book form in 1895. Its hero Jude Fa…

Brook and Waterfall

In Byways Around San Francisco Bay

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W.E. Hutchinson and W. E. Hutchinson

California, the land of sunshine and roses, with its genial climate, its skies as blue as the far-famed skies of Venice, and its pure, life-…

Romeo and Juliet [Essay]

In Short Story Collection Vol. 007

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William Hazlitt

LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 007: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members.

The Butcher and His Customers

In Aesop's Fables, Volume 11 (Fables 251-275)

Read by David Barnes


Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Tho…

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