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The Monadology

Read by Gary Geck


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz


The Monadology (La Monadologie, 1714) is one of Gottfried Leibniz’s best known works representing his later philosophy. It is a short text w…

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Read by Gary Gilberd


Benjamin Franklin


Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions …

Common Sense

Read by Gary Gilberd


Thomas Paine


Common Sense, Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within t…

Beric the Briton: a Story of the Roman Invasion

Read by Gary Olman


G. A. Henty


My series of stories dealing with the wars of England would be altogether incomplete did it not include the period when the Romans were the …

With Frederick The Great: A Story of the Seven Years' War

Read by Gary Olman


G. A. Henty


Among the great wars of history there are few, if any, instances of so long and successfully sustained a struggle, against enormous odds, as…

The Philosophy of Style

Read by Gary Gilberd


Herbert Spencer


“The Philosophy of Style,” explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering …

Through Russian Snows

Read by Gary Olman


G. A. Henty


There are few campaigns that, either in point of the immense scale upon which it was undertaken, the completeness of its failure, or the eno…

With Clive in India

Read by Gary Olman


G. A. Henty


With Clive in India gives a vivid picture of the wonderful events of the ten years, which at their commencement saw Madras in the hands of t…

Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

Read by Gary Gilberd


John Stuart Mill


This is Mill’s first work on economics. It foreshadows his Political Economy which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the…

Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy

Read by Gary Gilberd


George Santayana


Before the beginning of World War II, during the time of the Modernist movement in philosophy, George Santayana wrote these five descriptive…

Young Folks' History of the American Revolution

Read by Gary Bohannon


Everett T. Tomlinson


This work has grown out of the desire frequently expressed to the writer when he has been lecturing on the American Revolution, that in some…

The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth

Read by Gary Olman


T. D. Bonner


Buried amid the sublime passes of the Sierra Nevada are old men, who, when children, strayed away from our crowded settlements, and, gradual…

Card Trick

Read by Gary Dana


John Berryman


The Psi Lodge had their ways and means of applying pressure, when pressure was needed. But the peculiar talent this fellow showed was one th…

The Last Of The Mohicans - A Narrative of 1757

Read by Gary W. Sherwin


James Fenimore Cooper


The Last of the Mohicans is an epic novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. It was one of the most popular English-…

George Bowring - A Tale Of Cader Idris

Read by Gary J. Conover


Richard Doddridge Blackmore


Our narrator, Bob, knows George Bowring from school days. Their lives, dreams and misfortunes are parallel until George marries the woman Bo…

24 - Gulliver's Travels

In The Junior Classics Volume 5: Stories That Never Grow Old

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William Patten and Variousandwilliam Patten


A selection of famous tales selected and re-worked for a junior audience. Stories are taken from Arabian Nights, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's…

Speech on capital punishment, 1868

In United Kingdom House of Commons Speeches Collection, volume 2

Read by Gary Gilberd


John Stuart Mill


This is the second LibriVox collection of speeches given in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The collection comprises recordings …

Chapter IX: Why The People May Strictly Be Said To Govern In The United

In Democracy in America Vol. I

Read by Gary Gilberd


Alexis de Tocqueville and Alexis De Tocqueville


When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful …