LibriVox’s first Multilingual Poetry Collection, where LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. (Summary by David Barnes).
In LibriVox’s Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. (Summary by David Barnes)
This is a collection of 13 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2014.
In LibriVox’s Multilingual Poetry Collection, LibriVox volunteers select and read their favourite public-domain poems in languages other than English. (Summary by David Barnes).
This is a collection of 18 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for July 2014.
This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2011.
This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2011.
free public domain audiobooks
LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 019: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.
LibriVox's 2006 Christmas Collection containing public domain short stories, essays, poems, and scripture passages recorded by a variety of LibriVox members.
LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 058: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.
LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 041: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.
LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 046: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.
This poem is taken from A Book of Women’s Verse published in 1921. (Summary by David Lawrence)
Librivox volunteers bring you 13 readings of Winter Sport, by an unknown author. This was the weekly poem for the week of November 23 - 30, 2014. - Summary by Rachel
A classic ghost story of a haunted house, and the haunted man who lives in it.
Lecture delivered before the International Congress of Mathematicians at Paris in 1900 and subsequently published in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society Vol. 8 (1902), 479-481.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 23 different recordings of Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of February 4th, 2007.
Originally included with the published edition of Dyke Darell, this is an unrelated novella. Portuguese Viceroy to Goa, Don Garcia brought his daughter and nephew to the wild island. Adventure and melodrama ensue! (Summary by Sibella Denton).
Seventeen poems about the sea or in which the sea plays an important role. - Summary by david wales
LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of A Canadian Folk-Song by William Wilfred Campbell. This was the weekly poetry project for January 4th, 2009.
This is a collection of the earlier poems of Julia Caroline Dorr. - Summary by Carolin
The story revolves around the mysterious Princess Ziska, who captivates a set of European tourists who are spending time in exotic Egypt. The story is a mystery involving reincarnation, romance & a touch of mild horror. (introduction by ilianthe)
In "Tales of Folk and Fairies" Ms. Pyle tells 15 different children's stories from around the world; each more delightful than the last. Each story stands completely on it's own and although they were probably meant for children, adults will certainly enjoy them as well. (Summary by wtomcho)
The diary of an upper middle class Austrian girl, this book describes her life between the ages of eleven and fourteen. It's a coming of age story full of angst, boys, and questions. (Summary by KHand)
Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage. (Summary from Wikipedia)
This is a collection of ten humorous short stories (Summary by Carolin)
Sailing adventure with storms, icebergs, shipwrecks, treasure, and the reawakening of a pirate frozen in suspended animation for nearly fifty years (Summary by P. Cunningham)
Maurice Leblanc delivers another Arsene Lupin adventure set in World War I. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)
This collection of ten one-act dramas features plays by Edward Goodman, Alice Gerstenberg, Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, Anton Chekhov, Frank Wedekind, Moliere, Theresa Helburn, John Kendrick Bangs, and Harold Brighouse. (Summary by wildemoose)
This is a collection of city stories, fiction or non-fiction, in English and published before 1923. Contributions have been chosen by the readers themselves. Summary by BellonaTimes.
Dickens takes time off his novels to give an account of travels which he and his family undertook in France and Italy. There are vivid descriptions of the places, but also of the people and their lives. (Summary by Anthony Ogus)
Miss Civilization, a one act comedy, tells the story of a young woman who matches wits with three burglars attempting to rob her house. This recording was made in Chicago at the LibriVox World Gathering in May 2007. Cast: Kristin Hughes Betsie Bush Julian Jamison
Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the Faust Legend, Stephen Crane, Sundials and the Statue of Liberty. (Summary by Sue Anderson)
A short, humorous guide of what not to do in your first year of college. (Summary by Jill Engle)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 different recordings of The Phantom-Wooer by Thomas Lovell Beddoes. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of January 28th, 2007.
Montgomery's poem on winter is an analogy for life, symbolizing the three life stages of youth, adulthood and old age.
An other-worldly creature visits a small English village, and H. G. Wells uses humour and satire to convey some of the imperfections of Victorian society, as ‘angel’ and humans view each other with equal incomprehension.( summary by Mary Bard)
Another delightful children's book by Clara Dillingham Pierson about various forest animals - what they do, and what they are like. Each one also giving subtle moral and life lessons to young children. - Summary by Claire Schreuder
A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiquitous romantic complication, of course). (Summary by Cathy Barratt)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 readings of On the Shore by Susan Coolidge, author of What Katy Did. This was the weekly poem for the week of March 1, 2015. - Summary by Rachel
A 1922 source-book for British criminal pathologists, this will be of particular interest to fans of popular police forensics television shows, films, and murder mysteries.(Summary by BellonaTimes)
A book of the best stories from the New Testament that mothers can tell their children. - Summary by Gutenberg.org
A series of biographical lectures originally published in 1850. Each chapter is a philosophical treatment of the life of an intellectual. The six representatives are Plato, Swedenborg, Shakespeare, Montaigne, Napolean and Goethe. (Introduction by S. Kovalchik)
Bartley Alexander is a construction engineer and world-renowned builder of bridges going through what's known today (but not in 1912) as a mid-life crisis. Although married to his wife Winifred, Bartley resumes his acquaintance with a former lover, Hilda Burgoyne, in London. The affair proves to gnaw at Bartley's sense of propriety and honor. (Summary from Wikipedia)
A year in the life of a New England farm boy at the end of the 19th century (Introduction by LC)
Dudley and Rob were taught in Sunday School that they should use the opportunities God gives to help others. Ever since, they have been looking for 'their big opportunity' to do good for somebody. - Summary by Adele de Pignerolles
In this children's classic, a girl named Alice follows falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm full of talking creatures. She attends a never-ending tea party and plays croquet at the court of the anthropomorphic playing cards. (Summary written by Gesine)"I loved all the voices in this project and probably wouldn’t have put the time into checking into this book without this LibriVox version of it. Great project and well done by all. What people can do really amazes me from time to time ...
Like Euripides' Trojan Women, this play takes place after the sack of Troy. Hecuba, widow of King Priam, suffers the loss of her daughter Polyxena and her son Polydore, and is hungry for revenge on those who have wronged her. Summary by Elizabeth Klett Cast of Characters:Ghost of Polydore: Rob BoardHecuba: Elizabeth KlettChorus: RapunzelinaPolyxena: Kristin GjerløwUlysses: alanmapstoneTalthybius: ToddAttendant: Mary KayAgamemnon: Larry WilsonPolymestor: davidprNarrator: MaryAnn
Trust Scrici for a tell all, no holds barred exposé of the modern opera . . . well, modern as of . . . er . . . say, 1852. (Summary by MaryAnn)
Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #150 – LibriVox and the Pandemic. Hosted by Maria Kasper. Duration: 37:45 With contributions from TriciaG, Mary in Arkansas, Madelyn Pauline (hertzm), schrm, julianpratley, Greg Giordano, Amelia Chesley (plaidsicle), KevinS, and Maria Kasper (commonsparrow3) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 00:00 Introduction 01:38…
Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #149 – New Year 2019: Public Domain Release Party! Hosted by mightyfelix. Duration: 15:29 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * With contributions from SonoftheExiles, JayKitty76, TriciaG, msfry, and commonsparrow3. Fireworks/crowd sound effect taken from http://soundbible.com/693-Fireworks-Finale.html Featuring “Auld L…
Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #148 – A Salute to Proof-Listening. Hosted by TriciaG. Duration: 23:28 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * With contributions from AlgyPug, Linny, Amelia Chesley (plaidsicle), Moniaqua, JayKitty, and Peter Why. Excerpt from “Funeral March of a Marionette” by Charles Gounod (1818-1893), performed by John Philip Sousa’s…
Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #147 – Then and Now. Hosted by Amelia Chesley (plaidsicle). Duration: 33:05 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 00:00 Welcome & Introduction – Amelia (plaidsicle) 01:23 Looking back at how LV production has changed by exploring all 8 LV versions of Anne of Green Gables, from 2005-2016 04:26 Very short excerpts from al…
Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #146 – Happy 2018 Everyone! Hosted by Cori Samuel. Duration: 9m 35s * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * With contributions from Amelia Chesley (plaidsicle), SonOfTheExiles and Piotrek(81). Featuring New Year by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, read by Heidi Paek in Short Poetry Collection 118. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * We are…
Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #145 – A LibriVox Dozen, celebrating LibriVox’s 12th annniverary. Hosted by Amelia Chesley (plaidsicle). Duration: 19:43 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * With contributions from Maria Kaspar (commonsparrow3) and Mary (mhhbook). Featuring excerpts read by Availle, Larry Wilson, Tony Addison, Holly Jensen, BettyB, Al…
Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #144: LibriVox Christmastime plans; thoughts on Christmas; poems, short stories, and other Christmas-related readings; exclusive radio play; Christmas interview; LibriVox bloopers. Duration: 1:40:39 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hosted by Twinkle With contributions from Cheryl Adam (cadam10e), April6090 (adr6090…
Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #143: LibriVox first experiences, forum names and why users chose them, and a special segment on voice characterisations Duration: 55:50 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hosted by Kangaroo With contributions from Aaron M. Lebowitz (aaronml), Amelia Chesley (plaidsicle), Craig Campbell (soupy), Dan S. (Twilight88), …