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The Japanned Box by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"It was a curious thing, said the private tutor; one of those grotesque and whimsical incidents which occur to one as one goes through life. I lost the best situation which I am ever likely to have through it. But I am glad that I went to Thorpe Place, for I gained - well, as I tell you the story you will learn what I gained..." Read by Jeremy Pavier (https://librivox.org/reader/1184)
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Later Than You Think by Fritz Leiber
"Obviously the Archeologist's study belonged to an era vastly distant from today. Familiar similarities here and there only sharpened the feeling of alienage. The sunlight that filtered through the windows in the ceiling had a wan and greenish cast and was augmented by radiation from some luminous material impregnating the walls and floor. Even the wide desk and the commodious hassocks glowed with a restful light."
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The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky by Stephen Crane
"The great Pullman was whirling onward with such dignity of motion that a glance from the window seemed simply to prove that the plains of Texas were pouring eastward. Vast flats of green grass, dull-hued spaces of mesquite and cactus, little groups of frame houses, woods of light and tender trees, all were sweeping into the east, sweeping over the horizon, a precipice." Read by Greg W. (https://librivox.org/reader/4438)
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The Knights of the Silver Shield by Raymond Macdonald Alden
"There was once a splendid castle in a forest, with great stone walls and a high gateway, and turrets that rose away above the tallest trees. The forest was dark and dangerous, and many cruel giants lived in it; but in the castle was a company of knights, who were kept there by the king of the country, to help travelers who might be in the forest, and to fight with the giants whenever they could..." Read by Mary Ann (https://librivox.org/reader/3645)
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the use of the word "I" is punishable by death). Chapter 01 - 00:00 Chapter 02 - 27:27 Chapter 03 - 45:00 Chapter 04 - 48:47 Chapter 05 - 51:53 Chapter 06 - 56:01 Chapter 07 - 1:01:49 Chapter 08 - 1:13:10 Chapter 09 - 1:17:19 Chapter 10 - 1:24:40 Chapter 11 - 1:31:48 Chapter 12 - 1:36:52 Read by: Caden Vaughn Clegg (https://librivox.org/reader/6574)
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The Stars, My Brothers by Edmond Hamilton
“The Stars, My Brothers” gives us a re-animated astronaut plucked from a century in the past and presented with an alien world where the line between humans and animals is blurred. Section 1 - 00:00 Section 2 - 11:25 Section 3 - 22:38 Section 4 - 31:52 Section 5 - 39:43 Section 6 - 53:11 Section 7 - 1:02:28 Section 8 - 1:12:28
The Cop Was a Coward by Wilbur S. Peacock
Johnny Burke had the making of a fine cop in him ... but there was something strange about Johnny Burke—something mighty strange. Read by Scotty Smith (https://librivox.org/reader/11331)
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The Jew's Breastplate by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"My particular friend, Ward Mortimer, was one of the best men of his day at everything connected with Oriental archaeology. He had written largely upon the subject, he had lived two years in a tomb at Thebes, while he excavated in the Valley of the Kings, and finally he had created a considerable sensation by his exhumation of the alleged mummy of Cleopatra in the inner room of the Temple of Horus, at Philae..." Read by Jeremy Pavier (https://librivox.org/reader/1184)
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Keep Out by Fredric Brown
With no more room left on Earth, and with Mars hanging up there empty of life, somebody hit on the plan of starting a colony on the Red Planet. It meant changing the habits and physical structure of the immigrants, but that worked out fine. In fact, every possible factor was covered—except one of the flaws of human nature.... Read by "Romano" (https://librivox.org/reader/11174)
Gods of the North by Robert E. Howard
"The Frost-Giant's Daughter" is, arguably the earliest chronological story by Robert E. Howard in terms of Conan's life. The brief tale is set somewhere in frozen Nordheim, geographically situated north of Conan's homeland, Cimmeria. Conan is depicted by Howard as a youthful Cimmerian mercenary traveling among the golden-haired Aesir in a war party. Shortly before the story begins, a hand-to-hand battle has occurred on an icy plain. Eighty men ("four score") have perished in bloody combat, and Conan alone survives the battlefield where Wulfhere's Aesir "reavers" fought the Vanir "wolves" of Bragi, a Vanir chieftain. Thus, the story opens. Following this fierce battle against the red-haired Vanir, Conan the Cimmerian, lying exhausted on the corpse-strewn battlefield, is visited by a beautiful, condescending and semi-nude woman identifying herself as "Atali." Upon her bodice, she wears a transparent veil: a wisp of gossamer that was not spun by human distaff. The mere sight of her strange nakedness kindles Conan's lust and, when she repeatedly taunts him, he madly chases her for miles across the snows with the intent of raping her. The excitement continues but I won't ruin the story for you by saying more. Can Conan deal with this daughter of a frost-giant? And what when her daddy shows up? Read by Phil Chenevert (https://librivox.org/reader/5717)
The Gray Wolf by George MacDonald
"At last there came a lull in the storm, and the same instant he heard a footfall, stealthy and light as that of a wild beast, upon the bones at the mouth of the cave. He started up in some fear, though the least thought might have satisfied him that there could be no very dangerous animals upon the island. Before he had time to think, however, the face of a woman appeared in the opening..." Read by Bruce Pirie (https://librivox.org/reader/3699)
A Defence of Rash Vows by G. K. Chesterton
"The man who makes a vow makes an appointment with himself at some distant time or place. The danger of it is that himself should not keep the appointment. And in modern times this terror of one’s self, of the weakness and mutability of one’s self, has perilously increased, and is the real basis of the objection to vows of any kind." Read by Cori Samuel (https://librivox.org/reader/92)
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess is a classic of children's literature by the author of The Secret Garden. Seven-year-old Sara Crewe comes to London to attend Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, where she must live apart from her adored father. Sara is a bright and imaginative child who is both loved (for her friendliness) and hated (for her father's wealth) at Miss Minchin's. When Sara receives some terrible news on her eleventh birthday, her life changes forever. Chapter 1. Sara - 00:00 Chapter 2. A French Lesson - 20:39 Chapter 3. Ermengarde - 32:29 Chapter 4. Lottie - 47:29 Chapter 5. Becky - 1:04:51 Chapter 6. The Diamond Mines - 1:25:09 Chapter 7. The Diamond Mines Again - 1:45:29 Chapter 8. In the Attic - 2:23:37 Chapter 9. Melchisedec - 2:43:20 Chapter 10. The Indian Gentleman - 3:05:06 Chapter 11. Ram Dass - 3:28:03 Chapter 12. The Other Side of the Wall - 3:45:43 Chapter 13. One of the Populace - 4:01:37 Chapter 14. What Melchisedec Heard and Saw - 4:21:33 Chapter 15. The Magic - 4:31:23 Chapter 16. The Visitor - 5:19:18 Chapter 17. "It Is the Child" - 5:49:36 Chapter 18. "I Tried Not to Be" - 6:03:30 Chapter 19. Anne - 6:25:28 Read by Elizabeth Klett (https://librivox.org/reader/1259)
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The Pendulum by Ray Bradbury
"Up and down, back and forth, up and down. First the quick flite skyward, gradually slowing, reaching the pinnacle of the curve, poising a moment, then flashing earthward again, faster and faster at a nauseating speed, reaching the bottom and hurtling aloft on the opposite side. Up and down. Back and forth. Up and down..." Read by Tony Scheinman (https://librivox.org/reader/6717)
The Great Ruby Robbery by Grant Allen
"Lady Maclure threw her head back in surprise at so unwonted an intrusion. "What do you want to know that for, child?" she asked, somewhat curtly. "Why, to be cut, of course. All the diamond- cutters in the world are concentrated in Amsterdam; and the first thing a thief does when he steals big jewels is to send them across, and have them cut in new shapes so that they can't be identified..." Read by Ruth Golding (https://librivox.org/reader/2607)
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It Could Be Anything by Keith Laumer
A young man sets out from his rural town to see the world for himself. What is really over the next hill? What does a big city look like? Is there really an ocean? After all, we only have the testimony of others that tell us about these things. Full of confidence and belief in himself, he boards the local train, falls asleep and then... Read by Phil Chenevert (https://librivox.org/reader/5717)
Pushbutton War by Joseph Paul Martino
In one place, a descendant of the Vikings rode a ship such as Lief never dreamed of; from another, one of the descendants of the Caesars, and here an Apache rode a steed such as never roamed the plains. But they were warriors all. Read by "FNH" (https://librivox.org/reader/1614)
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A Mixture of Genius by Arnold Castle
The Senator watched the land of his home state sink rapidly into the morning haze as the jetliner soared upward. It was a sight he had seen often, but never with the sense of challenge he experienced now. For every moment brought him closer to what beyond all doubt would be the toughest fight of his political career. But he felt that he had logic on his side, though sentiment would very probably be against him.
The Two Barques by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Captain Sharkey #2)
"There had always been a hope in the islands that Sharkey might be taken on one of these occasions; and at last there came news to Kingston which seemed to justify an attempt upon him. It was brought by an elderly logwood-cutter who had fallen into the pirate's hands, and in some freak of drunken benevolence had been allowed to get away with nothing worse than a slit nose and a drubbing. His account was recent and definite. The Happy Delivery was careening at Torbec on the south-west of Hispaniola. Sharkey, with four men, was buccaneering on the outlying island of La Vache. The blood of a hundred murdered crews was calling out for vengeance, and now at last it seemed as if it might not call in vain..." Read by Kevin Owens (https://librivox.org/reader/8838)
A Visit to Three Fronts: June 1916 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
In the course of May 1916, the Italian authorities expressed a desire that some independent observer from Great Britain should visit their lines and report his impressions. It was at the time when our brave and capable allies had sustained a set-back in the Trentino owing to a sudden concentration of the Austrians, supported by very heavy artillery. I was asked to undertake this mission. In order to carry it out properly, I stipulated that I should be allowed to visit the British lines first, so that I might have some standard of comparison. The War Office kindly assented to my request. Later I obtained permission to pay a visit to the French front as well. Thus it was my great good fortune, at the very crisis of the war, to visit the battle line of each of the three great Western allies. I only wish that it had been within my power to complete my experiences in this seat of war by seeing the gallant little Belgian army which has done so remarkably well upon the extreme left wing of the hosts of freedom. My experiences and impressions are here set down, and may have some small effect in counteracting those mischievous misunderstandings and mutual belittlements which are eagerly fomented by our cunning enemy. - Summary by Arthur Conan Doyle, Crowborough, July 1916. Chapter 01. A Glimpse of the British Army - 00:00 Chapter 02. A Glimpse of the Italian Army - 29:15 Chapter 03. A Glimpse of the French Line - 53:56 Read by Mike Pelton (https://librivox.org/reader/6670), Dave Gillespie (https://librivox.org/reader/9299) and Ben Adams (https://librivox.org/reader/9372)
My Friend Bobby by Alan Edward Nourse
"Anyway daddy says that the city is no place to raise kids these days. I asked Bobby if I am a kid and he said he guessed so but I don't think he really knows because Bobby isn't very smart. But Bobby is my friend even if he doesn't know much and I like him more than anybody else." Read by Mooseboy Alfonzo (https://librivox.org/reader/2980)
The Brazilian Cat by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"It is hard luck on a young fellow to have expensive tastes, great expectations, aristocratic connections, but no actual money in his pocket, and no profession by which he may earn any." Read by Justin Brett (https://librivox.org/reader/1065)
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Planet of the Gods by Robert Moore Williams
Far, far in the future Earth has achieved real peace and is sending out interstellar expeditions, not to conquer, but to explore. The third such expedition, has made it to the Vega system and discovered to everyone's amazement, not only a solar system but two worlds circling the Vega sun that seem to have atmosphere and water. And apparently intelligent life is there as well as well because something tries, and almost succeeds, in blasting the expedition ship out of space before it can even get close to either one. Damaged, with 3 dead men aboard, the expedition ship semi-crashes and seek to hide from this obviously hostile civilization. The three dead members of the crew are buried and four of the local inhabitants pay a friendly call. Then during the second night on this planet, one of the dead bodies knocks on the door and wants to come in. Something very strange is going on here. Chapter 1 - 00:00 Chapter 2. Vegan World - 20:45 Chapter 3. The Four Visitors - 33:53 Chapter 4. The Monster - 47:19 Chapter 5. What the Graves Revealed - 1:03:45 Chapter 6. The Capture of the Ship - 1:21:16
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The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster
Published in 1909, this science fiction short story takes place in a future where mankind, seemingly no longer able to survive on earth's surface, exists in a vast underground civilization known as "The Machine". Each individual lives in an isolated, fully-automated cell-like room, connected to global information and communication systems, but cut off from all direct experience. The narrative focuses on Vashti, an "advanced" mother whose total dependence upon The Machine has led her (like most others) to increasingly reverence and even worship it; and her "untechnological" son, Kuno, who has begun to deny The Machine's omnipotence and even seeks to escape if possible. The story has proved to be far ahead of its time, with remarkably accurate predictions of modern technologies, and paints a chilling picture of over-dependence on them. Read by Jerome Lawsen (https://librivox.org/reader/2137)
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The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor by Ernest Bramah
A Max Carrados, The Blind Detective Story "The one insignificant fact upon which turned the following incident in the joint experiences of Mr. Carlyle and Max Carrados was merely this: that having called upon his friend just at the moment when the private detective was on the point of leaving his office to go to the safe deposit in Lucas Street, Piccadilly, the blind amateur accompanied him, and for ten minutes amused himself by sitting quite quietly among the palms in the centre of the circular hall while Mr. Carlyle was occupied with his deed-box in one of the little compartments provided for the purpose."
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
The story of Rip Van Winkle is set in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. In a pleasant village, at the foot of New York's Catskill Mountains, lives kindly Rip Van Winkle, a Dutch villager. Van Winkle enjoys solitary activities in the wilderness, but he is also loved by all in town—especially the children to whom he tells stories and gives toys. However, he tends to shirk hard work, to his nagging wife's dismay, which has caused his home and farm to fall into disarray. Read by Bob Neufeld (https://librivox.org/reader/3912)
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The Beetle Hunter by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"A curious experience? said the Doctor. Yes, my friends, I have had one very curious experience. I never expect to have another, for it is against all doctrines of chances that two such events would befall any one man in a single lifetime. You may believe me or not, but the thing happened exactly as I tell it..." Read by Cori Samuel (https://librivox.org/reader/92)
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The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson
A solitary man, camping near an acquaintance's estate in the bleak scottish coast, finds him and his two guests to be behaving in a very suspicious manner. It does not take long for him to get caught in the middle of their troubles. This short story was greatly praised by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (of Sherlock Holmes fame) as Robert Louis Stevenson at his best. Chapter 01. Tells how I Camped in Graden Sea-wood, and beheld a Light in the Pavilion - 00:00 Chapter 02. Tells of the Nocturnal Landing from the Yacht - 14:47 Chapter 03. Tells how I became Acquainted with my Wife - 28:18 Chapter 04. Tells in what a Startling Manner I learned that I was not Alone in Graden Sea-wood - 45:09 Chapter 05. Tells of an Interview between Northmour, Clara, and Myself - 1:01:24 Chapter 06. Tells of my Introduction to the Tall Man - 1:11:17 Chapter 07. Tells how a Word was cried through the Pavilion Window - 1:22:55 Chapter 08. Tells the Last of the Tall Man - 1:36:12 Chapter 09. Tells how Northmour carried out his Threat - 1:49:36 Read by Mary Ann Spiegel (https://librivox.org/reader/3645)
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The Last Trail by Zane Grey
Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear in this early Zane Grey novel of hardy pioneers taming the wild west. Yes, despite the difficult times, romance flourishes and the bad guys are eliminated almost single handedly as our heroes Jonathan Zane and his sidekick Lew “Deathwind” Wetzel fight their way through mud, blood, gore, savage Indians, and despicable outlaws, to make the land safe for pioneer families as they settle the wild west. Chapter 1 - 00:00 Chapter 2 - 13:34 Chapter 3 - 40:14 Chapter 4 - 1:01:34 Chapter 5 - 1:34:54 Chapter 6 - 1:50:10 Chapter 7 - 2:22:48 Chapter 8 - 2:47:30 Chapter 9 - 3:06:38 Chapter 10 - 3:26:44 Chapter 11 - 3:40:44 Chapter 12 - 4:01:29 Chapter 13 - 4:38:47 Chapter 14 - 5:03:34 Chapter 15 - 5:26:38 Chapter 16 - 5:41:00 Chapter 17 - 5:53:07 Chapter 18 - 6:16:26 Chapter 19 - 6:39:15 Chapter 10 - 6:59:32 Chapter 21 - 7:28:39 Chapter 22 - 7:44:22 Chapter 23 - 8:06:14 Chapter 24 - 8:18:21 Chapter 25 - 8:33:44 Read by Mike Vendetti (https://librivox.org/reader/3020)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian (whimsically) expresses a desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, with each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered a work of classic gothic fiction with a strong Faustian theme. Preface - 00:00 Chapter 01 - 2:55 Chapter 02 - 38:12 Chapter 03 - 1:18:35 Chapter 04 - 1:50:48 Chapter 05 - 2:30:11 Chapter 06 - 3:01:40 Chapter 07 - 3:22:16 Chapter 08 - 3:53:54 Chapter 09 - 4:31:55 Chapter 10 - 4:59:31 Chapter 11 - 5:20:54 Chapter 12 - 6:11:08 Chapter 13 - 6:29:45 Chapter 14 - 6:47:54 Chapter 15 - 7:22:03 Chapter 16 - 7:44:19 Chapter 17 - 8:06:46 Chapter 18 - 8:20:38 Chapter 19 - 8:44:12 Chapter 20 - 9:10:16 Read by Bob Neufeld (https://librivox.org/reader/3912)
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A Duel in a Desert by Tudor Jenks
"A lazy magician, tired of work, left Damascus and went into a sandy desert, seeking quiet and solitude. Finding a lonely place not yet divided into building-lots, he filled his pipe, and, after smoking it out, fell fast asleep..." Read by "Sheogorath" (https://librivox.org/reader/11275)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Set in a time of oppressive colonisation, when large areas of the world were still unknown to Europe, and Africa was literally on maps and minds as a mysterious shadow, Heart of Darkness famously explores the rituals of civilisation and barbarism, and the frighteningly fine line between them. We get the tale through a classic unreliable narrator, relating as Marlow, a ship’s captain, tells how he was sent by the Company to retrieve the wayward Kurtz, and was shaken to discover the true depths of darkness in that creature’s, and in his own, soul. Conrad based the work closely on his own terrible experience in the Congo. This work has been reinterpreted and adapted into many modern forms, the most well known being the film Apocalypse Now. Chapter 1 - 00:00 Chapter 2 - 1:40:24 Chapter 3 - 3:07:16 Read by Bob Neufeld (https://librivox.org/reader/3912)
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The Altar at Midnight by C. M. Kornbluth
Doing something for humanity may be fine—for humanity—but rough on the individual! Read by: Marc Kockinos (https://librivox.org/reader/5991)
Graveyard of Dreams by H. Beam Piper
Despite Mr. Shakespeare, wealth and name are both dross compared with the theft of hope - and Maxwell had to rob a whole planet of it! This story is greatly expanded upon in "The Cosmic Computer": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhWD2s_fVXE
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The Crawling Chaos by H. P. Lovecraft
"Of the pleasures and pains of opium much has been written. The ecstasies and horrors of De Quincey and the paradis artificiels of Baudelaire are preserved and interpreted with an art which makes them immortal, and the world knows well the beauty, the terror, and the mystery of those obscure realms into which the inspired dreamer is transported. But much as has been told, no man has yet dared intimate the nature of the phantasms thus unfolded to the mind, or hint at the direction of the unheard-of roads along whose ornate and exotic course the partaker of the drug is so irresistibly borne..." Read by D.E. Wittkower (https://librivox.org/reader/613)
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
Irritated and drunken, an itinerant farm-worker sells his wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins "The Mayor of Casterbridge", set in rural and small-town England in the mid-1800s. In the original subtitle, Hardy called this the story of "a man of character," and the central character, Michael Henchard, is one of English fiction's greatest creations. Henchard is deeply developed as a realistic character, but also larger-than-life in the manner of a Greek or Shakespearean tragic hero — huge in his determination and huge in his failings. The novel deals with the struggles between individual will, the hold of the past, and the relentless control of circumstances in a changing society. Chapter 01 - 00:00 Chapter 02 - 30:25 Chapter 03 - 40:53 Chapter 04 - 52:00 Chapter 05 - 1:09:11 Chapter 06 - 1:23:13 Chapter 07 - 1:33:35 Chapter 08 - 1:49:58 Chapter 09 - 2:05:59 Chapter 10 - 2:24:44 Chapter 11 - 2:34:03 Chapter 12 - 2:46:40 Chapter 13 - 2:59:14 Chapter 14 - 3:10:35 Chapter 15 - 3:32:07 Chapter 16 - 3:47:36 Chapter 17 - 4:02:47 Chapter 18 - 4:19:30 Chapter 19 - 4:30:48 Chapter 20 - 4:49:56 Chapter 21 - 5:12:55 Chapter 22 - 5:29:52 Chapter 23 - 5:54:09 Chapter 24 - 6:12:39 Chapter 25 - 6:32:36 Chapter 26 - 6:44:44 Chapter 27 - 7:09:19 Chapter 28 - 7:29:20 Chapter 29 - 7:39:35 Chapter 30 - 7:59:10 Chapter 31 - 8:10:57 Chapter 32 - 8:21:48 Chapter 33 - 8:40:33 Chapter 34 - 8:58:48 Chapter 35 - 9:17:49 Chapter 36 - 9:28:52 Chapter 37 - 9:50:41 Chapter 38 - 10:06:37 Chapter 39 - 10:22:59 Chapter 40 - 10:39:25 Chapter 41 - 10:53:32 Chapter 42 - 11:17:18 Chapter 43 - 11:35:32 Chapter 44 - 11:58:15 Chapter 45 - 12:23:59 Read by Bruce Pirie (https://librivox.org/reader/3699)
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Bread Overhead by Fritz Leiber
"Ever since the first cave wife boasted to her next-den neighbor about the superior paleness and fluffiness of her tortillas, mankind has sought lighter, whiter bread. Indeed, thinkers wiser than myself have equated the whole upward course of culture with this poignant quest. Yeast was a wonderful discovery—for its primitive day. Sifting the bran and wheat germ from the flour was an even more important advance. Early bleaching and preserving chemicals played their humble parts. For a while, barbarous faddists—blind to the deeply spiritual nature of bread, which is recognized by all great religions—held back our march toward perfection with their hair-splitting insistence on the vitamin content of the wheat germ, but their case collapsed when tasteless colorless substitutes were triumphantly synthesized and introduced into the loaf, which for flawless purity, unequaled airiness and sheer intangible goodness was rapidly becoming mankind's supreme gustatory experience." Read by Cori Samuel (https://librivox.org/reader/92)
Duel on Syrtis by Poul Anderson
Bold and ruthless, he was famed throughout the System as a big-game hunter. From the firedrakes of Mercury to the ice-crawlers of Pluto, he'd slain them all. But his trophy-room lacked one item; and now Riordan swore he'd bag the forbidden game that roamed the red deserts ... a Martian!
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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (The Modern Prometheus)
Frankenstein begins in epistolary form, documenting the correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame and friendship. The ship becomes trapped in ice, and, one day, the crew sees a dog sled in the distance, on which there is the figure of a giant man. Hours later, the crew finds a frozen and emaciated man, Victor Frankenstein, in desperate need of sustenance. Frankenstein had been in pursuit of the gigantic man observed by Walton's crew when all but one of his dogs died. He had broken apart his dog sled to make oars and rowed an ice-raft toward the vessel. Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion and recounts his story to Walton. Before beginning his story, Frankenstein warns Walton of the wretched effects of allowing ambition to push one to aim beyond what one is capable of achieving. In telling his story to the captain, Frankenstein finds peace within himself. Letter 1 - 00:00 Letter 2 - 07:12 Letter 3 - 14:59 Letter 4 - 16:56 Chapter 01 - 32:45 Chapter 02 - 43:04 Chapter 03 - 56:23 Chapter 04 - 1:12:31 Chapter 05 - 1:27:04 Chapter 06 - 1:40:27 Chapter 07 - 1:56:22 Chapter 08 - 2:16:52 Chapter 09 - 2:34:21 Chapter 10 - 2:47:07 Chapter 11 - 3:01:41 Chapter 12 - 3:18:20 Chapter 13 - 3:31:16 Chapter 14 - 3:43:55 Chapter 15 - 3:54:53 Chapter 16 - 4:14:02 Chapter 17 - 4:33:09 Chapter 18 - 4:44:09 Chapter 19 - 4:59:54 Chapter 20 - 5:14:10 Chapter 21 - 5:33:16 Chapter 22 - 5:53:53 Chapter 23 - 6:12:49 Chapter 24 - 6:27:13 Read by: Caden Vaughn Clegg (https://librivox.org/reader/6574)
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Kreativity for Kats by Fritz Leiber
"If only, Gummitch thought, he could devise some way of objectifying the intimations of beauty that flitted through his darkly clouded mind! Now, on the evening of the sunny day when he had backed away from his water bowl, he attacked the problem anew. He knew he had been fleetingly on the verge of a great idea..."
Sir Nigel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
By 1348 the House of Loring has fallen on hard times. Together, the Black Death and the greedy monks of Waverley have bled away all of the Loring wealth. Even the manor house will have to go to pay their debts. Then a chance encounter with the King of England provides Nigel, the last of the Lorings, with the chance to seek his fortune in the constant wars with France. But more importantly for Nigel it also means that he may be able to do the "three small deeds" that will show he is worthy to ask for the hand of the Lady Mary in marriage. Filled with chivalry, humour, and high romance, Sir Nigel is simply a rattling good yarn. Introduction - 00:00 Chapter 1. The House of Loring - 03:31 Chapter 2. How the Devil Came to Waverley - 16:08 Chapter 3. The Yellow Horse of Crooksbury - 29:48 Chapter 4. How the Summoner Came to the Manor House of Tilford - 1:03:01 Chapter 5. How Nigel Was Tried by the Abbot of Waverley - 1:29:52 Chapter 6. In Which Lady Ermyntrude Opens the Iron Coffer - 2:01:23 Chapter 7. How Nigel Went Marketing to Guildford - 2:21:29 Chapter 8. How the King Hawked on Crooksbury Heath - 2:50:51 Chapter 9. How Nigel Held the Bridge at Tilford - 3:12:21 Chapter 10. How the King Greeted his Seneschal of Calais - 3:29:31 Chapter 11. In the Hall of the Knight of Duplin - 3:51:36 Chapter 12. How Nigel Fought the Twisted Man of Shalford - 4:16:58 Chapter 13. How the Comrades Journeyed Down the Old, Old Road - 4:46:29 Chapter 14. How Nigel Chased the Red Ferret - 5:30:36 Chapter 15. How the Red Ferret Came to Cosford - 6:15:11 Chapter 16. How the King's Court Feasted in Calais Castle - 6:34:56 Chapter 17. The Spaniards on the Sea - 6:56:19 Chapter 18. How Black Simon Claimed Forfeit from the King of Sark - 7:38:09 Chapter 19. How a Squire of England Met a Squire of France - 7:58:59 Chapter 20. How the English Attempted the Castle of La Brohiniere - 8:37:25 Chapter 21. How the Second Messenger Went to Cosford - 9:02:25 Chapter 22. How Robert of Beaumanoir Came to Ploermel - 9:34:16 Chapter 23. How Thirty of Josselin Encountered Thirty of Ploermel - 9:51:46 Chapter 24. How Nigel was Called to his Master - 10:21:38 Chapter 25. How the King of France Held Counsel at Maupertuis - 10:47:47 Chapter 26. How Nigel Found his Third Deed - 11:05:31 Chapter 27. How the Third Messenger Came to Cosford - 11:43:20 Read by Clive Catterall (https://librivox.org/reader/84)
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
After hearing Mr. Enfield's account of a distressing event involving Edward Hyde, the heir of his friend, Henry Jekyll, John Utterson is convinced that Jekyll's relationship with Hyde is built on something sinister. Utterson's concern for his friend is not unfounded but the reasons aren't quite what he, at first, believes. Chapter 1. Story of the Door - 00:00 Chapter 2. Search for Mr. Hyde - 13:54 Chapter 3. Dr. Jekyll Was Quite At Ease - 32:45 Chapter 4. The Carew Murder Case - 37:51 Chapter 5. Incident of the Letter - 48:05 Chapter 6. Incident of Dr. Lanyon - 58:21 Chapter 7. Incident of the Window - 1:07:51 Chapter 8. The Last Night - 1:11:29 Chapter 9. Dr. Lanyon's Narrative - 1:40:44 Chapter 10. Henry Jekyll's Full Statement of the Case - 1:58:58 Read by Kristin Hughes (https://librivox.org/reader/28)
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Beyond The Wall of Sleep by H. P. Lovecraft
"We may guess that in dreams life, matter, and vitality, as the earth knows such things, are not necessarily constant; and that time and space do not exist as our waking selves comprehend them. Sometimes I believe that this less material life is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon. It was from a youthful reverie filled with speculations of this sort that I arose one afternoon in the winter of 1900–1901, when to the state psychopathic institution in which I served as an interne was brought the man whose case has ever since haunted me so unceasingly..." Read by D.E. Wittkower (https://librivox.org/reader/613)
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet is an 1887 detective novel by British author Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1886, the story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become among the most famous characters in literature. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes, an amateur detective, to his friend and chronicler Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it." Part One: Chapter 1. Mr Sherlock Holmes - 00:00 Chapter 2. The Science of Deduction - 17:32 Chapter 3. The Lauriston Garden Mystery - 39:40 Chapter 4. What John Rance Had to Tell - 1:03:26 Chapter 5. Our Advertisement Brings a Visitor - 1:18:33 Chapter 6. Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do - 1:33:59 Chapter 7. Light in the Darkness - 1:54:32 Part Two: Chapter 1. On the Great Alkali Plain - 2:15:04 Chapter 2. The Flower of Utah - 2:39:37 Chapter 3. John Ferrier Talks with the Prophet - 2:55:59 Chapter 4. A Flight for Life - 3:08:18 Chapter 5. The Avenging Angels - 3:29:37 Chapter 6. A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M.D. - 3:52:26 Chapter 7. The Conclusion - 4:19:41 Read by David Clarke (https://librivox.org/reader/7408) Check out the "Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks" playlist for the rest of the collection: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTLQR-c2Hn-uyPyxzn4x886M2rAMLhJfb
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Sorry: Wrong Dimension by Ross Rocklynne
So the baby had a pet monster. And so nobody but baby could see it. And so a couple of men dropped out of thin air to check and see if the monster was licensed or not. So what's strange about that? Read by Erin B. Lillis (https://librivox.org/reader/4780)
The Dark Door by Alan Edward Nourse
"It's too neat," said Webber. "He comes back to tell us the truth, and we call him insane. We say he's paranoid, throw him in restraint, place him in an asylum; and we never know what he found. The truth is too incredible; when we hear it, it must be insanity we're hearing." Read by: Bruce Bell-Myers (https://librivox.org/reader/2084)
The Uttermost Farthing by R. Austin Freeman (A Savant's Vendetta)
Humphrey Challoner is a solitary old man who spent a lifetime collecting for his private museum, primarily mammals exhibiting osteological abnormalities but also 24 articulated human skeletons without any apparent defect. His friend, Dr. Wharton, is puzzled by the collection, but he humors Challoner's eccentricities and tends to him in his final illness. When Wharton inherits the collection on Challoner's death, the dark mystery that ties the collection together is finally revealed. Chapter 1. The Motive Force - 00:00 Chapter 2. "Number One" - 34:49 Chapter 3. The Housemaid's Followers - 1:13:25 Chapter 4. The Gifts of Chance - 1:49:04 Chapter 5. By-products of Industry - 2:32:47 Chapter 6. The Trail of the Serpent - 3:08:26 Chapter 7. The Uttermost Farthing - 4:06:18
Piper in the Woods by Philip K. Dick
Earth maintained an important garrison on Asteroid Y-3. Now suddenly it was imperiled with a biological impossibility—men becoming plants! Read by: Gregg Margarite (https://librivox.org/reader/3490)
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Ultima Thule by Mack Reynolds
Ronny Bronston has dreamed all his life of getting a United Planets job that would take him off-world. He finally gets the opportunity when he is given a provisional assignment with Bureau of Investigation, Section G. But will he be able to complete his assignment and find the elusive Tommy Paine? Read by Karen Savage (https://librivox.org/reader/103)
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Invaders from the Infinite by John W. Campbell Jr.
The famous scientific trio of Arcot, Wade and Morey, challenged by the most ruthless aliens in all the universes, blasted off on an intergalactic search for defenses against the invaders of Earth and all her allies. World after world was visited, secret after secret unleashed, and turned to mighty weapons of intense force--and still the Thessian enemy seemed to grow in power and ferocity. Mighty battles between huge space armadas were but skirmishes in the galactic war, as the invincible aliens savagely advanced and the Earth team hurled bolt after bolt of pure ravening energy--until it appeared that the universe itself might end in one final flare of furious torrential power... Chapter 01. INVADERS - 00:00 Chapter 02. CANINE PEOPLE - 12:58 Chapter 03. A QUARTER OF A MILLION LIGHT YEARS - 32:17 Chapter 04. THE FIRST MOVE - 53:19 Chapter 05. ORTOL - 1:16:28 Chapter 06. THE SECOND MOVE - 1:28:54 Chapter 07. WORLD 3769-37,478,326,894,6, TALSO - 1:44:19 Chapter 08. UNDEFEATABLE OR UNCONTROLLABLE? - 2:03:32 Chapter 09. THE IRRESISTIBLE AND THE IMMOVABLE - 2:16:42 Chapter 10. IMPROVEMENTS AND CALCULATIONS - 2:28:59 Chapter 11. "WRITE OFF THE MAGNET"- 2:53:34 Chapter 12. SIRIUS - 3:02:25 Chapter 13. ATTACKED - 3:21:49 Chapter 14. INTERGALACTIC SPACE - 3:35:19 Chapter 15. ALL-POWERFUL GODS - 3:54:09 Chapter 16. HOME AGAIN - 4:05:20 Chapter 17. POWER OF MIND - 4:17:36 Chapter 18. EARTH'S DEFENSES - 4:36:03 Chapter 19. THE BATTLE OF EARTH - 5:05:27 Chapter 20. DESTRUCTION - 5:12:39 Chapter 21. THE POWER OF "THE THOUGHT" - 5:29:20 Chapter 22. THETT - 5:51:39 Chapter 23. VENONE - 6:08:22 Chapter 24. THETT PREPARES - 6:34:28 Chapter 25. WITH GALAXIES IN THE BALANCE - 6:42:48 Chapter 26. MAN, CREATOR AND DESTROYER - 7:09:50 Read by Mark Nelson (https://librivox.org/reader/251)