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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 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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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 Man Who Found Out (A Nightmare) by Algernon Blackwood
A researcher goes on an expedition to find "The Tablets of the Gods" which have plagued his dreams since his boyhood. He finds them, and the truth of humanity's true purpose in the universe.
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)
Sentry by Fredric Brown
He was wet and muddy and hungry and cold, and he was fifty thousand light-years from home.
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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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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Med Ship Man by Murray Leinster
Join Space Medical Service officer Calhoun and his sidekick Murgatroyd the tormal on another exciting adventure, this time on what should be a routine visit to the planet Maya, which upon arrival appears to be completely devoid of all life! Chapter 1 - 00:00 Chapter 2 - 19:01 Chapter 3 - 37:48 Chapter 4 - 58:51 Chapter 5 - 1:16:24 Read by Mark Nelson (https://librivox.org/reader/251)
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)
Jemina, the Mountain Girl by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"I have laughed over it a great deal, especially when I first wrote it, but I can laugh over it no longer. Still, as other people tell me it is amusing, I include it here. It seems to me worth preserving a few years—at least until the ennui of changing fashions suppresses me, my books, and it together." - F. Scott Fitzgerald Read by Kyle M. (https://librivox.org/reader/1638)
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 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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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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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 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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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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Beside Still Waters by Robert Sheckley
When people talk about getting away from it all, they are usually thinking about our great open spaces out west. But to science fiction writers, that would be practically in the heart of Times Square. When a man of the future wants solitude he picks a slab of rock floating in space four light years east of Andromeda. Here is a gentle little story about a man who sought the solitude of such a location. And who did he take along for company? None other than Charles the Robot.
The Jovian Jest by Lilith Lorraine
There Came to Our Pigmy Planet a Radiant Wanderer with a Message—and a Jest—from the Vasty Universe. Read by Mike Pelton (https://librivox.org/reader/6670)
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 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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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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Creatures of the Abyss by Murray Leinster
Orejas de ellos, "the things that listen", whispered the superstitious fishermen when the strange occurrences began off the Philippine coast. How else explain the sudden disappearance of a vessel beneath a mysterious curtain of foam? The writhings of thousands of maddened fish trapped in a coffin-like area of ocean? What monsters gorged at the bottom of the Luzon Deep and what were their plans? Radar expert Terry Holt and the crew of the Esperance had to devise a weapon against the horrifying creatures which threatened mankind with extinction. Here are terror, excitement, and the clutch of cold death as combined by a master hand in the field of science fiction. Chapter 01 - 00:00 Chapter 02 - 37:09 Chapter 03 - 1:14:00 Chapter 04 - 1:48:49 Chapter 05 - 2:22:52 Chapter 06 - 2:57:53 Chapter 07 - 3:32:53 Chapter 08 - 4:08:08 Chapter 09 - 4:42:27 Read by Mark Nelson (https://librivox.org/reader/251)
Spacehounds of IPC by E. E. "Doc" Smith
When the Inter-Planetary Corporation's (IPC) crack liner “IPV Arcturus” took off on a routine flight to Mars, it turned out to be the beginning of a unexpected and long voyage. There had been too many reports of errors in ship's flight positions from the Check Stations and brilliant physicist Dr. Percival (“Steve”) Stevens is aboard the Arcturus on a fact-finding mission to find out what's really happening, and hopefully save the honor of the brave pilots of the space-liner Arcturus from the desk-jockeys' in the Check Stations implications of imprecision - the nastiest insult you could cast at a ships pilot. He and the pilots are right, it was the Check Stations that were out of position, not the ships. But that's cold consolation because before the Arcturus reaches Mars it's attacked by a small, mysterious, globe shaped spaceship. Chapter 01. The IPV Arcturus Sets Out for Mars - 00:00 Chapter 02. But Does Not Arrive - 34:59 Chapter 03. Castaways on Ganymede - 1:27:08 Chapter 04. Ganymede Life - 2:10:37 Chapter 05. Cantrell's Comet - 2:59:50 Chapter 06. A Frigid Civilization - 3:44:30 Chapter 07. The Return to Ganymede - 4:35:55 Chapter 08. Callisto to the Rescue - 5:14:25 Chapter 09. The Sirius Takes a Hand - 6:08:31 Chapter 10. Among Friends at Last - 6:50:06 Chapter 11. The Vorkul-Hexan War - 7:40:07 Chapter 12. The Citadel in Space - 8:26:35 Chapter 13. Spacehounds Triumphant - 9:18:33
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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)
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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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)
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)
Bolden's Pets by F. L. Wallace
The price of life was a life for a life—which was all the reward the victim looked for! Read by "Bev J. Stevens" (https://librivox.org/reader/3816)
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)
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 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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The Stoker and the Stars by Algis Budrys
"Know him? Yes, I know him—knew him. That was twenty years ago. Everybody knows him now. Everybody who passed him on the street knows him. Everybody who went to the same schools, or even to different schools in different towns, knows him now. Ask them. But I knew him. I lived three feet away from him for a month and a half. I shipped with him and called him by his first name. What was he like? What was he thinking, sitting on the edge of his bunk with his jaw in his palm and his eyes on the stars? What did he think he was after?"
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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
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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Shadows in the Moonlight by Robert E. Howard
For a genuine Conan tale, full of barbarian craftiness, magic, fierce fighting and his berserker strength, this meets every criteria and is one of the best. Conan was raiding with the Free Companions when they were trapped and slaughtered by the merciless Shah Amurath the great Lord of Akif. Conan is one of the very few who escape by hiding in the mud of the marshes like a beast living on raw snake and muskrat. Luck, which seems to have deserted him, smiles again and allows him the chance for revenge and he eagerly seizes it, destroying his enemy with fierce strokes. Barely escaping his soldiers with the slave girl Olivia, once a princess of Koth, they reach a deserted island that holds many enchantments and strange dangers. Then the pirates arrive and things become even bloodier. Chapter 01 - 00:00 Chapter 02 - 38:41 Chapter 03 - 1:05:20 Chapter 04 - 1:23:38
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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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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 Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (The Scarlet Pimpernel #1)
The classic story of Sir Percy Blakeney and his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel. A great adventure, set during the French Revolution. Chapter 1. Paris: September, 1792 - 00:00 Chapter 2. Dover: "The Fisherman's Rest" - 15:27 Chapter 3. The Refugees - 33:22 Chapter 4. The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel - 47:14 Chapter 5. Marguerite - 1:02:00 Chapter 6. An Exquisite of '92 - 1:12:22 Chapter 7. The Secret Orchard - 1:30:43 Chapter 8. The Accredited Agent - 1:42:25 Chapter 9. The Outrage - 2:03:44 Chapter 10. In the Opera Box - 2:15:16 Chapter 11. Lord Grenville's Ball - 2:42:02 Chapter 12. The Scrap of Paper - 2:53:11 Chapter 13. Either - - Or? - 3:08:11 Chapter 14. One O'Clock Precisely - 3:12:34 Chapter 15. Doubt - 3:27:20 Chapter 16. Richmond - 3:37:06 Chapter 17. Farewell - 4:04:07 Chapter 18. The Mysterious Device - 4:16:39 Chapter 19. The Scarlet Pimpernel - 4:24:41 Chapter 20. The Friend - 4:41:14 Chapter 21. Suspense - 4:53:02 Chapter 22. Calais - 5:07:10 Chapter 23. Hope - 5:24:20 Chapter 24. The Death-Trap - 5:36:23 Chapter 25. The Eagle and the Fox - 5:48:38 Chapter 26. The Jew - 6:03:27 Chapter 27. On the Track - 6:18:48 Chapter 28. The Pere Blanchard's Hut - 6:32:05 Chapter 29. Trapped - 6:48:35 Chapter 30. The Schooner - 6:57:12 Chapter 31. The Escape - 7:18:34 Read by Karen Savage (https://librivox.org/reader/103)
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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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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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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
The Hound of The Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his intended death in "The Final Problem", and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival. Chapter 1. Mr Sherlock Holmes - 00:00 Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles - 15:05 Chapter 3. The Problem - 39:28 Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville - 58:37 Chapter 5. The Three Broken Threads - 1:24:00 Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall - 1:45:31 Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Meripit House - 2:07:17 Chapter 8. First Report of Dr Watson - 2:38:16 Chapter 9. The Light Upon the Moor (Second Report of Dr Watson) - 2:55:05 Chapter 10. Extract from The Diary of Dr Watson - 3:34:23 Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor - 3:56:35 Chapter 12. Death on The Moor - 4:24:02 Chapter 13. Fixing The Nets - 4:50:29 Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles - 5:15:12 Chapter 15. A Retrospection - 5:41:15 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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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 Secret Agent, A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
The Secret Agent tells the story of Adolf and Winnie Verloc. He is a phony anarchist and agent provocateur of the title, and the plot centres around the terrible consequences for their family when he is pressured into planning a terrorist act. It also bleakly satirises early 20th Century anarchism and the operations of the police and intelligence forces, while being none too complimentary about the media and general public either. Chapter 1 - 00:00 Chapter 2 - 16:13 Chapter 3 - 1:14:05 Chapter 4 - 1:53:58 Chapter 5 - 2:28:21 Chapter 6 - 3:13:51 Chapter 7 - 4:09:37 Chapter 8 - 4:41:03 Chapter 9 - 5:38:01 Chapter 10 - 6:36:00 Chapter 11 - 7:03:23 Chapter 12 - 8:17:06 Chapter 13 - 9:26:48 Read by Cori Samuel (https://librivox.org/reader/92)
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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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The World That Couldn't Be by Clifford D. Simak
The planet where his new plantation was established was very strange, with a complete lack of sex; all of his workers and all the animals and plants had no sex at all; they were all 'its'. But like every farmer on every planet, Duncan had to hunt down anything that damaged his crops—and whatever animal ate his vua plants was going to die. Of course he had no idea what this one looked like or what it was like, but whatever it was, he would track it and his rifle would bring it down. Chapter 1 - 00:00 Chapter 2 - 13:18 Chapter 3 - 31:21 Chapter 4 - 47:01 Chapter 5 - 53:58 Chapter 6 - 1:39:13
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Salvage in Space by Jack Williamson
A lonely and very poor asteroid miner, slowly collecting bits of metallic ore in the asteroid belt on his slowly accumulating 'planet' of debris, sees and captures a derelict space ship with a horrible monster aboard .. as well as a dead but lovely girl. One of Jack Williamson's early tales that earned him his reputation as a master story teller. Read by: Phil Chenevert (https://librivox.org/reader/5717)
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