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Middle Temple Murder (version 2), The by FLETCHER, J. S.

A classic English murder mystery story, set in the legal center of London draws the reluctant attention of a journalist as he makes his way home after a long night on the job. But his newshound instincts kick in. Who is the elderly man? What was he doing at the law chambers in the middle of the night? Why had someone seen fit to strike him on the back of the head? As this convoluted tale weaves its way from London to Cornwall to Yorkshire and back to London, it will keep you guessing until the end.

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-middle-temple-murder-version-2-by-j-s-fletcher/

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Ride Across the Peloponnese, A by MACMILLAN, George

In the spring of 1877, a young Oscar Wilde visited Greece with his classics professor, J. P. Mahaffy, and two friends. One of these friends, George Macmillan, wrote a brief account of the party’s ride across the Peloponnese. The account, without mentioning Wilde by name, records the travelers’ first impressions of the newly excavated sites of ancient Olympia, Argos, and Mycenae. It also includes colorful descriptions of the Arcadian mountains and flora, and of Greek customs and dress. This recording was made in the spring of 2019 at the sites visited by Wilde and Macmillan. Listen out for the crash of a falling tree at Olympia, the chorus of frogs at Tegea, and the lapping waves at Nafplio Harbor. – Summary by Rob Marland

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/a-ride-across-the-peloponnese-by-george-macmillan/

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Camp Fire Girls Amid the Snows, The by VANDERCOOK, Margaret

Betty and Esther are having another camping adventure in the New Hampshire hills, but this time it is the dead of winter. They are stuck with an overturned sleigh in the middle of a snowstorm! That is just the beginning of the problems that need to be overcome by these two smart girls! (Summary by Ann Boulais)

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-camp-fire-girls-amid-the-snows-by-margaret-vandercook/

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Little Bit of Fluff, A by ELLIS, Walter W.

According to the website http://www.stagebeauty.net, this is the 5th longest running play ever, with over 1200 original performances. Like Charley’s Aunt (number 2 on the list and released by Librivox earlier in 2018), this also is a farce. An insurance investigator, a possible fraudulent injury claim, a lost necklace, an aged aunt with a more than passing resemblance to someone else, and of course, that Little Piece of Fluff – all conspire to cause great confusion.
– Summary by ToddHW


Cast list:

JOHN AYERS: Tomas Peter
BERTRAM TULLY, His friend: Campbell Schelp
NIXON TRIPPETT, Inspector of Claims for the Motor ’Bus Company: Chuck Williamson
DR. BIGLAND, Also for the Motor ’Bus Company: ToddHW
PAMELA, Mrs. John Ayers: EmmaHatton
MAMIE SCOTT, From the Five Hundred Club: TJ Burns
AUNT HANNAH, Mr. Tully’s Aunt: Availle
URSULA, Mr. Tully’s Maid: Aleacia Messiah
CHALMERS, Mrs. Ayers’ Maid: Eva Davis
Stage Directions: Elisabeth Holland
Edited by: ToddHW

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/a-little-bit-of-fluff-by-walter-w-ellis/

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Version 2 Dramatic Reading) by WIGGIN, Kate Douglas

When ten-year-old Rebecca Randall arrives at her aunts’ brick house in Riverboro, she is not exactly welcomed with the open arms one would hope for. Her cheerful spirit touches the lives of many, but will Rebecca be able to endure Aunt Miranda’s stern ways? (Summary by Twinkle88)

Cast List:
Narrator: TJ Burns
Rebecca Randall: JayKitty76
Miranda Sawyer: Christine Lehman
Jane Sawyer: Laura Riley
Emma Jane Perkins: Jasmin Salma
Adam Ladd: Will the Ninja
Emily Maxwell: thestorygirl
Miss Dearborn: Hannah Mary
Jeremiah Cobb: Greg Giordano
Sarah Cobb: Pseudonymous Nerd
Aurelia Randall: Beth Thomas
Huldah Meserve: Foon

Additional characters voiced by
Alice Hastie,
Bhavya,
Donald Gilmore,
fiddlesticks,
Hannah Mary,
JayKitty76,
Laura Riley,
Leanne Yau,
PattyT,
Pseudonymous Nerd,
Rosa Grace,
Ryuken,
Shasta,
Sterling Bronwyn,
Tomas Peter, and
Twinkle

Audio edited by Bhavya and fiddlesticks

Additional prooflistening by ErickMcFarlow, linny, and Terry Benn

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/rebecca-of-sunnybrook-farm-by-kate-douglas-wiggin-2/

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Angels of the Battlefield by BARTON, George

“Angels of the Battlefield: A History of the Labors of the Catholic Sisterhoods in the Late Civil War” chronicles the compassionate services of these dedicated women during the bitter and bloody U.S. Civil War. These accounts also offer some important historical details, giving some important insights into the people and events of the war. This is the Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. – Summary by Larry Wilson

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/angels-of-the-battlefield-by-george-barton/

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Women of the American Revolution Volume 1, The by ELLET, Elizabeth F.

Excerpt from Preface: Their patriotic sacrifices were made with an enthusiasm that showed the earnest spirit ready on every occasion to appear in generous acts. Some gave their own property, and went from house to house to solicit contributions for the army. Colors were embroidered by fair hands, and presented with the charge never to desert them; and arms and ammunition were provided by the same liberal zeal. They formed themselves into associations renouncing the use of teas, and other imported luxuries, and engaging to card, spin, and weave their own clothing.

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/the-women-of-the-american-revolution-vol1-by-elizabeth-f-ellet/

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Feminism in Greek Literature by WRIGHT, Frederick Adam

This study, published in 1923, examines the views regarding women’s place in Ancient Greek society based especially on the writings of Homer, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, Socrates and Aristotle. As the author offers his opinion and judgement, that at times reflect views on women, homosexuality and other social groups and themes that might be considered controversial now, he leaves an interesting picture of the state of Classical scholarship in the early 20th century.

“There is a question sometimes put to scholars, a doubt often latent in scholars’ minds — How was it that Greek civilisation, with all its high ideals and achievements, fell so easily before what seems at first sight an altogether inferior culture? The fact is — and it is as well to state it plainly — that the Greek world perished from one main cause, a low ideal of womanhood and a degradation of women which found expression both in literature and in social life. The position of women and the position of slaves — for the two classes went together — were the canker-spots which, left unhealed, brought about the decay first of Athens and then of Greece.” (From Introduction)

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/feminism-in-greek-literature-by-frederick-adam-wright/

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Primera epistola del Almirante don Cristóbal Colón dando cuenta de su gran descubrimiento by COLUMBUS, Christopher

Uno de los primeros textos que escribió Cristóbal Colón en 1493 para informar y dar a conocer en Europa del éxito de su primer viaje. Esta epístola fue la segunda de este tipo que tuvo gran difusión por el continente, fue escrita en latín y publicada inicialmente en Roma, y estaba dirigida al tesorero del rey, Gabriel Sánchez. La trascendencia de este breve documento es indiscutible pues constituye un testimonio muy especial a nivel histórico y antropológico: nos descubre las primeras impresiones de los expedicionarios europeos en su contacto con lo que se denominó “Nuevo Mundo” y que cambiaría para siempre la Historia de la Humanidad. – Summary by Epachuko

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/primera-epistola-del-almirante-don-cristobal-colon-dando-cuenta-de-su-gran-descubrimiento-by-christopher-columbus/

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Bible (Reina Valera) 25: Lamentaciones de Jeremías by REINA-VALERA

El libro de Lamentaciones se compone de cinco poemas, cada uno de los cuales es una expresión de dolor por la caída de Jerusalén. Como en los funerales, estos lamentos están destinados a llorar una pérdida. En este caso, la pérdida de una nación. La segunda mitad del capítulo 3 implica que el propósito detrás de las representaciones gráficas de Lamentaciones de dolor y sufrimiento era producir esperanza en el Dios cuya compasión es “nueva cada mañana”, y cuya fidelidad es grande incluso para un pueblo que ha sido condenado por su propia infidelidad. Las lamentaciones probablemente fueron escritas poco después de la caída de Jerusalén en 586 a. C. El autor, aunque no está identificado en el libro, puede ser el profeta Jeremías, de quien se dice que “expresó un lamento por Josías” (2 Crónicas 35:25).

—- English Translation:

The book of Lamentations is composed of five poems, each of which is an expression of pain for the fall of Jerusalem. Like an eulogy at a funeral, these laments are meant to mourn a loss. In this case, the loss of a nation. The second half of chapter 3 implies that the purpose behind the graphic representations of Lamentations of pain and suffering was to produce hope in the God whose compassion is “new every morning”, and whose faithfulness is great even for a people who have been condemned by their own infidelity The lamentations were probably written shortly after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 a. C. The author, although not identified in the book, may be the prophet Jeremiah, who is said to have “expressed a lament for Josiah” (2 Chronicles 35:25).

– Summary by Claudia R Barrett

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/lamentaciones-by-reina-valera/

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Bible (Reina Valera) 26: Ezequiel by REINA-VALERA

¡Este es un fascinante libro de profecía! Ezequiel, profeta y sacerdote, fue exiliado a Babilonia en 597 antes de Cristo. Su ministerio se extendió por al menos veintitrés años. El libro comienza con su primera visión dramática de la “apariencia” del Señor mismo. Ezequiel estaba muy consciente de la presencia y el poder de Dios en los asuntos humanos. Se dirigió a los exiliados y al pueblo que se había ido en Judá con mensajes de advertencia y juicio, prediciendo la caída de Jerusalén. Después de su caída, en 586, Ezequiel profetizó esperanza y seguridad para el pueblo de Judá, que entonces había perdido el enfoque del pacto de Dios, el templo en Jerusalén. Su visión del valle de los huesos secos en el cap. 37 es un cuadro clásico de la capacidad de Dios para infundir nueva vida a aquellos que están espiritualmente muertos!

English Translation:

This is a fascinating book of prophecy! Ezekiel, a prophet and priest, was exiled to Babylon in 597 B.C. His ministry extended for at least twenty-three years. The book begins with his first dramatic vision of the “likeness” of the Lord Himself. Ezekiel was very aware of the presence and power of God in human affairs. He addressed the exiles and the people left in Judah with messages of warning and judgment, predicting the fall of Jerusalem. After his fall in 586, Ezekiel prophesied hope and security for the people of Judah, who had then lost the focus of God’s covenant, the temple in Jerusalem. His vision of the valley of dry bones in chapter 37 is a classic picture of God’s ability to breathe new life into those who are spiritually dead!

– Summary by Claudia R Barrett

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/ezequiel-by-reina-valera/

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Day Dreams by VALENTINO, Rudolph

Published in 1923, Day Dreams is a collection of poems written by Hollywood screen icon Rudolph Valentino. Authored during Valentino’s court-imposed exile from the film industry, where a protracted legal battle with Famous Players-Lasky prevented him from acting, this collection channels much of the actor’s fear, frustration, desire, and his all-encompassing need for escapism. In his own words, this collection helped Valentino “forget the tediousness of worldly strife and the boredom of jurisprudence’s pedantic etiquette.” This fascinating piece of Hollywood ephemera gives us a snapshot of the famed “Latin Lover” at his most mediative and romantic. (ChuckW)

from LibriVox’s New Releases https://librivox.org/day-dreams-by-rudolph-valentino/

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Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences Vol 2 by HAYWARD, Arthur L.

This is the second volume in this collection of reports and newspaper stories regarding notorious criminals and their punishment, assembled by prison inspector Arthur Hayward from original sources originally published in 1735.

Please note that some listeners may find the language and terminology in some chapters offensive. It is Librivox policy to maintain the original without alteration or censorship. ( Lynne Thompson)

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