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Story Time

139 Episodes

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Avg Length 12m

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Latest episode 2 years ago

Children's bedtime stories delivered fortnightly as a free audiobook. For toddlers, preschoolers, young children aged 2-13, or the whole family. Download the mp3, listen in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Leela Kids, or listen online at https://bedtime.fm/storytime Proud member of Kids Listen, a grass roots organisation promoting content just for children
Reading Glasses

362 Episodes

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Avg Length 43m

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Latest episode 5 days ago

Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better! Listeners will learn how to vanquish their To-Be-Read piles, get pointers on organizing their bookshelves and hear reviews on the newest reading gadgets. Brea and Mallory also offer advice on bookish problems. How do you climb out of a reading slump? How do you support authors while still getting books on the cheap? Where do you hide the bodies of the people who won’t stop talking while you’re trying to read? Mallory and Brea engage in a weekly discussion geared towards all kinds of book lovers -- no matter what you read or how you read it.
NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS : horror stories, dark tales and scary mutterings performed by voice artist Kristin Holland

182 Episodes

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Avg Length 30m

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Latest episode 14 days ago

NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS is a fortnightly short story podcast featuring masterful performances of dark tales, both old and new, by voice artist Kristin Holland. If you enjoy playful, chilling, compelling narrations of horror stories, this is the podcast for you. https://www.nocturnaltransmissions.com.au You can support us (and access lots of exclusive content) by becoming a patron at Patreon.com: https://www.patreon.com/nocturnaltransmissions scary stories, dark tales, haunting poetry, classic horror, modern horror, the macabre, the terrible, the sublime - come and get them while they’re hot.
My Name Is Sheba

39 Episodes

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Avg Length 24m

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Latest episode 11 months ago

"My Name Is Sheba" is a fictional podcast about the creative life and the beautiful struggle. It chronicles the journey of iconic jazz/R&B artist Sheba Hawkins's rise from obscurity to superstardom, and the music she created along the way. Narrated by Grammy award winning producer Monroe Jones, and based on the music of Kandace Springs, "My Name Is Sheba" is a different kind of story.
Marlon and Jake Read Dead People

35 Episodes

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Avg Length 38m

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Latest episode 11 months ago

Marlon and Jake Read Dead People is a podcast hosted by the Man Booker Prize-winning and internationally bestselling author Marlon James and his editor, Jake Morrissey, Executive Editor at Riverhead Books. In each episode, Marlon and Jake talk about authors—specifically dead authors. Authors they like. Authors they hate. Great books, terrible books, and books they love that you’d never expect them to. As a writer and an editor, Marlon and Jake have read thousands of books between them, and they’re not shy in expressing their opinions about them. Sometimes they’ll agree, sometimes they won’t, but in every episode, they’ll tell you what they think— uncensored and with no holds barred. (That’s why the authors have to be dead.) So, listen along to hear about the spectacularly good, the hilariously bad, and the brutally honest.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

38 Episodes

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Avg Length 28m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

This timeless novel highlights the abuse and neglect that the orphaned Jane Eyre faced while growing up. This story opens with Jane Eyre being shipped off to be cared for by her uncle Mr. Reed who lived at the Gateshead Hall. Her uncle was always kind to her but his wife, Sarah Reed was anything but. Sarah’s son John and Sarah’s two daughters also contributed to Jane’s torment. Jane was excluded from all family activities and found solace only in her books and dolls. One day John knocked her down and she tried to defend herself. This earned her a traumatic lock up in the room where her uncle died. At one point, she thought that she could see his ghost and this so terrified the poor child that an apothecary had to be called in. The kind man advised Sarah Reed to send Jane off to boarding school and she was subsequently sent to Lowood. Seen through Jane’s eyes, Lowood was only marginally better than Gateshead but at least she had friends there. The book will take you way back to the days of bumpy carriage rides and class discrimination. It is also a glimpse into some historical aspects of England centuries ago and the antiquated notions that were held at the time. Charlotte Bronte tells an amazing story about a woman who faces issues of respect in an era when women were not permitted to stand up to society. Eventually Jane finds an employer that supports her but the shadowy and ominous Mr. Rochester, hides a dreadful secret that threatens Jane’s happiness.
Subconscious Mind Mastery Podcast

423 Episodes

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Avg Length 26m

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Latest episode 1 day ago

Start at the beginning (episode #1)....this is an audio-Journey of someone who hit life's bottom later in life, re-programmed his fundamental Christian upbringing, and found an entirely new way of living successfully and fulfilled. This is an on-going story, with twists, turns, victories, bumps, and always lessons. It explores the Subconscious Mind's impact on our lives and how it controls outcomes without us having to lift a finger. This is about Energy, Subconscious Programming, the Law of Attraction, Intuition, Parallel Universe Shifting, Reality Shifting, Desired Realities, and new ways of living! The message of this podcast is.....it is never too late to make massive changes in your life and start living a new life now! Thomas is also the narrator of over 30 audiobooks for author Fred Dodson and astrologer Steven Forrest. Join Thomas Miller as we "Enjoy the Journey!"Intro music by special commission © 2013-2023.
STAR SPLITTER: A Sci-fi Anthology Podcast

8 Episodes

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Avg Length 23m

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Latest episode 4 months ago

Telepaths, Clones, Androids, and Alien Monsters...This anthological experience is immersive and headphones are recommended...Enter a universe of sci-fi sound effects, music, and stories that'll leave you wanting more...WELCOME TO STAR SPLITTER.Created, Written, and Narrated by Danny Kuehn (IG: @realdannykuehn )Directed, Produced, Mixed, and Edited by David Bloom (IG: @mrbl00m )Cover Art created by Ira (@rebecacovers on Fiverr)*All Rights Reserved*
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

3 Episodes

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Avg Length 29m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

The Communist Manifesto was conceived as an outline of the basic beliefs of the Communist movement. The authors believed that the European Powers were universally afraid of the nascent movement, and were condemning as "communist," people or activities that did not actually conform to what the Communists believed. This Manifesto, then, became a manual for their beliefs.In it we find Marx and Engel's rehearsal of the idea that Capital has stolen away the work of the artisan and peasant by building up factories to produce goods cheaply. The efficiency of Capital depends, then, on the wage laborers who staff the factories and how little they will accept in order to have work. This concentrates power and money in a Bourgeois class that profits from the disunity of workers (Proletarians), who only receive a subsistence wage.If workers unite in a class struggle against the bourgeois, using riot and strikes as weapons, they will eventually overthrow the bourgeois and replace them as a ruling class. Communists further believe in and lay out a system of reforms to transform into a classless, stateless society, thus distinguishing themselves from various flavors of Socialism, which would be content to have workers remain the ruling class after the revolution.The Manifesto caused a huge amount of discussion for its support for a forcible overthrow of the existing politics and society.
Full Cast Production Audio Dramas by AudioIron

10 Episodes

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Avg Length 19m

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Latest episode 2 years ago

AudioIron.com delivers dozens of full cast performances you'll never forget. Visit our site to see all our podcasts and hear what you've been missing.
Four Minute Audiobooks

1549 Episodes

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Avg Length 8m

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Latest episode 22 days ago

Four Minute Audiobooks is a collection of over 1,000 audio summaries based on our written book summaries at fourminutebooks.com. Includes 300 episodes of Four Minute Audiobooks (Founder Edition), read by our founder Nik, including his personal commentary on each book. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
ENKI: Tales from the Past

82 Episodes

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Avg Length 14m

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Latest episode 2 days ago

[SEASON 3] The Ancient Aliens Theory can actually be more than just a theory. Join Enki and all major protagonists of early human creation on a unique Sci-fi audiodrama that will reveal the alternative History of mankind. Each episode contains a heavily researched and carefully produced sound experience turned into an awesome narrative podcast. Visit ENKI.SHOW today! Writing, production, voicing, art, editing and distribution by Mário Portela. A one man team for a whole community!
The Adventures of Elizabeth Crowne

71 Episodes

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Avg Length 21m

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Latest episode 6 months ago

In the uncanny world of Elizabeth Crowne, anything can happen: Murderers levitate through trees. Werewolves stalk unsuspecting bootleggers. The undead run their own zeppelin service. In this serialized podcast, listeners learn Elizabeth's origins – and how this fearless paranormal investigator gives death a run for its money.
Tales From The Swan Hotel

15 Episodes

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Avg Length 30m

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Latest episode 7 years ago

In southern California, just outside Hollywood, there is a most unusual hotel. A hotel dedicated to the golden age of cinema and the departures of its most influential and notorious players. It is a destination that spotlights the manners in which these men and women of Hollywood perished. The rooms are decorated with an array of evidence and clues, unique to each death, and fitted with a cast of department store manikins which stand in for the major roles involved - Forensic precision made kitschy and accessible to all. Each episode we will present to you one of these rooms, and rouse your im
Christmas Stories

176 Episodes

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Avg Length 11m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

Merry and magical stories that take Christmas seriously (or as seriously as it should, which is both not at all and entirely too much). 24 episodes of a new story every December - an audiobook advent calendar. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection by Unknown

40 Episodes

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Avg Length 2m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

This collection includes 40 different Christmas carols collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson, the creator of The Hymns and Carols of Christmas website, a public-domain collection of Christmas music containing over 2,600 hymns, carols and songs.
Short Ghost Story Collection by Various

10 Episodes

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Avg Length 28m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

The Short Ghost Story Collection contains ten classic spooky tales written by such master craftsmen as Algernon Blackwood, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker and Saki among others. The stories range from haunted houses to reincarnation (as a predatory otter), ancient curses in which marble statues come alive and wreak a horrible revenge and a long narrative poem that describes a dialog between a ghost and a human being. This anthology features authors like Lewis Carroll and E Nesbit who are traditionally regarded as children's writers and other practitioners of the paranormal like American writer Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. Ghost stories generally deal with anything that's considered “scary.” However, each writer has his or her own style of telling the tale. Some like Saki bring in their trademark irony, while Lewis Carroll ensures that the fantastic finds its way in. Algernon Blackwood bends the ghost story to its most classic level, as he spins out this subtle and truly chilling tale "The Empty House". Charles Dickens weighs in with a gothic tale of a jury member being haunted by the ghost of the person whose trial he is called upon to judge. "The Trial For Murder" finds Dickens in an unusually crisp, rapier-like mode with none of his elaborate and often distracting details. Sheridan Le Fanu's grim tale "Schalken the Painter" describes the bizarre experiences of a Flemish artist who falls in love with his teacher's daughter. The horror in this story is generated as much by what's left to the imagination as what's described by the narrator. A brief but equally hair-raising little gem by E Nesbit, titled "Uncle Abraham's Romance" is taken from her 1893 publication Grim Tales. A wistful story, tinged with an air of sadness, like an old keepsake, this story is sure to remain in your memory long after you've put the book down. "Shadows on the Wall" is a tale of “domestic horror” by Mary E Wilkins Freeman an early feminist writer who dabbled in other genres occasionally. This classic tale will definitely creep you out whenever you're home alone at night! It tells the tale of a mysterious crooked shadow that persistently appears on a wall, with no apparent substance to create it. For ghost story enthusiasts and anyone who revels in scary, eerie, creepy, mysterious and spectral tales of weird and uncanny happenings, here's a great collection to chill you to the bone!
Wage-Labour and Capital by Karl Marx

10 Episodes

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Avg Length 10m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

Orignally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give a short overview, for popular consumption, of Marx’s central threories regarding the economic relationships between workers and capitalists. These theories outlined include the Marxian form of the Labour Theory of Value, which distinguishes “labour” from “labour-power”, and the Theory of Concentration of Capital, which states that capitalism tends towards the creation of monopolies and the disenfranchisement of the middle and working classes. The Theory of Alienation, which describes a dehumanising effect of capitalist production, in which an immediate social signifcance of labour to the worker is absent, is also touched upon. These theories were later elaborated in Volume 1 of Capital, published in 1867. This edition of Wage-Labour and Capital, published in 1891, was edited and translated by Friedrich Engels, and remains one of the most widely read of Marx’s works. (Description by Carl Manchester).
Forward Into the Past

60 Episodes

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Avg Length 31m

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Latest episode 1 month ago

Forward Into The Past is a podcast that brings classic tales of suspense, mystery, science fiction, and fiction from the public domain to the modern listener. Each episode features a full-length story, narrated by host J.C. Rede.The stories featured on Forward Into The Past were originally published in dime novels, story papers, and magazines from the late 1890s to the early 1930s. These stories are a product of their time, and may contain themes, words, and ideas that are no longer considered acceptable. However, they are also a fascinating window into the past, and offer a glimpse into the hopes, fears, and dreams of a bygone era.Whether you're a fan of classic literature or just looking for a good story, Forward Into The Past is a podcast you won't want to miss. New episodes are released every week.
Finding Fantasy Reads

49 Episodes

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Avg Length 48m

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Latest episode 10 hours ago

Finding Fantasy Reads is for ravenous readers who are eager to find their next favorite character, series, or world by sampling clean fantasy short stories from a variety of authors. New episodes are released every Tuesday morning. This show is hosted by Karyne Norton, author of epic fantasy and reader of all types of fantasy. Narration of short stories is performed by either Karyne Norton or Paeter Frandsen, host of the Christian Geek Central Podcast.
Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce

120 Episodes

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Avg Length 28m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

Season 1 for... Ulysses by James Joyce. The unabridged text, read by more than a hundred writers, artists, comedians and musiciansSeason 2 for... Bloomcast. A deep-dive into the text with Adam Biles, Alice McCrum and Lex Paulson, as well as other bonus episodes.To celebrate a hundred years since Sylvia Beach published James Joyce’s Ulysses, and to encourage readers to engage (or re-engage) with this spirited, funny, life-changing book, Shakespeare and Company, Paris—in partnership with Penguin Classics and Hay Festival—created an ensemble recording of the unabridged text, released as a free podcast between the centenary of the publication on 2nd February 2022 and Bloomsday on June 16 2022.Read by more than a hundred writers, artists, comedians and musicians from all over the world— including Sally Rooney, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Fry, Pete Buttigieg, Kae Tempest, Ben Okri, Ali Smith, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley and many, many more... (full cast list below)—Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses is a polyphonic and diverse celebration of this Modernist masterwork.Conceived and produced by Adam Biles, Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company, ParisDiscover more about Shakespeare and Company here: https://shakespeareandcompany.comBuy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulyssesFind out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/homeFeaturing (in order):Will SelfJeanette WintersonPaul MurrayIshion HutchinsonCaoilinn HughesEddie IzzardLola PeploeNathan EnglanderJoe DunthorneKate StablesJarred McGinnisNicholson BakerRichard BarnettAmy SackvilleChigozie ObiomaErica WagnerPatrick MarberClaire-Louise BennettAleksandar HemonRyan Van WinkleCressida BrownHolly PesterAdam ThirlwellCatherine LaceyCiaran FarrellLauren ElkinAndrew HankinsonConor HorganAndy MillerPreti TanejaSalena GoddenSinéad GleesonLuke KennardSophie GormanNicole FlatteryJohn FreemanAysegul SavasDaniel Levin BeckerJohn ButlerJohn MitchinsonSigrid RausingMax PorterEimear McBrideKeith RidgwayPhilip HoareDeborah LandauKarthika NairCerys MatthewsDBC PierreKatharina Volckmer Mark O’ConnellMarcel TherouxSylvia Whitman & David DelannetLenny KayeSarah ChurchwellOlivia LaingKatie KitamuraAli SmithKeri WalshLesley BlumePatrick HastingsBen OkriColm ToibinChloe AridjisStephen FryDouglas StuartPete ButtigiegTara MulhollandPaul MuldoonS&Co Table Readers (Anne Bielec, Ben Brown, Amanda Dennis, Linda Fallon, Heather Heartley, Octavia Horgan, Conor Lee Bourke, Lex Paulson, Kate Poston, Francesca Reece)David KeenanTom McCarthyDavid SzalayJesse BallCarter BaysJames GregorWill BurnsDeclan McCavanaGreg ProopsJennifer CanadaSam JordisonEloise MillarHollie McNishMichael PedersenJonathan Safran FoerSasha FoerEthan HawkeRob DoyleRoisin KiberdLucy SanteCaitlinn O KeefeDeborah LevyMeena KandasamyJoanna LumleySusan PhilipzSylvia WhitmanBonnie GreerEmilie PineMargaret AtwoodKae TempestLou DoillonSally Rooney Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by Montague R. James

8 Episodes

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Avg Length 38m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

An English tourist in a small, rural town in the South of France discovers an ancient manuscript with a strange illustration on the last page. A young orphan is sent to live with his elderly cousin, a secretive man who is obsessed with immortality. A picture that tells stories that change according to who is viewing it. These and other delicious, goose bump evoking tales are part of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by Montague R James. A master of his craft, MR James was an academic and administrator of King's College, Cambridge and later of Eton. His eerie tales are unique in their subtlety and the sheer horror they evoke long after you've finished reading them. He also gave a new perspective to the clichéd ghost story of the Victorian Gothic genre and used more realistic and believable plots and settings. Most of his stories are based on things that he himself was interested in: old books and manuscripts, ancient houses and medieval history. James was also a talented actor who produced and acted in several plays. He was also a classical scholar and his stories are often full of references to ancient writers and books. Apart from his work in the realm of the supernatural, James was a true academician with hundreds of scholarly works to his credit. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary was the first volume of chilling tales that he wrote. Published in 1904, the book was a compilation of tales that were written to be read aloud round a fireside on Christmas Eve. James has a very light touch with the horror and bizarre elements while he describes the ordinary and mundane aspects in great detail. It is this which allows the real horror underlying everyday events to work their way into the reader's consciousness and create an atmosphere of evil and foreboding. His ghosts are truly evil, and he meant them to be “malevolent and odious” as he didn't believe in amiable specters! Several writers were deeply influenced by MR James. HP Lovecraft, Paul Theroux, Sir John Betjeman, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, John Bellairs and Kingsley Amis are among his admirers and literary heirs. There have been hundreds of adaptations of James' stories on stage, film and television. If you're in the mood for some spooky stories for a rainy night, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is certainly the book for you.
The Lesbian Romantic

260 Episodes

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Avg Length 19m

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Latest episode 7 days ago

Lesbian romance stories brought to you as an immersive podcast. Created to make you smile, blush or keep you on the edge of your seat. Listen with headphones to immerse yourself fully! New wlw story chapter every other Tuesday.
Santa's Cat

3 Episodes

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Avg Length 3m

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Latest episode 3 years ago

The magical tale of the cat who saved Christmas. Brought to you by Littlewoods Ireland, Santa’s Cat was created to ease concerns that children might have in the run up to the festive season due to the global pandemic. It tells the story of Santa’s cat, his dearest fluffy friend. This year, she has helped him prepare for one of his trickiest Christmases ever. And even when he has a last-minute wobble on Christmas Eve, she is there to remind him that everything is going to be okay. Although Christmas will be a bit different this year, it will still be magical and special. The story, written by author Eoin McLaughlin and illustrated by Kim Sharkey, was originally created as an e-book, available to download for free on the Littlewoods Ireland Blog.
DOLEO

32 Episodes

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Avg Length 18m

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Latest episode 4 years ago

A fiction audiobook with effects and dramatization, presented in serial format, DOLEO tells the story of a truly decent man with a unique affliction, who, via the trying experiences of his life, reaches a breaking point propelling him into the world of vigilantism. Upon embarking on this well-intentioned mission, DOLEO evolves into a vigilante story unlike any you've ever read or heard, with an emphasis on realism, it explores the overwhelming odds, slip-ups, and failures that would accompany an everyman deciding to take the law into his owns hands. With an aim to make the world a more equitable place, can Ryder Daniels find the hero inside himself in time to stop a menacing force, or will he perish at the hands of power before he can effectuate the change he so desperately yearns for?
Obscure with Michael Ian Black

315 Episodes

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Avg Length 35m

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Latest episode 15 hours ago

It's a book club, but funny!Comedian Michael Ian Black is tackling a great work of literature: Wuthering Heights.Join Michael's weekly book club as he reads aloud from a classic and asks people like Jen Kirkman, Mike Birbiglia, Michael Showalter, and even his teenage kids to weigh in with their perspectives. Season 1: Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure. The book is bleak, but Michael does a lot of accent work.Season 2: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It's alive, and it's just a big buddy. Also, more accent work.Season 3: Wuthering Heights. It's a love story? Who knowsSeason 4: American Tragedy. Also a potential title of this podcastSupport this show and access bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/michaelianblack
The Complete HP Lovecraft Podcast

16 Episodes

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Avg Length 22m

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Latest episode 5 years ago

Podcast by HP Lovecraft
Libro.fm Podcast

28 Episodes

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Avg Length 56m

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Latest episode 21 days ago

Libro.fm - A monthly series of interviews and conversations with authors, narrators, and book lovers from the Libro.fm team.
Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus by Francis Pharcellus Church

8 Episodes

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Avg Length 4m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

“Is There A Santa Claus?” was the headline that appeared over an editorial in the September 21, 1897 edition of the New York Sun. The editorial, which included the response of “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus,” has become an indelible part of popular Christmas lore in the United States.
Animal Ghosts by Elliott O’Donnell

14 Episodes

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Avg Length 31m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

Summary: This is a collection of ghost stories in which the antagonists are various animals. Divided up into chapters of ghost sightings by each group of animals, you will hear of hauntings by dogs, cats, birds, jungle animals, etc. (Summary by Allyson Hester)
Mary Cary, Frequently Martha by Kate Langley Bosher

15 Episodes

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Avg Length 15m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

“My name is Mary Cary. I live in the Yorkburg Female Orphan Asylum. You may think nothing happens in an Orphan Asylum. It does. The orphans are sure enough children, and real much like the kind that have Mothers and Fathers; and that’s why I am going to write this story.” So begins Mary’s diary, which she fills with her various doings and misadventures at the Asylum in Virginia and her sharp observations about life and human nature. She loathes Miss Bray, the head of the Asylum, who is not above telling bald-faced lies to the Board to further her own selfish ends. She loves Miss Katherine, the Asylum’s resident nurse, who has befriended Mary and serves as a gentle role model for the child. As for Martha, she is Mary’s “other self” who speaks out—and sometimes acts out—in spite of Mary’s better nature. When she unexpectedly discovers her family background, Mary writes a letter to her uncle that leads to some surprising results on the way to a happy ending.The Chicago Record-Herald of March 12, 1910 stated, “Let’s be glad for books like Mary Cary. It isn’t so much what Mary Cary does, however, as what she is, bless her! that warms the cockles of the chilliest, most snugly corseted heart.”
Christmas Short Works Collection 2010 by Various

27 Episodes

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Avg Length 14m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

This multilingual Christmas Short Works Collection for 2010 contains public domain short stories, essays, poems and scripture passages in English, German and Portuguese.
Christmas Carol Collection by Various

16 Episodes

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Avg Length 3m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

Though carols are traditionally associated with Christmas, this was not always the case. “Carol” comes from the French word 'carole' which means circle dance accompanied by singing. It was part of any festivity and gradually came to be associated with holidays like Christmas. In England, festivities were banned following the Civil War and Protestantism, but many song writers and Protestants wrote musical works to be sung at Christmas and these were referred to as “carols.” Today, Christmas anywhere in the world is incomplete without carol singers and songs. They celebrate the season, the birth of Christ, the joy of the holidays and convey good wishes and cheer to listeners. Many famous carols are written in German, French and Latin as well as English. The Christmas Carol Collection by Various includes some traditional and some modern day carols, all of which embody the spirit of the festive season. The first one, Christ Was Born on Christmas Day is a 13th century song, which was once very popular all over Europe. The original Latin was translated by John Mason Neale, an eminent English clergyman, in the nineteenth century. American lyricist Charlotte Homer's delightful 1902 Christmas Lullaby follows next, set to music by Charles Gabriel Hutchinson. The famous and charming carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, which was once a popular English folk song is also included here. It was first published in England in 1780 without music and was meant to be chanted. Come All You Merry Gentlemen, a 19th century song, follows. Est ist ein Ros entsprungen a beautiful 15th century German carol is next on the list. This song may be more familiar as Lo How a Rose e'er Blooming to the English speaking world. Gesu Bambino, a delightful Italian song was set to music by Frederick Herman Martens. The famous African-American gospel song, Go Tell it on the Mountain is a rousing anthem to the glory of God. A fifteenth century Sussex carol, the 19th century Boston carol, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, the traditional yet popular English carol I Saw Three Ships, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's charming I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day, Eduard Ebel's 1895 German song, Leise Reiselt der Schnee and more are included in this collection. These lovely carols invoke the theme of this most enjoyable festival, which conveys the message of hope and eternal life hereafter.
The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram

22 Episodes

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Avg Length 18m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

To get away from city life periodically, New Yorker Roger Locke purchases an abandoned farm house in rural Connecticut, and with the assistance of his cousin Phillida and her beau Ethan Vere, he sets about fixing up the place. Immediately however, an unseen mysterious woman begins giving him warnings during nocturnal visits to leave the house at once. Soon he begins hearing strange ominous sounds emanating from the tiny lake at the back of the house coupled with a permeation of sickly odors. An evil presence then begins to visit him during the witching hours of the late night, challenging him to a battle of wits from which there can be only one victor. Is his mysterious female visitor there to help and encourage him to flee from the house, or is she working in tandem with The Thing From the Lake? A gripping, occasionally frightening tale, Ms. Ingram wastes no time in grabbing the reader into the story and manages to weave a tale that will leave the reader guessing at every turn of events.
The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley

15 Episodes

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Avg Length 22m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop, a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is “haunted by the ghosts of all great literature.” Beginning with the arrival of a young advertising man and the mysterious disappearance of a certain volume from the shelves of the bookshop, a lively and often humorous tale of intrigue unfolds, generously sprinkled with liberal doses of Roger’s unique philosophy on literature and book selling.
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood

4 Episodes

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Avg Length 35m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

A tale of horror in which a pleasant sojourn down the Danube tumbles terrifyingly awry as the veil between this world and an unfathomably weird dimension is inadvertently pierced by an innocent pair of vacationers, “The Willows”, arguably Algernon Blackwood’s seminal contribution to supernatural literature, has had a lasting influence on the field. No less a personage than H. P. Lovecraft describing it as “...the greatest weird tale ever written.” A reading will reveal a clear influence to one familiar with Lovecraft’s work. The masterful handling of mystery and suspense that build to a quite satisfyingly unnerving crescendo may be particularly noted by the discerning aficionado of the genre.
The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker

19 Episodes

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Avg Length 33m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

The Jewel of Seven Stars (also published under the name: The Jewel of the Seven Stars) is a horror novel by Bram Stoker first published in 1903. The story is about an archaeologist’s plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy.
Multilingual Poetry Collection by Various

20 Episodes

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Avg Length 2m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

Multilingual Poetry Collection of favorite public-domain poems in languages other than English.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu

12 Episodes

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Avg Length 9m

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Latest episode 3 months ago

The Art of War is a 6th Century BC Chinese treatise on war and military strategy known for its timeless examples of strategy and planning. There is intense interest in this ancient work since it teaches how to be victorious in conflict and that the final victory ultimately is to see war as an effort to win minds and hearts rather than a mere acquisition of territory and wealth. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a two thousand year old work, reputedly authored by a famous military general and strategist who lived in ancient China. Apart from this, he is also revered and respected in many South Asian countries as a learned philosopher. The book is divided into thirteen chapters and there is historical evidence to prove that it was written over a period of time and perhaps with many borrowings and collaborations with other similar works of the period. However, it was also heavily criticized by generations of scholars and thinkers in later centuries as it advocated deception and spying as accepted strategies in war. Many scholars have also doubted whether a figure such as Sun Tzu existed at all and have found several inaccuracies in terms of the timeframe in which the book was supposed to have been written. Many feel that the original work may have undergone several revisions over the centuries before being consolidated in its present form. Whatever the nature of these opinions The Art of War remains a fascinating, valuable and extremely interesting work. Each chapter explores a different aspect of war. Beginning with elaborate plans that should be put in place before the commencement of war, the book goes on to describe different situations in which wars are fought, the kind of strategies employed in various types of terrain, understanding the nature of the enemy and finally positioning, timing and methods of attack. For present day corporate warriors, The Art of War is an invaluable text. Business management, sports and politics are some of the fields where it has found immense application. Conflict resolution theory has been immeasurably enhanced with the addition of Sun Tzu's millennia-old tried and tested methods. It also provides valuable assistance in the grooming of leaders, understanding and appreciating the opponent and leveraging one's own advantages. The Art of War provides compelling reading for anyone who is interested in the dynamics of negotiation, competition, mediation, planning and arbitration.
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki by US Army Corps of Engineers, Manhattan District

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This is the official report, published nearly 11 months after the first and only atomic bombings in history (to date), of a group of military physicians and engineers who accompanied the initial contingent of U.S. soldiers into the destroyed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The report presents a clinical description of the devastation, loss of life and continued suffering of the survivors that resulted from the world’s first and only atomic bombings. The appendix is an eyewitness account, contrasting vividly with the dispassionate sang-froid of the report itself, written by a German Jesuit priest who survived the blast at Hiroshima, and whose order assisted in rescue efforts following the catastrophic attack. This recording was completed on the 63rd anniversary of the events.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

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This wonderful children’s short story tells all about the youth, manhood and old age of Santa Claus and how he became immortal. (Introduction by jedopi)
Philosophy and Fun of Algebra by Mary Everest Boole

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Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916) was born Mary Everest in England and spent her early years in France. She married mathematician George Boole. She was the author of several works on teaching and teaching mathematics in particular. This short book, Philosophy and Fun of Algebra, is meant to be read by children and introduces algebra and logic. She uses the word “algebra” broadly, defining it as a “method of solving problems by honest confession of one’s ignorance”. Using this definition, Boole introduces, in a conversational manner, the concepts of logic and algebra, illustrating these concepts with stories and anecdotes, often from biblical sources. At times, her discussion seems somewhat mystical, speaking of the imagination and angels as messengers which guide one toward the next step in a logical investigation. Boole ends the book with a reminder that algebra’s essential element is “the habitual registration of the exact limits of one’s knowledge” and a call for the public to keep this principle in mind when encountering any situation.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor and philosopher who wrote Meditations; insights which were considered to give the meaning of life. The book was not written with the intent to be published. It offers a noteworthy chain of challenging situations which are a reflection on spirituality and enumerate the struggle to understand oneself and one's role in the universe. Written in the style of a journal, Meditations emphasizes that life in this world is short. Aurelius was a stoic philosopher who had influenced the thoughts of many leaders in his time. The first of several overarching themes in Meditations is to evaluate self judgment and judgment of others. Another theme is that everything comes from nature and will return to nature once again. A final theme is to maintain focus and be attentive. The author establishes the point that we should enjoy the things that are possible and within our reach and at the same time recognize that other thins our outside of our control and should not concern us. Aurelius uses statements to emphasize faith in God and how to lead a good life in the face of temptation. This book provides support and personal comfort and is a captivating read.
Collected Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft by H. P. Lovecraft

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H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens

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Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. He organizes them into different dynasties and chronologies to make it easier for the reader to understand the labyrinthine relationships and connections between the various gods, heroes, minor divinities, mythical figures and legendary creatures. Greek and Roman legends form the base of all European art, literature and civilization itself. Since the advent of Christianity, the so called Pagan religion which dominated all of Europe for thousands of years were eclipsed but the study of the Classics as part of the education in Greek and Latin kept them alive. Today there's hardly a serious student of English or art who does not encounter some reference to an ancient Greek or Roman myth or deity somewhere in literature and the Western languages. A visit to any of the museums or classical art galleries in Europe would be one that's filled with allusions and depictions of Greek or Roman legends. For modern day readers, the book is a mine of information about the lineage of the gods, forms of worship, festivals and temples devoted to them. It is interestingly chronicled, right from the primordial legend of Uranus and Gaia to the Creation of the Earth, through the dynasties of the Gods, heroes and divinities of the Night and the Sea, right up to the Trojan War where the Gods played a most important role in the destiny of humans. The section on temples and worship is especially interesting for students of archeology and history. It also includes statues, augurs, soothsayers, temple architecture, altars, priests and sacrifices. The extensive footnotes and author's notes for each chapter add value and interest while the charming illustrations make it attractive for younger readers. Anyone who is interested in exploring the ancient legends of two of the oldest Western civilizations would certainly find Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens a source of hours of reading pleasure and a valuable addition to their bookshelf.
CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers

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Avg Length 60m

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CraftLit is—Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) *** No time to pick up a book? Not any more! *** This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. *** Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. *** The podcast has been in continuous weekly production since 2006 - Our current book, "Recollections of Joan of Arc" by Mark Twain begins with episode 581. * * As seen in What's Hot on iTunes * * As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday | FiberHooligans | Podcast 411 | Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast | Math-4-Knitters | Eddie's Room | Libsyn's Podcasting Luminaries | Chilling Tales for Dark Nights | WEBS podcast --Classic Audiobooks: because loving great books in a busy world is tough--
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time spent in slavery, serving primarily on galleys, documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his own freedom and in business thereafter. The book contains an interesting discussion of slavery in West Africa and illustrates how the experience differs from the dehumanising slavery of the Americas. The Intereresting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano is also one of the first widely read slave narratives. This work was produced to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in Great Britain.
Love Among the Chickens by P. G. Wodehouse

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Avg Length 15m

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A young, but not too brilliant writer is conscripted by a ne'er-do-well friend to help out on a chicken farm in remote Dorset. While traveling to the country, the writer encounters a lovely young girl and her academician father on the train. He is delighted to discover that she is reading a copy of his latest book. In the countryside, he also discovers that the professor and his daughter are neighbors. However, over dinner one night, he gets into an acrimonious debate with the elderly scholar who storms out, furious with his daughter's potential suitor. Meanwhile the chicken farm seems to be a doomed enterprise... All this and other zany events form the delightful plot of Love Among the Chickens by PG Wodehouse. Published in 1906 in England and also serialized in the Circle magazine, it was revised and rewritten several times by the author himself. He changed the narrative viewpoint, the ending and the dedication several times before finally settling on this version. It was also the first Wodehouse book to be independently published in the United States. Love Among the Chickens is notable for being the first novel for adult readers written by the master humorist. It also introduces the insufferable Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge, schemer, egomaniac and supreme opportunist. This character features in many of Wodehouse's short stories and though he never reached the heights of popularity that others like Jeeves, Wooster and the Blandings set did, Wodehouse himself confessed a sneaking fondness for this slippery villain. Based on a real character whom Wodehouse knew well, and in fact dedicated Love Among the Chickens to, Ukridge features in more than 18 short stories about himself and several more which are about other denizens of Wodehouse's inimitable world. However, Love Among the Chickens is the only full length book the obnoxious Ukridge appears in. Wodehouse fans will be charmed as usual with his impeccable plotting, faultless sense of timing and the wonderful world of afternoon teas and eccentric aunts. Another quality that makes his works so attractive is the brilliant use of the English language and how he bends it to evoke both delighted chuckles and gusts of laughter. Few may know that Wodehouse, in spite of his lighthearted themes and plots, was a perfectionist when it came to his craft. He is famous for his detailed construction and development of plot lines and character study. He was also an extremely prolific writer, but naïve when it came to finance, politics and government regulations. Love Among the Chickens is indeed a most entertaining and madcap adventure, great for readers of all ages.
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Avg Length 34m

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The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society.The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive gaucheries give rise to extreme reactions among his new acquaintance, ranging from anguished protectiveness to mockery and contempt.But even before reaching the city, during the memorable train journey that opens the novel, he has encountered the demonic Rogozhin, the son of a wealthy merchant – who is in thrall to the equally doomed Nastasia Filippovna: beautiful, capricious and destructively neurotic, she joins with the two weirdly contrasted men in a spiralling dance of death...
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass was born into slavery on a Maryland plantation. He faced hardship as a child, but later encountered owners who were relatively liberal and allowed him to learn to read, write and be in contact with freed slaves. At the age of 20, he escaped from the plantation and made his way to New York. Though he remained a fugitive, he married and changed his name to avoid being caught. He continued his education and became involved in the Abolitionist Movement. He began touring the country, speaking passionately about the unjust, cruel and inhuman practice of slavery. However, he began to face opposition from quarters that he least expected. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass traces the turbulent, tragic and shameful period in the history of the United States. Douglass was also a gifted and committed public speaker, outspoken in his criticism of this inhuman practice. The book, published in 1845, originally entitled Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written By Himself, was met with disbelief when it initially came out. Few could believe that an African American slave could write so eloquently and have such perfect use of the English language. However, Douglass had used real names, events and places in his story, which could be easily verified and this silenced his critics. Yet, his troubles were not over. His former masters were still entitled to track him down, and fearing capture, he departed for the UK where he was received with great warmth and respect. He stayed for two years till two of his British friends contributed to purchase his freedom. He then returned to America where he arrived at the dawn of the American Civil War. He started a newspaper and campaigned tirelessly for Lincoln and the abolition of slavery. He was also the first African American to be nominated for the post of Vice President of the USA. Narrative... was the first of several autobiographies, in which Douglass documented his eventful life. The book is divided into 11 chapters, tracing Douglass' childhood on the Maryland plantation, the daily cruelties practiced by slave owners, his move to Baltimore and the consequent experiences there. It is in Baltimore that he encounters more humane white people. However, even after being acclaimed as a speaker, he faced the condescending and patronizing attitude of white people. It was to counter this that he began to write his autobiography. As a slice of history, Narrative... is indeed an interesting and gripping read, and a great addition to your collection.