‘Tilda Jane’s Orphans
When the story of ‘Tilda Jane appeared serially in The Youth’s Companion in 1901, the original manuscript was very much condensed. When the time for book publication arrived nearly all the omitted matter was restored. However, some incidents were still left out, and they have formed the beginning of a new story written to please the many boys and girls who have expressed a wish to know something more of the fortunes of the orphan and her dogs. That the orphan’s old friends will follow with interest, her often groping and stumbling, yet never-wearying steps along the path of uplift for human beings and dumb creatures, is the earnest hope of the author. (Marshall Saunders – from the Prefatory Note)
Category: Audio Books Tag: Animals & Nature
Christmas Short Works Collection 2008
The multilingual Christmas Short Works Collection 2008, containing public domain short stories, essays, poems, hymns, and scripture passages recorded by a variety of LibriVox members.
Selected Short Stories
A miscellaneous collection of short stories, not featuring any of Wodehouse's regular characters, most concern love and romance and, being Wodehouse, all are amusing.(Summary by Wikipedia)
One-Act Play Collection 012
Here are 10 One Act Plays for your enjoyment. They range from a 1659 farce by Moliere to a 1896 play by Fuller with early LGBT content; a Gilbert play without Sullivan's music, and many other short gems to make you laugh, cry, think, or all three. NOTE: Although the plays here were all published before 1923 and hence are in the Public Domain in the U.S., Pinski, McFadden, and Wilde died in 1959, 1961, and 1953 respectively and their plays may not yet be in the Public Domain in some countries. (Summary by ToddHW) Cast list: 01. The Flying Doctor by Moliere, Run by: ToddHW Val?re, in love with Lucile: ToddHW Sganarelle, servant to Val?re: Tomas Peter Gorgibus, father to Lucile: Aaron White Gros-Ren?, valet to Gorgibus: alanmapstone A Lawyer: Leanne Yau Lucile: Devorah Allen Sabine, cousin to Lucile: Foon Stage Directions: Sonia 02. At Saint Judas' by Henry Blake Fuller, Run by: Chuck Williamson The Bridegroom: Nemo The Best Man: Tomas Peter The Sacristan: ToddHW Stage Directions: Sonia 03. The Grandmother by Lajos Biro, Run by: Bhavya The Grandmother: Sonia The Blond Young Lady: Foon The Brunette Young Lady: TJ Burns The Bride: Elsie Selwyn The Vivacious Girl: Jenn Broda The Melancholy Girl: Bhavya The Sentimental High School Girl: Devorah Allen The Jovial Young Man: Josh Kibbey The Polite Young Man: Chuck Williamson The Disagreeable Young Man: Tomas Peter Stage directions: Campbell Schelp 04. Everybody's Husband by Richard Ryan, Run by: Devorah Allen Mr. Alexis Twisselton: Aaron White Mr. Theophilus Bunbury: Tomas Peter Figgins: Larry Wilson Spriggins: ToddHW Dick, a Waiter: Averagemoe Mrs. Pimpernel, Mistress of a Boardinghouse: Pauline Latournerie Fanny, her Daughter: Sonia Miss Thompson, Spriggins's Ward: TJ Burns Miss Tomkins, Figgins's Ward: Jenn Broda Mrs. Twisselton: Devorah Allen Maid Servant: Foon Stage Directions: KevinS 05. A Dollar by David Pinski, Run by: TJ Burns The Comedian: Jim Gallagher The Villain: Aaron White The Tragedian: Tomas Peter The Old Man: Nemo The Heroine: Availle The Ingenue: Jenn Broda The Old Woman: Betsy Walker The Stranger: Campbell Schelp Stage Directions: TJ Burns 06. Why the Chimes Rang by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden, Run by: Larry Wilson Holger - a peasant boy: Nemo Steen - his younger brother: Josh Kibbey Bertel - their uncle: Aaron White Old Woman: Jane Manning Angel: Elsie Selwyn Stage Directions: Larry Wilson 07. The Line of No Resistance by Percival Wilde, Run by: Elsie Selwyn George Robertson: Tomas Peter Jean Robertson: Devorah Allen Ethel Quenton: Betsy Walker Stage Directions: Aaron White 08. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern by W. S. Gilbert: ToddHW King Claudius: Aaron White Queen Gertrude: Sonia Rosencrantz: KevinS Guildenstern: Tomas Peter Ophelia: Foon Hamlet: alanmapstone First Player: Campbell Schelp He: Peter Yearsley She: Sandra Schmit Stage Directions: ToddHW 09. First Come, First Served by John Maddison Morton, Run by: David Olson Colonel Challenger: Larry Wilson Harry Barton: Max K?rlinge Basil Royston: Tomas Peter Mrs. Templeton: Sonia Julia Templeton: Devorah Allen Josephine Templeton: Elsie Selwyn Stage Directions: David Olson 10. Wanted, A Male Cook by George Melville Baker, Run by: Elsie Selwyn Mr. Heartwell (an old bachelor): Larry Wilson Joshua Slocum (from Greensville, Maine): ToddHW Teddy Ryan (a native of Ireland): Tomas Peter Fran?ois (a French cook): Pauline Latournerie Stage Directions: Max K?rlinge
Dramatic Reading Scene and Story Collection, Volume 003
Librivox readers present a collection of their favorite chapters and short stories, with the original author?s words all brought to life with different reader voices for each character in our popular Dramatic Reading style. This volume includes readings from Louisa May Alcott, two by L M Montgomery, Lewis Carroll, Victor Hugo, Kate Chopin, C K Chesterton, Jack London, and A A Milne. NOTE that Milne died in 1956 and this story is not PD in for listeners in Europe and/or Australia, and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years. - Summary by ToddHW Cast lists: 1. The Masked Marriage from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. BC for this DR is Salvationist Sam Pickwick: Joanna Michal Hoyt Ferdinand Deveraux: Pelham Flowerdew Count de Avalon: Wayne Cooke Fairy Queen: MaybeCordelia Troubadour: David Purdy 2. Barriers Swept Away from Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery. BC for this DR is Bookworm360 Anne Blythe-Shirley: Michele Eaton Leslie Moore: MaybeCordelia Narrator: Joanna Michal Hoyt 3. A Mad Tea Party from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll . BC for this DR is jennlea Narrator: Peter Yearsley Alice: Bookwork360 Hatter: Wayne Cooke March Hare: Eitel Dormouse: Jenn Broda 4. By Courier by O. Henry, from his collection The Four Million. BC for this DR is JoannaHoyt Young Man: ToddHW Boy: Greg Giordano Young Lady: MaybeCordelia Robert Ashburton: Wayne Cooke Narrator: Joanna Michal Hoyt 05. The Bishop Works and Little Gervais, from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and translated by Isabel F. Hapgood. BC for this DR is ElizaZ Narrator: Joanna Michal Hoyt Madame Magloire: TJ Burns Monseigneur Bienvenue: ToddHW Jean Valjean: Wayne Cooke Little Gervais: Jasmin Salma Priest: Larry Wilson 6. The Kiss by Kate Chopin. BC for this DR is wib66 Brantain: ToddHW Harvy: Greg Giordano Natalie: Matea Bracic Narrator: Michele Eaton 7. The Eye of Apollo, by G.K. Chesterton, from The Innocence of Father Brown. BC for this DR is Mozartjr Narrator: Mozartjr Father Brown: Kalamareader Kalon the Prophet: GregGiordano Flambeau: Kalamareader Ms. Joan Stacey: Aligator Ms. Pauline Stacey: LCaulkins 8. The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's by L.M. Montgomery, from The Chronicles of Avonlea. Bookwork360 is the BC for this DR Narrator/Peter-Angelina MacPherson:Bookworm360 Rev. Allan:Kalamareader Mrs. Allan:WendyKatzHiller Alexander Abraham Bennett:ToddHW Dr. Blair:GregGiordano 9. Chapter 5 of Hearts of Three by Jack London. SCaulkins is the BC for this DR Narrator: Lynette Caulkins Francis Morgan: Greg Giordano Pedro Zurita: Scott Caulkins Rafael: Wayne Cooke Gendarme: ToddHW Ignacio: Larry Wilson Augustino: Jim Locke Henry Morgan: Ben Tucker 10. The Making Of A Christmas Story, from Happy Days by A. A. Milne ( - 1956). ElizaZ is BC for this DR NOTE: Milne died in 1956. This story is not PD for readers in Europe and/or Australia, and other countries which observe copyright of author's death +70 years. Author: Wayne Cooke Editor: Greg Giordano Alice: Lynette Caulkins Robert Hardrow: Mozartjr Elsie: Eliza
Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 2
This year is the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. This is the second volume; the first volume of short works - fiction, essays, poetry and speeches, previously unrecorded for LibriVox, was catalogued on Dickens' birthday, February 7th 2012, and further volumes followed during the anniversary year. (Summary by Ruth Golding)
Short Story Collection Vol. 016
Librivox?s Short Story Collection 016: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.
Short Science Fiction Collection 007
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science and technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.
Coffee Break Collection 011 – Science
This is the eleventh collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you'd like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. The theme for this collection is Science - The fascination with research, discovery, and experimentation has contributed to humanity's greatest feats. - Summary by Rosie
Historical Newspaper Articles, Volume 1
Public Domain newspaper articles in the US span a period of nearly two and a half centuries. Subjects, styles, period, publisher, and length vary greatly. This collection is a sampling of twenty such articles including one from the Journal de Paris. Although some of the works on the LibriVox catalog such as the Federalist Papers were published in newspapers, this is the first collection of newspaper articles. (Summary by James Smith)
Christmas Carol Collection 2015
This year's selection includes traditional favourites and lesser-known Christmas carols in English and French. (Summary by Ruth Golding) Bergers, qui ?tes ici bas, author unknown; music by Ezwa. A Christmas Lullaby, words by John Addington Symonds (1840 - 1893); music by BookAngel7. Go Tell it on the Mountain, words by John Wesley Work, Jr.(1873-1925); music African-American spiritual. Notre divin Ma?tre, author unknown, music by Ezwa. Saw You Never, In the Twilight? words by Cecil F. Alexander (1818 - 1895); music Chartres, 15th century French melody. This Endris Night, 15th century English carol; author and composer unknown; music from the 1905 English Hymnal. Quittez, pasteurs, author unknown; music by Ezwa. Yule Returns, words by Rev. R. Watham; music by Vernon Bryan Crowther-Beynon (1866 - 1941). Christmas Carol No. 3, words by Christina Rossetti; music by Susan Hawthorne. Cradle Hymn: Hush, My Dear, Lie Still and Slumber, words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748); music traditional Welsh, arranged by Robert Bryan (1858-1920). Bergers, allons voir dans l'?table, author unknown, music by Ezwa. What Child is This?, words by William Chatterton Dix (1837 - 1898); Music: Greensleeves 16th century English traditional, setting from The Sunday School Hymnal and Service Book, 1871. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, words translated from the Latin by John Mason Neale (1818 - 1866); music 15th century French. A Christmas Carol: Dry Your Tears, Ye Silent Mourners, words by Lady Catherine Petre (1831 - 1882); music by Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795 - 1856). The Twelve Days of Christmas, words and music traditional altered and arranged by Frederic Austin (1872 - 1952). No?l sur la circoncision, author unknown, music by Ezwa. Unto Us Is Born a Son, author unknown, from the 15th century Latin; music arranged by Geoffrey Shaw (1879-1943). In Dulci Jubilo, words 14th century German, translated by Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795 - 1856). I Sing the Birth Was Born Tonight, words by Ben Jonson (1573-1637); music by Dmitri S. Bortniansky (1751-1825). Deck the Hall, words traditional, possibly alt. Mrs. L. A. Bradbury; music Nos Galan, traditional Welsh melody, arranged by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 ? 1924). Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, words from a traditional Polish carol translated by Edith M. Reed (1885-1933); music Polish carol W Zlobie Lezy, arranged by Edith M. Reed. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, words and music traditional English, author and composer unknown. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, words: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882); music Waltham by John Baptiste Calkin (1827 ? 1905). Silence Ciel, silence Terre, author unknown, music by Ezwa. Once in Royal David's City, words by Cecil F. Alexander (1818-1895) from Hymns for Little Children 1848; music Irby by Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1875). Christmas Carol (Nowell, Nowell), traditional carol from about 1460, author and composer unknown. Words of a traditional wassail song added by William Chappell (1809 - 1888). Coventry Carol, words by Robert Croo from the 15th Century Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. (15th Century); music 15th century found by Thomas Sharp (1770-1841) and published in Dissertations in 1825. Dans le calme de la nuit, author unknown, music by Ezwa. Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning, words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826); music Morning Star by James Proctor Harding (1850-1911). O Come All Ye Faithful, words and music by John Francis Wade (1711?1786).
Insomnia Collection Vol. 002
Soporific dullness is in the ear of the listener, and what's tedium incarnate to one person will be another person's passion and delight. However, it is hoped that at least one from the range of topics here presented will lull the busy mind to a state of sweet sleep. Introduction by Cori Samuel.
This is what people were reading in 1903, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles. (Summary by BellonaTimes)