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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Scene from War and Peace, by Leonid Pasternak

Scene from War and Peace, by Leonid Pasternak

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A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Monet Water lilies 1917-1919

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Flowers on the windowsill by Carl Larsson

A Child’s Garden of Verses

The Child Alone

Carl Larsson, Lisbeth Fishing

Garden Days

Envoys

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Edgar Allen Poe, selected short works

illustration to The Purloined Letter by E.A. Poe, illustrator unknown, public domain image

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The Tell Tale Heart

The Purloined Letter

The Fall of the House of Usher, illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, public domain

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Pit and the Pendulum

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Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Girl Arranging her Hair, Mary Cassatt

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01. Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Surprised

02. Matthew Cuthbert is Surprised

03. Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised

04. Morning at Green Gables

05. Anne’s History

06. Marilla Makes Up Her Mind

07. Anne Says Her Prayers

08. Anne’s Bringing-Up Is Begun

09. Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Properly Horrified

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10. Anne’s Apology

11. Anne’s Impressions of Sunday School

12. A Solemn Vow and Promise

13. The Delights of Anticipation

14. Anne’s Confession

15. A Tempest in the School Teapot

Tea, Mary Cassatt

16. Diana is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results

17. A New Interest in Life

18. Anne to the Rescue

19. A Concert, a Catastrophe, and a Confession

20. A Good Imagination Gone Wrong

21. A New Departure in Flavorings

22. Anne is Invited Out to Tea

Mary Cassatt, The Cup of Tea

23. Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor

24. Miss Stacy and her Pupils Get Up a Concert

25. Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves

26. The Story Club is Formed

27. Vanity and Vexation of Spirit

28. An Unfortunate Lily Maid

Midnight by Anders Zorn

29. An Epoch in Anne’s Life

30. The Queen’s Class is Organized

31. Where the Brook and River Meet

32. The Pass List is Out

33. The Hotel Concert

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34. A Queen’s Girl

35. The Winter at Queen’s

36. The Glory and the Dream

37. The Reaper Whose Name is Death

38. The Bend in the Road

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The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne

Summary: Ralph Rover is a traveler at heart, and has always dreamed of shipping out to the South Seas islands. He finally convinces his aging parents to let him go and find his way in the world. But the islands that Ralph finds are not as idyllic as in his dreams. Shipwrecked on a large, uninhabited island, Ralph and his fellow survivors, Jim and Peterkin, discover a world of hostile natives and villainous pirates. Danger, high adventure, and wonders of the sea greet them at every turn. When all seems lost, they find help from an unexpected source. (Summary by Tom Weiss for Librivox)

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Running time: 10 hours, 37 minutes

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

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Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

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Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

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Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Coral island 7, photo by Molly Evert

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

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The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Battle of Antietam

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Chapter 01

Chapter 02

Chapter 03

Chapter 04

Chapter 05

Chapter 06

A slave auction house on Whitehall Street, Sherman Atlanta in fall 1864, before it was burned by Sherman's army

Chapter 07

Chapter 08

Chapter 09
Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Battle of Chicamauga

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Battle of Wilson's Creek

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

The Storming of Fort Wagner, lithograph by Kurz and Allison, 1890

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

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Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Just so Camel 3

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Just so whale

How the Whale Got His Throat

Just so Camel

How The Camel Got His Hump

How The Rhinoceros Got His Skin

Just so rhino

How the Leopard Got His Spots

The Elephant’s Child

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo


The Beginning of the Armadillos

How the First Letter was Written

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How The Alphabet Was Made

The Crab that Played with the Sea

The Cat that Walked by Himself

The Butterfly that Stamped

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Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge

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Total running time: 9 hours, 58 minutes

HB2

00 – Preface & Letter

01 – Hans and Gretel

02 – Holland

03 – The Silver Skates

04 – Hans and Gretel Find a Friend

05 – Shadows in the Home

06 – Sunbeams

07 – Hans Has His Way

08 – Introducing Jacob Poot and His Cousin

09 – The Festival of Saint Nicholas

10 – What the Boys Saw & Did in Amsterdam

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11 – Big Manias and Little Oddities

12 – On the Way to Haarlem

13 – A Catastrophe

14 – Hans

15 – Homes

16 – Haarlem, The Boys Hear Voices

17 – The Man With Four Heads

18 – Friends in Need

19 – On the Canal

20 – Jacob Poot Changes the Plan

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21 – Mynheer Kleef and His Bill of Fare

22 – The Red Lion Becomes Dangerous

23 – Before The Court

24 – The Beleaguered Cities

25 – Leyden

26 – The Palace in the Wood

27 – The Merchant Prince & the Sister-Princess

28 – Through The Hague

29-30 – A Day of Rest – Homeward Bound

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31 – Boys and Girls

32 – The Crisis

33 – Gretel and Hilda

34 – The Awakening

35 – Bones and Tongues

36 – A New Alarm

37 – The Father’s Return

38 – The Thousand Guilders

39 – Glimpses

HB5

40 – Looking for Work

41 – The Fairy Godmother

42 – The Mysterious Watch

43 – A Discovery

44-The Race

HB6

45 – Joy in the Cottage

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46 – Mysterious Disappearance of Thomas Higgs

47 – Broad Sunshine

48 – Conclusion

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A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

a little princess, with friend

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

 a little princess, eating

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

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Chapter 8

Chapter 9

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Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

a little princess, cleaning

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

a little princess, final

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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Four Sisters by Norah Neilson Gray

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Total running time: 19 hours

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The Granddaughter writing, 1923, by Max Liebermann

PART 1

ONE:  PLAYING PILGRIMS

TWO:  A MERRY CHRISTMAS

Franz Skarbina, Unter dem Weihnachtsbaum

THREE:   THE LAURENCE BOY

FOUR:   BURDENS

FIVE:   BEING NEIGHBORLY

SIX:   BETH FINDS THE PALACE BEAUTIFUL

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SEVEN: AMY’S VALLEY OF HUMILIATION

EIGHT:  JO MEETS APOLLYON

NINE: MEG GOES TO VANITY FAIR

TEN: THE P.C. AND P.O.

ELEVEN:  EXPERIMENTS

TWELVE:  CAMP LAURENCE

THIRTEEN: CASTLES IN THE AIR

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FOURTEEN:  SECRETS

FIFTEEN:  A TELEGRAM

SIXTEEN: LETTERS

SEVENTEEN: LITTLE FAITHFUL

EIGHTEEN:  DARK DAYS

NINETEEN: AMY’S WILL

TWENTY: CONFIDENTIAL

TWENTY-ONE:  LAURIE MAKES MISCHIEF, AND JO MAKES PEACE

TWENTY-TWO:  PLEASANT MEADOWS

TWENTY-THREE:  AUNT MARCH SETTLES THE QUESTION

PART 2

TWENTY-FOUR:  GOSSIP

TWENTY-FIVE: THE FIRST WEDDING

The Wedding Morning by Bacon

TWENTY-SIX: ARTISTIC ATTEMPTS

TWENTY-SEVEN: LITERARY LESSONS

TWENTY-EIGHT:  DOMESTIC EXPERIENCES

TWENTY-NINE: CALLS

THIRTY:  CONSEQUENCES

THIRTY-ONE:  OUR FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT

THIRTY-TWO:  TENDER TROUBLES

THIRTY-THREE:  JO’S JOURNAL

THIRTY-FOUR:  FRIEND

THIRTY-FIVE:  HEARTACHE

THIRTY-SIX: BETH’S SECRET

THIRTY-SEVEN:  NEW IMPRESSIONS

THIRTY-EIGHT: ON THE SHELF

THIRTY-NINE:  LAZY LAURENCE

FORTY:  THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW

FORTY-ONE: LEARNING TO FORGET

FORTY-TWO: ALL ALONE

FORTY-THREE:  SURPRISES

FORTY-FOUR: MY LORD AND LADY

FORTY-FIVE:  DAISY AND DEMI

FORTY-SIX:  UNDER THE UMBRELLA

FORTY-SEVEN:  HARVEST TIME

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte radio theater

Jane Eyre illustration

Favorite Story presents Jane Eyre

The Campbell Playhouse presents Jane Eyre

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Little Men by Louisa May Alcott, 1940 movie

According to reviewers, the movie stays fairly true to the book, except for one scene added at the end when two con-men cook up a scheme to save Plumfield from foreclosure. It may take a moment for this movie to load.

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Scenes from Pride and Prejudice, a Card of Brock's illustrations, ca 1885, public domain image

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Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 3, public domain image

Chapter 01

Chapter 02

Chapter 03

Chapter 04

Chapter 05

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Chapter 06

Chapter 07

Chapter 08

Chapter 09

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

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Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

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Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Mr. Collins Proposal, "Almost as soon as I enered the house, I singled you out as the companion of my future life", Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 19, public domain image

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

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Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Lady Catherine de Bourg, Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 37, public domain image

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 43, public domain image

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

Chapter 47

Chapter 48

Chapter 49

Chapter 50

Chapter 51

Chapter 52

Chapter 53

Chapter 54

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Chapter 55

Chapter 56

Chapter 57

Chapter 58

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Chapter 59

Chapter 60

Chapter 61

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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Mark Twain radio theater

Huckleberry Finn with rabbit and a gun, by E.W. Kemble from the original 1884 edition of the book

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Tom Sawyer Showing Off

 

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The Story of the Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit

Shovels, by Tiesse, released into the public domain

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International Coins

1  The Council of Ways and Means

2  Digging for Treasure

3  Being Detectives

4  Good Hunting

5  The Poet and the Editor

6  Noel’s Princess

7  Being Bandits

8  Being Editors

9  The G. B.

10  Lord Tottenham

11  Castilian Amoroso

12  The Nobleness of Oswald

13  The Robber and the Burglar

14  The Divining Rod

15  ‘Lo, the Poor Indian!

16  The End of the Treasure Seeking

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Emily Dickinson, selected poetry

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The Grass… e-text

The Cemetery Entrance by Caspar David Friedrich, public domain image

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I Died for Beauty

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Rain by Ivan Yendogurov, public domain image

Summer Shower

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I’m Nobody

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Morning

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Interesting Story by Laura Muntz Lyall, public domain image

There is no Frigate like a Book

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In a Library

Library e-text

A Word is Dead

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If I can stop one heart from breaking

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Indian Summer, Vermont by Willard Leroy Metcalf, public domain image

Indian Summer

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Our Share of Night to Bear

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There’s a Certain Slant of Light

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The Bet by Anton Chekhov

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The Bet running time: 24 minutes.

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Thoughts for Young Men by J. C. Ryle, read by author Douglas Bond

Summary: Every thoughtful young man must read J. C. Ryle. For those who don’t have the time or would rather listen, Douglas Bond presents this new audio book. As a young man, Ryle was a first-class athlete, rowing on the crew and playing cricket at Oxford, and a diligent student, graduating top of his class. After hearing Ephesians 2 read in church, Ryle was converted to Christ and thereafter earnestly pursued an uncompromising life of faith and ministry. Throughout his long life, Ryle became a leader in the evangelical movement, proclaiming faithfully the biblical and reformed gospel of grace. During his preaching and pastoral ministry, Ryle became a lover of the Puritans and, like his heroes, wrote prolifically (Summary by Douglas Bond).

Here’s how Ryle begins:

“When the Apostle Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his responsibility as a minister, he mentioned young men as a group requiring particular attention. After speaking of older men and older women, and young women, he adds this advice, “Encourage the young men to be self-controlled” (Titus 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle’s advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men.

I am growing old myself, but there are few things that I can remember so well as were the days of my youth. I have a most distinct recollection of the joys and the sorrows, the hopes and the fears, the temptations and the difficulties, the mistaken judgments and the misplaced affections, the errors and the aspirations, which surround and accompany a young man’s life. If I can only say something to keep some young man walking in the right way, and preserve him from faults and sins, which may hurt his prospects both for time and eternity, I shall be very thankful. There are four things which I propose to do:
I. I will mention some general REASONS why young men need exhorting.
II. I will note some special DANGERS which young men need to be warned about.
III. I will give some general COUNSEL which I beg young men to receive.
IV. I will set down some special RULES OF CONDUCT which I strongly advise young men to follow. On each of these four points I have something to say, and I pray to God that what I say may do good to some soul.”

This reading is performed by popular author Douglas Bond, and My Audio School thanks him for permission to share it with you!  The links below will take you to a page where you can either stream or download the audio files.

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Stream Douglas Bond reading Thoughts for Young Men from your computer.  There are several audio players (one for each chapter).

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Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

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Introduction

Chapter 1, part A: Reasons for Exhorting Young Men

Chapter 5: Concluding Remarks to Young Men

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Scandal in Bohemia

01 – A Scandal in Bohemia

02 – The Red-Headed League

The Red Headed League

03 – A Case of Identity

04 – The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Five Orange Pips

05 – The Five Orange Pips

The Man with the Twisted Lip


06 – The Man with the Twisted Lip

07 – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

08 – The Adventure of the Speckled Band
09 – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb

The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb

10 – The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

11 – The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

12 – The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

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