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by vidalia11
August 3rd, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon [Memoir of a 13-year-old girl]
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon [Memoir of a 13-year-old girl]

"Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon, during the first three years of his captivity on the island of St. Helena: including the time of his residence at her father's house, 'The Briars'" (1844) Non-fiction memoir by Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe Abell https://archive.org/details/recollectionsofe00abelia...
by vidalia11
July 19th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Memoirs of the life, exile, and conversations of the Emperor Napoleon
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Views: 437

Memoirs of the life, exile, and conversations of the Emperor Napoleon

Memoirs of the life, exile, and conversations of the Emperor Napoleon (1836) Vol. 1 by The Count de las Cases https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53967 The Count de las Cases and his 12-year-old son accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte to the island of St. Helena. Napoleon barely knew Las Cases at the time. ...
by vidalia11
March 5th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: OUR SOUTHERN HIGHLANDERS
Replies: 4
Views: 843

OUR SOUTHERN HIGHLANDERS

Our Southern Highlanders by Horace Kephart This book is about Kephart's time in the Smoky Mountains with the isolated people who lived there. He treats them almost like an aboriginal people (but not condescendingly). Not only is it interesting, but the author has a good sense of humor. Interesting s...
by vidalia11
June 7th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 9460
Views: 565157

Re: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued

I'd like to thank Kevin Green for his amazing recording of "The Tallyrand Maxim." He does different characters, voices, accents, and ages so well. I feel like I'm really hearing different people. Excellent narration! I'll be listening to more of his recordings.

-Karen
by vidalia11
August 26th, 2017, 10:23 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Through The Dark Continent by Henry Morton Stanley
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Views: 787

Through The Dark Continent by Henry Morton Stanley

Through the Dark Continent (Vol. II) by Henry Morton Stanley Subtitle: The Sources of the Nile, Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean Example of a chapter from the book: Chapter VI. "Mama, the Wasambye!" - The fight in the Ruiki - The lost ...
by vidalia11
August 9th, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Happy Thoughts by F.C. Burnand
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Views: 775

Happy Thoughts by F.C. Burnand

Happy Thoughts by F.C. Burnand Published 1890 SATIRE/COMEDY FC Burnand was a writer/editor for Punch. He wrote the popular column "Happy Thoughts," a first-person narrative by a man who is constantly embarrassing himself, being annoyed by his friends, then having "happy thoughts" about how to turn t...
by vidalia11
August 24th, 2013, 10:00 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: The Amateur Gentleman by Jeffery Farnol
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

The Amateur Gentleman by Jeffery Farnol

Possibly not available to UK narrators, since author died in 1952. I haven't finished the book but I already LOVE it. It's Heyer-esque but funnier than her books. "The Amateur Gentleman" (1913) by Jeffery Farnol. http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/9879/pg9879.html From wikipedia: John Jeffery Farno...
by vidalia11
August 16th, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 9460
Views: 565157

Re: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued

Praise for Martin Clifton (martinc) for "The Vicar of Wakefield".
As always, you did a charming job with this book and really made it come alive.
Loved it!

Karen
by vidalia11
April 22nd, 2012, 12:01 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Tutt and Mr. Tutt by Arthur Cheney Train
Replies: 0
Views: 999

Tutt and Mr. Tutt by Arthur Cheney Train

Tutt and Mr. Tutt (1919) by Arthur Cheney Train. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10440/10440-h/10440-h.htm This is about a criminal defense law firm in NYC, where the attorneys battle against prosecutors, judges, jurors, and their own clients. It reminds me very much of "Rumpole of the Bailey" with i...
by vidalia11
February 5th, 2012, 11:57 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: At Sunwich Port by W.W. Jacobs
Replies: 0
Views: 850

At Sunwich Port by W.W. Jacobs

"At Sunwich Port" (1902) by W.W. Jacobs http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10876/10876-h/10876-h.htm Written by the same author as "The Monkey's Paw". This is a delightful and charming humorous novel. I would compare it to the humor of Dickens or E.F. Benson. I read somewhere that Wodehouse was a fan of...
by vidalia11
December 15th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 9460
Views: 565157

Re: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued

I've also listened to Justin Brett's reading of "The Brazilian Cat" and thought it was magnificently done. It's a great story, too.

Karen
by vidalia11
December 15th, 2011, 11:08 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 9460
Views: 565157

Re: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued

Coincidentally, I was also about to thank Elizabeth Klett for her reading of "The House of the Vampire" by George S. Viereck: http://librivox.org/the-house-of-the-vampire-by-george-sylvester-viereck/ I've listened to other readings of hers; I really admire her elocution and lovely, modulated voice. ...
by vidalia11
October 2nd, 2011, 7:48 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 9460
Views: 565157

Re: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued

I'd like to thank Bob Neufeld for his narration of "Bartleby the Scrivener" (version 2). I listened to it in my car and enjoyed it very much. Bob Neufeld has the perfect voice for this story and read it with a good understanding. For anyone who has tried and failed to read this story, listen to this...
by vidalia11
February 4th, 2011, 12:53 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 9460
Views: 565157

Re: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued

A big thank you to Jake Endres for reading "The Cask of Amontillado". It was like a radio play from the 1940s. I could have sworn that more than one person was reading it. Very dramatic and chilling reading. Please record more!

http://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-001/

Karen
by vidalia11
January 18th, 2011, 11:07 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 9460
Views: 565157

Re: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued

Thank you to MaryAnn for "The Uttermost Farthing" by R. Austin Freeman. I listened to it in the car and the story/reading was so compelling that I barely noticed the traffic. http://librivox.org/the-uttermost-farthing-by-r-austin-freeman/ Sincerely, Karen Edited by lezer: PM sent to MaryAnnSpiegel t...