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Members of the Family

By: Owen Wister

Members of the Family is a collection of eight short stories about people in the Wyoming Territory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Summary by David Wales)

Adventure, Fiction, Westerns, Short stories

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Isobel

By: James Oliver Curwood

Action, intrigue, and a touch of romance in the farthest reaches of northern Canada. Sergeant Billy MacVeigh of the Canadian Northwest Mounted, with his only partner Pelliter are the only official representatives in the lonely and desolate reaches of Point Fullerton, hundreds of miles from the next nearest outpost, and from any civilization. Both are nearing the end of their service in those regions, and their main function has been to try to find the elusive murderer Sc...

Adventure, Fiction

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Wizard, The

By: H. Rider Haggard

Described by the author, best known for his King Solomon's Mines, as a tale of victorious faith, this story begins on a Sunday afternoon in an English church. Most of the book, though, is set in Africa, and the adventure story is as engaging as any of Haggard's African tales. What makes this one different is the religious question: What has happened to miracles in the church? Is there any power left in Jesus' promise, Whoso that believeth in me, the works that I do he sh...

Fiction, Adventure, Religion

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American Robinson Crusoe, An

By: Samuel B. Allison

An American Robinson Crusoe is a short version of the original story. An indolent, rebellious teen goes on a marine voyage against his parents' wishes. The ship (and all of its crew) is lost in a storm, but Robinson makes it to a deserted island. He has no tools, no weapons, but he lives for over 28 years on the island. He befriends many animals on the island and after over 20 years living solo, he is joined by a young savage who becomes his constant companion. The trans...

Fiction, Adventure

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Island of Dr. Moreau, The

By: H. G. Wells

The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, addressing ideas of society and community, human nature and identity, religion, Darwinism, and eugenics. When the novel was written in the late 19th century, England's scientific community was engulfed by debates on animal vivisection. Interest groups were even formed to tackle the issue: the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection was formed two years after the publication of the...

Adventure, Science fiction, Teen/Young adult

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Deerslayer, The

By: James Fenimore Cooper

The Deerslayer, or The First Warpath (1841) was the last of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking tales to be written. Its 1740-1745 time period makes it the first installment chronologically and in the lifetime of the hero of the Leatherstocking tales, Natty Bumppo.

Adventure, Fiction

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Thief in the Night (Version 2), A

By: E. W. Hornung

Gentleman thief A.J. Raffles burgles his way through a series of homes in late Victorian England. A Thief in the Night is a short story collection and Hornung's third book in the Raffles series. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)

Adventure, Fiction

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No Great Magic

By: Fritz Leiber

They were a traveling group of Shakespearean players; perfectly harmless, right? wrong. For one thing, why did they have spacemen costumes in their wardrobes,next to caveman ones? Why was the girl in charge of backstage suffering from amnesia and agoraphobia? No Great Magic is needed to perform the plays they put on, but sometimes great science. No matter where, or when. (Summary by Phil Chenevert)

Fiction, Science fiction

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House by the Lock, The

By: Alice Muriel Williamson

What secrets lay within the walls of the house by the lock? What secrets, if any, are held by the man who owns that mysterious house? A body is found in a backwater creek not far from the house by the lock, but what leads Noel Stanton on a quest to determine who the killer might be is more than merely the disappearance of his American friend Harvey Farnham. He has reason to believe that the wealthy and influential owner of the house, Carson Wildred, might somehow be impl...

Adventure, Fiction, Horror/Ghost stories, Mystery

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Life, Adventures & Piracies of Captain Singleton, The

By: Daniel Defoe

The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton is a bipartite adventure story whose first half covers a traversal of Africa, and whose second half taps into the contemporary fascination with piracy. It has been commended for its depiction of the homosexual relationship between the eponymous hero and his religious mentor, the Quaker, William Walters. .

Adventure, Fiction, Sea stories

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Pearl Maiden

By: H. Rider Haggard

This is the story of Miriam, an orphan Christian woman living in Rome in the first century. She falls in love with a Roman officer, but knows that her Jewish childhood playmate loves her too- and will do anything in order to get her love in return. (Summary by Stav Nisser)

Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Religion, Romance

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The Krumhorn and Misericorde

By: Dave Freer

Description: Antimo works as an assasin for his master. His master sends him to assasin a foreign leader in another kingdom. As Antimo is able to pass through the gates and only has a few days to accomplish this, there's a turn of events in which prevents Antimo to complete his task given.

Excerpt: So was Antimo, although, thinking about it, he should not have been. The old scribe he’d been apprenticed to after his father’s death had had his round of villages and small towns, travelling far, by the standards of the Italian peasantry. Antimo had loved the travel, the seeing new places. The scribe could write, number, and was privy to all sorts of contracts and agreements. He would not have been sitting in at the councils of the rich and powerful – they had ...

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Black Star, The

By: Johnston McCulley

The Black Star was a master criminal who took great care to never be identifiable, always wore a mask so nobody knew what he looked like, rarely spoke to keep his voice from being recognized, and the only mark left at the scenes of the crimes which he and his gang committed were small black stars which were tacked as a sign of their presence, and an occasional sarcastic note to signify his presence and responsibility. Even those who worked for him knew nothing of him, al...

Adventure, Fiction, Mystery

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Facing the Flag

By: Jules Verne

Like The Begum's Millions, which Verne published in 1879, it has the theme of France and the entire world threatened by a super-weapon (what would now be called a weapon of mass destruction) with the threat finally overcome through the force of French patriotism.

Fiction, Adventure

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William Tell Told Again

By: P. G. Wodehouse

This is the classic story of William Tell - Swiss patriot and great apple-shooter - as seen through the eyes of English humorist P.G. Wodehouse. No Swiss were (permanently) injured in the telling of this story; however, results differed for Austrian tyrants. The original volume also included a humorous poem encapsulating the whole Tell legend, written by John W. Houghton to accompany the sixteen color illustrations. For this audiobook, the stanzas have been collected and...

Adventure, Fiction, Myths/Legends

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Robin Hood.

By: Paul Creswick

Well, Robin, on what folly do you employ yourself? Do you cut sticks for our fire o' mornings? Thus spoke Master Hugh Fitzooth, King's Ranger of the Forest at Locksley, as he entered his house. Robin flushed a little. These are arrows, sir, he announced, holding one up for inspection. Dame Fitzooth smiled upon the boy as she rose to meet her lord. What fortune do you bring us to-day, father? asked she, cheerily. Fitzooth's face was a mask of discontent. I bring myself, d...

Adventure, Fiction, Historical Fiction

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Gulliver’s Reizen

By: Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's reizen is een satirisch boek uit 1726 van de Ierse schrijver Jonathan Swift. Het oorspronkelijke boek bevatte vier reisbeschrijvingen, waarvan alleen de eerste, over het land Lilliput, nu nog grote bekendheid geniet. In deze uitgave zijn alleen de eerste twee delen van het oorspronkelijke werk opgenomen. Het tweede deel heet ‘Een reis naar Brobdingnag’. (Samenvatting door Wikipedia en Bart de Leeuw) Tijdens de productie schreef Marcel Coenders, die de tekstcon...

Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Travel, Satire

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Wit and Humor of America, The Vol 06

By: Various

The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the sixth volume, 55 short stories and poems have been gathered from 42 authors. This volume is sure to delight listeners. (Summary by Linette Geisel)

Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Literature, Philosophy, Romance, Satire, Short stories

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Wit and Humor of America, The Vol 08

By: Various

The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the eighth volume, 40 short stories and poems have been gathered from 35 authors. This volume is sure to delight listeners. (Summary by Linette Geisel)

Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Literature, Philosophy, Romance, Satire, Short stories

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Ebb-Tide, The

By: Robert Louis Stevenson ; Lloyde Osbourne

Three men down on their luck in Tahiti agree to ship out on a vessel whose officers have died of smallpox. Their desperate venture inspires them to a further idea: they will steal the schooner and its cargo of champagne, sell them, and live a plentiful life. The thought is intoxicating... and so is the cargo, which they sample. Inattention nearly brings them to grief in a sudden storm. This sobering experience is followed by another - apparently the dead officers had a s...

Adventure, Fiction, Sea stories

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