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The Cambridge Medieval History, Volume 01, The Christian Roman Empire and the Foundation of the Teutonic Kingdoms, by John Bagnell Bury (1861 - 1927)

The Old Man in the Corner (1908) by Baroness Emma Orczy

Creatures of the Abyss, by Murray Leinster (1896 - 1975)

The Rescue, by Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924)

The Christmas Angel, by Abbie Farwell Brown (1871 - 1927)

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind, by Gustave Le Bon (1841 - 1931)

The Leavenworth Case, by Anna Katharine Green (1864 - 1935) - Green is not good at conversation dialog, and her characters statements tend to beat around the bush. Lots of annoyances in her writing. Note to self - Avoid this author in the future.

The Big Bow Mystery, by Israel Zangwill (1864 - 1926)

Little Dorrit (1855-7), by Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) – Became so complex and slow moving I gave up about 3/4 of the way through

The Innocence of Father Brown (1910), by G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936) – rambling 2nd rate stories

A Thin Ghost And Others (1919), by M. R. James

The Begum’s Fortune (1879), by Jules Verne (1828 - 1905)

The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James (1843 - 1916)

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by M. R. James (1862 - 1936), read by Peter Yearsley

The Middle Temple Murder (1920) by J. S. Fletcher

Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922), by G. K. Chesterton

The Paradise Mystery (1920), by J. S. Fletcher (1863 - 1935)

The Old Man in the Corner (1908), by Baroness Emma Orczy

The Big Bow Mystery (1892), by Israel Zangwill

The Return of Clubfoot (1922) by Valentine Williams

The King in Yellow (part 2) (1895) by Robert W. Chambers

The King in Yellow (part 1) (1895) by Robert W. Chambers

The Lady in Blue (1905) by Auguste Groner

The Red House Mystery (1922) by A. A. Milne

Short Story Collection Vol. 099. Includes; Ernest Hemingway, O. Henry, Sewell Ford, Stephen Leacock, and others to bring you tales of mystery, poignant romance, the quirky and the amusing.

Waverley, Volume 2 (1814) Sir Walter Scott

Waverley, Volume 1 (1814) Sir Walter Scott

The Painted Veil (1925) W. Somerset Maugham

The House Opposite (1903) Elizabeth Kent. Read by Sharon Kilmer

The Old Church Clock (1843) Richard Parkinson

The House with the Green Shutters (1901) George Douglas Brown

The Age of Innocence (1920) by Edith Wharton. Read by Brenda Dayne

Middlemarch (1871) by George Eliot

After Dark (1856) Wilkie Collins

The Way of All Flesh (1903) by Samuel Butler. Read by Rhonda Federman

The Crimson Cryptogram (1900) by Fergus Hume

The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, read by Elizabeth Klett

Four Noncanonical Sherlock Holmes Short Stories, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Gold Bag (1911) by Carolyn Wells

The Clue (1909) by Carolyn Wells

Malcolm (1875) by George MacDonald

The Silver Bullet (1903) by Fergus Hume

The Damnation of Theron Ware (1896) by Harold Frederic

Anna Karenina (1873 - 1877) by Leo Tolstoy

The Brothers Karamazov (1879 - 1880) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Pages and pages of pointless, depressing nonsense. It’s like this dude is a frustrated priest, and wants to blog on speculative philosophical ideas like free will, gods, hell, etc… and built a novel around the idea of combining a collection of pointless speculative philosophical rants into a book. I’m only up to file 41 of 96 and I’ve been sick of this book for probably the last 10-15 files. This guy, really drives home Stephen Hawking’s point that “philosophy is dead”. Just as I started this book I was talking to someone that was taking a course on Tolstoy, so I downloaded Anna Karenina (I had read this before years ago) and was going to re-read it right after “The Brothers”. But… Tolstoy ain’t no bundle of laughs either, so I think I’m going to bypass Tolstoy and move on in the queue. Also, the person that was taking the Tolstoy course with online has sort of disappeared, so it’s not like there’s a benefit of reading the same book as someone you’re currently talk with.

Doors of the Night (1922) by Frank L. Packard - Comically bad. As the story progresses and the reader say over and over gain “Billy Kane” I can’t help but hear “Bob Dole”. I couldn’t finish this. Just plain horrible.

The Mill Mystery (1886) by Anna Katharine Green - shitty writing

In the Mayor’s Parlour (1922) by J. S. Fletcher

My Man Jeeves (1919), by P. G. Wodehouse

The Nebuly Coat (1903) by John Meade Falkner

The Czar’s Spy (1905), by William Le Queux

Psmith in the City (1910), by P. G. Wodehouse

Men Like Gods (1923) by H. G. Wells

The Haunted Bookshop (1919), by Christopher Morley

Mercenary (1962), by Dallas McCord Reynolds

Silas Marner (1861) by George Eliot. Read by Tadhg

Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor (1869) by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. Read by various

The Pink Shop (1911) by Fergus Hume. Read by Nathalie J.

813 (1910), by Maurice LeBlanc. Read by Cate Barratt

32 Caliber (1920) by Donald McGibeny. Read by Dawn Larsen

The Haunted Hotel, A Mystery of Modern Venice (1878), by Wilkie Collins. Read by Nathalie J.

Falkner (1837) by Mary Shelley. Read by various. This is NOT my kind of writing. Shelley does not move the plot along. She spends words and words and more words explaining some feeling, in ridiculous dramatic fashion. Once I found myself zoning out only to come back and realize she’s still droning on about the same irrelevant thing.

The Man of Property (1906), By John Galsworthy. Read by various

Clayhanger (1910) by Arnold Bennett. Read by Simon Evers

Doctor Thorne (1858) by Anthony Trollope. Read by Nick Whitley

Barchester Towers (1857) by Anthony Trollope. Read by Various

The Warden (1855) by Anthony Trollope. Read by Jessica Louise

On the Iron at Big Cloud (1911), by Frank L. Packard. Read by Delmar H Dolbier - put aside at the 6th story

The Great God Pan (1894) by Arthur Machen. Read by Ethan Rampton

The Cathedral (1922) by Hugh Walpole. Read by David Wales

The Thirteen Travelers (1920) by Hugh Walpole. Read by David Wales

The Lost Parchment by (1914) by Fergus Hume. Read by Sharon Kilmer

Planet of the Damned (1962) by Harry Harrison, read by Phil Chenevert

Scarhaven Keep (1920) by J. S. Fletcher, read by Cate Barratt

The Chestermarke Instinct (1918) by J. S. Fletcher, read by MaryAnn Spiegel

Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island (1875) read by Mark Smith

Library of the World’s Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 1

Ghost Story Collection 001

Library of the World’s Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 4, read by various

The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel (1917), by A. E. W. Mason, read by David Wales

Dracula (1897), by Bram Stoker, read by Kara Shallenberg

The Red Planet (1917), by William John Locke, read by various

Around The Campfire, by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts, read by David Wales

The Corner House (1906), by Fred M. White, read by Jacquerie

The Bronze Hand (1897), by Anna Katharine Green

The Clock Struck One (1898), by Fergus Hume, read by Celine Major

A Chain of Evidence (1923), by Carolyn Wells, read by Richard Kilmer

The Borough Treasurer (1919), by J. S. Fletcher, read by Maryann

The House on the Borderland (1877), by William Hope Hodgson, read by Alan Winterrowd

The Black Box (1915), by E. Phillips Oppenheim, read by Richard Kilmer - One of the most bizarre things I have ever read. Don’t bother.

Colonel Quaritch, V.C.: A Tale of Country Life (1888), by H. Rider Haggard, read by Esther

The Breaking Point (1922), by Mary Roberts Rinehart, read by Nicholas Clifford

The Bishop’s Secret (1899), by Fergus Hume, read by David Wales

Emma (1815) Jane Austen, read by Elizabeth Klett

Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of England, by The Venerable Bede (673 - 735)

The Albert Gate Mystery (1904), by Louis Tracy, read by Crln Yldz Ksr

Treasure Island (1881), by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Adrian Praetzellis

The Prophet (1923), by Kahlil Gibran, read by Mark F. Smith

Underground Man (1896) - Gabriel Tarde

The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

The Magic City - E. NESBIT, Read by Ruth Golding

In Kent with Charles Dickens (1880), by Thomas Frost, read by Ruth Golding

New Arabian Nights - Robert Louis Stevenson

The Man in the Iron Mask, By Alexandre Dumas, Read by Mark F. Smith

Eighty Days Around the World, by Jules Verne (read by Mark F. Smith)

Wuthering Heights (1847), by Emily Bronte

Richard Jefferies - After London, or Wild England

Richard Middleton - Day Before Yesterday

Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus (1818) Mary Wollstonecraft SHELLEY (1797 - 1851) - LibriVox

The Odes and Carmen Saeculare - Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) (65 BCE - 8 BCE), translated by John Conington

The Valley of Fear, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

His Last Bow (short stories 1908–1913, 1917), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Normans in European History, by Charles Homer HASKINS

Cardinal Wolsey by Mandell Creighton

A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 1, by François Pierre Guillaume GUIZOT

The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel HAWTHORNE, read by Mark F. Smith

The Evil Genius, by Wilkie COLLINS, read by Jacquerie

The Death of the Lion, by Henry James, read by Jacquerie

The Circular Study - Anna Katharine GREEN, read by Jacquerie

Far from the Madding Crowd, b Thomas HARDY (1840 - 1928)

Sir Nigel, by Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE (1859 - 1930)

The Eye of Osiris, R. Austin FREEMAN (1862 - 1943)

Elusive Isabel, Jacques FUTRELLE (1875 - 1912)

The Drums of Jeopardy (1920), Harold MACGRATH (1871 - 1932)

Dead Men’s Money (1920), by J. S. Fletcher 1863 - 1935)

Augusta Huiell SEAMAN (1879 - 1950) - The Dragon’s Secret

The Dead Letter (1866), by Metta Victoria Fuller VICTOR (1831 - 1885)

The Daffodil Mystery, by Edgar WALLACE (1875 - 1932)

The Crevice (1915) by William Burns & Isabel Ostrander

– Wallace, Edgar (1875 - 1932) - The Clue of the Twisted Candle (1916)

Oppenheim, E. Phillips (1866 - 1946) The Cinema Murder

Rinehart, Mary Roberts (1876 - 1958) The Circular Staircase

The Port of Missing Men (1907), by Meredith Nicholson

The House of a Thousand Candles (1906), by Meredith Nicholson

Thus Spoke Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche (1883-1885)

Madame Bovary (1856), by Gustave Flaubert

The Communist Manifesto (1874), by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels


The Last Man by Mary Shelley, published 1826. Shit… had to stop listening about 1/2 way through. She is way to long winded. Some times you’ll be listening to the story, and forget what she’s even talking about. Total crap.

Pillars of Society (1877) by Henrik Ibsen

A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, as read by Kara Shallenberg

A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, read by Mark Nelson. First serialized in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine from February–July, 1912

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - The New Paris read by Crln Yldz Ksr

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson BURNETT, read by Kara Shallenberg

A Study in Scarlet (1887)

The Sign of the Four (1890)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (published in The Strand magazine July 1891 to December 1892)

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (published in The Strand December 1892 to November 1893)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901-2 serial)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes (published in The StrandOctober 1903 to January 1905)

His Last Bow (short stories 1908–1913, 1917)

The Valley of Fear (1914-15)

– The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (published 1921–1927) Not yet in the public domain, and the only Sherlock Holmes stories not available on Librivox - hits public Domain Jan 1, 2020

Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

The Quest of the Historical Jesus, by Albert Schweitzer

Moby Dick, or the Whale (1851) by Herman Melville

The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) by Alexandre Dumas Read by David Clarke

Les Misérables (1862) by Victor Hugo

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) by Charles Dickens

The Pickwirk Papers (1836) by Charles Dickens

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll