Svenska Ljud Classica

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On the Irrawaddy, A Story of the First Burmese War Publisher's Summary

With the exception of the terrible retreat from Afghanistan, none of England's many little wars have been so fatal in proportion to the number of those engaged as our first expedition to Burma. The Burman policy of carrying off every boat on the river, laying waste the whole country, and driving away the inhabitants and the herds, maintained our army as prisoners in Rangoon through the first wet season; and caused the loss of half the white officers and men first sent there.

The subsequent campaign was no less fatal and, although large reinforcements had been sent, fifty percent of the whole died; so that less than two thousand fighting men remained in the ranks, when the expedition arrived within a short distance of Ava. Not until the last Burmese army had been scattered did the court of Ava submit to the by no means onerous terms we imposed.
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    • On the Irrawaddy, A Story of the First Burmese War

    • Svenska Ljud Classica
    • By: G. A. Henty
    • Narrated by: Mike Harris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With the exception of the terrible retreat from Afghanistan, none of England's many little wars have been so fatal in proportion to the number of those engaged as our first expedition to Burma. The Burman policy of carrying off every boat on the river, laying waste the whole country, and driving away the inhabitants and the herds, maintained our army as prisoners in Rangoon through the first wet season; and caused the loss of half the white officers and men first sent there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story! Great reading. Editor - not so much

    • By David on 11-03-17

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    • History of Julius Caesar

    • Svenska Ljud Classica
    • By: Jacob Abbot
    • Narrated by: Cathy Barrat
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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    The book chronicles the extraordinary life and leadership of Rome's Emperor Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination. "History of Julius Caesar" is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone.

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    • A Modest Proposal

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    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: John Gonzales
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Jonathan Swift almost defines satire in his biting and brutal pamphlet in which he suggests that poor (Catholic) Irish families should fatten up their children and sell them to the rich (Protestant) land owners, thus solving the twin problems of starving children and poverty in one blow. When the "Proposal" was published in 1729, Swift was quickly attacked, and even accused of barbarity - the exact state the "Proposal" was written to expose.

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    • Father Sergius And Other Stories

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    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: James E. Carson
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    The story begins with the childhood and exceptional and accomplished youth of Prince Stepan Kasatsky. The young man is destined for great things. He discovers on the eve of his wedding that his fiancée Countess Mary Korotkova has had an affair with his beloved Tsar Nicholas I. The blow to his pride is massive, and he retreats to the arms of Russian Orthodoxy and becomes a monk. Many years of humility and doubt follow. He is ordered to become a hermit.

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    • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Peter Yearsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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    "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (commonly shortened to "Alice in Wonderland") is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator was dull...

    • By E. Reckner on 09-17-18

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    • Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

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    • By: Lewis Carrol
    • Narrated by: Kara Shallenberg
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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    The sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" finds Alice back in Wonderland and a pawn in a surreal chess game. This weird and wonderful audiobook includes the poems "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter", a talking pudding, and that immortal line "Jam yesterday, jam tomorrow, but never jam today".

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    • Rose in Bloom

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    • By: Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated by: Maria Therese
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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    Written by Louisa May Alcott, Rose in Bloom depicts the story of a nineteenth century girl, Rose Campbell, finding her way in society. Sequel to Eight Cousins.

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    • Ozma of Oz

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    • By: L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Phil Chenevert
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
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    "Ozma of Oz: A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, Tiktok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger; Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Faithfully Recorded Herein" published on July 30, 1907, was the third book of L. Frank Baum's "Oz" series. It was the first in which Baum was clearly intending a series of "Oz" books.

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    • The Mysterious Island

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    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Mark F. Smith
    • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
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    "The Mysterious Island" (French: "L'île mystérieuse") is a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1874. The novel is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous "Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" and "In Search of the Castaways", though thematically it is vastly different from those books. An early draft of the novel, initially rejected by Verne's publisher and wholly reconceived before publication, was titled "Shipwrecked Family: Marooned With Uncle Robinson".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A lot of background noise

    • By Andrew on 04-20-18

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    • Lavender and Old Lace

    • Svenska Ljud Classica
    • By: Myrtle Reed
    • Narrated by: Bridget Gaige
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
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    "Lavender and Old Lace" is a Victorian romance novel written by Myrtle Reed and published in September 1902. It tells the story of some remarkable women, each of whom has a unique experience with love. The book follows in Reed's long history of inciting laughter and tears in her readers through provocative prose. She was often witty in dialogue and dispensing in advice, while gingerly skirting the moral issues.

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    • Old Rose and Silver

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    • By: Myrtle Reed
    • Narrated by: Daryl Wor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
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    "Old Rose and Silver" is a novel by Myrtle Reed first published in 1909. The novel follows the lives of Rose and her widowed Aunt, Madame Francesca Bernard, along with young visitor and cousin Isabel, whose lives are changed by the return of an old friend and neighbor, Colonel Kent, and his grown son, Allison. Other characters that help shape their lives in significant ways are the Crosby twins, unconventional and uninhibited youths that set society at naught, and an unconventional doctor who specializes in the impossible.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly read and almost impossible to follow.

    • By Anne Rivers on 08-02-17

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    • Red Nails

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    • By: Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated by: Gregg Margarite
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    "Red Nails" is the last of the stories about Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in "Weird Tales" magazine from July to October 1936. It is set in the pseudo historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan encountering a lost city in which the degenerate inhabitants are proactively resigned to their own destruction. Due to its grim themes of decay and death, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

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    • Psychopathology of Everyday Life

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    • By: Sigmund Freud
    • Narrated by: Mary Schneider
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
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    "Psychopathology of Everyday Life" is a book which passed through four editions in Germany and is considered the author's most popular work. With great ingenuity and penetration, the author throws much light on the complex problems of human behavior, and clearly demonstrates that the hitherto considered impassable gap between normal and abnormal mental states is more apparent than real. This translation is made of the fourth German edition.

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    • Old Mother West Wind

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    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Laurie Anne Walden
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    Thornton Waldo Burgess was a conservationist and author of children's stories. He loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books. Many of his outdoor observations in nature were used as plots for his stories. In his first book, "Old Mother West Wind", published in 1910, the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories.

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    • The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver

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    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Lieder
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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    "The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver" is another in the long list of children's books by the conservationist Thornton W. Burgess. In this book, the industrious and clever Paddy Beaver, a newcomer to the Green Forest, has encounters with Sammy Jay, Jerry Muskrat, Ol' Man Coyote and other inhabitants of the Green Forest. Along the way, we learn how Paddy builds his dam and his house, and how he stores his food. We also learn little lessons about life, such as the importance of planning before doing.

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    • The Adventures of Buffalo Bill

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    • By: William F. Cody
    • Narrated by: Barry Eads
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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    "The Life and Adventures of Honorable William F. Cody - Buffalo Bill - as told by himself" make up a narrative which reads more like romance than reality, and which in many respects will prove a valuable contribution to the records of our Western frontier history. While no literary excellence is claimed for the narrative, it has the greater merit of being truthful, and is verified in such a manner that no one can doubt its veracity.

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    • Youth, a Narrative

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    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Christ Hughes
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    "Youth" is an autobiographical short story by Joseph Conrad. It was written in 1898, first published in Blackwood's Magazine, and included as the first story in the 1902 volume "Youth, a Narrative, and Two Other Stories". The volume also included "Heart of Darkness" and "The End of the Tether", which are concerned with maturity and old age, respectively. "Youth" depicts a young man's first journey to the East.

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    • Washington Square

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    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Klett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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    Originally published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, "Washington Square" is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships.

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