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Hosted on PodOmatic, free public domain audio books, presented in Chapters format. Material sourced from audioowl.com. The chapters format is suitable for iTunes, iPods and iPhones only.

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Hosted on PodOmatic, free public domain audio books, presented in Chapters format. Material sourced from audioowl.com. The chapters format is suitable for iTunes, iPods and iPhones only.

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iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
21
7
6
1
5

I can’t listen to it :(

By superstarproxi - Dec 30 2019
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Don’t know what to say...

Love it

By Gigizac - Dec 17 2010
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Just wish they had more available to listen to.
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Chapter Audio Books on PodOmatic

Latest release on Mar 02, 2010

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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By: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Note the chapter markers are not aligned properly due to irregularities among audio encodings. http://www.audioowl.com/book/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-by-lewis-carroll

Jan 25 2010

2hr 52mins

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Rank #2: Two Poe Tales

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By: Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his famous short horror stories; however, horror is not the only genre in which he wrote. How To Write a Blackwood Article and its companion piece A Predicament are satirical works exploring the pieces of the formula generally seen in short horror stories (”articles”) found in the Scottish periodical “Blackwood’s Magazine” and the successful misapplication of said formula by – horrors! – a woman author! – respectively. http://www.audioowl.com/book/two-poe-tales

Jan 25 2010

58mins

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Rank #3: Nellie Bly: Ten Days in a Madhouse

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By: Nellie Bly (1864-1922) In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young reporter who would soon go on to make a career for herself as an investigative journalist and “stunt” reporter, had herself committed to the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum in New York. Her purpose was to discover what life was like for those who had been deemed insane. She was surprised to discover the depth of mistreatement of the patients. Partially as a result of her reporting, more money was allocated to the asylum and reforms were put into place. http://www.audioowl.com/book/ten-days-in-a-madhouse-by-nellie-bly

Jan 26 2010

2hr 41mins

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Rank #4: John Locke: Two Treatises of Civil Government

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By: John Locke (1632-1704) The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer’s Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory. Locke begins by describing the “state of nature,” and goes on to explain the hypothetical rise of property and civilization, asserting that the only legitimate governments are those which have the consent of the people. Locke’s ideas heavily influenced both the American and French Revolutions. His notions of people’s rights and the role of civil government provided strong support for the intellectual movements of both revolutions. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia) http://www.audioowl.com/book/two-treatises-of-civil-government-by-john-locke

Feb 11 2010

11hr 4mins

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Rank #5: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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By: Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th Century in the United States. http://www.audioowl.com/book/narrative-of-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-by-frederick-douglass

Jan 25 2010

4hr 3mins

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Rank #6: Shakespeare: King Lear

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By: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

King Lear is widely held as the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragedies; to some, it is the greatest play ever written. King Lear abdicates the British throne, to divide his kingdom among his three daughters in proportion to their professed love of him. His plan misfires when Cordelia, his youngest and favourite daughter, refuses to flatter her father; she is disinherited and banished.

This LibriVox recording marks the 400th anniversary of the first performance of the play, on December 26th 1606.

LibriVox trivia….. This entire project was completed in just a week, from conception to delivery… A LibriVox record for a major dramatic work!

(Summary by David Barnes)

http://www.audioowl.com/book/king-lear-by-william-shakespeare

Feb 04 2010

3hr 23mins

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Rank #7: United States Historical Documents

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The Articles of Confederation: On November 15th, 1777 The Articles of Confederation became the first constitution of the United States, though not yet ratified by the thirteen original colonies. Ratification of the Articles took place almost three and a half years later on March 1st, 1781. The purpose of the articles was to create a confederation of sovereign states with a weak central government; thus allowing state governments to wield most of the power. It wasn't long before the need for a stronger federal government was realized which led to the Articles being replaced by the United States Constitution. The Articles of Confederation is the common term for The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. The U.S. Constitution: The United States Constitution is the legal backbone of the United States of America and comprises the basic laws of the United States Federal Government. Delegates from twelve of the thirteen original colonies put the Constitution's frame work together in May 1787 in Philadelphia. The Constitution defines the three branches of government and their jurisdictions; they are the Executive Branch (President/Vice President), Legislative Branch (Congress comprised of the Senate & House of Representatives), and the Judicial Branch (the Supreme Court). The need for three branches of government was to create a separation of powers so that not one person or group has full responsibilities, but that they're spread out and each branch must refer to the other by a means of checks and balances. The Declaration of Independence: The Declaration of Independence is a document that is the epitome of freedom and liberty. It was drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 as a list of grievances against the King of England, George III. The Declaration expresses the conviction of Americans in a philosophy of self-evident truths of what individual liberty and freedom should be. The Declaration was the beginning to separation from England and the catalyst for a birth of a nation. The Gettysburg Address: The Gettysburg Address is considered one of the greatest and most quoted speeches of a President throughout American history. President Abraham Lincoln gave his address on the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19th, 1863. It was a few months after the battle at Gettysburg was over, the purpose of Lincoln being there was to consecrate a cemetery to the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. It is believed that Lincoln's main goal of this opportunity was to fight for the United States as a united country and to express the equality of all under the law. (Summaries by Aldark) http://www.audioowl.com/book/us-historical-documents

Feb 04 2010

1hr 22mins

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Rank #8: Oscar Wilde: Aphorisms

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By: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) In 1894, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) published two short collections of aphorisms: “A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated”, in the Saturday Review newspaper, and “Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young”, in the Oxford student magazine The Chameleon. By turns witty, intellectual, counter-intuitive and obtuse, the collections came to be seen by many as emblematic of Wilde’s style, and countless collections of Wildean aphorisms have since been published. (Summary by Carl Manchester) http://www.audioowl.com/book/aphorisms-by-oscar-wilde

Jan 25 2010

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Rank #9: Shakespeare’s Sonnets

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By: William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Shakespeare’s Sonnets, or simply The Sonnets, comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form written by William Shakespeare that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality. The poems were probably written over a period of several years http://www.audioowl.com/book/shakespeares-sonnets

Jan 25 2010

2hr 20mins

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Rank #10: Magna Carta

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The original document is in Latin so this can only be a fairly rough approximation of the actual content. The text used is the first version in the Gutenberg collection. – Magna Carta is the most significant early influence on the long historical process that has led to the rule of constitutional law today. Magna Carta was originally created because of disagreements between the Pope, King John and his English barons over the rights of the King. Magna Carta required the king to renounce certain rights and respect certain legal procedures and to accept that the will of the king could be bound by law. http://www.audioowl.com/book/magna-carta

Jan 26 2010

28mins

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