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Best Librivox Books You Should Enjoy

There are countless Librivox courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. EP Third Reader: Part of the Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool (EP Reader Series) (Volume 3) (2014)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyEP Third Reader is part of a series being offered as an offline version of the Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool’s reading curriculum. The EP Third Reader is the site’s Reading 3 course. Buying a new copy will ensure your book has the most up-to-date version with any corrections that have been made. The most recent updates were made October 2018.Classic literature including novels, short stories and poetry are packed into these volumes with an assignment outlined for each of the 180 daily lessons.Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool’s courses and resources for preschool through high…
Author(s): Lee Giles

2. Talking Brazilian: A Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation Workbook (2003)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyTalking Brazilian is a complete course in the pronunciation of Brazilian Portuguese, especially designed with the needs of English-speaking students in mind. The book with its two companion CDs includes explanations of all sounds of Portuguese. Talking Brazilian can be used independently by students seeking to improve their pronunciation skills. It is also ideally suited for classroom use by students at any level of language proficiency.Talking Brazilian is an essential tool for gaining full command of Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation. The program offers:·  Illustrated textbook with dialogues· …
Author(s): Mário A. Perini

3. Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom? (2019)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyWhat if a happier life was only a few simple choices away? A successful entrepreneur living in Southern California, Scott Rieckens had built a “dream life”: a happy marriage, a two-year-old daughter, a membership to a boat club, and a BMW in the driveway. But underneath the surface, Scott was creatively stifled, depressed, and overworked trying to help pay for his family’s beach-town lifestyle. Then one day, Scott listened to a podcast interview that changed everything. Five months later, he had quit his job, convinced his family to leave their home, and cut…
Author(s): Scott Rieckens, Mr. Money Mustache

4. Expositions of Holy Scripture (Classic Reprint) (2018)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyExcerpt from Expositions of Holy ScriptureIt is a pleasure to acknowledge the services of my assistants, by whom much of the actual indexing has been done: my daughter (miss Winifred S. L. Ars), Mr. J. Leonard Snook, and Mr. W. E. Thomas.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in…
Author(s): Alexander Maclaren

5. Socialism: Utopian and Scientific (2015)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoySocialism, Utopian and Scientific is a political science classic that needs no preface. It ranks with the Communist Manifesto as one of the indispensable books for any one desiring to understand the modern socialist movement. It has been translated into every language where capitalism prevails, and its circulation is more rapid than ever before. The book explains the differences between utopian socialism and scientific socialism, which Marxism considers itself to embody. The book explains that whereas utopian socialism is idealist, reflects the personal opinions of the authors…
Author(s): Frederick Engels, Edward Aveling

6. The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and the Gospel of Wealth (Signet Classics) (2006)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyHis good friend Mark Twain dubbed him “St. Andrew.” British Prime Minister William Gladstone called him an “example” for the wealthy. Such terms seldom apply to multimillionaires. But Andrew Carnegie was no run-of-the-mill steel magnate. At age 13 and full of dreams, he sailed from his native Dunfermline, Scotland, to America. The story of his success begins with a $1.20-a-week job at a bobbin factory. By the end of his life, he had amassed an unprecedented fortune—and given away more than 90 percent of it for the good of mankind.   Here,…
Author(s): Andrew Carnegie, Gordon Hutner

7. Bowser the Hound (Dover Children’s Thrift Classics) (2010)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyBowser the Hound isn’t very clever — certainly not as clever as Old Man Coyote, who’s full of tricks! There’s one thing, though, that Bowser’s really good at, and that’s pursuing someone who’ll give him a long, hard run. Actually, he’ll go without eating just for the pleasure of chasing Reddy and Granny Fox or Old Man Coyote.One day, Bowser gets more than he bargained for when Old Man Coyote decides to lead him on a long chase, just for fun, and make Bowser run and run. In fact, Bowser runs out of the forest and the old pasture until he’s so far from home, he feels as if he is in another country. But with the help of…
Author(s): Thornton W. Burgess

8. Phantastes (1981)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyIntroduction by C. S. LewisIn October 1857, George MacDonald wrote what he described as “a kind of fairy tale, in the hope that it will pay me better than the more evidently serious work.” This was Phantastes — one of MacDonald’s most important works; a work which so overwhelmed C. S. Lewis that a few hours after he began reading it he knew he “had crossed a great frontier.”The book is about the narrator’s (Anodos) dream-like adventures in fairyland, where he confronts tree-spirits and the shadow, sojourns to the palace of the fairy queen, and searches for the spirit of…
Author(s): George MacDonald

9. Old Peter’s Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome, Fiction, Animals – Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical (2007)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyRansome says in a note at the beginning that the stories in this book are those that Russian peasants tell their children and each other. It was written for English children who play in deep lanes with wild roses above them in the high hedges, or by the small singing becks that dance down the grey fells at home.The tales include "Baba Yaga," the story of the famous witch who lived in a house that walked on chicken feet.Ransome says in his autobiography that the English listeners know nothing of the world that in Russia listeners and storytellers take for granted. So rather than direct translation he…
Author(s): Arthur Ransome

10. Household Tales by Brothers Grimm (2012)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyThe Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their lives they remained close friends, and both studied law at Marburg University. Jacob was a pioneer in the study of German philology, and although Wilhelm’s work was hampered by poor health the brothers collaborated in the creation of a German dictionary, not completed until a century after their deaths. But they were best (and universally) known for the collection of over two hundred folk tales they made from oral sources and published in two volumes of ‘Nursery and…
Author(s): Jacob Grimm

11. The Vicar of Wakefield (Dover Thrift Editions) (2004)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyRich with wisdom and gentle irony, Oliver Goldsmith’s only novel is a charming comedy that tells of an unworldly and generous vicar who loves contentedly with his large family until disaster strikes. When his idyllic life is brutally interrupted by bankruptcy and his daughter’s abduction, he lands in prison. Yet these misfortunes fail to dampen the vicar’s spirit or cause him to lose sight of Christian morality.A delightful lampoon of such literary conventions of the day as pastoral scenes, artificial romance, and the hero’s stoic bravery, The Vicar of Wakefield has remained a classic since it was first published in…
Author(s): Oliver Goldsmith

12. Soul Food, Being Chapters on the Interior Life (2016)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyThis work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or…
Author(s): George D Watson

13. Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. (2016)

Best Librivox Books You Should EnjoyThis work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute…
Author(s): Sarah H (Sarah Hopkins) B 1 Bradford

Best Librivox Books You Should Enjoy

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Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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