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Vurbl brings you classic audiobooks for free. We've cultivated some of the most well-known literature in the public domain for your listening and learning pleasure. Whether you're in the car, going for a hike, or doing chores, you can be listening to these works of celebrated authors. << Show Less

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Chapter 18 | (Audio) Edgar Allen Poe's 1843 "The Telltale Heart" | Free Audiobook Edgar Allen Poe lived a short and tragic life, filled with misery and misgivings that drove him to depression canonized as lore. He did, however, write some great stories in his time. "The Tell-tale Heart" in particular has lasted through the years, and follows an unnamed narrator's delusional assertions of his sanity, as he plots and murders a "vulture-eyed" old man.

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Vurbl’s Book Club: The Latest On Lit Listen in weekly as we pick some of the most in-depth, analytical, and honest book reviews and literary discussions here. From literary fiction classics, science-fiction, romance, and more, listen in to these book club talks to reflect on your own reading or discover books to add to your "to read" list. So curl up, listen in, and explore the world of books! Vurbl Classic Audiobook Picks
Best Sci-fi Audiobooks on Vurbl Are we listening to audio from another dimension? No, we're just listening to some awesome Science Fiction on Vurbl. In this playlist, you'll find SciFi Short stories, first chapters or sections of longer SciFi works, and Interviews with SciFi authors ABOUT their released SciFi books! What a beautiful multi-universe we live in. Vurbl Classic Audiobook Picks
Classic Horror Audiobooks Celebrate spooky season with these great titles we are certain will satisfy your taste for terror. From lesbian vampires to man-eating worms, listen to these tales of the supernatural, the psychological - of monstrous humans ("The Tell-Tale Heart"), and of human monstrosities ("Frankenstein"). Peak your fancy and keep feeding your appetite for the macabre with these stories in their entirety right here at Vurbl. Vurbl Classic Audiobook Picks
Audio of the Top Tales of Greek Mythology Listen to Vurbl's curated playlist of the top classic tales of Greek mythology. Originally told in ancient Greece, these stories and poems were part of a rich oral tradition and folklore. The tales speak of the origins of the universe, mankind and the Gods. They tell the stories of how the world came to be what it was in ancient Greece, and how the Gods interacted with mankind. These classic tales taught life lessons, history of Greece, and the history of the universe as was understood in the 18th century BC. Vurbl Classic Audiobook Picks
10 Super Scary Murder Mystery Audiobooks Your english teachers probably never assigned you these sinister murder mysteries that are guaranteed to freak you out, but they should have. We recognize that everyone needs a good scare, so turn off your lights and brace yourself for classic detective novels designed to get your thinking hats back on and serial killer books from the early masters of horror — Edgar Allen Poe and Margaret Ann Hubbard. Although you may dream of mysteriously dying on the streets of Paris or in your own gunroom, these acclaimed literary pieces are worth the spooks. Vurbl Classic Audiobook Picks
10 Best Podcasts for Lovers of Spy Novels Are you a fan of spy novels? These stories, the relatives of thrillers and mystery novels, usually involve intrigue, dashing and skillful characters, and really high stakes. The constant tension and the intricate plots are often lauded for their ability to keep the reader hooked all the way to the end. Some say it’s a difficult genre to write in, as you need skills to keep the plot flowing without making it meandering or confusing. The best spy novels are often worthwhile reads, the favorites of a lot of people!

Here at Vurbl, we know you’re always seeking interesting podcasts to listen to. Are there any podcasts about spy novels and writers of this genre? There are a few! Read our list and enjoy the kind of content you won’t find in any other place. Enjoy our picks and delve into a world of intrigue and thrills!
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Audio from the Top 10 Fiction Podcasts What's your ideal reading position? Sitting on the couch? Lying on your bed, or a hammock? Whatever your reading position is, make sure it's your listening position and get comfortable to listen to this collection of recommended fiction podcasts. As a reader, there's an importance for intaking how others read fiction books, so any of these podcasts will strengthen your reading skills. Don't worry if you disagree with any opinions; that's the first step of diving into literary discourse! Vurbl Classic Audiobook Picks
Audio from the Top 10 Books Podcasts Books! They sit on your shelf, on your desk, on your nightstand and you are supposed to read them. Sometimes you do and sometimes you hate them. These podcasts will help you find that next good book to read or reaffirm your love for Harry Potter. Vurbl Classic Audiobook Picks
Audio from Top 5 Podcasts to Celebrate Women Fiction Writers Women’s fiction writers are, of course, female authors who share stories from a woman’s perspective. The category of women’s fiction from those who write their artistic works may feature female protagonists and focuses on relationships and an unfolding experiential journey. Learn some new writing exercises and discover workshops, explore the process of getting published, marketing and promotion tips and tricks, and even what happens at writers’ conferences, where shifts in the publishing industry unfold. So whether you’re a fan of women’s fiction or are an aspiring or current female author, there is something for you to enjoy from this list! Vurbl Classic Audiobook Picks
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Chapter 14 | GROWTH OF BUSINESS. | Free Audiobook It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labor is most cheerfully donated.This volume is composed of a series of articles which appeared in a Trade Journal, covering a period of two years from 1887 to 1889. It must be accepted as but a brief history of an industry long identified with Baltimore.Thanks are due the Librarian of the Maryland Historical Society and Mr. B. R. Sheriff for favors in lending rare and valuable old City directories; also to the many citizens who kindly aided and assisted in the search for needed information.The Author. (from the Preface)

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Chapter 2 | EARLY DAYS. | Free Audiobook It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labor is most cheerfully donated.This volume is composed of a series of articles which appeared in a Trade Journal, covering a period of two years from 1887 to 1889. It must be accepted as but a brief history of an industry long identified with Baltimore.Thanks are due the Librarian of the Maryland Historical Society and Mr. B. R. Sheriff for favors in lending rare and valuable old City directories; also to the many citizens who kindly aided and assisted in the search for needed information.The Author. (from the Preface)

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Chapter 7 | PATRIARCHS OF THE TRADE. | Free Audiobook It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labor is most cheerfully donated.This volume is composed of a series of articles which appeared in a Trade Journal, covering a period of two years from 1887 to 1889. It must be accepted as but a brief history of an industry long identified with Baltimore.Thanks are due the Librarian of the Maryland Historical Society and Mr. B. R. Sheriff for favors in lending rare and valuable old City directories; also to the many citizens who kindly aided and assisted in the search for needed information.The Author. (from the Preface)

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Chapter 6 | SOME OLD FIRMS. | Free Audiobook It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labor is most cheerfully donated.This volume is composed of a series of articles which appeared in a Trade Journal, covering a period of two years from 1887 to 1889. It must be accepted as but a brief history of an industry long identified with Baltimore.Thanks are due the Librarian of the Maryland Historical Society and Mr. B. R. Sheriff for favors in lending rare and valuable old City directories; also to the many citizens who kindly aided and assisted in the search for needed information.The Author. (from the Preface)

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Chapter 17 | A MODEL ESTABLISHMENT. | Free Audiobook It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labor is most cheerfully donated.This volume is composed of a series of articles which appeared in a Trade Journal, covering a period of two years from 1887 to 1889. It must be accepted as but a brief history of an industry long identified with Baltimore.Thanks are due the Librarian of the Maryland Historical Society and Mr. B. R. Sheriff for favors in lending rare and valuable old City directories; also to the many citizens who kindly aided and assisted in the search for needed information.The Author. (from the Preface)

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Chapter 10 | JOHN PETTICORD. | Free Audiobook It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labor is most cheerfully donated.This volume is composed of a series of articles which appeared in a Trade Journal, covering a period of two years from 1887 to 1889. It must be accepted as but a brief history of an industry long identified with Baltimore.Thanks are due the Librarian of the Maryland Historical Society and Mr. B. R. Sheriff for favors in lending rare and valuable old City directories; also to the many citizens who kindly aided and assisted in the search for needed information.The Author. (from the Preface)

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Chapter 5 | EARLY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. | Free Audiobook It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labor is most cheerfully donated.This volume is composed of a series of articles which appeared in a Trade Journal, covering a period of two years from 1887 to 1889. It must be accepted as but a brief history of an industry long identified with Baltimore.Thanks are due the Librarian of the Maryland Historical Society and Mr. B. R. Sheriff for favors in lending rare and valuable old City directories; also to the many citizens who kindly aided and assisted in the search for needed information.The Author. (from the Preface)

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Chapter 4 | AFTER THE REVOLUTION. | Free Audiobook It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labor is most cheerfully donated.This volume is composed of a series of articles which appeared in a Trade Journal, covering a period of two years from 1887 to 1889. It must be accepted as but a brief history of an industry long identified with Baltimore.Thanks are due the Librarian of the Maryland Historical Society and Mr. B. R. Sheriff for favors in lending rare and valuable old City directories; also to the many citizens who kindly aided and assisted in the search for needed information.The Author. (from the Preface)

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Chapter 9 | OLD METHODS. | Free Audiobook It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labor is most cheerfully donated.This volume is composed of a series of articles which appeared in a Trade Journal, covering a period of two years from 1887 to 1889. It must be accepted as but a brief history of an industry long identified with Baltimore.Thanks are due the Librarian of the Maryland Historical Society and Mr. B. R. Sheriff for favors in lending rare and valuable old City directories; also to the many citizens who kindly aided and assisted in the search for needed information.The Author. (from the Preface)

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Great Expectations Audiobook Great Expectations by Charles Dickens follows the story of an orphan named Pip who begins his early life as a blacksmith’s apprentice before learning that he has “great expectations” of a future inheritance from an anonymous benefactor. As he settles into his affluent identity, Pip attempts to shed the friends he had in his humble past. However, when an escaped convict from his prior life comes calling for help, everything Pip worked so hard to forget becomes the center of his life once more.

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Dracula Audiobook The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn't invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public's imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross paths with the fanged menace.

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Treasure Island Audiobook Librivox recording of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Read by Adrian Praetzellis.

A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

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Moby Dick, or the Whale by Herman Melville Audiobook Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have referred to the 1851 Moby Dick as the first "modern" novel.

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Pride and Prejudice Audiobook Janes Austen's Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth Bennet, a dynamic spitfire of a woman, as she and her sisters navigate love. Her father hopes that either she or one of her four sisters marries well, as he cannot pass his estate down to a woman. While at a ball for the Bennet's to find suitors, Elizabeth meets the arrogant and aloof Mr. Darcy, who she quickly writes off, swearing to never give him a chance. The novel follows Elizabeth and her sisters in their search for husbands, and they are not afraid to say no to anyone.

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The Art of War Audiobook Librivox recording of The Art of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles.

Read by Moira Fogarty.

"The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning and beyond. The Art of War has also been applied, with much success, to business and managerial strategies." (summary from Wikipedia)

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Heart of Darkness Audiobook Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad examines the frighteningly fine line between the rituals of civilization and barbarism throughout human history. The story is set in a time of oppressive colonization wherein large parts of the world were still unknown territories that were to be explored and/or pillaged— especially Africa. Hence, Conrad's famous work follows Charles Marlow, a ship's captain, as he narrates his perilous voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State in the Heart of Africa.

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The Science of Getting Rich Audiobook LibriVox recording of The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace D. Wattles. Read by Diana Majlinger.

Would you like to be rich? Yes? Well, who wouldn't.The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles. The book is still in print after almost 100 years. According to USA Today, the text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction." (Summary by Diana Majlinger and Wikipedia)

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Audiobook Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) by Mark Twain is one of the truly great American novels, beloved by children, adults, and literary critics alike. The book tells the story of "Huck" Finn (first introduced as Tom Sawyer's sidekick in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), his friend Jim, and their journey down the Mississippi River on a raft. Both are on the run, Huck from his drunk and abusive father, and Jim as a runaway slave. As Huck and Jim drift down the river, Huck is faced with the internal struggle between what he has been taught and what he believes: whether or not he should be friends with Jim.

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Book Riot - The Podcast Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
You're Booked Welcome to You’re Booked, the podcast for literary nosy parkers who would like the chance to snoop around their favourite authors’ bookshelves.


I’m Daisy Buchanan, your Book Inspector, and I’ll be asking our guests all about the first forbidden books they read under the covers, the beloved books they have borrowed, and never given back, and those impressive heavyweight hardbacks that make them look like intellectual giants – even though they couldn’t get beyond the first twenty pages.


We’ll also be talking about what makes readers into writers, how our guests became book lovers and their favourite reading memories, all with a dash of intelligence and a dollop of irreverence. Our guests include Dolly Alderton, Nina Stibbe, Nikesh Shukla, and many more favourites from our own bookshelves.