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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
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This is the fifth part, covering year 11. The first part, covering years 0 - 4, may be found [http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Recordings_of_Books_on_the_Ambleside_List here]. The second part, covering Years 5 - 8, may be found [http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Recordings_of_Books_on_the_Ambleside_List_2 here]. The third part, covering Year 9, is [http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Recordings_of_Books_on_the_Ambleside_List_3#Booklist_for_Year_9 here]. The fourth part, covering Year 10 is [http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Recordings_of_Books_on_the_Ambleside_List_4 here].
 
This is the fifth part, covering year 11. The first part, covering years 0 - 4, may be found [http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Recordings_of_Books_on_the_Ambleside_List here]. The second part, covering Years 5 - 8, may be found [http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Recordings_of_Books_on_the_Ambleside_List_2 here]. The third part, covering Year 9, is [http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Recordings_of_Books_on_the_Ambleside_List_3#Booklist_for_Year_9 here]. The fourth part, covering Year 10 is [http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Recordings_of_Books_on_the_Ambleside_List_4 here].
  
The lists here only include books on the main booklists on Ambleside Online, not the various personal recommendations. If you would like to browse all LibriVox recordings of books, stories and poems for children, please follow [http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search_advanced.php?title=&author=&cat=&genre=children&status=complete&type=&language=&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search this link].
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The lists here only include books on the main booklists on Ambleside Online, not the various personal recommendations. If you would like to browse all LibriVox recordings of books, stories and poems for children, please follow [http://librivox.org/search?genre_id=1&status=complete&sort_order=alpha&search_form=advanced this link] for fiction and [http://librivox.org/search?title=&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=2&status=complete&sort_order=alpha&search_form=advanced this link] for non-fiction.
  
 
Please note that many books on the Ambleside list are not in the Public Domain, and are therefore not available to record for LibriVox.
 
Please note that many books on the Ambleside list are not in the Public Domain, and are therefore not available to record for LibriVox.
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=== LibriVox recordings ===
 
=== LibriVox recordings ===
  
Note: Very few books on the Ambleside list apart from a few novels and some short stories are in the Public Domain.
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Note: Very few books on the Ambleside list for Year 11 are in the Public Domain.
  
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==== The Bible ====
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'''The Bible'''<br />
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Many recordings available including [http://librivox.org/author/187 ''American Standard Version''] and [http://librivox.org/author/950 ''King James Version'']. For recordings of all versions, please see [http://librivox.org/search?&genre_id=79&status=complete&search_form=advanced this search].<br />
  
==== The Bible ====
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==== Devotional readings ====
  
Many recordings available including [http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?reader=&mc=&bc=&cat=&genre=&language=&type=&author=&title=bible&status=all&reader_exact=&mc_exact=&bc_exact=&date=&group=&engroup=&ingroup=&ingroup=150 ''American Standard Version''] and [http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?reader=&mc=&bc=&cat=&genre=&language=&type=&author=&title=bible&status=all&reader_exact=&mc_exact=&bc_exact=&date=&group=&engroup=&ingroup=&ingroup=157 ''King James Version'']. For recordings of all versions, please see [http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search_advanced.php?title=bible&author=&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search this search].<br />
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[https://librivox.org/concise-commentary-on-the-bible-book-of-matthew-by-matthew-henry/ ''Concise Commentary on the Bible - Book of Matthew''] by Matthew Henry.<br />
  
 
==== History ====
 
==== History ====
 
[http://librivox.org/napoleon-of-notting-hill-by-chesterton/ ''The Napoleon of Notting Hill''] by G. K. Chesterton.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/napoleon-of-notting-hill-by-chesterton/ ''The Napoleon of Notting Hill''] by G. K. Chesterton.<br />
  
===== Speeches =====
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===== Supplements, Speeches and Documents =====
  
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[https://librivox.org/letters-to-his-children-by-theodore-roosevelt/ "Letters to His Children"] by Roosevelt, ed. Joseph Bucklin Bishop.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/uk-commons-speeches-vol3/ Speech on Prosecuting the War with Germany, 1940] (''Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat'') speech of Winston Churchill, May 13, 1940 (Section 7).<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/uk-commons-speeches-vol3/ Speech on Prosecuting the War with Germany, 1940] (''Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat'') speech of Winston Churchill, May 13, 1940 (Section 7).<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/selected-house-of-commons-speeches-by-winston-churchill/ ''Their Finest Hour''] speech of Winston Churchill, June 18, 1940 (Section 15).<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/selected-house-of-commons-speeches-by-winston-churchill/ ''Their Finest Hour''] speech of Winston Churchill, June 18, 1940 (Section 15).<br />
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[http://librivox.org/now-it-can-be-told-by-philip-gibbs/ ''Now It Can Be Told''] by Philip Gibbs. (Not PD for Europe)<br />
  
 
==== Geography ====
 
==== Geography ====
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==== Citizenship ====
 
==== Citizenship ====
  
[https://catalog.librivox.org/search.php?title=lives&author=plutarch&status=all&action=Search Plutarch's ''Lives'']. N.B. This is the Bernadotte Perrin translation.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/group/514 Plutarch's ''Lives'']. N.B. This is the Bernadotte Perrin translation.<br />
  
 
==== Literature ====
 
==== Literature ====
  
All completed recordings of [http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search_advanced.php?title=&author=william+shakespeare&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search plays] and [https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=monologue&author=shakespeare&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search monologues] of William Shakespeare.<br />  
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All completed recordings of [http://librivox.org/search?title=&author=shakespeare&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=24&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=&sort_order=catalog_date&search_form=advanced plays] and [http://librivox.org/group/333 monologues] of William Shakespeare.<br />
  
 
===== Supplementary Reading for Intrepid and Bold Souls Who Are Not Faint of Heart =====
 
===== Supplementary Reading for Intrepid and Bold Souls Who Are Not Faint of Heart =====
 
You don't have to read them - you can listen!<br />
 
You don't have to read them - you can listen!<br />
  
[https://catalog.librivox.org/search.php?reader=&mc=&bc=&cat=&genre=&language=&type=&author=&title=Anna+Karenina&status=all&reader_exact=&mc_exact=&bc_exact=&date=&group=&engroup=&ingroup=&ingroup=207 ''Anna Karenina''] by Leo Tolstoy.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/search?title=Anna+Karenina&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced ''Anna Karenina''] by Leo Tolstoy.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/the-brothers-karamazov-by-fyodor-dostoyevsky/ ''The Brothers Karamazov''] by Dostoyevsky.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/the-brothers-karamazov-by-fyodor-dostoyevsky/ ''The Brothers Karamazov''] by Dostoyevsky.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/crime-and-punishment-by-fyodor-dostoyevsky/ ''Crime and Punishment''] by Dostoyevsky.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/crime-and-punishment-by-fyodor-dostoyevsky/ ''Crime and Punishment''] by Dostoyevsky.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/how-the-other-half-lives-by-jacob-riis/ ''How the Other Half Lives''] by Jacob A. Riis.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/how-the-other-half-lives-by-jacob-riis/ ''How the Other Half Lives''] by Jacob A. Riis.<br />
[https://catalog.librivox.org/search.php?title=Heart+of+Darkness&author=&status=all&action=Search ''Heart of Darkness''] by Joseph Conrad.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/search?q=Heart%20of%20Darkness&search_form=advanced ''Heart of Darkness''] by Joseph Conrad.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/lord-jim-by-joseph-conrad ''Lord Jim''] by Joseph Conrad.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/lord-jim-by-joseph-conrad ''Lord Jim''] by Joseph Conrad.<br />
  
==== Short Stories ====
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===== Short Stories =====
  
[https://catalog.librivox.org/search.php?title=The+Machine+Stops&author=&status=all&action=Search ''The Machine Stops''] by E. M. Forster.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/search?q=The%20Machine%20Stops&search_form=advanced ''The Machine Stops''] by E. M. Forster.<br />
[https://catalog.librivox.org/search.php?title=open+window&author=saki&status=all&action=Search ''The Open Window''] by Saki.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/search?title=The+Open+Window&author=Saki&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced ''The Open Window''] by Saki.<br />
  
LibriVox offers recordings of over 1000 short stories in English, and many in other languages, too. For English stories, a good place to look is in the various [https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=Story+Collection&author=&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=English&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search short story collections].
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LibriVox offers recordings of over 1000 short stories in English, and many in other languages, too. For English stories, a good place to look is in the various [http://librivox.org/search?title=collection&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=31&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=1&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced short story collections].
  
 
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===== Essays =====
==== Essays ====
 
  
 
Links to many recordings of essays have been given in the previous years' lists.
 
Links to many recordings of essays have been given in the previous years' lists.
  
[https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=essay&author=&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=English&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search Search] to see more recordings of essays in English.
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[http://librivox.org/search?title=essays&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=1&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced Search] to see more recordings of essays in English.
 
   
 
   
 
 
==== Nature Study ====
 
==== Nature Study ====
  
 
[http://librivox.org/handbook-of-nature-study-part-1-by-anna-botsford-comstock/ ''Handbook of Nature Study''] by Anna Botsford Comstock. This recording includes Part I, The Teaching of Nature-Study and Part II, Animal Life, Chapter I, Bird Study. <font color="red">Recording of Part 2 is in progress</font>. Part II: Animal Study includes Chapter II: Fish Study, Chapter III: Batrachian Study, Chapter IV: Reptile Study, and Chapter V: Mammal Study.<br />
 
[http://librivox.org/handbook-of-nature-study-part-1-by-anna-botsford-comstock/ ''Handbook of Nature Study''] by Anna Botsford Comstock. This recording includes Part I, The Teaching of Nature-Study and Part II, Animal Life, Chapter I, Bird Study. <font color="red">Recording of Part 2 is in progress</font>. Part II: Animal Study includes Chapter II: Fish Study, Chapter III: Batrachian Study, Chapter IV: Reptile Study, and Chapter V: Mammal Study.<br />
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[https://librivox.org/a-thousand-mile-walk-to-the-gulf-by-john-muir/ '' A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf''] by John Muir. <br />
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[http://librivox.org/author/486 All books] by John Muir.<br />
  
[https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=&author=john+muir&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=English&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search all books] by John Muir.<br />
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==== Foreign language recordings ====
  
  
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Recordings in [http://librivox.org/search?title=&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=19&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced Dutch]<br />
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Recordings in [http://librivox.org/search?title=&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=2&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced French]<br />
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Recordings in [http://librivox.org/search?title=&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=2&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced German]<br />
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Recordings in [http://librivox.org/search?title=&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=4&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced Italian]<br />
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Recordings in [http://librivox.org/search?title=&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=35&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced Japanese]<br />
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Recordings in [http://librivox.org/search?title=&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=39&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced Latin]<br />
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Recordings in [http://librivox.org/search?title=&author=&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=5&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced Spanish]<br />
  
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Search for recordings in other languages, by browsing by language [http://librivox.org/search here].
  
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==== Free Reading ====
  
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[http://librivox.org/search?title=persuasion&author=austen&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=&sort_order=catalog_date&search_page=1&search_form=advanced ''Persuasion''] by Jane Austen.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/my-antonia-by-willa-cather/ ''My Antonia''] by Willa Cather.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/the-club-of-queer-trades-by-g-k-chesterton/ ''The Club of Queer Trades''] by G. K. Chesterton.<br />
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All recordings of [http://librivox.org/author/426 works] by G. K. Chesterton.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/michael-ohalloran-by-gene-stratton-porter/ ''Michael O'Halloran''] by Gene Stratton Porter.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/the-thirty-nine-steps-by-john-buchan/ ''The Thirty-Nine Steps'']  by John Buchan.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/greenmantle-by-john-buchan/ ''Greenmantle'']  by John Buchan.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/mr-standfast-by-john-buchan/''Mr. Standfast''] by John Buchan.<br />
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[http://librivox.org/search?title=Anthem&author=rand&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advancedh ''Anthem''] by Ayn Rand.<br />
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[https://librivox.org/the-inspector-general-by-nikolai-vasilievich-gogol/ ''The Inspector General''] by Nicolai Gogol.<br />
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[https://librivox.org/the-making-of-an-american-by-jacob-a-riis/ ''The Making of an American''] by Jacob A. Riis.<br />
  
  
'''Foreign language recordings:'''
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===== Short Stories =====
  
Recordings in [https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=&author=&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=Dutch&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search Dutch]<br />
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[http://librivox.org/search?q=Ransom%20of%20Red%20Chief&search_form=advanced ''Ransom of Red Chief''] by O. Henry.<br />
Recordings in [https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=&author=&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=French&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search French]<br />
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[http://librivox.org/search?title=The+Dead&author=joyce&reader=&keywords=&genre_id=0&status=complete&project_type=either&recorded_language=&sort_order=alpha&search_page=1&search_form=advanced ''The Dead''] by James Joyce.<br />
Recordings in [https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=&author=&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=German&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search German]<br />
 
Recordings in [https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=&author=&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=Italian&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search Italian]<br />
 
Recordings in [https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=&author=&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=Japanese&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search Japanese]<br />
 
Recordings in [https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=&author=&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=Latin&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search Latin]<br />
 
Recordings in [https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=&author=&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=Spanish&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search Spanish]<br />
 
 
 
Search for recordings in other languages, by substituting the language in the search URL.
 
  
 
=== In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded ===
 
=== In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded ===
  
 
''Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible'' [http://www.ccel.org/ccel/henry/mhc.i.html Text] at ccel.org. Warning: this is huge.<br />
 
''Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible'' [http://www.ccel.org/ccel/henry/mhc.i.html Text] at ccel.org. Warning: this is huge.<br />
Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children by Roosevelt, ed. Joseph Bucklin Bishop. [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6467 Text] on Project Gutenberg.<br />
 
''Now It Can Be Told'' by Philip Gibbs. [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3317 Text] on Project Gutenberg. (Not PD for Europe)<br />
 
 
''The Man with the Muck Rake'' speech by Teddy Roosevelt - April 15, 1906. [http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/teddyrooseveltmuckrake.htm Text] at americanrhetoric.com.<br />  
 
''The Man with the Muck Rake'' speech by Teddy Roosevelt - April 15, 1906. [http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/teddyrooseveltmuckrake.htm Text] at americanrhetoric.com.<br />  
 
''War Message'' speech by Woodrow Wilson 2 April 1917. [http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/wilsonwarmessage.htm Text] at americanrhetoric.com.<br />
 
''War Message'' speech by Woodrow Wilson 2 April 1917. [http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/wilsonwarmessage.htm Text] at americanrhetoric.com.<br />
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''The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After''. [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3538 Text] on Project Gutenberg.<br />
 
''The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After''. [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3538 Text] on Project Gutenberg.<br />
 
''Fabre, Poet of Science'' by Dr. Georges Victor Legros. [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3489 Text] on Project Gutenberg.<br />
 
''Fabre, Poet of Science'' by Dr. Georges Victor Legros. [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3489 Text] on Project Gutenberg.<br />
''The Making of An American'' by Jacob Riis. [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6125 Text] on Project Gutenberg.<br />
 
 
''In the South Seas'' by Robert Louis Stevenson. [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/464 Text] on Project Gutenberg.<br />
 
''In the South Seas'' by Robert Louis Stevenson. [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/464 Text] on Project Gutenberg.<br />
 
Various editions of Euclid's ''Elements'' [http://archive.org/search.php?query=elements%20AND%20euclid%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts Search] Internet Archive.<br />
 
Various editions of Euclid's ''Elements'' [http://archive.org/search.php?query=elements%20AND%20euclid%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts Search] Internet Archive.<br />
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir#Books More books] by John Muir including: <br />  
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir#Books More books] by John Muir including: <br />  
 
''Our National Parks''. [http://archive.org/details/nationalparksour00muirrich Book scan] on Internet Archive.<br />  
 
''Our National Parks''. [http://archive.org/details/nationalparksour00muirrich Book scan] on Internet Archive.<br />  
'' A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf''. [http://archive.org/details/cu31924028782633 Book scan] on Internet Archive.<br />
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([https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=&author=john+muir&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=English&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search Some of Muir's books] have been recorded already).<br />
([https://catalog.librivox.org/search_advanced.php?title=&author=john+muir&cat=&genre=&status=complete&type=&language=English&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search Some of Muir's books] have been recorded already)
 
 
''The Life of the Caterpillar'' by J. Henri Fabre. [http://www.eldritchpress.org/jhf/cater.html Text] at Eldritch Press.<br />
 
''The Life of the Caterpillar'' by J. Henri Fabre. [http://www.eldritchpress.org/jhf/cater.html Text] at Eldritch Press.<br />
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''The Harwich Naval Forces'' by E. F. Knight. [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/33769 Text] on Project Gutenberg.<br />
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Other books by E. F. Knight (1852-1925). [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/36594 Texts] on Project Gutenberg.<br />
  
 
=== Not in the Public Domain ===
 
=== Not in the Public Domain ===
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''The Little, Brown Handbook'' by H. Ramsey Fowler and Jane E. Aaron.<br />
 
''The Little, Brown Handbook'' by H. Ramsey Fowler and Jane E. Aaron.<br />
 
''Writers Inc.''<br />
 
''Writers Inc.''<br />
All the Science and Mathematics books listed.
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All the Science and Mathematics books listed.<br />
 
''Pilgrim at Tinker Creek'' by Annie Dillard.<br />
 
''Pilgrim at Tinker Creek'' by Annie Dillard.<br />
 
All books by Jacques Cousteau.<br />
 
All books by Jacques Cousteau.<br />
 
''The Outermost House'' by Henry Beston.<br />
 
''The Outermost House'' by Henry Beston.<br />
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All Health, Life and Work Skills books.<br />
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''The Hawk and the Dove'', ''The Wounds of God'', and ''The Long Fall'' by Penelope Wilcock.<br />
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''The Three Hostages'' by John Buchan.<br />
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''A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys'' by John Buchan - copyright status uncertain. According to LOC, it was originally published in 1922, but the Gaslight text is 1925, and the Internet Archive scan is undated.<br />
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''A Passage to India'' by E.M. Forster.<br />
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''Keeper of the Bees'' by Gene Stratton Porter.<br />
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''The Trial'' by Franz Kafka. Beware! The text of the translation on Project Gutenberg is copyrighted.<br />
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''The Plutocrat'' by Booth Tarkington.<br />
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''Cold Comfort Farm'' by Stella Gibbons.<br />
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Nos. 21 - 53 on the list, and most of the short stories beneath are all still in copyright.
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Updated 11th January 2014 - RuthieG

Latest revision as of 23:00, 22 April 2017

Updated - RuthieG, 11th January 2014.

Introduction

Listeners have requested a list of LibriVox recordings of books recommended by Ambleside Online for use with homeschooling. Anyone looking for audio books for children will find plenty of ideas on this page.

This is the fifth part, covering year 11. The first part, covering years 0 - 4, may be found here. The second part, covering Years 5 - 8, may be found here. The third part, covering Year 9, is here. The fourth part, covering Year 10 is here.

The lists here only include books on the main booklists on Ambleside Online, not the various personal recommendations. If you would like to browse all LibriVox recordings of books, stories and poems for children, please follow this link for fiction and this link for non-fiction.

Please note that many books on the Ambleside list are not in the Public Domain, and are therefore not available to record for LibriVox.

Booklist for Year 11

LibriVox recordings

Note: Very few books on the Ambleside list for Year 11 are in the Public Domain.

The Bible

The Bible
Many recordings available including American Standard Version and King James Version. For recordings of all versions, please see this search.

Devotional readings

Concise Commentary on the Bible - Book of Matthew by Matthew Henry.

History

The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton.

Supplements, Speeches and Documents

"Letters to His Children" by Roosevelt, ed. Joseph Bucklin Bishop.
Speech on Prosecuting the War with Germany, 1940 (Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat) speech of Winston Churchill, May 13, 1940 (Section 7).
Their Finest Hour speech of Winston Churchill, June 18, 1940 (Section 15).
Now It Can Be Told by Philip Gibbs. (Not PD for Europe)

Geography

South! The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917 by Ernest Shackleton.
Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World by Mark Twain.
Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum.
The Mariner of St. Malo : A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier by Stephen Leacock.

Government and Economics

Autobiography of a Slander by Edna Lyall.

Citizenship

Plutarch's Lives. N.B. This is the Bernadotte Perrin translation.

Literature

All completed recordings of plays and monologues of William Shakespeare.

Supplementary Reading for Intrepid and Bold Souls Who Are Not Faint of Heart

You don't have to read them - you can listen!

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky.
Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky.
How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad.

Short Stories

The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster.
The Open Window by Saki.

LibriVox offers recordings of over 1000 short stories in English, and many in other languages, too. For English stories, a good place to look is in the various short story collections.

Essays

Links to many recordings of essays have been given in the previous years' lists.

Search to see more recordings of essays in English.

Nature Study

Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock. This recording includes Part I, The Teaching of Nature-Study and Part II, Animal Life, Chapter I, Bird Study. Recording of Part 2 is in progress. Part II: Animal Study includes Chapter II: Fish Study, Chapter III: Batrachian Study, Chapter IV: Reptile Study, and Chapter V: Mammal Study.
A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf by John Muir.
All books by John Muir.

Foreign language recordings

Recordings in Dutch
Recordings in French
Recordings in German
Recordings in Italian
Recordings in Japanese
Recordings in Latin
Recordings in Spanish

Search for recordings in other languages, by browsing by language here.

Free Reading

Persuasion by Jane Austen.
My Antonia by Willa Cather.
The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton.
All recordings of works by G. K. Chesterton.
Michael O'Halloran by Gene Stratton Porter.
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan.
Greenmantle by John Buchan.
Mr. Standfast by John Buchan.
Anthem by Ayn Rand.
The Inspector General by Nicolai Gogol.
The Making of an American by Jacob A. Riis.


Short Stories

Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry.
The Dead by James Joyce.

In the Public Domain, but not yet recorded

Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible Text at ccel.org. Warning: this is huge.
The Man with the Muck Rake speech by Teddy Roosevelt - April 15, 1906. Text at americanrhetoric.com.
War Message speech by Woodrow Wilson 2 April 1917. Text at americanrhetoric.com.
Douglas MacArthur's farewell to Congress April 19, 1951. Text at americanrhetoric.com.
Richard Nixon's "Silent Majority" speech November 3, 1969 Text at americanrhetoric.com.
Congresswoman Barbara Jordan's opening statement to House Judiciary Committee Text at americanrhetoric.com.
Richard Nixon's resignation August 8, 1974 Text at americanrhetoric.com.
The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After. Text on Project Gutenberg.
Fabre, Poet of Science by Dr. Georges Victor Legros. Text on Project Gutenberg.
In the South Seas by Robert Louis Stevenson. Text on Project Gutenberg.
Various editions of Euclid's Elements Search Internet Archive.
More books by John Muir including:
Our National Parks. Book scan on Internet Archive.
(Some of Muir's books have been recorded already).
The Life of the Caterpillar by J. Henri Fabre. Text at Eldritch Press.
The Harwich Naval Forces by E. F. Knight. Text on Project Gutenberg.
Other books by E. F. Knight (1852-1925). Texts on Project Gutenberg.

Not in the Public Domain

The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul.
The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
The Pleasures of God by John Piper.
Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles Cowman (pub. 1925 and copyright renewed).
A History of the Twentieth Century The Concise Edition of the Acclaimed World History by Martin Gilbert.
Modern Times Revised Edition: World from the Twenties to the Nineties by Paul Johnson.
Oxford History of the American People by Samuel Eliot Morison.
A Basic History of the United States by Clarence B. Carson.
A Short History of Western Civilization by Sullivan et al.
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain.
Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman.
Only Yesterday by Frederick Allen.
Some of Us Survived by Kerop Bedoukian.
Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes: Country in Transition, 1896-1898 by A. K. Bulatovich, translated by Richard Seltzer.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Franklin Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address March 4, 1933.
Edward VIII's Abdication Speech - December 11, 1936.
Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig's farewell to baseball speech July 4, 1939.
The Men Behind Hitler A German warning to the world by Bernhard Schreiber.
Mein Kampf (My Struggle) by Adolf Hitler.
The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw.
Franklin Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor address December 8, 1941.
Dwight David Eisenhower--Supreme Allied Commander broadcasts D-Day invasion order June 5, 1944.
Franklin Roosevelt D-Day Prayer June 6, 1944.
Dwight David Eisenhower--Supreme Allied Commander on victory June 12, 1945.
Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain speech.
Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, ed. by Kris Shepard and Clayborne Carson.
Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King.
I Have a Dream speech by Martin Luther King, Jr..
The Hungarian Revolt by Richard Lettis and William Morris.
Victim: Imprisonment Because of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 by Arpad Szilagyi.
A World Split Apart by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn - Harvard speech.
John F. Kennedy's Inauguration January 20, 1961 "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."
Douglas MacArthur's address at West Point May 12, 1962 "Duty, honor, country." John F. Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" June 26, 1963,
Martin Luther King's "I've been to the mountaintop" March 3, 1968 Edward Kennedy at Robert Kennedy's funeral June 8, 1968 "I see things that never were and say "why not?"
Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
Gerald Ford's pardoning of Richard Nixon September 8, 1974.
Ronald Reagan--D-Day Memorial - Pointe du Hoc - June 6, 1984.
Ronald Reagan--Challenger Disaster Address January 28, 1986.
Ronald Reagan--Brandenburg Gate June 12, 1987.
Barbara Bush at Wellesley 1990.
George H. W. Bush 41st President--Announces Attack on Iraq January 16, 1991.
And probably all the other speeches on the list.
Georges Vanier: Soldier - The Wartime Letters and Diaries, 1915-1919 edited by Deborah Cowley.
Black Boy by Richard Wright.
Witness by Whittaker Chambers.
Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank.
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom.
When Hell Was In Session by Jeremiah A. Denton Jr.
Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng.
Mao Tse-Tung and His China by Albert Marrin.
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes.
Nearly all the books on the geography options page.
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt.
Books by Marvin Olasky.
Psychological Seduction by William Kirk Kilpatrick.
Slouching Towards Gomorrah by Robert Bork.
Race and Culture by Thomas Sowell.
The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek.
Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave by David Breese.
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman.
Modern Fascism by Gene Edward Veith.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Marie Remarque.
The Chosen by Chaim Potok.
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze by William Saroyan.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury.
Barn Burning by William Faulkner.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber.
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.
The Outstation by Somerset Maugham.
A & P by John Updike.
Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor.
Technique in Fiction by Robie Macauley and George Lanning.
Norton's Anthology of Modern Poetry.
The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Third Edition.
On Writing Well The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser.
Less Than Words Can Say by Richard Mitchell.
Our Mother Tongue: An Introductory Guide to English Grammar by Nancy Wilson.
Jensen's Grammar.
The Little, Brown Handbook by H. Ramsey Fowler and Jane E. Aaron.
Writers Inc.
All the Science and Mathematics books listed.
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard.
All books by Jacques Cousteau.
The Outermost House by Henry Beston.
All Health, Life and Work Skills books.
The Hawk and the Dove, The Wounds of God, and The Long Fall by Penelope Wilcock.
The Three Hostages by John Buchan.
A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys by John Buchan - copyright status uncertain. According to LOC, it was originally published in 1922, but the Gaslight text is 1925, and the Internet Archive scan is undated.
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster.
Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton Porter.
The Trial by Franz Kafka. Beware! The text of the translation on Project Gutenberg is copyrighted.
The Plutocrat by Booth Tarkington.
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
Nos. 21 - 53 on the list, and most of the short stories beneath are all still in copyright.

Updated 11th January 2014 - RuthieG