LibriVox 5th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4 stars; 1 reviews)

What do you do for a fifth anniversary? We decided to have a collection of short works with a difference. We challenged our readers to find any short works which had 'five' in the title - in any language. They have done us proud, and the collection extends to three volumes of short stories, poems, fairy tales, memoirs, non-fiction and bible readings, in six languages. This is the first volume. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

See also Volume 2 & Volume 3. (5 hr 16 min)


Gray Eagle and His Five Brothers 9:17 Read by David Lawrence
The History of Five Little Pigs 7:14 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Book of Matthew, Chapter V 6:24 Read by James Christopher
Five Lives 3:28 Read by Darryl Hamlin
The Five Senses of Man - Introduction 16:50 Read by Availle
At Five O'Clock in the Morning 18:44 Read by Tim Ferreira
A Mother of Five 21:42 Read by Mark F. Smith
Fünf in einer Schote 6:08 Read by Elli
The Indivisible Five 20:45 Read by MaryAnn
Fünf Jahre sind im Kerker schon vergangen 1:38 Read by Julia Niedermaier
Mugby Junction: No. 5 Branch Line: The Engineer 57:38 Read by Ruth Golding
A Bad Five Minutes in the Alps 7:30 Read by Esther
Canto Quinto - Inferno 9:59 Read by Algy Pug
Five Head Creek 39:56 Read by Algy Pug
Five Cent Balloons 0:46 Read by Betsie Bush
Five Towns on the B. & O. 1:03 Read by Betsie Bush
Put Off the Wedding Five Times and Nobody Comes to It 2:44 Read by Betsie Bush
The Life of Five Points 34:37 Read by Don W. Jenkins
The Old, Old Story of How Five Men Went Fishing 15:28 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
The Five White Mice 34:09 Read by TriciaG


A good mix of pieces

(4 stars)

A nice mix of genres and subjects. All of the pieces were well read, and I found all of them at least mildly entertaining. Special mention goes to Mother of Five, The Life of Five Points and The Old, Old Story of How Five Men Went Fishing as being stories I particularly enjoyed. However this is purely a matter of personal taste and I am sure there is something here for everyone.