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message 1: by Amalie (new)

Amalie  | 650 comments Mod
For those who enjoy reading e-books, reading Classics are great because they are readily available for free online!

I love free books! Here are sites sometimes I use:

Classic Reader
http://www.classicreader.com/browse/1...

You can get audio online at LibriVox
http://www.archive.org/details/libriv...


Link the sites you use or find! Happy Reading!!!


toria (vikz writes) (victoriavikzwrites) and there's also http://www.gutenberg.org/ (Project Gutenberg)


message 3: by Amalie (new)

Amalie  | 650 comments Mod
Oh yes! I forgot. It's nice to see you again Vikz :)


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I found this site recently. (OnRead.com)
Some great Russian and non-Russian books available here.

http://www.onread.com/genre/Literatur...

If anyone's interested in Fairy Tales, I'm currently reading this site:

http://www.tradestonegallery.com/inde...


message 5: by Dorly (new)

Dorly Shanez wrote: "I found this site recently. (OnRead.com)
Some great Russian and non-Russian books available here.

http://www.onread.com/genre/Literatur...

If anyone's interested in Fairy Tales, I'm..."


But you need to subscribe, it is not free....


message 6: by Dorly (new)

Dorly Amalie wrote: "For those who enjoy reading e-books, reading Classics are great because they are readily available for free online!

I love free books! Here are sites sometimes I use:

Classic Reader
http:/..."


WOW, thank you very much indeed, I have never tried an audiobook before, I just downloaded one from this site, I am listening to it and guess what, it's great!

One can find almost every famous book in torrent sites, but this is kind of stealing from writers, illegal and immoral, while websites like the ones you posted are ok with author's rights and copyright law, right?


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Dorly wrote: "Shanez wrote: "I found this site recently. (OnRead.com)
Some great Russian and non-Russian books available here.

http://www.onread.com/genre/Literatur...

If anyone's interested in F..."


Yes, I didn't see it earlier. I just saw the site but didn't check it out yet.

Dorly, there are a lot of audiobooks available on You Tube as well.


message 8: by Amalie (new)

Amalie  | 650 comments Mod
Here's another great site: Online-literature.com.

Check out Tolstoy's page! I've never seen another site providing this much of his books. I'm planning to read them all before I die :)

http://www.online-literature.com/tols...


message 9: by Kristen (new)

Kristen | 39 comments ! that picture of Tolstoy is awesome!


message 10: by Marie (new)

Marie | 43 comments Thanks for all the links!


message 11: by Parikhit (new)

Parikhit | 14 comments Thank-you all for all the links. I have been busliy browsing through them all :)

I usually use http://www.manybooks.net/ and http://www.feedbooks.com/. They have a good collection there (if that helps)


message 12: by Peggy (new)

Peggy On amazon I found a free kindle copy of The House of the Dead. There are also other versions ranging in price from $0.99 and higher. Do you think it matters which translation I choose?


message 13: by Jordan (new)

Jordan Hi everyone, I just have a question and didn't know where to post. I'm looking for Russian books, not necessarily contemporary set in the Arctic, can you think of any? I'm interested in Arctic exploration from the Russian perspective but told through fiction. Any time period really would work or that references the Arctic enough to form a solid impression. Thank you for your help!


message 14: by Bigollo (new)

Bigollo | 104 comments Jordan wrote: "Hi everyone, I just have a question and didn't know where to post. I'm looking for Russian books, not necessarily contemporary set in the Arctic, can you think of any? I'm interested in Arctic expl..."

There is a Russian fiction writer Vladimir Sanin.
The bad news is i haven't read him. However, i have a couple of friends from different walks of life who love his writing. They find it very humorous. Another drawback - I am not sure it's about Arctic, maybe Antarctic. Oh, maybe both, I remember mentioning of a white bear. And i don't know if it's been translated into English.


message 15: by Jordan (new)

Jordan Don wrote: "Jordan wrote: "Hi everyone, I just have a question and didn't know where to post. I'm looking for Russian books, not necessarily contemporary set in the Arctic, can you think of any? I'm interested..."

I already have A Dream in Polar Fog on my list. I'm trying to get more horror/thriller/mystery than actual expedition. Antarctic works as well. I guess what I'm really trying to get at is the Russian perspective of the Arctic as told through fiction as a place of opportunity as well as desperation and horror.


message 16: by Jordan (new)

Jordan Bigollo wrote: "Jordan wrote: "Hi everyone, I just have a question and didn't know where to post. I'm looking for Russian books, not necessarily contemporary set in the Arctic, can you think of any? I'm interested..."

I'll check it out! Thank you!


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