Youth by Joseph Conrad (MP3 audio dramatization + PDF listening guide)
This “Living Book for the Ears” audio drama is an exciting dramatization of the classic Joseph Conrad story, “Youth”. A young, idealistic sailor sets out on his first voyage as the second mate in a cargo ship, little dreaming of the troubles and dangers that await him. What do you do when your entire ship is full of a smouldering, burning load of coal, and you are out on the high seas? Listen and find out what happens…
To download this mp3 audio, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.
Want to get more out of this classic audio? Talk about it! To download the PDF Listening Guide for this program, RIGHT CLICK HERE.
AMERICA’S FIRST INVENTION
The year is 1778, and the war of independence between Great Britain and the American colonies is in full swing. The British troops are highly disciplined, expertly trained, and equipped with plenty of food, clothing, and ammunition. The Americans are underfed, undisciplined, and constantly running short of gunpowder. How did this rag tag band of colonists win the war? The answer may surprise you in this great 15 minute “Living History for the Ears” audio!
To download this MP3 audio story, RIGHT CLICK HERE and save to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key and save to your mac.
To download the PDF Listening Guide for this story, RIGHT CLICK HERE and save to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key and save to your mac.
Listen My Children (MP3 Audio)
Paul Revere, famous American revolution patriot, is most remembered today for his night-time ride sounding the alert before the battles of Lexington and Concord. His famous “Midnight ride” took place on the night of April 18, 1775. William Dawes and Revere were instructed by Dr. Joseph Warren to ride from Boston to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the movements of the British Army. Listen My Children is a great half hour audio story about Revere’s life and influence, including the events of that fateful night, as originally dramatized on the radio program “Cavalcade of America”, in December, 1952.
To listen to this MP3 Audio, click the following link (or to download it, RIGHT click and “save” to your computer).
LISTEN MY CHILDREN
We’ve also included our PDF “Listening & Discussion Guide” that accompanies the audio program. To download it, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer.
PAUL REVERE’S RIDE
Finally, we’ve got a neat audio reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s classic poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride” as performed by the great actor, Frederic March. This is an excellent dramatic reading of this classic American poem and runs about 10 minutes. Enjoy! To listen to this MP3 Audio, click the following link (or to download it, RIGHT click and “save” to your computer):
. PAUL REVERE’S RIDE
Here are THREE classic episodes of the great Sherlock Holmes radio program, featuring Basil Rathbone as the great sleuth. Put on your detective hat and see if YOU can solve these mysteries before Holmes does!
The Limping Ghost
Murder Under the Big Top
Adventure of the Speckled Band
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More great "Living Books for the Ears" for you as we continue our Audio Adventure Week postings! (Psstt… If you like these stories and want more, be sure to click here!)
BROTHER AND SISTER – Let's Pretend specialized in dramatizing classic fairy and folk tales for younger listeners. We think their version of the eastern European fairy tale "Brother and Sister" (included in Grimm's Fairy Tales) is one of their best! Give it a listen and see if you think so too!
BROTHER AND SISTER
PINOCCHIO – A delightful audio version of Collodi’s classic story, “Pinocchio”, starring none other than Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny and countless other cartoon characters). This is a fast, fun and highly entertaining version of the story, as originally broadcast on the program “Family Theatre” back in 1951. Wonderful stuff!
To download these MP3 audios, right click the above links, then "save" to your computer. Mac users, hold down the "control" button and click the link, then "save" to your computer.
Here’s a delightful narration of the classic fairytale by the one and only “Great Gildersleeve” (Harold Peary). Lovely music and a great story. (11 minutes)
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