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Grandpa reads a slow, quiet bedtime story to help you fall asleep.

Listen To Sleep - Quiet Stories Erik Ireland

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Grandpa reads a slow, quiet bedtime story to help you fall asleep.

    #106 - The Muzhik Who Fed Two Officials

    #106 - The Muzhik Who Fed Two Officials

    A sleepy 19th century Russian satire written as a fairy tale in which two helpless government officials are saved by a hard-working muzhik.

    Bodhi and I ran across a patch of canyon larkspur on a hike this week, and when I went to find out more about it, it led me down an amazing internet rabbit hole filled with information about the Yuki Native Americans, this land's original inhabitants. You can see pictures of the canyon larkspur flowers and find links to studies of Yuki uses for our native plants and vivid stories of their culture on my blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/canyon-larkspur/.

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    You can read this story (and other classics from the public domain) by downloading it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13437.


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    • 34 min
    #105 - The Clever Cat

    #105 - The Clever Cat

    A sleepy fairy tale with a princess, an ogre and a clever cat. 

    If you want to see a picture of our black cat, Ninja resting by our big pink redbud tree, Joe took a great one while he was out on a walk the other day. I put it up on the blog at https://www.listentosleep.com/blog/ninja-the-redbud/. 

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    You can read this story (and other classics from the public domain) by downloading it for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3027. 


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    #104 - Shelby

    #104 - Shelby

    A slow, quiet story about the importance of being true to yourself. 

    You can read this story for free (along with other classics from the public domain) at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18709. 

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    #103 - The Quest for the Hammer

    #103 - The Quest for the Hammer

    A sleepy Viking tale in which Loki tricks the king of the Giants into marrying Thor.

    You can read this story for free (along with other classics from the public domain) at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44622.

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    #102 - Green Gardens

    #102 - Green Gardens

    A quiet classic about gentleness and redemption written by Frances Noyes Hart.

    You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18709.

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    #101 - The Hundredth Princess

    #101 - The Hundredth Princess

    A sleepy fairy tale about a king, an enchantress, and 99 princesses.

    You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/40573.

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Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

ashleydesjar11 ,

I love this podcast!!!

This is one of the best sleep podcasts. Eric has a soothing voice that will put you right to sleep! As well Eric cares about his listeners he personally thanks anyone who joins his premium content. As well Eric is doing this to help support his retirement which is the sweetest thing. Eric chooses a good variety of stories and his adds are never overly lengthy. I could not suggest this podcast enough!!!!

rackasa ,

Great podcast to relax you for sleep

Eric has a great voice and is enjoyable to listen to. Highly recommended

rosieterryjones ,

Best sleep stories

Great voice and perfect sleepy stories. Thank you !

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