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This collection includes first chapters and other excerpts from works at the ninth grade reading level. They were selected from the Lit2Go free audiobook collection by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at USF. The Lit2Go Collection features more than 200 complete works including over 5,000 individual passages. Download the remaining chapters of books you are interested in from either the Lit2Go section of the University of South Florida on iTunes U site (audio only) or the Florida Center for Instructional Technology's Lit2Go website (audio, text, and some suggested activities).

Grade 9 Summer Audiobook Sampler Florida Department of Education

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This collection includes first chapters and other excerpts from works at the ninth grade reading level. They were selected from the Lit2Go free audiobook collection by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at USF. The Lit2Go Collection features more than 200 complete works including over 5,000 individual passages. Download the remaining chapters of books you are interested in from either the Lit2Go section of the University of South Florida on iTunes U site (audio only) or the Florida Center for Instructional Technology's Lit2Go website (audio, text, and some suggested activities).

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Tale of the Lost Land, Chapter 1: Camelot

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Tale of the Lost Land, Chapter 1: Camelot

    A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court is a satirical novel that depicts a contemporary American, Hank Morgan, who is transported to medieval England. In the court of the legendary King Arthur, Morgan uses his modern knowledge to face the trials and tribulations of the middle ages. In chapter one, the Yankee and Clarence come upon a town of poorly-dressed peasants and a huge procession. They follow the procession to the castle. The Yankee assumes that the castle is an asylum.

    • 15 min
    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Chapter 1

    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Chapter 1

    James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is a fictional, tragic tale about a young mulatto's coming-of-age in the early 20th century. The unnamed narrator, who has a black mother and white father, is light-skinned enough to pass for a white man but his emotional connections to his mother's heritage make him unable to fully embrace that world. In chapter one, the narrator describes his early life at home with his mother.

    • 27 min
    Dracula, Chapter 1

    Dracula, Chapter 1

    Dracula is a horror novel by Bram Stoker, narrated in first person diary entries and letters, telling the story of an encounter with Count Dracula. In chapter one, Jonathan Harker journals about his travel to Dracula’s Castle and the foreboding messages he gets from town folk along the way.

    • 31 min
    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 1

    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 1

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a suspense novel by Oscar Wilde, narrating the tale of Dorian Gray, and his mysterious life. The novel opens with Basil and Lord Henry discussing a painting, as well as the subject of the painting, and theories of art. Basil wants to keep things secret from Lord Henry, but finds that he is unable to do so.

    • 32 min
    Pygmalion, Act 1

    Pygmalion, Act 1

    Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. In act one, foul weather brings a common flower girl, note-taker, and gentleman together. The note-taker and the gentleman reveal their identities to one another.

    • 20 min
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Part the First

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Part the First

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797-98 and published in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads in 1798. Along with other poems in Lyrical Ballads, it was a signal shift to modern poetry and the beginning of British Romantic literature. In the first part, an old mariner stops a group on their way to a wedding. The leader of the group listens to the mariner's story. The mariner's tale starts out with calm seas and a happy crew, but a sudden storm and strange weather change the mood. The mariner's actions upset the crew.

    • 3 min

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