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Great stories from public domain: Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Christmas Carol, Kipling's Kim, Lorna Doone, A Room with a View, etc.

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    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

Great stories from public domain: Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Christmas Carol, Kipling's Kim, Lorna Doone, A Room with a View, etc.

    Adam Bede, Chapters 3 and 4

    Adam Bede, Chapters 3 and 4

    Dinah declines Seth's proposal, which he bears meekly, and Adam finishes work his father, a drunk absent without explanation, has neglected.

    • 55 min
    Adam Bede, Chapter 2

    Adam Bede, Chapter 2

    Dinah, a beautiful young Methodist woman, preaches an outdoor sermon to the villagers of Hayslope. Not ordained, but saintly, she speaks as one of them, about their commonplace struggles and temptations, and the solace of their redemption in Christ.

    • 51 min
    Chapter 1: The Workshop

    Chapter 1: The Workshop

    We meet Adam and Seth Bede, and the other carpenters in Mr. Burge's shop as their work day ends. The time is late 18th century, in the rural English Midlands. They tease and quarrel over a young female Methodist who will preach on the green that evening.

    • 20 min
    The Cask of Amontillado

    The Cask of Amontillado

    Anticipating the concept of "frenemy," Poe gives us vanity, self-righteousness, and terrible cruelty in revenge, as stone-hearted Montresor lures credulous Fortunato to his doom.

    • 17 min
    The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe

    The Black Cat, by Edgar Allan Poe

    NOT recommended for children; Edgar Allan Poe's tale of increasing evil, alcoholism, and murder may haunt the listener as the cat haunted the protagonist.

    • 26 min
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Chapters 33-35

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Chapters 33-35

     

    Tom learns how Injun Joe died, he and Huck search for treasure, and adjust to "respectability."

     

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

P.TwoBears ,

So well done , the BEST of this type podcast

What this podcast REALLY gets right, is that (for a refreshing change!) the listener isn't subjected to the host's rambling, a section of repetitive music, commercials, over long intros, etc., etc.. it's GREAT! He...just READS!!!! Yay!!! Why can't other podcasters GET THIS?
I hope more find out about this truly well done, excellently chosen podcast.

donoveh ,

Wonderful selection and narration

I wish I had discovered this podcast years ago. The stories are timeless, and ones I want to revisit again and again. The narration is excellent with care and attention given to each character. This podcast is a real treat, and perfect for anyone wanting to gain new appreciation for classic novels and short stories, as well as anyone hoping to make their commutes fun by listening to an old favorite.

CptFreeze ,

Wonderfully Read

I just downloaded "A Christmas Carol" and it's definitely better than the version I recently purchased from Audible. The reader includes everything from the original novel and his voice is captivating. He even includes information about certain old English words and phrases so you will understand passages better. I almost felt like the year was 1843 because of how authentic this audio version is and because the reader's enthusiasm draws you in so well.
Scott Gadwa did a fine job and I thank you sharing, Happy Holidays!

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