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CraftLit is—Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People

Love the classics (or wish you did)

*** No time to pick up a book? Not any more! *** This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book.

*** Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. ***

The podcast has been in continuous weekly production since 2006 - Our current book, "Recollections of Joan of Arc" by Mark Twain begins with episode 581.

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As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday | FiberHooligans | Podcast 411 | Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast | Math-4-Knitters | Eddie's Room | Libsyn's Podcasting Luminaries | Chilling Tales for Dark Nights | WEBS podcast

--Classic Audiobooks: because loving great books in a busy world is tough--

CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers Heather Ordover

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    • 4.7 • 399 Ratings

CraftLit is—Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People

Love the classics (or wish you did)

*** No time to pick up a book? Not any more! *** This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book.

*** Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. ***

The podcast has been in continuous weekly production since 2006 - Our current book, "Recollections of Joan of Arc" by Mark Twain begins with episode 581.

* * As seen in What's Hot on iTunes * *
As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday | FiberHooligans | Podcast 411 | Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast | Math-4-Knitters | Eddie's Room | Libsyn's Podcasting Luminaries | Chilling Tales for Dark Nights | WEBS podcast

--Classic Audiobooks: because loving great books in a busy world is tough--

    593 - Book Two - Chapters 17-20 of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    593 - Book Two - Chapters 17-20 of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    Links for 593 From Carmen From Tracee   CraftLit Library PDF: CraftLit Glitch Report Form: FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat:

    • 55 min
    531 - Chapters 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    531 - Chapters 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    Book Talk @8:40 531 - Bad Behaviour- Aug 07 Join the Zoom Chats: Tuesday is 5am Eastern (for New Zealand and Australia & the UK) Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Thursday is 7pm Eastern: Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Heather's new Chilling Tale UCSF - best/most useful for us currently: Grand Rounds——the Mask Episode ^^^which I mistakenly referred to as TWiV (This Week in Virology) which I also really like. Here's a good one: Great Vowel Shift from The History Guy The Philosophy interview you need to think about:   Tuesday Book Chat Caramel by Isabell Kraemer Laura: A Long Fatal Love Chase (1866, first published in 1995) by Louisa May Alcott (under the name As A. M. Barnard) Rosa - podcast in Finnish and English, about Himmler's masseuse (!?!?!?): Heather Vikingane / Norsemen on Netflix Lina: Tara Westover's "Educated" - Swedish reader was kinda also, "Gospel of Eels"" by Patrik Svensson Lily: Downward Dog app - put in your parameters and it creates a workout for you Lily: for AFTER Covid reading: The Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak   Thursday Book Chat Elizabeth Greene: Come as you are - emily nagoski - Joy - the Book Thief - by Zusak Markus - https://amzn.to/30xCLnq Elizabeth Green : Aimee: AWESOME new plan for masks-- Heather. Ordover: Embroidery kit - Aimee Woolwine : I got these in Navy and a fun turquoise Olacia Womens High Waisted Yoga... Betabrand dress yoga pants WITH POCKETS (SO COMFORTABLE) Regina: spiral staircase shawl: Book notes sent in by Jean: I would love to add a mystery series on my behalf- it's the Easy Rawlins series by Walter Mosley. In the mid 90s there was a fab movie version of the first book (Devil in a Blue Dress—with an exceptionally hot Denzel Washinton). These are set in late 40s-mid 50s LA and show the town as it was then, from a Black perspective, and not at all shy at calling out the racism, much of which has changed very little. But they're also just wonderful potboilers in the finest tradition. I recommend them to anyone wanting to read escapist fiction and diversify their bookshelves at the same time.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    581 - Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (Start of Book)

    581 - Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (Start of Book)

    BookTalk@ 11:00 Heather's "Conspiracy Board" FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat:

    • 54 min
    582 - Chapters 0-1 of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    582 - Chapters 0-1 of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    CraftLit Library PDF: Medieval Life in War Torn Paris: The Great Schism 01: The Great Schism 02: FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat:

    • 52 min
    583 - Chapter 2 of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    583 - Chapter 2 of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    Links: #71 released an episode with Our Dianne interviewed on it (5:27 min in)!!! More about . (Click near the bottom of the page where you'll see a gray & red Local Station Keyword tab then enter "craftlit" (lowercase) to see details on the Tour. (thank you, LeAnn) From Carmen: From LeAnn—excellent veg cookbooks: and Death is a lovely character in Discworld with   (or if you can't get the video, )  which overlaps nicely with Andrew’s latest read: ,  Todd Rose (goes nicely with and From Heather:   and the ! COMFORT AUDIO! - plus - Tracy listened to (a Rincewind novel)  + The organized for you. Book Links: Thank you to Carmen for the link to this OSP (Overly Sarcastic Production) focused on   (and there's a and a ) via @britannica and an AWESOME ! (You can ALMOST see the Fairies) and a where Aubrey is mentioned. FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat: CraftLit Library PDF:

    • 59 min
    584 - Chapter 3 of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    584 - Chapter 3 of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

    CraftLit Library PDF: CraftLit Glitch Report Form: FOR FB EVENT TUES Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE weekly chat: FOR FB EVENT THURS Please Register here to get the meeting link for the FREE ongoing weekly chat:

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
399 Ratings

399 Ratings

how bout dem cowboys!! ,

So satisfying!

Hello, Nick from NC. Kind of late joining in with this app. But I ever so appreciate the Craftlit app that I listen through Apple podcast. Thank you! I’m listening to books I don’t had time to read presently, or never had the opportunity in my younger years. Right now I’m jumping around from one title to another. I’m currently listening to the Gulliver’s travels series! Thank you for what you do. And thank you for keeping it crafty! I’m a knitter, crocheter and seamstress.

Jenny Steele ,

The show has changed

I used to love this podcast. I listened to the entirety of The Count of Monte Cristo, which is no small feat! But in more recent years, the show feels much more negative and not as fun as it used to be.

Praise Cheeses ,

High praise

I have an annoying particularity when it comes to the sandwiching of story time between discussion. Happily, the host and discussion in CraftLit add to the experience of the texts, and point out great little bits that I would surely have missed had they not been addressed. Thanks!

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