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Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.

The Classic Tales Podcast B.J. Harrison

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    • 4.7 • 2.3K Ratings

Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.

    The Aunt and the Sluggard, by P.G. Wodehouse

    The Aunt and the Sluggard, by P.G. Wodehouse

    Rocky’s formidable aunt wants to experience New York through her nephew. But Rocky hates New York. Maybe Jeeves can help. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. 
    Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. 
    The Vintage Episode for the week is “Bartleby, the Scrivener”, by Herman Melville. Be sure to check it out on Tuesday. 
    If the show has helped alleviate your stress, if it’s given your comfort, or if you’ve be able to discover beloved authors and stories you might have missed on your own, please consider becoming a monthly supporter. Help us to help other folks like you.
    Please go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a monthly supporter for as little as $5 a month. As a thank you gesture, we’ll send you a coupon code every month for $8 off any audiobook order. Give more, and you get more! Thanks for helping us out.  
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    And now, The Aunt and the Sluggard, by P.G. Wodehouse.
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    • 56 min
    The Canterville Ghost, by Oscar Wilde VINTAGE

    The Canterville Ghost, by Oscar Wilde VINTAGE

    These Americans. No respect for permanent bloodstains, rattling chains nor ancient legends. It’s like they don’t even believe in ghosts! Oscar Wilde, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.
    Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. 
    A Vintage Episode is released every Tuesday. Please help us to continue producing amazing audiobooks by going to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com, and becoming a supporter. New stories are coming your way on Friday. 
    Keep an ear open for our Kickstarter for The Golden Triangle – the seventh novel in the Arsène Lupin series. We’ll let you know when we’re ready to kick off. 
    Today’s story is the first of Wilde’s stories to be published, in The Court and Society Review in 1887. It’s been adapted many times for stage and screen. I hope you like it. 
    And now, The Canterville Ghost, by Oscar Wilde  
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Doing Clarence a Bit of Good, by P. G. Wodehouse

    Doing Clarence a Bit of Good, by P. G. Wodehouse

    It is a fact universally known that the contract of “I’ll do absolutely anything for you” becomes null and void once the one professing undying devotion is shamelessly jilted. Or at least, one would suppose... P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. 
    Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. 
    The Vintage Episode for the week is “The Canterville Ghost”, by Oscar Wilde. Be sure to check it out on Tuesday. 
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    Today’s story is another in the series of P.G. Wodehouse short stories found in the volume My Man Jeeves. Reggie is at it again. I hope you like it.  
    And now, Doing Clarence a Bit of Good, by P.G. Wodehouse.
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    • 35 min
    Bernice Bobs Her Hair, by F. Scott Fitzgerald VINTAGE

    Bernice Bobs Her Hair, by F. Scott Fitzgerald VINTAGE

    To what lengths will Bernice go to fit in with her cousin’s friends? F. Scott Fitzgerald, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. 
    Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. 
    A Vintage Episode is released every Tuesday. Please help us to continue producing amazing audiobooks by going to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com, and becoming a supporter. New stories are coming your way on Friday. 
    Keep an ear open for our Kickstarter for The Golden Triangle – the seventh novel in the Arsène Lupin series. We’re getting ready with boxed sets, special editions, and more! We’ll let you know when we’re ready to kick off. 
    Today’s story first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in May 1920, and was the first short story to bring national acclaim to F. Scott Fitzgerald. Julie Harris starred in a CBS TV adaptation in 1951, and Shelly Duvall headlined a PBS adaptation in 1976. 
    And now, Bernice Bobs Her Hair, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rallying Round Old George, by P.G. Wodehouse

    Rallying Round Old George, by P.G. Wodehouse

    Monte Carlo is the worst/best place to go on a bender. Until you wake up in a park and make the news the next day…. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. 
    Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. 
    The Vintage Episode for the week is “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Be sure to check it out on Tuesday. 
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    Please go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a monthly supporter for as little as $5 a month. As a thank you gesture, we’ll send you a coupon code every month for $8 off any audiobook order. Give more, and you get more! It’s a great way to help us keep producing sparkling audiobook content. 
    Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a supporter today. 
    Today’s story is the another in a series of P.G. Wodehouse short stories found in the volume My Man Jeeves. Reggie is very similar to Bertie, but Reggie’s valet is very different, as you’ll discover. I hope you like it.  
    And now, Rallying Round Old George, by P.G. Wodehouse.
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    • 37 min
    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling VINTAGE

    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling VINTAGE

    Can Rikki-Tikki-Tavi protect his family from the deadly cobras of India? Rudyard Kipling, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. 
    Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. 
    A Vintage Episode is released every Tuesday. Please help us to continue producing amazing audiobooks by going to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com, and becoming a supporter. New stories are coming your way on Friday. 
    Keep an ear open for our Kickstarter for The Golden Triangle – the seventh novel in the Arsène Lupin series. We’re getting ready with boxed sets, special editions, and more! We’ll let you know when we’re ready to kick off. 
    Today’s story is from The Jungle Book, a collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1894. I hope you like it. And now, Rikki Tikki Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling 
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

BustersDadDC ,

Wonderful stories, wonderfully narrated

This podcast is a wonderful find. The selection of tales is wonderful and the narration is impressive.

Lulu1298 ,

Thank you!

This podcast has introduced me to so many short stories and novellas that I had never heard of and should have! Today I listened to The Machine Stops by E.M. Forester. I’m blown away. Forester’s astute knowledge of human nature has predicted humanity’s march towards machination and AI take over. It was a great listen, as this podcast always is, but this one really hit home. Thank for bringing this to my attention!

dpgp3 ,

Great

Narrator is a joy to listen to
Love Jeeves!!

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