Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Classic Tales

Back in September, I stepped into the 21st century and got my very first iPod (or MP3 player for that matter). I was told by a friend that I absolutely HAD to subscribe to The Classic Tales podcast. Josh, I owe you. Big time!

This really is a wonderful treat for anyone who likes great literature and/or audiobooks. Each week host B. J. Harrison reads a complete and unabridged (!) work of literature. They are usually short stories, but he has also done longer novellas as well. The stories and authors vary greatly, from Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles to P. G. Wodehouse's Leave it to Jeeves, and Mr. Harrison's dramatic presentation adds greatly to the listening experience.

Some of the most recent stories that I have enjoyed include Rikki-tikki-tavi by Rudyard Kipling, The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster.

There are lots of ways to get a hold of this great audiobook collection. First, you can subscribe (FREE!) at iTunes and then download it to your MP3 player. If you don't want to subscribe, you can download each week's episode here. If you want to purchase past episodes (including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens) you can do that here.

There are some great stories coming up, including Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, so sign up now!

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