"A Tale of Two Cities" was first published in 1859. Charles Dickens tells a gripping story about the nature of torture, power and love. This audiobook is performed by Jane Aker and co-produced by LoudLit.org and LiteralSystems. Each episode has 1 to 4 chapters and is approximately 30-40 minutes in length. Text provided at Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org). This recording was made possible by the generous support of Gordon W. Draper. Also available via podcast from LiteralSystems and LoudLit.org: "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad, "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.
By Charles Dickens performed by Jane Aker
Corry showed up at the orphanage two years ago, unable to remember how he had gotten there. He spoke a language no one recognized, and he was afraid of cars and planes and computers. Corry can remember snippets of another life, but no matter how hard he tries to remember, it just keeps slipping away. Then one day, he meets a fauness in an orange grove. She is from a world called Panamindorah, and he can understand her language. In addition, Corry can read a language that no one in Panamindorah has been able to read for three hundred years; has he really been gone that long? Now he must recover his lost memories and rebuild his life, because the person who tried to kill him once is about to try again. The Prophet of Panamindorah is a free podcast novel for listeners 13 and older. This is the single feed for all three of the Prophet of Panamindorah books. If you want to listen to all of them in one place, as well as occasional comments from the author, subscribe here.
By Abigail Hilton
"The Scarlet Letter" was first published in 1850. Set in 17th-century Boston, Nathaniel Hawthorne's story revolves around the themes of sin, revenge and repentance. This audiobook is performed by Mary Woods and produced by LoudLit.org. Each chapter download made possible by donations to LoudLit.org. Text provided at Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org). This recording was made possible by the generous support of Gordon W. Draper, Lois and Will Yeats, Theresa Mahoney and Todd Fadoir. Also available via podcast: "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.
By Nathaniel Hawthorne and performed by Mary Woods
"Heart of Darkness" was first published in 1902. In this novella, Joseph Conrad explores morality and human nature. This audiobook is performed by David Kirkwood and narrated by Tom Franks and co-produced by LoudLit.org and LiteralSystems. Each episode is approximately 20-30 minutes in length. The text is available under the "Lyrics" tag. Text provided at Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org). This recording was made possible by the generous support of Gordon W. Draper. Also available via podcast from LiteralSystems and LoudLit.org: "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.
By Joesph Conrad performed by David Kirkwood and narrated by Tom Franks
Humans have shared short stories for millennia. For most of that time, telling tales was a verbal process. A storyteller would regale an audience with accounts of adventure, bravery, compassion, despair, enlightenment, and fear. Stories were a shared experience, until the advent of inexpensive mass-printing processes in the 19th century which allowed most of us to read to ourselves. Yet, that desire to have a short story read aloud is still ingrained in our collective soul. While we still read books for pleasure, most of today’s stories are told via newer forms of visual media like movies and television. Consuming stories via any visual medium requires an active commitment to the process. You probably shouldn’t read a book or watch a TV program while driving, but your brain still craves a good story. Audiobooks are suitable for long road trips. But what about those times when you only have a few minutes? Enter narrated short stories. Spoken short stories are quick, satisfying snack, while an audiobook is a seven-course meal. Allow me to help you fill those moments and fulfill your need for a captivating tale with my renditions of some of the world’s greatest literary masters best short stories. My love of the spoken word has been honed by a more than 30-year career in radio and voice acting with a modicum of performance passion from decades of stage performances. This venture is my hobby (I have a great full-time job), so all of the content is free of cost and commercials. I hope you enjoy them. If you have a public domain short story you would like me to read or would like to share thoughts or comments, please drop me a line. If you enjoy these short stories, please spread the word, subscribe, and leave a review on your favorite podcast service. Thanks for stopping by, Don McDonald
By Don McDonald