Audio, History, Literature, Living Books

40 G. A. Henty Audiobooks


George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His books are still read and enjoyed today and are a terrific way to bring pivotal events from history to life for young readers and listeners. Today, we bring you a link from which you can download all these classic unabridged “living history” Henty audiobooks:

Among Malay Pirates
At Agincourt – White Hoods of Paris
Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invation
By Pike and Dyke
The Cat of Bubastes

Dragon and the Raven: or The Days of King Alfred
In Freedom’s Cause
On the Irrawaddy, a Story of the First Burmese War
One of the 28th – a Tale of Waterloo
Saint George for England
St. Bartholomew’s Eve
Through Russian Snows
Through the Fray
The Tiger of Mysore
True to the Old Flag… AND MANY MORE!

Courtesy of, you can download and enjoy these complete, unabridged audio reading of one of Henty’s best historical adventure novels. These are read by different readers and the quality varies from acceptable to truly excellent (By Pike and Dyke, The Tiger of Mysore).

Our link takes you to the Librivox results page for ALL their G. A. Henty audiobooks. Just click on the titles you wish to download, and you’ll be taken to the individual download page for that book.  You’ll be able to download these audiobooks a chapter at a time, or each complete title all at once. Bookmark the page if you need to come back to it later!

Click here!

Tip: The 64K mp3 versions sound just as good as the 128K mp3 versions — and is half the size. These are huge files, so plan accordingly!

Audio, Holidays

All-Time Favorite Holiday Stories for the Ears

This year we’ve put our two most popular Holiday Season collections into ONE wonderful bundle — CLICK HERE to see (and hear) all the details!

Lots of happy testimonials from other homeschool families:


I purchased the holiday stories last year since our family enjoys reading aloud  

and audio books. We truly enjoyed the stories and listened to them daily.

It has become a new Christmas tradition as all four of my children (including teens!)

begged to listen to The Cinnamon Bear every day. Thank you for these wholesome,

timeless adventures! – Rachel R


Definitely get the Homeschool Radio Shows “All Time Favorite Holiday Stories” collection!

We got them last year and they were a hit. It really set the mood for the holidays.

Never got tired of listening to them. It really brings the past into the here and now.” — Melissa H.


The tradition continues. Now I am purchasing this set for my daughter and her little

family. She has fond memories of this set when she was living at home and

homeschooled! Thanks  for continuing to offer it. – Felice G.


Thank you so much for the Cinnamon Bear stories.  It has become a family tradition

to start listening to them on the way to their Nonnie’s for Thanksgiving.  We listen

to them only in the car and finish up the story by Christmas.  It’s the only time of

the year we play it. My girls talk about them throughout the year.  – Colleen


This is our favorite collection for the Holidays – our daughter even pulls it out

to listen to in the heat of summer:) Thanks for making this available for

generations to come! – Angela


We may have been one of the original “Cinnamon Bear Listeners” from your site.

A Christmas tradition at our house. We even have a Paddy O’ Cinnamon that we

put on our tree each year. – Christine W.


There were many delights as we listened to your Holiday Stories Collection…

We listened starting as soon as it arrived and continued on into January.


One of the greatest treasures we found on the MP3 was a version of

A Christmas Carol” featuring Lionel Barrymore. I sat utterly amazed when

I first heard his voice. The first few seconds of the program brought back such

a familiarity to me — I had previously thought I would NEVER hear that

version again and have missed it every Christmas since getting married and leaving home.

My parents had an old LP record of the very same show that we would listen to

on our family’s old stereo when I was growing up. We listened to it “to death,”

helping bump the needle whenever it got stuck on scratches. =^) That old record has long been lost.


How excited I was to tell my two children that this program was the VERY SAME ONE

their mommy and her siblings used to LOVE listening to every Christmas when they

were young! I thought there was no way to ever hear that program again, but thanks to you,

we are carrying on the tradition of listening that that old favorite,

along with many new ones, during the holidays!


(By the way, my daughter was in a thrift store this spring and found a paperback copy

of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” She insisted she was old enough to read it

and bought it with her own money (she was then 6). Your radio shows spur on much

love, familiarity, and reading of original classics at our house. Thank you!” With Thanks – Karla


We’ve been with you since the beginning and bought the Holiday Stories when you

first offered them, and listen to them every holiday season! They are truly a treasure!

Thanks for the reminder today to pull them up and start listening again. – Martha


I also have to say what a great resource this was last year. We brought the

Cinnamon Bear Companion also and did the lapbook, coloring book and games

with our youngest (7 years). I want to add that after 6 years of family homeschooling

it was the best project we have ever done 🙂 – Shelley B.


Click HERE to go to the collections!

Audio, Autumn, Just for Fun

Favorite Kiddy Songs for Fall (and Punky Pumpkin too!)

Well, today we’re off for a return visit to the countryside where a delightful stack of fun, classic children’s records from yesteryear awaits us.

First up, join in on a jolly version of the classic children’s song, “Oats, Peas, Beans” by Roger White, as we quickly follow Mr. Farmer through his very busy day.

Next, we stop by the house of “The Little Crooked Man” (of the Mother Goose rhyme) with his crooked cat and crooked mouse, and then visit “The Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe” in a fine record by Roy Hallee.

Next, we travel with Uncle Don Down On The Farm where we meet all the animals in a fun musical adventure from long ago Sonora Records.

And last but not least, we join Uncle Lumpy as he tells about one of our favorite characters, Little Orley in a couple of fun musical adventures… as he is first unexpectedly serenaded by a little mouse and his friends in the Barnyard… and then puts on his own great barnyard concert you’ve just got to hear to believe.

All of the above = loads of fun for kids of all ages. Enjoy your visit down on the farm!

Here are your download links. You can click these to stream online, or RIGHT CLICK these and “save” to your computer:

Oats Peas Beans & Barley
(.6 megs, 3 minutes)

There Was a Crooked Man /There Was An Old Woman
(1.3 megs, 6 minutes)

Uncle Don Down on the Farm
(2.3 megs, 12 minutes)

The Barn Dance
(3 megs, 3 minutes)

Orley’s Big Concert
(7.4 megs, 8 minutes)

And finally…


Here’s one more little treat from us to you… one of our favorite fall songs… and certainly the catchiest song about a pumpkin ever! This song does mention Halloween in passing, so if that bothers you, don’t download it. But if you just want a fun, old fashioned pumpkin song, check it out and your kids will soon be singing along!

To download this MP3 song, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer. To just play it online, click the link.

Let us know if you enjoy your musical visit to the countryside!

Audio, History

The Court of Death – Audio History

In the history of England, in the 18th Century, a most amazing thing occurred. Court was in session, and the prisoner was brought to the bar. But within ONE WEEK the Lord Mayor, 3 judges, 8 jurors and 40 clerks and spectators were DEAD. England called it… “The Court of Death”. Here is the odd and fascinating story of how a government-imposed tax on windows in households… led to this “Court of Death” 50 years later.

(Yes, it sounds pretty scary, but this is actually a great – though granted, somewhat creepy – science lesson about the causes of Typhus. It is “safe listening” for all ages.)

To listen to this MP3 audio program CLICK HERE. To download, RIGHT click the link and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.

Audio, History

1814: The Burning of Washington DC

The Burning of Washington DC

Can you imagine The White House and the Capitol in flames? It really did happen two hundred years ago during the War of 1812 between the British forces and the United States.  On August 24, 1814, after defeating the Americans at the Battle of Bladensburg, a British force led by Major General Robert Ross occupied Washington and  set fire to many public buildings, including the White House and the Capitol. Today’s audio dramatization is the true story of that amazing day.

To listen to the MP3 audio story, CLICK HERE. To download, RIGHT click the link and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.

To view the PDF Listening Guide, CLICK HERE. To download, RIGHT click the link and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.

Audio, Living Books

A Piece of String – Classic Audio Story

Our next “audio adventure is one of Guy De Maupassant’s most famous short stories, “A Piece of String”.

In this tale, a simple farmer finds a piece of string on the side of the road… and because of it, he becomes an accused man who’s life and reputation are ruined. How can a simple piece of string do that to a person? Listen and find out!

To listen to the MP3 audio program, “A Piece of String”, CLICK HERE. To download, RIGHT click the link and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.

Audio, Comic Books, Living Books

Tom Sawyer – Audio Dramatization & Bonus

Today we have a great half hour AUDIO dramatization of Mark Twain’s immortal book, “Tom Sawyer”. It’s lots of fun, and a wonderful taste of the full book – perfect summertime listening!

To listen to this 30 minute MP3 audio program, CLICK HERE. If you want to download it, RIGHT click the link and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.

BONUS: We also have this comic book adaptation of Mark Twain’s immortal story, from the golden age of comics. This is a very faithful, well-done version of the story and a neat way to introduce readers to this timeless classic! To download this large (38 meg) PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your pc. Mac users, press the “control” key and click the link, then save to your mac.

Audio, Literature, Reading

Dozens of Public Domain AUDIOBOOKS for Ambleside Online/ Charlotte Mason Education

These pages show all the Ambleside Online Booklist books that have been recorded as audiobooks by Librivox, with links to all their respective download pages. These are unabridged audio book readings, done by volunteer readers, so their quality varies but is mostly quite good. Only the public domain titles from their list are included here… Hundreds of audios, from grades 1 – 8. This is a wonderful index & collection, even if you aren’t doing Ambleside Online or Charlotte Mason-style learning.

Links to Audiobooks for Grades 1-4

Links to Audiobooks for Grades 5-8

Audio, Literature, Living Books

Youth (Audio Dramatization)

YOUTH by Joseph Conrad (MP3 audio dramatization + PDF listening guide)

A young, idealistic sailor sets out on his first voyage on the high seas as second mate on a doomed cargo ship, little dreaming of the troubles and dangers that await him. This “Living Book for the Ears” audio drama is an exciting dramatization of the classic Joseph Conrad story, “Youth”.  Listen and find out what happens in this classic autobiographical story when he discovers that the ship is actually carrying a smouldering, burning, red-hot load of coal!

To download this mp3 audio, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key then click the link and save to your mac.

Want to get more out of this classic audio? Talk about it! To download the PDF Listening Guide for this program, RIGHT CLICK HERE.

Audio, Living Books

The Chronicles of Narnia – All the Books in Audio

The COMPLETE Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis – read by Chrissi Hart (Audiobooks)

Here’s an amazing treasure for you: The COMPLETE seven book Narnia series by C. S. Lewis, in audiobook format.

These programs were originally recorded for broadcast on the Ancient Faith Internet Radio station. The reader is Chrissi Hart, who has a lovely British accent just perfect for these readings. These are available as STREAMING audios only, so they cannot be downloaded and you need to listen to them online. Easy enough! Between the seven books in the series, there’s almost 50 hours of listening here! Wonderful for family or bedtime listening… bookmark this site and enjoy this incredible treasury of some of the best children’s books ever!

Click here to go to the listening page for THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA!