Living Books for the Ears SALE!

ONE WEEK ONLY! WAS $89, NOW JUST $17 (download) or $34 (DVD)

Want your kids to develop a “taste” for great literature — but just can’t get them interested in reading “boring old books”?

Here’s how you can bring hundreds of “Living Books” and Short Stories to vivid life for young listeners, and introduce them to these classic tales – painlessly!

First, here’s the Short Version of this page:

Here’s what we’ve got for you: 
We’ve crammed over a dozen of our most popular MP3 CD collections ( over 450 Classic Old Time Radio programs, audiobook readings, and supplemental resources) either in DOWNLOAD or COMPUTER DVD format (your choice) to give you the very best – and largest – audio library of classic book and story dramatizations ever, designed specifically for homeschool and family listening.

The collections included are:

Classic Children’s Literature for the Ears

Adventure Ahead!

Around the World in 80 Days

Charles Dickens For The Ears

Fairy Tales & Wonder Stories

Shakespeare for the Ears

Fifty Famous Stories Retold

Thirty More Famous Stories

Mark Twain For The Ears

My Favorite Story

Sherlock Holmes for the Ears

Les Miserables

University Theater

The World’s Greatest Novels

Our Exclusive Listening Guide to help you get the most Educational value out of these Programs
…and even more audio stories & resources!
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If your family enjoys audio programs, then they (and you) will love this entertaining and educational collection. It has been carefully selected and curated with homeschoolers in mind – to introduce hundreds of  “living books” and classic short stories to your children. Listen any way that works best for you — on your computer, burn to a CD, on your mp3 player, phone or any other mp3 compatible device in your household. It’s a one of a kind audio library that you’ll use and treasure for years to come. And right now it is on sale:

YOUR CHOICE of FORMAT:

To order the DOWNLOAD EDITION ONLY for just $17, click here:

OR

To order the LIMITED EDITION DVD (delivered via First Class Mail so you’ll always have a permanent copy of the collection) plus the DOWNLOAD EDITION for just $34, postage paid, click here:

Next, here’s the LONG Version of this page!

Check out the HUGE library of resources that are included in our Living Books for the Ears Mega-Collection. (And hang on to your hats… it’s a loooong list!)

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Classic Children’s Books for the Ears
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Click to listen to a sample of “The Yearling”
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We start off this mega-collection with these wonderful adaptations of classic stories for children from a variety of programs (Pssst: There’s lots more like this further down too!):

Alice Through the Looking Glass (Part 1 and 2)

Alice in Wonderland (Part 1 and 2)

Captains Courageous

Knights and Tournaments

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Alice In Wonderland (half hour version)

Pinocchio

Robin Hood and the Black Knight

Snow White

The Three Musketeers

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Blue Bird (Shirley Temple)

The Pied Piper of Hamlin

The Yearling

Treasure Island


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University Theater on the Air!
Back in the 1940s and 50s, you could earn college credits simply by turning on your radio and “tuning in” great literature right at home. The show was called NBC UNIVERSITY THEATER OF THE AIR, and it featured marvelous full-length audio adaptations of famous books that, for many, opened up the world of Great Literature for the first time.
NBC THEATER was truly one well loved program. Beyond just its educational value, the combination of great stories… quality acting… and first class production made these shows wonderful entertainment. They are truly great radio AND a highly accessible way to introduce YOUR kids to great American Literature!
With this collection, your kids can 
PAINLESSLY soak up more Great Literature 
than most current college graduates even know exists!
Here’s a rundown of each program in this unique collection:

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Mark Twain’s classic adventure of Huck and escaped slave Jim
ALICE IN WONDERLAND 

Lewis Carroll’s delightful fantasy
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT 

Mark Twain’s fantastic time travel adventure and satire
DON QUIXOTE

Cervantes’ story of the crazed knight errant and his faithful sidekick
GOODBYE MR. CHIPS 

Heartwarming tale of a teacher who gave his life to his work
THE GRAPES OF WRATH 

John Steinbeck’s powerful tale of a Depression-era family
GREAT EXPECTATIONS 
by Charles Dickens
GULLIVER’S TRAVELS
Swift’s classic satire and fantastic adventure
A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA

Richard Hughes’ charming and chilling story of a shipload of children captured by pirates
HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
A delightful story of childhood in old Wales
JANE EYRE 

Charlotte Bronte’s classic tale of young Jane and the terrible secrets of Thornfield Hall
LOST HORIZON
James Hilton’s classic story of the enchanted land of Shang Ri La.
MOBY DICK 

Melville’s story of the great white whale and the captain driven to destroy it.
PENROD 

Booth Tarkington’s wonderful tale of a boy growing up at the turn of the 19th century
THE PICKWICK PAPERS 
by Charles Dickens
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 
by Jane Austen
TALES OF EDGAR ALLEN POE

Three fantastic tales of imagination and terror
THE TIME OF MAN 
by Elizabeth Manly Roberts

A heartwarming tale of a poor family in rural Kentucky
THE TRACK OF THE CAT

Walter Van Tilber Clark’s suspenseful novel of a Nevada family at the turn of the century, and the tracking of a mountain lion, where the pursuer becomes the pursued.


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Shakespeare for the Ears

Next up… Shakespeare!
We’re not here to convince you that Shakespeare was one of the most influential, important English writers of all time. He was and still is. Nor are we going to try to convince you that every educated young person ought to be at least somewhat familiar with his work. That’s a given. We’re here to give you the TOOLS you need to introduce this wonderful writer’s work to YOUR family.
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Whether you are already a Shakespeare “lover” — or even if you’ve been  bewildered or “put off” by Shakespeare in the past (and if that’s you, you aren’t alone) — you’ll find the wonderful resources in this brand new collection a delightful new way to experience Shakespeare’s writings. And in the process, you may just plant a seed in your kids which will blossom into a love of the most classic literature – and writer – of all time.
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Here’s a run down on all the “tools” we’ve included in our easy to use, “painless” 
Home Study Course to introduce Shakespeare to YOUR children and family:
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E. Nesbit’s 
BEAUTIFUL STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARE 


OUR OWN EXCLUSIVE AUDIOBOOK Edition, AVAILABLE ONLY IN THIS COLLECTION! 
A Home Study Course For the Young At Heart 
– 20 Stories from Shakespeare’s plays retold for all ages 
Narrated by Rose Lee, Anna Sul, and Ramona Voight

The cornerstone of our SHAKESPEARE FOR THE EARS collection is this newly recorded version of E. Nesbit’s classic retelling of Shakespeare’s plays, 
BEAUTIFUL STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARE. Here is a little background information for you on this book and our audio production of it:
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Edith Bland Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was an English author and poet whose children’s works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. You might recognize some of them: The Railway Children, Five Children and It, and The Story of the Treasure Seekers.
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BEAUTIFUL STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARE is Nesbit’s much beloved, time-tested classic “Living Book” adaptation of TWENTY of Shakespeare’s plays, retold especially for younger listeners in her day (which means that they are appropriate for both young AND adult readers today). Her book, heavily illustrated and including a wonderful selection of famous quotes from Shakespeare & a pronunciation guide (all of which is included in our collection) was originally subtitled “A Home Study Course”. It is indeed that, as anyone who goes through this volume will have an excellent grasp on Shakespeare’s stories & a taste of his writing — so we kept that subtitle for our own CD collection. Our brand new audiobook version of this classic book makes it all the more accessible and “painless” for those who want to introduce the Bard’s work to their children. 

Included in this newly recorded  4+ hour audiobook course:
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Click to listen to a sample of “The Merchant of Venice”
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* A Brief Biography of Shakespeare 

* A Midsummer Night’s Dream

* The Tempest

* As You Like It

* The Winter’s Tale

* King Lear

* Twelfth Night

* Much Ado About Nothing

* Romeo and Juliet

* Pericles

* Hamlet

* Cymbeline

* Macbeth

* The Comedy of Errors

* The Merchant of Venice

* Timon of Athens 

* Othello

* The Taming of the Shrew 

* Measure for Measure

* Two Gentlemen of Verona 

* All’s Well that Ends Well

SHAKESPEARE ON THE AIR! 

Classic Audio Dramatizations from the days of 
Old Time Radio
In 1939, the radio series “Great Plays” dramatized many of Shakespeare’s classic plays in an excellent series of one-hour adaptations. 
Slightly abridged both for time and content, they remain faithful to the original works. These were excellently performed, 
and include great music accompaniment. They are a great way to give your kids a taste of “real” Shakespeare.
* The Tempest

*  Love’s Labor Lost

*  The Merry Wives of Windsor

* Julius Caesar 
(two very different versions of this play are included!) 

*  Macbeth 

*  As You Like It

* Hamlet

* Othello
PLUS MORE RADIO DRAMATIZATIONS:
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 Othello: 
Wonderful 2 part old time radio dramatization from “Suspense”. 
Much different than the one on our main collection, outstanding! (1 hour total)

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A Festival of Shakespeare: 
A vintage three-part presentation of excellent excerpts and performances 
from Shakespeare’s sonnets & plays, very well done! (1.5 hours total)

* Excerpts from Romeo & Juliet: 
Well done readings and performances from this play. (30 minutes)

* A Personal Shakespeare Anthology (1 hour) :
20 Readings of great scenes from different Shakespeare plays, wonderfully read by actor Martin Clifton.

* An Interview with William Shakespeare: 
A witty and fascinating “interview” with Shakespeare & others who claimed to author his works (30 min.)
* Shakespeare’s Hometown: 
A story of how Shakespeare’s hometown became the home for the most famed Shakespearean Festival of all, narrated by Boris Karloff 

* English Restoration Plays: 
The fascinating story of the theatre in the years just following Shakespeare’s death, and his influence on what came after him (1 hour)
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PLUS PDF EBOOKS!

Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare 
by E. Nesbit

The classic retelling of Shakespeare’s plays, heavily illustrated with line drawings by Max Bihn. 
A great read-along companion to our Audiobook version above. (PDF)

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SPECIAL REPORT:
PRACTICAL PROVEN TIPS FOR LEARNING MORE ABOUT SHAKESPEARE!
We surveyed over 300 homeschooling families who already study and enjoy Shakespeare’s writings and asked them what tips they would give to families new to the Bard’s work. 
Here are some of their best suggestions, tips and study ideas… some great, real life practical experience here, folks! These approaches have worked for others — you’ll want to go through all of these and glean what can work for YOUR family!

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Tales of Shakespeare retold for Children 
by Charles & Mary Lamb

The “other” classic book of retellings of Shakespeare’s plays for the young at heart. This is a great complement to “Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare” as the two books bring out different details and nuances of each story. You’ll want to LISTEN to the “Beautiful Stories” Audiobook version, then READ the Lambs’ alternate version of each story! (PDF)

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56 Page Shakespeare Coloring Book

Includes 2-3 full page illustrations to color from each of Shakespeare’s plays. 
Let your kids LISTEN to the Audiobook story while coloring these delightful illustrations! (PDF)

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A Pronunciation Guide to Shakespeare’s Names 

A quick way to untangle the tongue-twisting character names in Shakespeare’s plays (PDF) 

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Great Quotations from Shakespeare for Copywork and Memorization

A delightful 30 page book of memorable quotes from Shakespeare’s writings, categorized by subject, A to Z. 
Ideal for copywork exercises, for reading aloud, or for memorizing.  (PDF)

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Tips on Introducing Your Kids to Shakespeare… 
So They Will Actually LIKE Him!

By Donna Conner (PDF)

Great suggestions from a veteran Shakespeare fan and homeschool mom.

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Spooky Shakespeare 

How about thrilling, creepy Shakespearean scenes to get your kids intrigued with the Bard? 
This article tells you why they can be such a great learning tool… 
and gives you some great read aloud examples! (PDF) 

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Shakespeare for All Seasons

An Introduction to the Bard for Homeschoolers, with an extensive online resource checklist (PDF) 

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A Brief Shakespeare Timeline (PDF)

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A Shakespeare Picture Gallery

Classic paintings & illustrations of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays (PDF)

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The Sonnets of Shakespeare

All 154 sonnets by Shakespeare. (PDF)

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The Age of Shakespeare 
by Algernon Charles Swinburne 

A survey of the OTHER great writers of Shakespeare’s day, and how they influenced (and were influenced by) Shakespeare’s writings. (PDF) 

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For Whom Shakespeare Wrote 
by Charles Dudley Warner 

Another very well written survey of the people and times in which Shakespeare lived, and how they viewed his works (PDF)

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TEN Concise 8-10 page Study Guides 
to Shakespeare’s Comedy Plays
Each of these includes some background information on the play, an act-by-act summary, and discussion questions.
* Study Guide for The Merry Wives of  Windsor
* Study Guide for The Merchant of Venice
* Study Guide for Comedy of Errors
* Study Guide for Two Gentlemen of Verona
* Study Guide for Taming of the Shrew
* Study Guide for Love’s Labour’s Lost
* Study Guide for Much Ado About Nothing
* Study Guide for As You Like It
* Study Guide for Twelfth Night
* Study Guide for The Tempest


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Sherlock Holmes on Old Time Radio!

Next… Flex your kids’ deductive skills and follow along as the most famous literary detective of all time solves some of his most baffling and thrilling cases. Can YOU figure them out before Holmes does? We’ve included TWO DOZEN episodes of the classic “New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” series from the early 1940’s, starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes. (NOTE: Because some of these shows have crimes or murders off screen, they might not be suitable for the very youngest listeners — but trust us, this is still family entertainment and is easily “G” rated.)


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Fifty Famous Stories Retold!
For four generations, James Baldwin’s classic “50 Famous Stories Retold” has introduced young readers to a wonderful collection of time-honored tales … stories that have become an integral part of Western history and culture. These stories not only have deep value as tales of courage, wisdom, kindness and valor, but also contain core ideals and references that your children will encounter in many other readings and media for the rest of their lives. Many homeschool curriculums already recognize the importance of this book and highly recommend it as part of their own “core curriculum”. But we’ve taken a great thing… and made it even better!
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Our exclusive  Audiobook presentation of these classic tales is especially neat in that our readers are homeschooled kids themselves.  Baldwin’s versions of these tales are already great… but it is a true delight to hear them performed so well by these talented young readers. Your kids will really enjoy these audio readings, and in the process will become acquainted with a selection of time-honored stories which have become so incorporated into literature and history that a knowledge of them is an indispensable part of one’s education.
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Each of these 50 stories is quite short, running from 3 to 15 minutes each — 
perfect short tales for young ears! Our readers for each of these stories are homeschooled kids themselves, 
who have done a delightful job bringing these stories to life! (Total length 4+ hours)
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Click to listen to a sample of “Picciola”
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The 50 Stories in this Audio Collection Are:
KING ALFRED AND THE CAKES


KING ALFRED AND THE BEGGAR


KING CANUTE ON THE SEASHORE


THE SONS OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR


THE WHITE SHIP


KING JOHN AND THE ABBOT


A STORY OF ROBIN HOOD

BRUCE AND THE SPIDER

THE BLACK DOUGLAS

THREE MEN OF GOTHAM

OTHER WISE MEN OF GOTHAM

THE MILLER OF THE DEE


SIR PHILIP SIDNEY

THE UNGRATEFUL SOLDIER

SIR HUMPHREY GILBERT

SIR WALTER RALEIGH

POCAHONTAS


GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HIS HATCHET


GRACE DARLING


THE STORY OF WILLIAM TELL

ARNOLD WINKELRIED

THE BELL OF ATRI

HOW NAPOLEON CROSSED THE ALPS


THE STORY OF CINCINNATUS

THE STORY OF REGULUS

CORNELIA’S JEWELS

ANDROCLUS AND THE LION

HORATIUS AT THE BRIDGE


JULIUS CÆSAR

THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES

DAMON AND PYTHIAS

A LACONIC ANSWER


THE UNGRATEFUL GUEST

ALEXANDER AND BUCEPHALUS

DIOGENES THE WISE MAN

THE BRAVE THREE HUNDRED


SOCRATES AND HIS HOUSE


THE KING AND HIS HAWK

DOCTOR GOLDSMITH

THE KINGDOMS

THE BARMECIDE FEAST


THE ENDLESS TALE

THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT

MAXIMILIAN AND THE GOOSE BOY

THE INCHCAPE ROCK

WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT


CASABIANCA

ANTONIO CANOVA


PICCIOLA

MIGNON


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Thirty More Famous Stories Retold!
James Baldwin wrote this great follow up book, “Thirty More Famous Stories Retold”, filled with longer stories for kids who had enjoyed “50 Famous Stories” and were asking for more… but those same young readers were also growing up and needed something a bit more challenging to read. Thus the tales in this collection are somewhat longer and have quite a bit more depth to them. It seems that this book has been virtually overlooked by the homeschooling curriculum-makers… but we actually found it an even richer, more satisfying collection of stories than the classic “50”! We have no doubt your family will treasure this companion audio collection as well.
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Each of these 30 stories are longer than those on the “50 Stories” collection, as they were originally written for somewhat older readers. There are wonderful moral lessons as well as history in these great tales from the past. They run from 5 to 25 minutes each. (Total length 4 1/2 hours) Our reader for these stories is Anna Sul, who also narrated several stories on our delightful Shakespeare collection.

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The 30 Stories in this Audio Collection Are:
COLUMBUS AND THE EGG
“UPON A PEAK IN DARIEN”—First Story
“UPON A PEAK IN DARIEN”—Second Story
THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
“EUREKA!”
GALILEO AND THE LAMPS
SIR ISAAC NEWTON AND THE APPLE
THE FIRST PRINTER
JOHN GUTENBERG AND THE VOICES
JAMES WATT AND THE TEAKETTLE
DR. JOHNSON AND HIS FATHER
WEBSTER AND THE WOODCHUCK
FRIAR BACON AND THE BRAZEN HEAD
“AS RICH AS CROESUS”
THE GORDIAN KNOT
WHY ALEXANDER WEPT
KING RICHARD AND BLONDEL
KING JOHN AND PRINCE ARTHUR
KING JOHN AND THE MAGNA CHARTA
FREDERICK BARBAROSSA
THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK
THE FALL OF TROY
PENELOPE’S WEB
HOW ROME WAS FOUNDED
HOW DECIUS MUS SAVED ROME
“DELENDA EST CARTHAGO!”
HANNIBAL, THE HERO OF CARTHAGE
CROSSING THE RUBICON
THE WHITE-HEADED ZAL
PETER KLAUS THE GOATHERD


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Around the World in 80 Days
Here’s an absolutely wonderful reading/dramatization of Jules Verne’s classic “Living Book”! This audio version of the story of Phineas Fogg and his travels was originally produced in 1956 for broadcast on Australian radio in “bite sized” 5 minute episodes. It makes a great, very engrossing series! We’ve got all 24 episodes of this well done audio adaptation for listeners old and young to enjoy! The full story runs over 2 hours, and is faithful to the original text.


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Les Miserables
Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables (translated variously from French as The Miserable Ones, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims) is an epic novel by French author Victor Hugo, and is among the best-known novels of the 19th century.  This classic tale follows the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean, during the period just after the French Revolution, as he seeks redemption from an unjust past by adopting the little servant girl, Cosette.  In 1937, Orson Welles wrote, produced, and directed this great seven-part adaptation for radio station WOR. Welles plays the part of Valjean as well as narrator in this wonderful, gripping “Living Book for the Ears” audio dramatization. A “must hear”!

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Included in this downloadable collection are all seven half hour episodes of the 1937 dramatization of Les Misérables (in great sound quality) plus Eight PDF Listening & Discussion Guides in PDF format. As a bonus, we are also including an adaptation of “The Story of the Bishop’s Candlesticks” plus an extra PDF Listening Guide for that program as well. Over 4 hours of great listening,  + easy-to-use lesson guides make this a wonderful and memorable study of this classic “living book” for your students!

Part 1 – The Bishop
Part 2 – Javert
Part 3 – The Trial
Part 4 – Cosette
Part 5 – The Grave
Part 6 – The Barricade
Part 7 – The Final Episode


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The World’s Greatest Novels
Here’s a complete rundown of the programs included in the World’s Greatest Novels collection. Again, these are not complete audiobook readings of these great literary works, but are abridged audio dramatizations originally broadcast during the golden age of old time radio. They make wonderful, engaging listening, and are a great introduction to these time-honored classics, suitable for all ages:

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Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1 hour)

Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott (1 hour)


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (30 minutes)


Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson (1-1/2 hours)

The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol (30 minutes)


The Odyssey by Homer (30 minutes)


Moby Dick by Herman Melville (2 hours)


Silas Marner by George Eliot (1 hour)

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (2 hours)


Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (2 hours)

Man Without A Country by Edward Everett Hale (30 minutes)

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (2 hours)

Short Stories:

The Gold Bug by Edgar Allen Poe

Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

A Child is Born – the Nativity Story


Christmas with Mr. Pickwick by Charles Dickens


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Fairy Tales & Wonder Stories
Here’s a wonderful collection of stories, especially for younger children and those who are young at heart. These great dramatizations  of the original fairy tales 
and stories collected by The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and other classic tales were originally broadcast on the well-loved children’s radio program, 
”Let’s Pretend” in the 1940s and 50s. These are a great way to familiarize your children with these timeless tales, guaranteed to captivate your young listeners!
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Included in this collection are:
Hansel and Gretel
Rapunzel
Cinderella
Water of Life
Prince Gigi & the Magic Ring
The Yellow Dwarf
The Goose Girl
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Six Swans
Brother and Sister
The Chinese Nightingale
The Youth Who Learned to Shiver and Shake
Snowdrop and the Seven Dwarves
Robin Hood
The White Cat
The Snow Queen
Beauty and the Beast
Andine
The Legend of King Arthur
The 12 Months
Why the Sea is Salty
The Donkey, The Table & The Stick
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Little Mermaid
The Elves and the Shoemaker


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Mark Twain for the Ears
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was a humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer from the United States of America. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature.”
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In this collection we have compiled 11 classic radio dramatizations of Twain’s stories — some very well known, and others hardly known at all. We’ve also included a biographical story about Twain’s life and career as well. All are great fun to listen to, and together offer a wonderful overview of the works of this great American writer.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Life on the Mississippi
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
The Adventures of Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg
Roughing It


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Charles Dickens on the Radio
Few names in literature are as well-known or as beloved as that of Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870). His rich stories and wonderful characters are still loved and enjoyed today. Dickens authored fifteen major novels and several short stories during his lifetime, with the inspiration for many of these based on his own life and experience in Victorian England. Many of these were faithfully adapted for radio in years gone by, and are included in this collection. These are great stories. Over 12 hours of classic audio!
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Full hour adaptations of the classic Dickens novels:



A Tale of Two Cities (2 different versions!)
The Pickwick Papers (2 different versions!)
Oliver Twist
Great Expectations
David Copperfield
The Mystery of Edwin Drood 
(Dickens’ unfinished final novel)
A Christmas Carol (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Plus these great half hour dramatizations of Dickens’ lesser known but fascinating short stories:
The Signalman (a creepy ghost story!)
Dr. Manette’s Manuscript
The Trial for Murder
The Queer Client
Hunted Down


My Favorite Story
Favorite Story was another classic, well-loved “old time radio” anthology series that each week presented the best-loved piece of literature of a well-known public figure, dramatized by an all-star cast. These marvelous half-hour adaptations were introduced and hosted by Ronald Colman, the famous actor with a delightful, urbane British accent. Coleman also stars in several of these adaptations as well.
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“What is your favorite story?”
… that was the question the show’s producers posed to a dazzling array of movie stars, acclaimed artists, authors, composers and critics, renowned poets, scholars, humorists, explorers… everyone from Shirley Temple to Albert Einstein. And what stories did they choose? A marvelous array of classic short stories and “living books” — from the heart-warming to the dramatic, from the humorous to the downright spine-tingling. Some (the short stories) are complete adaptations of the original story. Others (the novels) are well done condensations or episodes from the original work — all neatly adapted in a fast-moving half hour of great dramatic radio that is suitable for the entire family. 
 
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CLASSIC “LIVING BOOKS”…

Little Women


Les Miserables


Alice in Wonderland 


The Man Without a Country 


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court


Huckleberry Finn 


Tom Sawyer 


Cyrano De Bergerac


David Copperfield


Arabian Nights


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Moby Dick 


Gulliver’s Travels


The Three Musketeers


The Time Machine 


Joan of Arc 


Frankenstein

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 


Great Expectations 


Oliver Twist


Peter Ibbetson 


Lost Horizon


Ben Hur 


The Moonstone 


Mutiny on the Bounty


Around the World in 80 Days


A Christmas Carol

Plus CLASSIC SHORT STORIES BY 
THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS AUTHORS…
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 


The Necklace

Aladdin’s Lamp 


The Diamond Lens


The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg


Doctor Heidegger’s Experiment

The Monkey’s Paw

The Phantom Rickshaw


Sire De Maletroit’s Door

God Sees the Truth But Waits


Lodging for the Night


The Man Who Made Gold

A Piece of String


The Country of the Blind


Roll Call of the Reef


The Strange Mr. Bartlesby

Jamie Freel


Brushwood Boy

In the Time of the Terror


The Light that Failed

Casey at the Bat


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Adventure Ahead!

And here’s more great half hour adaptations of classic stories from this excellent series for young listeners:

The Story of Robinson Crusoe

One of the 28th, by G. A. Henty

The Biscuit Eater

Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with the Circus

The Story of a Bad Boy

Two Years Before the Mast

A Tooth for Paul Revere

Hill Lawyer


You also get our Exclusive PDF Living Books for the Ears Listening Guide, to help you make classic radio programs and audios a vital part of your homeschool curriculum… with practical, proven teaching ideas, tips and listening tools to make sure your kids are listening to and learning from these Living Books for the Ears!

 


ALL of the above resources (plus even more goodies) are included on the LIVING BOOKS FOR THE EARS MEGA COLLECTION – available either in the Download Edition ($17) or on  Computer DVD ($34, which includes download edition too). (NOTE: The computer DVD contains these audio collections in MP3 audio format.)

  •  These programs were carefully screened and selected for homeschooling families for their educational and entertainment value and audio quality.
  • Positive moral values and character traits are celebrated and encouraged in these stories.
  • A great way to supplement your current literature studies, or a great literature curriculum on their own!
  • Just pennies per half hour show — A terrific investment in your children’s character and education.
  • Great entertainment for road trips, bedtime, family time, any time.
  • These MP3 audios are playable on any PC or Mac, or you can load to your iTunes or any MP3 compatible player. You can also burn these programs to your own Audio CDs.

PICK YOUR FORMAT and ORDER NOW!

To order the DOWNLOAD EDITION ONLY for just $17, click here:

OR

To order the LIMITED EDITION DVD (delivered via First Class Mail so you’ll always have a permanent copy of the collection) plus the DOWNLOAD EDITION for just $34, postage paid, click here:

What happens when you order?

After your payment is made, you should receive a confirmation email within a few minutes with the link to your DOWNLOAD PAGE. This will come to the email address you used when you placed your order. If you don’t receive it within a few minutes, check your spam folder, or email us and we will send the links to you manually. If you order the Limited Edition DVD edition, you will also be sent a link to the DOWNLOAD PAGE, AND we will mail out your computer DVD via First Class Mail within 48 hours of receiving your order. It will be shipped to the mailing address you have on file with paypal. If you’ve moved recently, please let us know to update your mailing address!

Questions? Problems?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Just send us an email, and we’ll get back to you just as soon as we can! – The Erskine Family

PS. If your family enjoys audio programs, then they (and you) will love this
entertaining and educational collection, curated with homeschool use in mind.
It’s a one of a kind audio library that you’ll use and treasure for years to come.

Copyright 2021, Erskine’s Gallery & Gifts LLC, all rights reserved

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