The Living Books for the Ears MEGA Collection!

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 So here’s the deal: 
We’ve crammed over a dozen of our most popular MP3 CD collections (that’s over 650 Classic Old Time Radio programs, audio readings, and resources) onto one humongous computer DVD to give you the very best – and largest – audio library of classic book and story dramatizations ever, designed specifically for homeschool and family listening:

Shakespeare for the Ears
Adventure Ahead!
Around the World in 80 Days
Classic Children’s Stories
Dickens For The Ears
Fairy Tales & Wonder Stories
Fifty Famous Stories Retold
Les Miserables
Mark Twain For The Ears
My Favorite Story
Sherlock Holmes for the Ears
Thirty More Famous Stories
University Theater
World’s Greatest Novels
PDF Teaching Guide for use with these Programs
…and even more!
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The Living Books for the Ears MEGA Collection comes on a DVD (not for the TV, but for your computer & other digital devices) that contains over 650 mp3 audio programs, ebooks and other resources that will introduce your family to these all-time classic authors, novels and short stories. Listen any way that works best for you — on your computer, burn to a CD, on your mp3 player, phone or other mp3 compatible device in your household.

 Only $89!

Click here to Order now:

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…or read on to check out the HUGE library of resources that are included in this computer DVD audio collection. (And hang on to your hats… it’s a loooong list!)

mini-listen2(Want to hear some samples? Sure you do! As you scroll through this page, you’ll  find several Audio Samples to listen to as you read through these listings. Just look for the little picture of the kids in front of the radio and click the links you find there!)

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Shakespeare for the Ears!
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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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Classic Children’s Books for the Ears
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Click to listen to a sample of “The Yearling”
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More wonderful adaptations of great stories from a variety of programs:
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 (NBC 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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Sherlock Holmes on Old Time Radio!
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  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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Click to listen to a sample of “The White Cat”
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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!

More great half hour adaptations of classic stories from this excellent NBC radio series of classic children’s book dramatizations:
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


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You also get our Exclusive PDF HomeschoolRadioShows Teaching 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!


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BONUS FAMILY ADVENTURE: Speed Gibson!
We’ve also include this complete 150 episode series that’s a favorite of many young listeners — a rollicking, fast-moving, old-fashioned adventure serial about young teenaged Speed Gibson who joins the International Secret Police on a worldwide journey to hunt down and defeat the notorious Octopus, who is bent on conquering the world. These fun 15 minute episodes are a favorite of all ages. You can’t listen to just one!


ALL of the above resources (plus even more goodies) are included on the LIVING BOOKS FOR THE EARS MEGA COLLECTION DVD (computer DVD).

MEGADVD 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!

At one show a day, this collection contains TWO full school years of programs, so if you wish, you can make listening a part of your homeschool day EVERY day!

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.

Playable on any PC or Mac, or downloadable to your iPod or MP3 player. You can also burn these programs to your own CDs.

The LIVING BOOKS FOR THE EARS MEGA-COLLECTION DVD

 Only $89!

Click here to Order now:

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  1. Jackie, everything is on a physical DVD… no downloading at all. You can listen to the audios on your computer, or copy to any device you wish as long as it is within your household (iPod, iPad, phone, mp3 player, etc.).

  2. Just wanted you to know how valuable this is for us. We discovered this year that audio books are the key to our youngest son’s enjoyment of literature and stories. He’ll listen for hours! I actually bought this collection for the Shakespeare resources alone—it will be the perfect addition to our Fine Arts co-op. THANK YOU for bundling so much “good stuff” together.

  3. Sorry for the glitches… We were offline for a few hours today because of traffic, but should be back up and running fine now!

    • Hi Jill,

      NO, there are no other purchases or any other obligations. “Introductory sale” means we are just now introducing this new collection, and offering it at less than half the normal price. :)

    • Jennifer, you can burn individual programs to an Audio CD for use in your car or wherever. You can also copy to any device you have in your household that plays mp3 audios. Just about any way you listen to music, you can use to listen to these programs!

    • Hi Anna,

      Yes we can mail down under too! On overseas orders we send the DVD without the bulky jewel case and use a cardboard mailer, so it saves us on shipping — and we don’t have to charge YOU extra!

    • Charlotte, there are three full length audiobooks: Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare, 50 Famous Stories, and 30 More Famous Stories. All the other audios are abridged dramatizations.

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