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Dora has lost her position because of Ukridge’s gratuitous “help”. But Ukridge has a plan to make it right – with a little help from his friend. P.G. Wodehouse, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. I have a special announcement to make: For a limited time, you can purchase a license for lifetime access to the entire Classic Tales library by going to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com. We’re in need of a shot in the arm, so we are offering this rare offer. Only 15 licenses are available. We don’t know when we will make this offer again, if ever. This grants immediate access to all the titles now in the library, and all the Classic Tales titles I will ever record in the future. It's a rare opportunity to gain access to award-winning classic audiobooks anytime, anywhere, forever. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and purchase your lifetime access license today. Thank you so much. And now for something completely different. P.G. Wodehouse’s Ukridge series begins with a collection of short stories featuring Stanley Featherstonhough Ukridge, a bombastic, leather-headed sentimentalist. He frequently tries to help friends of his, but his schemes seem to always get twisted around. His adventures are seen through the lens of writer James “Corky” Corcoran, an old school chum of Ukridge’s, and a friend of Bertie Wooster’s. And now, First Aid for Dora, by P.G. Wodehouse. Follow this link to order your Lifetime Access License for all Classic Tales Audiobooks:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:  
When Uncle Pio discovers his protégé, his life seems complete. But the protégé’s tragedy is only beginning. Thornton Wilder, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support on a monthly basis is vital to keep us going. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. One of the main themes in this book, The Bridge of San Luis Rey is the nature of love. Wilder deftly dissects it, and we examine it in the many ways love manifests itself. We’ve seen it in the parent-child relationship, and the sibling relationship. We’ve also seen it in the romantic relationship, with Camilla Perichole and the brothers Manuel and Esteban. Today we’ll examine the surrogate parent relationship. Afterwards, we’ll conclude our journey.   And now, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Part 3 of 3, by Thornton Wilder   Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
Manuel and Esteban are identical twins that no one can tell apart – they even have their own language. It seems to everyone that they have an almost supernatural connection.  Thornton Wilder, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support on a monthly basis is vital to keep us going. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. And now, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Part 2 of 3, by Thornton Wilder   Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
Five people fall to their deaths when a bridge collapses in Peru. Can Brother Juniper discover the reason that these five individuals had to die?  Thornton Wilder, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to Season 17 of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support on a monthly basis is vital to keep us going. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. Thornton Wilder won two Pulitzer Prizes: one for the novel we’ll begin today: The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and another for his play: Our Town. In The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Brother Juniper witnesses the tragedy of five people falling to their deaths when a bridge collapses in Peru. He takes it upon himself to study the lives of those who fell in the accident, in an effort to figure out why these five people had to die. In 1998, the book was selected by the American Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of the twentieth century. It has also been hinted that this book is the progenitor of the modern-day disaster epic, where a single disaster intertwines the lives of the victims, whose previous histories are then explored through a series of flashbacks.   British Prime Minister Tony Blair quoted the final words of the book in a memorial service for the victims of the September 11th attacks. Nine days after the attacks, he read: "A witness to the deaths, wanting to make sense of them and explain the ways of God to his fellow human beings, examined the lives of the people who died, and these words were said by someone who knew the victims, and who had been through the many emotions, and the many stages, of bereavement and loss. "But soon we will die, and all memories of those five will have left earth, and we ourselves shall be loved for a while and forgotten. But the love will have been enough; all those impulses of love return to the love that made them. Even memory is not necessary for love. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love. The only survival, the only meaning." And now, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Part 1 of 3, by Thornton Wilder Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
Can Poirot discover the critical whereabouts of a missing will? It’s worth a fortune! Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support on a monthly basis is vital to keep us going. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. I’m still beaming with gratitude at our Voice Arts Awards this year. Having won not one, but TWO such prestigious awards is something I never dreamed of. Yet here we are. Thank you all for your generous support. We have some great things lined up for next year! Thanks for stepping up and chipping in. And now, to continue our investigations with Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie. App users can follow along with the attached PDF. And now, The Adventure of the Missing Will, by Agatha Christie. Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
A startling phone call leads to the discovery of a dead Italian nobleman. Can Poirot catch the killer? Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support on a monthly basis is vital to keep us going. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. And if you’re looking for an interesting gift, consider an Audiobookmark of Treasure Island. It’s one-of-a-kind, a great way to open the world of classic literature, and it’s on sale for 2.99. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and get yours today. I’m so pleased to announce that we won TWO awards from the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences. The awards gala was held on Sunday, at the Warner Brother Studios in Hollywood, CA. 813, by Maurice Leblanc won in the Best Audiobook Mystery category. We also won Outstanding Podcast Host : Arts and Entertainment category. I’m absolutely gobsmacked to have won two awards by those who are the best in the business. So again, a huge thank you to all of our supporters who help us create this award-winning content. And now, to continue our investigations with Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie. App users can follow along with the attached PDF. And now, The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman, by Agatha Christie. Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
The head of one the largest banks in England is missing! Can Poirot discover his whereabouts before it's too late? Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support on a monthly basis is vital to keep us going. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. And if you’re looking for a last-minute gift for a niece, nephew or grandchild, get them an Audiobookmark of Treasure Island. It’s a one-of-a-kind gift, and a great way to open the world of classic literature, and it’s on sale for 2.99. We only have a few left, so go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and get yours today. And now, to continue our investigations with Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie. App users can follow along with the attached PDF. And now, The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim, by Agatha Christie.   Follow this link to order your Audiobookmark of Treasure Island:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:  
Yesterday the Prime Minster escaped an assassination attempt, and now he’s missing! Can Poirot find him? Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support on a monthly basis is vital to keep us going. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. And if you’re not up for becoming a supporting member, please subscribe to our YouTube channel, or give us a review on Apple Podcasts. Every bit helps! The five Treasure Island Audiobookmarks sets are being shipped out this week. I’m shipping out five of these to early bird purchasers of Bellarion. And if you’d like one, I’ve got 5 more that I’m selling at our website at http://classictalesaudiobooks.com. They include: a printed copy of Treasure Island signed by me, along with an Audiobookmark of Treasure Island which includes QR codes to stream the audiobook while you follow along. It’s a great gift for the holiday season! Audiobookmarks of Treasure Island are also available, and sold separately. And now, to continue our investigations with Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie. App users can follow along with the attached PDF.   And now, The Kidnapped Prime Minister, by Agatha Christie.   Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
The theft of a million dollars in bonds puts the career of a promising young man in jeopardy. Can Poirot see where others do not? Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support on a monthly basis is vital to keep us going. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. And if you’re not up for becoming a supporting member, please subscribe to our YouTube channel, or give us a review on Apple Podcasts. Every bit helps! If you’ve been thinking of starting up your own podcast, go to Libsyn.com, and put in my promo code: SHERLOCK. You’ll get up to two months of free podcasting service. I’ve been with Libsyn for years, and I couldn’t be happier with them. So, if you’re thinking of starting your own show, go to LIBSYN dot com, and use my promo code: SHERLOCK. They’ll set you up to succeed. And now, to continue our investigations with Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie. App users can follow along with the attached PDF.   And now, The Million Dollar Bond Robbery, by Agatha Christie.   Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
A murder in Darbyshire demands that Poirot investigate. But how can the great detective do his deducing when he’s laid up with the flu?  Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support helps us to continue making amazing audiobooks and other tools to help improve literacy. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. And if you’re not up for becoming a supporting member, please subscribe to our YouTube channel, or give us a review on Apple Podcasts. Every bit helps! If you’ve been thinking of starting up your own podcast, go to Libsyn.com, and put in my promo code: SHERLOCK. You’ll get up to two months of free podcasting service. I’ve been with Libsyn for years, and I couldn’t be happier with them. So, if you’re thinking of starting your own show, go to LIBSYN dot com, and use my promo code: SHERLOCK. They’ll set you up to succeed. And now, to continue our investigations with Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie. App users can follow along with the attached PDF. And now, The Adventure of Hunter’s Lodge, by Agatha Christie. Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
What could possibly be amiss by securing rent for a particularly cheap flat? I mean, it’s not haunted, is it?  Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support helps us to continue making amazing audiobooks and other tools to help improve literacy. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. And if you’re not up for becoming a supporting member, please subscribe to our YouTube channel, or give us a review on Apple Podcasts. Every bit helps! If you’ve been thinking of starting up your own podcast, go to http://libsyn.com, and put in my promo code: SHERLOCK. You’ll get up to two months of free podcasting service. I’ve been with Libsyn for years, and I couldn’t be happier with them. So, if you’re thinking of starting your own show, go to LIBSYN dot com, and use my promo code: SHERLOCK. They’ll set you up to succeed. And now, to continue our investigations with Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie. App users can follow along with the attached PDF. And now, The Cheap Flat, by Agatha Christie. Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:
Everyone seems okay with a sudden death in the country, but Poirot senses that something is off. Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support helps us to continue making amazing audiobooks and other tools to help improve literacy. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. We’ve been nominated for two awards! The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences has nominated our show for Best Podcast – Producer or Host, and 813, by Maurice Leblanc has been nominated for Best Audiobook – Mystery category. It’s such an honor to be competing with some of the best in the business! If you’ve been thinking of starting up your own podcast, go to Libsyn dot com, and put in my promo code: SHERLOCK. You’ll get up to two months of free podcasting service. I’ve been with Libsyn for years, and I couldn’t be happier with them. So, if you’re thinking of starting your own show, go to LIBSYN dot com, and use my promo code: SHERLOCK. They’ll set you up to succeed. And now, to continue our investigations with Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie. App users can follow along with the attached PDF. And now, The Tragedy at Marsden Manor, by Agatha Christie.   Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
Cryptic letters threaten the theft of an ancient jewel, yet Poirot seems powerless to prevent the inevitable. Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support helps us to continue making amazing audiobooks and other tools to help improve literacy. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. Bellarion is now released. I hope you enjoyed the sampling in last week’s episode. It’s such a great story. Order now and be entered in a drawing to win a Treasure Island Audiobookmarks™ Gift Set. Just in time for the holidays!   Once again, if you’re doing a book club of one of our titles, you can share the download link with your group. Just send me an email and let me know. And teachers, you can do the same. Send me an email, and let me know the plan. Thanks! Keep an eye open for the first Audiobookmarks™ to be available for purchase at the website. It’s a great way to share the audiobook in a new and innovative way. The first one is Treasure Island, and I’ll have more coming soon! And now for something completely different. Poirot Investigates is a collection of short stories by Agatha Christie. We heard one in September from this collection, and we’ll be presenting one every week until the end of the year! So, buckle up, and enjoy some sweet sleuthing from the Queen of Crime herself.   App users can follow along with the attached PDF. And now, The Western Star, by Agatha Christie. Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:
Sir Hugh takes his secret to the grave with a vicious grin on his lips – a devious grin that is contagious. F. Marion Crawford, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. Your support helps to keep us make amazing audiobooks and other tools to help improve literacy. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. Bellarion is now released. Continue listening after today’s story for a healthy sample of this amazing piece of historical fiction. Order now and be entered in a drawing to win a Treasure Island Audiobookmarks™ Gift Set. Just in time for the holidays!   I heard something that didn’t sit right with me last week. There was a book club in my neighborhood that wanted to discuss The Scarlet Letter, and a couple of the people in the group were excited, but waiting for the audiobook to be available at the local library. Well, we’re not doing that! My friend Rachel came up with this idea, and I’ve embellished it. Here it is: If you’re doing a classic title for your book club, you can buy ONE copy of the audiobook, and share the download link with the people in your book club. Just send me an email, and let me know the plan. Furthermore, if you want, we can set up a zoom call, and I can talk to your book club about the creation of the audiobook you all are discussing. Again, just send me an email, and we can set it up. I’m happy to do it. And finally, one more thing. I discovered that Audiobookmarks™, the bookmark with QR codes to stream an audiobook, can be read by Chromebooks. So kids who are reading Huckleberry Finn, Great Expectations, etc. in many public schools, can listen to my narration and follow along even if they don’t have a smart phone. It struck me that the Audiobookmarks™ can be a dynamic way to help kids learn to read, and it can help adults learn to read better. I’m starting a venture to get all of the most commonly studied titles into this format, and get them into the hands of students everywhere. To support this venture, simply make any purchase on our website at classictalesaudiobooks.com. This is our new direction and focus. Make amazing audiobooks, and use them to create tools to help people of all ages learn to read better. Improving literacy is what we’re all about. Thanks for helping out. Okay. Now, for a nice, scary story. Happy Halloween, everyone! And now, The Dead Smile, by F. Marion Crawford.   Follow this link to order your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
The search party discovers a certain horror when they find what they’ve been looking for. Algernon Blackwood, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. This show was created with the intent to make the classics less intimidating, and more accessible. Over the years, we’ve been able to help many, many people discover authors and stories they never would have read, and we’ve also helped a lot of people learn to read. We really appreciate your help. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. It’s a great way to build out your classic audiobook library, and help us to continue to provide this service. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. I have a new blog post about how classic audiobooks are made, so check out my blog. Bellarion is now recorded, and should be released next week. It runs around 16 hours, and is an absolutely incredible story. So much fun – you're going to love it. I’d also like to announce a new item I’ve developed. It’s called the Audiobookmark. I’m actually trademarking it. My first one is Treasure Island. I’ve split the book into seven parts, and linked a qr code to a streamable file for each part. Then, I created a bookmark with the Treasure Island artwork and each of the qr codes in succession. So now, you can click the QR code on your phone, listen to the book, and follow along with your own copy of Treasure Island. You want to gift someone an audiobook? Here’s an Audiobookmark. Follow along if you have the book, or give it as a gift to your child or grandchild. I have made a few initial copies of the first Audiobookmark of Treasure Island. Now, here’s the deal: The first 100 people who purchase Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini, will be entered in a drawing to get one of five Treasure Island packages I’m creating. Each Treasure Island package will contain: An Audiobookmark of Treasure Island, and a hard copy of the book, signed by me. And, if you preorder during this next week, you’ll also save two dollars. How can you lose? You save two dollars, are entered in winning a great prize package, and get a fantastic audiobook of historical fiction. Go go classictalesaudiobooks.com and preorder your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini today. You’ll be automatically entered to win one of five Treasure Island packages. We pick up today’s story when young Simpson is still searching in the night for Defago, who has just run off into the freezing forest. And now, The Wendigo, Part 2 of 2, by Algernon Blackwood. Follow this link to preorder your copy of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini:   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
A monster lurks in the Canadian forests. If the legends are to be believed, a small band of hunters is about to meet the Wendigo. Algernon Blackwood, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. This show was created with the intent to make the classics less intimidating, and more accessible. Over the years, we’ve been able to help many, many people discover authors and stories they never would have read, and we’ve also helped a lot of people learn to read. We really appreciate your help. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. It’s a great way to build out your classic audiobook library, and help us to continue to provide this service. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. If you’d like to learn more about how classic audiobooks are made, please check out my blog. Well, my loss is your gain. My schedule got a little muddled this month, so I’m pleased to announce the release of Bellarion, by Raphael Sabatini will be released in a few weeks. Set in pre-Renaissance Italy, Bellarion is a nameless orphan who is raised by monks, and rises to political prominence. Applying his scholarly training to the intrigues of the court, coupled with his strong sense of duty, Bellarion is a thrilling adventure. Look for a healthy sampling in the next couple of weeks! Today’s story is the first part of The Wendigo, by Algernon Blackwood. The legend of the Wendigo originates from folk stories from the Plains and Great Lakes Native Americans. The creature is a malevolent spirit, known to possess and even eat humans. Yep, he’s a charming fellow. So let’s dive in! And now, The Wendigo, Part 1 of 2, by Algernon Blackwood. Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:
The torments of the Inquisition, and a murder that won’t keep quiet. Halloween comes with a vengeance with Edgar Allan Poe, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. This show was created with the intent to make the classics less intimidating, and more accessible. Over the years, we’ve been able to help many, many people discover authors and stories they never would have read, and we really appreciate your help. Please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. It’s a great way to build out your classic audiobook library, and help us to continue to provide this service. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. I’ve got a new blog post about some training I recently had with Elishia Merricks from Macmillan, and the great PJ Ochlan. If you’d like to learn more about how classic audiobooks are made, please check out my blog. We also won a w3 Silver award for this season of the podcast! Hazzah! I’m planning on releasing a new classic title this month, outside of the podcast. So round up your coupon codes, and keep an ear open for the announcement next week. And now for something completely different. I first recorded The Tell-Tale Heart and The Pit and the Pendulum back in 2007, during the first year of the show. I wanted to try it again now, and see how my approach has changed and hopefully improved. It’s actually quite difficult to perform Poe aloud. I mean, he’s talking about such outrageous stuff, it’s really easy to overdo it. In today’s reading, I try to make it as conversational and natural as possible, while still remaining true to the author’s original intent. Poe actually wrote the stories with the intention for them to be read aloud. 1800s-style. There are a million different ways to approach this text. I hope this one works for you. And now, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe.   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
Why would someone break into the safe of a millionaire industrialist, and leave the money? Arthur B. Reeve, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. This is something I’ve done for fifteen years, now. We’ve been able to help many, many people discover authors and stories they never would have read, and be surprised and inspired. It’s free for you to listen to, but it does cost real money to make it happen. But instead of just asking for your financial support, we like to give back more. If you enjoy the show, please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order. This is why we break down the larger titles on the website, so you can use three codes it you want to get The Count of Monte Cristo. It’s a great way to build out your classic audiobook library, and help so we can continue to provide this service. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. If you’re looking for another great podcast, let me direct you to Great Pods. It’s like a Rotten Tomatoes directory for podcasts – they only list shows that have been professionally reviewed, and I’m glad we made their directory. Head on over to greatpods.co and find your next favorite show. We wind up September Sleuths with an introduction to the work of Arthur B. Reeve. His sleuth is Craig Kennedy, and he’s professional scientist and amateur detective, based at Columbia University. Like Augustus van Dusen from a couple of weeks ago, Kennedy also has an enthusiastic journalist in the Watson role, and can use a wide array of state-of-the-art gadgets in his detective work. And now, The Scientific Cracksman, by Arthur B. Reeve. Follow this link to check out Great Pods – a Rotten Tomatoes-style index for podcasts   Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:    
An extravagant pearl necklace is missing. Can Poirot discover the elusive thief? Agatha Christie, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. We are proudly supported by our listeners. This is something I’ve done for fifteen years, now. We’ve been able to help many, many people discover authors and stories they never would have read, and be surprised and inspired. It’s free for you to listen to, but it does cost real money to make it happen. And it takes a lot of time. Every single week. But instead of just asking for your financial support, we like to give back more If you enjoy the show, please sign up to be a supporter for as little as $5 a month. We’ll give you a monthly coupon code for $8 off any audiobook order.  It’s a great way to build out your classic audiobook library, and help so we can continue to provide this service. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com and become a financial supporter today. Thank you so much. September Sleuths continues with the Queen of Crime herself – Agatha Christie. Born in Torquay in 1890, Agatha Christie became, and remains, the best-selling novelist of all time. She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, as well as the world’s longest-running play – The Mousetrap. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation. She was homeschooled by her father, an American, and taught herself to read by the age of 5. During the first World War, she worked in a hospital dispensary in Torquay. She completed the examination of the Society of Apothecaries, which is where she got her extensive knowledge of poisons. During this time there were many Belgian refugees along the British countryside. Agatha thought that a Belgian refugee, who used to be a famous Belgian policeman, would make an excellent detective. She was right.   And now, Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan, by Agatha Christie.   Follow this link to purchase The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie:    Follow this link to become a monthly supporter:   Follow this link to subscribe to our YouTube Channel:   Check out our blog about how audiobooks are made:      
Enjoy a sample of the first chapter of the paranormal thriller Grave Intervention, by Shira Shiloah. You can download the entire audiobook here: https://tinyurl.com/4f79u3tc Dr. Amir Hadad is being stalked. A stranger, hiding in the dark crevices of his home, whispers, “I can’t rest.” Alarmed and unwilling to risk his family’s safety, Amir contacts the police. Only there is no trace of an intruder, no marks of forced entry. If there is a prowler afoot, the police cannot find him. As the days wear on and Amir continues to hear the same disembodied voice speaking to him, he begins to worry about his health and sanity. The Irish lilt has escalated from pleas for help to threats against Amir’s family unless Amir does precisely as he says; help the voice find rest—and revenge. Inspired by true events set in Naperville, Illinois, Dr. Shira Shiloah once again takes listeners on suspenseful twists and turns in her latest novel. Grave Intervention is a paranormal medical suspense that blurs the lines between real and imaginary, exposing the hidden side of a historical suburban town.
Comments (49)

NoahArkwright

This is one of my favorite classic horror stories, and this version didn't disappoint!

Jul 17th
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NoahArkwright

His over the top portrayal of Lady Bracknell is so much fun to listen to!

Jun 7th
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NoahArkwright

This is a great story from a fantastic author, but man - Gurov makes my skin crawl! Whenever someone thinks of their daughter while ogling a much younger woman, I tend to kinda puke in my mouth.

Jun 6th
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freddy ZimBobWay

a.a.aa

Mar 22nd
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freddy ZimBobWay

Congratulations for winning with "Scaramouche"!

Nov 26th
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Marv Fj

seems like these stories have gone off the rails. How about something nice for a nice Utah family. #TooMuchDeath

May 21st
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Carolyn Barnes

absolutely love to listen to BJ! Every evening I sit on my front porch and listen as he transports me to another world. He is the best!

Feb 6th
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Judi Carolina

never have I ever enjoyed a story so much. you are the inimitable voice actor. congratulations sir. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nov 2nd
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Judi Carolina

David Suchet is the best Poirot! Peter Ustinov is an oaf. Just my opinion of course. 😁

Nov 2nd
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Fred Z

The two leaves are adorbs. Autumn of my years true sentiment.

Oct 16th
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Judi Carolina

best story. best narration. great laughs. I'm a fan. ❤️💙thank you so much. 😄

Sep 30th
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Judi Carolina

lemon pyjamas! flower pots!! I don't know how you can keep reading without breaking into hysterical laughter as I ‼️😄😂🤣⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sep 30th
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Judi Carolina

I have absolutely no complaints ☺️💙 only compliments ❤️💙💛💚💜🖤⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sep 30th
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Judi Carolina

I like your curly hair 💙

Sep 30th
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Judi Carolina

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sep 27th
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Judi Carolina

brilliant just brilliant ❤️⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sep 4th
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M.K.A

"I did not WANT to know WHY it ran! I have perfect confidence that there were good reasons for what was so very beautiful" I loved this so much & couldn't help myself laughing 🤣🤣🤣 Then the "ugh" that followed 🤣🤣🤣 Too good! 👏👏👏

Jul 20th
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M.K.A

Had my suspensions, but yeah unless a person knows her work it's not easy to guess. B. J. Harrison's narration is a delight to the ears and feeds the imagination with flavors fitting the story perfectly 👌

Jun 9th
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M.K.A

Had to stifle my laugh to not disturb my sleeping family 😂😅 B. J. Harrison is a talent ever eager to please the ear with his colorful performance. Love this short story and recommend 👌

Jun 9th
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mostly dead

Nice, more of Shiel's short stories need to be avaiable in audio.

May 8th
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