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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Scene from War and Peace, by Leonid Pasternak

Scene from War and Peace, by Leonid Pasternak

This audio was prepared for ESL learners for educational purposes and is presented on a non-profit site for streaming only, not for download. Click on the chapter you want to listen to and the book will automatically open up so you can read along.

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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This recording of The Great Gatsby was made for educational purposes to assist ESL learners. Downloadable files are NOT available of this material, it is streaming only. Click on the link for the chapter you want to stream and the text will also appear, allowing you to follow along in the text while you listen.

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1984 by George Orwell

1984 cover

This recording of 1984 was made for educational purposes to assist ESL learners. Downloadable files are NOT available of this material, it is streaming only. Click on the link for the chapter you want to stream and the text will also appear, allowing you to follow along in the text while you listen.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

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illustration of Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island Scribner's 1911

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Treasure Island, N. C. Wyeth

01 At the Admiral Benbow – 02 Black Dog Appears and Disappears

03 The Black Spot – 04 The Sea Chest

Treasure Island Blind Pew by N. C. Wyeth

05 The Last of the Blind Man – 06 The Captain’s Papers

07 I go to Bristol – 08 At the Sign of the Spy-Glass


09 Powder and Arms – 10 The Voyage

Treasure Island Preparing for Mutiny by N. C. Wyeth

11 What I Heard in the Apple Barrel – 12 Council of War

13 How my Shore Adventure happend – 14 The First Blow

15 The Man of the Island – 16 Narrative continued by the Doctor

17 Narrative continued by the Doctor – 18 Narrative continued by the Doctor

Treasure Island Jim, Long John Silver and his Parrot by N. C. Wyeth

19 Narrative resumed by Jim Hawkins – 20 Silver’s Embassy

21 The Attack – 22 How my Sea Adventure Began

23 The Ebb-Tide Runs – 24 The Voyage of the Coracle


25 I Strike the Jolly Roger – 26 Israel Hands


Treasure Island Knife Fight between Pirates by N. C. Wyeth

27 Pieces of Eight – 28 In the Enemy’s Camp

29 The Black Spot Again – 30 On Parole

31 The Treaure Hunt, Flint’s Pointer – 32 The Treasure Hunt, the Voice Among the Trees

33 The Fall of a Chieftan – 34 And Last

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Edgar Allen Poe, selected short works

illustration to The Purloined Letter by E.A. Poe, illustrator unknown, public domain image

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The Tell Tale Heart

The Purloined Letter

The Fall of the House of Usher, illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, public domain

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Pit and the Pendulum

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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton’s 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield, Massachusetts, the narrative centers on the title character’s fraught relationships with his “sickly, cantankerous” wife Zeena and his young, beautiful cousin Mattie Silver. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett for Librivox)

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Total running time: 3 hours, 13 minutes

Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

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Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Girl Arranging her Hair, Mary Cassatt

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Child with red hair reading

01. Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Surprised

02. Matthew Cuthbert is Surprised

03. Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised

04. Morning at Green Gables

05. Anne’s History

06. Marilla Makes Up Her Mind

07. Anne Says Her Prayers

08. Anne’s Bringing-Up Is Begun

09. Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Properly Horrified

Camille_Pissarro_033, painting in the public domain, comilation held by Yorck project, GNU Free Documentation license

10. Anne’s Apology

11. Anne’s Impressions of Sunday School

12. A Solemn Vow and Promise

13. The Delights of Anticipation

14. Anne’s Confession

15. A Tempest in the School Teapot

Tea, Mary Cassatt

16. Diana is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results

17. A New Interest in Life

18. Anne to the Rescue

19. A Concert, a Catastrophe, and a Confession

20. A Good Imagination Gone Wrong

21. A New Departure in Flavorings

22. Anne is Invited Out to Tea

Mary Cassatt, The Cup of Tea

23. Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor

24. Miss Stacy and her Pupils Get Up a Concert

25. Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves

26. The Story Club is Formed

27. Vanity and Vexation of Spirit

28. An Unfortunate Lily Maid

Midnight by Anders Zorn

29. An Epoch in Anne’s Life

30. The Queen’s Class is Organized

31. Where the Brook and River Meet

32. The Pass List is Out

33. The Hotel Concert

Young Woman with Auburn Hair in a Pink Blouse, Mary Cassatt

34. A Queen’s Girl

35. The Winter at Queen’s

36. The Glory and the Dream

37. The Reaper Whose Name is Death

38. The Bend in the Road

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The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Paul Revere's ride

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

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To read the text of this poem, click here.

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick which could be used to study the American Revolutionary War.

Click here to see a downloadable lapbook about Paul Revere.
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Posted 7 years, 8 months ago.

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The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Battle of Antietam

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Chapter 01

Chapter 02

Chapter 03

Chapter 04

Chapter 05

Chapter 06

A slave auction house on Whitehall Street, Sherman Atlanta in fall 1864, before it was burned by Sherman's army

Chapter 07

Chapter 08

Chapter 09
Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Battle of Chicamauga

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Battle of Wilson's Creek

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

The Storming of Fort Wagner, lithograph by Kurz and Allison, 1890

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Scenes from Pride and Prejudice, a Card of Brock's illustrations, ca 1885, public domain image

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Darcy at Netherfield, Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 18, public domain image

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Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 3, public domain image

Chapter 01

Chapter 02

Chapter 03

Chapter 04

Chapter 05

PP Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 6

Chapter 06

Chapter 07

Chapter 08

Chapter 09

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 15, public domain image

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Pride and Prejudice, C.E. Brock illustration for the 1895 edition, ch 18, public domain iamge

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Mr. Collins Proposal, "Almost as soon as I enered the house, I singled you out as the companion of my future life", Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 19, public domain image

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 31, public domain image

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Lady Catherine de Bourg, Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 37, public domain image

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 43, public domain image

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

Chapter 47

Chapter 48

Chapter 49

Chapter 50

Chapter 51

Chapter 52

Chapter 53

Chapter 54

Bingley and Jane ch 55, C.E. Brock illustration from the 1895 edition, public domain image

Chapter 55

Chapter 56

Chapter 57

Chapter 58

Elizabeth Bennett, Detail of C. E. Brock illustration for 1895 edition of Pride and Prejudice, ch 57, public domain image

Chapter 59

Chapter 60

Chapter 61

Posted 7 years, 9 months ago.

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Emily Dickinson, selected poetry

Feather_1, published by author Louise Docker from Sydney Australia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick for studying poetry.

e-text for Hope….

Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska USA, near Toadstool Geologic Park, image released to public domain by author Brian Kell

The Grass… e-text

The Cemetery Entrance by Caspar David Friedrich, public domain image

e-text for Because I could not stop for Death

I Died for Beauty

Beauty e-text

Rain by Ivan Yendogurov, public domain image

Summer Shower

e-text for Summer Shower

I’m Nobody

e-text for I’m Nobody

Morning

e-text for Morning

Interesting Story by Laura Muntz Lyall, public domain image

There is no Frigate like a Book

e-text for Frigate

In a Library

Library e-text

A Word is Dead

e-text for A Word is Dead

If I can stop one heart from breaking

e-text for If I can stop…

Indian Summer, Vermont by Willard Leroy Metcalf, public domain image

Indian Summer

Indian Summer e-text

Our Share of Night to Bear

Our Share e-text

There’s a Certain Slant of Light

Slant of Light e-text

Posted 7 years, 9 months ago.

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The Declaration of Independence

Declaration_independence by John Trumbull

Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

Clicking any of the following links will take you away from My Audio School. Kids, please get permission before leaving My Audio School.

To listen to The Declaration of Independence, as read by Bill Barker, who interprets Thomas Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg, go to Monticello Podcasts. You’ll need to page most of the way down the page, to the podcast titled Jefferson’s Words: Two Declarations.

Read along by clicking here.

To see a video of the reading of the Declaration of Independence from Colonial Williamsburg, go to the Colonial Williamsburg Video page. This video is titled We Hold These Truths. You’ll need to page down to find it.  This video is archived  on June 29, 2009.

For more excellent audio and video podcasts from Colonial Williamsburg, go to History.org.

Page down to the April 27, 2009 podcast to hear Thomas Jefferson on religious freedom, and the April 20, 2009 podcast to hear Patrick Henry on religious freedom.

Posted 7 years, 9 months ago.

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin by Duplessis

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To look at Benjamin Franklin’s book Poor Richard’s Almanac, click here. Use the arrows to turn the pages of the book.

Benjamin Franklin by Greuze

00-Introduction

01-Ancestry and Early Youth in Boston

02-Beginning Life as a Printer

03-Arrival in Philadelphia

04-First Visit to Boston

05-Early Friends in Philadelphia

06-First Visit to London

07-Beginning Business in Philadelphia

08-Business Success and First Public Service

09-Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection

Poor Richard's Almanac 1739

10-Poor Richard’s Almanac and Other Activities

11-Interest in Public Affairs

12-Defense of the Province

13-Public Services and Duties

Treaty of Paris by Benjamin West, unfinished

14-Albany Plan of Union

15-Quarrels with the Proprietary

16-Braddock’s Expedition

17-Franklin’s Defense of the Frontier

Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky, by Benjamin West

18-Scientific Experiments

19-Agent of Pennsylvania in London

20-Appendix

Posted 7 years, 10 months ago.

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Frederick Douglass

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This book can be streamed in 3 parts or downloaded as a zip file at Free Audio.org.

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Posted 7 years, 10 months ago.

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

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Click here to stream or download (a faithful though slightly abridged) radio adaptation of Animal Farm by George Orwell.

Here is an unabridged version of Animal Farm, which is presented for ESL learners on a non-profit site. It cannot be downloaded, only streamed at this link.

Posted 7 years, 11 months ago.

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Beowulf by Anonymous, translated by Francis Barton Gummere

Beowulf first page

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Running time: 2 hours, 53 minutes

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Wealhtheow illustration by J. R. Skelton from Stories of Beowulf by H. E. Marshall

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Beowulf and the dragon by Skelton

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Posted 8 years, 6 months ago.

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jekyll Hyde chapter 10, artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition

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Running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

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Chapter 1  Story of the Door

Jekyll Hyde chapter 1

Chapter 2  Search for Mr. Hyde

Jekyll Hyde chapter 2 drawing 1

Chapter 3  Dr. Jekyll was Quite at Ease

Jekyll Hyde chapter 3, artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition

Chapter 4  The Carew Murder Case

Jekyll Hyde chapter 4, artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition

Chapter 5  Incident of the Letter

Jekyll Hyde chapter 5 drawing 1

Chapter 6  Incident of Dr. Lanyon

Jekyll Hyde chapter 6, artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition

Chapter 7  Incident at the Window

Jekyll Hyde chapter 8, artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition

Chapter 8  The Last Night

Jekyll Hyde chapter 8 drawing 2

Chapter 9  Dr. Lanyon’s Narrative

Jekyll Hyde chapter 9

Chapter 10  Henry Jekyll’s Full Statement of the Case

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

During all that time she never turned a page, 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

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He threw himself down on a swell of heath, and there lay still, 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

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Total running time: 18 hours, 14 minutes

Summary: Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote Thornfield Hall. She finds a kindred spirit in her employer, the mysterious and brooding Mr. Rochester, but he hides a terrible secret that threatens their chances of happiness. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett for Librivox)

"How dare I, Mrs. Reed? How dare I? Because it is the truth." 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

"Hush, Hannah, I have a word to say to the woman." 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

I was mortally afraid of its trampling fore-feet, 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

It removed my veil from its gaunt head, rent it in two parts, and, flinging both on the floor, trampled on them.  1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

She did not stoop towards me, but only gazed, leaning back in her chair.  1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.

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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, public domain image
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