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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916

J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916

This recording of the Hobbit 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.

Posted 2 years, 3 months ago.

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Stories of Beowulf Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall

Crazywell Cross

This version of Beowulf, adapted for children, may be a good introduction for older students before reading the unabridged work.

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Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick which could be used in a study of Beowulf. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

Total running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes

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Preface: About this book

Chapter 1, How Grendel the Ogre Warred with the Dane Folk

Chapter 2, How Beowulf the Goth came to Daneland

Chapter 3, Beowulf Telleth How He Warred with the Sea Folk

Chapter 4, How Beowulf Overcame Grendel the Ogre

Chapter 5, How the Water Witch Warred with the Dane Folk

Chapter 6, How Beowulf Overcame the Water Witch

Chapter 7, How Beowulf Returned to his Own Land

Beowulf Wealhtheow

Chapter 8, How the Fire Dragon warred with the Goth Folk

Chapter 9, How Beowulf Overcame the Dragon

Chapter 10, Beowulf’s Last Rest

Posted 8 years ago.

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte radio theater

Jane Eyre illustration

Favorite Story presents Jane Eyre

The Campbell Playhouse presents Jane Eyre

Posted 8 years ago.

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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 8 years, 1 month ago.

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Pilgrim’s Progress, dramatized


This exciting, dramatized version of John Bunyan’s allegory Pilgrim’s Progress comes from Grace Gems and is delightful for the entire family. Links are provided to stream the audio online or download to Mp3.

Pilgrim’s Progress, part 1

Pilgrim’s Progress, part 2

Pilgrim’s Progress, part 3

Posted 8 years, 1 month ago.

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The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

Emmanuel' s land Window at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston(depicting Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress), image released to  public domain by its author Eliza JR

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Translated into over 100 languages, The Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most famous classics of literature. It is an allegorical novel, describing a Christian’s journey through life to reach heaven. Part 1 was written by John Bunyan in 1679 whilst he was imprisoned for conducting unauthorised religious services, whilst Part 2 was not written until 1684, and is not included in many versions of this text. This recording includes both parts, and inline scripture references. (Summary by Joy Chan for Librivox)

Click here to view The Pilgrim’s Progress Writing Pages Pack at CurrClick, which could be used in studying or notebooking about Pilgrim’s Progress. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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Wicket Gate

Part One

Author’s Apology for His Book

The First Stage

The Second Stage

The Third Stage

The Fourth Stage

The Fifth Stage

The Sixth Stage

The Seventh Stage

The Eighth Stage

The Ninth Stage

The Tenth Stage

Conclusion of Part First

Christian and Apollyon

Part Two

The Author’s Way

Pilgrimage of Christiana and Her Children

The First Stage

The Second Stage

The Third Stage

The Fourth Stage

The Fifth Stage

The Sixth Stage ( part 1)

Christian and Hopeful  and the salt statue Lot's Wife by Henry Altemus, 1890

The Sixth Stage (part 2)

The Seventh Stage

The Eighth Stage

Author’s Farewell

Posted 8 years, 2 months ago.

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal_Farm_-_1st_edition

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 8 years, 3 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

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick which could be used in a study of Beowulf. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

To hear this book, click play in the box below, or click on the chapter titles in this post.

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, 10 months ago.

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Robinson Crusoe written anew for children by James Baldwin

Robinson Crusoe from German illustrators Offterdinger and Zweigle

This abbreviated version for children is good for introducing kids to the longer, unabridged work.

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Robinson Crusoe chapter 14

01 – Chapters 1 through 6

02 – Chapters 7 through 11

Robinson Crusoe 4 by Offterdinger and Zweigle

03 – Chapters 12 through 15

04 – Chapters 16 through 19

05 – Chapters 20 through 23

06 – Chapters 24 through 26

Robinson Crusoe 2 by Offterdinger and Zweigle

07 – Chapters 27 through 29

08 – Chapters 30 through 32

09 – Chapters 33 through 35

10 – Chapters 36 and 37

11 – Chapters 38 through 40

Robinson Crusoe 5 by Offterdinger and Zweigle

12 – Chapters 41 and 42

13 – Chapters 43 and 44

14 – Chapters 45 and 46

15 – Chapters 47 through 49 (Conclusion)

Posted 9 years ago.

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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 9 years, 2 months ago.

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