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The Story of the Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit

Shovels, by Tiesse, released into the public domain

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International Coins

1  The Council of Ways and Means

2  Digging for Treasure

3  Being Detectives

4  Good Hunting

5  The Poet and the Editor

6  Noel’s Princess

7  Being Bandits

8  Being Editors

9  The G. B.

10  Lord Tottenham

11  Castilian Amoroso

12  The Nobleness of Oswald

13  The Robber and the Burglar

14  The Divining Rod

15  ‘Lo, the Poor Indian!

16  The End of the Treasure Seeking

Posted 8 years, 7 months ago.

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Thoughts for Young Men by J. C. Ryle, read by author Douglas Bond

Summary: Every thoughtful young man must read J. C. Ryle. For those who don’t have the time or would rather listen, Douglas Bond presents this new audio book. As a young man, Ryle was a first-class athlete, rowing on the crew and playing cricket at Oxford, and a diligent student, graduating top of his class. After hearing Ephesians 2 read in church, Ryle was converted to Christ and thereafter earnestly pursued an uncompromising life of faith and ministry. Throughout his long life, Ryle became a leader in the evangelical movement, proclaiming faithfully the biblical and reformed gospel of grace. During his preaching and pastoral ministry, Ryle became a lover of the Puritans and, like his heroes, wrote prolifically (Summary by Douglas Bond).

Here’s how Ryle begins:

“When the Apostle Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his responsibility as a minister, he mentioned young men as a group requiring particular attention. After speaking of older men and older women, and young women, he adds this advice, “Encourage the young men to be self-controlled” (Titus 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle’s advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men.

I am growing old myself, but there are few things that I can remember so well as were the days of my youth. I have a most distinct recollection of the joys and the sorrows, the hopes and the fears, the temptations and the difficulties, the mistaken judgments and the misplaced affections, the errors and the aspirations, which surround and accompany a young man’s life. If I can only say something to keep some young man walking in the right way, and preserve him from faults and sins, which may hurt his prospects both for time and eternity, I shall be very thankful. There are four things which I propose to do:
I. I will mention some general REASONS why young men need exhorting.
II. I will note some special DANGERS which young men need to be warned about.
III. I will give some general COUNSEL which I beg young men to receive.
IV. I will set down some special RULES OF CONDUCT which I strongly advise young men to follow. On each of these four points I have something to say, and I pray to God that what I say may do good to some soul.”

This reading is performed by popular author Douglas Bond, and My Audio School thanks him for permission to share it with you!  The links below will take you to a page where you can either stream or download the audio files.

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Stream Douglas Bond reading Thoughts for Young Men from your computer.  There are several audio players (one for each chapter).

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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

All of the chapters can also be streamed in audio players at this link.

If you prefer some visuals, Douglas Bond has also made this book’s introduction, the beginning of chapter 1, and the final chapter (5) available on You Tube.  As with all video sharing sites, please exercise caution when viewing You Tube videos.  We recommend viewing videos either full screen or here on My Audio School.


Chapter 1, part A: Reasons for Exhorting Young Men

Chapter 5: Concluding Remarks to Young Men

Posted 8 years, 7 months ago.


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Running time: 9 hours, 9 minutes

jardin_secret_parc_de_l_amitie, image by Stefi 123, GNU Free Documentation license

01 – There is No One Left

02 – Mistress Mary Quite Contrary

03 – Across the Moor

04 – Martha

05 – The Cry in the Corridor

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06 – There was Someone Crying, There Was!

07 – The Key to the Garden

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08 – The Robin Who Showed the Way

09 – The Strangest House Anyone Ever Lived In

10 – Dickon

11 – The Nest of the Missel Thrush

12 – Might I have a Bit of Earth?

Japanese Garden snty-tact (Talk)'s file. Taken at Japanese Tea Garden, in San Francisco, California, U.S., licensed under GNU Free Documentation License

13 – I Am Colin

14 – A Young Rajah

15 – Nest Building

16 – I Won’t, Said Mary

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17 – A Tantrum

18 – Tha’ Munnot Waste no Time

19 – It Has Come!

20 – I Shall Live Forever – and Ever – and Ever!

21 – Ben Weatherstaff

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22 – When the Sun Went Down

23 – Magic

24 – Let Them Laugh

25 – The Curtain

26 – It’s Mother!

27 – In The Garden

Posted 8 years, 8 months ago.


A Peep Behind the Scenes by Walton

Summary: Rosalie is the daughter of a traveling theater master and is envied by many young girls as she appears to live a life full of glamour, glitz, and glory. But beneath the happy smiling face is a hurting heart, a deep sorrow for her dying mother, and a wretched life. Follow Rosalie as she learns of the Good Shepherd who loves and cares for her, and begins to trust Him for daily strength. (Summary by Abigail Rasmussen for Librivox)

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Total running time:  6 hours, 44 minutes

Chapter 1 Rosalie

Chapter 2 The Little Theatre

Chapter 3 The Day After the Fair

Chapter 4 The Actress’ First Story

Chapter 5 Rosalie’s First Sermon

Chapter 6 A Family Secret

Chapter 7 The Circus Procession

Chapter 8 Little Mother Manikin

Chapter 9 The Doctor’s Visit

Chapter 10 Brittania

Chapter 11 The Mother’s Dream

Chapter 12 The Lone Lamb

Chapter 13 Vanity Fair

Chapter 14 Betsey-Ann

Chapter 15 Life in the Lodging House

Chapter 16 A Dark Time

Chapter 17 Alone in the World

Chapter 18 The Little Pitcher

Chapter 19 Skirrywinks

Chapter 20 Mother Manikin’s Chairs

Chapter 21 In Sight of Home

Chapter 22 The Lost Lamb Found

Chapter 23 The Green Pasture

Posted 9 years, 7 months ago.

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