7.23.2016

Episode 313: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, chapters 1-3


In which we set off with the intrepid Nellie Bly on a journey around the world
with one bag, one dress, and a whole lotta spunk.

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for plucky girl journalists, adventurous travel, and only one dress.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Book read by Mary Reagan at LibriVox
  • This book may contain outdated ways of expression or of talking about other people. It's an accurate picture of how things were back then and we can be happy things have changed for the better. No editing or censoring will occur in the reading.

7.16.2016

Episode 312: Mrs. Bullfrog - The Wonderful Window

In which we encounter an unlikely and humorous marriage 
and a fantastical view into another world. 
Mrs. Bullfrog by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Wonderful Window by Lord Dunsany.
Episode 312, Mrs. Bullfrog - The Wonderful Window
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for interesting marriages and unusual windows.
  • These stories are in the public domain.
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7.03.2016

Episode 311, The Bat, finale


In which we discover the identity of the Bat!
Episode 311, The Bat, finale
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for battling evil, luxurious country homes, bank robbery, and spunky spinsters.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • This book may contain outdated ways of expressing or viewing other people. It's an accurate picture of how things were back then and we can be happy things have changed for the better. No editing or censoring will occur in the reading.
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6.25.2016

Episode 310: The Bat, chapters 15-17


Unknowns, and Ghosts, and Hidden Rooms. Oh my!
Episode 310, The Bat, chapters 15-17
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for battling evil, luxurious country homes, bank robbery, and spunky spinsters.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • This book may contain outdated ways of expressing or viewing other people. It's an accurate picture of how things were back then and we can be happy things have changed for the better. No editing or censoring will occur in the reading.
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6.14.2016

Episode 309: The Bat, chapters 13-14


In which Miss Cornelia gets sneaky.
Episode 309, The Bat, chapters 13-14
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for battling evil, luxurious country homes, bank robbery, and spunky spinsters.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • This book may contain outdated ways of expressing or viewing other people. It's an accurate picture of how things were back then and we can be happy things have changed for the better. No editing or censoring will occur in the reading.
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6.04.2016

Episode 308: The Bat, chapters 11-12


In which Billy does jujitsu, Dale asks for yet more advice, and
someone mysterious sneaks in.
Episode 308, The Bat, chapters 11-12
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for battling evil, luxurious country homes, bank robbery, and spunky spinsters.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • This book may contain outdated ways of expressing or viewing other people. It's an accurate picture of how things were back then and we can be happy things have changed for the better. No editing or censoring will occur in the reading.
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5.28.2016

Episode 307: The Bat, chapters 9-10


In which we witness murder most foul!
Episode 307, The Bat, chapters 9-10
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for battling evil, luxurious country homes, bank robbery, and spunky spinsters.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • This book may contain outdated ways of expressing or viewing other people. It's an accurate picture of how things were back then and we can be happy things have changed for the better. No editing or censoring will occur in the reading.
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5.21.2016

Episode 306: The Bat, chapters 7-8


In which Lizzie gets the third degree, Brooks shares a secret,
and a shadowy figure is glimpsed.
Episode 306, The Bat, chapters 7-8
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for battling evil, luxurious country homes, bank robbery, and spunky spinsters.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • This book may contain outdated ways of expressing or viewing other people. It's an accurate picture of how things were back then and we can be happy things have changed for the better. No editing or censoring will occur in the reading.

5.14.2016

Episode 305: The Bat, Chapters 5-6


In which the biggest mystery now is how many times
Billy can retrieve and return the front door key before he collapses.
Episode 305, The Bat, chapters 5-6
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for battling evil, luxurious country homes, bank robbery, and spunky spinsters.
  • This story is in the public domain.
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5.07.2016

Episode 304: The Bat, chapters 3-4.


In which we pull out the Ouija board and listen for ghosts.
While sipping lemonade. We are at a country home, after all.
Episode 304, The Bat, chapters 3-4
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for battling evil, luxurious country homes, bank robbery, and spunky spinsters.
  • This story is in the public domain.
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5.03.2016

Episode 303: The Bat, chapters 1-2


In which Cornelia Van Gorder discovers a mystery at her rented summer home.
Is it that dreaded criminal The Bat?
We also try to live up to noble standards already set for this book,
which was released in 1933 as one of the earliest talking book recordings.
Episode 303, The Bat, chapters 1-2
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for battling evil, luxurious country homes, bank robbery, and spunky spinsters.
  • This story is in the public domain.

4.28.2016

Sweet, Sweet Doubletake — Forgotten Classics is "What's Hot" at iTunes

I was looking through What's Hot in Literature podcasts when I did a doubletake. I'm used to seeing CraftLit and The Classic Tales but not little, ol me! Nice! I guess when you get past 300 episodes you get a nod sometimes.

4.23.2016

Episode 302: Talents Incorporated, finale


In which we see what happens when you depend on Talents,
only to find Talents missing when they are needed!
Episode 302, Talents Incorporated, finale
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for avoiding planetary invasion, straining incredulity by Talents, and space battles.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Narration by Mark Nelson is from LibriVox.

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4.16.2016

Episode 301: Talents Incorporated, chapters 9-10


In which King Humphrey snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. 
And we learn more about precognition.
Episode 301, Talents Incorporated, chapters 9-10
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for avoiding planetary invasion, straining incredulity by Talents, and space battles.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Narration by Mark Nelson is from LibriVox.

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4.11.2016

Episode 300: Talents Incorporated, chapters 7-8


In which we see how a Talent gets you there faster.
And how to fight like a space pirate.
Episode 300, Talents Incorporated, chapters 7-8
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for avoiding planetary invasion, straining incredulity by Talents, and space battles.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Narration by Mark Nelson is from LibriVox.

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Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood

4.02.2016

Episode 299: Talents Incorporated, chapters 5-6


In which we discover how a victory can be a catastrophe. 
Can Captain Bors turn it back into a victory again?
Episode 299, Talents Incorporated, chapters 5-6
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for avoiding planetary invasion, straining incredulity by Talents, and space battles.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Narration by Mark Nelson is from LibriVox.

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3.28.2016

Episode 298: Talents Incorporated, chapter 4


In which we battle the Mekin space fleet, using Talents Incorporated information.
Episode 298, Talents Incorporated, chapter 4
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for avoiding planetary invasion, straining incredulity by Talents, and space battles.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Narration by Mark Nelson is from LibriVox.

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3.19.2016

Episode 297: Talents Incorporated, chapters 2-3


In which we meet the talents of Talents Incorporated --
who come up with an interesting idea about fighting Mekin.
Episode 297, Talents Incorporated, chapters 2-3
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for avoiding planetary invasion and straining incredulity by Talents.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Narration by Mark Nelson is from LibriVox.

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3.12.2016

Episode 296: Talents Incorporated, chapter 1


In which planetary invasion is imminent. 
Can Talents Incorporated information save Kandar? 
You can depend on it!
Episode 296, Talents Incorporated, chapter 1
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for avoiding planetary invasion by Talents.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Narration by Mark Nelson is from LibriVox.

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