9.06.2017

Going on Hiatus

Hi everyone, sorry for the long break.

I've been reading to you since 2007 and it's time for me to take a break and recharge my batteries. 

Please check the library tab which has a complete episode listing and download links. 

Maybe its time to "reread" those older episodes! That's the thing about classics — once is not enough!

8.08.2017

We All Scream - my narration on EscapePod

I loved narrating this short piece about a happily married wife and mother whose ice cream truck business runs into an unexpected problem one day.

 It's as if the author knew me!

I was pleased and humbled that EscapePod asked me to read it. You can find it on iTunes (episode 585) or here at EscapePod.

7.15.2017

Episode 356: The Green Jacket, chapters 22-24, finale!


In which we discover all and discover an interesting development for Millie.
Episode 356, The Green Jacket, chapters 22-24
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for lady detectives, missing necklaces, solving cases the men can't solve, and knitting.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by J.M. Smallheer.
Podcast Highlight

7.10.2017

Episode 355: The Green Jacket, chapter 21


In which we draw conclusions about Elise and meet someone from Millie's detective work.
Episode 355, The Green Jacket, chapter 21
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for lady detectives, missing necklaces, solving cases the men can't solve, and knitting.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by J.M. Smallheer.
Podcast Highlight

6.30.2017

Episode 354: The Green Jacket, chapters 19-20


In which Steven gives us the story from his point of view.
Episode 354, The Green Jacket, chapters 19-20
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for lady detectives, missing necklaces, solving cases the men can't solve, and knitting.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by J.M. Smallheer.
Podcast Highlight

6.17.2017

Episode 353: The Green Jacket, chapters 16-18


In which we meet the son of the household.
Is he the innocent his mother thinks him or a shady character?
Episode 353, The Green Jacket, chapters 16-18
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for lady detectives, missing necklaces, solving cases the men can't solve, and knitting.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by J.M. Smallheer.

6.10.2017

Episode 352: The Green Jacket, chapters 12-15


In which we interview the suspects and also get a lot of mending done.
Episode 352, The Green Jacket, chapters 12-15
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for lady detectives, missing necklaces, solving cases the men can't solve, and knitting.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by J.M. Smallheer.
Highlights
True Grit - by Charles Portis, read by Donna Tartt

6.04.2017

Episode 351: The Green Jacket, chapters 9-11


In which we go undercover.
Episode 351, The Green Jacket, chapters 9-11
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for lady detectives, missing necklaces, solving cases the men can't solve, and knitting.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by J.M. Smallheer.
Podcast Highlights
Close Reads - iTunes, Circe Institute iTunes for 2016 episodes

5.27.2017

Episode 350: The Green Jacket, chapters 5-8 (fixed)


In which we don't take divorce cases and do begin investigating missing emeralds.
Episode 350, The Green Jacket, chapters 5-8 (fixed)
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for lady detectives, missing necklaces, solving cases the men can't solve, and knitting.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by J.M. Smallheer.

5.13.2017

Episode: 349: The Green Jacket, ch. 1-4


In which we meet private detective Millicent Newberry, who is never without her knitting.
She goes undercover to solve the unsolvable case of the missing emerald necklace.
Episode 349, The Green Jacket, chapters 1-4
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for lady detectives, missing necklaces, solving cases the men can't solve, and knitting.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by J.M. Smallheer.

5.06.2017

Episode 348: Lone Star Planet, ch. 10-11, finale!


In which a conspiracy is revealed, the guilty are punished, and the Ambassador follows a new calling.
Episode 348, Lone Star Planet, chapters 10-11, finale!
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for Texans, gunfights, supercows, and talking dogs.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by Mark Nelson.

5.02.2017

My New Book and a Giveaway!


I realize I've been remiss in not mentioning my newest book here. It is only going to appeal to Christians and that's not something we talk about here a lot, but, as Scott Danielson said, there is a lot of me on every page.
This book is for the beginner and for those beginning again — to bring us closer to Jesus, which is every Christian’s greatest desire.

Each page gently leads the reader to open up and encounter Christ in their own way — using scripture and inspirational quotes, reflection, brief commentary, and prayer.

Foster a daily habit of prayer and reflection that will continue long after you come to the end of this book.
Read an excerpt, find interviews, and read review highlights at Niggle Publishing.

 BOOK GIVEAWAY! 
A raffle for Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life ... done by Heather Ordover at the CraftLit podcast.

(She is the best - if you haven't listened to CraftLit then you are missing a real treat in literary enjoyment).

Giveaway ends May 5 so sign up!

4.29.2017

Episode 347: Lone Star Planet, ch. 7-9


In which Ambassador faces a conundrum: to not have the Bonneys
convicted as politicians but still bring them to justice.
Episode 347, Lone Star Planet, chapters 7-9
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for Texans, gunfights, supercows, and talking dogs.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by Mark Nelson.
Podcast Highlight

4.22.2017

Episode 346, Lone Star Planet, chapters 5-6


In which we witness a "murder" trial, learn more about New Texas politics,
and decide to always keep our six-shooter handy.
Episode 346, Lone Star Planet, chapters 5-6
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for Texans, gunfights, supercows, and talking dogs.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by Mark Nelson.

4.14.2017

Episode 345: Lone Star Planet, ch. 3-4


We're welcomed to New Texas with an ambush, a giant barbecue, and a trial.
Sounds as if they did manage to recreate the culture in space.
Episode 345, Lone Star Planet, chapters 3-4
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for Texans, gunfights, supercows, and talking dogs.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by Mark Nelson.

4.08.2017

Episode 344: Lone Star Planet, ch. 1-2


When a galactic diplomat makes a political misstep he's punished by being assigned as ambassador to New Texas ... where the last ambassador left feet-first.
Episode 344, Lone Star Planet, chapters 1-2
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for Texans, gunfights, supercows, and talking dogs.
  • This story is in the public domain, via LibriVox, read by Mark Nelson.
Podcast Highlight

4.01.2017

Episode 343: Carnacki, The Ghost Finder, 6

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

The Thing Invisible. 
In which Carnacki is called for help when a haunted chapel turns from being a charming old story into deadly reality.
Episode 343, Carnacki Ghost Finder, 6
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for occult detection, faked ghosts, real ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night.
  • This story is in the public domain.
Podcast Highlight

3.18.2017

Episode 342: Carnacki, The Ghost Finder, 5

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

The Searcher of the End House. 
A rare glimpse of Carnacki's early days when he finds his own home may harbor a ghost ... or two!
Episode 342, Carnacki Ghost Finder, 5
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for occult detection, faked ghosts, real ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night.
  • This story is in the public domain.
Highlight

3.05.2017

Episode 341: Carnacki, The Ghost Finder, 4

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

The Horse of the Invisible. 
Can Carnacki save the beautiful young heiress from the deadly family curse?
Episode 341, Carnacki Ghost Finder, 4
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for occult detection, faked ghosts, real ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night.
  • This story is in the public domain.
Highlight

2.25.2017

Episode 340: Carnacki, The Ghost Finder, 3

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

The Whistling Room. 
Why does a whistled tune cause such terror?
Are disappointed suitors playing a trick or does it come from the depths of hell?
Episode 340, Carnacki Ghost Finder, 3
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for occult detection, faked ghosts, real ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night.
  • This story is in the public domain.
Podcast Highlight

2.18.2017

Episode 339: Carnackie, The Ghost Finder, 2

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

The House Among the Laurels. 
Can Carnackie overcome the blood-drip and killing spirit
that haunts a Irish deserted mansion?
Episode 339, Carnacki Ghost Finder, 2
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for occult detection, faked ghosts, real ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night.
  • This story is in the public domain.
Podcast Highlight

2.11.2017

Episode 338: Carnackie, The Ghost Finder, 1

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

The Gateway of the Monster. 
Carnacki is summoned to investigate a spirit that disrupts an ancient mansion
every night at
the site of a grisly murder generations ago.
Episode 338, Carnacki Ghost Finder, 1
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for occult detection, faked ghosts, real ghosts, and other things that go bump in the night.
  • This story is in the public domain.

2.04.2017

Episode 337: Rip Van Winkle

N.C. Wyeth - Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle .

A famous classic with some elements that no one remembers.
Episode 337, Rip Van Winkle
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for henpecked husbands, ghostly bowling, and a very good night's sleep.
  • This story are in the public domain.
Highlight
  • Fawlty Towers

1.31.2017

Episode 336: True Ghost Stories by Hawthorne and Kipling

Kipling
Hawthorne

The Ghost of Dr. Harris by Nathaniel Hawthorne
My Own True Ghost Story by Rudyard Kipling

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for non-menacing true ghost stories by bemused, famous writers.
  • These stories are in the public domain.
Highlight
  • The Night Train to Munich (1940)

1.21.2017

Episode 335: The Magic City, chapters 11-12


The Night Attack. The End.
In which we get mythic help against The Pretenderette, 

and sort everything out in the end.
Episode 335, The Magic City, chapters 11-12
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for blended families, mean nurses, nice parlor maids, the Destroyer and Deliverer, and quests in magical cities.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Read by Ruth Golding at LibriVox.
Podcast Highlight

1.14.2017

Episode 334: The Magic City, chapter 10


The Great Sloth.
In which we receive a secret message and try to stay awake.
Episode 334, The Magic City, chapter 10
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for blended families, mean nurses, nice parlor maids, the Destroyer and Deliverer, and quests in magical cities.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Read by Ruth Golding at LibriVox.
Podcast Highlight

1.07.2017

Episode 333: The Magic City, chapter 9


The Lightning Loose.
In which we hear Helen's dream and find out the next quest.
Episode 333, The Magic City, chapter 9
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for blended families, mean nurses, nice parlor maids, the Destroyer and Deliverer, and quests in magical cities.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Read by Ruth Golding at LibriVox.

12.30.2016

Episode 332: The Magic City, chapters 7-8


The Dwellers by the Sea. Ups and Downs.
In which we help deal with The Fear.
Episode 332, The Magic City, chapter 7-8
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for blended families, mean nurses, nice parlor maids, the Destroyer and Deliverer, and quests in magical cities.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Read by Ruth Golding at LibriVox.

12.11.2016

Episode 331: The Magic City, chapter 6


The Lions in the Desert.
In which we encounter camels and parrots and lions. Oh my!
Episode 331, The Magic City, chapter 6
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for blended families, mean nurses, nice parlor maids, the Destroyer and Deliverer, and quests in magical cities.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Read by Ruth Golding at LibriVox.
Movie Highlights
  • Hell or High Water
  • The Petrified Forest
  • The Train

12.03.2016

Episode 330: The Magic City, chapter 5


On the Carpet.
In which we have a banquet, tea, and embark on the quest of the Mazy Carpet.
Episode 330, The Magic City, chapter 5
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for blended families, mean nurses, nice parlor maids, the Destroyer and Deliverer, and quests in magical cities.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Read by Ruth Golding at LibriVox.
Highlight

11.26.2016

Episode 329: The Magic City, Chapter 4


The Dragon-Slayer.
In which we encounter a dragon, a princess, and a mysterious claimant to the title of Deliverer.
Episode 329, The Magic City, chapter 4
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for blended families, mean nurses, nice parlor maids, the Destroyer and Deliverer, and quests in magical cities.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Read by Ruth Golding at LibriVox.

11.19.2016

Episode 328: The Magic City, Chapter 3


Lost.
In which there is poetry, breakfast, a missing person, and Mr. Noah.
Episode 328, The Magic City, chapter 3
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for blended families, mean nurses, nice parlor maids, the Destroyer and Deliverer, and quests in magical cities.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Read by Ruth Golding at LibriVox.
Listening Highlight

11.12.2016

Episode 327: The Magic City, chapter 2


Deliverer or Destroyer.
In which we find out where we are, hear prophecies, and plan an escape!
Episode 327, The Magic City, chapter 2
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for blended families, mean nurses, nice parlor maids, the Destroyer and Deliverer, and quests in magical cities.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Read by Ruth Golding at LibriVox.
Podcast Highlight

11.05.2016

Episode 326: The Magic City, chapter 1


The Beginning. In which we meet Philip and Helen and 
build an amazing sounding city out of household items.
Episode 326, The Magic City, chapter 1
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for blended families, mean nurses, nice parlor maids, the Destroyer and Deliverer, and quests in magical cities.
  • This story is in the public domain.
  • Read by Ruth Golding at LibriVox.

10.30.2016

Episode 325: Oh, Murderer Mine, Finale


In which Doan and Carstairs exhibit dazzling teamwork, a murderer is unmasked, and all is explained.
Episode 324, Oh, Murderer Mine, finale
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for sassy girl teachers, Handsome Lover Boys, gigantic Great Danes, and deceptively pudgy detectives.
  • This story is in the public domain.
Highlight

10.24.2016

Episode 324: Oh, Murderer Mine, chapter 5


In which we encounter deserted mansions, flying bullets, dancing, and arms about each other.
Episode 324, Oh, Murderer Mine, chapter 5
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for sassy girl teachers, Handsome Lover Boys, gigantic Great Danes, and deceptively pudgy detectives.
  • This story is in the public domain.
Podcast Highlight

10.15.2016

Episode 323: Oh, Murderer Mine, chapter 4


In which we see Carstairs thrown off his stride.
Episode 323, Oh, Murderer Mine, chapter 4
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for sassy girl teachers, Handsome Lover Boys, gigantic Great Danes, and deceptively pudgy detectives.
  • This story is in the public domain.

10.10.2016

Episode 322: Oh, Murderer Mine, chapter 3


In which we fix Carstairs breakfast. And find out more about Heloise and Handsome Lover Boy.
Episode 322, Oh, Murderer Mine, chapter 3
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for sassy girl teachers, Handsome Lover Boys, gigantic Great Danes, and deceptively pudgy detectives.
  • This story is in the public domain.
Podcast Highlight

10.01.2016

Episode 321: Oh, Murderer Mine, chapter 2


In which Doan and Carstairs show their mettle in the chase. 
 And Melissa acquires an interesting bodyguard.
Episode 321: Oh, Murderer Mine, chapter 2
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for sassy girl teachers, Handsome Lover Boys, gigantic Great Danes, and deceptively pudgy detectives.
  • This story is in the public domain.
Podcast Highlight
  • CraftLit - Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (premium audio)

E. Nesbit

The Magic City

9.24.2016

Episode 320:Oh, Murderer Mine, chapter 1


In which Doan and Carstairs find themselves on a college campus.
Episode 320, Oh, Murderer Mine, chapter 1
(download or listen via this link)

Book Information
  • Story rating: G for sassy girl teachers, Handsome Lover Boys, gigantic Great Danes, and deceptively pudgy detectives.
  • This story is in the public domain.
Podcast Highlight
CraftLit - The War of the Worlds (premium audio)

9.19.2016

Episode 319: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, Finale


In which we dash across the Pacific and the U.S. to try to meet the deadline.

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.
Podcast Highlight
The Land of Desire

9.10.2016

Episode 318: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, chapters 13-15


In which we have Christmas in Canton and explore Japan.

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.
Audio Highlight
The Help audiobook

8.27.2016

Episode 317: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, chapters 11-12


In which we ride out a monsoon at sea and discover we're racing more than Time.

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.
Podcast Highlights

8.19.2016

Episode 316: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, chapters 9-10


In which we become addicted to curry and a five day delay endangers the journey.

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.

8.06.2016

Episode 315: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, chapters 7-8


In which we see Port Said, the Suez Canal, and Aden.

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.

7.30.2016

Episode 314: Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, chapters 4-6


In which we meet Jules and Madame Verne,
avoid an international incident over a compliment,
and take a risk to send a message.

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.

7.23.2016

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.
Movie Highlight

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.
Podcast Highlight

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.
Podcast Highlight

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.
Podcast Highlight