2.24.2011

Secret Adversary is #2 at Free Listens

I was most gratified to note that my recording of The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie, done at Forgotten Classics, has turned up in second place in the Top 10 list at Free Listens (most popular free audiobook reviews at Free Listens, as determined by the number of page visits).

Of course, I was already extremely gratified with Free Listens extremely favorable review, so this just doubles the pleasure. I already enjoy doing the podcast ... nice comments and reviews just make it that much better.

2.19.2011

Episode 149: Genesis, chapters 18-19

In which Abraham has a surprising dinner guest
and Lot and his daughters behave badly.
Very badly.
Episode 149, chapters 18-19
(download or listen via this link)
Book Information
  • This book is in under copyright. Forgotten Classics has been granted the non-exclusive right to read Robert Alter's translation of Genesis and his commentary. This book is published by WW Norton. Please contact Mr. Alter or his agent for any permissions. Many thanks to Robert Alter and Georges Borchardt for their graciousness in allowing us to read this book.
  • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
  • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
  • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
Podcast Highlight
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My Huffduffer Feed
(where you can easily download sample episodes of the podcast highlight or other various podcasts I want to share)

2.16.2011

Lagniappe 43: Just So - The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo

Not always was the Kangaroo as now we do behold him, but a Different Animal with four short legs.

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo
(listen or download from link above)
In which we are treated to another of Rudyard Kipling's lesser known Just So Stories.

See the story, a racing poem, and all the illustrations with Kipling's captions.
As always, thank you to Will Duquette for his wonderful narration.

According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

2.11.2011

Forgotten Tales 2: Two Lovers

Myths of Guam 

For Valentine's Day, a tale of two lovers from the island of Guam.
 (download or listen via this link)
 
References:

2.05.2011

Episode 148: Genesis, chapters 16-17

In which Sarai gets pushy and regrets it, Abram is renamed,
and God makes Abram an offer he can't believe with a painful sign required.
Episode 148, chapters 16-17
(download or listen via this link)
Book Information
  • This book is in under copyright. Forgotten Classics has been granted the non-exclusive right to read Robert Alter's translation of Genesis and his commentary. This book is published by WW Norton. Please contact Mr. Alter or his agent for any permissions. Many thanks to Robert Alter and Georges Borchardt for their graciousness in allowing us to read this book.
  • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
  • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
  • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
Podcast Blog Highlight
Other Mentioned Links
My Huffduffer Feed
(where you can easily download sample episodes of the podcast highlight or other various podcasts I want to share)

    2.04.2011

    Lagniappe 42: Just So - How the Camel Got His Hump

    In the beginning of years, when the world was so new and all ... there was a Camel, and he lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work; and besides, he was a Howler himself.

    How The Camel Got His Hump
    (listen or download from link above)
    In which we are treated to one of Rudyard Kipling's lesser known Just So Stories.

    See the story, a camel-ish poem, and all the illustrations with Kipling's captions.
    Thank you to Will Duquette for his wonderful narration.

    According to Webster
    la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
    Function:
    noun
    Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
    Date: 1844
    : a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
    broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure