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Gorgias by Plato

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This dialogue brings Socrates face to face with the famous sophist Gorgias and his followers. It is a work likely completed around the time of “Republic” and illuminates many of the spiritual ideas of Plato. The spirituality, as Jowett points out in his wonderful introduction, has many ideas akin to Christianity, but is more generous as it reserves damnation only for the tyrants of the world. Some of the truths of Socrates, as presented by Plato, shine forth in this wonderful work on sophistry and other forms of persuasion or cookery. (Summary by Kevin Johnson for Librivox)

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Run time: 7 hours, 6 minutes

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Introduction Part 1

Introduction Part 2

Introduction Part 3

Introduction Part 4

Gorgias Part 1

Gorgias Part 2

Gorgias Part 3

Gorgias Part 4

Gorgias Part 5

Gorgias Part 6

Gorgias Part 7

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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.

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Pilgrim’s Progress movie (classic version)

This old, classic version of Pilgrim’s Progress stars Liam Neeson as Pilgrim. Parents, please supervise children on You Tube and all video sharing sites. We recommend watching this video on My Audio School or in full screen mode.

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, unknown author, translated by W. A. Neilson

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Total running time: 1 hour, 18 minutes

Published in 1903, Gawayne and the Green Knight is a modern-language retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a 14th-century verse romance following a young knight of the Round Table. During Christmas celebrations, a mysterious, entirely green knight presents a challenge to King Arthur’s court: that any may strike the stranger a single blow with his green axe, provided he assent to receiving the same a year later. Gawayne accepts the challenge, and its unexpected outcome leads to a great test of his courage and knighthood. A significant addition to this version is the Lady Elfinhart, whose back-story and romance with Gawayne are tightly interwoven with the plot. (Summary by Jerome Lawsen for Librivox)

01 – Canto I – The Green Knight

02 – Canto II – Elfinhart

03 – Canto III – Gawayne

04 – Canto IV – Conclusion

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (unabridged) and by Lewis Carroll

Alice at the Mad Tea Party, public domain image

Summary: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the “literary nonsense” genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre. (Summary from wikipedia)

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Total running time: 2 hours, 48 minutes

The Duchess tucked her arm affectionately into Alice's

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Trial of the Knave of Hearts

# 01 Down the Rabbit Hole

# 02 The Pool of Tears

Alice The Pool of Tears, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

# 03 A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale

# 04 The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

# 05 Advice from a Caterpillar

It grunted so violently that she looked down at its face in some alarm, illustration by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

# 06 Pig and Pepper

# 07 A Mad Tea-Party

# 08 The Queen’s Croquet-Ground

The Queen never left off quarrelling with the other players, and shouting "Off with his head!" or, "Off with her head!", illustration by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

# 09 The Mock Turtle’s Story

# 10 The Lobster Quadrille

At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, public domain image

# 11 Who Stole the Tarts?

# 12 Alice’s Evidence

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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Tales of Two Cities, cover of the serial

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Running time: 15 hours

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Running time: 15 hours

Tale of Two Cities title page

Bk1 Ch01 The Period 00:06:49

Bk1 Ch02   The Mail 00:14:53

Tale of Two Cities, The Mail

Bk1 Ch03  The Night Shadows 00:12:07

Bk1 Ch04   The Preparation 00:29:57

Bk1 Ch05  The Wine Shop 00:26:23

Bk1 Ch06   The Shoemaker 00:23:42

Tale of Two Cities, The Shoemaker

Bk2 Ch01 Five Years Later 00:14:19

Bk2 Ch02   A Sight 00:17:55

Bk2 Ch03  A Disappointment 00:36:14

Bk2 Ch04   Congratulatory 00:17:33

Bk2 Ch05  The Jackal 00:14:30

Bk2 Ch06  Hundreds of People 00:26:20

Bk2 Ch07 Monseigneur in Town 00:22:40

Bk2 Ch08   Monseigneur in the Country 00:13:37

Tale of Two Cities, The Likeness

Bk2 Ch09   The Gorgon’s Head 00:27:44

Bk2 Ch10 Two Promises 00:21:07

Bk2 Ch11  A Companion Picture 00:07:53

Bk2 Ch12 The Fellow of Delicacy 00:14:46

Bk2 Ch13  The Fellow of no Delicacy 00:18:18

Bk2 Ch14  The Honest Tradesman 00:24:56

Tale of Two Cities, Mr. Stryver at Tellson's Bank

Bk2 Ch15  Knitting 00:26:16

Bk2 Ch16  Still Knitting 00:30:34

Bk2 Ch17  One Night 00:11:53

Bk2 Ch18  Nine Days 00:16:57

Bk2 Ch19   An Opinion 00:21:09

Tale of Two Cities, Classic Comics book from 1942

Bk2 Ch20 A Plea 00:07:25

Bk2 Ch21  Echoing Footsteps 00:26:18

Bk2 Ch22   The Sea Still Rises 00:13:01

Bk2 Ch23  Fire Rises 00:19:51

Bk2 Ch24  Drawn to the Loadstone Rock 00:30:00

Tale of Two Cities, The Four Jacques

Bk3 Ch01   In Secret 00:26:31

Bk3 Ch02   The Grindstone 00:14:44

Bk3 Ch03  The Shadow 00:12:44

Bk3 Ch04   Calm in Storm 00:15:02

Bk3 Ch05  The Wood Sawyer 00:16:43

Tale of Two Cities, Under the Plane Tree

Bk3 Ch06  Triumph 00:17:29

Bk3 Ch07  A Knock at the Door 00:11:45

Bk3 Ch08   A Hand at Cards 00:30:26

Bk3 Ch09   The Game Made 00:27:45

Bk3 Ch10 The Substance of the Shadow 00:35:49

Bk3 Ch11   Dusk 00:09:15

Bk3 Ch12  Darkness 00:19:30

Tale of Two Cities, At Work

Bk3 Ch13   Fifty-two 00:23:52

Bk3 Ch14  The Knitting Done 00:28:16

Bk3 Ch15  The Footsteps Die Out For Ever 00:14:37

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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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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

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Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

 Gullivers travels, title page

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00 – Introduction

Part 1

01 – Part 1, Chapter 1

Gulliver Grandville 02

02 – Part 1, Chapter 2
03 – Part 1, Chapter 3

Gulliver Grandville 03

04 – Part 1, Chapter 4

05 – Part 1, Chapter 5

Gulliver, Grandville

06 – Part 1, Chapter 6


07 – Part 1, Chapter 7

08 – Part 1, Chapter 8

Gulliver, Grandville

Part 2

09 – Part 2, Chapter 1
Gulliver, Grandville
10 – Part 2, Chapter 2

11 – Part 2, Chapter 3

Gulliver, Grandville

12 – Part 2, Chapter 4

13 – Part 2, Chapter 5
Gulliver, Grandville

14 – Part 2, Chapter 6

15 – Part 2, Chapter 7

Gulliver in Liliput,Bremen

16 – Part 2, Chapter 8

Part 3

17 – Part 3, Chapter 1

Gulliver color

18 – Part 3, Chapter 2

19 – Part 3, Chapter 3

The king of Brobdingnag and Gulliver

20 – Part 3, Chapter 4

21 – Part 3, Chapter 5

Map of Lilliput

22 – Part 3, Chapter 6

23 – Part 3, Chapter 7

Gulliver Laputa, J.J. Grandville

24 – Part 3, Chapter 8

25 – Part 3, Chapter 9

26 – Part 3, Chapter 10

27 – Part 3, Chapter 11

Gullivers Travels

Part 4

28 – Part 4, Chapter 1

29 – Part 4, Chapter 2

30 – Part 4, Chapter 3

31 – Part 4, Chapter 4

32 – Part 4, Chapter 5

33 – Part 4, Chapter 6

34 – Part 4, Chapter 7

35 – Part 4, Chapter 8

36 – Part 4, Chapter 9

37 – Part 4, Chapter 10

38 – Part 4, Chapter 11

39 – Part 4, Chapter 12

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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

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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

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Gulliver’s Travels radio theater

Gulliver's Travels

Gullivers Travels presented by Favorite Story

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Alice in Wonderland radio theater

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in wonderland lux theater

Alice in Wonderland: Favorite Story

Alice in Wonderland part 1, presented by The Columbia Workshop

Alice in Wonderland part 2, presented by The Columbia Workshop

Alice Through the Looking Glass part 1, presented by The Columbia Workshop

Alice Through the Looking Glass part 2, presented by The Columbia Workshop

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Pride and Prejudice Radio Theater

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Hallmark Playhouse presents Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice NBC Theater of the Air

Pride and Prejudice on Favorite Story


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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe 4 by Offterdinger and Zweigle

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Robinson Crusoe chapter 12

1  Start in Life

2  Slavery and Escape

3  Wrecked on a Desert Island

Chapter 3 part 2

4  First Weeks on the Island

Chapter 4 part 2

5  Builds a House—the Journal

Robinson Crusoe 5 by Offterdinger and Zweigle

6  Ill and Conscience Stricken

7  Agricultural Experience

8  Surveys His Position

9  A Boat

10 Tames Goats

11 Finds Print of Man’s Foot on the Sand

12  The Cave Retreat

Robinson Crusoe chapter 13

13  Wreck of a Spanish Ship

14  A Dream Realized

15  Friday’s Education

16  Rescue of Prisoners from Cannibals

17  Visit of Mutineers

Robinson Crusoe chapter 18 by Offterdinger and Zweigle

18  The Ship Recovered

19  Return to England

20  Fight Between Friday and a Bear

Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.

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Paradise Lost by John Milton

Summary: Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Homer, Virgil, and Dante, and sought to create a work of art which fully represented the most basic tenets of the Protestant faith. His work, which was dictated from memory and transcribed by his daughter, remains as one of the most powerful English poems. (Summary by Caeristhiona for Librivox)

This is a recording of the text of Milton’s first edition of 1667, which had ten books, unlike the second edition (1674) which was redivided into twelve books in the manner of Virgil’s Aeneid.

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Total running time:  9 hours, 42 minutes

Paradise Lost: 01 – Book One, Part 1

Paradise Lost: 02 – Book One, Part 2

Paradise Lost: 03 – Book Two, Part 1

Paradise Lost: 04 – Book Two, Part 2

Paradise Lost: 05 – Book Three, Part 1

Paradise Lost: 06 – Book Three, Part 2

Paradise Lost: 07 – Book Four, Part 1

Paradise Lost: 08 – Book Four, Part 2

Paradise Lost: 09 – Book Five, Part 1

Paradise Lost: 10 – Book Five, Part 2

Paradise Lost: 11 – Book Six, Part 1

Paradise Lost: 12 – Book Six, Part 2

Paradise Lost: 13 – Book Seven, Part 1

Paradise Lost: 14 – Book Seven, Part 2

Paradise Lost: 15 – Book Eight, Part 1

Paradise Lost: 16 – Book Eight, Part 2

Paradise Lost: 17 – Book Nine, Part 1

Paradise Lost: 18 – Book Nine, Part 2

Paradise Lost: 19 – Book Ten, Part 1

Paradise Lost: 20 – Book Ten, Part 2

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A Tale of Two Cities radio theater

Tale of Two Cities, The Four Jacques

A Tale of Two Cities lux theater

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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

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (abridged) by Lewis Carroll

Tenniel 1
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Running time: 59 minutes

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Running time: 59 minutes

Alice, by Tenniel

CHAPTER I. Down the Rabbit-Hole

CHAPTER II. The Pool of Tears

Alice's Adventure in Wonderland

CHAPTER III. A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale

CHAPTER IV. The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

Cheshire Cat

CHAPTER V. Advice from a Caterpillar

CHAPTER VI. Pig and Pepper

Alice's adventures in Wonderland


CHAPTER VII. A Mad Tea-Party

CHAPTER VIII. The Queen’s Croquet-Ground
Queen of Hearts

CHAPTER IX. Who Stole the Tarts?

Chapter X.  Alice’s Evidence

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Tenniel

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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)

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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

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

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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 9 years ago.

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