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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, 5 months ago.

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Beowulf by Anonymous, translated by Francis Barton Gummere

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Running time: 2 hours, 53 minutes

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick which could be used in a study of Beowulf. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

To hear this book, click play in the box below, or click on the chapter titles in this post.

Wealhtheow illustration by J. R. Skelton from Stories of Beowulf by H. E. Marshall

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Beowulf and the dragon by Skelton

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Posted 10 years ago.

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Oedipus Rex (Storr Translation) by Sophocles

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Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles’s three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Run time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

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Posted 10 years, 2 months ago.

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Robinson Crusoe written anew for children by James Baldwin

Robinson Crusoe from German illustrators Offterdinger and Zweigle

This abbreviated version for children is good for introducing kids to the longer, unabridged work.

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Robinson Crusoe chapter 14

01 – Chapters 1 through 6

02 – Chapters 7 through 11

Robinson Crusoe 4 by Offterdinger and Zweigle

03 – Chapters 12 through 15

04 – Chapters 16 through 19

05 – Chapters 20 through 23

06 – Chapters 24 through 26

Robinson Crusoe 2 by Offterdinger and Zweigle

07 – Chapters 27 through 29

08 – Chapters 30 through 32

09 – Chapters 33 through 35

10 – Chapters 36 and 37

11 – Chapters 38 through 40

Robinson Crusoe 5 by Offterdinger and Zweigle

12 – Chapters 41 and 42

13 – Chapters 43 and 44

14 – Chapters 45 and 46

15 – Chapters 47 through 49 (Conclusion)

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

During all that time she never turned a page, 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

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He threw himself down on a swell of heath, and there lay still, 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

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Total running time: 18 hours, 14 minutes

Summary: Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel Jane Eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote Thornfield Hall. She finds a kindred spirit in her employer, the mysterious and brooding Mr. Rochester, but he hides a terrible secret that threatens their chances of happiness. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett for Librivox)

"How dare I, Mrs. Reed? How dare I? Because it is the truth." 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

"Hush, Hannah, I have a word to say to the woman." 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

I was mortally afraid of its trampling fore-feet, 1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

It removed my veil from its gaunt head, rent it in two parts, and, flinging both on the floor, trampled on them.  1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

She did not stoop towards me, but only gazed, leaning back in her chair.  1847 edition of Jane Eyre, image by F. H. Townsend, public domain

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Posted 10 years, 4 months ago.

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Scarlet Letter by T. H. Matteson, public domain image

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Total running time: 9 hours, 11 minutes

Summary: The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter “A” represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia for Librivox)

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, painted by Charles Osgood, public domain image

# 00a – The Custom-House, Pt 1 – 00:51:22

# 00b – The Custom-House, Pt 2 – 00:46:47

# 01 – The Prison Door – 00:03:13

# 02 – The Market Place – 00:20:30

# 03 – The Recognition – 00:21:26

# 04 – The Interview – 00:16:55

# 05 – Hester at Her Needle – 00:21:16

# 06 – Pearl – 00:22:31

# 07 – The Governor’s Hall – 00:16:13

# 08 – The Elf-Child and the Minister – 00:18:33

# 09 – The Leech – 00:22:08

# 10 – The Leech and his Patient – 00:23:08

# 11 – The Interior of a Heart – 00:17:33

# 12 – The Minister’s Vigil – 00:25:53

# 13 – Another view of Hester – 00:20:13

# 14 – Hester and the Physician – 00:15:08

# 15 – Hester and Pearl – 00:15:30

# 16 – A Forest Walk – 00:14:18

# 17 – The Pastor and his Parishioner – 00:26:41

# 18 – A Flood of Sunshine – 00:14:03

# 19 – The Child at the Brook-Side – 00:16:29

# 20 – The Minister in a Maze – 00:21:08

# 21 – The New England Holiday – 00:19:01

# 22 – The Procession – 00:29:14

# 23 – The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter – 00:16:42

# 24 – Conclusion – 00:14:44

Posted 10 years, 8 months ago.

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