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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain

Frogs2 cropped image of two frogs from public domain book published in 1847 by Stuttgart and Esslingen, public domain

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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Mark Twain radio theater

Huckleberry Finn with rabbit and a gun, by E.W. Kemble from the original 1884 edition of the book

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Tom Sawyer Showing Off

 

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Mary Cassatt

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

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The Fall of the Alamo

This episode is from the old time radio program Frontier Fighters.
The Fall of the Alamo

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The Story of the Treasure Seekers by Edith Nesbit

Shovels, by Tiesse, released into the public domain

Internet archive page on Librivox

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International Coins

1  The Council of Ways and Means

2  Digging for Treasure

3  Being Detectives

4  Good Hunting

5  The Poet and the Editor

6  Noel’s Princess

7  Being Bandits

8  Being Editors

9  The G. B.

10  Lord Tottenham

11  Castilian Amoroso

12  The Nobleness of Oswald

13  The Robber and the Burglar

14  The Divining Rod

15  ‘Lo, the Poor Indian!

16  The End of the Treasure Seeking

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Emily Dickinson, selected poetry

Feather_1, published by author Louise Docker from Sydney Australia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

Click here to see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick for studying poetry.

e-text for Hope….

Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska USA, near Toadstool Geologic Park, image released to public domain by author Brian Kell

The Grass… e-text

The Cemetery Entrance by Caspar David Friedrich, public domain image

e-text for Because I could not stop for Death

I Died for Beauty

Beauty e-text

Rain by Ivan Yendogurov, public domain image

Summer Shower

e-text for Summer Shower

I’m Nobody

e-text for I’m Nobody

Morning

e-text for Morning

Interesting Story by Laura Muntz Lyall, public domain image

There is no Frigate like a Book

e-text for Frigate

In a Library

Library e-text

A Word is Dead

e-text for A Word is Dead

If I can stop one heart from breaking

e-text for If I can stop…

Indian Summer, Vermont by Willard Leroy Metcalf, public domain image

Indian Summer

Indian Summer e-text

Our Share of Night to Bear

Our Share e-text

There’s a Certain Slant of Light

Slant of Light e-text

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Journal of Lewis and Clark (1840) by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

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Total running time: 8 hours, 52 minutes

Summary: “The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, for exploring the river Missouri, and the best communication from that to the Pacific Ocean, has had all the success which could be expected. They have traced the Missouri nearly to its source; descended the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, ascertained with accuracy the Geography, of that interesting communication across the continent; learned the character of the country, its commerce and inhabitants; and it is but justice to say that Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, and their brave companions, have, by this arduous service, deserved well of their country.” This volume is the 1840 edition with woodcut images and an Indian vocabulary. They may be viewed by clicking on the text URL. (Summary in quotes by President Thomas Jefferson)

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



01 Jefferson’s Message

02 Preface

03 Chapter I

04 Chapter II

05 Chapter III

06 Chapter IV

07 Chapter V

08 Chapter VI

09 Chapter VII

10 Chapter VIII

11 Chapter IX

12 Chapter X

13 Chapter XI

14 Chapter XII

15 Chapter XIII

16 Chapter XIV

17 Chapter XV

18 Chapter XVI

19 Chapter XVII

20 Chapter XVIII

21 Chapter XIX

22 Chapter XX

23 Chapter XXI Part 1

24 Chapter XXI Part 2

25 Chapter XXI Part 3

26 Chapter XXI Part 4

27 Dictionary of Indian

28 Appendix

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The Bet by Anton Chekhov

Read this story in the book Best Russian Short Stories.

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The Bet running time: 24 minutes.

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Thoughts for Young Men by J. C. Ryle, read by author Douglas Bond

Summary: Every thoughtful young man must read J. C. Ryle. For those who don’t have the time or would rather listen, Douglas Bond presents this new audio book. As a young man, Ryle was a first-class athlete, rowing on the crew and playing cricket at Oxford, and a diligent student, graduating top of his class. After hearing Ephesians 2 read in church, Ryle was converted to Christ and thereafter earnestly pursued an uncompromising life of faith and ministry. Throughout his long life, Ryle became a leader in the evangelical movement, proclaiming faithfully the biblical and reformed gospel of grace. During his preaching and pastoral ministry, Ryle became a lover of the Puritans and, like his heroes, wrote prolifically (Summary by Douglas Bond).

Here’s how Ryle begins:

“When the Apostle Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his responsibility as a minister, he mentioned young men as a group requiring particular attention. After speaking of older men and older women, and young women, he adds this advice, “Encourage the young men to be self-controlled” (Titus 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle’s advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men.

I am growing old myself, but there are few things that I can remember so well as were the days of my youth. I have a most distinct recollection of the joys and the sorrows, the hopes and the fears, the temptations and the difficulties, the mistaken judgments and the misplaced affections, the errors and the aspirations, which surround and accompany a young man’s life. If I can only say something to keep some young man walking in the right way, and preserve him from faults and sins, which may hurt his prospects both for time and eternity, I shall be very thankful. There are four things which I propose to do:
I. I will mention some general REASONS why young men need exhorting.
II. I will note some special DANGERS which young men need to be warned about.
III. I will give some general COUNSEL which I beg young men to receive.
IV. I will set down some special RULES OF CONDUCT which I strongly advise young men to follow. On each of these four points I have something to say, and I pray to God that what I say may do good to some soul.”

This reading is performed by popular author Douglas Bond, and My Audio School thanks him for permission to share it with you!? The links below will take you to a page where you can either stream or download the audio files.

Read this book yourself online

Stream Douglas Bond reading Thoughts for Young Men from your computer. ?There are?several audio players (one for each chapter).

If you want to download these files to mp3, you can find the mp3 files here:

Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

All of the chapters can also be streamed in audio players at this link.

If you prefer some visuals, Douglas Bond has also made this book’s introduction, the beginning of chapter 1, and the final chapter (5) available on You Tube. ?As with all video sharing sites, please exercise caution when viewing You Tube videos. ?We recommend viewing videos either full screen or here on My Audio School.

Introduction

Chapter 1, part A: Reasons for Exhorting Young Men

Chapter 5: Concluding Remarks to Young Men

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The Mikado radio theater

The Mikado Three Little Maids

The Mikado presented by The Railroad Hour

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Remember the Alamo radio theater

Portrait of Davy Crockett

Click here to listen to the General Mills Radio Adventure Theater production of Remember the Alamo.

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

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Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson impeachment trial

You are There! The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

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You are There! Bombardment of Fort Sumter

The Bombardment of Fort Sumter

You are There The Bombardment of Fort Sumter

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Click here to see a selection of CurrClick materials designed to enhance your study of The Civil War, including lapbooks, copywork pages, unit studies and more. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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You are There! The Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg  by Currier and Ives

You are There The Battle of Gettysburg

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Scandal in Bohemia

01 – A Scandal in Bohemia

02 – The Red-Headed League

The Red Headed League

03 – A Case of Identity

04 – The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Five Orange Pips

05 – The Five Orange Pips

The Man with the Twisted Lip


06 – The Man with the Twisted Lip

07 – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

08 – The Adventure of the Speckled Band
09 – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb

The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb

10 – The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor

11 – The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet

12 – The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

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Our Island Story Part 2 by H. E. Marshall

Lady Jane Grey Preparing for Execution, painted by George Whiting Flagg in 1835

To stream these chapters online or to download to MP3, click here.

To read the text yourself, click here .

The first half of this book is also available. Click here for Our Island Story Part 1.

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

Tudor rose.

Summary from Librivox:
Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights, explorers, movers and shakers that have played a key role in the history of England.

Marshall freely mixes folk tale with historical fact and in so doing paints a very vivid picture of the past in a style reminiscent of all that is finest in the children’s story-telling tradition. This is the second section of that work and will carry you from the convoluted and bloody Wars of the Roses up to the death of Queen Victoria and the resolution of the Boer War.

Please be advised that this book was written in the early years of the 20th century and there will be words and phrases used then, in all innocence, that are considered politically incorrect in this age. It’s perfectly fine for children to listen to but please ensure there is someone on hand who can explain these terms in a mature fashion.(Summary by Jim, for Librivox.org)

Wars of the Roses

55 The red rose and the white

56  Queen Margaret and the Robbers

57 The King Maker

58 Edward V – The King Who was Never Crowned

Edward V by Wenceslas Hollar

59 The Two Little Princes in the Tower

60 Henry VII – Story of the Make-Believe Prince

61 Another Make-Believe Prince

62 Henry VIII and The Field of the Cloth of Gold

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63 How the King Became the Defender of the Faith

64 Henry VIII: The Story of the King’s Six Wives

65 The Story of a Boy King

66 The Story of Lady Jane Grey

Hatfield House, where Queen Elizabeth held her first council of state, photo by Allan Engelhardt CCAS2 license

67 How the Princess Elizabeth Became a Prisoner

68 Mary I – How a Candle Was Lit in England

69 How the Imprisoned Princess Became a Queen

Elizabeth 1 England

70 Elizabeth – The Story of a Most Unhappy Queen

71 How England was saved from the Spaniards

72 Elizabeth–The story of Sir Walter Raleigh

73 The Queen’s Favorite

74 The Story of Guy Fawkes

Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall, 1882

75 The Story of the Mayflower

76 How a Woman Struck a Blow for Freedom

77 How the King and the Parliament Quarrelled

78 The Story of How the King was Brought to His Death

Oliver Cromwell Imprisoning King Charles I

79 The Adventures of a Prince

80 The Commonwealth – The Lord Protector

81 How Death Walked in the Streets of London

82 The Story of How London was Burned

OIS2 Makasiinit_tulessa by Petteri Sulonen Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license

83 The Fiery Cross

84 The Story of King Monmouth

85 The Story of the Seven Bishops

86 William the Deliverer

87 The Story of Brave Londonderry

88 The Story of a Sad Day in a Highland Glen

british flag

89 How the Union Jack was Made

90 The Story of the Earl of Mar’s Hunting Party

91 The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie

Bonnie Prince Charlie

92 The Story of Flora MacDonald

93 The Story of The Black Hole of Calcutta

94 The Story of How Canada Was Won

The Delaware Regiment at the Battle of Long Island

95 How America Was Lost

96 A Story of a Spinning Wheel

97 England Expects that Every Man will do his Duty

98 George III – The Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo by Robinson, circa 1820

99 The First Gentleman in Europe

100 Two Peaceful Victories

101 The Girl Queen

102 Victoria – When Bread was Dear

103 Victoria – Peace

Queen Victoria by Melville

104 Victoria – War

105 The Land of Snow

106 Victoria – The Siege of Delhi

Secundra Bagh after the Indian Mutiny

107 The Pipes at Lucknow

108 Victoria – Under the Southern Cross

109 From Cannibal to Christian

110 Victoria – Boer and Briton

111 List of Kings from Edward the Confessor

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Rapunzel from Grimm’s Household Tales by Margaret Hung

Rapunzel by Johnny Gruelle,  Project Gutenberg etext 11027

Rapunzel

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The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

Raven, Corvus corax by Franco Atirador

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

Raven, Edgar Allen Poe

Read this poem yourself.

Here is The Raven in some foreign languages, for you language students:

Corvus (Latin)

Latin e-text

El Cuervo (Spanish)

Spanish e-text

De Raaf (Dutch)

Dutch e-text

Le Corbeau (French)

French e-text

Der Rabe (German)

German e-text

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Chopin

Chopin


These podcasts, and others, can be found at Classics for Kids.

Chopin’s Polonaise in A Major, No. 1, “Military” click “Hear the Music”

Click here to listen to the podcasts about Chopin, and for an activity sheet and quizzes.

Titles in this series:

About Frederic Chopin

The next few podcasts relate to Chopin, but tell about other composers, as well.

The Polonaise

Military Music

Famous Pianist-Composers

Click here to see a selection of downloadable materials from CurrClick which could be used in a study of composers.

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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Whistling Boy by Duveneck

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Internet archive page

To read this book yourself, click here.

To see a downloadable project pack from CurrClick which could be used while reading David Copperfield, click here. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

To listen, click play in the box below or click on the links in this post.

Total running time: 35 hours, 22 minutes

Dickens receiving his characters, by William Holbrook Beard

00 – Preface by the Author

01 – I Am Born

02 – I Observe

03 – I Have a Change

04 – I Fall Into Disgrace

05 – I Am Sent Away From Home

Henry Herbert LaThangue, Leaving Home, 1890

06 – I Enlarge My Circle of Acquaintance

07 – My First Half at Salem House

08 – My Holidays, Especially One Happy Afternoon

09 – I Have a Memorable Birthday

10 – I Become Neglected, And Am Provided For

11 – I Begin Life On My Own Account, And Don’t Like It

Boy in a red waistcoat, by Paul Cezanne.  This work of art and the reproductions thereof are in the public domain.  The reproduction is part of a collection of reproductions compiled by the Yorck project.  The compilation copyright is held by Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft MbH and licensed under GNU Free Documentation License.

12 – Liking Life On My Own Account No Better, I Form A Great Resolution

13 – The Sequel of My Resolution

14 – My Aunt Makes Up Her Mind About Me

15 – I Make Another Beginning

16 – I am a new boy in more senses than one

Manet, Boy in Flowers, Jacques Hoschede

17 – Somebody Turns Up

18 – A Retrospect

19 – I Look About Me and Make A Discovery

20 – Steerforth’s Home

21 – Little Em’ly

22 – Some Old Scenes And Some New People

23 – I Corroborate Mr. Dick, And Choose A Profession

24 – My First Dissipation

25 – Good and Bad Angels

26 – I Fall Into Captivity

27 – Tommy Traddles

28 – Mr. Micawber’s Gauntlet

29 – I visit Steerforth at his home, again

30 – A Loss

31 – A Greater Loss

Rental Coaches in Snow by Floris Arntzenius

32 – The Beginning of a Long Journey

33 – Blissful

34 – My Aunt Astonishes Me

35 – Depression

36 – Enthusiasm

37 – A Little Cold Water

38 – A Dissolution of Partnership

39 – Wickfield & Heep

Uriah Heep
40 – The Wanderer

41 – Dora’s Aunts

42 – Mischief

43 – Another Retrospect

44 – Our Housekeeping

45 – Mr. Dick Fulfills My Aunt’s Predictions

46 – Intelligence

47 – Martha

48 – Domestic
"Mystery" by Redon


49 – I Am Involved In Mystery

50 – Mr. Peggotty’s Dream Comes True

51 – The Beginning of a Longer Journey

52 – I Assist at an Explosion

53 – Another Retrospect

Mr. and Mrs. Micawber and the Twins by Fred Barnard

54 – Mr. Micawber’s Transactions

55 – Tempest

56 – The New Wound, And The Old

The Emigrants by James Tissot, 1873

57 – The Emigrants

58 – Absence

59 – Return

60 – Agnes

61 – I Am Shown Two Interesting Penitents

62 – A Light Shines on my Way

63 – A Visitor

64 – A Last Retrospect

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