15-30 minutes Audiobooks

The Haunted Dolls’ House

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

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by M R James
29 minutes, 53 seconds
Unabridged Ghost Story
1923

MR James

Probably the most famous of the ghost stories of M R James. Commissioned by Queen Mary for her doll house library, which is still on display at 1:12 scale in Windsor Castle. Performed by Susie Berneis.



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Dubliners: The Boarding House

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

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by James Joyce
17 minutes, 2 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1914

Joyce

Sometimes romance needs a bit of deliberation; this is Joyce at his most satiric.
“The Boarding House” is the seventh story in his collection Dubliners, classic tales dealing thematically with miscommunication, isolation, class differences, and emotional paralysis in Joyce’s Ireland.

Narrated by Alex Wilson.


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The Masque of the Red Death

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

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by Edgar Allan Poe
16 minutes, 27 seconds
Unabridged Horror Story
1842

Poe

What’s a Prince to do when his people are dying of plague? Why, wall himself off with a thousand other nobles and throw a masquerade ball, of course!

Silly prince. Doesn’t he know he’s in an Edgar Allan Poe story?
Narrated by Alex Wilson.



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Two for a Cent

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

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by F Scott Fitzgerald
34 minutes, 52 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1922

F Scott Fitzgerald

A man makes a pilgrimage to his hometown and finds you can, indeed, put a price on fate.

Read by William Coon.



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The Prisoner of Chillon

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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by Lord Byron
22 minutes
Unabridged Longform Narrative Poem
1816

Lord Byron

The story-poem about Francois Bonivard, a 16th century monk imprisoned in the Chateau de Chillon.

Read by Alex Wilson.



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A Dill Pickle

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

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by Katherine Mansfield
17 minutes, 19 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1920

Katherine Mansfield

A story of love lost and found, after an absence of six years. The reasons for connection and separation quickly become clear, but what will be the choice this time around?

A beautiful day. A discussion of classlessness. A snobbish ex-lover. What could possibly go right?

Read by William Coon.


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Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was a New Zealand-born author of short stories and critical writings. She was a prominent modernist in the first part of the 20th century.


Athough William Coon is a relative newcomer to audiobook recording, he has many years of experience using his voice to inform, persuade, and educate his consulting clients. A recent contributor to the podcast timetravelershow.com, Bill has narrated over 30 short works for LibriVox. A list of his LibriVox recordings can be found here.





 

The Star

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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by H G Wells
30 minutes, 18 seconds
Unabridged Science Fiction Story
1897

Wells

One hundred and one years before the films Armegeddon and Deep Impact entered U.S. theaters, the father of modern science fiction scared the crap out of Victorian London with this, the first of such death-from-above science fiction tales. Read by Alex Wilson.


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New Testament: Philippians

Friday, April 6th, 2012

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from the King James Bible
16 minutes, 18 seconds
Unabridged Religous Work
First Century AD

The King James Bible

The eleventh book of the New Testament: the epistle of the apostle Paul to the Philippians. It was written during Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome, yet he emphasizes joy and rejoicing at the gospel.

Read by Alex Wilson.



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About Magnanimous-Incident Literature

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

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by Mark Twain
16 minutes, 7 seconds
Unabridged Humor/Storytelling/Essay
1878

Twain

Twain proposes some realistic sequels to three common morality tales.

Read by Alex Wilson.


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Dubliners: Two Gallants

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

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by James Joyce
25 minutes, 14 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1914

Joyce

Con men want to convince a maid to steal from her employer. “Two Gallants” is the sixth story in James Joyce’s collection Dubliners, classic tales dealing thematically with miscommunication, isolation, class differences, and emotional paralysis in Joyce’s Ireland.

Narrated by Alex Wilson.


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