1907 Audiobooks

Casey at the Bat (and two sequels)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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by Ernest L Thayer (Phinn) and Grantland Rice
12 minutes, 5 seconds
Unabridged Baseball Poetry
1888, 1907, 1910

Three baseball classics:

  • Casey at the bat (Thayer/Phinn)
  • Mudville’s Fate (Rice)
  • Casey’s Revenge (Rice)

Ernest L Thayer (writing under the pen name “Phinn”) wrote the baseball classic Casey at the Bat: “A Ballad of the Republic, Sung in the Year 1888″ for the San Fransisco Examiner. In the century since, the poem has spawned hundreds of sequels, including a handful of updates by sports columnist Grantland Rice.

Just in time for baseball season 2005! Read by Alex Wilson.

Note the podcast contains “Casey at the Bat” only; download the full archive for all three pieces.

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Five Speeches

Monday, January 18th, 2010

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by Mark Twain
29 minutes, 45 seconds
Unabridged Humorous Speeches
1899-1908

Twain

Five speeches by the master at making them interesting and witty.

Theoretical Morals (1899)
“A man can’t become morally perfect by stealing one or a thousand green watermelons, but every little bit helps.”

The Alphabet and Simplified Spelling (1907)
“Simplified spelling is all right, but, like chastity, you can take it too far.”

Education and Citizenship (1908)
“Now I want to tell a story about jumping to conclusions. It was told to me by Bram Stoker and it concerns a christening.”

Layman’s Sermon (1906)
“Now I am not modest. I was born modest, but it didn’t last.”

University Settlement Society (1901)
“Marvelous it is, to think of schools where you don’t have to drive the children in, but drive them out! It was not so in my day.”

Note: The podcast includes only “Theoretical Morals.” All five speeches are included in the downloadable bundles.

Read by Alex Wilson.



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The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses

Monday, November 16th, 2009

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by Robert W Service
1 hour, 19 minutes
Unabridged Lyrical Poetry Collection
1907

Robert W Service Spell of the Yukon

Thirty-four accessible, adventurous poems including the famous narrative oft-memorized poems “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” and “The Cremation of Sam McGee.” This collection has also been published as “Songs of a Sourdough.”

Read by Craig R Currier. Podcast includes the poem “My Madonna.” Complete audiobook collection (in the downloadable archives above) includes:




The Land God Forgot
The Spell of the Yukon
The Heart of the Sourdough
The Three Voices
The Law of the Yukon
The Parson’s Son
The Call of the Wild
The Lone Trail
The Pines
The Lure of Little Voices
The Song of the Wage Slave
Grin
The Shooting of Dan McGrew
The Cremation of Sam McGee
My Madonna
Unforgotten


The Reckoning
Quatrains
The Men that Don’t Fit In
Music in the Bush
The Rhyme of the Remittance Man
The Low-Down White
The Little Old Log Cabin
The Younger Son
The March of the Dead
Fighting Mac
The Woman and the Angel
The Rhyme of the Restless Ones
New Year’s Eve
Comfort
The Harpy
Premonition
The Tramps
L’Envoi



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The Ransom of Red Chief

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

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by O Henry
22 minutes, 4 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1907

O Henry

“It looked like a good thing: but wait till I tell you. We were down South, in Alabama–Bill Driscoll and myself-when this kidnapping idea struck us. It was, as Bill afterward expressed it, during a moment of temporary mental apparition; but we didn’t find that out till later.”

The classic humorous tale about a kidnapping gone awry by the beloved O Henry. Read by Alex Wilson.

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