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The Call of the Wild

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

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by Jack London
3 hours, 8 minutes
Unabridged Adventure Novel
1903

Jack London

“Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing…” The classic adventure novel.

Narrated by John Jennens. ote: the podcast MP3 includes only the first part (of seven) of The Call of the Wild. Find the complete recording in any of the zip files.

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Monday, February 21st, 2011

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by Mark Twain
9 hours, 24 minutes
Unabridged Adventure/Humor Novel
1885


Huck Finn

Ernest Hemingway wrote: “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn … it’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.”

Big-river adventure and biting, laugh-out-loud satire in this classic “Great American Novel.” Narrated by John Jennens.

[Note: Two downloads are required for the complete novel. You can download just the first part if you want, but it might lack the closure you're looking for. Also the podcast includes only a fraction of the book. A good fraction, but still.]




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A Christmas Carol

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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by Charles Dickens
2 hours, 47 minutes
Unabridged Classic Novel
1843

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is the classic tale of curmudgeon Ebeneezer Scrooge and the visitation of three ghosts (four if you include Marley) in the run up to Christmas. Read by James Spencer.

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Leaves of Grass Book III: Song of Myself

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

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by Walt Whitman
2 hours, 20 minutes
Unabridged Free Verse Poetry Collection
1855

Whitman

“Song of Myself” is the longest and most famous book (of 35 total) of Walt Whitman’s legendary poetry collection Leaves of Grass. Song of Myself is a longform poem in 52 parts. Read by Alex Wilson.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Monday, April 5th, 2010

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by L. Frank Baum
3 hours, 36 minutes
Unabridged Fantasy/ Young Adult Novel
1900

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The beloved novel about a quest to see a Wizard. Join Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, The Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion in an adventure that some would call the “first American fairy tale” (and, later, the inspiration for one of the most successful films ever made). Read by James Spencer.

Note: The podcast includes only the first chapter. The entire unabridged book is included in the downloadable bundles.

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Chicago Poems

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

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by Carl Sandburg
2 hours, 15 minutes
Unabridged Free Verse Poetry Collection
1916

This complete collection includes the Telltale Weekly recordings of all 7 volumes of Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems, originally sold individually as

  1. Chicago Poems – 55 poems – 65 minutes
  2. Handfuls – 11 poems – 4 minutes
  3. War Poems 1914-1915 – 11 poems – 11 minutes
  4. The Road and the End – 11 poems, 10 minutes
  5. Fogs and Fires – 28 poems – 17 minutes
  6. Shadows – 9 poems – 6 minutes
  7. Other Days (1900-1910) – 23 poems – 22 minutes

Read by Alex Wilson.





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The Time Machine

Friday, August 14th, 2009

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by H G Wells
3 hours, 2 minutes
Unabridged Science Fiction Novel
1895

H G Wells

An amateur scientist discovers that just as he may travel around in the three physical dimensions, he may also travel through the fourth–time. These are his adventures and discoveries through time. Read by James Spencer. Note: the Spoken Alexandria podcast includes only the first chapter of TM. The full book is included in the zipped download options

“There’s a slightly old-fashioned quality to his speech that compliments Wells’ old-fashioned brand of science fiction … rises above the source material, making these audio editions a great way to experience these two classics.” – John Joseph Adams, Locus

As James Patrick Kelly writes in this month’s (September 2004 issue) Asimov’s Science Fiction, “What makes this the first science fiction time travel story is that the Time Traveler actually builds his machine.” Previous fictitious time travelers (like Ebeneezer Scrooge or the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court) didn’t have a choice in the matter.

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Metamorphosis

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

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by Franz Kafka
2 hours, 15 minutes
Unabridged Novella
1915

Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis

“One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he
found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin.” So begins the classic existential tale about the traveling salesman who too late realizes what he’s become.

Translation by David Wyllie. Read by Alex Wilson.

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The Retrieval Artist

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
2 hours, 1 minute
Unabridged Science Fiction Novella
2000

The Retrieval Artist by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Retrieval Artists find people who have Disappeared. But people Disappear for
a reason–they don’t want to be found. When Anetka Sobol shows up at Miles
Flint’s office on the Moon, he immediately knows that this case is going to
be complicated.

A hard-boiled science fiction mystery. A Hugo Award Nominee, Locus Poll Award Nominee, and AnLab Award Nominee first published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Read by Stefan Rudnicki.


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