The Ugly Duckling, narrated by Glenn Hascall and written by Hans Christian Anderson, is indeed an inspiration to those of us who believe we were born ugly or less talented than our peers. Barnyard abuse, verbal abuse, or bullying: it's all pretty much the same. This classic piece by Hans Christian Anderson has delighted children for over 150 years.
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Most can recall what may be termed 'the good old days'. Each generation will recall the best of the past and take the sum of positive experience and call it good. This story shares the very end of the best of times in Acadia. Love is in bloom, reputations are strong, and all look to a bright future. A lifetime of change can come in one 24 hour period. And when all is stripped away perhaps the the best that remains from shattered dreams is hope. A classic story from Longfellow. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.
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While it may seem dark and grim this poem story takes us aboard the deck of a ship bound for disaster. Bravado is mixed with fear. A storm is tempered with hope. The end leaves questions and a sense of melancholy that is the pinnacle of what makes this a classic. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.
Would you face a foe knowing you would fail? There are times when the odds are so overwhelmingly against someone that is seems giving up is the best solution. This classic poem story tells of 600 who faced death - and most met it. Yet it is their courage in the face of dire circumstances that may embolden the weakest heart. Narrated by Glenn Hascall
His life began with deception and lacking respect for others. Perhaps it's a good thing that change can happen in the worst of men. George Müller would go on to create a remarkable collection of London orphan homes. This biography for all ages provides a unique look at this man - and his mission. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.
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This is what may be described as the bad-day book of the Bible. King Solomon held onto the greatest wisdom of his generation, but after all his work, and at the end of his life, he saw all his life's work as "Madness and folly". The wise king would learn that even in these down days there is a plan. There is a purpose. No matter what he felt there was something greater than he could see. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.
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When America’s first President, George Washington, was13 years of age, he penned 110 rules of civility. Some believe he was simply transcribing something he had read, but no one seems to know exactly what that may have been.
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The Book of Daniel records events that took place during Israel's captivity. Daniel's visions always show God as triumphant. As you listen to this book narrated by Glenn Hascall, be encouraged that God still shows his faithfulness and his protection today as he keeps his promise never to desert you.
A brilliant short story demonstrating how a truly balanced set of dilemmas can allow a reader to conclude two different endings. In this case a young man is faced with two doors. One holds a door with a ferocious tiger. The other? A beautiful lady whom he would immediately marry. The struggle comes not so much in defining a choice, but the reasons that brought the young man to the choice, and who helps him make the choice.
A longing for spring just isn't enough for the poet. He sees evidence that new life begins after death. His longing goes beyond the daisy, the aroma, and the warmth of the sun. He longs for a new home that transcends the short life of a flower. A poem story evoking an anticipated future. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.
Facing the Storm Along the Oregon Trail is about a young Amish brother and sister who are excommunicated from their community because she wishes to spread the word of God outside of and within their community. This is forbidden, so they decide to journey west along the Oregon Trail and join their aunt in Oregon, who had been previously excommunicated for her way of thinking, also.
Imagine living in a house over 100 years old, and of course wondering about the former occupants, and now the couple living in the home meets the former residents. Only one problem; the former residents have been dead for many years, and these are the ghosts of the loving couple who lived in the home searching for treasure. Glenn Hascall does a magnificent job performing as the narrator of this charming story by Virginia Woolf.
Spot was a good-looking dog and everyone in the Klondike wanted the canine - except the two men that owned him. They tried selling him, they tried leaving him behind, and Spot seemed content to keep them guessing how he was always able to find them. Adventure, humor, and a good dose of owner frustration populate this story from famed writer Jack London.
Perhaps the second most read book of the Bible, you will no doubt listen more than once to the Book of Proverbs masterfully narrated by Glenn Hascall.
Narrator Glenn Hascall does a marvelous job narrating Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians from the King James version of the Bible.
The famous short poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Lord Alfred Tennyson.
My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian." What else can be said about a dog, other than it is loyal and faithful, and can become so much a part of our lives.
The Gospel of Mark portrays the life of Christ complete with parables, sermons, and a narrative of many events in the adult life of Jesus. As much a book of history as a book of faith, and is equally suited for both.
Two women. Two stories. Two Wishes. Two outcomes. Life journeys often begin at the Wishing Bridge. A classic poem by a classic author. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.
Franz Kafka was one of the first and greatest masters of dystopian literature. In his bleak world view, man is presented as helpless and ineffectual, his destiny determined by distant, obscure and essentially unfriendly agencies. In none of his works is this savage and unreasoning enslavement presented more vividly than in Metamorphosis, a novella in which Gregor Samsa, a respectable employee and dutiful son, wakes to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect.