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The Classic Tales Podcast

By: B.J. Harrison
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  • Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
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  • Ep. 950, The Country of the Blind, by H.G. Wells VINTAGE
    Jul 23 2024

    How true is the saying, “In the Country of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King”? H.G. Wells, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

    Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.

    A Vintage Episode is released every Tuesday. If you have found value in the show, please help us to help more people like you by going to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com, and becoming a supporter. New stories are coming your way on Friday.

    We have a new title available – Classic Tales for Children, Volume 1. This boxed set includes Pollyanna, The Wind in the Willows, and Alice in Wonderland. Hop on over to the website, and pick up your copy today.

    And now, The Country of the Blind, by H.G. Wells.

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    1 hr and 24 mins
  • Ep. 949, Nice Neighbors, by Mary Stanbery Watts
    Jul 19 2024

    When the kids next door cross a line, Mrs. Shields can’t help but speak up about it. She knows it will set the gossip machine in motion, but right is right – isn’t it? Mary Stanbery Watts, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

    Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.

    The Vintage Episode for the week is “The Country of the Blind”, by H.G. Wells. Be sure to check it out on Tuesday.

    If you have found value in the show, please consider becoming a monthly supporter. Help us to help other folks like you.

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    Have you ever read Pollyanna, by Eleanor H. Porter? Well, you should. Everybody should. With the way things have gotten so dark lately, I figured I just needed a shot of something bright and cheerful, and reading Pollyanna was just what the doctor ordered.

    So, I recorded it. I’ll be releasing it as a boxed set, along with Winnie-the-Pooh, The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland. Keep an eye on your in box, and I’ll send the product link as soon as it’s available this week. You can preorder it now, by following this link:

    https://store.classictalesaudiobooks.com/classic-tales-for-children-volume-1-p366.aspx

    Mary Stanbery Watts was a rather prolific writer at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. She wrote many stories for McClures, and novels for MacMillan, several set during the Spanish-American war. Today’s story, “Nice Neighbors”, she wrote near the end of her writing career, in 1923. Just a heads up – this story does deal with violence toward animals.

    And now, “Nice Neighbors”, by Mary Stanbery Watts.

    Follow this link to preorder Classic Tales for Children, Volume 1, including Pollyanna, Winnie-the-Pooh, The Wind in the Willows, and Alice in Wonderland.

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    48 mins
  • Ep. 948, The Blue Hotel, by Stephen Crane VINTAGE
    Jul 16 2024

    Why does a stay at the Palace Hotel mean trouble? Stephen Crane, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

    Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.

    A Vintage Episode is released every Tuesday. If you have found value in the show, please help us to help more people like you by going to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com, and becoming a supporter. New stories are coming your way on Friday.

    Please donate to the Kickstarter project to fund the audiobook production of Immortal, by Joanna White. It’s a prequel to her epic fantasy series, Valiant. In Immortal, the protagonist travels through different times without the ability to die. It’s very well-written, and I’m sure you’ll love it.

    Once we raise the funds, Joanna has hired me to produce the audiobook! I’ll send out a newsletter with a link to the project once we’re ready to launch. Thanks for pitching in!

    Stephen Crane is mostly known for his seminal novel: The Red Badge of Courage, and also for his short story, “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”. While today’s story is seemingly simple, there are several complex themes underpinning the story. Also, the story breaks the stylistic norms of the period, venturing toward the realm of Expressionism.

    And now, The Blue Hotel, by Stephen Crane.

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    1 hr and 14 mins

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Great performance

I have listened to B. J. Harrison I think for ten years and his performances have always been top notch. I have an audible subscription and have for several years and still listen to his stories more than audible.
Thank you B.J.

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Excellent Narration and Selection

Wonderful (re)introduction to new authors and genres. I have discovered new favorites because of this podcast and have enjoyed other classics anew.

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Awesome with my afternoon tea!

Love listening to BJ Harrison and discovering the best of classic literature. The chosen stories are captivating with a decent amount of humor.

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