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    • The Southern Bells

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    When the Southern Bells brought the telephone to rural North Carolina, it looked like a "big black daffodil". What the telephone company had not counted on in conceiving its eight-party line service was a pair of "past-middle-age, unmarried sisters", the chatty Misses Lucy and Lena Leatherwood. Once the Leatherwood sisters were connected by the Southern Bells, nobody else on that line had a chance!

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Stanley Easter

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    There was a time during Donald Davis's college freshman year when he wasn't really sure he wanted to claim his hometown of Sulpher Springs, North Carolina. But a boy by the name of Stanley Easter changed Davis's mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding!

    • By Emmaus Dan on 05-11-16

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Listening for the Crack of Dawn

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    Donald Davis was born into a southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. He grew up listening to his father and his Uncle Frank tell stories of their boyhood, all the while taking in the details of his own childhood experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding stories. Outstanding Narrator

    • By Robin on 04-15-03

    Regular price: $13.95

    • The Grand Canyon

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    If you have never ridden a mule along a 48-inch wide trail whose ledge drops off, in places, 700 feet to the Colorado River, straight down, you may have difficulty picturing the temporary insanity that leads otherwise responsible adults to sign away the remainder of their natural life expectancy just for the chance to see the Grand Canyon's natural beauty close-up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story great as the Canyon is Grand!

    • By John on 08-19-16

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Father was a Wise Old Man

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Joe Davis was in his mid-40s when he became a father, and the experience he was able to apply in raising his sons lent creativity to his parenting. The five stories here recall the wisdom of fathers with humor and rich detail: a visit to the Smithsonian inspires father's memory; father "cures" a boy's impulse to try cigarettes; Santa Claus learns an important lesson; and someone plays a trick on a visiting preacher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Memories

    • By B. Lowe on 01-26-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Grandma's Lap Stories

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    From the heart of the Appalachian Mountains come these folktales and folk rhymes for young children. In this recording of timeless children's tales, Davis, one of our most gifted storytellers, weaves for a new generation the same tales his grandmother told him as he sat in her lap so many years ago.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Too Much Hair!

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    In Too Much Hair!, Donald Davis focuses on the trouble with little brothers, especially his own. In the title story, he gives his little brother the haircut he badly needs. The next story explains how he came to be permanently fired as his brother's babysitter. The third tale recounts one of the many science projects for which his brother served as Davis's personal chemistry set. These stories will call forth memories from anyone who has had to live with siblings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Leland on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $10.47

    • Miss Daisy

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    An eccentric schoolteacher and a widow-lady babysitter are the heroines in these new digital studio recordings of Donald Davis' two all-time most-requested stories. "It was the 42nd year she had taught fourth grade", yet there was nothing routine about Miss Daisy or her methods. Rather than settle for textbook work (Miss Daisy left textbooks in the big closet) she took her class on a year-long imaginary world tour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is how I wish my teacher would have been.

    • By CICADA on 03-04-03

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Dr. York, Miss Winnie, and the Typhoid Shot

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In rural North Carolina, in 1951, despite parental reassurances, a typhoid shot hurt. It hurt even more when the children saw who would be administering the shot: Miss Winnie, a large, dictatorial nurse who had been "especially built by the nursing school so she would never blow away in a hard wind".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Donald Davis is always a super entertainer.

    • By DQwannaB on 10-20-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Room of My Own

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Sibling rivalry. Sometimes, a kid just isn't ready for some little squirt to come along and invade his space, his own room. So what if there's an extra bed in the room; isn't that where the stuffed animals are supposed to sleep? How could a couple of otherwise sensible parents just bring a new kid home without even consulting their very own son? Still, a younger sibling can be in need of a big brother's guidance.

    Regular price: $10.47

    • Jack and Granny Ugly

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Growing up in North Carolina, Donald Davis heard stories that came to America through Scots-Irish immigrants about a fellow named Jack who was so real that young Davis thought he was a distant relative or otherside-of-the-mountain neighbor. Now Davis knows that Jack is a universal legendary figure who, by various names, is found in nearly every culture.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Braces

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Braces hurt. Braces look funny. Braces are downright embarrassing. And just about the time you think they're going to feel normal, it's time to tighten them up again. Worst of all, most of us get braces just at that time of life when the last thing we want to do is to look conspicuous, to call attention to ourselves in any way. This new coming-of-age story employs storyteller Donald Davis' trademark descriptions and humor to address the question: is this worth all the pain and embarrassment?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good story

    • By Julie on 07-04-17

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Mama Learns to Drive

    • Stories That Celebrate Mothers
    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    If you've ever been in the car while a loved one was learning to drive, then think of this as cheap therapy! Learning to drive has occasioned emotions ranging from reasonable caution to unbridled terror. Learning under the watchful eye of one's spouse is an added challenge. Undertaking the task with anxious children in the backseat can only heighten the sensory richness of the moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Funny!!! 😂

    • By Leland on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • That's What Mamas Do

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Storyteller Donald Davis had a very sensible mother. She had a pretty good idea of what boys would do, so she was always on the lookout. As Davis later learned, always being on the lookout is what mamas do. His vigilant but gentle mother gave her son multiple gifts in life and, as we learn in the end, gifts that do not end with her passing.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • See Rock City

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    "Years later," Donald Davis remember of his childhood," I came to realize that when you come from a long-dammed-up Scots-Irish gene pool it is an okay thing to wish for something, but it is not an OK thing to get it."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Donald on 05-21-03

    Regular price: $4.95

    • It's All About Cats

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    We all know someone like them: women whose lives revolve around their cats. Here Donald Davis paints verbal portraits of two very different women in his life who shared a fiercely unshakable sense of priorities. It was simply understood that the cats came first, and once you accepted that, everything else made perfect sense. Employing his trademark Carolina drawl, droll wit, and sharp observations, Davis is in top form here as he pays homage to these two remarkable women and their devotion to their feline families.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Donald Davis Excellent Storyteller Excellent Story

    • By Dee Modjeski on 04-02-18

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Rainy Weather

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Traditional values abound in these hilarious stories from Appalachia: friendship, family, orderliness, humor, and delight in an especially inventive practical joke. In "Rainy Weather", a hound dog with more heart than sense wins everyone's admiration. "Uncle Frank Learns to Speak Polish" finds Davis' famous Uncle Frank making the most of a little foreign language. And, in "Uncle Frank Clean Up the Post Office", cleanliness is next to godliness, and it's also next to hilarity.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Jack's First Job

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Four Jack Tales from the Appalachian oral tradition, recorded by a nationally accalimed storyteller. In this collection, Jack has a little trouble adjusting to the workaday world and to personal financial management. Eventually he works hard enough, but his fortunes do not seem to parallel his productivity. Jack finally has to go a bit out of his way to prove himself, meanwhile dealing with a prospective father-in-law who plays hard to get.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You do know Jack!

    • By Emmaus Dan on 04-30-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Big Screen Drive-In Theater

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Screen Drive-In Theater hired a young Donald Davis to work his high school summers there. Employment at the Sulpher Springs Big-Screen Drive-In Theater consisted of working the concession stand, catching "slip-ins", and patrolling the back row to learn about love and life. The theater survives Davis and his friends' summer hijinks until Labor Day.

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Grandma's Boy

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Grandma's house was a magical place, and in this vivid memoir, Donald Davis makes it possible for each of us to go back to our own grandma's kitchen, clutter room, living room, and to that immeasurable bed that seemed to swallow us whole. This selection also contains a traditional story Davis learned from his grandmother, one handed down through his family from generations who once lived in Scotland before coming to the Appalachian mountains, about the time that fortune-seeker named Jack made the king mad.

    Regular price: $4.95

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