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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

    • Listening for the Crack of Dawn

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • Grandma's Lap Stories

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • Mama Learns to Drive

    • Stories That Celebrate Mothers
    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • The Grand Canyon

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • Donald Davis Live from Fearrington Village

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    For 16 years, Donald Davis has performed during the Christmas season at Fearrington Village, a unique destination community near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Hundreds of people fill the seats in this historic barn, now converted for use as an events venue. Recorded live at Davis's December 15, 2007, performance, this audio captures the familiar and special relationship between a skilled and beloved storyteller and the audience that has sustained him year after year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best ever afternoon this year

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $11.86

    • 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

    • Uncle Frank Invents the Electron Microphone

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In the hills of Appalachia, humor and wisdom are mixed up forever in funny, wise stories that seem to grow more lustrous with each telling. Here are two of the best: "Uncle Frank Invents the Electron Microphone", Appalachian folk wisdom rolled into one of Davis' funniest stories; "Uncle Frank and the Crown Feed Boys", Davis' legendary Uncle Frank teaches a couple of traveling salesmen the lesson of their lives.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Friends Come Back...and That's a Good Thing

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The best friend of our youth has no replacement, ever. Though we may start out as "two peas in a pod", we often lose touch with one another. In this affecting tale of two adults who reclaim their childhood bond after 30 years apart, the comforts of friendship are affirmed with humor and wit.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • 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

    • That's What Mamas Do

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 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

    • Broken Bones

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Broken Bones is a double set of double stories. The first set is made up of a story Davis's grandmother told about the time his mother broke her arm - twice! The second story in the first set is about how his little brother's collarbone was broken - twice! The second set of stories concerns Davis' neighbors, the Leatherwoods, and explains what happens when two big brothers team up against two little brothers. It also tells us that fathers are always smarter than their sons!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful stories

    • By Julie on 12-22-16

    Regular price: $10.47

    • 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

    • Rainy Weather

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • Going to Grandma's

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Old Man Hawkins was a larger-than-life character among deer hunters, or, more precisely, among tellers and hearers of tall tales. His self-proclaimed method of hunting deer by holding a mirror in one hand and his rifle in the other, pointing backward over a shoulder, was, he said, "to be fair to the deer". It was a story, Davis tells us, that would occupy his father on the drive to Grandma's house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another funny story

    • By Julie on 07-25-17

    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

    • 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

    • From Black and White to Living in Color

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    There was a time during Donald Davis's college freshman year when he wasn't really sure if he wanted to claim his hometown of Sulpher Springs, North Carolina. But a boy by the name of Stanley Easter changed his mind. "The year after that," he recalls, "I did go home from college for Thanksgiving. In fact, I had now become so proud of where I was from that I could hardly wait to get home. I no longer had to lie about where I was from. The world of childhood was quickly becoming a dear place to visit."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wept

    • By Just the facts, Ma'am. on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $11.86

    • 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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