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    • 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

    • The Scariest Stories Ever

    • By: Roberta Simpson Brown
    • Narrated by: Roberta Simpson Brown
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    If you're looking for the scariest stories you can get your hands on, your search is over. Accomplished storyteller Roberta Simpson Brown unfolds her thrilling stories for listeners of all ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • childhood memories

    • By Jonathon Talton on 03-05-17

    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

    • Cajun Folktales

    • By: J.J. Reneaux
    • Narrated by: J.J. Reneaux
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Nationally acclaimed storyteller J.J. Reneaux grew up Cajun for true, surrounded by the stories, music, food, and culture of rural communities in southeastern Texas and southern Louisiana. A traditional storyteller who collects by word-of-mouth, Reneaux has developed her repertoire over years of collecting: on front porches, school playgrounds, and her beloved fishing trips, as well as at nursing homes, airports, and at neighborhood fais-dodos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming.

    • By Louise on 05-29-04

    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

    • 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

    • Itsy-Bitsy Spider's Heroic Climb and Other Stories

    • By: David Novak
    • Narrated by: David Novak
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Expanding upon the four-line nursery rhyme, storyteller David Novak spins an epic tale as young Itsy prepares to attempt what no spider has done before: scale the water spout. A nervous Mother Bitsy prepares her little Itsy as nourishing lunch; a fly salad sandwich, a bag of grasshopper chips, and a bottle of fresh-squeezed moth juice (100% natural). The result is an epic on a child's scale, in which determination, concentration, and grit are championed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent for children and young adults

    • By WinsomeDonaldson on 03-05-12

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Cajun Ghost Stories

    • By: J.J. Reneaux
    • Narrated by: J.J. Reneaux
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In the land of moss, magnolias, and bayous, ghost stories suffuse the landscape like mist on a moonlit swamp. Swamp ghosts, hot-tempered villains and tricksters once lived there, and live on today in such blood-chilling stories as the six in this collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and Scary

    • By D. Sidwell on 03-22-04

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Barbershop Education

    • What Makes Us Southerners, Volume II
    • By: Kathryn Tucker Windham
    • Narrated by: Kathryn Tucker Windham
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The title story of this collection might have been dubbed "Mother Knows Best". Kathryn Tucker Windham has always had a healthy respect for wisdom, but her true love has always been humor. The stories in this collection reflect her appreciation for traditional values and traditional ways, but they also beguile the listener with that most enchanting of Southern traits, a keen sense of humor.

    Regular price: $11.87

    • The Big Screen Drive-In Theater

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 54 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

    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

    • Tales of an October Moon

    • By: Marc Joel Levitt
    • Narrated by: Marc Joel Levitt
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The four original stories on this highly praised recording were inspired by an October moon in New England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beloved for over 20 years!

    • By JaneSays on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Anansi Time

    • By: Bobby Norfolk
    • Narrated by: Bobby Norfolk
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Bobby Norfolk plays a prominent role in African-American storytelling. But when he recently visited Africa, he went as a humble student, hoping to glean new insights, to immerse himself in a living oral tradition. He went as a pilgrim to the cities, villages, and jungles of Africa. Yet he was caught completely by surprise when, during a visit to an obscure African village, he was invited to a community-wide afternoon break at which elders told traditional Anansi stories and everyone else listened intently.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too child focused

    • By Ramses on 03-20-15

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Scary Stories for All Ages

    • By: Roberta Simpson Brown
    • Narrated by: Roberta Simpson Brown
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    If you're looking for the scariest stories you can get your ears on, your search is over. Accomplished storyteller Roberta Simpson Brown unfolds her thrilling stories for listeners of all ages.

    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 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

    • 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

    • Father was a Wise Old Man

    • By: Donald Davis
    • Narrated by: Donald Davis
    • Length: 58 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 7

    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

    • The Accidental Angel

    • By: Jackie Torrence
    • Narrated by: Jackie Torrence
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    One of America's most beloved storytellers tells of spirits that have nurtured her in these four tales: "The Accidental Angel", "Wilbur Martin: God's Maintenance Man", "The Water Lilies", and "Angels in Disguise". Jackie Torrence, a frequent headliner at the National Storytelling Festival, is known to audiences nationwide as The Story Lady. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Wolftrap, the International Children's Festival, and Lincoln Center.

    Regular price: $4.95

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