Audio Books Podcasts
The Cruise of the Snark (1913) is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London's 1907-1909 voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of "surf-riding", which he dubbed a "royal sport", helped introduce it to and popularize it with the mainland. London writes: Through the white crest of a breaker suddenly appears a dark figure, erect, a man-fish or a sea-god, on the very forward face of the crest where the top falls over and down, driving in toward shore, buried to his loins in smoking spray, caught up by the sea and flung landward, bodily, a quarter of a mile. It is a Kanaka on a surf-board. And I know that when I have finished these lines I shall be out in that riot of colour and pounding surf, trying to bit those breakers even as he, and failing as he never failed, but living life as the best of us may live it. Excerpted from Wikipedia.
Travel along as Mike Vendetti aka miketheauctioneer narrates an outstanding true account of a trip made in 1909 by Zane Grey and a plainsman, Buffalo Jones, through the Grand Canyon to lasso a cougar. That’s right lasso. Throw a rope around. That’s equivalent to catching one by the tail. As I narrated this book, I found fact to be as exciting as fiction. This part of the west was relatively wild and untamed at this time. Wolves, wild horses, buffalo and other wildlife were quite prevalent, and the Indians were not that friendly. This adventure would never make it to “Animal Planet”, or as a National Geographic special, because there is quite a lot of what we would consider cruelty to animals, but this is a true story, and life as it was at the turn of the last century. Parts of this story will offend the sensibilities of some, but it is a glimpse into a world that no longer exists. I was definitely drawn into this story, as I hope the listener will be. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)
My podcast is a children's fantasy about an evil force that was imprisoned 1000 years ago. The spell that keeps it locked away is getting weaker. It's now only a matter before it escapes and declares all out war on the faeries that imprisoned.``This podcast is suitable for any age.``The original story was first created when I was a child, living in Burbage, Buxton. It is the first of four novels.``If you enjoy fantasy stories which bring in the myths, legends and folklore of old, the you should like this.
By Ian Rutter
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic children’s novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can’t help but love. Despite her “tragical” past, Anne’s optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne’s life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to help out on the farm. The Cuthberts decide Anne will have to be sent back to the orphange but before they know it, she has begun to work her way into their hearts. (Summary by Annie Rothenberg)
History is brought to life in the second volume of American History Stories by Mara L. Pratt. It is a wonderful introduction for children to American history, this volume beginning with the causes of the American Revolution. Although each chapter is short, it is full of fascinating information, and so well-written that adults will enjoy it as much as children. (Summary by Laura Caldwell) Reader's Note : This edition contains patriotic songs of the time period. Where these songs have occurred, the lyrics have been read. The music for these songs may be found in the text.
The ShadowCast Audio Anthology is a dark fiction podcast. We feature Authors you know, and Authors you'll never forget. Each week you'll get our regular fiction as well as additional material from Shadowcast Audiobooks. Our first Podiobook presentation is Eyes and Knives by Pete Malicki. Pete is offering signed copies of the book to listeners at a reduced rate. Subscribe to the podcast. Listen in, and if you like what you hear Tell your friends, support the author and buy the book. The best way to ensure you'll continue to get great content for free is to show big publishing these guys know what they're doing, and they CAN sell books. Our short fiction runs the gamut from intense monster filled horror, to dark, introspective, psychological thrillers. Regardless of your specific taste we have something to wet your palette. If it's dark fiction you're looking for remember "ShadowCast Audio: Where all your dreams and Nightmares can come true."
By Jason Warden
LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 033: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.
The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome. The duties and difficulties of life claim our attention, but we can rise above all anxiety concerning them. Surrounded by noise, we can yet have a quiet mind; involved in responsibilities, the heart can be at rest; in the midst of strife, we can know the abiding peace. The twenty pieces which comprise this book, unrelated as some of them are in the letter, will be found to be harmonious in the spirit, in that they point the reader towards those heights of self-knowledge and self-conquest which, rising above the turbulence of the world, lift their peaks where the Heavenly Silence reigns. (Summary from Above Life's Turmoil )