The Classic Tales Podcast
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 Gothic castles of Eastern Europe, 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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Three hypochondriacs declare themselves “overworked”, and decide to take a holiday boating down the Thames. And they bring their dog. Jerome K. Jerome, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

And now for something completely different.

I know, I know what you’re thinking. BJ, we are on tenterhooks with Nicholas Nickleby – please give us the rest of the story. And I will. But things have worked out a bit differently.

So in the meantime, I’m bringing you a sample of the classic humorous novel: Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome which is available in its entirety now. You can get the rest for only 9.99 at www.thebestaudiobooks.com. Yep the whole book is done and ready for you. Members: use your code and get the book for 4 dollars.

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Three friends, one dog, one boat, one river. What could go wrong? Plenty. Even when the sailing is smooth, the stories never stop in Jerome K. Jerome’s comic novel. Plaster fishes, dead water rats, near death escapes and many, many jocose anecdotes create a colorful narrative of summertime life on the river. For, once three hypochondriacs self-diagnose themselves as “clearly overworked”, the rest practically writes itself.

So head on over to www.thebestaudiobooks.com and get the rest of the story – available now!

And now, a sample of Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome

Direct download: CT_459_3Meninaboat_Pcast_sample.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:10am MDT

The depths of the honeycombed mountains reveal their hidden truth. H.P. Lovecraft, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

I’m not sure how many of you know, but when I started The Classic Tales Podcast, the click wheel iPods had just learned how to play video. Audiobooks were made on mp3, and we had to burn mp3 discs or create playlists. There wasn’t an industry standard file format for audiobooks, and they were all treated like music.

Now, you can download an audiobook wirelessly to your phone, and listen to it instantly. It’s really pretty cool. I am working to update all of the classic titles I’ve done, over 250 titles, and get them all on the website in their best format. But I can’t do it alone. Please become a supporting member of The Classic Tales Podcast. Your monthly subscription of only $5 will help give me the stability to keep updating the files, so we can get everything in apple pie order. And as a subscribing member, you’ll get a coupon code for $6 off anything in the store. We all win, and your support goes directly to helping keep the Classic Tales Podcast running and improving.

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And now, At the Mountains of Madness, part 5of5, by H.P. Lovecraft.

Direct download: CT_458_Mtns_of_Madness_Pt5of5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am MDT

Deep inside the caves of the ancient city, many terrible secrets are uncovered. H.P. Lovecraft, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

The reviews are coming in for Nicholas Nickleby! A listener from Grantsville, Utah writes: “The voices invented for each character are absolutely remarkable!”

And Bonnie Discuillo from Dexter, Michigan says, “..the voices are so well done that I forget that I’m not listening to several actors… following Nicholas and his sister Kate as their lives are changed by the people they encounter.”

Kristina Bell of High Point, North Carolina says, “Harrison’s narrative made me feel like I was right in the scene with the characters.”

And Howard Taub of Woodinville, Washington calls it, “A masterpiece.”

Nicholas Nickleby Volume 1 of 2 is now available at www.thebestaudiobooks.com.

And now, At The Mountains of Madness, Part 4 of 5, by H. P. Lovecraft.

Direct download: CT_457_Mtns_of_Madness_Pt4of5.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT

The crest of the nightmarish mountains is breeched, revealing a terrible secret. For there is another narrative about the origins of mankind that no ear has ever heard. H.P. Lovecraft, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

Nicholas Nickleby is a tour de force in Victorian storytelling. Like many of Dickens’ stories, it starts off a bit sad, but once the ball gets rolling, it doesn’t stop. I love reading Dickens for many reasons, but part of my affinity for him is the actual scope of each book – the length. There are so many charming characters, and you get to live in their world for such a long time. By the time it is finished, you feel like you are saying goodbye to dear friends. Nicholas Nickleby Volume 1 of 2 is now available at www.thebestaudiobooks.com.

Spotify has recently reached out to us, and will be streaming The Classic Tales Podcast through their service. If you have a friend who loves Spotify, have them check us out!

App users – check your special features for another movie accompanying this week’s episode. Lovecraft describes several existing rock formations similar to the Mountains of Madness, and you can see them and more drawings from the original publication of At the Mountains of Madness.

And one final note to remind you that all of your orders placed at thebestaudiobooks.com are backed up forever. If you ever need to download any of your audiobooks again in 5,10 or 15 years, just let us know. We’ll hook you up.

And now, At The Mountains of Madness, Part 3 of 5, by H. P. Lovecraft.

Direct download: CT_456_Mtns_of_Madness_Pt3of5.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 11:45pm MDT