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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Mysterious plots come to light aboard a steamer bound for France. Who is the stranger with sharpened senses, lightening reflexes and superhuman strength that stops catastrophe? – Tarzan of the Apes. Edgar Rice Burroughs, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

A Study in Scarlet is now available. This is the very first Sherlock Holmes story. In it we see Holmes and Watson meet, and they solve their first case together tracking down a cunning murderer in London. It is available at a very low price – only $8.99! This deluxe version of the audiobook also includes Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, typically touted as the first detective story. Watson and Holmes also discuss it in A Study in Scarlet. So you have the beginning of Holmes and the beginning of the detective genre in one place!

When you purchase A Study in Scarlet, you can also get, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes for one low price. Available now at www.thebestaudiobooks.com.

Today we begin an 11 part series of The Return of Tarzan, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. For those of you who missed the first part of Tarzan’s adventures, you can get Tarzan of the Apes at www.thebestaudiobooks.com for only 5.99. So subscribers with a $6 coupon code can get it for free.

When we last heard from Tarzan, he had saved his true love, Jane Porter, from a horrendous fire. Jane was already betrothed to Clayton, Lord Greystoke. It had been proven that Tarzan himself was the rightful Lord Greystoke, and heir to all the rights, properties and privileges that came with the title. Yet Jane felt honor bound to marry Clayton against her heartfelt desire to be with Tarzan. In the end, Tarzan kept the information of his true lineage to himself.

And now, The Return of Tarzan, part 1 of 11, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Direct download: CT_472_Return_of_Tarzan_Pt1of11.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT

Robin Hood faces a formidable opponent while away from his merry men. Pierce Egan, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

Once again, thank you to all of the supporting members of The Classic Tales Podcast. This podcast doesn’t just happen, and I really appreciate your help in keeping the podcast alive. Thank you very much.

A Study in Scarlet is now available. This is the very first Sherlock Holmes story. In it we see Holmes and Watson meet, and they solve their first case together tracking down a cunning murderer in London. It is available at a very low price – only $8.99! This deluxe version of the audiobook also includes Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, typically touted as the first detective story. Watson and Holmes also discuss it in A Study in Scarlet. So you have the beginning of Holmes and the beginning of the detective genre in one place!

When you purchase A Study in Scarlet, you can also get, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes for one low price. Available now at www.thebestaudiobooks.com.

http://store.thebestaudiobooks.com/a-study-in-scarlet-by-sir-arthur-conan-doyle-unabridged-mp3aac-audiobook-down-p225.aspx

There has been some controversy about the Appendix and blog post about the Mormons in A Study in Scarlet that I wrote. Apparently, I am too close to the subject to be my usually objective self. Unfortunately it wasn’t until I had written and released the Appendix before I realized that this was the case. The Blog post will be taken down, and the Appendix removed from subsequent orders of A Study in Scarlet.

Pierce Egan, wrote today’s story around 1850, ushering in a Victorian revival of Robin Hood stories. Egan’s collection Robin Hood and Little John became a staple in Victorian households, inspiring Howard Pyle and Alexandre Dumas to each write adaptations of the foxy forester.

App users can see and download artwork for today’s episode.

And now, Robin Hood Meets Guy of Gisborne, by Pierce Egan.

Direct download: CT_471_RobinHoodvGuyGisborne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am MDT

The Scarlet Plague continues its unrelenting march of destruction, and the three eternally surfacing personalities are revealed. Jack London, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

Thank you to all of the supporting members of The Classic Tales Podcast. Your support has really helps us weather the ebbs and flows of freelancing. Thank you very much. We’ve been ebbing for a while now, and every bit helps!

A Study in Scarlet is just about ready for release. It will be available at a very low price – only $8.99! There will also be a Sherlock Holmes anthology, where you can get A Study in Scarlet, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes for one low price. Keep an eye on your inboxes, and I’ll send out an email as soon as it’s released! Preorder and get you copy the second it goes live!

App users can enjoy the background artwork for The Scarlet Plague, and also download the artwork to your device.

And now, The Scarlet Plague, part 2 of 2, by Jack London.

Direct download: CT_470_ScarletPlague_Part02of2.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:20am MDT

12 billionaires rule the United States, while those called freemen are forced to serve the rich. But that was 60 years ago…before the Scarlet Plague. Jack London, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

Thank you to all of the supporting members of The Classic Tales Podcast. Your support has really helped us weather the ebbs and flows of freelancing. Thank you very much.

Well, I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is that the second edition of Edgar Allan Poe is suspended. The original files are lost, and I would need to record it all over again in order to update the audio. So The Edgar Allan Poe Collection will remain as it stands, now at a reduced price of only $5.99 at www.thebestaudiobooks.com.

The good news is that in its place I will be recording the very first Sherlock Holmes novella: A Study in Scarlet in May. See Watson and Holmes meet and solve their first case together. Check your inboxes for an announcement next week!

When most people think of Jack London, they usually think of Alaska, the Klondike, and dog sleds. However, he wrote successfully in many genres including science fiction. Today’s story is the first half of a post apocalyptic novella written in 1915.

Now, as with most of the stories on the Podcast, today’s tale reflects the prejudices of London’s time in 1915. Not only are its attitudes towards “uncivilized” people offensive, but his outlook toward the poor and unprivileged is also disparaging. So let’s learn from the past and celebrate how far we’ve come.

And now, The Scarlet Plague, part 1 of 2, by Jack London.

Direct download: CT_469_ScarletPlague_Part01of2.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT