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Can Andre-Louis be reconciled with is godfather, when his godfather blames him for the insurrection in France?  Raphael Sabatini, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. With us giving away so much free material during this time of the pandemic, we need your help more than ever. Thank you so much for stepping up, and helping to keep us going strong.

In case you haven’t already, feel free to take advantage of our free titles. We have a few short stories and a few full length novels available free for your enjoyment.

You can find the free audiobooks here:

https://tinyurl.com/wfrphaw

I hope you like our new website at classictalesaudiobooks.com. It’s easier than ever to get where you need to go.Thank you to Annie, from the Join us in France Podcast, who helped with the pronunciations of the French names and phrases for this week’s episode. If you’re interested in France at all, you should check out her show. It’s fantastic.

App users can hear "For Celia", by Ben Jonson, in the special features area of their app.

Sorry, the personal moments can’t be good all the time! But hopefully things will turn up soon

So here’s the story so far:

After many adventures where he has been consistently wronged by the Marquis de la Tour d’Azyr, Andre-Louis has become a master swordsman, and is the fencing master for the most popular fencing school in Paris. His godfather and Aline have recently relocated just outside of Paris.

And now, Scaramouche, Part 9 of 12, by Raphael Sabatini

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Direct download: CT_690_Scaramouche_Part_9of12.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MST

Now that he can no longer find work as an actor or a lawyer, how will Andre-Louis survive? Raphael Sabatini, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. With us giving away so much free material during this time of the pandemic, we need your help more than ever. Thank you so much for stepping up, and helping to keep us going strong.

In case you haven’t already, feel free to take advantage of our free titles. We have a few short stories and a few full length novels available free for your enjoyment.

You can find the free audiobooks here:

https://tinyurl.com/wfrphaw

I hope you like our new website at classictalesaudiobooks.com. It’s easier than ever to get where you need to go.

Thank you to Annie, from the Join us in France Podcast, who helped with the pronunciations of the French names and phrases for this week’s episode. If you’re interested in France at all, you should check out her show. It’s fantastic.

App users can hear Holy Sonnet XIV, the last of our poems from John Donne, in the special features area of their app.

So here’s the story so far:

Andre-Louis is on the run again. After evading capture for inciting rebellion, he sought shelter in the guise of Scaramouche with a mediocre band of players. But now that’s also gone bust, and Andre-Louis wanders to Paris. He must find something else to keep him in shoe leather, or he may very well starve.

And now, Scaramouche, Part 8 of 12, by Raphael Sabatini

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Direct download: CT_689_Scaramouche_Part8of12.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MST

Betrayed and humiliated, how will Scaramouche find justice and vengeance? Raphael Sabatini, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

Thank you to all of our financial supporters. With us giving away so much free material during this time of the pandemic, we need your help more than ever. Thank you so much for stepping up, and helping to keep us going strong.

In case you haven’t already, feel free to take advantage of our free titles. We have a few short stories and a few full length novels available free for your enjoyment.

You can find the free audiobooks here:

https://tinyurl.com/wfrphaw

Also, WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE! Check out our new website at classictalesaudiobooks.com. It’s easier than ever to get where you need to go.

Thank you to Annie, from the Join us in France Podcast, who helped with the pronunciations of the French names and phrases for this week’s episode. If you’re interested in France at all, you should check out her show. It’s fantastic.

App users can hear “Death Be Not Proud”, properly known as "Holy Sonnet X", in the special features area of their app.

So here’s the story so far:

Andre-Louis is on the run from the law, who plan to take him to task for inciting rebellion. He runs across some travelling players, and becomes a cracking success as an actor and author. But now it appears that his fiancé has a rather overly ardent admirer in none other than the Marquis de la Tour d’Azyr – his most hated enemy. And on top of that, Aline, Andre-Louis’ closest friend and confidant, is to marry de la Tour d’Azyr. But Aline knows of the tawdry affair between her lover and Andre-Louis’ fiancé, and she’s not happy about it.

And now, Scaramouche, Part 7 of 12, by Raphael Sabatini

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Direct download: CT_688_Scaramouche_Part_7of12.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:01am MST

Is Andre-Louis’ future compromised, after he is mistaken for nobleman in disguise? Raphael Sabatini, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

Thank you to all of our financial supporters. With us giving away so much free material during this time of the pandemic, we need your help more than ever. Thank you so much for stepping up, and helping to keep us going strong.

In case you haven’t already, feel free to take advantage of our free titles. We have a few short stories and a few full length novels available free for your enjoyment.

You can find the free audiobooks here:

https://tinyurl.com/wfrphaw

Also, WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE! Check out our new website at classictalesaudiobooks.com. It’s easier than ever to get where you need to go.

Thank you to Annie, from the Join us in France Podcast, who helped with the pronunciations of the French names and phrases for this week’s episode. If you’re interested in France at all, you should check out her show. It’s fantastic.

Since we are doing poems from John Donne, I thought that we should actually share today’s poem here, rather in the app area for special features. It will be there, too, if you want to just hear the poem. This was written around 1623 – 400 years ago. I had heard this, but I’d never really understood it. It’s taken from a prose piece he wrote called Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions. It’s in part XVII: Meditation:

No man is an island,

Entire of itself;

Each is a piece of the continent,

A part of the main;

If a clod be washed away by the sea,

Europe is the less,

As well as if a promontory were.

As well as if a manor of thy friends

Or if thine own were;

Any man’s death diminishes me,

Because I am involved in mankind.

Therefore, send not to know

For whom the bell tolls;

It tolls for thee.

So, in these times, the church bells would ring to announce to the countryside important occasions, such as a funeral. No man is an island means we are all a part of the whole, whether we like it, or acknowledge it or not. If one clod is washed away from the shore, Europe is less. If one person dies, we are diminished. For whom does the bell toll? Who just died? Well, when anyone dies, we all die a little. So the bell is tolling for you.

I took my two youngest to the mall for the first time in months. We all three wore masks. Cilla made them for us, and they’re super cute. We were harassed by a fellow patron at the food court – ridiculed by an intimidating stranger for wearing masks. We’re at that point.

Again - “Any man’s death diminishes me, Because I am involved in mankind.”

We’re all in this together. Please stay safe, wear a mask, keep your loved ones safe. Keep strangers safe. It’s not about politics. It’s just about taking care of each other. Because when one person dies, we all die a little.

So here’s the story so far:

Andre-Louis, a privileged lawyer from Gavrillac, is on a mission to speak out for the downtrodden.  After speaking out in Rennes and later at Nantes, he is on the run from the law, who wish to take him to task for inciting rebellion. He runs across some travelling players, and is a cracking success as an actor and author. Then, as he and his fiancé are returning home after a fantastic performance, a coach stops, the door is opened, and Andre-Louis sees Aline, his closest friend in the whole world, who has been worried sick.

And now, Scaramouche, Part 6 of 12, by Raphael Sabatini

Direct download: CT_687_Scaramouche_Part_6of12.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:33am MST

Will Andre-Louis’ portrayal of Scaramouche save the show? Raphael Sabatini, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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

Thank you to all of our financial supporters. With us giving away so much free material during this time of the pandemic, we need your help more than ever. Thank you so much for stepping up, and helping to keep us going strong.

In case you haven’t already, feel free to take advantage of our free titles. I tried to have something for everyone, from several genres, and geared for all ages. Please click on over to our FREE section, and enjoy. There’s a link to the free material in the description for this week’s episode.

You can find the free audiobooks here:

https://tinyurl.com/wfrphaw

App users can hear a poem from John Donne, an Anglican cleric who wrote secular as well as religious poetry.

Thank you to Annie, from the Join us in France Podcast, who helped with the pronunciations of the French names and phrases for this week’s episode. If you’re interested in France at all, you should check out her show. It’s fantastic.

So here’s the story so far:

Andre-Louis, a privileged lawyer from Gavrillac, is on a mission to speak out for the downtrodden.  After speaking out in Rennes and later at Nantes, he is on the run from the law, who wish to take him to task for inciting rebellion. He runs across some travelling players, and is eventually blackmailed to play the part of Scaramouche in tonight’s show.

And now, Scaramouche, Part 5 of 12, by Raphael Sabatini

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Direct download: CT_686_Scaramouche_Part_5of12.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MST