The Classic Tales Podcast
Unabridged. Professional. Classic. 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.

Will Lord Percy discover that a nefarious villain actually owns the golden pince-nez? Dorothy Sayers, 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. I know many of you have had to cancel your subscriptions, and I appreciate those who come back when they can. It really helps us out, so we can keep going forward. And in case you’re wondering, this is our family business. All of the money brought in goes to us. I have no partners who get a cut. Just so you know where your money is going.

And if you just want to shoot us a few bucks to say thanks, that’s awesome. There is  now a Donate button on the website at www.classictalesaudiobooks.com, where you can do just that. And when/if you donate, feel free to let us know what titles you’d like to see us do! We love to hear from you.

App users can hear “The Retreat”, by Henry Vaughan in the special features portion for this week’s episode.

This book was written around 100 years ago, when the world was still reeling after the flu pandemic. See if you can spot the reference during the courtroom scene.

Also, this book contains some Anti-Semitic language. So please be aware of that.

And now, Whose Body, Part 3 of 7 by Dorothy Sayers.

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Direct download: CT_707_WhoseBody_Part3of7.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT

The dead man in the bath could be Mr. Levy, in fact, with him missing, it should be Mr. Levy – but it ain’t Mr. Levy. Dorothy Sayers, 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. I know many of you have had to cancel your subscriptions, and I appreciate those who come back when they can. It really helps us out, so we can keep going forward. And in case you’re wondering, this is our family business. All of the money brought in goes to us. I have no sponsors, or partners who get a cut. Just so you know where your money is going.

And if you just want to shoot us a few bucks to say thanks, that’s awesome. There is  now a Donate button on the website at www.classictalesaudiobooks.com, where you can do just that.

Apparently, in the last month or so, Audible has begun to host podcasts through their service, and they’ve included this one. I have an older phone, so I can’t really see how it works, but I’m thrilled to be included. Feel free to review us on Audible, if you get a chance.  

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App users can hear “To His Coy Mistress”, by Andrew Marvell in the special features portion for this week’s episode.

And now, Whose Body, Part 2 of 7 by Dorothy Sayers.

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Direct download: CT_706_WhoseBody_Part2of7.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT

Mr. Thipps wakes up to discover a dead body in his bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez.  So many questions.  Dorothy Sayers, 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. I know we are all going through some stuff right now, and we really appreciate you doing what you can. It really helps us out. And in case you’ve forgotten: a $5 donation gets you an $8 coupon code for any audiobook at the store. We really want to make sure you get a lot of bang for your buck.

And if you just want to shoot us a few bucks to say thanks, that’s awesome. There is  now a Donate button on the website at www.classictalesaudiobooks.com, where you can do just that.

I have begun doing special pricing for financial supporters. What does that mean? Well, once you login to the website, financial supporters with a subscription can access subscriber pricing for The Last of the Mohicans, The Lost World, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Wuthering Heights, and The War of the Worlds, so they can purchase these titles using only their monthly coupon codes. Or buy them for a reduced price. Just another way to make your dollars stretch.

Looking for a unique Christmas gift? We’ve added more designs to our merchandise site. Check out our merch store for unique gift ideas for yourself or a literature lover in you life. Right now, they are having a sale - everything is 35% off.

On the app side of things, we’re starting poetry again. App users can hear “To Lucasta, Going to the Wars”, by Richard Lovelace in the special features portion for this week’s episode.

This week we begin Whose Body, by Dorothy L. Sayers. Lord Peter Wimsey is an aristocrat whose hobby is solving crime. A couple things to note in this story: it was published in 1923. That was after World War I, but before the Jewish holocaust of World War II. Wimsey suffers from PTSD from the war, and it’s interesting to see how it is handled at this time. Just a little hint to have compassion for those who might be acting in ways we don’t understand. You never know what’s going on under the surface.

The other thing I wanted to mention is the handling of Jewish terms and epithets. Again, this book was written over 100 years ago, in a time before the Jewish holocaust of World War II. When I read this it struck me how mainstream anti-Semitic sentiment was at the time.

So, with those two disclaimers out of the way, let’s go on with the show!

And now, Whose Body, Part 1 of 7 by Dorothy Sayers.

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Direct download: CT_705_WhoseBody_Part1of7.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT

Can Psmith make things right when Mike, suffering keenly from bank fatigue, is called upon to abandon his post? P.G. Wodehouse, 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. I know we are all going through some stuff right now, and we really appreciate you doing what you can. It really helps us out. And in case you’ve forgotten: a $5 donation gets you an $8 coupon code for any audiobook at the store. We really want to make sure you get a lot of bang for your buck.

And on that note, we have 8 new products available at our website: www.classictalesaudiobooks.com. The Circular Staircase, by Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka, Deathworld, by Harry Harrison, The People of the Black Circle, by Robert E. Howard, Behind a Mask, by Louisa May Alcott, The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, and The Room in the Dragon Volant, by J. Sheridan Lefanu. Use your coupon codes, and get many of these for free!

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On the app side of things, we’re starting poetry again. App users can hear “On His Deceased Wife”, by John Milton in the special features portion for this week’s episode.

And now, Psmith in the City, Part 6 of 6 by P.G. Wodehouse.

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Direct download: CT_704_PsmithintheCity_Part6of6.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT