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. Winner of w3 Gold Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts-2021 Winner of Independent Audiobook Award for "Scaramouche", by Raphael Sabatini - 2021 Society for Voice Arts and Sciences nominee - Podcast category 2019

Based on the contents of the dead man’s chest, a voyage is prepared for Treasure Island, and among the crew is a certain seafaring man with one leg. Robert Louis Stevenson, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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I hope you enjoyed the healthy sampling of The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie. I was so honored that Nancy asked me to be a part of it. You can also use your coupon code, and purchase it at our website here: https://store.classictalesaudiobooks.com/the-man-in-the-brown-suit-p335.aspx

Last week, we met an old buccaneer who died at the Admiral Benbow Inn. Upon searching through the dead man’s sea chest, young Jim Hawkins discovered a certain packet that he secreted away. Shortly afterwards, a band of pirates ransacked the Inn looking for the package that Jim had in his pocket. Jim then went to see Dr. Livesy and Squire Trelawney, to try to make sense of it all.

And now, Treasure Island, Part 2 of 7, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

 

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Direct download: CT_796_TreasureIsland2022_Part2of7.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:50am MDT

A seafaring stranger comes to the Admiral Benbow Inn, and the greatest pirate tale of all begins. Robert Louis Stevenson, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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I hope you enjoyed the healthy sampling of The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie. I was so honored that Nancy asked me to be a part of it. You can also use your coupon code, and purchase it at our website here: https://store.classictalesaudiobooks.com/the-man-in-the-brown-suit-p335.aspx

Treasure Island. This was the first novel that I narrated. Now, 15 years later, with an upgraded mic, studio, and ability, I thought I’d give it another shot.

So much of our pirate lore comes from this book. Dead Man’s chest, a pirate with a parrot that talks, you’ll see. If you missed it the first time around, I hope you like revisiting my old stomping grounds. I must have read this book a dozen times, and it’s always an amazing adventure.

And now, Treasure Island, Part 1 of 7, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Direct download: CT_795_TreasureIsland2022_Part1of7.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:32am MDT

Frederick discovers that he truly is a slave of duty when a certain paradox turns his world upside down. W.S. Gilbert, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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I hope you enjoyed the healthy sampling of The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie. I was so honored that Nancy asked me to be a part of it. You can also use your coupon code, and purchase it at our website here: https://store.classictalesaudiobooks.com/the-man-in-the-brown-suit-p335.aspx

And if you’re looking for plays that have also received the audiobook treatment, I’ve created a new category on the website: Play Adaptations. If you have a play you’d like me to adapt, or other title suggestions, feel free to send me an email through our website at https://classictalesaudiobooks.com.

And now, The Pirates of Penzance, Part 2 of 2, by W.S. Gilbert.

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Direct download: CT_794_ThePiratesofPenzance_Part2of2.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:30am MDT

A man dies mysteriously, and spunky Ann Beddingfeld is the only one who discovers the key to his death. Agatha Christie, today on a special episode of The Classic Tales Podcast.

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Today we present a special extensive sampling of our new release: The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie. This title is narrated by the multiple award-winning narrator Nancy Peterson, and she was nice enough to let me read a few chapters.

Today is a healthy sampling of the audiobook, which is now available on Audible, and many other online retailers. You can also use your coupon code, and purchase it at our website here: https://store.classictalesaudiobooks.com/the-man-in-the-brown-suit-p335.aspx

And you can pick it up on Audible here: https://tinyurl.com/snze9cvh

We’ll be finishing up The Pirates of Penzance on Friday. Until then, enjoy the genius of Agatha Christie, and Nancy Peterson.

And now, a healthy sampling of The Man in the Brown Suit, by Agatha Christie. Narrated by Nancy Peterson:

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Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:04am MDT

Frederick is freed of his indentures to the judiciously ferocious Pirates of Penzance. What will he do with his newfound freedom? W.S. Gilbert, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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Welcome to Pirate Summer! Our series of piratical tales continues with The Pirates of Penzance! They said it couldn’t be done. They meant it probably shouldn’t be done. Nevertheless, we did it. You are about to hear the first installment of the audiobook version of The Pirates of Penzance. It’s based on the libretto from W. S. Gilbert, of Gilbert and Sullivan fame. I’ve sought to keep all the original material in the libretto, and adding whatever else was necessary to make the tale a narrative, rather than an operetta.

I’ve done this treatment with plays before, but not with operettas. I found it a rare opportunity to really focus on the sharp writing of the piece, once stripped of the beloved music. There’s nothing like live theatre. But here’s something that’s a bit more portable.

And now, The Pirates of Penzance, Part 1 of 2, by W.S. Gilbert.

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Direct download: CT_792_ThePiratesofPenzance_Part1of2.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 1:09am MDT

How will Captain Morgan save his fellow captain who is being held prisoner by the Spanish vice admiral? Howard Pyle, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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Welcome to Pirate Summer! Today we have a story taken from Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates. Howard Pyle was first and foremost an artist. He taught for several years at what became Drexel University, and many noteworthy artists studied under him, including N.C. Wyeth and Frank Schoonover.

Pyle is credited with establishing what has come to be known as the modern stereotype pirate attire. Since there wasn’t much to draw upon as far as historical documentation as to what pirates actually wore, Pyle borrowed largely from gypsy garments and styles to create the pirate look we know today. It’s been criticized as being wildly impractical for actual sailoring.

He wrote and illustrated several books for young adults, including The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, and a four-volume set on the life of King Arthur. He breathed new life into children’s literature, bringing a solid artistic background to his illustrations, raising the genre to a new level.

While today’s story features Captain Henry Morgan, it is a total work of fiction.

And now, With the Buccaneers, by Howard Pyle.

 

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Direct download: CT_791_With_the_Buccaneers.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT