Ozma of Oz (Version 2) (Dramatic Reading)

Ozma of Oz was the third title in the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. In this book Dorothy is shipwrecked and lands on the shores of a fairy country that adjoins Oz, the land of Ev. There she meets Tiktok, a wind-up mechanical man; a talking chicken, Billina; and Ozma, the girl ruler of Oz who is leading a quest to rescue the royal family of Ev from their captivity by the Nome King. Dorothy is also reunited with her old friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. Together the adventurers travel to the Nome King’s underground kingdom and have many exciting adventures before returning to Oz, and for Dorothy, eventual return to her family in the “civilized” world. (Summary by Judy Bieber)Cast:Narrators: Paul Harvey, staticstasy, David Lawrence, Kara Shallenberg, Miriam Esther Goldman, TriciaG, rymd80, & Mark F. SmithDorothy Gale: Elizabeth KlettBillina the Chicken, Sawhorse: Miriam Esther GoldmanWheelers, Leader of the Wheelers, Big Red Colonel, Hungry Tiger, The Nome King: Christian BrockTikTok the Machine Man, General 1: Mark F. SmithNanda the Maid & Glinda: Raegan PaynePrincess Langdiwere & Queen of Ev: TriciaGScarecrow: David O'ConnellOzma of Oz: staticstasyTin Woodman: Denny SayersCowardly Lion: Padraig O'hIceadhaGeneral 2, Private Omby Amby, Nome Captain: Matt L SpeerCaptain, Chief Steward, Major, Uncle Henry: Barry EadsPrince Evring: Henry FrigonJinjur & Jellia Jamb: Caroline ShapiroGeneral 3: Beverly Scott Editors: Jennifer Stearns & TriciaG Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Jc Guan & TriciaG

22 episodes

The Scarecrow of Oz

The Scarecrow of Oz is the ninth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Published on July 16, 1915, it was Baum's personal favorite of the Oz books and tells of Cap'n Bill and Trot journeying to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrowing the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland. (Summary from Wikipedia) Narrated by Cori Samuel, Ed Good, Gesine, Kara Shallenberg, Kira Belkin, Kelly Harmon, K.O. Munley, Lucy Burgoyne, Timothy H. VanderWall, Patrick Beverley, Riccardo, and Scott Sherris. Characters performed by Abigail & Adam Flach, Robert Flach, Allyson Hester, Jamie Wilking, Kirsten Ferreri, Chip Joel, Ezwa, Claire Goget, Henry Frigon, Hugh McGuire, Stephanie König, Mark F. Smith, Kevin McAsh, Ken Crooker, Laura Brodrick, Ada Kerman, Michael Yard, Lizzie Driver, Saul, Jason Isbell, Susie G., and Talia Fishman.

25 episodes

The Scarlet Pimpernel (version 3 dramatic reading)

Baroness Emma ("Emmuska") Orczy (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast Narrators: Luisa Hall, Sheldon Slade tpincombe, Beth Thomas, Missie, Justin S Barrett, hpark, Belinda Brown, Snapdragon, Holly Bliss, Miriam Esther Goldman, Rissa Byrne, Eliza, J L Raimundo, E.Lee Citoyen Bibot, Mr Hempseed, Vicomte de Tournay, Captain Briggs, Lord Fancourt, Brogard, Sergeant: JimOCR Corporal: Miriam Esther Goldman Crowd: Algy Pug, Beth Thomas, TriciaG Old Hag in Cart: Timothy H. VanderWall Captain of Guard, Mr Jellyband: Bill Mosley Sally: Paige Jemima: Marissa Oakey Martha: LovesChesterton Jimmy Pitkin: Sami Koivisto Stranger: TriciaG Sally: Rissa Byrne Lord Antony: Jay Saunders Comtesse de Tournay: CM Slosson Sir Andrew, Groom: Algy Pug Suzanne: Missie Stranger, Spy: Roseanne Schmidt Lady Marguerite: Holly Bliss, Lisa Theriot, Missie, Miriam Esther Goldman, Laurie Anne Walden Beggar: Helen Jensen Sir Percy: om123, Curtis Jewell, D. A. Frank, Ken Theriot Armand: Paul-Gabriel Wiener Chauvelin: Ken Theriot, Alex Foster Lady Portarles: Megan Kunkel Lord Grenville, Majordomo, Desgas: ToddHW Louise: Alana Jordan Runner: J L Raimundo Benjamin Rosenbaum: D. A. Frank Soldier: Beth Thomas Editing by ToddHW

31 episodes

2 B R 0 2 B (Dramatic Reading)

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was a prolific and genre-bending American novelist known for works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions. 2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been "cured" and population control is mandated and administered by the government. (Summary by Wikipedia and Laurie Anne Walden) This recording is done as a dramatic reading. Characters:Narrator: Denny SayersHospital Orderly: Mark F. SmithPainter: Alan Davis-DrakeLeora Duncan: Laurie Anne WaldenDr. Hitz: Michael YardWehling: Julian JamisonFederal Bureau of Termination hostess: Kara Shallenberg

1 episodes

Mansfield Park (dramatic reading)

Mansfield Park is Jane Austen's 1814 novel focusing on Fanny Price, the daughter of a poor Portsmouth family, who is taken to live with her aunt and uncle Bertram's family on their estate at the age of ten. Surrounded by her wealthy and privileged cousins, and continually reminded of her lower status by her bullying Aunt Norris, Fanny grows up timid and shy, but with a strong sense of ethics, partly instilled by her kindly cousin Edmund. Fanny's gratitude and friendship for Edmund gradually grow into love, but the introduction of Mary and Henry Crawford, a captivating sister and brother, into the neighborhood of Mansfield Park, confuses and complicates the affections of the Bertram household. In this recording, LibriVox volunteers lend their voices to the colorful cast of characters in Austen's classic novel. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)Cast:Narrator/Mary Crawford: Elizabeth KlettMrs. Norris: Beth ThomasLady Bertram: hazelraSir Thomas Bertram: Bruce PirieEdmund Bertram: mbFanny Price: Arielle LipshawJulia Bertram: Elizabeth BarrMaria Bertram: Tina DanhMrs. Grant: MalaneHenry Crawford: Peter BishopTom Bertram: Marty KrisMr. Rushworth: Algy PugDr. Grant: Ernst PattynamaCoachman/Baddeley/Mr. Price/Sam: Marty KrisMrs. Rushworth: PhilippaJohn Yates: Max KorlingeWilliam Price: Brett W. DowneyRebecca: Diana MajlingerMrs. Price: Janet248Susan Price: SusannaAudio edited by Elizabeth Klett

49 episodes

The Royal Book of Oz (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

When the professor decides to outline the ancestry of the eminent people of Oz, Scarecrow feels left out. He doesn't have a family tree - unless you count the bean pole on which he had been placed when the farmer put him in the cornfield! So he decides to seek out his roots . . . which leads him, Dorothy, and the Cowardly Lion on adventures they never dreamed, meeting new friends (and foes) along the way. (Introduction by TriciaG) Cast list: Narrator: KHand Scarecrow: Chuck Williamson Dorothy: Victoria P Cowardly Lion: Woolly Bee Sir Hokus: Peter Parshall Drummer/Happy Toko, Big Fix : Todd Jenken Dromedary, Fix King : Janet Chief Poker, General, Fix 1, Comfortable Camel: P. J. Morgan Professor Wogglebug, Old Gentleman/The Grand Chew Chew: Beth Thomas Zif, Rattlesnake, Middling Son, Blink, Big Bush, Randum, Grandson/Grandsons, Wizard: Kristin Gjerløw Jack, A-B-Sea Serpent, Muddle, Others/Courtiers/People, Sticken, Prince 2, Wizard of Oz: ToddHW Tik-Tok, Middling Father, Poke Man, Silver Man, Giant, Bed: sunny1849 Farmer, Pokes, Sticken: Annika Vera Tin Woodman, Middling King, Prince 1: Sophia Noelle Scraps, Others/Courtiers/People: Frances Brown Glinda, Betsy Bobbin, Little Bush, Others/Courtiers/People: Charlotte Brown Ozma, Winkie Lady, Lantern 1, Memo, Grandsons, Princess Orange Blossom: thestorygirl Jellia Jamb, Pokes, Lantern 2, Grandsons, Others/Courtiers/People, Prince 3: TriciaG Middling Singer: David Lawrence Editors: Kristin Gjerløw, Kimberly Krause, Gillian Schnurr, Rob Board and Dave Harrell.

25 episodes

Danger in Deep Space (Dramatic Reading)

The year is 2353. Tom Corbett is a cadet with the Space Academy, training to become a member of the elite Solar Guard. Sent on a top-secret mission across the stars, Tom and his fellow crew members discover the nature of true loyalty, as they battle against danger in deep space. (Summary by Stuart Bell.) Cast list: Narrator: Sam Holloway Major Connel: Padraig O'hIceadha Tom Corbett: David Ault Roger Manning: Matt Baker Bill Loring & Captain Jenledge: Matthew Ward Mr Shinny & Captain Strong: Peter Yearsley Astro: Megan Argo Al Mason: MGVestal Alfie Higgins & Jet Liner San Francisco: Patti Cunningham Terry Scott: Brett W. Downey Captain Stefens & Restaurant Voice: Stuart Bell Commander Walters & James Jardine: David Sloan Enlisted Guard & First Skipper: Jody Bly Leland Bangs: David Lawrence Spaceport Control: Laurie Anne Walden Central Communicator: Ernst Pattynama Edited By: Stuart Bell Prooflisteners: Matt Baker and Micky

21 episodes

Once on a Time (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

This version of the book is done as a Dramatic Reading with various people speaking each characters part. When the King of Barodia receives a pair of seven-league boots as a birthday present, his habit of flying over the King of Euralia's castle during breakfast provokes a series of incidents which escalate into war. While the King of Euralia is away, his daughter Hyacinth tries to rule in his stead and counter the machiavellian ambitions of the king's favourite, the Countess Belvane. Ostensibly a typical fairytale, it tells the story of the war between the kingdoms of Euralia and Barodia and the political shenanigans which take place in Euralia in the king's absence. The book introduces us to a princess who is far from helpless; a prince who, whilst handsome, is also pompous and vain; an enchantment which is almost entirely humorous; a villain who is not entirely villainous and receives no real comeuppance; a good king who isn't always good; an evil king who isn't always evil, and so on. The result is a book which children may not enjoy as much as adults. The book was written by Milne partly for his wife, upon whom the character of the Countess Belvane was partially based. (Summary from Wikipedia) Cast:Narration: Bob NeufeldKing Merriwig: Mark F. SmithPrincess Hyacinth: Karen SavageCountess Belvane: Catharine EastmanPrince Udo: Peter EastmanDuke Coronel: Glenn SimonsenWiggs: Arielle LipshawWoggs: Karen SavageKing of Barodia: Roger MelinChancellor of Barodia: Robert KeiperChancellor of Euralia: Denny SayersFairy: Neeru IyerOld Woman: Catharine EastmanAttendant: Arielle LipshawCarlo, Men of Euralia, Captain of Archers, Flunkey: David LawrenceLookout, Cautious voice, Messenger, Wizard, Sentry: Barry EadsAudio edited by: Barry EadsProof Listening by: Joy Easton and Arielle Lipshaw

22 episodes

Dracula (version 2 dramatic reading)

Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, told through a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper articles, and telegrams. It begins with lawyer Jonathan Harker's perilous journey to Castle Dracula in Transylvania, and chronicles the vampire's invasion of England, where he preys upon the lovely Lucy Westenra and Harker's fiancee, Mina. Harker and Mina join forces with lunatic asylum proprieter Dr. Seward, Lucy's fiance Arthur Holmwood, Texas man of action Quincey Morris, and Dutch vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing to try and defeat their powerful adversary. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast:Jonathan Harker: mbMina Murray Harker: Elizabeth KlettLucy Westenra: Arielle LipshawDr. Seward: Denny SayersQuincey P. Morris: Eric ZetterlundArthur Holmwood: Brett W. DowneyCutting from The Dailygraph: Kara ShallenbergLog of the Demeter: Chuck BurkeSamuel F. Billington & Son: Katalina WattCarter, Patterson & Co: Robert B.Sister Agatha: AvailleAbraham Van Helsing: RismythThe Pall Mall Gazette: Lucy PerryPatrick Hennessey: Dee WyckoffThe Westminster Gazette: David LawrenceMitchell, Sons, & Candy: Robert B.Rufus Smith Telegrams: Nadine Eckert-BouletAudio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

27 episodes

The Grand Inquisitor (dramatic reading)

The Grand Inquisitor is a parable told by Ivan to Alyosha in Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880). Ivan and Alyosha are brothers; Ivan questions the possibility of a personal, benevolent God and Alyosha is a novice monk. The Grand Inquisitor is an important part of the novel and one of the best-known passages in modern literature because of its ideas about human nature and freedom, and because of its fundamental ambiguity. In the tale, Christ comes back to earth in Seville at the time of the Inquisition. He performs a number of miracles (echoing miracles from the Gospels). The people recognize him and adore him, but he is arrested by Inquisition leaders and sentenced to be burnt to death the next day. The Grand Inquisitor visits him in his cell to tell him that the Church no longer needs him. The main portion of the text is the Inquisitor explaining to Jesus why his return would interfere with the mission of the church. (Summary by Wikipedia)CastNarrator: Ruth GoldingIvan Karamazov: om123Aloysha Karamazov: Martin GeesonThe Grand Inquisitor: Denny SayersAudio edited by Todd

3 episodes

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Dramatic Reading)

This classic tale by Lewis Carroll has delighted children for generations. Alice falls down a rabbit hole and encounters a wide variety of strange and wonderful creatures in all manner of bizarre situations. Join Alice as she journeys through Wonderland, trying to make sense of what she finds there. This version is read dramatically, with different readers voicing the different characters. (Summary by Lucy Perry)CastNarrator: David GoldfarbAlice: Miss AvariceThe White Rabbit: BellonaTimesMouse: cher0520Lory: AvailleDuck: Jessamy GloorDodo: Tim FerreiraEaglet: Dennis D.Old Crab: Joshua LoganYoung Crab: SonjaMagpie: Lucy PerryCanary: ElleyKatPat: Terence TaylorBill: Aidan BrackGuinea Pig 1: Rat KingGuinea Pig 2: KelseighCaterpillar: Algy PugPigeon: KelseighFish-Footman: TerenceFrog-Footman: Peter YearsleyCook: AnaBaby: Elizabeth KlettDuchess: Heather PhillipsCheshire Cat: Elizabeth KlettMarch Hare: Denny SayersHatter: Arielle LipshawDormouse: Ruth GoldingFive: Neeru IyerTwo: ElliSeven: Henry FrigonSoldier 1: Dennis D.Soldier 2: PhilbertSoldier 3: Lucy PerryQueen of Hearts: Nadine Eckert-BouletKing of Hearts: Peter YearsleyGryphon: Algy PugMock Turtle: Kara ShallenbergKnave of Hearts: Levi ThrockmortonAlice's Sister: Diana MajlingerAudio edited by Elizabeth Klett and Arielle Lipshaw

13 episodes

The Inventions of the Idiot (dramatic reading)

"It was before the Idiot's marriage, and in the days when he was nothing more than a plain boarder in Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog's High-class Home for Single Gentlemen, that he put what the School-master termed his "alleged mind" on plans for the amelioration of the condition of the civilized." This humorous story by the editor of Puck magazine describes how the Idiot sets out to improve the lot of civilized man through his inventions - the lot of barbarian man already being well tended to by missionaries and other do-gooders. (Introduction by peac) Cast: Narrator: peac The Idiot: Algy Pug Mrs. Smithers Pedagog: TriciaG Mr. Pedagog (aka The Schoolmaster): Adam Bratcher The Doctor: Raken Bibliomaniac: Availle Mr. Poet:Matthew Reece Mr. Whitechoker: Aidan Brack The Genial Old Gentleman who sometimes imbibed: om123

13 episodes

Little Women (version 3 dramatic reading)

Louisa May Alcott's beloved 1868 novel is about the four March girls - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy - who are growing up in Massachusetts during the Civil War. As the novel opens, their father is away at war, and the girls are struggling to be good and to reconcile themselves to their relative poverty. Each has her trials to deal with, and they are encouraged by their loving mother, and by their friendship with their neighbor, Theodore "Laurie" Laurence.Cast:Narrator/Jo: Elizabeth KlettMeg: Arielle LipshawBeth: KalyndaAmy/Parrot: Karen SavageMarmee: Kara ShallenbergMr. March: Bruce PirieHannah: MaryAnnMrs. Hummel/Hummel Children/Lotty: ElliGirl/Child/Tina/Daisy/Maid: LaviniaLaurie: mbAunt March: Amy GramourOld Man/Dr. Bangs: Phil ChenevertMr. Laurence: David LawrenceMr. Davis/Shopman/Young Man #2/Clerk: Tom CrawfordAnnie/May Chester: sherlock85Clara/Miss Lamb/Kitty: ESFJ GirlMr. Lamb/Mr. Dashwood: Denny SayersMrs. Moffat/Aunt Carrol/Old Lady/Mrs. Chester: Sally McMajor Lincoln/Tudor: Henry FrigonBelle/Second Girl/Minnie: BookAngel7Nan/Mrs. Kirke: SusannaSallie Gardiner Moffat: rashadaHortense/Esther: Nadine Eckert-BouletFred Vaughan: John CroudyJohn Brooke: Peter BishopKate Vaughan: BumbleVeeNed Moffat/Parker/Young Man #1: coolkid2219Frank Vaughan: John FrickerBoy/Demi: E. LeeProfessor Bhaer: RainerAudio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

48 episodes

Anne of Green Gables (Dramatic Reading)

Red-haired Anne Shirley, the orphan girl mistakenly sent to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, has been one of the world's most beloved characters since the publication of Anne of Green Gables in 1908. In this dramatic reading, Librivox readers tell the story of Anne's adventures as she grows up on Prince Edward Island.(Summary by wildemoose)Cast:Anne/Narrator: Arielle LipshawMarilla Cuthbert: Elizabeth KlettMatthew Cuthbert: Bruce PirieMrs. Rachel Lynde: Amy GramourDiana Barry: Sally McConnellGilbert Blythe: mbStationmaster: Phil ChenevertMrs. Spencer: Sally McConnellFlora Jane Spencer: sherlock85Mrs. Blewett: Tricia GMrs. Barry: Linette GeiselMr. Phillips: David LawrenceJimmy Glover/Boys: Peter BishopRuby Gillis: ESFJ GirlDoctor: Phil ChenevertMiss Josephine Barry: ashleyspenceMrs. Allan: Sarah JenningsJosie Pye: rashadaCarrie Sloane: Laura PayneMiss Lucilla Harris: Sally McConnellJane Andrews: Elizabeth BarrMiss Stacy: Amy GramourMoody Spurgeon McPherson: Peter BishopLady: AvailleAudio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

39 episodes

The Adventures of Mr. Mocker (Dramatic Reading)

When an innocent blue jay starts talking in his sleep, it's up to him to find out what's going on in this fun, naturalistic, Southern-style children's story. (Summary by Miriam Esther Goldman)Cast: Narration: Marty Kris Mr. Mocker: Gargoyle Unc’ Billy Possum: Barry Eads Old Mrs. Possum: Donna Lauten Jimmy Skunk: Phil Chenevert Sammy Jay: Marty Kris Peter Rabbit: om123 Jerry Muskrat: Marty Kris Hooty the Owl: Laurie Anne Walden Jenny Wren: Elisabeth Harvey Blacky the Crow: Beverly Scott Reddy Fox: JimOCR Boomer the Nighthawk: Marty Kris Bobby Coon: Marty Kris Sticky-Toes the Tree Toad: Cheri Gardner Mistah Buzzard: Beverly Scott Grandfather Frog: JimOCR Teensy Fly: ChyAnne Donnell Audio edited by: Phil Chenevert and Linette Geisel

4 episodes

A Christmas Carol (version 08 dramatic reading)

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. (Summary by Wikipedia)CastEbenezer Scrooge: Andy MinterFred: mbBob Cratchit: David RichardsonGentleman: Martin LangerJacob Marley: Algy PugGhost of Christmas Past: Tricia GFan/Tiny Tim: rashadaYoung Scrooge/Peter Cratchit: Paul AndrewsSchoolmaster/Man 2: Peter BishopFezziwig: John SteigerwaldBelle: AvailleBelle's Husband/Man 3: Levi ThrockmortonGhost of Christmas Present: Barry EadsMrs. Cratchit: Arielle LipshawMartha Cratchit/Girl: Christin ChapelleBelinda Cratchit/Caroline: Amy GramourScrooge's Niece: Veronica JenkinsNiece's Sister: Liberty StumpMan 1: David LawrenceMan 4: Chris DonnellyMan 5: Darren VCharwoman: Kara ShallenbergOld Joe: Tom CrawfordMrs. Dilber: Sandra GCaroline's Husband: Shea McNamaraBoy: SaabNarrator: Elizabeth KlettAudio edited by Elizabeth Klett

5 episodes

Hard Times (version 2 dramatic reading)

Charles Dickens' 1854 novel opens with the philosophy of education espoused by the eminently practical Mr. Gradgrind, who prizes "facts and calculations." He raises his children, most prominently Louisa and Tom, to eschew imagination and emotion and embrace order and reason. The results are disastrous: Louisa marries out of duty to the supposed self-made man Mr. Bounderby, while Tom grows up dissolute, ultimately commits theft and blames it on an unfortunate laborer, Stephen Blackpool. Set in the fictional Coketown, a mill town in the north of England, Dickens' novel satirizes capitalism, social mobility, class stratification, and Utilitarianism. This dramatic reading of the novel features a full cast of LibriVox volunteers, who lend their voices to Dickens' vibrant comic characters. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)CastNarrator: Bob NeufeldMr. Gradgrind: Marty KrisSissy Jupe: J L RaimundoBitzer: mbGentleman: Tom CrawfordLouisa Gradgrind: Arielle LipshawMr. Bounderby: Andy MinterMrs. Gradgrind: Beth ThomasTom Gradgrind: Max KorlingeMr. E. W. B. Childers: David LawrenceMaster Kidderminster: Elizabeth KlettMr. Sleary: Ron AltmanMrs. Sparsit: Elizabeth KlettStephen Blackpool: Nigel BoydellRachael: Karen SavageMrs. Blackpool: Bev J. StevensMrs. Pegler: Sally McConnellJames Harthouse: Algy PugSlackbridge: John SteigerwaldVoice 1: syllyVoice 2: J L RaimundoJane Gradgrind: GoldfishWaiter: Nigel BoydellMan: Algy PugClown: Bev J. StevensText prepared by Arielle Lipshaw and Elizabeth KlettAudio edited by Elizabeth Klett

37 episodes

Sense and Sensibility (version 5 dramatic reading)

The story is about Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience both romance and heartbreak. The contrast between the sisters' characters is eventually resolved as they each find love and lasting happiness. Through the events in the novel, Elinor and Marianne encounter the sense and sensibility of life and love. In this dramatic reading, Librivox volunteers lend their voices to bring Jane Austen's classic story to life. (Summary by Wikipedia and wildemoose)Cast:Narrator: Bev J. StevensFanny Dashwood: AvailleJohn Dashwood: Noel BadrianElinor Dashwood: Beth ThomasMarianne Dashwood: Arielle LipshawMrs. Dashwood: TriciaGEdward Ferrars: Ernst PattynamaSir John Middleton: Ric FMr. Willoughby: Max KörlingeColonel Brandon: Bob NeufeldMargaret Dashwood: Tiffany Halla ColonnaMrs. Jennings: Katalina WattLady Middleton: Carol BoxMrs. Palmer: Elizabeth BarrMr. Palmer: Algy PugLucy Steele: Elizabeth KlettAnne Steele: Lucy PerryServant/Thomas: ToddHWMrs. Ferrars: Michelle RemingtonRobert Ferrars: David LawrenceAudio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

50 episodes

Headlong Hall (dramatic reading)

Headlong Hall is the first novel by Thomas Love Peacock, published in 1815 (dated 1816). As in his later novel Crotchet Castle, Peacock assembles a group of eccentrics, each with a single monomaniacal obsession, and derives humor and social satire from their various interactions and conversations. The setting is the country estate of Squire Harry Headlong Ap-Rhaiader, Esq. in Wales. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast Narrator: Timothy Ferguson Mr. Escot: John Fricker Mr. Foster: Mike Pelton Mr. Jenkison: Leonard Wilson Reverend Doctor Gaster & Mr. Chromatic: ToddHW Mr. Milestone: TriciaG Harry Headlong, Esquire & Old Squire: Algy Pug Mr. MacLaurel: Delmar H. Dolbier Mr. Cranium, Mr. Panscope, Graziosa Chromatic, Mr. Nightshade: Amy Gramour The Sexton: Martin Geeson Miss Brindle-mew: Ruth Golding Cephalis & Tenorina Chromatic: Liberty Stump Mr. Gall & Mr. Treacle: hoardac Sir Patrick O'Prism: DublinGothic Miss Philomela Poppyseed: Bev J. Stevens Caprioletta: Amanda Friday Audio edited by: Amy Gramour

16 episodes

The Ghost Breaker (Dramatic Reading)

The Ghost Breaker is a drama and haunted house horror complete with heroes, villains, and a Princess. The Ghost Breaker was originally a screenplay and would later be made a drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (Summary by Linette Geisel)Cast:Narrator: Linette Geisel Warren; Ghost Breaker and Kentuckian hero: Bill Mosley Maria Theresa, Princess of Aragon: Amanda Friday Rusty Snow; Warren's servant man: Phil Chenevert Carlos, Duke of Alva, cousin of Maria Theresa: Marty Kris Colonel Jarvis of Meadow Green (older voice): Marty Kris Mandy; Colonel Jarvis's servant woman: Jenny Lundak Doctor: Chuck Williamson Major Selby: Nathanial W.C. Higgins Hotel Page: Marty Kris Colonel Jim Marcum, wealthy and prominent Kentucky sportsman: Jerry James Brazilian coffee merchant: Amy Gramour Detective 1: David Olson Detective 2 ToddHW Nita; Chic young Spanish servant to Maria Theresa: Abigail Bartels Ship's Porter: Lucy Perry Ship's Steward: Chuck Williamson Ship's Officer: Barry Eads Ship's Captain: Kevin Soini Scotland Yard Detective: Barry Eads Senorita Deloris, daughter of Senor Vardos: Heather Hamtil Senor Pedro, tavern keeper: ToddHW Don Robledo: Nathanial W.C. Higgins Human Battleship: Liberty Stump Vardos, Prince's Retainer: ToddHW Audio edited by: Linette Geisel

17 episodes

The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat (Dramatic Reading)

Join us as we follow Jerry Muskrat and his friends on an adventure to discover what is threatening their homeland, Laughing Brook and Smiling Pool. (Summary by Linette Geisel) Cast:Narration: Marty KrisJerry Muskrat: Phil ChenevertPeter Rabbit: Lucy PerryBilly Mink: ChyAnne DonnellMother Muskrat: Linette GeiselBobby Coon: Amy GramourMr. Coon: Glenn PreviteraGrandfather Frog: ToddHWLittle Joe Otter: Nicky RiveraFarmer Brown's boy: ChyAnne DonnellMr. Redwing: Chris MarcellusSpotty the Turtle: Barry EadsOl' Mistah Buzzard: Beverly ScottPaddy the Beaver: Leonard WilsonAudio edited by: Linette GeiselThis project was proof listened by Linette Geisel and Marty Kris.

5 episodes

The Orange-Yellow Diamond

A novelist finds himself struggling to make ends meet. In his effort to raise a bit of money to get him by, he finds himself in the middle of a mystery. Murder, theft, and love, all the ingredients for a wonderful reading. Please note: There is some stereotyping of ethnic groups however it is presented without malice but rather a sign of the times. (Summary by Linette Geisel) Cast list: Narrator (chapter 1-5): Linette GeiselNarrator (chapter 6 onwards): MaryAnnAndrew Lauriston: Max KörlingeMrs. Flitwick (landlady); Grayson, Mr. Levendales butler and Scotland Yard Official: TriciaGMr. Melchior (Melky) Rubinstein; Martin James Gardiner, turf commission agent and Man from tea room: ToddHWZillah Wildrose: Kristin GjerløwMrs. Goldmark and Chinese man 2: MJ FranckDetective Ayscough: AnthonyDoctor and Coroner: Anna SimonInspector, Superior Official and Chief Official: balaJohn Purdie: Chuck WilliamsonCoffee shop girl: Elizabeth KlettMr. Spencer Levendale: Ernst PattynamaSecond police officer: Lucy PerryThird police officer: Amanda FridayBenjamin Hollinshaw (Shop owner): David OlsonMr. Parminter, lawyer: MartyMr. Goodyer, landlord to Parslett: April GonzalesMiss Elsie Bennett, Governess: Patti CunninghamMr. Penniket, sollicitor and Chang Li: Marty KrisStuyvesant Guyler, a New York man: Mark ChulskyDr. Mirandolet; Stephen Purvis and Elder Pilmansey: asterixDr. John Sperling-Lawson: SeepferdchenMr. Killick, retired solicitor: Brett W. DowneyMr. John Purvis, brother of Stephen Purvis: Ric FDr. Pittery - Young surgeon: Emily FeukaMr. Mori Yada: CaprishaPageGeorge, mortuary night watchman: Charlotte DuckettWaiter: Nathanial W.C. HigginsCab driver: Bev J StevensHotel servant: MichaelH-SYounger Pilmansey: Amy GramourChinese Man 1: Margaret Espaillat Edited by: Linette Geisel, Kimberly Krause, Kristin Gjerløw and ToddHW Coordinated by: Linette Geisel and Kimberly Krause

40 episodes

A Spinner in the Sun (version 2 dramatic reading)

Myrtle Reed may always be depended upon to write a story in which poetry, charm, tenderness and humor are combined into a clever and entertaining book. Her characters are delightful and she always displays a quaint humor of expression and a quiet feeling of pathos which give a touch of active realism to all her writings. In "A Spinner in the Sun" she tells an old-fashioned love story, of a veiled lady who lives in solitude and whose features her neighbors have never seen. There is a mystery at the heart of the book that throws over it the glamour of romance (Summary by Summary by Grosset & Dunlap publishers, 1913)Cast:Miss Evelina: KristingjMiss Mehitable: TriciaGDoctor Dexter: AllenJohnsDoctor Ralph: Max KörlingePiper Tom: John TrevithickAraminta: Elizabeth KlettMr. Thorpe: Algy PugA Woman / Doctor Dexter’s maid / A Neighbor/ The Walls: April GonzalesNarrator: Amanda FridayEdited by: Kristingj

26 episodes

The Paying Guest (version 2 dramatic reading)

Clarence and Emmeline Mumford are in for a real treat when they take in the young, outspoken Miss Louise Derrick as their guest. Shedding a light on class struggles in the Victorian era, The Paying Guest offers a look at just what "proper society" expects. (Summary by Amanda Friday)Cast:Narrator: Elizabeth KlettClarence Mumford: AllenJohnsEmmeline Mumford: Arielle LipshawLouise Derrick: Amanda FridayMrs. Higgins: KristingjMr. Bilton/Man: Noel BadrianMr. Cobb: Robert HoffmanServant: April GonzalesDr. Billings: Ernst PattynamaMrs. Grove: Tiffany Halla ColonnaAudio edited by: Amanda Friday

9 episodes

Heidi (version 2 dramatic reading)

"Heidi" takes us on a journey to the eventful childhood of a good-hearted girl from the Swiss Alps. A warm and loving story, full of touching moments, it reaches children and adults alike. It was written in 1880 and published in two parts: 1. Heidi's years of learning and travel. 2. Heidi makes use of what she has learned. This English translation from 1915 has "an especial flavor, that very quality of delight in mountain scenes, in mountain people and in child life generally, which is one of the chief merits of the German original. The phrasing has also been carefully adapted to the purpose of reading aloud" (from the book's introduction). And thus, in this dramatic reading, Librivox volunteers bring this classic story to life with their voices. (summary by Rapunzelina)Cast:Narrator (part 1): GraceNarrator (part 2): Elizabeth KlettHeidi: Sweet PeaDeta: Amanda FridayBarbara: April GonzalesPeter, Street Boy: WillyHeidi's Grandfather, Old Man in Church Tower: AdamPeter's Grandmother: KristingjBrigida: Tiffany Halla ColonnaPastor: Ken GarrettClara: Eden Rea-HedrickJohn, the Coachman: csjesi1Sebastian, the Butler: Kevin GreenTinette, the Maid: BookAngel7Miss Rottenmeier: Arielle LipshawMr. Candidate: Charlotte DuckettMr. Sesemann (Clara's Father): Ernst PattynamaMrs. Sesemann (Clara's Grandmama): TriciaGDr. Classen: Chuck WilliamsonTown's Baker: Anna SimonTown's Teacher: Sarah Di FedeAudio edited by: Rapunzelina

23 episodes

Agnes Grey (Dramatic Reading)

Agnes Grey is the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era, as a governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families, the Bloomfields and the Murrays, she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to rein in unruly, spoiled children for a living, and about the ability of wealth and status to destroy social values. After her father's death, Agnes opens a small school with her mother and finds happiness with a man who loves her for herself. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast:Narrator/Mary Grey/Grandmama Bloomfield: CaprishaPageAgnes Grey: Amanda FridayEdward Weston: Max KörlingeAlice Grey: Tiffany Halla ColonnaRichard Grey: Aidan BrackMr. Murray/Uncle Robson: AnthonyMrs. Murray/Jem's Wife: Elizabeth KlettRosalie Murray: Arielle LipshawMatilda Murray: Elizabeth BarrMr. Hatfield: Algy PugJem/Mr. Smith: Martin GeesonServant: Charlotte DuckettNancy Brown: Beth ThomasMrs. Bloomfield: Victoria MartinTom Bloomfield: GraceMary Ann Bloomfield: April GonzalesMr. Bloomfield: Robert HoffmanBetty: KristingjAudio edited by Amanda Friday

25 episodes

Jane Eyre (version 3 dramatic reading)

Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of eponymous Jane Eyre, her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of Thornfield Hall. (Summary by Wikipedia)CastNarrator/Charlotte Bronte/Louisa Eshton: Eden Rea-HedrickJane Eyre: Elizabeth BarrYoung Jane/Mrs. Dent/Bread Shop Woman: Arielle LipshawMrs. Reed: KristingjJohn Reed/Mr. Lloyd/Robert/John/Mr. Mason: Jared HessEliza Reed: ThisbeGeorgiana Reed: Diana MajlingerBessie: Verity KendallAbbot: Julia NiedermaierSarah/Helen Burns: April GonzalesFirst Class Lowood Girl/Hannah: Libby GohnCumberland Girl/Sam/Dr. Carter/Footman/Housekeeper: C F de RossetMr. Brocklehurst: AnthonyMiss Temple/Lowton Postmistress/Charwoman/Mrs. Eshton/Diana Rivers: Elizabeth KlettMiss Miller: Jeannie TiradoMiss Scatcherd/Lowood Nurse/Barbara/Lady Ingram/Cottage Girl: Charlotte DuckettMiss Smith/Lady Lynn: Anna SimonLowood Servant/House Woman: KateCMiss Brocklehurst/Amy Eshton/Porter's Wife: Victoria MartinMr. Rochester: Algy PugMrs. Fairfax/Coach Guard/Host: Caprisha PageLeah/Rosamund Oliver: SusannaMary: Novella SerenaGrace Poole: Beth ThomasAdele: Tiffany Halla ColonnaSophie: Nadine Eckert-BouletBlanche Ingram: Amanda FridayLord Ingram: andreltMary Ingram/Mary Rivers: Grace GarrettColonel Dent/Mr. Wood/Coachman/Waiter/Ostler: ToddFrederick Lynn: Ethan HardmanHenry Lynn: John TrevithickMr. Eshton: OxenhandlerMr. Briggs: Ken GarrettSt. John Rivers: Aidan BrackCottage Mother: Sally McAudio edited by Elizabeth Barr and Elizabeth Klett

39 episodes

Anne of the Island (Dramatic Reading)

Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery about Anne Shirley. Anne of the Island was published in 1915, seven years after the bestselling Anne of Green Gables. In the continuing story of Anne Shirley, Anne attends Redmond College in Kingsport, where she is studying for her BA. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast:Anne Shirley/Narrator: Arielle LipshawDiana Barry: Eden Rea-HedrickGilbert Blythe: mbDavy Keith: TriciaGJosie Pye: Sherri VanceMarilla Cuthbert/Mrs. Irving/Mrs. Gardner: Elizabeth KlettMrs. Rachel Lynde: Caprisha PagePriscilla Grant: Beth ThomasPhilippa Gordon: Amanda FridayRuby Gillis: April GonzalesJane Andrews/Woman/Miss Lavendar: Victoria B. MartinStella Maynard: GraceMiss Patty Spofford: KalyndaMiss Maria Spofford/Charlotta the Fourth/Aline Gardner: Kristin YoungAunt Atossa: AvailleMr. Harrison/Sam/Pacifique Buote: Phil ChenevertMrs. Gillis: KristingjAunt Jamesina: MJ FranckPaul Irving/Alec Ward: csjesi1Royal Gardner: ToddHWMrs. Skinner: RapunzelinaJanet: Sarah HoltzMr. Douglas: jtmartinsenMrs. Douglas: Julia NiedermaierDorothy Gardner: Charlotte DuckettMrs. Andrews: KateCMrs. Allan: Sarah JenningsAudio edited by Arielle Lipshaw

41 episodes

The Maid of Maiden Lane (dramatic reading)

The Maid of Maiden lane is a wonderful love story in which Mrs. Barr intertwines the hot political and social issues that were occurring in America during the last decade of the 18th century with an excellent love story plot. Some of those issues include: the moral dilemma and debate over the French Revolution, and how that event touched the lives of the immigrants in America; the prejudices between the immigrants from England, and those from France or Holland, and how those animosities affected the ordinary lives of the people; and the political debate over titles, foreign policy, and such things(for example)as where the capital of the nation was to reside, New York or Philadelphia. The author gives us a picture of New York City that is vastly different from today, with it's residential areas and tree lined roads as the backdrop for this very interesting drama. Cornelia, the Maiden of Maiden lane, is loved by two young men. Who she chooses, and the obstacles that the two face because of the opposition of their fathers, friends, and a huge mistake that turns everything upside down, propels the story towards its climax, where a surprise character, spiritual in nature, comes to the rescue, while sacrificing her own desire for love to help the two lovers. Good character, love, and the family ties and relationships that existed during those times are very well portrayed by the author, and the book is as interesting from a historical point of view as it is from a truly interesting and sweet old fashioned love story. (Summary by Robert Hoffman) Cast:Narrators: Tiffany Halla Colonna and Beth Thomas Cornelia Moran: Grace George Hyde: Chuck Williamson Arenta Van Ariens: Amanda Friday Ava Moran: CaprishaPage Annie Hyde: Victoria Martin Aunt Angelica: Elizabeth Klett Richard Hyde: Ron Altman Kate Hyde: MJ Franck Joris Van Heemskirk: Algy Pug Lysbet Van Heemskirk: Kristin Gjerløw John Moran: Robert Hoffman Rem Van Ariens: Michael Reuss Peter Van Ariens: David Lawrence Jacobus Van Ariens: ToddHW an Englishman: Beth Thomas John Adams: ToddHW Mrs. Adams: April Gonzales Mrs. Smith: KateC Thomas Jefferson: Ken Garrett Mrs. Wiley: KateC Mary Damer: Charlotte Duckett Anthony Clymer: Nathanial W.C. Higgins Doctor Roslyn: Nathanial W.C. Higgins Captain Jacobus: Nathanial W.C. Higgins Prooflisteners: Tisha Bordon, Beth Thomas and David Lawrence Audio edited by: Robert Hoffman, ToddHW and David Lawrence

14 episodes

Treasure Island (version 3, dramatic reading)

When a rough old seaman calling himself "the Captain" appears at the inn owned by Jim Hawkins' father, young Jim little dreams what adventures will follow in the man's wake. Soon, the once-peaceful inn is threatened by pirates, Jim's father is laid in his grave, and Jim finds himself in possession of a map showing the location of treasure buried by the legendary and notorious Captain Flint. Along with a group of brave men: the sensible Dr. Livesey, the fearless and unflagging Captain Smollett, and the blustering but well-meaning Squire Trelawney, Jim sets out in quest of the treasure. Many perils, from wild animals to murderous villains to stormy seas will beset him on the way. And ever in the background, smiling and enigmatic, lurks the one-legged ship's cook, Long John Silver. One of the best-loved adventure stories of all time, Treasure Island is a pirate classic that delights readers today as much as when Stevenson first wrote it. (Summary by Eden Rea-Hedrick) Cast listing:Jim Hawkins, Dedication and Introductory Poem: Eden Rea-HedrickBilly Bones, "the Captain", Dr. Livesey, Long John Silver: Barry EadsBlack Dog: Phillip J MatherMrs. Hawkins, Dick: Elizabeth KlettPew, George Merry: alanmapstoneMr. Dance: Algy PugPirate 1: ToddHWPirate 2: justinschwPirate 3: KristingjSquire Trelawney: Andy MinterTom Redruth: MarcyTTom Morgan: Robin KingCaptain Smollett: DublinGothicIsrael Hands: Mark F. SmithCaptain Flint (a parrot): TriciaGJob Anderson: Raphael PlattTom, Joyce: CaprishaPageBen Gunn: csjesi1Abraham Gray: David LawrenceHunter: Grace Edited by ToddHW.

35 episodes

Wuthering Heights (version 3 dramatic reading)

The story centers on the all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them. There are differing opinions on whether this is the ultimate love story or the ultimate story of revenge. (Summary by Wikipedia and Amanda Friday) CastMr. Lockwood: Jason MillsHeathcliff: Bruce PirieCatherine Earnshaw/Narrator: Amanda FridayEllen Dean: Tiffany Halla ColonnaJoseph: Algy PugEdgar Linton: Alan MapstoneIsabella Linton: Arielle LipshawHindley Earnshaw: AnthonyHareton Earnshaw: John TrevithickCathy Linton: Elizabeth KlettLinton Heathcliff: Chuck WilliamsonFrances: Charlotte DuckettMr. Kenneth: Ken GarrettZillah: Caprisha PageJabez Branderham/Ostler: Martin GeesonMr. Earnshaw: DublinGothicRobert: Ernst PattynamaMr. Linton/Laborer/Servant: MoromisMrs. Linton: April GonzalesMary: Grace GarrettHousekeeper: KristingjHerd Boy: Donna WintersOld Woman: Sally McBoy: Katalina WattAudio edited by Todd

34 episodes

The Age of Innocence (Dramatic Reading)

The Age of Innocence centers on an upper-class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and morals of 1870s' New York society, it never devolves into an outright condemnation of the institution. In fact, Wharton considered this novel an "apology" for her earlier, more brutal and critical novel, The House of Mirth. Not to be overlooked is Wharton's attention to detailing the charms and customs of the upper caste. The novel is lauded for its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived, and this, combined with the social tragedy, earned Wharton a Pulitzer Prize — the first Pulitzer awarded to a woman. Edith Wharton was 58 years old at publication; she lived in that world, and saw it change dramatically by the end of World War I. The title is an ironic comment on the polished outward manners of New York society, when compared to its inward machinations. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast list: Newland Archer: Winston Tharp Lawrence Lefferts: Ernst Pattynama and: Algy Pug Christine Nillson : Elizabeth Klett and: Jenn Broda Sillerton Jackson: Bill Mosley Young Man/Thorley/Waiter/Mr. Merry: John Trevithick Mrs. Manson Mingott: Elizabeth Klett May Welland: CaprishaPage Mrs. Welland: Beth Thomas and: TJ Burns Ellen Olenska: Amanda Friday and: Lydia Mrs. Archer: Arielle Lipshaw Julius Beaufort: Jason Mills Janey Archer: Libby Gohn Henry van der Lyden: Ron Altman Louisa van der Lyden: Maryanka Gertrude Lefferts/Maid: Charlotte Duckett Nastasia : Diana Majlinger Duke of St. Austrey: Alan Mapstone Mrs. Struthers: Stefanie Heinrichs Butler: Oxenhandler Mr. Letterblair: tovarisch Ned Winsett: ToddHW Mr. Welland: Alan Mapstone Marchioness Medora Manson: Libby Gohn Dr. Carver: Alan Mapstone and Bob Neufeld Reggie Chivers: Drpage The Rector/Gov. of New York: tovarisch M. Riviere: ToddHW Miss Blenker/Young Lady: Naomi Park Miss Sophy Jackson: Elizabeth Klett Regina Beaufort: Charlotte Duckett Mrs. Lovell Mingott: Astrid Fingerhut Dallas: Chuck Williamson Narration: CaprishaPage and: Kathrine Engan and: ambsweet13 and: Pari Editing: CaprishaPage and: ToddHW

34 episodes

The Sign of the Four (version 2 dramatic reading)

The Sign of the Four, the second of four novels featuring Sherlock Holmes, has a complex plot involving India, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts and two corrupt prison guards. Some of Holmes's less savory habits are revealed, and Dr. Watson finds romance. In this dramatic reading, LibriVox volunteers bring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic characters to life. (Summary by Wikipedia and wildemoose)Cast:Dr. John Watson: Cori SamuelSherlock Holmes: Arielle LipshawMrs. Hudson: Elizabeth KlettMary Morstan: Charlotte DuckettThaddeus Sholto: mbCoachman/Athelney Jones: Beth ThomasLal Rao/Wiggins: RapunzelinaMcMurdo: D.T. McGregorMrs. Bernstone: Ruth GoldingInspector: David LawrenceMr. Sherman: Robin KingMrs. Smith: Amanda FridayJack Smith: GraceMrs. Forrester: Libby GohnJonathan Small: Laurie Anne WaldenAudio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

12 episodes

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Dramatic Reading)

Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi river, a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer spends his days getting into one scrape after another. Tom's constant cleverness, superstition, trickery, and daring make him a handful to raise, and his Aunt Polly declares that she has "never seen the beat of that boy!" Tom is essentially good-hearted, however, but when he is witness to a horrible crime, his courage and integrity are tested beyond anything he ever expected. A note to parents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is considered a children's classic, but contains racial slurs which, although "acceptable" in the time and place of the story's setting, will likely offend modern listeners. (Summary by Eden Rea-Hedrick)CastNarrator: Bob NeufeldAunt Polly: Elizabeth KlettTom Sawyer/First Young Lady: Eden Rea-HedrickCousin Sid: Tim NelsonAlfred Temple: Elliot GageJim: Kevin W. DavidsonBen Rogers: Frances BrownCousin Mary/Mrs. Harper: Arielle LipshawBilly/Grace Miller/Little Boy: HailiMr. Walters: balaJoe Harper: Monika M.C.Judge Thatcher/Reverend Sprague/Mr. Jones: nomorejeffsMrs. Thatcher: Libby GohnHuckleberry Finn: Tricia GMr. Dobbins: tovarischBecky Thatcher/Dr. Robinson/The Sheriff: Amanda FridayMuff Potter: Todd JenkenInjun Joe: weirdone30Mary Austin: Bethany BaldwinSally Rogers/Susy Harper: Victoria PLittle Girl/Third Young Lady: ElleyKatSecond Young Lady: Sarah ParshallProsecutor: Maria ThereseMuff Potter's Lawyer: Beth ThomasInjun Joe's Comrade: Kristin GjerløwWidow Douglas: Abigail RasmussenAudio edited by Michele Fry, Grace, Kimberly Krause, Piotr Nater, Eden Rea-Hedrick

37 episodes

A Room with a View (version 3 dramatic reading)

A Room with a View is a 1908 novel by English writer E. M. Forster, about a young woman in the repressed culture of Edwardian era England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast:Lucy Honeychurch/Narrator: Arielle LipshawCharlotte Bartlett: Elizabeth KlettMr. Emerson: asterixGeorge Emerson: nomorejeffsMr. Beebe: Bob NeufeldMiss Eleanor Lavish: Patti CunninghamMiss Theresa Alan: ElleyKatMiss Catharine Alan: MaryankaItalian Lady/Persephone/Maid: Libby GohnMr. Eager/Powell: Ric FVicar/Sir Harry Otway/Phaethon/Freddy Honeychurch: tovarischMrs. Honeychurch: CaprishaPageCecil Vyse: Brett W. DowneyMrs. Vyse: Etel BussMinnie Beebe: Charlotte DuckettAudio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

20 episodes

Henrietta Volume 1 (dramatic reading)

Henrietta is a strong willed young lady who will not give in to her aunt and marry the suitors she proposes. She runs away and adventure ensues. However she meets one young man who she is quite taken with but he does not share all about himself and Henrietta finds herself in some tricky situations. (Summary by Michele Eaton)This Librivox audiobook is a dramatic reading of volume 1 of this book. Cast list: Henrietta Courteney (Clelia): Michele EatonMiss Woodby (Celinda): Amanda FridayMrs Eccles: Victoria PLady Manning: Elizabeth KlettCoachman, Chaplain and Earl Courtney: tovarischTall Lean Woman: Arielle LipshawFat Jolly Woman, Mrs Willis and Servant Girl: ElleyKatGrave Man and First Officer: Kevin W. DavidsonYoung Man on the Coach, Mr Damer, Young Lord and Young Mr Courteney: ToddHWOld Gentlewoman, Old Woman Nurse and Miss Carlton (Henrietta's Mother): Patti CunninghamSecond Officer and Isaac Darby: Ric FMrs Carlton (Henrietta's Grandmother): Lynne ThompsonLady Meadows: CaprishaPageMrs White and Mrs Damer: Kristin GjerløwYoung Mr Damer: balaNarrator Book 1 (except chapter 6) and Chapter 1 of Book 2: LovedayNarrator Book 2 (except chapter 1) and Chapter 6 of Book 1: KHand

25 episodes

The Shadow of a Sin (Dramatic reading)

A story of a young woman in love and the sacrifices she makes in order to save a man's life when he is accused of murder. Has she gone too far and risked too much? Will she ever find happiness again, or is she destined to live a life of secrecy? (Summary by Michele Eaton) Cast: Narrator: Michele EatonRandall Vaughan: Ernst PattynamaHyacinth Vaughan: Amanda FridayMillicent Holte: Amanda FridayLady Vaughan: CaprishaPageClare Brandon (Vaughan): Lynne ThompsonClaude Lennox: Hans-Christian EickSir Arthur Vaughan: Algy PugAnna Barratt: ElleyKatMary Pincott (Lady Vaughan's Maid): Roseanne SchmidtColonel Lennox (Uncle of Claude): tovarischAdrian Darcy: Max KörlingeLord Chandon: Max KörlingeHousemaid: Etel BussBoy at Station: Bill BoerstPorter: Bill BoerstTrain Porter: tovarischFellow Traveller: tovarischMr Landon: tovarischSergeant Burton: Larry WilsonJudge: Steve CUsher: Steve CProsecution: tovarischWoman in Court: Libby GohnMan in Court: Kristin GjerløwMother of Claude: Marmalade HannaHairdresser: Marmalade HannaCourt Officer: tovarischDr Robert Chalmers: balaMaid to Dr Chalmers: Elizabeth KlettMrs Chalmers (Dr Chalmers Mother): RapunzelinaLady Dartelle: Victoria PMary King (Maid): Elizabeth KlettSir Aubrey Dartelle: Steve CVeronica Dartelle: Charlotte DuckettMildred Dartelle: ElleyKatClara Dartelle: Anastasiia SolokhaFootman: tovarischGustave (Valet to Lord Chandon): tovarischKate Mansfield: Elizabeth RamseyDr Ewald: tovarisch Audio edited by Michele Eaton Proof Listening by Michele Eaton and Kathrine Engan

37 episodes

Excuse Me! (Dramatic Reading)

What happens when a mix of lovers get stuck together on a coast-to-coast train? Mainly hilarity. There is every kind of couple imaginable. One serviceman and his bride-to-be are trying desperately to get married but can't find a clergyman to perform the rites. They don't know that right in their midst is a preacher disguised as a man of the world so he and his wife can enjoy a carefree vacation. Then there is a drunk mourning his separation from the wife who just happens to be on the same train. There is even a confirmed bachelor who discovers that a confirmed spinster is his long-lost love from years ago. How these lives intertwine makes up the plot of this rollicking comedy. The piece contains racial slurs, which, although acceptable in the time and place of the story's setting, may offend modern listeners. (Summary by Bill Boerst)Cast List: Narrator, Portland Porter, Hudson, Shaw, Man, Voice One, Supposed Preacher, Fireman, Baumann, Waiter, Robber 2: Bill Boerst Marjorie: Amanda Friday Mallory: Larry Wilson Cab Driver, Stranger: tiwo007 Clergyman, Charlie: David Olson Porter, Gambler: cobbdb Wedgewood: Greenman66 Ira: Nick Bulka Conductor: Marty Transfer Agent, Mrs Temple, Voice Two, Train Boy: TriciaG Anne: Availle Mrs Wellington: Shauna Kennett Jimmie: Michele Eaton Dr Temple: Brett W Downey Mrs Fosdick: Micky Fosdick. Robber 1: Zames Curran Mrs Whitcomb: Beth Thomas Man in Overalls: Arnaldo Machado Ashton: ToddHW Mrs Deacon: Victoria P Kitty: Woolly Bee Editor: Michele Eaton Proof-Listeners: Bill Boerst & Michele Eaton

41 episodes

Persuasion (version 6 dramatic reading)

More than eight years before the novel opens, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted 19 year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. He was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family connections to recommend him. Sir Walter, Anne's fatuous, snobbish father and her equally self-involved older sister Elizabeth were dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he was no match for an Elliot of Kellynch Hall, the family estate. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's late mother, persuaded her to break the engagement. Now 27 and still unmarried, Anne re-encounters her former love when his sister and brother-in-law, the Crofts, take out a lease on Kellynch. Wentworth is now a captain and wealthy from maritime victories in the Napoleonic wars. However, he has not forgiven Anne for rejecting him. While publicly declaring that he is ready to marry any suitable young woman who catches his fancy, he privately resolves that he is ready to become attached to any appealing young woman except for Anne Elliot. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast ListNarrator: Bob NeufeldSir Walter Elliot: Algy PugLady Russell: Libby GohnMr. Shepherd / Mr. Musgrove: ToddHWMrs. Clay: Michele EatonSir Basil: Richard FridayAnne Elliot: Elizabeth BarrMary Musgrove: Amanda FridayElizabeth Elliot: Eden Rea-HedrickMrs. Musgrove: Maria KasperCharles Musgrove: Jason MillsHenrietta Musgrove: TriciaGLouisa Musgrove: Charlotte DuckettCaptain Frederick Wentworth: Max KörlingeMrs. Croft: Frances BrownAdmiral Croft: Larry WilsonCharles Hayter: Bill MosleyInnkeeper / Sir William Elliot: Beth ThomasWaiter / First Lady: Elizabeth KlettCaptain Harville: mbMrs. Harville: WoollyBeeLady Dalrymple: Katalina WattMrs. Smith: LovedaySecond Lady: Kristin GjerløwThird Lady: MaryankaEdited by Michele Eaton

24 episodes

New Adventures of Alice (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

After reading and re-reading the book many time as a boy and wishing that Lewis Carroll would have written another Alice In Wonderland Book, John Rae began imagining what that girl would have gotten up to if he had done so. Telling these stories to his children over the years, where they were enthusiastically received, he finally decided to share them with the world. And here they are! The New Adventures of Alice (Summary by Phil Chenevert) Narrator: Lydia Mother: Michele Eaton Betsy, Alice's Sister: Amanda Friday Alice: Haili Snipe: Shakira Searle Man in the Moon, Snowman, Snail Doorman: Anastasiia Solokha Blackbird, Cook: Bria Snow Town Crier: Charlotte Brown The Peevish Printer, Johnny Stout: Barry Eads Barber, Kitten, Baker, Joiner, Doctor Foster, Artist: Kimberly Krause Archers, Grenadier, Old-Man-All-Dressed-in-Leather, King Cole: Larry Wilson Poet: Beth Thomas Captain Tee Wee, Candlestick-Maker, Captain Swordfish: Rebecca Braunert-Plunkett Milkman, Postman, Fireman, Footman: ToddHW Butcher: Arnaldo Machado Queen: Maryanka Audio Edited By: Michele EatonThis project was proof listened by Patrick Wells

17 episodes

Peter Pan (version 3 Dramatic Reading)

"All children, except one, grow up,” begins J. M. Barrie's most famous novel. Barrie then proceeds to tell the story of that one extraordinary exception, Peter Pan, who lives in the Neverland with pirates and fairies and is always having adventures. One night he appears in the nursery of the Darling children and the most marvelous adventure of all begins. Light-hearted though it seems in premise, Peter Pan is a sweet but melancholy tribute to the fleeting innocence of childhood that has endured as a beloved favorite of children and adults alike ever since its first publication. (Summary by Eden Rea-Hedrick) Narrator/ Peter Pan: Eden Rea-HedrickMrs. Darling: KHandMr. Darling: Ernst PattynamaWendy: Amanda FridayNana/ The Never Bird: Anastasiia SolokhaMichael/ Tinker Bell: ElleyKatJohn/ The Twins: Frances BrownThe Smallest Star/ Liza: Rebecca Braunert-PlunkettCaptain Hook: Larry WilsonTootles: gloriousjobSlightly: Katalina WattNibs: Cheryl MicheleStarkey: Kristin GjerløwSmee: nomorejeffsCurly: Charlotte BrownTiger Lily: Woolly BeeThe Voice of Hook's School: Shakira SearleBill Jukes: Levi ThrockmortonCecco/ Mullins: Kingof192Noodler: Todd JenkenCookson: LaMar HawkinsJane: Kimberly Krause Audio edited by:Eden Rea-Hedrick, Kimberley Krause, and TimoleonWash This project was proof listened by: Eden Rea-Hedrick, Kimberly Krause, and Matt Bohnhoff

17 episodes

Villette (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

After an unspecified family disaster, protagonist Lucy Snowe travels to the fictional city of Villette to teach at an all-girls school where she is unwillingly pulled into both adventure and romance. Summary by Wikipedia Cast list: Narrator: Mary J Lucy Snowe: Elizabeth Barr Graham/Dr. John: Robert Dixon Monsieur Paul: Herman Roskams Madame Beck: Elizabeth Klett Polly/Paulina: Amanda Friday Mrs. Bretton: Michele Eaton Ginevra Fanshawe: Libby Gohn Mr. Home/Bassompierre: tovarisch Rosine [the portress]: Leanne Mademoiselle St. Pierre [a teacher]: Kristin Gjerløw Isabelle [a student]: Arie Pere Silas: Malone Young Lucy: WoollyBee Thomas [a servant]: ToddHW Georgette [Madame Beck's daughter]: Sarah Alaine Swart Goton [Female Servant]: P. J. Morgan Madame Walravens: Leanne Harriet [Polly's nurse]: Victoria P Miss Marchmont: Lucy Perry Fifine [Madame Beck's daughter]: Kimberly Krause Monsieur Rochemorte [a professor]: Ernst Pattynama Josef Emmanuel: BeniaminoMassimo Warren/London Waiter: ToddHW Frank/de Hamal: bala Mrs. Barrett/Mrs. Sweeney: Diana Majlinger London Waterman/Custom House Man: Arnaldo Machado Steward/Miret (a bookseller): KHand Stewardess/Penitent: Julia Niedermaier Dressmaker/Justine Marie: Sarah Alaine Swart Edited by: Elizabeth Barr

43 episodes

The Symposium (version 2) (dramatic reading)

In one of Plato's more accessible works, Apollodorus tells a friend about a drinking party (or symposium) attended by many of intellectuals of late 5th century Athens. The men are one their second night of celebration for Agathon's victory at the city Dionysia, and decide that instead of drinking, they should give speeches in praise of love. - Summary by Libby GohnRecorded as a dramatic work, cast list: Apollodorus: KHandGlaucon: Elizabeth KlettCompanion to Apollodorus, and Pausanias: Beth ThomasAristodemus: ToddHWSocrates: alanmapstoneAgathon: Peter TuckerServant: staticstasyAristophanes: Libby GohnEryximachus: balaPhaedrus: Eden Rea-HedrickDiotima: Anna SimonAlcibiades: Chuck Williamson Edited by Libby Gohn

4 episodes

Little Lord Fauntleroy (Dramatic Reading)

This story is about an American lad of 7 years old who lives with his young widowed mother in New York. He spends his days with his friend the grocery man Mr. Hobbs, the boot black Dick, and other young lads from his town. His best friend is his mother, whom he calls dearest, because that is what his papa used to call her. Cedric has curly blond hair, a sturdy young body, and a beautiful face that is only matched by his sweet temperament. He is always thinking of others and what they might need.One day, an English lawyer comes to Cedric's house with news that will change his young life forever. Cedric's papa was the son of a great Earl in England. The earl has lost all three of his sons and is now looking for his heir. He is a crusty old gentlemen with a hard, cold heart. He has spent his life chasing after his own pleasures and not caring one mite for the needs of others, especially the needs his tenantry. He is extremely prejudiced against Americans and was outraged when his youngest son married an American woman. His proud heart views with disgust his young heir before he even meets him, expecting him to be rude, uneducated, and selfish. Little does he know that the meeting of the Earl of Dorincourt with little Cedric is destined to change his life forever. (Summary by Abigail Rasmussen) Narrator: Abigail Rasmussen Cedric : Steven Rasmussen Earl of Dorincourt (Grandfather): John Trevithick Mrs. Errol (Mother): Lydia Rasmussen Mr. Hobbs: Sven Rafferty Mr. Havisham: Robert Harder Dick: Zack Rasmussen Tall Footman: Jacob Rasmussen Mary (Mother's Maid): Deena Rhoads Mrs. Dibble: Beth Thomas Mrs. Mellon: Kara Shallenberg Wilkins the Groom; Mr. Mordaunt the minister; Sir Thomas Asshe: Todd Miss Vivian Herbert: Julia Niedermaier Lady Lorridale; Gate-keeper's Wife; Woman in Crowd; Starter (friend of Cedric): Rachel Sirr Harry; Clerk: Elizabeth Klett Ben (Dick's Brother); Mr. Higgins; Workman: Arnaldo Machado Mr. Harrison; A Young Gentleman: Glenn O'Brien Bridget; Dawson: Savannah Alday Friend of Cedric: Vanessa Cooley Another friend of Cedric: Mercy Rafferty Lookers-on: Todd; Savannah Alday; Rachel and Glenn O'Brien Audio edited by: Abigail Rasmussen and Rachel Proof listeners: Abigail Rasmussen and Adele de Pignerolles

15 episodes

Sylvie and Bruno (Dramatic Reading)

Sylvie and Bruno, first published in 1889, and its 1893 second volume Sylvie and Bruno Concluded form the last novel by Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. Both volumes were illustrated by Harry Furniss. The novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll's Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy and morality. (Summary from Wikipedia) Cast list: Narrator: VanOs12 & lezer Man 1: Algy Pug Chancellor: Elizabby Crowd (1): gloriana Crowd (2): eggs4ears Crowd (3): Kristingj Crowd (4): etel13 Bruno/Urchin (1): francesb Bruno/Urchin (2): ChyAnne Voice 1: LibbyG Voice 2: Algy Pug Man 2: unreadpages Sub-Warden/Vice-Warden: English Andrew Man in Livery: AlanW Warden/Beggar:BrianL Sylvie/Lame Child: JoFriday21 The Professor (1): Ernst Pattynama The Professor (2): bart Guard: Algy Pug Arthur: Ben Lindsey-Clark My Lady 1 - Lady Muriel: treble768 & TriciaG My Lady 2 - Sub-Warden's Wife: CaprishaPage Uggug: Lucy_k_p Station-Master: Algy Pug Gardener: LenXZ1 Footman: unreadpages Music-Master: eggs4ears Baron: AlanW Earl: Peter Why Tailor: Algy Pug The Other Professor: Rowland Sentinel: unreadpages Dachshund: Lucy_k_p Dog-King: AlanW Head Growler: eggs4ears Young Lady: LibbyG Chorus (1): gloriana Chorus (2): eggs4ears Chorus (3): Kristingj Peasant: Algy Pug Eric Lindon: jessieyun0404 & Peter Why Servant: etel13 Housekeeper: etel13 Mother: etel13 Woman 1: CaprishaPage Woman 2: gloriana Woman 3: Kristingj Dolly: Lucy_k_p Girl 1: Lucy_k_p Girl 2: LibbyG Girl 3: etel13 Father: unreadpages Frogs eggs4ears Book coordinator: Algy Pug Text preparation: Ernst Pattynama Proof Listener: Algy Pug & Linny Audio editors: (1) Ernst Pattynama (2) carteki (3) BrianL (4) Rapunzelina

26 episodes

The Heart's Kingdom (version 2 dramatic reading)

Charlotte Powers is a woman who loves life, and is set to marry Nickols just as soon as she can figure herself out. However, coming home and meeting the charismatic pastor that seems to have influenced all her friends, tips her worldview, and she doesn't know what to do. Summary by KristingjCast List:Charlotte Powers/ Narrator: Kristin Gjerløw Rev. Mr. Goodloe: Larry Wilson Nickols Powers Jr: Levi Throckmorton Judge Nickols Powers & Mr. Todd: ToddHW Billy Harvey: Shakira Searle Charlotte Morgan: Sarah Terry Martha: Beth Thomas Dabney: Joseph Tabler Mammy: Rosslyn Carlyle Harriet Henderson: Amanda Friday Letitia Cockrell: Michele Eaton Mother Spurlock & Doctor Harding: Vanessa Cooley The Stray & Hiram Turner: Carol Eades King Mikey & Mark Morgan: michaelcjohnson Jessie Litton: Libby Gohn Nell Morgan: Elizabeth Klett Mrs. Sproul: Anna Simon Jacob Ensley: Rob Board Mr Jeffries & Jed Bangs: tovarisch Mrs. Cockrella, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Burns & Old Woman: Etel Buss James, Old Man, Bill & A man: Kimberly Krause Sue & Old Hiram: Xenablue Hampton Dibrell: David Lawrence Governor: Ron Altman Jimmy Morgan: Roohi Mrs.Bangs & Clifton Grey: Lydia Judge: Zach K. A woman: Jessie Yun Songs Rev. Mr. Goodloe: alanmapstone Editor: Kristin Gjerløw

20 episodes

Imaginary Conversations (Dramatic Reading)

This is a group of Imaginary Conversations by Walter Savage Landor. It is a series of dialogues of historical and mythical characters. Marcellus and Hannibal, Queen Elizabeth and Cecil, Peter the Great and Alexis, Louis XIV and Father La Chaise, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are just a few of the delights on offer. Plenty to choose from and some great reads. - Summary by Michele Eaton Cast List: Landor: pjmorgan Marcellus: SirQueezle Hannibal: bala The Surgeon: CharlieOldfield Gaulish Chieftain: ToddHW Elizabeth: pjmorgan Cecil: Martin Geeson Tiberius: Joseph Tabler Vipsania: Libby Gohn Epictetus: Joseph Tabler Seneca: MaryAnn Peter the Great: ToddHW Alexis: Ashur Gharavi Chancellor: CharlieOldfield Louis XlV: ToddHW Father La Chaise: Larry Wilson Henry Vlll: CharlieOldfield Anne Boleyn: Availle Joseph Scaliger: ismailuser55 Montaigne: AlanW Old Woman: Michele Eaton Boccaccio: ismailuser55 Petrarca: Michele Eaton Amadeo: AlanW Metellus: Brett G. Hirsch Marius: AlanW Bossuet: Larry Wilson Duchess De Fontanges: Sarah Terry John of Gaunt: Michael6230 Joanna of Kent: Amanda Friday Lady Lisle: Frances Brown Elizabeth Gaunt: Elizabeth Klett Empress Catharine: Amanda Friday Princess Dashkof: Sarah Terry Leofric: ToddHW Godiva: Savannah Bishop: David Olson Essex : Jack Albert Spenser: Michele Eaton William Wallace:Zee Martin King Edward 1: Brett G. Hirsch Archbishop Boulter: Kathrine Engan Philip Savage: Tomas Peter Lord Bacon: Michele Eaton Richard Hooker: MaryAnn General Lacy: TriciaG Cura Merino: Mike Harris Oliver Cromwell: Michael6230 Walter Noble: Tomas Peter Lord Brooke: MaryAnn Sir Philip Sidney: Tomas Peter Southey: MaryAnn Porson: Michele Eaton Abbe Delille: Michael6230 Walter Landor: TriciaG Diogenes: Larry Wilson Plato: SirQueezle Barrow: MaryAnn Newton: inflected Scipio: Michele Eaton Polybius: TriciaG Panaetius: MaryAnn David Hume: Tomas Peter John Home: Nicholas Rao Alfieri: Michele Eaton Salomon : Brett G. Hirsch Rousseau: Tomas Peter Malesherbes: Michele Eaton Lucullus: TriciaG Caesar: Brett G. Hirsch Epicurus: Ted Delorme Leontion: pjmorgan Ternissa: Kristin Gjerløw Father: David Olson Daughter: Availle Marcus Tullius: Michele Eaton Quinctus Cicero: TriciaG BC, Editor, Narrator: Michele Eaton Editor, PL: Kim Editor, PL: Kathrine Engan PL: Linette Geisel

36 episodes

The Pilgrim's Progress (version 3 Dramatic Reading)

Probably the most famous allegory ever written of the Christian life, The Pilgrim's Progress follows the journey of Christian from his first encounter with the Evangelist, through his trials and doubts and as he meets various people who help and hinder him in his journey towards the Celestial City to meet his King. Part 2 follows the journey of Christian's wife and sons as they follow him along the same path past the Slough of Despond, the Castle Despair and Vanity Fair. This version was edited in 1909 by the Rev. Jesse Lyman Hurlbut to update some of the more archaic language and streamline the theological arguments to make them more accessible to lay readers. His aim was "not to re-write the Pilgrim's Progress, for that would destroy its greatest charm, but to change the words here and there to simpler ones... to make it plain and interesting". Dramatized with voices to distinguish the main characters, we hope to make this classic accessible to people of all ages. (Summary by Beth Thomas ) Cast list: Narrator: Bob Neufeld Christian: Beth Thomas Christiana: Amanda Friday Mercy: WoollyBee Faithful: gloriousjob Hopeful: Levi Throckmorton Great-Heart: Ben Lindsey-Clark Valiant-for-Truth: Shakira Searle Additional voices by: Alan Mapstone, Algy Pug, Allie Christy, Betsy Cooley, Gideon Snow, Bria Snow, Chuck Williamson, EstherbenSimonides, Etel Buss, Fiddlesticks, Frances Brown, Dave Harrell, Mary J., indiascaarlett, MaryAnne, Ivory Ballard, Ron Altman, Kristin Gjerlow, Lydia , K.Hand, Kimberly Krause, E. Snow, Rosslyn Carlyle, Piper Reed, Vanessa Cooley, Todd Jenken, TriciaG and Teresa Bauman. Edited by: Kimberly Krause and Bria Snow

22 episodes

Dear Brutus (dramatic reading)

At a house in the country 8 guests are invited to enter a magical wood to see what might have happened had they made a different choice in life. Even though they are warned away from the wood, they take a chance and enter. The title comes from Shakespeare: "The fault lies in our selves, dear Brutus, not in our stars...," and summarizes the theme of this play: given a second chance, will people still make the same mistakes? (summary by David O) Mr. Dearth: azureblueMrs. Alice Dearth: Beth ThomasMr. Purdie: David OlsonMrs. Mabel Purdie: MaryankaMr. Coade: ToddHWMrs. Coade: Bev J StevensLob: Natalie PaulaMatey: balaJoanna Trout: Libby GohnLady Caroline Laney: Sarah TerryMargaret: TriciaGNarrated by Shakira SearleAudio edited by David Olson

4 episodes

Kilmeny of the Orchard (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

A short and sweet romance by the author of "Anne of Green Gables", Kilmeny of the Orchard is a story about a schoolteacher (Eric) who goes to Prince Edward Island and meets a beautiful but mysterious girl. Who is she? Why doesn't she speak? Why don't her guardians ever let her out? As Eric explores the answers to these questions, he slowly but surely falls in love with the mysterious girl. Will she ever speak to him? Summary by Beth ThomasNarrator: Shakira Searle Eric Marshall: Levi Throckmorton Kilmeny Gordon: Woolly Bee Thomas Gordon: Natalie Paula Janet Gordon / John Reid: Kimberly Krause Robert Williamson: Vanessa Cooley Mrs. Williamson: Kristin Gjerløw Mr. Marshall: Truman Thames Dr. David Baker: T. Layne Neil Gordon: K. Hand Mrs. Rebecca Reid: Lydia Old Mr. Gordon: James Callaghan Professor / Alexander Tracy: MaryAnne Larry West: Beth Thomas A Farmer: David Olson Audio edited by Kristin Gjerløw

19 episodes