True Stories from History and Biography


Read by Susan Morin

(3.3 stars; 3 reviews)

In writing this ponderous tome, the author's desire has been to describe the eminent characters and remarkable events of our annals, in such a form and style, that the YOUNG might make acquaintance with them of their own accord. For this purpose, while ostensibly relating the adventures of a Chair, he has endeavored to keep a distinct and unbroken thread of authentic history. The Chair is made to pass from one to another of those personages, of whom he thought it most desirable for the young reader to have vivid and familiar ideas, and whose lives and actions would best enable him to give picturesque sketches of the times. On its sturdy oaken legs, it trudges diligently from one scene to another, and seems always to thrust itself in the way, with most benign complacency, whenever a historical personage happens to be looking round for a seat. - Summary from Preface by Nathaniel Hawthorne (11 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Preface 4:59 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 1 7:50 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 2 The Lady Arbella 22:03 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 3 The Red Cross 16:02 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 4 13:27 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 5 11:44 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 6 The Pine-tree Shillings 13:23 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 7 13:54 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 8 The Indian Bible 16:07 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 9 16:18 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 10 The Sunken Treasure 20:36 Read by Susan Morin
Part 1, Chapter 11 10:58 Read by Susan Morin
Part 2 Chapter 1 5:58 Read by Susan Morin
Part 2, Chapter 2 14:17 Read by Susan Morin
Part 2, Chapter 3 The Old-fashioned School 15:25 Read by Susan Morin
Part 2, Chapter 4 18:31 Read by Susan Morin
Part 2, Chapter 5 The Rejected Blessing 26:55 Read by Susan Morin
Part 2, Chapter 6 12:00 Read by Susan Morin
Part 2, Chapter 7 The Provincial Muster 21:55 Read by Susan Morin
Part 2, Chapter 8 The Acadian Exiles 24:45 Read by Susan Morin
Part 2, Chapter 9 13:43 Read by Susan Morin
Part 2, Chapter 10 13:13 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 1 7:50 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 2 15:53 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 3 The Hutchinson Mob 24:22 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 4 15:13 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 5 The Boston Massacre 17:32 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 6 16:12 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 7 14:44 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 8 15:52 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 9 The Tory's Farewell 17:51 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 10 19:17 Read by Susan Morin
Part 3, Chapter 11 Grandfather's Dream 14:44 Read by Susan Morin
Biographical Stories, Chapter 1 10:42 Read by Susan Morin
Biographical Stories, Chapter 2 Benjamin West 30:50 Read by Susan Morin
Biographical Stories, Chapter 3 Sir Isaac Newton 22:08 Read by Susan Morin
Biographical Stories, Chapter 4 Samuel Johnson 17:15 Read by Susan Morin
Biographical Stories, Chapter 5 Samuel Johnson, continued 12:30 Read by Susan Morin
Biographical Stories, Chapter 6 Oliver Cromwell 27:32 Read by Susan Morin
Biographical Stories, Chapter 7 Benjamin Franklin 17:37 Read by Susan Morin
Biographical Stories, Chapter 8 Benjamin Franklin, continued 17:28 Read by Susan Morin
Biographical Stories, Chapter 9 Queen Christina 29:42 Read by Susan Morin

Reviews

Good content Bad reader. Funeral pace

(3 stars)

(4 stars)

using the Playback speed option to quicken the readers pace helped make listening much more enjoyable...