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Love and Freindship

Read by Cori Samuel


Jane Austen


Love and Freindship [sic] is a juvenile story by Jane Austen, dated 1790, when Austen was 14 years old. Love and Freindship (the misspelling…

The Awful German Language

Read by Rainer


Mark Twain


If you’ve ever studied German (and maybe even if you haven’t), you’re likely to find this short essay to be hilarious. Published as Appendix…

Pygmalion

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George Bernard Shaw


Pygmalion (1913) is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on the Greek myth of the same name. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor…

La Dama Duende

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Pedro Calderón De La Barca


Entre las comedias del fecundo y elegante Calderón merecía, sin duda, uno de los lugares mas distinguidos la que se conoce con…

The Idiot

Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


John Kendrick Bangs


The Idiot is anything but, yet his fellow boarders at Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog’s home for single gentlemen see him as such. His brand of creati…

The Merchant of Venice

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William Shakespeare


William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was probably written between 1596 and 1598, and was printed with the comedies in the First Foli…

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 4)

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade), often shortened to Huck Finn, is a novel written by Mark Twain and published in 1884.…

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (version 2)

Read by Mike Vendetti


F. Scott Fitzgerald


The curious Case of Benjamin Button, a 1921 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, now a major motion picture, features Benjamin Button, who, b…

Right Ho, Jeeves

Read by Mark Nelson


P. G. Wodehouse


Bertram Wooster's manservant, Jeeves, is renown for his ability to apply his keen intellect to solve all problems domestic, and Bertie's fri…

Northanger Abbey (version 2)

Read by Elizabeth Klett


Jane Austen


Northanger Abbey follows Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath, England. Seventeen year-old Catherine s…

Selected Short Stories.

Read by Mike Harris


P. G. Wodehouse


A miscellaneous collection of short stories, not featuring any of Wodehouse's regular characters, most concern love and romance and, being W…

Much Ado About Nothing

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William Shakespeare


Written around the middle of his career, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's great festive comedies. The men are back from the w…

Comic History of England

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Bill Nye


Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye (1850 – 1896) was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist. Jim “jimmowatt” …

Münchhausen

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Gottfried August Bürger


Wunderbare Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande - Feldzüge und lustige Abenteuer des Freiherrn von Münchhausen, wie er dieselben bei der…

Coffee Break Collection 001 - Humor

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Various


This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) stories suitable for a coffee break at work or a short commuter ride. Emphasis f…

The Alchemist

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Ben Jonson


An outbreak of plague in London forces a gentleman, Lovewit, to flee temporarily to the country, leaving his house under the sole charge of …

Three Men and a Maid

Read by Tim Bulkeley


P. G. Wodehouse


This book with two titles, Three Men and a Maid in the USA and The Girl on the Boat in the UK is a typical PG Wodehouse romantic comedy, inv…

My Man Jeeves

Read by Mark Nelson


P. G. Wodehouse


Bertram Wooster is an English gentleman living in New York, who seems to get himself into all sorts of jams. It’s up to his manservant Jeeve…

Irish Wit and Humor

Read by James E. Carson


Various


Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th ce…

Anne of Avonlea

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Lucy Maud Montgomery


Following Anne of Green Gables, the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. Anne of Avonlea follows Anne from the age of…

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