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Bleak House

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Charles Dickens


Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. It is widely held to…

Ruth

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


The book is a social novel, dealing with Victorian views about sin and illegitimacy. It is a surprisingly compassionate portrayal of a 'fall…

Dombey and Son (version 2)

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Charles Dickens


Dombey and Son is a novel by the Victorian author Charles Dickens. The story concerns Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company…

Chapter 41

In Don Quixote - Vol. 1

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in …

Chapters 14-15

In Don Quixote - Vol. 1

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in …

The Merchant's Tale

In The Canterbury Tales

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Geoffrey Chaucer


The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

Chapter 06

In Beowulf

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Unknown


Beowulf. [Translated by Francis Barton Gummere].This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of …

Chapter 14

In Northanger Abbey

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Jane Austen


Northanger Abbey is a hilarious parody of 18th century gothic novels. The heroine, 17-year old Catherine, has been reading far too many “hor…

Chapter 29

In Northanger Abbey

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Jane Austen


Northanger Abbey is a hilarious parody of 18th century gothic novels. The heroine, 17-year old Catherine, has been reading far too many “hor…

Chapter 8 The Flowers

In The Yosemite

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


John Muir


John Muir's adventure guide for the Yosemite Valley.

Chapter 9 The Birds

In The Yosemite

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


John Muir


John Muir's adventure guide for the Yosemite Valley.

Chapter 10 The South Dome

In The Yosemite

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


John Muir


John Muir's adventure guide for the Yosemite Valley.

An Evening Out Part 1

In Shirley

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Charlotte Brontë


Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre (…

An Evening Out Part 2

In Shirley

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Charlotte Brontë


Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre (…

Chapter 20 – Joe Green

In Black Beauty (The Autobiography of a Horse)

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Anna Sewell


Black Beauty is Anna Sewell’s first and only novel. The story is told in the “first person” (or first horse) as an autobiographical memoir o…

Chapter 41 – The Butcher

In Black Beauty (The Autobiography of a Horse)

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Anna Sewell


Black Beauty is Anna Sewell’s first and only novel. The story is told in the “first person” (or first horse) as an autobiographical memoir o…

Chapter 21 – The Parting

In Black Beauty (The Autobiography of a Horse)

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Anna Sewell


Black Beauty is Anna Sewell’s first and only novel. The story is told in the “first person” (or first horse) as an autobiographical memoir o…

Chapter 39 – Seedy Sam

In Black Beauty (The Autobiography of a Horse)

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Anna Sewell


Black Beauty is Anna Sewell’s first and only novel. The story is told in the “first person” (or first horse) as an autobiographical memoir o…

The Little Man and His Little Gun

In Mother Goose in Prose

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


L. Frank Baum


Whether Mother Goose was a real person or a myth, the songs that are attributed to her name are what we remember from our childhood. Some of…

Mr. King Has a Little Plan for Polly

In Five Little Peppers Abroad

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Margaret Sidney


This book is the next in the series of the Five Little Peppers, by Margaret Sidney, after Five Little Peppers and How They Grew and Five Lit…

'I Should Make Him Happy,' Said Phronsie

In Five Little Peppers Abroad

Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Margaret Sidney


This book is the next in the series of the Five Little Peppers, by Margaret Sidney, after Five Little Peppers and How They Grew and Five Lit…

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