Thirty More Famous Stories Retold

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(4.3 stars; 18 reviews)

Thirty More Famous Stories Retold, the sequel to the popular Fifty Famous Stories Retold, retells the stories of legendary people and mythological figures in simple, easy-to-understand language appropriate for intermediate readers and listeners of all ages. Contained within are the fascinating and thrilling stories from science and myth, from Camelot and Rome, that every child should know. In James Baldwin's introduction he explains that: "Nearly all the stories are true, and there are not more than three or four that might not have happened. In every one there is something worth learning and remembering." - Summary by Introduction & Jill Engle (5 hr 3 min)


Dedication; To the Boys and Girls 3:00 Read by Jill Engle
Columbus and the Egg 3:41 Read by Kenneth Thompson Marchesi
Upon A Peak in Darien--First Story 6:32 Read by Adzuom
Upon A Peak in Darien--Second Story 5:03 Read by Adzuom
The Fountain of Youth 7:16 Read by Ian Quinlan
Eureka! 6:51 Read by Leonard Wilson
Galileo and the Lamps 3:58 Read by Greg Giordano
Sir Isaac Newton and the Apple 5:13 Read by Leonard Wilson
The First Printer 6:28 Read by Emily Maynard
John Gutenberg and the Voices 4:49 Read by Greg Giordano
James Watt and the Teakettle 5:16 Read by mhaudio
Dr. John and His Father 9:23 Read by Lynne T
Webster and the Woodchuck 7:24 Read by Leonard Wilson
Friar Bacon and the Brazen Head 18:49 Read by Jon Smith
As Rich as Croesus 8:45 Read by James Koss
The Gordian Knot 9:50 Read by Greg Giordano
Why Alexander Wept 3:29 Read by mhaudio
King Richard and Blondel 15:37 Read by Leonard Wilson
King John and Prince Arthur 13:27 Read by Carina Pereira
King John and the Magna Charta 6:46 Read by Greg Giordano
Frederick Barbarossa 14:03 Read by Greg Giordano
The Man in the Iron Mask 6:30 Read by Carina Pereira
The Fall of Troy 23:43 Read by Jennifer Dallman
Penelope's Web 27:44 Read by Leonard Wilson
How Rome Was Founded 24:19 Read by Steve Kleiser
How Decius Mus Saved Rome 5:08 Read by Greg Giordano
Delenda est Carthago! 7:39 Read by Greg Giordano
Hannibal, the Hero of Carthage 7:42 Read by Kenneth Thompson Marchesi
Crossing the Rubicon 6:18 Read by Greg Giordano
The White-headed Zal 12:50 Read by Lynne T
Peter Klaus the Goatherd 15:43 Read by Leonard Wilson



(5 stars)

We really liked the book we stood up all night listening to it !!!! We hope there will be more thanks!!

(4 stars)

these abbreviated version of popular tales is a pleasant way to pass the time.