Auryaun's Bedtime Stories

Auryaun's Bedtime Stories

By Auryaun
Relax. Rest. Renew.

I've always been fond of audiobooks and being read to in general. Here is my own modest contribution to this effort. I hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I enjoy making them.
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Little House on the Prairie-Ch. 2 Crossing the Creek

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Illusion, by Paula Volsky: Chapter 11
Eliste finally succumbs to Feronte's summons, and their assignation takes a shocking turn. Meanwhile, the defenses of the Beviere itself are crushed, while the Exalted within attempt to escape the teeming hoard that is determined to speak with King Dunulas.
1:03:10
June 29, 2020
Illusion, by Paula Volsky: Chapter Ten
What starts as the narrow escape of Shorvi Nirienne in the Eighth District, turns into a demonstration and then a full march of the people of Shereen upon the gates of the Beviaire, and we see The Crowd Queller use his terrifying device.
57:49
June 14, 2020
Illusion by Paula Volsky: Chapter Nine
The People’s Reparation Party has grown in power, and the Cavalier vo Meureille tries valiantly to convince Eliste and Zeralenn to leave Shereen. Meanwhile, Feronte sends a peculiar gift to Eliste that seems she can finally accept.
47:36
June 6, 2020
Illusion, by Paula Volsky: Chapter Eight
We finally meet Whiss v'Aleur, the firebrand philosopher and editor of Neighbor Jumalle's Complaint, which has caused such a stir among the lower classes in the streets of Shereen. We are also treated to a shocking display of magic from a surprising source; and we see the darker side of magical use. As tensions rise in the capital city, there are both perpetrators and victims; as lines are drawn and motives are made clearer.
1:06:10
May 16, 2020
Illusion by Paula Volsky: Chapter Seven
Eliste gets to meet her fellow Maids of Honor and attends her first levee for Queen Lallazay, wherein she learns of the distressing news that is spreading around Shereen.
59:34
May 5, 2020
Illusion by Paula Volsky, Chapter Five
Wherein Eliste finally meets her indomitable grandmother, and sees the shocking reality of non-Exalted Shereenian life. (Please forgive my delay and the recording quality, I’m trying to find my rhythm and the right equipment.)
1:08:31
April 30, 2020
Illusion by Paula Volsky: Chapter Six
Eliste is finally presented at Court, where she meets the imperious Duke Feronte, and witnesses a display of magic that leaves her wondering. Meanwhile, Shorvi Nerienne makes a hasty escape.
1:23:02
April 30, 2020
Illusion, by Paula Volsky: Chapter Four
Where Dref Zeenoson’s flight from the Derrivale Estate is curiously questioned, then accepted, while Eliste must find another ladies’ maid and finish preparing, and then travel in excitement to her new post in the wondrous city of Sherreen.
54:07
April 4, 2020
Illusion by Paula Volsky: Chapter Three
Where Eliste solicits the help of her curious Uncle Quinz to aid in the release of Dref Zeenoson
1:01:49
March 22, 2020
Illusion by Paula Volsky: Chapter Two
Wherein Dref Zeenoson tries to intercede on behalf of Zhen Suboson to the Marquis vo Derrivale to belay Zhen’s punishment for reading forbidden and inflammatory pamphlets, and ends up being punished himself.
55:20
March 5, 2020
Illusion by Paula Volsky: Chapter One
In Chapter One, we meet Eliste vo Derrivale, the daughter of the Marquise vo Derrivale, and member of the Exalted of Vohnar, as she prepares for her upcoming ascension as ladies maid to The Queen next week.
1:01:42
March 4, 2020
How The Dragon Was Tricked
Just sit back and relax while I tell you a tale of a very clever young man
08:47
February 16, 2020
The Cat’s Elopement
Two kitties seek to find happiness together. Read from The Pink Fairy Book, which attributes this tale to Japan
07:58
February 9, 2020
The Sprig of Rosemary
This tale comes from The Pink Fairy Book, which states its origin as Spain, 1885
14:00
February 6, 2020
Little House on The Prairie, Ch. 7: The Wolf-Pack
Pa makes a visit to other settlers in the area while the family enjoys their newly-built home. That evening, they have a frightening encounter with the local wildlife. This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name. There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest. Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act
23:41
May 25, 2014
Little House on The Prairie, Ch. 6: Moving In
The family moves in to their newly-built log cabin on the prairie before there's even a proper roof. Pa feels more strongly than ever that he'll always want to live on this land. Pa decides the Big Woods have become too crowded, and moves the family to the High Prairie of Kansas. This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name. There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest. Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act
11:10
May 25, 2014
Little House on the Prairie-Ch. 3 Camp on the High Prairie
The family has traveled far and long and Pa finally selects the perfect place to settle. They make camp one last time before building a house. This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name. There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest. Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act
13:13
April 7, 2014
Little House on the Prairie-Ch. 2 Crossing the Creek
The family encounters a surprise when crossing the creek. This book was the basis for the popular television show by the same name. There are themes in the book that describe attitudes that would be considered backward and racist today. It is not the intention to either highlight or censor these, but to let them stand as they are in the book, as a record of historical interest. Little House on the Prairie (book) on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_House_on_the_Prairie#Little_House_on_the_Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Homestead Act of 1852: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny#Homestead_Act
15:44
March 29, 2014
Little House in the Big Wood: The Wonderful Machine
The harvest is a busy time, and Laura's father arranges to have a machine help with the work. This is one of the later chapters, as the earlier sound clips have been lost. With positive feedback, I'll consider re-recording them, so you can enjoy the whole book. Laura Ingalls Wilder on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Little House Books on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Little_House_on_the_Prairie_books More about the American Homestead Act of 1862: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/homestead-act/
20:37
March 14, 2014
Little House in the Big Woods-Harvest
It's harvest time, and there's lots to do. But one child decides it's more fun to play than work, and finds a heap of trouble for doing so. This is one of the later chapters, as the earlier sound clips have been lost. With positive feedback, I'll consider re-recording them, so you can enjoy the whole book. Laura Ingalls Wilder on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Ingalls_Wilder The Little House Books on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Little_House_on_the_Prairie_books More about the American Homestead Act of 1862: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/homestead-act/
13:47
March 9, 2014