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Bedtime in the Public Domain

Bedtime in the Public Domain

By W. Blaine Dowler

Reading books from the public domain, one chapter at a time.
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03:01
January 03, 2022
"A Kidnapped Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum
"A Kidnapped Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum
Five Daemons are upset with Santa's success in his work, and kidnap him to stop his progress.
17:35
December 23, 2021
Announcing book 21
Announcing book 21
The formal announcement of Book 21: "A Kidnapped Santa Claus".
01:21
December 06, 2021
Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn: Complete Audiobook version
Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn: Complete Audiobook version
The entire story of Robin Hood's young protege.
01:13:32
November 18, 2021
Chapter 8 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Chapter 8 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
The Sherriff of Nottingham finds his way to Robin Hood's camp.
10:55
November 17, 2021
Chapter 7 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Chapter 7 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
The Sherriff of Nottingham learns the truth about his son's fate.
08:25
November 16, 2021
Chapter 6 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Chapter 6 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Young Robin encounters the swineherd once more.
11:36
November 15, 2021
Chapter 5 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Chapter 5 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Young Robin explores the area on his own, and witnesses nature in all its glory.
09:39
November 12, 2021
Chapter 4 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Chapter 4 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Little John helps young Robin learn to use his new bow and arrow.
10:10
November 11, 2021
Chapter 3 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Chapter 3 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Young Robin encounters the band of criminals that stole from his party in the woods.
06:20
November 10, 2021
Chapter 2 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Chapter 2 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Young Robin meets another young boy while lost in the forest.
11:10
November 09, 2021
Chapter 1 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
Chapter 1 (Young Robin Hood, by G. Manville Fenn)
We meet our hero, the young Master Robin.
05:48
November 08, 2021
Announcing Book 20
Announcing Book 20
Announcing the next book, which begins on November 8, 2021.
01:24
November 01, 2021
The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells (Audiobook version)
The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells (Audiobook version)
The complete audiobook version of The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells.
03:38:01
October 14, 2021
Ch. 22: The Man Alone (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 22: The Man Alone (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick returns to society, in a way. While the term was not yet in use, he describes his experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder.
06:00
October 13, 2021
Ch. 21: The Reversion of the Beast Folk (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 21: The Reversion of the Beast Folk (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick is the last surviving human on the island, and without Dr. Moreau's ongoing procedures, the beast folk are reverting to their instinctive ways.
21:00
October 12, 2021
Ch. 20: Alone With the Beast Folk (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 20: Alone With the Beast Folk (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick finds himself the sole human on the island, and that's not a safe thing to be.
08:54
October 11, 2021
Ch. 19: Montgomery's "Bank Heist" (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 19: Montgomery's "Bank Heist" (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
In times of crisis, Montgomery's coping skills are found to be wanting.
13:22
October 08, 2021
Ch. 18: The Finding of Moreau (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 18: The Finding of Moreau (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick convinces Montgomery of the importance of finding Moreau.
06:50
October 07, 2021
Ch. 17: A Catastrophe
Ch. 17: A Catastrophe
Things take a sudden and substantial turn for the worse.
08:54
October 06, 2021
Ch. 16: How the Beast Folk Tasted Blood (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 16: How the Beast Folk Tasted Blood (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick and Montgomery make a very disturbing discovery.
20:26
October 05, 2021
Ch. 15: Concerning the Beast Folk (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 15: Concerning the Beast Folk (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Montgomery and Prendick have a summarized conversation about the inhabitants of the island.
09:46
October 04, 2021
Ch. 14: Doctor Moreau Explains (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 14: Doctor Moreau Explains (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Dr. Moreau explains his research and goals to Prendick, including an abbreviated history of the island.
19:60
October 01, 2021
Ch. 13: A Parley (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 13: A Parley (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Moreau and Montgomery find Prendick just before his drowns himself.
07:15
September 30, 2021
Ch. 12: The Sayers of the Law (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 12: The Sayers of the Law (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick is taken to the village of the Beast Folk, and learns a little more about their culture.
13:27
September 29, 2021
Ch. 11: The Hunting of the Man (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 11: The Hunting of the Man (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick tries to escape for fear of being vivisected.
08:56
September 28, 2021
Ch. 10: The Crying of the Man (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 10: The Crying of the Man (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick returns to his room, and his absence has been noticed.
05:37
September 27, 2021
Ch. 9: The Thing in the Woods (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 9: The Thing in the Woods (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick goes into the woods to escape the cries of the puma, and soon regrets his decision.
15:57
September 24, 2021
Ch. 8: The Crying of the Puma (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 8: The Crying of the Puma (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick tries to get some answers from Montgomery, but it's difficult with the noises of the puma in the background.
04:49
September 23, 2021
Ch. 7: The Locked Door (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 7: The Locked Door (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Edward is provided secure accommodations on the island, and is finally far enough up on Maslow's hierarchy that he can sit and think. He suddenly and unpleasantly realizes where he's heard the name of his host before.
07:47
September 22, 2021
Ch. 6: The Evil-Looking Boatmen (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 6: The Evil-Looking Boatmen (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Mr. Prendick is rescued, but that doesn't mean he is lucky.
08:23
September 21, 2021
Ch. 5: The Man With Nowhere To Go (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 5: The Man With Nowhere To Go (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
The captain gets drunks, and decides he's done having passengers.
06:18
September 20, 2021
Ch. 4: At the Schooner's Rail (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 4: At the Schooner's Rail (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Edward catches Montgomery at a vulnerable moment, and learns a little bit more.
05:36
September 17, 2021
Ch. 3: The Strange Face (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 3: The Strange Face (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Edward meets one of Montgomery's strange travelling companions.
08:46
September 16, 2021
Ch. 2: The Man Who Was Going Nowhere (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 2: The Man Who Was Going Nowhere (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Prendick awakens on the Ipecacuanha and meets a man named Montgomery.
05:19
September 15, 2021
Ch. 1: In the Dingey of the "Lady Vain" (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Ch. 1: In the Dingey of the "Lady Vain" (Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells)
Edward Prendick recounts the events that led him from the shipwreck of the Lady Vain to being the last soul alive in his boat.
05:07
September 14, 2021
Introduction (The Island of Dr. Moreau)
Introduction (The Island of Dr. Moreau)
In this brief introduction, Charles Edward Prendick sets the stage for the story transcribed by his uncle Edward Prendick, who shows signs of what modern society would refer to as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
02:38
September 13, 2021
Announcing Book 19
Announcing Book 19
The formal announcement of our next book: The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells.
04:09
September 06, 2021
Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit by Thorne Smith: Audiobook Version
Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit by Thorne Smith: Audiobook Version
The complete text of Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith.
02:41:58
August 23, 2021
September 6 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
September 6 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore ships out. This is the final chapter of Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith.
02:23
August 20, 2021
September 5 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
September 5 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore tries to figure out what his assignment is, and those around him make very helpful suggestions.
02:42
August 19, 2021
September 4 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
September 4 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore applies for a furlough, and gets an extremely unexpected reply.
01:23
August 18, 2021
September 3 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
September 3 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore is called for the First Class exam.
02:08
August 17, 2021
August 17 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
August 17 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore and friends meet a wonderful couple on the town.
04:40
August 13, 2021
August 12 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
August 12 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore has news, but Tim isn't thrilled to hear it.
00:59
August 12, 2021
August 11 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
August 11 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore's mother pays another visit, and brings Polly with her.
05:06
August 11, 2021
August 10 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
August 10 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore may be transferred, if they can find anyone who wants him.
02:43
August 10, 2021
August 9 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
August 9 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Mr. Fogerty takes a lot of liberty.
00:35
August 09, 2021
August 7 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
August 7 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore has a great idea: camouflage, but not in the field...
02:06
August 05, 2021
August 5 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
August 5 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore and Mr. Fogerty visit New York on leave.
02:20
August 04, 2021
August 3 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
August 3 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore meets a man who doesn't claim to have seen a mermaid, but if anyone has seen one of them things, it's him.
11:48
August 03, 2021
July 10 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
July 10 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore has an altercation at the mess hall.
02:48
July 29, 2021
July 9 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
July 9 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore's performance shoveling coal has led him to his next assignment in the Officers' Mess.
01:13
July 28, 2021
July 8 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
July 8 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore experiences the fallout for his July 4 choices.
04:44
July 27, 2021
July 4 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
July 4 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
It's the fourth of July. Surely Biltmore won't screw something up on such an important date, right?
01:59
July 26, 2021
July 3 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
July 3 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore gets to know Mr. Fogerty better, and isn't happy about it.
00:50
July 23, 2021
July 2 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
July 2 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore's mother drops by, and brings a friend along.
03:59
July 22, 2021
July 1 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
July 1 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore goes for a rather eventful swim.
06:35
July 21, 2021
June 29 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
June 29 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore meets a furry new friend.
03:19
July 20, 2021
June 25 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
June 25 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore has more adventures while waiting for his laundry to dry.
04:20
July 19, 2021
June 24 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
June 24 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore is due for 43 hours of liberty, assuming he can get clean enough to pass inspection first.
02:57
July 16, 2021
June 14 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
June 14 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore practices with the bayonette.
02:45
July 15, 2021
June 11 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
June 11 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Warning: this chapter opens with a racial stereotype. Biltmore muses about his newly developed skills at laundry.
01:50
July 14, 2021
June 1 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
June 1 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore reads the reviews of the show he is no longer a part of.
00:31
July 12, 2021
July Patreon announcement
July Patreon announcement
July Patreon announcement
00:56
July 10, 2021
May 29 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
May 29 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore learns his final fate as a show girl.
02:15
July 09, 2021
May 28 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
May 28 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore needs his chest saved, though the barber wonders why.
03:56
July 08, 2021
May 23 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
May 23 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore gets some first hand experience in women's attire.
02:36
July 07, 2021
May 11 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
May 11 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore has a new role with the Navy, and it may be his true calling.
04:35
July 06, 2021
May 9 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
May 9 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore encounters an old foe during war games.
03:01
July 05, 2021
May 6 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
May 6 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
04:36
July 01, 2021
May 4 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
May 4 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore makes plans for his future in the service.
00:41
June 30, 2021
May 1 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
May 1 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore pays a visit to the paper.
02:29
June 29, 2021
April 31 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
April 31 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore meets someone who may or may not be Kaiser William while on guard duty.
02:10
June 28, 2021
April 30 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
April 30 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)
Biltmore brings his bartender home to meet the family.
01:41
June 25, 2021
April 29 (Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, by Thorne Smith)