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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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Aesop's Fables: The Cage-Bird and the Bat

Bedtime in the Public Domain

Aesop's Fables: The Cage-Bird and the Bat

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Aesop's Fables: The Ploughman, the Ass, and the Ox
Ask a stupid question...
00:33
October 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Weasel and the Man
Make sure you are in a position to bargain before you try to do so.
00:33
October 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fisherman Piping
I don't think this fisherman understands fish very well. Not if he can't tell the difference between dancing and the death throes of suffocation.
00:36
October 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fowler and the Lark
So, the lark says only fools will do exactly what the lark just did...
00:36
October 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle and the Beetle
So... eagle's never lay their eggs in beetle season, because of one eagle's bad experience that she didn't know was caused by a beetle? Okay...
01:11
October 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wasp and the Snake
Another of Aesop's trademark happy endings.
00:30
October 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dog and the Wolf
The origin of yet another cliche happens right here.
00:49
October 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bat, the Bramble, and the Seagull
This one feels more like a myth than a fable.
00:50
October 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Horse
I thought the wolf had a different end in mind for the horse.
00:34
October 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bee-Keeper
Advocating targeted violence instead of pacifism, I see.
00:38
October 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion in Love
Always get the father's blessing before marriage.
00:42
October 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Rivers and the Sea
Is this another form of might makes right?
00:26
October 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Gardener and His Dog
Be sure of someone's intentions before you react.
00:33
October 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Pig and the Sheep
Be careful what people want of you.
00:34
October 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion, Jupiter, and the Elephant
Fear is okay.
01:09
September 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Shepherd and the Wolf
Aesop expresses his views on the "nature vs. nurture" debate.
00:52
September 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Sheep and the Dog
Aesop was opposed to all forms of complaint, it seems.
00:48
September 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Goatherd and the Goat
This goatherd had never heard phrases like "fake news" or "alternate facts".
00:34
September 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Athenian and the Theban
An argument over who has the better hero ends with a sick burn.
01:00
September 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass Carrying the Image
Credit where credit is due.
00:48
September 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and the Dog
Another one still relevant today.
00:46
September 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer, His Boy, and the Rooks
Rooks are birds, I assume. Also, the moral still applies today!
01:05
September 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Grasshopper
Finally, a moral that makes sense! Not enough of those lately...
00:42
September 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Crab and the Fox
Aesop has graduated from pro-slavery and moved on to pro-segregation.
00:30
September 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Frogs and the Well
This is the first moral in a while I can agree with.
00:37
September 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ant
This time around, Aesop seems to be arguing against trying to rehabilitate criminals...
00:38
September 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Pack-Ass, the Wild Ass, and the Lion
Two pro-slavery stories in a row.
00:50
September 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and His Masters
Did I read that right? Is Aesop telling slaves not to get uppity?
00:53
September 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Pack-Ass and the Wild Ass
A classic case of "the grass is always greener" syndrome.
00:43
September 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Thief and the Innkeeper
I suppose the moral of this story is that stupid people are easy to steal from.
01:35
September 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Father and His Daughters
Yes, this is "traditional marriage."
00:54
September 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hound and the Fox
Not to be confused with the Fox and the Hound.
00:30
September 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Mule
Assumptions can be dangerous.
00:36
September 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Herdsman and the Lost Bull
Don't make promises you don't intend to keep. 
00:40
September 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bald Huntsman
That's a good sport!
00:29
September 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Debtor and His Sow
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
00:53
September 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Kid and the Wolf
Nobody is allowed to change careers ever.
00:52
August 31, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and His Purchaser
A man is known by the company he keeps.
00:52
August 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Cage-Bird and the Bat
Plan before, not after.
00:46
August 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Labourer and the Snake
What a happy ending.
00:43
August 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Astronomer
Is Aesop arguing against astronomy, or for observatories here?
00:37
August 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Trees and the Axe
So... generosity is bad?
00:40
August 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bull and the Calf
Ah, the "know it all" attitude of the elderly.
00:25
August 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolves and the Dogs
Aesop extolled many virtues, but compassion doesn't seem to be one of them.
00:48
August 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Hare
Pick your meals carefully.
00:37
August 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and His Driver
Always listen to your driver.
00:33
August 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Kingdom of the Lion
Is Aesop actually in favour of equality here?
00:38
August 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Heifer and the Ox
That's a shockingly complacent attitude, all things considered.
00:36
August 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Brother and Sister
Mirrors seem to have been far less common in these days.
00:53
August 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and the Mule
Helping others helps yourself.
00:59
August 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Sick Stag
Some friends, I tell ya.
00:33
August 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Goat
Be careful about whose advice you take.
00:33
August 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Archer and the Lion
Stay out of melee range.
00:50
August 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lamb Chased by a Wolf
What a noble little lamb.
00:26
August 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Stag and the Vine
Be grateful to those who help you.
00:43
August 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Miller, his Son, and their Ass
Go ahead, try to please everyone.
01:48
August 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Boy
Honesty is the best policy.
00:47
August 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle, the Jackdaw, and the Shepherd
Not exactly "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
01:02
July 31, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Man and His Two Sweethearts
So... bigamy causes baldness?
00:35
July 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Birds, the Beasts, and the Bat
The aftermath of war.
00:39
July 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Flea and the Ox
How you treat others affects how they treat you.
00:39
July 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Travellers and the Plane-Tree
Services delivered to people without gratitude? Gee, I'm glad our society has outgrown that practice...
00:46
July 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Sick Man and the Doctor
Choose your doctor wisely. (Might I suggest one with two hearts?)
00:50
July 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Monkey and the Camel
Everyone has seen a dancing fool or two at a party, right?
00:34
July 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and the Wolf
I guess Aesop advocates murder over medicine...
00:52
July 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bald Man and the Fly
Intent matters.
00:37
July 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Belly and the Members
Be careful before you drop out a member of the team.
00:41
July 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass, the Cock, and the Lion
False confidence often leads to disaster.
00:49
July 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Cobbler Turned Doctor
Always check credentials.
00:57
July 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Two Frogs
Once again, not kind to the animals.
00:41
July 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and the Viper
Aesop argues against compassion...
00:31
July 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Grasshopper and the Ants
Who hasn't heard this one before?
00:45
July 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Grasshopper and the Owl
Make sure your audience appreciates you.
00:57
July 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Charger and the Miller
The grass is always greener...
00:46
July 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and the Stork
Choose your friends carefully.
00:42
July 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Shepherd
Be careful who you trust.
00:40
July 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Cock and the Jewel
Different people assign different objects different values.
00:25
July 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fly and the Draught-Mule
Make sure you take orders from the right person.
00:32
July 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Stag With One Eye
The stag, it seems, never turned around.
00:44
July 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Crow and the Swan
It takes more than water to get properly cleaned up.
00:35
July 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Venus and the Cat
Another one PETA wouldn't be fond of.
00:38
June 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and the Fox
Don't tell PETA about this one. Yeesh...
00:35
June 29, 2020
Aesop's Fable: The Escaped Jackdaw
I guess Aesop felt slaves should be content with their lot in life...
00:38
June 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle and the Cocks
Pride comes before a fall.
00:31
June 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf, the Fox, and the Ape
This is quite the courtroom.
00:32
June 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Bull
Perhaps prey should be caught before the table is set.
00:45
June 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Tunny-Fish and the Dolphin
That's one petty fish.
00:36
June 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Another classic tale.
01:20
June 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hare and the Hound
Motivation matters.
00:29
June 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Mouse and the Bull
The battle is not always to the strong.
00:46
June 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Three Tradesmen
Every man for himself.
00:34
June 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Tunny-Fish and the Dolphin
Sorry this one was a few hours late. I somehow forgot to schedule it after uploading.
00:36
June 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Sheep
Know who to trust.
00:33
June 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle, the Cat, and the Wild Sow
Yeah, that sounds like a cat.
01:19
June 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Crane
Always get details on payments before closing a deal.
00:33
June 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner
The inspiration for Gabriel Jones, perhaps?
00:31
June 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion, the Mouse, and the Fox
Watch your step around sleeping lions.
00:32
June 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hound and the Hare
Choose your friends carefully.
00:30
June 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Prophet
Scam foretune tellers have been a thing for a while, it seems.
00:34
June 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Ass
Things are easier with a partner.
00:37
June 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lark and the Farmer
Understand the motivations of others.
00:55
June 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Clown and the Countryman
Are the judges qualified?
01:34
June 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Old Hound
Sometimes, forced retirement is a good thing.
00:40
June 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Two Pots
Aesop was a serious classist, and he's at it again.
00:30
May 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Goat and the Vine
Be nice to others.
00:29
May 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Horse and His Rider
Don't bite off more than you can chew.
00:31
May 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Three Bulls
This lesson still applies today.
00:40
May 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Sheep, the Wolf, and the Stag
Choose your partners carefully.
00:33
May 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Lion
People think more of themselves than others. 
00:30
May 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Oxen and the Butchers
Animal rights for food animals has, it seems, been discussed for a very long time...
00:50
May 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Soldier and His Horse
Be wary how you treat others at all times, not just times of need.
00:53
May 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hare and the Tortoise
Here's the original.
00:48
May 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Cat and the Cock
This is a lesson still very true today.
00:43
May 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Viper and the File
That's what you get for asking a carpenter's tools for a favour.
00:32
May 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lioness and the Vixen
Quality, not quantity.
00:34
May 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Old Woman and the Wine-Jar
Don't get hung up on the past.
00:26
May 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf, the Mother, and Her Child
People don't always mean what they say. 
00:43
May 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Rich Man and the Tanner
Centuries ago, the rich still demand that the established poor have to change to suit themselves.
00:33
May 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle and the Arrow
The things we think of as we are about to die...
00:35
May 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Image-Seller
Doubt a salesperson's claims.
00:38
May 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Man and the Satyr
Satyrs have little grasp of thermodynamics.
00:41
May 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Wild Ass
Choose your partners carefully.
00:41
May 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Two Soldiers and the Robber
Stress exposes your true self.
00:51
May 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Blackamoor
Um... WHAT?!?!?
00:30
May 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox
This one has a clear lesson. Tomorrow's...
00:38
April 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Pomegranate, the Apple-Tree, and the Bramble
That's quite the conclusion, there, that is.
00:26
April 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Hercules and the Waggoner
The word "heaven" doesn't seem exclusive to the Christian religions.
00:39
April 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Man and the Image
This is an unusual perspective on praying, given the original publication date.
00:35
April 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ox and the Frog
If there is a moral here, I don't see it.
00:54
April 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and the Old Peasant
Employees are not automatically friends
00:37
April 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bear and the Fox
A bragging bear is put in his place by a fox.
00:32
April 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Peacock and Juno
Not to be confused with Alfred Hitchcock's Juno and the Paycock, or the play on which that was based.
01:03
April 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Mice and the Weasels
Pick your battles wisely.
00:57
April 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Mercury and the Tradesmen
Aesop was not a fan of horse traders.
00:38
April 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dog and the Shadow
It seems the word "reflection" didn't exist yet.
00:27
April 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Stag at the Pool
Function over form
00:53
April 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Blacksmith and His Dog
Man's best friend?
00:33
April 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Eagle and His Captor
Who would you rather suck up to?
00:38
April 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Lion
A predator and a bigger predator.
00:28
April 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fawn and His Mother
Do as I say, not as I do.
00:29
April 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Mercury and the Sculptor
Be careful what you ask for.
00:43
April 8, 2020
Aesop's Fable: The Wild Boar and the Fox
Predator and prey, together again.
00:30
April 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Shipwrecked Man and the Sea
Lay blame only where it belongs.
00:39
April 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Traveller and His Dog
Why is nobody ever surprised that these animals can talk?
00:24
April 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Vain Jackdaw
Ask yourself why you are voting for a particular candidate.
00:54
April 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox Without a Tail
Question motives.
00:41
April 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Kid on the Housetop
Remember, humans are not the only species that has kids...
00:27
March 31, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Tortoise and the Eagle
How does an eagle eat a tortoise?
00:39
March 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Man and the Lion
Once again, predator and prey.
00:41
March 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Walnut Tree
There is a definite tree theme lately...
00:26
March 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Boar
Yeah, predator and prey always work well together.
00:39
March 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Olive Tree and the Fig Tree
Two trees star in this one.
00:32
March 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Frogs Asking for a King
Be careful what you ask for.
01:00
March 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Boy and the Filberts
Filberts used to be a thing. Some type of nut, apparently.
00:38
March 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Oxen and the Axeltrees
Axeltrees were a thing once.
00:27
March 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Two Bags
Be careful what you carry around with you.
00:22
March 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dog in the Manger
A selfish dog bothers some cows.
00:23
March 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Jupiter and the Tortoise
How the tortoise got its shell...
00:35
March 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Jackdaw and the Pigeons
The dangers of conformity, or is it the dangers of defying classism?
00:47
March 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Peasant and the Apple Tree
A story told in a time when bees were still plentiful.
00:53
March 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Boy and the Nettles
This is all about the nettles.
00:26
March 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Mouse, the Frog, and the Hawk
This one is more than a little classist.
00:50
March 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Swollen Fox
This story about a fox could just as easily been about a Pooh bear.
00:42
March 9, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Quack Frog
Physician, heal thyself.
00:28
March 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Boy Bathing
The original "okay, boomer".
00:29
March 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Old Lion
Pay attention to footprints, I guess.
00:47
March 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The She-Goats and Their Beards
This is not a modern view of gender politics.
00:30
March 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass in the Lion's Skin
If you wear a costume, stay in character.
00:33
March 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Owl and the Birds
Listen to the wise.
01:08
February 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lamp
Know your place in society.
00:27
February 27, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Father and Sons
Another story which has become a common cultural tale.
00:41
February 26, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Jupiter and the Monkey
The Monkey gets attention from the main god in the pantheon.
00:32
February 25, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and Fortune
Be careful who you thank.
00:38
February 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Thieves and the Cock
To win a debate, think about what motivates the other side.
00:32
February 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Monkey as King
Choose your leaders wisely.
00:41
February 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dog and the Cook
This is a table about uninvited party guests.
01:05
February 19, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Farmer and His Sons
The treasure hunt finds nothing... or does it?
00:39
February 18, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and His Shadow
Read the fine print.
00:37
February 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Crab and His Mother
A little story about education.
00:25
February 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Boasting Traveller
Deeds, not words.
00:36
February 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fisherman and the Sprat
A fisherman rejects the deal offered by a fish.
00:30
February 12, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Goat
Another cliche expression originates in "Aesop's Fables".
01:07
February 11, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Shepherd's Boy and the Wolf
Often retold as "the boy who cried wolf."
00:45
February 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and his Burdens
An ass figures out a seemingly clever way to lighten his load.
00:59
February 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Apes and the Two Travellers
Honesty is not rewarded.
01:14
February 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Boy and the Snails
About a naughty boy.
00:30
February 5, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Blind Man and the Cub
A blind man is handed a hostile creature and told to feel it up.
00:32
February 4, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Oak and the Reeds
Go with the flow.
00:35
February 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bee and Jupiter
How the bee got its sting.
00:41
January 31, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Flea and the Man
Be careful who you bite.
00:45
January 30, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Slave and the Lion
Friends are good.
01:45
January 29, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Bear and the Travellers
I've heard a similar story with dragons and halflings.
00:49
January 28, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dog, the Cock, and the Fox
And the moral of the story is... what, exactly?
00:45
January 24, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Frogs' Complaint Against the Sun
The frogs have something to say about a married Sun.
00:29
January 23, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fir-Tree and the Bramble
It's nice to be wanted... sometimes.
00:34
January 22, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass and the Lap-Dog
This seems to be teaching people to "know their place" in society...
01:23
January 21, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Monkey
This ends with another phrase that really should have become a cliche, but somehow didn't.
00:45
January 20, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Dolphins, the Whales, and the Sprat
One question: what the heck is a sprat?
00:30
January 17, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Milkmaid and Her Pail
Another cliche starts right here.
00:55
January 16, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Stag in the Ox-Stall
A stag tries to hide.
01:18
January 15, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
This didn't end the way society has conditioned me to expect it to end. Also, I clearly watch too much Star Trek, since I almost titled this "The Worf in Sheep's Clothing."
00:32
January 14, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Stork
Two animals try to share meals, but I don't think they are friends.
00:39
January 13, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Hares and the Frogs
Because cowardice means you should kill yourself...? I'm starting to question the morals of Aesop.
00:58
January 10, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Mistress and Her Servants
A lesson is learned, even if cause and effect are ignored in the process.
00:45
January 8, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The North Wind and the Sun
Two embodiments of nature have a contest.
00:55
January 7, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Boys and the Frogs
A matter of perspective
00:25
January 6, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Crow and the Pitcher
A thirsty crow gets creative.
00:31
January 3, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Lion and the Mouse
Judge me by my size, do you?
00:57
January 2, 2020
Aesop's Fables: The Ass, The Fox, and the Lion
A cautionary tale told in the woods.
00:56
January 1, 2020
Aesop's Fables: Mercury and the Woodman
An honest woodman does better than a dishonest one.
01:32
December 31, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Moon and Her Mother
The Moon asks her mother to make her a dress.
00:19
December 30, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Old Woman and the Doctor
A woman gets treated for blindness by a dishonest doctor.
01:15
December 27, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Spendthrift and the Swallow
Plan wisely.
00:35
December 26, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Cat and the Birds
A cat visits some sickly birds.
00:28
December 25, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Peacock and the Crane
Form or function?
00:27
December 24, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Wolf and the Lamb
Sometimes those blamed are blameless.
00:45
December 23, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Horse and the Groom
A tale against embezzlement.
00:26
December 20, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Crow
Can the fox outwit the crow and steal its cheese?
00:44
December 19, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Dog and the Sow
Whose offspring are better?
00:20
December 18, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Bat and the Weasels
A bat escapes hungry weasels.
00:48
December 17, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Mice in Council
Mice need to come up with a way to deal with the threat of a cat.
00:44
December 16, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Charcoal-Burner and the Fuller
Two men meet and form an odd couple.
00:37
December 13, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Mischievous Dog
A dog likes to bite.
00:40
December 12, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Cat and the Mice
A cat tries unsuccessfully to trick mice.
00:56
December 11, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs
A tale of fantasy and greed.
00:38
December 10, 2019
Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Grapes
The first of Aesop's fables
00:30
December 9, 2019
Announcing Book 15
Announcing book 15
01:12
December 2, 2019
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit is not a well behaved rabbit. You think he would have learned after his father was baked into a pie.
05:18
November 11, 2019
Announcing Book 14
Announcing our next book.
01:03
November 4, 2019
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Complete Audiobook
The complete adventure in which Mr. Gabriel John Utterson investigates the connection between his upstanding friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the utterly fiendish Mr. Edward Hyde.
2:10:35
October 28, 2019
Chapter 10: Henry Jekyll's Full Statement of the Case
Dr. Jekyll's written words reveal all that he knows of the case.
35:24
October 25, 2019
Chapter 9: Dr. Lanyon's Narrative
The contents of Dr. Lanyon's note answer some questions but open up many, many more.
14:14
October 24, 2019
Chapter 8: The Last Night
Poole comes to Utterson in terror: he believes foul play has befallen his master, Dr. Jekyll.
22:01
October 23, 2019
Chapter 7: Incident at the Window
Mr. Utterson and Mr. Enfield are out for another walk when they encounter Dr. Jekyll, after a fashion.
02:57
October 22, 2019
Chapter 6: Incident of Dr. Lanyon
Dr. Jekyll gets ill again, refusing to see Utterson, who has a very disturbing visit with Dr. Lanyon as a result.
07:44
October 21, 2019
Chapter 5: Incident of the Letter
Mr. Utterson confronts Dr. Jekyll about Mr. Hyde once more.
08:32
October 18, 2019
Chapter 4: The Carew Murder Case
Mr. Carew asks Mr. Hyde for directions to the post office, and Mr. Hyde kills him for his trouble.
08:53
October 17, 2019
Chapter 3: Dr. Jekyll Was Quite at Ease
Mr. Utterson has the opportunity to discuss the matter of Hyde with Dr. Jekyll.
04:18
October 16, 2019
Chapter 2: Search for Mr. Hyde
Mr. Utterson determines to locate and meet Mr. Hyde.
15:16
October 15, 2019
Chapter 1: Story of the Door
Mr. Utterson hears a very concerning story from his kinsman, Mr. Enfield.
12:17
October 14, 2019
Announcing Book 13
Announcing book 13: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
02:33
October 7, 2019
Seven Little Australians: The Complete Audiobook
The entire children's classic in one file.
3:49:55
September 11, 2019
Chapter 22: And Last
The ramifications of recent events are fully felt.
06:34
September 10, 2019
Chapter 21: When the Sun Went Down
The children experience one of the saddest days of their short lives.
06:28
September 9, 2019
Chapter 20: Little Judy
The picnic activities take a very different turn.
06:56
September 6, 2019
Chapter 19: A Pale-Blue Hair Ribbon
Meg gets involved romantically with a troubled man.
10:12
September 5, 2019
Chapter 18: The Picnic at Krangi-Bahtoo
The kids are packed up and sent off to a picnic while the adults deal with a fallen tree.
09:53
September 4, 2019
Chapter 17: Cattle-Drafting at Yarrahappini
The children experience the cattle draft, and their career paths are thus chosen.
09:18
September 3, 2019
Chapter 16: Yarrahapinni
The family gets familiar with their grandparents and their property.
09:10
September 2, 2019
Chapter 15: Three Hundred Miles in the Train
Most of the family travels to Yarrahapinni.
12:17
August 30, 2019
Chapter 14: The Squatter's Invitation
The family dynamic changes completely with Judy's illness revealed.
08:42
August 29, 2019
Chapter 13: Uninvited Guests
The Captain has been told of Judy's return, and tests the information.
10:55
August 28, 2019
Chapter 12: Swish, Swish!
Things from the house at Misrule keep disappearing to Judy's loft, and the attention of the adults is drawn.
10:33
August 27, 2019
Chapter 11: The Truant
Bunty tells Meg that Judy has returned, and the kids start to react.
09:25
August 26, 2019
Chapter 10: Bunty in the Light of a Hero
Bunty first makes a serious mistake, and then makes a significant discovery.
16:44
August 23, 2019
Chapter 9: Consequences
Meg returns to the house at Misrule, only to learn that she has most definitely been missed.
05:00
August 22, 2019
Chapter 8: A Catapult and a Catastrophe
Miss Meg keeps her appointment with Andrew, but it is Alan who shows to keep it.
09:25
August 21, 2019
Chapter 7: "What Say You to Falling in Love?"
Meg and the Courtney brothers find themselves in a love triangle.
17:55
August 20, 2019
Chapter 6: The Sweetness of Sweet Sixteen
Meg meets a girl named Aldith, who has quite the influence over the young Woolcot.
10:39
August 19, 2019
Chapter 5: "Next Monday Morning"
It's the next Monday morning, and promises are made, some of which are kept.
08:04
August 16, 2019
Chapter 4: The General Sees Active Service
The kids cope with missing out on the pantomime, and Judy and Pip get a chance to go to the Aquarium. How can they do that and watch the General at the same time?
17:18
August 15, 2019
Chapter 3: Virtue Not Always Rewarded
Punishment is decided for the rudeness of chapter 2, and the children try to change their father's mind.
19:22
August 14, 2019
Chapter 2: Fowl for Dinner
The tea continues, and the children decide they'd rather eat what their parents are eating.
07:25
August 13, 2019
Chapter 1: Chiefly Descriptive
In this first chapter, we are introduced to the seven Woolcot children and their parents.
09:40
August 12, 2019
Announcing book 12
The title of book 12, and why it was selected.
02:28
August 5, 2019
Around the World in 80 Days: Complete Audiobook
Jules Verne's classic adventure story in its complete audiobook version.
5:35:49
July 31, 2019
Chapter XXXVII: In Which It Is Shown That Phileas Fogg Gained Nothing By His Tour Around the World, Unless It Were Happiness
If the bet was lost on arrival in London, how could it also have been won?
05:42
July 30, 2019
Chapter XXXVI: In Which Phileas Fogg's Name is Once More at a Premium on 'Change
The members of the Reform Club await the fated hour.
06:06
July 29, 2019
Chapter XXXV: In Which Phileas Fogg Does Not Have to Repeat His Orders to Passepartout Twice
Fogg, Passepartout, and Auoda return to the home on Saville Row.
08:05
July 26, 2019
Chapter XXXIV: In Which Phileas Fogg At Last Reaches London
Mr. Fogg makes it to London, but to win the wager, he must arrive at the Reform Club, and not prison.
05:04
July 25, 2019
Chapter XXXIII: In Which Phileas Fogg Shows Himself Equal to the Occasion
Phileas Fogg has hired a craft to take him to Bordeaux, but that just won't do, so he makes new plans in the middle of the ocean.
12:57
July 24, 2019
Chapter XXXII: In Which Phileas Fogg Engages in a Direct Struggle with Bad Fortune
Mr. Fogg finds another ship that may deliver the party to Europe in time, but the captain does not take passengers and claims no interest in large sums of money.
05:34
July 23, 2019
Chapter XXXI: In Which Fix, the Detective, Considerably Furthers the Interests of Phileas Fogg
Detective Fix puts Mr. Fogg in touch with a person who can manage rapid transport, possibly enough to catch up with the train.
09:41
July 22, 2019
Chapter XXX: In Which Phileas Fogg Simply Does His Duty
Passepartout and two other passengers are missing. Will Fogg sacrifice the bet to save them?
11:18
July 19, 2019
Chapter XXIX: In Which Certain Incidents are Narrated Which Are Only To Be Met With On American Railroads
Mr. Fogg encounters Colonel Proctor, but their confrontation is interrupted by the Sioux.
11:14
July 18, 2019
Chapter XXVIII: In Which Passepartout Does Not Succeed In Making Anybody Listen to Reason
The party conspires to prevent Fogg from seeing Colonel Stamp Proctor, which meets with much success, at least until the train stops unexpectedly.
12:44
July 17, 2019
Chapter XXVII: In Which Passepartout Undergoes, at a Speed of Twenty Miles an Hour, a Course of Mormon History
Passepartout takes a Mormon missionary up on his offer of a free lecture about Mormonism, as do others.
10:58
July 16, 2019
Chapter XXVI: In Which Phileas Fogg and Party Travel by the Pacific Railroad
There is something of a U.S. history lesson here, prior to the railway trip carried out by Phileas Fogg and company.
08:48
July 15, 2019
Chapter XXV: In Which a Slight Glimpse is Had of San Francisco
Mr. Fogg and company experience America with violently divisive elections and the purchase of multiple guns.
10:52
July 12, 2019
Chapter XXIV: During Which Mr. Fogg and Party Cross the Pacific Ocean
With the party reunited, tales are told, and Passepartout reacts to the presence of Detective Fix.
10:19
July 11, 2019
Chapter XXIII: In Which Passepartout's Nose Becomes Outrageously Long
Poor, hungry Passepartout is determined to catch up with Mr. Fogg.
10:41
July 10, 2019
Chapter XXII: In Which Passepartout Finds Out That, Even at the Antipodes, It Is Convenient to Have Some Money in One's Pocket
Passepartout's fate is revealed, and he starts to understand the fate that befell Mr. Fogg.
11:09
July 9, 2019
Chapter XXI: In Which the Master of the "Tankadere" Runs Great Risk of Losing a Reward of Two Hundred Pounds
A tremendous storm assaults the vessel on the way to Shanghai.
13:05
July 8, 2019
Chapter XX: In Which Fix Comes Face to Face with Phileas Fogg
Fogg and Auoda encounter Fix, and learn of the early departure of the Carnatic, with no sign of Passepartout.
08:58
July 5, 2019
Chapter XIX: In Which Passepartout Takes a Too Great Interest in His Master, and What Comes Of It
Fix and Passepartout book some cabins on the Carnatic, and then stop for a drink on the way back to see Mr. Fogg.
11:05
July 4, 2019
Chapter XVIII: In Which Phileas Fogg, Passepartout, and Fix Go Each About His Business
A storm puts them a day behind schedule as they reach Hong Kong. This will endanger the trip to Yokohama, particularly since they also need to find Aouda's cousin, Jeejeeh.
07:17
July 3, 2019
Chapter XVII: Showing What Happened on the Voyage From Singapore to Hong Kong
Passepartout is no longer willing to accept that Fix's proximity is mere coincidence, but can he deduce the man's true purpose?
09:45
July 2, 2019
Chapter XVI: In Which Fix Does Not Seem To Understand In the Least What Is Said To Him
With Fogg and Passepartout en route to Hong Kong for Aouda's sake, Fix has to change his plans.
08:35
July 1, 2019
Chapter XV: In Which the Bag of Banknotes Disgorges Some Thousands of Pounds More
Passepartout's adventure in the Bombay pagoda catches up with the pair, as does Detective Fix.
10:07
June 28, 2019
Chapter XIII: In Which Passepartout Receives a New Proof That Fortune Favors the Brave
The team attempt a daring rescue, only to be apparently thwarted at the last moment. Still, Phileas Fogg holds out hope.
10:26
June 26, 2019
Chapter XII: In Which Phileas Fogg and His Companions Venture Across the Indian Forests, and What Ensued
The troupe see a local damsel in distress, and Phileas Fogg comes to a decision.
11:40
June 25, 2019
Chapter XI: In Which Phileas Fogg Secures a Curious Means of Conveyance at a Fabulous Price
Despite announcements to the contrary, the railway is incomplete, and a delay is seemingly inevitable.
14:03
June 24, 2019
Chapter X: In Which Passepartout is Only Too Glad to Get Off with the Loss of His Shoes
Passepartout is distracted by the beauty of India while securing his packages, and events escalate quickly, giving Detective Fix another foothold for his case.
08:40
June 21, 2019
Chapter VIII: In Which Passepartout Talks Rather More, Perhaps, Than is Prudent
Detective Fix speaks to Passepartout, whose honest answers serve only to around further suspicions.
05:58
June 19, 2019
Chapter VII: Which Once More Demonstrates the Uselessness of Passports as Aids to Detectives
Fix tries to get his hands on Phileas Fogg, convinced he is the bank robber by a combination of vague description and gut instinct.
04:20
June 18, 2019