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Barthelme, Donald - “Concerning the Bodyguard” (read by Salman Rushdie) - Free MP3
Beckett, Samuel - Waiting for Godot (Theatrical performance with Bert Lahr) - Spotify
Borges, Jorge Luis - “Ibn Hakkan Al-Bokhari, Dead in his Labyrinth” (Read by Orhan Pamuk) - Free Stream
Borges, Jorge Luis - The Gospel According to Mark (read by Paul Theroux) - Free MP3
Bradbury, Ray - The Martian Chronicles & The Illustrated Man Read by Leonard Nimoy - YouTube
Bradbury, Ray - The Martian Chronicles (Radio drama with Derek Jacobi & Hayley Atwell) - Spotify
Burroughs, William S. - Let Me Hang You (posthumous album featuring readings of Naked Lunch to music) - Spotify
Burroughs, William S. - The Best of William Burroughs, Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales, Dead City Radio, Break Through in Grey Room, and Call Me Burroughs - Spotify
Carroll, Lewis - Through the Looking Glass (Read by Joan Greenwood, Stanley Holloway) - Spotify
Chekhov, Anton - "The First Class Passenger," "Harmfulness of Tobacco" and "A Transgression" (Read by Michale Redgrave) - Spotify
Christian Andersen, Hans - Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including The Emperor's New Clothes, read by Sir Michael Redgrave - Free Spotify
Conan Doyle, Arthur - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Radio Drama, Starring John Gielgud, Orson Welles & Ralph Richardson - Free Stream
Conan Doyle, Arthur - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (64 Hours of Readings) - Spotify
Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe (alternate version read by Nigel Graham) - Spotify
Dickens, Charles - 24 Hours of Dickens Stories Featuring Classic Recordings by Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles & More - Free YouTube
Gaiman, Neil - Coraline (Read in its entirety by Neil Gaiman and friends) - Video
Geng, Veronica - “Love Trouble Is My Business" (read by Jonathan Franzen) - Free MP3
Grahame, Kenneth - The Reluctant Dragon (read by Boris Karloff) - YouTube
Hemingway, Ernest - Ernest Hemingway Reads Ernest Hemingway - Free Stream
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Hemingway, Ernest - "In Harry's Bar in Venice" (a short story read by format )
Hitchcock, Alfred - Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories for Young People - Spotify
Hugo, Victor - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Abridged version read by Christopher Lee) - Spotify
Kincaid, Jamaica - “Figures in the Distance” (read by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) - Free MP3
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Melville, Herman - Moby-Dick (Abridged version read by Hayward Morse) - Spotify
Miller, Arthur - Readings from The Crucible and Death of a Salesman - Spotify
Miller Jr, Walter M. - A Canticle for Leibowitz (Dramatized Version) - MP3s
Murakami, Haruki - "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning" - Free Stream
Nabokov, Vladimir - Vladimir Nabokov Reads from Lolita & Selected Poems - Spotify
O’Connor, Flannery - "Everything That Rises Must Converge" (Read by Estelle Parsons) - YouTube
Poe, Edgar Allan - 5 Hours of Edgar Allan Poe Stories Read by Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone - Spotify
Poe, Edgar Allan - “The Masque of the Red Death” and Annabel Lee (read by William S. Burroughs) - Free YouTube Audio
Price, Vincent - The Price of Fear (Classic radio show featuring Vincent Price) - Free Stream
Sedaris, David - “Solution to Saturday’s Puzzle”from When You Are Engulfed in Flames - Free MP3
Sendak, Maurice - Where the Wild Things Are (read by Christopher Walken) - YouTube
Schwartz, Delmore - “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities” (Read by Lou Reed) - Free Stream
Shakespeare, William - A 68 Hour Playlist of Shakespeare’s Plays Being Performed by Great Actors: Gielgud, McKellen & More - Free on Spotify
Shakespeare, William - 10 Plays Performed by Orson Welles on the Radio - Free Stream
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein (narrated by Aaron Mahnke of the Lore podcast) - Free iTunes
Also check out the 1938 radio broadcast that is faithful to Mary Shelley's text. (iTunes)
Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein (Abridged version read by Christophe Lee) - Spotify
Silverstein, Shel - The Giving Tree (Animated film narrated by the author) - YouTube
Stevenson, Robert Louis - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Read by Christopher Lee) - Spotify
See alternative version here. (full zip file)
Stone, Tanya Lee - The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams (Read by Kiernan Shipka) - YouTube
Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughterhouse 5, Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, Welcome to the Monkey House (Abridged readings by Vonnegut) - Spotify
Wells, HG - The War of the Worlds (Famous 1938 radio adaptation by Orson Welles) - Stream
Welty, Eudora - "Where Is the Voice Coming From?" (read by Joyce Carol Oates) - MP3
Version read by Orson Welles and Bing Crosby - YouTube
Wilde, Oscar - The Importance of Being Earnest (Performed by John Gielgud) - Free
Audio Book Podcast Sites
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A collection of classics. Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, etc.
These poetry podcasts provide readings of the great poems of the past.
The whole point is to make unabridged classics not only available, but approachable.
Podcasts that bring quality crime stories to an audience worldwide. Produced by crime writer Seth Harwood.
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Collections of well-reviewed audio short stories.
The author of the 7th Son Trilogy has made available more than 200 hours of audio and video stories and interviews, all of which are available for free download.
Haverford College - Classic/Ancient Text Read Aloud iTunes Web Site (see site for feeds)
Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings courtesy of the Internet Archive.
An extensive collection of free audiobooks provided by the University of Southern Florida.
Hosts audio recordings of the Beats -- Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg and more.
Excerpts read from books newly published by Penguin UK.
Provides podcasts of largely sci-fi books that we've never heard of before. But, you never know.
A new classic short story each week.
The world's first audio horror magazine
"Radiobooks" are just like books, but they will never be printed. They are created by important Dutch and Flemish writers, and will be available in French, English and Spanish versions in 2007.
Very well reviewed sci-fi horror works
This high-quality video podcast features stories of ordinary people stumbling into strange worlds (a la The Twilight Zone).
The Classic Tales Podcast makes unabridged classics not only available, but approachable. Includes professional performances.
Explores vintage American fiction. Orson Welles, Philip K. Dick, etc.
A free French-language podcast, created by Lucas Moreno and and Marc Tiefenauer, that offers readings of fantasy and sci fi stories written by noted authors across the Francophone world.
Pulp fiction audio tales....!!!