Thursday, November 4, 2010

Classic Literature Audio Books For Starters

1. Just So Stories (Classic Books on CD Collection) [UNABRIDGED] (Classics on CD)

From Publisher's Weekly
The graceful prose and pungent humor of these 12 tall tales (which include such favorites as "How the Camel Got His Hump" and "The Elephant's Child") place them in the same league with such children's classics as Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland. Kipling's verbal dexterity remains audible over time--even the openings of his fantastic fictions hark to a golden age of storytelling. Frampton's elegant, elaborately detailed woodcuts are attractive embellishments to this hefty 122-page collection. Stylistically, however, they are perhaps more suited to the tastes of adults than children, as they are neither as colorful nor as playful as the stories. They do not reach out and hook the audience in the distinctive, visually arresting manner needed to keep pace with this eminent author's topsy-turvy logic.

2. The Jungle Book (Classic Books on CD Collection) [UNABRIDGED] (Classics on CD)

Review
Collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1894. The Second Jungle Book, published in 1895, contains stories linked by poems. The stories tell mostly of Mowgli, an Indian boy who is raised by wolves from infancy and who learns self-sufficiency and wisdom from the jungle animals. The book describes the social life of the wolf pack and, more fancifully, the justice and natural order of life in the jungle. Among the animals whose tales are related in the work are Akela the wolf; Baloo the brown bear; Shere Khan, the boastful Bengal tiger who is Mowgli's enemy; Kaa the python; Bagheera the panther; and Rikki-tikki-tavi the mongoose

3. Audio books by edith nesbit are recommended and supposed to be very good.

4. The rest I've tried to make it accessible for both you and me to explore/


J.M.Barrie's Peter PanCharlotte's Web

 The Chronicles of Narnia: Never Has the Magic Been So Real (Radio Theatre) [Full Cast Drama]The Trumpet of the Swan (4 CD Set)A Little Princess Dickens: A Christmas Carol

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1 comment:

  1. I have two kids that are about school-age, so we've been thinking a lot about what type of education we want them to have. Classical education sounds like a really good way to teach them how to function in everyday life. Of course, I'm sure it's good to start them on the books you mentioned, or at least the audio books. http://classicalacademicpress.com/what-is-classical-education/

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