A banker and a lawyer make a wager…would you spend 15 years in solitary confinement for two-million dollars in 1870 (nearly $50 million today)? Read here by Leslie Anne Tarabella, “The Bet” is a classic short story by Anton Chekhov.
Though it was first published in 1905, “The Gift of the Magi” is a timeless short story by O Henry. Made even better by narration from Leslie Anne Tarabella, it is the tale of a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money.
Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and first published in 1922, this is one of the most intriguing tales you’ll ever hear. Born as an old man, Benjamin Button actually grows younger during the course of his life. Here is the story…
The classic (and hilarious) short story loved by millions. When an imaginative and rambunctious 10-year old is held for ransom, two kidnappers find themselves with more than they bargained for…
The original tale of survival, Robinson Crusoe is a timeless classic that has been enjoyed by generations. This is the unabridged, first person account of a castaway and his thrilling story of being shipwrecked on a desert island for more than thirty years. For the listener’s greater enjoyment, this production clears away the confusion of certain old English phrases by replacing them with their modern equivalent. The meaning of every paragraph remains the same, but the book is delivered to the listener in an easy to understand and compelling way.
The Call of the Wild tells the story of a dog named Buck, stolen away from his owners in California and smuggled to Alaska where he is forced to work as part of a sled team. In the Yukon Territory, the gold rush is on and soon, despite cruel and icy conditions, the huge St. Bernard/German Shepherd mix adapts and begins to thrive in the frozen wilderness.
Attention: all parents who are planning on launching a child off to college next fall…you are officially in danger of becoming one of “those” parents, and worse yet, your precious collegiate darling will be one of “those” kids.
What do you do when that quiet little voice in your head says you’ve made the wrong decision? Do you forge ahead and storm the castle anyway? Or regroup and think it through again? Here’s what Leslie Anne Tarabella did as she reads her classic short story, When Parents Break A Promise…
When a big-game hunter from New York falls off a yacht in the black of night, his only option is to swim for the nearest island. What’s waiting for him there will put all his hunting knowledge to the test as he fights for his life in this exciting adventure.
In his senior year of high school, Michael hit rock bottom. After being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, he was suspended from the track team and lost his college scholarship. His coach was angry and his parents disappointed. He was diving headfirst into a downward spiral. Facing the bleak future ahead, he saw no way out and wondered if life was really worth living. But now, with some divine intervention, he’s been given a second chance and offered a once-in-a-lifetime journey of discovery.
Never in my life had I encountered such beauty. Her perfect face, framed by long, blond hair, featured the most incredible green eyes I had ever seen. Her voice was a symphony and her movements . . . hypnotic.
“Linda Gail,” I wanted to say, “I love you. You were meant to be mine.” And then I would kiss her. And not just anywhere either. I would kiss her—on the mouth!
In 1970, 11-year-old Andy Andrews and a group of friends began a Little League season they would never forget. All the usual ingredients were there⎯warming temperatures, freshly cut grass, and new uniforms. But the addition of a coach who was “new to the area” is what made this season truly unforgettable for young Andy.
Over 100 Million copies of this book have been printed. In the “Inspirational” of “Self Help” categories, nothing in publishing history comes close. Yet, until Andy Andrews recorded this one several years ago, there was not a single audio version!