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Talking Books of the Month

derived by use of "eBook Ripper" & changed monthly

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Fairy Tales

by the Grimm Brothers

The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their lives they remained close friends, and both studied law at Marburg University. Jacob was a pioneer in the study of German philology, and although Wilhelm's work was hampered by poor health the brothers collaborated in the creation of a German dictionary, not completed until a century after their deaths. But they were best (and universally) known for the collection of over two hundred folk tales they made from oral sources and published in two volumes of 'Nursery and Household Tales' in 1812 and 1814. Although their intention was to preserve such material as part of German cultural and literary history, and their collection was first published with scholarly notes and no illustration, the tales soon came into the possession of young readers. This was in part due to Edgar Taylor, who made the first English translation in 1823, selecting about fifty stories 'with the amusement of some young friends principally in view.' They have been an essential ingredient of children's reading ever since.

CONTENTS: 

  • THE GOLDEN BIRD 

  • HANS IN LUCK JORINDA 

  • JORINDEL 

  • THE TRAVELLING MUSICIANS 

  • OLD SULTAN THE STRAW, THE COAL, AND THE BEAN

  •  BRIAR ROSE THE DOG 

  • THE SPARROW THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES 

  • THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE 

  • THE WILLOW-WREN AND THE BEAR 

  • THE FROG-PRINCE CAT AND MOUSE IN PARTNERSHIP

  •  THE GOOSE-GIRL 

  • ADVENTURES OF CHANTICLEER AND PARTLET

  •  RAPUNZEL FUNDEVOGEL 

  • THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR 

  • HANSEL AND GRETEL 

  • THE MOUSE, THE BIRD, AND THE SAUSAGE MOTHER

  •  HOLLE LITTLE RED-CAP [LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD] 

  • THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM TOM THUMB

  •  RUMPELSTILTSKIN 

  • CLEVER GRETEL 

  • THE OLD MAN AND HIS GRANDSON 

  • THE LITTLE PEASANT FREDERICK 

  • CATHERINE SWEETHEART ROLAND SNOWDROP 

  • THE PINK CLEVER ELSIE THE MISER IN THE BUSH ASHPUTTEL 

  • THE WHITE SNAKE 

  • THE WOLF AND THE SEVEN LITTLE KIDS 

  • THE QUEEN BEE THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER 

  • THE JUNIPER-TREE 

  • THE TURNIP CLEVER HANS 

  • THE THREE LANGUAGES 

  • THE FOX AND THE CAT 

  • THE FOUR CLEVER BROTHERS LILY 

  • THE LION THE FOX AND THE HORSE 

  • THE BLUE LIGHT 

  • THE RAVEN 

  • THE GOLDEN GOOSE 

  • THE WATER OF LIFE 

  • THE TWELVE HUNTSMEN 

  • THE KING OF THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN 

  • DOCTOR KNOWALL 

  • THE SEVEN RAVENS 

  • THE WEDDING OF MRS FOX 

  • FIRST STORY 

  • SECOND STORY 

  • THE SALAD 

  • THE STORY OF THE YOUTH WHO WENT FORTH TO LEARN WHAT FEAR WAS 

  • KING GRISLY-BEARD IRON HANS CAT-SKIN

  •  SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED

These MP3 files were derived by converting a text file to MP3 files via

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You can download the "pre-track marked" (ready to rip to WAV - within "eBook Ripper") plain text file from here > Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers.txt THIS IS FOR v1.7 ONLY!

You can download the "pre-track marked" (ready to rip to WAV - within "eBook Ripper") plain text file from here > Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers.txt THIS IS FOR v2.0 ONLY!

Stats (how much time did it take to rip the text file and convert to MP3 files so can burn to CD-R and create a "Talking eBook" that will last more or less forever). Tracks (MP3 files) embedded within the above flash player for review or listening enjoyment:

  • Took 16 minutes to set ripp marks

  • Took 22 minutes to "ripp" to WAV files via eBook Ripper v2.7

  • Took 29 minutes to encode (convert) WAV to MP3 files via eBook Ripper v2.7 batch converter tool.


War of the Worlds 

by H G Wells (1898)

But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be inhabited? 

Are we or they Lords of the World? 

And how are all things made for man?

KEPLER (quoted in The Anatomy of Melancholy)

 

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You can download the "pre-track marked" (ready to rip to WAV within -  "eBook Ripper") plain text file from here > War of the Worlds by H G Wells.txt THIS IS FOR v1.7 ONLY!

You can download the "pre-track marked" (ready to rip to WAV within -  "eBook Ripper") plain text file from here > War of the Worlds by H G Wells.txt THIS IS FOR v2.0 ONLY!

Stats (how much time did it take to rip the text file and convert to MP3 files so can burn to CD-R and create a "Talking eBook" that will last more or less forever). Tracks (MP3 files) embedded within the above flash player for review or listening enjoyment:

  • Took 5 minutes to set rip marks

  • Took 8 minutes to "rip" to WAV files via eBook Ripper

  • Took 14 minutes to encode (convert) WAV to MP3 files via eBook Ripper batch converter tool.


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll 

THE MILLENNIUM FULCRUM EDITION 3.0

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You can download the "pre-track marked" (ready to rip to WAV within -  "eBook Ripper") plain text file from here > ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.txt THIS IS FOR v1.7 ONLY!

You can download the "pre-track marked" (ready to rip to WAV within -  "eBook Ripper") plain text file from here > ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.txt THIS IS FOR v2.0 ONLY!

Stats (how much time did it take to rip the text file and convert to MP3 files so can burn to CD-R and create a "Talking eBook" that will last more or less forever). Tracks (MP3 files) embedded within the above flash player for review or listening enjoyment:

  • Took 3 minutes to set rip marks

  • Took 5 minutes to "rip" to WAV files via eBook Ripper

  • Took 12 minutes to encode (convert) WAV to MP3 files via eBook Ripper batch converter tool.


Andersen's Fairly Tales

by H. C. Anderson

CONTENTS:
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Swineherd
The Real Princess
The Shoes of Fortune
The Fir Tree
The Snow Queen
The Leap-Frog
The Elderbush
The Bell
The Old House
The Happy Family
The Story of a Mother
The False Collar
The Shadow
The Little Match Girl
The Dream of Little Tuk
The Naughty Boy
The Red Shoes

These MP3 files were derived by converting a text file to MP3 files via

 "eBook Ripper"

 

You can download the "pre-track marked" (ready to rip to WAV - within "eBook Ripper") plain text file from here > ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES.txt THIS IS FOR v1.7 ONLY!

You can download the "pre-track marked" (ready to rip to WAV - within "eBook Ripper") plain text file from here > ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES.txt THIS IS FOR v2.0 ONLY!

Stats (how much time did it take to rip the text file and convert to MP3 files so can burn to CD-R and create a "Talking eBook" that will last more or less forever). Tracks (MP3 files) embedded within the above flash player for review or listening enjoyment:

  • Took 7 minutes to set rip marks

  • Took 5 minutes to "rip" to WAV files via eBook Ripper

  • Took 16 minutes to encode (convert) WAV to MP3 files via eBook Ripper batch converter tool.