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  • B. J. Harrison Reads Merry Christmas Nouv.

    The First World War has left the world in agony. Disillusionment, hopelessness, and horror are rife when a despondent author gets a visit by Father Time and Father Christmas, who come to raise his spirits. He wishes for better days, but the war has taken everything, turning him into a hopeless and angry nihilist. Nevertheless, the Christmas spirit is here to bring hope and another chance at happiness.
    "Merry Christmas" is a poignant short story where Stephen Leacock unleashes his ironic and satirical potential, together with his usual socially critical tone, to construct a narrative about the erosion of Christmas values. A must for fans of the author and for winter time reading.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian writer, teacher, and political person. During the first two decades of the 20th century, he was the leading humour writer in the English world. His works often satirize in a light-hearted way the social and political problems of the time, as well as the human condition. His most prominent work is "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town", where he portrays the ordinary lives of the fictitious town of Mariposa.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Thanksgiving in New York Nouv.

    It is Thanksgiving day. Stuffy Pete has just come out from an unexpected feast but he is now waiting for his companion, "The Old Gentleman". They only ever meet on this one day of the year, and although they do not know that much of each other, they always spend the holiday together. Stuffy Pete follows the tradition although he is so full that he cannot think of eating more food. The Old Gentleman shows up and they head out to a fancy restaurant for a delicious meal. When Stuffy Pete walks out of the restaurant, he collapses on the sidewalk. The same happens to the Old Gentleman. What happened to them and what is the reason for their fainting? Find out in "Thanksgiving in New York".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    William Sidney Porter (1862-1919), known simply as O. Henry, was a prolific American author of humorous literary pieces. His fame came exceptionally quickly and he became a bestselling short story author. Among his most famous stories are the "Cabbages and Kings", "The Voice of the City", and "Strictly Business." As a result of the outstanding literature legacy O. Henry left behind, there is an annual American award named after him, which is granted to exceptional short stories.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Schalken the Painter Nouv.

    "Schalken the Painter" is a ghost short story by Sheridan Le Fanu, taking place in the 17th-century Netherlands. An aspiring painter falls in love with his master's niece but one day, a mysterious man comes to ask for the niece's hand, and the master agrees. Yet the heartbroken painter can't help but feel that is something totally wrong with this new suitor. This is a short story of about greedy family relations, and is a psychologically unnerving and ghastly tale that fans of horror fiction will definitely love.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish author of short stories and novels. He was one of the most important writers of Gothic, mystery and horror stories of the Victorian era. Le Fanu's influence cannot be neglected, for he helped develop the writing styles for atmosphere, setting, and narration. His most important works are "Uncle Silas", "The House by the Churchyard", and his short story collection "In a Glass Darkly".

  • B. J. Harrison Reads The Errors of Santa Claus Nouv.

    This a typical Christmas story but with a classic Leacock ironic twist and a zest of humour. "The Errors of Santa Claus" is a charming tale of gift-giving and kindness. It is Christmas time and parents are getting their children's gifts ready. But what happens when these gifts become rather interesting and lovely for the adults and start playing with them before their kids? Written with a lot of humour, irony, and light-heartedness, "The Errors of Santa Claus" is a perfect Christmas tale both for a Leacock fans but also for readers in search of some comic relief.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian writer, teacher, and political person. During the first two decades of the 20th century, he was the leading humour writer in the English world. His works often satirize in a light-hearted way the social and political problems of the time, as well as the human condition. His most prominent work is "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town", where he portrays the ordinary lives of the fictitious town of Mariposa.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads The Burned House Nouv.

    "The Burned House" is a ghost short story by Vincent O'Sullivan in which a benighted traveler stumbles upon a deserted house right in the middle of nowhere. Soon, strange things begin to happen and becomes involved in a series of supernatural events. A tale of vivid imagination, terrors, and mystery, "The Burned House" includes elements from the science fiction genre as well as classic horror elements such as murder, suicide, and violence, making a chilling yet engaging read.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Vincent O'Sullivan (1868-1940) was an American writer of short stories, poetry, and criticism. His work was characterised by hopelessness and decadence, and was largely influenced by the hardships he experienced in his own life. His most popular short story collection is "A Book of Bargains", and some of his the most famous stories are "The Burned House", "Will", and "When I Was Dead".

  • B. J. Harrison Reads The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Nouv.

    When a young teacher decides to come work in a secluded Dutch village, little does he know that his stay there will change his life forever. Set among tales of ghosts and supernatural beings, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story whose setting soon begins to play tricks on the protagonist. The chilling story of the Headless horseman is a perfect reading for Halloween or a dark and stormy night. What is more, Irving's tale inspired many big and small screen adaptations, the most popular one being Tim Burton's movie from 1999. Recommended to readers and fans of supernatural fiction.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Versatile as the subject matters of his literary oeuvre, the name of Washington Irving (1783-1859) still echoes in the corridors of the American literary canon. Having earned special status as a man of letters in America and Europe alike, Irving's fame stems primarily from his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". An avid biographer and historian, his influence can be felt within a vast group of American and British authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. A. Poe, Charles Dickens, and Sir Walter Scott.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads The Bell of St. Sépulcre Nouv.

    What will happen if you hear the bell of St. Sépulcre? According to the local small town folks, dangers and even death may follow. When a stranger enters the town, he is warned by the locals not to follow a certain path because it could be dangerous. It is believed that a strange and scary woman wanders the woods and terrorises whomever crosses her path. Will the traveler dare to enter the woods? What awaits him there? Find the answers in "The Bell of St. Sépulcre".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Matthew Phipps Shiell, better known as M. P. Shiel, was a British writer who lived in the period 1865-1947. He mainly wrote novels and short stories, many of which were turned into series. He gained a wide popularity with his horror stories and scientific romances. "The Purple Cloud" is one of his best known works and it remains popular today. It is considered to be the first future history series in science fiction and therefore Shiel is often described as the innovator of the genre.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads A Classic Tales Christmas Nouv.

    The stories in this collection are all about Christmas, but that does not mean that they are all happy and tranquil. Sincere and romantic ones like O. Henry's meet the mysterious tales of Chesterton and Conan Doyle. A malevolent and nihilist gravedigger receives absolution from the most unlikely of creatures, while a poor shoemaker that has renounced God begins to look for His presence through his small window. Of course, it would not be a complete collection without everyone's seasonal favourite - Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", which combes bitterness, love, forgiveness, and goodness into one magical story. A heartfelt and haunting collection that everyone will enjoy.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    B. J. Harrison has gathered some of the most famous and pleasant tales about Christmas in his collection. From G. K. Chesterton and Charles Dickens, through Robert Frost and Hans Christian Andersen, to Leo Tolstoy and O. Henry, this is a remarkable volume that praises and extolls the virtues and sanctity of the most wonderful time of the year.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads A Kidnapped Santa Claus Nouv.

    "A Kidnapped Santa Claus" returns to the world of L. Fran Baum's novel "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus". Santa Claus lives in his castle in Laughing Valley. In the nearby mountains dwell the five Daemons of the Caves, who resent Santa Claus for his gifts to the children, which keep them from visiting the Daemons' caves. The Daemons start a quest to ruin Santa's activities, endangering Christmas altogether. The early-20th-century fantasy story, read by B.J.Harrison, is not to be missed by friends of Christmas mythology.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919), aka L. Frank Baum, was an American author, poet and scriptwriter. Primarily known for his children's books, he is most famous for the novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and its sequels. His stories feature adventure and fantasy, and are a reinvention of familiar fairy tales. Baum's works have been featured on stage and films, most famously in the iconic Oscar-winning film adaptation The Wizard of Oz (1939), based on Baum's novel of the same name, starring Judy Garland.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Classic Scary Tales Nouv.

    Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and mad scientists. The most characteristic features of the gothic and horror genre are combined here, together with some mysterious and hard to crack, enigmatic tales. The listener will be Dracula's, or seek the elixir of life with an alchemy student; they will run in horror before the headless horseman or be poisoned by the beautiful daughter of the mad scientist Rappaccini. And if this is not enough, the Inquisition will step in, torturing the reader's body and soul with inhuman, otherworldly violin chords. You have been warned!

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Some of the greatest names on the literary scene are gathered together in this collection to give you a delicious scare. Washington Irving, Mary Shelley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, W. W. Jacobs, John Polidori, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and more join their efforts in order to creat a horrifying and mysterious atmosphere that will swallow up the listener in no time. Be sure to turn off the lights when you hit "play".

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Christmas by Injunction Nouv.

    Cherokee is a wealthy man who, unlike many others, wants to share his fortune with the people of his town Yellowhammer. He wants to give away presents to the children there but there are no children in town. Will Cherokee be discouraged and let this unexpected difficulty stop him? Or he will find another way to help those in need? Find out in "Christmas by Injunction" by O. Henry.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    William Sidney Porter (1862-1919), known simply as O. Henry, was a prolific American author of humorous literary pieces. His fame came exceptionally quickly and he became a bestselling short story author. Among his most famous stories are the "Cabbages and Kings", "The Voice of the City", and "Strictly Business." As a result of the outstanding literature legacy O. Henry left behind, there is an annual American award named after him, which is granted to exceptional short stories.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads A Journey in Search of Christmas Nouv.

    Cowboy Lin McLean rides into Cheyenne, Wyoming at Christmastime. His plans quickly take an unexpected turn when he encounters the child of a person he once knew. In the spirit of Christmas, he finds himself going out of his way for the boy who has been living in harsh conditions and gives him a taste of a better life.
    A sweet tale about Christmas and warmth, "A Journey in Search of Christmas" is a classic by the master of western fiction, Owen Wister. Hear the novel from the early 20th century as read by B. J. Harrison.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Owen Wister (1860-1938) was an American writer and historian. Wister was a prolific writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays, and is prominently known as a pioneer in western fiction. His most notable works include the novel "The Virginian" (1902) and his biography of Ulysses S. Grant (1901). Wister's impact on popular culture is significant, with "The Virginian" having seen several film adaptations, such as "The Virginian" (1929) with Gary Cooper. His novel has been considered to have directly influenced cowboy imagery in western fiction and Hollywood films.

  • Winzy is a young man who is desperately in love with a girl named Bertha. He is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her, even to reluctantly accept an employment offer by the alchemist Cornelius Agrippa. Unfortunately Bertha leaves Winzy for another man and Winzy's despair leads him to drinking an elixir which Agrippa has been working on. Winzy hopes that the elixir will cure him from love. But it does more than that. The next day Bertha is still true to Winzy and he has been rejuvenated and is happy. Unfortunately for him, the story doesn't not end and Winzy still has to discover what he has actually drunk.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Mary Shelley was a British writer who lived in the period 1797-1851. She wrote many short stories and novels, which had some autobiographical, gothic, horror and science-fiction motives. She gained wide popularity with her "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" which was published in 1818, a period of Mary Shelley's life which she described as the time she "first stepped out from childhood into life". The work itself is not an ordinary gothic novel but one with philosophical motives as well. Some of her other works that are still widely read today are "The Last Man", a story about the future destruction of the human race, "History of a Six Weeks' Tour", a travelogue describing her and her husband's journeys and "Mathilda", a novel depicting the relationship between a father and his daughter.

  • For a very long time Monsieur de Merret has been suspecting his wife of infidelity. One night he comes home earlier than usual and knocks on the door of his wife's chamber. Right before he enters the room, he hears the door of her closet squeak. Initially, Merret thinks that this is their maid Rosalie, but he is perplexed when the maid enters the room right after him. Merret desires to open the closet so he can once and for all find out the truth about his wife.

    Who is hiding in the closet and why does Monsieur de Merret think his wife is having an affair? Will his suspicions turn out to have been warranted? Will he open the closet, or his wife will manage to change his mind? Find all the answers in Honoré de Balzac's novel "The Mysterious Mansion".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Honoré de Balzac (1799 - 1850) was a French author, who produced a large number of novels and short stories, collectively named Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy). With his collection of nearly one hundred short stories, Balzac was a great contributor to the world of literature. Balzac was also famous for his short naps between dinner and midnight. In this way he was able to withstand the exhaustive writing schedule he was following.

  • In "Lost in a Pyramid; or The Mummy's Curse" by Louisa May Alcott, Paul Forsyth and his fiancée Evelyn discover that taking souvenirs back from ancient places may not be the best idea. Paul returns from an expedition to Egypt with his risk-taking colleague Professor Niles with a box of seeds, which Evelyn takes a liking to. The problem is, the seeds were collected from the grave of a sorceress, who has vowed to take revenge on anyone disturbing her resting place. This classic ghost story from the late 19th century is one of the first mummy's curse narratives, providing plenty of otherworldly twists for the adventure-seeking reader.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer of numerous beloved novels, short stories and poems. She was a feminist, and many of her stories are loosely based on her own life experiences. She is primarily known for her young adult fiction but also wrote gothic thrillers, albeit anonymously, and sensational stories under the pen name A.M. Barnard. One of her best-known works is "Little Women", a novel that has been turned into numerous film and television adaptations, such as the 1994 film Little Women with Winona Ryder as the protagonist Jo March.

  • Sanger Rainsford and Whitney are two friends, who are on their way for a jaguar hunt in the Amazonian rainforest. The two men discuss how the world consists of predators and prey, and that they are from the first type. While debating, the two men hear gunshots. Rainsford climbs onto the yacht's rail and accidentally falls overboard. Thankfully, he manages to save himself and swims to an island called Ship-Trap, which is famous for its countless shipwrecks. There he meets General Zaroff and his gigantic servant, Ivan. What will Whitney do to rescue his friend after he falls overboard? Will he try to save him? What will Rainsford experience on the island? Who are General Zaroff and Ivan, and how will they welcome Rainsford? And what is "the most dangerous game"? Find all the answers in Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game" from 1924.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Richard Edward Connell Jr. (1893 - 1949) was an American author and journalist. He is best known for his short story "The Most Dangerous Game" (1924), but he also wrote many screenplays and movie scripts. Connell's short stories were mainly published in the two magazines "The Saturday Evening Post" and "Collier's Weekly". In 1942 he received an Academy Award nomination for his work "Meet John Doe".

  • Set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, this story introduces us to the legendary Conan the Barbarian. After the death of Vendhya's emperor, Bunda Chad, Conan kidnaps his sister - Devi Yasmina. But why did Conan the Barbarian kidnap princess Yasmina? Does he want to be the new ruler of Vendhya or does he simply wants to become rich by exchanging the girl for money? Or is he working for someone with impure intentions?

    If you want to find out the answers, do not hesitate to embark on this journey full of all sorts of weird events, wizards, amazing deeds of super strength and plenty of blood and guts.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) was an American author who wrote in a wide range of genres. Born and raised in Texas, Howard was a bookish and intellectual child with a great interest in boxing. He is the creator of the pulp fiction hero Conan the Barbarian and is considered as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

  • "The Melancholy Hussar of the German Legion" is a short story by Thomas Hardy that follows the encounter between a young woman and a homesick soldier. The sparks of passion immediately set their souls on fire, but their love is hampered by social conventions and prejudice. In a direct, almost fatalistic way, Thomas Hardy paints a rather gloomy picture of the social conditions of the time, and how often human relationships fell victim to its whims. An extremely touching and heartbreaking story, it is definitely recommended to fans of the author and of Victorian literature in general.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was a British writer and poet from the Victorian era. Influenced by Romanticism and the Enlightenment, many of his stories have a hint of the supernatural. He is famous for his semi-fictional world of Wessex, where his most memorable characters suffered their passions and life choices. His most famous works include the novels "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", "Far From the Madding Crowd", and "The Mayor of Casterbridge", as well as the collection of short stories "Wessex Tales".

  • What would you do if you were given a chance to correct the incorrigible?
    Everything is going well for the White family, but they are human beings after all, and like everybody else, they want money. When a friend of theirs comes to visit, he tells the most extraordinary tale, and leaves them in possession of a mummified monkey's paw. What follows is a nightmarish ride through hell, starting with a simple, albeit greedy, wish. "The Monkey's Paw" is a typical "be careful what you wish for" story that has been used a lot in popular media after its publication - the X-Files, The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt and many others. An immortal classic that not only fans of the supernatural will like.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943) was an English writer of supernatural short stories and novels. He also wrote a lot about the humorous life around the London docks. Nowadays, he is best known for his supernatural horror short story "The Monkey's Paw", which quickly became a classic in the genre. Some of his other works are "Sea Urchins", "Dialstone Lane", and "Captains All".

  • The P. G. Wodehouse Collection features some of the finest stories from the master of humor. Featuring some of the most beloved characters in comedy, the English gentleman Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, these works are full of social dilemmas and clever solutions among the British aristocracy. Visit these painfully comic moments that will make you laugh out loud. Hear the Wodehouse classics dating back to the 20th century and their gentlemanly twists as read by B. J. Harrison.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975), born Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, was a British author and one of the most prominent humorists of the 20th century. His memorable characters include the likes of Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, who appeared in novels such as "Joy in the Morning" (1946) and "The Mating Season" (1949). His novels, short stories and musical comedies have been adapted numerous times for the screen and stage. These adaptations include "Heavy Weather" (1995), a BBC-produced television film based on Wodehouse's eponymous novel.

  • "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins is one of the forefathers of detective fiction, cementing the foundations of the genre. At the centre of it lays the theft of a diamond, dating in origin from a religious Indian shrine, which prompts detective Sergeant Cuff to take up the case. It is an absolute page-turner of a story and goes through the accounts of the different characters, winding and meandering from fact to fiction and vice versa. A tale of romance, theft, murder, and mystery, "The Moonstone" is a central text for the genre, recommended to all readers of fiction.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, one of the most popular and well paid during of his generation. A close friend of Charles Dickens, Collins achieved his fame mostly through his novel "The Woman in White" which many consider the first piece of British detective fiction. His other popular works include "The Moonstone" and "Armadale".

  • B.J. Harrison reads the classic "The Man with Two Left Feet" by P. G. Wodehouse. Henry Wallace Mills from New York goes on vacation and meets a dancer called Minnie. The two fall in love and get married. They have very different tastes: Minnie loves to dance, while Henry is an avid encyclopaedia reader. One day, Henry decides to get out of his comfort zone and impress Minnie, but things do not go as planned. The short story from the early 20th century offers humor for readers of all tastes.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975), born Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, was a British author and one of the most prominent humorists of the 20th century. His memorable characters include the likes of Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, who appeared in novels such as "Joy in the Morning" (1946) and "The Mating Season" (1949). His novels, short stories and musical comedies have been adapted numerous times for the screen and stage. These adaptations include "Heavy Weather" (1995), a BBC-produced television film based on Wodehouse's eponymous novel.

  • Composer and music teacher Annette Brougham hears a knock on her ceiling. Ready for a confrontation, she goes up and is surprised to find herself drawn to the mysterious artist Alan Beverley. As their relationship develops, Annette finds herself knocking on the ceiling whenever she wishes to speak with Alan. However, it appears that things are more complex than meets the eye, and Annette is faced with an important decision. The short story "The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse is filled with relationship twists and unforeseen turns. Hear it read by B. J. Harrison.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975), born Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, was a British author and one of the most prominent humorists of the 20th century. His memorable characters include the likes of Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, who appeared in novels such as "Joy in the Morning" (1946) and "The Mating Season" (1949). His novels, short stories and musical comedies have been adapted numerous times for the screen and stage. These adaptations include "Heavy Weather" (1995), a BBC-produced television film based on Wodehouse's eponymous novel.

  • Sam McGee is one of the many gold miners of the Klondike Gold Rush. The freezing-cold and harsh winter of Yukon is about to take his next victim in the face of McGee. The poor man freezes to death on the trail. The night before he passed away, McGee had asked his friend, the narrator of the story, to cremate his remains, saying that he did not want to be buried in the frozen ground. However, after the man is cremated some strange things begin to happen.

    Why does McGee not want to be buried in the frozen ground? And what will happen after his cremation? Find out the answers in one of Robert W. Service's most famous poem, the 1907 "The Cremation of Sam McGee".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Robert William Service (1874 - 1958) was a British-Canadian writer and poet. Before he began writing, Service worked as a bank clerk on a ranch on Vancouver Island and was therefore often called "the Bard of the Yukon". He travelled a lot in Western America and was inspired by the tales of the Klondike Gold Rush. Service's collection of poems "Songs of a Sourdough" achieved a massive success and secured him a wealthy life on the French Riviera.

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