Category Archives: Classic Literature

#91-Looking Back, Looking Forward


What did we do in 2016?  What’s coming for 2017?  That’s the subject this week as we look back and look forward.  I play samples from some of 2016’s audio book releases.  And I summarize our schedule for the coming year. It’s a full one!  Join me for the review and the preview.


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#89-Christmas Stories & a Holiday GiftAway


We continue our Holiday GiftAway this month with another chance for you to win the audio book of your choice from the Narration by George library.  Answer this week’s trivia question about story of the birth of Jesus, and you might be one of the ten winners this week.

We have favorite Christmas songs and favorite Christmas movies.  Do you have a favorite Christmas book? This week’s podcast features three Christmas audio books.  One of them may become a favorite for you.  Listen to the samples.  Then listen for the story of this week’s Christmas Carol: “Go Tell It On the Mountain.”


#88 – Pearl Harbor Remembrances & Holidays GiftAway


Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Empire on December 7, 1941.  I start out today’s podcast by remembering the overall events as well as hearing stories from some of the few survivors left.  Plus, there is a surprise at the end of the story that I just learned about today.


We also spend some time looking at two mysteries which are fun reads.  The first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study is Scarlet, is a great mystery which actually helped to change the way the police investigations are conducted today.  And Becky Wooley’s book, Non Prophet Murders, takes us into the world of churches and how they might – or might not – work.  It’s a book which makes you laugh and think, too.

Or course, both of these books are eligible for the Holiday GiftAwayBe one of the first 10 to correctly answer a question about the Christmas Story from the scriptures, and I’ll send you a FREE AUDIOBOOK from the Narration by George Library of book.  Listen for this week’s question.


  • A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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#85 – Sherlock Revisited, #2


A Study in Scarlett CD cover

After detouring to honor our veterans last week, I pick up this week’s podcast to continue our look at the first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet.  This novel is divided into two parts.  In the first part, we learn who committed the crime.  In the second part, we find out why.  So, I play excerpts from my production of the second part of the novel from the amazing description of the western desert to the perpetrator’s tracking down his victims.  I think you’ll enjoy this look at an amazing writing.


  • A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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#83: Sherlock Revisited, part 1


A Study in Scarlett CD coverWe take a listen to some excerpts from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet.  I play for you some excerpts from the first section of the book.  You’ll hear how Sherlock and Watson meet, how Sherlock makes the deductions he does, how he processes the crime scene, and his solution for this heinous crime.  This is all from my production of this book that is now available at a special price.  I invite you to take a listen!



#64-Of Diets, Destruction, and Deductions


Slimmer Amazon coverCover-AudioA Study in Scarlett CD coverWelcome to a new podcast for this week with an intriguing title.  What do diets, destruction, and deductions have in common?  They are all representative the wide range of audio books which have been released this year by Narration by George.  Take a listen to samples from Slimmer (newly released), The Destined (saving-the-world action & adventure), and A Study in Scarlet (the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery).

Then decide! Decide which one of these books you would like to download FREE.  Yes, I said FREE.  No money.  Just audio book heaven.  Decide and then send me an e-mail or direct message on Facebook or Twitter and tell me which you’d like to have!  I’ll send you instructions!


#61-Meet Mr. Holmes & Dr. Watson #2


A Study in Scarlett CD coverThis week’s podcast continues where we left off last week.  A Study in Scarlett is separated into two different parts.  Last week, we looked at part one.  This week, we look at part two. We start with the passages which outline the events which take place in America and affect the London events which we looked at last week.  Then we begin listening to some of Holmes’ descriptions of his deductions.  Join us for some amazing descriptions of the American western landscape and some exciting events.  There is also a couple bits of trivia about books and reading.

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#60-Meet Mr. Holmes & Dr. Watson


A Study in Scarlett CD coverThis week’s podcast is the first of two which samples from my latest in the Narration by George Classics series: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet.  Not only does this story introduce us to Holmes and Watson, but we learn how they met and came to team together.  We also get a look at the process by which Holmes brings his deductive process to the science of crime detection.  This mystery takes us from the streets of London to the desert and mountains of the American West.  Join me for the beginning of the journey!

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#58-ReCast: An Interview with Ebeneezer Scrooge


ACC 1-Scrooge DescriptionsThis week features the last of the recasts.  We look back to a very early podcast with a lot of imagination.  How about an interview with Ebeneezer Scrooge?  You remember Scrooge!  He’s the curmudgeon whose greed and avarice hardened his heard against all mankind.  But, he’s visited by three spirits who change his heart and, thus, his actions.  What if you could hear from him now?  I take a stab at this possibility by imagining an interview with the reformed Scrooge!

Yes, this podcast was originally a “Christmas season” episode. However, this story is really not about Christmas; it is about redemption.  And redemption is a universal theme good at any time of the year.  So, my production of A Christmas Carol is available for sale year ’round.  Go to my page for the book and listen to some samples.

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#46-Two Mysteries & an Adventure Tale


Non-Prophet Murders cover01 AStudyInScarletThe Destined_CoverThis week’s Audio Book of the Week is a great murder mystery full of satire and commentary about matters involving the way we Christians do “church”.  How do murder and church go together?  Check out Becky Wooley’s clerical crime novel, Non-Prophet Murders. It’s a great listen which we sample in this podcast.

Last week, I announced that two new books were in production. This week, I have samples for you to hear from each of the books.

  • The very first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlett, is the first time Dr. Watson & Holmes work together.  Today’s sample is from the first meeting between Watson & Holmes.
  • The Destined is the first novel for authors Glenn Eidson and Brent Hurst.  Six people – five teens and their teacher – are endowed with special powers to become The Destined: those with the responsibility to save the world from some really bad stuff!  In today’s sample, we see how one learned of his special endowment.

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