LitReading - Classic Short Stories

LitReading - Classic Short Stories

Episodes

The Fable of the Preacher Who Flew His Kite, But Not Because He Wished to Do So by George Ade

February 21, 20197 min

7 min
Love in the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

February 13, 201939 min

39 min
The Whirligig of Life by O. Henry

February 7, 201914 min

14 min
Second Choice by D.H. Lawrence

January 31, 201920 min

20 min
The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

January 25, 20198 min

8 min
After Twenty Years by O. Henry

January 17, 20197 min

7 min
A Lost Masterpiece by A. A. Milne

January 10, 20198 min

8 min
The Prophet - Part Two by Khalil Gibran

January 4, 201939 min

39 min
The Prophet - Part One by Khalil Gibran

January 3, 201938 min

38 min
Uncle Richard's New Year Dinner by Lucy Maud Montgomery

December 26, 201811 min

11 min

More about LitReading - Classic Short Stories

Humans have shared short stories for millennia. For most of that time, telling tales was a verbal process. A storyteller would regale an audience with accounts of adventure, bravery, compassion, despair, enlightenment, and fear. Stories were a shared experience, until the advent of inexpensive mass-printing processes in the 19th century which allowed most of us to read to ourselves. Yet, that desire to have a short story read aloud is still ingrained in our collective soul. While we still read books for pleasure, most of today’s stories are told via newer forms of visual media like movies and television. Consuming stories via any visual medium requires an active commitment to the process. You probably shouldn’t read a book or watch a TV program while driving, but your brain still craves a good story. Audiobooks are suitable for long road trips. But what about those times when you only have a few minutes? Enter narrated short stories. Spoken short stories are quick, satisfying snack... Show More

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