Category: Audiobooks


The Two Towers, Bk 2, Ch 4

April 16th, 2014 — 10:59am

Sam finally gets to see an Oliphaunt! :)

The Two Towers, Book 2, Chapter 4

Two Towers Bk 2: 04 Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit

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Two Towers, Book 2, Ch 3

April 15th, 2014 — 10:47am

The Two Towers, Book 2, Chapter 3

Two Towers Bk 2: 03 The Black Gate is Closed

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The Two Towers, Book 2, Ch 2 The Passage of the Marshes

April 1st, 2014 — 4:38pm

The Two Towers, Book 2, Chapter 2

Two Towers Bk 2: 02 The Passage of the Marshes

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The Two Towers, Book 2, Ch 1 The Taming of Smeagol

February 28th, 2014 — 3:04pm

Here we go with the first chapter of book 2!

Two Towers Bk 2: 01 The Taming of Smeagol

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The Two Towers, Bk 1, Ch 10 & 11

February 16th, 2014 — 5:59pm

Hey, Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are the last two chapters in Book 1 :)

Two Towers Bk 1: 10 The Voice of Saruman
Two Towers Bk 1: 11 The Palantir

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The Two Towers, Bk 1, Ch 9: Flotsam and Jetsam

February 5th, 2014 — 10:51am

Another chapter!

Two Towers Bk 1: 09 Flotsam and Jetsam

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The Two Towers, Bk 1, Ch 7 & 8

January 29th, 2014 — 12:07pm

Two more chapters!

Two Towers Bk 1: 07 Helm’s Deep
Two Towers Bk 1: 08 The Road to Isengard

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The Two Towers, Bk1, Ch 6

January 27th, 2014 — 3:11pm

Another really beautiful chapter. I love the bond that the members of the Fellowship have formed.

Two Towers Bk 1: 06 The King of the Golden Hall

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The Two Towers, Bk 1, Ch 5: The White Rider

January 24th, 2014 — 4:02pm

Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli meet up with someone in Fangorn Forest. I loved recording this chapter. I think it’s extra-beautiful, and I especially like the bit about being “dangerous”!

Two Towers Bk 1: The White Rider

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The Two Towers, Book 1, Chapter 4: Treebeard

January 22nd, 2014 — 4:26pm

Pippin and Merry among the Ents. In two parts, ’cause it’s a long one.

Yes, Quickbeam’s song about the rowan trees got me all choked up.
“O Orofarnë, Lassemista, Carnimirië!”

Who’s the best guy at making up names ever? Tolkien, that’s who.

Two Towers Bk 1: 04-1 Treebeard, Part 1
Two Towers Bk 1: 04-2 Treebeard, Part 2

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The Two Towers, Bk 1, Ch 3

January 17th, 2014 — 9:36pm

Pippin and Merry are in the hands of the fightin’ Uruk-Hai! Oh no!

Two Towers Bk 1: 03 The Uruk-Hai

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The Two Towers, Book 1, Chapters 1 and 2

January 11th, 2014 — 2:00pm

Woohoo! I got started on The Two Towers this morning, and read the first two chapters! One is short (20 minutes) and once is very long (over an hour).

Two Towers Bk 1: 01 The Departure of Boromir
Two Towers Bk 1: 02 The Riders of Rohan

I haven’t read The Two Towers since probably the early 2000s, when I read it to Henry! So, though I remember what happens generally, it’s lovely to get all the details again.

Please buy a copy of your own :)

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The end!

January 5th, 2014 — 5:56pm

Here are the last two chapters of Spiderweb for Two:

Spiderweb for Two 13 Seek in the Dust
Spiderweb for Two 14 A Door Unknown

You can find the whole book on my “kayray reads to you” page. The rest of the Melendy Quartet is there too: The Saturdays, The Four Story Mistake, and Then There Were Five.

If you’d like to read another book about kids on a treasure hunt, try to find “Go to the Room of the Eyes”, by Betty K. Erwin. It’s out of print, naturally, but maybe your library has it.

Spoiler alert:

I wonder if Mrs. Oliphant’s house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright? It sounds like his kind of house, doesn’t it?

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and another chapter…

January 4th, 2014 — 9:06pm

My plans to visit a friend today fell through so instead I stayed home, did one recording, and un-decked the halls and un-trimmed the tree, which is a job I actually enjoy. I listened to my non-Christmas music library on shuffle (there were some wild juxtapositions, let me tell you) and, through careful and efficient packing, I managed to condense our four boxes of Christmas stuff down to only three. It was a triumph, I tell you!

And here’s today’s recording:
Spiderweb for Two 12 Bright Changelings

There are only two more chapters of Spiderweb and then that’s the very end of the Melendy books, alas. But then I’ll get started on my Big Project for 2014 which will be, by popular request… drumroll… The Two Towers and The Return of the King. Call me crazy, but I think I can do it if I can avoid being taken down by any more two-month viruses!

Oh my god I’m tired tonight. I gave up and went to bed at 5, and have been hanging out playing Happy Street and watching Peep Show. Not really PLAYING Happy Street as much as letting it sit there running on my iPad so I can harvest a Sun Ray every 11 minutes so I can make Rainbows so I can upgrade my Water Slide… yeah :)

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Three new chapters!

January 3rd, 2014 — 3:00pm

Attention Melendy fans! Here are three new chapters of Spiderweb for Two:

Spiderweb for Two 09 Number 10
Spiderweb for Two 10 Explore a Cave
Spiderweb for Two 11 Between Two Roofs

I hope you like them :)

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Merry Christmas to you all!

December 25th, 2013 — 7:25am

Merry Christmas! Today in my podcast feed I put a few of the Christmas carols that I sang for various LibriVox Christmas Carol Collections over the years. I am NOT a great singer, but I think they sound jolly anyway. Hope you like them :)

Sussex Carol
The Holly and the Ivy
Good King Wenceslas
Deck the Halls
The Boar’s Head Carol

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A Christmas Carol: 05 The End of It

December 24th, 2013 — 7:36am

A Christmas Carol: 05 The End of It

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Spiderweb for Two – Chapter 8 Prisoned in Ice

December 23rd, 2013 — 10:22am

Yay, I’ve just done my first recording since I got sick in November. I had to take several coughing breaks but I did it. :)

For all of you rabid Melendy fans, I present:
Spiderweb for Two 08 Prisoned in Ice

Enjoy! :)

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A Christmas Carol: 04 The Last of the Spirits

December 23rd, 2013 — 7:35am

A Christmas Carol: 04 The Last of the Spirits

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A Christmas Carol: 03 The Second of the Three Spirits

December 22nd, 2013 — 7:33am

A Christmas Carol: 03 The Second of the Three Spirits

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