Category: Audiobooks


The Trumpet of the Swan, Ch. 6

April 24th, 2015 — 8:00am

Off to Montana, banana, banana!

The Trumpet of the Swan: 06 Off to Montana

The Trumpet of the Swan

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The Trumpet of the Swan, Ch. 5

April 22nd, 2015 — 8:00am

The Trumpet of the Swan: 05 Louis

The Trumpet of the Swan

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The Trumpet of the Swan, Ch. 4

April 20th, 2015 — 8:00am

The Trumpet of the Swan: 04 The Cygnets

The Trumpet of the Swan

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The Trumpet of the Swan, Ch. 3

April 17th, 2015 — 8:00am

The Trumpet of the Swan: 03 A Visitor

The Trumpet of the Swan

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The Trumpet of the Swan, Chapter 2

April 15th, 2015 — 8:00am

Forgot to say — I’ll be posting Trumpet of the Swan chapters here automatically on M/W/F, the same day that they show up in my podcast feed, just to keep things in sync.

The Trumpet of the Swan: 02 The Pond

The Trumpet of the Swan

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The Trumpet of the Swan, Chapter 1

April 13th, 2015 — 4:33pm

I recorded the first eleven chapters of E.B. White’s classic “The Trumpet of the Swan” a few years ago but never finished it for some reason. But now I will! I recorded another four chapters a few days ago — they’re short and make a nice change from 45 minutes of Mordor! E.B. White’s prose is simple, elegant, and extremely fun to read aloud. (He is the “White” of Strunk and White’s “Elements of Style”, a book everyone should own.)

Anyhow — I hope you like this lovely story!

The Trumpet of the Swan: 01 Sam

The Trumpet of the Swan

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The Return of the King, Bk 2, Chapter 9

April 8th, 2015 — 11:38am

Chapter 9; the last chapter. I’ve been working on The Lord of the Rings for about 12 years; I started recording it for Henry, my little Tolkien junkie who is all grown up now, and finished it for my crowd of loyal listeners who so often send me the kindest emails and comments! It’s hard to believe that it’s over.

“It’s an ill wind as blows nobody no good, as I always say. And All’s well as ends Better!”

Return of the King Bk 2: 09 The Grey Havens

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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 8 part 2

April 7th, 2015 — 11:38am

Second half of Chapter 8:

Return of the King Bk 2: 08-2 The Scouring of the Shire, Part 2

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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 8, part 1

April 1st, 2015 — 3:09pm

Chapter 8 is a very long chapter, so here’s the first half:

Return of the King Bk 2: 08-1 The Scouring of the Shire, Part 1

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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 7

March 31st, 2015 — 10:45am

Barliman Butterbur and Bill the Pony :)

Return of the King Bk 2: 07 Homeward Bound

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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 6

March 29th, 2015 — 12:36pm

Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day’s rising
he rode singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.

Return of the King Bk 2: 06 Many Partings

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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 5

March 27th, 2015 — 11:26am

Another new recording for you, yay!

Return of the King Bk 2: 05 The Steward and the King

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The Bad Beginning

March 22nd, 2015 — 2:24pm

Something from the archives! I think I recorded it in 2003 or 2004 as a
Christmas present for Henry.

The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning: Chapter 01
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 02
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 03
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 04
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 05
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 06
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 07
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 08
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 09
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 10
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 11
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 12
The Bad Beginning: Chapter 13

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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 4

March 20th, 2015 — 12:09pm

Long live the Halflings! Praise them with great praise!

Return of the King Bk 2: 04 The Field of Cormallen

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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 3

March 17th, 2015 — 12:04pm

“Yes,” said Frodo. “But do you remember Gandalf’s words: Even Gollum may have something yet to do?

Return of the King Bk 2: 03 Mount Doom

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p.s. I have finally added links to Book 1 at the top of
http://kayray.org/kayray-reads/.

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Return of the King, Bk 2, Ch 2

March 15th, 2015 — 1:04pm

In which Frodo and Sam have an almost unbelievable number of close shaves and near misses. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be glad when we stop hearing about gray ashy dark grim horrible Mordor.

Return of the King Bk 2: 02 The Land of Shadow

The very next chapter is called “Mount Doom”, so I think Frodo’s quest is nearing its end! I’ll record it as soon as humanly possible :)

Lord-of-the-Rings-Return-of-the-King

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Arabic translation of Grammar-Land

February 24th, 2015 — 3:06pm

Hind, a young woman from Yemen, recently let me know that she had made a video translation of one of my Grammar-Land chapters into Arabic! When you watch the video, you hear my voice and can read along in Arabic. Pretty cool! :)

Hooray for Public Domain and the internet!

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Return of the King, Book 2, Chapter 1

February 24th, 2015 — 12:23pm

Hooray! First chapter of Book 2! Sorry it took so long. I’m still not fully recovered from that flu. Or maybe this is as recovered as I’m ever gonna get, I don’t know.

Return of the King Bk 2: 01 The Tower of Cirith Ungol

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Return of the King, ch 10

February 1st, 2015 — 10:33am

The last chapter of Book 1! :)

Return of the King Bk 1: 10 The Black Gate Opens

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Return of the King, Ch 9!

January 30th, 2015 — 9:58am

Yay, a new chapter for you lovely people. :) This was my first recording of 2015, and the first since the flu knocked me flat eight weeks ago. I’m still not entirely well, but this morning I suddenly felt like I could manage a bit of recording!

Return of the King Bk 1: 09 The Last Debate

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