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Old 12-20-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Free audiobooks (Tantor) Gulliver's Travels/Fave Xmas Stories [MP3 Download]

For the holidays, Tantor Audio who've given us some nice audiobook classics in the past are once again being with the freebies, offering 2 titles just in time for Xmas, in downloadable MP3 format.

You'll have to have an account with them (no credit card info required), and go through their checkout system to add them to your library. It would seem inadvisable to download your gifts at once, because their servers are likely to get hammered, what with everyone else trying at the same time.

Anyway, the two audiobook classics on offer are:

Favourite Stories of Christmas Past by 10 assorted authors, which is accompanied by an ebook download of said stories, and narrated by Renée Raudman and Alan Sklar.

Tantor Media presents a collection of some of the most popular Christmas stories read by award-winning narrators Renée Raudman and Alan Sklar. This special anthology will transport listeners back to the Christmases of their youth, when they first heard these holiday tales. From "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," Clement C. Moore's classic depiction of St. Nicholas at work, to O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," which embodies the very spirit of Christmas, Favorite Stories of Christmas Past has something for everyone. Also included is Francis Church's moving editorial response to a little girl's Christmastime query, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Clause," as well as seven other Christmas classics that can be heard and shared year after year.

The classics that can be found in Favorite Stories of Christmas Past are: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore; "The Story of Christmas" by Nora A. Smith; "A Country Christmas" by Louisa May Alcott; "An Empty Purse" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "The Bachelor's Christmas" by Robert Grant; "The Fir Tree" by Hans Christian Andersen; "The Birds' Christmas Carol" by Kate Douglas Wiggin; "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" by Francis Church; "The Festival of St. Nicholas" by Mary Mapes Dodge; and "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.


Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, also accompanied by ebook and narrated by David Case

Shipwrecked and cast adrift, English surgeon Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters—with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms, and the brutish Yahoos—give him new, bitter insights into human behavior.

Jonathan Swift's savage satire views mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified, and finally bestial species, presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves.


Tantor are also holding a 50% off sale on all their titles in all formats (no coupon required), and have some sort of deal for new account signups who download their Android app and can choose from one of 3 free audiobooks, which has been previously described twice in the Deals forum.

I include both links because one links to the details pages for the selections to choose from, and the other has more details of what's involved in the claim process.

Happy listening!
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