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January 2nd, 2015
Episode 45 of 176 episodes
“Once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” The Skin Horse explains this and many other things to the Velveteen Rabbit, and we discover how toys become Real. Margery Williams, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Have you made a resolution to read more books this year? You are in luck. I’ve done some number crunching, and verified that being a financial supporter to The Classic Tales Podcast, for only 5 dollars/month is one of the best values for your audiobook investment. Over the course of 1 year, using the Classic Tales Podcast app, the free content available at the website, saving 30% off of our most popular titles, and using 12 coupon codes, you could listen to 250 hours of classic audiobooks for 27% less than an Audible membership. That’s 70% more audiobooks for 27% less. If you have a half-hour commute, this could fill it up for a whole year. And you own the files – no streaming or authorizing computers. There are so many great reasons for supporting The Classic Tales. Best of all, you are becoming part of a community that supports the creation of quality classic audiobooks. Today’s episode is a perfect example. The Velveteen Rabbit was suggested by a listener. As many of you may know, the first part of The Count of Monte Cristo has Edmond Dantes suffer betrayal at the hands of his enemies, go to prison and eventually find a vast treasure. In the remaining 2/3 of the book he identifies himself frequently as Sinbad the Sailor. Well, starting next week, we will be producing The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor from The Arabian Nights through The Classic Tales Podcast. And for those of you who purchase all three parts of The Count of Monte Cristo, you will receive a commercial free, HD version of the Sinbad the Sailor audiobook for free. Go now to www.thebestaudiobooks.com and pick up The Count of Monte Cristo Part 1 of 3, by Alexandre Dumas. Listen for a free sample of The Count of Monte Cristo after today’s episode. And now, The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams