The Classic Tales Podcast

B.J. Harrison

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Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.


Episode 416, The Enchanted April, part 1of11, by Elizabeth von Arnim

May 1st, 2015

Episode 66 of 184 episodes

To Those who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine. Small medieaval Italian Castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be Let Furnished for the month of April. This small advertisement sparks something long dormant in the reluctant hearts of two downcast London women – the possibility of happiness. Elizabeth von Arnim, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is now available. Go now to www.thebestaudiobooks.com and get your copy today. Act now, and you can get The Hound of the Baskervilles AND The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes for only $8 more! The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes contains 11 short story mysteries, and introduce us to two indispensible characters: Mycroft Holmes and Professor Moriarty. Head on over the www.thebestaudiobooks.com and dive into the mystery today! Some years ago, Audible hired me to produce an audiobook for a title called “Smart Money”. Apparently, science has proved that money can buy happiness if used correctly. How you ask? Instead of buying bigger and better things, happiness is measurably greater when we buy experiences. Like vacations. Apparently, it really works. The Enchanted April was written in 1921. I am stunned at how relevant it is to so many aspects of our modern life – nearly 100 years after it was written. Today we meet Mrs. Wilkins and Mrs. Arbuthnot. We don’t even know their first names at this point. Both are churchgoers, and very good, dutiful wives – they do everything that is expected of them. And they are both unhappy. But the solution isn’t in chucking it all in the dustbin. Through this elegant novel, we see them work through their disparate struggles and rise from the ashes, with the help of wisteria and sunshine. And now, The Enchanted April, part 1 of 11, by Elizabeth von Arnim

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