Dollars Want Me: The New Road to Opulence

The secret to success has been around since our ancestors crawled out of their cave, and went looking for a Mastodon for lunch. It’s a positive attitude. But even those with that attitude need a boost now and then, and here’s an hour of great ideas to listen to on that commute, so you will…

The Raven Edition, Volume 3; Six Stories

The Raven Edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) presents his complete literary output in five volumes. In addition to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Poe’s longest work, Volume 3 contains six stories, which feature Poe’s characteristic interest in death, dissolution, and twisted relationships. Contents 1. “Ligeia” 2. “Morella” 3….

The Life Triumphant

In this work, James Allen delineates the internal pilgrimage that commences with the cultivation of faith and courage and ends in knowledge and victory. In the words of the author: “Every being lives in his own mental world. His joys and sorrows are the creations of his own mind and are dependent upon the mind…

Twelve Stories of Christmas

Listeners are invited to sit back and enjoy this collection of classic Yuletide tales. Contents “The Christmas Dream of Little Charles” by J. S. Redfield “A Christmas Inspiration” by L. M. Montgomery The Christmas Present” by Richmal Crompton A Country Christmas” by Louisa May Alcott The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry A Christmas…

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Between 1895 and 1897 Oscar Wilde served a prison sentence for offences “of gross indecency”. Most of this time was spent at Reading Gaol, where Wilde encountered another prisoner, Harles Thomas Wooldridge, a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards, who had been sentenced to death for the murder of his wife. Wooldrige was hanged at…

From Rome to Rationalism

It is said that there is no-one more zealous in a cause than an adult convert. A notable example of this was Joseph McCabe, whose conversion was not to a religion, but from religious faith to secularism. Ordained as a Franciscan priest in 1890, and later recognized by the Catholic Church as an able scholar…

The Raven Edition, Volume 2

The Raven Edition of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) presents his complete literary output in five volumes. The second volume contains 22 stories, which illustrate the author’s fascination with the macabre, the unexpected, and the terrifying. Contents 1. “The Purloined Letter” 2. “The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade” 3. “A Descent into the Maelstrom”…

The City of Dreadful Night

First published in 1874, “The City of Dreadful Night” is an extended poetic meditation on melancholy, or what is generally termed today as depression. Thomson’s “city” is the “città dolente” of Dante, the domain of souls trapped in a round of ceaseless misery. However, the inhabitants of Thomson’s world endure a torment more subtle and…

The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses

This collection of bush ballads, published in 1895, contains some of the most iconic pieces of Australian poetry and has served as the source material for many paintings, films, and stage presentations. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click here.

Right Ho, Jeeves!

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (aka PG Wodehouse) wrote in excess of 90 books, 40 plays, and 200 short stories between 1902 and 1974 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest humorists of the 20th century. Right Ho, Jeeves! is his second in a series of books written about a luckless young British millionaire…