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Sleepy Time Tales

Release Date: 07/29/2019

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Tonight’s Story is a Detective story from Charles Dickens. Quite exciting compared to his usual stuff, but it won’t keep you awake. Sometimes our first impressions of someone are the one’s we must trust. Our protagonist is an insurance agent with sharp instincts that pay off with a mysteriojus new visitor. But will the mystery be solved by the time you’re asleep? Probably not. Story (13:54) Find Hunted Down by Charles Dickens https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/807 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available...

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Sleepy time stories of young socialite women exploring a country home and environment are a guarantee for a good night’s rest. We return to the country manor of Deephaven and learn about some more of the locals. A chatty older lady may be interesting for our protagonists, but you won’t really follow because you’ll be catching Z’s. Story (15:23) Find Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15985 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for...

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Sleep time comes with the story of an Indian Village being raided by its neighbours. It’s action backed but I’ll still have you asleep. Full Show Notes: The raid on the village continues and the brave protagonists hold off, waiting for help to arrive. Will it come in time? Will you be awake when this question is answered? Story (16:02) Find Barclay of the Guides by Herbert Strang https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32102 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can...

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We pick up where we left off before, with our protagonist hunting for a network of jewel thieves, but it’s somehow still a little dry and sleep inducing Ean Fabos takes over the telling of his story and details his plot to catch some dastardly thieves, but between me telling the story and the sometimes excessive and dry story I’m confident you’ll be asleep before something too interesting happens/ Story (15:13) Find The Diamond Ship by Max Pemberton https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55993 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help...

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The place of women in music in societies through history is pretty interesting, but won’t be fascinating enough to keep sleep away. Detailed Show Notes: Learn about women’s places in music through ancient times and the medieval age. Their roles through unequal societies shifted and changed, but they were often the source of progress and expression. But none of this matter because the way I tell this story you’ll be catching zzz’s very quickly. Story (15:20) Find Woman's Work in Music by Arthur Elson https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20571 Supporting Sleepy Time...

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Mistress Mary quite contrary starts to explore her new home, finding some joy as well as tragedy. Tonight fall asleep as Mary learns her way around her new home in England and how different her life will be. She finds the joy of a robin, but also the sadness of tragedy and why the lord of the house locked up his late wife’s favourite garden. Story (14:18) Find The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/113 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are...

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We return to Tolstoy’s early work and learn about the culture of the Cossacks, which is pretty snooze inducing to be fair.. Detailed show notes: As the young nobleman of the previous episode on this topic continues travels we learn some interesting titbits of the origins of the Cossacks in Russian culture, and what they inherited from the Tartar neighbours. Along with the place and power of women in their society. Story (15:46) Find The Cossacks: A Tale of 1852 by graf Leo Tolstoy https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4761 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like...

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Sleep will come as the protagonists travel to Morocco and another travels through the world inside the Earth. Pellucidar is part of a series of books by Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs. It’s a proto-scifi series about travelling in the hollow Earth, and it’s really not as interesting as it sounds the way I tell it. Story 15:32 Find A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/244 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support my work and help keep the podcast available and for free, there are several ways you can support the...

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The famous Doctor Watson meets a prospective housemate who happens to be Sherlock Holmes, and that’s a perfect story to help you sleep. Not many know the story of the adventures of John Watson before meeting Sherlock Holmes, but he had a full and adventurous life before meeting a strange man who needs someone to help him pay the rent. But the story is over before the main adventure starts and |I’m sure sleep will have come before then. Story 16:37 Find A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/244 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you...

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A new mysterious comet is in the sky, but our protagonist is more interested in his broken heart Full show notes: A strange preface leads to a story of young heartbreak in the times before the comet came. A new light is in the sky, but the protagonist is obsessed with his heartbreak. The story isn’t even close to becoming interesting before it ends, but it’s just as well because you are trying to sleep after all. Story 13:37 Find In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3797 Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support...

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A collection of 3 short stories for you to fall asleep to. Compiled by James A Honey published in 1910. We have warring ants, falsely accused monkeys and leopards scared of rams.

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