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A Dreamy Soiree in West Egg - The Great Gatsby

Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

Release Date: 08/21/2023

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Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

Bellarion the Fortunate – Historical Adventures to Help You Sleep We pick up out classic bedtime tale as Bellarion and the strange friar accept the hospitality of a family of peasants. The friar nearly leaves Bellarion behind and his strange behaviour becomes stranger until they get a ride with some mules. After lunch, and hopefully after you’ve fallen asleep, though the truth of the identity of the friar becomes clear as Bellarion finds himself in deep trouble. Story (02:56)    Find Bellarion the Fortunate: A romance by Rafael Sabatini   Supporting Sleepy Time...

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Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

A Series of Letters to Help You Sleep Elizabeth Montagu was a power player in politics and women’s suffrage later in life, and her earlier letters are a fascinating insight into the precocious mind and attitudes of a woman of her day. But if like me the appeal of gossip is limited, I’m sure this will help you fall asleep. Story (03:04)    Find Elizabeth Montagu, the Queen of the Bluestockings, Volumes 1 and 2     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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Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery – Heartbreak and Hope at Bedtime We return to this popular classic bedtime story as Matthew Cuthbert is bringing home his unexpected new family member. While he was expecting a boy for manual labour he finds himself charmed by the lively and gregarious Anne. But as you start to fall asleep, they get to Green Gables and the forbidding Marilla is less charmed with the young surprise. Anne alternates between joy and sadness as you drift off to a your well needed night of sleep. Story (03:16)    Find Anne of Green Gables by L. M....

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Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

 The Dark Ages, 476-918 by Charles Oman – The Eastern Emperors This week’s sleepy episode sees us return to the ‘dark ages.’ When the mighty Roman Empire split in half the western half, the part actually based in Italy, was ruled by a succession of barbarian kings. But in the East, based in Constantinople, the empire was ruled by a number of Emperors who considered themselves Roman and had a period of relative peace. While you lie and wait for sleep to come, let me tell you about them.   Story (02:53)    Find The Dark Ages, 476-918 by Charles Oman   ...

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Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany – The Fall of Babbelkund Lord Dunsany can be relied on for something whimsical and mystical, and this week’s reading of The Fall of Babbelkund, an ancient and wondrous city. As you try to doze off the protagonist meets several people telling of the wonders and mysteries of the city carved from a mountain. Will you still be awake when they meet the prophet going to spell doom to Babbelkund? Maybe, but you will probably be sleeping when the protagonist gets to where they’re going, only to find the whole city gone. Story...

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Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

Rides on Railways by Samuel Sidney  - A Tour To Help You Sleep Hop aboard for a soothing journey from the bustling town of Woburn to the historic spires of Oxford in this special episode of our podcast. We'll be taking a leisurely ride on the railways, exploring the picturesque landscapes and charming towns along the way.   But beware, dear listeners! As we delve into Samuel Sidney's "Rides on railways," with its fascinating tidbits about English towns and cities, you might just find yourself lulled into a peaceful slumber. Don't worry, it's all part of the charm of our sleepy...

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Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley I was worried picking what was supposedly the first post apocalyptic novel for this podcast, but it’s taking forever to get there and we pick up this week with out protagonist returning home with his sick friend, and a budding romance with the distractingly named young woman Idris. But Idris and Adrian’s noble mother does not approve of the match up and she has something up her sleeve. Both an interesting read and a boring on so I’m sure you will be asleep soon enough.   Story (03:07)    Find The Last Man by Mary...

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Birds and their nests by Mary Howitt – Nightingales, Larks and More Oh My! show art Birds and their nests by Mary Howitt – Nightingales, Larks and More Oh My!

Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

Birds and their nests by Mary Howitt – Nightingales, Larks and More Oh My! We pick up with this listener favourite and learn the mating and nesting habits of several birds, including beloved songbirds like Nightingales, Skylarks and more. We learn how they migrate, about attempts to introduce some of the birds to new areas and the parenting habits of birds like plovers. A lot of cute stories in here, with the occasional darkness of true nature. tory (03:04)  Find Birds and their nests by Mary Howitt     Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to support...

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Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  Pt 03 – Sleepy Stories of Parties and Scandal This week’s bedtime story for all ages picks up with our protagonist at a party at the house of his cousin’s husband’s mistress, and it is every bit as awkward as you expect. The story then moves to another party that’s awkward in its own way as he receives an invite to Gatsby’s house and is immersed in the middle of the bright and beautiful young things, where meeting the host is more challenging than expected. Stories of music, and excitement are one thing, but they won’t stop you...

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The book of the ancient Greeks by Dorothy Mills – Part 06. Athens and the Greek Colonies We pick up in this week’s boring episode with Solon establishing the new rules of what we might call democracy in Athens, the resistance to the new way and the founding of the Greek colonies in Asia Minor. It’s a fascinating period of history, but as always I’m confident that the way I’m telling it will see you fast asleep very soon..   Story (02:56)    Find The book of the ancient Greeks by Dorothy Mills    Supporting Sleepy Time Tales If you would like to...

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A Dreamy Soiree in West Egg

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Escape into the captivating world of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece, 'The Great Gatsby,' in this soothing episode of Sleepy Time Tales. As the moon casts its gentle glow over the opulent mansions of West Egg, join us on a tranquil journey through the pages of this timeless tale.

In this episode, we delve into the vibrant and enchanting party at Daisy and Tom Buchanan's mansion, where the champagne flows freely and laughter dances in the air. Picture yourself strolling through the elegant gardens, the sound of jazz music serenading your senses as you encounter a cast of intriguing characters under the starry night.

As the story unfolds, we guide you through the fascinating world of the 1920s, painting vivid scenes of extravagance and glamour that surround Jay Gatsby's pursuit of his elusive American Dream. Immerse yourself in the dazzling spectacle of the evening, letting the descriptions of lavish decor and fashionable attire create a comforting atmosphere that lulls you into relaxation.

And when the festivities begin to wind down, we transition seamlessly into a dinner party where the tension simmers beneath the surface, revealing the complexities of relationships and secrets hidden behind closed doors. Allow the gentle cadence of the narrator's voice to carry you through the intricate web of emotions, as we accompany you on a journey from one chapter to the next.

Whether you're seeking to drift into a peaceful slumber or simply looking to unwind, let Sleepy Time Tales transport you to a realm where the past meets tranquility. Indulge in the dulcet tones of the narration as you're gently lulled into dreams, finding serenity amidst the enchanting world of 'The Great Gatsby.'

So, dim the lights, adjust your pillows, and let Sleepy Time Tales be your passport to a restful night's sleep, accompanied by the elegant prose of Fitzgerald's classic novel. Sweet dreams await as we invite you to join us in the realm of slumber through this captivating episode.

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In our experience the best way to experience the bedtime stories of Sleepy Time Tales is with some type of headphone or earbud, but they can be cumbersome and uncomfortable.

So we’ve partnered SleepPhones, manufacturers of headphones designed specifically to sleep in! They use a thin speaker fitted to a comfortable headband and have options from the cost effective wired headphones to the convenient Bluetooth model and will work with Sleepy Time Tales to improve your night’s sleep. Use the below link to shop, and support Sleepy Time Tales

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