Audibly Speaking: Listening to History

Audibly Speaking: Listening to History


Latest Episodes

The Need to Remember: Fighting Back Against Bigotry toward Asian Americans
April 17, 2021

The shocking attacks against Asian Americans in 2021 are outgrowths of a long history of bigotry against these, our fellow citizens. Besides bringing shame to America’s claim of “liberty and justice for all,

Demystifying the JFK Assassination: Unit 1, Part 1
April 13, 2021

In this first Unit of a new online course that seeks to demystify the evidence in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we look at the first evidence, the evidence against Lee Harvey Oswald in the first eighty minutes following the assassinat...

“Darkness,” from A Tale of Two Cities (Book Three, Chapter 12)
April 12, 2021

Carton reconnoiters the Defarge’s wine shop in this episode, and learns of Madame Defarge’s dark plans for the Evremonde family. Dr. Manette, out of the trauma of his son-in-law’s imminent execution (and its connection to his own testimony),

Introduction to “A Tale of Two Cities”
April 10, 2021

My free audiobook narration of the complete novel, “A Tale of Two Cities” is now available at Librivox. org. You can download the entire book at https://librivox.org/a-tale-of-two-cities-by-charles-dickens-5/ In this brief introduction I provide an ove...

Final Episode from A Tale of Two Cities: “THE FOOTSTEPS DIE OUT FOR EVER”
April 06, 2021

I have finally crossed the finish line! My audio narration for Librivox is finally complete, with all forty-five chapters now in the can. I can now say “it’s a wrap.” And what a terrific chapter to end on. Dickens is at his most reflective.

“The Footsteps Die out For Ever:” The final chapter in “A Tale of Two Cities”
April 05, 2021

I have finally crossed the finish line! My audio narration for Librivox is finally complete, with all forty-five chapters now in the can. I can now say “it’s a wrap.” And what a terrific chapter to end on. Dickens is at his most reflective.

Book the Third, Chapter 14 of A Tale of Two Cities: “The Knitting Done”
April 05, 2021

Madame Defarge discovers that her prey, Lucy, Little Lucy and Dr. Manette, have fled her clutches and are on the country roads of France, fleeing for England, What she does not know is that her most important enemy, Charles Darnay, is with them,

“The Substance of the Shadow” from Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities
March 21, 2021

In this chapter, Dr. Manette’s long-buried message, found in the Bastille by Ernest Defarge, is used to condemn Charles Darnay, son-in-law of the good doctor and husband of his fair daughter, to death at the Guillotine!  In vain does Dr.

“The Game Made,” a “Tell” Chapter from A Tale of Two Cities (Book the Third, Chapter Nine)
March 19, 2021

In this chapter of A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Darnay is sentenced to death on the accusations of the Dafarges and, incredibly, Dr. Manette, in the form of an old condemnation by the prisoner in the Bastille long before he knew Charles.