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CraftLit is—>Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) No time to pick up a book? Not any more! This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. The podcast has been in continuous weekly production since 2006 - our next book, "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery, begins in January 2018. As seen in What's Hot on iTunes * * As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday | FiberHooligans | Podcast 411 | Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast | Math-4-Knitters | Eddie's Room | Libsyn's Podcasting Luminaries | Chilling Tales for Dark Nights | WEBS podcast --Classic Audiobooks: because loving great books in a busy world is tough--

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CraftLit is—>Annotated Audiobooks for Busy People Love the classics (or wish you did) No time to pick up a book? Not any more! This weekly annotated audiobook podcast presents curated classic literature in a serialized format. The host—Heather Ordover—"teaches to the joke" by filling in any relevant tidbits before listening to the next chapter of the book. Callers regularly send in voicemail comments for play on the air to keep the "book club" vibe going. The podcast has been in continuous weekly production since 2006 - our next book, "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery, begins in January 2018. As seen in What's Hot on iTunes * * As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday | FiberHooligans | Podcast 411 | Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast | Math-4-Knitters | Eddie's Room | Libsyn's Podcasting Luminaries | Chilling Tales for Dark Nights | WEBS podcast --Classic Audiobooks: because loving great books in a busy world is tough--

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354 Ratings
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Wonderful

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A definite highlight of my week! I love it!!

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Great podcast. Sorry my iphone somehow stopped showing upload dates. Are you back?
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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: 274: Chapters 1 & 2 -- Jane Eyre

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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Chapters 1–2. NOTE: If the CraftLit iTunes feed ever goes down, head over to the . Not pretty, but always functional!
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How this works—Every Friday I upload a new episode exploring the next chapter or chapters of our book (in this case, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre). On these shownotes I'll post things you might find interesting like pictures from Or A picture of the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth (note proximity of graves) Or a picture of the November Incentive (donate during November 2012 and be put into a drawing for the book—donations can be one-time or a subscription). Or a link to a new Or A link to the Army of Women and the
a link to OUR NEW (Timely, eh?).
Or A link to the amazing Audible version of Wolf Hall. Get it free by visiting.
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And remember, if you you are not only eligible for the drawings, you will also receive AND new exclusive audio every week! is now complete and Wuthering Heights is really heating up! Chaucer will be back in November.
Jon is still sick. If you want to cheer him up, leave a review for his book over at Amazon. * * *
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Spread the word and have any friends-or-family who might be interested in joining you sign up too. You can , to your followers, too.
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Oct 26 2012

1hr 38mins

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Rank #2: 305--Chapters 1 & 2 -- Age of Innocence [Start of Book]

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Edith Wharton's , chapters 1–2.
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explained—current book, Charles Dickens' .
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is sponsoring a give-away of one of to one lucky winner! Please comment on any of the of the show notes for Age of Innocence through July 31, 2013 to be included in this give-away. You may choose among from the pendants pictured in the shownotes. Heather will random-number pick a winner in August.
Congratulations to the winner of ... ciproano aka PuffyGriffnclaw on Rav!

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Lots of KALs happening right now. .

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Jun 28 2013

1hr 14mins

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Rank #3: 403: Chapters 1-2 — The Count of Monte Cristo

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Chapters 1-2 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandré Dumas

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Time code links take you to YouTube •  ◦ yarn from  ◦ crochet shawl is  ◦  ◦ AT Blanton’s markers (pending) ◦ RevKnits Christmas Shawl pattern ▪ •  ◦ swatch for hat ◦ Briar Rose Charity — ▪ Details on Alzheimer’s donation for pattern at above link. •  ◦ •  ◦ on the (free to join - you don't have to knit or crochet... but don't be surprised if you start...) ◦ Heather:  ◦ Dawn:  ◦  ◦ Texas Dad Recipes -    ▪    ▪ •  ◦ Erica's-Fibonacci knitting is in the prototype phase: • First draft      ▪ • Current draft      ▪ http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ericah64/fibonacci-eyelet-draft-swatches A little cupcake porn from Dawn:
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Feb 05 2016

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Rank #4: 363—Chapters 45 & 46 -- North & South

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Sep 26 2014

1hr 44mins

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Rank #5: On the First Day of Christmas...

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by Anonymous  by Hans Christian Anderson - from Literary Lapses, by Stephen Leacock CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits CraftLit.com voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642

Dec 13 2016

34mins

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Rank #6: Halloween Bonus 2014

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Re-recorded and Remastered and Read by Jon Scholes!
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Oct 31 2014

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Rank #7: 360 -- Chapter 41-- North & South

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What I'd always suspected:We're HOT! (it's a big deal to be seen in the "What's Hot"category on iTunes. Heather = excited!)
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Come for the weekend; see me on Thursday night!I'll arrive in the afternoon before market/Franklin are underway, and we can set a meetup time and place!

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Sep 05 2014

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: 436: Chapters 49-50 - Count of Monte Cristo

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Merry & Bright Count of Monte Cristo Chapters 49-50  [Book Talk @ 10:19] Truncated show notes again!  and the page And check out the growing list of fun things to get from the (or the ): by It's the last week of my computer's early death (it's in the shop. If you talk nerd like me: Turns out the Solid State hard drive started to die, took out the fusion drive with it and then, in an epic domino maneuver, took out my graphics card. That's why by Thursday the only way I could manipulate the computer (like, to turn it off) was to use the assistive keystrokes for the blind. THAT was a first. The Genius Bar was stunned to respectful silence. So. This is the last week I'm tormenting Justin, my seriously-fun-to-work-with editor at  for taking blobs of audio and make them make sense. That Justin. WhattaMensch!

Dec 16 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: 402: Dumas Prequel - The Count of Monte Cristo

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Intro to The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandré Dumas

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• Dumas' family tree quote: "My father was a mulatto, my grandfather was a Negro, and my great-grandfather a monkey. You see, Sir, my family starts where yours ends." 
• And for those of you lucky enough to read French:“Mon père était un mulâtre, mon grand-père était un nègre et mon arrière grand-père un singe. Vous voyez, Monsieur: ma famille commence où la vôtre finit.”
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You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for or or smartphones and tablets (you can call or straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our !
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Jan 29 2016

45mins

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Rank #10: 516: Start of Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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We Meet Again CRAFTY Happy 14th anniversary!!!!! Info on / and (Zoom link to and (best succinct info I've found) Mask info on Making my own tailor's BOOK TALK Daguerrotype or not? - Beckett and Susan over at The History Chicks podcast and their newer podcast I've got to ask Beckett if she saw the Micarah Tewes video () on how WRONG the costumes are in the new Little Women (focus on costumes comes after her disclaimer—around 5 min.) —why wrong? Because NO BONNETS?!?!?! (14 min)—um...prepare yourself for speed of speech before watching. She has a...unique and modern way of editing the way Overly Sarcastic Productions has a unique and modern way of editing. Smart. Fast. Really fast. recommended by History Chicks.

Apr 23 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: 501 - Start - Chapter 1 Treasure Island

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501 - Book Talk at 11:00 Welcome back! After a recalibrating break, CraftLit is setting sail with Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. What has Heather been up to in her "downtime"? Only helping scientists, getting stung by scorpions and rappelling down waterfalls. Don't believe me - look about three inches down and watch the video.  Heather Rappels Down a Waterfall CRAFTY Procreate PRE Capstan Talk Like a Pirate   Thanks for setting sail with CraftLit - more treasure to come next week!

Jul 19 2019

42mins

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Rank #12: 12 Days of CraftLit - First Day

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A Little Book of Christmas: "The Child Who Had Everything But --" and "Santa Claus And Little Billee" First day of Craftlit (Find all the days ) https://craftlit.com/category/bonus/christmas/12-days-2017 Thank you Librivox.org. Today… A Little Book of Christmas John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 – January 21, 1922) was an American author, humorist, editor and satirist. Columbia university, Harper’s magazineS (he worked on or for many), New Metropolitan magazine, and Puck—this guy got around. The Child Who Had Everything But -- --Hobble skirt --Finger curls --"psyche knot" — and a NYTimes article you can get if you have a subscription:  New York Times. --mrs pardigal —Playing : aggies, alleys, and mibs Santa Claus And Little Billee Sandwich boards Scotland June 2108 1-800-826-2266 Final payment 15th of March Put it on your gift list -or- Get for your favorite CraftLit Listener     CraftLit's next book January 2018

Dec 15 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #13: 491: chs 23-24 Anne of Green Gables

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by Oliver Wendell Holmes (page 61)  OOOOH! I found a video of an and a VERY DETAILED And that's about all there is to that!

Jun 01 2018

51mins

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Rank #14: 490: chs 21-22 Anne of Green Gables

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Bunches and bunches of links for you! - The New Videos to use with kids (after you review them) These are all great Illusion-busting videos of his: - (and ) (The WEATHER CHANNEL! FOR SHAME!) Then in he (attempts to) rebrand himself and parodies these fine and worthy YouTubers in order to do it: Kiva donations (Thank you! is fully funded!) and . —Gabrielle (Violinknitter): Tumblr post and video —Diane G - & - Robin in Texas sent in some info and pics of Pinafores: For lots of informative videos about dressing in fashions of a variety of time periods, see - Christina just found this for you on Reddit -->Anne of Green Gables became so popular and such an important symbol of freedom in Poland that Voicemail links: - Aimee's - Maxine is part of the Halloween Bundle (if you haven't already heard it) - Lise - My first graphic novel is no joke - Gaylene's , a , an

May 25 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #15: BOO! Masque of the Red Death

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BONUS EPISODE-"Masque of the Red Death", because... tis the season! And because Jon Scholes ROCKS!
So, to celebrate, I thought I should give you easy links to some other seasonal audio:

Link to "" episode
Link to "" episodes
Link to , and
The first story I did for Chilling Tales for Dark Nights, ""

And while I can't knit right now, if you can or want to, you should check out .
UPDATE: I had this all set to go out automatically, but I know word has been spreading on the interwebs and my radio silence while taking an hour nap this morning incited panic on Facebook. The upshot: I'm fine. I'm typing slowly with one hand b/c my left arm is useless, probably for two or three more days. After getting the flu and then pneumonia last winter, I got flu and pneumonia shots Tuesday morning... in the same arm. This is evidently not something my body liked and it has rebelled. Ungodly pain hits when I move my left arm. But I've currently got it pinned to me, Napoleon-like, and good doctor drugs let me get some rest. So. The other epic fail was getting the Grounded audiobook up this week. Computers conspired as did health, so... next week! Enjoy the podcast, I'll be fine, and things will return to normal (giggle::snort) next week.
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Oct 30 2013

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Rank #16: 434: Chapters 46-47 - Count of Monte Cristo

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Chapters 46-47 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandré Dumas Book talk starts at 6:44 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - First CoMC episode: | | BOOK TALK - 6:44 | Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via Click here to subscribe via You can also subscribe via Or subscribe through the app (see below) | LISTEN - MAKE CONTACT | You can ask your questions, make comments, and let us know what you do when you listen to CraftLit! Let your voice be heard. • Download the FREE CraftLit App for or or smartphones and tablets (you can call or straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our ! | Premium Audio - starting this week - The Cat Came Back | the sequel to Cool for Cats | available at Amazon   or you can snag a copy   And prepare yourself for The Sequel!   Want a button?

Nov 18 2016

1hr 35mins

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Rank #17: 492: ch 25 Anne of Green Gables

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You're gonna LOVE chapter 25! Ulster Coats (And ) Tara's

Jun 08 2018

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Rank #18: 438: Chapter 52 - Count of Monte Cristo

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Oh No! Not Again! Count of Monte Cristo Chapter 52  Call in to the voice mail line at 1-206-350-1642 [Book Talk @ 6:48] Links for you! (parakeet) : "The ingredients of the mixture are basically known but not how they were blended. Aqua Tofana contained mostly arsenic and lead and possibly belladonna. It was a colorless, tasteless liquid and so easily mixed with water or wine to be served during meals." and His sonny-boy And check out the growing list of fun things to get from the (or the ): by  Once again, Justin at  saves the day!

Jan 13 2017

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Rank #19: 357 -- Chapter 38 -- North & South

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Aug 15 2014

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Rank #20: 439: Chapter 53 - Count of Monte Cristo

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439: Mellow Drama - chapter 53 Articles on how the industry is changing , , and . Book Talk • 8:51 The Opera: By Anonymous print - User scan of Fontaine, Gérard (2004). Charles Garnier's Opéra: Architecture and Interior Decor, translated by Charles Penwarden. Paris: Éditions Patrimoine. . Original: Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra, Public Domain, Degas (damning?) take on the crowd “watching” the Ballet of the Nuns (or the daemons… I never was clear on this bit: By - , Public Domain, By - Scan from the original work: Letellier, Robert Ignatius (2012). Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable: The Premier Opéra Romantique. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ., Public Domain,

Jan 20 2017

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