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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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By SeaLady222 - Dec 01 2019
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It’s been a couple - or a few? Years since I’ve listened, I’m not sure why... But I just started Anne of Green Gables, and the intro music alone took me right back to when I was finishing college and starting to knit more and more. I was so missing my literature classes, and Craftlit helped me to find the enjoyment and analysis I was missing. I’m so happy that this podcast exists, giving us the classics with such insight. It’s like coming home after a long trip, and I can’t wait to revisit some of my favorites, too! Thank you, Heather!

So so great!

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I love this podcast!! It is soothing. Almost like listening to an old friend.

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337 Ratings
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293
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10

Like a Cozy Lit Window on a Winter’s Night

By SeaLady222 - Dec 01 2019
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It’s been a couple - or a few? Years since I’ve listened, I’m not sure why... But I just started Anne of Green Gables, and the intro music alone took me right back to when I was finishing college and starting to knit more and more. I was so missing my literature classes, and Craftlit helped me to find the enjoyment and analysis I was missing. I’m so happy that this podcast exists, giving us the classics with such insight. It’s like coming home after a long trip, and I can’t wait to revisit some of my favorites, too! Thank you, Heather!

So so great!

By RaeNRandall - Apr 18 2018
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I love this podcast!! It is soothing. Almost like listening to an old friend.

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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--

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: 487: ch 18 Anne of Green Gables

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Apr 20 2018

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Rank #2: 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 Libsyn site. Not pretty, but always functional!
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Oct 26 2012

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Rank #3: On the First Day of Christmas...

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The Mouse and the Christmas Cake by Anonymous The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson Hoodoo McFiggins’ Christmas - from Literary Lapses, by Stephen Leacock CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits CraftLit.com voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642

Dec 13 2016

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Rank #4: 378 - Chapters 1–2 - Start of Sense & Sensibility

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Chapters 1-2 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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Rank #5: 340--Chapter 15 -- North & South

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We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 15, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 27:30 minutes.
The first N&S episode is 331.
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Apr 11 2014

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Rank #6: 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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Feb 05 2016

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Rank #7: 366 - Chapter 1 -- Herland [Start of Book]

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| Call-in Line | 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment! How to call from outside of the US. | Current Book | Chapter 1 of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Book talk begins at 18 minutes. The first Herland episode is 336. If the iTunes feed ever goes down, please head over to the Libsyn site, the Premium Member Audio stream can be found here and on the free CraftLit smart phone apps. | Links (mostly in order of appearance) | | Crafty Bits | The Rend and the Mend Before, during and after on the Hexagon Quilt Ana's retreat: Lakeside Fiber Retreat: a casual retreat for knitters at Purity Lake in New Hampshire, May 1–3, 2015 Varian's retreat: Kanuga Knitting and Quilting Retreat, January 15–18, 2015 (with optional Jan 19th stay over) in North Carolina Mountains And a little Quilty-ness from Craftypod and Diane Newsletter Links The "I like to keep up with general CraftLit news" newsletter (just one at start of the month—or if there's some wacky audio emergency I'll send info out) The "I'm interested in the CraftLit Tour!" newsletter (you'll only hear from us when there's a trip to go on) The "Can you please explain podcasts and subscriptions and what-have-you" newsletter The Book Felt So Good is the November Giveaway!   | BOOK TALK | 18 min | chapter 1 "The Yellow Wallpaper" Seneca Falls Convention Forgotten Classic's Uncle Tom's Cabin The probably apocryphal Lincoln to Stowe quote Gulliver's Travels Cinnabar: Cinnabar has a rhombohedral bravais lattice, and belongs to the hexagonal crystal system, trigonal division. But you already knew that, right? SHERLOCK is done DORIAN appears! Premium Audio is getting the intro to The Picture of Dorian Gray this week.     Episode Sponsors Want a button? grab the code below \/ CraftLit is an affiliate of Amazon.com. Anytime you click on an Amazon link here and buy anything, Amazon pays us a bit. It keeps the show going. Thank you!

Nov 21 2014

1hr 21mins

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Rank #8: 494: ch 27 Anne of Green Gables

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We're back from Scotland and headed into Chapter 27 of Anne of Green Gables! Book Talk: 18:42

Jul 06 2018

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Rank #9: 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! Best Roast Potatoes EVER Kiva.org and the Give a Kiva Card for Christmas page And check out the growing list of fun things to get from the CraftLit gift shop (or the PodShop): CraftLit Bag by CraftLit 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 Audio Editing Solutions for taking blobs of audio and make them make sense. That Justin. WhattaMensch!

Dec 16 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: 332--Chapters 2 & 3 -- North & South

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With apologies to John Jakes, we are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South chapters 2–3, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 15 minutes.
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Feb 14 2014

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Rank #11: 469 - Chapters 108-111 - The Count of Monte Cristo

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Book Notes (02:28) Overly sarcastic Productions: Lord of the Flies Tall Poppy Syndrome  It's no surprise that the end of the book is rapidly approaching. Once the book is a wrap Heather wants to hear your thoughts on the longest book CraftLit has tackled. But if you're a bit behind don't worry - you can still call in with your takeaways once you've finished and Heather will do another "Wrap-up" episode in a month or so if there are more voices to be heard. Call 206-350-1642 | SCOTLAND | I'll be starting my little travelogues after school starts—but to get you started - Holiday Vacations search with Keyword “CRAFT” - Checkout the itinerary - Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft" Dianne's Heeland Coews   Let's Communicate! Sign up for the (infrequent) Email/newsletter list here.  Get the most recent email here (though it won't have your name on it). Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) Plus here's the pdf on how to get the audio you want. | FEEDBACK | 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 iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) Call 206-350-1642 Email Heather@CraftLit.com Use our SpeakPipe Page! | OUR PREMIUM BOOK | Sign into your membership account in the sidebar at CraftLit.com or here. If you aren't a premium listener yet and want downloading-only audio, you can sign up for a premium  downloading-only audio membership hosted right here on CraftLit.com (i.e., not on the app, not streaming premium audio, not Patreon-hosted premium audio) Want a button? grab the code below \/

Sep 22 2017

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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 here) 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" —slumming parties and a NYTimes article you can get if you have a subscription: Slumming In This Town. A Fashionable London Mania Reaches New-York. Slumming Parties To Be The Rage This Winter. Good Districts To Visit. Mrs. Langtry As A Slummer New York Times. September 14, 1884 --mrs pardigal —Playing marbles: aggies, alleys, and mibs Santa Claus And Little Billee Sandwich boards Telephone “Station” 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 Anne of Green Gables January 2018

Dec 15 2017

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Rank #13: 471 - Chapters 114-116 - The Count of Monte Cristo

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| BOOKTALK starts at 17:33 |. Figaro and his “mastery of English” The old text I mentioned about Marius & The Gracci Breguet the man and Breguet’s (I totally didn’t pronounce this right - couldn’t read my notes! Age. Bah.) Repeater (And Rousseau’s grandfather was a watchmaker and made this - WOW!) | SCOTLAND | Loch Katrine Sir Walter Scott steamship The Lady of the Lake (1810) is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott. Sir Walter Scott’s Rob Roy (novel) Rob Roy MacGregor, the man Filmed versions of Rob Roy: 1995/Liam Neeson, 1953, 1922.   Loch Katrine: Heather on Hill Pic: And, for fun, Heather on a Tor (1989): Outlander on Starz And Ah, Jamie: 1st half of Scotland Trip map. . Holiday Vacations search with Keyword “CRAFT” Checkout the itinerary Dianne’s number 1-800-826-2266, Holiday Vacations: Keyword "Craft"   Let's Communicate! Sign up for the (infrequent) Email/newsletter list here.  Get the most recent email here (though it won't have your name on it). Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher Or subscribe through the app (see below) | FEEDBACK | 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 iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) Call 206-350-1642 Email Heather@CraftLit.com Use our SpeakPipe Page! | OUR PREMIUM BOOK | [ Sign into your membership account in the sidebar at CraftLit.com or here. If you aren't a premium listener yet and want downloading-only audio, you can sign up for a premium  downloading-only audio membership hosted right here on CraftLit.com (i.e., not on the app, not streaming premium audio, not Patreon-hosted premium audio) Want a button? [ grab the code below \/ | CRAFTY CHAT | This week, Craftiness comes from our Episode Sponsor, Katie at EmbodyFocus and EmbodyArt. Go get your "How to Build Your Bliss Day" worksheet right now! (Or, you know...whenever you have time because God knows we're all super busy. Just know the link is here for you when you're ready.) More on our sponsor, here. Plus here's the pdf on how to get the audio you want.

Oct 06 2017

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Rank #14: 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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• Paris Map & for the over-achievers: Château d'If map.
• 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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Jan 29 2016

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Rank #15: 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 Procreate site PRE Capstan Talk Like a Pirate   Thanks for setting sail with CraftLit - more treasure to come next week!

Jul 19 2019

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Rank #16: 339—Chapters 13 & 14 -- North & South

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We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapters 13–14, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 7:30 minutes.
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Apr 04 2014

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Rank #17: 336--Chapter 8 -- North & South

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We are reading Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, chapter 8, with many thanks to our reader, Barbara Edleman. Book talk begins at 16 minutes. The first N&S episode is 331.
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Mar 14 2014

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Rank #18: On the Second Day (before) Christmas...

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The 12 Days Before Christmas begins here: http://craftlit.com/on-the-first-day-of-christmas/ The lineup: A Cornish Christmas Play by William Sandys, from Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern,... London, Richard Beckley, 1833 http://www.folkplay.info/Texts/83s---sw.htm The Christmas Gift That Came To Rupert- a story for little soldiers—by Bret Harte http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2597/2597-h/2597-h.htm#link2H_4_0010    Many thanks to our voices  I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day sung by Megan Kunkel And tons of voices on the Cornish Play, put together by Simon Taylor and Alan Drake CraftLit Podcast • Annotated Audiobooks | Audiobooks with Benefits CraftLit.com voicemail line: +1-206-350-1642

Dec 14 2016

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Rank #19: 379 - chapters 3–4 - Sense & Sensibility

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Chapters 3-4 of Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.

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Apr 03 2015

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Rank #20: 430 chapter 40 — The Count of Monte Cristo

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chapter 40 — The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandré Dumas Book talk starts at 8:24 Call in Line - 1-206-350-1642 Call in and leave an audio comment - Please use SpeakPipe if you are outside of the US First CoMC episode: 402 shownotes | Audio | BOOK TALK • 8:24 | Last Episode's Sponsor: plumdeluxe de Guise heraldry de Guiche Mortemart Order of the Golden Fleece yatagan Cacus Perseus & Andromeda Ariosto Le Constitutionnel Constitutionnel reference Jacob & Esau cavil Postillion Spahi Montyon Prize  Ways to subscribe to CraftLit: your weekly annotated audiobook podcast: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher 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 iOS or Android or Windows 8 smartphones and tablets (you can call or email feedback straight from within the app) • Call 206-350-1642 • Email Heather@CraftLit.com • Use our SpeakPipe Page! | Premium Audio -- War of the Worlds - 11 - book 2 chapter 2 | EXT. POV NARRATOR - looking at Martians through a crack in the wall... grab the code below \/ Want a button? grab the code below \/

Oct 07 2016

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