"Mr. Pope had rigged up a reading light . . . and the horse read far into the night." - From "Ed Has His Mind Improved" by Walter R. Brooks
A boon for book lovers, this download features funny, fantastical and poignant stories about people with unique and passionate connections to the written word.
Walter R. Brooks' "Ed Has His Mind Improved"
performed by Tony Roberts
How Ed... a talking horse... became a voracious reader of adventure tales and hardboiled detective stories.
Italo Calvino's "The Adventure of a Reader"
translated by William Weaver
performed by John Shea
A man tries to make the most of his beach holiday by reading and making love at the same time.
Adam Haslett's "Notes to My Biographer"
performed by Isaiah Sheffer
A long-lost father reviews his life on a trip to reconnect with his troubled son.
Evelyn Waugh's "The Man Who Liked Dickens"
performed by Leonard Nimoy
A dark, vintage Evelyn Waugh tickler about a stranded jungle explorer forced to read Dickens aloud.
Molly Giles' "The Writers' Model"
performed by Blair Brown
What does it mean to be a woman? A group of writers study their subject.
Ray Bradbury's "Exchange"
performed by Rochelle Oliver
A young soldier about to ship out pays a final visit to his childhood library.
Audrey Niffenegger's "The Night Bookmobile"
performed by Christina Pickles
An obsession with a mysterious magical bookmobile.