Coursera Audio versions

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About a month ago, we posted about Dr. Eric Rabkin’s upcoming Coursera course: “Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World.” I am one of the thousands of people who has signed up for this free course, which starts next week!

I thought it would be nice to post links to audio versions of the required course readings, when they are available.  I am only listing some of the  unabridged versions, so any abridged or dramatizations will be left out (although they definitely exist for some of these favorites!) Please leave a comment if you will be participating too!

  1. Grimm — Children’s and Household Tales
    Household Tales
    narrated by Kelly Lintz, unabridged, 26 hours, 41 minutes, Audible 2012

  2. Carroll — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
    and Through the Looking Glass read by Michael Page, 6 hours, Brilliance Audio
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass read by Christopher Plummer, 5 hours, 59 minutes, Harper Audio, 2010
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland read by Michael York, 3 hours, Blackstone Audio, 2008
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland read by Jim Dale, 2 hours, 57 minutes, Listening Library, 2008
    Through the Looking Glass read by Harlan Ellison, 3.1 hours, Blackstone Audio, 2009
  3. Stoker — Dracula
    read by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley, Simon Prebble, and James Addams, 15 hours, 28 minutes, Audible, 2012
    Dracula read by Marc Nelson, 16 hours, 39 minutes, Trout Lake Media, 2011
    Dracula read by John Lee, 15 hours, 15 minutes, Tantor Audio, 2008
    read by Simon Vance, 14.2 hours, Blackstone Audio, 1998

  4. Shelley — Frankenstein
    read by Simon Templeman, Anthony Heald, and Stefan Rudnicki, 8 hours, Blackstone Audio, 2008
    read by Simon Vance, 8 hours, 21 minutes, Tantor Audio, 2008

  5. Hawthorne & Poe — Stories and Poems
    Hawthorne – Selected Stories read by Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell, Jack Benson, and John Chatty, 5 hours, 47 minutes, Jimcin Recordings.  (Contains “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” and “The Birthmark”)
    Poe – The Raven read by Anne Cheng, 8 minutes, LibriVox (video by Jesse of SFF Audio)
    Poe – The Fall of the House of Usher, etc.  read by William Roberts, 4 hours, 54 minutes, Naxos Audiobooks (also includes “Black Cat,” “The Tell-Tale Heart” and the title story)
    Poe – The Oval Portrait read by Gary Zupkas, 9 minutes,, 2009
    Poe – The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar read by Walter Zimmerman, 25 minutes, Jimcin Recordings, 2009
    Poe – Annabel Lee read by Patrick Lawlor, 3 minutes, Listen & Live Audio, 2009
    Poe – The Bells read by K. Anderson Yancy, 10 minutes,, 2009
  6. Wells — The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, “The Country of the Blind,” “The Star”
    The Island of Dr. Moreau read by Simon Pebble, 5 hours, 21 minutes, Recorded Books, 2011 (you can hear the SFF Audio discussion of this story in January 2012)
    The Invisible Man read by James Adams, 5.6 hours, Blackstone Audio, 2009
    The Invisible Man read by Alan Munro, 5 hours, 49 minutes, Trout Lake Media, 2012
    The Country of the Blind read by Walter Zimmerman, 1 hour, Jimcin Recordings, 2008
  7. Burroughs & Gilman — A Princess of Mars & Herland
    A Princess of Mars
    (multiple versions)
    A Princess of Mars read by William Dufris, 6.8 hours, Blackstone Audio, 2008
    Herland read by William Dufris, 7 hours, Tantor Audio, 2011
  8. Bradbury — The Martian Chronicles
    The Martian Chronicles
    read by Ray Bradbury, 7 hours, 14 minutes, Listening Library 1976
    The Martian Chronicles read by Scott Brick,  9 hours, 3 minutes, Tantor Audio 2010
    The Martian Chronicles read by Peter Marinker,  7 hours, 38 minutes, BBC Audiobooks, 2010
    The Martian Chronicles read by Stephen Hoye, 9 hours, 14 minutes, Blackstone Audio, 2009
  9. LeGuin — The Left Hand of Darkness
    (No audio found)

  10. Doctorow — Little Brother
    Little Brother
    read by Kirby Heyborne, 11 hours, Listening Library

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