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Oh, the Audiobooks You’ll Download for Free!

Right now, the good folks at Audible and Amazon are giving this year’s high school and college grads (and the rest of us, too) one more reason to celebrate—for a very limited time you can download the audibook edition of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by the inimitible Dr. Seuss for free.

Dr. Seuss Quote

Delightfully read by John Lithgow, this is a deal not to be missed.

Get Oh, the Places You'll Go for Free
Image via Audible

Be sure to use this as a free download and not using your member credits if you’re already an Audible subscriber.


All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.


All My Friends Are Dead Inside (If They Don’t Buy This Book)

All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John was easily the funniest book I read last year. It’s perfectly suitable to read with the kiddos and best of all, you can read it in its entirety in less than 15 minutes.

All My Friends Are Dead

The look and feel of All My Friends Are Dead is similar to that of a Mo Willems title, but its slightly twisted sense of humor sets it apart. The art is cute, but the clever writing will leave you in stitches.

Now, through the end of the month you can pick it up for just a buck via Amazon’s Kindle Book Store.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go get it. You’re welcome.

Image captured via the iOS Kindle app and is © of its respective copyright owner(s).

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Few things in life are more illuminating than a good book. Even fewer books are as illuminating as the Good Book itself, the Holy Bible.


I was taught to love the holy scriptures in my youth and have made their reading and application a part of my ongoing study. They have been a constant source of light and truth throughout my whole life.

Want a free Bible? Get one here.

What books provide illumination in your life? Sound off in the comments below.

This post is a part of the ongoing WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge series.

Want to participate in the challenge? Head on over to The Daily Post and follow the instructions below.

  1. Each week, [they] provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use a “postaday2013” or “postaweek2013” tag.
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Now, take a picture that captures this week’s theme and post a link to it in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

Get Two Free Christmas Classics from Audible

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Christmas season the folks at Audible, purveyors of fine audio productions, are bringing in the holiday cheer with not one, but two Christmas classics for free (my favorite price).

Whether or not you have kids, you’ll enjoy How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss. The book is voiced by the crumudgeonly, but wonderful Walter Matthau.

The second free book is A Christmas Carol: An Signature Performance by Tim Curry by Charles Dickens. Re-reading Dickens’ immortal Christmas parable each year is one of my favorite traditions. I’m looking forward to hearing how Tim Curry brings Scrooge to life.

Download both of these books now as they aren’t likely to be free much longer.

I’m an unashamed Audiobook “reader” and you should be, too!

It’s All About the Benjamin

Benjamin Franklin.

Image via Wikipedia

305 years ago today American Founding Father, inventor, business man, publisher, self-improvement guru, and all-around great guy Benjamin Franklin was born. It wasn’t until recently that I learned to appreciate his genius.

If you haven’t already read his Autobiography, I highly recommend it. In his own words, Franklin provides unique insights into the times in which he lived. It also contains a wealth of practical knowledge that is just as applicable today as when Franklin originally wrote it.

One of my favorite sections of the Autobiography is found in the appendices under the title The Way to Wealth.. You can read it in its entirety here.

The full text is available for free from a variety of online sources. However, I recommend checking out the free LibroVox repository which links not only the ebook, but the audiobook in a variety of audio formats ready for your iPod.

Autobiography of Ben
Image courtesy of Archive.org

I’m sure many of us have resolved to read more often in 2011. In a few short weeks most of us, however, will quit because “we just don’t have the time”. Audiobooks enable you to read in the car, the train, at the gym, while doing chores, etc. Make time to read this classic today by downloading it now.

For more on Benjamin Franklin check out these excellent articles from one of my favorite blogs, The Art of Manliness, below:

Do you feel as strongly about Benjamin Franklin as I do? Is he over or underrated? Sound off in the comments below.

Dirty Animal Stories

Thank you Apple.

Dirty Animal Stories

I was totally going to download James Herriot’s Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Animal Tales, narrated by the inimitable Jim Dale (check out his Harry Potter readings—top notch!) for my kids, but I see you’ve marked it as containing “Explicit Content”.

Wouldn’t want the kids to hear any salacious animal tales, no matter how “warm and joyful” they are.

Thanks again. Really.