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KILAUEA ON FIRE

    The frightening television pictures of the volcano Kilauea erupting on the Big Island of Hawaii have been tragic, as the lava flow wipes out homes. All of our hearts go out to the islanders, who have or may lose their homes as fissures open up unpredictably. I remember, years ago, driving completely around  Continue Reading »

A PRESIDENTIAL INVITATION TO MADNESS

  154 years ago this month, April 14, 1865, Mary and Abraham Lincoln invited a young couple to join them to see the popular English comedy play “Our American Cousin.” As it turned out, the  simple, kind invitation doomed the recipients to madness and death after they witnessed President Lincoln’s assassination. AN UNCONVENTIONAL COUPLE    Continue Reading »

WOMEN WHO FLY

It’s Women’s History Month and I’ve been researching some of the women pioneers of aviation. Perhaps the most famous woman aviator was Amelia Earhart and I have been fortunate enough to publish an audiobook of one of her memoirs, “20 Hrs. 40 Mins.”  But Earhart followed a long line of women pioneers. Consider, for example,  Continue Reading »

THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME AND THE STOCK MARKET CRASH

Our confident, high stock market reminds me of another high stock market early in 1929. That was when one of my environmental heros, Gifford Pinchot, buoyed with financial confidence a rising stock market gives, planned the adventure of a lifetime.   Financial security and the end of his Governorship of Pennsylvania presented Pinchot with a  Continue Reading »

Seasons Greetings to the Listen To Read audiobook community

    Over the years, I have voiced many commercials and TV shows based on Clement Moore’s “Twas The Night Before Christmas.” Last year, I recorded the original poem and I offer it to you with Best Wishes for the Holiday Season! Andre Stojka Publisher Listen2Read Audiobooks Listen2Read.com

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

  Dear Member of the Listen To Read Audiobook community: Here is a little free Halloween gift for you. Just for fun, I recorded “The Terrible Old Man,” a classic, short gothic horror story, written by the very disturbed H.P. Lovecraft in 1921. It’s about ten spooky minutes long. Here’s the YouTube link: Happy Halloween  Continue Reading »

THE WORLD FAMOUS AUTHOR WHO VANISHED

On the chilly Sunday morning of the 14th of November,1909, a 65-year-old experienced sailor and world famous author, Joshua Slocum, began his last journey. On that morning, in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Joshua Slocum cast off the dock lines of his 37 foot wooden sloop, “Spray,” as he had hundreds of times. As usual, he was  Continue Reading »

BEWARE OF ANGRY WHALES

Just when you thought sharks were the only animals to avoid while in the ocean, it seems some angry whales are in attack mode. Whale Attack in Queensland A giant Humpback Whale attacked a 30-foot fishing boat below the water line last week in Queensland, Australia. The pressure from the whale threw the charter boat,  Continue Reading »