Download The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss as a Free Audio Book

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On the off chance that this kind of thing interests you, Boing Boing is making available a free audio download of Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4-Hour Chef. The book pitches itself as follows:
You’ll train inside the kitchen for everything outside the kitchen.

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Read the First Chapter of Harper Lee’s New Book, Then Hear It Read by Reese Witherspoon

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After much press and debate, Harper Lee’s new novel — a sequel of sorts to her beloved book, To Kill a Mockingbird — will be released on July 14th. You can pre-order Go Set a Watchman: A Novel (already #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list).

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Neil Gaiman & Famous Friends Read Aloud the Entirety of Coraline (and The Graveyard Book Too)

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One of the many pleasures of hearing a children’s author reading his or her own work is their overwhelming lack of vocal sentiment. When my children were young, I always opted for the horse’s mouth, over the more histrionic characterizations of a hired narrator, regardless of what sitcom or Broadway play he or she may have starred in.

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Hear John Malkovich Read From Breakfast of Champions, Then Hear Kurt Vonnegut Do the Same

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In high school when I was trying to write surrealistic short stories in the vein of Richard Brautigan, despite not really understanding 90 percent of Richard Brautigan, my English teacher recommended I start reading Kurt Vonnegut, so later that day I went down to our city’s sci-fi book/comic book store and bought on her recommendation Breakfast

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Christopher Lee Reads “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe’s 1843 Classic

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Last Friday, after we marked the passing of Christopher Lee by featuring his reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1845 narrative poem “The Raven,” we stumbled, by chance, upon Lee’s reading of another Poe classic–“The Tell-Tale Heart.

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Isaac Asimov’s Favorite Story “The Last Question” Read by Isaac Asimov— and by Leonard Nimoy

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Isaac Asimov, one of the most prolific creators in science-fiction history, wrote or edited more than 500 books in his lifetime, including the high-profile ones we all recognize like I, Robot and the Foundation series (hear a version dramatized here).

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Hear Jack Nicholson Read Rudyard Kipling’s “The Elephant’s Child,” With Music by Bobby McFerrin

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In the months before my daughter was born, I built up reserves of enthusiasm for her introduction to stories—in book form, movie form, and in the form of famous actors reading them.

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Download the Major Works of Jane Austen as Free eBooks & Audio Books

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Why does Jane Austen feel so much like our contemporary? Is it the way she has been appropriated by popular culture, turned into a vampish, modern consumer icon in adaptations like From Prada to Nada, Clueless, and Bridget Jones’ Diary? Do these candy-colored updates of Austen truly represent the spirit of the late 18th/early 19th century noveli

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Download The Newly-Discovered Sherlock Holmes Story as a Free Audio Book

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Quick fyi: A couple weeks ago, the literary world gasped when a lost Sherlock Holmes story was apparently discovered in an attic in Scotland. Read it online here. It hasn’t been completely confirmed that the story came from the pen of Arthur Conan Doyle. Some experts still have their doubts.

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Hear Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth Rocker, Read From Her New Memoir, Girl in a Band

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I’ll admit it. I have a thing for listening to rock biographies and autobiographies on Audible, particularly memoirs narrated by the author him or herself. Look in my personal Audible library and you’ll find Patti Smith reading Just Kids. Keith Richards reading sections of his bestseller Life.

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