The free bedtime story library.

August 15, 2021

#123 - Summer By The Creek

Sleepy musings on summer & nature by Walt Whitman in an extended episode recorded outside on a summer evening.

Over 30 Min. Extended / Nature Sounds Nonfiction

January 02, 2021

#89 - The Californian's Tale

A beautiful, sleepy tale about love and loss by Mark Twain. You can read this story (and other public domain classics) for free at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/142 .

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

May 16, 2020

#50 - When Father Brought Home The Lamp - Extended

This 19th century tale of a household transformed by modern technology is a sweet tale of simpler times and includes the sound of crickets I recorded one evening this past summer up at my cabin.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

April 02, 2020

#43 - Nature & Music - Brookside Meditation - Bonus Episode

This bonus episode has no story, only binaural nature sounds I recorded here at my cabin mixed with relaxing music.

Over 30 Min. Bonus Extended / Nature Sounds Sleep Meditation

March 21, 2020

#41 - Mr. Possum - Extended

For kids and adults alike, this week's story is about why opossums are white.

Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

January 17, 2020

#32 - The Beginning of Things - Extended

In celebration of six months of Listen To Sleep, here's an extended edition of the first episode. It's a viking myth with the sound of crickets I recorded at my cabin last summer.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

December 20, 2019

#28 - A Forest Betrothal - Extended

A reprisal of 2019's most downloaded episodes, combined into an hour-long episode with nature sounds in the background.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

November 22, 2019

#24 - The Nightingale and The Rose - Extended

Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and The Rose; a story about love and loss with a weird twist. This extended version has crickets in the background that go on after the story is over.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

August 10, 2019

#6 - Goblin Market - Extended

This is the extended version of Goblin Market, a beautiful and bizarre poem by Christina Rossetti with sounds I recorded at the creek behind my cabin in the background.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Extended / Nature Sounds

August 03, 2019

#5 - The Tongue-Cut Sparrow - Extended

This is the extended version of the traditional Japanese fairy tale is 45 minutes long, has no introduction and some sounds of nighttime at the creek in the background.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

July 27, 2019

#4 - The Emperor's New Clothes - Extended

An extended length (31 minutes) version of this classic tale with nature sounds in the background and no introduction.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

July 20, 2019

#3 - Kvasir's Blood - Extended

A classic Viking tale. Just the story, no introduction, with creek sounds underneath.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale Extended / Nature Sounds

July 17, 2019

#2 - How Odin Lost His Eye - Extended

A classic Viking tale. It has just the story, no introduction, with creek sounds underneath.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale Extended / Nature Sounds