The free bedtime story library.

October 24, 2020

#77 - A Dog's Tale

Mark Twain's heartrendingly beautiful classic, by request for a listener who likes longer stories.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

July 11, 2020

#60 - The Amputated Arms (Full Version)

A classic Danish tale that's a little creepy and a little sleepy.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

June 24, 2020

#57 - Guest Artist - Squalloscope - The Story Of The Year - Bonus Episode

Anna Kohlweis, an artist who makes music as Squalloscope, gives a beautiful reading of Hans Christian Andersen's The Story Of The Year.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale Bonus Guest Artist

June 06, 2020

#54 - My Escape From Slavery

Frederick Douglass’s classic essay, My Escape From Slavery

Over 30 Min. Nonfiction

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

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

October 28, 2019

#19 - Ambassador Taylor's Statement To US House Intel Committee 10-22-19 - Bonus Episode

The opening statement made by US Ambassador William B. Taylor to the US House Intelligence Committee. But read as a bedtime story.

Over 30 Min. Bonus Nonfiction

September 28, 2019

#13 - The Devoted Friend

A classic tale of friendship. But not. Only Oscar Wilde could write a fairy tale like this.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

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