The free bedtime story library.

October 17, 2021

#133 - Her First Ball

A sweet, sleepy story by Katherine Mansfield about a young country woman's outing to her first ball in the big city.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

October 13, 2021

The Children of Odin - Part 1 (Listen To Sleep Plus)

This is a free preview of Listen To Sleep Plus. We just finished Peter Pan, and now we're starting The Children of Odin, a great book of Norse tales.

Under 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale Listen To Sleep Plus

October 10, 2021

#132 - The Talisman

A sleepy fairy tale pitting the power of a mother's loveĀ against a dark witch and her monsters.

Over 30 Min. Fairy Tale

October 03, 2021

#131 - The Werewolf

A sleepy (and not too creepy) werewolf romance for spooky season; think Romeo meets Mr. Hyde.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

September 26, 2021

#130 - Chess

A mystical tale about an old man living in the woods who builds a chess set that changes his life.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

September 21, 2021

#129 - Guest Artist Kristof Hajos - The Story of the Siren - Bonus Episode

A sleepy classic by E.M. Forster read by singer/songwriter Kristof Hajos.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Bonus Guest Artist

September 19, 2021

#128 - The Interval

A sleepy (not scary) ghost story about a woman's search for a message from her lost husband.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

September 12, 2021

#127 - Odin and the Wolf

A sleepy viking tale about Odin's search for wisdom and a magical wolf who would not be tamed.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

September 05, 2021

#126 - A Fairy's Blunder

A sleepy fairy tale about a good-hearted fairy who tries to help, but winds up making things a little worse first.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

August 29, 2021

#125 - Solitude

From Thoreau's Walden, a story about life in the country and the importance of solitude.

Over 30 Min. Nonfiction

August 22, 2021

#124 - The Bat and Belfry Inn

A sleepy tale about a couple on a drive through the Welsh countryside who come upon a slightly bizarre but friendly inn.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

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

August 08, 2021

#122 - The Velveteen Rabbit

The sleepy classic about a toy rabbit who becomes real.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

August 01, 2021

#121 - Thor's Visit To The Giants

A sleepy Viking tale where Thor and Loki try to best the king of the giants.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale

July 25, 2021

#120 - The Magician's Horse

A sleepy fairy tale about a prince who gets lost in the woods and finds a new home on a magical horse.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

July 18, 2021

#119 - The Soap Seller's Son

A Persian fairy tale about a poor boy who gets lost in the desert and falls in love with a princess.

Under 30 Min. Fairy Tale

July 11, 2021

#118 - The Manuscript

A great sleepy short story about a writer in Victorian Paris, with a supernatural twist.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

July 04, 2021

#117 - Two Feathers & Turkey Brother

A sleepy Seneca Native American tale about a magical journey to adulthood and marriage.

Over 30 Min. Fiction

July 01, 2021

Peter Pan - Chapter 1 (Listen To Sleep Plus)

Enjoy this free preview of Listen To Sleep Plus, the Wednesday night subscriber episodes where I read longer books serially.

Fiction Listen To Sleep Plus

June 27, 2021

#116 - Soria-Moria Castle

A sleepy Norwegian fairy tale that isn't a Viking myth, but it's got trolls, princesses, a magical journey and the hero, Halvor.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

June 20, 2021

#115 - An Impossible Enchantment

A sleepy fairy tale with all the usual suspects; a king, a prince, a princess and some fairies.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

June 13, 2021

#114 - The Happy Prince

A sleepy fairy tale about a prince and a swallow who gave away everything to help others.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Fairy Tale

June 06, 2021

#113 - Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

A beautiful story from Thoreau's Walden that was an inspiration for my life in the mountains.

Over 30 Min. Nonfiction

May 30, 2021

#112 - The Giantess Who Would Not

A sleepy Viking tale about a stubborn giantess who winds up happier after not getting her way.

Over 30 Min. Fiction Viking Tale