Spoken Word

Friedsam Memorial Library, St. Bonaventure University

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This is a listing of audio recordings of literary works being read, and performances that are not strictly musical in nature. The list is arranged by the author of the literary work being read, or by performer, or as a compilation under its title. This list will be refreshed a few times during the school year.     

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Adams, Douglas, 1952-
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

Allen, Woody.
Standup comic

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Sense and sensibility

Bradley, Marion Zimmer.
The mists of Avalon

Bruce, Lenny.
The Carnegie Hall concert

Bruce, Lenny.
Lenny Bruce let the buyer beware /

Bruce, Lenny.
The Lenny Bruce originals. vol. 1

Bruce, Lenny.
The Lenny Bruce originals. Volume 2

Bruce, Lenny.
Live at the Curran Theater

Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904.
Chekov eleven stories /

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

Crowley, Aleister, 1875-1947.
Aleister Crowley

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.
The brothers Karamazov. Parts 1-3

Elliott, Lang.
Stokes field guide to bird songs. Eastern region

Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
The William Faulkner audio collection

Firesign Theatre (Performing Group)
Waiting for the electrician or someone like him

Firesign Theatre (Performing group)
The bride of Firesign

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940.
The great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940.
The great Gatsby

Fulghum, Robert.
Words I wish I wrote

Gaines, Patrice.
Laughing in the dark

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-
The ballad of the skeletons

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-
The lion for real

Gray, Spalding, 1941-
It's a slippery slope [an original monologue] /

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Ernest Hemingway reads

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
A farewell to arms

The Iliad

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Langston Hughes reads

Joyce, James, 1882-1941.
The James Joyce audio collection

Joyce, James, 1882-1941.
James Joyce reads

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
The Jack Kerouac collection

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Kerouac-- kicks, joy, darkness

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
On the road

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Orpheus emerged



L'Engle, Madeleine.
A wrinkle in time

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.
The four loves

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.
The screwtape letters

Lord Buckley.
His royal hipness, Lord Buckley.

Mauriac, Francois, 1885-1970.
Viper's tangle

Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005
The Arthur Miller audio collection [Death of a salesman & The crucible].

Newhart, Bob.
"Something like this--" the Bob Newhart anthology.

Nichols, Mike.
In retrospect some of the things you've always wanted to know about a lot of stuff-- but never bothered to ask /

Plath, Sylvia.
Sylvia Plath reads

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
The Edgar Allan Poe audio collection

Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Ezra Pound reads [unabridged].

Reiff, Caspar.
At dawn in Rivendell selected songs and poems from Lord of the rings /



Sarno, Louis, 1954-
Bayaka : the extraordinary music of the Babenzele pygmies and sounds of their forest home /

Schwantner, Joseph C.
New morning for the world

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
BBC Radio presents Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
The complete Arkangel Shakespeare 38 fully dramatized unabridged plays on CD /

Shapero, Rich.
Wild animus

Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946.
Gertrude Stein reads

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.
Uncle Tom's cabin

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.
Dylan Thomas

Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.
Dylan Thomas reads

Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
The hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
The J.R.R. Tolkien audio collection

Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
The lord of the rings

White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-
Charlotte's web

Winfield, Mason.
Shadows of the western door haunted sites and ancient mysteries of Upstate New York : selected readings /

No Author/Performer Listed

81 famous poems


Beowulf Caedmon's hymn ; The Dream of the rood ; The wandere
        r ; The battle of Brunan Berg ; A wife's lament.

Bhagavad Gita [a new translation] /

Casablanca + The Maltese falcon original radio broadcasts.

A century of recorded poetry

The Christmas story.

Freedom's people New world a'coming ; Destination freedom.

Howls, raps & roars recordings from the San Francisco poetry

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe : from the Chronicles o
        f Narnia

Maximum White Stripes a CD audio-biog.

New southerners

Poems and songs from A Shropshire lad

Remembering Jim Crow : African Americans tell about life in
        the segregated South /

Remembering slavery African Americans talk about their perso
        nal experiences of slavery and emancipation /

Shut your mouth and open your mind: The rise & reckless fall
         of Lenny Bruce /

The spoken word. Children's writers ten celebrated authors r
        ead from their books.

Three hundred years of great American poetry from Anne Brads
        treet through Stephen Crane.

Voices of black America historical recordings of speeches, p
        oetry, humor & drama : Booker T. Washington, Paul Laurence D
        unbar, Langston Hughes, and more.

Yiddish radio project