Storytelling Recordings by Jim Weiss

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is an author site that is provided expressly for you to learn about Jim Weiss, his recordings, awards, travel schedule for live performances and presentations, and so much more.  All of Jim's recordings are exhibited here with great detail but purchasing must be accomplished via Well-Trained Mind Press, Amazon, ITunes, CDBaby, or your favorite distributor.

Well-Trained Mind Press is the publisher of all Jim Weiss recordings.
To order any of the recordings below, please contact:

The Well Trained Mind Press aka Peace Hill Press

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You may scroll down here to browse the complete list of Jim Weiss Storytelling Recordings. 

Please note that when you click on "more info" for each recording, you will find the following:

  • Description of the recording
  • Time Period/Era
  • Location (when relevant) where the story takes place
  • Values/Virtues emulated in the recording 
  •  An audio sample of the recording
  • The title's ISBN 

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Besides the recordings that are outlined below, you will also find the following Jim Weiss titles available at  The Well-Trained Mind Press 

Read Unabridged by Jim Weiss:

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Men of Iron, by Howard Pyle (1400-1450/England)

Carry on Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham  (1770's to Early 1800's/USA World Voyages)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    

img_2202ABOUT  JIM WEISS G.A. HENTY RECORDINGS

These recordings have been             re-mastered and are
available exclusively on MP3/Download Format at AMAZON, ITUNES, and CDBaby.

Read Unabridged by Jim Weiss                                                                  Henty Short Stories, Volume I, by G.A. Henty  (1800's Frontier Ohio and Late 1800's England) 

Thoughtfully Abridged * and Read by Jim Weiss:                                                                                    

G.A. Henty Multiple CD Sets:   The Cat of Bubastes (1250 BC, Egypt); The Young Carthaginian (220 BC, Rome/Carthage); Beric the Briton (62 AD Ancient Britain/Rome); For the Temple (70 AD, Jerusalem); Wulf the Saxon (1066, England); In Freedom's Cause (1296-1314, Scotland/England); The Lion of St Mark (1300's/Venice, Italy); The Lion of the North (1618-1648/The Thirty Years War, Europe); In the Reign of Terror (1793/French Revolution)

* The term, "thoughtfully abridged" means that Jim has removed vast amounts of repetition from various sections throughout the Henty books. The words and storyline have not been altered and remain completely intact. These minor edits have made the Henty books engaging to listeners who otherwise may never have sampled these great works of historical fiction.

NOTE ABOUT ARTWORK ON THE LISTINGS BELOW:

 

A New Facelift for Jim Weiss Titles but the same wonderful content inside the package

A New Facelift for Jim Weiss Titles, but
the same wonderful content inside the package

THE ART FOR OUR TITLES IS UNDERGOING CHANGE, BUT THE CONTENTS OF THE RECORDINGS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME AS THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN.

 

Ages 3 and Up

• A Collection of Just So Stories •

With vivid characters and an hysterically funny choice of words, Rudyard Kipling’s beloved stories “explain” how camels got humps, great whales got tiny throats, elephants got trunks and more. Written by Rudyard Kipling and read unabridged by Jim Weiss.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award
• Animal Tales •

Features delightful tellings of Aesop’s Fables, plus lively tales from Grimm, Chaucer and others.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • NAPPA Gold
• First Stories to Last a Lifetime •

A lush bouquet of stories for young listeners! Experience Jim’s hilarious tellings of The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs and the African folk tale Why Flies Buzz, each with a multitude of character voices, and many more. Blooming with warmth, wit and color, this bouquet will provide your whole family with favorites to last a lifetime.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
• Good Night •

Acclaimed bedtime recording with six vignettes that take the listener into scenes which bring about feelings of safety and love.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • NAPPA Gold
• Sweet Dreams •

Listeners of all ages can drift into Sweet Dreams with these remarkably restful visualizations.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Children's Media Award
  • Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award
• Tell Me A Story! A Treasury of Classics •

Younger children will be absolutely transported, and older children and adults will laugh just as hard at this frolicking collection of time-tested favorite stories.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
• Uncle Wiggly’s Storybook •

These charming modern classics offer gentle lessons amid laughter as the clever, courteous rabbit ingeniously helps his animal and human friends.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award

Ages 5 to Adult

• A Christmas Carol and Other Favorites •

Dickens’ beloved story of miserly Scrooge, ghostly visitors and human compassion. The 0. Henry and Bret Harte masterpieces make holiday literature year-round favorites on this masterful recording.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Booklist Editor's Choice Award
  • Film Advisory Board Award
  • INDIE Finalist
  • Storytelling World Award
• American Tall Tales •

These uproarious American folk stories will have you laughing out loud and pondering.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Film Advisory Board Award
  • Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award
• Arabian Nights •

Transports the listener to the magical world of the Arabian Nights.

  • 1990 Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
• Best Loved Stories in Song & Dance •

Enchanting favorite tales, plus delightful songs to dance to and sing along with.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
  • Pegasus Award
• Fairytale Favorites in Story & Song •

Classics of imagination and wonder.

  • 1996 Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • INDIE Finalist
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Audio
• Famously Funny: A Collection of Beloved Stories and Poems •

Prepare to laugh out loud! Jim Weiss has mixed together some of the funniest stories and poems from the world’s wittiest authors for a recording that will delight the entire family.

  • 2004 Children's Music Web Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
• Giants! A Colossal Collection of Tales and Tunes •

A big recording full of big surprises, mixing favorite classics, original songs and the very best folktales for listeners of all sizes. Expect giant grins all around.

  • 1997 Parents' Choice Honor Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Pegasus Award
• Gone West: Bold Adventures of American Explorers and Pioneers •

A new nation that would stretch from ocean to ocean: this was the dream. Follow it into reality, from Jefferson and Monroe arranging the Louisiana Purchase through the bold explorations of Lewis & Clark, and Sacagawea.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
• Good Luck Duck •

Good Luck Duck is the first book in Greathall’s line of out-of-print books that are just “too good to be forgotten.” Written in 1950 by Award-winning author Meindert Dejong, Good Luck Duck is the story of young Timothy who ventures to the fair and wins an astounding and endearing duck.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
• Greek Myths •

Makes Hercules, King Midas, and Perseus and Medusa understandable to children, with strong emphasis on character over violence.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Booklist Editor's Choice Award
• Heroes, Horses, and Harvest Moons:A Cornucopia of Best-Loved Poems, Volume I •

Classic poems about nature, bravery, love, and the wild journeys of the imagination, all performed by Jim Weiss.
MP3 or CD, 70 minutes.

  • 2017 Practical Homeschooling Reader First Place Literature Category Award
• Jewish Holiday Stories •

The three astonishing stories on this recording form the basis for three Jewish Holidays: Chanukah, Purim, and Passover.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
• King Arthur and His Knights •

Brings King Arthur and his Knights to life with action and grandeur, at a level which children can really grasp.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • ALA Notable
• Rip Van Winkle / Gulliver’s Travels •

Three classics in one! The sly humor of Rip Van Winkle, Gulliver’s adventures among the tiny Lilliputians, and the wisdom of a Jewish folk tale.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
• She & He: Adventures in Mythology •

Upbeat and exciting yet deeply moving, this unique collection of myths addresses the equality of the sexes and the value of love and honor.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • INDIE Finalist
• Tales From Cultures Far and Near •

Classics of many lands wisdom from China and Japan, an African romance, wildly funny Native American, Arabian and Spanish tales— show that the human beings who tell them all are related.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • NAPPA Gold
• Tales From the Old Testament •

An exciting introduction to the Bible. Features nondenominational portraits of biblical characters as caring, understandable humans facing extraordinary situations.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
• The Three Musketeers / Robin Hood •

Violence is downplayed and the characters in the two swashbuckling stories are portrayed as humans with thoughts and feelings.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • NAPPA Gold

Ages 7 to Adult

• A Treasury Of Wisdom: Stories Of Hope And Inspiration •

Timeless wisdom drawn from 3000 years of accumulated experience offers hope, insight and inspiration to listeners of all ages. These true stories of great individuals include – Raphael, Michelangelo, Diogenes, Alexander The Great, King Solomon, Jesus’ “The Good Samaritan”, Beatrix Potter, Satchel Paige, and more.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award
• Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America •

Laughter, tragedy and astonishing triumphs abound in this storytelling biography of our sixteenth president who used humor, strength and moral clarity to steer a nation and a people through their most trying times.

  • 2004 Children's Music Web Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
• Celtic Treasures •

Ancient stories of bards and warriors told with passion and sensitivity, enhanced with music from acclaimed pianist, Paul Machlis.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Children's Media Award
  • NAPPA Gold
  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award
• Courage and a Clear Mind: True Adventures of the Ancient Greeks •

Jim Weiss narrates thrilling episodes from the history and culture of ancient Greece, including the Olympics, the 300 Spartans, and the wisdom of Socrates.

• Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths •

“Storyteller Jim Weiss brings a master’s touch to this collection… Weiss’ telling is captivating…the well-modulated voice of the storyteller whose pacing and expression are masterful.” —School Library Journal

  • 2000 Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
• Galileo and the Stargazers •

“…Jim Weiss turns historic icons of the sciences into real people, weaving the thrill of discovery into a tapestry of enchantment with tales about great thinkers who changed the world.” —Parents’ Choice

  • 2000 Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Storytelling World Award
• George Washington: First in the Hearts of His Countrymen •

Character shapes a nation as Jim Weiss presents the action-filled, moving story of George Washington, a man of remarkable physical strength and equally powerful emotions. By the end, you’ll understand why George Washington truly merits the title “first in the hearts of his countrymen.”

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
• Heroes in Mythology •

Three of the world’s greatest adventures, each featuring a quest for wisdom.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
  • NAPPA Silver Award
• I Said I Could and I Did: True Stories of 20th Century Americans •

In this inspiring collection of true stories of 20th Century Americans whose gifts transformed the world you will meet six remarkable Americans. These stories will have you shaking your head in wonder at the vast (and vastly entertaining) variety of ways in which humans can strive for greatness.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award
  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award
• I, Too, Sing America: Stories and Poems Honoring Black Lives & History •

To help students explore African-American history and culture, we have assembled this downloadable audio collection of biographies and folk tales. Jim Weiss tells of Harriet Tubman’s bravery, Satchel Paige’s wisdom, Langston Hughes’s creativity, and more. Included is a downloadable PDF of Susan Wise Bauer’s Teaching Guide on Dunbar’s poem, “Sympathy”, designed to help your students better understand the poet’s work and its place in American history.

  • 2017 Practical Homeschooling Reader First Place Literature Category Award
• Julius Caesar and the Story of Rome •

Adventurer, conquerer, political genius, classic author – Julius Caesar lived one of history’s most amazing lives. Yet it was the story of his death that William Shakespeare turned into a dramatic masterpiece. This spirited retelling brings us Shakespeare’s cast of immortal characters with excerpts from the original dialogue told in a way that young listeners can grasp. This CD will nurture a passion for Shakespeare and an understanding of why these people and historical events still shape our world today.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award
• Masters of the Renaissance: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and more •

In true stories as vivid as the colors in which they painted, Jim Weiss brings to life the astounding Leonardo da Vinci; the volcanic genius Michelangelo; Brunelleschi, who changed the way we see the world; the lighthearted sculptor, Donatello; and other captivating characters.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award
• Mystery! Mystery! for Children •

Three of the most popular mysteries of all time in one volume.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • ALA Notable
  • AudioFile Earphones Award
  • INDIE Finalist
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Audio
• Shakespeare for Children •

The glorious richness of two of Shakespeare’s best loved plays on a level children can grasp.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
• Sherlock Holmes for Children •

Brings the world of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to life for children.

  • 1992 Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • ALA Notable
  • Booklist Editor's Choice Award
• Spooky Classics for Children •

Suspense, laughter and plenty of plot twists in tales from Wilde, Hawthorne and Kipling. A family defies a medieval ghost. A youth potion reveals old secrets. Two friends share a haunting episode. Spooky, not scary!

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Film Advisory Board Award
  • Storytelling World Award
• Ten Thousand Stars: A Cornucopia of Best-Loved Poems, Vol. 2 •

Beloved storyteller Jim Weiss performs “thrilling, engaging poetry for listeners from middle school age through adults. Hear poems by, and learn about he lives of poets from three centuries and three continents.

• The Adventures of Tom Sawyer •

Mark Twain’s humorous tale of childhood and adventure, burnished to gold by nostalgia, is one of America’s most beloved stories.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
• The Jungle Book •

Vivid characters true to Rudyard Kipling’s original stories spring to life in tales of a young boy raised among wolves and other wild creatures of the Indian jungle.

  • 1995 Parents' Choice Silver Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • ALA Notable
  • INDIE Finalist
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Audio
• The Prince & The Pauper •

The genius of Mark Twain abounds in this remarkable adventure of two young boys who exchange identities and learn the nature of true nobility.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
• The Queen’s Pirate: Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake •

From daring sea voyages to glittering throne rooms to the dreaded Tower of London, you will experience the pageantry of olde England with two of history’s most fascinating characters.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
  • Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award
  • Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award
• Thomas Jefferson’s America •

Experience the many facets of this remarkable man’s life as you examine his encounters with Washington, Adams, Madison, Franklin, Monroe, Hamilton and Lafayette. A masterly portrait of the founder whose life has come to personify the blessing, and the challenges, of being an American.

  • 2006 Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • NAPPA Gold
• Treasure Island •

Pirates! Buried treasure! Loyal friends and treacherous villains! Here is Robert Louis Stevenson’s immortal adventure with all its vivid characters.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Film Advisory Board Award
• Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea •

Great literature and science merge in this masterpiece of adventure, thrillingly retold by Jim Weiss. A century before Jacques Cousteau, Jules Verne took readers for a whirlwind journey beneath the sea in the submarine Nautilus.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
• Women in Blue or Gray •

The passion of the American Civil War comes alive as we look at pairs of remarkable, courageous and dedicated women from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. These are true, thrilling stories that girls, boys and parents will find exciting and inspiring.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award

Ages 9 to Adult

• A Tale of Two Cities •

Written by Charles Dickens and told by Jim Weiss, this masterful, historical novel is set in Paris and London during the stormy upheavals of the French Revolution.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
• Pharaohs and Queens of Ancient Egypt •

In this brand-new audiobook, Jim Weiss takes you from palace plots to treasure chambers, from the inner rooms of a mysterious temple to the middle of a thundering chariot charge.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • 2016 Parents' Choice Gold Award
• Romeo and Juliet •

The profound beauty of Shakespeare’s most famous verse and characters come profoundly alive as you are transported through torch-lit feasting halls, dusty streets and moonlit gardens of Renaissance Italy. This masterpiece of feuding families and young love has thrilled audiences for four centuries.

  • 2005 Parents’ Choice Silver Award
  • 2006 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
• The Hound of the Baskervilles •

Mysteries don’t come any better than the stories of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Hound of the Baskervilles is perhaps the most famous of all their adventures, and now Jim Weiss transports us, as only he can, to their world of suspense, shocking surprises, friendship, intellect, and courage.

  • 2015 Mary Pride First Place Literature Genre
  • Creative Child Magazine CD of the Year Award
  • Practical Homeschooling Reader's Choice Award