Spoken Editions

Series produced by Ted Wells

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We love to read, but we also love to listen. Spoken Editions combines reading and listening: you can listen to recordings of some of the finest writing on a variety of interesting topics, on-the-go.

Download audio files of articles and excerpts from books by today’s top publishers. These recordings are available for your computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod, smartphone, and media player. You can listen to the recordings at our site or you can download them at iTunes. You can also subscribe at iTunes and the audio files will automatically download to your device whenever we release a new recording. Spoken Editions makes it easy to listen at your desk, in your car, on a walk, or anywhere you want to learn about art, history, philosophy, architecture, design, music, performance arts, creative expression and exploration.


7 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Free, audio book excerpt. Once upon a time, there was a girl who imagined a bear. Actually, she imagined a lot of bears. And then she drew them—bea...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2013
  • Length: 13:16
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Free, audio excerpt from a book. The California of Harris’ youth was a very different place than it is today: It was a verdant oasis of orange grov...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 06:35
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Free, audio book excerpt. “Color is a power which directly influences the soul,” wrote Vasily Kandinsky, the Russian painter and theorist credited ...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Nov 11, 2013
  • Length: 08:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Free, audio book excerpts. Nature is the primary theme in her work, and Cui Fei creates art that radiates permanence, harmony, and meaning—a panace...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2013
  • Length: 06:44
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Free, audio book excerpts. To elevate the decorative arts in the early 20th century, women were encouraged to participate in the creation of beauti...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2013
  • Length: 08:20
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Free, audio book excerpts. There’s something naively beautiful about letting yourself fall in love—it’s the emotional rush, the increasing velocity...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 09:19
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Free, audio book excerpts. If you’ve never explored the charms of Instagram, the world’s most popular photo-sharing application, your initial visit...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 11:14