My Audio Recordings

Narrating books for use in the public domain is one my hobbies, made possible through Librivox.  The following are audio books that I’ve recorded or am in the process of recording.  Check out Librivox for other great classical works.  All audio books done for Librivox are completely free to download and enjoy.

  1. The Mortification of Sin, by John Owen – Owen, in this Puritan classic, writes succinctly of the matters of the heart in dealing with sin in the life of the Christian. In a way that cuts right to the heart of the matter while leaving no room for excuses, Owen encourages the Christian to “Be killing sin or sin will be killing you.” (Total run time: 4 hours, 37 minutes)
  2. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, by John Bunyan – Grace Abounding is the spiritual autobiography of John Bunyan, who also penned Pilgrim’s Progress, perhaps one of the most significant pieces of Christian literature, second only to the Bible.  Grace Abounding follows Bunyan’s struggle to find true repentance and forgiveness, his battle with Satan’s temptations of unbelief, his comfort found in the Bible and his overarching victory gotten by the grace of God through Jesus Christ his Son. Readers familiar with Pilgrim’s Progress will recognize that many of the allegorical points in his famous work came out of Bunyan’s own struggles and discoveries, and it has been said that Bunyan could not have written Pilgrim’s Progress without first going through the battles chronicled in Grace Abounding. (Total run time: 3 hours, 50 minutes)
  3. It’s a Good Old World, by Bruce Barton – In this collection of essays, Bruce Barton, considered to be among the most influential advertising men of the 20th century, uses history, religion and current events of the 1920s to teach common sense ideals. From Jesus to Beethoven and Napoleon to Abraham Lincoln, Barton uses stories of great individuals to encourage the reader to make the most of life and at the same time to build strong character traits. (Total run time: 3 hours, 20 minutes)
  4. The Wealth of Nations (Book 1), by Adam Smith – An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith, published on March 9, 1776 during the Scottish Enlightenment. It is a clearly written account of political economy at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and is widely considered to be the first modern work in the field of economics. (Summary from Wikipedia) (Total run time: 9 hours, 17 minutes)
  5. The Wealth of Nations (Books 2 & 3), by Adam Smith – (Total run time: 5 hours, 39 minutes)
  6. The Wealth of Nations (Book 4), by Adam Smith – (Total run time: 10 hours, 46 minutes)
  7. The Wealth of Nations (Book 5), by Adam Smith – (Total run time: 10 hours, 51 minutes)

10 Responses

  1. Any plans on recording Book 5 of the Wealth of Nations?

  2. Hi Ian,

    Yes, I’m actually in the process now of recording Book 5. Progress has been slower than I anticipated, but I should be able to record some more this month. Thanks for asking.

    Stephen

  3. I just wanted to thank you for the excellent work you have been doing with Smith’s Wealth of Nations. I’m looking forward to Book 5.

    • Thank you very much for the encouragement, Dave! It’s nice to know someone enjoys the book and narration. Book 5 is just over half way complete.

      Thanks again,
      Stephen

  4. Stephen,

    Just a note of deep appreciation for your reading of Owen’s The Mortification of Sin.

    Thank you.

    • Jeff,
      Thank you very much for your encouragement. This book has been one of the most influential books in my life. I’m glad to have been able to make it available in audio format. Thanks again.

  5. Howdy Stephen,

    Thank you so much for recording The Wealth of Nations. I have been throughly enjoying it. I find your reading style quite helpful in following the complex concepts in the book. I just downloaded book four and am pleased to hear you are working on #5.

    Thanks again,

    Keith Alesse
    Concrete, WA

  6. Hi Stephen,
    Wanted to thank you for the HUGE undertaking of reading The Wealth of Nations. I am listening to you in the car on the way to work to get a first pass at the material, then reading the book and taking notes later. A dense book that required a huge time investment from you. Future generations of red-blooded American capitalists say THANKS! 🙂 – Cole

  7. Hi Stephen,
    Just a note to say thank you so much for your recording of Bunyan’s “Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners”. What a wonderful book! I found that your recording made it that much more accessible for me and for others to whom I have recommended it.
    Thank you!
    Mary

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