• The Labours of Heracles Part 2 MP3

    Download Audio We continue the adventures of the Greek Hero Heracles (Hercules to the Romans). In this part we hear about Labours 7 to 12 and a lesser known follow-up for poor Heracles – his imprisonment by Queen Omphale when he had to dress up as a girl! If you missed Labours 1- 6, you can find them here. Read by Richard, adapted for Storynory by Bertie. 7, The Cretan Bull Eurystheus did not let up. He s...

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  • The Secret Garden Chapter 18 MP3

    Download Audio Natasha continues her reading of the classic serial. “THA’ MUNNOT WASTE NO TIME” Of course Mary did not waken early the next morning. She slept late because she was tired, and when Martha brought her breakfast she told her that though. Colin was quite quiet he was ill and feverish as he always was after he had worn himself out with a fit of crying. Mary ate her breakfast slowly...

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  • The Labours of Heracles Part 1 MP3

    Download Audio If you like exciting adventures, Heracles has more of them than most ! Heracles was a favourite hero of both the Greeks and the Romans (the Romans called him Hercules). The godess Hera (wife of Zeus) hated him, and made him perform 12 impossible tasks – impossible for anyone but Hercules. As Hercules has such an action packed life, we are presenting his biography in two parts. Here we bri...

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  • The Secret Garden Chapter 17 MP3

    Download Audio Mary might not be the most soft-hearted of girls, but she is a good person to sooth a tantrum. If you use iTunes, you can download all our Secret Garden Chapters here. Read by Natasha. A TANTRUM She had got up very early in the morning and had worked hard in the garden and she was tired and sleepy, so as soon as Martha had brought her supper and she had eaten it, she was glad to go to bed. As sh...

    24.01.2013

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  • Dad’s Half Century MP3

    Download Audio First a quick message, if you are on Facebook (mainly mums, dads, teachers) – please like our NEW page there. We do hear you! Bertie has noticed all the comments asking for another Wicked Uncle story. Uncle Jeff returns with in characteristically generous and flamboyant style. Dad is going to be 50, and his younger brother is planning a wonderful party for him at his villa on the island of...

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  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice MP3

    Download Audio You should always respect learning and experience, and never meddle in things that you do not undertand. You do not have to look far for the moral of this story. It is an ancient tale, that goes back to Greek and Egyptian times. But unlike many moral lessons, you can really enjoy the lively and amusing plot. The oldest known version is by the Greek writer Lucian, who made the sorcerer a priest of ...

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  • The Cowherd and the Weaving Maid MP3

    Download Audio Most fairytales end when the hero and heroine marry and live happily ever after. This ancient Chinese myth does not stop on the wedding day. It tells the tale of a cowherd who looks after an old Ox. The Ox is semi-devine. He is a star who is spending some time of Earth. He decides to help the boy to marry one of the weaving maidens who blow the clouds through the sky. But the Queen of Heaven is ...

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  • Herod the Great MP3

    Download Audio We have opened our presents, but Christmas isn’t actually over until the 12th Day (January 6th). The 12th Day of Christmas is called the Feast of the Epiphany. Tradition holds that it is when the Wise Men found Jesus in Bethlehem and gave him their gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. The story of the Wise Men is told in the Gospel of St. Matthew. The figure of a king, Herod the Grea...

    28.12.2012

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  • O Little Town of Bethlehem MP3

    Download Audio Christmas carols are gorgeous. Gabriella Burnel sings Oh Little Town of Bethlehem specially for Storynory. We hope you will enjoy her lovely voice. The arrangement is by Joe Davison of Auburn Jam. Nikki Davison plays the Ukulele. HAPPY CHRISTMAS ! O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth T...

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  • Katie and the remote for life MP3

    Download Audio Do you ever wish that you could rewind life? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, when something goes wrong, you could take out your remote and wind time back just like a DVD? You would always be in with a second chance. Most of us would never be able to even think of doing something like that – but Katie is a witch and can do magic spells. Read by Natasha. Story by Bertie. Katie and the ...

    17.12.2012

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  • Astropup: prisoner of the cats MP3

    Download Audio Is it ever a compliment to be called “stupid”? Apparently, if you are a dog, it can be. Listen to Astropup to hear how. We finish our recent run of Astropup stories that began with The Wreck of the Hesperus. But don’t worry Astropup fans, because he will be back for more adventures next year. In this story, Astropup finds himself a prisoner of the cat-people pirates and is forc...

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  • Hansel and Gretel with Music from the Opera MP3

    Download Audio This Christmas (2012), our extra-special production brings you a delightful introduction to opera. Our production of Hansel and Gretel is specially crafted for children but anyone who loves music will enjoy it. The opera of Hansel and Gretel by the German composer, Englebert Humperdinck (1854 -1921) is traditionally performed at Christmas. The celebration of sweets and food makes a seasonal delig...

    01.12.2012

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  • Astropup and the man with a laser gun MP3

    Download Audio As we heard in Astropup and the Good Cat, Astropup has joined up with a cat on the Planet of the Pirates. They hope that a certain man with a laser gun can help rescue the parrot from the clutches of the Cat Pirates. Read by Richard. Story by Bertie. The man with a laser gun lived two floors above duck with one wing.  I stood outside his door and woofed three times.  “Quiet, let me sle...

    18.11.2012

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  • The Secret Garden Chapter 15 MP3

    Download Audio Mary and Dickon meet up in the garden and watch the robin build his nest. You can now get the episodes of the Secret Garden in an iTunes podcast. Read by Natasha. NEST BUILDING After another week of rain the high arch of blue sky appeared again and the sun which poured down was quite hot. Though there had been no chance to see either the secret garden or Dickon, Mistress Mary had enjoyed herself ...

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  • The Secret Garden Chapter 14 MP3

    Download Audio Mary’s new friend Colin has the airs and graces of an Indian Prince, a Young Rajah, but he surprises everyone by liking Mary. A YOUNG RAJAH The moor was hidden in mist when the morning came, and the rain had not stopped pouring down. There could be no going out of doors. Martha was so busy that Mary had no opportunity of talking to her, but in the afternoon she asked her to come and sit with...

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  • Astropup and the Planet of the Pirates MP3

    Download Audio Astropup and his friend the paret have a huge diamond which they found in the Wreck of the Hesperus. Instead of returning it to Space Central on Earth, they are heading for the Planet of the Pirates where they intend to sell it and make their fortunes. Astropup and the planet of the pirates. When I left you at the end of the last episode, the parrot major had just squawked some words that were less...

    29.10.2012

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  • The Secret Garden Chapter 13 MP3

    Download Audio Several times already, Mary has heard crying in the corridor. Who could it be who is crying? In this chapter she discovers another child who is, in some ways, rather like herself. “I AM COLIN” Mary took the picture back to the house when she went to her supper and she showed it to Martha. “Eh!” said Martha with great pride. “I never knew our Dickon was as clever as th...

    25.10.2012

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  • Tick Tock Turkey and the Festival of Honolulu MP3

    Download Audio Tick Tock Turkey fans have been begging us for more tails of the time-travelling bird. In fact, they’ve been begging us for YEARS ! We are pleased to say that Tick Tock’s creator, Michael Brett has penned another story for us (with a little help from Natasha). And here it is… As you may recall, Tick Tock Turkey lives on Egg Island with Future Dog and various other creatures. They...

    21.10.2012

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  • The Secret Garden Chapter 12 MP3

    Download Audio Oliver Twist famously asked “Please sir, can I have some more?” and received a stern reply. In the Secret Garden, Martha asks for a “bit of earth.” Will Mr. Craven be angry? “MIGHT I HAVE A BIT OF EARTH?” Mary ran so fast that she was rather out of breath when she reached her room. Her hair was ruffled on her forehead and her cheeks were bright pink. Her dinne...

    15.10.2012

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  • Don’t Be Scared of Halloween NEW VERSION MP3

    Download Audio Here’s a special Trick-or-Treat. It is so much more than a re-mix, it’s a completely new version of Katie’s Halloween Song, Don’t be Scared of Halloween. We hope you will love Gabriella’s singing and the creepy sound effects as much as we do! Music Written and Sung by Gabriella Burnel. Lyrics by Bertie. Produced for Storynory by the ever creative Auburn Jam. Do...

    08.10.2012

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