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Welcome to 1001 Classic Short Stories and Tales Audio Podcast!  This is a hand-picked collection of favorites from writers like Jack London, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling, and many more. I narrate the stories and often add background music and sound effects to bring the stories to life. These are suitable for the entire family, enjoyed by all ages and levels of literary experience, and often make great discussion starters for students who are just getting exposed to literature. 

1001 now has an App! It is "1001 STORIES NETWORK" and it is now at the IOS Apple App Store, just search it. It will be at Android App Store and Amazon App store very soon. It is free. It combines all 3 of our shows, 1001 Heroes, 1001 Classic Short Stories, and 1001 Stories For the Road. It also offers a Premium Membership offering access to all shows, and all shows are ad-free.

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Jon Hagadorn/1001 Stories Podcast Network


Feb 20, 2017

"Hearts and Hands" by O.Henry: This episode contains TWO stories from O'Henry: HEARTS AND HANDS: A young lady is traveling on a train from Denver when an old acquaintance sits down across from her. She engages in a conversation with him, never knowing that appearances can be deceiving. BURIED TREASURE: We join the narrator on a hunt for buried treasure that leads to a treasure of another kind. AD FREE PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION remastered

2018 Update below

This story is included in our new (May 2018) 1st E Book Collection at Amazon Kindle- check out our listing here and give us a kind review!