The Sandman's Hour

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.5 stars; 3 reviews)

Reading bedtime stories to children can be a wonderful way to relax and at the same time act out the exciting things happening in the story for them. If you've done it, you know the feeling and if you haven't I can only hope that you were the rapt audience for such stories when a child. We can let ourselves go and perform all the parts with abandon because the only audience are those who unreservedly appreciate our thespian talents. These 25 stories are all original and all sparkling examples of Abby Walker's ability to spin a witty story that is fun to read and listen to. Don't you really want to know about The Good Sea Monster? The Shoemaker Rat or most of all, The Disorderly Girl? If not, you may go back to reading Kant with my blessing. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) (2 hr 50 min)


01 - Where The Sparks Go 5:38 Read by anolen
02 - The Good Sea Monster 5:49 Read by Sherri Vance
03 - Mother Turker and Her Chicks 7:25 Read by Sherri Vance
04 - The Fairies and the Dandelion 4:50 Read by Sherri Vance
05 - Mr 'Possum 7:57 Read by KarlHenning
06 - The Rooster that Crowed Too Soon 5:33 Read by Lyman Hopper
07 - Tearful 6:52 Read by Tara Dow
08 - Hilda's Mermaid 8:34 Read by Jenny Lundak
09 - The Mirror's Dream 6:01 Read by Tara Dow
10 - The Contest 7:46 Read by KarlHenning
11 - The Pink and Blue Eggs 7:34 Read by Lucretia B.
12 - Why the Morning Glory Sleeps 6:17 Read by Lyman Hopper
13 - Dorothy and the Portrait 6:57 Read by Sarika Pawar
14 - Mistress Pussy's Mistake 4:05 Read by Sarika Pawar
15 - Kid 8:02 Read by KarlHenning
16 - The Shoemaker Rat 4:53 Read by Lyman Hopper
17 - The Poppies 6:17 Read by Sakari
18 - Little China Doll 3:09 Read by Julia Niedermaier
19 - The Disorderly Girl 4:47 Read by Sakari
20 - The Wise Old Gander 9:52 Read by KarlHenning
21 - Dinah Cat and the Witch 9:11 Read by Jenny Lundak
22 - The Star and the Lilly 6:11 Read by Tara Dow
23 - Lazy Gray 4:50 Read by Sakari
24 - The Old Gray Hen 6:27 Read by April Gonzales
25 - The Worsted Doll 15:19 Read by KarlHenning


Mixed Bag

(3 stars)

Short bedtime stories for young children. Some were cute and others a little strange, but overall they were fairly interesting and enjoyable. Most of the readers were good, except for one who was unintelligible.