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Shakespeare's Sonnets
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a collection of William Shakespeare's Sonnets with audio narration
a collection of poems by Dane Allred with audio narration

Short stories, poems and novels with complete text audio narration

Index of short stories available from Literature Out Loud with complete text and audio narration

Index of poems available from Literature Out Loud with complete text and audio versions with audio narration

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Literature Out Loud
Short Stories
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Alyosha the Pot
by Leo Tolstoy

An Attempt At Reform
by August Strindberg

Briar Rose
by The Brothers Grimm

A Cask of Amontillado
by Edgar Allen Poe

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
by Mark Twain

The Champion of The Weather
by O. Henry

The Cop and The Anthem
by O.Henry

The Declaration of Independence
by Thomas Jefferson

by Guy de Maupassant

Devil's Little Brother-In-Law
by Parker Fillmore

The Dog and the Sparrow
by The Brothers Grimm

by Saki – H.H. Munro

An Encounter with an Interviewer
by Mark Twain

Faithful John
by The Brothers Grimm

The Fisherman and His Wife
by The Brothers Grimm

The Frog Prince or Iron Heinrich
by The Brothers Grimm

The Gift of The Magi
by O. Henry

A Grain as Big as a Hen’s Egg
by Leo Tolstoy

The Golden Bird
by The Brothers Grimm

The Hand
by Guy de Maupassant

Hans in Luck
by The Brothers Grimm

Hansel and Gretel
by The Brothers Grimm

A Happy Ending
by Anton Chekhov

His First Flight
by Liam O’Flaherty

I Am A Champion
by Coach Flowers

The Imp and the Crust
by Leo Tolstoy

Jorinda and Jorindel
by The Brothers Grimm

King Midas’ Ears
by Jeanie Lang

King Midas’ Golden Touch
by Jeanie Lang

The Lady or The Tiger
by Frank Stockton

The Little Match Girl
by Hans Christian Anderson

The Lottery
by Shirley Jackson

Luke 1-20

Mark Twain and the Mormons

Minds in Ferment
by Anton Chekhov

by Anton Chekhov

The Mouse
by Saki

The Necklace
by Guy de Maupassant

The Night Before Thanksgiving
by Sara Orne Jewett

An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
by Ambrose Bierce

The Office Bore
by Mark Twain

Old Sultan
by The Brothers Grimm

The Other Wise Man
by Henry van Dyke

by Edward Sylvester Ellis

a selection from The Pit and the Pendulum
by Edgar Allan Poe

by Jeanie Lang

The Ransom of Red Chief
by O. Henry / William Sydney Porter

The Red-headed League
by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Romance of a Busy Broker
by O. Henry / William Sydney Porter

Romeo and Julia
by August Strindberg

The Robber Bridegroom
by The Brothers Grimm

A Scandal in Bohemia
by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
by James Thurber

The Straw, the Coal and the Bean
by The Brothers Grimm

A Technical Error
by O. Henry

The Tell-Tale Heart
by Edgar Allan Poe

Thanksgiving Proclamation
by Abraham Lincoln

Three and One are One
by Ambrose Bierce

Three Golden Hairs
by Parker Fillmore

Three Letters From Teddy
by Elizabeth Silence Baynard

To Raise Poultry
by Mark Twain

The Travelling Musicians
by The Brothers Grimm

Twelve Dancing Princesses
by The Brothers Grimm

Two Thanksgiving Gentlemen with introduction
by O. Henry / William Sydney Porter

Two Thanksgiving Gentlemen without introduction
by O. Henry / William Sydney Porter

The War Prayer
by Mark Twain

We Are All Insane
by Mark Twain

The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
by The Brothers Grimm

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
by Francis P. Church

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Literature Out Loud
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by Robert Frost

After Apple Picking
by Robert Frost

The Aged Aged Man
by Lewis Carroll

A Nation’s Strength
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days
by Walt Whitman

August 29th, 1859
by Oliver Wendall Holmes

The Bait
by John Donne

by Robert Frost

The Blind Men and The Elephant
by John Godfrey Saxe

Cheerfulness Taught By Reason
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

by Carl Sandburg

Christmas Bells
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
by William Wordsworth

by William Wordsworth

Death Be Not Proud
by John Donne

Dulce Decorum Est
by Wilford Owen

Experience is the Angled Road
by Emily Dickenson

Food in Travel
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For Whom The Bell Tolls
by John Donne

Gunga Din
by Rudyard Kipling

High Flight
by John Gillespie McGee

How Do I Love Thee?
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

by Rudyard Kipling

If You Forget Me
by Pablo Neruda

I heard a fly buzz when I died
by Emily Dickenson

The Jabberwocky
by Lewis Carroll

The Last Bargain
by Rabindranath Tagore

Let It Go
by e.e. cummings

The Listeners
by Walter de la Mare

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
by T.S. Eliot

Love’s Growth
by John Donne

Mending Wall
by Robert Frost

O Captain, My Captain
by Walt Whitman

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Patience Taught By Nature
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The Raven
by Edgar Allan Poe

Ring Out Wild Bells
by Alfred Tennyson

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

Song of Man 25
by Khalil Gibran

Sonnet 14
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

She Walks in Beauty
by Lord Byron

The Seven Ages of Man
by William Shakespeare

Sunrise on the Hills
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This World is Not Conclusion
by Emily Dickenson

The Touch of the Master’s Hand
by Myra Brooks Welch

Twas the Night Before Christmas
by Clement Moore

When The Frost Is On The Punkin
by John Whitcomb Riley

You Are Old, Father William
by Lewis Carroll

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The Sonnets of William Shakespeare

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Sonnet One
Sonnet Two
Sonnet Three
Sonnet Four
Sonnet Five
Sonnet Six
Sonnet Seven
Sonnet Eight
Sonnet Nine
Sonnet Ten

Sonnet Eleven
Sonnet Twelve
Sonnet Thirteen
Sonnet Fourteen
Sonnet Fifteen
Sonnet Sixteen
Sonnet Seventeen
Sonnet Eighteen
Sonnet Nineteen
Sonnet Twenty

Sonnet Twenty-one
Sonnet Twenty-two
Sonnet Twenty-three
Sonnet Twenty-four
Sonnet Twenty-five
Sonnet Twenty-six
Sonnet Twenty-seven
Sonnet Twenty-eight
Sonnet Twenty-nine
Sonnet Thirty

Sonnet Thirty-one
Sonnet Thirty-two
Sonnet Thirty-three
Sonnet Thirty-four
Sonnet Thirty-five
Sonnet Thirty-six
Sonnet Thirty-seven
Sonnet Thirty-eight
Sonnet Thirty-nine
Sonnet Forty

Sonnet Forty-one
Sonnet Forty-two
Sonnet Forty-three
Sonnet Forty-four
Sonnet Forty-five
Sonnet Forty-six
Sonnet Forty-seven
Sonnet Forty-eight
Sonnet Forty-nine
Sonnet Fifty

Sonnet Fifty-one
Sonnet Fifty-two
Sonnet Fifty-three
Sonnet Fifty-four
Sonnet Fifty-five
Sonnet Fifty-six
Sonnet Fifty-seven
Sonnet Fifty-eight
Sonnet Fifty-nine
Sonnet Sixty

Sonnet Sixty-one
Sonnet Sixty-two
Sonnet Sixty-three
Sonnet Sixty-four
Sonnet Sixty-five
Sonnet Sixty-six
Sonnet Sixty-seven
Sonnet Sixty-eight
Sonnet Sixty-nine
Sonnet Seventy

Sonnet Seventy-one
Sonnet Seventy-two
Sonnet Seventy-three
Sonnet Seventy-four
Sonnet Seventy-five
Sonnet Seventy-six
Sonnet Seventy-seven
Sonnet Seventy-eight
Sonnet Seventy-nine
Sonnet Eighty

Sonnet Eighty-one
Sonnet Eighty-two
Sonnet Eighty-three
Sonnet Eighty-four
Sonnet Eighty-five
Sonnet Eighty-six
Sonnet Eighty-seven
Sonnet Eighty-eight
Sonnet Eighty-nine
Sonnet Ninety

Sonnet Ninety-one
Sonnet Ninety-two
Sonnet Ninety-three
Sonnet Ninety-four
Sonnet Ninety-five
Sonnet Ninety-six
Sonnet Ninety-seven
Sonnet Ninety-eight
Sonnet Ninety-nine
Sonnet One hundred

Sonnet One hundred and one
Sonnet One hundred and two
Sonnet One hundred and three
Sonnet One hundred and four
Sonnet One hundred and five
Sonnet One hundred and six
Sonnet One hundred and seven
Sonnet One hundred and eight
Sonnet One hundred and nine
Sonnet One hundred and ten

Sonnet One hundred and eleven
Sonnet One hundred and twelve
Sonnet One hundred and thirteen
Sonnet One hundred and fourteen
Sonnet One hundred and fifteen
Sonnet One hundred and sixteen
Sonnet One hundred and seventeen
Sonnet One hundred and eighteen
Sonnet One hundred and nineteen
Sonnet One hundred and twenty

Sonnet One hundred and twenty-one
Sonnet One hundred and twenty-two
Sonnet One hundred and twenty-three
Sonnet One hundred and twenty-four
Sonnet One hundred and twenty-five
Sonnet One hundred and twenty-six
Sonnet One hundred and twenty-seven
Sonnet One hundred and twenty-eight
Sonnet One hundred and twenty-nine
Sonnet One hundred and thirty

Sonnet One hundred and thirty-one
Sonnet One hundred and thirty-two
Sonnet One hundred and thirty-three
Sonnet One hundred and thirty-four
Sonnet One hundred and thirty-five
Sonnet One hundred and thirty-six
Sonnet One hundred and thirty-seven
Sonnet One hundred and thirty-eight
Sonnet One hundred and thirty-nine
Sonnet One hundred and forty

Sonnet One hundred and forty-one
Sonnet One hundred and forty-two
Sonnet One hundred and forty-three
Sonnet One hundred and forty-four
Sonnet One hundred and forty-five
Sonnet One hundred and forty-six
Sonnet One hundred and forty-seven
Sonnet One hundred and forty-eight
Sonnet One hundred and forty-nine
Sonnet One hundred and fifty

Sonnet One hundred and fifty-one
Sonnet One hundred and fifty-two
Sonnet One hundred and fifty-three
Sonnet One hundred and fifty-four

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Poetry and other works by Dane Allred

The Atonement


Bright Space – a collection of contemplations

Broken Humor – a limerick

Christmas Symbols

Colorblind – a limerick

Compassion Nut

Crossed Wires


Friend or Foe – a limerick

Giving Up or Giving In – a limerick

Harvey Humdinger

Help Thou Us Be Like Thee

Increase – a limerick

I Love Therefore I Am

Jesus is the Christ

Kids – a limerick

Like Thee

Love's Gentle Rain

Missing You

My Savior

Negotiations – a limerick

The Next Corner

One Life by

Prayer of Thanks

Rat Race

Roads -- a limerick

Quickness of Movement – a limerick

The Sacrament

Self-Limitation – a limerick

Silly Old Nog




Thy Holy Face


True Riches

Us Just Is

Volatility -- A limerick

Ultimatums -- A limerick

Wandering -- a limerick

Yearn and Learn – a limerick

Character Central

Arnold Schwarzenegger


Winston Churchill

W.C. Fields, Forrest Gump and Leo

John Wayne

Other writing

The Lion and the Mouse

MT Noggin

MT Noggin's Snow-Stoplight-Airports and Valentine's Day

MT Noggin's Cookie Conspiracy

MT Noggin's Drivin' in a Circle Way Too Fast

MT Noggin's Educational Renewal Conference

MT Noggin's Leap Day

MT Noggin's Rantings and Ravings

MT Noggin's Road Rage and Restaurant Rage

MT Noggin's Same But Different

MT Noggin's The Stupid Tax


Joseph Interviews

Big River Interviews

More Big River Interviews

Even More Big River Interviews

Elizabeth's More Big River Interviews

Happy Birthday to Rudy's Future Ex-wife

Wilford Woodruff Sermon


What is Abundance?

My Best Self

Make A Positive Contribution

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B Positive -- More than a Blood Type
Stepping Stones

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Stave One

Stave Two

Stave Three

Stave Four

Complete piece

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

The Boscombe Valley Mystery

The Man with the Twisted Lip

The Red-Headed League

A Scandal in Bohemia

Dane Allred's Rules of Engagement

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Dane Allred

Dane Allred's Partly-colored Dreamcoat

Jonathan Swift quote

IMDB Internet Movie Database reference for Dane Allred

Biography Out Loud

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Anton Chekhov

Robert Frost

O. Henry / William Sydney Porter

Guy de Maupassant

Wilford Owen

Edgar Allan Poe

Leo Tolstoy

Mark Twain

Walt Whitman

Bright Space

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Circling Spheres




The Illusion of One





Our Journey

Pain and Suffering

Past Connection







Together Again






You and I



White Fang by Jack London

Click on the chapter to go to individual chapters:

Part One

Chapter One – The Trail of the Meat

Chapter Two – The She-Wolf

Chapter Three – The Hunger Cry

Part Two

Chapter One – The Battle of the Fangs

Chapter Two – The Lair

Chapter Three – The Grey Cub

Chapter Four – The Wall of the World

Chapter Five – The Law of Meat

Part Three

Chapter One – The Makers of Fire

Chapter Two – The Bondage

Chapter Three – The Outcast

Chapter Four -- The Trail of the Gods

Chapter Five – The Covenant

Chapter Six – The Famine

Part Four

Chapter One -- The Enemy of His Kind

Chapter Two -- The Mad God

Chapter Three -- The Reign of Hate

Chapter Four -- The Clinging Death

Chapter Five -- The Indomitable

Chapter Six -- The Love Master

Part Five

Chapter One -- The Long Trail

Chapter Two -- The Southland

Chapter Three -- The Gods Domain

Chapter Four -- The Call of Kind

Chapter Five -- The Sleeping Wolf

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Author of "The Plodder's Mile", host of the radio show "Abundance"
writer of columns, blogs and podcasts

Dane Allred

Dane Allred teaches Theatre Foundations, Film History, and Technical Theatre classes at Payson High School. He is also part-time faculty at Brigham Young University where he teaches Public Speaking. A high school version of his public speaking course is also available through BYU's Independent Study. He has been married for 35 years and has two daughters. Dane has appeared in over 30 movies, 50 stage productions and has directed more than 70 drama productions. An award-winning gardener, he loves working in his yard, selling some of the plants on Ebay, and ships them around the world. A very slow marathon runner, he has completed the St. George Marathon three times. His personal best is two hours slower than the winner of the race.

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last updated 3/13/2013

The Plodder's Mile

a crime drama by Dane Allred
as read by the author with complete text

Literature Out Loud

audio versions 50 poems and 50 short stories with complete text
as read by Dane Allred

Three Times Too Much Dane Allred

a collection of 100 episodes from
Dane Allred's Rules of Engagement,
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Dane Allred,
and Dane Allred's Partly-colored Dreamcoat

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