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Storylink Radio

The professional storytellers at StoryLink Radio, known as Seanchaí, are committed to bringing stories to Life through the spoken word as in traditional oral storytelling. We present stories of many genres... Ancient Myths and Legends, short stories, full length novels, science fiction and high fantasy, philosophy, traditions, drama, fiction, non-fiction, romance, theatre, ghosts & haunts, suspense, stories of the strange, and more! Our stories may be drawn from contemporary sources, or from some dusty near-forgotten tome. Regardless it is a treat like no other to listen to the stories & tales presented in a "live" format with the emotion and feeling a true professional storyteller brings. The Seanchai's job is much more than purely entertainment. The Seanchaí is the custodian of stories and traditions in need of preservation, and possesses the skill to ignore the inhibitions of modern day stifled conversations and instead focuses their attention on presenting those of us with keen ears - with the stories of the past, sometimes the present and, perhaps, even of what's to come. The infectious tones that we hear from their lips allow us to momentarily slip away from the modern day and very real world and conjure up images of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy. So enter here, and let us be your Seanchaí for a time!

Tracks

🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS by Les Standiford
Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down…
01:06 12/25/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - AN IRISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Alice Taylor
A memoir of a County Kerry Christmas as seen through the author’s own nine-year-old eyes. A tender remembrance of a simpler, yet harder, time past. These are holidays as everyone wishes they could remember them…
01:47 12/24/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES by Jeff Guinn
This is how it all began. One day Jeff Guinn received an urgent call from the North Pole from a man claiming to be Santa Claus. Lo and behold, it actually was Santa…
01:36 12/23/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE HOMECOMING by Earl Hamner Jr
Clay-Boy takes to the snowy Virginia hills in search of his father in a Christmas story told with warmth and power. Spencer’s Mountain inspired the popular television show The Waltons…
01:21 12/22/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS PAST by Laura Rollins
Belle Young has waited three years for Lord Wilkins to return from his travels abroad—and a full seven years since he first promised to marry her and carry her away from her aunt’s oppressive home. What better time of year for their reunion than Christmas?
01:46 12/21/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - JACOB T. MARLEY by R. William Bennett
"Marley was dead to begin with..."  With sobriety we recall an essential player in this drama, paid homage by Scrooge after he proclaims his commitment to alter his path. What of old Jacob?
01:29 12/20/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE LAST MAN AT THE INN by R. William Bennett
Simon considers himself fortunate after securing the final room at the inn in Bethlehem. While eating his supper, he sees a younger man and his pregnant wife denied lodging at the door of the inn…
01:16 12/19/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE HOUSE SITTERS CHRISTMAS by Jean C. Joachim
Each year at Christmas, Laura Fleming lived her fantasy adventure. Paid to house-sit for the fabulously wealthy financier, C.W. Banley, while he traveled, she eagerly headed for New York City…
01:05 12/18/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - A MIDNIGHT CAROL - A Novel of How Charles Dickens Saved Christmas by Patricia Davis
1843, London. Though the approaching Christmas looks bleak at the home of the Dickens family, Charles and his pregnant wife Catherine try to maintain a good cheer for their four young children…
00:59 12/17/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE BIG BOOK OF CHRISTMAS MYSTERIES ed Otto Penzler
The most complete collection of Yuletide whodunits ever assembled…
01:39 12/16/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - CHRISTMASVILLE by Michael Dutton
In a town nestled between magic and deja vu, Mary Jane Higgins embarks on a series of perilous journeys, determined to resolve the riddle of Christmasville…
02:25 12/15/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE TWELVE TOPSY-TURVY, VERY MESSY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by James Patterson
Every year at Christmastime, Will and Ella Sullivan, and their father, Henry, come to a family agreement: Christmas is a holiday for other people…
01:06 12/14/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS by Matt Haig
Eleven-year-old Nikolas–nicknamed "Christmas"–has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he's happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him...
01:11 12/13/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - WINTERFROST by Michelle Houts
Christmas has come, and with it a sparkling white winterfrost over the countryside. But twelve-year-old Bettina's parents have been called away unexpectedly, to save her baby sister she must venture into the miniature world of the nisse…
01:06 12/12/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE CHRISTMAS CLAUSE - A Cowboy Holiday Romance by Linda West
When Ava returns home to the small town of Kissing Bridge and attends the reading of the family will and finds out that her inheritance is dependent on a clause - she must compete in and win a Christmas treasure hunt…
01:53 12/11/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - KRINGLE by Tony Abbott
A coming-of-age story about an orphan who becomes a force for good in a dark and violent time. It is a tale of fantasy, of goblins, elves, and flying reindeer…
01:03 12/10/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden
Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon...
01:53 12/9/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - THE LEGEND OF HOLLY CLAUS by Brittney Ryan
The arrival of Holly Claus is celebrated as the first child to grace the magical kingdom. But their happiness is dashed when an evil sorcerer places a spell on the infant, turning her heart to ice and freezing her kingdom in time…
01:31 12/8/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - CHRISTMAS IN TIME by Peggy Webb
When Ann's Christmas gift of wind chimes catapults Gilly back in time, she finds herself seated at the café Parisiene, having tea with her Papa and enjoying her eighteenth birthday gift – passage on the maiden voyage of the Titanic…
01:21 12/7/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - AN IRISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS by Patrick Taylor
Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays…
01:37 12/6/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - CHRISTMAS SPIRITS by Jane Charles
Mary Soares was supposed to spend Christmas, nice and warm on her family's estate in Falkirk, Scotland, tending to their whisky business. However, the English have made smuggling almost impossible…
01:11 12/5/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - A CHRISTMAS GUEST by Anne Perry
For Grandmama Ellison, Christmas is no reason to celebrate. And when her daughter and son-in-law plan a Christmas vacation to Paris sans hers truly, the cantankerous Grandmama is forced to stay elsewhere…
01:50 12/4/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - A REDBIRD CHRISTMAS by Fannie Flagg
Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten…
01:20 12/3/23
🎄 CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS by Linda Goodnight
Since leaving her troubled past behind, Lindsey Mitchell relished living in the small Christian community of Winding Stair, Oklahoma. But as December approached, she knew she'd need help…
00:44 12/2/23
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE - THE GREATEST GIFT - A Christmas Tale by Philip Van Doren Stern
THE GREATEST GIFT A Christmas Tale by Philip Van Doren Stern Most of us know of the 1946 movie "It's A Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart, but many people do not know that these movies are based on a Christmas Card. In 1943 Philip Van Doren Stern decided to give the gift of words to his closest friends for the holidays when he printed up 200 copies of a story called 'The Greatest Gift' and sent them out as a 21-page Christmas card. In 1945, David Hempstead, a producer at RKO Pictures, purchased the movie rights. Tonight we present the original story that Philip Van Doren Stern gifted the world on that special Christmas in 1943. Please note that some of the names in this rendition have been changed to reflect the more familiar names of the characters in the well-known movie. We hope you enjoy. #christmas #itsawonderful life #jimmystewart #hope #story #original
24:51 12/25/22
CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - 12 Days at Bleakly Manor
This is the first book of the three book series "Once Upon A Dicken's Christmas" England, 1851: When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet feels compelled to attend--for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of five hundred pounds. But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guests--her former fiancé, Benjamin Lane. Imprisoned unjustly, Ben wants revenge on whoever stole his honor. When he's given the chance to gain his freedom, he jumps at it--and is faced with the anger of the woman he stood up at the altar. Brought together under mysterious circumstances, Clara and Ben discover that what they've been striving for isn't what ultimately matters 12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep ISBN-13  :  978-1683222583 www.StorylinkRadio.com 00:00 Introduction 00:55 Prologue #bookreview #prologue #christmas #books #storytelling #free #metaverse #romance #magical #magic #spirituality #christian #dickens #christmascarol #charlesdickens
06:50 12/24/22
CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - Home In Time For Christmas
Centuries ago, by a scaffold in Manhattan, rose petals drifted gently to the ground… …like snow on a wintry Massachusetts night. Melody Tarleton is driving home for Christmas when a man—clad in Revolutionary War-era costume—appears out of nowhere, right in the path of her car. Shaken, she takes in the injured stranger, listening with concern to Jake Mallory's fantastic claim that he's a Patriot soldier, sentenced to death by British authorities. The last thing he remembers is the tug of the noose. Safe at her parents' house, Melody concocts a story to explain the handsome holiday guest with the courtly manners, strange clothes and nasty bump on the head. Mark, her close friend who wishes he were more, is skeptical and her family is fascinated—though not half so fascinated as Melody herself. Jake is passionate, charming and utterly unlike anyone she's ever met. Can he really be who he claims? And can a man from the distant past be the future she truly longs for? With the aid of enchanted petals, ancient potions and the peculiar magic of the season, Melody and Jake embark on an unimaginable Christmas adventure—and discover a love that transcends time. Home in Time for Christmas by Heather Graham ISBN-13  :  978-0778326878 www.StorylinkRadio.com 00:00 Introduction 00:55 Prologue #bookreview #prologue #christmas #books #storytelling #free #metaverse #romance #magical #magic #spirituality
06:35 12/23/22
CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - Little Ellie Claus
A magical tale filled with gentle humor and genuine, heart-tugging emotion, Little Ellie Claus is a gift of love and hope for this season and beyond. In the tradition of The Gift of the Magi comes a heartwarming holiday novel to treasure... During the hard times of the Great Depression, newlyweds Peter and Lucy Thompson move to New York City, determined to create a life together filled with love and joy, if not riches. But Peter's promised job is not waiting when he arrives; it has been lost to the financial hardships gripping the city and the nation. As Christmas approaches, the young couple's meager savings have all but disappeared. However, Peter -- filled with childlike wonder, love for Lucy, and faith in the magic of Christmas -- never loses hope. Suddenly, on Christmas Eve, Peter makes an extravagant gesture of his love for Lucy, but just as quickly, tragedy strikes before he can deliver it -- and before Lucy can deliver her own gift...news of a baby. One year later, the penniless young mother -- despondent and bereft of hope -- makes the painful decision to leave her carefully bundled child on the steps of an orphanage. But Lucy's desperate act on Christmas Eve will set the stage for a miracle so remarkable that it will restore shattered hope and renew faith in the mysterious loving kindness that touches our lives when we least expect. Little Ellie Claus by James Manos, Jr. ISBN-13  :  978-0743406246 www.StorylinkRadio.com 00:00 Introduction 00:55 Prologue #bookreview #prologue #christmas #books #storytelling #free #metaverse #romance #magical #magic #spirituality
06:04 12/22/22
CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - A Christmas Gift
The season is Christmas, the place a remote Michigan farm during the Great  Depression, and the miracles are many and wondrous, from a city boy's  initiation into the marvels of nature to a thrilling journey that leads to  a strange encounter with an ancestor long dead. A Christmas Gift is a  remembrance of America's past and of the love, sacrifice, and devotion  that unite four generations of a remarkable family. On a stormy Christmas  Eve... This fine story was made into a CBS TV-Movie in 1978 titled 'A Christmas  To Remember', starring Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, and Eva Marie  Saint. "A genuine Christmas story...Warm with human goodness and love." Christian  Science Monitor "Glendon Swarthout has written a touching tale for the entire family. It's  short and simply written, and its message is clear: Christmas is love and  miracles, though small, do happen." Pam Brown, Macon, Georgia Telegraph  and News "All the virtues we associate with Christmas are present -- love, faith,  and miracles. It is a gentle tale that could bring tears to the eyes of a  couple of generations who will recall life in that long ago, far-away  time." Chattanooga, Tennessee Times A Christmas Gift by Glendon Swarthout ISBN-13  :  978-0312929565 www.StorylinkRadio.com 00:00 Introduction 00:55 Prologue #bookreview #prologue #christmas #books #storytelling #free #metaverse #darcy #romance
05:53 12/21/22
CHRISTMAS PROLOGUES - A Darcy Christmas
Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Wish You a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Share in the magic of the season in these three warm and wonderful holiday novellas from three bestselling authors, all in one book! Christmas Present by Amanda Grange A Darcy Christmas by Sharon Lathan Mr. Darcy's Christmas Carol by Carolyn Eberhart A Darcy Christmas - A Holiday Tribute to Jane Austen ISBN-13  :  978-1402243394 www.StorylinkRadio.com 00:00 Introduction 00:55 Prologue #bookreview #prologue #christmas #books #storytelling #free #metaverse #darcy #romance #janeausten
08:24 12/21/22

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