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Old 03-07-2007, 1:49 PM
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Smile Free! Childrens Stories To Download!

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There are 18 stories for children available to download from the Classic FM website.

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(This is ideal for long car journeys - or bedtime stories)

Once upon a time….

...A tale was told by a star, for you to download and listen to wherever you are….

Ford Galaxy has teamed up with Classic FM to bring to you the Ford Galaxy of Stories a brand new and enchanting weekly series for all the family to enjoy.

Over the next 20 weeks, download the likes of Richard E Grant, Alistair McGowan, Laurence Llewellyn Bowen, Harry Enfield and many more as they entertain the family with classic children's stories variety of classic tales.

One lucky family will also win the chance to appear in one of the stories which will feature on Classic FM and spend a fabulous fairy tale weekend in London, all in the luxury of your very own chauffeur-driven Ford Galaxy.

On Sunday 1 July, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen stars in The Three Little Pigs and over the next 20 weeks many more celebrities will be reading a classic children's tale.

You can either download using the below links to I-Tunes or just by saving it to your computer's hard disc. You can also play the stories online.

To download the first stories - The Emperor’s Birthday Suit, starring Richard E Grant and The Golden Goose starring Harry Enfield, by visiting the below link

http://www.classicfm.co.uk/sectional.asp?id=16686

details are also on the Ford website

http://www.ford.co.uk/ie/galaxy/-/glx_classic/-/-/-/2006

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Old 18-10-2007, 10:23 AM
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Just came here to post details of this fantastic freebie and see that it was posted a while ago.

There are now 10 stories available to download - each one is 30-50 minutes, making a total story time of over 5 and a half hours so far!

Don't be fooled by the titles - these are contemporary version of classic stories read by some great 'voices'.



I am in the process of downloading all 10 now to transfer to CDs for the car. My kids have only just managed to get through the first hearing of the fantastic Roald Dhal box set of stories from the Book People, so this will give them (and us) another great distraction for long car trips.
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Just to say there are now 18 stories and they are all available from:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...xy_of_stories/
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Just to say there are now 18 stories and they are all available from:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...xy_of_stories/
Thanks - I didn't know you could download them from here as well. Yesterday I put the first 10 stories on to CDs for the car. Only 2 stories fit on each CD, so need to now find myself a cheap CD wallet to store them in.

My 9 year old son was thrilled to hear "Mum's Dr Who" (as they call Tom Baker - showing my age now!) reading Aladdin. He certainly has a great voice for telling this story.

Just thought - it would make a nice pressie for the price of a few blank CDs and a pretty storage case. You would need to use one of those CD label printing kits to make them look nice too.

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Old 31-10-2007, 10:02 PM
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Just to add to this useful post.

Rockford's Rock Opera is a a unique two and a half hour adventure in sound for children and adults. AND it’s TOTALLY FREE to stream and download.

It's a story about animals, about extinction and the effect man is having on the planet. But it's a positive and hopeful story and and at the moment it can be listened to and downloaded for free at www.rockfordsrockopera.com.
The chapters are in MP3 format, and can be played on computers, iPods and all MP3 players. They can also be burnt onto audio CDs.

My kids absolutely LOVE IT!!
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While I was looking at these excellent offers and searching around I came across this:

http://storynory.com/

they have a free podcast and there seems to be loads of free stories to download and play on an MP3 player or burn to CD.
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I also found a childrens genre section on the free dvd club - check out the thread http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...hange+free+dvd - (didnt know how to hid the url - bit too fancy for me haha
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Hello

Just to let you know this is now also on itunes as a free download in their podcast section. I am downloading as we speak.... thanks for the tip.
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