American Tall Tales (The Jim Weiss Audio Collection) (CD-Audio)

Renowned storyteller Jim Weiss brings you lively versions of classic American tall tales, from stories of giant lumberjacks to legends of fearless cowboys.


You will laugh out loud as you meet Paul Bunyan, taller than the trees and mightier than the rivers; Johnny Appleseed, whose gentle generosity makes him a beloved legend; Pecos Bill, whose outrageous Texas-sized exploits make him the greatest of all cowboys; and Jim's original tale of the Wild West.
In 1989, Jim Weiss set out on a mission: to record the greatest stories he knew from world literature and history, and inspire families -- especially young listeners -- with a passionate love of the original classics. In the three decades since then, Jim's narration voice and seemingly numberless character voices have formed foundational entertainment and education for millions of listeners around the world.
Winning hundreds of awards, Jim’s recordings range on the literary side from fairy tales through stories from Shakespeare, Dickens and Conan Doyle, while his history recordings bring to vivid life major historical events and personalities from the ancient world through the twentieth century.
The inspiration for all this began early, with parents and grandparents who told stories and read aloud to him, skills which Jim joyously acquired, and which led him to a degree in Communications and Speech from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Later, his wife, Randy, earned her own national awards as a teacher and counselor, and their shared passion for learning led to forming their company in 1989, long before the explosion of spoken word recordings made this a "sensible" decision. The recordings began winning listeners and national awards from the first. A few years ago, the Weiss's licensed their recordings and business operations to Well-Trained Mind Press, which has successfully introduced Jim's work into still more markets, while Jim continues to write, record, teach and perform.

Product Details ISBN: 9781942968535
ISBN-10: 1942968531
Publisher: The Well-Trained Mind Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2015
Language: English
Series: The Jim Weiss Audio Collection