Monday, February 6, 2017

'The Jungle Book' Giveaway

We recently had the pleasure of meeting world renowned storyteller Jim Weiss and his wife, Randy, at my brother-in-law's December wedding. (They are dear friends of the bride's family.)

Mr. Handsome and his siblings grew up listening to audio recordings of Jim's stories, as did thousands of other children. He and I had a wonderful time chatting with Jim and Randy and hearing how they broke into the world of storytelling. They were very encouraging to us as we told them about our budding careers.

During the wedding reception, Jim read a poem for the bride and groom. It was a beautiful reading, but Mr. Handsome and I nearly burst out laughing as we watched the facial expressions of Mr. Handsome's other brother, who suddenly recognized Jim by his voice. Somehow he had missed the memo that Jim and Randy would be at the wedding, so you can imagine how shocked he was when he realized that this "random" friend of the family was the same person he had been listening to since childhood! It was truly a Kodak moment.

Jim and Randy generously offered to send us some of Jim's recordings. When I mentioned the idea of doing giveaway on my blog, they were thrilled. Since the inception of Greathall Productions in 1989, Jim has recorded more than 60 audio recordings of beloved stories under that label, including The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, Arabian Nights, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Tale of Two Cities, and multiple titles by G.A. Henty.

Jim has also created recordings of fiction and non-fiction works for other publishers, including the well-known series The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer. In addition to producing audio recordings, Jim has spent time traveling as a storyteller and workshop instructor. He has received more than 100 awards for his work.

I have two wonderful Jim Weiss giveaways in store for you. The first is The Jungle Book. Follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter widget blow to enter to win one of four copies. 

Jim Weiss' recordings can be ordered off Amazon.com and WellTrainedMind.com. He and Randy publish a bimonthly e-magazine, which can be accessed on their website, jimweiss.com, by clicking "View Archives of Past E-Magazine Blogs."


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31 comments:

  1. I have never heard any of his recordings, but they sound like fun for my children.

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  2. When my daughters were little we listened to Story of the World and G.A. Henty recordings as part of their homeschooling. It was really fun!

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  3. When my daughters were little we listened to Story of the World and G.A. Henty recordings as part of their homeschooling. It was really fun!

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  4. Anonymous2/06/2017

    I didn't know anyone had recorded audio books of G.A. Henty. My parents have collected Henty books for years and they have a bookcase full of them. I have to admit I haven't read any of them. They are all antiques, and seem too fragile to read. -- Meg

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  5. Anonymous2/07/2017

    I have never heard any of his recordings. They sound interesting.

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  6. I've never heard of these recordings, but I'm sure my kids would enjoy them!

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  7. Anonymous2/09/2017

    We have his American Tall Tales cd, and it's wonderful! Would love to have another one of his recordings!
    Hannah M.

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  8. Anonymous2/09/2017

    Yes I love all of his books especially the juggle book which is my favourite! I am a primary school teacher teaching children with special educational needs and I would really like to use these during reading time with my class. Thanks and God bless

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  9. Jennifer2/09/2017

    I don't believe I have heard any of his recordings. I think my son (who is 3 now) would really enjoy them.

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  10. We listened to Arabian Nights a few months ago on a road trip.

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  11. I haven't heard any of his recordings. But, I've seen him recommended many times in my various facebook school groups. My kids just started enjoying audio books in the car. I'd love to give this one a try.

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  12. I haven't heard of his recordings, but my children would enjoy it.

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  13. Anonymous2/11/2017

    My kids and I enjoy his recordings and often listen to them when we travel.

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  14. Anonymous2/13/2017

    I have not listened to these yet and would love to own some!!!! Would be a great supplement for home schooling!--Maggie P.

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  15. Anonymous2/13/2017

    I have never listened to him but I have 2 small boys at home and I know at least one of them would love to listen to the jungle book.
    Kaitlyn

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  16. Anonymous2/13/2017

    I have not heard of him before, but I wouldn't mind learning more about him.

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  17. I know I have heard his name before, but don't think I've heard the recordings...sound entertaining!

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  18. Our favorite one we've heard so far is American tall tales! So fun!!

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  19. I have not, but look forward to! Blessings

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  20. I have not, but would like to!

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  21. We love watching his version of The Tortoise and The Hare on youtube. My children watch it over and over.

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  22. Anonymous2/13/2017

    I have not listened to Jim Weiss but am looking forward to!

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  23. Anonymous2/13/2017

    I have never listened to an audio book by Jim Weiss.
    I have grand children who would love it though.

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  24. Denise S.2/13/2017

    No I haven't, but would love to.

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  25. yes I have ,,love them

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  26. I've been overhearing the audiobooks for years - my children used to listen before bed.

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  27. Not certain I've heard any but would like to.

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  28. Anonymous2/13/2017

    I have not heard these personaly, but I have heard of them and heard they are great. Thanks for giving Jennie

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  29. Anonymous2/14/2017

    Never heard a recording.
    Heidi

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  30. Anonymous2/14/2017

    American Tall Tales Susan Campbell

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  31. Anonymous2/14/2017

    No I have not. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Marilyn

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