American Stories for English Learners
There are 57 fifteen-minute MP3 files. That is about 14 hours of listening.
Text & MP3 Files
The Stories Sorted by Author
Bierce, Ambrose (1842-1914)
Burroughs, Edgar Rice (1875-1950)
Butler, Ellis Parker (1869-1937)
Cather, Willa (1873-1947)
Chopin, Kate (1850-1904)
Crane, Stephen (1871-1900)
Garland, Hamlin (1860-1940)
Harte, Bret (1836-1902)
Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864)
Henry, O. (1862-1910)
Irving, Washington (1783-1859)
Jewett, Sarah Orne (1849-1909)
London, Jack (1876-1916)
Melville, Herman (1819-1891)
O'Brien, Fitz-James (1828-1862)
Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)
Porter, Eleanor H. (1868-1920)
Stockton, Frank R. (1834-1902)
Twain, Mark (1835-1910)
Wharton, Edith (1862-1937)
MP3 Files Problems?
- These will all print very cleanly (without printing the MP3 player and menu.)
- You can read the text as you listen to its MP3 file.
- The Voice of America (VOA) American Stories are good for people studying English
because they can not only listen to the stories but also read them. These are in VOA's Special English.
- This site only hosts the American Stories that are not adaptations of copyrighted material.
- "All text, audio and video material produced exclusively by the Voice of America
is public domain. However, some images and graphics are licensed for use and
covered by all applicable copyright laws."
- Please note that though the source files were in the public domain, I have done some editing.
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