Reviews
Absolutely loving Treasure Island!! Well done, BJ!
Reggae 98854 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/07/22
Superb performance!!!
Jade:Eyes via Apple Podcasts · Indonesia · 07/30/22
I love the stories but couldn’t care less about your “personal life.” People don’t come to this podcast for that. Start another podcast if you feel it is necessary. Also, there is no need to apologize for these great works of art by authors who more important than you. PLUS, their writing gives...Read full review »
Jerry Cunningham via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/22
Really great episode. I’m in gripped suspense until the next one! Ripping, old horse!
marketpop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/22
BJ is a superb narrator, and he chooses excellent tales.
Chirp Commendation via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/22
I’ve been listening since the first episode.Not every episode is my favorite but I’m generally very pleased with the product.I enjoy the personal stories and I feel like I’ve gotten to know BJ over the years. I’m appalled at the nasty review someone gave a few weeks ago and all I can say is if...Read full review »
RobBr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/22
I have enjoyed your podcast for well over a decade and have love every minute. I have listened on so many podcast players, apps, devices over the years. I have left so many positive reviews over the years. Now after an accident nearly thirty years ago I have been placed on disability and it has...Read full review »
Quazimodospet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/22
Worst eva. Don’t listen to it if I could give this a 0 star I would
bfjfhdjskabdldvwbs via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/17/22
First I must admit that I like the personal stories and was poking around trying to figure out why they ceased. I’m guessing the host took the criticisms to heart and eliminated them. That’s too bad. I thought it was a nice touch. I was happy to contribute to his son’s student residency recently....Read full review »
Jennilee57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/22
Found this gem today and am now addicted!
lewzoomom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/22
Wonderful narration, please ignore the negativity on a couple of reviews. You do an awesome job, keep up the great work!
Cat Nips via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/22
The show is interesting. The introductory drooling about his personal life of the host is so annoying as to make this podcast un-listenable. I don’t care about his GodZilla wife or annoying children. Just play the stories and talk ‘a lot’ less. A lot, lot less. And I especially don’t care about...Read full review »
TJ 54321 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/22
BJ Harrison is a pro at what he does. Some of the stories are just ok, but when he gets his hands on a really good story he can have you on the edge of your seat and waiting impatiently for the next chapter to be released.
Em's_etc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/22
Since the podcast began, BJ Harrison has been a good storyteller and narrator — and I think in the past couple of years he has risen to another level. He is truly at the top of the narration game (if there is such a thing). Voice, pacing, emotion — he’s got it down. Some books that I have had to...Read full review »
Lonesome Evdy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/22
These are the worst part of this podcast. if I choose one of the stories I have to skip ahead to avoid this. If people really want to hear about your life maybe make separate entries. I must miss the PC narratives, so I guess that is another reason to skip the intro. I don’t listen to all the...Read full review »
Me x 7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/22
Excellent quality of production with a wide variety of content to keep you interested. It tends toward the macabre from time to time, especially in the fall around Halloween, but if you want to get a wide look at literature in audio format, it’s hard to beat.
MBrakken via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/22
I recently found your show. Great stories and love the voices! The Jeeves stories are my favorite thus far. We also enjoyed the importance of being Earnest with our 2 preteen sons on a recent road trip. Lots of fun and many laughs! Thanks so much!
AndiMize via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/22
So enjoyable and well narrated! Thanks for a great show
Panjamoa via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 03/19/22
I love this podcast it’s a one of a kind show. My favorite stories are the P.G. Wodehouse stories especially Jeeves
van von hetszel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/22
Thank you B.J. Harrison for sharing your talent for narration with the world! I shared an episode of Carry On Jeeves with my mother recently. Brightened our day to enjoy this story together! The quality of your work and the thoughtfulness you put into choosing what pieces to share is truly a...Read full review »
LacyLu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/22
I enjoy every piece of literature that is shared with us in this postcast. Not being a native English speaker with hearing impairments , it’s often difficult for me to follow everything in conventional podcasts. But not in the Classic Tales Podcast ! I understand and enjoy every bit of it ! Well...Read full review »
Montreal aficionada via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/26/22
That this smorgasbord of entertainment should be the product of one individual is nothing short of miraculous - I’ve been listening for a number of years now and have marvelled at the range, have laughed, cried, been horrified and titillated in equal measure and have found each performance moving...Read full review »
Kaneraphael via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/21/22
Love the voice and the book choice. Would appreciate more & more Wodehouse as it’s my favorite.
Robin360YT via Apple Podcasts · France · 02/16/22
I used to listen to this podcast all the time, til BJ Harrison started apologizing for words written hundreds of years or even decades ago. We all understand the world was different and views have changed. No need to “prepare” and warn us that we might hear something disagreeable.
jhillrd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/22
This podcast has great classic stories with high quality production. Consistently putting out new material for years! Thanks.
overphill via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/22
I recently completed The Count of Monte Cristo. Wonderful! It was the first “big book” I read as a child. Listening to it as an adult gave me quite a different perspective. Thank you PS I really enjoy the introduction about your family.
Being Sunny via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/22
The various characters are all very well done and you never feel as if the story is being read too fast for you to understand what is going on. The wide variety of stories, from Winnie the Pooh, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to PG Woodhouse, is great because I've heard a lot of stories I didn't...Read full review »
ABGAB in Canada via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/30/22
BJ Harrison introduced me to the joy of listening to books. He does not read books. He tells the story the author wrote. BJ brings the characters to life. His accents and voices are brilliant. I get lost in his voice and find my self seeing the story clearly in my minds eye. He is an award...Read full review »
J-me1234 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/08/22
I cannot believe you are going to make me wait for the ending for days!
Tasha 2707 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/21
BJ Harrison is my favorite audiobook narrator. Best voices, accents, and thoughtful, powerful performances. Love the classic novels I am finally able to talk about having now actually read [listened to] them in their entirety — because of this podcast. Titles I’ve enjoyed the most include The...Read full review »
GeorgeWashington201 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/21
I stumbled across BJ’s genius and I’m so grateful I did. His ability to bring a story to life is second to none. As the stories are sometimes ones written when some ideas were tolerated more than they should have been, I applaud his approach to these issues and his personal touch. I’m hooked!!...Read full review »
13eviltwin via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/12/21
Great show, great narration, great stories. Really is a wonderful show. I really enjoyed all the Ray Bradbury shorts this summer.
AndyMcMe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/22/21
What an amazing gift this man gives away free each week. I've been listening for years. Abolutely the best in class. I highly recommend this podcast.Read full review »
James in Columbia Md via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/21
This actors voice is so lovely. I love his characters. I listen to a story almost every night.
NBeier via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/21
Was never a huge audiobook fan until a friend recommended Scaramouche to me, and now I’m absolutely hooked! The narrator just makes the story come alive, and is so talented with the different voices! Thank you so much for making some of these full length novels free.
Peachess003 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/26/21
I love the personal moments, especially the ones about me and my brothers haha. 10/10 narrator and 100/10 dad ❤️
Goldie Harrison via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/21
Love listening to these classic books but what makes BJ stand out is his insights into his and his family’s life. Those “personal moments” take only a few minutes and made me smile. People that don’t want that bit can FF a few minutes - now I have to go elsewhere to find them - please put them...Read full review »
would post but no nickname via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/21
Wonderful stories told beautiful
Chixy16 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/05/21
Very much enjoy this podcast. Recently a few sci-go stories have crept into the lineup which makes it even better!!
Missing61 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/24/21
The stories are, of course, classic and there's a great variety But the narration is what makes them compelling. I've unsubscribed to a number of "stories" podcasts where the narration was stilted or unconvincing. BJ Harrison's stories are rich and lively, with wonderful...Read full review »
Rossfish! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/21
A podcast for those that love literature and learning. I wish there was even more about the historical context of each story; feels like being back in college. Great narrator too!
KSalt77 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/21
I have been a long time listener and financial supporter of this show. I love the talent that B J brings to the table. I could listen to this guy read the phone book. Having said that I’m wicked disappointed that he has given into the book burring woke mob. I was listing to the last episode and...Read full review »
uneedanewcareer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/21
I’ve gotten used to skipping to the 3 minute mark to avoid all the blather. Recently, however, it became apparent the narrator believes we are too stupid to dis-associate the quasi racists epitaphs of a story created in the 1920’s with modern sensibilities. In the fictional Buck Rogers story the...Read full review »
Thaddeus Von Awesome via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/21
I love literature, but as a busy working landscaper parent, look to work as my reading time. This podcast has been in my pocket for many years providing me entertainment and enlightenment as I get through the day. I’m so thankful for the thoughtfully chosen titles and excellent narration. BJ is...Read full review »
metakate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
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