A Tale of Two Cities ~ Great Expectations

I've put some etext~audio (via text-to-speech) versions here
in the form of self-extracting executable files:
-and here in the form of "zip" files:

Google ~ Oprah Book Club Dickens

Google Librivox Audio: A Tale of Two Cities ~ Great Expectations

Movies:YouTube ~ A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

Netflix instant streaming:
Great Expectations (1946)

Google Books:
A Tale of Two Cities ~ Great Expectations


Tuft of Flowers by Frost...


...And feel a spirit kindred to my own;
So that henceforth I worked no more alone;

But glad with him, I worked as with his aid,
And weary, sought at noon with him the shade;

And dreaming, as it were, held brotherly speech
With one whose thought I had not hoped to reach.

‘Men work together,’ I told him from the heart,
‘Whether they work together or apart.’


Notes from 'The Heavenly Man'

Our small group friends loaned this book to us.  It's been a blessing.  Encouragement to pray, read the Word, believe God for great things.

Please look into some of the pages yourself:
Back to Jerusalem, give, obedience, pray, revival


Roger Nicole (1915-2010)...via 'Between Two Worlds'

Take a moment to read Justin's memorial to Roger Nicole (1915-2010):
I followed-link~read on-line article of Nicole's --'God in the Dock: The Apologetics of C.S.Lewis' - very good.
Made me go searching on GoogleBooks:
GooleBooks ~ Roger Nicole
GooleBooks ~ C.S. Lewis "...full context of "insult to bakers" reference made in Nicole article


Thinner TTS...

I hop around so many apps -- I thought I'd better come up with a better way to do TTS(at least for me):

If you'd like to try download and try these:

1) Download TTSAnyAppTray_SE.exe to Desktop or Documents folder:

2) Run TTSAnyAppTray_SE.exe to extract the software
    (must be done as Administrator).   This creates a folder
    called MyItzyBits under same folder as downloaded to in step 1.

3) Double click ..\MyItzyBits\TTSAnyAppTray.exe

4) Highlight some text in most any application

5) Click the '►' icon in your system tray and 'Play' from that
    context menu.

Note: If you want to download additional~updated phonetics files -- download to same directory as to which you downloaded software and extracted (step 2)

TTSAnyAppTray.exe has additional options:
ReadBrackets ~ check to read numeric footnote, e.g., [1] - default behavior is to not read these type items.
ReadParens ~ check to read numerics found inside parens, e.g., Robert Louis Stevenson(1850-1898) default behavior is to not read these type items.
Phonetics ~ click to open a window which stores ~ saves a list of phonetics "swaps", for example "WAR I=WAR ONE, etc.

ProcessQuit.exe, TTSAnyAppTray.exe, TTSAnyApp.exe

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Based on a work at http://michael-t-bee-esi.blogspot.com.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at mailto:michael.t.bee@gmail.com.

Of course, a truly thinner TTS would be a Kindle.  But, on our budget that may be a while.  Meanwhile...

The phonetics are now "saveable".  Try changing "(default)"  to a specific name and then pressing OK.  If you then click the '...' -- you bring that file up and edit your own set of phonetics.  If you want to have multiple copies -- save as a different name.

Screen shot:


Sergei Eisenstein ~ Ivan the Terrible


Sergei Eisenstein ~ Battleship Potemkin

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...In 1920, Sergei was transferred to a command position in Minsk, after success providing propaganda for the October Revolution. At this time, Sergei studied Japanese—he learned some three hundred kanji characters which he cited as an influence on his pictorial development,[11] and gained an exposure to Kabuki theatre;[12] these studies led to travel to Japan...

^Italics mine

This is an excellent site for Kanji...

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