Jane Austen Bedtime Stories

Fall asleep with the ultimate comfort bedtime stories: the works of Jane Austen! Each episode we'll read a section of Jane Austen's work aloud in a soothing voice, set to relaxation music, to help you get to sleep. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jabedtimepod/support

00:59:11 2022-06-27
Lizzy is back at Longbourn at last, and not a minute too soon. No one has heard from Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Bennet won't leave her room, and Jane is holding everyone together. Though things may be chaotic at Longbourn, they won't be for you as you let this week...
00:45:30 2022-06-14
Jane's letters finally arrive at Lambton, and Lizzy is in for a shock - Lydia has run off with Mr. Wickham! And Mr. Darcy arrived just in time to learn all about it. So much for seeing him again. Emotions are high, but Lizzy and the Gardiners make it to t...
00:31:47 2022-05-30
Elizabeth and Mrs. Gardiner return to Pemberley to call on Miss Darcy, only to find themselves with Miss Bingley, Mrs. Hurst, and Mr. Darcy himself. This visit - fun? I should as soon call Miss Bingley a friend. Elizabeth needs a rest after vying for Mr. ...
00:38:38 2022-05-17
Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, and Georgiana are coming to visit at Lambton. Elizabeth is eager for them to like her, and they are just as enthusiastic. It seems...good? Lizzy isn't sure what her feelings mean, and is up late into the night agonizing about what ...
00:42:04 2022-05-03
Mr. Darcy is at Pemberley! And just as Elizabeth was getting comfortable on her tour. It's hard to say who is more embarrassed at this chance run-in. But strangely enough, Mr. Darcy's manners are completely transformed. Might he actually be civil, and dar...
00:35:13 2022-04-19
Elizabeth has arrived at Pemberley. It really is a beautiful home, with stunning grounds. What it would have been to be its mistress! And Mrs. Reynolds, the housekeeper, is a delightful tour guide. All of Elizabeth's notions of Mr. Darcy are getting turne...
00:31:47 2022-04-05
As the Bennets adjust to Lydia's absence, Lizzy prepares for her summer trip with the Gardiners - they arrive, and the party is off to Derbyshire. And not just anywhere in Derbyshire, but only a few miles from Pemberley! But Mr. Darcy isn't in town, so it...
00:31:47 2022-03-21
Lydia is going to Brighton! And though Lizzy tried to convince Mr. Bennet not to let her go, he didn't heed her advice. At least the departure of the regiment means they'll never see Mr. Wickham again...right? Without Lydia and the officers nearby, Longou...
00:48:55 2022-03-08
Elizabeth and Jane are back at Longbourn! Well, almost - they just have to get through one long carriage ride with Kitty and Lydia prattling away before they are home. And once they're home, Elizabeth can finally share the news of Mr. Darcy's proposal - a...
00:38:38 2022-02-22
Elizabeth's visit to Hunsford is drawing to a close. Just a few more dinners with Lady Catherine, some interminable parting words from Mr. Collins, and they will be on their way. What a six weeks it's been! After everything she's gone through, a good nigh...
00:31:47 2022-02-08
Elizabeth is reading and re-reading Mr. Darcy's letter, trying to make sense of it all. Who knew one letter could fundamentally alter everything you thought was true? Not to mention, she's been walking around the park the whole time! No wonder she's exhau...
00:45:31 2022-01-25
Be not alarmed listeners, on this episode, because Mr. Darcy just gave Lizzy a letter, and he has a lot to say. From his role in separating Jane and Bingley, to a full account of his dealings with Mr. Wickham, it's time to snuggle up under the covers and ...
00:35:14 2022-01-11
Mr. Darcy proposed! What else is there to say - although he's the last man on earth whom Lizzy could ever be prevailed upon to marry, we ardently hope this week's story will help you drift into restful and restorative sleep.  ----- Welcome to the Jan...
00:35:14 2021-12-28
Lizzy runs into Colonel Fitzwilliam in the park, and receives devastating new information about Mr. Darcy and his role in Bingley and Jane's relationship. Lizzy, and you, will need to lie down - while you're there, let this week's story help you relax int...
00:45:31 2021-12-14
The Hunsford party spends the evening at Rosings, where Elizabeth plays and sings (Lady Catherine thinks she'd be much better if she practiced). Soon afterward, Mr. Darcy makes an unexpected visit to Hunsford...why is he visiting if he has nothing to say?...
00:45:32 2021-11-30
The invitation has arrived: dinner at Rosings Park! Lizzy finally meets the legendary patroness herself, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. And if Lady Catherine's questions weren't enough for her to deal with, Mr. Darcy and his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam just arr...
00:38:40 2021-11-15
Elizabeth is on the move! First stop London, next stop Hunsford. So many sights to see and people to meet. And, is that Lady Catherine de Bourgh in the lane? No, it's just Mrs. Jenkinson. Let the tale of Elizabeth's travels help you travel into a state of...
00:45:32 2021-11-01
It's Christmas, and the Gardiners are visiting from London. Mrs. Gardiner's words of wisdom are a balm to Elizabeth, and Jane leaves Hertfordshire with them for some time away in London. Visiting London means seeing Jane's old friend Caroline Bingley too,...
00:38:40 2021-10-18
Mr. Collins is back at Longbourn, planning his wedding with Charlotte. But according to Caroline's latest letter, Mr. Bingley won't be back anytime soon - poor Jane! And really, poor Mrs. Bennet. Will nobody consider the effects of their actions on her po...
00:44:36 2021-10-04
The Bingleys have suddenly quit Netherfield, and Caroline hints it's because Mr. Bingley is set to marry Georgiana Darcy. Is she telling the truth, or is it wishful thinking? Jane isn't sure what to think. And Charlotte agreed to marry Mr. Collins! Elizab...
00:45:36 2021-09-20
Mr. Collins has marriage on the mind, and he won't take no for an answer. Lizzy is refusing, Mrs. Bennet's nerves are on edge, and the disarray has even disturbed Mr. Bennet's peace in his library. What a scene! The chaos will make you want to lie down, c...
01:13:03 2021-09-06
It's finally here - the Netherfield ball. A night of music, dancing, and every member of the Bennet family doing their best to embarrass Lizzy. How exhausting! A good night's sleep will help everyone recover their dignity, so let this week's story help yo...
01:13:05 2021-08-23
The Longbourn ladies meet a mysterious new man in town, Mr. Wickham. Lizzy learns some scandalous new information about Mr. Darcy. Wickham has given her a lot to think about! A good night's rest will give her, and you, time to think. Let tonight's story h...
00:45:32 2021-08-09
Guess who's coming to dinner? No, it's not Mr. Bingley, it's the heir to Longbourn, Mr. Collins. If you've been preparing your compliments to your patroness like he has, you are probably exhausted. Let this week's episode help you drift off, rest, and rec...
00:41:10 2021-07-26
Miss Bingley and Elizabeth take a turn about the room and learn that Mr. Darcy's good opinion, once lost, is lost forever. Jane and Elizabeth finally return to Longbourn - what better place for a good night's sleep than your own bed? Snuggle up in your be...
00:56:14 2021-07-12
Mr. Darcy grows even more bewitched by Elizabeth's fine eyes. And Mrs. Bennet will have you know that though they may be in the country, they dine with four-and-twenty families. That kind of social calendar requires one to be well-rested! Keep yourself in...
00:56:01 2021-06-29
Mrs. Bennet's scheme works a little too well, and Jane is stuck at Netherfield with a cold. Elizabeth braves three miles of mud to see her sister, enough to tire anyone out! Let her journey help you on your own journey into deep and comforting sleep. ----...
01:03:01 2021-06-14
Jane and Bingley get closer, and Mr. Darcy discovers the joys of Elizabeth Bennet's fine eyes. This week's story will help your fine eyes drift off into slumber.   ----- Music ["Reverie"] by Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au ----- Welcome to ...
00:42:06 2021-05-31
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is perfect for helping you sleep. Mr. Bennet meets Mr. Bingley, Mr. Bingley meets Jane, Mr. Darcy meets Lizzy - the stage is set for a relaxing journey into love and marriage. ----- Welcome t...