Judy Collins Talking Books

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In searching the Web, I discovered that Judy had recorded several talking books. These are available only on cassette. All but Thumbelina are in print as of this writing. I especially recommend Amazing Grace as that has been such an important part of Judy's life and musical success. It offers some insight into Judy's life as it tells her relation to the song.


HCN010 A Little House Sampler - 1989 - Caedmon CPN-2125 (2 Cassettes) ISBN 0-89845-973-7

By Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane, Performed by Judy Collins, Edited by William T. Anderson, New York, Harper Collins approximately 2h55m


HCN020 Thumbelina - 1990 Oct. - Knopf ISBN: 0679808108

Thumbelina/Knopf Book and Cassette by Hans Christian Anderson, Songs and music and narration by Judy Collins, Book illustrations by Kaarina Kaila, Retold by Deborah Hautzig. Approximately 21 minutes. Slipcase for book and cassette. Nicely printer/bound. Hard to find as of 12/97.


HCN030 Amazing Grace - 1991 - Random House AudioBooks ISBN: 0-679-41058-9 (Cassette)

A Personal Recollection And Rendition of the Hymn Performed by Judy Collins (Includes three verses never recorded before) approximately 39 minutes This is the talking-book version of the 1991 Hyperion Publication by the same name. Judy reads from the book, tracing her own history with the song, and also telling of how it came to be written in 1789 by John Newton, a former slave ship captain. The cassette also includes Judy’s a cappella rendition of “Amazing Grace,” including three verses neve r recorded before, and available only on this audio cassette.


HCN040 The Angel Book - 1992 - Audio Renaissance Tapes/St. Martin's Press ISBN: 1-55927-226-0 (Cassette)

Unabridged - A Handbook for Aspiring Angels by Karen Goldman approximately 90 minutes with Judy singing portions of the book.


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