Master Drive (Complete Audio and Video Works)


The New York Times calls Odds Bodkin “a consummate storyteller” and Billboard Magazine calls him “a modern-day Orpheus.” Now you can experience this author and musical master talesman’s awarding-winning audio and video and literary creations.–his entire storyography with newly-released works, including original music. Start a family legacy of listening and imagining in a unique world of spoken-word and music. Stories for children, teens, young adults and mature listeners (all age-organized). You’ll find classic myths, legends, wisdom tales, and epics curated from around the world, plus original creations told with music, character voices and uncanny sound effects, all created by one gifted artist.

Story Sample (Kids): The Evergreens

Story Sample (Kids): The Wise Little Girl

Story Sample (Kids): Little Proto’s T-Rex Adventure

Story Sample (Teens): Hidden Grail: Sir Percival and the Fisher King

Story Sample (Adults): Beowulf: The Only One

Story Sample (Adults): The Odyssey: Part III: From the Sirens and Calypso to Ithaca’s Takeover


Complete Audio Collection + Bonus Recordings

Featuring over 28 hours of storytelling from one of the world’s greatest storytellers. NYTimes calls Odds Bodkin “a consummate storyteller”. Billboard Magazine calls him “a modern-day Orpheus”. Experience some of the world’s most treasured stories as well as original works, filled with music, sound effects, rich character voices and sound scapes.

Audio Recordings:

– The Odyssey: An Epic Telling (4 hrs)

               Part I: From Troy to the Cyclop’s Cave (1 hr 15 mins)
               Part II: From Aeolia and Circle to Land of the Dead (1 hr 8 mins)
               Part III: From the Sirens and Calypso to Ithaca’s Takeover (47 mins)
               Part IV: From Nausicaa to Battle in the Hall and Homecoming (1 hr)

(WINNER: Oppenheim Platinum Award for Best Audio)

(WINNER: Education Source Top Ten Award)

– The Teacup Fairy: Very Old Tales for Very Young Children (43 mins)

                How the Animals Stole Back Fire (13 mins)
                The Little Shepherd (25 mins)
                The Fox and the Cat: An Aesops Fable (3 mins)
                The Monkeys and the Moon: A Fable about Leadership (3 mins)

– The Evergreens: Gentle Tales of Nature (40 mins)

                The Evergreens (8 mins)
                The African Tree’s Name (13 mins)
                The Woman Who Fell from the Sky (12 mins)
                The Lion Makers (5 mins)
                The Wind and the Sun (3 mins)

– With Twinkle in your Eye: Funny Folktales from Everywhere (43 mins)

               The Elf of Springtime (17 mins)
               The Rahjah’s Question (4 mins)
               The Wily African Messenger (14 mins)
               The Rock n roll Three Little Pigs (8 mins)

– Rip Roarin’ Paul Bunyan Tales (44 mins)

               The Limbless Forest (11 mins)
               The Bedcats (22 mins)
               The Stubborn Christmas Tree (12 mins)

– The Winter Cherries: Holiday Tales from Around the World (1 hr 6 mins)

               The Winter Cherries: An Arthurian Legend of Christmas (25 mins)
               The Generous Man: A Chanuka tale (7 mins)
               The Christmas Cobwebs: A German Folktale (11 minutes)
               The Takeover Before Christmas: A Rock n’ Roll story (6 mins)

– The Blossom Tree: Tales from the Far East (56 mins)

               The Blossom Tree: A Tale from Tibet (23 mins)
               The Missing Axe: A Tale from China (3 mins)
               The Crane Wife: A Tale from Japan (17 mins)
               The Runaway Horse: A Tale from China (8 mins)

– The Wise Little Girl: Tales of the Feminine (47 mins)

                The Wise Little Girl: A Tale from Old Russia (23 mins)
               The Buffalo’s Wife: A Native American Myth (14 mins)
               The Three Spinning Fairies: A Grimm’s Tale (10 mins)

– Giant’s Cauldron: Viking Myths of Adventure (1 hr 7 mins)

               Odin and Thor Battle the Frost Giants (38 mins)
               Mead of Poetry (29 mins)

– Stories of Love (1 hr 4 mins)

               The Crane Wife (17 mins)
               The Dame Ragnell (47 mins)

– Dark Tales of the Supernatural (1 hr 48 mins)

               The Storm Breeder (30 mins)
               Treasure Trove (15 mins)
               The Infallible Doctor (2o mins)
               The Demon Heads (3o mins)

– Voyage of the Waistgold (Ages 18+) (2 hrs 44 mins)

– The Rage of Hercules (1 hr 40 mins)

– The Old Man Speaks: A White Mountains History (1 hr 11 mins)

– The Adventures of Little Proto (52 mins)

– Little Proto’s T-Rex Adventure (1 hr 13 mins)

(WINNER: Parents’ Choice Gold Award)

– Little Proto and the Volcano’s Fire (1 hr 13 mins)

(WINNER: Parents’ Choice Silver Award)

– Earthstone: The Eco-Musical (2 hrs)

– Hidden Grail: Sir Percival and the Fisher King (1.5 hrs)

(WINNER: Indie Award for Children’s Storytelling)

(WINNER: Publishers’ Weekly’s Listen Up Award for Best Audio)

– David and Goliath: The Harper and the King (1 hr)


Live Audio Recordings:

Beowulf: The Only One (Live at Grendel’s Den) (1 hr 21 mins)

Odin and Thor Battle the Frost Giants (Live at Grendel’s Den) (80 mins)


Video Recordings:

The Iliad: Book I (50-minute video)


Original Musical Compositions on Acoustic Instruments and Kurzweil synthesizer:

Rapunzel’s Window
At Beauty’s Door
Black Irish
Soft-Hearted Men in the Good Old USA
Little Paws
Christmas Morning
The Great Irish Elk


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