Adventure tales to listen to while hanging out by the beach, in the backseat, or at poolside:

*THE WILD SWANS: The ethereal tale of a princess who saves her brothers from a cruel spell, superbly told by Sigourney Weaver. A

*ANNIE OAKLEY: The sharpshooter’s rags-to-riches saga. Keith Carradine narrates, with a swell score by Los Lobos. A-

*MYSTERY! MYSTERY!: Whodunits by the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe, grippingly related by storyteller Jim Weiss. A