Dorsett Atari Comprehension-Reading AB ; Copyright (C) 1982 Dorsett Educational Systems, Inc.#

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This is an archive of the "Reading Comprehension" (set ab) educational program published by Dorsett Educational Systems, Inc. in 1982. This was originally packaged as a set of 8 cassette tapes for use with Atari 400 and 800 computers and the Educational System Master Cartridge.

The "raw recordings" directory contains the unaltered recordings from cassette, one file per tape, with both sides of each tape in the same file. You probably don't want to use this folder.

The main files (ab1 through ab16) are likely the versions you want to use with your Atari or emulator. These have been split into 16 files (one per tape side). The audio levels have had their volume normalized, as well as any pops and clicks removed, and subsequently repaired on the data tracks. Each tape has been verified to work on the Altirra emulator.

Finally, photos of the cassette tapes are included.

The work of digitization and audio cleanup was done by Kay Savetz and Thomas Cherryhomes in June 2015.

Album: Reading Comprehension (Ab)
Year: 1982
Original Format: Atari Educational System (Dorsett Talk & Teach)
Digital Format: Microsoft WAV, 2 channel, 16-bit 44100Hz sample rate
Digitized by: Kay Savetz/Thomas Cherryhomes


Ab1 The Story of Boo
Ab2 The Horse Gentler
Ab3 Edward P. McCabe: Pioneer
Ab4 Our Dog Skippy
Ab5 Egor, the Missing Boa
Ab6 The Electric Car
Ab7 Althea Gibson, Tennis Champ
Ab8 The Chickasaw Nation
Ab9 The Ghost of Raymond Hill
Ab10 The Train Set
Ab11 Sleep: The Body's Mystery
Ab12 The Buffalo Soldiers
Ab13 The Great Ostrich Race
Ab14 Basketball Magicians
Ab15 Lost Gold
Ab16 Grandma's World

Tracks (size in sum: 997.1 MB):

Quiz for understanding#


Dorsett Atari Comprehension-Reading AB - cassettes with uneven numbers

Dorsett Atari Comprehension-Reading AB - cassettes with even numbers

Dorsett Atari Comprehension-Reading AB - opened cassette box

Dorsett Atari Comprehension-Reading AB - Courseware book - figure #1

Dorsett Atari Comprehension-Reading AB - Courseware book - figure #2