Sticks (written by Karl Edward Wagner)

This is an audio version of a most unsettling horror story that was first published in 1974. The narrator is either too harsh in his delivery or his American accent is just more extreme than most. He seems to cut off or slur certain words but this is the only audio of it I could find. I’ve long admired this story and feel in the mood for listening rather than reading.


Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mystery & Other Stories

railwayWritten by John Taylor, a well known writer and radio producer, Dr Watson introduces and recounts four `new’ stories that have up till now remained a mere collection of random notes. The link to the originals is a locked cedar wood chest that Dr Watson discovers in his bureau. Benedict Cumberbatch is the enthusiastic narrator and what a good job he does. [Read more…]

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (audio book read by Jim Dale)

A great audio book: Jim Dale is a fabulous narrator, giving each character a distinct voice which lends even more colour to this already colourful story. It is amazing how the use of special effect sounds and the right music can conjure up the scenes in my mind. What a versatile voice! There is no dull monotone here, no character/accent beyond his vocal range. [Read more…]

GHOST STORIES Volume 2 (M.R. JAMES audiobook)

51T8Ul-OrML._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_You get five classic tales by England’s greatest writer of ghost stories on this cd. Running time: two hours forty four minutes. Each story is narrated by Derek Jacobi, one of Britain’s greatest television actors of the past fifty years. [Read more…]

THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH (Dark Adventure Radio Theatre)


I don’t know who the individual members of the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre are but it is obvious they are hugely enthusiastic fans of H P Lovecraft. I find it difficult to sleep at night without an audio book playing at my bedside so I bought this cd…. [Read more…]

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