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The Vacant Lot

Tue, 27 May 2014 05:01:02 +0000

by Mary E Wilkins Freeman 32 minutes, 40 seconds Unabridged Mystery/Ghost Story 1902 “David gave one stride toward the black veil, but it rose from the floor and moved away before him across the room at exactly the same height as if suspended from a woman’s head…” First published in Everybody’s Magazine. Performed by Susie Berneis. Originally for sale [...]



Lost Hearts

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:16:32 +0000

by M R James 24 minutes, 24 seconds Unabridged Ghost Story 1895 An early ghost story by James about a kidnapper/dabbler in the occult who has a keen interest in removing the hearts of children. You’re welcome. Performed by Susie Berneis. Originally for sale on March 30, 2009, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years [...]


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http://www.alexwilson.com/telltale/podcasts/mrjames_losthearts.mp3




Tales of the Jungle

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:01:16 +0000

by Rudyard Kipling 1 hour, 14 minutes Unabridged Story Collection 1894, 1895 Two classic Rudyard Kipling stories of the Indian jungle: The King’s Ankus (1895) The python Kaa takes the manchild Mowgli to the ruined city of Cold Lairs, seeking treasure but finding something far worse. “These are the Four that are never content, that have never been filled since the Dews [...]



The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:01:38 +0000

by F Scott Fitzgerald 55 minutes, 44 seconds Unabridged Short Story 1921 Benjamin Button is born as a grown man of seventy years. He spends the rest of his life growing ever younger. Read by Alex Wilson. Originally for sale on December 16, 2008, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later. See the Mission page for [...]



The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 05:01:01 +0000

by John Kendrick Bangs 21 minutes, 41 seconds Unabridged Christmas Ghost Story 1894 A humorous ghost story in which a particularly damp apparition appears on Christmas Eve. “Far be it from me to be impolite to a woman, madam, but I’m hanged if it wouldn’t please me better if you’d stop these infernal visits of yours to this house. [...]



The Haunted Dolls’ House

Sat, 26 Oct 2013 05:44:23 +0000

by M R James 29 minutes, 53 seconds Unabridged Ghost Story 1923 Probably the most famous of the ghost stories of M R James. Commissioned by Queen Mary for her doll house library, which is still on display at 1:12 scale in Windsor Castle. Performed by Susie Berneis. Originally for sale on October 26, 2008, and released free with [...]



The Romance of Certain Old Clothes

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 04:01:00 +0000

by Henry James 44 minutes, 35 seconds Unabridged Fantasy/Horror Story 1868 The first ghost story of Henry James, and was part of a gothic literature revival in the 1880s. First appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. Performed by Susie Berneis. Originally for sale on September 29, 2008, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later. See [...]


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http://www.alexwilson.com/telltale/podcasts/henryjames_theromanceofcertainoldclothes.mp3




The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:13:44 +0000

by H G Wells 32 minutes, 11 seconds Unabridged Fantasy/Horror/SF Story 1902 A classic Victorian ghost tale, framed by Wells’s trademark love of mystery, adventure, and scientific philosophizing. Performed by Robert Bethune. Because of internationally diverse copyright laws, this audiobook is only for licensed in the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. The text on [...]


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Tales of the Elephant

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 04:01:53 +0000

by Rudyard Kipling 1 hour, 15 minutes Unabridged Story Collection 1891, 1894, 1902 Three classic elephant stories by Rudyard Kipling: The Elephant’s Child (1902) “In the High and Far-Off Times the Elephant, O Best Beloved, had no trunk. He had only a blackish, bulgy nose, as big as a boot, that he could wriggle about from side to side; but he [...]


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http://www.alexwilson.com/telltale/podcasts/rudyardkipling-talesoftheelephant-01.mp3




Dubliners: The Boarding House

Sat, 24 Nov 2012 15:22:35 +0000

by James Joyce 17 minutes, 2 seconds Unabridged Short Story 1914 Sometimes romance needs a bit of deliberation; this is Joyce at his most satiric. “The Boarding House” is the seventh story in his collection Dubliners, classic tales dealing thematically with miscommunication, isolation, class differences, and emotional paralysis in Joyce’s Ireland. Narrated by Alex Wilson. Originally for sale on November 24, 2007, [...]


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http://www.alexwilson.com/telltale/podcasts/jamesjoyce_dubliners07.mp3