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The Truth
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Movies for your ears.
 
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Selected Shorts
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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.
 
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The Classic Tales Podcast
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Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the Gothic castles of Eastern Europe, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
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Dead Pilots Society
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In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).
 
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LeVar Burton Reads
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Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads. In each episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Roots) hand-picks a different piece of short fiction, and reads it to you.
 
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The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker
 
New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.
 
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Selected Shorts: Too Hot For Radio
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Over the years, Selected Shorts has had to say no to some amazing stories that, due to language issues or content advisories were, well, too hot for radio. But no more!
 
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Morning Short
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Enjoy a new, curated short story every episode. We hand-pick 15-25 minute short stories from a pool of award-winning fiction writers. Then we turn them into to mini audiobooks that improve any commute, workout, or walk in the park. Read by professional narrators.Every day is a different story. One morning we might bring you a sci-fi thriller by the legendary Ray Bradbury, and the next morning might be a Sherlock Holmes detective story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Romance? We’ve got it. Narrative p ...
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
 
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The Casket - New Short Stories
 
Fictional delights from Joanna Sterling
 
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AudioFile Magazine
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Podcast by AudioFile Magazine
 
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No Extra Words: the flash fiction podcast
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A flash fiction podcast featuring short stories less than 2,000 words long.
 
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Lo-Fi Story Time
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Lo-Fi Story Time is a microstory micropodcast, offering unusual and always original fiction stories (and some music) since 2015. Stories are written spontaneously and recorded live by Todd Mauldin.
 
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1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
 
A hand-picked collection of narrated short stories from classic authors including Edgar Allen Poe, Jack London, Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury, Leo Tolstoy, and many others which will inspire, enlighten, and entertain.
 
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Playing On Air: A Theater Podcast
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Playing on Air is a public radio show and podcast featuring great American short plays with great American actors. We distribute audio productions of contemporary theater, translating stage works into enduring modern radio theater. We aim to redefine radio drama for today's digital, mobile audience.
 
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The Easy Chair with Laura Hurwitz
 
Author Laura Hurwitz reads you a story, continued week to week.
 
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Bound Off Short Story Podcast
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Bound Off is a monthly literary audio magazine, broadcasting literary short fiction with the new podcasting technology. We aspire to showcase work that is compelling and driven by narrative, with a force that keeps the listener listening. We are dedicated to publishing stories by both the established and emerging writer. Visit our website at boundoff.com for information about our broadcasts and how to submit your stories.
 
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Chatterbox Audio Theater
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Chatterbox creates fully soundscaped audio works for free download. With rare exceptions, Chatterbox shows are recorded live, with manual sound effects and as little post-production editing as possible.
 
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the boom
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Audio stories, some factual and opinionated; and some completely made up for your entertainment. What you'll find won't be thematically consistent, I think that can get boring, and I want to keep making things that don't bore any of us. It will feature a range of high quality fictional audio content from Chicago's under-appreciated and supremely talented artists, as well as journalistic stories that dive into topics and experiences I'm interested in.
 
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The Short Stories of H. P. Lovecraft
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The Short Stories of H. P. Lovecraft, narrated by Adam G. Linder. Produced by Bespoken Podcasting.
 
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Be Particular Out There | Podcast
 
Our podcast brings you readings and conversations from storytellers around the world. Hosted by Dustin M. Thomas.
 
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Griddlecakes Radio
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Griddlecakes Radio...exploring the lost art of audio storytelling.
 
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Fred Frees Favorites, an Audio Book Sampler
 
An audio book sampler. Produced by Waterlogg Productions and Joseph Bevilacqua, Hosted by Fred Frees. More info at: http://waterlogg.com
 
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Writing Alchemy
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Writer, activist, and artist Fay Onyx reads fairy tales, romances, and adventures designed to take you outside the oppressive grind of the everyday world and then discusses them with a diverse range of guests. Please join hir for... Writing Alchemy.
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
A shy and dowdy country girl, Berenice feels socially inept beside her vivacious and sophisticated cousin, Marjorie. But Marjorie decides to groom her and when Berenice turns out better than she expected, Marjorie is delighted, till Berenice catches the eye of one of Marjorie's own faithful admirers. Will Berenice remain the timid and diffident country girl, or will her newfound success give her courage? Lois, a young girl engaged to be married, suddenly becomes unsure about the relationship ...
 
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2 Pages Of Mystery Podcast
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It's about great mystery stories, aspiring authors and the fun you can have putting the two together. The purpose here is to collect short mystery stories (see the "Rules/Submit" section of the website - 2pagesofmystery.com) and then we will turn them into published stories on the site AND create an audiobook / old-time radio program for release in the 2 Pages Of Mystery podcast.
 
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Brick Moon Fiction - BMF Podcast
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Brick Moon Fiction is dedicated to imagining the future through speculative fiction from diverse voices.
 
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Truyện đêm muộn
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Podcast mang tên "truyện đêm muộn", khởi đầu với chương trình "đọc truyện đêm khuya" của kênh VOV2, đài tiếng nói Việt Nam.Chúng tôi chỉ để 5 podcast gần đây nhất.Note: The language of this podcast is Vietnamese, not English.We only keep 5 latest episodes available. Be sure to tune in before it's too late!–This is, currently, a syndication to the "Doc truyen dem khuya" program, bi-weekly broadcasted by VOV2. We are not endorsed by them however. Link to their program's website is here: http:/ ...
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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When she’s suddenly summoned to the small Southern town of her childhood to care for her grandmother, a comic illustrator learns about her own family's origins. Joshilyn Jackson’s talents as author and narrator works to full advantage offering her "insider knowledge" of what she intends to convey and conceal at every stage. Read the full audiof ...…
 
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Selected Shorts
 
Guest host David Sedaris presents two stories about quiet times. Leonard Nimoy reads Raymond Carver's classic "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love," which is what perplexes the married couples sitting around drinking gin on a slow summer evening. It's also summer in Bernard Malamud's "A Summer's Reading," and a rootless young man is tryi ...…
 
The final part of Female of the Species, professional assassin Helena is in Barcelona on a job. At the last minute within feet of the target she receives a text message. The hit is cancelled and the agent Ashall has double crossed her and tried to have her killed. Listen... The post Short Story – The Female of the Species Part 3 appeared first ...…
 
In this episode of Dead Pilots Society, Ben Blacker interviews Reza Aslan (The Leftovers, Believer) and Andrew Reich (Friends, Dead Pilots Society!) regarding their dead pilot, Allah in the Family. You'll also listen to a live table read of Allah in the Family, performed by some of today's funniest comedic actors like: Dominic Rains as Bobak/Li ...…
 
An ensemble of narrators bring mid-20th century Hollywood to life. Alma Cuervo excels in her portrait of Evelyn, a reclusive washed-up starlet. Desperation, anger, and love have all been part of Evelyn’s life, and Cuervo’s performance delivers them all. This story of triumph and tragedy is a must for fans of Old Hollywood.Read the full audiofil ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Tina is a 16-year-old Congolese refugee turned Kenyan street gang member and thief. Pascale Armand convincingly captures Tina’s many contrasts—her toughness and tenderness, duplicity and honesty, questioning and certainty. Armand keeps the story’s tension with credible accents, pacing and character dramatizations. Read the full audiofile review ...…
 
Jonas Hassen Khemiri reads his story from the September 25, 2017, issue of the magazine. Khemiri is a Swedish playwright and novelist, whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His most recent novel, “Everything I Don’t Remember,” was published in the U.S. last year.
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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This week on The Easy Chair, it’s Shoulda Swiped Left with Hannah and Jake. This is their final SSL podcast. For the last time on The Easy Chair they discuss Hannah’s on-line and current old-school matchmaker dating life. It’s the sweetest, funniest, most self-aware episode ever. Fact: I am going to miss this monthly podcast so much. For me, it ...…
 
Bruce Jay Friedman has been hailed by critics as a comic genius, a writer whose vision confronts the malaise of contemporary life with a liberating deadpan humor. Friedman has published several novels, multiple collections of short stories, four plays, and several works of nonfiction. His short story “A Change of Plan” was adapted by Neil Simon ...…
 
Qarie Marshall’s effortless-sounding articulation and broad phrasing palette allow listeners to absorb what science tells us about optimal learning. More than aphoristic tips, these are powerful strategies, sometimes counterintuitive, that are already revolutionizing training and education in a variety of realms. Read the full audiofile review ...…
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
 
Written by Luke KondorNarrated by Josh CurranEdited by Karl HughesMusic by Myuu and Thom Robson
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
 
When Jack London was 17 he signed as an able bodied seaman aboard a seal ship bound for the northern islands. He ran into trouble immediately, and dealt with it, but also got the scare of his life. This is his story.#JackLondonSponsors: The Great Courses Plus: get 30 days FREE when you sign up at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/1001. I use these gr ...…
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
 
1. Join The Other Stories Facebook group2. Get your exclusive BONUS story on Patreon!3. Submit a story!We hope you enjoyed this episode of The Other Stories. For more H&C madness, pop over to www.HawkAndCleaver.com and say hello!
 
The diary of a gentleman fighting depression in his twilight years is masterfully performed by Derek Jacobi. Jacobi’s rich voice and musical delivery are a treat. They take the listener through Hendrik’s year--making new friends, fighting bureaucracy and boredom, carrying on through fear and loss and reveling in small joys. Read the full audiof ...…
 
Writing Alchemy Episode 22 Summary In this fourth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes the humor and drama continue as Tamara confronts Vanessa about her spying, Janus tries to figure out what the First Responders Training Program really is, and Vanessa has a vision that leads to an important revelation! Underneath the facade of ordinary reality l ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Channie Waites sets the rhythms and emotions of this tribute to Ezra Jack Keats, author and illustrator of the children’s classic THE SNOWY DAY. Keats’s immigrant parents faced poverty and “the dark heel of Discrimination” in America. Waites delivers harsh truths and poignant descriptions wrapped in imaginative lyricism.Read the full audiofile ...…
 
Lo-Fi Story Time Live: microfiction story spontaneously written LIVE and read for the Lo-Fi Story Time Podcast! This week: Doubtful SatelliteSubscribe to Lo-Fi Story Time on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, or come by toddmauldin.com for more information.twitter: @mrtavogoogle plus: plus.google.com/toddmauldinyoutube: youtube.com/toddmauldin…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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No Extra Words: the flash fiction podcast
 
Good and bad are closer together than you think. She didn't know what "The Law of Buoyancy" would come to mean in her family. By Brittni MacKenzie Dale, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read Brittni's bio. He's lost "26" but won't lose anymore. Buy Guy Wilkinson, copyright 2016, used with permission. Read Guy's bio.…
 
Sherlock Holmes lies in the grip of a deadly illness. There is only one person in this world that can save him, and it’s not Dr. Watson. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. This episode of The Classic Tales Podcast is made possible by our listeners. With much ...…
 
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Chatterbox Audio Theater
 
Chatterbox's ten-year story reaches its final chapter with this classic horror tale. The vindictive Montresor has been insulted by the obnoxious Fortunato. Montresor's taste for revenge leads the two men deep into the catacombs below his palazzo, where Fortunato will face a shocking reckoning.By dave@chatterboxtheater.org (Chatterbox Audio Theater).
 
Based on an 1828 estate appraisal that included 11 enslaved men, women, and children, this audiobook is a heartrending exploration of what slavery meant to those who were deemed “property.” The story leaps from the pages through the commanding performances of Patricia R. Floyd, Jenny Sterlin and Kevin R. Free.Read the full audiofile review at h ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Selected Shorts
 
Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents two stories about growing up. In Stephan Enter's "Resistance," teenagers at a local chess club are suspicious of their new teacher. The reader is Michael Cerveris. And sassy Hazel Parker speaks her mind in Toni Cade Bambara's "Gorilla, My Love," read by Hattie Winston.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg ...…
 
New Short Story – Part 2 The Female of the Species by Joanna Sterling – Professional assassin Helena is in Barcelona on a job. At the last minute within feet of the target she receives a text message. There’s been a change of plan. In the Part 2, Helena meets Felipe... The post Short Story – The Female of the Species Part 2 appeared first on Th ...…
 
Christian Coulson’s reading sweeps you along on this breathless historical adventure. Monty, his sister, Felicity and his best friend, Percy, set out from England for a grand tour of Europe. Coulson flawlessly gives voice to Monty’s decadent rakishness, Percy’s steady companionship, and Felicity’s sharp intelligence.Read the full audiofile revi ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Intestilax is a miracle cure for stomach pains. But be careful: it may have side effects. Written by Casper Kelly, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell. Performed by Adam Wade, Hannah Chase, Mariette Strauss, Elana Fishbein, Dennis Pacheco, Anne Antonucci, Jeremy Bent, Noel Dinneen and Seth Lind.
 
Dimple Shah’s focus is on winning Insomnia Con, a summer app development program. Vikas Adam and Sneha Mathan build a rapid-fire repertoire through alternating chapters which include drama, humor, hijinks – and even a Bollywood dance number – as these teens work together and realize they might want more than just the grand prize.Read the full a ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Brick Moon Fiction - BMF Podcast
 
The weather has savaged the landscape, megacorporations have circled the wagons, but mankind has found a way to strike back with the invention of the ultimate driving machine. Engineered to withstand any hardship mother earth can throw at it, this vehicle proves mankind the ultimate survivor - except for one inherent flaw. Step inside the passe ...…
 
Historians argue that the American Civil War began in Kansas. The 1856 presidential election reflected the national divide over slavery as clearly as the 1860 race did. Bob Souer’s pleasant voice and easy pace illuminate this look at John C. Fremont’s campaign for the presidency and this often overlooked period in U.S. history.Read the full aud ...…
 
Today on The Easy Chair, it’s another awesome episode of Mightier Than the Sword with co-host Steph Spaulding. This week Steph picked our topic: side hustles. From gigs like editing to being a writing coach, writing-related gigs can be great side hustles, especially when we writers have demanding day jobs like teaching and starting up a cookie ...…
 
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1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
 
Maupassant's well-written tale of a young wife, married to a simple clerk, who could not appreciate what she had, always wanting to be a wealthy socialite. Sponsors:Zip Recruiter: Hiring? Zip Recruiter is the best hiring tool you will ever use. Sign up FREE now at www.ziprecruiter.com/1001 and finf the perfect hire, many times within 24 hoursAw ...…
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
 
Written by Matt Butcher Narrated by Josh CurranEdited by Karl HughesMusic by Fingers in the Noise and Thom Robson
 
Mary Stuart Masterson brilliantly delivers this uncompromising look at the life and death of Mort Lear, gay children’s book artist and illustrator. Mort’s sudden death leaves his live-in assistant, “Tommy,” with a mess. She has to withdraw a bequest to a NYC museum and deal with the actor hired to play Mort in the biopic.Read the full audiofile ...…
 
In the autobiographical GETTING IN by Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner Frank Gilroy (The Subject Was Roses), a scrappy GI, gleefully recalls how he went from truancy, almost flunking high school, the trenches of WWII, to Dartmouth College, on the GI Bill that changed his life. Getting In by Frank Gilroy (Tony, Pulitzer Prize) featuring eleven! - ...…
 
This audiobook is a thing of beauty. Nina Riggs is honest and profoundly human as she comes to terms with life with terminal cancer and death. Cassandra Campbell matches Riggs’s emotions at every stage, and her lovely smooth voice has a bittersweet quality. The short afterword from Riggs’s husband is delivered by Kirby Heyborne. Read the full a ...…
 
In this gripping romantic suspense set in western Montana, Elisabeth Rodgers relates Alice Bodine’s terrifying encounter with a stranger when she runs away from home. When she doesn’t return, her family believes she’s dead. Rodgers reflects the story’s increasing tension as it flashes forward to the present.Read the full audiofile review at htt ...…
 
Lo-Fi Story Time Live: microfiction story spontaneously written LIVE and read for the Lo-Fi Story Time Podcast! This week: LonlinessSubscribe to Lo-Fi Story Time on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, or come by toddmauldin.com for more information.twitter: @mrtavogoogle plus: plus.google.com/toddmauldinyoutube: youtube.com/toddmauldin…
 
A boy is kidnapped, and a woman framed. Only the superhuman acumen of Arséne Lupin can thwart the catastrophe. Maurice Le Blanc, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. This episode of The Classic Tales Podcast is made possible by our listeners. With much heartfelt gratitude, we thank t ...…
 
This achingly beautiful tale of love, loss, and literature is read by Chelsea Bruland and Hamish R. Johnson. Rachel’s inconsolable grief over her younger brother’s death opens a story that unfolds in multiple layers. it may take a bit of time to settle into the book’s rhythm, but Bruland and Johnson make it well worth the effort.Read the full a ...…
 
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Guest host Josh Radnor presents two stories about expectation, hope and disenchantment. A navy wife isn't charmed by the Riviera, until a chance encounter changes everything, in Richard Yates' “Evening on the Côte d’Azur," read by Edie Falco. And a video parlor run by a lonely widower is the source of solace and catastrophe in an early George S ...…
 
New Short Story – The Female of the Species by Joanna Sterling introduces Helena, an assassin traveling to Barcelona for a ‘hit’ on a cyber-terrorist. But things don’t quite go to plan. This is a three part story read by Menna Bonsels. The post Short Story – The Female of the Species – Part 1 appeared first on The Casket of Fictional Delights.…
 
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