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Audiobookish is a podcast for everyone that loves audiobooks. Your hosts Poppy Knight and Fahed will be reviewing new audiobooks and classic titles that are close to their hearts. Audiobookish is all about discovering the best stories in publishing's most exciting format.
 
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Episode Notes We discuss the latest thriller from smash-hit author Paula Hawkins. Thanks to Penguin for the ARC. Here is the blurb. When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the victim's home. Carla is his grief-strick…
 
A trilogy of bone-chilling subterranean tales are unearthed by James, in Part 1 of our 100th episode “spectacular.” Marvel, as the Loremen encounter a mummy’s curse, get lost in the Kennington Loop and come face-to-face with an Absolute Bad Boy. We also learn the French term for earthquake and answer the age-old riddle: when is a wig, not a wig? An…
 
A lil' Wayne ahead of the big 💯 (100) show this weekend. If you're reading this before the 12th September (2021) then there must surely be tickets in here... https://dice.fm/event/2vl7p-loremen-alasdair-beckett-king-james-shakeshaft-12th-sep-the-bill-murray-london-tickets If you're reading it after or can't come then just enjoy a lovely bite size b…
 
Episode Notes We chat about The Carpet People. We had some harsh words for it. About the book: In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet…That’s the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there’s a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweepin…
 
From the depths of Wales's Brecon Beacons, at the Green Man Festival, two plucky Loreboys attempted a pod-first: recording a podcast in a tent. Sadly, it proved to be too rainy and of that recording, only fragments remain… Join Alasdair and James for exclusive access to the so-called 'Green Man Tapes,' as well as the 14th Century tale of a true-hea…
 
James returns from a minibreak in Cornwall with a swashbuckling tale of piracy, mistaken identity and being very annoying. Don't worry - all those things apply to the protagonist of the Penryn Tragedy, not James. Prepare yourself for a deadly case of banter-gone-wrong in this Cornish bloodbath. So gather your booty, moisten your Pogs, and join the …
 
Episode Notes We had a blast discussing this thrilling and innovative take on true crime. It is a surprising and strange story of family dysfunction, coming of age, and, how difficult it is to get to the truth of things. Thanks to Penguin for the ARC. Blurb: What happens to those girls who go missing? What happens to the Zoe Nolans of the world?In …
 
James Shakeshaft takes Alasdair Beckett-King back to Chipping Campden via Chipping Sodbury, County Louth and North London. The Lorelads are on tour [AIRHORN!] and they have one thing on their minds – sightings of animal ghosts. Join us on this journey and meet Sir Francis Bacon’s ghost chicken, an immortal cat, and (of course) the maître d’autobus.…
 
Episode Notes We review the classic fantasy trilogy by Philip Pullman. All three audiobooks were advance review copies provided by Penguin Random House. This is our longest episode to date. The His Dark Materials Trilogy is one of Poppy's favourites as mentioned in our pilot episode. With a review this long our discussion of The Northern Lights, Th…
 
The Soap Woman of Lake Crescent The Loremen visit Twin Peaks country, and in damn fine company. The year is 1940 and Forrest Burgess (off of Astonishing Legends) takes Alasdair and James to the shores of Lake Crescent in Washington State. Plumbing its chilly depths, we uncover a murderer, a hardboiled detective and an underwater corpse-catcher. We …
 
You know the feeling. It's night-time and you're all alone. You get the strangest feeling that if you look into the glass of a darkened window, you might see a scary figure looking back at you? Well, the tale that Alasdair Beckett-King chills James Shakeshaft with in this episode is ever so similar. Except it's daytime, you're in church with other …
 
James Shakeshaft has a big old ramble about all sorts of stuff, and Alasdair Beckett-King sends in a video postcard which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tBPi0V6JsM All this is in aid of our livestream tonight (8pm BST 22nd July) which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/c/LoremenPodcast or here: https://www.twitch.tv/lor…
 
Poppy Hillstead has entered the podcast! Award winning comic and podcaster (Poppy Hillstead Has Entered The Chat) joins the Loreboys with a tale of the Green Lady who haunted her childhood in the Lincolnshire Wolds. In a shocking twist, the Green Lady turns out to be a) real, b) Spanish and c) kinda clingy. Find out why everyone is talking about Po…
 
Alasdair Beckett-King and James Shakeshaft head for the haunted heights of Derbyshire’s High Peak. Somewhere between Light Peak and Dark Peak, betwixt spooky and spoopy, they uncover a tale of drunken revelry and unearthly terror. This episode also features parachute petticoats and an ode to The Pub that borders on (without actually being) poetry. …
 
Alasdair takes us to the flat, flat Fenlands and tells tales of some proper old-school oddballs. The sort of people who like to question the mainstream narrative. The sort of people who, if they were around nowadays, would probably wear a mask but not over their nose. You know the sort. BONUS: This episode also includes a cut-out-and-keep haircut f…
 
James takes Alasdair on a guided tour of the Cotswolds’ less famous standing stones. This episode is hot, hot, hot, in many senses of the word. Is it the sultry ambience of a summer evening in James’s shed? Is it the phallic power of these B-list monoliths? Or is it... Swede dreams? Hopefully, we will never find out. Loreboys nether say die! Suppor…
 
This is the Midnight Library 2: Electric Boogaloo AKA The Midnight Library Returns: Electric Boogalurns. Miranda Merrick and Mr Darling make their way to merry olde England and cause a right old fuss. Miranda shares the tale of Harry Main, a distinctly land-based pirate with a side-line animal disguises. Oh, and if you ever dig a hole in Ipswich, M…
 
Episode Notes We review the audiobook adaptation of the 2000 AD classic graphic novel. We chat about Celtic myths, feminism, and the advantages of shorter audiobooks. This is the last episode of season one. We will be back soon. Thank you all for listening and sharing. DescriptionFor too long the people of Tír na nÓg have suffered under the dominio…
 
The Loreboys go rambling up Scotland's third most famous seat* and make a very spooky discovery: a Victorian mystery that remains unsolved. (Spoiler: we didn't solve it). Guest stars in this episode include: Scottish Columbo, a poisoned pig and Mrs. Doubtfire. Warning: James does the full gamut of 'Scottish' accents, ranging from 'Elderly Nanny' to…
 
Un petit amuse-bouche ahead of tonight's LIVESTREAM on twitch.tv/loremenpod Alasdair Beckett-King regales James Shakeshaft with a delightful wee Scottish tale of faerie-kidnapping, coffins and knife throwing. A classic Friday night out, tbf. Prepare yourself for Scottish accents, several cockneys and a smattering of Orson Welleses. And join us toni…
 
Episode Notes Today our guest is Sherry Green. We discuss Sherry's love of stories and ask her about her top five audiobooks. Sherry is a bibliophile who teaches by day and reviews books by night. She is an avid user of Audible, Libby, and Hoopla and enjoys nothing better than nice hot beverages, well-narrated audiobooks, and long walks with her do…
 
Ben Van der Velde (Worst Foot Forward Podcast) treats the Loremen to a tour of Jewish mysticism, the dreaded dybbuk and (of course) the world's original robot bouncer - the golem. Plus, we nearly make it through the whole episode without a circumcision joke. Watch out for guest appearances from 'Bugz in the Nut', a whole new superhero franchise, an…
 
If you've executed a criminal and are wondering what to do with their hands, why not get crafting and make yourself a Hand of Glory? This burglar's multi-tool is purported to do all sorts, though the evidence points (like a dead highwayman's cadaverous finger) towards them not really working at all. This episode was originally a livestream, and fea…
 
Episode Notes This week's episode is a discussion of No Fixed Abode by Maeve McClenaghan. No Fixed Abode starts with a simple question: How many homeless people are dying in the UK every year? What follows is a thorough investigation of homelessness policies, the people on the frontline trying to help those seeking support, and the stories of the h…
 
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