Here’s a little ear candy for the fan of adventuresome literature. Over the past week, Escapepod (iTunes - Feed - Web Site) released another one of its popular short stories, "Start The Clock." You’ll also find in the feed (and presumably soon on iTunes) an audio version of Isaac Asimov’s "Nightfall," which was published first in 1941, in Astounding Science Fiction. Great combo here of new and old.
Next, Pseudopod (iTunes - Feed - Web Site), the world’s first audio horror magazine, has issued two new stories in recent weeks: Stephanie Burgis’ "Stitching Time" and Dave Thompson’s "Last Respects." We think you’ll like them. (Thanks to BoingBoing for the heads up on these.)
Finally, we wanted to highlight Stranger Things, (iTunes - Feed - Web Site). This series features stories of ordinary people stumbling into strange worlds (a la The Twilight Zone). This is not just your everyday podcast. The stories are creative, and they’re told/acted out in very high quality video. This puts it on the cutting-edge of what’s being done with podcasting. Definitely have a look.
Other free audio books within these genres:
- Beyond Lies the Wub, Philip K. Dick (iTunes)
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle (rss feed)
- The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe (iTunes)
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving (mp3 download)
- The Invisible Man, HG Wells (iTunes)
- The New Accelerator, HG Wells (rss feed)
- The Raven, Edgar Allen Poe (mp3 download)
- The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson (mp3 download)
- The Tell Tale Heart, Edgar Allen Poe (feed)
- Time Machine, HG Wells (iTunes)