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Dark Tome

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What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village.The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemporary authors from across the globe.

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What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side?Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village.The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemporary authors from across the globe.

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877 Ratings
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Addicted

By SEBMarketBK - Dec 20 2019
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Great stories, crazy twists, and hilarious vocal acting creates an irresistibly addictive experience. 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

Only sample episodes

By CowboyNYC - Sep 24 2019
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Posting only samples is useless. This podcast should be removed.

iTunes Ratings

877 Ratings
Average Ratings
584
117
45
29
102

Addicted

By SEBMarketBK - Dec 20 2019
Read more
Great stories, crazy twists, and hilarious vocal acting creates an irresistibly addictive experience. 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

Only sample episodes

By CowboyNYC - Sep 24 2019
Read more
Posting only samples is useless. This podcast should be removed.
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Dark Tome

Latest release on Jun 08, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Statement of Randolph Carter, by HP Lovecraft

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An adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Statement of Randolph Carter, wherein an unsuspecting grave robber opens a door that really should have stayed closed.

Stay tuned next week (11/18/16) for our next feature episode, featuring "The Bread We Eat in Dreams" by Catherynne M. Valente

The Dark Tome is produced by Fred Greenhalgh and Bill Dufris. Theme by Peter Van Riet - http://www.petervanriet-musician.be/

Nov 11 2016

21mins

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Rank #2: The Crevasse, by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud

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Richard Fish narrates The Crevasse, by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud. An exploration team in the Antarctic is already nurses wounds from an accident, when another tragedy strikes. Garner, the expedition's doctor, is haunted at night by howls from deep within the earth. Against his better judgement, he descends a crack into the ice shelf to try and settle things. But what he encounters beneath the ice shakes him forever.

Originally appeared on Drabblecast Episode 338 - http://www.drabblecast.org/2014/09/11/drabblecast-338-crevasse/

Produced by Fred Greenhalgh of FinalRune Productions

Dec 16 2016

49mins

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Rank #3: The Masque of the Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe

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A fresh take on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic “The Masque of the Red Death” – featuring an all-star cast of New England actors, and immersive location sound recording, and an inventive script, this production re-imagines Poe’s tale of a group of ill-fated improvisatori who take on an audience with the ‘dark prince’ who holds extravagant balls to distract the gentry from the ravages of the plague.

Produced by William Dufris and AudioComics as part of their “HorrorScopes” series. With field-recording by Fred Greenhalgh / FinalRune Productions.

Jan 27 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: S1E1: The Devil on the Staircase, by Joe Hill

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Episode 1 of the Dark Tome introduces us to Cassie, who is forced to read books to Mr. Gussy - an old crank who runs a bookshop of the strange and the weird - as penance for pulling a girl's hair out at school. Mr. Gussy has warned Cassie of a book among books - The Dark Tome - and Cassie decides to open up the cover and see what it's all about. This flings Cassie into the world of acclaimed writer Joe Hill's chilling fable, "The Devil on the Staircase," narrated by a man who walks crooked steps for a living, before discovering a door that leads him straight to hell.

Oct 19 2019

54mins

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Rank #5: S2E1: Natural Skin, by Alyssa Wong

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"I'm not a ghost!" -- "All ghosts say that." In the return of the acclaimed dimension-jumping anthology fiction podcast, we find Cassie flung to a world where body modifications are routine and one daughter of a Chinese immigrant is prepared to make an unbelievable sacrifice to save her own skin. This is the world of Alyssa Wong's NATURAL SKIN, a harrowing tale of distorted ideas of beauty in a near-future dystopian Toronto, Canada.

Oct 19 2019

24mins

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Rank #6: S2E9: Bear Language, by Martin Cahill

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Joanna, her brother Oliver, and her dad are all trapped in the upstairs of their house, with a bear prowling downstairs. However, as her father plows deeper into a bottle of whisky, it becomes clear that sapien beasts may be the most fearsome of all...

Meanwhile, the stage is set for the grand conclusion of Season 2! In the hands of the Parabellum agents, Cassie seems helpless to stop the summoning of a great evil. Can the young enchantress use what she's learned about the book to stop it?

Oct 19 2019

36mins

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Rank #7: The Curious History of the Dark Tome Pt. 1: Storybook Beginnings

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Liber Tenebris, The Dark Tome, remains an object of great speculation and mystery within occult circles, until now. In a special crossover episode with the podcast Point Mystic, we take a look into the legacy of Prof Joe Ricci and the disappearance of some of the most important research ever conducted into supernatural doorways.

Part 1 of 2

Oct 31 2019

34mins

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Rank #8: S2E7: Nennorluk, by Chris Tarry

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Mr. Gussy returns, but what he finds on the other side was not what he expected. We venture to the salt-sprayed shores of New Brunswick, where time has been hard on Sammy. But the promise of three square meals and the hunt for a sea monster makes him believe there might be such a thing as second chances.

Oct 19 2019

40mins

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Rank #9: S2E5: Mr. Carter's Story, by Fred Greenhalgh

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Cassie returns to her high school guidance teacher's office, looking for answers. Mr. Carter tells his story, about how he first encountered the Dark Tome, and the terrible effects it had on his life. Now, Cassie faces a choice of grace consequence.

Oct 19 2019

27mins

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Rank #10: S2E8: Sing Me Your Scars, by Damien Angelica Waters

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Cassie finds herself trapped with several other women in a monstrous situation imagined by a twisted doctor in early 1910s America. This is the world of SING ME YOUR SCARS, a chilling treatise on subservience and bodies, told by Victoria, a woman torn between her desire for freedom, and her desire not to rot away.

Oct 19 2019

38mins

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Rank #11: S2E6: The Vishakanya's Choice, by Roshani Chokshi

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Cassie faces a choice, and who better to help her understand the importance - and power - of choices than Sudha, a Vishakanya, or poison maiden, a female assassin whose very touch is deadly? NYT-Bestselling Author Roshani Chokshi retells the death of Alexander the Great - a story that has become legend - through the perspective of a woman who has never had a Choice, a most precious thing thought only to be the domain of kings. Special thanks to Stories of Mahabharata for support casting this episode, as well as original period-appropriate music from Avi Ziv.

Oct 19 2019

35mins

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Rank #12: S1E9: How Gussy Got the Book, by Frederick Greenhalgh

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Mr. Gussy and Cassie learned they've "Gone sideways" - the Dark Tome has returned them to the world, but not *their* world. As Cassie struggles to understand the predicament the book has put her in, Gussy recounts the heartbreaking tale of how he got his hands on the Dark Tome, and the cost the book has caused him.

The Dark Tome is produced by Fred Greenhalgh and Bill Dufris. Theme 'Febryar' by Peter Van Riet https://soundcloud.com/petervanriet | Show credits at http://thedarktome.com/

Oct 19 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #13: S1E2: The Bread We Eat in Dreams, by Catherynne M. Valente

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In Episode 2 of the Dark Tome, Cassie knows better but can't escape the temptation to return to Mr. Gussy's bookshop. She finds the old man frustrated that he can't make the magical book work. It's take someone younger - someone for whom the walls between this world and the next are a little thinner. They catch a whiff of fresh bread, and are transported to the world of Catherynne M. Valente's fable "The Bread We Eat in Dreams," where a certain personable demon named Agnes will recount the story of her ejection from hell and the little hamlet that grew up around her. The Dark Tome is produced by Fred Greenhalgh and Bill Dufris. Theme 'Febryar' by Peter Van Riet https://soundcloud.com/petervanriet | Show credits at http://thedarktome.com/

Oct 19 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #14: S2E2: The Bacchae, by Elizabeth Hand

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Cassie's saved by a friend, but learns that her world has changed more than she could have imagined while she's been gone. Worlds gone wrong turns out to be a theme, when she goes on her next trip, to the world of THE BACCHAE. In a world where environmental destruction has poisoned life to a breaking point, what consequence will fall on those who were implicit in its demise?

Oct 19 2019

34mins

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Rank #15: S1E7: INK by Jonathan Maberry

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Cassie returns from her traumatic trip to a haunted - and haunting - family reunion. As she attempts to re-align her world, Gussy stumbles out of his and into the world of Jonathan Maberry's INK.

GERALD ‘MONK’ ADDISON is a skip-tracer and P.I. on Boundary Street, down the hill from where the good people go. He’s on the side of the angels, but he’s not very nice. Most of Monk’s clients are bail bondsmen and bad lawyers, but every now and then he takes a special case. He’s hired by the ghost of a murder victim to solve their untimely death and exact justice. But hiring Monk comes with a price, even for the dead.

Oct 19 2019

58mins

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