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The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, Stephanie Wytovich, and bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman and Owl Goingback.If you'd like to be a featured author on the show see our website for submission guidelines.

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The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, Stephanie Wytovich, and bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman and Owl Goingback.If you'd like to be a featured author on the show see our website for submission guidelines.

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Fabulous

By LaTechGirl - May 11 2020
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Just listen, it speaks for itself... and it’s wicked good.

I love twl

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My favorite episodes are the librarian. Keep up the amazing work!

iTunes Ratings

488 Ratings
Average Ratings
415
34
9
12
18

Fabulous

By LaTechGirl - May 11 2020
Read more
Just listen, it speaks for itself... and it’s wicked good.

I love twl

By jazhoney42 - Apr 13 2020
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My favorite episodes are the librarian. Keep up the amazing work!
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The Wicked Library

Latest release on Jun 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: TWL 913: A Wicked Halloween Anthology - LIVE

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Today's show includes 3 Terrifying Tales and was recorded LIVE at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA as part of Explore Gwinnette's #Artober Festival! To watch the paintings being made head to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0bitdFlhTEZeGf7Fv8a5PQ/videos.

"Freebies"
Author: Christopher Long
CAST:
Opening Narrator – Graham Rowat
Chet - Nelson W. Pyles
Si - Daniel Foytik
Kylie - Denise Michele Johnson
The Stranger - Cynthia Lowman

"Unholy Wedlock"
Author: K. B. Goddard
CAST:
Opening Narrator – Mary Murphy
Mrs. Winter & Mrs. Lucas - Denise Michele Johnson
Algernon Hunter - Nelson W. Pyles
John Evans & William Thompson - Daniel Foytik
Louisa Hunter & Mrs. Hill - Cynthia Lowman

The Lift: "The Lost and The Damned"
Authors: Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles
(This story is simulcast as S4E4 of The Lift)
CAST:
Opening Narrator (Alice Bigglesworth-Hayes) -Erika Sanderson
Special Agent Jackie Ellis & Courtney - Denise Michele Johnson
Dexter Walters - Nelson W. Pyles
Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes – Amber Collins
Jennifer - Cynthia Lowman
Jim - Daniel Foytik

Custom Scoring  Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams

Sound design assistance, recording, and additional SFX: David Benedict and Atlanta Radio Theater Company.

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print.  Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

"The Lift Opening Theme"
Henninger-Parke Music

"The Lift Closing Theme"
Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Visit The Wicked Library:

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Oct 31 2019

1hr 40mins

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Rank #2: TWL 716: "Quem Infra Nos", by Mark Nixon

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Selected from the upcoming audio book edition of the Shadows at the Door Anthology, we bring you a haunting tale set in Durham, England.

An author on route to a speaking event finally finds the time to visit the historic city of Durham, once on the cobbled streets he is drawn to the Cathedral. Deep in the tombs, something lies in wait. 'Forget not, who is below us'.

May 04 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #3: TWL 715: "The Journey", by Eamon O'Neill

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Sim has struggled all his life to fit in -- a struggle to find peace and feel normal. When he finds himself on an unplanned, surreal journey he may finally find what he's been seeking.

Apr 20 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: TWL 906: An Extra Wicked Anthology

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It's time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you three great tales from the darker side of things. Supporters of the show at the $5 a month and above level hear these stories first at the rate of one a month. Later (once a quarter), the stories are compiled and shared with the entire audience to help promote the work of the authors, composers and voice actors.

1. "A Little Light Gets In", by Daniel Foytik

This first tale is a story by The Wicked Library's own Daniel Foytik. It originally appeared in the Shadows at The Door written anthology, and is also available on Audible as part of the audio edition of the anthology with 12 other full length stories narrated by Cynthia Lowman and Daniel Foytik.

Karen, has spent her life wondering what happened the night her mother was murdered. Years later, she returns to the small mountain town in Pennsylvania where she grew up armed with special equipment that will allow her to make contact with her mother's spirit. But, in this town, with dark secrets going back to it's earliest days, another entity awaits her arrival and the opportunity to cross into our world.

Storyteller: Cynthia Lowman | Score: Shawn Parke and Kim Henninger of Henninger Parke Music

2. "13", by K. B. Goddard

Tate is a rational Victorian man who does not believe in the supernatural, curses, or other such nonsense - almost arrogantly so.  However, the supernatural does believe in him.

Storyteller: Graham Rowat | Score: Nico Vettese

3. "At the Top of Her Lungs", by Cory Mason

A woman struggles to return to her daily routine after complications from surgery leave her vocal cords permanently damaged. Will help ever come, if no one can hear you scream?

Storytellers: Heather Thomas, Narrator | Nelson W. Pyles, Attacker | Score: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Producer / Host / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

Visit The Wicked Library:

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Jun 09 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #5: TWL 900: "The Case of the Yuletide Bride", by Aaron Vlek

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For our 2018 Christmas Special, we present the return of Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion, first appearing in the Parsec Award Finalist episode, "The Case of the Black Lodge" in season 8.

In today's dark tale, you'll met Audrey Hawkwoode, the young protegee of Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion. When Audrey returns home for the Christmas Holiday, she learns something is not quite right, and calls her upon her mentor for urgent help in solving the matter.

Credits

Author: Aaron Vlek | Cast: Mary Murphy, as Audrey Hawkwoode | David Ault, as Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion | Daniel Foytik, as James and Sydney Hawkwoode | Nelson W. Pyles, as Mr. Hawkwoode | Heather Thomas, as Mrs. Hawkwoode

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles

Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Dec 24 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #6: TWL 902: "The Man in Number 23", by Christopher Long

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Who knows what your neighbors are really up to behind closed doors? One man learns the horrible truth that his neighbor has seen . . . and comes to learn that terror is not limited to under the sea. It is far, far closer than you could ever imagine.

Author: Christopher Long | Storyteller: Louie Pollard | Custom Score: Nico Vettese

Mar 18 2019

35mins

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Rank #7: TWL 724: Classically Wicked

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This week, we dig into the archives and share 3 classic wicked tales by Daniel Foytik, Rebecca Snow, and Kerry Lipp - all narrated by Nelson W. Pyles.
"Grey and Red" by Daniel Foytik "Comp Time" by Rebecca Snow"What if Jesus was a Werewolf" by Kerry Lipp

Aug 20 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #8: TWL 722: "Ten Little Indians", by Patrick Moody

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Patrick Moody makes his Wicked Library debut with this story told by Addison Peacock.

In this dark tale, Celia’s family moves to the country after buying an old plantation to fix up and flip. She doesn't really like the old house, but everything changes when she meets a group of other children who want to sing and play with her.

Jul 21 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: TWL 809: "Suckle His Poison" by Madeleine Swann

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Today we present a wickedly strange and horrifying tale of secret desires.

A Victorian solicitor returns from a business trip to find his wife missing. The story she tells in a letter is more weird and terrible than a penny dreadful.

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Credits

Author: Madeleine Swann| Storytellers: Mary Murphy as Clara, Andy James as Bertie and The Police Officer, Amber Collins as Hettie, and Daniel Foytik as Matson and other male vocals | Special Guest: Nichole Goodnight | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Apr 25 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #10: TWL 914: Cinnamon to Taste, by Christi Nogle

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Today's story is from an author new to the Wicked Library.

Marnie and her aunt Cindy are happy running a bakery until Marnie gets lost in a dark nowhere. When she returns, nothing about her life feels the same. What is reality, anyway?

Author: Christi Nogle

Told by: Sarah Ruth Thomas

Custom Score: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print.  Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Visit The Wicked Library:

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Nov 18 2019

36mins

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Rank #11: Terror Returns: Two Tales

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For the Season 6 Finale, we present a double feature, with two terrifying tales from Jessica McHugh!

"Take All Your Belongings"

Riding the train is lonely when you don't march to the same drummer as everyone else. In this tale a young woman is shunned by all the other riders on the Red Line - for all the wrong reasons.

"Tyler Returned"

Deep loss, depression, and insanity can go hand in hand. But, what if the insane was actually possible? What if the ones we lost came back to us?

May 20 2016

1hr 25mins

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Rank #12: TWL 732: Extra Wicked Halloween 2017

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This week, thanks to our Patreon supporters we've pulled the desiccated corpses of three lost tales from the ether of Season One, and completely resurrected them, with new voices, new music and propped them up for you to enjoy. As an added bit of fun, Nelson W. Pyles, the creator and and original host / storyteller of the show, is in the studio to help introduce the stories. This episode really is made possible thanks to our Patreon supporters, as the custom scores and voice actors do not come for free. If you enjoy this episode and these stories, please support the authors by finding their other work and adding it to your collection, and help keep the extra stories coming by supporting the show you love on Patreon.

"Fishing Hole" by Nelson W. Pyles, told by the author, "In the Silt" by Jessica McHugh, told by Addison Peacock, "Love Song for the Rejected" by Paul Michael Anderson, told by Mike DelGaudio and Addison Peacock, "Cruel and Unusual" by C. Bryan Brown, told by Daniel Foytik

Oct 31 2017

2hr 18mins

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Rank #13: TWL 803: Extra Wicked Winter Anthology 2018

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Today, along with the other Wicked tales, we present the premier episode of our new Patreon Exclusive Show, The Private Collector, included here, for free, in its entirety. Future episodes of The Private Collector can be heard by those supporting the show on Patreon at the $10 a month level. 

The stories shared today are heard first by our Patreon supporters, but, since the goal of The Wicked Library is always the promotion of our writers, we share these bonus tales with our entire audience. Please support the authors by finding their other work and adding it to your collection, and support the show you love on Patreon.
S1E1: "The Library on the Other Side of Town", by Aaron Vlek. Told by Daniel Foytik, Nelson W. Pyles, and Addison Peacock. Score by Nico Vettese."A Slithering Offer" by Lee Forman. Told by Daniel Foytik."The Letter in The Lighthouse" by Nelson W. Pyles, adapted for audio. Told by Daniel Foytik. "C0nquer0r" by Caitlin Marceau, told by Immortal Alexander and Jeanette Andromeda.
HelloFresh special offer. Visit https://www.hellofresh.com, Promo Code: WickedLibrary30 
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Feb 27 2018

1hr 53mins

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Rank #14: TWL 813: "Another Pleasant Valley Sunday" by Jessica McHugh

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Our resident author, Jessica McHugh, is back with another dark story.

In today's wicked tale, we take a dark ride into a town where we meet Richie, a child happy to see new visitors. But, like most places we visit here in the Wicked Library, things that seem idyllic on the surface, are most assuredly not.

Credits:

Author: Jessica McHugh | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, Main Narration | Mary Murphy as Richie, GPS, and Mrs. Green | Nichole Goodnight as Mrs. Gray | Nelson W. Pyles as Mr. Green | Jessica McHugh as Zaftig Woman | Addison Peacock as Sandra | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles

Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Jun 28 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #15: TWL 815: "Gardening" by Kathleen Queen

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In this Wicked tale, we meet Paige, who is going to have an...interesting day. Her faithful orange tabby, Fred, tries to help her with one of her problems, but her big troubles are far beyond Fred's ability to be helpful. In fact, if Fred was a smart cat, he would look for a new home immediately.
Credits:

Author: Kathleen Queen | Storytellers: Daniel Foytik, Main Narration| Cynthia Lowman as Paige | Andy James as John | Nichole Goodnight as Doctor | Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Custom Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

Get $20 off from Simple Contacts: https://www.simplecontacts.com/wicked20

Aug 17 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: TWL 915: An Extra Wicked Anthology

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It's time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you two great tales from the darker side of things. Supporters of the show at the $5 a month and above level hear these stories first at the rate of one a month. Later (once a quarter), the stories are compiled and shared with the entire audience to help promote the work of the authors, composers and voice actors.

1. "Perverse", by Meg Hafdahl

A woman struggles with the loss of her wife, and a dark truth.

Author: Meg Hafdahl

Storyteller: Jessica McEvoy

Score: Nico Vettese

2. "Next", by David Greske

An institutionalized man finally understands the truth.

Author: David Greske

Storyteller: Graham Rowat

Custom Score: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print.  Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

Production Music

"The Wicked Library Theme"
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

Audio Recording

Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

9th Story Studios:

Visit The Wicked Library:

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

Dec 10 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #17: Dominance

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Returning favorite author C. Bryan Brown brings a dark tale to The Wicked Library with a new take on the classic "werewolf". A story with more than one wicked element, and an epic battle with fear, loss, and triumph. Feel the terror of a small band fighting to survive and the challenges they face. Get ready for a new kind of dominance. Show Notes at www.thewickedlibrary.com/604

Jul 01 2015

54mins

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Rank #18: TWL 714: "There Will Be Refreshments", by James Johnson

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This dark, twisted, and entertaining tale is a wild ride into darkness.

When Mark suffers a car accident, he is propelled into Hell and embarks on a journey that challenges and punishes him in ways he could never have expected. When offered a way out, he is determined to pursue it - even if it takes an eternity.

Apr 06 2017

1hr 25mins

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Rank #19: TWL 904: A Wicked Fairy Tale

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The Librarian brings you a dark tale of a young man who manages to use his lack of fear to interesting results.

Collected by the Brothers Grimm. As told by The Librarian Original Score by Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams.Credits Storyteller:  The Librarian | Score: Nico Vettese | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles

May 19 2019

30mins

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Rank #20: TPC 110: "The Swallows of Iga”,  by Aaron Vlek

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Our friend Frank Enfield finds himself once again far, far away in exotic lands well beyond his imagining. Beautiful misty valleys and trails winding through the glorious lush green mountains of Iga Province in Japan. The perfect place for a little well deserved R&R.

Frank is free to wander those peaceful vales to his little old heart’s content; its trails lined with charming little lanterns and shrines and the inviting roadside hut now and then where our weary traveler might stop and take refreshment and spend a peaceful night, if he dares! Just don’t wander off the trail for any reason at night because these misty vales and valleys are filled with ghosts, and some of them don’t like strangers and your dreams are your only protection!

Oh, did I remember to remind Frank that Iga Province is the home of the Ninja and their notorious proclivity for all things mysterious very, very deadly. Well, nothing to worry about THERE, eh kiddies?

Credits

Author: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel Foytik

Cast: Frank Enfield – Daniel Foytik | Old Man / Middle Aged Man – Eric Wheeldon

Music and Score: “The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producer: Aaron Vlek

Final audio mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: 9thstory.com

The Private Collector was created by Aaron Vlek and Daniel Foytik, based on the character “The Librarian” created by Nelson W. Pyles.
© 2019, 9th Story Studios, All Rights Reserved

Nov 25 2019

46mins

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