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Dark Tome

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Rank #78 in Fiction category

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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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The Best Storytelling Podcast

By Carriage Return - Nov 13 2019
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I have cried more at this podcast than any other. It's a must download, and now that season 2 is out, there's even more to love!!! It's the only podcast that I have permanently downloaded to my ipod.

Only sample episodes

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

iTunes Ratings

796 Ratings
Average Ratings
524
105
43
25
99

The Best Storytelling Podcast

By Carriage Return - Nov 13 2019
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I have cried more at this podcast than any other. It's a must download, and now that season 2 is out, there's even more to love!!! It's the only podcast that I have permanently downloaded to my ipod.

Only sample episodes

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

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: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: S1E4: Murdered Sleep, by Kat Howard

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"Sleep is dying, and has been for a long time now, through uncounted ticks of clocks and the flickers of thousands of too-brief candles."

It's the night of the Senior Prom, and rather than show up awkwardly, Cassie has decided to stay home with the Dark Tome. But, she soon meets a mysterious stranger with an invitation to a masquerade ball wicked and mysterious, far stranger than any rites of spring. What she learns there will reshape her thoughts on dance, if she can ever make it back.

An adaptation of Kat Howard's short story ""Murdered Sleep"" which originally appeared in Apex Magazine. Produced by Fred Greenhalgh and Bill Dufris. Production Assistant Grace Waldron. Featuring Tim Sample, Lilly Thorne, Tess Van Horn, JennyWren Walker, Casey Turner, Ian Carlsen, and JP Guimont.

Original score ""Febryar"" by Peter Van Riet"

Oct 19 2019

38mins

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Rank #10: S1E6: Family Demons, by Frederick Greenhalgh

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Cassie returns home after the wondrous night at the prom (Episode 4) and finds her dreams shattered when she gets home. Forced to flee her home, she seeks refuge in Mr. Gussy's bookshop, and the Dark Tome. This time, the book calls out for her. She finds herself with an estranged son at his homecoming to the old family farmhouse... And the demons that his father sought to hide will make themselves known.

Oct 19 2019

50mins

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