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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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748 Ratings
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Bad recommendation apple

By theoriginaljotun - Sep 20 2019
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Wth why was this recommended if i cant listen to it. Boooooooo

Podcast yes, paywall no

By KitErinsen - Aug 26 2019
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Was a fan of this podcast from the start. I’m not a fan of how it was basically moved behind a paywall after last summer’s hiatus. I’m also not a fan of how a number of the episodes that are available through Apple Podcasts were basically turned into previews. I like the premise of this podcast, but not enough to subscribe to a service that I would only use to listen to a few things; there are several other shows I listen to via Apple Podcasts that are also available on Stitcher, but they at least continue to post episodes here, even if there’s a delay between episodes airing on Stitcher and here. If you don’t mind only being able to listen to the first season, then I’d recommend this podcast. But if you’re hoping for an update on Apple Podcasts anytime this century, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

iTunes Ratings

748 Ratings
Average Ratings
492
99
38
25
94

Bad recommendation apple

By theoriginaljotun - Sep 20 2019
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Wth why was this recommended if i cant listen to it. Boooooooo

Podcast yes, paywall no

By KitErinsen - Aug 26 2019
Read more
Was a fan of this podcast from the start. I’m not a fan of how it was basically moved behind a paywall after last summer’s hiatus. I’m also not a fan of how a number of the episodes that are available through Apple Podcasts were basically turned into previews. I like the premise of this podcast, but not enough to subscribe to a service that I would only use to listen to a few things; there are several other shows I listen to via Apple Podcasts that are also available on Stitcher, but they at least continue to post episodes here, even if there’s a delay between episodes airing on Stitcher and here. If you don’t mind only being able to listen to the first season, then I’d recommend this podcast. But if you’re hoping for an update on Apple Podcasts anytime this century, I wouldn’t hold my breath.
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Dark Tome

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Rank #109 in Arts 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.

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
21 mins
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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
49 mins
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Rank #3: God of the Razor, by Joe R Lansdale

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A man investigates an old Texas mansion looking for antiques, but soon finds more than he bargained for. Because in this lonely stretch of town, ancient gods walk the earth, and their followers have no choice but to follow their twisted demands. This haunting story by horror master Joe R. Lansdale was adapted by Jerry Stearns and produced by AM FM Theater as part of the Grist Mill series, a horror program dedicated to chilling contemporary tales. “God of the Razor” won the Ogle Award for best Fantasy Audio Drama in 2007.

Played by special permission from AM FM Theater. Also featuring the Mort Castle short story, "If You Take My Hand My Son"
Jun 30 2017
45 mins
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Rank #4: Halloween Double Feature: Dark Passenger & Intensive Care

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Two tales of terror to sate your appetite this Halloween.
DARK PASSENGER - Two teenage friends start scaring each other on the drive to a dismal “haunted” house on the coast of Maine. But when their innocent fun starts to become all too real, they soon realize what true terror is. A nod to Stephen King in a tale inspired by a true story too haunting to forget.
INTENSIVE CARE - Alex wakes in a run-down New England hospital with foggy memories of a car accident. He asks nurses about his missing girlfriend, Elizabeth, but can’t seem to get any answers. In fact, he can’t seem to get anything straight from anyone. And – was that a scream in the distance?
Oct 25 2017
55 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #6: The Floodgates of Willowhill, by Mary SanGiovanni

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"Everybody whose grown up in Faulkesville, well, they’ve always guessed there’s something wrong with the woods on the edge of town, the ones that border Willowhill, something people don’t like to bring up in polite company."

Teenage Samantha keeps her nose in her books and her head in the clouds - in lands far beyond the borders of the small town of Faulkesville where she's grown up... Where her parents mysteriously died two years ago, and where her Uncle Ted and buddy Hank Jedsoe are about to discover the real horrors that lurk in the haunted woods on the edge of town.
Apr 07 2017
37 mins
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Rank #7: Locke & Key (Sampler) - An Audible Drama - By Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

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Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

A brutal and tragic event drives the Locke family from their home in California to the relative safety of their ancestral estate in Lovecraft, Massachusetts, an old house with powerful keys and fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. As siblings Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke discover the secrets of the old house, they also find that it's home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all...

A sample of some of the magical keys in "Locke & Key" provided by Dark Tome co-creator Fred Greenhalgh, who along with William Dufris and Team AudioComics produced Locke & Key for Audible.

Enjoy Locke & Key for Free as part of your 30-day trial to Audible. Visit www.audible.com/tome to sign up!
Feb 24 2017
21 mins
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Rank #8: Interview with Christopher Golden

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"Writing is about the beautiful melancholy of small town America..."

On today's Dark Tome, a special interview with Christopher Golden, the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers. Upcoming teen novels include a new series of hardcover YA fantasy novels co-authored with Tim Lebbon and entitled The Secret Journeys of Jack London. He edited the collection DARK DUETS in which we discovered the JOE R LANSDALE and KASEY LANSDALE team up, “BLIND LOVE,” and penned his own short story collection, TELL MY SORROW TO THE STONES, where we found the story we adapted for Episode 3 - “BREATHE MY NAME”. We talk to him today about the writer’s life, working in multi-media and the future of audio storytelling.

Thanks to this episode's sponsor, Audible. Dark Tome listeners can get a Christopher Golden audiobook for free with a 30-day trial membership by going to audible.com/TOME.
Jun 16 2017
28 mins
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Rank #9: Interview with Joe R Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale

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Today we interview Joe R Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale, a father and daughter writing duo whose work "BLIND LOVE" was featured in The Dark Tome: Episode 5.

Joe R Lansdale is the author of over forty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. His “Hap and Leonard” series of novels is a TV series on Sundance, with Seasons 1 and 2 now available and Season 3 recently greenlit.

Kasey Lansdale has been writing and performing music since age 7. In July of 2013, Lansdale’s first anthology, “Impossible Monsters,” was released, and she has completed her first novel, “One More Than the Devil.” She also wrote the title track for the digital version of the novel Edge of Dark Water. Kasey Lansdale is a musician and you can hear her music at kaseylansdale.com

We talk to Joe and Kasey today about East Texas, where they get their story ideas, working together in a father-daughter relationship, and how to work on your creativity and love every minute. I hope you enjoy this conversation.
May 19 2017
39 mins
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Rank #10: S1 Episode1: 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 26 2016
50 mins
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