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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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Wonderfully spooky

By ManiacalJackalope - Aug 31 2019
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I have always been intrigued by horror however I am squeamish and very easily frightened. That being said, I am ADDICTED to this podcast and the Lift. The stories are creative, enthralling, immersive, and of course spooky. This has been the PERFECT way for me to get my horror fix without being overwhelmed by the visuals of a movie. Thank you SO much for creating such a wonderful podcast. It makes my workday and commute much much more entertaining.

Awful

By Astrodog67 - Jul 23 2019
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I can’t deal with the narrator’s terrible voice and awful laughter. It’s like nails on a chalkboard. Some of the stories might be good but I’ll never know because it’s impossible to listen to that voice.

iTunes Ratings

420 Ratings
Average Ratings
356
30
7
10
17

Wonderfully spooky

By ManiacalJackalope - Aug 31 2019
Read more
I have always been intrigued by horror however I am squeamish and very easily frightened. That being said, I am ADDICTED to this podcast and the Lift. The stories are creative, enthralling, immersive, and of course spooky. This has been the PERFECT way for me to get my horror fix without being overwhelmed by the visuals of a movie. Thank you SO much for creating such a wonderful podcast. It makes my workday and commute much much more entertaining.

Awful

By Astrodog67 - Jul 23 2019
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I can’t deal with the narrator’s terrible voice and awful laughter. It’s like nails on a chalkboard. Some of the stories might be good but I’ll never know because it’s impossible to listen to that voice.
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The Wicked Library

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Rank #147 in Books category

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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.

Rank #1: 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)

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

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Producer / Host / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

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Jun 09 2019
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #2: 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.

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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
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #3: TWL 908: Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, by Christa Carmen

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Kerri Kusa anticipated receiving daily emails from her best friend while Kimberly was in the UK on a business trip, but she never expected those emails to shed light on the suicide of a young girl, the murder of one of Kerri’s former coworkers, and the eventual disappearance of Kimberly herself. Besides the ever more foreboding chain of emails, there is one additional clue Kimberly left behind: an otherworldly broach, described as having been used in a séance meant to conjure the spirit of a woman, Helena, whose past is mired in murder and revenge.

Author: Christa Carmen

Told by: Heather Thomas and Erika Sanderson

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 Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print.  Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.
Jul 21 2019
49 mins
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Rank #4: 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
30 mins
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Rank #5: TWL 901: "The Barren", by Meg Hafdahl

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Savannah is desperate to have a baby. When a haughty woman from her past flaunts her own fertility, Savannah starts down a dark path. Can an encounter with a young girl who is much more than she seems keep Savannah from making a choice she'll regret?

This story features Victoria from our sister show, The Lift.

Today's story was adapted from "The Barren" as published in The Lift: Nine Stories of Transformation, Volume One. Available now on Amazon.com in print and Kindle.

Storytellers: Jessica McEvoy and Amber Collins
Feb 28 2019
53 mins
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Rank #6: 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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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
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #7: 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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #10: 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
35 mins
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Rank #11: 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.

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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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #12: 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.
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Feb 27 2018
1 hour 53 mins
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Rank #13: 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.
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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

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Aug 17 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #14: 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
54 mins
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Rank #15: 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
2 hours 18 mins
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Rank #16: 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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #17: TWL 801: "The Rags on His Back", by Christopher Long

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The Wicked Library returns for its first regular episode of Season 8! For The Wicked Library's launch we're celebrating with something special, an audio play. Today we present a tale written and adapted by Christopher Long, based on his short story of the same name.

In this tale, a homeless man relates his tale of the time he found kindness from a family of strangers, kindness that terrified him.

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Show Notes: http://thewickedlibrary.com/801
Feb 13 2018
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #18: TWL 720: "Bone Peyote", by Ricardo Victoria

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A journal is found that tells an incredible story about a young man and his friend's experiments with a powerful form of traditional medicine called "Bone Peyote". Like all medicine, Peyote, and especially Bone Peyote must be respected, because it opens up doorways to places that are closed for a reason. When man thinks he knows better than the gods, there may be no turning back.
Jul 01 2017
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #19: TWL 703: "Shadows", by K.B. Goddard

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In this Victorian tale, the lovely Isabella has two suitors interested in winning her hand.

When she picks a favorite, to what lengths will the other go in order to win her over?
Oct 26 2016
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #20: TWL 903: 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 of things from the dark.
1. "The Lake Manawaka Meat Lover", by Sheldon Birnie
Kyle, a line cook in a resort town, is preparing to close up the restaurant where he works for the season when something in the woods calls for his attention. Storyteller: Graham Rowat | Score: Nico Vettese
2. "The Bad Things", by Selene Grasby
In this tale of secrets, madness, and the supernatural, we meet a young girl who visits a park for a picnic and ends learning a truth that will haunt her forever. Storyteller: Addison Peacock | Score: Nico Vettese
3. "Digging", by Eamonn O'Neill
It is 1916, men fight in the trenches of the First World War. They are in conflict with the elements, in conflict with their enemies and in conflict with themselves. They dig, fight, dig, unaware that beneath them something has also started to scrape at the soil. Storyteller: David Ault | 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
Apr 15 2019
52 mins
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