Rank #1: TWL 716: "Quem Infra Nos", by Mark Nixon
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'.
Rank #2: TWL 715: "The Journey", by Eamon O'Neill
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.
Rank #3: TWL 713: "The Tyranny of Heaven", by Vincent Asaro
In this dark tale, a resident of Hell relates the true story of Eden, The Fall, Satan, Lucifer, and God - and how Hell was once a paradise. A surprisingly Wicked tale for many reasons, this story is sure to give you a new perspective on the place Heaven has named Hell.
Rank #4: TWL 902: "The Man in Number 23", by Christopher Long
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
Rank #5: TWL 714: "There Will Be Refreshments", by James Johnson
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.
Rank #6: TWL 720: "Bone Peyote", by Ricardo Victoria
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.
Rank #7: TWL 722: "Ten Little Indians", by Patrick Moody
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.
Rank #8: TWL 724: Classically Wicked
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
Rank #9: TWL 712: "Your Lease has Expired", by C. Bryan Brown
When the vampire Jefferson Webster is asked by his former lover, Katherine, to provide a dead body for an important ritual, he decides to help - if for no other reason than to see her again. Much time has passed though, and things between the two are cold, and may not go as well as Jefferson hopes.
Rank #10: TWL 718: "Idle Hands", by Kelly Perkins
The Devil is back this week, with a darkly humorous tale that's sure to give you a little more sympathy for him. In this tale, The Devil -- a lover of theater -- sits at man's stage where he and God haggle over the price of the ticket. http://thewickedlibrary.com/718/ Story by Kelli Perkins | Narrated by David Ault
Rank #11: Best S3: "Always Something There to Remind Me", by Gary Braunbeck
When Cindy and her husband Randy start watching old home movies from his childhood, Randy begins to notice subtle differences between his memory and reality -- changes that become more apparent as they watch. Cindy tries to reassure Randy, but it soon becomes evident that reality and memory are not what they seem. Enjoy this creepy and twisted tale from Season Three as read by Nelson W. Pyles.
Rank #12: TWL 809: "Suckle His Poison" by Madeleine Swann
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. Special Offers: Winc Special Offer: Want to get great wine delivered right to your door and help out the show at the same time? Try Winc and get $20 off using this link: trywinc.com/wickedlibrary 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
Rank #13: TWL 732: Extra Wicked Halloween 2017
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
Rank #14: TPC 101: The Private Collector “The Library on The Other Side of Town”, by Aaron Vlek
Cartwright and Enfield Detective Agency had shuttered its doors under what they call "mysterious circumstances". After a catastrophic destruction of their offices in Manhattan, with the Cartwright half of the equation missing and presumed dead, Frank Enfield winds up in Bellevue. When he gets out, he’s looking for a little relaxing R&R in upstate New York, but a certain mysterious Librarian has other plans. Enfield is flung out of the frying pan and into flames of "that weird s**t, from the other side of town, run by the boys in the back room," and he finds he just might have a taste for that kind of work.
Rank #15: TWL 803: Extra Wicked Winter Anthology 2018
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 Casper Special Offer. Visit https://casper.com/wickedlibrary, Promo Code at checkout: WICKEDLIBRARY
Rank #16: TWL 813: "Another Pleasant Valley Sunday" by Jessica McHugh
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
Rank #17: TWL 900: "The Case of the Yuletide Bride", by Aaron Vlek
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.
Rank #18: TWL 815: "Gardening" by Kathleen Queen
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
Rank #19: TWL 717: Two Tales of Terror by Scarlett R. Algee
Your Librarian brings you two tales of death, devouring, and reanimation. "And Drown Melancholy" puts you in the mind of an unfortunate young woman suffering from a splitting headache who mixes alcohol and drugs to stop the pain, but you're not alone in there. "The Tomb Wife" explores the unique the classic story of boy meets ghoul and the deep, devouring desires they have for each other. Narrated by Eden Royce
Rank #20: TWL 708: Christmassacre V, by Multiple Authors
For the fifth year in a row, The Wicked Library brings you a frightful collection of tales to make you shiver from more than the cold! Enjoy 6 tales to wrap up your year in the most Wicked way possible. Stories: "Yuletide Ride" by Daniel Foytik, "Hark, The Herald" by Aaron Vlek, "The Clause" by Lane Lloyd, "Unc The Snowman" by S. L. Dixon, "Together this Time" by Samantha Pleasant LeBas, "The Dangers of December" by Immortal Alexander Merry Christmassacre!