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The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring dramatic tellings of horror fiction stories from new, upcoming, independent and bestselling authors. Our tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other talented 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, Gwendolyn Kiste, and best selling authors like Neil Gaiman.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 dramatic tellings of horror fiction stories from new, upcoming, independent and bestselling authors. Our tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other talented 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, Gwendolyn Kiste, and best selling authors like Neil Gaiman.If you'd like to be a featured author on the show see our website for submission guidelines.

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Thank you!!

By massconfused - Jul 03 2018
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This last episode was a mind melter. Great story and incredible performance!!

Inventive entertainment!

By draqlade - Jun 27 2018
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Positively love these stories, well written, keeps my mind off my very mundane job!

iTunes Ratings

383 Ratings
Average Ratings
321
30
6
9
17

Thank you!!

By massconfused - Jul 03 2018
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This last episode was a mind melter. Great story and incredible performance!!

Inventive entertainment!

By draqlade - Jun 27 2018
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Positively love these stories, well written, keeps my mind off my very mundane job!
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The Wicked Library

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #80 in Literature category

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The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring dramatic tellings of horror fiction stories from new, upcoming, independent and bestselling authors. Our tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other talented 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, Gwendolyn Kiste, and best selling authors like Neil Gaiman.If you'd like to be a featured author on the show see our website for submission guidelines.

Rank #1: 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 #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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #3: TWL 713: "The Tyranny of Heaven", by Vincent Asaro

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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.
Mar 23 2017
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #5: 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 #6: TWL 712: "Your Lease has Expired", by C. Bryan Brown

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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.
Mar 09 2017
51 mins
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Rank #7: TWL 718: "Idle Hands", by Kelly Perkins

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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.

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Story by Kelli Perkins | Narrated by David Ault
Jun 05 2017
54 mins
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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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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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Rank #12: TPC 103: The Private Collector "See You in the Funny Papers", by Aaron Vlek

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Frank continues a deep dive into the weird in this tale that sends him in search of a strange book that even the Librarian himself can't lock away in his collection.

Cast: Frank Enfield: Daniel Foytik | The Librarian: Nelson W. Pyle | Brenda Ward: Addison Peacock
Apr 29 2019
38 mins
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Rank #13: Best S3: "Always Something There to Remind Me", by Gary Braunbeck

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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.
Apr 14 2017
31 mins
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Rank #14: TWL 717: Two Tales of Terror by Scarlett R. Algee

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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
May 25 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #15: TWL 710: Southern Fried Horror, Two Tales by Eden Royce

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In honor of Women in Horror Month, the Wicked Library delivers a show by the ladies!

Thanks to Amber Collins, Cynthia Lowman, Lydia Peever, Eden Royce, Samantha Pleasant LeBas, and Jeanette Andromeda.

Aside from this week's "The Wicked Colonel" artwork by Steven Matiko and a special appearance by the Librarian, the ladies have the run of the Library this week. Of course, every month features women in horror at the Wicked Library.

"Hand of Glory"
A woman has a unique way of getting information from a suspected killer despite his reluctance to cooperate.

"Homegoing"
A woman struggles to come to terms with her son's crimes.
Feb 08 2017
58 mins
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Rank #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: 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 #19: TWL 706: "The Road Man", by Aaron Vlek

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A man relates a story from his youth and how his encounters with a fearful mysterious stranger throughout his life has changed him.
Dec 01 2016
50 mins
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Rank #20: 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

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Dec 24 2018
1 hour 27 mins
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