Eleven Classic Short Stories
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A slim volume podcast collection of eleven classic short stories read by Mike Bennett. This podcast features six stories from Saki (H.H. Munro), including Gabriel-Ernest, The Open Window, and Sredni Vashtar. Also included are tales from H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and a rarely-heard gem from Mark Twain, The Cannibalism in the Cars. These stories were originally recorded and presented on the Mike Bennett Sometimes podcast between 2008 and 2010.
||CleanGabriel-Ernest by Saki||When his friend Cunningham warns Van Cheele that there is a wild beast in his woods, he pays scant attention. But later, following an encounter in the woods with an uncanny, wild-looking youth who s||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDagon by H.P. Lovecraft||A man adrift on the sea wakes to find himself stranded on a slimy expanse of hellish black mire. What he later finds there is enough to unhinge his sanity and reduce him to a hopeless morphine addict, forever||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Penance by Saki||Something has been raiding Octavian Ruttle's hen house. The prime suspect is his neighbour's tabby cat. A death sentence is decided upon, and reluctantly carried out - much to the anger of the children who own the cat.||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Masque of The Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe||Poe's classic tale of horror. Prince Prospero locks himself and his many wealthy guests in his abbey, safe from The Red Death - a hideous plague that is ravaging the land. But for how long can they cheat death?||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSredni Vashtar by Saki||Conradin is a lonely young boy who lives with his guardian, Mrs de Ropp. She is a dull, cheerless woman who makes life dull and cheerless for Conradin, who might succumb to illness, were it not for his vivid||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Music of Erich Zann by H.P. Lovecraft||A classic tale of horror and madness from H.P. Lovecraft. A university student takes a room in a Paris lodging house. He meets another tenant, Erich Zann, an old man who plays the viol. At night, the student lies awake listening||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Storyteller by Saki||A bachelor travelling in a train compartment accepts an invitation to amuse a group of bored children by telling them a story.||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cold Embrace, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon||A ghost story from M.E. Braddon. "Can death part us? I would return to you from the grave, Gertrude. My soul would come back to be near my love. And you - you, if you died before me - the cold earth would no||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTobermory by Saki||Cornelius Appin comes to Lady Blemley's house party with a remarkable discovery: he has learned how to teach animals to speak, and his first successful pupil is Lady Blemley's roving cat, Tobermory.||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cannibalism in The Cars by Mark Twain||A train traveller makes the acquaintance of a man who tells the macabre, blackly comic story of how he and another group of train passengers managed to survive being stranded in a snowstorm.||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Open Window by Saki||While Frampton Nuttel waits to present himself to Mrs. Sappleton, her niece tells him the eerie tale of her aunt's "great tragedy".||4 4 2010||Free||View in iTunes|