Tales from the Archives: Volume One
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From the author who started it all and New Zealand's original podcast authoress, Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine return to Podiobooks.com with Tales from the Archives, a collection of original steampunk short stories set in the world of their award-winning series, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Featuring voices familiar and new, Pip and Tee invite you to sample the fantastic world of their shadowy organisation that fights for Queen and Empire against the mysterious and unknown.
||CleanArchives 14: The Precarious Child (Pip Ballantine)||The street urchins that will one day be called the Ministry Seven, have a task from Agent Harrison Thorne. It seems simple enough, however their leader Miss Verity Fitzroy discovers that a surprise from her past is tangled up with this mysterious man...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 13: From Paris, with Regret (Starla Huchton)||On assignment in the City of Light, Ministry agents Eliza D. Braun and Harrison Thorne chase down a murderer condemning descendants of a royal bloodline to a horrific death.||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 12: Darkest before the Darkwater (Tee Morris)||A group of survivors from the airship GUY FAWKES find themselves washed ashore on an uncharted island. In their search for survival, they uncover one mystery after another.||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 11: The Shadows of Calcutta (Phil Rossi)||Agent Robert Smith, on return from a mission in Nepal, is diverted to India where he is charged to find a missing agent. Alex Tanner had been investigating a series of thefts and murders holding the Ministry’s attention, and now it falls on...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 10: Night's Plutonian Shore - Part Two (Jack Mangan)||We rejoin our epic tale across the America’s as Agent Bruce Campbell remains on the trail of Usher assassin, Mikael Scharnusser, who has fellow Ministry agent Brandon Hill captive. With a narrow window of time granted by the enigmatic agent of the...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 09: Night's Plutonian Shore - Part One (Jack Mangan)||This epic tale opens in 1849 when a poet is murdered in the streets of Baltimore. The man behind the seemingly random murder manages to elude the law until — in 1889 — Agents Bruce Campbell and Brandon Hill track him down. The assassin, Mikael...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 08: Hanuman's Gift - Part Two (Helen E.H. Madden)||After hearing Agent Harrison Thorne’s impossible tale of cursed monkeys and undead womenWhitby must file away the physical evidence. However it just may be that Hanuman’s Gift was not totally left behind in India, and the Archives are not...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 07: Hanuman's Gift - Part One (Helen E.H. Madden)||Deep in the Archives, Augustus Whitby toils through his duties in the Archives, dreaming up romantic stories far more plausible than the supposed “investigations” of the field agents. A story from Agent Harrison Thorne and an unassuming artifact...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 06: A Ruby in Rain (Grant Stone)||From the farthest edge of the Empire, New Zealand agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to interview a recent arrival to Auckland’s prisons. An infamous gambler, according to the constable’s account, has turned himself into...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 05: The Seven (P.C. Haring)||Agent Brandon Hill is on assignment in South America, enjoying the local culture and women, when a mystery that could lead to El Dorado falls into his lap. Before the intrepid agent knows it, he is the jungle uncovering a plot but the devilish...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 04: The Sun Never Sets (Val Griswold-Ford)||Agent Isaac Martin receives a note, imploring him to investigate the nearly completed clock tower at the Palace at Westminster. He and his partner, Agent Andrew Kensington, start looking into the construction and uncover unanswered questions...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 03: The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas (Nathan Lowell)||Agent Heathcliff Durham finds himself crisscrossing Africa, looking for an Amulet that could spell disaster for any who come near it. Battling blistering heat, starvation, wild animals, and despair, he is not comforted by the company of a rough and...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 02: Dust on the Davenport (O.M. Grey)||Agent Simon R. Boswell, still considered the green agent of the Ministry, takes on his own a supposed haunting in Islington. Hauntings tend to be nothing too serious for agents specializing in the unexplained; but for Simon, this case supplies...||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchives 01: The Evil that Befell Samson (Pip Ballantine)||It is revealed just how Miss Braun ended up being exiled from her native country, New Zealand, and working for the Ministry in its London Offices. It’s a tale of nefarious doings, stalwart ladies, and the sound of clockwork.||4/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
love these- have been listening for quite a while now. this was my introduction to steampunk. can’t wait for each new tale .
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Sorry, but right from the start couldn't handle the English accents. Not English accents, but these. I can take accents. Love BBC, Masterpiece Mystery (even though you would think no Americans write mysteries). Lovejoy, the best. These sounded phony. Especially the guy. Maybe it won't bother you. Try it and see. And i really wanted to listen to these.