The Classic Tales Podcast
Unabridged. Professional. Classic. Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the Gothic castles of Eastern Europe, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.

How will William Lantry live in a world where no one knows him? For he was born 350 years ago, and he just got out of his grave. Ray Bradbury, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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Today’s story originally released in the Summer issue of Planet Stories in 1948.

Ray Bradbury was one of the best-known writers of our time. He was a master storyteller, a champion of creative freedom, and a space-age visionary. He was a close friend with Ray Harryhausen, the stop motion special effects pioneer. Bradbury’s most noteworthy works include The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

And now, Pillar of Fire, Part 1 of 2, by Ray Bradbury.

 

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Direct download: CT_733_PillarofFire_Part1of2.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT

How will Click and Irish survive being marooned on a pirate’s asteroid with only a single gun and a news reel camera to defend themselves?  Ray Bradbury, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.

Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. We really try make your support worth your while. You get so much out of this! For a five-dollar monthly donation, you get a monthly code for $8 off any audiobook download. Give more, and you get more! It helps us have something solid to count on every month, you can build out your classic audiobook library, and you help to give more folks like you the chance to discover the classics in a curated and easily accessible format. Go to http://classictalesaudiobooks.com today, and become a financial supporter. You’ll be glad you did. Thank you so much.

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Today’s story originally released in the Spring issue of Planet Stories in 1944.

Ray Bradbury was one of the best-known writers of our time. He was a master storyteller, a champion of creative freedom, and a space-age visionary. He was a close friend with Ray Harryhausen, the stop motion special effects pioneer. Bradbury’s most noteworthy works include The Martian Chronicles, Farenheit 451, and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

And now, The Monster Maker, by Ray Bradbury.

 

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Direct download: CT_732_TheMonsterMaker.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT

Why does Old Jones insist that anyone who sees The Phantom Hearse stop outside their place of an evening, will die within the week?  Mary Fortune, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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Today’s story is written by one of the pioneers of detective fiction – Mary Helena Fortune. She travelled from Canada to Australia in 1855, where for the next fifty years, she contributed to magazines and newspapers under the pseudonyms “Waif Wanderer”, “W.W.”and her own initials “M.H.F.”. She wrote in a variety of genres: poetry, serialized novels, memoirs, and even gothic romance. But most significantly, she wrote over 500 detective stories. Her collection of stories, The Detective’s Album, by W.W. was published in 1871, and was described as, “The first book of detective stories to appear in Australia”. Only one copy is known to remain in existence.

Mary Fortune helped delineate a few of the techniques significant in detective fiction. For example, the forensic manner in which the crime is treated, and delivering the story from the point of view of the detective. Today’s story also includes a supernatural element, which is also innovative, and synchronous with some Russian crime fiction.

 

And now, The Phantom Hearse, by Mary Fortune.

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Direct download: CT_731_The_Phantom_Hearse.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT

It’s going to be so much fun! All of the kids in the neighborhood are playing a super fun game – Invasion!  Ray Bradbury, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening.

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We have four new Science Fiction titles available! The cosmic thriller The Colour Out of Space, by H.P. Lovecraft, the psychological thriller The Repairer of Reputations, by Robert W. Chambers, The Rival Mechanicians, another science fiction classic by Lydia Maria Childs, and The Skull, by the great Philip K. Dick. Links to these products can be found in the description for today’s episode.

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And now, Zero Hour, by Ray Bradbury

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Direct download: CT_730_ZeroHour.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:30am MDT