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What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side? Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village. The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemporary authors from across the globe.

What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side? Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village. The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemporary authors from across the globe.
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What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side? Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village. The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemporary authors from across the globe.

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Episodes

Episode 9, Part 2 - How Gussy Got the Book

8/27/2017
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SEASON 1 FINALE Gussy has traveled into the land of the underworld looking for his friend Billy - and his friend is no longer his friend. Gussy recounts the end of the heartbreaking tale of how he got his hands on the Dark Tome, and Cassie is forced to decide whether to take the book for another ride or not.

Duration: 00:29:12


Episode 9, Part 1 - How Gussy Got the Book

8/27/2017
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Gussy and Cassie learned they've "Gone sideways" - the Dark Tome has returned them to the world, but not *their* world. As Cassie struggles to understand the predicament the book has put her in, Gussy recounts the heartbreaking tale of how he got his hands on the Dark Tome, and the cost the book has caused him.

Duration: 00:35:33


Episode 8, Part 2 - Trial Day, by Tananarive Due

7/21/2017
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Young Lettie can see things through her magic eye - things that might be better if she not see. Grownup's secrets. Grownup's true intentions. But when she learns of her brother's unjust arrest and sham trial, it's her seeing eye - and some conjure magic from her Mama - that may help change the fate of her big brother.

Duration: 00:31:34


Episode 8, Part 1 - Trial Day, by Tananarive Due

7/7/2017
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Young Lettie can see things through her magic eye - things that might be better if she not see. Grownup's secrets. Grownup's true intentions. But when she learns of her brother's unjust arrest and sham trial, it's her seeing eye - and some conjure magic from her Mama - that may help change the fate of her big brother.

Duration: 00:37:59


God of the Razor, by Joe R Lansdale

6/30/2017
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A man investigates an old Texas mansion looking for antiques, but soon finds more than he bargained for. Because in this lonely stretch of town, ancient gods walk the earth, and their followers have no choice but to follow their twisted demands. This haunting story by horror master Joe R. Lansdale was adapted by Jerry Stearns and produced by AM FM Theater as part of the Grist Mill series, a horror program dedicated to chilling contemporary tales. “God of the Razor” won the Ogle Award for...

Duration: 00:54:57


INTERVIEW: Christopher Golden

6/16/2017
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"Writing is about the beautiful melancholy of small town America..." On today's Dark Tome, a special interview with Christopher Golden, the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New...

Duration: 00:28:20


Episode 7, Part 2: INK by Jonathan Maberry

6/16/2017
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Part 2 of the Horror-Noir story INK by Jonathan Maberry. GERALD ‘MONK’ ADDISON is a skip-tracer and P.I. on Boundary Street, down the hill from where the good people go. He’s on the side of the angels, but he’s not very nice. Most of Monk’s clients are bail bondsmen and bad lawyers, but every now and then he takes a special case. He’s hired by the ghost of a murder victim to solve their untimely death and exact justice. But hiring Monk comes with a price, even for the dead.

Duration: 00:29:04


Episode 7, Part 1: INK by Jonathan Maberry

6/9/2017
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Cassie returns from her traumatic trip to a haunted - and haunting - family reunion. As she attempts to re-align her world, Gussy stumbles out of his and into the world of Jonathan Maberry's INK. GERALD ‘MONK’ ADDISON is a skip-tracer and P.I. on Boundary Street, down the hill from where the good people go. He’s on the side of the angels, but he’s not very nice. Most of Monk’s clients are bail bondsmen and bad lawyers, but every now and then he takes a special case. He’s hired by the ghost...

Duration: 00:29:28


Interview with Joe R Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale

5/19/2017
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Today we interview Joe R Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale, a father and daughter writing duo whose work "BLIND LOVE" was featured in The Dark Tome: Episode 5. Joe R Lansdale is the author of over forty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. His “Hap and Leonard” series of novels is a TV series on Sundance, with Seasons 1 and 2 now available and Season 3 recently greenlit. Kasey...

Duration: 00:39:30


Episode 6, Part 2: Family Demons, by Frederick Greenhalgh

5/12/2017
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Cassie finds herself spending the night in a strange old farmhouse where there may be ghosts in the walls, and something worse beneath. She and an estranged son, Nick, will discover that demons that Nick's father sought to hide were all too real.

Duration: 00:23:26


The Floodgates of Willowhill, by Mary SanGiovanni

4/7/2017
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"Everybody whose grown up in Faulkesville, well, they’ve always guessed there’s something wrong with the woods on the edge of town, the ones that border Willowhill, something people don’t like to bring up in polite company." Teenage Samantha keeps her nose in her books and her head in the clouds - in lands far beyond the borders of the small town of Faulkesville where she's grown up... Where her parents mysteriously died two years ago, and where her Uncle Ted and buddy Hank Jedsoe are...

Duration: 00:43:25


Episode 5, Part 2: Blind Love, by Joe R Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale

3/24/2017
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As part of "Dark Duets," mojo storyteller Joe R Lansdale paired up with his daughter, Kasey Lansdale, to pen this tale of a monster whose power is through the eyes. Quick witted but unlucky in love, Jana is dragged by her friend Erin to attend an 'eye gazing party,' a new age phenomenon run by a couple of hucksters on the far edge of a small Texas town. Jana's skepticism turns to confusion when Erin - and all the girls at the party - are entranced by an unremarkable man "Thirteen."...

Duration: 00:26:17


Episode 5, Part 1: Blind Love, by Joe R Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale

3/12/2017
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As part of "Dark Duets," mojo storyteller Joe R Lansdale paired up with his daughter, Kasey Lansdale, to pen this tale of a monster whose power is through the eyes. Quick witted but unlucky in love, Jana is dragged by her friend Erin to attend an 'eye gazing party,' a new age phenomenon run by a couple of hucksters on the far edge of a small Texas town. Jana's skepticism turns to confusion when Erin - and all the girls at the party - are entranced by an unremarkable man "Thirteen."...

Duration: 00:31:24


Locke & Key (Sampler) - An Audible Drama - By Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

2/24/2017
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Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life. A brutal and tragic event drives the Locke family from their home in California to the relative safety of their ancestral estate in Lovecraft, Massachusetts, an old house with powerful keys and fantastic doors that transform all...

Duration: 00:23:42


Episode 4: Murdered Sleep, by Kat Howard

2/10/2017
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"Sleep is dying, and has been for a long time now, through uncounted ticks of clocks and the flickers of thousands of too-brief candles." It's the night of the Senior Prom, and rather than show up awkwardly, Cassie has decided to stay home with the Dark Tome. But, she soon meets a mysterious stranger with an invitation to a masquerade ball wicked and mysterious, far stranger than any rites of spring. What she learns there will reshape her thoughts on dance, if she can ever make it back. An...

Duration: 00:41:34


The Masque of the Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe

1/27/2017
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A fresh take on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic “The Masque of the Red Death” – featuring an all-star cast of New England actors, and immersive location sound recording, and an inventive script, this production re-imagines Poe’s tale of a group of ill-fated improvisatori who take on an audience with the ‘dark prince’ who holds extravagant balls to distract the gentry from the ravages of the plague. Produced by William Dufris and AudioComics as part of their “HorrorScopes” series. With...

Duration: 01:07:37


Episode 3, Part 2: Breathe My Name, by Christopher Golden

1/13/2017
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Tommy - the youngest in a long proud line of West Virginia coal miners - finds out what it feels like to have your card be up when an explosion traps him and a dozen other souls two miles beneath the earth. With oxygen growing thin, his only prayer might come from an old ghost story. The conclusion of the claustrophobic tale of ghosts and survival by Christopher Golden. *** The Dark Tome is produced by Fred Greenhalgh and Bill Dufris. Dialogue Editing by Fred Greenhalgh. Sound Design by...

Duration: 00:24:54


Episode 3, Part 1: Breathe My Name, by Christopher Golden

12/30/2016
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Being a miner is like playing Russian roulette every day of your life. Any morning you might wake up, and find the chamber with the bullet. Tommy - the youngest in a long proud line of West Virginia coal miners - finds out what it feels like to have your card be up when an explosion traps him and a dozen other souls two miles beneath the earth. With oxygen growing thin, their only prayer might come from an old ghost story. *** The Dark Tome is produced by Fred Greenhalgh and Bill Dufris....

Duration: 00:37:31


The Crevasse, by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud

12/16/2016
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Richard Fish narrates The Crevasse, by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud. An exploration team in the Antarctic is already nurses wounds from an accident, when another tragedy strikes. Garner, the expedition's doctor, is haunted at night by howls from deep within the earth. Against his better judgement, he descends a crack into the ice shelf to try and settle things. But what he encounters beneath the ice shakes him forever. Originally appeared on Drabblecast Episode 338 -...

Duration: 00:55:10


Episode 2, Part 2: The Bread We Eat in Dreams, by Catherynne M. Valente

12/2/2016
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The demon Agnes recounts how she was tried as a witch in the village she drew to herself in early colonial Maine. But, perhaps a trial by fire is but small pennies to a demon who has survived banishment from hell and was a fertility god at the dawn of civilization. It is all a matter of waiting. The Dark Tome is produced by Fred Greenhalgh and Bill Dufris. Dialogue Editing by Grace Waldron. Sound Design by Matthew J Boudreau of Aural Stage Studios. Cast members - Lilly Thorne, as Cassie,...

Duration: 00:39:53

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