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  1. Tales from the Archives — Three: The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas

    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 ready sort named Morrison. Soon Durham begins to suspect he may never return home—and to top it all off the tea has almost run out. Written and narrated by Nathan Lowell

    The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences is a brilliant story concept for a podcast. To publicize their upcoming book, Phoenix Rising, Phillipa Ballentine and Tee Morris have invited authors and podcasters to tell their own original steampunk stories. (http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/)

    —Huffduffed by JulieD

  2. PodCastle 125: The Whistling Room

    Featuring Carnacki, the Ghost Finder

    by William Hope Hodgson

    Read by Paul S. Jenkins

    “‘The whistling started about ten o’clock, on the second night, as Ibsaid. Tom and I were in the library, when we heard an awfully queer whistling, coming along the East Corridor–The room is in the East Wing, you know.

    “‘That’s that blessed ghost!’ I said to Tom, and we collared the lamps off the table, and went up to have a look. I tell you, even as we dug along the corridor, it took me a bit in the throat, it was so beastly queer. It was a sort of tune, in a way; but more as if a devil or some rotten thing were laughing at you, and going to get ’round at your back. That’s how it makes you feel.

    “‘When we got to the door, we didn’t wait; but rushed it open; and then I tell you the sound of the thing fairly hit me in the face. Tom said he got it the same way–sort of felt stunned and bewildered. We looked all ’round, and soon got so nervous, we just cleared out, and I locked the door.

    Rated PG: For Things That Whistle in the Night (http://podcastle.org/2010/10/05/podcastle-125-the-whistling-room/)

    Featured as a podcast highlight in Episode 137 of Forgotten Classics (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com)

    —Huffduffed by JulieD

  3. Escape Pod 251: Unexpected Outcomes by Tim Pratt

    But the plane just stopped, and hung there, nose tipped at a slight angle, mere feet from the building.

    And that’s when the figure — the one people call the Ambassador, or the Doctor, or the Outsider, or the Professor, or a hundred other names — appeared. Just a middle-aged man in a white lab coat, with steel-rimmed glasses and graying hair. His image filled the air above the jetliner, like the dome of the sky had been transformed into an IMAX movie screen.

    He said, “People of Earth, I have a message for you.”

    Rated PG for ennui and futility of life. (http://escapepod.org/)

    —Huffduffed by JulieD

  4. “Between Minke and Mayrev” by Kenneth Wishnia

    Characters from THE FIFTH SERVANT continue their adventures in 16th century Eastern Europe. A short story/mystery from the Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Podcast.

    After listening to this brilliant short story of 16th century Jewish scholars solving a mystery, I am very excited about The Fifth Servant, the book which these characters came from. (http://www.kennethwishnia.com/)

    —Huffduffed by JulieD

  5. Salmon and Dusk: Out of the Picture, part 1

    The best place to begin with Salmon and Dusk (by Myke Bartlett) is the novel How to Disappear Completely (look for it at Podiobooks.com). However, try out this four part story to get a bit of the flavor. Artist Joe Miller is about to hit the big time. But on opening night for his first exhibition, a stranger tells him to stop painting. If he doesn’t, he’ll unleash something terrible on an unsuspecting world. For Joe, this idea might be too intriguing to resist. (http://feeds.feedburner.com/mykebartlett)

    This week’s podcast highlight on Forgotten Classic’s episode 107.

    —Huffduffed by JulieD

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