Thrilling Tales Podcasts
Listen to recordings of “Thrilling Tales” – our story time for grownups, featuring exciting short stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Thrilling Tales: October 3, 2011
Need a mid-day break? Every first and third Monday, you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings of captivating short stories from a wide range of popular and literary authors. This week's featured stories: "John Charrington's Wedding" by E. Nesbit and "The Voice in the Night" by William Hope Hodgson. Recorded on Oct. 3, 2011.
Thrilling Tales: March 7, 2011
"Jean-ah Poquelin" by George Washington Cable. Laissez les bon temps rouler! In this gothic tale set in New Orleans, raucous revelers throw a party fit to raise the dead. Read more in Shelf Talk. (Recorded in March 7, 2011)
Thrilling Tales: October 25, 2010
Listen to "Thrilling Tales," a story time for grown-ups. This week David Wright reads two classic ghost stories from 1906: "The Ghost Child" by Bernard Capes and "The Furnished Room" by O Henry. Recorded on Oct. 25, 2010.
Thrilling Tales: June 21, 2010
Listen to "Thrilling Tales," a story time for grown-ups, recorded at the Central Library. A "Festival of Classic Short Short Stories" was presented by The Seattle Public Library Fiction Department: "The Open Window," by Saki; "The Romance of a Busy Broker," by O Henry; "John Mortonson's Funeral," by Ambrose Bierce; "The Story Teller," by Saki; and "Revolt of the Gods," by Ambrose Bierce. Recorded on June 21, 2010.
Thrilling Tales: May 17, 2010
Listen to "Thrilling Tales," a story time for grown-ups. Presented by The Seattle Public Library Fiction Department: "Man Overboard!" by Winston S. Churchill. In just one instant, a daydreaming sailor becomes a bit of terrified flotsam in the wide Red Sea. "The Magic Shop" by H.G. Wells. One might have expected to find it there amidst the tricks and trinkets: after all, it was advertised on the sign. Recorded on May 17, 2010.
Thrilling Tales: April 2, 2007
Listen to a "Thrilling Tales" adult story time recorded at the Central Library. One morning a supercilious bureaucrat wakes up to find his nose has vanished, but that's almost normal compared to what happens next! Step into this great 19th century Russian author's version of The Twilight Zone. Gogol's strange tale was recorded in honor of the 2007 Seattle Reads selection, "The Namesake." Recorded on April 2, 2007.