Friday 29 October 2010

A Rather Haunted Legend

Ladies, gentlemen: your attention, please.

It gives me no small amount of pleasure to be able to share with you today a short story, in delicious, dramatised audio form, from the Haunted Legends anthology co-edited by mater anthologists Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas.

I should have a full review of Haunted Legends up within the next wee while, but for the very moment, set aside 15 minutes or so, why don't you? Fix yourself a cup of your hot beverage of choice, put your feet up and relax to the tune of Bram Stoker award-winning author Gary A. Braunbeck and the members of Ohio State University's Writers Talk reading from "Return to Mariabronn," a strong short from a strong anthology. Doesn't that sound like a plan?

Well on you go, then:

So. Did that work?

I'll admit, it's been a bit of a nightmare trying to find an embeddable flash audio player as like as not to behave itself. Thus, if the worse has come to the worst, or else you'd like to listen to "Return to Mariabronn" - as well you should - on your own terms, on your mp3 player or suchlike, here's a direct link to the file.

Download away!


  1. You beat me to it! (I'll be posting this on Sunday...)
    Gary Braunbeck is obscenely good though and a must read author if you like ghost stories or horror. 'Mr Hands' and 'Coffin County' are favourites of mine and worth hunting out.

  2. I'll keep that in mind, Graeme!

    Bah, but the embedded audio player isn't working, is it? Well, that's just typical. Technology, meet me.