Mystery Audiobooks

Sherlock Holmes: The Crooked Man

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
44 minutes, 30 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1892

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes and Watson investigate the matter of a mysterious, deformed man, a more mysterious animal, and an even (wait for it) more mysterious murder in a locked room. Read by Alex Wilson.

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The Vacant Lot

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

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by Mary E Wilkins Freeman
32 minutes, 40 seconds
Unabridged Mystery/Ghost Story
1902

Mary E Wilkins Freeman

“David gave one stride toward the black veil, but it rose from the floor and moved away before him across the room at exactly the same height as if suspended from a woman’s head…”

First published in Everybody’s Magazine. Performed by Susie Berneis.

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The Raven

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

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by Edgar Allan Poe
8 minutes, 29 seconds
Unabridged Formal Poetry
1845

Poe

The archetype of dark poetry by the master of macabre.
Read by Alex Wilson.


Once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious
volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping,
suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping,
rapping at my chamber door.
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered,
“tapping at my chamber door–
Only this, and nothing more…”

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Originally for sale on April 23, 2004, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution License five years later. See the Mission page for why.

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The Retrieval Artist

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
2 hours, 1 minute
Unabridged Science Fiction Novella
2000

The Retrieval Artist by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Retrieval Artists find people who have Disappeared. But people Disappear for
a reason–they don’t want to be found. When Anetka Sobol shows up at Miles
Flint’s office on the Moon, he immediately knows that this case is going to
be complicated.

A hard-boiled science fiction mystery. A Hugo Award Nominee, Locus Poll Award Nominee, and AnLab Award Nominee first published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Read by Stefan Rudnicki.


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Murder at Woodside Village

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

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by Yuri Rasovsky, story by William H. Patton
1 hour, 6 minutes
Full Cast Mystery/Comedy Radio Drama
2001

Murder at Woodside Village

“Well, the decision has been made to go ahead with the killing. To tell you the truth, I’m kinda looking forward to it.”

Retired cops in a Florida community seek out “The Wizard” whenever they need a smart guy to get them out of a jam. Now they come to him for help murdering Big Wally, who’s cheated ‘em out of their share of lottery winnings. Wiz’s Plan A involves Woodside Village’s resident prostitute, Secondhand Rose. Plan B is a diabolocal softball game. And Plan C—?

Full cast mystery/comedy radio drama. J. Carrol Enterprises presents the Hollywood Theatre of the Ear production. Taped before a live studio audience at the Museum of Television and Radio.

Cast & Crew:

ANNOUNCER: Ralph Votrian
WIZARD: Terry Kiser
VINCENZO: Larry Brandenburg
MARILYN: Janet Carroll
HERMAN: Cliff Norton
TOM THE CRAZY GREEK: Michael Saad
SAM: George Eric Brown
RICCIO: J. J. Johnston
SECONDHAND ROSE: Melissa Greenspan
BIG WALLY: Jack Wallace
BAD LEROY: Tom Towles
SEX KITTEN: Lorna Raver
Original Music: Ken Stange
Sound Director: Warren Dewey
Foly Walkers: David L. Krebs, Tony Palermo
Executive Producers: Janet Carroll and Mike Patton

Produced, directed, and written for audio by Yuri Rasovsky, based on a story by William H. Patton.


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