The Public Domain Podcast

Great works hand picked for you from the Public Domain and read out loud in a weekly podcast. Authors include Mark Twain, Jules Verne, Edgar Allen Poe and many others. The website also includes links to public domain resources & topics of interest to literary and audiobook fans.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

PDP #10 - "The Master of the World" by Jules Verne, Part 4

This podcast contains Chapters 7, 8, and 9 and is 31 minutes and 41 seconds long. File size is 7.6 Mb.

Mr. Strock is diverted from The Great Eyrie case to a new one, his housekeeper notices something strange, and communication is received from the mysterious inventor. In a historical context, these chapters are interesting in light of Verne's commentary on the police force and the desire of countries for military superiority.

Chapter Titles:
7 A Third Machine
8 At Any Cost
9 The Second Letter

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Blogger Sid said...

Well E, I'm a new listener and I find you very easy to listen to. Very nice style. Have you ever thought of reading William Hope Hodgson stuff? Like his short stories "Carnacki" the ghost hunter series? I think you would read those very well. I'm a big fan of Jules Verne and the older writers.

4:56 AM  
Blogger Sid said...

Oh and if you would like to do a reading of one of William Hope Hodgson's stories, I have one in written from I could email you.

5:08 AM  
Blogger e said...

Hello Sid and thank you for commenting!

I don't believe I've read Hodgson's writings, though some of the titles look familiar so perhaps I have or maybe I have read books which reference his work.

I'm very intrigued. If you don't mind, I'd love an emailed copy. My email is publicdomainpodcast (at) (gmail) dot com.

I was looking for more short stories to read as Bonus podcasts -- and of course I can read them as normal podcasts as well.

I love discovering "new" literature so thanks for mentioning him!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me say that you have an great voice for podcasting. Have you ever considered reading any short stories by Guy de Maupasssant or Anton Chekhov? They were both excellent writers, and excellent examples of how an author's perception of life and humanity can be revealed through their work. It would be great if you read their stories aloud. I could get some and e-mail them to you.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

almost forgot, keep the great podcasts coming.

5:22 PM  
Blogger e said...


"Have you ever considered reading any short stories by Guy de Maupasssant or Anton Chekhov?"

I haven't. Please feel free to point me to some of their pieces!

My gmail account is publicdomainpodcast so you can send it there :)

11:23 PM  

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