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Friday, January 13, 2006

PDP #22 - "The House Among the Laurels" by William Hope Hodgson, Part 1

Happy 2006!

As promised, I'm returning to William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki series by request. This tale finds our intrepid ghost hunter visiting Ireland. In the book collection of these stories, this tale comes after "The Gateway of the Monster" but it can stand alone as its own work. "The House Among the Laurels" will be a two parter.

Podcast length is 21 minutes, 50 seconds and the file size is 7.9 MB.

Manual download here.

~ e

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Anonymous pwyll said...

I really enjoyed the earlier WHH podcasts, and am looking forward to the new one.

If I might make a suggestion for some material, take a look at The King in Yellow by Robert W Chambers. Great horror stories, text available at Project Gutenberg, here

7:27 PM  
Blogger e said...

Thank you for your comment :)

I've downloaded the text and will give it a look through. I'm always happy to find new authors!

10:24 PM  
Blogger steelworx said...

Good story, great reading, looking forward to more.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Paul R. Potts said...

Hi "e,"

I have linked the Wikipedia page on Carnacki to the blogspot pages for your Carnacki stories. I have been gradually expanding the William Hope Hodgson entries including material on his novels and stories.

I liked your readings. I tried recording "The House Among the Laurels" myself a while back myself but found that the lines in dialect were a little challenging for me. I think you handled them well without making them sound totally cheesy, like I did!

I would recommend putting up a link to your iTunes podcast page, as I imagine a lot of potential listeners would find your 'cast and use it mainly via the iTunes client.

I have a podcast of W.H.H. material at (right now it contains a 17-part adaptation of Hodgson's novel The Boats of the "Glen Carrig"). I am curious about your recording technique, having had a lot of difficulties finding a good solution for my own podcast. I'm also interested in locating collaborators for future CC-licensed audio projects, possibly more Hodgson or maybe even radio-style dramatization. You can reach me as

12:13 PM  

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