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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Saturday, February 25, 2006

PDP #24 - "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins, Part 1

Part 1 of the novel, "The Woman in White" a serialized mystery/suspense novel by Wilkie Collins, a contemporary of Charles Dickens, who also wrote "The Fatal Cradle" heard as an earlier short story podcast.

The novel is one of the first to be set up in an original way for the time period, in that it has different narrators to tell different parts of the story. In the introduction it is explained that we shall hear the tale as if we were a Judge listening to eye witnesses.

This has been touted as the first mystery novel by some and was turned into a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber which had sporadic runs with different Companies in 2004, 2005 and 2006. I; however, shall not be singing in the podcast so if you can stomach that disappointment, come along for a fun ride into mystery and suspense.

File size is 11 MB and the podcast is 30 minutes and 27 seconds in length.

Manual download link here.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

PDP #23 - "The House Among the Laurels" by William Hope Hodgson, Part 2

The conclusion of "The House Among the Laurels". In the first part we left our ghost hunter just sitting down from his preparations in the haunted house with his friend and with several police constables. This part tells of the final moments of the preparations and what happens afterwards...

File size is 7.5 MB and the length is 20 minutes and 46 seconds.

Manual download link here.

On an administrative note, I will be returning to my once a week release schedule, thank you for hanging in there with me. When I started my podcast I was one of the few podcasts out there for audiobooks, I've got increased competition now which has gotten more media attention than my own humble podcast so I appreciate you spending the time to stick with me. If you'd like to help spread the word please see my Link to me page, add me to your delicious or other social bookmarking places or just tell all your friends.

Thanks for listening!

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