PODCAST

Monday
Aug012011

Dark Light preview - Goblin Market suite

Another sneak preview from Howard Carter's forthcoming music album, Dark Light, which is released later on this week!

This is a fantasia based on Christina Rossetti's epic poem, 'Goblin Market', which is on our unabridged audiobook of Christina Rossetti - Selected Poems read by Miriam Margolyes.

If you want to pre-order a copy of this music album, simply visit the Dark Light page on our website and click Buy Now, which takes you through to PayPal. The moment the album is finished - only a matter of days away - you'll receive an email with instructions on how to download your personal copy.

More previews from Dark Light in due course.

Rossetti Preview

Friday
Jun102011

Dark Light preview - M.R. James suite

In the second of our sneak peeks at Howard Carter's forthcoming music album, Dark Light, we play an extract from The Three Crowns Suite.

This three-part composition is based on A Warning To The Curious, the second story on our unabridged audiobook of M.R. James - Casting the Runes and Other Uncanny Tales read by Andrew Sachs.

The narrative concerns the existence of three holy Anglo-Saxon crowns, said to protect Britain from Vikings and other invaders. Each movement in Howard's suite deals with a different holy crown.

If you want to pre-order a copy of this album, simply visit the Dark Light page on our website and click Buy Now, which takes you through to PayPal. The moment the album is finished, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to download your personal copy.

More previews from Dark Light in due course.

Dark Light - Three Crowns Suite

Thursday
Jun092011

Howard Carter - Dark Light preview

We're terribly excited about Howard Carter's forthcoming soundtrack album, Dark Light. So thrilled, in fact, that we couldn't resist playing you a quick preview.

It'll be another month or so before Dark Light is released, but you can pre-order it now and have it delivered to you the moment it's finished.

More previews as the weeks progress!

Dark Light preview

Wednesday
Feb022011

David Soul on Edgar Allan Poe

The legend that is David Soul talks to Textbook Stuff's Barnaby Edwards about Edgar Allan Poe, the psychology of terror and sympathy for the underdog.

Edgar Allan Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Macabre Tales is now available to buy from iTunes and other retailers. The audiobook contains unabridged readings of five classic Poe stories: The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar and Hop-Frog. See our web site for further details.

Please let us know your thoughts in our podcast forum. Thanks for listening!

David Soul on Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday
Sep162010

Edgar Allan Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum & Other Macabre Tales trailer

TextbookStuff.com presents Edgar Allan Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum & Other Macabre Tales.

Read by David Soul.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) was an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe’s full-blooded Gothic style influenced generations of writers, filmmakers and musicians, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Baudelaire to Roger Corman and Lou Reed.

The five tales collected here range from the famous to the obscure, but each displays Poe's unique sense of the macabre and his love for the baroque. A victim of the Inquisition finds himself in a nightmarish torture chamber, a castle is besieged by plague, a man becomes obsessed by the evil eye of his fellow lodger, a mesmerist suspends a man's life at the point of death and a jester takes his revenge on his cruel employers.

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Edgar Allan Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum trailer