Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Doug Bradley's Spinechillers

I chanced upon Doug Bradley's Spinechillers series of audio books quite by accident.  I was bored listening to my music during my morning walks (my only form of exercise) so I decided to finally become an old person a give audio books a try.  I have been listening to all the classics that I was just too lazy to actually read.  On iTunes I was looking for works by Charles Dickens, whom I love but when I try to read puts me to sleep faster than a vodka/Excedrin PM cocktail. 

Instead of pointing me to Bleak House (snooze) iTunes presented me with Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, produced by Renegade Arts Entertainment.  The concept is simple: Bradley, who has one of the most awesome, scary voices this side of Benedict Cumberbatch, reads classic horror from authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, my boy HP Lovecraft, MR James, William Harvey, and Chuck D. 

I have read most of these works but nothing beats hearing Bradley read them.  It has made my morning walk about 100% more macabre!  So far I have only listened to Volume One which features the following tales:
  • The Signal Man by Charles Dickens
  • August Heat by William Harvey
  • The Tell Tale Heart by EA Poe
  • The Outsider by Lovecraft
  • The Open Window by Saki
  • The Beast with Five Fingers by William Harvey
I was completely unfamiliar with Harvey, and now I love him.  Thank you Doug Bradley!  You can check out more Bradley goodness here.

I was in no way paid or gifted to shill here, I just thought these audio books were awesome.  Listen to them before you go to sleep to guarantee bad dreams.  In case you don't hear from me again before the Holidays, either because we all die next Friday or I have locked myself in my bedroom in an effort to avoid Christmas, may I wish everyone a Happy Holiday!

Thank gawd it's fucking over soon.

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