Podcasted Stories I’ve listened To

The story descriptions below are the authors words. I’m just copying and pasting.

First on my list are some stories by Philippa Ballantine Along with her descriptions

Chasing the Bard Born into the human world with a gift; a gift that brings him to the attention of powers both dark and light from the World of the Fey, it is his burden to defend all the world.  Sive, the goddess of battle, hopes that he may be able to change the fate of her people.The Fey are dying, killed by something beyond the boundaries of worlds, and Sive will do anything to save them. So she enlists the help of her trickster cousin Puck to guard the child, and watch him grow into his gift. But a dark power imprisoned by human and Fey, plots to destroy both worlds, and unmake all that they have created.

Digital Magic A serialized podcast novel. The sequel to the award winning podcast novel Chasing the Bard. Penherem is a quaint, sleepy English village where people go to escape the 21st Century. Hiding from the world of laptop computers, the Internet, and wireless communication, is Ella. A writer, now barren of ideas and drive, she resigns herself to a quiet life of solitude. Everything changes with the arrival of a shapeshifting thief. Suddenly, everyone begins to change–from the local librarian to the lady of the manor–revealing their true natures and dangerous secrets. Something in this sleepy English village is awakening… something that might be better left alone.

Weather Child (2009) A serialized podcast novel. The first podcast novel set totally in New Zealand. Step back in time and sideways into an alternate world, where magicians and seraphim are found only on the shores of the Long White Cloud. Between two world wars, Jack and Faith find themselves unravelling a conspiracy to turn the Awakened children of Aoteroa to dark purposes.

Erotica a la carteFinalist for the 2009 Parsec award for Best Anthology (2008- ongoing) The audience votes on the ingrediants, and once a month the author produces erotic speculative fiction. An experiment in both writing and podcasting.

The next Author on my list is Tee Morris

Morevi,  a landlocked kingdom shrouded by jungles and mystery, falls under the rule of Askana Moldarin. In the dawn of this New Age, hidden traitors in her own regime threaten to destroy everything. The First Queen, independent of council, seeks help to reveal the conspiracy against her…

Enter Rafe Rafton, captain of the Defiant.

Next on my list is a story  written by Michell Plested

GalaxyBillies I do voicework for this one. I play a newscaster called Megadan Scholes Voice of the Galaxy News.

GalaxyBillies is the story of five humans from the Appalachian Mountains who are abducted by a semi-sentient starship. But what exactly is a semi-sentient starship? In this case, the starship is named Grokmar and the semi-sentient means that he needs an intelligent crew in order to function properly.

It just goes to show how far gone the ship was to select the crew it did.

Metamor City

The Metamor City Podcast is an audio fiction series that is distributed for free through this website. It will feature a mixture of short stories and full-length novels, all taking place in one large world with an overarching story arc. Combining the narration of audiobooks with the music, sound effects and full vocal cast of a serial radio drama, The Metamor City Podcast provides an immersive audio experience of a world like no other.

The stories of The Metamor City Podcast take place in a high-magic, high-technology setting, an epic fantasy world projected into the near future. The action focuses primarily on the inhabitants of Metamor City, a mega-metropolis that is also the capital of the world’s largest superpower, the Empire of Metamor.

Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell

A Trader’s Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper : Book 1

When Ishmael Wang is orphaned by a flitter crash, he must make some hard decisions about how to survive in a Company-owned universe. With limited time and fewer options, he lands a job as the newest hand on the Solar Clipper Lois McKendrick and learns there’s more to life than making coffee. Join Ish, Pip, Big Bad Bev, and the rest of the Lois McKendrick’s crew as they sail the galaxy in search of profitable trade.For more information on the book and the Golden Age, see http://www.durandus.com/golden

FETIDUS

The Foundation for the Ethical Treatment of the Innocently Damned, Undead and Supernatural (FETIDUS) was established in 1620 by Johannes Kepler. It is the oldest known advocacy organization in the world that seeks to protect the rights of meta-humans and promote better understanding, peace and compassion among all people, of whatever biological or non-biological form and background. FETIDUS helps protect the rights of zombies (of any type, including type IV), vampires, were-people (such as lycanthropes), non-corporeals, ghouls, hybrids, skidders, genelons of any type, post-humans, semis and supernaturals. This also includes individuals who are genetically mutated or have been altered in other ways, or have been infected by a state-changing pathogen or metagen, as well as those naturally born. FETIDUS works to help not only the individuals themselves, but their families and loved ones in a compassionate mission for meta-humanity.

The Gearheart

This is an incredible piece of Steampunk.

Heaven Season 1 by Mur Lafferty

What if Heaven wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Friends Kate and Daniel find that after their untimely deaths, Heaven leaves them dissatisfied and itching for something… else. So they’re off, with a passport to discover more afterlifes, heroes and gods. During their adventures, they find out that their travel isn’t a journey taken on a whim, but may be orchestrated, or even prophesied.

Playing for Keeps by Mur Lafferty

Playing for Keeps tells the story of Keepsie Branson, a bar owner in the shining metropolis of Seventh City: birthplace of super powers. Keepsie and her friends live among egotistical heroes and manipulative villains, and manage to fall directly in the middle as people with powers, but who just aren’t strong enough to make a difference. Or that’s what they’ve been told. As the city begins to melt down, it’s hard to tell who are the good guys and who are the bad.

Nina Kimberly the Merciless by Christiana Ellis

She’s on a mission to kill the man who loves her. Why? Because he’s an idiot. Ten years ago, Nina Kimberly the Merciless was cheated out of the life of adventure that she truly deserves. Her father, the fearsome barbarian conqueror Marcus the Merciless, met his first and only defeat at the hands of, well… a gopher hole. Ever since this epic humiliation, she and the rest of the horde have been stuck in the rural backwater kingdom of Langia. Now Francis IX, the idiotic king, has decided that he and Nina should be married. She can’t kill him without starting a succession war, but the alternatives? Eww! Nina has long yearned for a hero to sweep her up on a glorious quest, but Francis’ unwanted affections have forced her hand. No more waiting for a quest to find *her*, it’s time to get proactive. She sets off into the big wide world, but the King decides to tag along, complete with a security spell to alert the Kingdom if he’s killed. Nina is forced to swallow her pride and keep him safe… at least until she can find a way to break the spell. But nothing is ever simple in the life of a barbarian princess, and nothing is ever quite what it appears. The dragon is a pacifist (sometimes). The handsome rogue is a con-artist, but who is he conning? And even the wizard has a few surprises in store. While seeking the answer to all her problems, Miss the Merciless discovers that what she’s always wanted may not actually be what she *wants*. *Nina Kimberly the Merciless* is a comic coming of age story filled with magic, mayhem and mercenaries, but mercy? Never.

Eden by Phil Rossi

The tree is beautiful and they call her Eden. Her branches reach for the stars. She is like all other trees on planet Earth save for her enormous size. Still, she has leaves and she has bark. She turns sunlight into life. But this tree does not sprout from the dirt. Eden fills the sky, high in orbit above the blue expanse of Uranus. There she changes humanity’s very concept of extraterrestrial life. Dr. Malcolm Green is sent to Eden to audit a science team studying this extraordinary tree from the dark confines of space station Lola. But with unexplainable accidents plaguing the team, tensions are mounting between scientists and custodial staff. Is there a future for this project and Lola? Only Malcolm Green can make that call. From the second he sets foot on Lola, Malcolm’s own future becomes at stake. He soon finds that love, friendship, and his own mortality tremble like a leaf at the sound of Eden’s call.

EarthCore by Scott Sigler

Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lays the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world’s record, three-mile-deep mine shaft.

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company’s driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure.

But Kirkland and EarthCore are not the first to find this treasure. The mountain’s history reveals two centuries of disappearances, murder, and insanity.

The discovery of ancient platinum knives, razor-sharp despite lying untouched for 1,000 years, reveals evidence of an ancient culture. If the artifacts are genuine, they show a pre-historic empire that once spanned from the Southern tip of South America all the way up through the American Southwest.

Wealth and fame lie under that Utah mountain, but at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting … and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

Dead Mech          by Jake Bible

After the zombie apocalypse decimates the world, human civilization tries to put itself back together again. Their secret weapon: the Mechs. But what happens when a mech pilot dies in his mech and becomes a zombie? Hell on earth is unleashed…

The Leviathan Chronicles By Christof Laputka

The Leviathan Chronicles is a revolutionary science fiction audio drama podcast featuring the voices of over 60 actors, professional sound effects and an original music soundtrack.  There are 25 episodes in Season 1 all available for FREE.  You can download each episode here on the website or on iTunes.  You can listen to episodes on your iPod, your computer, your car or wherever!

The story is centered around a hidden city called Leviathan that lies deep within the dark trenches of the Pacific Ocean.  The city is home to a community of immortals that sought to create a utopia over 1,000 years ago.  For a millennia, they lived in peace and secrecy, gently influencing world events to aid the advancement of mankind.  But a terrible secret has been kept deep within the catacombs of Leviathan that threatens the existence of the immortals, and quite possibly the entire world.

One woman named Macallan Orsel, a young genetic scientist in New York, discovers she is descended from a group of immortals that rebelled against Leviathan and are now waging a civil war around the globe.  As the immortal war spills into the realm of mortal man, Macallan realizes that she holds the key to stopping the battle and bringing peace to Leviathan.  But a clandestine government agency called The Blackdoor Group is trying to exterminate the immortal population and has identified Macallan as their critical target.

The Leviathan Chronicles was launched on April 21, 2008, and is written & created by Christof Laputka, and directed by Nobi Nakanishi.  More episodes are added on a periodic basis and Season 2 is already in production.  Over 350,000 episodes have been downloaded by fans around the world.  Download your first episode now and get started on an epic sci-fi adventure like you’ve never heard before.

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One Response to “Podcasted Stories I’ve listened To”

  1. Hey, heard about you from your interview on World of Warcast. I am downloading the episodes of Megadan Chronicles now and am looking forward to them. I’ve been a fan of podiobooks for years now, and since Pip and the Tee monster are favorites of mine as well, I thought I’d suggest some others to you. Check out Nathan Lowell’s Trader’s Tales Series, Chris Lester’s Metamore City, and Tee Morris’ Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword.

    That’s it for now, will comment again when I hear the Chronicles.

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