The Classic Tales Podcast

B.J. Harrison

Arts, Literature, Education

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Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.


Episode 428, The Thing In The Weeds, by William Hope Hodgson

July 24th, 2015

Episode 78 of 146 episodes

Murder in the dark. After being blown into mysterious waters, and surrounded by an oily mist, a lonesome vessel is attacked by an unknown creature from the deep. William Hope Hodgson, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. It is interesting how things come about. As you have probably guessed, I am constantly on the lookout for stories that would work well for my podcast. Well, just after I discovered The Ring of Thoth last week, I ran across this wonderfully atmospheric tale by William Hope Hodgson, which totally reminded me of The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Now, in our home, the classic monster movies are on all the year round. The old ones - the good ones. Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone. You know, the films that are good in spite of Lon Chaney Jr. Well, if I run across a few stories that remind me of the monster movies I love so much, who am I to fight against it? I’m reading a few Victorian were-wolf stories this week. We’ll see what turns up. And if you were looking for more stories in the vein of today’s tale, I would recommend The Call of Cthulhu, by H.P. Lovecraft, if you haven’t already listened to it. I’m pleased to announce that preorders are now available for The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fennimore Cooper. http://store.thebestaudiobooks.com/the-last-of-the-mohicans-by-james-fenimoore-cooper-audiobook-download-p215.aspx The year is 1757: The fate of North America is in the hands of the French, the British and the Native Americans. Each party weaves their warlike paths in this tapestry of adventure. Meet Hawkeye, Uncas and Chingatchgook – each a stealthy iron-browed incarnation of the incomprehensible forest. Discover the unscrupulous and sinister Magua, banished and determined to become the leader of his people. Preorder today and save $3 off the retail price of $15.99. Classic Tales Financial Supporters can use their coupon codes and get the complete audiobook for only $7 bucks. This audiobook is estimated to be around 15-16 hours long. Preorder your copy today! And now, The Thing In The Weeds, by William Hope Hodgson

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