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A podcast is similar to those RSS feeds you find on many blogs. The principal difference is that the content is made up of audio files like MP3s instead of text content. Below you'll find the audio reviews we've done to date. They are in reverse order of review with the newest ones on the left.
Gil T. Wilson
Gil T. has spent a quarter of a century working in radio and has lots of spare time on his hands and reading or listening to books takes up all that time. Check out his blog to find out what he's up to at any given moment.

Directive 51 Directive 51 by John Barnes
an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
The year is 2024 and many factions are tired of America's slothfulness and reliance upon technology. Terrorists, both foreign and domestic, band together in a movement called Daybreak. They decide to attack the United States all at the same time, threatening not only society's creature comforts, but the Constitution of the United States itself.

Carnival of Death Carnival of Death by L. Ron Hubbard
an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
Galaxy Audio takes L. Ron Hubbard's short stories that were published in various aviation, sports and pulp magazines in the mid-1900's and creates a series of "audio pulps." These audiobooks are about two hours in length and contain one or more short stories within a given genre. The production mixes subtle sound effects, original music and an extremely talented cast of voice talent to create a cinematic audio experience that provides the perfect audio escape from reality. This title includes "The Carnival of Death" and "The Death Flyer."

Dog Blood Dog Blood by David Moody
an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
In this sequel to Hater, recently infected Danny McCoyne continues the bloody kills to destroy the Unchanged while also looking for his five year-old daughter, Ellis. After escaping from a camp where Haters are destined for slaughter, Danny makes his way back to the city where his wife and daughter could be hiding/surviving. While Haters act as vicious as any zombie from any zombie movie or story, they can think and they don't eat their victims -- well, not always.

The Tramp The Tramp by L. Ron Hubbard
an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
"The Tramp" was originally published in three parts in Astounding Science Fiction. Appearing in the September, October and November issues during 1938, it is the only story in this audio release. The action begins when a small-town sheriff shoots an escaping vagrant, Doughface Jack, in the head. The local doctor works frantically to save Jack's life, relying on unconventional surgery which involves sewing the two halves of Jack's brain together and replacing the top of his skull with a silver bowl.

If I Were You If I Were You by L. Ron Hubbard
an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
This time out, the audiobook contains two stories. "If I Were You" was originally published in the February 1940 issue of Five-Novels Monthly and "The Last Drop" was originally published in Astonishing Stories, November 1941. One of the key features of the Galaxy Audio releases is their super production quality. With original music, and subtle yet effective sound effects, these audiobooks are like a great trip back to the days of radio dramas.

Dead Men Kill Dead Men Kill by L. Ron Hubbard
an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
First published in 1934 in Thrilling Detective magazine, "Dead Men Kill" is a great zombie/detective story.  Galaxy Audio has released this novella as a pulp book and a pulp audiobook.  The audiobook is produced with the same fervor and nostalgia as all the other Hubbard audiobooks.  The narrator keeps you in the story, performing as a narrator from one of the old radio serials. 

One Was Stubborn One Was Stubborn by L. Ron Hubbard
Multicast performance

an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
Galaxy Audio has gathered all the short stories and novellas written by L. Ron Hubbard during the 30s through the 50s and have been releasing them as audiobooks. There are also paperback "pulp" versions for those who prefer print rather than audio. This audiobook is a collection of three stories from the golden age of pulp fiction.

The Demon Awakens The Demon Awakens by R.A. Salvatore
Multi-cast production

an audio review podcast by Gil T. Wilson
The story begins as the demon Dactyl awakens after spending an eon encased in stone. The sound effects used to reflect his coming back to life are extremely well done and the audio engineers at GraphicAudio deserve lots of credit for creating an attention-grabbing opening scene.

More Podcasts by Gil T. Wilson

Susan Dunman
Susan became a librarian many light years ago and has been reviewing books ever since. Audiobooks and graphic novels have expanded her quest to find the best science fiction in Libraryland.

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
an audio review podcast by Susan Dunham
If you're in the mood for scary stories, then listen to this collection of 20 classic horror stories written by Richard Matheson in the 50s and 60s. Each story is narrated by a single performer, but there are 12 narrators reading this anthology, giving each story its own flavor of fear.

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansen
Narrated by Boyd Gaines

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunham
Forty years ago today, the Apollo 11 moon mission began its historic adventure. One of the best ways to remember that time is listening to the first authorized biography of the one individual that will be most associated with moon exploration. This review was recorded three years ago, but clips from NASA and Armstrong family members make both the review and the audiobook timely reminders of a singular moment in history that's well worth a listen.

Lamentation: The Psalms of Isaak Lamentation: The Psalms of Isaak by Ken Scholes
Narrated by Scott Brick, William Dufris, Maggi-Meg Reed & Stefan Rudnicki

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman
In this epic fantasy, Ken Scholes creates a world that immediately draws you into its story. Windwir, the most beautiful and powerful city on the planet, is also a storehouse of knowledge. When Windwir is consumed by fire from the sky, those who remain must save what knowledge is left while trying to discover the cause and instigator of the catastrophe.

Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls by Yuri Rasovsky
Performed by The Hollywood Theater of the Ear

an audio review podcast by Susan Dunman for AudioFile Magazine
Sweeney Todd is an original urban legend. His deeds have been told in stories, plays, musicals and movies since the 1800's. Now, it's audio's turn to reveal the barber who cuts his clients throats, then grinds them up to become the secret ingredient in Mrs. Lovett's meat pies.

More Podcasts by Susan Dunman

Fred Greenhalgh
Fred Greenhalgh is an audio writer, producer and evangelist. He runs the modern audio drama podcast, Radio Drama Revival and produces original field-recorded audio drama with his company, FinalRune Productions. Outside of his audio life, he works in the world of Internet marketing and runs a small homestead in rural Maine.

Blue Moon Rising: Part 3 Blue Moon Rising: Part 3 by Simon R. Green
an audio review podcast by Fred Greenhalgh
This concluding episode of the Blue Moon Rising series wastes no time getting straight down to the action. The story opens with a bedraggled Prince Rupert rushing into the Forest Castle, barely escaping from pursing demons. Surprisingly, his return is anything but a prince's welcome.

Lord Valentine's Castle Lord Valentine's Castle by Robert Silverberg
an audio review podcast by Fred Greenhalgh
Lord Valentine's Castle is a sweeping epic novel that immerses us in the alien world of Majipoor. The story begins with a man named Valentine who has no memory of his past. Unsure what to do, he begins the long journey of reclaiming his identity by joining a band of traveling jugglers.

Blue Moon Rising: Part 2 Blue Moon Rising: Part 2 by Simon R. Green
an audio review podcast by Fred Greenhalgh
The second part of this three-part adaptation picks up right where the first installment ends, so you'll need to listen to the first segment to understand what's going on here. The first scene re-introduces us to Julia, who, as usual, is sticking her nose where no other princess would ever dare.

Blue Moon Rising: Part 1 Blue Moon Rising: Part 1 by Simon R. Green
an audio review podcast by Fred Greenhalgh
By the look of the cover you'd think that Blue Moon Rising is your typical tale of princes and princesses, unicorns and dragons, and knights and champions. But this adventure is anything but typical.

Ernest Lilley
Ernest Lilley is the former Sr. Editor/Publisher of SFRevu ( and former radio Co-Host of Sci-Fi Talk with Tony Tellado. He currently publishes TechRevu (, occasionally writes for science and technology publications, and is Interactive Strategist for a DC based association (NAESP). He likes station wagons, road trips, and digital photography and currently lives in the Gernsback Continuum with that classic trope of SF, a red headed heroine. He can be found here on Facebook.

The Fuller Memorandum The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross
a book review podcast by Ernest Lilley
Besides the obvious and delightful spy-geek-Chuthluian horror cocktail that Charles Stross shakes together in his Laundry series, there's a bit of Stargate to it, what with the openings of gates into otherwhere and heroic types stepping through them. It has been that way since the beginning, when our man from the Laundry, a geek turned applied demonologist and secret agent, stepped through a hole in space to rescue the damsel in distress.

Ivy Reisner
Ivy Reisner is a writer, an obsessive knitter, and a podcaster. Find her at

Escape from Hell Escape from Hell by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Narrated by Tom Weiner

an audio review podcast by Ivy Reisner
In 1976, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle released Inferno, a reworking of the epic poem by Dante Alighieri. Now, they have returned to that world and to the hero, Alan Carpenter, teamed with Sylvia Plath, who has been condemned to the wood of the suicides in the middle ring of the seventh circle, to get out of Hell. Hell is going through a shakeup of its own because of Vatican II. The rules have changed. The condemned are all scheduled to be tried anew.

Brian Price
Audio writer/producer Brian Price works in many genres -- humor, satire, science fiction and horror. Each year Great Northern Audio produces the Annual Mark Time Science Fiction Audio Awards performances at CONVergence in Minneapolis.

The Passage The Passage by Justin Cronin
an audio review podcast by Brian Price
Embraced by thousands of eager readers, this ambitious story takes on the usual subjects: science and authority run amok, the sudden loss of 90 percent of the human race, and of course, the slow march back to a good, clean America, circa 1952 or something. Narrator Edward Herrmann reads Justin Cronin's prose with a wonderfully self-depreciating gravity and civility, but where is this story going?

Planet of Exile Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin
an audio review podcast by Brian Price
In a far-distant future, the Earth-descendant Farborns have been trapped on the Planet Werel for over 10 local years (that translates to 600 Earth years). Winter is coming and this time the season may be the harshest yet. The Earthers have made a rough home on this desolate planet, but they realize that they will have to join with the indigenous nomadic hilf people to survive.

The Maze Runner The Maze Runner by James Dashner
an audio review podcast by Brian Price
A sixteen year old boy named Thomas wakes up in a darkened, slow moving pit of a freight elevator. He remembers his name, but his past is shrouded in amnesia. He can't quite remember who he is or why some of the teenagers who lift him to the surface of this juvenile detention center they call the Glade seem familiar.

The Turn of the Screw The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Narrated by Anne Flosnik

an audio review podcast by Brian Price
With the publishing world cranking out new horrors, mysteries, and fantasies at an amazing and sometimes frightening rate The Turn of the Screw is one those nineteenth century pieces of American literature that's easy to avoid. Well, don't. This short novel remains one of most atmospheric, perplexing and downright creepy ghost stories ever written.

Ghost Radio Ghost Radio by Leopoldo Gout
Narrated by Pedro Pascal

an audio review podcast by Brian Price
Joaquin is the host of Ghost Radio, an increasingly popular late-night, call-in radio show. Here, listeners phone in to share their fears of the macabre, the para-normal, and the strange.

Starman Jones Starman Jones by Robert Heinlein
Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia

an audio review podcast by Brian Price
A boy runs away from home and runs to the stars. Innocent, absorbing, and immensely entertaining -- that's what Robert Heinlein brought to the Golden Age of science fiction.

More Podcasts by Brian Price

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