Terror Tales Audiobook
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Joey D'Auria, Nicholas Camm, and John Doyle
When we released our first Terror Tales audiobook last Autumn, we weren’t sure if Radio Archives customers would be enthralled––or repulsed! It turned out you experienced both reactions. And in that realization, we see the appeal of stories of the supernatural and tales of bone-chilling horror. People are fascinated by the emotions of fear, horror, terror, and the like.
Hence, Terror Tales, created in 1934 and lasting until 1941. Weirder than Weird Tales, more mysterious than Dime Mystery Magazine––which gave it birth––it pushed the boundaries of pulp fiction so far it shattered them. When Terror’s editors went too far, the censors shut them down.
For our second Terror Tales collection we have again taken the anthology approach. Most of these stories were considered for our first release. They range from the purely supernatural to the horrifically horrible. The authors include Popular Publications’ star scribes such as Norvell Page, John Knox and Carl Jacobi, sprinkled with stand-out stories penned by lesser lights.
Here is the lineup:
Laurence Donovan’s “Swamp Madness” opens this dark carnival of doom. What is the dismal thing that emerged from a cursed swamp? And what does it want? In a tale of lunatic revenge, Norvell W. Page offers “Blood on the Moon.” John Knox chills with “The Ice Maiden,” a story of supernatural siege. James Duncan takes us “Where the Black Cats Ruled” and unmasks the inner tigress hiding within one man’s lover. William Barrett explains why “It is Dark in My Grave!” in a yarn that out-creeps Poe’s “Premature Burial.” Carl Jacobi invites us into “Satan’s Roadhouse” for a cold repast of gore and grue. Finally, Raymond Whetstone introduces us to...”Mistress of the Damned.” Is she ghost, succubus, or lamia?
We have invited back the acclaimed readers of our inaugural Terror Tales gorefest, Michael C. Gywnne and Joey D’Auria, as well as newcomers Nicholas Camm and John Doyle. Let them thrill and chill you with their sepulchral storytelling. And try to get a good night’s sleep before you start in. You’ll need it for the wide-awake nights that follow....
by Laurence Donovan, Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Chapter 1: The Skeletal Monstrosity
Chapter 2: Into the Swamp
Chapter 3: The Swamp Poison
Chapter 4: The Hissing Moat
Chapter 5: The Double-Cross
Chapter 6: The Death-Walk
Blood on the Moon
by Norvell W. Page, Read by Joey D'Auria
The Ice Maiden
by John Knox, Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Chapter 1: Arctic Hell
Chapter 2: The Thing in the Ice
Chapter 3: Monstrous Carnage
Chapter 4: Beauty and the Beast!
Chapter 5: Crucible of Doom
Where the Black Cats Ruled
by James Duncan, Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Chapter 1: The Shadow of Cats
Chapter 2: Seller of Souls
Chapter 3: Bullets Cannot Kill Me!
Chapter 4: The Dead Walk Again
Chapter 5: Damn You to Hell!
It Is Dark in My Grave!
by William Barrett, Read by Nicholas Camm
by Carl Jacobi, Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Chapter 1: “I want you to find my daughter!”
Chapter 2: Murder at Table
Chapter 3: Death Warning
Chapter 4: A Woman’s Scream
Chapter 5: Den of Horror
Chapter 6: The Sacrifice
Mistress of the Damned
by Raymond Whetstone, Read by John Doyle
Michael C. Gwynne’s outstanding achievements have encompassed all areas of entertainment – radio, television and film. Through out the sixties Michael could be heard as a DJ in San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles. Shortly after breaking the Guinness Book of Records for nonstop drumming, 92 hours at the 1965 “Drum-A-Thon” in Honolulu, Michael was cast in the TV series The Psychiatrist by a young Steven Spielberg.
Michael went on to work behind the scenes on Spielberg’s breakthrough film Jaws where he can be heard as the DJ on beach radios. He continued to land roles in popular television shows: Kojak, Dallas, CHiPS, Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, and Falcon Crest before he crossed paths again with Spielberg when he was cast in an episode of Amazing Stories directed by Martin Scorsese.
Although Michael has worked steadily as a character actor in television and film over the last three decades his first love is still radio where he enjoys the challenges of a fast paced production, bringing a character to life with nothing but his deep thrilling voice!
Joey D’Auria is a popular Hollywood voice over actor whose work includes characters for animated cartoons, video games and looping. However, he is best known to Chicago audiences as WGN-TV’s Bozo the Clown from 1984 to 2001. During these years, Mr. D’Auria also worked in stage productions and in TV and radio commercials. Returning to Hollywood in 2002 he was the voice for Commissioner Spinklestarber for the anime series Daigunder. In Great Britain, in 2003 he was the principal writer and show coordinator on Star Trek The Experence for See Entertainment in Hyde Park, London.
After that project, Joey worked as head writer and occasional voice talent for Betsy’s Kindergarten Adventures on PBS. He also supplied assorted voices for Universal/Imagine’s Curious George The Movie, and as the voice of General Alister Azimuth for Insomniac Games, Ratchet & Clank Future — A Crack in Time. You will be able to hear him in the new animated film, War of the Worlds: Goliath for Tripod Entertainment.
Nicholas Camm is a British actor who has appeared in many of the UK's top TV soap operas and dramas. He has often been seen in Coronation Street and even has his own Corriepedia page, which somewhat surprised him when he found out. His theatre credentials range from numerous Shakespeare productions to a deranged amnesiac sea captain to an also quite deranged Salvador Dali. Nicholas has also appeared in a number of adverts, exclusively, and by sheer coincidence, for products that you put in your mouth. Nicholas is a relative newcomer to the voice world, but has quickly become a regular narrator for the Hugo award winning podcast StarShipSofa. He is not at all embarrassed to admit he is a science fiction obsessive of worrying proportions.
John Doyle has been using his voice for a living most of his life. His 40-year career in radio and television included doing the weather with The Weather Channel and WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. While at WSB, he received an Emmy for Sound Production for a series of public service announcements on the Bicentennial in 1976. He is greatly interested in Magic and Audio, and with a major in Radio-TV-Motion Pictures from UNC at Chapel Hill. His home theater with fourteen speakers gets a lot of use.
John is past-president of The Georgia Magic Club, part of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He has done narration work for Lockheed, Chik-fil-A, Georgia-Pacific. Commercial work includes voice-over on a spot for General Motors that ran in the 1994 Super Bowl.
He is an avid reader and especially enjoys mystery, western and science fiction. Not surprisingly, he is a great fan of Sherlock Holmes by another namesake, Arthur Conan Doyle. He lives in Atlanta with his two dogs, Rye and Graham and a cat named Louis after western writer, Louis L'Amour.