A kaleidoscope of genres, themes, topics, and motifs await the listener here. From comedy and mystery, to horror and children’s stories, Season Four abounds in fairy tales adventures, challenges to the listener’s imagination, and joyrides through the unknown realms of the psyche. One of the most famous short stories in horror fiction, ”The Call of Cthulhu” sits next to the funny characters of ”Right Ho, Jeeves” by Wodehouse, while the eponymous sleepyhead from ”Rip Van Winkle” is very much awake, facing H. G. Wells’ ”The Door in the Wall”. The collection also includes one of the best psychological horror novellas in world literature – Henry James’ ”The Turn of the Screw” where a young governess and her two entrusted children are haunted by a ghostly presence.
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
The fourth season does not shy away from the adventurous, mysterious, and horrific aspect of the previous three collections. Here, B. J. Harrison welcomes more short stories, two complete novels, and a novella. Among the newcomers are L. Frank Baum, Erckmann-Chatrian, Baroness Orczy, Rudolph Raspe, Jules Verne, and Frances Hodgeson Burnett. The almost 40-hour-long adventure is definitely worth every second!