<p>Plenty of princesses have been cursed by wicked witches, but the curse placed on this princess by her evil aunt is an unusual one: it removes all the princess's gravity. What can break the curse before the princess floats away? Perhaps the best thing for her would be to fall in love, but how a person with no gravity can fall in anything is just the problem. (summary by LauraFox)</p>
The Ka-Tet Cast is the most in-depth Dark Tower podcast on the internet! Constantly being updated, this podcast contains chapter summaries of Stephen King's magnum opus, detailed discussions on the novels as a whole with both first time and constant readers, comic book reviews, movie updates, casting debates, Q n A's, interviews and more!
A collection of six wonderfully quirky detective stories, featuring the ‘mystic’ former judge Basil Grant and his amateur detective brother Rupert. Each story reveals a practitioner of an entirely new profession, and member of the Club of Queer Trades. (LibriVox recording)
By David Barnes
The first flight to outer space became an actual fact – Mars would be the first stop. But before the spaceship took off, two insane enemies almost succeeded in preventing the departure. This science fiction story for teens was written by a Catholic priest. (Summary from the original jacket and Maria Therese)
The Man Who Would Be King tells the story of two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. It was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the "white Raja" of Sarawak in Borneo, and by the travels of American adventurer Josiah Harlan, who claimed the title Prince of Ghor. The story was first published in The Phantom Rickshaw and other Tales (Volume Five of the Indian Railway Library, published by A H Wheeler & Co of Allahabad in 1888). It also appeared in Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories in 1895, and in numerous later editions of that collection. It is the basis for John Huston’s 1975 film of the same name, starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine as the "kings", and Christopher Plummer as Kipling. (Interim summary by Wikipedia adapted by Philippa)
Barry Pain's parody takes a sharp knife to ASM Hutchinson's best selling novel 'If Winter Comes'.<br>We follow the professional and marital decline of long suffering (and loving it), Luke Sharper, as his marriage to Mabel flounders while his love for Jona flourishes. <br>It could only end in tears.....Or could it? ( Summary by Nigel Boydell )<p></p>
The story concerns a young woman called Rachel Verinder who inherits a large Indian diamond, the Moonstone, on her eighteenth birthday. The book is widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels. T. S. Eliot called it 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre: a large number of suspects, red herrings, a crime being investigated by talented amateurs who happen to be present when it is committed, and two police officers who exemplify respectively the 'local bungler' and the skilled, professional, Scotland Yard detective. (Summary from Wikipedia)
If you are looking for a podcast about books that also touches on prison, third nipples and the Higgs boson theory, look no further! Join Greg & Stephen as they talk about the books they are reading and a variety of other topics, with plenty of laughs thrown in to keep things moving.
By Greg & Stephen