The Book show features dramatic readings of short and long works of adventure, suspense, and imagination by Jason McMullan. 

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# 112 - Dagon and Polaris by H.P. Lovecraft

Dagon, a tale of a journey at sea gone horribly wrong.  Then Polaris, a tale of a dream more real than one's waking life.

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# 111 - The Snow Queen, Part 2

This week the conclusion of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

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# 110 - The Snow Queen, Part 1

The Snow Queen, chapters 1-3, by Hans Christian Andersen.  The beginning of a twisted fairy tale from 1845.  Check out an illustrated version of the book here, it's hosted by the wonderful project gutenberg!

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# 109 - The Fir Tree

The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson, a tale of winter and longing for that which is not at hand.

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# 108 - The Man Who Was Thursday - Part 9

The pursuit continues, Sunday riding in a great balloon, the tireless defenders of Order pursuing him over hill and dale!

Sorry for the late post, I forgot to push this to the website after Monday's broadcast because I'm working on a new radio theater performance which will happen live in studio at  This saturday, January 5th, at noon.  Check it out if you can!

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# 107 - The Man Who Was Thursday - Part 8

The return to London, where they will confront Sunday!

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# 106 - The Man Who Was Thursday - Part 7

A wild chase through a nightmare where the world has been turned upside down!

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# 105 - The Man Who Was Thursday - Part 6

The Marquis must be stopped from throwing his bomb, no matter what the cost!

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# 104 - The Man Who Was Thursday - Part 5

A terrifying encounter with the strange Dr. Bull, then on to France!

EDIT:  There was an issue with the version of this that some of you might have already downloaded, nothing major, two takes of one line got left in the recording.  Corrected version below.

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# 103 - The Man who was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton - Part 4

(A portrait of Sunday perhaps?)

In this episode we hear the end of Gogol's deception and a mad chase through the streets of London!

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# 102 - The Man who was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton - Part 3

"He remembered that as a child he would not look at the mask of Memnon in the British Museum, because it was a face, and so large."

Syme has become Thursday on the ruling council of the seven days, and now is on his way to meet the great Sunday and the other anarchists.

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# 101 - The man who was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton - Part 2

The story continues with Lucien Gregory showing Gabriel Syme more of the secrets of the anarchist band.  Find episode 100 below if you want to start at the beginning of the book.

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#100 - The Man who was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton - Part 1


A mad cap adventure story filled with wild eyed anarchists and dedicated policemen who play out the eternal struggle between order and chaos on a grand scale.  In the first episode we are introduced to the fantastic and paradoxical world of the man who was Thursday

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#99 - Selected Short Works from Lord Dunsany

These short works by Edward Plunkett, the Lord Dunsany illustrate his interest in the fantastic and the bizaare.  They are from a collection titled 51 tales, published in 1915.  Enjoy!

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#98 - The Tomb by H.P. Lovecraft

Another episode after an off week, sorry about the delay.  I was under the weather and you may still be able to hear it in my voice, but that sort of works with this dark gem.  The Tomb by H.P. Lovecraft.  A grim tale of a young man fascinated by the “things” that lurk in the shadows of New England.  A perfect example of Lovecraft’s vision of the world.  He presents for us a place that is seemingly normal but filled with hidden truths and dark depths that are dangerous to explore.

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# 97 - The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe - Part 2

The conclusion of this story of an ancient family turned inward on itself, rotting into madness in a grim house by a tarn.

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# 96 - The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe - Part 1 

The start of this grim tale by the great master of the macabre!

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# 95 - Selected Short Works by Mark Twain

Five short works by Mark Twain:  A Humane Word from Satan, A Helpless situation, Advice to little girls, The Five Boons of Life, The Californians Tale.




# 94 - The Scarlet Plague by Jack London - Part 3

Continuing Jack London's tale of 21st century America and the savage humans who exist in the ruins of our great civilization.

Below is an illustration from this part of the book, more illustrations can be found here.  To read the whole story with illustrations go here.



# 93 - The Scarlet Plague by Jack London - Part 2

Continuing Jack London's tale of 21st century America and the savage humans who exist in the ruins of our great civilization.  Below is an illustration from the book, there are more illustrations here.  To see the whole story with inline illustrations go here.