It’s spooky season… and what better way to celebrate than with a classic ghost story? Elizabeth plays the Governess in Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, a dramatic reading by The Online Stage, now available at Audible. Featuring Danielle Cohen, Amanda Friday, Miranda Hodges, Rob Goll, Josh Innerst, and Jeff Moon.
Henry James’ 1898 novella is one of the world’s greatest ghost stories. Told by an unnamed governess who accepts a position looking after two children at a remote English country manor, the story is famously ambiguous. The governess gradually comes to believe that the house – and the two seemingly angelic children, Miles and Flora – are haunted by the ghosts of her predecessor and her brutish lover. But are the ghosts actually real? Or is the governess slowly going mad?
It’s new release day at Audible! Remedy and Ruins, the second book in the Faerie Apothecary Mystery series by Astoria Wright, is now available. Elizabeth has also narrated two other books in this series: the prequel Chaos in the Countryside, and Book 1, Herbs and Homicide. Both have been well-reviewed; a recent listener calls Herbs and Homicide “an imaginative mystery story that is suitable for pre-teens and older, interested in the magical and human worlds … Narration by Elizabeth Klett is very well done.”
Carissa Shea, the half-elf/half-human apothecary, has been through two harrowing events this year. With the October All Hallows Eve celebration coming up, her friends and family use the festivities as a way to lift her spirits. They’ve volunteered, along with several Moss Hill residents, to decorate the old ruins of Fairfield Castle as a haunted house, and they’ve elected Carissa to lead the decoration committee. Reluctantly, she accepts the position but regrets it immediately when a tragic accident occurs on the castle grounds. When foul play is suspected, fear threatens to cancel the celebrations. Can Carissa remedy the situation in time for the holiday?
Happy Halloween, everyone! Elizabeth hopes you’ve enjoyed her recordings of classic vampire stories this past month – and is featuring one more free audio recording in celebration of the holiday today. Christina Rossetti’s poem Goblin Market is a creepy tale of supernatural temptation, desire, and sacrifice. Elizabeth made this recording for LibriVox as part of a longer collection of Rossetti’s poetry, which you can listen to here. You can stream Goblin Market for free right here. Enjoy!
This week is the last Free Audio Friday in the special Halloween vampire series, featuring the conclusion of Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Good Lady Ducayne. You can listen to Part 1 here, as well as the other stories in the series: “Mrs. Amworth” by E.F. Benson, and “Luella Miller” by Mary Wilkins Freeman. Happy Halloween, everyone!
This week’s Free Audio Friday features the first part of Good Lady Ducayne, Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s 19th century vampire novella, which you can listen to below. The conclusion of the story will be posted next week. Braddon, author of the sensation novel Lady Audley’s Secret (which Elizabeth has recorded for LibriVox), portrays a rich and ancient lady who preys upon her youthful companions in this chilling (yet lightly humorous) tale. Be sure to listen to last week’s story, “Luella Miller,” and the previous one as well, “Mrs. Amworth.”
Part 1 runs 37:56. You can read the text of this story online here.
Once again, it’s Free Audio Friday, special Halloween edition! Following on last week’s free recording of “Mrs. Amworth,” this week’s free vampire audio story is “Luella Miller” by Mary Wilkins Freeman. This story was selected by Amanda DeWees and recorded by Elizabeth. Click below to listen to this unsettling story about an alluring but dangerous woman in a small New England town.
“Luella Miller” runs 35:20. You can read the text online here.
It’s Free Audio Friday, special Halloween edition! Elizabeth will be featuring new free recordings of vampire stories every Friday in the month of October. This week’s story is “Mrs. Amworth” by E.F. Benson, a creepy tale of a seemingly normal English village invaded by the undead.