32 Days of Halloween III, Audio #1: The Raven

The Raven

Okay, so here’s the added wrinkle to this year’s incarnation of 32 Days of Halloween, before we get to tonight’s feature presentation. Because I wanted to do something else this year, I’ve decided that everyday I’m going to record and post a reading of a story that fits in with the season. Some are going to be of my own invention, but most are going to be some classic bits like this one: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” I’m not Vincent Price, but I give it a whirl. Let me know what you think.

[audio:http://www.needcoffee.com/podcasts/raven.mp3]

Also, if you have anything you’d like me to read, I’m taking requests. The parameters are: can’t be novel-length, because I mean, come on–and has to be something I can legally, you know, publish a thing of me reading it. Public domain is great, creative commons also good, or whatever. So leave a comment here if you’d like me to consider what’s what. But hurry, I’m already filling up slots.

By the way, we’ve mentioned the actual pet of Charles Dickens that inspired the poem before. Which is kind of a cool story.

Find it directly here. Or subscribe to the feed to get all the 32 Days audio. If you’re already subscribed to our Needcoffee.com general podcast feed, you’ll get these anyway, so not to worry.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:59:09+00:00 September 30th, 2009|32 Days of Halloween, Podcasts|7 Comments

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  1. Mr. Blackburn October 12, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I’m a high school teacher and I used this for my English III class’s study of “The Raven.” Great job.

  2. Widge October 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Mr. B: That might just be the coolest thing I’ve heard this week. Thanks!

  3. Samuel January 28, 2010 at 6:53 am

    hi listen to your version of The raven and liked it but can you read Vincent after Tim Burton wich Vincent Price did and did it really really well :)

  4. Widge January 28, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Samuel: Glad you liked the reading. Unfortunately, Vincent, unlike The Raven, is not public domain so I can’t really read it and publish me reading it without Tim Burton’s permission. I could maybe try it at a live reading some time–thanks for the idea!

  5. Kirsti Hogan October 14, 2013 at 12:33 am

    would it maybe be okay to use this recording in a class assignment?

  6. Widge October 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Kirsti: Saw your Facebook message…yes, have at it. To anybody who might be interested–my recordings are pretty much up for grabs. All I ask is that you let me know you’re doing it and let me know what the end result looks like.

    FAN-tastic!

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