Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tales from the Archives Vol 2 ~ #8

Tales from the Archives Vol. 2 - #8

By:  Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

Written & Narrated by:  Shaun Farrell

Format:  Podcast, 36:56 minutes

Genre:  Fantasy, Steampunk

Series:  8th in Tales of the Archives Vol. 2 podcasts, part of A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series

Recommendation:  Nice way to meet new characters and authors in this steampunk-ish world particularly if you enjoyed the book; A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, Phoenix Rising.  The archives are full of stories to be told.

Curtain Call

Cordelia is called to a strange theatre by a message from her estranged father, and she hopes for a joyful reunion.  Her father though has been treading on dangerous ground while trying to impress the Director the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.  Still Cordelia cannot possibly know the strange and terrifying details of what lies within this particular play house.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Wellington works to keep the case from Eliza, as she struggles to get it, it rips in two...it's from the theater, and knowing Eliza's experiences with theaters...well...

Cordelia receives an unexpected note from the father who abandoned her and her mother for adventure.  When Cordelia shows up to the theater she can't believe what she finds.  Now Cordelia will have to share this amazing and horrid tale with Dr. Sound, whom her father mentioned in the letter.

This story tells a shocking tale from Charles Fitzroy to Cordelia on Lenore.  It's neat to see how Fitzroy controls the "show" of the theater from his box, with knobs and gears.  And the energy created and absorbed from the audience.

This story ends with an ending, but a possibility of revisiting these characters.  I'd be curious to see more of these characters and what's created around Lenore and Charles Fitzroy.

Would you like to listen to these? For a taste of the characters or in addition to the book... Visit The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.

You can find these for your Reading pleasure in any eFormat you would like at Smashwords.

NEW!! The Tales from the Archives: Volume 1 can now be found on Kindle as The Ministry's 99-Penny Dreadfuls.  You can find the Archives on Kindle for your Reading.

There are short stories always added to the listing. So keep checking back!

I listened to this short story for my own enjoyment.


  1. Wow, I think I haven't read a steampunk book in a year or so. :( Bad, right?

    1. Oh Nina, no worries! There is always time to get more steampunk. ;) And these are short listens (or reads if you'd like) so would be great to adding to the list. :) Thank you for stopping.

  2. I swear I'm going to get into these. I've been needing more audio and this will be perfect. Just have to finish the other audio I've gotten. :D

    1. LOL! Ok Melissa (B&T) One day you will. And you enjoy some of them too, I do hope. ;) Thank you for stopping!

  3. Oh so Melissa has not started them either, then I am not alone ;)

    1. No Blodeudd, you are not alone. :) I'll get you and Melissa to listen or read these one day. ;)

  4. Not a listener of books but hey, I totally know a reader or two who'd be interested. Great review!

    1. Oh Gina R. I never use to be a listener either. But these short stories have changed my perspective on listening. :) But they have them in ebook format too. :) Thank you!


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