October 28

Canadian Freebie: Neil Gaiman Halloween Story @ Audible

Posted by on October 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Canadian Freebie: Neil Gaiman Halloween Story @ Audible

I just downloaded this freebie, and you should too! Enjoy an absolutely free short story called Click-Clack the Rattlebag written and performed by Neil Gaiman from Audible.

This is a perfect little story for most ages, with just enough creepiness to be great for Halloween. Actually, this short story is in celebration of an event Neil Gaiman calls All Hallows Read… where he encourages people to give scary books to encourage reading.

There is a double benefit to downloading this freebie. For you, you get a free story to hear… and for others, for a limited time, each download from Audible benefits educational charities at DonorsChoose.org.

A few words from Neil:

Why tell ghost stories? Why read them or listen to them? Why take such pleasure in tales that have no purpose but, comfortably, to scare?

I don’t know. Not really. It goes way back. We have ghost stories from ancient Egypt, after all, ghost stories in the Bible, classical ghost stories from Rome (along with werewolves, cases of demonic possession, and of course, over and over, witches). We have been telling each other tales of otherness, of life beyond the grave, for a long time; stories that prickle the flesh and make the shadows deeper and, most important, remind us that we live, and that there is something special, something unique and remarkable, about the state of being alive. Happy Halloween!

Love that! So enjoy your free book from Audible, and let me know what you think!

Expiry: 31st, October 2012

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