54 episodes

A podcast where we revisit the books of our youth, and, on alternating episodes, explore the uncanny wilds of contemporary adolescent fiction.

Seeking Tumnus Seeking Tumnus

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    • 4.3, 4 Ratings

A podcast where we revisit the books of our youth, and, on alternating episodes, explore the uncanny wilds of contemporary adolescent fiction.

    Two Can Keep a Secret - Karen M. McManus

    Two Can Keep a Secret - Karen M. McManus

    Keith's contemporary selection takes some of the Seeking Tumnus crew outside of their comfort zones, but fear not as this one is not by Christopher Pike. Instead it's Karen M. McManus's 2019 thriller Two Can Keep A Secret. Join us as we do our very best to not reveal the killer, or killers or was there even any death at all? You'll need to listen in to find out, or you know, read the book and then when you do listen in you'll already know and this episode will be so much better. You'll also find out just what a Marshmallow is, and who amongst the crew confesses to being one... ahh sweet sweet mystery, where have you been?

    • 48 min
    The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

    The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

    Holy smokes, it's been a little while, hasn't it? This episode sees a triumphant return to all things weird and wizardish, as we throw back to Alan Garner's 1960 classic, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. We do our best argue about the pronunciation of the title for less than half of the episode, and, at least by that metric, we consider our 51st outing to be a qualified success. Put on your robe and wizard hat and join us on this happy occasion.

    • 52 min
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling

    In this our 50th episode we go back to the well, the well trodden, well read, well written and much loved Harry Potter series. It's book two, The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. As well as giving you our thoughts on the officially lowest rated (on Good Reads) book in the original series we also briefly discuss the movie and have some potentially fun Potterverse games up our wizardly sleeves; Wand based trivia and a return of Laurie's divisive 'Would You Rather' segment.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Buried Ark - James Bradley & Hive - A.J. Betts

    The Buried Ark - James Bradley & Hive - A.J. Betts

    To make up for the longer than usual time between episodes this Pat hosted special brings with it not one but two book reviews. First off the rank is the second book in Australian author James Bradley's Change Trilogy; The Buried Ark. We spoke to James in an earlier episode about the first in the series, The Silent Invasion. Next up is A.J. Betts visionary science fiction title, Hive. In the midst of all this dystopian exploration Pat launches a stunning new game, Dystopi-yeah. Listen in to find out who wins the coveted prize.

    • 42 min
    Hamish and Andy - In Conversation

    Hamish and Andy - In Conversation

    In this emotionally charged and erotic interlude, Pat has an intimate chat with Australian comedy duo Hamish and Andy about the podcast, writing erotica, reading erotica, storing erotica and YA and children's fiction.

    • 8 min
    When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr

    When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - Judith Kerr

    In case there weren’t already enough reasons to hate him, he’s now stealing beloved soft toys and using your Snakes & Ladders set without permission. This episode, we examine Judith Kerr’s semi-autobiographical delight, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

    For some of us this was a heartfelt glimpse into the life of a WWII-era family of refugees; for another, a rare chance to complain that the book wasn’t set wholly in Castle Wolfenstein.

    Join us as we try to come to some kind of vague, bitter consensus, and get distracted by one Tumnite's recent forays into artistic territory.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

algernonrex ,

Charming and Entertaining

So glad I decided to give this one a shot when I saw they had a Redwall episode. A huge Redwall fan growing up, it was really interesting to hear their take on the books from a more grown-up perspective. Funny and very nice on the ears :D

PeacheyCaleb ,

No more Bree

Bree is the downfall of an otherwise good podcast. Bad attitude, grating voice, almost no knowledge of books really. Her opinions on The Indian In The Cuboard were ridiculous. Fussing about how it’s not true to history, it’s sexist, and rude was garbage review work. She is to good to participate in some of the games they play and question period shows her to be a poor sport.
She comes off as a left wing politically “correct” snob.
A disrespect to the rest of the members who are like able and take thoughtful and open approach.

ACoolWizard ,

Lovely Nostalgia

This podcast really takes me back, and it’s very well done. Good synopses, lively discussion, and a huge wave of memories from my childhood. Comforting, like falling asleep in a snowdrift.

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