14 episodes

From the author who started it all and New Zealand's original podcast authoress, Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine return to Podiobooks.com with Tales from the Archives, a collection of original steampunk short stories set in the world of their award-winning series, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Featuring voices familiar and new, Pip and Tee invite you to sample the fantastic world of their shadowy organisation that fights for Queen and Empire against the mysterious and unknown.
This volume includes:
The Evil that Befell Sampson by Pip Ballantine- Eliza D Braun is a young field agent in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (South Pacific Branch) when she is asked by New Zealand's preeminent suffragist to investigate some strange goings within the organisation. She cannot possibly imagination that this little case will alter her entire life and thrust her into a world barely prepared for her.
Dust on the Davenport by O M Grey - Agent Simon R. Boswell, still considered the green agent of the Ministry, takes on his own a supposed haunting in Islington. Hauntings tend to be nothing too serious for agents specializing in the unexplained; but for Simon, this case supplies surprises of all kinds, around every corner…
The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas by Nathan Lowell- Agent Heathcliff Durham finds himself crisscrossing Africa, looking for an Amulet that could spell disaster for any who come near it. Battling blistering heat, starvation, wild animals, and despair, he is not comforted by the company of a rough and ready sort named Morrison. Soon Durham begins to suspect he may never return home—and to top it all off the tea has almost run out.
A Ruby in Rain by Grant Stone - From the farthest edge of the Empire, New Zealand agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to interview a recent arrival to Auckland’s prisons. An infamous gambler, according to the constable’s account, has turned himself into their custody, not for the safety of society but for his own. The Ministry steps in to uncover a man’s story of impressive luck, and more incredible vision.

Tales from the Archives: Volume One Realm

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    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

From the author who started it all and New Zealand's original podcast authoress, Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine return to Podiobooks.com with Tales from the Archives, a collection of original steampunk short stories set in the world of their award-winning series, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Featuring voices familiar and new, Pip and Tee invite you to sample the fantastic world of their shadowy organisation that fights for Queen and Empire against the mysterious and unknown.
This volume includes:
The Evil that Befell Sampson by Pip Ballantine- Eliza D Braun is a young field agent in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (South Pacific Branch) when she is asked by New Zealand's preeminent suffragist to investigate some strange goings within the organisation. She cannot possibly imagination that this little case will alter her entire life and thrust her into a world barely prepared for her.
Dust on the Davenport by O M Grey - Agent Simon R. Boswell, still considered the green agent of the Ministry, takes on his own a supposed haunting in Islington. Hauntings tend to be nothing too serious for agents specializing in the unexplained; but for Simon, this case supplies surprises of all kinds, around every corner…
The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas by Nathan Lowell- Agent Heathcliff Durham finds himself crisscrossing Africa, looking for an Amulet that could spell disaster for any who come near it. Battling blistering heat, starvation, wild animals, and despair, he is not comforted by the company of a rough and ready sort named Morrison. Soon Durham begins to suspect he may never return home—and to top it all off the tea has almost run out.
A Ruby in Rain by Grant Stone - From the farthest edge of the Empire, New Zealand agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to interview a recent arrival to Auckland’s prisons. An infamous gambler, according to the constable’s account, has turned himself into their custody, not for the safety of society but for his own. The Ministry steps in to uncover a man’s story of impressive luck, and more incredible vision.

    Archives 01: The Evil that Befell Samson (Pip Ballantine)

    Archives 01: The Evil that Befell Samson (Pip Ballantine)

    It is revealed just how Miss Braun ended up being exiled from her native country, New Zealand, and working for the Ministry in its London Offices. It’s a tale of nefarious doings, stalwart ladies, and the sound of clockwork.
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    • 34 min
    Archives 02: Dust on the Davenport (O.M. Grey)

    Archives 02: Dust on the Davenport (O.M. Grey)

    Agent Simon R. Boswell, still considered the green agent of the Ministry, takes on his own a supposed haunting in Islington. Hauntings tend to be nothing too serious for agents specializing in the unexplained; but for Simon, this case supplies surprises of all kinds, around every corner…
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    • 28 min
    Archives 03: The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas (Nathan Lowell)

    Archives 03: The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas (Nathan Lowell)

    Agent Heathcliff Durham finds himself crisscrossing Africa, looking for an Amulet that could spell disaster for any who come near it. Battling blistering heat, starvation, wild animals, and despair, he is not comforted by the company of a rough and ready sort named Morrison. Soon Durham begins to suspect he may never return home—and to top it all off the tea has almost run out.
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    • 46 min
    Archives 04: The Sun Never Sets (Val Griswold-Ford)

    Archives 04: The Sun Never Sets (Val Griswold-Ford)

    Agent Isaac Martin receives a note, imploring him to investigate the nearly completed clock tower at the Palace at Westminster.  He and his partner, Agent Andrew Kensington, start looking into the construction and uncover unanswered questions concerning this new landmark’s creators.
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    • 38 min
    Archives 05: The Seven (P.C. Haring)

    Archives 05: The Seven (P.C. Haring)

    Agent Brandon Hill is on assignment in South America, enjoying the local culture and women, when a mystery that could lead to El Dorado falls into his lap.  Before the intrepid agent knows it, he is the jungle uncovering a plot but the devilish Illuminati. He will need all his monkey knife fighting skills to survive this one.
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    • 42 min
    Archives 06: A Ruby in Rain (Grant Stone)

    Archives 06: A Ruby in Rain (Grant Stone)

    From the farthest edge of the Empire, New Zealand agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to interview a recent arrival to Auckland’s prisons. An infamous gambler, according to the constable’s account, has turned himself into their custody, not for the safety of society but for his own. The Ministry steps in to uncover a man’s story of impressive luck, and more incredible vision.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

sylvanbin ,

excellent

love these- have been listening for quite a while now. this was my introduction to steampunk. can’t wait for each new tale .

The OnionEaters ,

2min47sec in and deleted

Sorry, but right from the start couldn't handle the English accents. Not English accents, but these. I can take accents. Love BBC, Masterpiece Mystery (even though you would think no Americans write mysteries). Lovejoy, the best. These sounded phony. Especially the guy. Maybe it won't bother you. Try it and see. And i really wanted to listen to these.

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