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An audiobook science fiction and fantasy short story narration podcast.

I professionally narrate Audiobooks, speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories from around the world every Monday and Friday. Most episodes are stand-alone short stories, with a few book excerpts and episodic audiobooks mixed in. From Epic fantasy to space opera, steampunk to urban sci-fi, and everything in between.

This short story podcast is tailored to help bring authors and readers together, so each piece of fiction will include detailed information about that author to help you connect and find more of their work.

Why did I start this podcast? In 2015 I went temporarily blind for the better part of a year. During this time I turned to audiobooks for escape. When I regained my sight I decided to become an audiobook narrator myself. This podcast is my journey and my gift back to the community.

Find out more at http://www.TallTaleTV.com

TALL TALE TV - Sci Fi and Fantasy Short Stories Chris Herron

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    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

An audiobook science fiction and fantasy short story narration podcast.

I professionally narrate Audiobooks, speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories from around the world every Monday and Friday. Most episodes are stand-alone short stories, with a few book excerpts and episodic audiobooks mixed in. From Epic fantasy to space opera, steampunk to urban sci-fi, and everything in between.

This short story podcast is tailored to help bring authors and readers together, so each piece of fiction will include detailed information about that author to help you connect and find more of their work.

Why did I start this podcast? In 2015 I went temporarily blind for the better part of a year. During this time I turned to audiobooks for escape. When I regained my sight I decided to become an audiobook narrator myself. This podcast is my journey and my gift back to the community.

Find out more at http://www.TallTaleTV.com

    "Christmas Spirits" - SciFi Short Story - by p.d.r. lindsay

    "Christmas Spirits" - SciFi Short Story - by p.d.r. lindsay

    There are no ghosts in space, only spirits wanting to go home.

    Author p.d.r. lindsay -(no capitals please in tribute to a favourite poet, e. e. cummings) - is passionate about words, feels the loss of people like Shakespeare, those who wrote the King James Bible, poets who made words dance, like Gerard Manley Hopkins. She's published over 100 short stories, 3 anthologies and four novels. Whilst her short stories range from SF, Fantasy and literary genres she prefers historical stories for novels because she finds she can say things to readers in historical settings which readers might not accept in modern settings. She is concerned that certain social issues make repeat appearances over the centuries and likes her readers to think about those situations which her characters find themselves in whilst enjoying their company. Novel five is incubating around another serious social issue.
    Find her atwww.pdrlindsay.co.nz: and
    http://pdrlindsay.blogspot.co.nz; and Pinterest:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pdrlindsay; and Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/RowanLindsay; also Linked In
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/p-d-r-lindsay-salmon-7b120637?trk=hp-identity-name; Goodreads
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6591762.P_D_R_Lindsay

    ---- Story Submission ----

    Got a short story you'd like to submit? Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.TallTaleTV.com

    ---- About Tall Tale TV ----

    My name is Chris Herron, and I narrate audiobooks.

    In 2015, poor control of my diabetes left me legally blind for the better part of a year. The doctors predicted an 80% chance I would never see again, but I changed the way I was living and through sheer willpower beat the odds.

    During this time I couldn't read or write. Two things that I had been turning to for comfort since I was a small child. With the sheer amount of stress I was under, this was devastating. My wife took me by the arm, lead me into the local library, and read out titles of audiobooks to me. I chose the audiobook versions of books I had loved such as the Disc World series, Name of the Wind, Harry Potter, and more. They brought my favorite stories to life in ways I never thought possible and helped me through the darkest time of my life.

    Once my vision recovered, I maintained a love for audiobooks. I decided I would turn my focus from being a writer to becoming a narrator. I devised Tall Tale TV as a way to help out all the amazing authors in the writing communities I had come to love before my ordeal.

    I created Tall Tale TV to help aspiring authors by providing them with a promotional audiobook video. A way to showcase their skills with the written word. They say the strongest form of advertisement is word of mouth, so I provide a video to a platform of readers to help get people talking. Help them spread the word.

    Click the share button and let the world know about this author.

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    All images used in this video are either original or Royalty and Attribution free. Most stock images used are provided by http://www.pixabay.com or https://www.canstockphoto.com/. Image attribution will be declared only when required by the copyright owner. All stories on Tall Tale TV have been submitted in accordance with the terms of service provided on http://www.talltaletv.com or obtained with permission by the author. Common Affiliates are: Amazon, Smashwords

    • 24 min
    "Rat-King" - Horror Short Story - by Elana Gomel

    "Rat-King" - Horror Short Story - by Elana Gomel

    As unexplained creatures begin to bleed into our world, events threaten a mother's love for her only son.

    Elana Gomel was born in a country that no longer exists and has lived in many others that may, or may not, be on the road to extinction. She currently resides in California. She is an academic with a long list of books and articles, specializing in science fiction, Victorian literature, and serial killers. She is also a fiction writer who has published more than a hundred short stories, several novellas, and four novels.  Her story “Where the Streets Have No Name” was the winner of the 2020 Gravity Award, and her story “Mine Seven” is included in The Best Horror of the Year 13 edited by Ellen Datlow. She is a member of HWA.
    She can be found at https://www.citiesoflightanddarkness.com/ and on

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/elana.gomel
    Twitter   https://twitter.com/ElanaGomel
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/elanagomel/

    This story is a spinoff of her second published novel "The Cryptids", which is available on KU. https://www.amazon.com/Cryptids-Elana-Gomel/dp/1947522205

    ---- Story Submission ----

    Got a short story you'd like to submit? Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.TallTaleTV.com

    ---- About Tall Tale TV ----

    My name is Chris Herron, and I narrate audiobooks.

    In 2015, poor control of my diabetes left me legally blind for the better part of a year. The doctors predicted an 80% chance I would never see again, but I changed the way I was living and through sheer willpower beat the odds.

    During this time I couldn't read or write. Two things that I had been turning to for comfort since I was a small child. With the sheer amount of stress I was under, this was devastating. My wife took me by the arm, lead me into the local library, and read out titles of audiobooks to me. I chose the audiobook versions of books I had loved such as the Disc World series, Name of the Wind, Harry Potter, and more. They brought my favorite stories to life in ways I never thought possible and helped me through the darkest time of my life.

    Once my vision recovered, I maintained a love for audiobooks. I decided I would turn my focus from being a writer to becoming a narrator. I devised Tall Tale TV as a way to help out all the amazing authors in the writing communities I had come to love before my ordeal.

    I created Tall Tale TV to help aspiring authors by providing them with a promotional audiobook video. A way to showcase their skills with the written word. They say the strongest form of advertisement is word of mouth, so I provide a video to a platform of readers to help get people talking. Help them spread the word.

    Click the share button and let the world know about this author.

    ---- legal ----

    All images used in this video are either original or Royalty and Attribution free. Most stock images used are provided by http://www.pixabay.com or https://www.canstockphoto.com/. Image attribution will be declared only when required by the copyright owner. All stories on Tall Tale TV have been submitted in accordance with the terms of service provided on http://www.talltaletv.com or obtained with permission by the author. Common Affiliates are: Amazon, Smashwords

    • 38 min
    "Set In Stone" - Fantasy Short Story - by Michael Balletti

    "Set In Stone" - Fantasy Short Story - by Michael Balletti

    Locked in stone for eternity, how do you show someone you care?

    Michael Balletti lives in New Jersey. His work has appeared or will soon appear in Thirteen Podcast, Sci-Fi Lampoon Magazine, Novel Noctule, Lovecraftiana, The Weird and Whatnot, Theme of Absence and 200 CCs, among others.

    ---- Story Submission ----

    Got a short story you'd like to submit? Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.TallTaleTV.com

    ---- About Tall Tale TV ----

    My name is Chris Herron, and I narrate audiobooks.

    In 2015, poor control of my diabetes left me legally blind for the better part of a year. The doctors predicted an 80% chance I would never see again, but I changed the way I was living and through sheer willpower beat the odds.

    During this time I couldn't read or write. Two things that I had been turning to for comfort since I was a small child. With the sheer amount of stress I was under, this was devastating. My wife took me by the arm, lead me into the local library, and read out titles of audiobooks to me. I chose the audiobook versions of books I had loved such as the Disc World series, Name of the Wind, Harry Potter, and more. They brought my favorite stories to life in ways I never thought possible and helped me through the darkest time of my life.

    Once my vision recovered, I maintained a love for audiobooks. I decided I would turn my focus from being a writer to becoming a narrator. I devised Tall Tale TV as a way to help out all the amazing authors in the writing communities I had come to love before my ordeal.

    I created Tall Tale TV to help aspiring authors by providing them with a promotional audiobook video. A way to showcase their skills with the written word. They say the strongest form of advertisement is word of mouth, so I provide a video to a platform of readers to help get people talking. Help them spread the word.

    Click the share button and let the world know about this author.

    ---- legal ----

    All images used in this video are either original or Royalty and Attribution free. Most stock images used are provided by http://www.pixabay.com or https://www.canstockphoto.com/. Image attribution will be declared only when required by the copyright owner. All stories on Tall Tale TV have been submitted in accordance with the terms of service provided on http://www.talltaletv.com or obtained with permission by the author. Common Affiliates are: Amazon, Smashwords

    • 15 min
    "Hummingbird" - Paranormal Short Story - by Eisuke Aikawa

    "Hummingbird" - Paranormal Short Story - by Eisuke Aikawa

    Some spirits haunt, others simply loved life.

    Eisuke Aikawa is a fiction writer based in Fukuoka, Japan. He has authored two collections of short stories, Hiking (2017) and Kumo wo hanareta tsuki (2018). His short fiction has appeared in venues such as Bungakukai, Hidden Authors, and Taberu no ga osoi. His first novel, Hannah no inai jugatsu wa, was published in 2020.

    Translated by Toshiya Kamei, "Hummingbird" previously appeared in Samovar.

    ---- Story Submission ----

    Got a short story you'd like to submit? Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.TallTaleTV.com

    ---- About Tall Tale TV ----

    My name is Chris Herron, and I narrate audiobooks.

    In 2015, poor control of my diabetes left me legally blind for the better part of a year. The doctors predicted an 80% chance I would never see again, but I changed the way I was living and through sheer willpower beat the odds.

    During this time I couldn't read or write. Two things that I had been turning to for comfort since I was a small child. With the sheer amount of stress I was under, this was devastating. My wife took me by the arm, lead me into the local library, and read out titles of audiobooks to me. I chose the audiobook versions of books I had loved such as the Disc World series, Name of the Wind, Harry Potter, and more. They brought my favorite stories to life in ways I never thought possible and helped me through the darkest time of my life.

    Once my vision recovered, I maintained a love for audiobooks. I decided I would turn my focus from being a writer to becoming a narrator. I devised Tall Tale TV as a way to help out all the amazing authors in the writing communities I had come to love before my ordeal.

    I created Tall Tale TV to help aspiring authors by providing them with a promotional audiobook video. A way to showcase their skills with the written word. They say the strongest form of advertisement is word of mouth, so I provide a video to a platform of readers to help get people talking. Help them spread the word.

    Click the share button and let the world know about this author.

    ---- legal ----

    All images used in this video are either original or Royalty and Attribution free. Most stock images used are provided by http://www.pixabay.com or https://www.canstockphoto.com/. Image attribution will be declared only when required by the copyright owner. All stories on Tall Tale TV have been submitted in accordance with the terms of service provided on http://www.talltaletv.com or obtained with permission by the author. Common Affiliates are: Amazon, Smashwords

    • 42 min
    "Atomic Seed Dispersal" - Sci-Fi Short Story - by L. R. Conti

    "Atomic Seed Dispersal" - Sci-Fi Short Story - by L. R. Conti

    An asteroid seed promises a surfer the perfect wave

    L. R. Conti is a science editor and writer based in California. Her short fiction is published or forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, Nature: Futures, Word Balloon Book Anthologies, and elsewhere. You can find more about her at www.lisarconti.com and on Twitter @lisarconti.

    ---- Story Submission ----

    Got a short story you'd like to submit? Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.TallTaleTV.com

    ---- About Tall Tale TV ----

    My name is Chris Herron, and I narrate audiobooks.

    In 2015, poor control of my diabetes left me legally blind for the better part of a year. The doctors predicted an 80% chance I would never see again, but I changed the way I was living and through sheer willpower beat the odds.

    During this time I couldn't read or write. Two things that I had been turning to for comfort since I was a small child. With the sheer amount of stress I was under, this was devastating. My wife took me by the arm, lead me into the local library, and read out titles of audiobooks to me. I chose the audiobook versions of books I had loved such as the Disc World series, Name of the Wind, Harry Potter, and more. They brought my favorite stories to life in ways I never thought possible and helped me through the darkest time of my life.

    Once my vision recovered, I maintained a love for audiobooks. I decided I would turn my focus from being a writer to becoming a narrator. I devised Tall Tale TV as a way to help out all the amazing authors in the writing communities I had come to love before my ordeal.

    I created Tall Tale TV to help aspiring authors by providing them with a promotional audiobook video. A way to showcase their skills with the written word. They say the strongest form of advertisement is word of mouth, so I provide a video to a platform of readers to help get people talking. Help them spread the word.

    Click the share button and let the world know about this author.

    ---- legal ----

    All images used in this video are either original or Royalty and Attribution free. Most stock images used are provided by http://www.pixabay.com or https://www.canstockphoto.com/. Image attribution will be declared only when required by the copyright owner. All stories on Tall Tale TV have been submitted in accordance with the terms of service provided on http://www.talltaletv.com or obtained with permission by the author. Common Affiliates are: Amazon, Smashwords

    • 10 min
    Of Portals and Portents, Ch. 12 (book 4) - Sci-Fantasy Serialized Novella - by Lesley Herron

    Of Portals and Portents, Ch. 12 (book 4) - Sci-Fantasy Serialized Novella - by Lesley Herron

    Some adventuring parties just aren't meant to work well together.

    Listen to the book four playlist here https://talltaletv.com/series-of-portals-and-portents/

    or

    listen to book one http://talltaletv.com/series-monsters-mushrooms/

    listen to book two http://talltaletv.com/series-of-tyrants-and-teakettles/

    Listen to book three http://talltaletv.com/series-of-bandits-and-bad-magic/

    Listen to book 3.5 https://talltaletv.com/series-an-interlude-of-intrigue/

    ---- Story Submission ----

    Got a short story you'd like to submit? Submission guidelines can be found at TallTaleTV.com

    ---- About Tall Tale TV ----

    My name is Chris Herron, and I narrate audiobooks.

    In 2015, poor control of my diabetes left me legally blind for the better part of a year. The doctors predicted an 80% chance I would never see again, but I changed the way I was living and through sheer willpower beat the odds.

    During this time I couldn't read or write. Two things that I had been turning to for comfort since I was a small child. With the sheer amount of stress I was under, this was devastating. My wife took me by the arm, lead me into the local library, and read out titles of audiobooks to me. I chose the audiobook versions of books I had loved such as the Disc World series, Name of the Wind, Harry Potter, and more. They brought my favorite stories to life in ways I never thought possible and helped me through the darkest time of my life.

    Once my vision recovered, I maintained a love for audiobooks. I decided I would turn my focus from being a writer to becoming a narrator. I devised Tall Tale TV as a way to help out all the amazing authors in the writing communities I had come to love before my ordeal.

    I created Tall Tale TV to help aspiring authors by providing them with a promotional audiobook video. A way to showcase their skills with the written word. They say the strongest form of advertisement is word of mouth, so I provide a video to a platform of readers to help get people talking. Help them spread the word.

    Click the share button and let the world know about this author.

    ---- legal ----

    All images used in this video are either original or Royalty and Attribution free. Most stock images used are provided by http://www.pixabay.com . Image attribution will be declared only when required by the copyright owner. All stories on Tall Tale TV have been submitted in accordance with the terms of service provided on http://www.talltaletv.com or obtained with permission by the author. Common Affiliates are: Amazon, SmashworWhat makes a person?What makes a person?

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Nicknamenicknamenickkkname ,

Absolutely Fantastic - Crimally Underrated

I’ve been a big fan of horror short story podcasts (e.g. Otis Jiry’s Scary Stories Told in the Dark) for a while, but sometimes I’m not in the mood for a fright, so I was looking for a fantasy version of that format when I stumbled on this absolute gem. The story selection is of the highest quality, Chris’s personality is warm and inviting, his delivery and voice acting are top notch, and he gets right to the story with no fluff or ads. The icing on the cake is that this podcast is still running, unlike many hidden gems I discover long after their expiration dates - if you’re reading this, Chris, please, never stop!

I recently started listening to Lesley Herron’s book series starting with “Of Monsters and Mushrooms” and am absolutely enthralled. This series alone would be more than worth its own podcast. The plot is superb, the world rich and imaginative, and the characters feel genuinely alive. I’ve listened to nothing at work but these chapters for a few days now, and I’ve found myself laughing and smiling ear to ear almost all day at the witty dialogue, the comical scenarios, and just the substance of the story. Thank you Lesley for enriching my days so much with your wonderful writing!

Is there any way to support you guys? Have a patreon, or hard copies of your book for sale? I want to support your excellent content. I’m also curious about the original works by J D Wiley, which I haven’t been able to find online

Tequera Dream ,

The Best Podcast

I absolutely love this podcast I listen to it over on Spotify and have been listening since October 2021 and I’m just overly in love with this show. My favorite series is the one written by his wife. I’ve even been inspired to write a short story based on two characters from the first book and look forward to soon submit it in hopes that it’s worthy to be on the podcast. I’m still behind on the episodes but I love feeling like I’m binge listening to the podcast. I hope Chris continues to do this for years to come. This is just the perfect podcast ever and I love the different voices for the characters and everything. Can I just say again that I just love this podcast lol.

CowgirlBootz ,

Talented Narrator and Wonderful Stories!

This is a fun podcast that is a delightful escape from the daily grind. Chris is a talented narrator who has worked hard from his early shows (which were fine!) to now where his accents and narration pace are just terrific. He clearly enjoys reading these stories - and I enjoy listening to the diverse stories he provides.

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