565 episodes

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 • 44 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

    Of Portals and Portents, Ch. 18 (book 4) - Sci-Fantasy Serialized Novella - by Lesley Herron

    Of Portals and Portents, Ch. 18 (book 4) - Sci-Fantasy Serialized Novella - by Lesley Herron

    Of Portals and Portents, Ch. 18 (book 4)
    Everyone has their flaws, some are just more destructive than others.

    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 ----

    Ooriginal 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, Smashwords

    • 39 min
    "The Fate of the Galaxy" - Sci-Fi Short Story - by Andrew Rucker Jones

    "The Fate of the Galaxy" - Sci-Fi Short Story - by Andrew Rucker Jones

    The Fate of the Galaxy
    Oh, the domestic tribulations of galaxy-wrecking alien overlords!

    Andrew Rucker Jones is a former IT expert and American expatriate living in Germany with his Georgian wife and their three children. He quit his day job to become an author, and he has yet to regret it. You can read his blog at http://selfdefeatistnavelgazing.wordpress.com/.

    This story was originally printed in issue 2 of Gwyllion.

    Other TTTV stories by Andrew Rucker Jones
    :https://talltaletv.com/tag/andrew-rucker-jones/

    ---- 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 audioboo
    ks.

    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

    Of Portals and Portents, Ch. 17 (book 4) - Sci-Fantasy Serialized Novella - by Lesley Herron

    Of Portals and Portents, Ch. 17 (book 4) - Sci-Fantasy Serialized Novella - by Lesley Herron

    Often the high road is atop a slippery slope.

    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 ----

    Ooriginal 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, Smashwords

    • 33 min
    "They Had Flying Cars" - SciFi Short Story - by Stephen Stuart

    "They Had Flying Cars" - SciFi Short Story - by Stephen Stuart

    They Had Flying Cars
    Pulled from 1930 an accidental time traveler gets a taste of the future.

    Raised in New Jersey, Steve now lives in Arizona. His background is in computer hardware and software engineering. His goal is to write mainstream stories containing a single element of science fiction.

    His short stories have appeared in the Mensa Bulletin, in Calliope (a Writers’ Group publication), and on Tall Tale TV. His latest, “Here’s Your Lunch, Human,” can be found at

    https://www.us.mensa.org/read/bulletin/features/heres-your-lunch-human/

    In researching material for "They Had Flying Cars," Steve recently spent 12 months living in the year 2019.

    Other TTTV stories by Stephen Stuart
    https://talltaletv.com/tag/stephen-stuart/

    ---- 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. Many images and animations are created using MidJourney AI and DiscDiffusion AI, both of which grant the creator (Tall Tale TV) commercial usage rights. 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

    • 25 min
    "Freewheeling" - Apocalyptic Short Story - by Annie Percik

    "Freewheeling" - Apocalyptic Short Story - by Annie Percik

    A Light in the Dark
    Everyone left to find help, leaving Angela to care for the Elderly.

    Annie Percik lives in London, writing novels and short stories, whilst working as a freelance editor (https://alobear.co.uk/?page_id=778).  She writes a blog about writing on her website (https://alobear.co.uk/), which is where all her current publications are listed, including her novels, The Defiant Spark (http://getbook.at/DefiantSpark) and A Spectrum of Heroes (https://markosia.com/a-spectrum-of-heroes/). She hosts a media review podcast (https://stillloveit.libsyn.com/), and publishes a photo-story blog, recording the adventures of her teddy bear (https://aloysius-bear.dreamwidth.org/).  He is much more popular online than she is.

    ---- 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. Many images and animations are created using MidJourney AI and DiscDiffusion AI, both of which grant the creator (Tall Tale TV) commercial usage rights. 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

    • 16 min
    "Grah" - Fantasy Short Story - by Chris Herron

    "Grah" - Fantasy Short Story - by Chris Herron

    Grah
    When the undead minion is the smart one of the group.

    Grah was originally written and published bask in 2018. I felt it was time for a revival (get it?)

    Old Version: https://talltaletv.com/grah/

    The Pyro, by Jude Matulich-Hall: https://talltaletv.com/the-pyro/

    Titles Talk & Tipples: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGN7_nicL0YWQ5c_7rmOCUw

    ---- 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. Many images and animations are created using MidJourney AI and DiscDiffusion AI, both of which grant the creator (Tall Tale TV) commercial usage rights. 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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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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