Now… I’ve listened to over 200 podiobooks this year and 320 last year. If you don’t know what a podiobook is they’re free audio books delivered as podcasts where several chapters are delivered to your I-Tunes or other podcaster and you listen just as you would any book-on-tape. I’ve listened to almost everything on Podiobooks.com via I-Tunes and have many favorites (Diary of a Madman, Infected, Enemy Lines, 7th Son) that I’ve listened to over several years. But the last few weeks I’ve been listening to absolutely the best I’ve heard. I just finished listening to the incredibly done podiobooks “Shadowmagic” and “The Prince of Hazel and Oak” by John Lenahan.
“Shadowmagic” is a rip roaring fun fantasy adventure novel very loosely based on Irish mythology where every chapter ends on the edge of a cliff (or at least a high curb.) Join Conor as he grapples with typical teenage problems like, how to deal with a father’s high expectations, how to survive in the world on your own and how to woo a beautiful girl – that wants you dead. Shadowmagic a podcast novel for young adults from 12 to 112.
“The Prince of Hazel and Oak”, part 2 of the Shadowmagic Series Podiobooks no. 1 voted podcast returns for another action and laugh packed sequel. Finally listeners can find out what happened to Conor on his return to the Real World from Tir na Nog. (He was arrested for his father’s murder.) Join Conor (and a very confused Scranton NJ cop) as they try to survive The Prince of Duir’s chaotic return to The Land.
John Lenahan (born 1961 in Philadelphia, U.S.) is an American illusionist and entertainer resident in the UK since 1984. A successful corporate entertainer, he came to greater fame as a result of a 1994 appearance on the BBC1 show How Do They Do That? explaining the sleight of hand trick known as the Three-card Monte, as a result of which he became the first person in 85 years to be expelled from The Magic Circle. His subsequent TV appearances have included his own 1997 series for BBC Two, Stuff the White Rabbit; and the Secrets of Magic specials for BBC One. He is also a former holder of the title Street Magician of the Year, and provided the voice of Talkie Toaster in the first series of Red Dwarf.
I am giving these 2 podcasts 5 out of 5 stars. Head over, download them into ITunes and just enjoy.