> The Things You Can Read: Neil Gaiman: Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Neil Gaiman: Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman

Happy Halloween, Two Days Early!

FREE from Audible and Neil Gaiman - Click-Clack the Rattlebag

Happy Halloween, from Neil Gaiman! We, here at The Things You Can Read, are big Audible.com fans, but you don't even have to be an Audible.com member to receive this free download from Neil Gaiman.  According to Audible.com:
"Two years ago, author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman proposed that, every year for Halloween, people give each other scary books. We couldn't agree more. So this year, we're putting our money where our mouth is. Scare yourself or someone you love with the never-before-seen (or heard) short story "Click-Clack the Rattlebag," written and narrated by Neil himself, and Audible will donate $1 for every download through Halloween up to $100,000 to the education charity DonorsChoose.org."
Audible has requested that folks share this link, "...to spread chills and goodwill with as many people as possible, and tweet @neilhimself and @audible_com using hashtag #ScareUs to let us know how scary you thought Click-Clack and the Rattlebag was, or to share your own scary story."

FYI:  If you are in the UK, visit Audible.co.uk, where donations will go to the education charity BookTrust.

Narrated by Neil Gaiman

"'What kind of story would you like me to tell you?' 'Well,' he said, thoughtfully, 'I don't think it should be too scary, because then when I go up to bed, I will just be thinking about monsters the whole time. But if it isn't just a little bit scary, then I won't be interested. And you make up scary stories, don't you?'" So begins this sweet, witty, deceptive little tale from master storyteller Neil Gaiman. Lock the doors, turn off the lights, and enjoy.

Listen to an interview with Neil Gaiman:
Neil Gaiman on Poe, Parrots, Unreliable Narrators, and the magic of reading aloud:

Checkout Neil Gaiman's website!

Happy Scary Listening!
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