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Summary

Commissioned by Audible and written especially for audio format this collection brings together six crime stories through the themes of discovery, destination and arrival. Top narrators bring these gripping tales to life acknowledging the Scandinavian tradition of oral storytelling.

In this collection Ben Okri and Martin Edwards explore 'discovery' in their stories; Sophie Hannah and Emma Dibdin each draw on 'destination' for their tales of painful pasts; and Elly Griffiths and Parker Bilal tackle the theme of 'arrival' in their stories.

Skald is one of three short story collections written by our favourite best-selling novelists and emerging authors, and curated based on the themes of arrival, discovery and destination. Jali collates science fiction tales while Bard collates contemporary fiction.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Skald: The Short Story Collection to your library, you'll get all 6 episodes.

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Why short stories?

We spoke to several narrators of the Bard, Jali and Skald tales to find out why they love short stories.
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Critic reviews

"The ancient art of storytelling, updated." (Glamour)

"Beautifully read by well-chosen voices." (Sunday Times)

"Intelligent literary dramas." (The Times)

"Skald brings together a gripping collection of chilling crime-thrillers, Jali is a compilation of smart and surreal sci-fi on the bleeding edge of literary innovation, and Bard celebrates the beauty of language with intelligent literary dramas and inspired fictional narratives." (Grazia)

"As a listener to this station, you'll be familiar with the idea of an audiobook, but now that traditional format has been give a make-over in the form of works written specifcally for audio." (BBC Radio 4, The World Tonight - interview with Joanne Harris)

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Enjoyable listen overall

Good stories overall. However, one story seems to be somewhat incomplete I, personally would want to find out more about characters and what happened to them. I don't want to spoil the listen, but I hope you would figure out which story I am talking on about. Generally, it is worth listening, and it is free. What are you going to lose?

7 of 7 people found this review helpful