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“This is the way horror audio should be done: Mike Bennett's podcast storytelling is an exceptionally generous free treat for the ears and the mind.”
Michael A. Arnzen, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Proverbs for Monsters
U.K. novelist and podcaster, Mike Bennett, reads his own novels and stories, plus classic tales of the macabre by authors including H.P. Lovecraft and E.F. Benson. Also in this podcast feed you will find the multi-Parsec Award winning podcasts Underwood and Flinch, and its sequel, Blood and Smoke.
“One of the best podcasts ever.”
All David Flinch ever wanted was a normal life. But when you're a member of the Flinch family, normal has never been easy.
For hundreds of years, the eldest male Flinch has been servant and guardian to the vampire, Lord Underwood.
While the Flinches have changed through the generations, Underwood has remained eternal. David had hoped to be spared the horror of serving his family's lord and master, but when he is summoned to the Flinch home in Spain by his dying older brother, he knows his luck has run out.
After fifty years of slumber, Underwood is to be resurrected from the grave in a ritual of human sacrifice, and David, by right of succession, is to be his resurrector. But there is another Flinch, one who craves the role of guardian to the vampire: David’s sister, Lydia. It’s a job she means to have, even if it means making David’s the first blood shed in this new age of Underwood and Flinch.
Winner of the Parsec Awards in 2012 and 2013.
The adventure of Underwood and Flinch continues in this first sequel to the original story.
Having returned to the Flinch family house in Spain, David Flinch uncovers old audio interviews between his father, Arthur, and the vampire, Lord Underwood. Through these recordings, David learns what happened to Underwood when he and Matthias Flinch sailed on from where we left them in 1719. A voyage that sees Underwood face new dangers, make new allies, and discover more about the creature of darkness he has become.
Blood and Smoke won the Parsec Award in 2014 for Best Novella.
It's February 1863, and the newly opened Metropolitan Railway is the toast of London. Among the travelers tonight are the vampire, Lord Underwood, and his guardian, Ben Flinch. But they aren't traveling alone, for Underwood and Flinch have been discovered by a group intent on their destruction.
Disturbing the Devil is a journey into the smoky depths of the Victorian Underground; a stand-alone short story in the Underwood and Flinch universe, written and read by four-time Parsec Award-winning author Mike Bennett. Expect blood.
David Flinch returns to England where he is drawn into the hunt for a serial killer whose methods earn him the title: The London Vampire. Could the killer be a real vampire? Detective Inspector Claire Redmond thinks so, and she should know, for vampire hunting runs in her family.
Underground is the third novel in the Underwood and Flinch Saga. A 60-episode Patreon-only exclusive podcast that expands the U&F universe with new revelations, new locations, and new characters - not all of them human.
To continue the adventure, click here to go to Mike Bennett’s Patreon.
“A tale that’s harder to put down than a delicious bad habit.”
A killer has come to town. The victims are connected; each pointing to the next, as if in answer to the question: Who is The One?
Is it Peter Reynolds: mild-mannered office clerk pouring petrol through his neighbour’s letterbox in the middle of the night?
Is it Wayne Dolan: a man whose sexual fantasies about his neighbour spiral into dangerous obsession when he learns of her secret life as a dominatrix?
Or is it Gaz: leader of three friends who love nothing more than sex, weed and partying? All women are easy prey for his charms. All except Sally. And the one who doesn’t want him, is the one he has to have – whether she likes it or not.
Mick Nixon has to find the connection, because people are disappearing - and if he and Sally are ever going to share more than just lunch, he’d better hurry up, or they could be next.
A dark, funny, and at times horrific ride, One Among the Sleepless is a thriller set just below the surface of suburban existence. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll throw it through your neighbour’s window tied to a house brick!
"An exceptional horror experience demands a few things. It requires suspense, sustainability, and a delivery that lives up to the first two. Mike Bennett's Hall of Mirrors delivers all three the way a steel worker delivers a hammer blow - with relentless force and a precision borne from experience."
H. Giffin. Amazon.com review of Hall of Mirrors: Volume One
From award-winning author, Mike Bennett, comes The Collected Edition of Hall of Mirrors.
In these pages you’ll find stories of Hell and damnation, ghosts, madness, murder, vampires, bizarre hair restoration disasters, and... pigeons, among other things.
Hall of Mirrors is a collection of modern gothic tales with a nail of dark humour hammered through its heart.
"There are some horrible, awful, scary, cruel, and very ugly monsters in this tale. And then there are the zombies!"
Rue de La La Amazon.com review
A hotel on the outskirts of London in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. A brutal couple, Lee and Mandy, arrive in a van with two captive women. Lee and Mandy think the hotel is abandoned, a place to find food and shelter. However, Terry, a former employee who has made the hotel his own, has other ideas.
Winner of the Parsec Award in 2016.
Bram Stoker's classic novel read by Mike Bennett. Unabridged as far as it goes, but this podcast is ongoing.
Enter The Vault of Lovecraft and cross over into a nightmarish world of spine-chilling horror from one of the Twentieth Century's greatest masters of the macabre.
This unabridged collection includes many of H.P. Lovecraft's best known works: short stories like The Statement of Randolph Carter, Dagon, Cool Air, and longer stories like The Colour out of Space, Herbert West: Reanimator, and Mike Bennett's Parsec Award-winning recording of The Shadow over Innsmouth.