Spoken-word audio recording began in the USA in the Thirties with the talking-book program for veterans. In the UK Listening Books were founded in 1959 by Norma Skemp and are still going today.

The Casket of Fictional Delights specialises in producing high quality audio recordings of short stories and flash fiction compilations. These podcasts are recorded by actors and voiceover artists from around the world and produced by a professional studio manager ensuring we maintain a consistent high standard. We have produced some forty recordings and our podcasts on iTunes are found in the Top 20 ‘Short Story’ podcasts.

Tune in

You can find and listen to stories as they happen by subscribing to our podcast The Casket: New Short Stories. We provide a variety of ways to subscribe:

Apple Podcast
Listen on Spotify
Episodes on Stitcher

To subscribe to the Casket podcast on your Android device, if you have a one-click supported app installed, hit the button below and the App will load automatically. If you don’t have a one-click app installed, some suggestions of appropriate apps follow.

Podcast Addict
Podcast Republic
Player FM

Have an RSS feed reader? Here is the link to our feed:

You can also listen to the 15 flash fiction compilations from the TubeFlash project.


The Voices behind The Casket stories

The following are actors and voiceover artists we use in our recordings. If you are interesting in recording stories for us, or you’d like to find out more about our audio services, please get in touch – just fill in the form on this page.

Amber Jackson-Bond
Ana Clements
Barry Ring
Bethan Dixon Bate
Cherise Silvestri
Claire Vousden
David Robson
Emma Wheeler
Esther Wane
Hannah Platts
Jennifer Wydra
Kat Harrison
Keith Morris
Malk Williams
Maxwell Glick
Menna Bonsels
Mick Fitzgerald
Nano Nagle
Rachael Beresford
Remie Purtill Clarke
Rennie Griffiths
Richard Hodder
Ruth Urquhart
Tiffany May
Tim Heffer
Senn Annis
Shash Hira
Vivien Taylor
William Sterling