Podcast EDF010: EF 5 • written by J.C. Towler • read by J.C. Towler

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Podcast EDF010 — “EF 5” by J.C. Towler, read by J.C. Towler

EF 5” was originally published in EDF on December 18, 2009.

J.C. Towler spins tales of mystery, suspense, science fiction and is particularly fond the deep, penetrating horror tale. The Outer Banks of North Carolina is his home which is odd considering he’s afraid of the ocean and doesn’t eat fish. His latest suspense story “Lottery Winner” appears in Your Darkest Dreamspell available at Amazon and other fine retailers. You can check out “The Fall” at Spinetingler.com and “Scales” in the Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror anthology.

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  • Roberta SchulbergGoro

    The voice has a pleasant sound and it’s read well, but I think the story should be read much more slowly, remembering that, unlike a story printed on a page, the reader’s eyes can’t glance back to take in what it may have missed a moment ago and the listener can’t hear at the listener’s own pace.

  • This is an awesome presentation of one of my favorite EDF publications. I enjoyed it thoroughly!

  • Amy Corbin

    Agree with Roberta. I’m only letting you know, as I’m certain you will have more stuff published at EDF and have more opportunities to podcast your work.

  • Deb

    I liked the plot twists in this story — but I do agree with the others… please read more slowly 🙂

  • J.C. Towler

    Thanks guys.

    Gah. Yes, I agree with you all completely. The beginning, in particular, is rushed.

    Bear with me. To this point, my “podcasting” experience has been limited to reading bedtime stories to my daughter.

    Thank you all for taking time to comment and listen.


  • I love the intonation in your voice, and many of the sentences are at a good pace in and of themselves. Slight pauses between sentences would be good, as noted above.

    The story itself is a great, tense piece of apocalyptic writing!