Neil Gaiman and Audible have teamed up to produce a Halloween treat, “Click-Clack the Rattlebag,” a short story that’s available as a free download through October 31.
Yes, a free Neil Gaiman short story, read by Neil Himself! But it gets better! For each download, Audible will donate money to DonorsChoose.org, an educational charity! So click that link and get to downloading!
The story itself is 10 minutes of spooky fun, about a young man, and a young boy, and scary stories. It’s the kind of story that’s meant to be listened to, and Gaiman’s reading, as always, is note-perfect. So gather around anyone you know who likes scary stories, and share it with them.
I grabbed it last night as soon as I put the kids down, I hoisted the old headphones and pressed play. It’s a great tale to listen to in the middle of the night in a dark house, while everyone else is asleep!
I’ve been posting All Hallow’s Listens the last few weeks…featuring some creepy books that I thought would be fun to listen to and share with you all this October. It’s generally inspired by Gaiman’s own All Hallow’s Read, but specifically for those of us who love listening to stories. So getting a treat like this is really special, and I hope that Gaiman’s able to make a tradition of it (whether he’s the author himself, or is soliciting other authors to participate).