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An Audio Novel by Paul Story - Tom Corven

Tom Corven


The novel Tom Corven is a nerve racking experiment by Paul Story. It is the first novel in the world to be written specifically for podcasting. I am committing myself to provide the community with a regular series of chapters, written to a professional standard and recorded by me to the best of my ability, free of charge, until the book is complete. I am doing this in the hope that, once hooked, you will want to read (or listen to) more. Writing to a deadline in fiction is extremely difficult because you are effectively saying to yourself (and everyone else) that there will be no excuses, no writer's block, no failure of the imagination and definitely no lazing around. I aim to post a chapter every few days (I'll try for Mondays and Thursdays). By the time it is finished, there will be approximately forty chapters.

The work is not copy-protected (although I retain all copyrights). You may distribute the recording freely; I only ask that no one alters the sound-file or attempts to make money from it.

If you would like to support me then feedback would be most welcome. email me:

Note the following are direct links to mp3 files. Right click and save target as.... (or "save link as" or some other variant depending on your browser)

Chapter 1 (2.6MB) Chapter 11 (3.3MB) Chapter 21 (3.0MB) Chapter 31 (3.0MB)
Chapter 2 (3.3MB) Chapter 12 (3.9MB) Chapter 22 (2.8MB) Chapter 32 (4.0MB)
Chapter 3 (2.8MB) Chapter 13 (3.6MB) Chapter 23 (2.7MB) Chapter 33 (2.9MB)
Chapter 4 (2.9MB) Chapter 14 (3.0MB) Chapter 24 (3.0MB) Chapter 34 (3.8MB)
Chapter 5 (3.1MB) Chapter 15 (3.6MB) Chapter 25 (3.8MB) Chapter 35 (3.2MB)
Chapter 6 (3.7MB) Chapter 16 (3.3MB) Chapter 26 (2.8MB)  
Chapter 7 (2.3MB) Chapter 17 (3.0MB) Chapter 27 (3.5MB)  
Chapter 8 (3.8MB) Chapter 18 (2.7MB) Chapter 28 (3.5 MB)  
Chapter 9 (3.6MB) Chapter 19 (2.7MB) Chapter 29 (3.6MB)  
Chapter 10 (3.4MB) Chapter 20 (3.8MB) Chapter 30 (4.0MB)  

You may be interested to know (or not) that I lived in a small mountain tent on the Island of Arran for four months last year and it is this experience that informs the landscape and atmosphere of Tom Corven. If you'd like to know more about the background to the project, it's here. Also click here for a Note from the Author.

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