The following is a list of podcast authors and their websites (in no particular order). I have not read or listened to all of them, but they all have very good reputations and my “queue” is full of them. So many great, FREE podcast audiobooks… so little time.
With all of her podcasts (I Should Be Writing, Mur Lafferty’s Restless Brain etc.) and her podcast novels (Playing for Keeps, The Heaven Series etc.) it is hard to believe that there is just one of her. On top of all of her own projects, Mur has also taken over the helm as the editor of Escape Pod. Get some sleep, girl! On second thought… don’t – your contributions to the podisphere are too great. Keep going!
J.C.’s 7th Son series has been wildly successful and is one of the success stories of podcast novels making the leap to the published page. He continues to write and podcast new works such as Personal Effects: Dark Art.
One of the premier Crime / Mystery novelist in the podisphere, his Jack Palms series has garnered a lot of attention both on the web and in print, and his follow-up projects (A Long Way From Disney, Young Junius etc.) have been equally as popular as his fiercely loyal fans continue to multiply.
This “dark overlord” serves up heaping piles of steaming (as in entrails) piles of content to his “junkies”. His podcast novels have not only made the jump to print, but also to the New York Time Best Seller list. From his genre fiction novels (Infected, Contagious, The Rookie, Ancestor etc.) to his short stories, Scott has made a career of podcasting his works for free, and building quite a community of fans in the process.
If this description doesn’t make you want to check him out, his book trailers will… check them out on his website or YouTube.
To say Matthew’s writing style and use of language is unique would be a serious understatment. Not only are his stories interesting and completely unlike anything you have ever heard, but they are funny… then after a good “two Mississppi” they are hilarious. Check out his Beware the Hairy Mango Podcast and well as his other works scattered around the internet.
Another pioneer of serializing his books for free in podcast form, Nemcoff’s many works (Number One With a Bullet, The Doomsday Club, Diary of a Madman, Shadow Falls etc.) have provided me personally with many hours of entertaining (if not cringe-worthy) listening. Constantly changing up his style (2nd person, screenplay style complete with script notes on actions and shots) you will never get bored with his works.
If you like zombies, mech armor, and post-apocalyptic fiction then you will love Jake Bible. His “drabbles” also adds a fast paced scene switching style that will keep you engaged.