ROBERT E. HOWARD

Robert E. HowardROBERT E. HOWARD (1906 -1936) was a Texan author of Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery and Detective Fiction. He is best known for the creation of Conan. Most of his stories tended towards Fantasy, Adventure or Horror, with recurrent themes like reincarnation, boxing, self-reliance, racial memory and racial pseudo-science. He was a student of history, with some of his short stories depicting events from history (but usually made fantastic). Even when his fiction was not meant to be historical it often used historical place names and historical character names to dress his fictional worlds. His many writings, written during his too short career, are today mostly in the public domain. This has meant, since they’ve mostly gone PD, a delightful flourishing of audiobook and audio drama releases. Listed below are all the R.E.H. audiobooks, podcasts, and audio dramas that we are aware of.

Public Domain Audiobooks:

Solomon Kane AKA Red Shadows by Robert E. HowardRed Shadows (AKA “Solomon Kane”)
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Paul Siegel
5 Zipped MP3s – Approx. 63 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox
Published: April 2007
Red Shadows is the first of a series of stories featuring Howard’s puritan avenger, Solomon Kane. Kane tracks his prey over land and sea, enters the jungles of Africa, and even faces dark Gods and evil magic — all to avenge a woman he’d never met before.

Skulls In The Stars
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Paul Siegel
1 |MP3| file – Approx. 22 Minutes
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 23rd 2008

Rattle of Bones
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Paul Siegel
1 |MP3| – Approx. 14.5 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: November 15th, 2007

Bear Creek Collection Vol. 01
By Robert E. Howard; Read by RK Wilcox
10 Zipped MP3s or Podcast – Approx. 6.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: May 2008
Breckinridge Elkins is the roughest, toughest, fastest-shootin’, hardest-fightin’ feller in the Bear Creek settlement, and probably in the entire Humbolt Mountains. As he travels further from home, he single-handedly takes on outlaws, settles (and starts) feuds and tries his hand at romancing the girls. He also discovers a lot of strange customs among other folks, such as building houses out of boards and wearing clothes that ain’t buckskins. Set in Nevada during the late 1800’s, this collection of stories is a great rollicking romp through the American frontier as seen through the eyes of one of the most enjoyable characters created in the history of tall tales.

Stories included:

1. Mountain Man
1 |MP3| – Approx. 35 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

2. Guns of the Mountain
1 |MP3| – Approx. 35 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

3. The Scalp Hunter
1 |MP3| – Approx. 42 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

4. A Gent From Bear Creek
1 |MP3| – Approx. 43 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

5. The Road To Bear Creek
1 |MP3| – Approx. 36 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

6. The Haunted Mountain
1 |MP3| – Approx. 37 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

7. War On Bear Creek
1 |MP3| – Approx. 46 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

8. The Feud Buster
1 |MP3| – Approx. 37 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

9. Cupid From Bear Creek
1 |MP3| – Approx. 37 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

10. The Riot At Cougar Paw
1 |MP3| – Approx. 42 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

Podcast feed:

http://librivox.org/bookfeeds/bear-creek-collection-vol-01-by-robert-e-howard.xml

LibriVox Fantasy - Gods Of The North by Robert E. HowardGods of the North
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Rowdy Delaney
1 |MP3| – Approx. 21 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 21st 2008
A winter war in the mountains of Vanaheim and a bit of gossamer are all that stand between Conan of Cimmeria and a frosty beauty who spurns him. First published in Fantasy Fan, March 1934. Alternate titles include: The Frost Giant’s Daughter, The Frost King’s Daughter.

LibriVox Fantasy - Rattle Of Bones by Robert E. HowardRattle Of Bones
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Rowdy Delaney
1 |MP3| – Approx. 24 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 21st 2008
First published in the June 1929 issue of Weird Tales magazine. Solomon Kane, stops at a grim inn of the Black Forest. To survive the night he’ll need fight demonry and witchcraft, and bandits all.

Podcast Fiction:

The Hour Of The Dragon by Robert E. HowardHour Of The Dragon
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Morgan Saletta
Podcast – [UNABRIDGED]
Podcast: Dragon Hour / The Hour of the Dragon
Podcaster: November 2008 – ????
Chapters 01 |MP3| Chapters 02 |MP3| Chapters 03 |MP3| Chapters 04 |MP3| Chapters 05 |MP3|
Follow Conan and his struggle to overcome the dark necromancy that has cast him from the throne he won! Quake at the dark and evil arts wielded against him in this chapter by chapter audiobook production of Robert E. Howard’s The Hour of the Dragon. The original work was published in four parts in Wierd Tales from December 1935 to April 1936, and later appeared as Conan the Conqueror (1950). |WIKISOURCE|

Podcast feed:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheHourOfTheDragon

Fantasy / Horror Audiobook - The Cairn on the Headland by Robert E. HowardThe Cairn on the Headland
By Robert E. Howard; Read by David Drage
1 |MP3| – [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Dial P For Pulp
Podcast: March 2008
What lies beneath the stone cairn on the headland of Clontarf, where the Christian Irish defeated the pagan Vikings in pitched battle a thousand years ago? An unscrupulous extortionist plans to uncover the secret. First published in the January 1933 issue of Strange Tales of Mystery And Terror magazine.

Audiobook - Red Nails by Robert E. HowardRed Nails – A Tale Of Conan
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Mark Kalita
7 MP3s – Approx. 3.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Broken Sea Audio Productions / Hooligan Audiobooks
Published: December 2007 – January 2008
“Red Nails, a tale featuring the legendary Conan the Barbarian, was written by Robert E. Howard and began its written serialization in the July 1936 issue of Weird Tales. This thrilling audio novella begins with pirate-adventuress Valeria of the Red Brotherhood on the run after slaying a notable brigand. She is followed by Conan and the two soon fight their way to a great, walled city inhabited by two warring peoples. The adventure seekers soon find themselves embroiled in the feud and mayhem ensues as the city’s rulers make unholy plans for the mighty Cimmerian and his feisty female companion. Listen now as an ancient evil returns from oblivion and a wicked sorceress seeks to gain immortality at the cost of our Hyborian heroes!”

|Chapter 1 MP3|Chapter 2 MP3|Chapter 3 MP3|Chapter 4 MP3|
|Chapter 5 MP3|Chapter 6 MP3|Chapter 7 MP3|

Queen Of The Black Coast by Robert E. HowardQueen Of The Black Coast
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Bill Hollweg
Podcast – [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Broken Sea Audio Thursday
Podcast: November – December 2007
In the seacoast kingdom of Argos, after a brush with the Hyborian legal system, Conan hops aboard a southward bound ship. Off the coasts of Kush the ship is boarded by black corsairs under the Shemitish she-devil, Bêlit. Conan joins her crew, becomes her consort, and for a long time they harry the Hyborian and Stygian ports. During this stage of his career, Conan gains the name of Amra, the Lion, which is to follow him throughout his later life.

Chapter 1 |MP3| Chapter 2 |MP3| Chapter 3 |MP3|Chapters 4 & 5 |MP3|

The Hyborian Age
By Robert E. Howard
Publisher: Broken Sea
Published: 2008

FREE Audio Drama:

Queen Of The Black Coast by Robert E. Howard AUDIO DRAMAQueen Of The Black Coast
Adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard; Performed by a full cast
Podcast – [AUDIO DRAMA]
Podcaster: Broken Sea Audio Productions
Podcast: June 2008 – ????
Episode 1 |MP3| Episode 2 |MP3| Episode 3 |MP3| Episode 4 |MP3| Episode 5 |MP3|

Books For The Blind (National Library Service):

The Conan Chronicles: Conan the Invincible; Conan the Defender; Conan the Unconquered*
By Robert Jordan; Read by John Polk
4 Cassettes – [UNABRIDGED]
Item #: RC 53758
Published: 1995
Contains three full-length tales of Conan the Cimmerian. In Conan the Invincible, the young Conan confronts the dreaded Eater of Souls. In Conan the Defender, he challenges the menace known as Simulacrum of Albanus. And in Conan the Unconquered, he defies the power of the Cult of Doom. *based on the character of Conan created by Robert E. Howard

The Further Chronicles of Conan: Conan The Magnificent, Conan The Triumphant, Conan The Victorious
By Robert Jordan; Read by John Polk
4 Cassettes – [UNABRIDGED]
Item #: RC 55205
Published: 1999

Commercial Audiobooks:

Fantasy Audiobooks - Shadow Kingdoms: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1Shadow Kingdoms: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 1
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Brian Holsopple, Bob Souer, Bob Barnes, and Charles McKibben
5 CDs – 5.5 hours – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audio Realms
ISBN: 9781897304129
The first volume of the Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, presenting much of Howard’s work for the pulp magazine Weird Tales meticulously restored to its original magazine texts featuring stories with King Kull and Solomon Kane.

This volume contains:
“The Lost Race”, read by Charles McKibben
“The Dream Snake”, read by Bob Souer
“The Hyena”, read by Bob Souer
“Red Shadows”, read by Brian Holsopple
“Skulls in the Stars”, read by Brian Holsopple
“Rattle of Bones”, read by Bob Barnes
“The Shadow Kingdom”, read by Brian Holsopple
“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune”, read by Brian Holsopple
“The Voice of El-Lil”, read by Bob Barnes

The Savage Tales of Solomon KaneThe Savage Tales Of Solomon Kane
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Paul Blake
1 CD – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wandering Star
Published: 1998
ISBN: 0953425304 (Limited Edition), 0953425304 (Ultra Limited Edition)
The CD, only available with purchase of one of two boxed sets, contains three Howard poems about his dour Puritan hero:
The One Black Stain
The Return of Sir Richard Grenville
Solomon Kane’s Homecoming
This CD is only available with purchase of either the The Savage Tales Of Solomon Kane “Limited Edition” boxed set (limited to 1050 copies) or the “Ultra Limited Edition” (same package but bound in goatskin and limited to just 50 copies).
Three poems by master fantasist Robert E. Howard are available in MP3 format. Read by Paul Blake, they were released as a promotion for a Wandering Star book on Kane
Listen to the poems:

1. The One Black Stain |MP3|
2. The Return Of Sir Richard Grenville |MP3|
3. Solomon Kane’s Homecoming |MP3|

WANDERING STAR - Worms Of The Earth by Robert E. HowardWorms Of The Earth
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Paul Blake, Andrew Hall, and Tina Greatrex
CD – [UNABRIDGED?]
Publisher: Wandering Star
Published: 2001



From The Hells Beneath The Hells by Robert E. HowardFrom The Hells Beneath The Hells
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Ugo Toppo
1 33 1/3 RPM LP – [UNABRIDGED?]
Publisher: Alternate World Recordings
Published: 1975
Includes:
“The Song of a Mad Minstrel” – (poetry)
“The Curse of the Golden Skull” – (short story)
“Altars and Jesters – An Opium Dream” – (poetry)
“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” – (short story)

Conan: The Bloodstained God/The Curse of the MonolithConan: The Bloodstained God/The Curse of the Monolith
By Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter; Read by L. Sprague de Camp
1 33 1/3 RPM LP – [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: Moondance Productions
Published: 1976
One pressing limited to 1500 copies. Contains two abridged short stories with music.

Commercial Audio Drama:

Fantasy Audio Drama - Conan by Robert E. HowardRobert E. Howard’s Conan – The Tower Of The Elephant & The Frost Giant’s Daughter
Adapted by Roy Thomas & Alan B. Goldstein; Performed by a FULL CAST
33 1/3 RPM LP – Approx. 46 Minutes [AUDIO DRAMATIZATION]
Publisher: Moondance Productions
Published: 1975
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Conan The Barbarian - Movie Adaptation LPConan The Barbarian
Based on the Motion Picture directed by John Milius; Performed by a FULL CAST
33 1/3 RPM LP – Approx. 43 minutes [AUDIO DRAMA]
Publisher: Power Records
Published: 1982 (Out Of Print)
Product #: 1134
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Audio Drama:

The Adventures of Sailor Steve Costigan: Waterfront Fists
Based on a short story by Robert E. Howard; Performed by a full cast
[AUDIO DRAMA]
Performer: Violet Crown Radio Players
Performed: May 2006

The Adventures of Sailor Steve Costigan: Breed of Battle
Based on a short story by Robert E. Howard; Performed by a full cast
[AUDIO DRAMA]
Performer: Violet Crown Radio Players
Performed: February 2005

The Adventures of Sailor Steve Costigan: Destiny Gorilla/Day of the StrangerThe Adventures of Sailor Steve Costigan: Destiny Gorilla/Day of the Stranger
Based on a short stories by Robert E. Howard and a play by Novalyne Price-Ellis; Performed by a full cast
CD – [AUDIO DRAMA]
Publisher: Violet Crown Radio Players
Published: February 2004
Accompanied by his famous fighting dog Mike, Steve Costigan, the prizefighting sailor from Texas, brawls his way into a lover’s triangle. Yowza!