October 27, 2012 by Heidi
Salute Your Shorts is a weekly (ish) feature here at Bunbury in the Stacks highlighting and reviewing short stories and novellas.
Title: Click Clack the Rattlebag [Audible|Audible UK|Goodreads]
Author: Neil Gaiman [Website|Twitter]
Standing: Stand alone short story.
Published: September 25th, 2012 by Audible, Inc.
Format: Audiobook; 12 min.
Source: FREE Audible download at the links above.
Today’s Salute Your Shorts isn’t a story I’m going to review for you, in fact, I haven’t even listened to it yet. I’m saving it for a dark car ride home from Salem, Massachusetts (oooh, look at me all in the Halloween spirit this year!) In fact, I’m also not talking about the story because the author asks us not to–not until after everyone’s had their own chance to experience it that is.
Many of you have probably seen or heard of this already, but for those of you who don’t follow Neil Gaiman’s blog or Twitter feed, now’s the perfect time to check out his awesomeness. Go to Gaiman’s website and read this post.
For the TLDR crowd: Basically, Neil Gaiman and Audible got together to do something awesome for this All Hallows Read. Don’t know what All Hallows Read is? Well–that’s another awesome thing Neil Gaiman does:
As an All Hallows Read gift to readers, Neil Gaiman has partnered with Audible to create a FREE audio short story. Neil Gaiman reads one of his own spooky stories, and for every download BEFORE HALLOWEEN, Audible will donate to a charity of Gaiman’s choice.
Click Clack the Rattlebag is only 12 minutes long, and read by the author himself. I think that’s worth a listen even for you non-audiobook fans. Again, the download is FREE. You do not have to be an Audible member, but they will ask for an e-mail address in order to download. This story is available via Audible and Audible UK FREE until Halloween. The donation will go to a good cause (again, see Gaiman’s post for details), so go over and snag it up!