Reviews

5 cwatson98 Incredible! I love story podcasts I listen to this one in particular whenever I’m in my car such a great show! Can’t wait for more
5 MacSteele A “Thrilling Variety” of stories I literally (as of 6/15/2017) just caught up with this podcast after binging Season 4 to Present and it’s been great! The variety of the stories in the “library” means you don’t get stuck in a rut or burned out on the same characters over and over. My only complaint is that I didn’t discover this podcast when it started so I could have season’s 1 – 3 in my memory. After finishing this review I’m heading over to become a patreon of the show and I encourage everyone who given this a 5-star rating to go do the same!
5 Gorgothknight Legendary Great If you love great horror and awesome voice acting. This podcast is for you. Thank you for the great show. Can’t wait for the next one
5 Tico 90 Mindblown I work nights at the post office and my commute to work is long, and i bore of heaing music and music makes my 8 to 12 hour shift seem like an eternity, but when i started to listen to the wicked library and the lift and my shifts seem to move faster and faster like i work pasted in a blink of an eye, and it is due to this amazeing and mindblowing podcast, as i move mail from one place to another and process the mail, its like im not there ive been transported to the library its self and i want to thank you for this, and please keep it up yall are amazeing a new and forever listener
5 Big Pauli Really top shelf This is a great podcast, and I hope that you continue making it for a long time to come. Lots of excellent content.
5 once upon a fan Perfect. I’m a horror podcast junkie; I listen to them while working, while running, driving, etc and I foam at the mouth for new episodes of TWL. Well written, well acted and totally entertaining.
5 Dinoman80 One of the Best! There’s nothing lacking in this podcast! Great format, stories, and production will have you coming back for more. So good it’s wicked.
5 A.J. Dvorak The Best of Horror Fiction If you love NoSleep, Creepy, Tales to Terrify, Tanis, Rabbits, The Black Tapes, or We’re Alive type shows you must add TWL to your horror podcast arsenal. I never thought I would be a listener who would financially support a podcast but for this excellent show I am a donor through Patreon and proud of it. Do yourself a favor and listen to a few episodes and I guarantee you’ll find yourself anxiously waiting for next weeks episode. Excellent host, narrators, and stories. Highly recommended.
5 JKNason A must have show for any horror lover This is one of the best horror story podcasts I’ve had the luck of stumbling across, and is the first I’ve bothered reveiwing. The love and pride put into polishing each episode really shows through – with an exceptional cast of voice actors, ambitious authors, and gorgeous music/sound effects, the Wicked Library is at the top of the charts for anyone who loves pondering, “What goes bump in the night?” The stories poke their claws into every corner of the horror genre – from magic, monsters and murderers, to aliens, asylums and more. Most episodes have a single story that lasts about half an hour and finish with an author interview. No episode is shorter than 45 minutes. It’s nice to find quality stories that span a reasonable amount of time, and it is always refreshing to hear from the author. The only downside about the Wicked Library is that I am always hungry for more. In short, there is only one way to summarize the listening experience: Wicked good fun.
5 Ambrosiac Love it! I couldn’t get through the day without my podcasts. This is one of my faves for sure! Keep it up guys!
5 Mgllpz One of the best horror podcasts I’ve been listening to the podcast for about a year now and as soon as my phone notifies me a new episode is up I’m thrilled! I’ve never been disappointed at all ever since The No Sleep podcast directed me here. Keep up the awesome work guys it’s much appreciated!!! Mike
5 Heather32174 From a new hardcore fan! I am loving this podcast! I am obsessed with NoSleep, Creepy and Chilling Tales and whole bunch of old time radio horror podcasts. The Wicked Library is right up there with them! I can’t stop listening! I hope you get many more listeners, fans and supporters!
5 Katerajmed Love it! Started with no sleep and moved onto TWL. Really impressed and so glad I stumbled across it. Thanks for the great show and amazing story telling!!
5 team squirrel forever Squirrel I love this pod cast so well made I even like the interviews , especially her sexy laff , I really want to say somthing bad so I can get the cry baby sound but I just can’t , thank you so much
5 Minnie Ninja equals Mininja Such a treat for my earholes I discovered the Wicked Library when host Dan Foytik told the intro story to another favorite podcast of mine, Just a Story. I’ve been Wicked Library junkie ever since. This show isn’t just for horror fans, it’s for anyone who loves a wicked good story. The voice-acting is top notch and the stories are incredible. I find myself telling friends about this and that story and the impact it had on my night, morning or whatever. BTW, the crossover episode with Victoria getting a visit from her uncle made me subscribe to the Lift immediately. This podcast has opened my world up to new authors and I find myself heading over to their websites and amazon pages for more. I really enjoy the author interviews after the story….so inspiring. No one else is doing this and I love what these guys do.
5 Mama Marie88 Love the stories This is an awesome podcast.
5 The Ro-Man’s Games Good solid fun I really enjoy this podcast. Each new episode brings a new view on the horror podcast art. The voice asking is great and the author interviews are well thought out and enjoyable to listen to. And I like that they are willing to take risks with their story selection and I also love the positive vibe the Host has and how much they appreciate their audience. Great show. Good Fun. Give it a try. Ps: I love the tie in to the Lift as well. Adds depth to both worlds.
5 ClaraSkys One of my new favorites! My wife and I found this podcast just in time for a recent road trip. We binged every episode in the car and will definitely be regular listeners from now on! An excellent podcast for anyone who loves short horror stories. Especially if you’re interested in what the authors have to say about their work and writing processes.
5 Dora_Rose Love! I’m hooked and I love it! Excellent job!
5 squid238 Wonderful Horror Fiction Podcast The Wicked Library is one of my favorite horror fiction podcasts. From the opening, to the stories, to the author interviews, this is everything I was looking for in a podcast. Keep up the great work, and thank you for all that you do!
5 NuSpank Love Just recently found your podcast, love the stories and interviews, they help get through the horror story that is my life (stay at home mom to 6 kids, lol)
5 Ontaria Awesome podcast I’m a big tales from the crypt fan. This podcast reminds me so much of the introduction for tales of the crypt I love it so much. I started listening Friday evening I didn’t stop till Sunday evening I listen to all 55 episodes in one weekend.
5 Brooksj0639 Sensational I will listen if my wife is not present in the house and I think that is the magic in the writing here. I want to see many more episodes and seasons! #WhatWasThat!?
5 Myownself77 A Chilling Delight There are many things that set this podcast above others. From it’s selection of stories from many talented but relatively unknown authors to the professional voice actors and the superior sound quality. For me though my favorite aspect is that they have an interview with the author right after the story is told. This helps further bring the story to life. A must listen!
5 Cafeamericano10cm Fantastic! The horror stories never disappoint and the narration is always spot on.
5 7ory1992 One of my favorites Just as good as “the dark verse”
5 Crimzzen Superbly Wicked! Thanks for all your hard work! This podcast never fails to impress!
5 Ryanmkd Keep the lights on…. I have specific taste when it comes to podcasts, and for the past few years, I stopped listening completely. I knew what I was hoping to find, but I just couldn’t track it down. I don’t remember how I stumbled across The Wicked Library, but from the moment I pressed play, I found what I had been looking for. The show allows me to just shut off my mind and absorb myself into a world not too different from our own. I wish there were new episodes every day, I simply can’t get enough. Keep up the amazing work!
5 Laura V.A. Amazing and Creepy This show is fantastic and it introduced me to Victoria’s Lift! Keep up the creepy work. P.s. This show helps me run just a little faster with the adrenaline it pumps into my fears.
5 estuchedepeluche25 Stellar! Sometimes the actor and the character are of diferent genders, somehting that can invite further suspention of belief, or demand more from the actor. That aside, the intro is campy, fun and the intreviews are fun and interesting, but the true value is in the story and the stellar work the producers do from selecting the stories to the productions of the readings. One of the bests podcasts.
5 ParkerHousewife Great stories and storytellers! I’m impressed by the professionalism of these artists and I look forward to every new episode!!! Subscribe and give em five stars. They deserve it!!!
5 CosmicHorror96 Best of the best Definitely gets me through the day at work. The voice acting is superior and the stories are curated expertly.
5 alchemist_light Deliciously Fun!! A must listen to for all horror fans!! The librarian will keep you coming back for more!
5 SaraNay Excellent! If you love horror podcasts, you should listen to this!! The Wicked Library is amazingly awesome!! I love the horror!!!
5 Yosaphbridge Great Sound! I just found this podcast through The Lift. I am loving the ambiance in every episode. The readers and audio are really great. Keep up the good work!
5 Y2trey000 Love love love! Keep up the good work! I’ve have a couple horror podcasts (which is really all I listen to) and this is my top five! I look forward to listening to a new episode whenever it downloads on my phone! The voice acting, music, and stories are all great quality. The way you sit down with the author and ask for more insight on the story is amazing. Keep it up for many more years!
5 Popismom Best Way to Get Housework Done! Wicked Library makes cleaning house go by in a flash. I plug my earphones in and by the end of the episode I have a cleaner house, chills down my spine, and a slight fear of cleaning down in the basement.
5 Tara_83 Great creepy podcast I enjoy every episode. Great production and storytelling. One of my favourites!
4 Jedibuffy Enjoyable for Horror Fans I listen to alot of Horror fiction podcasts, while this is not my favorite, it’s among the better ones in my opinion. As with all fiction podcasts, the stories can be hit or miss and alot of this will depend on personal taste. The audio quality is good, the narator and host is good. There is an interview with the author after the story which I usually don’t listen to, but it’s a nice feature.
4 En_n1 For those who enjoy horror stories A good podcast for people who enjoy other podcasts like tales to terrify and no sleep. Audio is great and it’s also well edited. A pleasure to listen. Sometimes the interviews can be a bit tedious, though
5 Aryeni Best Horror Fiction I am recovering from neck surgery and these spooky stories absolutely help me pass the time. I’m giving the show 5 stars as should everyone who enjoys the awesome entertainment provided by these talented people at society 13! Mr. Foytik you are the best horror fiction host out there and I really appreciate all that you all do. I also love the crossovers with Victoria at The Lift. Keep up the great work guys!!!
5 Odiddy1985 High quality scares Great podcast that is well produced and transports you into the stories creeping the crap out of you on a weekly basis. Highly recommend to anyone who likes horror or sci-fi.
5 signewho Quality podcast! Don’t miss out of this one! This is a wonderful spooky storytelling podcast which uses the freedom of time in post casting to its full advantage. No short weak stories here.
5 Cute Nicky C Simply Amazing! I’ve been a horror fan for over 20 years (and I’m only 31 lol!). This podcast is chockfull of quality tales, amazing production and voice acting, and even an extremely informative Q & A with the author of the featured story(s) at the end of every episode. Truly a well thought out, well executed podcast!
5 revdom666 Simply Amazing! I’ve been a horror fan for over 20 years (and I’m only 31 lol!). This podcast is chockfull of quality tales, amazing production and voice acting, and even an extremely informative Q & A with the author of the featured story(s) at the end of every episode. Truly a well thought out, well executed podcast!
5 SleepyMommyLoveGore LOVE IT! The Wicked Library is the best! Well written stories with great casting! I’ve listened to every episode at least twice! If you’re looking for entertaining stories, great casting and a bit of horror – click here.
5 Fresh Stepper That Librarian, Though! This is a great horror podcast I just found. Excellent narration, sound effects, music, and plots. The host, The Librarian, reminds me of a new twist on old classics, like the Crypt Keeper, Elvira, or Vincent Price. I really enjoy listening to these on my way into work everyday.
5 swampbooty fan-damned-tastical podcast is great. great production. great storytelling, and its also a plus that the narrator has a hint of that western PA yinzer accent. makes me miss home…
5 TwoFootGiant Stop reading reviews Just start listening. Awesome writing, character acting, sound editing. It’s all just amazingly done
5 Boojum! You should listen. I listen to a few fiction podcasts and I have no problem staying for the record that this is great! Tell you what, listen, you won’t be disappointed.
5 Seeking runner Seeking runner Love the podcast very professional and scary please keep them coming
5 Evanthecaddy Love it Great stories that opens my eyes into a different world!
5 FamilyRick Great Escape I’ve only recently discovered TWL, and I am so glad I did. This is truly modern storytelling at its best. After a long, hard, stressful day enduring an uninspired life, or after being forced to hear about another idiotic presidential Tweetstorm, I just want to find a relaxing, nontoxic escape. TWL is just that! Each new episode brightens my week, but the back library of episodes ensures I can always slip into my happy place as needed. I don’t know who to thank for this awesome podcast, but thank you, I do!
5 Shannoninokc High Quality in All Aspects If you love scary stories, then you will appreciate this well-produced, quality, podcast. Stories are creative and the voice acting is superb.
5 gorekitten Storytime gets scary again… this podcast is by far one of the best story based podcasts I have found, not only are the stories spooky, bloody and amazing but, You can tell how much the powers that be that run it love writing and the art of storytelling…. simply great, you need to check this out…. Trust me!
5 nbcc3d Love this podcast It’s creepy, entertaining, and greatly read. Great job!
5 Scared little one Well done! All other 5 stars are spot on. This is the omni-channel of podcasts that will define the classic literature standards for the future.
5 StValentine77 Fear of the dark renewed! I haven’t always had a paralyzing fear of the dark. I actually loved the dark. How mysterious and endless it seemed. I was twelve when I learned to both appreciate and fear the dark as one both fears and loves your god of choice. When I started listening to The Wicked Library about a year ago my fear of the dark and the unknown renewed. With every episode I never knew if I was going to have nightmares or be disgusted by the vile things waiting in the night. Every episode had me guessing as to where it would end, and it if would ever allow me to leave. Thanks!
5 Rachel0923 Great wicked tales Love listening to these tales and the interviews with the authors. Hoping to make it to a live performance in Pittsburgh one day!
5 Meagofromohio Thank you isn’t enough Hearing “I love you” might get old but I really do mean it! You guys get me through my work days! Please don’t ever stop what you do! Much love!
5 MrRaven2005 The Librarian is Back 🙂 Love, love, love this podcast. I started in the middle of season 6 and I’ve loved if ever since. Having different people narrate each story was a great move, Keep it up.
5 Gandalf7000 Awesome podcast!! The stories are great, this podcast helps get through the work day, give this one a listen!!
5 JessVee81 Current favorite podcast!! Love the stories selected and the voice acting is so much better than some other horror podcasts I’ve listened to. Reading aloud is harder than it sounds! Love also the author interviews, I so enjoy hearing their process and thoughts on their own stories as well as who they get their inspiration from. 10/10!!
5 Ling419 LOVE this podcast! I love horror fiction and subscribe to a boat load of these type of podcast but this one in particular is a gem! After binge listening the entire season 6, I am so shocked that this is not on the iTunes top 50 chart. It’s fanstatic! I love the stories that the Librartian picks and love hearing from the authors behind the stories. I just wish the episodes were longer 🙂
5 MidwestRJ Midwest RJ I really enjoy the variety of stories…the storytelling, background music, sounded effects all make for a very engrossing listen. Looking forward to all the stories to come!
5 Yashvi1611 Amazing Loving it so far!!
4 S. F. Gunther Love the stories but I love that this podcast features a lot of awesome horror stories. The variety never ceases to amaze me. There are a lot of talented writers involved. The Q&As introduced in season 6 is a great way to get to know the authors. I took a star off because because the intros in the first five seasons were overly long-winded. Taking anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to get to the story was nearly made me stop listening to the podcast. Those long-winded intros seemed to pander to the narrator’s self-interest (verging on playing into his own ego and vanity at times – or so it seems to me) rather than intro the story (or stories) featured in the episode. Fortunately, that’s gotten better with season 6 and the new narrator.
5 Jade0617 TWL TWL is awesome! I love listening to the stories and wish there were more!
4 Aquavelva Gigi Great stories, long-winded intros I love these stories. I love the narrator. HOWEVER, there are always 6 – 8 minutes of introduction and what-not before the story even begins. I always have to skip ahead and try to find where the story starts. Maybe move all that to the end so people have a choice to listen to it or not. If it changes, I’ll give 5 stars.
5 Aaron Vlek WONDERFUL ASSORTMENT When I discovered this a few months back I did a binge listen and heard them all in just a very short time. This is a very slick production with a wonderful assortment of tales and they are providing a very great service to the horror community and its listeners, writers, and artists. Big Kudos lads!
5 Axxy Pants One of My Favs I love this show! I love the mix and match of newer writers and those who are more established! The stories are always creepy! The art work is great! and the readings are super! This is one of those shows you can tell Dan puts a ton of time into!
5 666halo Evolution, good! Wen TWL started, the host was tuff 2 listen 2 because of mic quality. The story would start & would be much better! Time in/experience & a lil’$ proved 2 B positive 4 this gr8 , unknown, podcast! I’ve been a “NoSleeper” 4 some time now & have JUST come across TWL by accident. Glad I did! Keep up the good work everyone! EXCELLENT story telling! EXCELLENT production! Thank you & good luck!
5 EnglishPsychoII A must for horror fans. This podcast features excellent short horror stories from writers both established and new. There’s a hell of a range in the stories and they’re expertly read by the host, who has the skills of a brilliant actor. There’s also some extra info about the story in each episode once the tale is told. A satisfying podcast to send chills up your spine! I find them perfect to listen to on my commute to work!
5 HistoryGoesBump Love The Wicked Stories I have really enjoyed this podcast for a long time. The transition from Nelson to Daniel has been seemless and I have really enjoyed the new season! The author interviews are inspiring for listeners and writers alike. Keep up the great production! And keep it creepy!
5 Lolathe2nd Excellent horror podcast. Wonderful content and format. Really enjoy the author interviews included with each episode.
5 Dreamweaver77 Finally Something Original! This is such a unique weekly Podcast with a top notch production! The Wicked Library really knows how to pick through an amazing array of authors to find the most original short horror stories out there. From Nelson Pyles captivating voice, incredible background music, and professional delivery of the story you will not be able to stop listening. This is my new found favorite Podcast that I Highly Recommend Subscribing so you won’t miss an episode. TOP NOTCH ORIGINALITY!!
5 J.art88 A horror lover’s Paradise The new format is fantastic.! I already loved listening to this show because the horror stories this podcast share are a ton of fun, but now with the addition of the author interviews afterwards, it feels even more engaging. Now you don’t just get a great story, you et a look behind the curtain and get to hear what the author was thinking as they were writing. I’m always foaming at the mouth waiting for the newest episodes.
5 Patient#9 A Master Storyteller Pyles not only knows how to pick a great story – and how to write a great story, but also how to captivate a listener and keep you on the edge of your seat. I look forward ro a new episode each week. It makes my hellish commute even more hellish – but in a good way! Stream or download, but listen in!
5 autiezombiegirl Fantastic showcase! Wicked Library is a fantastic showcase for authors! Nelson Pyles is a great reader of stories as well as a storyteller. I enjoy listening to these frightening and weird tales with Nelson’s soothing voice lulling me into a false sense of security in my well being. Then bam! Scare me to death!
5 Your boy Jesse TWL TWL is the best part of the approaching weekend. Every Thursday, host Nelson W. Pyles spotlights the week’s creepiest tale. Showcasing nationally recognized authors and new writers can find a spot here to work their eerie musings into your ears.