TFTV 15 ¦ “A Thousand Deaths” by Jack London ¦ DSB Full Audiobook Weird Short Story

A Man Is Re-Animated Over and Over, in:

—Tales From The Vault, Episode 15—

Summary / Synopsis

Our protagonist is saved from drowning, only to find himself the subject of bizarre experimentation, carried out by none other than his estranged father. Will he escape, or will he perish at the hands of a mad scientist?

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It was great fun to narrate into audiobook form this classic piece of weird literature told in Jack London’s unique style. Enjoy the story… And do let me know what you thought in the comments below 🙂

Produced and narrated by David Sweeney-Bear (c)2021

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MUSIC: Mozart – Oboe quartet – 2 – Adagio

ANNOTATIONS:

1 bourgeois [“boor-JWAH”] – belonging to or characteristic
of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived
materialistic values or conventional attitudes.
2 curb [“kerb”] – a check or restraint on something.
3 peregrination [” per-i-gruh-NEY-shuhn”] – a journey, especially a
long or meandering one.
4 athwart [“uh-THWAWRT”] – from side to side of; across.
5 fo’c’sle [“FOHK-suhl”] – shortened form of forecastle – the upper
deck of a sailing ship forward of the foremast, or the forward part
of a ship with the sailors’ living quarters.
6 Farallones – The Farallon Islands, or Farallones (from the Spanish
farallón meaning “pillar” or “sea cliff”), are a group of islands and sea
stacks in the Gulf of the Farallones, off the coast of San Francisco,
California, United States.
7 for-ard – nonstandard spelling of forward (adjective), used to
represent a nautical pronunciation
8 quiescent [“kwee-ES-uhnt”] – being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or
motionless
9 scarifying [“skar-uh-fahying”] – making small cuts in something
10 curare [” kyoo-RAHR-ee”] – a blackish, resinlike substance derived
from tropical plants of the genus Strychnos, especially S. toxifera,
and from the root of pareira, used by certain South American Indians
for poisoning arrows and employed in physiological experiments,
medicine, etc., for arresting the action of motor nerves.
11 reagent [“ree-AYjuhnt”] – a substance or compound added to a
system to cause a chemical reaction, or added to test if a reaction
occurs.
12 apotheosis – the highest point in the development of something; a culmination or climax

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  1. Very good . I hadn’t read this story before and so it was good to hear it for the first time. As always excellent narration.

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