Audiobook - The Sound Within

SpokenWorld Audio has announced the publication of The Sound Within: The Collected Short Stories of Neil Gardner...

Press Release

Brought together for the first time as a complete two and a half hour long collection, these 16 short tales, written by award-winning audio writer/producer/director Neil Gardner, delve into realms of existential investigation, from dark horror and science fiction futures to fantastical flights of scientific wonder. Each story is a self-contained world of its own, a moment in time that illuminates a thought, a person, an experience or a curiosity.

The stories are narrated by a veritable who’s-who of legendary TV and audio performers, many from the world of Doctor Who (where Neil is a leading audio producer) and underscored by beautiful and evocative incidental music by Purple Planet Music.

These are short stories written specifically to be performed in audio. Enjoy the ride… and the journeys of thought you are about to be taken on.


The Sound Within – John Banks [Read Susan's review here]

Saya’s Last Gasp – Louise Jameson [Read Susan's review here]

Focal Point – Geoffrey Beevers [Read Susan's review here]

Inside the Machine – Nicola Bryant [Read Susan's review here]

The Embrace – Christopher Ragland

Outside Looking In – Anneke Wills [Read Susan's review here]

Day One – Peter Noble [Read Susan's review here]

Twin Points – Michael Fenton Stevens [Read Susan's review here]

Saya’s First Giant Step – Louise Jameson [Read Susan's review here]

Extermin8 – Terry Molloy [Read Susan's review here]

The Waiting Room – Toby Longworth [Read Susan's review here]

Wrist Watch – Nicola Bryant

Truncated – Christopher Ragland

New Born – Billie Fulford Brown

Space Hopper – Dan Starkey [Read Susan's review here]

The Last of the Tea Ladies – Louise Jameson [Read Susan's review here]

About the Author

Neil Gardner has worked in professional radio for over 30 years. He has worked in local, regional, national and international radio stations, has engineered, presented, produced and programmed at all levels. He is a multiple-award-winning audio writer & director, with a love of sci-fi and comedy. He is the Managing Director of Ladbroke Audio, where he can also be found producing hundreds of audiobooks for Audible UK, Penguin Random House, SPCK, Hachette and BBC Audio. He is also a sound designer and producer/director, including for Big Finish Productions (Doctor Who, The Confessions of Dorian Gray, Gallifrey, DW Short Trips, Survivors, etc…) He was the Chair of the Radio Independents Group (AudioUK), Trustee of the Radio Academy and Trustee/Tutor at the Gateway School of Sound Engineering. He is the founder of the Audiobook Creators Alliance, and in 2019 was a finalist for Audiobook Producer of the Year.

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The Sound Within: The Collected Short Stories of Neil Gardner is available to buy now on SpokenWorld's website and coming soon to Audible.

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