Criminal Words AudiobookCRIMINAL WORDS is a free audiobook featuring 14 short stories by Steve Weddle, Tom Pitts, Christopher Irvin, Chris Holm, David Cranmer, Jen Conley, Joe Clifford, and Erik Arneson. The stories are all read by public radio veteran Scott Detrow.

You can download CRIMINAL WORDS for free from NoiseTrade.



  • Scott Detrow, a former public radio reporter at KQED in Sacramento, California, and WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He now covers the EPA for ClimateWire.


  • “The Biggest Myth” by Tom Pitts
  • “Pretty Little Things” by Chris Holm
  • “Kick” by Jen Conley
  • “Strangers” by Joe Clifford
  • “The Window” by Steve Weddle
  • “Merciless” by David Cranmer
  • “Vacation Package” by Chris Irvin
  • “For the Honesty” by Erik Arneson
  • “Swing and a Miss” by Erik Arneson
  • “Twelve Before Nine” by Erik Arneson
  • “Mess With Me” by Erik Arneson
  • “Sole Operator” by Erik Arneson
  • “Blow Out the Candles” by Erik Arneson
  • “Oh Well” by Erik Arneson


Nearly all of the stories on CRIMINAL WORDS originally appeared on the Title 18: Word Crimes podcast. (“Mess With Me” originally appeared on Seth Harwood’s CrimeWAV podcast.)

You can listen to every episode of Title 18: Word Crimes: Season 2 right here at — but make sure you never miss a new episode by subscribing to Word Crimes on iTunes or Stitcher.


Criminal Words Audiobook

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