Red Nails

Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4.4 stars; 212 reviews)

Conan the Cimmerian pursues the beautiful and deadly pirate Valeria after she kills a Stygian only to find himself cornered by a dragon. Apparently this dragon doesn’t know who he’s messing with. The pair then encounters the city of Xuchotl with its warring factions and ancient secrets. Swordplay and sorcery ensue. – Red Nails is Howard’s final Conan story and was published in the July, August, September and October 1936 issues of Weird Tales magazine (Summary by Gregg Margarite) (3 hr 23 min)


1 – Red Nails (Chapter 1) 44:47 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
2 – Red Nails (Chapter 2) 43:11 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
3 – Red Nails (Chapters 3 and 4) 44:31 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
4 – Red Nails (Chapters 5 and 6) 47:01 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
5 – Red Nails (Chapter 7) 24:06 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


Neat story

(5 stars)

If you have ever watched the 'Conan the Barbarian' movies, you will recognize these characters. Conan and Valeria find themselves pulled into a clan war and help their new friends to win it, only to have those same friends turn on them, kidnapping Valeria and trying to kill Conan. Why would they do this? What is the secret of the clans? This is a very action-filled story with some racy scenes so be warned; I wouldn't play this one for the kids. Excellent reading and recording quality. Enjoy!

Robert E. Howards' other works

(5 stars)

It is a very good story. But Robert E. Howard wrote such a variety of stories, it makes me want to hear tales who are less known. I read nearly all of his stories. They are free on the web Like Here Or Like Here: (scroll down till you come by REH) If only anyone would read them out loud!!! A great reading by Gregg Margerite. Well Done. Roland from Holland


(5 stars)

I had fun listening to this Grand Tale of Conan & Valeria, his woman, her man; the truly fascinating details, ranging from very very small to miniscule, that are cleverly inserted by the genius of Robert E. Howard in-betwixt and in-between the clatter that serves as normal conversation and observation these days; ha!

sounds odd

(2 stars)

The reading seems ok, but the cadence is really odd. Is it actually read by a person? It sounds a little like the family guy take on Willaim Shatner's delivery! Is this a technical issue at my end or the way the guy sounds?

One of Howard's best Conan's stories

(5 stars)

One of the best Conan stories. A very good reading although the reader seemed a bit wooden early on. He quickly feel into a good pace and feel. Highly recommended.

don't stop stop me in the middle of it already rated it and r667

(5 stars)

it's a good book don't stop me in the middle just to do this I'll do it at the end

Classic Conan

(4.5 stars)

Great story, I really enjoyed it. The narration was good although Greg starts out a little wooden....Thanks !

Red Nails.....

(5 stars)

One of Howard's truly great stories. A person can almost taste the shadows. Wonderful.