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Maliboo

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    This edition contains all three of the "Unabridged Selections" volumes that are sold separately. So, if you're using a credit this is obviously the one to get. There are 3 stories from the print edition that are not included here: "The Ice Dragon" which is available as a seperate audiobook and the two television scripts: The Twilight Zone: "The Road Less Traveled" and Doorways, a pilot that was too similar to Sliders.

    Fans of Game of Thrones will be pleased with "The Hedge Knight" which is set in the same universe.

    Volume 1:

    Introduction by Gardner Dozois

    A FOUR-COLOR FANBOY - Introduction to the following 3 stories read by George R.R. Martin
    Only Kids Are Afraid Of The Dark
    The Fortress
    And Death His Legacy
    THE FILTHY PRO- Introduction to the following 4 stories read by George R.R. Martin
    The Hero
    The Exit To San Breta
    The Second Kind Of Loneliness
    With Morning Comes Mistfall
    THE LIGHT OF DISTANT STARS - Introduction to the following 6 stories read by George R.R. Martin
    A Song For Lya
    This Tower Of Ashes
    And Seven Times Never Kill A Man
    The Stone City
    Bitterblooms
    The Way Of Cross And Dragon

    Volume 2:

    THE HEIRS OF TURTLE CASTLE - Introduction to the following 2 stories read by George R.R. Martin
    The Lonely Songs Of Laren Dorr
    In The Lost Lands
    HYBRIDS & HORRORS - Introduction to the following 6 stories read by George R.R. Martin
    Meathouse Man
    Remembering Melody
    Sandkings
    Nightflyers
    The Monkey Treatment
    The Pear-Shaped Man
    A TASTE OF TUF - Introduction to the following 2 stories read by George R.R. Martin
    A Beast For Norn
    Guardians

    Volume 3:

    THE SIREN SONG OF HOLLYWOOD - Introduction to 2 scripts missing from the audiobook edition.
    DOING THE WILD CARD SHUFFLE - Introduction to the following 2 stories read by George R.R. Martin
    Shell Games
    From The Journal Of Xavier Desmond
    THE HEART IN CONFLICT - Introduction to the following 6 stories read by George R.R. Martin
    Under Siege
    The Skin Trade
    Unsound Variations
    The Glass Flower
    The Hedge Knight
    Portraits Of His Children

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    Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)

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    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By George R. R. Martin, Claudia Black, Mark Bramhall, and others
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    Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.

    Maliboo says: "Contents"
  • "The Birth of Tsathoggua"

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    Originally published in the November 1931 issue of Weird Tales pulp magazine, this is the story that gave birth to the Cthulhu mythos deity Tsathoggua. But its not the story that introduced Tsathoggua to the world, because while this story was written in 1929, it wasn't published for a couple years, and in the meantime Clark Ashton Smith showed the manuscript to his friend H.P. Lovecraft, who then invoked Tsathoggua in his own story "The Whisperer in Darkness" which was published in the August 1931 issue of Weird Tales. So, H.P.L's Tsathoggua was the first in print by three months even though it was created by Clark Ashton Smith.

    While Lovecraft's Tsathoggua was first to print, he was only briefly mentioned in "The Whisperer in Darkness." In "The Tale of Satampra Zeiros" Tsathoggua is fleshed out with a wonderfully macabre and slightly humorous description: "He was very squat and pot-bellied, his head was more like that of a monstrous toad than a deity, and his whole body was covered with an imitation of short fur, giving somehow a vague suggestion of both the bat and the sloth. His sleepy lids were half-lowered over his globular eyes; and the tip of a queer tongue issued from his fat mouth. In truth, he was not a comely or personable sort of god..."

    Needless to say, this story is a classic of weird fiction, and the reading by Jim Gallant is marvelous as you can tell by the sample. This is the type of audiobook that rewards full focus, and I personally enjoy visually reading stories such as this along with the narration for full immersion.

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    The Tale of Satampra Zeiros

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    • By Clark Ashton Smith
    • Narrated By Jim Gallant
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    A story from the acclaimed tales of "Hyperborea": A grotesque, deadly black form undulated toward them. Closer and closer it came, almost toying with the frightened, fleeing men who sought treasure in the long-deserted Hyperborean capital....

    Maliboo says: "The Birth of Tsathoggua"
  • "A True Classic"

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    This is a true "classic" science fiction story. Originally published in the September 1943 issue of Famous Fantastic Mysteries pulp magazine, it was subsequently reprinted in Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Sam Moskowitz, and then in a paperback anthology titled after this story "Doorway Into Time" that also featured classic stories from Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and others. It also appeared later in the '80's anthology The Golden Years of Science Fiction edited by Isaac Asimov. You can usually expect stories that are often reprinted to be high quality, and that is certainly the case here.

    C.L. Moore is an author whose lyrical prose style compares to Ray Bradbury, and this story features plenty of lyrical beauty as well as many instances of alien concepts and motifs that deliver the otherness we yearn for in science fiction stories.

    As you can tell from the generous sample provided, the narrator does a fantastic job of providing drama and urgency to the reading. Also provided are some background sounds and music that compels in the listener a wonderful sense of atmosphere.

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    Doorway into Time: The Outer Twilight Series, Volume I

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    • By C.L. Moore
    • Narrated By Jim Gallant
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    On the wall before him, in the dimness of the room, a great circular screen glowed opaquely, awaiting his touch: a doorway into time and space, a doorway to beauty and deadly peril and everything that made livable for him a life that had, perhaps, gone on too long. The shadows leaped backward into three-dimensional vividness that wavered for a moment and then sharpened into focus upon a desert landscape under a vivid crimson sky.

    Maliboo says: "A True Classic"
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  • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume 12: Classic Horror Short Stories

    "Another Excellent Collection of Classic Horror!"

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    Spinechillers Volume 12 has done it again with another great collection of classic horror and ghost stories. All of the stories were a pleasure to listen to, with Doug Bradley doing a fantastic performance as always. I especially liked the readings of The Music of Erich Zann and The Tool. To Be Read at Dusk is not a story I enjoy, but hearing it read by Mr. Bradley made it a bit more tolerable. The Moonlit Road is one of those stories that I was on the fence about whether I liked it or not, but after having listened to it in this collection I'm leaning more towards liking it. Make sure to pick this and all of the other Spinechillers audiobooks up if you are a fan of classic horror!

  • Doug Bradley's Spinechillers, Volume Ten: Classic Horror Short Stories

    "Another Awesome Episode!"

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    I must say that the Spinechiller series is by far the best classic ghost story audiobooks out there. Doug Bradley is an awesome narrator, and it's fun to hear Jeffery Combs and Robert Englund read occasionally in the series as well. The reading that really stands out is "They", which I thought was especially well done. It's not a long audiobook at 3 hours, but well worth it!

  • The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, Volume I

    "One of the Best!"

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    I have listened to almost all of David Timson's Sherlock Holmes audiobooks and this one is by far the bast I've heard yet! I really liked the selection of stories:

    - The Problem of Thor Bridge
    - The Adventure of the Mazarine Stone
    - The Adventure of the Creeping Man
    - The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire
    - The Adventure of the Three Garridebs
    - The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier

    My favourite by far was "The Adventure of the Creeping Man" - I found it a bit fantastical, but liked it more because of that!

  • Chilling Horror Stories, Volume 1

    "Don't Bother!"

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    I'm always on the look-out for classic horror/ghost stories. Although the material they are reading is great, the narrators are not. One felt like they were reading one long run-on sentence, while another narrator sounded like he was reading the news! Don't bother with this one.

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  • "Ghastly Shadows of the Feminine Con..."

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    Perhaps no author can surpass Wharton in delving into the darker corners of the feminine experience. Four of the five stories in this collection are premised on the lingering horror engendered by the harrowing experiences of women ensnared in oppressive circumstances or by their own demons. The fifth, "The Eyes," has more to do with the repercussions on men who touch the lives of women living in silent agony.The conclusion to this tale is particularly unexpected, and it was only after I thought about it for a while that it literally gave me goosebumps--true horror which relies not on gore or violence but strikes at the very core of our own existence.

    As always, Wharton's writing is superb and inexorably draws the listener into the gothic atmosphere of these tales. Each story has its own excellent narrator and wonderfully creepy music is employed at various points, enhancing the macabre theme.

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    Ghosts: Edith Wharton's Gothic Tales

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    • By Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin, Jonathan Epstein, Corinna May, and others
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    Beneath the brilliance that was behind The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome was a dark side. A dark side which produced magnificent tales of the unseen influences in our lives, such as "Mr. Jones", "The Eyes", "Kerfol", "The Ladie's Maid's Bell", and "The Looking Glass".

    Diane says: "Ghastly Shadows of the Feminine Condition"

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    The Complete Short Stories, Volume One

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    • By W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    There have been few masters of the short story as popular as W. S. Maugham. His dry wit, worldweary loftiness, pungent cynicism, and penetrating powers of observation have contributed to the creation of some of the greatest short stories ever written.

    J. J. Kuzma says: "A masterful production of Maugham's short stories."
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    The colorful cast of characters in End of the Road, Alaska, congregate around the coffeepot at the Big Garage to share wit and wisdom.

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    Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

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    • By Jim Butcher
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    Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works of best-selling author Jim Butcher - a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious.

    Brian says: "Know what sucks about this book?"
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    The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

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    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
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    The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

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    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous.

    T. says: "a list of what you'll find in Volume 2"
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    The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    Arthur Conan Doyle never wasted time in getting his stories moving. His plots are always direct and refreshingly lucid, and the narrative has a velocity that sweeps you along right to the end. This was no doubt a large part of his immense worldwide success. Not surprisingly, each time he tried to end the series, his fans would howl in protest. But, as he says in the preface to his last collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, all good things must come to an end.

    T. says: "a list of what you'll find in Volume 3"
  • 4.4 (493 ratings)

    Joe Ledger: The Missing Files

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    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    In this collection of five short stories, Jonathan Maberry fills in the blanks in his action-thriller Joe Ledger novels.

    Lisa says: "READ BEFORE BUYING LEDGER SHORT STORIES"
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    A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella

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    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
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    Available for the first time as an audiobook in this original Outlander novella, Diana Gabaldon reveals what really happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield’s parents. Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But in An Echo in the Bone, Roger discovers that this may not be the whole story. Now, in "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows," readers finally learn the truth.

    Jina says: "Overall a grim story, but oh, so well written."
  • Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Brad Meltzer (editor)
    • Narrated By William Dufris, Karen White, Simon Vance, and others
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    With this anthology, best-selling author Brad Meltzer introduces 21 original stories from today’s most prominent mystery writers. In Laura Lippman’s "Waco 1982", a young reporter stuck with a seemingly mundane assignment on lost-and-found boxes unwittingly discovers a dark crime. In Joseph Finder’s "Heirloom", a scheming neighbor frightens the new couple on the block with an unnerving tale of buried treasure. In R. L. Stine’s "High Stakes", a man on his honeymoon gets drawn into a bizarre bet involving a coffin, a bet he may pay for with his life.

    Sharon says: "Worth the Credit"
  • The Things They Carried

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    • By Tim O'Brien
    • Narrated By Bryan Cranston
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    Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

    Melinda says: "Heavy Load"
  • One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By B. J. Novak
    • Narrated By B. J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, Katy Perry
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    B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes - only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins - turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother....

    Marci says: "It gets better, and better, and better, and better"
  • Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Becky Ann Baker, John Cullum, Boyd Gaines, and others
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    The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares & Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything's Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and "Riding the Bullet", King's original e-book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade. Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

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  • Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

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    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by John Irving, beginning with three memoirs, including an account of Mr. Irving’s dinner with President Ronald Reagan at the White House. The longest of the memoirs, The Imaginary Girlfriend,” is the core of this collection.

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Heirloom Collection

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    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

    Santa Fe Painter says: "A Table of Contents & Audible Part/Chapter Notes"
  • The Transfer: A Divergent Story

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    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Aaron Stanford
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    Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by The Transfer , the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory and relationships.

    tammy says: "PLEASE! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!"
  • The Course of True Love (and First Dates): The Bane Chronicles, Book 10

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    • By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
    • Narrated By Gareth David-Lloyd
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    Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood might fall in love - but first they have a first date. One of 10 adventures in The Bane Chronicles. When Magnus Bane, warlock, meets Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunter, sparks fly. And what happens on their first date lights a flame.... This stand-alone short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the number-one New York Times best-selling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

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  • A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Available for the first time as an audiobook in this original Outlander novella, Diana Gabaldon reveals what really happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield’s parents. Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But in An Echo in the Bone, Roger discovers that this may not be the whole story. Now, in "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows," readers finally learn the truth.

    Jina says: "Overall a grim story, but oh, so well written."
  • Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

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    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
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    Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works of best-selling author Jim Butcher - a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time. The tales range from the deadly serious to the absurdly hilarious.

    Brian says: "Know what sucks about this book?"
  • Joe Ledger: Special Ops

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    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    Captain Joe Ledger - former cop, former Army Ranger, and currently the top-kick of Echo Team, an elite squad of first-class shooters who roll out to face down the world's most dangerous terrorists. Not fanatics with explosive vests or political hostage takers. Joe and his team square off against terrorists who have the most advanced and exotic weapons of mass destruction, designer bioweapons, cutting-edge transgenics…real mad-scientist stuff.

  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

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    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

    Yvette says: "Pretty good production & a great value!!!"
  • The Ablest Man in the World

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    • By Edward Page Mitchell
    • Narrated By Tommy Howell
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    An American vacationing in Europe learns the secret behind one man's meteoric rise as a statesman: a clockwork brain. Who will benefit from his artificial intellect and unerring conclusions, and at what cost? The season one finale of the spy drama Intelligence revealed this story to the be basis for their Project Clockwork.

  • How the Leopard Got His Spots

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    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By Phillip J. Mather
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    Kipling’s timeless classic of How the Leopard Got His Spots is skilfully narrated by Phillip J. Mather. Phillip’s mellifluous tones transport the listener, young or old, back to a time when the world map was indeed coloured red!

  • The Course of True Love (and First Dates): The Bane Chronicles, Book 10

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    • By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
    • Narrated By Gareth David-Lloyd
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    Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood might fall in love - but first they have a first date. One of 10 adventures in The Bane Chronicles. When Magnus Bane, warlock, meets Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunter, sparks fly. And what happens on their first date lights a flame.... This stand-alone short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the number-one New York Times best-selling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

  • This Can Be Easy or Hard: Stories and Essays

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    • By Mike Heppner
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    This collection of five stories and four essays showcases the work of Mike Heppner, the writer whom Entertainment Weekly calls, "A fearsome cultural critic disguised in a novelist's clothing," and whose funny and biting fiction has been praised in Esquire, The Washington Post, and The Millions. Most of these pieces have not been published before. Featured performers include: A deluded Lothario, a man obsessed with corn, Charlie Watts, the dude from Def Leppard, and a sweet old lady who meets her untimely end at a Boston Market.

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  • The Visitor, Tobacco and Electronic Warfare

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    • By Alexander Tulloch
    • Narrated By Tom Bertram
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    These three fictional stories, with their wry sense of humour and, at times, chilling aspects, will leave the listener waiting for more stories to emanate from the pen of Alexander Tulloch. The Visitor: Death knocks at the door. He has come to take John away. But John is not ready to accompany him. “I’m too young and there’s nothing wrong with me. I’m perfectly healthy; very fit, even,” he explains. Death is not to be persuaded as he needs John’s footballing skills for the Inter-Stellar Cup eliminator rounds which start next week.

  • Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by John Irving, beginning with three memoirs, including an account of Mr. Irving’s dinner with President Ronald Reagan at the White House. The longest of the memoirs, The Imaginary Girlfriend,” is the core of this collection.

  • Hum, the Son of Buz

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    A seaside summer visit allowed the narrator to encounter a very special bird. This delightful story brings a winged hero to life and allows us to care deeply for the things that "Hum" encounters. Welcome to a delightful vacation and the gentle observations made in an unhurried time. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.