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Melinda

Melinda UT Member Since 2009

So hooked by audio that I have to read books aloud. *If my reviews help, please let me know.

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  • "Heavy Load"

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    Like voices from the grave, devastatingly profound, and haunting. A review would be inappropriate, but my experience with this book was probably similar to other readers that were very young teens during the height of the Viet Nam war. Though I wore one of those MIA bracelets, sent neighbors and friend's older brothers off, went to Country Joe and the Fish concerts and yelled out the FISH cheer, I was young, distant, and naïve, and could only marginally intellectualize the atrocities and the nightly tally of deaths. Listening to Cranston narrate these stories gives faces to the words; the soldiers become flesh and blood -- not just characters and chapters. Their candid stories and Cranston's seriously brilliant interpretations were so achingly real that I could not listen long without pausing, or just stopping my device for a breather. (It took me 2 weeks to get through this.) This would be a much easier read, but hardly better; Cranston is able to convey the emotion, every chuckle, every hope, every pain, every horror. It's not always the obvious that is difficult to hear; the slaughter of the water buffalo wasn't half as savage as the fundamental experience that nurtured the attack... it's listening to the innocence and promise in these young soldiers as it ebbs away. It's looking back through the all-seeing eyes of retrospection and time, and probably also adding *mother* to the list of sister, daughter, girlfriend, neighbor. A vivid reminder of the fragility of life and the true cost of war. Like others have mentioned, there are several books concerning wars that give you that *boots-on-the-ground* feel, but this one, especially as it is performed here, is the emotional experience--to the degree that it can be shared.

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    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"
  • "Subtle Horror"

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    Can't be fairly compared to the horror novels of today, and that could go both ways. If you can sit down and shut out the world, slow down your own thoughts, and listen to the words, you will feel the anxiety building in layers, with even nature contributing to the ultimate madness and horror. The centuries old family castle is itself a creature conspiring to hold its inhabitants in a dark limbo. A short story with hardly a plot -- but simply, horribly, brilliant. Listening to Poe is like watching a great painter build his canvas stroke by stroke into a masterpiece.

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    The Fall of the House of Usher

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    When Roderick Usher sends a letter begging his old schoolfriend to visit him, it becomes apparent that he is suffering from a severe mental illness caused by an extreme overload of his senses. His sister too is very ill, suffering from cataleptic deathlike trances. When Roderick announces that his sister has died, and they place her coffin in the vaults of the House of Usher for two weeks prior to burial, neither of them can imagine the horror which is to follow.Poe at his most macabre.

    Melinda says: "Subtle Horror"
  • "Sly Foxes, Wise Owls, Mean Dudes"

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    This title appeared in Howard Polskin's (CEO & Editor in Chief of Thin Reads) 2013 Best Summer Reads. The criteria for selections were: the stories had to be published within the last year, short--between 100-200 pages, something light, engaging--quote: "easy to finish, sort of like a cold Amstel beer on Main Beach in the Hamptons." If I could spend the summer on any beach in the Hamptons (or for that matter any beach anywhere)...the warm slobber-infused water left in my bulldog's bowl would be easy to finish, but what has that got to do with books...

    I would toss into that equation: well-written, thought provoking, enjoyable. $1.95/George Saunders/ 37 minutes, you can't go wrong. I found this funny, charming, then alarming and sad (as is always the case when animals go head to head with *Yumans*), but always crisp and entertaining, and for any audience. Use your cash, save your credit, and if for some reason you don't like it...close your eyes and pretend you're on Main Beach--you'll still have $$ left for a cold brewski. *Highly recommend.


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    Fox 8: A Story

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    • By George Saunders
    • Narrated By George Saunders
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    Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people - even after “danjur” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack.

    Darwin8u says: "A quirky modern-day fable"
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  • The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

    "A Classic!"

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    This is one of Twain's early humorous stories, taken from a tale he overheard from a disreputable con man who ran a less than fair frog race. The beauty of Twain, no matter if he is racing frogs or sailing down the Mississippi, is the richness of character and language and setting that transport the reader through time and space to a land of beings just different enough and still just enough like us to make us reflect upon our own circumstances, morals and customs from a different angle--and outlandish enough to make us laugh in the bargain.

  • Tobin's Palm: A Classic American Short Story

    "Only mildly humorous..."

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    Definitely not the author's best work. And this story is only twenty minutes. Then you get five minutes of music and ads! What the crap???

  • Wild Child

    "Wonderfully Lyrical..."

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    account of the historical story of the Wild Boy Of Aveyron!... Back in the late 1990's when I was moonlighting from my job as college English instructor to do some work as an occupational therapist with autistic children, I did extensive research into feral children in order to better understand the developing mind whose debilitating difficulty was the inability to connect with fellow humans. Of course, the work Jean Itard did with the famous "Victor," the "Wild Boy of Aveyron" is usually the first stop on such a journey (although I was first taken in by the heartbreaking true story of "Genie," a young girl who spent 13 years in almost utter isolation). Boyle's account is slightly fictionalized, by necessity, for his rendering, but his research into the case is apparent, and while fine details are painted in, the story itself holds to the truth. I highly recommend this historical tale for anyone interested in feral children--or just a very well written story! (It appeals to the literature lover in me just as much as the psychology buff.) Recommended supplemental reading for those interesting would include Michael Newton's wonderful book on feral children Savage Girls And Wild Boys, not to mention Lucien Malson's The Problem Of Feral Children, and, of course, Itard's own meticulously-kept diaries during the time of his work with Victor. (It must be noted that Itard's work influenced Seguin, and both were later a heavy influence on the renowned educator Marie Montessori.) It could even be said that Itard, though he saw his own work with Victor as less than successful, might well be seen as the first special education teacher.) Also of note is the Truffaut film The Wild Child (also about Victor), Susan Curtiss' fine book on Genie and Wasserman's fictional treatment of the strange case of Kasper Hauser.

  • Very Good Jeeves

    "Truly Wish I Had A New Jeeves Story Everyday..."

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    Wodehouse's wit and dry cleverness seem inexhaustible in these stories. There is a wry smile or a wonderful laugh in almost every minute. The best of British humor!

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Cariola Chambersburg, PA USA 05-21-13 Member Since 2005

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  • "Powerful Short Story Collection"

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    As one of the apparently rare few who wasn't blown away by Half of a Yellow Sun, I took a gamble on Adichie's short story collection, The Thing Around Your Neck--and I'm very glad that I did. These twelve stories all feature Nigerian protagonists, but the settings, time periods, and situations shift from the 1967 Biafran war, to immigrants in the contemporary United States, back to a time when white missionaries were still a rare sight in Nigeria. Many of the stories deal with women struggling to balance between the old ways and the new, but Adichie also focuses on Nigeria's brutal politics, history of violence, divisive class system, and exploitation by the west. But behind those messages are real characters--real people--working hard at relationships and trying to make tomorrow just a little better than today. Adichie's writing itself is engaging and compelling, and the stories have encouraged me to seek out her other novels. Perhaps even to give Half of a Yellow Sun another try.

    The reader does wonderful characterizations of both male and female characters. If I have one criticism of this audiobook, it's the transitions between stories--or, rather, the lack of any. Most of the stories don't end with a bang; they come to a gentle, even subtle conclusion, and the recording doesn't leave much of a pause between them. Often I was several minutes into a story before I realized that it was a new one with entirely different characters. Readers are justified in expecting at least a five-second pause to indicate a shift in time, place, and characters, and to let a conclusion settle in.

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    The Thing Around Your Neck

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    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
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    Winner of a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and an Orange Prize for Fiction, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie continues the literary tradition of Chinua Achebe, one of her greatest influences, in this brilliant collection of stories. Focusing on life’s many clashes—tradition with modernity, African cultures with American—Adichie delivers a series of haunting, character-driven tales.

    Cariola says: "Powerful Short Story Collection"

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    Ryan says: "Excellent reader for an excellent story"
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    Elsa Waters works long hours running The Rabbit Hole, a coffee shop in the center of town. Her only dreams consist of keeping the business afloat and the sexy police officer who doesn't even notice her on his daily coffee run. Officer Harris March tried everything in the book to get Elsa to show some sort of interest in him. With a serial killer on the loose, a dangerous idea takes root in his mind, and he decides to risk it all for the chance to have the woman of his dreams.

    Scott says: "Fun Book Sexy as Well"
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    Complete Short Stories, Volume 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by W. Somerset Maugham Narrated by Charlton Griffin

    Complete Short Stories, Volume 3

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    • By W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    In 1938 Maugham wrote, "Fact and fiction are so intermingled in my work that now, looking back on it, I can hardly distinguish one from the other." Maugham also wrote that most of his short stories were inspired by accounts he heard firsthand during his travels to the lonely outposts of the British Empire. In volume three of this series, we present all of the remaining short stories which Maugham published after World War I and which he subsequently caused to be republished in various collections.

    Die Falknerin says: "What a treat!"
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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.

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    The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrated by Charlton Griffin

    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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    Sherlock Holmes in America

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jon L. Lellenberg (editor), Martin H. Greenberg (editor), Daniel Stashower (editor)
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
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    Just in time for Sherlock Holmes, the major motion picture starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law: the world’s greatest fictional detective and his famous sidekick Dr. Watson are on their first trip across the Atlantic as they solve crimes all over 19th-century America - from the bustling neighborhoods of New York, Boston, and D.C. to fog-shrouded San Francisco. The world’s best-loved British sleuth faces some of the most cunning criminals America has to offer and meets America’s most famous figures.

    J. Comeaux says: "Laugh out loud stories clever and smart"
  • The Things They Carried (






UNABRIDGED) by Tim O'Brien Narrated by Bryan Cranston

    The Things They Carried

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    • By Tim O'Brien
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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"
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Heirloom Collection (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur Conan Doyle Narrated by Simon Vance

    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"
  • One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (






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    One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

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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"
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  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur Conan Doyle Narrated by Charlton Griffin

    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!!!"
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    Necronomicon

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    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
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    Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released.

    Maliboo says: "Audiobook Contents"
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    Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

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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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    Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files

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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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  • Holy Frigging Matrimony (






UNABRIDGED) by Emma Chase Narrated by Sebastian York

    Holy Frigging Matrimony

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    • By Emma Chase
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    What does Drew Evans have to say next? Find out in this short story, filled with his sexy charm, unique advice, and hilarious one-liners. Marriage: The final frontier. Steven went first. He was kind of our test subject. Like those monkeys that NASA sent off into space in the '50s, all the while knowing they’d never make it back. And now another poor rocket is ready to launch. But this isn't just any posh New York wedding. You've seen my friends, you've met our families, you know you're in for a treat.

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






UNABRIDGED) by Diana Gabaldon Narrated by Robert Ian MacKenzie

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

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    • By Diana Gabaldon
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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.

    Harry says: "Nice side story"
  • Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections) (






UNABRIDGED) by George R. R. Martin Narrated by George R. R. Martin, Claudia Black, Mark Bramhall, Scott Brick, Roy Dotrice

    Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)

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    • By George R. R. Martin
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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"
  • Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country (






UNABRIDGED) by C. J. Box Narrated by Chandler David

    Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country

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    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By Chandler David
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    From C. J. Box, the New York Times-bestselling author of the Joe Pickett novels, comes a thrilling book of suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well - and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there. Over the course of eighteen books, C. J. Box has been consistently hailed for his brilliant storytelling and extraordinary skills at creating character, suspense, and a deep sense of place. All of those strengths are in the ten riveting stories - three of them never before published - that make up Shots Fired.

    justin says: "That's odd...a THREE star review within 3 hours???"
  • Split Level (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrea Boyette Narrated by Crystal Marcano

    Split Level

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    What do we do when our dreams don't work out the way we plan? In this newest short story, author Andrea Boyette explores what happens when a young woman discovers her wish for a house in the suburbs doesn't end in quite the way she imagined.

  • Ghost in the Attic: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead, Book 5 (






UNABRIDGED) by Drac Von Stoller Narrated by Ted Brooks

    Ghost in the Attic: 31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead, Book 5

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    • By Drac Von Stoller
    • Narrated By Ted Brooks
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    Jane Edwards had just recently lost her husband unexpectedly and thought it was his time to go anyway because he had a weak heart. She was sad just like any normal woman in her shoes would be, but as time passed by, she was able to cope with his passing the best that she could. Jane loved to paint, but because her husband was very ill, her passion was put on hold. As the nights wore on and Jane was keeping busy painting, something was lurking behind a door in the attic that had been locked for over a century.

  • Masterpieces of Murder: Intriguing and Unusual Crime Stories (






UNABRIDGED) by G. K. Chesterton, Edgar Allan Poe, A. J. Allan, Stacy Aumonier, Sabine Baring-Gould, Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. W. Hornung Narrated by Cathy Dobson

    Masterpieces of Murder: Intriguing and Unusual Crime Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton, Edgar Allan Poe, A. J. Allan, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    A fascinating collection of intriguing and unusual classic murder stories by some of the masters of mystery and crime writing.

  • Audiblescripts Variety Pack 2: Screenplay (






UNABRIDGED) by Debra Swan, Tolan Furusho, Olufemi Sowemimo Narrated by Dawn Harvey, Steve Krumlauf, Keith Silverstein, Fran McClellan, Markham Anderson, Andrew S. Bates

    Audiblescripts Variety Pack 2: Screenplay

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Debra Swan, Tolan Furusho, Olufemi Sowemimo
    • Narrated By Dawn Harvey, Steve Krumlauf, Keith Silverstein, and others
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    Divine Intervention (drama, mystery): In 19th century New Brunswick, Canada - during a time when Catholics where shunned and struggled to survive - Alice, abused and corrupted by her father's bigotry, weaves a web of deceit that eventually affects the whole town.

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  • Clytie's Caller (






UNABRIDGED) by Sharon E. Cathcart Narrated by Stevie Zimmerman

    Clytie's Caller

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Sharon E. Cathcart
    • Narrated By Stevie Zimmerman
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    Bath, 1816. Clytemnestra Preston has become so terrified of life that she refuses to leave her room. Not even her family can convince her to take her place in Society again. Doctor Samuel Whittington, late of His Majesty's Army, may be her only chance for a cure... and romance. Can Sam convince Clytie to open the door, and her heart?

  • Diner Tales: A Contemporary Canterbury Anthology (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy Bunch Narrated by Fred Wolinsky

    Diner Tales: A Contemporary Canterbury Anthology

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    • By Andy Bunch
    • Narrated By Fred Wolinsky
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    Published in Middle English near the end of the 14th century, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, became an important part of literature and history because it captured the people and the stories of an era. Author Andy R. Bunch has compiled a modern equivalent of his own tales. Like the original, this is an opus and destined to meld with the fabric of history and literature.

  • Twas the Bite before Christmas (






UNABRIDGED) by Drac Von Stoller, Michael Adashefski Narrated by Dan Absalonson

    Twas the Bite before Christmas

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    • By Drac Von Stoller, Michael Adashefski
    • Narrated By Dan Absalonson
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    It was a busier than usual Christmas Eve night. Santa Claus had many extra deliveries to make due to an unexpected explosion in the world's population this past year, giving him several extra pounds of toys to deliver to all of those screaming new babies. But this Christmas Eve night, things were about to become ugly for Santa Claus thanks to an unexpected stop he was about to make.

  • A Love Spell Gone Awry (






UNABRIDGED) by Kym Kostos Narrated by Kym Kostos

    A Love Spell Gone Awry

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    • By Kym Kostos
    • Narrated By Kym Kostos
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    Things were starting to get out of control. I didn't know what was happening. Everywhere I went, guys were falling in love with me. Guys I had never met before, never knew existed were asking me out, bringing me flowers, following me, writing me love poems, etc.

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  • Seeing Trouble: Deadwood Mystery Shorts, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Ann Charles Narrated by Lisa Larsen

    Seeing Trouble: Deadwood Mystery Shorts, Book 1

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    • By Ann Charles
    • Narrated By Lisa Larsen
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    What do you get when you combine a chicken named Elvis, a locked diary, and a secret Violet Parker does not want share with her daughter? Seeing Trouble is the first of many short stories involving the characters of the Deadwood Mystery series.

  • When Love Comes Around (






UNABRIDGED) by Sammie Ward Narrated by Eliza Enea

    When Love Comes Around

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    • By Sammie Ward
    • Narrated By Eliza Enea
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    Danielle Young was getting her life back on track after a bitter breakup. Hoping for a fresh new start, she moved to Washington, D.C., with her cousin, Vanessa. She found a new job, new friends, and handsome co-worker, Miles Griffin. What's a girl to do? Can she keep her vow to stay single? Or will Miles make it difficult for her to live up to that promise?