Award-winning, best-selling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster best-selling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby — no matter the cost. New York Times best-selling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart.
Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times best-selling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell.
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This was definetely an eclectic mix of stories that I would not have normally bought on my own except that I was looking for one author in particular "Diana Gabaldon". The narration was good, except with it being mostly the same people sometimes you forget what story you're listening to and have to take a min and re-acclamate yourself. Overall it opened me up to genres and authors that I normally would not have tried.
I'm a George R R Martin and Outlander fan...these stories were a good extension of that type of story with an introduction to more variety
Short stories and variety
None of the stories are amazing. A couple were unlistenable to me. My wife listened to the same book and had similar reactions. If you are an audible junkie (like me), the book is long enough that even skipping some stories it is ok. A decent use of a credit.
I am a great fan of a lot of these authors . It was also a good opportunity to listen to other authors and to get involved in their stories. A good variety, so I would suggest others to try out this book.
SLD is, as most short story collections are, uneven, but overall entertaining. Neil Gaiman's tale is delightful, as is Peter S Beagle's. A few of the others are simply formulaic romance set in not-this-world, but nothing objectionable.
Neil Gaiman--always a favorite.
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