There are adventures galore on the way to that climactic episode in the mining camps of northern California, as young Sam Clemens sets off on the Overland Stage line, recording the fauna, flora, and humanity of The Wild West. He tastes condemned army bacon, "slumgullion," and Mormon "Valley Tan." He buys a genuine Mexican plug. He hazards death from freezing in a blizzard, drowning in a desert, dissolving in an alkali lake, and roasting in a forest fire.
In 1882, Mark Twain decided to write a memoir of his experiences growing up with, and later steering steamboats on, the Mississippi River. Following a history of the exploration and early commerce, he takes us with him as he "learns the river" and becomes a licensed pilot. The third part of the audiobook tells of his return to the river in preparation for this book. This important geographical phenomenon has been America's greatest single source of progress - and pain.
Time is running out for America. Solomon “Rose” Rosenberg was a veteran of C Street, a government lawyer, and a bipolar CIA assassin, who sacrificed everything - even his sanity - for his country. Rose documented his many B6 missions and Jacqueline has proof that the very essence of democracy is being tested. There is nowhere in the world to hide as the men of C Street are advancing with each step - Jacqueline races toward the cataclysmic finish as espionage, sex, drugs, and murder haunt her at every turn.
Hank Morgan is a mechanic, an engineer, and a foreman at the Colt Arms Factory. One day he gets into an argument, "conducted with crowbars," with an employee known as "Hercules." A blow to Hank's head sends him back to King Arthur's England in the Sixth Century.
"A Timeless Classic Well Read"
Mark Twain expected to create a new form of autobiography in which "I shall talk about the matter which for the moment interests me, and cast it aside and talk about something else the moment its interest for me is exhausted." These transcriptions of his off-the-cuff telling of his own history allow one to feel as if he is listening to the great storyteller one-on-one.
Thirteen-year-old Huck runs away from his alcoholic and abusive father in a stolen canoe. Hiding on a wooded island, he comes upon a slave named Jim, who is also fleeing--from slavery. The two set off down the Mississippi on a piece of a raft, each in search of his own kind of freedom.
"This is the one to listen to"
When I bounced the idea of An Accidental Life off Jim Browne, my financial manager with a keen understanding of the human condition, he said that all of us benefit from serendipity, from the accidental life. (We in fact met by happy accident.) He added that my life was and is typical, or perhaps a tad off the norm. Surely he's correct in that we all benefit from fortuitous events, but I think he's incorrect in that such events in my life are typical or normal.
Set in the spring of 1955 in the radiant retreat of the Mediterranean coast, Riviera examines the life of American Nick Duncan, a wealthy but reluctant socialite who has arrived in Monaco for "the season before the season," and has settled into the extravagant, escapist lifestyle he has built for himself. Nick bounces from party to party with his erratic friend Warren, trying to make sense of it all, while finding himself drawn back to a girl from his past - Miriam Banks, a Hollywood starlet before she was famous.
Well known as a "children's book," The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is rich in eloquent and sophisticated language, and filled with realistic characters who become locked in life and death struggles.There is a murder, stolen treasure, and death by starvation. Add to that a love story, a buddy story, and a family drama.
"First Class Narration!"
Jack Erthmun does not believe that the dead actually speak to him. But in their own way they tell him so much. Jack is a New York City police detective with his own very peculiar ways of solving homicides, and those ways are beginning to frighten his colleagues. He gets results, but at what cost? What's happening to Jack Erthmun? This may be Jack's last case - he's assigned to a series of unspeakable killings, gruesome murders with details that make even seasoned detectives queasy.
"NO NO NO, this book is crap"
Most people who've read it think it's a work of fiction from a guy with a fantastic imagination, but actually it's not fiction at all. I tell those people that it's "95% truth with 5% embellishment for humor's sake." This autobiography covers more than 50 years, from the time I was four and was run over by a car and dragged along a Chicago street, to the present day. If there had to be a central theme, it would be the story of growing up in a dysfunctional family with nine children during the 50s and 60s.
Young Lord Berkeley has discovered that his family's title and wealth was fraudulently obtained by previous generations, and announces to his his father, Lord Rossmore, that he intends to travel to America, there to return the Earldom of Rossmore to the rightful heir, along with all of its wealth, titles, and privilege, and to begin his life over again—"begin it right—begin it on the level of mere manhood, unassisted by factitious aids, and succeed or fail by pure merit or the want of it."
"Colonel Sellers lives again!"
In this baker's dozen of all new and original stories from Rusty Wilson, the World's Greatest Bigfoot Storyteller, you'll see an Alaska that few see, an Alaska that maybe even fewer want to see, and an Alaska that puts all the other states to shame for mysterious places and happenings, as well as having the highest number per capita of people who go missing without a trace.
"More Mysterious Bigfoot Stories from Alaska"
A mysterious cave contains a strange book that leads to a quest with an unusual and scary companion. The stakes? An entire species. "It suddenly struck me what an incongruous team we were - a giant hairy Bigfoot, a somewhat broken-down scraggly human, and a small scruffy dog. I was pretty sure the Canadian Border Patrol had never seen the likes of us - and I hoped they never would." Rusty Wilson is known as the world's greatest Bigfoot storyteller. Join him for a journey you may never forget!
Another great book from Rusty Wilson, Bigfoot expert and storyteller. This is the third audiobook in Rusty's collection of Bigfoot Campfire stories, tales for both the Bigfoot believer and those who just enjoy a good story!
This audiobook is a compilation of three of Rusty's audiobooks ("Ten Intense Bigfoot Campfire Stories," "Six Short Bigfoot Campfire Stories," and "Hairy Trio of Bigfoot Campfire Stories").
"Good Bigfoot stories"
Bob Davidson's father, Joe "Pops" Davidson, has died. After selling the estate, Bob goes on the road, but he has a passenger along - Joe's ashes, sitting in an urn in Bob's camper, riding in the bed of his old Chevy pickup. Joe's last wishes were for Bob to spread his ashes on top of the Grand Teton in Wyoming - a request Bob's not sure he can accomplish.
"What an epic adventure!"
In this collection of 21 short stories, a colorfully assorted cast of characters faces both the delights and the hardships of life, and no one walks away unscathed.
Ready for some stories about the more mysterious side of Bigfoot by the World's Greatest Bigfoot Story Teller? Turn all the lights on, close the curtains, tie your shoes in case you need to flee, and prepare yourself for some thrills as Rusty brings you 16 all new and original stories.
Pudd'nhead Wilson, like many other Mark Twain books, was read aloud by the author to his wife and daughters, chapter by chapter, as it was being written.
"great reader, great tale"
Is it impossible to be lonely, or is loneliness an impossibly difficult thing? In the first part of this book, Chinle Miller wanders the desert and mountains with her dogs, exploring nature and an inner life of solitude, until an event happens that shakes her life to its core - her best friend and cousin Janie is killed by a grizzly in Alaska.