In the tiny Iowa farm town of Atalissa, dozens of men, all with intellectual disabilities and all from Texas, lived in an old schoolhouse. Before dawn each morning, they were bussed to a nearby processing plant, where they eviscerated turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month. They lived in near servitude for more than 30 years, enduring increasing neglect, exploitation, and physical and emotional abuse.
Darkness falls quickly when you're being stalked...but it is always dark when you are a stalker. In this compelling all-original anthology, eight masters of suspense take you into the darkest depths of terror as they explore both side of the human hunt.
"HUGE RIP OFF"
On April 18, 1981, a ball game sprang eternal. What began as a modestly attended minor-league game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings became not only the longest ever played in baseball history, but something else entirely. The first pitch was thrown after dusk on Holy Saturday, and for the next eight hours the night seemed to suspend its participants between their collective pasts and futures, between their collective sorrows and joys....
"If This Were Fiction . . ."
"'Always Agitated': Omar Mateen's Path from Troubled Child to Aggrieved Killer" is from the June 18, 2016 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Dan Barry, Serge F. Kovaleski, Alan Blinder and Mujib Mashal and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Inquiry Finds Nepotism and Widespread Disorder at New York Athletic Commission" is from the July 25, 2016 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Dan Barry and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"A Heated Linguistic Debate: What Makes 'Redskins' a Slur?" is from the May 21, 2016 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Dan Barry and narrated by Paul Ryden.
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