This unique biography, told in a lively manner through six 'voices', presents the Buddha's revolutionary solution for humanity that lends to the end of ill will, craving and delusion. It goes back to the earliest sources of the Buddha's life and teachings, drawing as it does from the Pali Canon which was said to record the words that the Buddha spoke, the events that happened, and his specific teachings on which the world-wide religion was based.
Sixteen classic stories from masters of the genre: "The Judge's House", by Bram Stoker; "A Jug of Sirup", by Ambrose Bierce; "The Reconciliation", by Lafcadio Hearn; "The Woman With a Candle" by W. Bourne Cooke; "The Ebony Frame", by E. Nesbit; "On the Northern Ice", by Elia W. Peattie; "The Haunted Doll's House", by M. R. James; "The Old House in Vauxhall Walk", by Charlotte Riddell; "The Underground Ghost", by John Berwick Harwood; "Haunted", by Anon (from Tinsley's Annual); plus five more....
"Great Stories and Narration!"
Included in this collection: "Who Killed Zebedee" by Wilkie Collins, read by Sean Barrett; "Blue Suit" by Edgar Wallace, read by Paul Panting; "A Mysterious Case" by Anna Katharine Green, read by Liza Ross; "The Crooked Man" by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Stephen Thorne; "Vendetta" by Guy de Maupassant, read by Liza Ross; "The Sapient Monkey" by Headon Hill, read by Paul Panting; and more....
"A Good Collection"
Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army high-flyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they're both dead. Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.
"Average story severely compromised by narrator"
"The Last of the Mohicans" tells the story of Cora and Alice Munro, struggling to be reunited with their father, an English commander...
The sailor Ishmael gets himself hired on the "Pequod" for a whaling voyage, and tells the story of an astounding journey and of the obsessed Captain...
A wolf howls through the forests of Transylvania, the murky graveyards of H.P. Lovecraft, the mythic marshes of Count Stenbock and the ghostly vaults of English cathedrals in these timeless stories read by award-winning actors from The Story Circle company.
"Ten tales of lycanthropy, beautifully performed"
Darkness falls. The undead rise to feast on the succulent blood of the living. For years vampires have fascinated great writers of the occult such as De Maupassant, Count Stenbock, E Nesbit and EF Benson. This is The Story Circle's collection of some of their spine-chilling tales told by award-winning actors.
"Mostly a good collection of stories"
This dramatic sea novel follows the adventures of young Arthur Gordon Pym from Nantucket, New England. Together with Augustus they stow away...
San Francisco: Inspector Vincent Gratelli is charged with finding the killer of young women - all murdered in the same way, all left with an intimate mark. The most recent victim was beaten and raped in her weekend cabin. There appears to be only one difference - she is still alive. Which leaves Gratelli with two questions: How can these murders be stopped?... And how does the killer feel about unfinished business?
Leo Vincey, a beautiful young man with the looks of a Greek and his fatherly guardian Holly, a Cambridge scientist, go to Africa to avenge the death...
"Classic story, great reading"
Three hundred years ago, the settlers on the small Maine island of Sanctuary were betrayed by one of their own, and slaughtered. Now a band of killers has returned to Sanctuary to seek revenge on a young woman and her son, and the only people who stand in their way are a young rookie officer and the island's resident policeman, the troubled giant known as Melancholy Joe Dupree. But Joe Dupree is no ordinary policeman. He is the guardian of the island's secrets, the repository of its memories.
The very best person to catch your killer...is you. In the near future, scientists solve the problem of mortality by learning how to back up and restore a person's memories into a vat-bred clone. When Secret Service agent Ronan Doonan is brutally murdered, he's brought back from the dead one more time to hunt his killer, but this time those who wanted him dead are much closer to home. Matt Forbeck has worked full-time on fiction and games since 1989. His work has been published in at least a dozen different languages.
"So-so Story... Awful Narration!"
Dealing with the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf White Fang, he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats...
On a freezing November night Commissioner Alec Blume is called to the scene of a shooting. The victim is Sofia Fontana, the sole witness to a previous killing. Blume’s enquiries lead from a professor with a passion for the art of memory to an ex-terrorist whose injuries have left her mind innocently blank; from present-day Rome’s criminal underclass, to a murderous bombing in central. Italy several decades ago.
Darkness falls. The undead rise to feast on the succulent blood of the living. For years vampires have fascinated great writers of the occult such as De Maupassant, Count Stenbock, E. Nesbit, and E.F. Benson. This is The Story Circle's collection of some of their spine-chilling tales told by award-winning actors.
When Mr Robinson Higgins moves into the White House at Barford, he is an instant hit with society. Assured by his old friend Sir Harry that Higgins is a gentleman, old Squire Hearns decides to give his blessing to a romance between his daughter and the newcomer. But the Squire will come to regret this decision.
English adventurer Harvey Landon agrees to help his old Oxford friend, Don Vargas, who is plotting the overthrow of a South American government. The Revolutionaries, however, are without aircraft and, to obtain their supply, Landon volunteers to take a letter out of the country to a mysterious Mr. Delgado in New York. Complications begin as Landon is stalked on board the New York-bound oil tanker by two agents intent on killing him and stealing the letter.
Henry Mortimer is a harlequin in a pantomime show, and his act makes all the women swoon. But when he responds to the advances of the master machinist’s wife, Mortimer signs his own death warrant.
The relations between Douglas Stone and the notorious Lady Sannox were well known throughout society, so it came as a shock to hear that she had taken the veil and that Stone, a celebrated surgeon, had completely lost his wits. What could have triggered these dramatic events?