Alice passes through the looking-glass into Wonderland, only to become a pawn in a chess game between the Red Queen and the White Queen.
How did Shakespeare sound to the audiences of his day? For the first time, this audio offers listeners the chance to hear England's greatest playwright performed by a company of actors using the pronunciation of his time. Under the guidance of Ben Crystal, actor, author of Shakespeare on Toast, and an expert in original Shakespearian pronunciation, the company performs some of Shakespeare's best-known poems, solo speeches, and scenes from the plays.
"Shakespeare Done Right"
When a cyclone blows a young Kansas girl into the fantastical world of Oz, she helps new friends there find their purpose while she tries to find her way home.
When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert send for an orphan boy to help around the farm, they get chatty, imaginative Anne Shirley instead. But Anne's warmth and determination soon brighten life in the town of Avonlea.
After wandering off from an afternoon lesson, a young girl falls into a fantastical world of tea parties, croquet games, and the most absurd trial imaginable.
One woman, heir to a throne on Earth, found life on a remote space station a comfortable way to avoid the responsibilities waiting for her back home. But when her rebellious teenaged brother and sister disappear, her responsibilities catch up with her. Thousands of lives hang in the balance, including her own, as she digs into the darkest corners of space. Can she find her missing siblings before their rebellion sets off a chain of violence no one can stop?
In a London suburb is a dead-end alley where twice a day a horse-drawn omnibus leaves for the Promised Land. Just make sure you get a return ticket before you leave, or you won't be coming back.
When the Scarecrow is chased off the throne by a usurper, a small team of heroes must help him reclaim it. But is the Scarecrow the true ruler of Oz?
After being lost at sea, Dorothy washes up on the shores of the Land of Ev, reconnects with old friends, and meets Princess Ozma. Together they face the arrogant Princess Langwider and the terrible Nome King to restore Ev's ruling family.
On her way to a ranch outside San Francisco, Dorothy is caught in an earthquake that sends her; her escort, Zeb; and her kitten, Eureka, to a familiar land and familiar faces. But when Eureka is accused of eating Princess Ozma's pet piglet, she stands trial and risks death.
The Lady, or The Tiger, written by Frank R. Stockton and narrated by Rebecca Thomas, invites the listener into a semi-barbaric world where justice is decided by fate. The right choice rewards the innocent with marriage; the wrong choice punishes the guilty by serving him to a starving tiger. When the princess' lover is sent to the arena, she discovers the secret of the choice. But what choice does she herself make?
Glamorous Bess Cameron, a radio psychologist from New Orleans, is lured to Seascape by a mysterious call, and when her estranged ex-husband, John Mystic, erupts on the scene with his charm, Bess struggles to protect her heart from the growing passion between them.
Robert Sheckley's Ask a Foolish Question, narrated by Rebecca Thomas, gives us the Answerer, who can answer any question...as long as you ask the right question. But finding the right question to ask can be harder than you think.
Sundala is a magical land populated by the Eight Races: Man, Elves, Imps, Dragons, Karduul, Hagri, and Isliji. For eight hundred years they have lived in their separate ways, but now they must draw together as one to unite against a common enemy or face complete and utter destruction. Kyraen Aduli, slave in Sorcerer Balin's house, knows little of what is happening in the land, until he sends her with an odd companion to seek for the last hope that Sundala has.
On the first day of school, Eddie McDermott realizes he signed up for the wrong class.
The night before a test that will decide the fate of college student Henry Blodgett, he learns a hard lesson about taking shortcuts.
Asked to write a story to be included in an actual dollhouse’s library, M. R. James crafted a macabre tale where a collector buys a doll house that turns out to be more than he bargained for. Rebecca Thomas narrates this tale of a dolls’ house haunted by the last days of the residents of the actual house.
Dorothy travels to the Emerald City with new friends the Shaggy man, Button-Bright, and Polychrome, with requests for invitations to Princess Ozma's birthday party. Among the party's guests are some familiar faces, including Santa Claus.
In a world where we have much to fear from living predators, perhaps it is the nonliving ones we should fear more.