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  • Blindsight | Peter Watts

    Blindsight

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Peter Watts
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    Set in 2082, Peter Watts' Blindsight is fast-moving, hard SF that pulls readers into a futuristic world where a mind-bending alien encounter is about to unfold. After the Firefall, all eyes are locked heavenward as a team of specialists aboard the self-piloted spaceship Theseus hurtles outbound to intercept an unknown intelligence.

    James says: "Compelling modern hard sci-fi"
  • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl | Paige McKenzie,Alyssa Sheinmel

    The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paige McKenzie, Alyssa Sheinmel
    • Narrated By Paige McKenzie, T. Ryder Smith
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    Shortly after her 16th birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother, Kat, move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn't recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just...creepy.

    Bakerette Jen says: "Poor Performance"
  • Seven Surrenders | Ada Palmer

    Seven Surrenders

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ada Palmer
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    In a future of near-instantaneous global travel, of abundant provision for the needs of all, a future in which no one living can remember an actual war, a long era of stability threatens to come to an abrupt end. For known only to a few, the leaders of the great Hives, nations without fixed location, have long conspired to keep the world stable, at the cost of just a little blood. A few secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction can ever dominate, and the balance holds. And yet the balance is beginning to give way.

    bswest5 says: "A masterpiece."
  • Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread | Chuck Palahniuk

    Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Chuck Palahniuk, Scott Sowers, Rich Orlow, and others
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    For years Chuck Palahniuk has reserved his best storytelling for his readings, often choosing to read a new short story instead of whatever novel he is supposed to be promoting. Make Something Up compiles these previously unpublished tales for the very first time, plus the Byliner social media insta-classic "Phoenix" and Palahniuk's most notable pieces from Playboy.

    Darwin8u says: "Plenty of shock, just not enough Palahniuk awe"
  • The Convict and Other Stories | James Lee Burke

    The Convict and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Steven Boyer, Louis Moreno, Richard Poe, and others
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    "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post), two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke is renowned for his lush, suspense-charged portrayals of the Deep South – the people, the crime, the hope and despair infused in the bayou landscape. This stunning anthology takes us back to where Burke's heart and soul beat -- the steamy, seamy Gulf Coast -- in complex and fascinating tales that crackle with violence and menace, meshing his flair for gripping storytelling with his urbane writing style.

    Dundas I. Flaherty says: "Didn't finish"
  • They All Saw a Cat | Brendan Wenzel

    They All Saw a Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Brendan Wenzel
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws. In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?

  • Stardust | Joseph Kanon

    Stardust

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    Hollywood, 1945. Ben Collier has just arrived from war-torn Europe to find his brother has died in mysterious circumstances. Why would a man with a beautiful wife, a successful movie career, and a heroic past choose to kill himself?

    Richard Delman says: "Joseph Kanon owns this little corner of history."
  • About Love and Other Stories | Anton Chekhov

    About Love and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper, T. Ryder Smith, Henry Strozier
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    Raymond Carver called Anton Chekhov "the greatest short story writer who has ever lived". This unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever, and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes - alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence - have as much relevance today as when they were written.

    Mimi says: "Wonderful collection"
  • The White House Boys: An American Tragedy | Roger Dean Kiser

    The White House Boys: An American Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Roger Dean Kiser
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    Hidden far from sight, deep in the thick underbrush of the North Florida woods are the ghostly graves of more than 30 unidentified bodies, some of which are thought to be children who were beaten to death at the old Florida Industrial School for Boys at Marianna. It is suspected that many more bodies will be found in the fields and swamplands surrounding the institution.

    Karole says: "Tough. Brutal. Realistic. Vivid"
  • Snow Angels | James Thompson

    Snow Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By James Thompson
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    The first book of James Thompson’s Inspector Vaara series won immediate critical acclaim for a sterling tale set in the brutal cold and soul-testing isolation of kaamos, Finland’s two weeks of utter darkness. Even as the unrelenting winter conditions tighten their grip on the residents of the Lapland town, a lovely Somali movie star is found murdered, a racial slur cut into her chest.

    Susan says: "Good Read"
  • Lucifer’s Tears: An Inspector Vaara Novel | James Thompson

    Lucifer’s Tears: An Inspector Vaara Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Thompson
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    The follow-up finds Vaara dealing with personal demons and banishment to the graveyard shift in Helsinki’s homicide unit. Thrust into the investigation of a World War II hero and the murder of a Russian businessman’s wife, Vaara is about to find that the past has a deadly reach indeed.

  • Twilight | William Gay

    Twilight

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By William Gay
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    When Kenneth and Corrie Tyler become suspicious of the town undertaker, they attempt to discover the truth. But what they find is far worse than they had feared.

    In his third novel, award-winning author William Gay is sure to astound listeners with his dark themes and memorable characters.

    Lee says: "Excellent !!!"
  • Mr. Shivers | Robert Jackson Bennett

    Mr. Shivers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert Jackson Bennett
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    Robert Jackson Bennett makes a stunning debut with this deliciously dark tale sure to hold readers in its menacing thrall. The grinding poverty brought on by the Great Depression is nowhere more apparent than in the untold thousands looking for work along America’s railroad system. But one man haunting the rail camps has been moved by an entirely different brand of desperation: revenge.

    Jason G. Cons says: "From the Cormac McCarthy Playbook"
  • Queer | William S. Burroughs

    Queer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith, Andrew Garman
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    For more than three decades, while its writer's world fame increased, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings. Set in the corrupt and spectral Mexico City of the '40s, Queer is the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for an indifferent user named Eugene Allerton. The narrative is punctuated by Lee's outrageous "routines" - brilliant comic monologues that foreshadow Naked Lunch - yet the atmosphere is heavy with foreboding.

    Matt says: "Junky 2"
  • Transcendental | James Gunn

    Transcendental

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By James Gunn
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    Transcendental, an epic, high-concept space opera, is a Canterbury Tales of the far future in which beings from many planets hurtle across the universe to uncover the secrets of the legend of Transcendentalism. Riley, a veteran of interstellar war, however, is not journeying to achieve transcendence, a vague mystical concept that has drawn everyone else on the ship to this journey into the unknown at the far edge of the galaxy. His mission is to find and kill the prophet who is reputed to help others transcend.

    john c haanraadts 2 says: "👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻"
  • There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories | Charles Baxter

    There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Charles Baxter
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith, Scott R. Sowers, Kevin Free, and others
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    These interrelated stories are arranged in two sections, one devoted to virtues ("Bravery", "Loyalty", "Chastity", "Charity", and "Forbearance") and the other to vices ("Lust", "Sloth", "Avarice", "Gluttony", and "Vanity"). They are cast with characters who appear and reappear throughout the collection, their actions equally divided between the praiseworthy and the loathsome.

    David says: "More Virtue than Vices"
  • The Vine That Ate the South | J. D. Wilkes

    The Vine That Ate the South

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By J. D. Wilkes
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    In a forgotten corner of western Kentucky lies a haunted forest referred to locally as "The Deadening", where vampire cults roam wild and time is immaterial. Our protagonist and his accomplice - the one and only Carver Canute - set out down the Old Spur Line in search of the legendary Kudzu House, where an old couple is purported to have been swallowed whole by a hungry vine.

  • Nitro Mountain | Lee Clay Johnson

    Nitro Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lee Clay Johnson
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime, and music. There's Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who's living with Arnett, the town's most dangerous thug - and hoping Leon will help poison him. And there's Arnett himself, a psychopath for the ages.

    Natalie Bleibtrey says: "Don't waste your time or money"
  • The Far Empty | J. Todd Scott

    The Far Empty

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J. Todd Scott
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    Seventeen-year-old Caleb Ross is adrift in the wake of the sudden disappearance of his mother more than a year ago, and is struggling to find his way out of the small Texas border town of Murfee. Chris Cherry is a newly minted sheriff's deputy, a high school football hero who has reluctantly returned to his hometown.

    Allen Anthony says: "The Stars Are Bright Deep in the Heart of Texas"
  • Notes Left Behind | Brooke Desserich,Keith Desserich

    Notes Left Behind

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Brooke Desserich, Keith Desserich
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith, Coleen Marlo, Keith Desserich
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    This is the true story of a six-year-old girl named Elena and her battle against brain cancer. In her last days she showed a community how to love and how to live. Written through the eyes of her parents, Brooke and Keith Desserich, as a remembrance to Elena's younger sister, Elena's story is one of humility and inspiration as she lives each day, one day at a time.

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