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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"
  • 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."
  • 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.

    SABRINA MARÍA DELGADO VELEZ says: "😍😍❤️️❤️️so good❤️️❤️️😍😍"
  • 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.

  • 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"
  • 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 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"
  • 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 Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters | Scott G. Bruce

    The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Scott G. Bruce
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late 19th century, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, and personal letters. The Penguin Book of the Undead teems with roving hordes of dead warriors, corpses trailed by packs of barking dogs, moaning phantoms haunting deserted ruins, evil spirits emerging from burning carcasses in the form of crows, and zombies with pestilential breath.

    prblyshopping says: "Not what you're hoping for..."
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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 !!!"
  • Battleborn | Claire Vaye Watkins

    Battleborn

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Claire Vaye Watkins
    • Narrated By Ali Ahn, Morgan Hallett, Laura Knight Keating, and others
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    Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice. In each of these ten unforgettable stories, Claire Vaye Watkins writes her way fearlessly into the mythology of the American West, utterly reimagining it.

    Pedro Ramirez says: "Wonderful magnificent stories beautifully told"
  • 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"
  • The Devil and Other Stories | Leo Tolstoy,Richard F. Gustafson

    The Devil and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy, Richard F. Gustafson
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free, George Guidall, T. Ryder Smith, and others
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    This collection of 11 stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes that surface in War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Stories as different as "The Snowstorm", "Lucerne", "The Diary of a Madman", and "The Devil" are grounded in autobiographical experience. They deal with journeys of self-discovery and the moral and religious thought that characterizes Tolstoy's works of criticism and philosophy.

    Joseph L. Moore says: "Amazing Tolstoy. Poor narration"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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."
  • 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?

  • 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.

    Steven Petersen says: "Interesting story; irrational characters"
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