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    • On the Black Hill

    • A Novel
    • By: Bruce Chatwin
    • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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    For forty-two years, identical twins Lewis and Benjamin Jones have shared a bed, a farm, and a life. But the world has scarred and warped them each in different ways. Lewis is sturdy, still strong enough at eighty to wield an ax all day, and though he's hardly ever ventured outside his little village on the English border, he dreams of far-off lands. Benjamin is gentler, a cook whose favorite task is delivering baby lambs, and even in his old age, he remains devoted to the memory of his mother. 

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    • A Vine on a House

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Don Cipolla
    • Length: 7 mins
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    One of the earliest short stories of the horror genre, Ambrose Bierce’s A Vine on a House tells the compelling story of the Harding family. When Matilda Harding mysteriously vanishes, people begin to notice that a vine growing on the Harding house bears an uncanny resemblance to her. The events that unfold next are terrifying to the Harding family...and quite possibly to the listener as well. You will be riveted to the end of this old-fashioned ghost story.

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    • Argonauts of the Air

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 27 mins
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    "The Argonauts of the Air" is a short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895. It was written several years before the first flight of the Wright brothers and describes the development of a flying machine and its trial flight over London.

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    • The Apple

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 19 mins
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    "The Apple" is a tale about a student who is offered the genuine fruit of the Tree of Knowledge from the Garden of Eden, by a stranger with piercing eyes. The story of how the stranger came to have the fruit is almost as weird as the tale of what the student then did with the fruit. 

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    • Jummy Goggles the God

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 32 mins
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    An English adventurer visits an island in the South Seas, where he is taken for a God. He soon discovers that the inhabitants are cannibals, and it would not be easy to leave the island.

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    • Pollock and the Porroh Man

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 36 mins
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    A man named Pollock gets a visit from a friend in London. The two of them had traveled to Africa some months before. It soon becomes clear to his friend that Pollock was disturbed, on account of a curse placed upon him. The friend tries to convince Pollock that it’s all in his mind....

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    • In the Abyss

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 35 mins
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    This story is an account of a journey to the bottom of the ocean in a metal sphere. The explorer discovers a civilization of human-like creatures on the sea bed. The creatures tow the sphere to a type of altar in their city and prostrate themselves before the explorer in the sphere.

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    • In the Modern Vein

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 24 mins
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    The story of Aubrey Vair and his kindly wife, who lived in a red villa with a lawn and a view of the downs behind Reigate. Aubrey was happy, until he got the idea that his talent was diminishing. Then he also gained weight and started worrying about getting plump....

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    • Le Mari Terrible

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 10 mins
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    H. G. Wells was a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction. His writing career spanned more than 60 years, and his early science fiction novels earned him the shared title (with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback) of "The Father of Science Fiction". The short story, "Le Mari Terrible", was published in 1895.

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    • Miss Winchelsea's Heart

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 42 mins
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    H.G. Welles’ witty short story about refined taste taken to the extreme. While Welles is today considered a futuristic or science fiction writer, he was a versatile author and a master of many styles....

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    • The Cone

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 26 mins
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     H G Wells’ short story "The Cone" was first published in 1895. An artist visits an ironworks in Staffordshire in order to depict the industrial landscape. The manager of the ironworks finds out about the artist’s affair with his wife, and takes him on a tour of the factory with its dangerous features....

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    • Plattner Story

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 45 mins
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    This story by H.G. Wells is an early example of science fiction dealing with a parallel world. The narrator discusses the case of Gottfried Plattner, a schoolteacher who disappeared after an explosion when he experimented in chemistry class. He re-appeared nine days later, and found that his asymmetrical facial features had become the reverse of what is seen in an old photograph. 

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    • The Beautiful Suit

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 11 mins
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    The story features only two characters: an unnamed boy and his mother. The mother has made a beautiful suit of clothes for the boy, who takes great delight in this possession. He longs to wear it everywhere, but the little man's mother insists that he may wear the suit only on rare and great occasions, and she covers up various parts to protect them. One night, he slips out of the house in his suit and is found dead the next day.

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    • A Dream of Armageddon

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    A man describes his recurring dreams in which he is a political figure who has given up his position to live with his lover on the island of Capri. Despite never having visited it, the dreamer describes the island in detail. He also recounts the nightmarish end to their life on Capri. 

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    • The Intoxicated Ghost

    • By: Arlo Bates
    • Narrated by: Bradan Webb
    • Length: 33 mins
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    "The Intoxicated Ghost" is a short story of the paranormal, by Arlo Bates (1850 - 1918). Irene Gaspic communicates with a ghost and succeeds in finding the hidden treasure, which saves the McHugh family from financial ruin. 

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    • A Vision of Judgement

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "A Vision of Judgment" is a short story in nine sections describing a last judgment in which God and the archangel Gabriel laugh at sinners and saints alike. They flee "up the sleeve of God” to take shelter there. All of humanity is then given a second chance on a planet that orbits the "green Sirius." 

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    • A Slip Under the Microscope

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 43 mins
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    This tale by H.G. Wells deals with anguish, honesty, and regret. The narrator, a biology student, had achieved the first place in an exam, but later makes a confession about how he managed to do that.

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    • A Catastrophe

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Ellis Freeman
    • Length: 20 mins
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    The cloth merchant Winslow was battling to pay back his investors. This made him miserable and he discussed it with his carefree wife, Minnie. One day, news of a catastrophe arrived, which was also a miracle, as it solved the couple’s financial problems. 

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    • The Whale Tooth

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Connor McLoone
    • Length: 19 mins
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    It was in the early days in Fiji, when John Starhurst arose in the mission house at Rewa Village and announced his intention of carrying the gospel throughout all Viti Levu. Now Viti Levu means the "Great Land," it being the largest island in a group composed of many large islands, to say nothing of hundreds of small ones. Here and there on the coasts, living by most precarious tenure, was a sprinkling of missionaries, traders, beche-de-mer fishers, and whaleship deserters.

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    • The House of Mapuhi

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Tomas Jung
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    Despite the heavy clumsiness of her lines, the Aorai handled easily in the light breeze, and her captain ran her well in before he hove to just outside the suck of the surf. The atoll of Hikueru lay low on the water, a circle of pounded coral sand a hundred yards wide, twenty miles in circumference, and from three to five feet above high-water mark. On the bottom of the huge and glassy lagoon was much pearl shell, and from the deck of the schooner, across the slender ring of the atoll, the divers could be seen at work. But the lagoon had no entrance for even a trading schooner.

    Regular price: $1.93

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