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    • Mother of Toads

    • By: Clark Ashton Smith
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    You can imagine the chagrin of a handsome young man when he wakes up next to the Toad Witch who drugged him the night before and had her way with him.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Darwinian Pool Room

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    Four co-workers raise some very interesting questions over lunch regarding Creationism and Evolution. This short Asimmov short story may leave you wondering.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Interesting Conversation About The Universe

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 03-01-15

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Someday

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Isaac Asimov has never laid claim to the title of “Mr. Science Fiction,” but he personifies science fiction in many ways. For one thing, he has grown up with the field, improving as he went; for another, he is actually a teacher of science by profession. But most significant, perhaps, is the scope of his vision, ranging (like that of science fiction itself) from the infinitely vast - as in many of his novels - to the poignantly small - as in this story… Narrated by John W. Michaels.

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    • The Curse of the Yig

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft, Zelia Bishop
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    H.P. Lovecraft collaborated with Zealia Bishop to craft this short story of the curse of Yig, a cousin of Quetzalcoatl. The next time you are tempted to squash that garter snake or run over a rattler, you will think twice after listening to this chilling tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Above Average Lovecraft

    • By J Hawkins on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Exile of the Eons

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Imagine if you will, Hitler or a person as evil as Hitler, who instead of crawling into his bunker and dying, goes into his bunker and into suspended animation to return thousands of years later, to meet an exiled human. The being is from a society that is so far advanced, it has done away with war and evil. Imagine also that this other exile can enter the minds of others and is appalled at what he finds in this evil creature. So appalled in fact that he must perform an act totally unknown in the peaceful society he came from.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Ghost Patrol

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    The Ghost Patrol portrays the dilemma men face when they are put out to pasture. Don Dorgan was such a man. He was a cop, and he loved his beat. When he returns to his old beat, he becomes the Ghost Patrol.

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    • The Roller Coaster

    • By: Alfred Bester
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    This tale by Alfred Bester has a strong thread of plausibility running through it. Just enough conviction, if in fact, to wake up in the middle of the night with a feeling that someone stole the blankets.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love Bester

    • By Darryl on 07-09-14

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic short story of a man born in his 70s who ages backward as those around him age in the normal direction. Both humorous and heartbreaking at times, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was the basis for the David Fincher movie of the same name, though the movie differs in several key ways from Fitzgerald's original story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great short story

    • By bookpurring on 08-11-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Fishead

    • By: Irvin S. Cobb
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    First published in 1913, "Fishhead" by Irwin S. Cobb takes place at real Reelfoot Lake, the largest lake south of the Ohio line mostly in Tennessee but extending up across what is now the Kentucky line. The protagonist, Fishhead, a halfbreed lives alone by his choice and by the choice of his neighbors because of his deformity that causes his head to resemble a fish. This story was written in 1913, and the narrators chosen to leave the N-word in as part of the narration, so please be aware. This is another nery creepy story, that no doubt influenced H.P. Lovecraft.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Witch from Hell's Kitchen

    • By: Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    He sought the answer to a witch's curse among the very fiends of Hell! First, a dancing girl tried to stab him. Then, a snake sprang at him out of thin air. Finally, a phantom woman appeared in the darkness of his sleeping chamber - wicked, lustful, and seeking his death! It was then that Pyrrhas, the barbarian, knew that a curse was on him - a curse made with a witch-queen that could not be broken until he had followed her to the very nethermost pits of the hell that had spawned her.

    Regular price: $5.99

    • The Eyes Have It

    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "His eyes followed her around the room." We know what is meant by that statement - or do we? Imagine the eyes literally following her around the room like a puppy. Our protagonist believes he has found an alien species that has invaded Earth. A rather humorous short story by Philip K. Dick.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Challenge from Beyond

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    H. P. Lovecraft's tale of horror first appeared in Fantasy magazine in 1935. Alien beings invade the minds of the inhabitants of a planet, ours in this case, exchanging bodies. Imagine falling asleep in your room in your own body, and awakening on a strange planet in the body of a gray worm.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Rope Trick

    • By: Fredrick Brown
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The excitement, if you know what I mean, had gone from Alice Darnell's 20-year marriage, and she thought she had found the solution when she paid a Hindu fakir to teach her the secret to the Indian rope trick.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Thing at Nolan

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A father and son argue, the father strikes the son upon the face, and the son promises to kill the father. When the father disappears, the son goes to trial for murder, but how can there be a conviction when there was no body, and the father appeared several miles away.

    Regular price: $4.99