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    • Great Half Hour Stories

    • By: H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, J. S. Fletcher, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A gripping collection of 30 minute stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the English language....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • this was so much fun

    • By Kaite McGrew on 04-10-17

    Regular price: $63.95

    • The Great Adventure Story Collection

    • 40 Action Packed Tales of Adventure and Intrigue
    • By: P. C. Wren, William Le Queux, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Forty breathtaking short stories of gripping adventures, secrets and strange conspiracies. 'The Dust That Was Barren' by P. C. Wren. 'The Deserter' by Stacy Aumonier. 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher. 'The Secret of the Smoked Spectacles' by William Le Queux. 'The 39 Steps' by John Buchan. 'Three Pennyworth of Luck' by Basil Murray. 'The Secret of Dr. Vaux’s Intrigue' by William Le Queux. 'A Thread of Scarlet' by J. J. Bell. 'How I Became a Secret Agent' by Dr. A. K. Graves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stories

    • By Willie on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $82.63

    • Tales of Strange Islands and Stranger Monsters

    • By: J. S. Fletcher, H. G. Wells, Morgan Robertson, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A brilliant anthology of weird and fantastic stories about islands and sea monsters. 'The Sea-Raiders' by H. G. Wells. 'Alone on a Wide Wide Sea' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Dagon' by H. P. Lovecraft. 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson. 'No Ships Pass' by Eleanor Smith. 'Aepyornis Island' by H. G. Wells. 'The Vengeance of La Maraye' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Absolute Evil' by Julian Hawthorne. 'The Shadows' by Henry S. Whitehead. 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher. 'Over the Border' by Morgan Robertson. 'Treasure Trove' by Neil Munro.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Skinflint

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Skinflint is a bittersweet tale of an embittered middle-aged woman who has never recovered from being jilted as a young woman. Since that sorry episode she has thrown herself into the micro-management of her grocery and drapery business. Then one day she learns that her former lover is on the brink of ruin...and the memories of her youth come surging back....

    Regular price: $4.13

    • Macabre Tales

    • Seventy ghoulish and unearthly short stories
    • By: E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A ghoulish collection of loathsome and macabre tales full of astounding skill and diabolical cleverness. 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton, 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray, 'The Vampire' by Jan Neruda, 'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' by J. S. Fletcher, 'The Story of the Spaniards' by E. & H. Heron, 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow, 'The Anticipator' by Morley Roberts, 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole, 'The Conjurer' by Richard Middleton....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A really great selection of stories

    • By J. C. Hardy on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • Seafarers' Yarns

    • Great Stories of the Sea
    • By: Morley Roberts, H. G. Wells, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A brilliant collection of some of the finest old sea stories ever written. 'The Overcrowded Iceberg' by Morley Roberts, 'The Substitute' by W. W. Jacobs, 'Reparation' by J. D. Beresford, 'The Paradise Coal-Boat' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Registered Packet' by J. S. Fletcher, 'Treasure Trove' by Neil Munro, 'The Vengeance of La Maraye' by J. S. Fletcher, 'The Sea-Raiders' by H. G. Wells, 'No Ships Pass' by Eleanor Smith....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exotic Colection

    • By Vickie on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $85.28

    • Unlikely Stories

    • 44 Tales of the Weird and Fantastical
    • By: Edith Wharton, Richard Middleton, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A gripping collection of weird and fantastical stories of supernatural and unbelievable happenings. "Pomegranate Seed" by Edith Wharton; "The Tiger" by Hugh Walpole; "When I Was Dead" by Vincent O'Sullivan; "The Fire" by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne; "Satan's Circus" by Eleanor Smith; "The Coffin Merchant" by Richard Middleton; and more tall stories....

    Regular price: $92.96

    • Fifty Spellbinding Stories

    • By: J. S. Fletcher, Arthur Morrison, Richard Middleton, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fast-paced and varied collection of captivating short stories ranging from action thrillers to poignant tear-jerkers to the downright weird, including: "Jerry Bundler" by W. W. Jacobs, "The Umbrella Mender" by Beatrice Harraden, "Green Ink" by J. S. Fletcher, "Why Herbert Killed His Mother" by Winifred Holtby, "The Red Mark" by Israel Zangwill, "The White Kid Glove" by J. S. Fletcher, "Sophy Mason Comes Back" by E. M. Delafield, plus many more.

    Regular price: $85.28

    • The Malachite Jar

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The Malachite Jar' is a detective story. An eminent magistrate, an antiquarian book and antique collector, has been found dead. The post mortem indicates that he was poisoned. But who could possibly have a motive for the murder? Various members of the community come forward with information, each of which points to a different solution to the puzzle...but which is correct?

    Regular price: $5.46

    • Whimsical Tales

    • By: Neil Munro, Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A delightful collection of light-hearted classic stories from some of the greatest Victorian and Edwardian-era writers.

    Regular price: $25.81

    • The Influence Fails

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 mins
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    'The Influence Fails' is a mystery story involving a dastardly plot. A young man finds himself suddenly and unexpectedly in a strange dining room in a house he has never been to before, with no memory of how he came to be there. A moment later, the owner of the house enters the room...and is naturally suspicious about the man's motives. But how did he get there? Why did he come? What can it all mean?

    Regular price: $4.37

    • The Vengeance of La Maraye

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863 - 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian "Golden Age" of the short story. 'The Vengeance of La Maraye' is the terrible tale of a cruel feudal lord, the Sieur de Brieux, who behaves like a tyrant towards his serfs on the island of La Maraye. This is the story of how the islanders finally get their awful revenge.

    Regular price: $4.37

    • The Registered Packet

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The Registered Packet' is the story of Martineau, a young man returning home by ship after a two-year absence. On the ship he meets a stranger and volunteers to deliver a small parcel for him to the nearest post office, in order that his fellow traveller might catch his train. But on arrival in Hull, Martineau inadvertently leaves his bag in the cab. He is able to track down the vehicle and find his bag again, but to his horror the packet which was entrusted to him has disappeared.

    Regular price: $4.13

    • Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 35 mins
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    'Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea' is the tale of two enemies abandoned on a deserted island. Pierre Rochelle, a convict escaped from a French penal colony, has been living alone on a remote Pacific island for the past three years, with no means of escape. Then one day he finds a man asleep on the beach on the far side of the island. The new arrival has just been marooned by his mutineering shipmates. Even as he still sleeps, Rochelle recognizes him as Gaston Charette - his own mortal enemy, the man whose false testimony had sent him to the penal colony in the first place.

    Regular price: $4.37

    • The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863 - 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian 'Golden Age' of the short story. The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand is the macabre tale of a new man arriving to work as assistant keeper at a remote lighthouse.

    Regular price: $5.10

    • The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863 – 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian "Golden Age" of the short story. "The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress" is the story of a ten thousand pound bet between young gentlemen in their club.

    Regular price: $5.55

    • The Secret of the Barbican

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 49 mins
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    The Secret of the Barbican is the story of a small-town solicitor who on a chance visit to a local museum in a distant town discovers a set of rare siege coins. He instantly recognizes them as the set of coins which had been stolen from his own town corporation many years previously. He immediately sets out to investigate...and the thief's trail takes him to some quite extraordinary places....

    Regular price: $5.16

    • Room 53

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 35 mins
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    'Room 53' tells the story of Beatrice, a bookaholic hotel chambermaid. When a guest at the hotel wakes late one morning to discover he has been robbed of his collection of valuable diamonds, Beatrice discovers a clue to the whereabouts of the suspected thief. She sets off to London to track the mysterious stranger down....

    Regular price: $4.13

    • Against Time

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 42 mins
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    Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian 'golden age' of the short story. 'Against Time' is the adventure of a young clerk, Ledbitter, who realises, to his horror, that he has forgotten to post an important letter from his employer to a prospective client containing a valuable tender.

    Regular price: $5.16

    • The Chestermarke Instinct

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Ella Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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    "The Chestermarke Instinct" is a detective novel by J. S. Fletcher. Excerpt from the book: But on this occasion Neale did not stare admiringly at the old church, nor at the pilastered Moot Hall, nor at the toppling gables: his eyes were fixed on something else, something unusual. As soon as he walked out of the door of the house in which he lodged he saw his two fellow-clerks, Shirley and Patten, standing on the steps of the hall by which entrance was joined to the bank and to the bank-house.

    Regular price: $7.35

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