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    • 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

    • The Permanent Tenant

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The Permanent Tenant' is the story of a loyal dog, Boris, whose master disappeared suddenly under mysterious circumstances three years earlier. The faithful hound sits day after day in the garden of a cottage, looking out at the sea. Every evening Boris wanders down to the seaside cove where his master vanished in search of him. Clearly the dog is convinced that his master will one day return. And then one day something astounding happens....

    Regular price: $4.25

    • 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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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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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

    • 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

    • Stories of Duels, Trials, Bets and Dares

    • By: J. S. Fletcher, Barry Pain, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An enthralling collection of strange stories where characters are challenged to do something completely out of the ordinary. The Earl, the Warder and the Wayward Heiress by J. S. Fletcher, The Giraffe Problem by Barry Pain, The Man who Stole a Meeting House by John Townsend Trowbridge, The Box Tunnel by Charles Reade, A Lucky Number by S. B. Hale, The Brown Wallet by Stacy Aumonier, The Bet by Anton Jacobs

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stories, Reader is TERRIBLE

    • By Edmund on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $21.81

    • 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

    • 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

    • The Chestermarke Instinct

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Ella Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • 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

    • 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

    • The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Ella Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation" is a detective novel by J. S. Fletcher. Excerpt from the book: About eleven o'clock on the night of Monday, May 12, 1914, Marshall Allerdyke, a bachelor of forty, a man of great mental and physical activity, well known in Bradford as a highly successful manufacturer of dress goods, alighted at the Central Station in that city from an express which had just arrived from Manchester, where he had spent the day on business.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • The Short Stories of J. S. Fletcher

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 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 nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. This collection brings together some of the finest and most diverse examples of Fletcher's genius.

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Man in the Fur Coat

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The Man in the Fur Coat' is a fast-paced adventure in which a young journalist on the verge of destitution is picked out of the crowd by a well-dressed stranger in a fur coat. The wealthy man has a very strange proposition for the young writer. But first he must perform a bizarre treasure hunt through London collecting clues from mysterious strangers. Eventually he finds the meaning of the whole weird tale...and it is stranger than he could ever have imagined.

    Regular price: $4.13

    • 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

    • Cricket: A Sport in Verse

    • By: William Wordsworth, J S Fletcher, Lord Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Tim Graham, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As the sun lengthens its days to summer, so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of many people. This game, which so encapsulated the village greens and evening song of Middle England, has now spread across the world.

    Regular price: $4.33

    • Skinflint

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 30 mins
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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

    • The Secret of the Barbican

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • The Secret of the Strong Room

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 34 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 nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. In 'The Secret of the Strong Room', three young men of unimpeachable character are planning to commit the perfect heist on the safe of the Illysium Theatre. But they have planned without the greater cunning of the theatre's owner, Markenstein.

    Regular price: $5.16

    • The White Kid Glove

    • By: J. S. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 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 nonfiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian golden age of the short story. The eminent Doctor Clement Holford has a strange artifact in his study. A glass-fronted wall cabinet containing many rare books about poisons and a hermetically sealed glass box in which is a single white kid glove. The story behind these objects is an uncanny one.

    Regular price: $4.13

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