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    • Master's Choice Volume 1

    • Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them
    • By: Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, W.F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills, Michael Gross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Listen to mystery stories by today's top writers and the masters who inspired them. The idea for this collection came to Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Lawrence Block when he was asked, "What is your favorite mystery story?" Block compiled this unique collection by posing the same question to some of today's favorite writers of the genre, including Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, and John Lutz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery on Bayou Teche

    • By Cheryl L. Boswell on 10-25-07

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The Vampyre and Other Short Gothic Tales

    • By: John Polidori, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Critically acclaimed audiobook reader Barnaby Edwards (Doctor Who, The Voyage of the Beagle, Space Danger) performs 11 tales of ghostly gothic spookiness. From tales of vampyres and spirits to devil’s deals and ethereal coachmen. Short but oh so sweet, these 11 stories from some of the most lauded authors of the Gothic period prove that you need only a few pages to tell a truly terrifying tale.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Living Proof

    • A Charlie Resnick Novel, Book 7
    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    While protecting harassed best-selling American writer Cathy Jordan at the annual Shots in the Dark crime writers’ festival, Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick gets involved in a peculiar crime wave—men are found nearly naked and punctured with mostly superficial stab wounds.

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Cold Light

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Charlie Resnick is the last person to see the attractive young woman who vanishes after a Christmas office party, but he can’t even remember the color of the car in which she left. Days later, a tape-recorded ransom note arrives at police headquarters, and Resnick—along with his faulty memory—is the key to outsmarting the abductor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is difficult to listen to

    • By Mads on 11-28-15

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Waking Up: Volume 5

    • Over 30 Perspectives on Spiritual Awakening - What Does It Really Mean? Volume 5
    • By: Robert Thurman, John Prendergast, Chris Grosso, and others
    • Narrated by: Robert Thurman, John Prendergast, Chris Grosso, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In Waking Up, Volume 5, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with six teachers about their personal understandings of spiritual awakening - how it takes place, what changes (and what doesn't), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realizations.

    Regular price: $34.28

    • Ash and Bone

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In his Cornish hideaway, retired Detective Inspector Frank Elder's solitary life is disturbed by a call from his estranged wife, telling him his 17-year-old daughter, Katherine, is running wild, unbalanced by a rape he feels he should have prevented. Meanwhile, in London, the capture of a violent criminal goes badly wrong, and Detective Sergeant Maddy Birch is uneasy about the reasons why, an uneasiness that is compounded when she starts to believe she is being stalked.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Like Ian Rankin?

    • By Pat on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Ingenious Tales by Artful Writers

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Anton Chekhov, Barry Pain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    bibliophile's collection of wide ranging and masterful short stories, embracing both the subtle and the macabre, the whimsical and the downright frightful. Fifty captivating short stories which will keep listeners glued to their headsets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good stories mediocre narration

    • By Harsh Pareek on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $109.09

    • Cold in Hand

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Nick Boulton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A dispute between rival gangs escalates into violence. One teenage girl is left dead, another injured and a police officer is caught in the crossfire. DI Resnick is hauled back to the front line to help deal with the fallout. But when the dead girl's father seeks to lay the blame on his colleague, Resnick finds the line between personal and professional dangerously blurred.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By tncolmd on 01-11-10

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Murder Is My Racquet

    • Fourteen Original Tales of Love, Death, and Tennis by Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, James W. Hall, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Murder Is My Racquet is the most thrilling way to read about murder, intrigue...and tennis. This collection of stories by famous mystery writers, including Ridley Pearson and Lawrence Block, deals with the prestige of the high-stakes race to become one of the few international tennis stars, the promotional opportunities involved, the elimination of tournament competition, and the strategy of tennis in general.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Darkness and Light

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Detective Inspector Frank Elder's first case was unsolved. A dead woman, lying on a bed, immaculately dressed. The murderer was never found: free to kill again. Eight years later, Elder's estranged wife contacts him in his Cornish hideaway. Her friend's sister Claire has mysteriously disappeared. Elder reluctantly agrees to help. Then Claire is found dead, arranged with meticulous detail on her bed, and it doesn't take long for Elder to make the connection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Literate, expertly plotted

    • By Carole Cable on 03-13-08

    Regular price: $21.38

    • Like a Charm

    • By: Karin Slaughter (author/editor), Mark Billingham, Lee Child, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Desire leaves a man destroyed.... A young girl's curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden.... An accidental encounter on a train ends violently.... Ambition leads to a curious exchange.... An uncanny likeness changes two lives forever.... Here is a novel in 16 chilling parts, linked by a glittering charm bracelet that brings misfortune to everyone who handles it. In Like a Charm, the cream of British and American crime writers combine for a must-have collection.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible book!

    • By Peet on 08-21-11

    Regular price: $23.96

    • Darkness, Darkness

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Thirty years ago, the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart, turning neighbour against neighbour - enmities which smoulder still. Resnick had run an information-gathering unit at the heart of the dispute. Now, in retirement, and grieving over the death of his partner, the discovery of the body of a woman who disappeared during the Strike brings Resnick back, and forces him to confront his past.

    Regular price: $19.41

    • The Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Awful Voice of Reader!!!

    • By Transport Kaff on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $103.29

    • Good Bait

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    When a seventeen-year-old Moldovan boy is found dead on Hampstead Heath, the case falls to DCI Karen Shields and her overstretched team. Karen knows she needs a result. What she doesn't know is that her new case is tied inextricably to a much larger web of gang warfare and organised crime which infiltrates almost every aspect of London society.

    Regular price: $17.12

    • Gone to Ground

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Stephen Bryan, a gay academic, is found brutally murdered in his bathroom. Will Grayson and Helen Walker, police detectives investigating the case, at first assume that his death is the result of an ill-judged sexual encounter. But doubts are soon raised. Bryan's laptop has gone missing - could the murder be connected to a biography he was writing on the life and mysterious death of fifties screen legend, Stella Leonard?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed & dissatisfied

    • By Amanda on 07-05-09

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Wasted Years

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Faced with current crimes copied from past wrongdoings, Resnick fights to catch the criminals even as he deals with a flood of unsettling memories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story. Poor performance.

    • By PLS on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Far Cry

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Ruth and Simon’s romantic break is shattered by the news that their daughter, Heather, on holiday in Cornwall, has disappeared. The loss is more than they can bear and they separate. In time Ruth remarries and has a second daughter, Beatrice. Then Beatrice goes missing. While DI Grayson leads the search for Beatrice, DS Helen Walker re-examines what happened to Heather years before.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wouldn't want DI Grayson investigating anything!

    • By Lisa on 08-12-15

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Twenty-Minute Stories

    • Over Fifty Classic Short Stories
    • By: B. M. Croker, Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, W. C. Morrow, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    Over 50 great classic short stories, each around 20 minutes in length - perfect for short journeys, bedtime listening and those moments in between.... 'The Khitmatgar' by B. M. Croker, 'The Mummy of Thompson Pratt' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Ghost at the Blue Dragon' by William J. Wintle, 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson, 'Miracles' by Barry Pain, 'The Dust That Was Barren' by P. C. Wren, 'His Unconquerable Enemy' by W. C. Morrow, 'A Tiger’s Skin' by W. W. Jacobs....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't finish

    • By Valerie on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $98.17

    • Body and Soul

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    From the master of British crime writing comes Frank Elder’s last case. When his estranged daughter Katherine suddenly appears on his doorstep, Elder knows that something is badly wrong. The breakdown of her relationship with a controversial artist has sent her into a self-destructive tailspin which culminates in murder. And as Elder struggles to protect Katherine and prove her innocence, the terrors of the past threaten them both once more. 

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Minor Key

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin, Graham Padden
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In Minor Key, John Harvey returns to his old favourites - DI Resnick, jazz and Nottingham - explaining why they interest him before launching into a set of stories, hitherto uncollected. Unsurprisingly, jazz, Resnick and Nottingham feature. This limited edition collection ends with a set of John Harvey's poems about jazz.

    Regular price: $11.44

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