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    • The Vampire Archives

    • The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Kim Newman (foreword), Neil Gaiman (preface), and others
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Jonathan Cowley, Erik Davies
    • Length: 61 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 458
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 392
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 393

    The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Table of Contents:

    • By TB on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $77.00

    • Black Mask 9: The Corpse Didn't Kick

    • And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Whitman Chambers, Milton K. Ozaki, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart Tinapp, Scott Brick, Eric Conger, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by “the seminal and venerated mystery pulp magazine” ( Booklist).

    Regular price: $18.27

    • Bloodsuckers

    • The Vampire Archives, Volume 1
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Neil Gaiman (preface), Stephen King, and others
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Fred Sanders, Mark Deakens, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The Vampire Archives is the scariest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once you’re in its clutches, there's no escape. From the first to last bite, it's a bloody good read.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overall Good collection

    • By C Christopher Taylor on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Fangs

    • The Vampire Archives, Volume 2
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Kim Newman (foreword), Clive Barker, and others
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Bob Walter, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    The second immortal volume in this dark and fantastic series, Fangs is a scintillating and sinister collection of vampire stories and part of the now legendary Vampire Archives. Including Clive Barker, Anne Rice, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Many Many More.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, but a repeat of he Vampire Archives

    • By Robert on 11-01-14

    Regular price: $43.93

    • The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

    • By: Otto Penzler - editor
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith, full cast
    • Length: 46 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. From his first appearance in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet, fans have loved reading and listening about him - and writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects 83 wonderful stories about Holmes and Dr. John Watson, the majority of which will be new to listeners.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • LAME

    • By L. D. Miller on 01-13-16

    Regular price: $63.00

    • Black Mask 3: The Maltese Falcon - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Dashiell Hammett, Frederic Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner, Oliver Wyman, Pete Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maltese Falcon

    • By Robert E. Orlando on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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

    • Murder in the Rough

    • Original Tales of Bad Shots, Terrible Lies, and Other Deadly Handicaps from Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, and others
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    This the fourth title in a sports mystery series edited by Otto Penzler. Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, HRF Keating, Ian Rankin and many others deliver up an ace anthology of original short stories that mix murder and mystery on the fairway. This collection is sure to appeal to sports fans and those eager to read stories by the most celebrated authors in the mystery genre.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Lineup

    • The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and others
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Justine Eyre, John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Lee Child's Jack Reacher a drifter?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the backstories on all the different novels!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Black Mask 2: Murder Is Bad Luck - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Stewart Sterling, Wyatt Blassingame, and others
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar, Oliver Wyman, Pete Larkin, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    Regular price: $19.49

    • Black Mask 1: Doors in the Dark - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Keith Alan Deutsch, Erle Stanley Gardner, and others
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger, Oliver Wyman, Alan Sklar, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly formatted, no table of contents

    • By MissThang on 08-08-18

    Regular price: $18.27

    • Black Mask 10: Death Stops Payment

    • And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Horace McCoy, Julius Long, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart Tinapp, Eric Conger, Jeff Woodman, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by the magazine.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Black Mask 11: Middleman for Murder

    • And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Richard Connell, Richard Deming, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart Tinapp, Scott Brick, Eric Conger, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by "the seminal and venerated mystery pulp magazine" (Booklist).

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Murder at the Racetrack

    • Original Tales of Mystery and Mayhem Down the Final Stretch from Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, and others
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    An anthology of 13 racetrack mysteries containing original short stories, centered on horseracing, by the following authors: Joyce Carol Oates, H.R.F. Keating, John Lescroart, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, Jan Burke, Max Allan Collins, Thomas H. Cook, Pat Jordan, Michael Malone, Michele Martinez, Julie Smith, and Scott Wolven.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Black Mask 7

    • The Shrieking Skeleton - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Brett Halliday, Day Keene, and others
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Richard Ferrone, Jeff Gurner, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by “the seminal and venerated mystery pulp magazine” ( Booklist).

    Regular price: $18.27

    • Black Mask 8: The Sound of the Shot - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Dale Clark, Frederick C. Davis, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone, Peter Ganim, David Ledoux, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, and John D. MacDonald all got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by the magazine.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Agents of Treachery

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lee Child, James Grady, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    For the first time ever, legendary editor Otto Penzler has handpicked some of the most respected and best-selling thriller writers working today for a riveting collection of spy fiction. From first to last, this stellar collection signals mission accomplished.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as I'd hoped

    • By Terry Hensley on 06-28-11

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Coffins

    • The Vampire Archives, Volume 3
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, and others
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Robertson Dean, Steve West, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A chill inducing and masterful collection of vampire tales, culled from the dark recesses of the nefarious and world-renowned Vampires Archives. Coffins, the third volume in the series, contains some of the best of the best vampire fiction. The authors, including Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, Edgar Allan Poe, and F. Paul Wilson, take listeners readers deep inside the crypts of the living dead, in all their supernatural splendor.

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Kwik Krimes

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor)
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Crimes happen in a flash. Before you even know it, the shots have rung out, the jewels have been stolen, and the bodies are cooling on the floor. In this anthology, over eighty authors - including veterans such as Chuck Hogan, Ken Bruen, and Tasha Alexander - come together to tell tales of murder and mayhem, all in one thousand words or less. Dare to confront these fearful, furious tales, each offering a glimpse of the darkness lurking in the human heart.

    Regular price: $10.49