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    • The Declaration of Independence

    • By: Thomas Jefferson
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as 13 newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a new nation - the United States of America. Narrated by John W. Michaels, a must listen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should have done this a long time ago!

    • By Farmer's wife on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Exile of the Eons

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Someday

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

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Dagon

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    One of H. P. Lovecraft’s earliest works, published in 1917, as we get a picture of his later science fiction. Dagon the fish God inspires the creature that drives the protagonist to madness.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Gettysburg Address

    • By: Abraham Lincoln
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Abraham Lincoln delivered what is considered to be the most famous speech ever at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863. There are five known copies of this speech in Lincoln’s handwriting, each with a slightly different text. John W Michaels reads from the Bliss copy which appears on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. In the background we hear the U.S. Army chorus performing the Battle hymn of the Republic.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unfortunately, not very good

    • By David A. Gaston on 11-16-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Day of the Hunters

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Some creatures hunt for food, and some hunt for sport, but what happens when the hunter becomes so effective he kills all of the prey and still lusts for the sport?

    Regular price: $4.99

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • The Fun They Had

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

    This short story was written for a syndicated newspaper page for children; but Mr. Asimov, like every good writer of children's stories, is talking not only to the children but to all of us. His characters here are young, but the idea hehind the story is as timeless as it is acute.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Thing in the Forest

    • By: Bernard Capes
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    What sort of sin could a priest commit that would force him to spend the rest of his existence as a werewolf? A village priest by day, but forced to haunt a Hungarian forest at night. The newly wedded wife of a woodsman befriends the fiend, but now has her sin become as great as the cursed priest?

    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
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • Rescue

    • By: Gordon R. Dickson
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It seemed like a good idea at the time to rescue the tribe of Amuk from their primitive ways and move them into modern society. Pibo, their a-lot-smarter-then-he-looked leader, however, had other ideas. Pibo liked his job too much to allow Scout Lieutenant Holroyd Aldo to bring in the mother ship and its extensive reorientation of his people.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • An Express of the Future

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    From Boston to Liverpool in a little over four hours? Jules Verne tells us how it might be done.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • If I Forget Thee Oh Earth

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    He had long wondered what lay outside; and now, Marvin's father was taking him on the long-awaited trip. One that he would never forget.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Ghost Patrol

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Mother of Toads

    • By: Clark Ashton Smith
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • The Pacifist

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A 1950s supercomputer’s purpose is to help fight battles, but what happens when the pompous general in charge of the project chooses to berate the rather meek and mild "Nerd" Dr. Milquetoast, whose job it is to program the massive machine, is a classic case of getting even.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Moon Dog

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Leica was the first dog to travel into space, atop a Soviet rocket. When an astronomer finds a puppy alongside a Pasadena Highway, he names her Leica. Some believe that animals, particularly dogs, can sense an oncoming earthquake. When the big one hits the Bay Area, Leica saves his life. When the astronomer travels to the dark side of the moon, Leica cannot go along, but she will save his life again.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Possessed

    • By: Arthur C Clarke
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    An alien race is forced to leave their planet in search of a new home. The alien explorers do not travel in a ship but, interestingly enough, they travel as a swarm through space. When they arrive on our planet, they divide into two swarms, one pursuing a search in outer space for another suitable planet while the swarm remaining here searches for intelligent life. This of course was eons ago. They eventually find what they believe is a suitable species, with an interesting outcome.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Souvenir

    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Willianson's world, a culture that seemed a hideous nightmare to men who know nothing of beauty, must be destroyed. Philip Dick's characters have an exciting way of letting their logically motivated self-interest lead them straight down the flaming road to ruin. We suspect that it is this distinctly individual approach which has made him one of the most admired and widely read of science fiction writers of the past few years.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Flight to Forever

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    One man against the limitless wastes of time, he fought the strange, inhuman civilizations of Earth's unguessable future, searching hopelessly among the never-ending tomorrows-for the road to one unforgettable yesterday!

    Regular price: $8.99

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