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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 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    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: $4.99

    • Dagon

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • Before Eden

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Space travelers exploring Venus reach the South Pole of that planet, where they find signs of life. Plant life, perhaps the beginning of intelligent life, on a faraway planet: their excitement builds as they take samples and head back to their ship... leaving behind their refuse.

    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 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 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
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      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

    • The Roller Coaster

    • By: Alfred Bester
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This tale by Alfred Bester has a strong thread of plausibility running through it. Just enough conviction, if in fact, to wake up in the middle of the night with a feeling that someone stole the blankets.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love Bester

    • By Darryl on 07-09-14

    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
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      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

    • Day of the Hunters

    • By: Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • 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

    • An Express of the Future

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

    • Mother of Toads

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

    • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic short story of a man born in his 70s who ages backward as those around him age in the normal direction. Both humorous and heartbreaking at times, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was the basis for the David Fincher movie of the same name, though the movie differs in several key ways from Fitzgerald's original story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great short story

    • By bookpurring on 08-11-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Challenge from Beyond

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    H. P. Lovecraft's tale of horror first appeared in Fantasy magazine in 1935. Alien beings invade the minds of the inhabitants of a planet, ours in this case, exchanging bodies. Imagine falling asleep in your room in your own body, and awakening on a strange planet in the body of a gray worm.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • The Possessed

    • By: Arthur C Clarke
    • Narrated by: John W. Michaels
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • The Ghost Patrol

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

    • The Gettysburg Address

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

    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.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Exile of the Eons

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

    • 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
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      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

    • 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
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      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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