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    • The Great War

    • Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War
    • By: David Almond, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, and others
    • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell, JD Jackson, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war - a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo - and use it as the inspiration for an original short story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely thought provoking stories about events that should not be forgotten.

    • By Carrie Arnold on 09-26-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Thirteen Days of Midnight

    • By: Leo Hunt
    • Narrated by: Richard Halverson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance: a collection of eight restless spirits, known as his Host, who want revenge for their long enslavement. Once they figure out that Luke has no clue how to manage them, they become increasingly belligerent, and eventually mutiny. Halloween (the night when ghosts reach the height of their power) is fast approaching, and Luke knows his Host is planning something far more trick than treat.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Hard Times (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Richard Halverson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Coketown, England, wealthy retiree Thomas Gradgrind has founded a school based on his belief that life should be factual - not fanciful. Among his pupils are his children, Thomas and Louisa, who are raised on his teachings of rational self-interest and grow into loveless, despairing adults. As he bears witness to his children’s suffering, Gradgrind is forced to confront the dangers of his dispassionate, utilitarian philosophy.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Tale of Angelino Brown

    • By: David Almond, Alex T. Smith
    • Narrated by: Richard Halverson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Do you believe in angels? Bert and Betty Brown do, because Bert discovered one in his shirt pocket the other day while he was driving his bus. All of a sudden they had a little boy of their very own to care for - how heavenly! Bert and Betty’s friends think Angelino is lovely. So do Nancy and Jack and Alice from school. But the Head Teacher, Mrs. Mole, is not so sure. Neither is Professor Smellie. And who is the mysterious Man in Black who claims to be a School Inspector? Or the big, lumbering Basher Malone?

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Killing Dragons

    • The Conquest of the Alps
    • By: Fergus Fleming
    • Narrated by: Richard Halverson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    In a riveting narrative of daredevils and eccentrics, Fergus Fleming gives us the breathtaking story of some of history's greatest explorers as they conquer the soaring peaks of the Alps. Fleming recounts the incredible exploits of the men whose centuries-old fear of the mountain range turned quickly to curiosity, then to obsession, as they explored Europe's frozen wilderness.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Tightrope Walkers

    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: Richard Halverson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of Northern England, Dominic Hall is torn between extremes. On the one hand, he craves the freedom he feels when he steals away with the eccentric girl artist next door, Holly Stroud - his first and abiding love - to balance above the earth on a makeshift tightrope. With Holly, Dom dreams of a life different in every way from his shipbuilder dad's, a life fashioned of words and images and story.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Lady from Guatemala

    • By: V. S. Pritchett
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell, Tom McKay, Frazer Douglas, and others
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    The Lady from Guatemala is a collection of stories from one of the most distinguished short story writers in English. From first to last, V.S. Pritchett's writing displays a shrewd understanding of class and character and a quick ear for the inner, deeper rhythms of dialogue. His subject matter is always human nature, its peculiarity, its tenacity... His prose is clear, his observation complex and multi-layered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing collection

    • By Shawn Scarber on 10-29-15

    Regular price: $33.57

    • Half a Creature from the Sea

    • A Life in Stories
    • By: David Almond
    • Narrated by: Richard Halverson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Master storyteller David Almond presents a beautiful collection of short fiction interwoven with pieces that illuminate the inspiration behind the stories. May Malone is said to have a monster in her house, but what Norman finds there may just be the angel he needs. Joe Quinn's house is noisy with poltergeists, or could it be Davie's raging causing the disturbance?

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Bat That Flits

    • By: Norman Collins
    • Narrated by: Richard Halverson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in the early 50s in the aftermath of the war, The Bat that Flits tells the story of James Hudson, a research assistant in bacteriological warfare. On arriving in Bodmin to start work at the Government centre based deep in the moors, Hudson finds a suspicious note placed on his pillow. Setting out to discover the origin of such a letter, Hudson becomes entangled in something much more sinister than he could have imagined....

    Regular price: $15.48