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    • Blindsight

    • By: Peter Watts
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,062
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 906
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 896

    Set in 2082, Peter Watts' Blindsight is fast-moving, hard SF that pulls readers into a futuristic world where a mind-bending alien encounter is about to unfold. After the Firefall, all eyes are locked heavenward as a team of specialists aboard the self-piloted spaceship Theseus hurtles outbound to intercept an unknown intelligence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling modern hard sci-fi

    • By James on 04-04-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Quantum Magician

    • By: Derek Kunsken
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Belisarius is a quantum man, an engineered Homo quantus who fled the powerful insight of dangerously addictive quantum senses. He found a precarious balance as a con man, but when a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of warships across an enemy wormhole, he must embrace his birthright to even try. In fact, the job is so big that he'll need a crew built from all the new sub-branches of humanity. If he succeeds, he might trigger an interstellar war, but success might also point the way to the next step of Homo quantus evolution. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By DJ Blount on 10-13-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Will to Battle

    • Terra Ignota, Book 3
    • By: Ada Palmer
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    The long years of near-utopia have come to an abrupt end. Peace and order are now figments of the past. Corruption, deception, and insurgency humwithin the once steadfast leadership of the Hives, nations without fixed location.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best one yet?

    • By David Soto on 02-06-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Seven Surrenders

    • By: Ada Palmer
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    In a future of near-instantaneous global travel, of abundant provision for the needs of all, a future in which no one living can remember an actual war, a long era of stability threatens to come to an abrupt end. For known only to a few, the leaders of the great Hives, nations without fixed location, have long conspired to keep the world stable, at the cost of just a little blood. A few secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction can ever dominate, and the balance holds. And yet the balance is beginning to give way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • AWFUL Performance, Thought-provoking story

    • By Kevin Elliott on 04-28-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Make Something Up

    • Stories You Can't Unread
    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Chuck Palahniuk, Scott Sowers, Rich Orlow, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 343

    For years Chuck Palahniuk has reserved his best storytelling for his readings, often choosing to read a new short story instead of whatever novel he is supposed to be promoting. Make Something Up compiles these previously unpublished tales for the very first time, plus the Byliner social media insta-classic "Phoenix" and Palahniuk's most notable pieces from Playboy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Plenty of shock, just not enough Palahniuk awe

    • By Darwin8u on 06-10-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

    • By: Paige McKenzie, Alyssa Sheinmel
    • Narrated by: Paige McKenzie, T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Shortly after her 16th birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother, Kat, move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn't recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just...creepy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally judged by cover

    • By Wendy on 07-07-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Far Empty

    • By: J. Todd Scott
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Seventeen-year-old Caleb Ross is adrift in the wake of the sudden disappearance of his mother more than a year ago, and is struggling to find his way out of the small Texas border town of Murfee. Chris Cherry is a newly minted sheriff's deputy, a high school football hero who has reluctantly returned to his hometown.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Texas Noir

    • By Mihal Ceittin on 03-16-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The White House Boys

    • An American Tragedy
    • By: Roger Dean Kiser
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Hidden far from sight, deep in the thick underbrush of the North Florida woods are the ghostly graves of more than 30 unidentified bodies, some of which are thought to be children who were beaten to death at the old Florida Industrial School for Boys at Marianna. It is suspected that many more bodies will be found in the fields and swamplands surrounding the institution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tough. Brutal. Realistic. Vivid

    • By Karole on 01-14-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Battleborn

    • By: Claire Vaye Watkins
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn, Morgan Hallett, Laura Knight Keating, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice. In each of these ten unforgettable stories, Claire Vaye Watkins writes her way fearlessly into the mythology of the American West, utterly reimagining it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful magnificent stories beautifully told

    • By Pedro Ramirez on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Notes Left Behind

    • By: Brooke Desserich, Keith Desserich
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith, Coleen Marlo, Keith Desserich
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is the true story of a six-year-old girl named Elena and her battle against brain cancer. In her last days she showed a community how to love and how to live. Written through the eyes of her parents, Brooke and Keith Desserich, as a remembrance to Elena's younger sister, Elena's story is one of humility and inspiration as she lives each day, one day at a time.

    Regular price: $21.67

    • High White Sun

    • By: J. Todd Scott
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    In the wake of Sheriff Stanford Ross' death, former deputy Chris Cherry - now Sheriff Cherry - is the new "law" in Big Bend County, yet still struggling to escape the long, dark shadow of that infamous lawman. As Chris tries to remake and modernize his corrupt department, bringing in new deputies like young America Reynosa and Ben Harper - a hard-edged, veteran homicide detective now lured out of retirement - Chris finds himself constantly staring down a town unwilling to change.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great, loved it as much as the "The Far Empty!

    • By Brenda K Turner on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • They All Saw a Cat

    • By: Brendan Wenzel
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws. In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?

    Regular price: $1.88

    • The Devil and Other Stories

    • By: Leo Tolstoy, Richard F. Gustafson
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, George Guidall, T. Ryder Smith, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    This collection of 11 stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes that surface in War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Stories as different as "The Snowstorm", "Lucerne", "The Diary of a Madman", and "The Devil" are grounded in autobiographical experience. They deal with journeys of self-discovery and the moral and religious thought that characterizes Tolstoy's works of criticism and philosophy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Tolstoy. Poor narration

    • By Joseph L. Moore on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • There's Something I Want You to Do

    • Stories
    • By: Charles Baxter
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith, Scott R. Sowers, Kevin Free, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    These interrelated stories are arranged in two sections, one devoted to virtues ("Bravery", "Loyalty", "Chastity", "Charity", and "Forbearance") and the other to vices ("Lust", "Sloth", "Avarice", "Gluttony", and "Vanity"). They are cast with characters who appear and reappear throughout the collection, their actions equally divided between the praiseworthy and the loathsome.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Virtue than Vices

    • By David on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Bible Salesman

    • By: Clyde Edgerton
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In The Bible Salesman, Preston Clearwater is scoring cash working a car-theft ring in post-World War II North Carolina. When he picks up 19-year-old Bible salesman Henry Dampier, Preston convinces the kid that he's an FBI spy. And before Henry knows what's up, he finds himself in way over his head with no apparent way out.

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Safe from the Neighbors

    • By: Steve Yarbrough
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    This tightly constructed tale by PEN/Faulkner finalist Steve Yarbrough tells the story of a Mississippi history teacher who’s determined to unravel the truth about one tragic day in 1962. Even as he pursues an affair with a long-lost friend, he wonders if she could hold the missing piece to this racially charged puzzle.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Lost Country

    • By: William Gay
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Billy Edgewater is a harbinger of doom. Estranged from his family, discharged from the navy and touched by a rising desperation, he sets out hitchhiking home to East Tennessee, where his father is slowly dying. On the road, separately, are Sudy and Bradshaw, brother and sister, and a one-armed con man named Roosterfish. All, in one way or another, have their pasts and futures embroiled with D. L. Harkness, a predator in all the ways there are.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Side Life

    • By: Steve Toutonghi
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    Dazzling, paranoid literary sci-fi for fans of Blake Crouch and Philip K. Dick: Vin, a down-on-his-luck young tech entrepreneur forced out of the software company he started, takes a job house-sitting an ultra-modern Seattle mansion whose owner has gone missing. There he discovers a secret basement lab with an array of computers and three large, smooth caskets. Inside one he finds a woman in a state of suspended animation. When Vin decides to climb into one of the caskets to see what happens, his reality begins to unravel....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly good!

    • By Glen Grader on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • About Love and Other Stories

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper, T. Ryder Smith, Henry Strozier
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Raymond Carver called Anton Chekhov "the greatest short story writer who has ever lived". This unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever, and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes - alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence - have as much relevance today as when they were written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful collection

    • By Mimi on 10-30-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Queer

    • By: William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith, Andrew Garman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    For more than three decades, while its writer's world fame increased, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings. Set in the corrupt and spectral Mexico City of the '40s, Queer is the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for an indifferent user named Eugene Allerton. The narrative is punctuated by Lee's outrageous "routines" - brilliant comic monologues that foreshadow Naked Lunch - yet the atmosphere is heavy with foreboding.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Junky 2

    • By Matt on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $17.49

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