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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 964
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 817
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 807

    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
    • Gothic Horror Hard Science Fiction

    • By Doug D. Eigsti on 06-24-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Lost Country

    • By: William Gay
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

     

    The Lost Country centers on Edgewater, who's recently been discharged from the navy, and a one-armed con man named Roosterfish who takes him under his wing as they both search desperately for a forgotten past and a future that may never come. The Lost Country cements Gay as one of the strongest voices in Southern literature, alongside Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you like poetic and gritty Southern Gothic-

    • By J's mom on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Seven Surrenders

    • By: Ada Palmer
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    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

    • 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 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Performance

    • By BakeretteJen on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 360
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 328

    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 Will to Battle

    • Terra Ignota, Book 3
    • By: Ada Palmer
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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

    • High White Sun

    • By: J. Todd Scott
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books i've heard all year

    • By bob fleischman on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • Citrus County

    • By: John Brandon
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    John Brandon has quickly become a critical darling thanks to his evocative prose and recognizable, yet quirky, characters. Citrus County introduces teenaged Shelby Register and her offbeat family. Moving to the swampy Citrus County region of Florida, Shelby is quickly confronted by life’s challenges and possibilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flannery O'Connor's dark irony with early Wes Anderson's subtle sense of humor

    • By Milkman on 07-12-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Side Life

    • By: Steve Toutonghi
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • You Only Get Letters from Jail

    • By: Jodi Angel
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Jodi Angel's new collection You Only Get Letters from Jail comes at listeners "with a voice dripping with sweat and Schlitz” (Esquire magazine). These moving and beautifully written stories follow young men caught in the confusing space between boyhood and adulthood, in situations that nobody can possibly prepare you for....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Strange collection of short stories...Disappointed

    • By Sharon on 06-27-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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

    • Twilight

    • By: William Gay
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    When Kenneth and Corrie Tyler become suspicious of the town undertaker, they attempt to discover the truth. But what they find is far worse than they had feared.

    In his third novel, award-winning author William Gay is sure to astound listeners with his dark themes and memorable characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent !!!

    • By Lee on 12-01-08

    Regular price: $29.37

    • The New and Improved Romie Futch

    • A Novel
    • By: Julia Elliott
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Down on his luck and still pining for his ex-wife, South Carolina taxidermist Romie Futch spends his evenings drunkenly surfing the Internet before passing out on his couch. In a last-ditch attempt to pay his mortgage, he replies to an ad and becomes a research subject in an experiment conducted by the Center for Cybernetic Neuroscience in Atlanta, Georgia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT! Stick with it!!

    • By KEBP on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • They All Saw a Cat

    • By: Brendan Wenzel
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 4 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

    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 Complete Double Dead

    • By: Chuck Wendig
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Five years ago, Coburn went to sleep - wasn't exactly planned - and he's just woken up to find most everybody in the world dead. And not cool, interesting dead like him; oh, no. Coburn looks basically human, and these guys...really don't. He likes blood, and they like flesh. He's smart; them, not so much. But they outnumber him by about a million to one, and their clotted blood cannot sustain him.  

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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

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