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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 1,048
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 894
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 884

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

    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

    • Seven Surrenders

    • By: Ada Palmer
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    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 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
    • Bought the first book...

    • By joker_style_infinite on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 373
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 339

    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 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

    • 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 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 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Duke on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $34.99

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

    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

    • The Penguin Book of the Undead

    • Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters
    • By: Scott G. Bruce
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late 19th century, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, and personal letters. The Penguin Book of the Undead teems with roving hordes of dead warriors, corpses trailed by packs of barking dogs, moaning phantoms haunting deserted ruins, evil spirits emerging from burning carcasses in the form of crows, and zombies with pestilential breath.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not what you're hoping for...

    • By prblyshopping on 10-07-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Twilight

    • By: William Gay
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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 Lost Country

    • By: William Gay
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • The Convict and Other Stories

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Steven Boyer, Louis Moreno, Richard Poe, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post), two-time Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke is renowned for his lush, suspense-charged portrayals of the Deep South – the people, the crime, the hope and despair infused in the bayou landscape. This stunning anthology takes us back to where Burke's heart and soul beat -- the steamy, seamy Gulf Coast -- in complex and fascinating tales that crackle with violence and menace, meshing his flair for gripping storytelling with his urbane writing style.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • liked this

    • By tolstoyscat on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $16.96

    • 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

    • 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

    • Middle Men

    • Stories
    • By: Jim Gavin
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith, Jonathan Todd Ross, Chris Sorenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In Middle Men, Stegner Fellow and New Yorker contributor Jim Gavin delivers a hilarious and panoramic vision of California, portraying a group of men, from young dreamers to old vets, as they make valiant forays into middle-class respectability. In "Play the Man", a high-school basketball player aspires to a college scholarship; in "Elephant Doors", a production assistant on a game show moonlights as a stand-up comedian; and in the collection's last story, the immensely moving "Costello", a middle-aged plumbing-supplies salesman comes to terms with the death of his wife.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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

    • Snow Angels

    • By: James Thompson
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    The first book of James Thompson’s Inspector Vaara series won immediate critical acclaim for a sterling tale set in the brutal cold and soul-testing isolation of kaamos, Finland’s two weeks of utter darkness. Even as the unrelenting winter conditions tighten their grip on the residents of the Lapland town, a lovely Somali movie star is found murdered, a racial slur cut into her chest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Read

    • By Susan on 01-19-11

    Regular price: $24.49

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