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  • Blindsight | Peter Watts

    Blindsight

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Peter Watts
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    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.

    Doug D. Eigsti says: "Gothic Horror Hard Science Fiction"
  • The Will to Battle: Terra Ignota, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ada Palmer
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    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.

  • Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread | Chuck Palahniuk

    Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Chuck Palahniuk, Scott Sowers, Rich Orlow, and others
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    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 Make Something Up compiles these previously unpublished tales for the very first time, plus the Byliner social media insta-classic "Phoenix" and Palahniuk's most notable pieces from Playboy.

    Darwin8u says: "Plenty of shock, just not enough Palahniuk awe"
  • The White House Boys: An American Tragedy | Roger Dean Kiser

    The White House Boys: An American Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Roger Dean Kiser
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    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.

    Karole says: "Tough. Brutal. Realistic. Vivid"
  • Battleborn | Claire Vaye Watkins

    Battleborn

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Claire Vaye Watkins
    • Narrated By Ali Ahn, Morgan Hallett, Laura Knight Keating, and others
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    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.

    Pedro Ramirez says: "Wonderful magnificent stories beautifully told"
  • Seven Surrenders | Ada Palmer

    Seven Surrenders

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ada Palmer
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    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.

    Daniel T. Campbell says: "Egad!"
  • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl | Paige McKenzie,Alyssa Sheinmel

    The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Paige McKenzie, Alyssa Sheinmel
    • Narrated By Paige McKenzie, T. Ryder Smith
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    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.

    joker_style_infinite says: "Bought the first book..."
  • Stardust | Joseph Kanon

    Stardust

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    Hollywood, 1945. Ben Collier has just arrived from war-torn Europe to find his brother has died in mysterious circumstances. Why would a man with a beautiful wife, a successful movie career, and a heroic past choose to kill himself?

    Richard Delman says: "Joseph Kanon owns this little corner of history."
  • Queer | William S. Burroughs

    Queer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith, Andrew Garman
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    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.

    Matt says: "Junky 2"
  • The Far Empty | J. Todd Scott

    The Far Empty

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J. Todd Scott
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    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.

    Allen Anthony says: "The Stars Are Bright Deep in the Heart of Texas"
  • The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters | Scott G. Bruce

    The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Scott G. Bruce
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    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.

    prblyshopping says: "Not what you're hoping for..."
  • About Love and Other Stories | Anton Chekhov

    About Love and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper, T. Ryder Smith, Henry Strozier
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    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.

    Mimi says: "Wonderful collection"
  • The Convict and Other Stories | James Lee Burke

    The Convict and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Steven Boyer, Louis Moreno, Richard Poe, and others
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    "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.

    Dundas I. Flaherty says: "Didn't finish"
  • The Convict and Other Stories | James Lee Burke

    The Convict and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte, Steven Boyer, T Ryder Smith, and others
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    The Convict and Other Stories is a superb collection of stories set in and around the American Deep South and its charismatic people.

    Michael says: "Reminded Me of the Joy in Short Stories"
  • The Vine That Ate the South | J. D. Wilkes

    The Vine That Ate the South

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By J. D. Wilkes
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    In a forgotten corner of western Kentucky lies a haunted forest referred to locally as "The Deadening", where vampire cults roam wild and time is immaterial. Our protagonist and his accomplice - the one and only Carver Canute - set out down the Old Spur Line in search of the legendary Kudzu House, where an old couple is purported to have been swallowed whole by a hungry vine.

  • They All Saw a Cat | Brendan Wenzel

    They All Saw a Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Brendan Wenzel
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    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?

  • The Devil and Other Stories | Leo Tolstoy,Richard F. Gustafson

    The Devil and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy, Richard F. Gustafson
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free, George Guidall, T. Ryder Smith, and others
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    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.

    Joseph L. Moore says: "Amazing Tolstoy. Poor narration"
  • The New and Improved Romie Futch: A Novel | Julia Elliott

    The New and Improved Romie Futch: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Julia Elliott
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    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.

    KEBP says: "EXCELLENT! Stick with it!!"
  • Cry Father | Benjamin Whitmer

    Cry Father

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Benjamin Whitmer
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he’s still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more. Upon a return trip to Colorado, Patterson stops to go fishing with an old acquaintance, only to find him in a meth-induced delirium and keeping a woman tied up in the bathtub. In the ensuing chain of events, which will test not only his future but his past, Patterson tries to do the right thing.

  • The Night Train: A Novel | Clyde Edgerton

    The Night Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Clyde Edgerton
    • Narrated By T. Ryder Smith
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    The author of nine novels, Clyde Edgerton has built a reputation as a sage commentator on the American experience. In The Night Train, Edgerton weaves the ultimately uplifting tale of friends Dwayne, a James Brown-inspired crooner, and Larry, apprentice to a jazz musician. One black, one white, Dwayne and Larry face daunting challenges to their friendship - and futures - in 1960s America.

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