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    • Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,956

    At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very atmospheric and creepy

    • By Kirsten M. Crippen on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Henry Huggins Audio Collection

    • By: Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
    • Narrated by: Neil Patrick Harris, William Roberts
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629

    Henry Huggins’s adventures are finally all in one location! Come join Henry on Kilckitat Street as he gets into hijinks – usually with the help of Ribsy and none other than Ramona Quimby. This collection includes: Henry Huggins, Henry and Beezus, Henry and Ribsy, Henry and the Paper Route, Henry and the Clubhouse, and Ribsy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My 6 year old daughter loves this book.

    • By Christopher on 11-06-12

    Regular price: $33.08

    • Made in America

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 956
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 791
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 793

    In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up, as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question, and Dr Kellogg of cornflakes fame.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bryson Not Reading Makes For a Rare Fail

    • By John on 02-28-14

    Regular price: $22.38

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superbly whimsical

    • By Marius on 08-30-05

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Lost Continent

    • Travels In Small Town America
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 476
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 384

    Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after 10 years in England he decided to go home, to a foreign country. In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • There are better Bill Bryson audiobooks

    • By Rachel on 08-10-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Black Cat

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    This is a story from the Fall of the House of Usher collection. The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares: Premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Fall of the House of Usher

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    This is a story from the Fall of the House of Usher collection. The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares: Premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent short story

    • By Brandy Kara Kratzer on 09-06-17

    Regular price: $1.95

    • At the Mountains of Madness

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    At the Mountains of Madness first appeared in 1936, in the February, March and April editions of the American magazine Astounding Stories. One of H.P. Lovecraft’s most chilling works, it draws on Edgar Allan Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, as well as Lovecraft’s deep fascination with the Antarctic. The sinister discoveries made by a group of explorers in At the Mountains of Madness are testament to the author’s enormous powers of imagination.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the prose, lukewarm on the story

    • By Jay Quintana on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $20.29

    • I'm a Stranger Here Myself

    • Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens - as he later put it, "It was clear my people needed me." They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How strange! Not as recently written as described.

    • By Lynn on 10-12-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Walk in the Woods

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states and over 2,000 miles, snaking through some of the most spectacular landscapes in America. Reluctant adventurer Bryson recounts his gruelling hike along the longest continuous footpath in the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bring back Bill! Loved his narration of "At Home".

    • By Jil on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Billy Budd, Sailor

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 319

    Written some 40 years after Moby Dick, Melville's Billy Budd is a moving tale of good versus evil. Set aboard a British navy ship at the end of the eighteenth century, a young, innocent sailor's charm and good nature put the men around him at ease. Ship life agreed with Billy. He made friends quickly and was well liked, which infuriated John Claggart, the ship's cold-blooded superior officer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good reading of a classic story

    • By Johnny on 06-11-07

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Down Under

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold, and the sun nearly always shines.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A safe bet!

    • By Ryan on 02-18-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The People in the Trees

    • By: Hanya Yanagihara
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, William Roberts, Erin Yuen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 249

    In 1950, a young doctor, Norton Perina, signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A dazzling, fundamentally flawed excursion into the grotesque

    • By Danimike on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Robert Bloch, Charles L. Grant, David Drake, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills, Robert Forster, Roscoe Lee Browne, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night. Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed this collection greatly.

    • By Matthew S. Hill on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Bartleby the Scrivener and Other Stories

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Herman Melville is now seen as one of the great figures in American literature, a man who expanded the role of the novel and gave new and complex depths to the meaning of a story. His best work uses the form of the novel or the story as a means of carrying and discussing concerns about the nature of humanity, the role of God, and a sometimes satiric, sometimes bitter, examination of colonialism and capitalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amusing and unusual

    • By Kenneth on 03-23-09

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Notes From a Big Country

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    After moving back to the States, Bryson started to write a column for The Mail on Sunday Night and Day magazine. This is a collection of these column entries. Bryson writes about everything from everyday chores, to suing people, the beach, TV, movies, air conditioners, college, Americana, injury dangers, wasting resources, and holiday seasons.

    Regular price: $19.71

    • Neither Here nor There

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    In Neither Here nor There Bill Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Authentic Bryson, but that might be the problem

    • By M. Craft on 08-12-14

    Regular price: $19.71

    • The Cask of Amontillado

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This is a story from the Fall of the House of Usher collection. The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares: Premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great short story!

    • By Brndn on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $0.95

    • What Comes Next

    • By: John Katzenbach
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    A retired university professor has just been diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease. Returning home from the doctor’s office, he witnesses a pretty young girl being kidnapped. Believing the police are dragging their feet, he vows to find her on his own. He knows that if he doesn’t act, she may never be found alive. Jennifer Riggins, the kidnapped girl, is being held prisoner by a depraved couple who have started an exclusive website called What Comes Next. Viewers can watch her terrifying ordeal in real time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of a kind!! A great story full of surprises -

    • By Rachel on 06-13-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Classic American Short Stories

    • And More Classic American Short Stories
    • By: O. Henry, Stephen Crane, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: William Roberts, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great way to pass the time!

    • By Casey J. Lee on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $38.49

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