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    • The Lottery, and Other Stories

    • By: Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Kathe Mazur, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    "The Lottery," one of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with 24 equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range - from the hilarious to the truly horrible - and power as a storyteller.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Titles please!

    • By Elizabeth A. King on 05-14-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Brothers Cabal

    • Johannes Cabal, Book 4
    • By: Jonathan L. Howard
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574

    Horst, the most affable vampire one is ever likely to meet, is resurrected by an occult conspiracy that wants him as a general in a monstrous army. Their plan is to create a country of horrors, a supernatural homeland. As Horst sees the lengths to which they are prepared to go and the evil they cultivate, he realizes that he cannot fight them alone. What he really needs on his side is a sarcastic, amoral, heavily armed necromancer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can never get enough!

    • By Mauricio on 12-27-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Babel-17

    • By: Samuel R. Delany
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy's deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Looove it the story but...

    • By Sophia Tavarez on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Fear Institute

    • The Johannes Cabal Novels, Book 3
    • By: Jonathan L. Howard
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586

    Johannes Cabal and his rather inexact powers of necromancy are back once more. This time, his talents are purchased by the Fear Institute as they hunt for the phobic animus - the embodiment of fear. The three institute members, led by Cabal and his silver key, enter the Dreamlands and find themselves pursued by walking trees plagued with giant ticks, stone men that patrol the ruins of their castles, cats that feed on human flesh, and phobias that torment and devastate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • slow at first, but well worth it

    • By Ashley McCammon on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Ellison Wonderland

    • By: Harlan Ellison, Josh Olson - afterword
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Richard Gilliland, Alex Hyde-White, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    This collection shows a vibrant young writer with a wide-ranging imagination, ferocious creative energy, devastating wit, and an eye for the wonderful and terrifying and tragic. Among the gems are "All the Sounds of Fear", "The Sky Is Burning", "The Very Last Day of a Good Woman", and "In Lonely Lands". Though they stand tall on their own merits, they also point the way to the sublime stories that followed soon after and continue to come even now, more than 50 years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Your Audio Guide to Ellison Wonderland

    • By William on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Witchcraft of Salem Village

    • By: Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A true historical horror

    • By Felicia J on 10-14-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Death of a Citizen

    • Matt Helm, Book 1
    • By: Donald Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Matt Helm, one-time special agent for the American government during the Second World War, has left behind his violent past to raise a family in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When a former colleague turns rogue and kidnaps his daughter, Helm is forced to return to his former life as a deadly and relentless assassin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great tension... and that VOICE!

    • By Terrance Ferguson on 06-08-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • How to Get out of Your Own Way

    • A Step-by-Step Guide for Identifying and Achieving Your Goals
    • By: Daniel G. Amen
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Tired of losing - and suspecting you are your own worst enemy? This is the book you've been looking for! Full of expert, pragmatic advice for unraveling and breaking through self-defeating behavior, it uses a combination of interactive questionnaires and exercises to help you turn around your career, your relationships, and even your very own personality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful guide to improve oneself

    • By ympujar on 10-06-15

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Silencers

    • A Matt Helm Novel, Book 4
    • By: Donald Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Matt Helm, code name Eric, is sent to extract a female agent working as a stripper in a bar in Mexico. When she is killed before Helm can complete his mission, he finds himself teamed up with the woman's sister as he fights to save the lives of a group of scientists and American officials. Originally released in the era of the James Bond novels, the Matt Helm novels were considered grittier and more realistic than Bond, garnering them critical praise and an ardent audience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great just not my favorite in the Matt Helm series

    • By Terrance Ferguson on 06-22-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Wrecking Crew

    • The Matt Helm Series, Book 2
    • By: Donald Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Matt Helm, code name Eric, has been recently reactivated as an operative for a secret American government organization after 15 years as a sedentary photographer and family man in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In his first assignment after returning to the service, he is sent to Sweden to eliminate Caselius, a long-time enemy agent. In order to do so, he must leave a trail of bodies in his wake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible

    • By Terrance Ferguson on 06-12-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Haunted Bookshop

    • By: Christopher Morley
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Set in a lovingly evoked Brooklyn just after the end of World War I, The Haunted Bookshop cleverly juxtaposes a pair of middle-aged bookshop owners and two young lovers with a nest of German saboteurs, complete with mysterious clues, red herrings, blushing romance, derring-do, a desperate race to the rescue, and an explosion. More important, the novel is an eloquent hymn to the bookseller’s trade and a fervent plea for the revivifying and redemptive power of literature.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better Off Imagining A Sequel...

    • By Gillian on 05-19-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Devastators

    • Matt Helm, Book 9
    • By: Donald Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    On a bleak and lonely heath in northern Scotland, the body of an agent sent to complete a tricky mission is recovered. He had died of bubonic plague. It's up to Matt Helm to take it from there. Somewhere among the desolate Scottish moors is a half-crazed scientific genius who could devastate entire populations with one hideous, raging plague.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • cold war at it's coldest

    • By Alan C. on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Murderers' Row

    • The Matt Helm Series, Book 5
    • By: Donald Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Professional assassin and counteragent Matt Helm has been given a distasteful assignment. He is to disguise himself as gangster Jimmy "the Lash" Petroni and assault a fellow agent in order to help establish her cover in a top secret operation. But things don't quite go according to plan, and now Helm must take her place on a dangerous mission. Alone in Chesapeake Bay, pursued by his own government, Helm must carry out an assassination - before his employers catch up to him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My Least favorite of Matt Helm SO FAR.

    • By Terrance Ferguson on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Ambushers

    • Matt Helm, Book 6
    • By: Donald Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A quiet mission of assassination is no sweat for legendary agent Matt Helm - until a shapely foreign agent he never got around to finishing off lures him into a strange trek in the wilds of Northern Mexico. And when a Russian missile is smuggled out of Cuba, it falls into the hands of a political fanatic much too close to home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Everything youve grown to love about Matt Helm

    • By Terrance Ferguson on 08-27-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Nightwings

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    For 1,000 years, mankind has lived under the threat of invasion from an alien race. After the oceans rose and the continents were reshaped, people divided into guilds - Musicians, Scribes, Merchants, Clowns, and more. The Watchers wander the Earth, scouring the skies for signs of enemies from the stars. But during one Watcher's journey to the ancient city of Roum with his companion, a Flier named Avluela, a moment of distraction allows the invaders to advance. When the Watcher finally sounds the alarm, it's too late: the star people are poised to conquer all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I PUT ON A THINKING CAP

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-23-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Darkwater

    • Voices from within the Veil
    • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Bernard K. Addison, Dion Graham, Lisa Reneé Pitts, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    The distinguished American civil rights leader, W. E. B. DuBois first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems individually in 1920 in the Atlantic, the Journal of Race Development, and other periodicals. Reflecting the author's ideas as a politician, historian, and artist, this volume has long moved and inspired readers with its militant cry for social, political, and economic reform. It is essential reading for all students of African American history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent!

    • By Andre on 04-03-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • ADD in Intimate Relationships

    • A Comprehensive Guide for Couples
    • By: Daniel G. Amen
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Attention deficit disorder causes intense unhappiness. Men and women who truly desire a close relationship often find that their day-to-day behaviors interfere with the very intimacy they seek. Understanding ADD can provide hope. In this book Dr. Amen shares both a professional and personal knowledge of the disorder. ADD in Intimate Relationships is a must-read for anyone struggling with this disease.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for partners of people with ADD

    • By Joseph Ford on 10-09-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Ride the Pink Horse

    • By: Dorothy B. Hughes
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    During Fiesta, three desperate men converge in a perilous New Mexico town. It takes four days for Sailor to travel to New Mexico by bus. He arrives broke, sweaty, and ready to get what's his. It's the annual Fiesta, and the locals burn an effigy of Zozobra so that their troubles follow the mythical character into the fire. But for former senator Willis Douglass, trouble is just beginning.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Removers

    • Matt Helm, Book 3
    • By: Donald Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    A year after having been reactivated as a spy, Matt Helm receives a message from his ex-wife asking for his aid. The threat is an enemy agent named Martel, disguised as a mob hit man. To protect his family, Helm must remove the threat before his own children pay the ultimate price. Originally released in the era of the James Bond novels, the Matt Helm novels were considered grittier and more realistic than Bond, garnering them critical praise and ardent fans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfectly paced. Excellent thriller.

    • By Terrance Ferguson on 06-22-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Shadowers

    • Matt Helm, Book 7
    • By: Donald Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    An agent like Helm might be a nice man to live with for a while, but he's not the kind of guy a woman would marry - unless she has to in order to maintain an ingenious cover. The man whose daily bread is violence takes a most unlikely bride - just to ensure death doesn't part them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as tight as the other books. Still great.

    • By Terrance Ferguson on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $17.47

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