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    • Three Early Stories

    • By: J.D. Salinger
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 183

    A young and ambitious writer named Jerome David Salinger set his goals very high very early in his career. He almost desperately wished to publish his early stories in The New Yorker magazine, the pinnacle, he felt, of America’s literary world. But such was not to be for several long years and the length of one long world war. But other magazines were quick to recognize a new talent, a fresh voice at a time when the world verged on madness....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For fans of Salinger an excellent collection of sh

    • By Gaele on 07-10-14

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Tristessa

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In 1955, novelist Jack Kerouac detoured from his cross-country American travels to Mexico City, where a group of junkie expatriates he had known from the New York City post-war scene had gone for the cheap and plentiful supply of heroin and morphine. Fellow beat writer William S. Burroughs, who had been a part of the Mexican expatriate community, had introduced Kerouac to Bill Garver (named Old Bull Gaines in the novel), a much-older, long-term addict who had in turn introduced Kerouac to Esperanza Villanueva, whom Kerouac named Tristessa in the novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gritty

    • By William on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Big Sur

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: David Angelo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Arguably his finest post- On the Road novel, Big Sur captures Kerouac (here named Jack Duluoz) trying to escape the clamor of beatnik adulation by retreating to Lawrence Ferlinghetti's peaceful cabin in Big Sur. What begins as a pastoral regeneration descends into a personal hell when Kerouac suffers an alcoholic breakdown.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance with difficult material.

    • By cosmitron on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Weegee

    • The Autobiography
    • By: Weegee
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 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

    Weegee not only captured the gritty underbelly of New York City in his explosive photographs, but he lived it as well. This long out-of-print autobiography, brought back with complete and unabridged text by Devault-Graves Digital Editions, was written toward the end of Weegee's life before he was the photographic legend he is today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Weegee The Famous, a singularly unique character

    • By Lemkowitz on 06-10-18
    • The Autobiography
    • By: Weegee
    • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 10-05-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Maggie Cassidy (Original Manuscript)

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Maggie Cassidy is one of Kerouac's most nostalgic recollections of his past, focusing on his first true love when he was a high school senior and a local star athlete. Filled with the sweet innocence of youth and the daily heartbreak of quarrels and unfulfilled sexual yearnings, Kerouac employs his stylishly Beat observations toward the bygone era of pre-World War II Lowell, Massachusetts, when he was torn between the companionship of his gang of buddies and the sirens' call of the opposite sex.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Penrod (Revised Edition)

    • By: Booth Tarkington
    • Narrated by: Tony Scheinman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Penrod, Booth Tarkington's classic and hilarious tale of one 11-year-old boy's unceasing series of misadventures in an early 20th-century Midwestern town, has fallen into disrepute in some quarters for ethnic descriptions and dialogue that many today find offensive. Lasso Books has taken the bold step of abridging the original text and removing questionable passages and rewriting select portions so that children and adults may now read this delightful novel without the insensitivities of the past that many found objectionable.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Bad Woman

    • By: James M. Cain
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Film star Sylvia Shoreham is wowing the dusty gambling town and is hell-bent on divorcing her conniving user of a husband, a foreigner with a slick tongue and a heavy accent. But the husband has other ideas, threatening to marry Miss Shoreham's neurotic sister if she divorces him. Hollywood bigwigs want to keep the movie star making the pictures that make them millions. And then there's a gun in the room and a dead husband. Did Sylvia do it? Or was it an elaborate suicide?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre at best

    • By ZUrlocker on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Sharecropper Hell

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Nineteen-year-old Tommy Carver desperately wants to make something of himself, but he's got some mighty tall odds stacked against him - a brutal sharecropper father, a secret love affair with his wealthy landowner's daughter, a step-mother devoid of maternal instincts, and even his own short-tempered, prideful ways. The odds only get worse when Tommy is fingered for murder in this shocking, twisting tale that explores sex, American Indian rituals, simmering race politics in mid-20th century Oklahoma and, of course, crime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not A Fathers Day story

    • By Pulplife on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Secret Squad

    • Illustrated
    • By: David Goodis
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    In David Goodis's bruising crime novel The Secret Squad, Corey Bradford is on the skids and on a quick trip to boozeland. He was a plainclothes cop who got caught with his hands in pockets where they didn't belong and he was pushed out the precinct door. But he was still just as fast with his mitts as he was his wits, and others took notice. Such as mob kingpin Walter Grogan, a man who didn't take no for an answer. But Bradford is also recruited by the notorious Night Squad, a secret arm of the police that doesn't knock before entering. And they don't take no for an answer either.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent and Likable Overall

    • By PowderRiverRose on 09-24-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Killing

    • By: Lionel White
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The boys said it couldn't be done - knocking over a racetrack. Too much security. Too much money to handle. Too many obstacles. But Johnny Clay knew, if anyone did, how to mastermind a daring robbery. You just had to have the right people to work with, a few ringers on the inside who could keep their mouths shut, and a diversion. A big diversion. Like taking out the favorite horse on the most anticipated race with a high-powered rifle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It really is addictive. listening at every chance

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 01-25-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Murder at the Bijou

    • By: Jim Thompson
    • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In this novel, Thompson's first major success as a pulp fiction writer, Joe Wilmot, trying to go straight after a stretch in the pen, finds a movie house in a small crossroads that can use a helping hand and someone with half a brain for business. The theater's owner, Elizabeth, isn't the smartest operator around - or is she? Joe and the plain Jane Elizabeth decide maybe it would be better for business if they got married. Why not?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Murder At The Bijou

    • By Roy Bonario on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $14.95