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  • Luckily for humanity, scientist Marie Curie applied her brilliant mind and indomitable spirit to expanding the frontiers of science, but what if she had instead drifted toward the darkness?

    At the cusp of between child- and adulthood, at the crossroads between science and superstition, a teen Marie Curie faces the factual and the fantastic in this fabulous collection of stories that inspire, delight, and ask the question: What if she had used her talents for diabolical purposes?

    The Hitherto Secret Experiments of Marie Curie includes twenty short stories and poems by award-winning writers including New York Times bestselling authors Seanan McGuire, Scott Sigler, Jane Yolen, Alethea Kontis, Stacia Deutsch, and Jonathan Maberry, among others.

  • Into the queer new yonder!

    To conclude the trio of anthologies that started with critically acclaimed All Out and Out Now, Out There features seventeen original short stories set in the future from fantastic queer YA authors.

    Explore new and familiar worlds where the human consciousness can be uploaded into a body on Mars … an alien helps a girl decide if she should tell her best friend how she feels … two teens get stuck in a time loop at a space station … people are forced to travel to the past or the future to escape the dying planet … only a non-binary person can translate the binary code of a machine that predicts the future … everyone in the world vanishes except for two teen girls who are in love.

    This essential and beautifully written collection immerses and surprises with each turn of the page.

    With original stories from: Ugochi M. Agoawike, K. Ancrum, Kalynn Bayron, Z Brewer, Mason Deaver, Alechia Dow, Z.R. Ellor, Leah Johnson, Naomi Kanakia, Claire Kann, Alex London, Jim McCarthy, Abdi Nazemian, Emma K. Ohland, Adam Sass, Mato J. Steger, and Nita Tyndall.

  • This delightful collection of thirteen children’s classic stories features Alice in Wonderland*, The BellA Christmas CarolCinderella*, Emily of New MoonThe Little Match GirlThe Little MermaidLittle Red Riding HoodScourge of the Desert**, The Secret GardenSleeping Beauty*, Snow White*, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    *Awarded Gold (full-cast dramatization) – HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival
    ** International Radio Festival Winner

  • A high-flying YA anthology featuring thirteen short stories that turn superhero tropes on their head and offer fresh perspectives on modern myths

    Triumph. Tragedy. The empyreal. The infernal. Even the mundane, filtered through the fantastical. Superheroes are, appropriately enough, a sort of super-genre, encompassing all other story types.

    This YA anthology features thirteen short stories that creatively turn superhero tropes on their head, while still paying homage to the genre that has found fans for more than eight decades. And there will be no mistake—superheroes don’t have to just be generic handsome white dudes. Everyone in the world, no matter their race, sexual preference, pronouns, or level of ability, has dreamed of flying.

    Contributors include six New York Times bestselling authors, seven multiple award winners, a founder of We Need Diverse Books, and at least one author with millions of books in print in the US alone. The collection is edited by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga. The full list of contributors includes: Barry Lyga, Paul Levitz, Sarah MacLean, Lamar Giles, Elizabeth Eulberg, Danielle Paige, Varian Johnson, Joseph Bruchac, Morgan Baden, Matthew Phillion, Anna-Marie McLemore, Sterling Gates, and Axie Oh.

  • This collection of forty fairy tales contains well-known favorites from authors like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde, Charles Perrault, Madame de Beaumont, and Joseph Jacobs. It also collects rare gems from folk tale traditions around the world, from Germany to China, from Scandinavia to Arabia, from Russia to Japan, and from Italy to Canada. These beautiful, frightening, funny, romantic, and whimsical stories will introduce you to princesses in peril, beastly brides and grooms, adults and children behaving badly, daring and adventurous girls, and clever and devious tricksters. These wondrous tales will be enjoyed by listeners both young and old.

  • Midnight. Some call it the witching hour. Others call it the devil’s hour. Here in the graveyard, midnight is a very special time. It is a time when ghostly spirits are at their strongest, when the veil between our world and theirs is at its thinnest. Legend has it, that while most of the world is asleep, the lack of prayers allow the spirits to communicate under the cover of darkness, among the headstones, their whispers rustling in the leaves of the old oak trees. But if you’re here in the graveyard, you can tell yourself it’s just the wind, that the moonlight is playing tricks on your eyes, that it’s only the swirling mist you see. But when you hear the graveyard gate clang shut, the dead have something to say. Here are their stories …

  • We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes.

    In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, that’s the motto of the Firemen who hunted down and burned books wherever they found them. Bradbury warned of a world where our literary history is taken from us. In Burn the Ashes, some of the best science fiction authors working today continue to explore the dystopic worlds they introduced in Ignorance Is Strength.

    Edited by John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant, the Dystopia Triptych is a series of three anthologies of dystopian fiction. Ignorance Is Strength—before the dystopia—focuses on society during its descent into absurdity and madness. Burn the Ashes—during the dystopia—turns its attention to life during the strangest, most dire times. Or Else the Light—after the dystopia—concludes the saga with each author sharing their own vision of how we as a society might crawl back from the precipice of despair.

    Burn the Ashes features all-new, never-before-published works by the following authors, in order of appearance: Carrie Vaughn, Tim Pratt, Rich Larson, Cadwell Turnbull, Karin Lowachee, Adam-Troy Castro, Caroline M. Yoachim, Hugh Howey, An Owomoyela, Seanan McGuire, Dominica Phetteplace, Alex Irvine, Tobias S. Buckell, Scott Sigler, Darcie Little Badger, Violet Allen, and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.

  • Into the darkness within; or else the light …

    When Margaret Atwood wrote these words, she left open the possibility that even our darkest tales may harbor a glimmer of hope. In Or Else the Light, the third and final entry in the Dystopia Triptych, over a dozen of the best minds in science fiction conclude their stories with a descent into darkness, or perhaps a ray of light.

    Edited by John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant, the Dystopia Triptych is a series of three anthologies of dystopian fiction. Ignorance Is Strength—before the dystopia—focuses on society during its descent into absurdity and madness. Burn the Ashes—during the dystopia—turns its attention to life during the strangest, most dire times. Or Else the Light—after the dystopia—concludes the saga with each author sharing their own vision of how we as a society might crawl back from the precipice of despair.

    Or Else the Light features all-new, never-before-published works by the following authors, in order of appearance: Carrie Vaughn, Tim Pratt, Rich Larson, Cadwell Turnbull, Karin Lowachee, Adam-Troy Castro, Caroline M. Yoachim, Hugh Howey, An Owomoyela, Seanan McGuire, Dominica Phetteplace, Alex Irvine, Tobias S. Buckell, Scott Sigler, Darcie Little Badger, Violet Allen, and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.

  • War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

    George Orwell once wrote of a world where abuse of power begins with an abuse of language and a bastardization of truth. Some of today’s most exciting voices in speculative fiction explore the ramifications of those ideas in Ignorance Is Strength.

    The Dystopia Triptych is a series of three anthologies of dystopian fiction. Ignorance Is Strength—before the dystopia—focuses on society during its descent into absurdity and madness. Burn the Ashes—during the dystopia—turns its attention to life during the strangest, most dire times. Or Else the Light—after the dystopia—concludes the saga with each author sharing their own vision of how we as a society might crawl back from the precipice of despair.

    Ignorance Is Strength features all-new, never-before-published works by the following authors, in order of appearance: Carrie Vaughn, Tim Pratt, Rich Larson, Cadwell Turnbull, Karin Lowachee, Adam-Troy Castro, Caroline M. Yoachim, Hugh Howey, An Owomoyela, Seanan McGuire, Dominica Phetteplace, Alex Irvine, Tobias S. Buckell, Scott Sigler, Darcie Little Badger, Violet Allen, and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.

  • Do you do everything in your power to avoid having hard or awkward conversations?

    First off, you’re not alone. I’m sure most of us have turned to walk the other way when we spot someone with whom we need to have a tough chat! However, we’re here to tell you there is a better way.

    Awkward Moments is a compilation of audio programs designed to help you navigate situations that used to make you cringe. You’ll learn how to:

      • Manage conflict and turn it around for a positive outcome
      • Deal with difficult people
      • Use body language and vocal intonation to your advantage
      • Be assertive in tough conversations and circumstances
      • Talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere

    If you want to learn from seasoned professionals and gain wisdom, insight, and tools to help you effectively navigate the “water cooler” of awkward conversation, look no further. It’s time to move from timid and uncertain to assertive and confident.

  • Get ready to join the new wave of entrepreneurs building profitable businesses from home. More than half of working people in the US work for companies with ten people or less…meaning that it is easier than ever to set up a work from home office.

    The days of being confined to a cubicle are over, and millions of people are ditching their 9-5 to be their own boss from the comfort of home. Whether you are a salesperson, creative, writer or consultant, you will find valuable insights from successful business people who have paved the way to enjoy the benefits of working from home.

    In this collection of audio recordings from top thought leaders, you will learn the keys to building a successful home business, including:

    • Goal Setting
    • Organizing a Home Office
    • The Power of Eliminating Distractions
    • Creating a Powerful Vision
    • Self-Discipline
    • Email Marketing Campaigns
    • Affiliate Marketing
    • Webinar Marketing
    • Networking Skills

    If you’re ready to take your dreams and make them a reality, there’s no better time than now. You have all you need to get your home business off the ground at your fingertips—the choice is up to you to get set up smart and shorten the learning curve.

  • Lower your stress, deeply relax your body, and learn how to use triggers to instantly stimulate peace of mind.

    Sales is the most rewarding profession in the world. So why do parts of the job have to be so stressful? If prospecting, phone sales, cold calling, rejection, and closing makes your palms sweat, then you’re in luck—this product has been designed to help you navigate the most stressful aspects of sales.

    This audio contains lessons from the world’s top sales experts who will guide you through their secrets of stress-free selling. In no time at all, you’ll be selling with ease.

    Contributors include Tom Hopkins, America’s #1 sales trainer. Tom uses humor to address the top 12 stressors in sales, and how to beat them. Beating Sales Anxiety also includes techniques from psychologists, PhD’s and Zig Ziglar, the most famous sales motivator in the world.

    Topics include:

    • How to overcome daily stressors
    • How to regain your enthusiasm
    • How to regain your confidence
    • 40 natural closing techniques
    • NLP techniques to overcome anxiety
    • Phone prospecting skills
    • How to be pleasantly assertive, not pushy
    • Overcoming sales objections

    This audio program will leave you laughing as you absorb success stories, techniques, and systems for dealing with sales stress. With these sales techniques, you’ll keep your lead pipeline full and blow away your quotas.

  • The most spine-tingling suspense stories from the colonial era—including Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, and H. P. Lovecraft, and many more

    This stunning anthology of classic colonial suspense fiction plunges deep into the native soil from which American horror literature first sprang. While European writers of the Gothic and bizarre evoked ruined castles and crumbling abbeys, their American counterparts looked back to the colonial era’s stifling religion, and its dark and threatening woods.

    Today the best-known tale of colonial horror is Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, although Irving’s story is probably best known today from various movie versions it has inspired. Colonial horror tales of other prominent American authors—Nathaniel Hawthorne and James Fenimore Cooper among them—are overshadowed by their bestsellers, and are difficult to find in modern libraries. Many other pioneers of American horror fiction are presented afresh in this breathtaking volume for today’s public readers.

    Some will have heard the names of Increase and Cotton Mather in association with the Salem witch trials, but will not have sought out their contemporary accounts of what were viewed as supernatural events. By bringing these writers to the attention of the contemporary readers, this collection will help bring their names—and their work—back from the dead.

  • A darkly luminous new anthology collecting the most terrifying horror stories by renowned female authors, presenting anew these forgotten classics to the modern reader

    Readers are well aware that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein; few know how many other tales of terror she created. In addition to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote some surprisingly effective horror stories. The year after Little Women appeared, Louisa May Alcott published one of the first mummy tales. These ladies weren’t alone. From the earliest days of gothic and horror fiction, women were exploring the frontiers of fear, dreaming dark dreams that will still keep you up at night.

    More Deadly than the Male includes unexpected horror tales by Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and forgotten writers like Mary Cholmondely and Charlotte Riddell, whose work deserves a modern audience. Listeners will be drawn in by the familiar names and intrigued by their rare stories.

    In The Beckside Boggle, Alice Rea brings a common piece of English folklore to hair-raising life, while Helene Blavatsky, best known as the founder of the spiritualist Theosophical Society, conjures up a solid and satisfying ghost story in The Cave of the Echoes. Edith Wharton’s great novel The Age of Innocence won her the Pulitzer prize, yet her horror stories are known only to a comparative few.

    Listeners will discover lost and forgotten women who wrote horror every bit as effectively as their male contemporaries. They will learn about their lives and careers, the challenges they faced as women working in a male-dominated field, the way they overcame those challenges, and the way they approached the genre―which was often subtler, more psychological, and more disturbing.

  • This masterful collection of seventeen classic mystery stories, dating from 1837 to 1914, traces the earliest history of popular detective fiction.

    Today, the figure of Sherlock Holmes towers over detective fiction like a colossus―but it was not always so. Edgar Allan Poe’s French detective Dupin, the hero of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” preceded Holmes’s deductive reasoning by more than forty years with his “tales of ratiocination.” In A Study in Scarlet, the first of Holmes’ adventures, Doyle acknowledged his debt to Poe―and to Émile Gaboriau, whose thief-turned-detective Monsieur Lecoq debuted in France twenty years earlier.

    If “Rue Morgue” was the first true detective story in English, the title of the first full-length detective novel is more hotly contested. Two books by Wilkie Collins―The Woman in White (1859) and The Moonstone (1868)―are often given that honor, with the latter showing many of the features that came to identify the genre: a locked-room murder in an English country house; bungling local detectives outmatched by a brilliant amateur detective; a large cast of suspects and a plethora of red herrings; and a final twist before the truth is revealed. Others point to Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s The Trail of the Serpent (1861) or Aurora Floyd (1862), and others still to The Notting Hill Mystery (1862–3) by the pseudonymous “Charles Felix.”

    As the early years of detective fiction gave way to two separate golden ages―of hard-boiled tales in America and intricately-plotted, so-called “cozy” murders in Britain―the legacy of Sherlock Holmes, with his fierce devotion to science and logic, gave way to street smarts on the one hand and social insight on the other―but even though these new sub-genres went their own ways, their detectives still required the intelligence and clear-sightedness that characterized the earliest works of detective fiction: the trademarks of Sherlock Holmes, and of all the detectives featured here.

  • A Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre production

    This Holiday Bundle features six entertaining and delightful audio stories for the whole family to enjoy year-round. The perfect stocking stuffer for the audiobook lovers on your list! Each story is performed by a full cast of voice actors with sound effects and music.

    Includes Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Bell by Hans Christian Andersen, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Cinderella by Charles Perrault, Snow White by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

  • It happens to us all: we think we’ve settled into an identity, a self, and then out of nowhere and with great force, the traces of our parents appear to us, in us—in mirrors, in gestures, in reaction and reactivity, at weddings and funerals, and in troubled thoughts that crouch in dark corners of our minds.

    In this masterful collection of new essays, the apple looks at the tree. Twenty-five writers deftly explore a trait they’ve inherited from a parent, reflecting on how it affects the lives they lead today—how it shifts their relationship to that parent (sometimes posthumously) and to their sense of self.

    Apple, Tree’s all-star lineup of writers brings eloquence, integrity, and humor to topics such as arrogance, obsession, psychics, grudges, table manners, luck, and laundry. Contributors include Laura van den Berg, S. Bear Bergman, John Freeman, Jane Hamilton, Mat Johnson, Daniel Mendelsohn, Kyoko Mori, Ann Patchett, and Sallie Tisdale, among others. Together, their pieces form a prismatic meditation on how we make fresh sense of ourselves and our parents when we see the pieces of them that live on in us.

  • Missions from the Extinction Cycle, Volume 2

    The bestselling Extinction Cycle series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith first introduced readers to a world ravaged by an engineered virus that turned men into monsters. Billions died, civilization collapsed, and the human race teetered on the brink of extinction. Humanity’s only hope was not a cure, but another bioweapon. When deployed, it killed ninety percent of the infected, but the remaining ten percent transformed into even more terrifying creatures called Variants.

    Heroes have risen up to meet these abominations. Men like Master Sergeant Reed Beckham of Delta Force Team Ghost and Marine Corporal Joe Fitzpatrick. Women like Dr. Kate Lovato and firefighter Meg Pratt. Throughout the world, survivors band together to fight the evolving monsters in an effort to save humanity.

    This second collection of Extinction Cycle missions include; heroic last stands, the transformation of men into beasts, and hardened warriors engaged in battle against overwhelming odds. All from some of the leading voices in the post-apocalyptic genre. Strap in, you’re about to experience more of the Extinction Cycle.

    Featured authors include:

    Outpost 46: Deadwood by Rachel Aukes

    Extinction Bridge by AJ Spedding and Geoff Brown

    The White King by Eloise J. Knapp

    Mother by G. Michael Hopf

    From the Ashes by Michael Patrick Hicks

  • Dare to embrace your wild side as five of the brightest imaginations in black literature today—Michelle Cuttino, Shakir Rashaan, Anna Black, Jada Pearl, and N’Tyse—come together to weave an unforgettable exploration of female liberation and self-gratifying sexual healing. These risqué tales of steamy passion bloom from illicit affairs, secret fetishes, romantic flings, and pure unadulterated happenstance.

  • Missions from the Extinction Cycle, Volume 1

    The bestselling Extinction Cycle series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith first introduced readers to a world ravaged by an engineered virus that turned men into monsters. Billions died, civilization collapsed, and the human race teetered on the brink of extinction. Humanity's only hope was not a cure, but another bioweapon. When deployed it killed ninety percent of the infected, but the remaining ten percent transformed into even more terrifying creatures called Variants.

    Heroes have risen up to meet these abominations. Men like Master Sergeant Reed Beckham of Delta Force Team Ghost and Marine Corporal Joe Fitzpatrick. Women like Dr. Kate Lovato and firefighter Meg Pratt. Throughout the world, survivors band together to fight the evolving monsters in an effort to save humanity.

    Now, for the first time ever in print, comes a collection of Extinction Cycle short stories that explore the human spirit and the fight for survival in the face of overwhelming odds from some of the leading voices in the postapocalyptic genre.

    Featured authors include:

    Mark Tufo—Extinction Trippin'

    Anthony Melchiorri—Darkness Evolved

    Jeff Olah—The Bone Collector

    Russell Blake—Extinction Thailand

    Rachel Aukes—The Fall of Fort Bragg

  • Go from beginner to advanced in just 5 minutes a day!

    From Mexico City to Madrid, now you can join the conversation with confidence! Build a bilingual base with essential vocabulary and key phrases.

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    Language experts agree that the best way to learn a new language is by surrounding yourself with native speakers. The Spanish audio learning system takes advantage of one of the most widely used methods in professional language learning to help you learn fast!

    • Learn on the go and at your own pace
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    • Master essential vocabulary—from beginning to advanced
    • Immerse yourself in dialogue spoken by native speakers
    • Perfect for business, travel, school or as a refresher

    8+ hours of immersive learning!

    CD 1: Letters of the Alphabet and Common Sounds
    CD 2: Greetings, Introductions and Subject Pronouns
    CD 3: Gender Agreement, Physical Descriptions and Corresponding Verbs
    CD 4: Weather, Numbers, Irregular Verbs, Finding and Following Directions
    CD 5: Days of the Week and Dates, Useful Shopping Terms
    CD 6: Restaurants, Food and Corresponding Verbs
    CD 7: Cultural Notes on Ethnic Foods and Customs
    CD 8: Time/hours, Corresponding Verbs, Use of Object Pronouns

    Using the proven immersive language techniques in Passport to Spanish is the best way to become fluent in a new language.

    A fun, easy and affordable way to learn Spanish!

  • Do you remember your first love? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a second chance to follow your heart? In this collection of novellas written by award-winning and bestselling authors, come home to Echo Ridge as summer winds down and hearts once broken and lost are given one more chance, a second chance to love.

    A Brand New Second Chance by Lucy McConnell

    With a broken heart and an unsure future, Abigail Martin moves home to Echo Ridge to capture the parts of her teenage years she missed out on because she’d had a steady boyfriend. Kissing a random guy, flirting with strangers, hanging out at Fay’s after a football game—all of it. Carter Montgomery offers his help, because he’s a helpful kind of guy, and she quickly falls for his quiet humor, kindness, and heated kisses. Fearing that she hasn’t lived enough of life to settle down, Abigail must decide if she’s going to break Carter’s heart or give love a brand-new second chance.

    A Perfect Fit by Janette Rallison

    Jojo Halifax believes that winning Echo Ridge’s float competition is just what her fledgling art career needs. And if that means giving her ex-boyfriend, Anthony, a second chance so she can be a designer on his team, well, she’s willing to make the sacrifice. But when a lost bet leads to a blind date with her brother’s friend Wyatt, she begins to have second thoughts about second chances. Wyatt is handsome and charming and just might have been paid to make her forget about Anthony. Is falling for his charm worth the risk, or should she take Anthony back again?

    Almost Home by Heather Tullis

    Damon lived in ten towns while growing up, but Echo Ridge is one of the few that started to feel like home before his parents relocated their family again. Now a widower, moving back to the small ski resort town is irresistible for him—but somewhat less so for his daughter, Maggie. Learning that Haley, the girl who had gotten away, is back in town is an unexpected bonus. When Haley left a high-powered job in New York City to take care of her grandmother, she never expected to run into the boy she’d been crushing on sixteen years earlier. When they end up working together on the homecoming float, she finds the attraction between them just as compelling as before. But when given a choice, will she give him her heart or leave love behind to return to her job in the city?

    Change of Plans by Cami Checketts

    Kaitlyn Johanson comes home to Echo Ridge planning to bring the sparks back with her high school boyfriend, Mason, work at Kenworth’s, and enjoy family and the beautiful valley. She never expected her heartthrob—nationally-acclaimed lacrosse player, Axel Olsen—would visit her hometown. When Axel steals her attention, and possibly her heart, from the man she was supposed to marry, she has to choose between taking a risk on new love or giving old love a second chance.

    Coming Home to Love by Rachelle J. Christensen

    When Laney Richins left Echo Ridge, New York, eight years ago, she vowed she’d never return, but life had other plans. Those plans included her cute little boy and a divorce, so Laney moved back home and started over. Working in the flower shop seems like the perfect plan until Billy Redford, the man she should have married shows up. Billy Redford’s heart was broken when his high school sweetheart turned her back on him and fled Echo Ridge for the big-city lights. Running into Laney in Echo Ridge now brings up past feelings he thought were long gone. She’s prettier than ever, still seems to read his mind, and despite his protests, ends up on the homecoming dance’s building and decorating committee with him. Billy knows how to build just about anything, but he isn’t sure he knows how to mend a broken heart.

  • Silver Screen Kisses is a collection of stories inspired by movies that are on every favorite-movie list. Written by award-winning and bestselling authors, these contemporary romances take the reader back to Echo Ridge in the spring, when the promise of new love is budding just like the tulips around the Emerald Inn Bed & Breakfast.

    In “My Fair Lacey” by Janette Rallison, we hear the story of Lacey, who has dreamed of opening a restaurant for years—but first she needs a loan. When Garrett Halifax, her roommate’s Harvard-educated brother, offers to help her clean up her appearance and manner to impress the bank manager, she jumps at the chance—but will she be able to keep up appearances without falling for the sexy Garrett?

    “The Princess Bride of Riodan” by Rachelle J. Christensen is the story of Elise, who accepts the help of a good-looking stranger in redecorating her old bed & breakfast. When she finds out who he is, she doesn’t know whether to curtsy or run and hide—but her heart is already tangled up with the handsome prince. Will she chase the fairy-tale ending or choose her high school sweetheart and stay grounded in reality?

    The anthology also includes “You’ve Got Email” by Heather Tullis, a story of sexy mistaken identity and online romance; “My Best Man’s Wedding” by Cami Checketts, in which a fake fiancé becomes a real lover; and “While You Were Skiing” by Lucy McConnell, the tale of a handsome skier with a head injury who thinks the beautiful hostess of the ski lodge is his fiancée—so of course, she plays along.

  • The award-winning and critically acclaimed Wireless Theatre Company strives to keep radio theater alive and well. Collected here are six full-cast dramatizations that are sure to send shivers down your spine.

    Windover
    By Brita Bradbury
    Directed by Cherry Cookson

    This ghost story is set on the wild Atlantic coast of North Devon, told through the eyes of Jenny, a girl of nearly nineteen, whose recently deceased grandmother Mary has bequeathed her “Windover,” the cottage where she is staying with her father and his girlfriend during summer vacation. Before long, Jenny is troubled by visions of two teenage girls and learns, from a photograph taken in 1934, that these girls are her grandmother Mary and Mary’s friend Cathy. As the days go by, Jenny finds herself drawn into the tragic events that occurred nearly eighty years earlier.

    Burke & Hare
    By Terence Newman
    Directed by Robert Valentine

    Burke & Hare is the story of the infamous nineteenth-century Scottish grave-robbers who weren’t Scottish and didn’t rob graves. They were actually Irish, and since robbing graves to supply the needs of Edinburgh’s anatomists proved to be rather hard work, they just took to murdering people—usually their neighbors—for profit. In collaboration with their common-law wives, they set about supplying corpses for Dr. John Knox, an eminent Scottish surgeon with considerable enthusiasm and gusto. The play follows their business exploits, from small beginnings, through their days of peak output, and to the final reckoning—set against a world that is becoming recognizably modern.

    The Cask of Amontillado
    By Edgar Allan Poe

    The Cask of Amontillado is Edgar Allan Poe’s short but enigmatic masterpiece. Set in an unnamed Italian City, we hear the story of how Montresor lures Fortunato through the catacombs into the Montreso family vault, where he chains him up and bricks him in for eternity. Why he does it we will never know, but he does so with a casual savagery that is truly chilling.

    The Woman on the Bridge
    By Marty Ross
    Directed by David Beck

    Chatsworth House during the Second World War. The Devonshire family makes way for an evacuated girls’ school, the grand interiors converted to dormitories and classrooms. Pupils Ceri and Gwyneth explore these new surroundings and their history, above and below stairs. But a ghost story about a screaming woman on the bridge on the grounds seems disturbingly true—and all the more disturbing for the parallels it presents with the secret love affair they discover their charismatic teacher Miss Cairns is involved in.

    Crooker’s Kingdom, Part One and Crooker’s Kingdom, Part Two
    By Marty Ross
    Directed by Robert Valentine

    Sir Richard Arkwright has brought modernity to a remote corner of Derbyshire with the creation of Cromford Mill. Now, as his crowning glory, he’s going to build himself a castle—but first a strange outcrop of rocks will have to be removed. Locals warn Arkwright of a local legend about “Crooker,” a dangerous nature spirit, but Sir Richard scoffs at such notions—until it becomes clear an uncanny force in the landscape is prepared to fight him for ownership of the valley. Recorded on Halloween night, 2015, at Cromford Mills itself, Wireless Theatre and playwright Marty Ross present another unique live radio drama recording, mingling Cromford’s history with the supernatural chills of an authentic local legend.

  • Dear Millennial Mom,

    We all know that children today are not born with a dedicated app that will seamlessly guide you through every phase these little cherubs will go through. More than ever before in history, moms today are not only struggling to control and correct their kids’ challenging behavior but also guide them through topics and stressors our generation never encountered or questioned. With the plethora of pressures kids are facing on a daily basis—from social media overwhelm to battling acceptance, bullying, drugs, and gender identification—today’s offspring face an array of pressures that can drive them to depression, anxiety, misbehavior, and a host of other serious issues. Is it any wonder that so many moms don’t know where to turn?

    Parenting Secrets Your Mom Never Taught You is an audio collection featuring renowned speakers and bestselling authors designed for moms searching for effective tools to raising confident, positive, and balanced children. This collection offers little-known secrets to improve communication, end stressful interactions, enforce discipline, and respond to your child with compassion. Moms and children alike will benefit from the techniques promoted in positive parenting.

    Develop a solid understanding of your role as a mom and embrace strategies that work. Using this system, you will discover methods to communicate effectively with your child about a variety of issues while raising their confidence. You’ll learn how to encourage and promote your child’s healthy development into their teen years! Titles include

    1. Discipline that Works by Kirk Martin;
    2. Raising Kids Who Believe in Themselves by Pat Pearson;
    3. The Extraordinary Parent by Brad Worthley;
    4. The Power of Positive Parenting by Colette Carlson;
    5. The 7 Keys to a Successful Childhood by Dr. Larry Iverson;
    6. Being a Mom and a Wife and Still Having a Life! by Jennifer Sedlock;
    7. Building Winning Relationships by Zig Ziglar;
    8. Exploring Your Child’s Personality by Jennifer Sedlock;
    9. Savvy Parenting by Laura Stack;
    10. Raise Happy, Healthy & Successful Kids by Omar Periu;
    11. Do’s and Don’ts for a Happy Family by Sharon Ballantine;
    12. Get What You Want from Your Kids by Sharon Ballantine; and
    13. Tantrums, Toilets, and Toddlers by Rob and Cara Lane.

    Time with your child should be something to cherish, not endure. With the help of Parenting Secrets Your Mom Never Taught You, you’re well on your way to discovering the secrets of positive parenting.

  • In 1968, the world experienced a brand-new kind of terror with the debut of George A. Romero’s landmark movie Night of the Living Dead. The newly dead rose to attack the living. Not as vampires or werewolves. This was something new—and terrifying. Since then, zombies have invaded every aspect of popular culture.

    But it all started on that dreadful night in a remote farmhouse. Nights of the Living Dead returns to that night, to the outbreak, to where it all began. New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry teams with the godfather of the living dead himself, George A. Romero, to present a collection of all-new tales set during the forty-eight hours of that legendary outbreak.

    Nights of the Living Dead includes stories by some of today’s most important writers: Brian Keene, Carrie Ryan, Chuck Wendig, Craig E. Engler, David J. Schow, David Wellington, Isaac Marion, Jay Bonansinga, Joe R. Lansdale, John A. Russo, John Skipp, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Max Brallier, Mike Carey, Mira Grant, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Ryan Brown. Plus original stories by Romero and Maberry!

    For anyone who loves scary stories, take a bite out of this!

  • Brand-new stories by: Nick Petrulakis, Kim Addonizio, Keenan Norris, Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder, Katie Gilmartin, Dorothy Lazard, Harry Louis Williams II, Carolyn Alexander, Phil Canalin, Judy Juanita, Jamie DeWolf, Nayomi Munaweera, Mahmud Rahman, Tom McElravey, Joe Loya, and Eddie Muller.

    In the wake of San Francisco Noir, Los Angeles Noir, and Orange County Noir—all popular volumes in the Akashic Noir Series—comes the latest California installment, Oakland Noir. Masterfully curated by Jerry Thompson and Eddie Muller, the “Czar of Noir,” this volume will shock, titillate, provoke, and entertain. The diverse cast of talented contributors will not disappoint.

    From the introduction:

    Jerry Thompson: “Discovering the wang-dang-doodle jams of the Pointer Sisters shifted my entire focus. Stunning black women were scatting and bebopping all the way into my soul. I think what we’ve put together in Oakland Noir is a volume where this city is a character in every story. He’s a slick brother strutting over a bacon-grease bass line and tambourine duet. She’s a white chick with a bucket of hot muffins heading to farmer and flea markets, to sell crafts and get hooked up with some fine kat with dreadlocks and a criminal record. And it’s in the faces of young fearless muthafuckers pounding keyboards and snapping fingers, lips, Snapchats, and Facebook timelines. It’s the core of not only Black Lives Matter but all lives matter. We are the children of fantasy and of the funk.”

    Eddie Muller: “These days, writers and readers aren’t denying the darker parts of our existence as much as they used to, especially in crime fiction. Some writers just do it for fun because it’s become the fashionable way to get published. You know, ‘gritty violence’ and all that bullshit. The genuine darkness in noir stories comes from two places—the cruelty of the world’s innate indifference and the cruelty that people foster within themselves. If you’re not seriously dealing with one, the other, or both, then you’re not really writing noir.”

  • Do you want to radically disrupt your mindset and think bigger? Do you feel it on your fingertips, just out of reach? Do you find yourself striving to break through the seams to success but just can’t push through the box you live in?

    The real you has an urge—and ability—to live in a much larger way. Transform your thoughts, your life, and your actions to achieve greatness … one thought at a time. This powerful audio program featuring top motivational speakers and thought leaders will teach you steps to increase confidence and motivation to reach your goals.

    In Thinking Big Les Brown will infuse you with inspiration and a sense of empowerment so you can choose your future. Understand the link between motivation and accomplishment with Zig Ziglar. Be a student of Chris Widener and learn what is needed to influence others around you. Discover proven strategies to break through your limiting beliefs and achieve greatness with Dr. Larry Iverson.

    Don’t wait another day to change your thought process from a self-imposed limited one to one where your possibilities are boundless. Begin Thinking Big today!

  • This collection of audiobooks offers timeless jewels from some of the greatest names in personal development. Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich will guide you in unleashing your full potential and achieving guaranteed success in life and work. As a Man Thinketh explains and promotes the direct connection between your thoughts and your happiness.

    Once you master the output of your brain and discover the connection between what you think and the direction your life takes, you will be on your way to having the most fulfilling existence possible. Every success fundamental is explored in detail through these rare classics is sure to transform your perspective and your life.

    • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
    • Why Worry? by George Lincoln Walton
    • Within You Is the Power by Henry Thomas Hamblin
    • As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
    • Mastery of Self by Frank Channing Haddock
  • In Mississippi Noir, literary crime fiction master Tom Franklin has assembled a phenomenal short-story collection that highlights a mesmerizing and diverse set of styles and subject matter. Urban, suburban, and rural settings alike unveil new shades of darkness that fall upon Mississippi’s past and present.

    Mississippi Noir features brand-new stories by Ace Atkins, William Boyle, Megan Abbott, Jack Pendarvis, Dominiqua Dickey, Michael Kardos, Jamie Paige, Jimmy Cajoleas, Chris Offutt, Michael Farris Smith, Andrew Paul, Lee Durkee, Robert Busby, John M. Floyd, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, and Mary Miller.

  • Edited by the bestselling author of The Ice Harvest, St. Louis Noir thickens the Midwest quotient for the Akashic Noir series.

    Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.

    In the wake of Chicago Noir, Twin Cities Noir, and Kansas City Noir—all popular volumes in the Akashic Noir Series—comes the latest Midwest installment, St. Louis Noir. Masterfully curated by Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest (adapted for film, starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton), this volume will chill the listener with heartland menace.

    Featuring brand new stories by Calvin Wilson, LaVelle Wilkins-Chinn, John Lutz, Paul D. Marks, Colleen J. McElroy, Jason Makansi, S. L. Coney, Michael Castro, Laura Benedict, Jedidiah Ayres, Umar Lee, Chris Barsanti, L. J. Smith, and Scott Phillips.

  • An encouraging collection of short stories by bestselling middle-grade authors.

    This one-of-a-kind treasury brings together the talents of nearly two dozen bestselling middle-grade authors including Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull, Ally Condie, and Jennifer A. Nielsen—who have created original short stories and modern-day fairy tales, based on the lives and dreams of children they have met who all have two things in common: they have very big hopes and dreams, and they are all cancer patients.

  • A chilling reenactment of the federal government’s anti-Communist investigations

    The testimony that Eric Bentley has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC’s treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly dramatic and compelling collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a “dignified” manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record.

  • Five novellas of hard science fiction by five modern masters of the form

    From Nebula Award winner Gregory Benford comes this ambitious hard SF anthology that collects five original novellas. Each one takes the very long view—all are set at least ten thousand years in the future. The authors take a rigorously scientific view of such grand panoramas, confronting the largest issues of cosmology, astronomy, evolution, and biology.

    The last moments of a universe beseiged occupy Greg Bear's Judgment Engine. Can something human matter at the very end of creation, as contorted matter ceases to have meaning and time itself stutters to an eerie halt?

    Genesis by Poul Anderson is set a billion years ahead, when humanity has become extinct. Earth is threatened by the slowly warming sun, and vast machine intelligences decide to recreate humans.

    Donald Kingsbury contributes Historical Crisis, a starting work on the prediction of the human future that challenges the foundations of psychohistory, as developed in Isaac Asimov's famous Foundation Trilogy.

    Joe Haldeman's For White Hill confronts humanity with hostile aliens who remorselessly grind down every defense against them. A lone artist struggles to find a place in this distant, wondrous future when humanity seems doomed.

    In At the Eschaton by Charles Sheffield, a man tries to rescue his dying wife from oblivion by hurling himself forward, in both space and time, to the very end of the universe itself.

  • A tribute to the golden age of radio from veteran producer Joe Bevilacqua and comic strip artist Donnie Pitchford, The 2nd New & Old Time Radio Collection is a series of new stories and parodies featuring beloved radio characters and shows.

    A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Volume 1

    This half-hour anthology represents more than forty years of storytelling by Joe Bevilacqua, a.k.a Joe Bev, the award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director. Each half-hour is beautifully produced with original a cast of professional actors, sound effects, and music. Volume 1 includes numerous audio plays by Joe Bevilacqua, J. C. Del La Torre, Ralph Tyler, William Melillo, Alan Reed, Victor Gates, and many more!

    A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Volume 2

    Another beautifully produced anthology by award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director Joe Bevilacqua. Volume 2 includes numerous audio plays by Joe Bevilacqua, Daws Butler, Mitchell Pearson, Bob Martin, Pedro Pablo Sacristán, Alan Reed, and many more!

    The All New "Lum & Abner" Comic Strips

    Lum & Abner, the classic American network radio comedy show, was created by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff and aired from 1931 to 1954. Now for the first time since 1954, veteran radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua and comic strip artist Donnie Pitchford bring you one hundred new "Lum & Abner" audio comic strips! 

  • Enjoy the traditions of holidays past with this classic collection of fun and touching stories.

    • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, read by John Mawson
    • Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus by Francis Pharcellus Church, read by Paul Boehmer
    • The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, read by Paul Boehmer
    • ’Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, read by Gregory Itzin
    • Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Dogs by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, read by Dana Green
    • The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter, read by Jane Carr
    • Old Christmas by Washington Irving, read by Gregory Itzin
    • Christmas at Red Butte by L. M. Montgomery, read by Dana Green
    • The Christmas Surprise at Enderly Road by L. M. Montgomery, read by Paul Boehmer
  • Join in and sing along with a host of much-loved holiday songs. 

  • A collection of timeless westerns from some of the most well known authors of the genre, this recording includes the following stories: “The Little Gold Miners” by Joaquin Miller, “Bulger’s Reputation” by Bret Harte, “The Leaf of Red Rose” by W.H.H. Murray, “The Secret of Macarger’s Gulch” by Ambrose Bierce, “The Californian’s Tale” by Mark Twain, “Twelve O’Clock” by Stephen Crane, “The Vengeance of Padre Arroyo” by Gertrude Atherton, “A Deal in Wheat” by Frank Norris, “The Caballero’s Way” by O. Henry, “On the Divide” by Willa Cather, “Timberline” by Owen Wister, “The Passing of Black Eagle” by O. Henry, “Ananias Green” by B. M. Bower, “Lightning” by Zane Grey, “The Pardon of Becky Day” by John Fox, and “The Laughter of Slim Malone” by Max Brand.

  • Fourteen mysteries to test your inner sleuth! This collection includes "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark Twain, narrated by Mauro Hantman; "The Fenchurch Street Mystery" by Baroness Orczy, narrated by Davina Porter; "Problem of the Superfluous Finger" by Jacques Futrelle, narrated by Stephen R. Thorne; "The Blue Sequin" by R. Austin Freeman, narrated by Simon Vance; "An Intangible Clue" by Anna Katharine Green, narrated by Angela Brazil; and "The Oblong Box" by Edgar Allan Poe, narrated by Mauro Hantman, among others. 

    Newly recorded by premier narrators for this original anthology, the crimes, criminals, and sleuths depicted here set the standard for decades to come, and remain as entertaining today as they were when first published!

  • A great new collection of classic short fiction, brilliantly read by a selection of narrators

    This recording includes the following stories:

    • “The Lightening-Rod Man” by Herman Melville

    • “One of the Missing” by Ambrose Bierce

    • “The Leopard Man’s Story” by Jack London

    • “Tennessee’s Partner” by Bret Harte

    • “The New Catacomb” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    • “A Pair of Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin

    • “My Watch” and “The Widow’s Protest” by Mark Twain

    • “An Ideal Family” by Kate Mansfield

    • “A Painful Case” by James Joyce

    • “Small Fry” by Anton Chekhov

    • “The Road from Colonus” by E. M. Forster

    • “Silhouettes” by Jerome K Jerome

    • “The Voice of the City” by O. Henry

    • “Dalyrimple Goes Wrong” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    • “The Diamond Mine” by Willa Cather

    • “The Man with the Golden Brain” by Alphonse Daudet

    • “Morella” by Edgar Allan Poe

    • “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant

    • “The Portrait” by Edith Wharton

    • “The Philosopher in the Apple Orchard” by Anthony Hope

    • “Monkey Nuts” by D. H. Lawrence

  • Enduring stories that are as relevant today as they were when written at the turn of the century by influential women writers. 

    This audio recording includes: On the Divide and The Garden Lodge by Willa Cather; A Point at Issue, Desiree's Baby, A Pair of Silk Stockings, and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin; Three Thanksgivings and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; and The Pelican and The Fullness of Life by Edith Wharton.

  • Enjoy the great detectives of the Golden Age of classic mysteries in this unique collection of audio whodunits. Newly recorded for this original anthology, the crimes, criminals, and sleuths depicted here set the standard for decades to come, and remain as entertaining today as they were when first published. This collection includes the following stories:

    • "The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allan Poe

    • "Hunted Down" by Charles Dickens

    • "Silver Blaze" by Arthur Conan Doyle

    • "Cheating the Gallows" by Israel Zangwill

    • "My First Experience with the Great Logician" by Jacques Futrelle

    • "The Queen's Necklace" by Maurice Leblanc

    • "The York Mystery" by Baroness Orczy

    • "The Detective Detector" by O. Henry

    • "The Blue Cross" by G. K. Chesterton

    • "The Second Bullet" by Anna Katherine Green

    • "Naboth's Vineyard" by Melville Davisson Post

    • "The Gioconda Smile" by Aldous Huxley

  • This wonderful collection of short stories includes work by some of literature’s most treasured names, with inspired readings by gifted actors.

    This superlative treasury includes the following stories:

    • “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, read by John Chancer
    • “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Robert Fass
    • “Cousin William” by Harriet Beecher Stowe, read by Kate Fenton
    • “How I Edited an Agricultural Paper” by Mark Twain, read by Bronson Pinchot
    • “A Piece of String” by Guy Le Maupassant, read by Cornelius Garrett
    • “Angela, an Inverted Love Story” by W. S. Gilbert, read by Cameron Stewart
    • “Oh! The Public” by Anton Chekhov, read by Cameron Stewart
    • “The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde, read by John Telfer
    • “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, read by Jennifer Woodward
    • “A Coward” by Edith Wharton, read by John Chancer
    • “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell, read by Jennifer Woodward
    • “Araby” by James Joyce, read by John Telfer
    • “The Mark on the Wall” by Virginia Woolf, read by Sarah LeFevre
    • “The Interlopers” by Saki, read by Bill Wallis
    • “Head and Shoulders” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Stephen R. Thorne
    • “The Stranger” by Katherine Mansfield, ready by John Telfer
    • “The Blind Man” by D. H. Lawrence, read by Ric Jerrom
    • “Nuns at Luncheon” by Aldous Huxley, read by Simon Vance
  • This superlative collection of futuristic tales explores ground-breaking supernatural themes from the founding heroes of the science-fiction genre. The short story form is perfect for capturing the atmospheric tension of these legendary stories.

    This collection includes the following stories:

    • "The Door in the Wall" by H. G. Wells—A man must choose between the rationality of science and the magic of imagination.
    • "All Cats Are Gray" by Andre Norton—A down-on-his-luck spaceman and a mysterious woman and her cat take off to explore and bring back a derelict ship said to hold great treasure.
    • "A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley G. Weinbaum—A four-man crew lands on Mars and makes a startling discovery.
    • "Victory" by Lester del Rey—A victorious captain returns to his home planet after an alien war and finds that victory has a very steep price.
    • "The Moon Is Green" by Fritz Leiber—On post-apocalyptic Earth, a woman comes face-to-face with humanity exposed to catastrophe.
    • "The Winds of Time" by James H. Schmitz—When the spaceship is battered by an unknown force, the pilot has to investigate—and what he finds could alter his life forever.
    • "The Defenders" by Philip K. Dick—Years after nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union has contaminated the Earth's surface, soldier robots continue the fight on humanity's behalf.
    • "Missing Link" by Frank Herbert—Lewis Orne is sent to investigate a missing ship and runs into "native" trouble on the planet Gienah III.
  • This volume of the ongoing collection of children’s stories offers six well-known and well-loved classic fairy tales. Included are:

    • “The Princess and the Pea” read by Jaclyn Smith;
    • “The Emperor’s New Clothes” read by Michael York;
    • “Thumbelina” by Jaclyn Smith;
    • “The Ugly Duckling” read by Michael York;
    • “Aladdin’s Lamp” read by Lou Diamond Phillips;
    • “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” read by Sharon Stone.
  • These classic stories of magic, imagination, and inspiration will capture children’s interest and spark their imagination story after story.

    “Jack and the Beanstalk” is read by John Ritter. “Puss in Boots” is read by Robby Benson. “A Day at Santa’s Workshop” is read by Betty White. “Elfis, the Elf Who Saved Christmas” is read by Brian Austin Green. And “The Elves and the Shoemaker” is read by Michael York.

  • Feel the breathtaking tingle of suspense. Share the captivating horror of the supernatural in these six complete stories presented by a masterful reader.

    This audio recording includes:

    • “A Watcher by the Dead” by Ambrose Bierce—A corpse brings death, dereliction, and madness to those who would play with it.

    • “The Body-Snatchers” by Robert Louis Stevenson—A never-ending demand for bodies for medical dissection delivers nightly horrors.

    • “Adventure of the German Student” by Washington Irving—A German student, caught up in the tempestuous times of the French Revolution, is intoxicated by the beauty of a stranger, and pledges himself to her forever.

    • “Dick on the Devil” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu—Barwyke Hall, isolated and sinister, is haunted by both the living and the dead.

    • “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe—The melancholy House of Usher afflicts its owner with a morbid gloom. Justifiably considered one of the best stories of this genre ever written.

    • “The Open Window” by Saki—A nervous newcomer is overcome by a surprising visit! 

  • Immerse yourself. Savor the best storytelling from the greatest authors of the supernatural. The haunting language and brilliant renditions create an extraordinary atmosphere.

    This audio recording includes the following suspense-filled classics:

    • “Ethan Brand” by Nathaniel Hawthorne—A lime-burner and his young son encounter the man searching for the Unpardonable Sin.
    • “The Yellow Sign” by Robert W. Chambers—Using the rich, gothic language of Poe, the author creates a similar shocking effect.
    • “The Oval Portrait” by Edgar Allan Poe—A painter exchanges the life of his young bride for the painted image.
    • “The Upper Berth” by F. Marion Crawford—Apparent suicides on board a ship lead to uncanny supernatural conclusions.
    • “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce—Set during the Civil War, this tale is one of the most famous short stories ever written and is known for its irregular time sequence and twist ending.
  • Chuckle along with the best nineteenth-century humorists, who provide you with tall tales, puns, and witty ripostes. Seven of these twenty-seven gems are from Twain himself. No guarantees of political correctness, but they're sure to tickle your twenty-first century funny bone.

    Beginning with the piece that made Mark Twain famous, "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,"and ending with his fanciful "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," this treasure trove of an anthology is an abridgment of the 1888 original. It's a collection of several of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires by fourteen of Twain's contemporaries, including Washington Irving, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ambrose Bierce, William Dean Howells, Joel Chandler Harris, Artemus Ward, and Bret Harte.

  • This collection of children’s stories offers a mix of some best-loved tales as well as newer favorites. Included are: “Puss in Boots,” read by Robby Benson; “A Day at Santa’s Workshop,” read by Betty White; “Elfis, the Elf Who Saved Christmas,” read by Brian Austin Green; “Jack and the Beanstalk,” read by John Ritter; “Peter Pan,” read by Sandy Duncan; “Wild Swans,” read by Michael York; and “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” read by Michael York.

  • A treasure chest of the written and spoken word, this collection is read by brilliant actors who make this audio anthology a genuine treat for the listener.

    This audio recording includes the following short stories:

    “Reginald on House Parties” by Saki, read by Nigel Hawthorne
    “The Sphinx without a Secret” by Oscar Wilde, read by Martin Jarvis
    “Tobermory” by Saki, read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt
    “On Being Idle” by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Hugh Laurie
    “For Better or Worse” by W. W. Jacobs, read by Joanna David
    “The Model Millionaire” by Oscar Wilde, read by T. P. McKenna
    “The Garden of Truth” by E. Nesbit, read by Harriet Walker
    “The Cat That Walked by Himself” by Rudyard Kipling, read by Liza Goddard
    “The Girl from Arles” by Alphonse Daudet, read by Stephen Fry
    “Mr. & Mrs. Dove” by Katherine Mansfield, read by Rosalind Ayres
    “Georgie Porgie” by Rudyard Kipling, read by Edward Fox
    “Caterpillars” by E. F. Benson, read by Patrick Malahide
    “Lost Hearts” by M. R. James, read by Richard Pasco
    “Ship to Tarshish” by John Buchan, read by Iain Cuthbertson
    “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Richard Pasco
    “The Man of the Night” by Edgar Wallace, read by Robin Bailey
    “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, read by Nicky Henson
    “B-24” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Brian Cox
    “Pat Hobby & Orson Welles” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Kerry Shale
    “Mad” by Guy de Maupassant, read by Derek Jacobi
    “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Richard Griffiths
    “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs, read by Patrick Malahide

  • H. P. Lovecraft is arguably the most important horror writer of the twentieth century. Culled from his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature," Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This chilling collection includes twenty works, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in each author's work, as well as Henry James' wonderfully atmospheric short novel, The Turn of the Screw. For every fan of modern horror, here is an opportunity to rediscover the origins of the genre with some of most terrifying stories ever imagined.

  • Blackstone Audio presents an eclectic mix of stories, plays and sketches dedicated to the thinking paranoiac. Gore, sex, horror, literature and edifying morals—what more could you want from an audiobook?

    This collection includes "In a Grove," upon which Akira Kurosawa based his classic film, Rashomon; an adult fairy tale by the author of Winnie-the-Pooh; the real story (honest!) behind Edgar Rice Burroughs's novel The Moon Maid; and cautionary and scary tales from Arabian Nights, Dostoevsky, Kafka, Mark Twain, and others.

  • It’s midnight. Turn out the lights, cuddle with your true love, and shiver to fright-meisters Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H. P. Lovecraft.

    Quicken your pulse with the elegant terror of Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Guy de Maupassant. Chortle at the black glee of H. H. Munro and Ambrose Bierce.

    These fourteen tales, plays, and poems, gleaned from cultures around the world, range from wickedly comic to deathly serious, from New England reserve to Gallic passion. This volume of late-night listening is a witch’s brew of readings and dramatizations seasoned tastefully, and—where appropriate—not so tastefully, with music and sound effects, under the direction of award-winning producer Yuri Rasovsky and his coven of twenty-odd—some very odd—performers.

    Shut your eyes and give your mind a listen—if you dare.

  • Blackstone Audio is proud to present seven great plays in a collection that illustrates the development of European drama from ancient times to the threshold of the modern theater: Medea by Euripides, The Tempest by Shakespeare, The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, Camille by Dumas, An Enemy of the People by Ibsen, Arms and the Man by Shaw, and Uncle Vanya by Chekhov.

    A superb repertory company with distinguished guest artists has been assembled here, under the direction of veteran producer Yuri Rasovsky, who has won both an Audie Award for book production and the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcasting. These full performances use all the resources of audio to full advantage while keeping the substance of the works intact, resulting in both greater intimacy and lively theatrics.

  • This recording presents a series of patriotic selections of unquestioned literary merit. The stories have been chosen with special regard to their effectiveness as avenues through which young people may experience the sentiments upon which love of native land depends. Featuring iconic American heroes such as Lincoln, Washington, and Davy Crockett, these selections will inspire an enthusiasm for the American spirit and a pronounced regard for the institutions and ideals sacred to all Americans.

    The stories include:

    “The Man without a Country” by Edward Everett Hale
    “Washington” by Nina Moore Tiffany
    “Davy Crockett, Defender of the Alamo” by Charles Fletcher Allen
    “Lincoln: The Man of Sorrows” by Major Stephen Brice
    “What a Boy Saw of the Civil War with Glimpses of General Lee” by Leighton Parks
    “A Message to Garcia” by Elbert Hubbard

  • Feel the breathtaking tingle of suspense. Share the captivating horror of the supernatural in these six complete stories presented by a masterful reader.

    This audio recording includes:

    • “A Watcher by the Dead” by Ambrose Bierce: a corpse brings death, dereliction, and madness to those who would play with it.
    • “The Body-Snatchers” by Robert Louis Stevenson: a never-ending demand for bodies for medical dissection delivers nightly horrors.
    • “Adventure of the German Student” by Washington Irving: a German student, caught up in the tempestuous times of the French Revolution, is intoxicated by the beauty of a stranger and pledges himself to her forever.
    • “Dick on the Devil” by J. Sheridan Le Fanu: Barwyke Hall, isolated and sinister, is haunted by both the living and the dead.
    • “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe: the melancholy House of Usher afflicts its owner with a morbid gloom. It is justifiably considered one of the best stories of this genre ever written.
    • “The Open Window” by Saki: a nervous newcomer is overcome by a surprising visit.
  • Immerse yourself. Savor the best storytelling from the greatest authors of the supernatural; the haunting language and brilliant rendition create an extraordinary atmosphere.

    This audio recording includes:

    • "Ethan Brand" by Nathaniel Hawthorne: a lime-burner and his young son encounter the man searching for the Unpardonable Sin.
    • "The Yellow Sign" by Robert W. Chambers: using the rich, gothic language of Poe, the author creates a similar shocking effect.
    • "The Oval Portrait" by Edgar Allan Poe: a painter exchanges the life of his young bride for a painted image.
    • "The Upper Berth" by F. Marion Crawford: apparent suicides aboard a ship lead to uncanny supernatural conclusions.
    • "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce: one of the most famous short stories ever written.
  • Listen to the sound of English as it was meant to be heard. The only authorized audio companion to the widely respected Norton Anthology of Poetry, Third Edition, this audio collection includes the greatest poems of the English language, ranging from the writings of Shakespeare, Milton, Blake, and Wordsworth, to the best-loved verse of Whitman, Dickinson, the Brownings, and Yeats. Thirty-nine poets in all. The readings by brilliant classic actors Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, and Bramwell Fletcher are presented in the order they appear in Norton and are selected for their ability to delight. It is simply a collection of the best.