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Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 3

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Summary

It was a killer year for horror fiction of the harder kind. Authors, editors, and publishers presented readers with some startling works of horrific imagination, stories graphic in the extreme yet with subtleties suggesting larger meanings, tales that explore humanity by plumbing depths of soulless inhumanity and, in some cases, outright depravity. The stories here represent the best of them, disturbing tales that dig deep and take you into the dark heart of horror itself, unrelenting and unapologetic.  “So Sings the Siren”, by Annie Neugebauer, takes us onto a dark fantasy stage for a one-night-only performance of mythological torture.  Ryan Harding’s “Junk” gets right to the hardcore stuff with the ultimate dick-pic horror tale.  Robert Levy’s “The Cenacle” is a literary cemetery feast you may have a hard time stomaching (Tums won’t save you).  Luciano Marano made his first pro sell when he sold “Burnt” to DOA III, and the tale has its own fiery fetishistic twist.  Tim Waggoner’s “Til Death” is Lovecraftian post-apocalypse horror at its absolute best.  “Letter from Hell” comes with that special delivery you only get from Matt Shaw.  Dani Brown gets down and very dirty in her “Theatrum Mortuum”, which may be the most extreme thing you hear all year.  In “Bernadette”, Ramiro Perez de Pereda gets medieval in his tale of a djinn summoned by a desperate priest.  Brian Hodge takes you on a trip to Mexico you will never forget in “West of Matamoros, North of Hell”. Bracken MacLeod’s “Reprising Her Role” takes us behind the scenes of a porno snuff film for a gut-wrenching reprisal and unexpected bonus footage.  A real-life death threat inspired Doug Ford’s “The Watcher”, and we think it shows.  “Scratching from the Outer Darkness” showcases Tim Curran’s descriptive prowess and gives you a tale of hardcore Cthulhu mythos.  Brace yourself when Adam Howe’s “Foreign Bodies” takes you deep into the bowels of a nasty abyss.  Sean Patrick Hazlett introduces us to “Adramelech”, an ancient demon with a taste for broiled children.  Scott Smith (A Simple Plan and The Ruins) wraps up this year’s fat package of the hard stuff in a big bloody bow with “The Dogs”. The canines in this tale are not "man’s best friend" variety, nor are they woman’s besties, as you will see.  And many more! Thanks for coming along into this year’s heart of hardcore darkness. We hope to see you on the other side. 

©2018 Comet Press (P)2018 Comet Press

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Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults

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Summary

Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! Introduced by Lucy Mangan. Tales to soothe tired souls. A nighttime companion for frazzled adults, including calming stories and poems for a good night's sleep. This cheering book of best loved short tales, extracts and poems will calm and restore an anxious mind before sleep. A good night's sleep is essential for our well-being and our health, but in our busy lives sleep is often poor and overlooked. Now is the time to stop a while and find consolation and wonder in other worlds where all is well and sleep just a minute or two away.  From classic stories by Oscar Wilde, Guy de Maupassant and Katherine Mansfield to friendly tales of our childhoods, to poetry that reminds us of the simple joys of life, this lovingly curated audiobook will soothe a tired mind and gently carry you to the peaceful land of sleep. So switch off, snuggle down and allow yourself to escape into new worlds and old - magical, mysterious and tender realms that will accompany you to your own sweet dreams.  Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Meet Cute

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Summary

Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. Meet Cute is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of "how they first met" from some of today's most popular YA authors.  Listeners will experience Nina LaCour's beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service tweet, Sara Shepard's glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon's imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno's story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick's charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There's futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculative approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants.  This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.  Audiobook Table of Contents:  "Siege Etiquette" by Katie Cotugno, read by Caitlin Davies  "Print Shop" by Nina LaCour, read by Dara Rosenberg  "Hourglass" by Ibi Zoboi, read by Bahni Turpin  "Click" by Katharine McGee, read by Betsy Struxness  "The Intern" by Sara Shepard, read by Kyla Garcia  "Somewhere That's Green" by Meredith Russo, read by Dara Rosenberg  "The Way We Love Here" by Dhonielle Clayton, read by Bahni Turpin  "Oomph" by Emery Lord, read by Betsy Struxness  "The Dictionary of You and Me" by Jennifer L. Armentrout, read by Caitlin Davies  "The Unlikely Likelihood of Falling in Love" by Jocelyn Davies, read by Bahni Turpin  "259 Million Miles" by Kass Morgan, read by Sullivan Jones  "Something Real" by Julie Murphy, read by Kyla Garcia  "Say Everything" by Huntley Fitzpatrick, read by Caitlin Davies  "The Department of Dead Love" by Nicola Yoon, read by Sullivan Jones 

©2018 Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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We, the Jury

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We, the Jury is the dramatic story of the seven jurors who convicted Scott Peterson of murdering his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner, despite a series of internal battles that brought the first major murder trial of the 21st century to the brink of a mistrial. The Peterson jurors argued and disagreed but eventually bonded to seal the fate of the icy killer who dumped his victims into the bullet-gray waters of San Francisco Bay. The seven jurors of We, the Jury were seven average Americans who never imagined the horrors they would face or the phantoms that would haunt them after they convicted the enigmatic murderer and recommended that he be put to death. This is the story of how the American jury system worked after being battered by critics for the way it functioned in the trials of O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson. Unlike the jurors in those trials, who second guessed themselves, the Peterson jurors do not question their decisions. It wasn't one thing that condemned Scott Peterson; it was everything.

©2005 Phoenix Audio (P)2005 Phoenix Audio

Author: various
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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Zizzle: Short Stories for Young Minds

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Zizzle Literary Audio Edition 2 contains stories selected from our hardback editions. Zizzle Literary is an anthology audiobook series that aims to bring parents and kids together to foster a lifelong love of listening to stories. We publish literary fiction that kids from age 11, teens, and adults will all enjoy. We focus on short and flash fiction - the door opener to the world of literature. In today's digital culture, short and flash fiction has great potential to compete for listeners' dwindling attention spans. Our very short fiction will appeal to those who already love literary fiction and will spark an interest in newer listeners. Zizzle Literary facilitates listening to stories together again.

©2019 Zizzle Literary (P)2019 Zizzle Literary

Narrator: Alicia Jakeman
Author: various
Length: 43 mins
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Weird Tales

Summary

Eleven uncanny stories inspired by the master of uncanny terror, H.P. Lovecraft. One hundred years ago, H.P. Lovecraft created the Necronomicon, a grimoire of lost souls, magical rites and forbidden lore. Now, locked away, the hoarder of horror is after new voices, new blood, to add to his collection.  Listen as he shares the tales that come to him, whispered through the keyhole and written in the dust. From ghost stories to encounters with demons, haunted houses and a fateful Celtic goddess, they will draw you into his claustrophobic and disturbing world, stir your imagination and awaken your deepest fears and nightmares....  Introduced by Stephen Hogan as H.P. Lovecraft, these chilling, intimate dramas feature full casts including Elizabeth Berrington, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Stella Gonet, Derek Riddell, Jamie Glover, Adjoa Andoh, Sara Poyzer and Eddie Marsan. Including: Out of the Depths by Melissa Murray The Loop by Chris Harrald Bleeder by Ed Hime The Fly by Lynn Ferguson Connected by Melissa Murray Split the Atom by Lynn Ferguson The House on Pale Avenue by Richard Vincent Original Features by Christopher William Hill The Burial of Tom Nobody by Richard Vincent Louisa's by Amanda Whittington Night Terrors by Lizzie Nunnery

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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The New Testament: Paul's Letters to the Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, The Thessalonians and Timothy

Summary

Paul’s Letters to The Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians and The Epistles of Timothy: Timothy West reads 'Paul’s Letters to The Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians', and Denis Quilley reads his two 'Letters to Timothy'. Specially composed music is included.

The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Anthony Kearey.

The New Testament: These abridged readings of the New Testament are taken from the 1989 Revised English Bible, which was translated directly from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into modern English to produce a Bible that was at once accessible and authoritative.

©2011 AudioGO Ltd (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

Author: various
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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The Man in Black: The Complete Series 1-4

Summary

Mark Gatiss stars as sinister raconteur, the Man in Black, in these 20 terrifying full-cast radio dramas. The Man in Black is waiting to make your acquaintance. Maybe you’ll meet him on a bus, in the supermarket or at an airport luggage carousel. Perhaps he’ll peer into your baby’s pram or approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories of darkness and death, myth and madness. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Two lads on a council estate stumble onto a world where time has stopped. Something evil stalks stranded soldiers in Afghanistan. A retired accountant gets out of his depth on the Net. An ex-alcoholic is on the run from more than just his AA buddy. These tales and many more will haunt you long after the Man in Black has departed. Included are:  'The Tower' by Mike Walker  'Project Purple' by Richard Vincent  'The White Hare' by Lucy Gough  'Hide and Seek' by Mike Cary  'Bomber’s Moon' by Lucy Kirkwood 'Phish Phood' by Kim Newman 'Death Us Do Part' by Mike Bartlett 'Flesh' by Tom Morton-Smith 'Angels in Disguise' by Nicola Jones 'The Old Road' by Penelope Skinner 'Connect' by Lucy Moore 'The Printed Name' by Nicholas Pierpan 'Lights Out' by Christopher Golden and Amber Benson 'Uncle William’s House' by Alison Falconer 'Perfect Home' by Nick Warburton 'Containment' by David Lemon 'The Punt' by Christina Balit 'The Beaten Track' by Dawn King 'Reunion' by Janice Okoh  'The New Boy' by Matthew Wilkie Among the cast are Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Bonnar, Emerald O’Hanrahan, Vineeta Rishi Toby Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Jonathan Forbes, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Alex Lanipekun.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Author: various
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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The Classic Tales Podcast Season One

Summary

The first award-winning season of The Classic Tales Podcast, topping the iTunes charts as the #3 overall podcast. Here B.J. Harrison reintroduces the world to the greatest short fiction ever written, from Poe, Dickens, Hardy, Stevenson, Fitzgerald and many, many others. Titles include: "The Cask of Amontillado", by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Speckled Band", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; "Barbara of the House of Grebe", by Thomas Hardy; "Rappaccini's Daughter", by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "The Monkey's Paw", by W.W. Jacobs; "The Lost Phoebe", by Theodore Dreiser; "The Pit and the Pendulum", by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Magic Shop", by H.G. Wells; "The Red Headed League", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; "The Baron of Grogswig", by Charles Dickens; "The Ambitious Guest", by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "The Tell-Tale Heart", by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Mortal Immortal", by Mary Shelley; "Tobin's Palm and The Ransom of Red Chief", by O. Henry; "The Eyes", by Edith Wharton; "The Happy Prince and Other Tales", by Oscar Wilde; "The Devil and Tom Walker", by Washington Irving; "Hurst of Hurstcote", by E. Nesbit; "Selections from Hamlet", by William Shakespeare; "The Captain of the Pole Star", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; "The Vampyre", by John Polidori; "The Mark of the Beast", by Rudyard Kipling; "The Hand", by Guy de Maupassant; "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", by Washington Irving; "Young Goodman Brown", by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Caleveras County", by Mark Twain; "The Cortship of Miles Standish", by Henry W. Longfellow; "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", by F. Scott Fitzgerald; "The Gift of the Magi", and "The Last Leaf" by O. Henry; "A Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens.

Public Domain (P)2007 B.J. Harrison

Narrator: B. J. Harrison
Author: various
Length: 23 hrs and 32 mins
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The Books of Enoch, Jubilees, and Jasher

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Three of the most popular apocryphal books combined in a single volume. The Book of Enoch describes the fall of a group of angels called the Watchers, who married the daughters of men and fathered the Nephilim (Genesis 6: 1-2). The Book of Jubilees, also known as The Little Genesis and The Apocalypse of Moses, reveals heaven's viewpoint of history. The Book of Jasher deals with the antediluvian patriarchs, angels, watchers, the flood, the tower of Babel and other events mentioned in the Bible.

Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Andrea Giordani
Author: various
Length: 28 hrs and 4 mins
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Slave Narratives Mega Collection: 18 of the Most Moving & Telling Memoirs

Summary

This collection contains: Twelve Years a Slave, Up from Slavery, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, The Life of an American Slave (Fifty Years in Chains), The Experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley, a Native African and a Slave, From Log Cabin to the Pulpit, or, Fifteen Years in Slavery, Thirty Years a Slave, Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House, The Life of Josiah Henson, The Kidnapped and the Ransomed: Being the Personal Recollections of Peter Still and His Wife "Vina" After Forty Years of Slavery, Memoir of Pierre Toussaint, The Life, History, and Unparalleled Sufferings of John Jea, the African Preacher, Africa for Christ: Twenty-Eight Years a Slave, and The Narrative of Bethany Veney, a Slave Woman. The slave narrative is a literary genre involving the autobiographical accounts of enslaved Africans. A slave narrative gives an account of the life, or a portion of the life, of a fugitive or former slave. It could be written or orally related by the slave personally. More than 6,000 such narratives are estimated to exist; the overwhelming majority of American slave narratives were authored by African Americans. 

Public Domain (P)2020 Museum Audiobooks

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Sacred Sleep: Bible Verses for Bedtime - Psalms

Summary

"Many may claim to hold the key to a great night's sleep. But there's only one sacred sleep." (1Samuel 10:5-6) The follower of Christ believes peace comes only from him - both in this world and in the next - through the hearing of his word, by the power of his Spirit. "His word makes me wise." (Matthew 7:24) "It gives me fellowship with him." (Luke 8:21) "It sanctifies me." (John 17:17). "Indeed, it is the very source of my faith." (Romans 10:17) This fifth and latest volume in Five Talents Audio's Sacred Sleep series contains all 150 psalms (or songs) found in the Jewish Tanakh or Christian Old Testament. It was created with the above biblical model of peace in mind to form a unique bedtime experience that will help you get the rest you need while deepening your faith and drawing you closer to God. Combined with a scholarly Introduction by Robert J. Bagley, this groundbreaking sleep aid contains some of the most beloved verses in Scripture, carefully selected and presented in such a way as to let the water of the word and worship wash over you every time you experience them. Our prayer is that not only will you obtain "sound wisdom and discretion" from these verses (Proverbs 3:21), but that "you will [also] lie down, and your sleep will be sweet". (Proverbs 3:24) So, turn off the day (Matthew 6:34), and invite the Lord into a peaceful time of sacred sleep tonight.

©2020 Five Talents Audio (P)2021 Five Talents Audio

Narrator: Steve Cook
Author: various
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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Operation Homecoming

Summary

In the summer of 2004, the National Endowment for the Arts organized a series of writing workshops, led by prominent authors, to encourage U.S. troops and their families to record their experiences and reflections on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The result is this extraordinary volume of first-hand letters, poems, journals, memoirs, and e-mails from the men and women directly involved in battle and their families back home. This uniquely personal addition to the long tradition of war literature covers the entire arc of a soldier's journey, from those first experiences of combat, encounters with Iraqis and Afghans, and the humor and boredom of the daily grind, to the physical and emotional toll of battle, the struggle of loved ones back home to carry on, and finally the return and integration back into American life. Featured on the cover of the New Yorker and in various print and TV news programs, this rich historical document will preserve the stories of American troops at a crucial moment in American history. Edited by Andrew Carroll. Read by Sandi Austin, Joe Barrett, David Birney, Stephen Bonnell, Richard Brewer, Scott Brick, Emily Janice Card, Orson Scott Card, Andrew Carroll, Ross Cohen, Gabrielle De Cuir, Harlan Ellison, Robert Forster, Kirby Heyborne, Stephen Hoye, Arte Johnson, Stephen Lang, Rex Linn, Kathe Mazur, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki, Judith Smiley, Mirron E. Willis, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., and Stephanie Zimbalist.

©2006 Southern Arts Federation (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc

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New Testament

Summary

As featured on Bible Gateway, the Revised Geneva Translation of the Holy Bible is a faithful 21st-century update to the Geneva Bible of the 1500s, the very first widely distributed Bible in English. It was borne of an actor's need to memorize and speak Scripture out loud with specific meanings and inflections. Just as in all preceding centuries, biblical text in the 1500s was meant to be heard and seen, as much as read, because so many of those who received it were illiterate (especially Gentiles) and needed to memorize it and speak it back to each other often in order to facilitate meditation. The RGT was created with that in mind. It is specifically designed to be spoken and heard, repeatedly and is built on the premise that a crucial key to revival in the present can be found in one simple practice from the past: speaking God's word back to each other in community. To that end, the RGT strives to preserve the textual cadence and poetry that is so essential to Elizabethan literature, while at the same time eliminating archaic and potentially distracting 16th-century words, phrases, and punctuation (such as employing the proper use of parentheses and quotation marks). It preserves the Geneva Bible's pioneering poetic style (i.e. beginning every verse on a new line - which aids tremendously in memorization). However, unlike the Geneva Bibles of the 1500s, there is no commentary or other human adornment. The RGT intentionally omits these things and makes single interpretive choices, based primarily on the translations of William Tyndale and F.H.A. Scrivener. The study of textual variants is left to other Bibles more properly suited for that purpose. Again, the particular purpose of this Bible is to encourage the speaking, hearing, and sharing of the simple, powerful, illuminating Word of God alone (Luke 8:21). In scholarly terms, the RGT is a formal or complete equivalency, based on the Byzantine text-type family of ancient Greek manuscripts. At this writing, the RGT is one of only a handful of modern translations of the New Testament to be so. Most others (including the NASB, ESV, NIV, Passion, and NLT) use the shorter Alexandrian text-type family of Greek manuscripts as their base text.  These texts, in addition to excluding passages such as Mark 16:9-20, John 7:53-8:11, and the "Johannine Comma" of 1John 5:7, also contain hundreds of other undocumented omissions and variations from the text of the Reformation, such as John 5:4, John 6:47, Acts 8:37, Acts 9:5b-6a, Acts 15:24b, and Colossians 1:14. It is our hope that this project will be a living and active Bible for this generation, built for hearing and doing (Matthew 7:24), and that it will be profitable for teaching, convicting, correcting, and instructing in righteousness (2Timothy 3:16). "[T]hat your faith might not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." (1Corinthians2:5)

©2019 Five Talents Audio (P)2020 Five Talents Audio

Narrator: Steve Cook
Author: various
Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
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Listening to Poetry - 2

Summary

Listening to Poetry not only introduces the finest work from some of the greatest poets who ever lived, it also resurrects the power of spoken poetry, bringing back to life the sheer pleasure of listening to verse. Textured with music by 3 Brothers & a Violin, this collection of 32 poems performed with panache by international stage actors Naseeruddin Shah, Gareth Armstrong, Shernaz Patel and Dhritiman Chaterji moves and inspires with its timeless quality.

©2007 Karadi Tales (P)2007 Karadi Tales

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Listening to Poetry - 1

Summary

Listening to Poetry not only introduces the finest work from some of the greatest poets who ever lived, it also resurrects the power of spoken poetry, bringing back to life the sheer pleasure of listening to verse. Textured with music by 3 Brothers & a Violin, this collection of 28 poems performed with panache by international stage actors Naseeruddin Shah, Gareth Armstrong, Shernaz Patel and Dhritiman Chaterji moves and inspires with its timeless quality.

©2007 Karadi Tales (P)2007 Karadi Tales

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Great Radio Comedy

Summary

Who's laughing now? It's you! Why? Because you're settling back with a rib-tickling collection of great radio comedy! All of your favorites are here: Jack and Fred, Phil and Alice, Fibber and Molly, Edgar and Charlie, George and Gracie, Lum and Abner, Snooks and Daddy, and many more! Crack a smile as the kings and queens of comedy crack wise. Here are 24 digitally restored and remastered episodes of radio revelry from shows that have kept Americans in stitches for more than 50 years. Episodes include: Phil Harris-Alice Faye Fitch Bandwagon: Interior Decorator 01-19-47; The Jack Benny Program: The Horn Blows at Midnight 02-20-49; The Great Gildersleeve: Gildersleeve Signs Up For Summer Stock 06-14-42; Fibber McGee & Molly: Passenger Pigeon 04-27-48; Burns & Allen: Newlywed Advice 05-23-46; A Day in the Life of Dennis Day: Dennis and Mildred Plan to Elope 02-12-49; The Fred Allen Show: Guest Rudy Vallee 01-30-49; Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy: Guest Dick Powell 03-07-54; The Life of Riley: Junior's Key 10-13-45; Meet Corliss Archer: The Old Oak Tree; The Couple Next Door: Income Tax Forms 04-14-58; A Date With Judy: Guest Frank Sinatra 02-20-45; The Aldrich Family: The Antique Chairs 02-17-49; The Couple Next Door: New Plans For Laundry Room 04-15-58; Jimmy Durante: Guest Lucille Ball 04-28-48; Sealtest Variety Theater: Guests Abbott & Costello and Dick Powell 10-21-48; Baby Snooks: Baseball Game 04-17-41; Lum & Abner: Lum's Elopement 12-12-48; Life With Luigi: Post Office Breaks Luigi's Gift 12-06-49; Baby Snooks: In the Kitchen 04-24-41; Drene Time: Danny Thomas and The Bickersons 02-09-47; Our Miss Brooks: Hawking for Hawkins Travel Agency 07-17-55; Duffy's Tavern: Archie Wants to Marry a Rich Woman 06-01-49; Red Skelton: Dancing 03-04-47.

©2015 Audio Programs are released under license from series rights holders. RSPT, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized duplicating strictly prohibited. (P)2016 RSPT, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Author: various
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
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Great Moments in History

Summary

Compiled here are original broadcasts that changed the face of the 20th century along with dramatization of classic speeches, including:  Socrates - "Apology" (399 BC) - Performed by Christopher Cazenove Joan of Arc - "Inquisition" (1431) - Performed by Susan Anspach Martin Luther - "I Cannot and Will Not Retrace" (1521) - Performed by Julian Holloway Queen Elizabeth I "The Golden Speech" (1601) - Performed by Stephanie Beacham Robespierre - "Festival" (1794) - Performed by David Warner Nikolai Lenin - "Proletariat" (1919) - Performed by Theodore Bikel Lady Astor - "Women in Politics" (1922) - Performed by Juliet Mills David Ben Gurion - "A Jewish State" (1948) - Performed by Theodore Bikel King Edward VIII - "Abdication" (1936) - Original Broadcast  Adolf Hitler - "Sudetenland Occupation" (1938) - Original Broadcast  Winston Churchill - "Radio Address" (1936) - Original Broadcast  Winston Churchill "Address" (1940) - Original Broadcast  Franklin D. Roosevelt - "War Against Japan" (1941) - Original Broadcast  Jonathan Edwards - "An Angry God" (1741) - Performed by Harlan Ellison Patrick Henry - "Give Me Liberty" (1775) - Performed by David Birney Samuel Adams - "American Independence" (1776) - Performed by Frank Muller George Washington - "Inaugural Address" (1789) - Performed by William Windom George Washington - "Farewell Address" (1796) - Performed by William Windom Thomas Jefferson - "Inaugural Address" (1801) - Performed by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.  John Brown - "Death" (1859) - Performed by Michael Gross Jefferson Davis - "Withdrawal" (1861) - Performed by Robert Gilliland Abraham Lincoln - "Gettysburg Address" (1863) - Performed by Burt Reynolds Susan B. Anthony - "On Woman’s Suffrage" (1873) - Performed by Loretta Swit Booker T. Washington - "The American Standard" (1896) - Performed by James Reynolds Williams Jennings Bryan - "The Ideal Republic" (1923) - Original Broadcast Amelia Earhart - "Women in Flying" (1931) - Original Broadcast Franklin D. Roosevelt - "Inaugural Address" (1933) - Original Broadcast Franklin D. Roosevelt - "Inaugural Address" (1937) - Original Broadcast Lou Gehrig - "Farewell to Baseball" (1939) - Original Broadcast Babe Ruth - "Farewell to Baseball" (1947) - Original Broadcast Harry S. Truman - "Inaugural Address" (1949) - Original Broadcast General Douglas MacArthur - "Address to Congress" (1951) - Original Broadcast John F. Kennedy - "Inaugural Address" (1961) Original Broadcast John F. Kennedy - "Cuban Missile Crisis" (1962) - Original Broadcast Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "Civil Rights Address" (1963) - Original Broadcast Malcolm X - "On Black Power" (1964) - Original Broadcast Edward Kennedy - "Eulogy for Robert F. Kennedy" (1968) - Original Broadcast Neil Armstrong - "Moon Landing" (1969) - Original Broadcast Gloria Steinem - "To Women" (1971) - Original Broadcast Richard Nixon - "End of The Vietnam War" (1973) - Original Broadcast Jimmy Carter - "Energy and National Goals" (1979) - Original Broadcast Ronald Reagan - "The Berlin Wall" (1987) - Original Broadcast George Bush - "The Bombing of Iraq" (1991) - Original Broadcast William J. Clinton - "Convocation" (1993) - Original Broadcast

Public Domain (P)2019 Phoenix Books

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Dream Time Fairy Tales - The Classics, Volume II

Summary

In the second volume of Dream Time Fairy Tales - The Classics, three everlasting stories, which travel from generation to generation, unfold with tales of gingerbread houses, a very greedy little man with an forgettable name, and a girl locked in a tower with a name as famous as her long locks of hair. Let your mind wander and your spirit relax with these youthful fairy stories.

Production and Music ©2000 by Bob E. Flick

Narrator: Julie Just
Author: various
Length: 28 mins
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Dream Time Fairy Tales - The Classics, Volume I

Summary

In the first volume of Dream Time Fairy Tales - The Classics, three timeless tales whisk you away to a land where beans grow into a sky-high beanstalk, a frog transforms to a handsome prince, and a very unusual cat is inherited by a young son. So gather the youngsters, or the young at heart, and listen to these fabulously funny, twisted tales.

Production and Music ©2000 by Bob E. Flick

Narrator: Julie Just
Author: various
Length: 45 mins
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Dear NHS

Summary

Curated and edited by Adam Kay (author of multi-million best seller This is Going to Hurt), Dear NHS features household names telling their personal stories of the health service. Contributors include Joanna Lumley, Naomie Harris, Kate Tempest, Lee Child, Baroness Tanni Grey Thomson, Bill Bryson, Sir Trevor McDonald, Jack Whitehall, Sir Michael Palin, Stanley Tucci and many, many more. 

All profits from this book will go to NHS Charities Together to fund vital research and projects and the Lullaby Trust which supports parents bereaved of babies and young children.

The NHS is our single greatest achievement as a country. No matter who you are, no matter what your health needs are and no matter how much money you have, the NHS is there for you. In Dear NHS, 100 inspirational people come together to share their stories of how the National Health Service has been there for them and changed their lives in the process. By turns deeply moving, hilarious, hopeful and impassioned, these stories together become a love letter to the NHS and the 1.4 million people who go above and beyond the call of duty every single day - selflessly, generously, putting others before themselves, never more so than now.   

They are all heroes, and this book is our way of saying thank you.

This audiobook features readings by: Mary Beard, Bill Bryson, Lee Child, Rev Richard Coles, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Mark Haddon, Naomie Harris, Si King, Joanna Lumley, Alexander McCall Smith, Sir Trevor McDonald, Sir Michael Palin, Kate Tempest, Stanley Tucci, KT Tunstall, Jack Whitehall, Jacqueline Wilson, Benjamin Zephaniah and many more. 

A minimum of £1.61 from the sale of each book will be paid to NHS Charities Together and £0.08 will be paid to the Lullaby Trust.

©2020 Orion Publishing Group (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Various
Author: various
Length: 5 hrs
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Cutting-Edge Technology

Summary

This in-depth look at today's hottest technology trends introduces listeners to the fascinating world of 3-D printing, app coding, online gaming and more. Each audiobook explores multiple facets of cutting-edge technology, including the science behind it, its current applications, the potential dangers associated with it and the possibilities for its future. With fun facts and engaging discussion topics, this series is sure to get listeners excited about modern technology.

©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Author: various
Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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Cuentos, Volumen VI [Stories, Volume 6]

Summary

1. El gnomo: Como siempre los hermanos mayores se creen que el hermano pequeño es tonto. Me parece a mi que se equivocan y si no escuchad lo que le pasa al hermano menor protagonista de nuestra historia. ¿Como creeis que es el Gnomo de nuestra historia? 2. El patito feo: No debemos reirnos de alguien o de algo porque sea feo, porque a lo mejor nos llevamos una sorpresa cuando pase un poco de tiempo y sino que se lo pregunten al patito de nuestra historia que estaba siempre triste porque sus hermanos y hermanas no querían jugar con el porque era distinto, pero. 3. Las habichuelas mágicas: Periquín y su madre eran muy pobres y sobrevivían como podían cultivando el campo y tenían una vaca. Pero las cosas empezaron a ir mal y la madre decidió que tenían que vender la vaca para poder conseguir algo de dinero con el que pasar el invierno, así que mandó a Periquín que preparase a la vaca y la atara con una cuerda, para llevársela al mercado y venderla por un buen precio 4. El fiel Juan: El fiel Juan se iba a encontrar con no pocos problemas para cumplir la última voluntad del Rey, ya que el Príncipe, como joven que era. se rebelaba ante cualquier imposición. Pero el Príncipe se enamoró y el fiel Juan iba a jugar un papel muy importante, en la consecución de su felicidad, pero a cambio... iba a tener que sacrificar algo.... Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

Public Domain (P)2011 SAGA Egmont

Author: various
Length: 47 mins
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Cuentos, Volumen V [Stories, Volume 4]

Summary

1. Las habichuelas mágicas: Periquín y su madre eran muy pobres y sobrevivían como podían cultivando el campo y tenían una vaca. Pero las cosas empezaron a ir mal y la madre decidió que tenían que vender la vaca para poder conseguir algo de dinero con el que pasar el invierno, así que mandó a Periquín que preparase a la vaca y la atara con una cuerda, para llevársela al mercado y venderla por un buen precio 2. El hombre de la piel de oso: Nuestro protagonista es un soldado, que se queda sin trabajo, porque se acaban las guerras, pero vendrá a verle el diablo, que le va a proponer un negocio un tanto raro. El diablo estaba convencido de estar haciendo un magnífico negocio, en el que no podía perder, pero. 3. Los músicos de Bremen: Todos los protagonistas de esta historia tienen algo en común: han estado trabajando con sus amos muchos años, pero ahora que son viejos , ya no los quieren, así que se han escapado, y se encuentran en la carretera y deciden hacer algo juntos... Les saldrá bien? 4. El sastrecillo valiente. Please note: this audiobook is in Spanish.

Public Domain (P)2011 SAGA Egmont

Author: various
Length: 41 mins
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Beneath a Starless Sky

Summary

Munich 1930: smoke filled the air.  Lilli Sternberg’s quickening heart sounded an alarm as she rounded the street corner. Lifting her gaze to the rooftops, a roaring blaze of thick flames engulfed the side of the building and joined the stars to fill the black sky. Her father’s shop was no more.  Lilli Sternberg longs to be a ballet dancer. But outside the sanctuary of the theatre, her beloved city is in chaos, and Munich is no longer a place for dreams. The Nazi party are gaining power, and the threats to those who deviate from the party line are increasing. Jewish families are being targeted and their businesses raided; even her father’s shop was torched because of their faith. When Lilli meets Captain Marco Zeiller during a chance encounter, her heart soars. He is the perfect gentleman, and her love for him feels like a bright hope under a bleak sky. But battle lines are being drawn, and Marco has been spotted by the Reich as an officer with potential. A relationship with Lilli would compromise them both. Will Lilli escape the threats facing her family, and how much is she willing to risk for the man she loves?  An absolutely gripping and emotional historical fiction novel about love, courage and betrayal for fans of My Name Is Eva and A Woman of War.

©2021 Tessa Harris (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
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BBC Comedy Festival

Summary

Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts. The six episodes are hosted in turn by Miles Jupp, Jo Brand, Daliso Chaponda, Jayde Adams, Sara Pascoe and Darren Harriott. Let them guide you around their bespoke festival sites to meet Val McDermid in the literary tent or Paul Sinha in the trivia tent. Daliso Chaponda puts on a Festival of Protest, Darren Harriott curates a Festival of the Unexpected, while Jayde Adams puts Sarah Millican in charge of the VIP tent and has Australian comic Rhys Nicholson as her designated driver. Stand-up legend Simon Munnery entertains from a field, there's performance poetry from Nafeesa Hamid and Hollie McNish, and much, much more. Also, there are vampires. Producer: Richard Morris, Carl Cooper, Hayley Sterling, Leila Navabi and Ella Watts Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Chris Maclean A BBC Studios Production     

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Author: various
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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Asiatiese Kort Verhale [Asian Short Stories]

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Asiatiese Kort Verhale, deur nege outeurs, het elk ‘n Asiaat of speel af in Asië as hoof agtergrond.  Asiatiese Kort Verhale het gebeur as gevolg van ‘n reeks gebeure een naweek in Mei 2015. ‘n Vriend het my vertel dat hy verskeie kort stories met Asië as agtergrond het, ek het genoem dat ek ook ‘n paar stories het, nog ‘n vriend het my ‘n epos gestuur dat hy ‘n kort verhaal oor Pattaya wil skryf, en een van my Thai niggies het vir my haar nuutste foto gestuur, die een op die voorblad van die bundel.  Dit was asof iemand iets vir my probeer vertel het, of ‘n klomp het in elk geval.  Die negentien stories deur nege outeurs in hierdie bundel was almal in een maand na my gestuur, maar verskil net soveel soos hulle outeurs. Die stipulasie was dat Asië of ‘n Asiaat moes sterk na vore kom in die storie. Ons het stories met Kambodja, Sjina, Laos, Maleisië, Pakistan, Thailand, die VSA en Vietnam.  Sommige van hierdie outeurs is wel bekende skrywers, sommiges beter bekend in ander sfere, sommiges het al voorheen heelwat geskryf en is gepubliseer in die tradisionele sin, ander reis die Indiese Publisering pad en vir nog ander is dit die heel eerste keer wat jy hul stories sien in enige druk vorm.  Jy kan meer lees oor elkeen van die outeurs op die verskeie webwerwe wat gegee word na elke storie. Ek beveel aan dat u die webwerwe besoek want wat jy meer kan uitvind oor die outeurs sal jou dalk verras, dit waarborg ek jou.  Asiatiese Kort Verhale deur Verskeie Outeurs  Asiatiese Kort Verhale, deur nege outeurs, het elk ‘n Asiaat of speel af in Asië as hoof agtergrond.  Asiatiese Kort Verhale het gebeur as gevolg van ‘n reeks gebeure een naweek in Mei 2015. ‘n Vriend het my vertel dat hy verskeie kort stories met Asië as agtergrond het, ek het genoem dat ek ook ‘n paar stories het, nog ‘n vriend het my ‘n epos gestuur dat hy ‘n kort ve" Please note: This audiobook is in Afrikaans

©2019 Owen Jones (P)2020 Owen Jones

Narrator: Dini Steyn
Author: various
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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Anglo-Saxon Portraits

Summary

The half millennium between the creation of the English nation in around 550 and the Norman Conquest in 1066 was a formative one. This groundbreaking series rediscovers the Anglo-Saxons through vivid portraits of 30 incredible men and women, as told by their contemporary admirers. Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney discusses the Beowulf bard; former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams focuses on St Augustine, the first archbishop of Canterbury; Michael Wood celebrates Penda, the much-maligned last pagan king of England; Barbara Yorke tells the story of Hild of Whitby, the powerful abbess and largely forgotten pre-feminism model; and writer David Almond investigates the oldest surviving English poet, Caedmon.  From royalty to peasants, the women behind the Bayeux Tapestry to rebellious nuns, Anglo-Saxon Portraits unravels the mysteries of a too often forgotten period in British history.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Author: various
Category: History, Europe
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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500 Words: Black Lives Matter

Summary

Hot on the heels of the 500 Words: Black Lives Matter competition hosted by Virgin Radio this month, Bonnier Books UK is publishing a collection of 100 inspiring, moving and poignant short stories submitted by children from across the country.  Almost 6,000 children, aged between 5 and 13, submitted stories expressing their personal experiences, tales of empathy, learning and respect, building on the international conversation around Black Lives Matter. Originally devised by Chris Evans, the 500 Words competition has a rich 10-year heritage, giving children of all ethnicities and backgrounds a platform to express their imaginations and creativity through storytelling.  The illustrious judging panel, chaired by Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood, reviewed thousands of submissions from which they have shortlisted eight finalists and a selected a further 92 stories to be included in this important and timely collection. All royalties from the sale of this book will be matched by the publisher and donated to children's charities dedicated to ensuring young people of all backgrounds are given the best opportunities in life.

©2020 Various (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

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