Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the 19th century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. 'Narrative of a Ghost of a Hand' is a strange story about a haunted house in Ireland. The only part of the sinister apparition which is visible is a white hand which becomes increasingly threatening as the tale goes on.
Public Domain (P)2016 Red Door Audiobooks
An innovator praised as one of the inventors of "the new space opera", Peter F. Hamilton has also been hailed as the heir of such golden-age giants as Heinlein and Asimov. His star-spanning sagas are distinguished by deft plotting, engaging characters, provocative explorations of science and society, and soaring imaginative reach. Now, in one of the most eagerly anticipated offerings of the year, Hamilton brings his acclaimed Void trilogy to a stunning close. Exposed as the Second Dreamer, Araminta has become the target of a galaxywide search by government agent Paula Myo and the psychopath known as the Cat, along with others equally determined to prevent - or facilitate - the pilgrimage of the Living Dream cult into the heart of the Void. An indestructible microuniverse, the Void may contain paradise, as the cultists believe, but it is also a deadly threat. For the miraculous reality that exists inside its boundaries demands energy - energy drawn from everything outside those boundaries: from planets, stars, galaxies...from everything that lives. Meanwhile, the parallel story of Edeard, the Waterwalker, as told through a series of addictive dreams communicated to the gaiasphere via Inigo, the First Dreamer, continues to unfold. But now the inspirational tale of this idealistic young man takes a darker and more troubling turn as he finds himself faced with powerful new enemies - and temptations more powerful still. With time running out, a repentant Inigo must decide whether to release Edeard's final dream: a dream whose message is scarcely less dangerous than the pilgrimage promises to be. And Araminta must choose whether to run from her unwanted responsibilities or face them down, with no guarantee of success or survival. But all these choices may be for naught if the monomaniacal Ilanthe, leader of the breakaway Accelerator Faction, is able to enter the Void. For it is not paradise she seeks there, but dominion.
©2010 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2010 Tantor
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will be donating 100% of its proceeds from this book to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampathe vice president of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever... With a message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming children's book explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Beautifully performed by an all-star cast, featuring Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBrayer, and RuPaul, this sweet and funny story is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different. About the author: Marlon Bundo is a very fun bunny who recently relocated to Washington, DC, from his home in Indiana. He enjoys hopping through the garden, eating all his vegetables, and hula-hooping.
©2018 Partially Important Productions, LLC (P)2018 Partially Important Productions, LLC
Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious and uplifting collection of essays about one pale womans journey from Midwestern naïf to Hollywood semi-celebrity to outrageously reasonable New Yorker. There comes a time in every sitcom actress life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When Ellie Kempers number was up, she was ready. Contagiously cheerful, predictably wholesome, and mostly inspiring except for one essay about her husbands feet, My Squirrel Days is a funny, freewheeling tour of Ellies life - from growing up in suburban St. Louis with a vivid imagination and a crush on David Letterman to moving to Los Angeles and accidentally falling on Doris Kearns Goodwin. But those are not the only famous names dropped in this synopsis. Ellie will also share stories of inadvertently insulting Ricky Gervais at the Emmy Awards, telling Tina Fey that she has great hair - really strong and thick, and offering a maxi pad to Steve Carell. She will take you back to her childhood as a nature lover determined to commune with squirrels, to her college career as a benchwarming field hockey player with no assigned position, and to her young professional days writing radio commercials for McDonalds but never getting paid. Ellie will guide you along her journey through adulthood, from unorganized bride to impatient wife to anxious mother who - as recently observed by a sassy hairstylist - dresses like a mom. Well, sassy hairstylist, Ellie Kemper is a mom. And she has been dressing like it since she was four. Ellie has written for GQ, Esquire, The New York Times, McSweeneys, and The Onion. Her voice is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modern life. In short, she will tell you nothing you need to know about making it in show business and everything you need to know about discreetly changing a diaper at a Cibo Express.
©2018 Ellie Kemper (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
In the world of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, inspired by the lasting impact that books like Harry Potter have had on readers, Kimmy writes a book to help boys grow up to be good men. We have worked with the writing team of the show (including show creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock) to turn Kimmy's fake book into a reality. With the help of best-selling author Sarah Mlynowski (as well as Gillian Berrow, aka G.M. Berrow), we've created the world of Greemulax as only Kimmy (and her inventors) could. This fun middle-grade adventure story works on two levels: Fans of the TV show will recognize characters and themes from the show and Kimmy's inimitable voice, and young listeners will find a fun and funny story where boys and girls fight against stereotypes and work together to save their world, despite what they've been told to expect by the misguided adults in their lives.
©2019 Kimmy Schmidt and Sarah Mlynowski (P)2019 Hachette Audio