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The Wisdom of Joseph Campbell

9 ratings

Summary

Over a span of 12 years (1975 to 1987), New Dimensions Radio host Michael Toms recorded conversations between the late Joseph Campbell (author of The Power of Myth) and himself, during which time they developed a close friendship. In these stimulating conversations, central questions in the search for understanding and knowledge of the spiritual universe in which we live are explored.

(P)2005 Hay House, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
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Forest Dragon

1 rating

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Jason has uncovered three dragon misfits. Now he must find the rest before Therin gains controls of them. Now that his sister knows of the dragons, Jason doesn't feel as isolated in their small village. The connection to the dragons lets him protect his people along with the existence of the dragons.  An attack on his home village forces Jason to go to Lachen and stop Therin for good. To do so, he'll need the help of all the dragon misfits, but can the forest dragon help him master the art of illusion in time for him to save his people?

©2020 D. K. Holmberg (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Storm Dragon

1 rating

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A new threat for the misfits emerges, only this time it might be another dragon. Jason spends his time trying to protect Dragon Haven and understand the dragon misfits now that he has prevented Lorach from using them. He searches for more misfits, but quickly learns he won't be able to save them all. When word of an attack on the Dragon Guard suggests Lorach is renewing their attempt to destroy the rebellion, Jason leaves to investigate. What he finds changes everything he knows about the misfits. Saving the dragons means risking everything he's gained. If he fails, the rebellion will fail and Dragon Haven will fall. Even worse - the dragon misfits he's fought to find will be destroyed.

©2020 D. K. Holmberg (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Subprime Attention Crisis

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From FSGO x Logic: a revealing examination of digital advertising and the internet's precarious foundation In Subprime Attention Crisis, Tim Hwang investigates the way big tech financializes attention. In the process, he shows us how digital advertising - the beating heart of the internet - is at risk of collapsing, and that its potential demise bears an uncanny resemblance to the housing crisis of 2008. From the unreliability of advertising numbers and the unregulated automation of advertising bidding wars, to the simple fact that online ads mostly fail to work, Hwang demonstrates that while consumers' attention has never been more prized, the true value of that attention itself - much like subprime mortgages - is wildly misrepresented. And if online advertising goes belly-up, the internet - and its free services - will suddenly be accessible only to those who can afford it. Deeply researched, convincing, and alarming, s will change the way you look at the internet, and its precarious future. FSG Originals × Logic dissects the way technology functions in everyday lives. The titans of Silicon Valley, for all their utopian imaginings, never really had our best interests at heart: recent threats to democracy, truth, privacy, and safety, as a result of tech's reckless pursuit of progress, have shown as much. We present an alternate story, one that delights in capturing technology in all its contradictions and innovation, across borders and socioeconomic divisions, from history through the future, beyond platitudes and PR hype, and past doom and gloom. Our collaboration features four brief but provocative forays into the tech industry's many worlds, and aspires to incite fresh conversations about technology focused on nuanced and accessible explorations of the emerging tools that reorganize and redefine life today.

©2020 Tim Hwang (P)2021 Random House Audio

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: Tim Hwang
Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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Flipping Houses for Dummies, 3rd Edition

Summary

Buy it, fix it, flip it! Are you a wanna-be flipper looking to get the property, get the job done, and get out-all while maximizing your profit? Not just another house-flipping book, this hands-on guide shows you how to roll up your sleeves and find the perfect property, secure a mortgage, negotiate with condo associations, increase curb appeal, and much more. Flipping a house is more than just buying, updating, and selling. To be successful, you have to be a bit fearless, highly organized, and, at times, creative. This new edition of Flipping Houses for Dummies gives you practical guidance on the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whether you have the time, energy, cash, and other resources to be successful; and then conveys the expert knowledge you need to succeed in a very competitive market. Find, fix, and sell houses for profit Score bank-owned and foreclosed properties Identify the best improvements for maximum ROI If you're ready for hard work and big profits, start flipping!

©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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The Dark Winter

2 ratings

Summary

Can you survive the cold? After the initial series of summer blizzards, the snowfall has decreased, but the temperatures continue to drop, the icy wind still blows, and with each passing day, the darkness lasts longer and longer. It is in the darkness the monsters thrive. Confined to the lake house and having no communication with the outside world, Grady and the others live every day in fear, questioning what the future holds. Will the snow melt? Will the sun ever rise? Can the wraiths be defeated? But as the days turn to weeks, no answers come. Soon, the survivors' supplies lessen, and whether they're ready to or not, they must venture out into the snowy wasteland. They must fight. That is, if they want to continue to survive.

©2020 Flint Maxwell (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Losing Earth

12 ratings

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2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change - including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story and ours.   The New York Times Magazine devoted an entire issue to Nathaniel Rich’s groundbreaking chronicle of that decade, which became an instant journalistic phenomenon - the subject of news coverage, editorials, and conversations all over the world. In its emphasis on the lives of the people who grappled with the great existential threat of our age, it made vivid the moral dimensions of our shared plight.   Now expanded into audiobook form, Losing Earth tells the human story of climate change in even richer, more intimate terms. It reveals, in previously unreported detail, the birth of climate denialism and the genesis of the fossil-fuel industry’s coordinated effort to thwart climate policy through misinformation propaganda and political influence. The audiobook carries the story into the present day, wrestling with the long shadow of our past failures and asking crucial questions about how we make sense of our past, our future, and ourselves.    Like John Hersey’s Hiroshima and Jonathan Schell’s The Fate of the Earth, Losing Earth is the rarest of achievements: a riveting work of dramatic history that articulates a moral framework for understanding how we got here and how we must go forward.

©2019 Nathaniel Rich (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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Ice Dragon

2 ratings

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When a mysterious stranger brings word of a dragon, Jason's whole world changes. The northern mountain village offers protection from the threat of dragons, but is a difficult place, especially for a misfit like Jason Dreshen. His days are spent hunting for food for his family, praying for warmth, and trying to hide his strange silver eye that grants him dragon sight. When a stranger visits during the local Freedom Festival searching for a different kind of dragon, everything changes. Forced down the mountainside, Jason learns the truth of powers he'd only heard about in rumors. While running from deadly Dragon Souls, he finds he might have more of a connection to magic than only dragon sight. In order to save himself and stop the Dragon Souls, he must learn a truth about himself that leads him closer to the one thing he fears above all others: dragons. Somehow, he might be the only one able to protect them from the Dragon Souls, but how can he protect what he hates?

©2020 D. K. Holmberg (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Snow

2 ratings

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This is how the world ends: with a single snowflake.   After a tragic accident at work, all Grady Miller wanted was an escape. He finds it months later with two of his closest friends. Together, the three of them travel south to Prism Lake for the upcoming holiday, where they plan on spending the sunny weekend drinking, grilling, and relaxing.   But when a series of monstrous blizzards cover the Eastern United States in feet of snow, knocking out communications and making the roads impossible to drive on, they realize their weekend of fun could turn into a lifetime of survival.   Because there's something out there besides the cold.... Something sinister....

©2020 Flint Maxwell (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
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Blackwater: The Complete Saga

84 ratings

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Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations. Some of those who observe her rituals in the river will never be seen again.... Originally published as a series of six volumes in 1983, Blackwater is the crowning achievement of Michael McDowell, author of the Southern Gothic classics Cold Moon Over Babylon and The Elementals and screenwriter of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas. This first-ever one-volume edition will allow a new generation of listeners to discover this modern horror classic.

©1983, 2017 Michael McDowell (P)2017 Valancourt Books LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Cabal

Summary

What happens when you accidentally bring one of the world's most powerful blood-mages back from the dead?   Orson Reid and his friends are about to find out.   But first they'll need to deal with the Paragon Society's ever-growing web of lies, an ancient shape-shifter blood sport, and a very unexpected display of magic ability - but not necessarily in that order.   Whoever said being the good guys was easy, was dead wrong.   And to complicate things even further, it seems that somebody is getting really close to fusing cutting-edge technology with magic.   All hell is about to break loose. Can Orson and the gang survive the coming storm?

©2019 David Delaney (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Day of Reckoning

Summary

When a coronal mass ejection threatens to send the United States back to the Stone Age, Jim Graves must rush to prepare his family for the coming apocalypse. As the world around him plunges into anarchy, can he rise to the occasion? Jim's love for his family and will to survive are put to the ultimate test. Contains mature themes.

©2020 John Winchester (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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The Nest

1 rating

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It was just an ordinary garbage dump on peaceful Cape Cod. No one ever imagined that conditions were perfect for breeding, that it was a warm womb, fetid, moist, and with food so plentiful that everything creeping, crawling, and slithering could gorge to satiation. Then a change in poison control was made, resulting in an unforeseen mutation. Now the giant mutant cockroaches are ready to leave their nest - in search of human flesh!

©2019 Gregory A. Douglas (P)2019 Valancourt Books LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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The Numbing

Summary

Evil awaits. After the devastating events on Prism Lake, Grady and the other survivors head south, hoping to find safety in one of the rumored "Cities of Light". But as they embark on their journey, they quickly discover the monsters aren't the only things out in the snow they must fear. They may not even be the worst things....

©2020 Flint Maxwell (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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101 True Scary Stories to Read in Bed Tonight

2 ratings

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This book contains 101 bite-sized horror stories that are intended to scare and unsettle you. These are real peoples' accounts of the creepy and the occult - of their near-misses with madmen and paranormal entities. Each chapter is a short, standalone campfire tale, a retelling of a frightening or gruesome incident that has stuck with the teller, something that gives them pause to this day when they find themselves alone in the dark. These stories have been collected with the knowledge that real life is scarier than fiction.

©2017 The Thought & Expression Co. (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Lane Loomis
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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Relationship Reconnected

Summary

New communication strategies to help committed couples reconnect.   It’s no secret that good communication is the foundation of healthy relationships, but all too often long-time couples drift apart as they struggle to express themselves. Relationship Reconnected does what great relationship books should, helping mend that disconnect with practical, research-based communication tools and strategies.   A must-have for anyone looking into relationship books, Relationship Reconnected explores the benefits of nonviolent communication. From observing and identifying your feelings to acknowledging your needs and wants, discover simple and effective ways to restore the bond between you and your partner.   Go beyond other relationship books with:   Rebuild empathy - Dig into one of the few relationship books that targets the unique needs of partners in long-time relationships.  Real scenarios - Real-life case studies show how nonviolent communication can help with conversational pain points and strengthen your commitment.  Practical advice, engaging exercises - Make real changes using straightforward action plans and guided exercises - complete with sample dialogues. 

©2019 Rockridge Press (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Children of the Dark

2 ratings

Summary

Will Burgess is used to hard knocks. Abandoned by his father, son of a drug-addicted mother, and charged with raising his six-year-old sister, Will has far more to worry about than most high school freshmen. To make matters worse, Mia Samuels, the girl of Will’s dreams, is dating his worst enemy, the most sadistic upperclassman at Shadeland High. Will’s troubles, however, are just beginning. Because one of the nation’s most notorious criminals - the Moonlight Killer - has escaped from prison and is headed straight toward Will’s hometown. And something else is lurking in Savage Hollow, the forest surrounding Will’s rundown house. Something ancient and infinitely evil. When the worst storm of the decade descends on Shadeland, Will and his friends must confront unfathomable horrors. Everyone Will loves - his mother, his little sister, Mia, and his friends - will be threatened. And very few of them will escape with their lives.

©2016 Sinister Grin Press (P)2019 Craig Shaeffer

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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The Geography of Risk

Summary

This program includes an introduction and epilogue read by the author. This century has seen the costliest hurricanes in US history - but who bears the brunt of these monster storms? Consider this: Five of the most expensive hurricanes in history have made landfall since 2005: Katrina ($160 billion), Ike ($40 billion), Sandy ($72 billion), Harvey ($125 billion), and Maria ($90 billion). With more property than ever in harm’s way, and the planet and oceans warming dangerously, it won’t be long before we see a $250 billion hurricane. Why? Because Americans have built $3 trillion worth of property in some of the riskiest places on earth: barrier islands and coastal floodplains. And they have been encouraged to do so by what Gilbert M. Gaul reveals in The Geography of Risk to be a confounding array of federal subsidies, tax breaks, low-interest loans, grants, and government flood insurance that shift the risk of life at the beach from private investors to public taxpayers, radically distorting common notions of risk. These federal incentives, Gaul argues, have resulted in one of the worst planning failures in American history, and the costs to taxpayers are reaching unsustainable levels. We have become responsible for a shocking array of coastal amenities: new roads, bridges, buildings, streetlights, tennis courts, marinas, gazebos, and even spoiled food after hurricanes. The Geography of Risk will forever change the way you think about the coasts, from the clash between economic interests and nature, to the heated politics of regulators and developers.

©2019 Gilbert M. Gaul (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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Break 'Em Up

3 ratings

Summary

"[We need] a grassroots, bottom-up movement that understands the challenge in front of us, and then organizes against monopoly power in communities across this country. This book is a blueprint for that organizing...you will learn how monopolies and oligopolies have taken over almost every aspect of American life, and you will also learn about what can be done to stop that trend before it is too late." (From the foreword by Bernie Sanders)  A passionate attack on the monopolies that are throttling American democracy. Every facet of American life is being overtaken by big platform monopolists like Facebook, Google, and Bayer (which has merged with the former agricultural giant Monsanto), resulting in a greater concentration of wealth and power than we've seen since the Gilded Age. They are evolving into political entities that often have more influence than the actual government, bending state and federal legislatures to their will and even creating arbitration courts that circumvent the US justice system. How can we recover our freedom from these giants? Anti-corruption scholar and activist Zephyr Teachout has the answer: Break 'Em Up. This audiobook is a clarion call for liberals and leftists looking to find a common cause. Teachout makes a compelling case that monopolies are the root cause of many of the issues that today's progressives care about; they drive economic inequality, harm the planet, limit the political power of average citizens, and historically disenfranchised groups bear the brunt of their shameful and irresponsible business practices. In order to build a better future, we must eradicate monopolies from the private sector and create new safeguards that prevent new ones from seizing power. Through her expert analysis of monopolies in several sectors and their impact on courts, journalism, inequality, and politics, Teachout offers a concrete path toward thwarting these enemies of working Americans and reclaiming our democracy before it’s too late.  A Macmillan Audio production from All Points Books

©2020 Zephyr Teachout (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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The Cain Redemption

Summary

Cain finally relents to getting his head and seizures fixed, but his recovery time is cut short from eight weeks to one week when he learns his fellow agent, and friend, Eric Raines has gone missing. Will the rushed recovery period have dire consequences for the super assassin? Despite the concerns of those closest to him, Cain ignores the personal dangers to his health in his quest to find his friend and the last remaining remnants of the previous Specter regime, who are still on the run. His adventures take him to France, Germany, and back to Honduras, where it all started for him. Will his mission end where it all began?

©2016 Mike Ryan (P)2018 Mike Ryan

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: Mike Ryan
Length: 5 hrs
Available on Audible
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Trial and Error

1 rating

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A small-town lawyer has been searching for his daughter for eighteen years. Now another young woman is missing, and he’s determined to find them both — no matter the cost. Buddy Smith built his law practice around tracking down missing children. After all, he knows the agony of being separated from a child. Not long after his daughter’s birth, her mother ran away and Buddy never saw either one again. Gracie Blaylock has known Buddy her entire life, and now that she is clerk of court for the county, their paths cross frequently. When Gracie hears that a teenager in town has gone missing, she knows Buddy is the one for the case. The girl’s parents are desperate for answers. Together with Gracie and Mayleah — the new detective in town — Buddy chases all leads, hoping to reach the missing teen before it’s too late. And as he pursues one girl, he uncovers clues that could bring him closer to the girl he thought he lost forever: his own daughter. Master legal writer Robert Whitlow will keep you guessing in this gripping legal drama while reminding you of the power of God’s restoration. Stand-alone legal drama Full-length novel at approximately 120,000 words

©2021 Robert Whitlow (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
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Mist Dragon

Summary

The dragon misfits are the key to saving the dragons of Lorach, but they must act before a stranger destroys them. Jason has secured a tentative peace for Dragon Haven. With his control over illusion, and the Lorach threat thwarted for now, his time is spent preparing for the next attack, knowing the Dragon Souls will not be easily stopped. An old ally to Dragon Haven returns, but Jason questions his motives - along with his techniques. Now, Jason must choose whether to stop the Dragon Souls or save them. Stopping Lorach for good might mean destroying the captured dragons. It's a choice Jason fears to make, but doing otherwise means betraying those who have come to rely upon him.

©2020 D. K. Holmberg (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Night Dragon

Summary

A true misfit may be the key to finally defeating Lorach, but only if Jason learns its powers in time. Having stopped Lorren and saving the egg, Jason now faces his most dangerous threat as Lorach moves on Dragon Haven. With the city under attack from a strange new power, only with an understanding of the misfit dragons will Jason - and the dragons - finally be free. When even Dragon Haven seeks to use their power, Jason is forced to make a choice between the people who took him in and the dragons he pledged to protect. For Jason, long a misfit himself, the choice is more difficult than he ever imagined. One choice means Lorach will extend their influence beyond their borders and continue their reign of devastation, but the other means the misfits will be sacrificed. Contains mature themes.

©2020 Dan Holmberg (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Inferno

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"With both his heroism and his flaws, Medal of Honor recipient 'Snuffy Smith' perfectly represents the dramatic and deadly campaign for control of the skies over Europe in World War II. The ornery, charming, and brave B-17 tail gunner anchors this thrilling tale of how, warts and all, we won that brilliant and bloody air war." (Tom Clavin, New York Times best-selling author) Joe Pappalardo's Inferno tells the true story of the men who flew the deadliest missions of World War II, and an unlikely hero who received the Medal of Honor in the midst of the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history. There’s no higher accolade in the US military than the Medal of Honor, and 472 people received it for their action during World War II. But only one was demoted right after: Maynard Harrison Smith.  Smith is one of the most unlikely heroes of the war, where he served in B-17s during the early days of the bombing of France and Germany from England. From his juvenile delinquent past in Michigan, through the war and during the decades after, Smith’s life seemed to be a series of very public missteps. The other airmen took to calling the 5-foot, 5-inch airman “Snuffy” after an unappealing movie character.  This is also the man who, on a tragically mishandled mission over France on May 1, 1943, single-handedly saved the crewman in his stricken B-17. With every other gunner injured or bailed out, Smith stood alone in the fuselage of a shattered, nameless bomber and fought fires, treated wounded crew and fought off fighters. His ordeal is part of a forgotten mission that aircrews came to call the May Day Massacre. The skies over Europe in 1943 were a charnel house for US pilots, who were being led by tacticians surprised by the brutal effectiveness of German defenses. By May 1943 the combat losses among bomb crews were a staggering 40 to 50 percent.  The backdrop of Smith’s story intersects with some of the luminaries of aviation history, including Curtis Lemay, Ira Eaker and “Hap” Arnold, during critical times of their storied careers. Inferno also examines Smith’s life in a new, comprehensive light, through the use of exclusive interviews of those who knew him (including fellow MOH recipients and family) as well as public and archival records. This is both a thrilling and horrifying story of the air war over Europe during WWII and a fascinating look at one of America's forgotten heroes.  A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2020 Joe Pappalardo (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Category: History, Military
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Iron Dragon

1 rating

Summary

To protect the dragon misfits, he must first understand them. Jason has returned to the normalcy of the mountain village, but nothing is as it had been. Now connected to the Ice Dragon and responsible for keeping his presence a secret, it won't be long before the Dragon Souls return. They know the Ice Dragon exists and will stop at nothing to control him. When the Ice Dragon makes a request of Jason to search for other dragons like him, how can he refuse? The search leads Jason away from home and into direct conflict with those searching for another dragon misfit. Jason must find the dragon and a way to protect it before the Dragon Souls bring the full might of their force to bear. The arrival of a familiar foe forces Jason to look for help, but how can those of Dragon Haven trust him when they think he's betrayed them?

©2020 D. K. Holmberg (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Exorcist Falls

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Summary

Chicago is gripped by terror. The Sweet 16 Killer is brutally murdering young women, and the authorities are baffled.

When the police are called to an affluent home in the middle of the night, they learn a seemingly normal 14-year-old boy has attacked his family. The boy exhibits signs of demonic possession, and even more troublingly, he knows too much about the Sweet 16 killings. Father Jason Crowder, a young priest assigned to the case, must marshal his courage in order to save the boy and the entire city from the forces of evil.

But this is a darkness mankind has never encountered before. It craves more than blood. And it won’t rest until it possesses Father Crowder’s soul.

Jonathan Janz’s brand-new release brings the original novella that started it all - Exorcist Road - and a brand-new full-length novel (Exorcist Falls) together for a shattering experience in supernatural terror.

©2017 Craig Shaeffer (P)2018 Craig Shaeffer

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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McGarvey

Summary

“The grand master of the contemporary thriller.” (Douglas Preston, number-one New York Times best-selling author) When Kirk McGarvey investigates the mysterious death of his parents so many years ago, he uncovers long-buried secrets that put him head to head and mano a mano with...Vladimir Putin. After Mac calls Putin out, the Russian dictator decides he wants him dead. Battling Russian hit squads as well as enemies at home, McGarvey must fight like the devil to save the himself, his friends, and the US of A in this engrossing international thriller from David Hagberg.

©2020 David Hagberg (P)2021 Vibrance Press

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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The Beast of Devil's Rock

1 rating

Summary

There is something lurking in the trees.... A winter storm has buried North Dakota in snow and ice. With accidents being reported across the region, Deputy Ron Weller must patrol along the main road through a normally tranquil forest in Beeman County. The night grows menacing as he discovers vehicles that have been run off the road, their drivers mysteriously missing. Strange tracks lead through a region of thick forest known as Devil's Rock. There, Weller makes a horrifying discovery.  A monster has awakened. Its hunger is insatiable, and its ferocity has no limits.  Protected by an armored exoskeleton, the beast is relentless in its pursuit of prey. It must feed or face starvation. What has started as a search for a missing driver has now become a fight for survival, as Ron Weller is hunted by the Beast of Devil's Rock.

©2019 Michael Cole (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: Michael Cole
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Let's Go Play at the Adams'

4 ratings

Summary

"They're just kids.... It's only a game." That's what Barbara, a lovely 20-year-old babysitter told herself when she awoke bound and gagged. But the knots were tight and painful and the children would not let her go. "They're just kids.... It's only a game," she told herself again. But the terror was real...and deadly! In the decades since its original publication, Mendal W. Johnson's best-seller Let's Go Play at the Adams' (1974) has gained a reputation as one of the most harrowing horror novels ever written, and copies have long been unobtainable except at exorbitant prices. Now this first-ever audiobook version of the novel, read by award-winning narrator Matt Godfrey, adds a new dimension of horror to this cult masterpiece.

©2020 Mendal W. Johnson (P)2020 Valancourt Books LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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The Nicotine Chronicles

Summary

In recent years, nicotine has become as verboten as many hard drugs. The literary styles in this volume are as varied as the moral quandaries herein, and the authors have successfully unleashed their incandescent imaginations on the subject matter, fashioning an immensely addictive collection. Featuring brand-new stories by: Lee Child, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Ames, Eric Bogosian, Achy Obejas, Michael Imperioli, Hannah Tinti, Ariel Gore, Bernice L. McFadden, Cara Black, Christopher Sorrentino, David L. Ulin, Jerry Stahl, Lauren Sanders, Peter Kimani, and Robert Arellano. Inspired by the ongoing international success of the city-based Akashic Noir Series (Brooklyn Noir, Boston Noir, Paris Noir, etc.), Akashic created the Drug Chronicles Series in 2011. Following The Speed Chronicles (William T. Vollmann, Megan Abbott), The Cocaine Chronicles (Lee Child, Laura Lippman), The Heroin Chronicles (Jerry Stahl, Eric Bogosian, Lydia Lunch), and The Marijuana Chronicles (Lee Child, Joyce Carol Oates) comes The Nicotine Chronicles, masterfully curated by blockbuster hit maker Lee Child.

©2020 Lee Child (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Video Night: A Novel of Alien Horror

2 ratings

Summary

Who better to repel a body-snatching alien invasion than a group of teenage horror nerds? Billy and Tom are best friends, but each knows that at the end of the school year they'll be moving in different directions. But why not go out with a bang and throw one last video night? They can invite some girls over, order a pizza, then maybe try and fight the alien infection that's taken hold over their suburban town. It's The Breakfast Club meets The Night of the Creeps in this slime-drenched '80s horror romp. "Hit that first chapter. It’ll hook you, and the next time you look up, you’ll have swallowed the book. It’ll be nesting inside you like a seed, like an egg, like an invasion." -Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels "The momentum keeps building. The stakes keep escalating. The monsters just keep getting worse and worse, the catastrophic mayhem more juicy and hopeless. Best of all, the writing moves like a greased torpedo, compulsively readable as it rockets through your brain." - Fangoria "If you put together the gore, action, monsters, and sense of excitement that made '80s horror movies so great, you'll only have about half of what makes Video Night a must-read tome for horror fans." - Horrortalk

©2017 Adam Cesare (P)2018 Adam Cesare

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: Adam Cesare
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Orson

3 ratings

Summary

Orson Reid: college freshman, gamer, and quite possibly the legendary boogeyman of the magical world. And you thought your life was weird.  It all started the night Orson kissed his best friend, Elyse, and she kissed him back. Yes, the kiss was life-changing, but in ways Orson never could have imagined. It seems he contracted a "virus" that is making him taller, faster, and stronger. But his life doesn't go completely off the rails until the night Elyse shows up at his house, strips out of her clothes, and shape-shifts into a giant cat - a panther, to be exact.  Now, instead of preparing for his freshman year of college, Orson is tossed head first into a world where shape-shifters, magic, and monsters are real. A world ruled by the secretive Paragon Society, a group that enforces magical law with brutal efficiency.  And if all that wasn't enough for one guy to deal with, Orson may just be the Ollphiest, the legendary monster that even monsters fear.

©2017 David Delaney (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Minor Prophets

Summary

After their mother's death, two siblings must navigate the strange world of the occult in this thrilling YA mystery  Lee has always seen visions: cats that his mother promises aren't really there, a homeless man who he's convinced is out to get him, and three men who give him ominous warnings in the woods. His mother and his sister Murphy try to keep him grounded in the real world. But when his mother dies in a car accident and her horrible husband tries to adopt them, Lee and Murphy flee to their grandmother's ranch, which they've only heard about in stories. But is there a reason why their mother never brought them there? And what horrid truths lurk behind Lee's haunting visions?  Thrilling, twisty, and poignant, Minor Prophets will keep listeners guessing until the final moments.

©2019 Jimmy Cajoleas (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Strange but True

Summary

Now a major motion picture starring Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, and Blythe Danner. After a mysterious fall from his New York City apartment, Philip Chase has moved back home with his mother, Charlene, a bitter woman who has never fully accepted the death of her younger son, Ronnie, five years earlier. Surrounded by memories of the family he no longer has, and trying to forget the reasons he left New York, Philip is in stasis. But everything changes late one windy February night when Ronnie's high school girlfriend shows up on their doorstep. A sad young woman who still bears the scars of the accident that took Ronnie's life, Melissa is nine months pregnant. The father, she claims, is Ronnie. Now Philip and his mother must confront not only Melissa's past but also their own: the secrets each has buried and the lies each has told. But not everyone wants the past exposed...At once a moving story of redemption and a heart-stopping work of suspense, Strange but True "will hold you transfixed" (Salon.com).

©2004 John Searles (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: John Searles
Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Drawing Blood

4 ratings

Summary

Poppy Z. Brite re-imagines the haunted house novel, creating a fresh, sensual, and totally original listening experience.   

IT'S A PASSION. IT'S AN ART. IT'S THE ONLY WAY OUT...

In the house on Violin Road he found the bodies of his brother, his mother, and the man who killed them both-his father. From the house on Violin Road, in Missing Mile, North Carolina, Trevor McGee ran for his sanity and his soul, after his famous cartoonist father had exploded inexplicably into murder and suicide. Now Trevor is back.  

In the company of a New Orleans computer hacker on the run from the law, Trevor has returned to face the ghosts that still live on Violin Road, to find the demons that drove his father to murder his family-and worse, to spare one of his sons. But as Trevor begins to draw his own cartoon strip, he loses himself in a haze of lines and art and thoughts of the past, the haunting begins. Trevor and his lover plunge into a cyber-maze of cartoons, ghosts, and terror that will lead either to understanding-true understanding-or to a blood-raining repetition of the past.

©1993 Billy Martin (P)2018 David N. Wilson

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Thresher

2 ratings

Summary

In the aftermath of a hurricane, a series of strange events plague the coastal waters off Florida. People go into the water and never return. Corpses of killer whales drift ashore, ravaged from enormous bite marks. A fishing trawler is found adrift, with a mysterious gash in its hull. Transferred to the coastal town of Merit, police officer Leonard Riker uncovers the horrible reality of an enormous thresher shark lurking off the coast. Forty feet in length, it has taken a territorial claim to the waters near the town harbor. Armed with three-inch teeth, a scythe-like caudal fin, and unmatched aggression, the beast seeks to kill anything sharing the waters.

©2018 Michael Cole; Copyright 2018 by Severed Press (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: Michael Cole
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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The Long Way Home

Summary

Gathered here for the first time ever are seventeen short stories, two essays, and a short script by award winning and New York Times, bestselling author, Richard Chizmar. Eerie, suspenseful, poignant, the stories in The Long Way Home run the gamut from horror to suspense, crime to dark fantasy, mainstream to mystery. This brand new collection features more than 100,000 words of short fiction, as well as more than 5,000 words of autobiographical story notes. Chizmar s previous short story collection, A Long December, was published in 2016 to starred reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus, and was included on numerous Best Books of the Year lists. Entertainment Weekly gave the book high praise: Each tale is a magic trick, luring you toward the light while leading you down an ever-darkening path. There is hope mingled with horror, and that s Chizmar s secret power. His storytelling always beats with a huge, passionate heart.  Stephen King says he writes terrific stories served with a very large slice of disquiet pie, and with The Long Way Home, Richard Chizmar has taken his evocative and compelling storytelling to an entirely new level.

©2018 Richard Chizmar (P)2019 David N. Wilson

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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The Delicate Dependency

2 ratings

Summary

They are cool to the touch and alluringly beautiful in their ageless youth. Their laughter seduces, their brilliance beguiles. They guard the secrets of science and history, and the answers to the mysteries of life and death lie within their vastly superior knowledge. In centuries past, they were known as the Illuminati. They are the vampire.  

Dr. John Gladstone, a scientist in Victorian London, is thrust into their world after his carriage runs over a young man of angelic beauty named Niccolo. When Niccolo kidnaps Gladstone's child and vanishes, the doctor must go in pursuit, with the help of his daughter, Ursula, who is enticed by the lure of eternal life, and Lady Hespeth, whose demure exterior hides a dangerous obsession. Why are the vampires taking children, and what is the connection to Gladstone's experiments with a deadly virus? And how can he possibly prevail against a race of immortal beings with power and intelligence infinitely beyond his own?

Michael Talbot's The Delicate Dependency (1982) is often cited as one of the best vampire novels ever written.

©1982, 2017 Michael Talbot (P)2018 Valancourt Books, LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Land of Bones

Summary

Demon lights, granted wishes, strange things, and brutal love at the Lucky Lounge Motel. A haunted sister, desperate parents, a little human touch, and the end of the world.... These are the stories whispered among dead leaves, the script etched bare for all to see. When the chills sink deep and your heart begins to pound...are you alone?  Welcome to Glenn Rolfe’s Land of Bones, 14 tales of the strange and macabre.

©2018 Glenn Rolfe (P)2020 Joe Hempel

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Twelve Nights at Rotter House

1 rating

Summary

Felix Allsey is a travel writer with a keen eye for the paranormal, and he's carved out a unique, if only slightly lucrative, niche for himself in nonfiction; he writes travelogues of the country's most haunted places, after haunting them himself.  When he convinces the owner of the infamous Rotterdam Mansion to let him stay on the premises for two weeks, he believes he's finally found the location that will bring him a best seller. As with his other gigs, he sets rules for himself: no leaving the house for any reason, refrain from outside contact, and sleep during the day.  When Thomas Ruth, Felix's oldest friend and fellow horror film obsessive, joins him on the project, the two dance around a recent and unspeakably painful rough patch in their friendship, but eventually fall into their old rhythms of dark humor and movie trivia. That's when things start going wrong: screams from upstairs, figures in the thresholds, and more than what should be in any basement. Felix realizes the book he's writing, and his very state of mind, is tilting from nonfiction into all-out horror, and the shocking climax answers a question that's been staring these men in the face all along: In Rotter House, who's haunting who?

©2019 J.W. Ocker (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: J.W. Ocker
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Winterbay Abbey: A Ghost Story

Summary

Fans of Susan Hill's The Woman in Black and Alejandro Amenábar's The Others will be eager to listen to this contemporary ghost story. Written in the tradition of classic English ghost tales, Winterbay Abbey is an unsettling Gothic thriller.

Will Larson has one last chance to save his stagnant career as an architect: design a grand restoration for a long-abandoned abbey. Looming above the breathtaking, windswept coast of Maine, Winterbay Abbey offers a picturesque spot for a charming hotel. But the locals harbor a peculiar distaste for the ruined Gothic convent.

After witnessing a drowning within sight of the abbey, Will wonders why the police seem disinterested in the case. He begins looking deeper into the incident, gradually uncovering chilling secrets behind the old nunnery's walls. Will's wife, Emily, becomes convinced the drowning is a ghostly replay of a forgotten death. But their investigation into the abbey's frightening history results in a tragic end with no escape from Winterbay's dark curse.

Buy Winterbay Abbey today to add some needed chill to your home library.

©2016 John Bladek and Davonna Juroe (P)2018 John Bladek and Davonna Juroe

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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The Haunting of Cabin Green

5 ratings

Summary

Welcome to Cabin Green, where the setting is familiar, but the story is completely unexpected. A terrifying slow-burn that combines the literary Gothic prose of Shirley Jackson, Ambrose Bierce, and Thomas Tryon with the "what's really real?" aspects of The Shining. The Haunting of Cabin Green has also been compared to the devastation of Hereditary and the socially progressive, ambiguous approach of Paul Tremblay. Going to Cabin Green alone after the death of his fiancee was Ben's first mistake. His second mistake was tempting fate by saying, "There's no such thing as an evil building." Now he's caught in a nightmare of his own making deep in the woods of Northern Michigan. Even worse, a family history of mental illness makes it impossible for him to know if the ghosts haunting the cabin are real or all in his head. This modern Gothic horror story takes the listener directly into Ben's hellish experience. Is he crazy? Is a ghost haunting him? The only way to find out is to make it to the end of this deep, dark thrill ride that's filled with more twists than a roller coaster.

©2018 April A. Taylor (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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The Spirit

2 ratings

Summary

It has many names: Bigfoot...Yeti...Sasquatch.

But whatever it is, it’s out there in the woods and leaving a trail of blood and severed heads behind it.

For John Moon, a half-mad Indian, it is a spirit that holds the key to his inner self. He worships its power and he’ll kill to protect it. Desperate, exhausted, half-starved, Moon will follow it wherever it goes.

For Raymond Jason, killing it has become an obsession. He was the only survivor of a hunting trip to the Rockies where the hunters became the monster’s prey. Now, he is determined to track the creature down and destroy it.

But when the two men finally corner their quarry they set loose a flood of terror and destruction that may leave no survivors....

©2019 Thomas Page (P)2019 Valancourt Books LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: Thomas Page
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Nightblood

Summary

An ancient vampire has descended on Isherwood, Indiana, turning its townspeople into a legion of bloodthirsty monsters, and only one man can stop them. Chris Stiles, once a Vietnam War soldier, is now the ultimate vampire hunter. With the help of the ghost of his dead brother, who was killed by the monsters, and an arsenal of high-powered weaponry, Chris is ready for a new war - this time not with the Viet Cong, but against an army of the Undead!

©1990, 2019 T. Chris Martindale (P)2019 Valancourt Books LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Gypsy Witch

Summary

Shape-shifters, battle mages, and blood magic-wielding bad guys, or as Orson Reid calls it - Tuesday. Luckily for Orson, the rumors are true; he is the Ollphiest, the monster that even monsters fear.   Now, as the newest member of the Paragon Society, Orson is eyeballs-deep in a crash course on battle magic. He spends his days training with Lucy, who attempts to slice, dice, and set him on fire. Seriously.   So, when the society directs them to check out a possible rogue magic user in Northern California, Orson is more than happy for the break.   A total of 350 miles north of Los Angeles, a college sophomore, in a desperate attempt at love, has unwittingly unleashed chaos, placing Orson and Lucy on a collision course with mayhem.

©2018 David Delaney (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Forget Me Not

Summary

Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette's syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn't mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But it isn't long before the kids at her new school realize she's different. Only Calliope's neighbor, who is also the popular student body president, sees her as she truly is - an interesting person and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public? As Calliope navigates school, she must also face her mother's new relationship and the fact that they might be moving - again - just as she starts to make friends and finally accept her differences. Ellie Terry's affecting debut will speak to a wide audience about being true to oneself.

©2017 Ellie Terry (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Ellie Terry
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Exponential: A Novel of Monster Horror

Summary

Five strangers drawn together at a roadside bar on the outskirts of Las Vegas. One rampaging monster, escaped from a secret facility, absorbing victims and accumulating biomass as it moves north from Arizona. The miles between them rapidly dwindling. No, this is not the world’s best math problem, it’s Exponential. The rollicking, brutal, gory, and strangely poignant horror novel from Adam Cesare. Criminals and screw-ups need to face down science run amok in this literary tribute to films like Tremors and The Blob. “Exponential is an excellent novel, one of the best creature features I’ve read in years...” (Horror After Dark) “Adam Cesare’s mix of grim violence and old school horror movie references make for a great read.” (Rue Morgue) "Exponential is fast-paced fun, a rollicking monster movie in 200 quick-moving pages." (Ain't It Cool)

©2017 Adam Cesare (P)2018 Adam Cesare

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: Adam Cesare
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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A Check for a Billion

1 rating

Summary

A check for a billion credits. The prize seemed lost forever, and here it glittered again with all its colors, drawing the couple like a magnet. The pirates, the Uldans, the Zatrathi - none of it mattered now. The final goal was so close. All they had to do was reach out and grasp it.  Alas, fortune refuses to land in Surgeon's hand just like that, without a fight. Fortune only comes to those who can prove themselves. Will Alexis and Eunice find their inner strength and go to the end - or will the obstacles in their way force them to give up their search? After all, the most important thing is to find the planet with the prize. And yet faced with an entire galaxy, where do they even start?

©2019 V. Mahanenko; English translation copyright 2019 by Boris Smirnov (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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The Auctioneer

2 ratings

Summary

One of the finest and best-selling horror novels of the 1970s returns at last to chill a new generation. In the isolated farming community of Harlowe, New Hampshire, where life has changed little over the past several decades, John Moore and his wife, Mim, work the land that has been in his family for generations. But from the moment the charismatic Perly Dinsmore arrives in town and starts soliciting donations for his auctions, things begin slowly and insidiously to change in Harlowe. As the auctioneer carries out his terrible, inscrutable plan, the Moores and their neighbors will find themselves gradually but inexorably stripped of their freedom, their possessions, and perhaps even their lives.... A chilling masterpiece of terror whose sense of creeping menace and dread increases throughout, Joan Samson's The Auctioneer (1975) is a rediscovered classic of 20th-century fiction. With echoes of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and Stephen King's Needful Things, Samson's novel returns at last in this long-awaited new edition.

©1975, 2018 Joan Samson (P)2018 Valancourt Books, LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: Joan Samson
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!

Summary

Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! is the darkest, the living-deadliest, scariest - and dare we say most tasteful - collection of zombie stories ever assembled. It's so good, it's a no-brainer.   There is never a dull moment in the world of zombies. They are superstars of horror, and they are everywhere, storming the world of print and visual media. Their endless march will never be stopped. It's the Zombie Zeitgeist! Now, with his wide sweep of knowledge and keen eye for great storytelling, Otto Penzler offers a remarkable catalog of zombie literature.  Including unstoppable tales from world-renowned authors like Joe R. Lansdale, Robert McCammon, and Robert E. Howard, Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! will delight and devour horror fans from coast to coast.    Featuring:    Deadly bites   Satanic Pigeons   A parade of corpses    Zombies, zombies, and more zombies

©2011 Otto Penzler (introduction and compilation) (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Author: Otto Penzler
Length: 50 hrs and 38 mins
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Feral

1 rating

Summary

There’s a thin line between animal and man. A line that’s about to be crossed.

Jack and Allen need a break. They’ve decided to spend the summer before their senior year of college out in Western Massachusetts. But their quest for rest and relaxation comes to an end when they arrive in Greifsfield, MA. Their friendship is tested by a mysterious beauty and her razor-sharp smile, then broken when they’re caught up in a rash of mysterious disappearances. 

How will these two friends cope with the truth behind a town that craves raw meat? And how will they survive beneath the glow of the full moon?

Werewolves are real, and there’s no such thing as escape. This vacation’s about to get a little hairy.

The Howling meets 30 Days of Night in this furious lightning blast of a novel.

©2017 Matt Serafini (P)2018 Matt Serafini

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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The Bog

4 ratings

Summary

Hovern Bog. People live in terror of it - especially the residents of Fenchurch St. Jude, the little village located at its edge. They think of it as a living being. They've seen it reach out with sinewy tentacles... to take, entangle, and digest. When 2,000-year-old bodies are recovered from the bog, perfectly preserved, it is the discovery of a lifetime for archaeologist David Macauley. But close examination of the corpses reveals a curious fact: all were cruelly, mysteriously murdered, gnawed to death by some unimaginable creature. Soon it becomes apparent that whatever tortured and killed the bodies from ancient times still roams the bog, and no one in Fenchurch St. Jude - especially David and his family - is safe. In The Bog (1986), Michael Talbot (1953-1992), author of the vampire classic The Delicate Dependency and the chilling haunted house novel Night Things, delivers an exciting mix of science and the supernatural that will keep listeners guessing until the horrific climax. "One of the better horror novels.... odd and risky mingling of pure science with fairy lore and gnashed bodies.... terrific." - Kirkus Reviews "Exciting!" - Publishers Weekly "Convincingly original!" - Ocala Star-Banner

©1986, 2017 Michael Talbot (P)2017 Valancourt Books, LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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In a Shallow Grave

1 rating

Summary

Garnet Montrose returns home from Vietnam to small-town Virginia with injuries so terrible that people become ill at the sight of him. Seeking assistance and companionship in his isolation, Garnet hires two young male caretakers, Quintus and Daventry. His interest and curiosity are awakened by the books Quintus reads to him, but in the handsome Daventry he finds a powerful, transformative love unlike anything he has experienced before. In this story of the strange, moving relationship of these three men, by turns Gothic, mystical, and grotesque, James Purdy has crafted one of his most memorable novels.  Widely acclaimed by critics during his lifetime and championed by writers as diverse as Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, and Jonathan Franzen, James Purdy (1914-2009) is now being rediscovered as a major figure in modern American literature.  "One of the very best writers we have." (New York Times)  "A marvelous tour-de-force...a very impressive book." (Publishers Weekly)  "A writer of the highest rank in originality, insight, and power." (Dorothy Parker)

©2019 James Purdy (P)2019 Valancourt Books LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: James Purdy
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Mr. Nice Guy

1 rating

Summary

This program is read by Matt Godfrey with the authors. From the husband-and-wife writing duo Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer comes Mr. Nice Guy, a funny and all too real comedy about the pursuit of success in life - and love - in today's working world.  Lucas Callahan, a man who gave up his law degree, fiancée, and small-town future for a shot at making it in the Big Apple. He snags an entry-level job at Empire Magazine, believing it’s only a matter of time before he becomes a famous writer. Then, late one night in a downtown bar, he meets a gorgeous brunette who takes him home.... Carmen Kelly wanted to be a hard-hitting journalist, only to find herself cast in the role of Empire's sex columnist thanks to the boys' club mentality of Manhattan magazines. Her latest piece is about an unfortunate - and unsatisfying - encounter with an awkward and nerdy guy who was nice enough to look at but horribly inexperienced in bed.   Lucas only discovers he’s slept with the infamous Carmen Kelly - that is, his own magazine’s sex columnist! - when he reads her printed takedown. Humiliated and furious, he pens a rebuttal and signs it, "Nice Guy". Empire publishes it, and the pair of columns go viral. Readers demand more. So the magazine makes an arrangement: Each week, Carmen and Lucas will sleep together...and write dueling accounts of their sexual exploits.   It’s the most provocative sexual relationship any couple has had, but the columnist-lovers are soon engaging in more than a war of words: They become seduced by the city’s rich and powerful, tempted by fame, and more attracted to each other than they’re willing to admit. In the end, they will have to choose between ambition, love, and the consequences of total honesty.  

©2018 Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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The Land

Summary

A story of violence at the heart of a pastoral landscape, from the author of Indie Next pick and All Iowa Reads selection Little Wolves.    Recovering from a terrible auto accident just before the turn of the millennium, college dropout and hobbyist computer-game programmer Lucien Swenson becomes the caretaker of a house in Northern Minnesota. Shortly after moving in, Lucien sets out to find a woman with whom he had an affair, who vanished along with money stolen from the bank where they had worked together.   His search will take him to Rose of Sharon, a white supremacist church deep in the wilderness, where a cabal of outcasts await the end of the world at a place they call The Land. Lucien is visited at the house by a mysterious guest, who may not be who she claims, as well as a vast flock of violent ravens out of an apocalyptic vision.  At once a mystery and spiritual noir, The Land explores the dark side of belief, entrenched white supremacy in the Heartland, the uniquely American obsession with end times, and the sacrifices we make for those we love.

©2020 Thomas Maltman (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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First Kill

Summary

Renowned thriller writer David Hagberg continues his New York Times best-selling Kirk McGarvey series with this riveting origin story for the CIA assassin in First Kill. It is the beginning of Kirk McGarvey's career as a CIA black ops officer. Fresh out of the Air Force OSI, he receives his first assignment: assassinate a Chilean general known as the Butcher of Valparaiso, a monster who has tortured and killed more than one thousand dissidents at a soccer stadium in Valparaiso. McGarvey manages to cross the border over the mountains from Argentina without being discovered, and even makes his way to the general's remote compound. But the odds are stacked against him. Chile's National Intelligence Agency, the ANI, has been warned of his approach and wants him to fail - and someone back home in Washington is working to make sure he does. For this newly-minted assassin, killing the butcher is only the beginning.

©2019, 2020 Hagberg David (P)2020 Vibrance Press

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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The Well

Summary

Years earlier, John Tracker fled the insanity of his family and their house, a centuries-old monstrosity that his grandfather Theophilus rigged full of hallucinatory tricks and vicious death traps designed to capture the Devil. Now middle-aged, John receives word that the place is to be demolished to make way for a freeway, and he decides to revisit it with his girlfriend Amy Griffith before its destruction. 

But when a blizzard traps them inside the house, they will be forced to contend with the dangers hidden within: strange time-shifts, murderous traps, and something evil that stalks the halls in the form of John's grandmother Vera. As the terror mounts, John and Amy will make the horrifying discovery that Theophilus's mad ambition to trap the Devil may have succeeded only too well ...  

Jack Cady (1932-2004) has been recognized as a master American storyteller and was the recipient of the World Fantasy, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Awards for his novels and short fiction. This edition of The Well (1980), a classic of modern horror fiction, includes an introduction by Tom Piccirilli.

©1980, 2017 The Estate of Jack Cady (P)2018 Valancourt Books

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: Jack Cady
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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In Search of the Uldans

2 ratings

Summary

What could be better than space adventures? Captain Surgeon knows the answer to this question - space piracy! Loot, pillage, plunder, and sell all the lucre - that's the motto of the Galactogon pirates, and Surgeon is doing his best to join their number.   But what is to be done when the enigmatic Uldans do not want to leave our swashbuckler in peace and keep laying new mysteries in his path, distracting him from his main goal? How does one become a formidable buccaneer, the scourge of Galactogon's countless star systems, when an indomitable alien invasion is razing empires all across the galaxy?   Time and time again, the game hands Captain Surgeon the Black Spot and time and time again, he refuses to take it. It looks like he will have to work extra hard to realize his dreams of piracy and find the answers to all these mysteries....

©2019 V. Mahanenko; English translation copyright 2019 by Boris Smirnov (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Mars! Earthlings Welcome

Summary

From writer Stacy McAnulty comes Mars! Earthlings Welcome, a light-hearted nonfiction audiobook about the red planet - told from the perspective of Mars himself.... Meet Mars! The red planet. Planet Marvelous. Favorite sibling of Earth (or so he claims). Sometimes they're close (just 34.5 million miles apart). Sometimes they need space (250 million miles apart)! Earth and Mars have a lot in common - clouds, mountains, polar icecaps. And while Earth has Earthlings, Mars makes a persuasive case for why people should make the journey to spend time with him. His day is seven minutes longer! He is home to the largest volcano in the whole solar system. He's, well, marvelous. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Mars in this next celestial "autobiography" in the Our Universe series. Rich with kid-friendly facts, this is an equally charming and irresistible audiobook. A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

©2021 Stacy McAnulty and Stevie Lewis (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Walk the Sky

Summary

Dean Koontz meets Louis L'amour in this weird Western by Robert Swartwood and David B. Silva Things are bad for Clay Miller and George Hitchens. For starters, they're on the run from a posse out for blood. Then, as they ride through the Utah desert, the two come across the crumpled body of a young boy on the brink of death. The boy can't speak, but it's clear he's frightened of something nearby. When asked what's got him so scared, the terrified boy writes three letters in the dirt...DED. By nightfall, Clay and George are tied up in jail. They can't move. They can't speak. They can do nothing but listen to the boy, outside, screaming for his life. Yes, things are bad for Clay and George. And they're only going to get worse.

©2013 Robert Swartwood (P)2018 Robert Swartwood

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Alive in Shape and Color

Summary

Even before Lawrence Block could rest on his laurels from "In Sunlight or In Shadow", a question arose. What would he do for an encore? Suppose each author was invited to select a painting from the whole panoply of visual art - from the cave drawings at Lascaux to a contemporary abstract canvas on which the paint has barely dried. And what a dazzling response!  Joyce Carol Oates picked "Le Beaux Jours" by Balthus. Warren Moore chose Salvador Dali's "The Pharmacist of Ampurdam Seeking Absolutely Nothing". Michael Connelly has a go at "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Harry's namesake Hieronymous Bosch. S. J. Rozan finds a story in Hokusai's "The Great Wave", while Jeffery Deaver's "A Significant Find” draws its inspiration from-yes-those prehistoric cave drawings at Lascaux. And Kristine Kathryn Rusch moves from painting to sculpture and selects Rodin. In artists ranging from Art Frahm and Norman Rockwell to Rene Magritte and Clifford Still, the impressive concept goes on to include Thomas Pluck, Sarah Weinman, David Morrell, Craig Ferguson, Joe R. Lansdale, Jill D. Block, Justin Scott, Jonathan Santlofer, Gail Levin, Nicholas Christopher, and Lee Child. Contains mature themes.

©2017 Lawrence Block (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
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Sweetheart, Sweetheart

3 ratings

Summary

David Warwick, an Englishman living in New York, has a sudden premonition that his twin brother, Colin, is in danger. He returns to England and learns the shocking truth: both Colin and his young bride Helen have died ghastly deaths - deaths that no one in the village wants to talk about. Now David has inherited his brother's home, Gerrard's Hill Cottage, a lovely house with a lush garden that seems to promise peace and comfort to all who dwell there. But as David tries to unearth the facts of what really happened to his brother and his wife, he has no idea of the horror and evil that surround him or the terrible fate that may be in store. A chilling story that builds slowly and inexorably towards its shocking climax, Bernard Taylor's Sweetheart, Sweetheart (1977) has been recognized as one of the finest horror novels ever written. This edition features a new introduction by Michael Rowe.

©1977 Bernard Taylor (P)2016 Valancourt Books, LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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The Art of Dumpster Diving

Summary

From award-winning author Jennifer Anne Moses comes an incredible story of the power of family, love and the human-spirit. Sixteen-year-old James and his little brother, Danny, live in Crystal Springs, Louisiana, with their grandmother, mother, and first cousin, Lila. The family is working class, proud, strict, and church-going. When a big, clumsy boy named Gabriel moves up the street with his minuscule and mysterious "auntie" James has a new friend who he loves and hates in equal measure.  When Grandma dies and Lila runs away, James and Danny's mother struggles to make things work, but something's wrong, so wrong that one awful day, James finds his mother lying in her bed, dead. Panicked, he runs to the only person he can think of, his friend Gabriel. He insists that if the authorities know that there are no adults at home, they'll send James and Danny away to foster care or worse, and ends up convincing James that the only way to maintain any kind of decent life for himself and his little brother is to carry on as if things are normal.  The boys bury the body under an abandoned house, and, as James tries to make ends meet (procuring food from dumpsters) things become increasingly desperate. It's Gabriel who comes up with a "master plan" to find a woman who looks enough like the boys' mother that she can pass for her - and get money out of the bank. They recruit Lucetta from a soup kitchen, and she moves in. For a while, things begin to look up, and then they fall apart completely. But in the process of losing everything, James and his brother Danny gain a new family, one based on grit, faith and hope.

©2019 by Jennifer Anne Moses (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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Toplin

Summary

Death in the family "But come back soon", the sign said. Obviously it was a lie. The people in the grocery store just wanted to make sure he couldn't buy the spice he needed to make the recipe he'd selected for that night (recipes must be followed exactly). Obviously they wanted him to eat out...to meet the waitress, Marta, to see her horrible, unspeakable, unbearable ugliness. It was obvious to him: her maimed, twisted face was the living desire to be dead. He had to help Marta be dead.  His teeth are perfectly white. He can't see colors. He keeps a combination lock on his door and has twelve shelves of cookbooks. His walls bleed blood. His suits each have a number, S-1 through S-6. And life goes on.  Life goes on, if you can stand it. Life goes on, for the brave and the damned. Life goes on, but come back soon.... "An ambitious novel of psychological horror." (Publishers Weekly)  "Compelling-a tour-de-force of storytelling and style ... considerable artistry, marvelous pacing, and a welcome dose of macabre humor." (Fantasy Review) "One of the best writers of horror in this country." (Peter Straub)

©1985, 2020 Michael McDowell (P)2020 Valancourt Books LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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The Drive-In 2: Not Just One of Them Sequels

Summary

Book two of The-Drive In series from Joe R. Lansdale. The Drive-In 2: Not Just One of Them Sequels This hilariously horrifying novel isn't your average sequel to The Drive-In...

©2020 Joe R. Lansdale (P)2021 Joe R. Lansdale

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
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White Death

Summary

January 12, 1888.

When a day dawns warm and mild in the middle of a long, cold winter, it’s greeted as a blessing, a reprieve. It's a chance for those who’ve been cooped up indoors to get out, do chores, run errands, and send the children to school...little knowing they’re only seeing the calm before the storm.  

The blizzard hits out of nowhere, screaming across the Great Plains like a runaway train. It brings slicing winds, blinding snow, and plummeting temperatures. Livestock will be found frozen in the fields, their heads encased in blocks of ice formed from their own steaming breath. Frostbite and hypothermia wait for anyone caught without shelter.  

For the hardy settlers of Far Enough, in the Montana Territory, it’s about to get worse. Something else has arrived with the blizzard - something sleek and savage and hungry. Wild animal or vengeful spirit from Native American legend, it blends into the snow and bites with sharper teeth than the wind.  

It is called the wanageeska. It is the White Death.

©2018 Christine Morgan (P)2018 Christine Morgan

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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It's the End of the World as I Know It

Summary

Derrick is sure that doomsday is coming, and he's prepping to survive - whether his friends believe him or not - in this middle-grade novel for fans of Gary Schmidt, Gordon Korman, and Jack Gantos. Ever since his mother was killed in the line of duty in Iraq, Derrick has been absolutely certain that the apocalypse is coming. And he's prepared: he's got plenty of canned goods, he's fully outfitted with HAZMAT suits, and he's building himself a sturdy fallout shelter. When his neighbor Misty insists on helping with the shelter, Derrick doesn't think it's such a good idea. Misty's just had a kidney transplant, and her reaction to her brush with death is the opposite of Derrick's: where Derrick wants to hide, Misty wants to see and do everything. But as confident as Misty is, Derrick's doomsday fears just keep getting worse. When Derrick's promised apocalypse day begins with a very strange disaster, Derrick and Misty have to figure out a way to survive - especially when the end of the world as they know it looks nothing like they expected.

©2019 Matthew Landis (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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The Key to Everything

Summary

Peyton Cabot's 15th year will be a painful and transformative one. His father, the heroic but reluctant head of a moneyed Savannah family, has come home from WWII a troubled vet, drowning his demons in bourbon and distancing himself from his son. A tragic accident shows Peyton the depths of his parents' devotion to each other but interrupts his own budding romance with the girl of his dreams, Lisa Wallace.   Struggling to cope with a young life upended, Peyton makes a daring decision: He will retrace a journey his father took at 15, riding his bicycle all the way to Key West, Florida. Part declaration of independence, part search for self, Peyton's journey will bring him more than he ever could have imagined - namely, the key to his unknowable father, a reunion with Lisa, and a calling that will shape the rest of his life.   Through poignant prose and characters so real you'll be sure you know them, Valerie Fraser Luesse transports you to the storied Atlantic coast for a unique coming-of-age story you won't soon forget.

©2020 Valerie Fraser Luesse (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Offbeat

Summary

In the aptly titled Offbeat, Richard Matheson, a modern master of strange fiction, offers 13 excursions into the unsettling and bizarre. In these stories you will encounter a major league pitcher with a horrific secret for his astonishing success; an ordinary man who wakes to find himself in a silent, empty world; a death row prisoner with an extraordinary explanation for his innocence; and a novelist whose fictional creations transcend the printed page. Originally published as a limited edition hardcover, now long out of print, the remarkable and rare tales offered in Offbeat display the brilliant imagination that gave birth to such classics as I Am Legend and Hell House. Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley, William Dufris, Scott Brick, Peter Berkrot, R. C. Bray, Anna Parker-Naples, Eric Martin, Jeffrey Kafer, Sean Runnette, Caitlin Davies, Mike Ortega, and Matt Godfrey.

©2002 Richard Matheson (P)2017 Valancourt Books

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The Finders

Summary

Jeffrey B. Burton's The Finders marks the beginning of a fast-paced new mystery series featuring a heroic golden retriever cadaver dog named Vira and her handler, Mason Reid. Mason "Mace" Reid lives on the outskirts of Chicago and specializes in human-remains detection. He trains dogs to hunt for the dead. Reid’s coming off a taxing year - mourning the death of a beloved springer spaniel as well as the dissolution of his marriage. He adopts a rescue dog with a mysterious past - a golden retriever named Vira. And when Reid begins training Vira as a cadaver dog, he comes to realize just how special the newest addition to his family truly is.... Suddenly, Reid and his prize pupil find themselves hurled into a taxing murder case that will push them to their very limits. Paired with determined Chicago Police Officer Kippy Gimm, Mace must put all his trust in Vira's abilities to thwart a serial killer who has now set his sights on Mace himself.

©2020 Jeffrey B. Burton (P)2020 Vibrance Press

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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The Late Breakfasters

Summary

One of the preeminent writers of weird fiction, Robert Aickman is celebrated for his unsettling and often ambiguous "strange stories", but he once wrote that "those, if any, who wish to know more about me, should plunge beneath the frivolous surface of The Late Breakfasters," his only novel, originally published in 1964. In The Late Breakfasters, young Griselda de Reptonville is invited by Mrs. Hatch to a house party at her country estate, Beams (which, incidentally, is haunted). There, amidst an array of eccentric characters and bizarre happenings, she will meet the love of her life, Louise. But when their short-lived relationship is cruelly cut short, Griselda must embark on a quest to recapture the happiness she has lost. Never before published in the United States and long unobtainable, Aickman's odd and whimsical novel is now available for the first time as an audiobook, narrated by Matt Godfrey.

©1964, 2017 The Estate of Robert Aickman (P)2017 Valancourt Books

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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The Echo Room

2 ratings

Summary

Parker Peevyhouse's The Echo Room is a smart, claustrophobic, speculative young-adult thriller with an immersive, psychological mystery.  The only thing worse than being locked in is facing what you locked out.    Rett Ward knows how to hide. He's had six years of practice at Walling Home, the state-run boarding school where he learned how to keep his head down to survive. But when Rett wakes up locked in a small depot with no memory of how he got there, he can't hide. Not from the stranger in the next room, nor from the fact there's someone else’s blood on his jumpsuit.   Worse, every time he tries to escape, he wakes up right back where he started. Same day, same stranger, same bloodstained jumpsuit.  As memories start to surface, Rett realizes the logo on the walls is familiar, the stranger isn't a stranger, and the blood on his jumpsuit belongs to someone - or something - banging on the door to get in.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Parker Peevyhouse (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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From Sea to Stormy Sea

Summary

In the third installment of his acclaimed anthology series, master of crime fiction Lawrence Block has gathered together the best talent from popular fiction to produce an anthology of short stories based on masterpieces of American art.  Seventeen stories by seventeen brilliant writers, inspired by seventeen paintings. That was the formula for Lawrence Block's two groundbreaking anthologies, In Sunlight or in Shadow and Alive in Shape and Color, and it's on glorious display here once again in From Sea to Stormy Sea. This time the paintings are exclusively the work of American artists, and the roster includes Harvey Dunn, John Steuart Curry, Reginald Marsh, Thomas Hart Benton, Helen Frankenthaler, Winslow Homer, Rockwell Kent, Grant Wood, Childe Hassam, and Andy Warhol. Among the star-studded lineup of writers you'll find Jerome Charyn, Jane Hamilton, Christa Faust, John Sandford, Sara Paretsky, Walter Mosley, Charles Ardai, Barry Malzberg, and Janice Eidus. Contains mature themes.

©2019 Respective authors of all material within (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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Lucy

Summary

A secret society of mages and shape-shifters is at war with blood-magic-wielding bad guys. It would be super cool if the world weren't, you know, in danger of being overrun by evil buttheads.  When the Paragon Society needs a situation contained, they call in their top battle mage, Lucy, a dual-blade-wielding, fireball-throwing kicker of butts.  But a traumatic injury has fractured Lucy's psyche, leaving her trapped deep inside her subconscious. The Society and her friends are desperate to save her and are willing to try anything. The devised plan seems simple enough; Orson and the gang will get magicked into Lucy's mind, locate her, and bring her out.  Yeah, right.  Lucy's mind has gone into protection mode, perceiving any rescue attempt as a threat, and the last place anyone wants to be is on the wrong side of a pissed-off battle mage.

©2018 David Delaney (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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Driving to Geronimo's Grave and Other Stories

Summary

From the dusty Great Depression to the far future to the Wild West to the era of big-fin automobiles, soda shops, and double features, as well as dark journey on an icy ocean full of ravenous sharks and a fantastic shipwreck that leads its survivors into a nightmarish Lovecraftian world of monsters and mystery, Joe R. Lansdale returns with a pack of stories for your consumption and enjoyment.  There's even killer machines, a big ole grizzly bear, and entertaining story notes. Joe R. Lansdale has been writing novels and stories, as well as screenplays and comics, for over 45 years, and this is his latest concoction, encompassing stories informed by a variety of genres, but not quite comfortably fitting into any of them. The reason is simple. Joe R. Lansdale is his own genre.

©2018 Joe R. Lansdale (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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Tomorrow, the Killing

1 rating

Summary

Once he was a hero of the Great War, and then a member of the dreaded Black House. Now he is the criminal linchpin of Low Town. His name is Warden. He thought he had left the war behind him, but a summons from up above brings the past sharply, uncomfortably, back into focus.  General Montgomery's daughter is missing somewhere in Low Town, searching for clues about her brother's murder. The General wants her found, before the stinking streets can lay claim to her, too. Dark, violent, and shot through with corruption, this book is a fantastic successor to a much-heralded fantasy debut.

©2012 Daniel Polansky (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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The Happy Man

2 ratings

Summary

Charles Ripley has a good job as an engineer, a pretty wife, and an expensive house in a fashionable San Diego suburb. But it isn't until Ruskin Marsh moves in next door that Ripley realizes how passionless his life really is. Marsh, a connoisseur of the arts, high-powered lawyer, model husband and father, and effortless seducer of women, is so supremely alive that Ripley finds himself irresistibly drawn to him.

But after Marsh's arrival, local girls begin to vanish, marriages end violently, nights are split with endless, desperate screams, and horribly mutilated corpses are found. Soon, Ripley becomes caught up in an accelerating maelstrom of sex, drugs, violence, and ghastly, unimaginable rites...and begins to see the beauty of life.

From its profoundly unsettling first pages, Eric C. Higgs's The Happy Man (1985) reveals the nightmare underside of the American dream and brilliantly echoes the Gothic horror tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and Roald Dahl.

"The Happy Man is an essential '80s horror read: smart, sharp, unforgiving, unlike anything else in the genre." - Too Much Horror Fiction

"[A] grisly shocker, understated for the most part but carrying the impact of a fist to the stomach...a most promising debut." - San Diego Union

"A thoroughly engrossing Gothic horror story." - South Bend Tribune

©1985, 2018 Eric C. Higgs (P)2018 Valancourt Books LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Audrey Rose

3 ratings

Summary

The Templeton family's peaceful lives are plunged into chaos when their young daughter, Ivy, begins to be stalked by a strange man who believes their daughter is the reincarnation of his daughter, Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car crash. Frank De Felitta's Audrey Rose (1975) was one of the best-selling horror novels of the decade, selling over 3.5 million copies, and it remains a chilling classic of modern horror.

©1975, 2017 Frank De Felitta (P)2017 Valancourt Books, LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
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Nightshade and Damnations

1 rating

Summary

An expedition in South America uncovers a terrifying race of men without bones who literally suck the life out of their prey. A man in 20th-century London makes a horrifying discovery about a monster found off the coast of Brighton in 1745. A sea captain goes ashore on a deserted island and finds what seem to be the bones of a previously unknown species of monster, only to learn that the bones tell a much more tragic tale than he could ever have imagined. A war correspondent, none other than Kersh himself, is sailing to America when he meets a strange man who claims to be 438 years old. These are the plots of just a few of the weird tales you will find in this book.

©1968, 2018 Gerald Kersh (P)2019 Valancourt Books LLC

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Author: Gerald Kersh
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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The Drive-In

1 rating

Summary

Book one of the Drive-In series by Joe R. Lansdale.  The end of the 1980s. Drive-in movie culture is mostly dead with one significant exception: The Orbit Drive-In. A drive-in theater so large it houses screens multiple stories high that fill the sky and can hold 4,000 cars and all the people who can squeeze in them. It’s a lit city that fills to the brim on Friday nights; crowds gather for the Dusk-to-Dawn Horror Shows. Horns honk, BBQ grills sizzle, people yell and act the fool, ready for the marathon of one low-budget horror film after another. But then suddenly the world changes in front of their eyes, not on the screens. A comet, red and smiling with jagged teeth, flashes across the sky. People try to leave but find they are trapped by some acidic goo surrounding the entire drive-in. They grow hungry, homicidal, and suicidal. Then along comes the Popcorn King, a jiving, rhyming creature formed by blue-white lightning, with four arms and a popcorn bucket on its head. A monster as strange and dangerous and mesmerizing as the creatures and villains on the screens. It offers the starving masses food, but there’s always a price to pay for survival. And then things start to get wicked....

©1988 Joe R. Lansdale (P)2020 Joe R. Lansdale

Narrator: Matt Godfrey
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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