For those who dare, things often go wrong on the sea. Deep Blue offers some of literature's greatest stories about the ocean and the people who risk its wrath. Castaways, pirates, and victims of shipwreck all fight to survive in far-flung places and under harrowing circumstances. Together, these works offer a convincing reminder of the sea's dangers and mysteries.
©2001 by Nate Hardcastle (P)2002 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Year after year, climbers return to the world's most difficult mountains. At these places, even the most cautious climber is vulnerable to mistakes, bad weather and bad luck, which often leads to death. This collection offers harrowing accounts of extreme mountaineering and its potentially fatal consequences.
©2000 Clint Willis (P)2001 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Selections by Sebastian Junger, Michael Groom, Gordon Chaplin, Jack London, Rick Bass, Jack LeMoyne, John Vaillant, John Muir, Whitney Balliett, Richard Byrd, and more. Most people associate storms and other big weather with death - with the kind of force that makes each of us wonder about life, time, and the nature of our surroundings. Some people go out looking for bad weather or go to places where they're likely to encounter it. Others have the misfortune of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Still, the stories in Storm have more to say than that. They tell us about what happens when people find that treacherous weather - or when it finds them - and we are reminded of the fragility of life, the capriciousness of nature's will, and how little we can do when both cross paths. Editor Clint Willis has been a climber and an armchair mountaineer since he was 10 years old. His writing about technology, finance, and the outdoors has appeared in more than 100 publications, including Men's Journal, Outside, Rock & Ice, and The New York Times, and he is a contributing editor of Forbes ASAP and Worth magazines. He lives with his wife and two sons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Terence Aselford narrated more than 150 audiobooks. His acting career has included regional theater roles ranging from Shakespeare to Neil Simon, on-camera work in NBC's Unsolved Mysteries, national television commercials, industrial videos, and voiceovers. Nick Sampson, born in Bristol, England, has been an award-winning stage actor for more than 20 years. His theater experience ranges from British farce to Shakespeare. Gary Telles has been narrating audiobooks for the past 10 years. A veteran stage actor, he has performed classical, contemporary, and original theater across the country in addition to appearing on television, radio, and CD-ROM.
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Perhaps Blackwood's most celebrated story, The Willows was influenced heavily by his own trips down the Danube River. It tells the story of two campers who pick the wrong place to sleep for the night, a place where another dimension impinges on our own. H.P. Lovecraft considered this the finest supernatural tale in English literature.
(P)2007 Listen and Live Audio, Inc.
Two hundred years after the events chronicled in Deathstalker Destiny, it is a golden age for the Human Empire. Lewis Deathstalker is a remote descendant of the legendary Owen and foremost among the Paragons, an elite force of noble warriors in service to a benevolent constitutional monarchy. The new monarch, Douglas Campbell, grandson of Robert and Constance, and his reluctant Champion Lewis Deathstalker find themselves in deep and treacherous waters on Campbells first day in Parliament. However, the kings head of protocol, Anne Barclay, and his betrothed, the beautiful opera star Jesamine Flowers, have him prepared well. That is, until the political battlefield becomes a literal one. An assassination attempt will call some of Douglas most cherished relationships into question. Elsewhere, the Empires greatest Paragon begins assembling his network of treachery, designed to destroy everything Douglas Campbell holds dear. Performed by Richard Rohan, Michael Glenn, David Coyne, Vanessa Benjamin, Sunny Lasskey, Terence Aselford, Nanette Savard, Nick Sampson, Jeff Baker, Ken Jackson, Casey Jones, Cate Torre, Chris Rohan, Mort Shelby.
©2003 Simon R. Green (P)2007 Graphic Audio, LLC
Owen Deathstalker was compelled to make a questionable decision when he reawakened the cyborg army of Hadenmen from suspended animation to enlist their aid in the Great Rebellion. Now he must face the consequences, for the Hadenmen have begun to act on their own agenda. The augmented race has ensnared a planets population to facilitate the next stage in mankinds evolution and recreate all humanity in its own likeness. Finlay Campbell was a hero of the Great Rebellion, but now hes a man adrift, a warrior without a clear enemy to fight. In an earlier guise, his true identity unknown to all but a select few, he unwittingly killed the brother of Julian Skye, the man who would later become his best friend. But Finlays not the only one with secrets. His true love, Evangeline, has never told him the full extent of her twisted fathers depredations. These and other dark revelations have been dormant until now, when the web of deceit begins to unravel, with devastating consequences for the guilty and innocent alike. Performed by Richard Rohan, Terence Aselford, Nanette Savard, Colleen Delany, Nick Sampson, Mort Shelby.
©1998 Simon R. Green (P)2006 Graphic Audio, LLC