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City of Thieves

94 ratings

Summary

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival - and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.  During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.  By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times best seller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.

©2008 David Benioff (P)2008 Penguin

Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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The Strain

39 ratings

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The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event. They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come. In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country. In two months - the world. A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold. In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing.... So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city - a city that includes his wife and son - before it is too late.

©2009 Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Ron Perlman
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
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The Fourth Perimeter

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Wherever the president of the United States goes, four perimeters of protection surround him. The fourth and final perimeter is a nearly impenetrable ring of agents, the commander-in-chief's literal bodyguards. Kurt Ford is a former Secret Service agent who has become a successful high-tech entrepreneur. A widower with one child, his proudest achievement is his son, Collin, a young Secret Service agent assigned to guard the U.S. president. But on a foggy night in Georgetown, Collin's body is found in his apartment and the police rule the death a suicide. Devastated, Ford knows his son would never have taken his own life, and he becomes suspicious when he discovers that several other young agents have also died, presumably because they all had witnessed a strange, secret meeting, involving the president, at a remote Maryland farmhouse. Ford becomes obsessed with finding the truth. Shockingly, the trail of evidence leads to none other than the president of the United States. Although Kurt Ford is a man at the pinnacle of power and on the verge of a new marriage, he plots to do the unthinkable - assassinate the president. But when he sets his plan in motion, he quickly discovers how much he really has to lose - and what dark forces are waiting for him to make his next move.

©2002 by Tim Green, All Rights Reserved (P)2002 TimeWarner AudioBooks, a Division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

Narrator: Ron Perlman
Author: Tim Green
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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Tales from Beyond the Pale, Season One, Volume 4

Summary

Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride with nothing beyond the windshield but a horizon-less void, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid created the acclaimed Tales from Beyond the Pale, audio theater inspired by the vintage radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles. Volume 4 features "This Oracle Moon" by filmmaker Jeff Buhler and "Trawler" by Glenn McQuaid. The series is produced by filmmakers Larry Fessenden, Glenn McQuaid, and Lisa Wisely. In "This Oracle Moon", writer/director Jeff Buhler takes us on a startling journey across the galaxies. A rescue team of astronauts is dispatched to a distant moon in hopes of reclaiming survivors from an ill-fated exploratory mission sent six years prior. When no survivors are found, the rescuers turn their attention to the elusive creatures inhabiting the nearby hills for answers. Starring Ron Perlman and Doug Jones, together for the first time since the Hellboy movies. In "Trawler", written and directed by Glenn McQuaid, something lurks out there in the salty brine. A bizarre tale of mayhem and menace on the high seas, "Trawler" takes us to the edge of sanity and beyond. Featuring the voice talents of Christopher Denham (Shutter Island, Headspace), A.J. Bowen (The Signal, A Horrible Way to Die, House of the Devil) and Larry Fessenden (Habit, I Sell the Dead).

©2010 Glass Eye Pix, Inc. (P)2010 Glass Eye Pix, Inc.

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