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    "Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature." These short pieces are pleasant listening for anyone with a love of nature. - Summary by J. M. Smallheer "In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth."...read more

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    This is a collection of 30 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June...read more

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    This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October...read more

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    This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June...read more

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    An encouraging collection of short stories by bestselling middle-grade authors. This one-of-a-kind treasury brings together the talents of nearly two dozen bestselling middle-grade authors including Shannon Hale, Brandon Mull, Ally Condie, and Jennifer A. Nielsen-who have created original short stories and modern-day fairy tales, based on the lives and dreams of children they have met who all have two things in common: they have very big hopes and dreams, and they are all cancer patients. Each short story is prefaced by a brief bio of the child and is accompanied by photographs of the child, fully costumed and digitally inserted into a background-a baker, a dancer, a superhero, a...read more

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    This follow-up to the national bestseller A Study in Sherlock is a stunning new volume of original stories compiled by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers—and writers. Now, Laurie R. King, author of the New York Times bestselling Mary Russell series in which Holmes plays a costarring role, and Leslie S. Klinger, Edgar Award-winning editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired...read more

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    Seventeen hard science fiction tales by today’s top authors Hard science fiction is the literature of change, rigorously examining the impact—both beneficial and dangerous—of science and technology on humanity, the future, and the cosmos. As science advances, expanding our knowledge of the universe, astounding new frontiers in storytelling open up as well. In Carbide Tipped Pens, over a dozen of today’s most creative imaginations explore these frontiers, carrying on the grand tradition of such legendary masters as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and John W. Campbell, while bringing hard science fiction into the twenty-first century by extrapolating from the latest scientific...read more

  • Hugh Howey

    Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence—the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon—these are our guides through the Wastelands. Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of postapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix of tales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse. Like its predecessor, Wastelands 2 delves into a bleak landscape to uncover the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre’s...read more

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    Sixteen all-new stories by science fiction’s top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award-winning editor Gardner Dozois From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury’s “The Long Rain” to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis’s Perelandra, the planet Venus has loomed almost as large in the imaginations of science fiction writers as Earth’s next-nearest neighbor, Mars. But while the Red Planet conjured up in Golden Age science fiction stories was a place of vast deserts and ruined cities, bright blue Venus was its polar opposite: a steamy, swampy jungle world with...read more

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    In a powerful collection, eleven internationally acclaimed fiction writers draw on personal objects to bring the First World War to life for readers of all ages.A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war—a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo—and use it as the inspiration for an original short story. What results is an extraordinary collection, illustrated throughout by the award-winning Jim Kay and featuring...read more

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    This thrilling anthology features high fantasy, contemporary and urban fantasy, and fantasy action and adventure all set in a military vein by top authors in the genre, including Jonathan Maberry, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Moon, Tanya Huff, Glen Cook, Simon R. Green, Seanan McGuire, and Linda Nagata. In the realms of fantasy, the battlefield is where heroism comes alive, magic is unleashed, and legends are made and unmade. From the War of the Ring, Tolkien's epic battle of good versus evil, to the Battle of the Blackwater, George R. R. Martin's grim portrait of the horror and futility of war, these fantastical conflicts reflect our highest hopes and darkest fears, bringing us mesmerizing...read more

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    Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at a year of weddings . . . A January Bride Madeleine Houser's pen-pal friendship with a lonely widower has taken an unexpected turn. A February Bride Allie left the love of her life at the altar-to save him from her family curse. A March Bride Susanna found her prince, and happily ever after is just around the corner. But first, they must pass one final test. An April Bride Weeks away from the wedding, Stella and Marshall must choose between faith in their past love or a very different future than either imagined. A May Bride Ellie has prepared for her wedding all her life . . . but she's...read more

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    These ten treasured stories from the most influential authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are selected for their literary importance as well as their dramatic, oral qualities. The following stories are included in this collection:  "The One Million Pound Bank Note," "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "A Visit to Niagara," and "Mysterious Visit" by Mark Twain, narrated by Patrick Fraley "The Blue Hotel" and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" by Stephen Crane, narrated by Patrick Hogan "The Eyes of the Panther" and "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, narrated by Russ Holcomb "The Love of Life" and "To Build a Fire" by Jack London,...read more

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    This inspiring anthology collects enduring and entertaining stories that have enthralled young and old, by the cherished authors whose tales have captivated children for generations. Perfect for the family car trip or at-home listening, these recordings sparkle with the wit and wonder of time-tested storytelling. This audio recording includes:  • “Moni the Goat-Boy” by Johanna Spyri • “An Adventure on Island Rock” by L. M. Montgomery • “Tom Thumb” by the Brothers Grimm • “The Tin-Man and the Scarecrow” by L. Frank Baum • “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen • “How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin” by Rudyard Kipling • “The...read more

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    CSA Word continues its ever-popular series of classic short stories, featuring writers such as Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott, and Saki, read by such respected and revered readers as Derek Jacobi, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Full story listings: Old Cornille's Secret by Alphonse Daudet, read by Stephen Fry The Mouse by Saki, Read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Edward Hardwicke A Tale of Terror by Thomas Hood, read by Patrick Malahide The Homes of the Stars by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Kerry Shale A Thousand Deaths by Jack London, read by Nicky Henson Murder! by Arnold Bennett, read by Brian Cox The White Wolf by...read more

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    The Ultimate Classic Collection focuses on the very best in timeless short fiction. drawn from an extensive range of short stories carefully marrying text and reader, and showcases some of the finest examples of the genre: from romance to horror, detective and crime stories to the best of women's...read more

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    A masterful collection of horror fiction by widely acclaimed authors whose contributions to the genre have been lost in the shadow of Poe. Edgar Allan Poe did not invent the tale of terror. There were American, English, and Continental writers who preceded Poe and influenced his work. Similarly, there were many who were in turn influenced by Poe’s genius and produced their own popular tales of supernatural literature. This collection features masterful tales of terror by authors who, by and large, are little-remembered for their writing in this genre. Even Bram Stoker, whose Dracula may be said to be the most popular horror novel of all time, is not known as a writer of short...read more

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    Edited by the bestselling author of The Ice Harvest, St. Louis Noir thickens the Midwest quotient for the Akashic Noir series. Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. In the wake of Chicago Noir, Twin Cities Noir, and Kansas City Noir-all popular volumes in the Akashic Noir Series-comes the latest Midwest installment, St. Louis Noir. Masterfully curated by Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest (adapted for film, starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton), this volume will chill the listener with heartland menace. Featuring brand new stories by: Calvin...read more

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    For the first time ever, legendary editor Otto Penzler has handpicked some of the most respected and bestselling thriller writers working today for a riveting collection of spy fiction. From first to last, this stellar collection signals mission accomplished. Including: * Lee Child with an incredible look at the formation of a special ops cell. * James Grady writing about an Arab undercover FBI agent with an active cell. * Joseph Finder riffing on a Boston architect who's convinced his Persian neighbors are up to no good. * John Lawton concocting a Len Deighton-esque story about British intelligence. * Stephen Hunter thrilling us with a tale about a WWII brigade. Full list...read more

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    What Is Marketing and Sales? explores the fundamental elements of a brilliant marketing plan. If marketing is not your area of expertise, then listening to this audio series from handpicked speakers and authors is just the thing you need to build a profitable revenue stream in your business. This real-world look at marketing and sales will illuminate powerful opportunities in your business. From structuring your marketing plan to setting up your website to sell, this product is guaranteed to help you capture leads and convert them to sales. But great marketing skills are often not enough to increase revenue. Included here are sales lessons from the world’s greatest salesman, Zig...read more