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  • Rick Steves

    Change the world one trip at a time. In this illuminating collection of stories and lessons from the road, acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves shares a powerful message that resonates now more than ever. With the world facing divisive and often frightening events, from Trump, Brexit, and Erdogan, to climate change, nativism, and populism, there's never been a more important time to travel. Rick believes the risks of travel are widely exaggerated, and that fear is for people who don't get out much. After years of living out of a suitcase, he still marvels at how different cultures find different truths to be self-evident. By sharing his experiences from Europe, Central America, Asia,...read more

  • Rick Steves

    After 40+ years of writing about Europe, Rick Steves has gathered 100 of his favorite memories together into one inspiring collection: For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories. Join Rick as he's swept away by a fado singer in Lisbon, learns the dangers of falling in love with a gondolier in Venice, and savors a cheese course in the Loire Valley. Contemplate the mysteries of centuries-old stone circles in England, dangle from a cliff in the Swiss Alps, and hear a French farmer's defense of foie gras. With a brand-new, original introduction from Rick reflecting on his decades of travel, For the Love of Europe features 100 of the best stories published throughout his...read more

  • John G. Hartness

    'Stranger's Thing' by Robert Bevan: Four friends get more than they bargained for when they break into a seemingly abandoned research lab. 'Jizz World' by Rick Gualtieri: Zach Johnson was an idiot. So, when given the chance to wish for anything the universe had to offer, only one thing came to mind: he wanted his life to be just like a porno. 'The Shingling' by Steve Wetherell: Johnny Terry, a recovering meth addict, is excited to start his new life as the caretaker at the Underpass Motel. Unfortunately, the Underpass is haunted by the ghosts of dead porn stars. 'The Haunting of Whore House' by Robert Bevan: Lucy and her brother, Junkie, find out that moving was only the beginning of...read more

  • Robert Bevan

    Tantor Audio presents six must-listen stories from the horror comedy series Shingles. The collection begins with 'The Ghost of Hooker Alley,' which introduces listeners to ten-year-old Sarah and six-year-old Tommy. After a quick bus ride into town to buy a gun, Sarah and Tommy think their problems are all but solved. That is, until a creepy weirdo follows them into an alley. But they aren't the only ones in that alley . . . 'The Monkey's Penis' features Chris, a teenage boy who receives a birthday gift unlike any other. In 'Gary's Children,' a man's quest for stress relief leads to terror, and an unexpected kidnapping takes place in 'Aliens Wrecked Our Kegger.' 'Zombies Ate My Homework'...read more

  • Robert Bevan

    Tantor Audio presents six must-listen stories from the horror comedy series Shingles. Shingles Audio Collection Volume 2 begins with 'Terror on Hypo Beach,' in which a family vacation turns out to be anything but ordinary. In 'Put Your Hand in My Ass,' Will needs a mentor for the upcoming high school talent show. What he gets is Sloppy-an enchanted puppet with weird sexual proclivities and an extremely problematic approach to comedy. The collection continues with 'Demon Load.' When a freak accident brings his new washing machine to life, Dave begins to fear that it could lead to a nightmare future, one in which mankind has been permanently pressed out of existence. 'Slaughter on...read more

  • Rick Gualtieri

    Wax On, Whacks Off Nobody likes getting bullied, and Donny has had enough. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, he solicits the help of the old Asian man at the end of his street to teach him Karate. During a grueling two days of training, Donny earns belt after belt, until he finally becomes a Karate Master. But there is more to those belts than there seems. Cursed with ancient dark magic, they have a mind of their own. Will Donny be able to stand up to his bullies? Will he be able to overpower the will of the spirit trapped within the cursed belts? Sense and Sensibility and Sasquatch Following the death of their father, sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are sent to toil at...read more

  • John G. Hartness

    Shingles Audio Collection Volume 4 begins with 'Carnival of Psychos.' In this story, Richie Spoonerman finds himself being chased by a psychotic clown in the Maze of Mirrors at the carnival. In 'That Time of the Month,' Molly Stein's life was hard enough before she started noticing some weird changes. For one, a suspicious number of people seem to be exploding around her. In 'The Sober Slayers,' Katie McCallister wants to slay dragons, save the kingdom, and become a hero, but all she finds around the gaming table are jerks. But then she and her friends discover a magic book, one that transports them into the game itself. The collection continues with 'I Know What You Dicked Last Summer.'...read more