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  • Various Authors

    Seventeen hard science fiction tales by today's top authors Hard science fiction is the literature of change, rigorouslyexamining the impact-both beneficial and dangerous-of science and technology onhumanity, the future, and the cosmos. As science advances, expanding ourknowledge of the universe, astounding new frontiers in storytelling open up aswell. 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 intothe twenty-first century by extrapolating from the latest scientificdevelopments and...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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    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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    This follow-up tothe national bestseller A Study in Sherlock is a stunning new volume oforiginal stories compiled by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S.Klinger. The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wererecently voted the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralledgenerations of readers-and writers. Now, Laurie R. King, author of the New York Times bestsellingMary 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 astellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked themto create new stories inspired by that canon....read more

  • Hugh Howey

    Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence-the Four Horsemenof the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon-these are our guides throughthe Wastelands. Wastelands2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology ofpostapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in thescience fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R.Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix oftales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblicalapocalypse. Like its predecessor, Wastelands 2 delvesinto a bleak landscape to uncover the raw human emotion and heart-poundingthrills at the genre'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 Mouse" by Saki - "Accidental Magic" by E....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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    Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence-the Four Horsemen of theApocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon-these are our guides through theWastelands. From the Book of Revelation to The Road Warrior, from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellershave long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales ofcatastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors haveaddressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginativefiction: the nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse. Gathering together the best postapocalyptic literature ofthe last two decades from many of today's most renowned authors of speculativefiction-including...read more

  • Various Authors

    Listen to a collection of classic stories by the world's most beloved writers. Here are the complete stories, unabridged, for you and your family to enjoy together this Christmas and for many Christmases to come. Family favorites and remembered treasures are in this collection, as well as a few light-hearted surprises. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Read by Tom Casaletto The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, Read by Dick Hill Is There a Santa Claus? (Yes, Virginia...) by Frank P. Church, Read by J. Charles A Visit from Saint Nicholas ('Twas the Night Before Christmas) by Clement C. Moore, Read by Bill Weideman A Winter Walk by Henry David Thoreau, Read by Jean...read more

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    Spend time with some of the world's greatest minds and truest friends of freedom. When was the last time you were truly energized by ideas? In our era of WiFi, high def, high res, compressed digital, podcasts, and video clips of 24-hour news channels and sound bites, how can you gain calm perspective and thoughtful understanding? Whatever happened to real thinking? For that, you can turn to the Cato University Home Study Course. It offers you the opportunity to deepen your perspectives, knowledge, and insight through exposure to some of the world's most compelling thinkers. The growth of human freedom-and with it science, culture, and capitalist prosperity-are examined, explained, and...read more

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    A day that will live in infamy ... Nothing to fear but fear itself ... Ask not what your country can do for you ... Ich bin ein Berliner ... Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Barack Obama, this collection features original speeches by the presidents of the United States. *These are actual historic recordings, the sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era, and varies by...read more

  • Various Authors

    A day that will live in infamy ... Nothing to fear but fear itself ... Ask not what your country can do for you ... Ich bin ein Berliner ... Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Barack Obama, this collection features original speeches by the presidents of the United States. *These are actual historic recordings, the sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era, and varies by...read more

  • Various Authors

    A day that will live in infamy ... Nothing to fear but fear itself ... Ask not what your country can do for you ... Ich bin ein Berliner ... Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Barack Obama, this collection features original speeches by the presidents of the United States. *These are actual historic recordings, the sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era, and varies by...read more

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    In this collection, African American leaders change history with the power of the spoken word. Martin Luther King, Jr.: I’ve Been to the Mountaintop (1968), Unfulfilled Dreams (1968) US Representative Barbara Jordan: DNC Keynote Address (1976) Malcolm X: Field Negro vs. House Negro (1963) Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Be Not Afraid (2001) Stokely Carmichael: Black Power (1966) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: RNC Keynote Address (2012) President Barack Obama: Victory Speech, Inauguration Speech Dr. Benjamin Carson: National Prayer Breakfast (2013) Nelson Mandela: United Nations Address (1990), Joint Session of Congress (1990) Reverend Jesse...read more

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    As early as 1954, a new style of music—a combination of country and rhythm and blues—was unfolding. To the parents of teenagers, it was worrisome, perhaps even evil. In this collection of original recordings from interviews and press conferences, artists talk about the early years of rock ’n’ roll, their challenges, and their successes. Includes legendary moments from Bill Haley, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Frankie Laine, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Sam Phillips, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Paul Anka, Little Richard, Bobby Darin, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Frankie Avalon, Sammy Davis Jr., James Brown, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and John...read more

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    From the White House, Senate chambers, campaign stops, and press conferences, The Kennedys features over seven hours of original speeches from members of the nation's most famous political family. Listen as President John F. Kennedy delivers his famous inauguration speech in 1961 as well as speeches on the Cuban Missile Crisis, Berlin crisis, space exploration, civil rights, "Ich Bin Ein Berliner," and more. Also featured are twelve speeches from Senator and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, including his address to the DNC following his brother's assassination, remarks on Vietnam, campaign speeches, the death of Martin Luther King Jr., and his "Victory Speech" in Los Angeles moments...read more

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    The Greatest Speeches of Sports Legends is a historical audio tribute to those facing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Speeches range from post-event interviews to Hall of Fame inductions. This collection features some of the greatest athletes of all time, including Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Dale Earnhardt, and many...read more

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    Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in numerous crime novels written by S. S. Van Dine published in the 1920s and 1930s, and who was later revived on radio and in film and television. During that time, Vance was immensely popular. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish, dandy, a New York bon vivant with a highly intellectual bent-America's Sherlock Holmes. He worked closely with his secretary and right-hand woman, Ellen Deering, and his pal John Markham, New York County district attorney-not that Vance needed any help solving a...read more