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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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    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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    InIt's All Love, black writerscelebrate the complexity, power, danger, and glory of love in all its manyforms: romantic, familial, communal, and sacred. EditorMarita Golden recounts the morning she awoke certain that she would meet hersoulmate in "Meeting Joe." Memoirist Reginald Dwayne Betts writes stirringlyabout serving time in prison and how that transformed his life for the betterin a piece he calls "Learning the Name Dad." New York Times bestselling author Pearl Cleage is at her best inthe delicate, touching "Missing You." Award-winning author David Anthony Durhamenraptures listeners with his "An Act of Faith." New York Times bestselling author L. A. Banks is both funny andwise in...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

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    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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    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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    SpeechWorks presents this collection of the greatest speeches of great women. Represented here are some of the most famous women of recent history, including athletes, politicians, businesswomen, diplomats, heads of state, activists, philanthropists, and more. You will hear the actual voices of these women, recorded at public functions at which they were the featured speaker. Included are the following: Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer Clare Boothe Luce, American author, politician and diplomat Eleanor Roosevelt, American polician, diplomat, and activist Gold Meir, a teacher, politician, stateswoman, and prime minister of Israel Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun and...read more

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

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    A fascinating look into the federal government’s anti-Communist investigations The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC’s treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly readable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a “dignified” manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary...read more

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    Bestselling author, professor, and pundit Mallory Factorilluminates the conservative tradition in American politics with essays fromleading figures in the conservative movement. Ambitious in its breadth and depth, Big Tent providesa fresh and surprising treatment of the conservative movement as told by theleaders themselves. In this unique collection, which is based on Factor'sstar-studded course at The Citadel, conservative leaders explain how themovement developed as a powerful force in American politics, how it functionsnow with a wide range of viewpoints, and where it is going in the future. Theorigin of conservative ideas-from their ancient roots to their English origins,from the...read more

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    A chilling reenactment of the federal government’s anti-Communist investigations The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC’s treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly readable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a “dignified” manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary...read more

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    These 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. Listen to these ten unabridged classics by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, O. Henry, and Willa Cather. This recording includes: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “My Kinsman, Major Molineux,” “The Minister’s Black Veil: A Parable,”  and “Endicott and the Red Cross;” narrated by David Drummond. Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” and “The Lightning Rod Man;” narrated by Todd McLaren. O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi,” “A Retrieved Reformation,” and “A...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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    In Mississippi Noir, literary crime fiction master Tom Franklin has assembled a phenomenal short-story collection that highlights a mesmerizing and diverse set of styles and subject matter. Urban, suburban, and rural settings alike unveil new shades of darkness that fall upon Mississippi's past and present. Mississippi Noir features brand-new stories by Ace Atkins, Tom Franklin, William Boyle, Megan Abbott, Jack Pendarvis, Dominiqua Dickey, Michael Kardos, Jamie Paige, Jimmy Cajoleas, Chris Offutt, Michael Farris Smith, Andrew Paul, Lee Durkee, Robert Busby, John M. Floyd, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, and Mary Miller. "Some of my favorite writers have woven their webs between these covers....read more

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    Do you know how the wealthy look at the world? Where are their priorities? What are their spending and investing habits? How do they feel about opportunity, poverty, charity, and employment? The answers just might surprise you. But acquiring the mindset of a millionaire takes more than a focus on money. In fact, to the very rich, money is a byproduct of value given. This is just one crucial piece of the entire picture, revealed here in this program. These and other fascinating topics are explored richly in The Mindset of a Millionaire collection. Beginning with the greatest personal development classic of all time, Think and Grow Rich, this audio series will take you on a journey inside...read more

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    Since 1977, BBC Radio 4's funniest and quirkiest game show has been answering questions and offering wit and wisdom on global happenings, national news and quite frankly pathetic parochial events. Regular panellists Alan Coren, Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton and Linda Smith are once again joined by a plethora of guests from the worlds of media and politics, as they bring their satirical talents to bear on topical events from 2004. 'The cleverest, wittiest, best programme in any medium in the story of the world ever' - Chris Campling, The...read more

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    In 2005, after sixteen years off-air, Doctor Who returned to BBC Television – and soon became more popular than ever before. In this special anthology of clips and interviews, featuring newly-released material, Elisabeth Sladen journeys back to the recent past to delve into the show’s dazzling success. With the help of extracts from radio programmes as diverse as Go 4 It, Jo Whiley, PM, Newsbeat and The Now Show, she explores the run-up to the launch of Series 1 and follows the programme’s progress right up to 2009, with the impending departure of David Tennant. Featuring the voices of David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Christopher Eccleston, Kylie Minogue, Freema Agyeman, Russell T...read more

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    What defines Boston? Its history? Its landmarks? Its sportsteams and shrines? Perhaps the question should be, who defines Boston? FromHenry David Thoreau to Dennis Lehane, Boston has been beloved by many ofAmerica's greatest writers, and there is no better group of men and women tocapture the heart and soul of the Hub. In Our Boston, editor AndrewBlauner has collected both original and reprinted essays from Boston-areawriters past and present, all celebrating the city they love. In the wake ofthe Boston Marathon bombing, they responded to his call to celebrate this greatcity by providing almost all brand-new works, and forgoing royalties in orderto support the survivors and their...read more