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  • Engle and Barnes

    Morgan Taylor was terrified of flying. Shocking visions of fatal falls and explosive crashes shook loose with each thump of the plane. The electrical storm didn't help much, nor did his sister Kelly. The thought of his father waiting at the boarding gate was the only thing pushing back his fear and swelling panic. Then a horrified scream brought Morgan's worst fears to life. Morgan and Kelly learn the horrible secret of an unseen war: a war being waged in our very bedrooms while we sleep. Invisible battles fought between dark and sinister visitors grappling to secure the survival of their race . . . And others who struggle desperately to bring us a grave warning before it's too...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    How could things get worse? First the frantic call from Mom saying that she and Dad would be late getting home, and that the clueless sitter would be over soon to watch us. Then the worst storm in Fairfield history pounds our house, knocking out our power, lights, and phone. And now a hideous man is lurking at our door and won't go away! He is frantically peering in the windows and ringing the doorbell over and over. . . It's a special, late night delivery for Simon and Sarah White. A deadly delivery. A package of disaster that sends them screaming through the wildest, scariest, most dangerous night of their lives. . . in their very own house. At least, it was their house. ...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Trey Porter and his friends have been chased from their campsite by bullies, and are searching for a new one. One that's absolutely bully-proof. They decide on the legendary fort of Widow Hill, a Revolutionary War relic hidden deep in the forests of Fairfield. The path to the fort is not an easy one, however, as someone or something is trying to stop them any way it can. A dark secret awaits Trey Porter. A secret guarded for over two hundred years and desired by every dark creature that lurks in the forest. Trey promises not to reveal the secret. . . over his dead...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Curtis Chatman and Shelly Miller didn't plan for trouble. They expected a quiet sixth period in the library reading their favorite supernatural tales after Mr. Mayfield's dull biology class. They didn't expect suspension. Fairfield Junior High welcomes Stacy Calhoun, the new substitute. He holds an unnatural power over his class. An appearance as unsettling as his lesson plan, his silvery eyes catch every movement, his pointy ears every whisper. After a terrifying encounter in the library, Curtis and Shelly discover a shocking secret about their temporary teacher, a secret that could cost them their lives. Now, after a lifetime of avoiding trouble, it howled outside their...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Tyler Webb has been invited to attend a very special game. Someone has left him a ticket for a final showdown between two old football teams from Fairfield's past. The only problem is, the game is scheduled for midnight, and there's no way Tyler's parents will let him go. Curiosity gets the best of him, and Tyler sneaks out to see the game. Now he's sitting in the bleachers under the moonlight, waiting for the arrival of both sides. But the players are not running onto the field. They're crawling. Straight up from the ground. And they know they're being...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Michelle Boyd enjoyed her first time water-skiing on beautiful Lake Wataga. She floated peacefully, waiting for the boat to rocket off, pulling her into another thrilling ride. Then her sister saw the dark shape gliding through the water, relentless, large and powerful. It broke the surface with a tremendous splash, a large brown hump as wrinkled as an elephant... and as fast as a ski boat. Watched through the sinister eyes of the oldest living resident of the lake, Michelle and Erin learn a dark and terrible secret. A secret submerged in the murky depths of Lake Wataga for forty years has returned to watch, to wait... and to...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Stephanie Meeker has a secret that's getting too dangerous to keep. Her cousin Daniel is determined to win the Fairfield Junior Science Competition, and he has been working on something in his room for days. Now Stephanie has discovered his shocking secret, the greatest science project in the world, but Daniel has sworn her to secrecy. Even as the project becomes more and more terrifying, Stephanie tells no one about the "Electronic Brain," a computer capable of thinking for itself. Daniel promises Stephanie he can keep it under control until he wins his award. The brain has other things on its...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Darren Donaldson is staring out his bedroom window at 2 o'clock in the morning, panicked, looking down the street for any sign of his brother. His older brother, David, snuck out of the house at midnight, taking the car as usual, making Darren promise he wouldn't tell. He's been gone for three hours, the longest he's ever been gone. Something must have happened. Something dreadful. Wait! There's David now! The car is coming down the street. He's killed the engine, coasting toward the driveway. He's scrambling out of the car, pushing it from behind. He looks frantic, terrified! What's going on? He's signaling for help, looking over his shoulder as if. . . Headlights snap on...read more

  • John Lutz

    Fred Carver is hired by his good friend, Lieutenant Alfonso DeSoto of the Orlando police to investigate the death of his uncle at Sunhaven, a local nursing home. Carver is harassed by Raphael Ortiz, a viciously depraved thug bent on discouraging Carver from investigating Sunhaven. Before he can solve this shocking case he must battle to stay alive, and confront some personal demons of his own in the...read more

  • Various Authors

    A boon for book lovers, this compilation features funny, fantastical and poignant stories about people with unique and passionate connections to the written word. Walter R. Brooks' "Ed Has His Mind Improved" performed by Tony Roberts, Italo Calvino's "The Adventure of a Reader" translated by William Weaver performed by John Shea, Adam Haslett's "Notes to My Biographer" performed by Isaiah Sheffer, Evelyn Waugh's "The Man Who Liked Dickens" performed by Leonard Nimoy, Molly Giles' "The Writers' Model" performed by Blair Brown, Ray Bradbury's "Exchange" performed by Rochelle Oliver, Audrey Niffenegger's "The Night Bookmobile" performed by Christina Pickles Presented by Selected...read more

  • Various Authors

    In July 1883, just a few days after the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at the Century magazine engaged in a lively argument: Which Civil War battle was the bloodiest battle of them all? One claimed it was Chickamauga, another Cold Harbor. The argument inspired a brainstorm: Why not let the magazine’s 125,000 readers in on the conversation by offering “a series of papers on some of the great battles of the war, to be written by officers in command on both sides.” The articles would be written by generals, Union and Confederate alike, who had commanded the engagements two decades earlier—“or, if he were not living,” by...read more

  • Heather Gudenkauf

    One School, one gunman, your child. One Breath Away is the story of one harrowing event seen through the eyes of five very different narrators. Nearing retirement, Evelyn Oliver has been teaching for forty three years and believes that she has seen it all until the safety of her classroom is compromised by a man with a grudge. When her school goes into lockdown all thirteen year old Augie Baker can think about is getting to her little brother. Instead she comes face to face with the intruder and quickly understands that she may be the only one who can save her brother, his classmates and his teacher. Holly Baker, Augie's mother, lies miles away in an Arizona hospital recovering from a...read more

  • H. G. Wells

    A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have...read more

  • H. G. Wells

    A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have...read more

  • Various Authors

    Top experts in various fields expose the hidden agendas and still-unexplained mysteries of the Ages: Aliens, UFOs, paranormal occurrences and metaphysical anomalies. From human spirituality to the technocratic society, this series explores both science and the occult with an eye to ways governments and secret societies have exploited hidden knowledge for power, wealth and prestige. If you think you have a good grasp of human origins, this might change your views, and possibly change your mind about extraterrestrial visitation as well. Ancient archeology meets up with the most current science to present a startling new look at our shared...read more

  • Various Authors

    By manipulating areas on the sole of the foot, you can improve circulation, boost energy and relieve a number of ailments. Quickly learn the various methods of healing arthritis, digestion, anxiety, headaches and a host of other problems. With simple, non-evasive techniques, increase your emotional and physical well-being in just a few minutes per day. Whether you consider it a sophisticated massage or a poor-man's acupuncture, foot reflexology is simple, painless and definitely worth...read more

  • David Foster Wallace

    Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here -- with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics, and those who worked with him most closely. This volume presents his most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work -- essays like his famous cruise-ship piece, 'A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again,' excerpts from his novels The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest, and The Pale King, and legendary stories like 'The Depressed Person.' Wallace's explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are...read more

  • Ellis Weiner

    If both Ike Turner and Isaac Bashevis Singer are Jewish, what does “being Jewish” even mean? The assimilated Jews of today are lost, and they need to relearn the old ways so their identity comes to mean something other than laughing knowingly at Curb Your Enthusiasm and being ambivalent about AIPAC. What they need is The Big Jewish Book for Jews, a hilarious compendium of instruction, handicrafts, and lore that will help them rediscover the traditional wisdom, skills, and recipes, going all the way back to Moses and the original Exodus from Egypt, when God was the only GPS you needed. The Big Jewish Book for Jews brings together Jewish wit, inspiring tales, classic skills, and...read more

  • Made for Success

    Have you ever wondered how some people seem tothrive under pressure? This audio program, which features perspectives fromnine bestselling authors, will teach you how to tackle more projects withessential time management skills. Never before has a collection of individuals such asthis come together to share their unique perspectives on getting more done inless time. Listen as these authors, psychologists, and speakers-including JohnMaxwell, Chris Widener, Dr. Larry Iverson, and Dianna Booher-share incredibletips and practical strategies. This collection of audio programs is the perfectaddition to your learning library. This program will help you bring your life backunder control and into...read more

  • Various Authors

    This volume of the ongoing collection of children's stories offers six well known and well loved classic fairy tales. Included are: "The Princess and the Pea" read by Jaclyn Smith, "The Emperor's New Clothes" read by Michael York, "Thumbelina" by Jaclyn Smith, "The Ugly Duckling" read by Michael York, "Aladdin's Lamp" read by Lou Diamond Phillips, and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" read by Sharon...read more