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  • Various Authors

    Hear rare recordings from five of the most-respected African American poets reading their own works: Langston Hughes, The Negro Speaks of Rivers; Arna Bontemps, Nocturne At Bethesda; Countee Cullen, Heritage; Gwendolyn Brooks, The Vacant Lot; and Sonia Sanchez, Black...read more

  • Various Authors

    Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan. Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most people in history, including Robert Browning, Kenneth Landfrey, Florence Nightingale, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, PT Barnum, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Edwin Booth, General Nelson Miles, William Jennings Bryan, and Garret A. Hobart. Recording obtained and published by Rick...read more

  • Various Authors

    Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most people in history, including Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, William Howard Taft, James Whitcomb Riley, O. Henry, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Theodore Roosevelt, Ellen Terry, King George V, and Amelia Earhart. Recording obtained and published by Rick...read more

  • Various Authors

    Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most people in history, including Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Edward Gladstone, Guiglielmo Marconi, William McKinley, Leo Tolstoy, William Booth, Pope Leo Xlll, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Dr. Frederick Cook, and William E. Peary. Recording obtained and published by Rick...read more

  • Various Authors

    Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most people in history, including James J. Corbett, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russell, Emperor Franz Joseph, Gen. John J. Pershing, Edward H. Sothern, Rudolph Valentino, President Coolidge with Charles Lindbergh, Billy Sunday, and Rudyard Kipling. Recording obtained and published by Rick...read more

  • David Peace

    On January 26, 1948, a public health official arrives at a branch of the Teikoku Bank in Tokyo. There has been an outbreak of dysentery in the neighborhood, he tells the manager, and he has been assigned by Occupation authorities to treat all locals who might have been exposed. The sixteen members of the staff gather as the official pours the first of two separate medicines into sixteen cups and instructs them in how exactly to drink it. Within five minutes, ten employees are dead and the official has fled. But the horrific crime is merely the catalyst for this blistering novel. In twelve different voices—each telling the story of the murder from a singular perspective—the...read more

  • Flannery O’Connor

    This collection of nine short stories by Flannery O’Connor was published posthumously in 1965. The flawed characters of each story are fully revealed in apocalyptic moments of conflict and violence that are presented with comic detachment. The title story is a tragicomedy about social pride, racial bigotry, generational conflict, false liberalism, and filial dependence. The protagonist, Julian Chestny, is hypocritically disdainful of his mother’s prejudices, but his smug selfishness is replaced with childish fear when she suffers a fatal stroke after being struck by a black woman she has insulted out of oblivious ignorance rather than malice. Similarly, “The Comforts of...read more

  • Various Authors

    An eclectic collection of many of the spookiest classic tales of horror, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The New Catacomb, A.M. Burrage's Smee, Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death, Hop-Frog and The Cask of Amontillado, W.W. Jacobs' The Monkey's Paw, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper, and Algernon Blackwood's The...read more

  • Various Authors

    Chuckle along with the best nineteenth-century humorists, who provide you with tall tales, puns, and witty ripostes. Seven of these twenty-seven gems are from Twain himself. No guarantees of political correctness, but they're sure to tickle your twenty-first century funny bone. Beginning with the piece that made Mark Twain famous, "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,"and ending with his fanciful "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," this treasure trove of an anthology is an abridgment of the 1888 original. It's a collection of several of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires by fourteen of Twain's contemporaries, including Washington Irving,...read more

  • Various Authors

    The world-class writers featured in this collection are adept at conjuring the depth of passion that surrounds all stories of love and loss. The short story form is perfect for capturing the uplift and dizzying heights that accompany a new object of affection, as well as the queasy unease and bottomless longing of lost loves. Includes: The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov; Love Sonnets by William Shakespeare; Rappuccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Piazza by Herman Melville; Coming, Aphrodite! by Willa Cather; and The Dead by James...read more

  • Various Authors

    This superlative collection of futuristic tales explores ground-breaking supernatural themes from the founding heroes of the science-fiction genre. The short story form is perfect for capturing the atmospheric tension of these legendary stories. This collection includes the following stories: "The Door in the Wall" by H. G. Wells-A man must choose between the rationality of science and the magic of imagination."All Cats Are Gray" by Andre Norton-A down-on-his-luck spaceman and a mysterious woman and her cat take off to explore and bring back a derelict ship said to hold great treasure."A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley G. Weinbaum-A four-man crew lands on Mars and makes a startling...read more

  • Various Authors

    This collection of children's stories offers a mix of some bestloved tales as well as newer favorites. Included are 'Puss in Boots,' read by Robby Benson; 'A Day at Santa's Workshop,' read by Betty White; 'Elfis, the Elf Who Saved Christmas,' read by Brian Austin Green; 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' read by John Ritter; 'Peter Pan,' read by Sandy Duncan; and 'The Wild Swans' and 'The Elves and the Shoemaker,' both read by Michael York. ''The Wild Swans' is an old classic. 'The Elf Who Saved Christmas' may be a new one. Old and new are freely mixed in this intriguing collection...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    This delightful selection of stories by one of the classic masters of the genre includes some well-known and lesser known tales, presented in lively Naxos AudioBooks style with music and sound effects. This recording is also unique in that the stories are read by the finalists in the Naxos AudioBooks/The Times Voice of the Year competition which offered a recording opportunity to talented readers who had never studied or worked professionally. The competition produced some outstanding natural talents as this recording...read more

  • Various Authors

    It’s midnight. Turn out the lights, cuddle with your true love, and shiver to fright-meisters Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H. P. Lovecraft. Quicken your pulse with the elegant terror of Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Guy de Maupassant. Chortle at the black glee of H. H. Munro and Ambrose Bierce. These fourteen tales, plays, and poems, gleaned from cultures around the world, range from wickedly comic to deathly serious, from New England reserve to Gallic passion. This volume of late-night listening is a witch’s brew of readings and dramatizations seasoned tastefully, and—where appropriate—not so tastefully, with music and sound effects, under the...read more

  • Various Authors

    Historical recordings of actors from the beginning of the recording era. CD 1: Historical Shakespeare performances by Ainley, John Barrymore, Bourchier, Casson, Forbes-Robertson, John Geilgud (1920s and 1940s). CD 2: A miscellany. Some startling historical performances in a wide range of works from Edith Evans, Charles Laughton, Noel Coward, Sarah Bernhardt, Fred Terry, Laurel and Hardy, Edwin Booth, Bransby Williams, Jean Cocteau, Feodor Chaliapin and...read more

  • Various Authors

    This unique collection, compiled especially for Naxos AudioBooks, features original recordings from 1908-1946 of Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Address, the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes, the rarely heard humour of Charley Case, readings from God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson, and much much...read more

  • Various Authors

    A collection of timeless westerns from some of the most well-known authors of the genre, including Zane Grey and Max Brand: The Little Gold Miners by Joaquin Miller, Bulger's Reputation by Bret Harte, The Leaf of Red Rose by W.H.H. Murray, The Secret of Macarger's Gulch by Ambrose Bierce, The Californian's Tale by Mark Twain, Twelve O'Clock by Stephen Crane, The Vengeance of Padre Arroyo by Gerturde Atherton, A Deal in Wheat by Frank Norris, The Caballero's Way by O. Henry, On the Divide by Willa Cather, Timberline by Owen Wister, The Passing of Black Eagle by O. Henry, Ananias Green by B. M. Bower, Lightening by Zane Grey, Pardon of Becky Day by John Fox, and The Laughter of Slim Malone by...read more

  • Various Authors

    A Fungus Among Us by Steve Nubie: A mysterious fungus is causing people to act like zombies before their heads explode and spore-like snakes ooze out of their brains! Wolf by Max Allan Collins: A modern-day werewolf whose appetite for beautiful young women vacationing at a lodge retreat has guests and workers panic-stricken. The Late Shift by Dennis Etchison: A company takes flesh-peddling to a whole new level. Reincarnal by Max Allan Collins: A young woman may be the reincarnated victim of a serial killer on the loose. A Good Head on His Shoulders by Max Allan Collins: In Chicago, in the early thirties, gang wars are an everyday occurrence. Mobster Louie Carboni is used to such violence....read more

  • Stephen Kramer

    Getting into and paying for college has never been harder. Just the application process is a maze to get through. Now College Coach, America’s number one educational consulting company, gathers its team of experts to write a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to find, apply, get accepted to, and pay for college. Stephen Kramer and Michael London, the founders of College Coach, have gathered a team of former admissions officers to share with parents and students the ten key elements of the college process, from planning high school courses and activities, through the college application process, to paying for college. In each chapter, the counselor shares his or her views and...read more

  • Various Artists

    Fore! Dozens and dozens of the raunchiest, funniest jokes you've ever heard! For Adults Only. Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to...read more