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  • Various Authors

    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

  • Various Authors

    The first three volumes of The Best Horror of the Year havebeen widely praised for their quality, variety, and comprehensiveness. EditorEllen Datlow has now explored the entirety of the diverse horror market,distilling it into the fourth anthology in the series and providing an overviewof the year in terror. Fear is the oldest human emotion, the most primal. We liketo think we're civilized. We tell ourselves we're not afraid. And every year,we skim our fingers across nightmares, desperately pitting our courage againstshivering dread. In one story, a paraplegic millionaire hires a priest to exorcise hispain; in another, a failing marriage is put to the ultimate test. In other stories...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as "The Wife" and "The Widow and Her Son") to the picaresque ("Little Britain") and the comical ("The Mutability of Literature"), but the common thread running through The Sketch Book — and a key part of its...read more

  • Various Authors

    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

  • Various Artists

    Fivenovellas of hard science fiction by five modern masters of the form From NebulaAward winner Gregory Benford comes this ambitious hard SF anthology thatcollects five original novellas. Each one takes the very long view-all are setat least ten thousand years in the future. The authors take a rigorouslyscientific view of such grand panoramas, confronting the largest issues ofcosmology, astronomy, evolution, and biology. The lastmoments of a universe beseiged occupy Greg Bear's Judgment Engine. Can something human matter at the very end ofcreation, as contorted matter ceases to have meaning and time itself stuttersto an eerie halt? Genesis by Poul Anderson is set a billion years ahead,...read more

  • Various Authors

    This collection contains twelve of the greatestradio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear FreemanGosden and Charles Correll as Amos and Andy, Howard Duff as Detective SamSpade, Tom Conway as the immortal Sherlock Holmes, Jim and Marian Jordan asFibber McGee and Molly, Willard Waterman as the Great Gildersleeve, Eve Ardenas Connie Brooks of Our Miss Brooks, William Conrad as Marshal MattDillon on Gunsmoke, Charles Laughton in a terrifying episode of Suspense,plus many more! Experience the classic radio shows from yesterday-and thelegendary stars who made them great-in this incredible collection. Contents include: TheAdventures of Sam Spade, "The Lazarus Caper,"...read more

  • Various Authors

    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

  • Various Authors

    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

  • Various Authors

    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

  • Louis L'amour

    The Black Rock Coffin Makers Cattleman Jum Gatlin isn't the kind of man who goes looking for a fight. But he never turns away when one comes looking for him. And that's just what happens when he finds himself mistaken for another man - a man who has some very dangerous enemies. Like it or not, Gatlin is a dead ringer for the only man in town who stands between the ruthless Wing Carey and the ownership of the XY Ranch. Framed for the murder of the real Jim Walker, Gatlin suddenly finds himself the town's most wantd man. Now he must clear his name and help a pretty young firebrand by putting his own bid on the XY . . . with a pair of blazing...read more

  • Living Language (audio)

    Living Language In-Flight Dutch is the perfect boarding pass to learning Dutch before you land. There's no better way to make use of all that spare time on a plane than to master the essentials of a language. This 60-minute program is the simplest way to learn just enough to get by in every situation essential to both the tourist and business traveler. The program covers everything from greetings and polite expressions to asking directions, getting around, checking into a hotel, and going to a restaurant. There are even sections for meeting people and spending a night on the...read more

  • Louis L'amour

    Take the stagecoach into Deadwood with Ranger Chick Bowdrie to bring a notorious killer back to Texas - and justice. When he meets a beautiful young woman convinced Curly Starr can clear her brother's name, Bowdrie agrees to help. But first he must elude the rest of Starr's gang who wait for the legendary lawman and his prisoner to leave town - so they can kill them...read more

  • Louis L'amour

    Jim Sandifer had run Grey Bowen's ranch for years in the rancher's absence. When Bowen reappears with his new wife, Rose Martin, and Rose's grown son. Lee, Sandifer is happy to see his boss. But then scheming Lee Martin turns Bowen against his foreman and his neighbors. Can Jim stop the range war that's brewing without losing his job? And what are the Martins really...read more

  • Andy Mulligan

    In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city.    One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It’s up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat—boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money—to solve the mystery and right...read more

  • BBC Audiobooks

    'Chain Reaction' is the entertaining BBC Radio 4 tag talk show where this week's guest is next week's interviewer. Famous names from the world of showbusiness choose who they would like to chat to, and must submit to being questioned in their turn the week after.In this ninth series, guests (and hosts) include Robert Llewellyn, Dave Gorman, Frank Skinner, Eddie Izzard, Alistair Campbell, Alistair McGowan and Simon...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    A monster is coming after Shane Reece. An earthquake two hundred miles from Fairfield has unleashed something terrible - Clayton T. Motley, a zombie gunslinger looking for revenge. Back in the middle 1800s, one of Shane's ancestors ran Motley out of Fairfield by putting a bullet in his hide. A posse chased the fleeing bandit for weeks until Motley holed up in a cave, where he eventually succumbed to his gunshot wound. The bullet inside him, however, was made out of something . . . strange. Now, almost one hundred and fifty years later, the earthquake has freed the undead gunfighter from his rocky prison - and he wants revenge. He's coming after the only Reece left in Fairfield...read more

  • Ravi K Zacharias

    Adolf Hitler: Evil, hatred, pride, and destruction.  Jesus Christ: Peace, love, humility, and life.  What could they possibly have to talk about?  In this compelling dialogue, two men of contrasting values meet face-to-face. They address fundamental issues of life and death, the evil of violence in light of the value of human life, and the timeless search for unity in diversity. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor Hitler ordered hanged, joins in and the heat intensifies when the three begin to weigh the value of relationships, love, and forgiveness. You won’t want to miss this imaginative discourse that will take you inside the mind of one of the most brutal tyrants...read more

  • Sergio Cariello

    Some heroes changed the world... for eternity. The heroes and stories of the Bible come to life in this New Testament edition of The Action Bible. Through dramatic reading and realistic sound effects, the events of Scripture explode in a powerful, exciting new way. Familiar characters turn into champions of faith, and often-heard tales become exciting stories of God’s power. And the New Testament’s big picture unfolds as each story is told in the order it happened, from the birth of Jesus to His resurrection and return. The storytelling makes the Bible’s message clear while capturing all the drama, impact, and truth of Scripture. Careful attention to biblical accuracy...read more

  • Louis L'amour

    Lawman, manhunter, peacemaker–it takes a hard breed of man to survive as a Texas Ranger, but Chick Bowdrie stands head and shoulders above the rest. The rough trails are his home. He's dried by the desert sun and wind, scarred and toughened by uncounted gun battles, and when you look into his black eyes it's like looking down the barrels of two .44s. He rides in the name of justice, but he lives by his own law. And if you're thinking about walking on the wrong side of Bowdrie’s Law, you'd better start running....read more

  • Louis L'amour

    In the midst of a lively country dance, gunshots ring out at the stagecoach station and Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie finds the station's master sprawled in a pool of his own blood. Twelve thousand dollars are missing. And an innocent man has been murdered. And it's up to Chick to bring the killer to justice. With the unerring instincts that make him one of the best trackers in the Texas Rangers, Chick locates the killer's camp--and his lifeless body, courtesy of a double-crossing accomplice. But the bloodshed won't end unless Chick can stop the mastermind behind the robbery, an unlikely schemer whose greed makes good men bad--and careless men...read more