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  1. Fierce Fragile Hearts Audiobook Fierce Fragile Hearts
  2. The Ruin of Kings: The Most Anticipated Fantasy Debut of 2019 Audiobook The Ruin of Kings: The Most Anticipated Fantasy Debut of 2019
  3. The Hunting Party Audiobook The Hunting Party
  4. The Wall Audiobook The Wall
  5. Mentors: How to Help and be Helped Audiobook Mentors: How to Help and be Helped
  6. The Ruth Rendell BBC Radio Drama Collection: Seven full-cast dramatisations Audiobook The Ruth Rendell BBC Radio Drama Collection: Seven full-cast dramatisations
  7. Blood & Sugar Audiobook Blood & Sugar
  8. The Fog Island Audiobook The Fog Island
  9. The Winter of the Witch Audiobook The Winter of the Witch
  10. The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story Audiobook The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Collection 2 Audiobook

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

First heard on network radio in 1948, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar chronicled the adventures of freelance insurance investigator Johnny Dollar, 'The man with the action-packed expense account.” For 15 years, it was one of the most popular detective shows on the air, lasting until the final days of network radio drama in 1962. Each story started with a phone call from an insurance executive calling on Johnny Dollar to investigate an unusual claim. His investigations usually required Dollar to travel to distant locales and often involved murder. The stories were recounted in flashback, as Dollar listed each line item from his expense account: “Item one, $3.75 cab fare to the airport.” Over the years, many actors portrayed Johnny Dollar, including Charles Russell, John Lund and Edmund O’Brien but in 1955, Bob Bailey, took over as the series was switching to a new dynamic format of 75-minute storylines told in five, 15-minute installments Monday-thru-Friday. While other radio shows were waning in the mid-1950s, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar was at its peak. Experts include these 75-minute adventures as the best of the best from radio’s golden age. 1/2/56 through 1/6/56 “The Caylin Matter” 1/30/56 through 2/3/56 “The Flight Six Matter” 2/20/56 through 2/24/56 “The Bennett Matter” 2/27/56 through 3/2/56 “The Fathom Five Matter” 3/12/56 through 3/16/56 “The Clinton Matter” 3/19/56 through 3/23/56 “The Jolly Roger Fraud”

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Box Thirteen, Collection 2 Audiobook

Box Thirteen, Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

Movie star Alan Ladd played Dan Holiday, retired newspaperman turned fiction writer and adventurer extraordinaire. To gain ideas for his books, Holiday placed an ad in the Star-Times newspaper 'Adventure wanted – will go anywhere, do anything – Box Thirteen.' It wasn’t long before his Box Thirteen became jammed with adventures galore. Holiday always had more adventure than he had originally sought, because those who responded to his ad never revealed all of their glorious, unusual, and sometimes sinister details until they met in person and the adventure had already begun. Silvia Picker played Holiday's scatter-brained secretary, Suzy. Suzy added touches of humor to the mystery-adventure and nail-biting storylines. Box Thirteen was produced by Mayfair Productions, a company run by Alan Ladd and Richard Sandville. The name came from Mayfair Restaurant, which Ladd and Sandville owned during WWII. In addition to producing Box Thirteen, Ladd also wrote some of the scripts. 05/15/49 “Daytime Nightmare” 05/22/49 “Death is No Joke” 05/29/49 “The Treasure of Hang Lee” 06/12/49 “The Dead Man Walks” 06/19/49 “Killer at Large” 06/26/49 “Speed to Burn” 07/03/49 “House of Darkness” 07/10/49 “Double Trouble” 07/17/49 “The Biter Bitten” 07/31/49 “Archimedes and the Roman” 08/07/49 “The Clay Pigeon” 08/14/49 “Round Robin”

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Burns & Allen Show Collection 2 Audiobook

Burns & Allen Show Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

When real life husband and wife George Burns and Gracie Allen worked together in vaudeville, George was the comic and his wife Gracie had the straight lines. They switched their roles upon discovering that Gracie’s delivery got a bigger laugh than George’s punch lines. The duo became a big hit on vaudeville and in films so when radio beckoned, they delivered. Their first regular radio work was as supporting players on CBS’s The Guy Lombardo Show in the 1930s. When Lombardo switched to NBC, George and Gracie took over the show. Early on, the two did not play a married couple on the air. For a long time, they continued a ‘flirtation act’ with George as Gracie’s most persistent suitor. But when the show’s ratings began to sag toward the end of the 1930s, George decided it was time their real-life marriage was written into the show. The new format included husband-and-wife characters in a situation comedy setting. George’s instincts were spot-on and The Burns & Allen Show went on to new heights, eventually making a successful transition to television. 1/3/46 “Taking in a Veteran” 2/7/46 “Contest: Hollywood’s Ideal Married Couple” 2/21/46 “George’s Job in Washington DC” 11/20/47 “Listening to the Royal Wedding or Playing Poker” 11/27/47 Guest, Jean Sablon 11/11/48 “Their 15th Wedding Anniversary” 5/12/49 Guest, Marie (“The Body”) McDonald 6/16/49 “Watching Neighbor’s Daughter” 1/11/50 “Movie Contract for a Friend’s Daughter” 2/8/50 “Gracie Dents the Car’s Fender or Has She?” 2/15/50 “George and Gracie offered the lead in Dulcy” 2/22/50 “Going to the Racetrack”

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Classic Radio's Greatest Christmas Shows Collection 2 Audiobook

Classic Radio's Greatest Christmas Shows Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

This collection contains 12 of the greatest Christmas shows ever broadcast during the Golden Age of Radio! You’ll hear Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood reprising their roles from Miracle on 34th Street; Dick Powell as Detective Richard Diamond narrating A Christmas Carol; Eve Arden in a yuletide comedy on Our Miss Brooks; Hal Peary as The Great Gildersleeve; Joel McCrea as lawman Jase Pearson on Tales of the Texas Rangers; Jim & Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee & Molly plus many more! Relive these classic Christmas shows from yesteryear and their legendary stars in this incredible collection. Screen Director’s Playhouse 12-23-49 “Miracle On 34th Street” w/ Edmund Gwenn & Natalie Wood Fibber McGee & Molly 12-23-47 “Lost Key Ring” w/ Jim & Marian Jordan The Great Gildersleeve 12-20-42 “Present for Judge Hooker” w/ Hal Peary My Friend Irma 12-20-48 “Christmas Party” w/ Marie Wilson Casey, Crime Photographer 12-19-46 “Christmas Shopping” w/ Staats Cottsworth Tales of the Texas Rangers 12-24-50 “Christmas Present” w/ Joel McCrea The Life of Riley 12-20-47 “Flashback to First Christmas” w/ William Bendix Cavalcade of America 12-25-44 “America For Christmas” w/ Walter Huston Big Town 12-21-48 “Prelude to Christmas” w/ Edward Pawley & Fran Carlon Richard Diamond, Private Detective 12-21-51 “A Christmas Carol” w/ Dick Powell Escape 12-21-52 “The Man Who Liked Dickens” w/ Terry Kilburn Our Miss Brooks 12-17-50 “Christmas Clothing Drive” w/ Eve Arden

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Classic Radio's Greatest Science Fiction Shows Collection 2 Audiobook

Classic Radio's Greatest Science Fiction Shows Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

This collection contains 12 of the greatest science fiction shows ever broadcast during the Golden Age of Radio – including episodes of X Minus One, Suspense, The Lux Radio Theatre, Escape, Murder At Midnight, Dimension X and many others. Radio’s finest actors perform before the microphones, including: Michael Rennie, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Ralph Bell, Paul Frees, William Conrad and many more. You’ll be entertained by master sci-fi writers: H. G. Wells, Frederic Brown, Henry Bates, Arch Oboler, H. Beam Piper and Robert Newman. Relive 12 of the best radio sci-fi shows from yesterday and the legendary stars that made them amazing in this incredible collection. Murder At Midnight 7/5/46 “The Man Who Died Yesterday” X Minus One 8/7/56 “The Last Martian” Dimension X 7/12/51 “Time and Time Again” Arch Oboler’s Plays 9/20/45 “Rocket From Manhattan” The Mysterious Traveler 3/14/50 “The Big Brain” The Lux Radio Theatre 1/4/54 “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1-hour) Escape 5/9/48 “The Time Machine” Exploring Tomorrow 1957 “First Contact” Suspense 5/6/62 “The Second Door” Theatre Five 8/5/64 “Terror From Beyond” Theatre Five 9/22/64 “The Odyssey of Number 14” Theatre Five 2/8/65 “Cold Storage”

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Gang Busters Collection 1 Audiobook

Gang Busters Collection 1

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

In 1935 when Phillips H. Lord created Gang Busters, the crime rate was high and confidence in law enforcement was low. Crimes were highly publicized, and their perpetrators were sometimes glamorized in Hollywood movies. With most radio crime programs dramatizing pulp-fiction stories, Lord decided to portray the procedure and practices of real-life law enforcement officers, basing his dramas on court records and police files. Quite often, at the close of the program, nationwide “clues” consisting of descriptions of suspects and contact information for the relevant police force or FBI, where given out. By May 1942, more than 250 criminals had been apprehended as a result of the clues on Gang Busters, reinforcing the series’ central message – the futility of crime! Later, popular TV programs, such as America’s Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries would make use of this same device. Enjoy 12 exciting Gang Busters episodes in this “true crime” collection! 9/29/45 “The Case of John K. Giles, Escape Artist” 1/5/46 “The Case of the Rumbold Vault Robbery” 10/4/47 “The Case of the Kidnapped Paymaster” 1/24/48 “The Case of the Horse-race Hijackers” 3/13/48 “The Case of the Mound City Safe-crackers” 4/3/48 “The Case of the New York Narcotics King” 4/24/48 “The Case of the Quincy Killer” 6/12/48 “The Case of the Park Avenue Pilferers” 6/19/48 “The Case of the Tennessee Trigger-men” 9/25/48 “The Case of the Cincinnati Narcotics Ring” 12/11/48 “The Case of the Bandits Brothers” 12/18/48 “The Case of the Appointment with Death”

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Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: Jack Benny Collection 1 Audiobook

Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: Jack Benny Collection 1

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

Versatile actor/comedian Jack Benny had a long career (1911-1974) and was truly a star of stage, screen and radio. Recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, Benny often portrayed his character as a miser, playing violin poorly, and claiming to be no older than 39, regardless of his actual age. Known for his comic timing, Benny had the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated “Well!” His radio and television programs, popular from 1932 until his death in 1974, were a major contribution to the sitcom genre. He surrounded himself with a talented group of supporting players, including his real-life wife Mary Livingstone, announcer Don Wilson, bandleader Phil Harris, singer Dennis Day and valet Eddie “Rochester” Anderson. Other cast members on his radio and TV show included Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson and Joseph Kearns. Although Jack Benny began in vaudeville and graduated to movies and television, it was on radio that Benny had his greatest success. Heard on NBC and CBS for decades, his sponsors included Jell-O, Grape Nuts Flakes, Canada Dry and Lucky Strike. We’ve carefully chosen 11 radio episodes starring Jack Benny from our master archives for this collection, and we hope you love them! The Lux Radio Theatre 9-26-38 “Seven Keys to Baldplate” (1-hour) The Quiz Kids 4-16-41 w/ Jack Benny as a guest Quiz Kid Command Performance 5-10-45 w/ M.C. Jack Benny The Amos ‘N’ Andy Show 11-10-44 “Employment Agency” w/ guest, Jack Benny The Burns & Allen Show 1-8-48 w/ guest, Jack Benny The Jack Benny Program 1-2-49 w/ guests, Amos ‘N’ Andy The Jack Benny Program 4-15-51 w/ guests, Ronald & Benita Colman The Jack Benny Program 1-11-53 w/ guest, Bob Hope The Jack Benny Program 11-12-50 w/ guest, Richard Widmark The Jack Benny Program 4-27-52 w/ guest, James Stewart Suspense 4-5-51 “Murder in G-Flat” w/ Jack Benny

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Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: Orson Welles Collection 1 Audiobook

Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: Orson Welles Collection 1

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

Orson Welles was an actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theatre, radio, TV and film. His film Citizen Kane (1941) is ranked as one of the greatest movies ever made. In 1937, Orson Welles and John Houseman founded the Mercury Theatre, an independent repertory theatre company that presented a series of productions (including Julius Caesar) on Broadway through 1941. To help earn money to stage his productions, Welles moonlighted as a radio actor. In 1937, at age 22, he clouded men’s minds as radio’s first Lamont Cranston, alias The Shadow. In his own radio series, The Mercury Theatre on the Air, Welles dramatized the H.G. Wells science-fiction classic The War of the Worlds and caused widespread panic when listeners thought that Earth was being invaded by Martians. This broadcast earned Orson Welles great notoriety and a film contract with RKO. He followed up Citizen Kane with 12 other feature films, the most acclaimed being The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Touch of Evil (1958) and Chimes of Midnight (1966). Even though Welles stayed quite busy acting and producing films, he found time to appear in many radio shows during the 1940s and 1950s. We’ve carefully selected 12 of his finest radio performances for this collection and we hope that you will enjoy them! The Cavalcade of America 10-12-42 “Admiral of the Ocean Sea” The Jack Benny Program 4-11-43 w/ guest Orson Welles Suspense 9-23-43 “The Most Dangerous Game” Suspense 10-19-43 “Lazarus Walks” Suspense 5-4-44 “The Dark Tower” The Mercury Summer Theatre 8-2-46 “Golden Honeymoon” & “Romeo and Juliet” The Mercury Summer Theatre 8-9-46 “Hell on Ice” The Lives of Harry Lime 4-18-52 “The Painted Smile” The Lives of Harry Lime 5-16-52 “The Elusive Vermeer” The Black Museum 1952 “A Lady’s Shoe” The Black Museum 1952 “The Sash Cord” The Adv. of Sherlock Holmes 4-17-55 “The Final Problem”

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Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: William Conrad Collection 1 Audiobook

Old Time Radio's Greatest Stars: William Conrad Collection 1

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

Versatile actor William Conrad had a long career (1945-1993) and was an American World War II fighter pilot, actor, producer, and director whose career spanned five decades in radio, film and television. He appeared in nearly 8,000 radio shows during the golden age and when TV beckoned, he delivered, starring in Cannon (1971-76), Nero Wolfe (1981) and Jake and the Fat Man (1987-1992). He also narrated the television adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (1959-1964) and The Fugitive (1963-1967). He starred in numerous films, including the The Killers (1946), Body and Soul (1947), Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), Joan of Arc (1948) and The Naked Jungle (1954). His most popular role on radio was United States Marshal Matt Dillon on the long-running adult western series Gunsmoke (1952-1961). He voiced starring and supporting roles on most of the west-coast’s dramatic radio programs, including Suspense, Escape, The Whistler, Night Beat, The Lux Radio Theatre and Philip Marlowe. We’ve carefully selected 12 of William Conrad’s finest radio performances for this exciting collection and we hope you enjoy it! The Whistler 3-25-46 “The Trigger Man” Gunsmoke 7-22-56 “Lynching Man” Escape 1-14-48 “Leinengen Vs. the Ants” Suspense 8-12-48 “Beware the Quiet Man” Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar 12-7-48 “Milford Brooks III” (Audition show with Dick Powell) Box Thirteen 6-12-48 “The Dead Man Walks” The Halls of Ivy 1-20-50 “Gangster’s Son” Night Beat 10-13-50 “The Einer Pierce Case” The Story of Dr. Kildare 2-8-50 “The Dick Brennan Case” Broadway Is My Beat 12-15-51 “The Lucille Baker Case” I Was a Communist for the FBI 4-27-52 “The Pit Viper” The Adventures of Philip Marlowe 4-11-50 “The Anniversary Gift” (Conrad subbing for regular star Gerald Mohr)

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Suspense Collection 2 Audiobook

Suspense Collection 2

Author: Black Eye Entertainment Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2019

Conceived as a potential radio vehicle for Alfred Hitchcock to direct, Suspense was a radio series of epic proportion. It aired on CBS from 1942 to 1962 and is considered by many to be the best mystery/drama series of the golden age. Known as “Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills”, it focused on suspenseful stories starring the biggest names in Hollywood. Early in the run, the episodes were hosted by the 'Man In Black' who, from an omniscient perch, narrated stories of people thrown into dangerous or bizarre situations with plots that, at the very end, usually had an unseen twist or two. Hollywood’s finest actors jumped at the chance to appear on Suspense, including: Cary Grant, James Stewart, Alan Ladd, Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis and Orson Welles. Scripts were by John Dickson Carr, Lucille Fletcher, James Poe, Ray Bradbury and many others. Running more than 20 years, Suspense aired nearly 1,000 radio broadcasts. It made the transition to television in 1949, but it was much better suited for radio where the “theatre of the mind” could run free. 11/16/44 “Dead of the Night” w/ Robert Cummings 1/4/45 “I Had an Alibi” w/ Keenan Wynn 2/8/45 “A Tale of Two Sisters” w/ Claire Trevor and Nancy Kelly 3/15/45 “Cricket” w/ Margaret O’Brien and Dame May Whitty 4/5/45 “A Guy Gets Lonely” w/ Dane Clark 6/7/45 “Two Sharp Knives” w/ John Payne 6/21/45 “The Story of Ivy” w/ Ann Richards 6/28/45 “The Dealings of Mr. Markham” w/ Henry Daniell and Joan Lorring 7/12/45 “Footfalls” w/ J. Carrol Naish 7/19/45 “Bank Holiday” w/ Bonita Granville 8/2/45 “A Man in the House” w/ Joan Lorring 8/9/45 “Murder for Myra” w/ Lloyd Nolan

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Lear: The Great Image of Authority Audiobook

Lear: The Great Image of Authority

Author: Harold Bloom Narrator: Simon Vance Release Date: January 2019

King Lear is perhaps the most poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from majesty. He is widely agreed to be William Shakespeare's most moving, tragic hero. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Lear with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Emma Bovary or Hamlet when we are seventeen and another when we are forty, Bloom writes about his shifting understanding-over the course of his own lifetime-of Lear, so that this book also explores an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare's characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy, pathos, and clarity in Lear.

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Still a Friend of Mine Audiobook

Still a Friend of Mine

Author: Jennifer Harper Narrator: E-Audioproductions.Com Release Date: January 2019

Jennifer Harper breaks new ground in her fast-paced, scandalously entertaining novel. Listeners will be amazed by the way Harper weaves this juicy tale of betrayal, love, and friendship told in a witty style. Harper has a fresh, engaging voice that will intrigue, delight, and challenge listeners. Still a Friend of Mine is a fresh, enthralling, and witty tale that follows the journey of two best friends from college through their scandals, dating escapades, and family drama until a man comes between them. It begs the questions...What's more important true friendship or true love? Is it ever okay to date your best friend's ex? Cheyenne Tate is privileged, ambitious and focused on becoming a Supreme Court justice, but in her personal life, she has trouble maintaining a long-term relationship as she goes from boyfriend to boyfriend. That is until she finds her soul mate-her best friend Aja's ex-boyfriend. Aja Braxton is beautiful, endearing, and warmhearted on the outside, but inside she harbors the pain and disappointment of being betrayed by her mother, father, and everyone close to her. Aja dreams of a life in Paris working in the fashion industry. But after tragedy strikes, she abruptly breaks up with the boyfriend she's been with since she was 13 years old and moves to New York, only to find more tragedy. Jennifer Harper probes the lives of two compelling characters who are driven to pursue ambitious goals in spite of daunting obstacles, while trying to figure out the balance between loyalty, love...and friendship.

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