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The Truth and Other Stories Audiobook

The Truth and Other Stories

Author: Stanislaw Lem Narrator: David Aaron Baker Release Date: June 2022

Of these twelve short stories by science fiction master Stanislaw Lem, only three have previously appeared in English, making this the first “new” book of fiction by Lem since the late 1980s. The stories display the full range of Lem’s intense curiosity about scientific ideas as well as his sardonic approach to human nature, presenting as multifarious a collection of mad scientists as any reader could wish for. Many of these stories feature artificial intelligences or artificial life forms, long a Lem preoccupation; some feature quite bizarre theories of cosmology or evolution. All are thought provoking and scathingly funny. Written from 1956 to 1993, the stories are arranged in chronological order. In the title story, “The Truth,” a scientist in an insane asylum theorizes that the sun is alive; “The Journal” appears to be an account by an omnipotent being describing the creation of infinite universes—until, in a classic Lem twist, it turns out to be no such thing; in “An Enigma,” beings debate whether offspring can be created without advanced degrees and design templates. Other stories feature a computer that can predict the future by 137 seconds, matter-destroying spores, a hunt in which the prey is a robot, and an electronic brain eager to go on the lam. These stories are peak Lem, exploring ideas and themes that resonate throughout his writing.

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Everything Abridged Audiobook

Everything Abridged

Author: Dennard Dayle Narrator: Nathan Lang Release Date: June 2022

“Slyly defiant and blazingly imaginative, like the best modernist literature, Everything Abridged is a powerful celebration of flaw and failure. It’s a book that revels in the timelessness of obsolescence and the freedom of powerlessness. Dayle’s a genre-shattering writer, whose wit and intellect never cease to entertain. This refreshingly original and powerfully funny collection is a debut to remember.” —Paul Beatty, New York Times bestselling author of The Sellout For readers of David Wong, Paul Beatty, and George Saunders, an electrifying and wholly original collection of satirical stories that create a bitingly funny portrait of American racism, capitalism, and politics Framed as a reference work of humorous “entries” that offer trenchant social commentary, Everything Abridged presages a dark vision of the near future but tells jokes in the face of it: An intelligence agency operative uncovers a conspiracy to generate conspiracies and realizes his participation in the scheme. A Caribbean monarch meets four decades of American presidents and adjusts his country’s foreign policy accordingly. Experiment participants are asked to bring back a gun as quickly as possible. A copywriter on a space colony advertises a weapon with the potential to destroy his home during an intergalactic war. These and other linked stories, many of which feature a speculative bent—about being Black in America, law enforcement practices in an android society, Olympic speed walking, consumerism, nuclear war, and more—are interspersed with hilarious, one-line definitions for words ranging from abolition to zygote, creating a sharply humorous portrait of American inequality. With his singular wit, sharp prose, and shrewd observations, Dennard Dayle captures the struggles his characters face to keep hold of their sanity in a society collapsing into chaos and absurdity.

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Hearts and Bones: Love Songs for Late Youth Audiobook

Hearts and Bones: Love Songs for Late Youth

Author: Niamh Mulvey Narrator: Breffni Holahan Release Date: June 2022

'Vivid, memorable and beautifully crafted’ - Sarah Moss, author of Summerwater 'A brilliant collection, from a remarkable talent' - Joseph O'Connor, author of Shadowplay Hearts and Bones is a book about relationships. It explores what love does to us, and how we survive it. A young woman learns to wield her power, leaving casualties in her wake, while a man from a small town finds solace in a strange new hobby. A watchful child feels a breaking point approach as her mother struggles to keep her life on track, and another daughter steps onto a stage while her family in the audience hope that she is strong enough now to take on the world. First-time lovers make mistakes, brothers and sisters try to forgive one another, and parents struggle and fail and struggle again. Teenage souls are swayed by euphoric faith in a higher power and then by devotion to desire, trapped between different notions of what might be true. Quiet revolutions happen in living rooms, on river banks, in packed pubs and empty churches, and years later we wonder why we ever did the things we did. Set between Ireland and London in the first two decades of this millennium, the stories in Hearts and Bones, Niamh Mulvey's debut collection, look at the changes that have torn through these times and ask who we are now that we’ve brought the old gods down. Witty, sharply observed and deeply moving, these ten stories announce an extraordinary new Irish literary talent. 'Honest, daringly fresh and stunningly written, these stories cut right to the very essence of what it means to be young’ - Jan Carson, author of The Raptures

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Letters from Home Audiobook

Letters from Home

Author: Beth Rhodes Narrator: Joana Garcia Release Date: June 2022

An Army doctor, Lena Rodriguez has always been too busy with school or the Army for romance. But the letters she received during deployment have captured her heart. Back home for the holidays, she awaits Christmas morning to meet the man who has turned her life upside down. When Zack Benson watched his best friend's sister Lena leave for Afghanistan, he knew he had to tell her he loved her. So he sent her anonymous love letters. Now that she's home, he realizes he's made a tactical error. Lena has fallen for the man in those letters but still thinks of him as a brother. He has to convince her otherwise because if he succeeds, he'll get the best Christmas present ever. But if he fails, he could lose her for good.

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La marcha zombi Audiobook

La marcha zombi

Author: Max Brooks Narrator: Alberto Santillán Release Date: June 2022

Max Brooks vuelve a sorprendernos con cuatro visiones del universo zombi: cuatro relatos terroríficos sobre el colapso de la civilización. En «El desfile hacia la extinción», vemos la guerra entre zombis y humanos a través de los ojos de un vampiro preocupado, por primera vez, por el futuro. China muestra todo su poderío en «La Gran Muralla», donde la invasión zombi se combate con trabajos forzados en una extraña construcción. «Steve y Fred» es un relato de doble filo que desafía las fronteras entre realidad y ficción, entre el arquetipo y la víscera. El colofón del libro, «Punto final, S. A.», nos presenta a un terapeuta danés que, tras la plaga, pone en marcha un peculiar tratamiento para supervivientes con familiares infectados. Reseña: «Brooks se toma en serio a los zombis del mismo modo que McCarthy se tomó en serio el fin del mundo apocalíptico en La carretera.»

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Dr Death: He is more than he seems Audiobook

Dr Death: He is more than he seems

Author: Rachel Lawson Narrator: Addison Fell, Rachel Lawson Release Date: June 2022

Anthology of The Magician stories with Dr Blake Alexander known as Dr Death a Coroner with a dark side. Good Quotes from : The People From The Center of the Earth a story in audio book 'Glad you are open-minded most people just say I'm mad to believe in the star people!' said the Chicken. 'I believe in aliens!' said Blake. 'You do?' said the Chicken his eyes widening. 'Of course we are aliens how could I not believe in us?' said the not-so-human Blake. 'I am not a Flat Earther or a hollow Earther. Nobody lives in the center of any planet,' said Blake. 'Blake the Star People are real!' said the Masked Chicken. 'No they aren't real still!' said Blake. The Chicken pushed a News Paper at Blake.'Aliens from the center of the Earth take the Human race to court for ownership of the planet!' Blake read. 'Did you get this made as a joke?' asked Blake. 'I never thought I'd say this to anyone!' Blake said, 'Take me to your leader?' 'Who are you human I don't bother my leader with the rabble,' said the star person.. 'I am Alexandrite Argent the Chief Justice of Sapphirus Argent,' said Blake. 'Whose that?' asked the star person. 'He's my Grandfather he's only the Emperor of the Universe!' said Blake getting impatient with the star person. 'I will judge your case,' said Blake. 'You are biased,' said the supreme leader.'Yes but without me, your case cannot be legally judged I am the only one who can judge Planetary cases,' said Blake. 'What's wrong with him,' said the supreme leader seeing Lance's Emo son. 'Oh him he's just the Prince of Darkness,' said Lance off-handedly. 'Hey!' snapped the offended Emo. 'Why are everyone happy these strangers want to evict humans from the Earth?' Jnr asked. 'It's our planet!' said the Supreme Leader. - Narrators: Rachel Lawson as main narrator, Addison Fell as Alexa in Bad Omens,

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La Dríade Perdida Audiobook

La Dríade Perdida

Author: Frank Stockton Narrator: Francisco Fuentes Release Date: May 2022

En esta interesante obra nos adentramos en los encantos y misterios de las dríades. Es todo una aventura imaginar cómo sería nuestra interacción con esas impresionantes criaturas.

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Mark Twain: A BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberr Audiobook

Mark Twain: A BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberr

BBC radio productions of Mark Twain's very best novels and short stories - plus bonus material Mark Twain (real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens), was one of the foremost writers and humorists to come out of the United States. Hailed by William Faulkner as 'the father of American literature', he is renowned worldwide for his classic novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This wide-ranging collection comprises dramatisations and readings of a host of his much-loved stories, from well-known works to less familiar gems. The adaptations include Tony Award-winning Bryony Lavery's rhythmic reworking of The Million Pound Bank Note; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, dramatised by award-winning playwright Marcy Kahan; and The Diary of Adam and Eve, Twain's affectionate satire about the battle of the sexes. They are performed by full casts including Trevor White, Mark Caven, Christopher Jacot, Inika Leigh Wright and Tom Goodman-Hill. Among the readings are an abridged version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, in which Ed Bishop brings Tom's escapades to colourful life; the little-known yarn The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (read by Jon Glover) telling the tall tale of an inveterate gambler and a talented amphibian; and The Prince and the Pauper (read by Jason Isaacs), an abridgement of Twain's historical fantasy about two identical boys born on the same day - one rich, the other poor. And in Mark Twain Stories, Frasier star Kelsey Grammer reads five of the great author's finest short stories. Also included is Kaleidoscope Feature: The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, charting the troubled 100-year history of Twain's controversial novel, which has gone from being banned to being beloved - and back again. NB: Contains language that listeners may find offensive Cast and credits Written by Mark Twain. First published 1867 (The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County), 1868 (Cannibalism in the Cars), 1870 (The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract, A Ghost Story), 1875 (The Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup, Niagara), 1876 (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), 1881 (The Prince and the Pauper), 1884 (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), 1893 (The Million Pound Bank Note), 1931 (The Private Life of Adam and Eve) The Million Pound Bank Note Dramatised by Bryony Lavery. Produced by Pauline Harris and Sharon Sephton First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 31 December 2011 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Abridged by Brian Miller. Read by Ed Bishop. First broadcast BBC Radio 5, 20-31 May 1991 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Dramatised by Marcy Kahan. Directed by Ned Chaillet. First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 15-29 December 2002 The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Read by Jon Glover. Produced by Mitch Raper. First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 4 September 1978 The Diary of Adam and Eve Dramatised by Martin Glynn. Produced by Jenny Stephens. Directed by Peter Leslie Wild First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 20 March 2005 The Prince and the Pauper Read by Jason Isaacs. First broadcast BBC Radio 7, 17 October 2009 Mark Twain Stories: The Facts in the Great Beef Contract, A Day at Niagara, Cannibalism in the Cars, A Ghost Story and Experiences of the MacWilliamses Read by Kelsey Grammar. Abridged and produced by Duncan Minshull. First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 15-19 September 1997 Kaleidoscope Feature: The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Produced by Paul Quinn. First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 25 May 1996 ©2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Poirot Investigates: His Early Cases Audiobook

Poirot Investigates: His Early Cases

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: May 2022

You will soon discover that Captain Arthur Hastings is on hand to relate confirming details of case after case. Hastings was an ongoing friend and adventure companion of the often exuberant Belgian investigator who once proudly proclaimed, “I am the greatest detective in the world.” In the tales related by Hastings, we soon discover the supremely confident little man lived up to his apparent braggadocio. His statement was rarely, if ever, challenged. Anyone taking umbrage to the proud claim was soon to back off and accept it. The expressed personal opinion was plain enough, nothing other than unvarnished fact. Even with some misgivings, Hastings had to admit his compatriot always managed to stand upright no matter how implicit demands for retraction or truth might be. Listen now to discern the facts as Hastings begins the narrative.

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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: May 2022

The address of 221-B Baker Street in London became almost as well known as the mental marvel who lived there. That, of course, was the remarkable genius Sherlock Holmes. This is the final collection of a half dozen adventures by the intrepid detective and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, as they examine and solve six cases that puzzle clients, baffle the police, and provide listeners with the thrill of the chase. Let’s listen to the adventures of: “The Mazarin Stone”“The Problem of Thor Bridge”“The Creeping Man”“The Sussex Vampire”“The Three Garridebs”“The Illustrious Client”

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The Gift Audiobook

The Gift

Author: Rachel Lawson Narrator: Rachel Lawson Release Date: May 2022

Lance snr is a known plant killer he can't keep a plant alive. The Masked Chicken is a superhero his gift is chaos. He decided to give a friend the best present ever. He went to a plant nursery and asked for a plant no one could kill. He was given a blackberry. That even Lance can't kill why?

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Troublemakers: Stories Audiobook

Troublemakers: Stories

Author: Harlan Ellison Narrator: Luis Moreno Release Date: April 2022

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Harlan Ellison has written or edited 75 books, more than 1700 stories, essays, articles and newspaper columns, two dozen teleplays, and a dozen movies. Now, for the first time anywhere, Troublemakers presents a collection of Ellison's classic stories-chosen by the author-that will introduce new readers to a writer described by the New York Times as having 'the spellbinding quality of a great nonstop talker, with a cultural warehouse for a mind.'

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