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  1. The House on the Lake: The new gripping and haunting thriller from the bestselling author of Day of  Audiobook The House on the Lake: The new gripping and haunting thriller from the bestselling author of Day of
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  2. Letters on Motherhood Audiobook Letters on Motherhood
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  3. Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe Audiobook Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe
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  4. Into the Fire Audiobook Into the Fire
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  5. The Sun Sister Audiobook The Sun Sister
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  6. Sea Witch Audiobook Sea Witch
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  7. Get Sh*t Done: The Ultimate Guide to Productivity, Procrastination, & Profitability Audiobook Get Sh*t Done: The Ultimate Guide to Productivity, Procrastination, & Profitability
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  8. The Lost Pianos of Siberia: In search of Russia’s remarkable survivors Audiobook The Lost Pianos of Siberia: In search of Russia’s remarkable survivors
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  9. The Last Day: The Sunday Times bestseller and one of their best books of 2020 Audiobook The Last Day: The Sunday Times bestseller and one of their best books of 2020
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The Touch of Pan & Other Stories: An Original Compilation Audiobook

The Touch of Pan & Other Stories: An Original Compilation

Algernon Blackwood, a journalist and broadcast narrator, was one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories in the history of the genre. The title story, “The Touch of Pan,” explores the lingering presence of myth in everyday life. In “The Glamour of the Snow,” Blackwood winds a tale about a man’s infatuation with a supernatural winter beauty. In “The Attic,” the ghost of an usurer haunts the old Chateaux and, on the anniversary of a young boy’s death, the boy’s cat brings the family together. “The Willows” follows two campers who are on a canoe trip down the Danube, with the sense of a looming threat following them. When darkness falls, they pick the wrong place to sleep for the night—a place where another dimension impinges on our own. American horror author H. P. Lovecraft considered “The Willows” to be the finest supernatural tale in English literature. Full contents: “The Touch of Pan,” read by Stefan Rudnicki“The Transfer,” read by Justine Eyre“The Occupant of the Room,” read by Paul Boehmer“The Valley of the Beasts,” read by Stefan Rudnicki“The Glamour of the Snow,” read by Paul Boehmer“The Pikestaff Case,” read by Kate Orsini“The Tryst,” read by Paul Boehmer“Wayfarers,” read by Stefan Rudnicki“The House of the Past,” read by Paul Boehmer“Initiation,” read by Stefan Rudnicki“The Wings of Horus,” read by Gabrielle de Cuir“The Attic,” read by Paul Boehmer“The Willows,” read by Stefan Rudnicki

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The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Greatest Detective Stories: 1837–1914 Audiobook

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Greatest Detective Stories: 1837–1914

This masterful collection of seventeen classic mystery stories, dating from 1837 to 1914, traces the earliest history of popular detective fiction. Today, the figure of Sherlock Holmes towers over detective fiction like a colossus―but it was not always so. Edgar Allan Poe’s French detective Dupin, the hero of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” preceded Holmes’s deductive reasoning by more than forty years with his “tales of ratiocination.” In A Study in Scarlet, the first of Holmes’ adventures, Doyle acknowledged his debt to Poe―and to Émile Gaboriau, whose thief-turned-detective Monsieur Lecoq debuted in France twenty years earlier. If “Rue Morgue” was the first true detective story in English, the title of the first full-length detective novel is more hotly contested. Two books by Wilkie Collins―The Woman in White (1859) and The Moonstone (1868)―are often given that honor, with the latter showing many of the features that came to identify the genre: a locked-room murder in an English country house; bungling local detectives outmatched by a brilliant amateur detective; a large cast of suspects and a plethora of red herrings; and a final twist before the truth is revealed. Others point to Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s The Trail of the Serpent (1861) or Aurora Floyd (1862), and others still to The Notting Hill Mystery (1862–3) by the pseudonymous “Charles Felix.” As the early years of detective fiction gave way to two separate golden ages―of hard-boiled tales in America and intricately-plotted, so-called “cozy” murders in Britain―the legacy of Sherlock Holmes, with his fierce devotion to science and logic, gave way to street smarts on the one hand and social insight on the other―but even though these new sub-genres went their own ways, their detectives still required the intelligence and clear-sightedness that characterized the earliest works of detective fiction: the trademarks of Sherlock Holmes, and of all the detectives featured here.

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Coup D’Etat Audiobook

Coup D’Etat

Author: C. R. Daems Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir Release Date: March 2020

An insidious cabal has decided to change the direction of the United Alliance of Stars (UAS) with a coup d’etat—but not through a military takeover. They have devised a subtler coup: the manipulation of the Committee, the fifteen-star system that sets policy for the UAS. This group of terrorists, calling itself WEP—for “We the People”—have issued an ultimatum: revise the UAS Constitution, or they will kill those who oppose the change. And good to their word, shortly afterward, Committee delegates are being killed. The UAS Committee enlists their de facto troubleshooter, Anna Paulus, to shut down the cabal, but they insists she leave the NIA and manage UAS Committee Security. For Anna it’s a nightmare scenario, leaving her safe and comfortable world for a completely new environment dominated by macho men with years of combat experience. Adding to her concerns, she can imagine herself WEP’s prime target. Anna soon realizes that things are not what they seem, and the cabal is quick to recognize her involvement as a potential problem. To make matters worse, the cabal is only months from succeeding—and only Anna and her red-headed krait stand in their way.

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The Shape of Rain: Part Three of the Newirth Mythology Audiobook

The Shape of Rain: Part Three of the Newirth Mythology

Author: Michael B. Koep Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: February 2020

Michael B. Koep’s final installment in the Newirth Mythology trilogy brings a psychologist face to face with his greatest fear: madness. On the other side of the world, a professor of mythology struggles to interpret a sudden shift in the historical timeline, the mysterious discovery of the ruins of an ancient city and the anomalous nature of Loche’s writing. Discredited mythology professor Astrid Finnley believes gods and immortals once battled for a place in Creation—for a place of their own on the earth. When she is summoned to a secret archeological dig site in Northern Idaho to translate an ancient script, she uncovers an unthinkable nightmare: a woman buried alive—for over a thousand years. Psychologist Loche Newirth’s assassination is ordered to prevent him from rewriting history. But his former mentor, Dr. Marcus Rearden, wants him alive to torture, to command, to control. When Loche discovers his son is also a target, he flees, pursuing a lead that promises to end what his writing has started. Instead, the path vaults him back to the prehistory of his story—to a time when a venomous army of gods lay siege to the City of Immortals, and his little boy stands in the balance. The Newirth Mythology trilogy is a wholly original, imaginative, and remarkably inventive approach to the thriller genre. Koep’s final installment, The Shape of Rain is a poetic, action-packed, and existential book that will leave you haunted and wowed.

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The Invasion of Heaven: Part One of the Newirth Mythology Audiobook

The Invasion of Heaven: Part One of the Newirth Mythology

Author: Michael B. Koep Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: February 2020

Psychologist Loche Newirth becomes hunted when he sees a painting that opens a window onto the afterlife. An ancient order of men seeking to control the art pursue him across the world, through centuries, into madness and beyond. The first part of Michael B. Koep’s the Newirth Mythology—The Invasion of Heaven is mystery, adventure, myth, betrayal, murder, and madness. Loche Newirth wonders if it was his fall: the fifty foot drop from the rocky cliff to the icy water below. Is this why he has been hallucinating? Or is it because one of his clients is dead, or his mentor has gone mad, or that his wife is leaving him? He can’t bring himself to believe what he has been seeing. Insane things like a massive, searching eye. He sees it in the water below the cliff. He sees it in mirrors, on walls: a massive, crystal blue iris and fathomless pupil there in the center of his life, looking at him. To find the answer, Loche pens the recent events of his life into a book and leaves the work behind for his mentor Doctor Marcus Rearden to interpret. As Rearden reads he plunges into the harrowing depths of Loche’s reality: his loss of a client, the discovery of an unknown past, an ancient conflict over possession of the human condition, the awesome reality of the gods walking among us, and the crimes of humanity invading the hope that lies beyond the grave. And along the way, Loche tells of unforgettable characters: the torn and manic housewife that teeters on the edge of sanity, and a depressed, swashbuckling swordsman that believes he is over six hundred years old, the stoned and prolific painter and his perilous work he must keep secret, and the beautiful business woman that abandons her life’s work for a love she never expected.

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Leaves of Fire: Part Two of the Newirth Mythology Audiobook

Leaves of Fire: Part Two of the Newirth Mythology

Author: Michael B. Koep Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir, John Rubinstein, Justine Eyre, Kate Orsini, Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: February 2020

Imagine paintings that hold the secrets to the meaning of life and death or scribbled words that can alter the past and reshape the present. We know art imitates life, but in Michael B. Koep’s thriller fiction trilogy, the author brings the arts to life in an action-packed tale spanning seven centuries. In the spring of 1338, young William of Leaves knows only of remedies, herbs, and his mother’s kindness. When he is forced to watch as she is dragged to a witch’s pyre by a mob led by the Bishop of London, the mysterious immortal apothecary, Albion Ravistelle, promises the boy a chance at vengeance. In the summer of 1972, Helen Storm is a stoned groupie on the sunset strip with a very special condition: she is immortal. When her life intersects with a famous guitar player, she is introduced to her future as a deadly and remorseless assassin. In present day, psychologist Loche Newith and Julia Iris must come to terms with Loche’s prophetic writings that have changed the course of history and shaped the lives of William, Helen, and countless others. As a war breaks out between the immortals on earth and Albion Ravistelle, Loche must accept the realities he has authored and cross over into death—he must enter again into Basil Fenn’s paintings to find a way to end the conflict. In part two of the Newirth Mythology, Leaves of Fire, Koep entwines these lives and lifetimes as he explores myth, memory, revenge, and the hope of forgiveness.

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Dracula’s Guest, The Chain of Destiny, A Star Trap & Other Stories Audiobook

Dracula’s Guest, The Chain of Destiny, A Star Trap & Other Stories

Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir, Kate Orsini, Paul Boehmer Release Date: February 2020

Best known for his masterpiece of horror, Dracula, Bram Stoker wrote a number of other novels and many short stories, all with supernatural themes or filled with a physical terror reminiscent of Poe. The title story, “Dracula’s Guest,” was originally part of the great novel but was excised and published separately. The accompanying stories, such as “The Squaw,” “The Judge’s House,” and “The Burial of the Rats,” are classic tales of the macabre in their own right. From torture chambers and murderous prophecies to vengeful ghosts, these haunting stories illuminate Stoker’s mastery of horror. Full contents: “Dracula’s Guest” read by Stefan Rudnicki“The Judge’s House” read by Paul Boehmer“The Squaw” read by Stefan Rudnicki“The Secret of the Growing Gold” read by Gabrielle de Cuir“The Gipsy Prophecy” read by Paul Boehmer“The Coming of Abel Behenna” read by Kate Orsini“The Burial of the Rats” read by Paul Boehmer“A Dream of Red Hands” read by Stefan Rudnicki“Crooken Sands” read by Paul Boehmer“A Star Trap” read by Gabrielle de Cuir“The Chain of Destiny” read by Stefan Rudnicki

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Widdershins: The First Book of Ghost Stories Audiobook

Widdershins: The First Book of Ghost Stories

Author: Oliver Onions Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir, Paul Boehmer, Rosalyn Landor, Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: January 2020

At first blush, Widdershins is a conventional haunted house story involving an unsuccessful writer, who moves into an empty house in hope that isolation will help his failing creativity. His sensitivity and imagination are enhanced by his seclusion, but his art, his only friend, and his sanity are all destroyed in the process ... The story can be read as narrating the gradual possession of the protagonist by a mysterious and possessive feminine spirit, or as a realistic description of a psychotic outbreak culminating in catatonia and murder, told from the psychotic subject's point of view. The precise description of the slow disintegration of the protagonist's mind is terrifying in either case. Included are:"The Beckoning Fair One" read by Stefan Rudnicki"Phantas" read by Paul Boehmer"Rooum" read by Stefan Rudnicki"Benlian" read by Paul Boehmer"The Accident" read by Gabrielle de Cuir "The Lost Thyrsus" read by Rosalyn Landor "Hic Jacet" read by Stefan Rudnicki"The Cigarette Case" read by Paul Boehmer

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The Fox, The Captain's Doll & The Ladybird Audiobook

The Fox, The Captain's Doll & The Ladybird

Author: D.H. Lawrence Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir Release Date: January 2020

D. H. Lawrence portrays human relationships-both tender and cruel-and the destructive effects of war in three classic novellas. In The Fox, two young women living on a small farm during the First World War find their solitary life interrupted. As a fox preys on their poultry, a human predator plans to prey on the women. The Captain's Doll explores the complex and intimate relationship between a German countess and a married Scottish soldier in occupied Germany, while in The Ladybird a wounded German prisoner of war has a disturbing and profound influence on the Englishwoman who visits him in the hospital.

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The Mummy!: A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century Audiobook

The Mummy!: A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century

Published anonymously in three volumes in 1827, when the author was only seventeen years old, The Mummy! is, as she describes it herself, a strange, wild novel that-to an audience nearer her future than when Loudon imagined it-is filled with striking similarities to our modern world, including a form of the internet. But it is also filled with brilliant flights of fancy: her court ladies wear hair ornaments of controlled flame; surgeons and lawyers may be steam-powered automatons; people holiday by moving their entire home on rails. The visionary technological setting contrasts with a morality seemingly gone awry as it falls to the reanimated mummy Cheops to try to find a role in this corrupted society. A lost curio of Victorian futurism waiting to be discovered, The Mummy! is as bizarre and entertaining as its premise promises-and more. Its present-day appeal to fans of steampunk and Victorian settings is undeniable. This full-cast Skyboat Media production, adapted, produced, and directed by Gabrielle De Cuir, is the perfect vehicle to fully exploit Loudon's sophisticated visionary narrative, and bolster it with scenes of vivid character dialogue.

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Casting the Runes, and Other Classic Stories of the Supernatural Audiobook

Casting the Runes, and Other Classic Stories of the Supernatural

English author Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) is considered by many aficionados the unquestioned master of the modern ghost story, and several of his tales have served as source material for multiple creepy film versions. He broke new ground by abandoning many of the conventions of gothic mysteries, and substituting contemporary settings, situations, and characters. Nevertheless, as a Cambridge medieval scholar, James was steeped in the esoteric lore of the Middle Ages, and he applied that scholarship brilliantly to his stories. The four stories in this compilation not by James are meant to serve as prime illustrations of the best work of a few of his contemporaries and immediate antecedents. Contents include:Casting the Runes - M. R. JamesWailing Well - M. R. JamesRats - M. R. JamesMezzotint - M. R. JamesCount Magnus - M. R. JamesNumber 13 - M. R. JamesOh, Whistle and I'll Come - M. R. JamesThe Monkey's Paw -W. W. JacobsGreen Tea - Sheridan Le FanuThe Screaming Skull - F. Marion CrawfordHow Love Came to Professor Guildea - Robert Hichens

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The Red Fairy Book Audiobook

The Red Fairy Book

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Three-headed trolls, horses that carry their masters up mountains of glass, giants and dwarfs, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres-these are the companions who will thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day that they were first printed, the Lang fairy-tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of boys and girls, as they have also brought pleasure to the many parents who have read these unforgettable classics to their children. In addition to such familiar favorites as "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," "The Ratcatcher" ("The Pied Piper"), and "Snowdrop" ("Snow White"), The Red Fairy Book contains a wonderful collection of lesser-known tales from French, German, Danish, Russian, and Romanian sources. A tale from Norse mythology recounts the old story of Sigurd and Brynhild; tales by the great Madame d'Aulnoy include "Graciosa and Percinet" and "Princess Rosette"; lesser-known tales from Grimm's collection include "The Three Dwarfs," "Mother Holle," and "The Golden Goose." All in all, this collection contains thirty-seven stories, all narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous. Not only are Lang's generally conceded to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range. His position as one of England's foremost folklorists as well as his first-rate literary abilities makes his collections unmatchable in the English language.

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