Audiobooks Narrated by John Rayburn

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  1. The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 Audiobook The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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  2. Dune Audiobook Dune
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  3. The Christmas Escape Audiobook The Christmas Escape
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  4. Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness Audiobook Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness
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  5. Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain Audiobook Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain
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  6. As Good As Dead Audiobook As Good As Dead
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  7. How to Kill Your Family Audiobook How to Kill Your Family
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  8. Never Audiobook Never
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  9. Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography Audiobook Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography
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  10. Touch of Regret Audiobook Touch of Regret
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Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: The Golden Age of Radio Audiobook

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: The Golden Age of Radio

Author: John Rayburn Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: March 2021

Radio was the number one form of family entertainment for a quarter century. In a dazzling step back in time veteran broadcaster John Rayburn talks about the fantastic era of broadcasting in fascinating interviews with a sterling list of guests, including Durward Kirby (Garry Moore Show), Parley Baer (original "Chester" on radio's Gunsmoke), Arthur Anderson (Let's Pretend), Carmel Quinn (Irish singer on Arthur Godfrey), Ezra Stone (Henry Aldrich), Minnie Pearl (Grand Ole Opry), Fred Foy (Announcer on The Lone Ranger), Gale Gordon (I Love Lucy, Our Miss Brooks), Charles Correll (Andy of Amos 'n' Andy), Himan Brown (Inner Sanctum, Grand Central Station), Chet Lauck (Lum of Lum and Abner), Frankie Carle (Big band leader). There are great stories about Red Skelton, Jack Armstrong, Lights Out, Quiz Kids, Little Orphan Annie, Jimmy Durante, Time Marches On, Hindenburg disaster, President Roosevelt's December 8, 1941 declaration of war against Japan and many, many more.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Audiobook

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: May 2021

Back in 1900 author L. Frank Baum says he wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to please children of his time. He called it a modernized fairy tale, totally unlike older stories often filled with blood-curdling events. He left out the heartaches and nightmares. He pointed out that youngsters have long had a love of fantastic stories, but times change and they look forward more to entertainment that still has the wonderment and joy of time gone by. His fantastic creation of "Oz" provides exactly that.

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The Wind in the Willows Audiobook

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: June 2021

This is a classic fantasy story about four animals who behave like humans. They talk, philosophize, and emphasize friendship but also keep their animal habits. They are Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger. There are some adult books read by children and some children's books read by adults. However, this one appeals to both because it stresses a main theme of doing your best at all times, forgiving others, and setting a goal to make the world a better place. It is based in an English countryside with wonderful descriptions that make you feel as though you're there with them. It has a wonderful read-and-listen-aloud feeling with good humor and imagination. We invite you to join us.

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The Red House Mystery Audiobook

The Red House Mystery

Author: A. A. Milne Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: July 2021

The author's birth name was Alan Alexander Milne, but his pen name used only the initials A. A. Milne. He eventually won worldwide acclaim for his renowned youth-oriented stories about Winnie-the-Pooh. However, he tried something different a few years before that, a story based on parental devotion. He explained his reason for that in his preface: TO JOHN VINE MILNE, my dear Father, Like all really nice people, you have a weakness for detective stories, and feel that there are not enough of them. So, after all that you have done for me, the least that I can do for you is to write you one. Here it is, with more gratitude and affection than I can well put down here. -Alan How's that for an introduction to a "whodunit"? Just listen to what he wrote.

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The Little Lame Prince Audiobook

The Little Lame Prince

Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: May 2021

This story is about the birth of a prince. He was actually in line to be the next king replacing his father. However, he was accidentally injured at his christening, was crippled, and couldn't walk. He was banished by an evil uncle, who usurped the throne. The little prince became unhappy and worried, but his discomfort was eased by his magical fairy godmother, and he eventually took over the monarchy he had been born to govern.

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The Innocence of Father Brown Audiobook

The Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: October 2021

A fictional priest and amateur detective named Father Brown had a face once described "as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling." This made him appear somewhat clumsy and naïve, but that didn't take into account his keen understanding of human nature and exceptional intuition. English writer G. K. Chesterton created the character, writing fifty-three short stories over the years and gaining widespread popularity, later on TV as well. All of the stories you're about to hear were originally printed in the Saturday Evening Post magazine, with the first in 1910. Those tales are as follows: "The Blue Cross""The Secret Garden""The Queer Feet""The Flying Stars""The Invisible Man""The Honour of Israel Gow""The Wrong Shape""The Sins of Prince Saradine""The Hammer of God""The Eye of Apollo""The Sign of the Broken Sword""The Three Tools of Death"

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The House without a Key: A Charlie Chan Mystery Audiobook

The House without a Key: A Charlie Chan Mystery

Author: Earl Derr Biggers Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: July 2021

The sublime beauty of Hawaii nearly a century ago is captured in this first book featuring the fictional Honolulu police detective, Charlie Chan. Author Biggers was staying at a hotel on Waikiki Beach in the 1920s when he was inspired to write the book. The Chan role at first was relatively minor, and he didn't say anything until several chapters had gone by. However, the concept caught on when the literary public wanted more of him. That prompted five subsequent books as the character became more prominent. Altogether, Chan developed into a personality that fascinated mystery fans of all eras. In addition to the print episodes, more than four dozen successful movies eventually followed in the 1930s and 1940s. The overall idea is a pleasure to read, or to hear, as we invite you now to listen to this novel that established a completely new pattern for mysteries.

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The Great Impersonation Audiobook

The Great Impersonation

Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: August 2021

This is a classic novel of espionage and sinister intrigue that are also connected with an unexpected intrusion of irresistible romance. Written in 1920, it deals with elements of WWI that tell of saboteurs having infiltrated England. A German advocate of the Kaiser discovers he is a facial/physical match for young Englishman Everard Dominey, who is near death after harrowing experiences in Africa. The remarkable doppelgänger resemblance leads Major-General Baron Leopold Von Ragastein to infiltrate the UK in perfect disguise. He wants to lead his country's efforts as Europe is racing toward war. Part of the plan is to murder Dominey and have the Baron take his place in English society. The Oppenheim tale of escapism and subterfuge becomes more baffling when the listener follows the story without knowing whether Leopold is posing as Everard or not. The convoluted plot makes it one of the most entertaining spy novels. Listen now and learn about the planned impersonation.

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The Clicking of Cuthbert: Ten Short Stories about Golf Audiobook

The Clicking of Cuthbert: Ten Short Stories about Golf

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: November 2021

Our Introduction is actually several comments by author P. G. Wodehouse. He wrote: This book marks an epoch in my literary career. It is written in blood. It is the outpouring of a soul as deeply seared by Fate's unkindness as the fairway on the dog-leg hole of the second nine was ever seared by my iron. It is the work of a very nearly desperate man, an eighteen-handicap man who has got to look extremely slippy if he doesn't want to find himself in the twenties again. As a writer of light fiction, I have always till now been handicapped by the fact that my disposition was cheerful, my heart intact, and my life unsoured. Handicapped, I say, because the public likes to feel that a writer of farcical stories is piquantly miserable in his private life, and that, if he turns out anything amusing, he does it simply in order to obtain relief from the almost insupportable weight of an existence which he has long since realized to be a wash-out. Well, today I am just like that. Two years ago, I admit, I was a shallow farceur. My work lacked depth. I wrote so flippantly simply because I was having a thoroughly good time. Then I took up golf, and now I can smile through the tears and laugh, like Figaro, that I may not weep, and generally hold my head up and feel that I am entitled to respect. If you find anything in this volume that amuses you, kindly bear in mind that it was probably written on my return home after losing three balls in the gorse or breaking the head off a favorite driver. Thank you for your sympathy. It means more to me than I can say. Do you think that if I tried the square stance for a bit ... But, after all, this cannot interest you. Leave me to my misery as you listen. It won't be surprising if you notice a few changes in the grand old game.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Collection of Short Stories Audiobook

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Collection of Short Stories

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: May 2021

The description "consulting detective" was often a reference to Sherlock Holmes, but that was inadequate to tell about his unusual characteristics. He was a loner who preferred to keep to himself and kept many secrets from others, including the few friends he had. Holmes did have a constant professional relationship with Dr. Watson, and it was the faithful Watson who once said, "I had no idea that such personalities exist outside of stories." The two followed trails of a wide range of criminals throughout London, southern England, and continental Europe with solutions based on the Holmes intuition as often as not. Join us for the beginning of a series of fascinating stories about a fascinating character.

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Master of the Macabre: Included: The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and Audiobook

Master of the Macabre: Included: The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and

Author: Edgar Allan Poe Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: May 2021

Just who was Edgar Allan Poe? Of course he was an author, but there were parts of his life that were shrouded in mystery, like many of his stories. The differences between fact and fiction were intermingled and became even more so after his death. Readers around the world had their imaginations stimulated by his tales of mystery and sometimes horror. He was able to arouse emotions by making implausible subjects and events into believable happenings. That ability made them into literary classics. Affairs of his real life sometimes echoed the frequent bizarre viewpoints that he brought to startling life in his manuscripts. This audiobook features two of his horror variety tales, "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Tell-Tale Heart," as well as two of his more famous poems, "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee."

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Kahlil Gibran: Selected Works: The Prophet, The Forerunner, The Madman Audiobook

Kahlil Gibran: Selected Works: The Prophet, The Forerunner, The Madman

Author: Khalil Gibran Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: April 2021

The words of Kahlil Gibran give his book The Prophet a broad range of inspiration and philosophy. They provide exceptional insight into human desires and understanding. The vivid observations are vibrant with feeling and acceptance of life's many questions and hopes. One review saluted the story as being untouched by the harshness of life. Gibran's other two books, The Forerunner and The Madman, are of deep assistance in the same manner.

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