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Birds of America: Stories Audiobook

Birds of America: Stories

Author: Lorrie Moore Narrator: Natasha Soudek Release Date: June 2019

The celebrated collection of twelve stories from one of the finest authors at work today From the opening story, "Willing"-about a second-rate movie actress in her thirties who has moved back to Chicago, where she makes a seedy motel room her home and becomes involved with a mechanic who has not the least idea of who she is as a human being-Birds of America unfolds a startlingly brilliant series of portraits of the unhinged, the lost, the unsettled of our America. In what may be her most stunning book yet, Lorrie Moore explores the personal and the universal, the idiosyncratic and the mundane, with all the wit, brio, and verve that have made her one of the best storytellers of our time.

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Fabulous Audiobook

Fabulous

Author: Lucy Hughes-Hallett Narrator: John Hopkinson Release Date: June 2019

Not since Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber have old stories been made to feel so electrically new. Not since Wim Winders' Wings of Desire have the numinous and the everyday been so magically combined.  It's in the nature of myth to be infinitely adaptable. Each of these startlingly original stories is set in modern Britain. Their characters include a people-trafficking gang-master and a prostitute, a migrant worker and a cocksure estate agent, an elderly musician doubly befuddled by dementia and the death of his wife, a pest-controller suspected of paedophilia and a librarian so well-behaved that her parents wonder anxiously whether she'll ever find love. They're ordinary people, preoccupied, as we all are now, by the deficiencies of the health service, by criminal gangs and homelessness, by the pitfalls of dating in the age of #metoo.  All of their stories, though, are inspired by ones drawn from Graeco-Roman myth, from the Bible or from folk-lore. The ancients invented myths to express what they didn't understand. These witty fables, elegantly written and full of sharp-eyed observation of modern life, are also visionary explorations of potent mysteries and strange passions, charged with the hallucinatory beauty and horror of their originals.

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The Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life in Tales and Poems Audiobook

The Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life in Tales and Poems

The Triumph of the Egg is a fictional panorama of a great region of our country, unfolded by a writer who-to quote the New York Times-"depicts life in the Midwest as Dostoevsky pictured the many colored life of Russia, with almost as wonderful a touch of genius, with a more concentrated and daring skill." This coveted 1921 collection is an example of what a book of stories can be when a writer of vision deals with the materials of American life.

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Here Is What You Do: Stories Audiobook

Here Is What You Do: Stories

Author: Chris Dennis Narrator: Paul Boehmer, Tanya Eby Release Date: June 2019

A debut short story collection that explores the vulnerability, grit, and complex nature of our humanity from a new, vital queer voice. A yacht races to outrun a tsunami. A young man jailed on a drug charge forms a relationship with his cellmate that is by turns tender and brutal. A family buys a rural slaughterhouse, and tensions quickly escalate between them and their religious neighbors. A teen raised by his eccentric gay father, a Turkish immigrant, finds his life fractured by violence. A fictionalized Coretta Scott King, surveilled and harassed by the FBI, considers the costs of her life with her husband. Here Is What You Do is a bravura, far-ranging collection, its stories linked by sorrow and latent hope; each one drills toward his characters' darkest emotional centers. In muscularly robust prose, with an unfailing eye for human drives and frailties, Chris Dennis captures the raw need, desire, cruelty of characters trying to connect with, and consume, each other.

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Eda2a Audiobook

Eda2a

Author: Mahmoud Al Geaidi Narrator: Shaimaa Dardeery Release Date: June 2019

A collection of short stories by the Egyptian writer Mahmoud Al-Jaidi, talking about the details of social life in Egypt, about tuktuk, widows, young people and about life and death. The writer professionally was able to make his readers as if they are living the events themselves and could interact with it as a part of it.

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Ava's Blessing in Disguise: A Clean Blushing Brides Short story romance Audiobook

Ava's Blessing in Disguise: A Clean Blushing Brides Short story romance

Author: Lorana Hoopes Narrator: Lorana Hoopes Release Date: June 2019

What happens when pain takes control? Five years after their marriage, Ava and Justin are enjoying life. They have a beautiful daughter and fulfilling careers, but when Ava wakes up with a mysterious pain in her neck, things begin to change. As she tries to find out what is wrong with her, Ava learns a few other lessons along the way. If you love clean short romance stories, you will love this new short story from best-selling author Lorana Hoopes, and if you love these characters, be sure to check out The Producer's Unlikely Bride. 

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salt slow Audiobook

salt slow

Author: Julia Armfield Narrator: Kristin Atherton Release Date: May 2019

. The electrifying debut from the 2018 White Review Short Story Prize Winner 'Armfield is an enormous, gut-wrenching talent.' Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under 'salt slow is exemplary. A distinct new gothic, melancholy, powerful and poised.' China Miéville, author of The City & The City In her brilliantly inventive and haunting debut collection of stories, Julia Armfield explores bodies and the bodily, mapping the skin and bones of her characters through their experiences of isolation, obsession, love and revenge. Teenagers develop ungodly appetites, a city becomes insomniac overnight, and bodies are diligently picked apart to make up better ones. The mundane worlds of schools and sleepy sea-side towns are invaded and transformed, creating a landscape which is constantly shifting to hold on to its inhabitants. Blurring the mythic and the gothic with the everyday, salt slow considers characters in motion - turning away, turning back or simply turning into something new entirely. Winner of The White Review Short Story Prize 2018, Armfield is a writer of sharp, lyrical prose and tilting dark humour - salt slow marks the arrival of an ambitious and singular new voice.

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Self-Help Audiobook

Self-Help

Author: Lorrie Moore Narrator: Jane Oppenheimer Release Date: May 2019

In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. Filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer.

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How to Fracture a Fairy Tale Audiobook

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale

Fantasy icon Jane Yolen is adored by generations of readers of all ages. Now she triumphantly returns with this inspired gathering of fractured fairy tales and legends. Yolen breaks open the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets: a philosophical bridge that misses its troll, a spinner of straw as a falsely accused moneylender, the villainous wolf adjusting poorly to retirement. Each of these offerings features a new author note and original poem, illuminating tales that are old, new, and brilliantly refined.

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Mother, Interrupter: A Short Story Audiobook

Mother, Interrupter: A Short Story

Author: Alfred C. Martino Narrator: Alfred C. Martino Release Date: May 2019

"Mother, Interrupter" is a humorous short story about a mother who interrupts her son as he is in the most delicate and intimate of situations.

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Dr. Heidegger's Experiment Audiobook

Dr. Heidegger's Experiment

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Lauren Adel Release Date: May 2019

Dr. Heidegger invites four elderly friends to his macabre study. He claims to his friends to have found liquid from the fountain of youth! The friends are skeptical, but choose to drink the liquid anyway...

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Short Story 10-Pack Audiobook

Short Story 10-Pack

Author: Michael Kingswood Narrator: Mark Lindgren, Michael Kingswood, Nick Mortise Release Date: May 2019

A desperate struggle against an alien invasion. A rescue attempt that goes haywire. A scientific expedition endangered by its own discovery. An assassin's most lucrative job, and also his most dangerous. A victim's search for true justice. Or is it just revenge? A young soldier learning the ropes. A zombie's rant about the difficulties of his life. A scout's first combat mission. A missing sock leads to a terrifying discovery. A betrothed's love runs up against a brother's protectiveness.  Short Story 10-Pack is a collection of ten engrossing short stories from science fiction/fantasy author Michael Kingswood.

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