Downshift

Sid Rafferty is between writing jobs, a rock and a hard place, and the poles of his luck. At this point, he’s willing to take on just about any writing gig. But when a return to his political spin doctor days collides with what should be a simple promo piece about a new ski resort…

If I Wake

Will is 16-year-old Lucy’s best friend. Their lives intersect in dreams, where destiny pulls them together through different times in history. Even though their meetings are more real to Lucy than the present, Lucy is uncertain if Will exists outside her mind. Lucy’s mum thinks there is something wrong when Lucy sleeps for days at…

Flowers of Antimony

The ancient art of alchemy is dying. Rosalie and her estranged husband, Leon, have watched as the compounds, tinctures, and ethers that were once so trusted are increasingly being passed over in favor of the wonders of modern medicine. Leon has a plan. Unfortunately, he needs Rosalie’s help. After everything they’ve been through, Rosalie is…

Anne of Green Gables

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, middle-aged siblings who live together in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, decide to adopt a boy from an orphan asylum to help on their farm. But owing to a series of mishaps, the child who is delivered to their care is not a boy at all, but…

Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma: Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota, Book 8

Dogged by depression, doubt, and – as a trip to the Mayo Clinic has revealed – emphysema, 66-year-old Sherlock Holmes is preparing to return to England when he receives a shock: a note slipped under his hotel room door, from a vicious murderer he’d nearly captured in Munich in 1892. The murderer, known as the…

Daisy Miller

Daisy Miller portrays the courtship of a beautiful American girl by Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot of hers. His pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates when they meet in Switzerland and Italy. Henry James uses Daisy’s story to discuss what he thinks Europeans and Americans…

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves is considered by many to be P. G. Wodehouse’s finest comic novel. Many of the Jeeves and Wooster regulars are quickly embroiled in the extraordinary goings-on at Brinkley Court. These include Bertie’s formidable aunt Dahlia; Uncle Tom, “who always looked a bit like a pterodactyl with a secret sorrow”; Gussie Fink-Nottle, newt…

Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, set in the 19th century follows the lives of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March as they live, learn, love, and grow as young pilgrims and blossom into fine little women. Based on the author’s childhood, Little Women is one of the most beloved stories in American…

Le Morte D’Arthur

To the modern eye, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have many similarities to our own contemporary super-heroes. Equipped with magical powers, enchanted swords, super-strength, and countless villains to take on, they protect the weak and innocent and adhere to their own code of honor. Comparing Batman, Superman, and Captain America to…

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Audie Award-winning narrator Johnny Heller is Huckleberry Finn in this brand-new edition of the classic American story. Huck’s understanding of the world around him evolves as he and Jim, a runaway slave, travel the Mississippi River. A coming-of-age journey for both Huck and listeners alike for over 100 years and counting. Amazon/Audible • iTunes •…

Double Encounter: Rendezvous on a Lost World & The Door Through Space

Two thrilling sci-fi stories from a pair of the great names in sci-fi/fantasy! From Marion Zimmer Bradley, acclaimed author of The Mists of Avalon: Race Cargill, Terran Secret Service officer assigned to the planet Wolf, is running for his life. A blood feud with Rakhal, his one-time mentor, best friend, and brother-in-law, means Race must…

The Art of the Theatre

” I have not written this book to attract young people to the dramatic art but to give them friendly advice and guide them by my experience.” Thus begins a master class taught by Sarah Bernhardt, arguably the greatest actress ever to grace a stage. Timeless and surprisingly current, The Art of the Theatre, published…

Oedipus at Colonus

Sophocles (497 BC-406 BC), Aeschylus and Euripides formed a trio of ancient Greek tragedians whose works represent the foundation of the Western tradition of classic drama. Of the more than 100 plays written by Sophocles, seven have survived to the present day. Perhaps the most famous of these are the three which are now known…

Cinderella

After her beloved mother dies, young Ella’s father remarries, believing he is doing the best he can. However, the new baroness of the house and her two horrible, jealous, and spiteful daughters decide to make Ella their house slave and have her catering to their every demand. When a young prince holds a grand ball…

Babbitt

Sinclair Lewis’ George F. Babbitt is a complicated and conflicted character. When you think you have his next move figured out, he surprises you. As you begin to like him, he does something to evoke the “what a rat” response. Male menopause wasn’t a pre-Great Depression term, but you could say George has all the…

Black Amazon of Mars

This audiobook is pulp: Non-stop action, impossible odds, unspeakable evil. Gotta love it! John Sark is the hero who was raised by animals (like Tarzan) in the temperate, twilight zone of Mercury, then captured and civilized. He’s a mercenary on Mars now, dealing with humanoid Martians and their extremely nasty pre-humanoid race enemies. The fights…

813

Over a 25-year period, author Maurice Leblanc wrote of the exploits of gentleman thief and master of disguise Arsène Lupin, to the delight of readers on the continent and elsewhere. Often referred to as France’s version of Sherlock Holmes, Lupin in this early appearance is wrongfully accused of the death of a prominent German millionaire…

To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire is regarded by many as an American classic, one of London’s most highly regarded works. We never know the name of the protagonist as he makes his way towards his destination, trekking across the Yukon at 70° below zero. Nature is unforgiving to those who challenge her. Amazon/Audible • iTunes •…

Foster, You’re Dead

“Foster You’re Dead” was published in the 1950s at the height of the cold war anxiety. In this P. K. Dick short story read by award-winning narrator Mike Vendetti almost everyone had a bomb shelter, but if they didn’t have the latest model, chances where they wouldn’t survive a nuclear attack. Mike Foster’s dad wouldn’t…

Signers of the Declaration

For historical buffs, Signers of the Declaration is a nonfiction work that offers short biographical sketches of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. Outside of their colony, many of the signers were not well known. In general, the signers were individuals who happened to be delegates sent from their colony to meet in…

Ecclesiastes

This short text is widely accepted as one of the canonical wisdom books of the Bible. It is narrated by one who calls himself a teacher, and also a king, traditionally held to be Solomon. The general recommendation is that the wise man should consider all created things as symbols of vanity and that one’s…

The Magic Shop

“The Magic Shop” by H.G. Wells is a classic tale that has withstood the test of time. You listen and it stays with you. Read by award-winning narrator, Mike Vendetti, you too can be transported into that magic shop where the magic is just too real. Only to be left wondering could that be? Amazon/Audible…