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Short Stories - Volume One

by H. G. Wells, Malk Williams, Nigel Patterson & Greg Wagland et al. Spoken Realms (June 30, 2020)

Herbert George Wells was one of the most prolific and visionary British writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. H. G. Wells, as he is universally known, is now best remembered for his science...


The Lady of the Shroud

by Bram Stoker, Paul Boehmer, John Rubinstein & John Lee et al. Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2020)

A historical sci-fi tale of the Land of the Blue Mountains

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...


Lois the Witch, and Other Gothic Tales

by Elizabeth Gaskell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Justine Eyre & Stefan Rudnicki et al. Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

In this original collection from Skyboat Media and Blackstone Publishing, Elizabeth Gaskell showcases the height of gothic fiction's ability to delight in the otherworldly and to dig deep into what truly haunts...


Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse & Bert DeCoy Made for Success (May 26, 2020)

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

What is the purpose of life? Is religion the answer? How, in a world beset with misery and conflict, can we help to find inner...


The Double Life

by Gaston Leroux & John Lee Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

A man named Adolphe visits Leroux at his office at the Morning Journal and delivers to him a chest that was bequeathed to him by his friend Theophraste Longuet. Leroux begins investigating its contents and relates...


The Pit

by Frank Norris & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

Laura Dearborn, a young woman is courted and pursued by three men: Curtis Jadwin, Sheldon Corthell, and Landry Court. She marries Jadwin, who over time loses interest in her as he gets more involved in wheat...


The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

by Jean Stafford, Elisabeth Rodgers & Joyce Carol Oates Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

Winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this collection of thirty stories includes some of Jean Stafford's best short fiction from the period 1944 to 1968. Including such favorites as "In the Zoo," "Children...


Maggie-Now

by Betty Smith & Nicola Barber Caedmon (May 05, 2020)

Betty Smith, the beloved author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, weaves a riveting modern myth out of the experiences of her own life in this rediscovered classic.

In Brooklyn's unforgiving urban jungle, Maggie...


Joy in the Morning

by Betty Smith & Maggi-Meg Reed Caedmon (May 05, 2020)

From Betty Smith, author of the beloved American classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes an unsentimental yet radiant and uplifting tale of young love and marriage.

In 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, Carl Brown...


The Damnation of Theron Ware

by Harold Frederic & Henry Strozier Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2020)

Theron Ware is a promising young Methodist pastor recently assigned to a congregation in the Adirondack Mountains, which Frederic modeled after Utica, New York. His education and experiences have been limited...


The Job

by Sinclair Lewis & Jim Seybert Spoken Realms (April 28, 2020)

The Job is an early work by American novelist Sinclair Lewis. It is considered an early declaration of the rights of working women.

Despite the traditional expectations of marriage placed on Una Golden in her...


Aesop's Fables

by Aesop, Will Stauff, V. S. Vernon Jones & G. K. Chesterton William J. Stauff (April 14, 2020)

Aesop's Fables refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop (620-560 BC), a slave and storyteller who lived in Ancient Greece. His fables are some of the most well known in the world and remain a popular...


House Made of Dawn

by N. Scott Momaday & Darrell Dennis Caedmon (March 10, 2020)

The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning classic from N. Scott Momaday, with a new preface read by the author

A young Native American, Abel has come home from war to find himself caught between two worlds. The...


Four Classic Horror Stories

by Edith Wharton, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson & various narrators Design Sound Productions (February 25, 2020)

A Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre production

This collection features four spine-tingling horror stories to entice your imagination, including "Bewitched" by Edith Wharton, "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe,...


A Holiday Bundle of Classic Children's Stories

by Various Authors & a full cast Design Sound Productions (February 25, 2020)

A Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre production

This Holiday Bundle features six entertaining and delightful audio stories for the whole family to enjoy year-round. The perfect stocking stuffer for the audiobook...


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum, a full cast, Diane Vanden Hoven & David Farquhar et al. Design Sound Productions (February 25, 2020)

A Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre production

In this beloved children's tale, Dorothy, her dog Toto, and their Kansas farmhouse are carried away by a tornado to a faraway country called Oz. It's a magical, fantastical...


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

by Bram Stoker, Paul Boehmer, Kate Orsini & Gabrielle de Cuir et al. Blackstone Publishing (February 18, 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...


Pride & Prejudice

Widdershins

by Oliver Onions, Gabrielle de Cuir, Paul Boehmer & Rosalyn Landor et al. Blackstone Publishing (January 21, 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...


The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

The definitive masterpiece of the hard-boiled detective genre, The Maltese Falcon first appeared in the pages of Black Mask magazine in 1929 and was almost immediately acknowledged as not only a great crime...


The Fox, The Captain's Doll & The Ladybird

by D. H. Lawrence, Gabrielle de Cuir, A. J. Moseley & Stefan Rudnicki Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 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...


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nancy Peterson & B. J. Harrison Spoken Realms (January 14, 2020)

A tale of betrayal, revenge, loyalty, and redemption, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a true classic.

Hester Prynne settles in a little town in Puritan-era Massachusetts while awaiting her husband's...


The Rover

by Joseph Conrad, Stefan Rudnicki & Claire Bloom Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

As the Revolution rages in France, a seafarer named Peyrol, a master-gunner in the French republican navy, pirate, and for nearly fifty years "rover of the outer seas," comes to the end of a lifetime lived on...


A Sportsman's Notebook

by Ivan Turgenev & Steven Marvel HarperAudio (January 07, 2020)

Twenty-five beautifully written stories, penned in exile, evocatively depicting life on a manor in feudal Russia and examining the conflicts between serfs and landlords

A Sportsman's Notebook, Ivan Turgenev's...


O, Pioneers!

by Willa Cather & Nancy Peterson Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

Life on the divide was a struggle for the pioneering Bergson family. Alexandra, both tough as nails and tender as a budding blossom, faces and conquers the harsh realities of early settlers in Nebraska.

The struggle...


Twenty Years After

The False Gems & Other Tales of Obsession

by Guy de Maupassant, Arte Johnson, Gabrielle de Cuir & Justine Eyre et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2019)

Guy de Maupassant was a master of the short-story genre, producing more than three hundred during his lifetime. These concise stories contain twists and shocking turns, and range from the fantastic and supernatural,...


Maggie, a Girl of the Streets & Other New York Stories

by Stephen Crane, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki & A. J. Moseley Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2019)

Originally published pseudonymously in 1893, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets follows the tragic tale of Maggie and her life in the harsh streets and tenements of the New York City Bowery district. Initially rejected...


The Diary of a Madman, and Other Russian Sketches

by Nikolai Gogol, Leonid Andreyev, Anton Chekhov & Cassandra de Cuir et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2019)

Centering on the picaresque realism of Nikolai Gogol's (1809-1852) mid-nineteenth-century visions of the extraordinary in everyday life, this collection mines the ambiance and mind of pre-Revolutionary Russia....


The Actual

by Saul Bellow & Robert Fass Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2019)

Harry Trellman doesn't belong. Not in the Chicago orphanage where he is sent by his mother, not in high school (too brainy), not even on the streets. Human attachments? Yes, he has them, but they are like everything...


Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street & Other Stories

by Virginia Woolf & Christine Rendel Spoken Realms (October 08, 2019)

Here are short stories by the incomparable Virginia Woolf, including the story that was the original basis for the novel Mrs. Dalloway.


A Madman's Diary, and Other Stories

by Lu Xun & Richard Powers Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2019)

This is A Madman's Diary, and Other Stories by Lu Xun, a renowned writer of modern Chinese literature. Lu Xun was a novelist, editor, translator, literary critic, essayist, and poet who wrote both in Vernacular...


Three Stories and Ten Poems

by Ernest Hemingway, Stefan Rudnicki & Tom Newth Blackstone Publishing (May 21, 2019)

Originally published in 1923, Ernest Hemingway's Three Stories and Ten Poems feature some of the expatriate's lesser known, but still wonderful, works.

The stories and poems include:"Up in Michigan""Out of Season""My...


Joan of Arc

by Mark Twain & Jim Hodges Made for Success (March 05, 2019)

Most people are unaware that Mark Twain spent over a decade researching Saint Joan of Arc and wrote what he considered to be his greatest work--Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc--originally published in...


The Best of America

by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe & Louisa May Alcott et al. Blackstone Publishing (January 29, 2019)

This anthology of unabridged short stories represents some of the most significant works from the most influential American authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Included are Rip Van Winkle...


Great Classic Mysteries

by Various Authors & various narrators Blackstone Publishing (January 29, 2019)

Enjoythe great detectives of the Golden Age of classic mysteries in this uniquecollection of audio whodunits. Newly recorded for this original anthology, thecrimes, criminals, and sleuths depicted here set the...


Powers of Darkness

by Bram Stoker, Valdimar Ásmundsson, Adam Verner & Others et al. Blackstone Publishing (April 24, 2018)

Powers of Darkness is an incredible literary discovery: In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Ásmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker's world-famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna...


Bambi

by Felix Salten, Frank Dolan & Whittaker Chambers Blackstone Publishing (March 27, 2018)

Bambi's life in the woods begins happily. There are forest animals to play with--friend Hare, the chattery squirrel, the noisy screech owl, and Bambi's twin cousins, frail Gobo and beautiful Faline. But winter...


The Years

by Virginia Woolf & Finty Williams Blackstone Publishing (February 06, 2018)

Written in 1937, The Years was the most popular ofVirginia Woolf's novels during her lifetime. It explores a rich variety ofthemes such as sex, feminism, family life, education, and politics in Englishsociety...


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne & Michael Learned Blackstone Publishing (December 20, 2017)

Written in the winter of 1849, The Scarlet Letter unfolds the story of Hester Prynne, a young woman branded as an adulteress in the harsh Puritan world of seventeenth-century New England. As Hester calls on...


Mark Twain's Library of Humor

by Mark Twain, Various Authors, Marni Webb & Richard Russ et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 20, 2017)

Master wit Mark Twain selected these twenty-seven stories himself by fifteen of his favorite nineteenth century authors. The order follows that which Twain placed them in in the original anthology, published...


The Sea-Wolf

by Jack London & Stuart Whitman Blackstone Publishing (December 18, 2017)

Torn by a quirk of fate from his life as a dilettante and intellectual, Humphrey van Weydon finds himself at the whim of the ruthless Wolf Larsen. The two men--one youthful, idealistic, and upper-class while...


Winesburg, Ohio

by Sherwood Anderson & Terry Bregy Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2017)

Winesburg, Ohio, a collection of stories set in a fictitious town in the 1890s, has long been considered Sherwood Anderson's masterpiece. This groundbreaking work set the stage for a new era in writing, greatly...


Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

by Jules Verne, Harlan Ellison & Dove Audio Blackstone Publishing (November 07, 2017)

“The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten…For some time past, vessels had been met by ‘an enormous thing,’...


Man and Superman

by George Bernard Shaw, Judi Dench, a full cast & Ralph Fiennes et al. Blackstone Publishing (November 07, 2017)

Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC's Third Program on October 1, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3's fiftieth anniversary, the play was directed by Sir Peter Hall, and preserved for all...


The Best of Richard Matheson

by Richard Matheson, Richard Powers, various narrators & Donald Corren et al. Blackstone Publishing (October 10, 2017)

The first career retrospective of terrifying stories by "one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century" (Ray Bradbury), as selected by award-winning author Victor LaValle

Among the greats of twentieth-century...


Tom Jones

by Henry Fielding, Martin Jarvis, Anton Lesser & a full cast Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2017)

Fielding's rollicking comic masterpiece sparkles with life in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization. Abandoned child Tom is raised by the rich and benevolent squire Mr. Allworthy, much to the chagrin of Allworthy's...


Penguin Island

by Anatole France & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (September 05, 2017)

Penguin Island is Anatole France’s most searching and satirical novel. A humorous critique of customs and laws, rituals and rites, its subject is human nature, but its characters are penguins in the mythical...


The Europeans

by Henry James & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2017)

Eugenia, a baroness divorced from a German prince, and her bohemian brother, Felix, are coming back to America. Raised and cultured in Europe, they are returning destitute to New England to seek out their rich...


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley, Julie Harris & Dove Audio Raffin (July 11, 2017)

A masterpiece of nineteenth-century gothic horror, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein also has the distinction of being the first science fiction novel. Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an ambitious young scientist, is consumed...