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A Farewell to Legs

by Scott Fivelson & Mariel Hemingway Scott Fivelson (June 02, 2015)

In this Hemingway fiction in our time, author Scott Fivelson takes listeners on a literary journey from Paris to Pamplona as a marathoner on his last legs reflects on the sport as it might have been written...


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...


Great Classic Family Favorites

by Various Authors & various narrators Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2012)

This inspiring anthology collects enduring and entertaining stories that have enthralled young and old, by the cherished authors whose tales have captivated children for generations. Perfect for the family car...


Give Me Your Heart

by Joyce Carol Oates, Rachael Warren, Angela Brazil & Susan Boyce et al. Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2011)

The need for love--obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable--takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates.

In...


Snowflakes in a Clear Night Sky

by Jamie Sutliff Earl Jamie Sutliff (November 01, 2013)

This short-story collection contains ten tales based on adiverse range of subjects, from true crime to historical fiction and fantasy.The title story, "Snowflakes in a Clear Night Sky," is based on Native Americanfolklore....


Mortal Coils

by Aldous Huxley & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

Mortal Coils is a collection of five pieces, which were written by Aldous Huxley in the 1920s. The first one, "The Giaconda Smile," is a short murder story. "Permutations among the Nightingales" is a play concerning...


Bullfighting

by Roddy Doyle & Lorcan Cranitch Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2011)

Roddy Doyle has earned a devotedfollowing for his wry wit, his uncanny ear, and his ability to fully capturethe hearts of his characters. Bullfighting,his second collection of stories, offers thirteen bittersweet...


Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil

by Donald Thomas & John Telfer Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2011)

Here are fivestunning novellas featuring the great detective, by the acknowledged master ofSherlockian pastiche.

In these fivetales of intellectual derring-do, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of hispowers....


The King in Yellow

by Robert W. Chambers, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir & Claire Bloom Skyboat Media (March 04, 2014)

Originally published in 1895, Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow is a marvel ofsupernatural fiction that has influenced a number of writers in the genre, mostnotably H. P. Lovecraft. Its powerful combination...


The Camp Robber, and Other Stories

by Zane Grey & John Chancer Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2019)

Here are four short stories from Zane Grey, the acclaimed author of Western adventures and frontier characters.

Living in the ruthless solitude of the desert, range, or mountains, the men in these four stories...


Going to Meet the Man

by James Baldwin & Dion Graham Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2011)

"There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by...


Man Riding West

by Louis L’Amour, Mark Bramhall, Tom Weiner & Jon Tuska Blackstone Western (August 15, 2014)

Louis L'Amour said thatthe West was no place for the frightened or the mean. It was a "big countryneeding big men and women to live in it." This volume presents nine ofL'Amour's ever-popular short stories--history...


The Reindeer Clue

by Ellery Queen & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2016)

Previously part of a collection, this rare Ellery Queen mystery is available as a stand-alone audiobook for the first time.


Wedding Anniversary

by Ellery Queen & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2016)

Previously part of a collection, this rare Ellery Queen mystery is available as a stand-alone audiobook for the first time.

In "Wedding Anniversary," Ellery returns to Wrightsville just in time to witness the...


The Three Students

by Ellery Queen & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2016)

Previously part of a collection, this rare Ellery Queen mystery is available as a stand-alone audiobook for the first time.

In "The Three Students," Ellery is challenged to solve an imaginary riddle devised by...


The Benefit of the Doubt

by Tobias Wolff & Anthony Heald Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2013)

While on a crowded bus near the Vatican, a man named Mallon--visiting Italy on business--feels someone reaching into his pockets, searching for his wallet. He elbows the pickpocket, seriously injuring the man....


Bullet in the Brain

by Tobias Wolff & Anthony Heald Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2013)

The story of a book critic and his final thoughts from short-story master Tobias Wolff

Anders is an angry, cynical man. A book critic known for hisscathing reviews, he finds any excuse to dismiss, belittle, or...


The Night in Question

by Tobias Wolff & Anthony Heald Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2013)

A story of siblings and faith from short-story master TobiasWolff

Frances has always been protective of her younger brotherFrank. The children of a brutal father and a sick, defenseless mother, Francesfought...


Beginnings and Ends

by Suzanne Brockmann & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2015)

Suzanne Brockmann, bestselling author of When Tony Met Adam and the pulse-pounding Troubleshootersseries, has been hailed by USAToday as a "superstar of romanticsuspense." In this original short story, Brockmann...


Between the Thames and the Tiber

by Ted Riccardi & Simon Prebble Blackstone Publishing (June 15, 2011)

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson traverse the British Isles and the Italian peninsula in a rousing new series of adventures. After a thrilling jaunt in the Far East, Holmes and Watson return to England to address...


Fatherhood, and Other Stories

by Thomas H. Cook & Fred Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2013)

Over his acclaimed career, Cook's novels have haunted, riveted, and spellbound readers across the world, and his short stories are equally acclaimed. They range from the intensely focused world of "Fatherhood,"...


Deadman's Road

by Joe R. Lansdale, Stefan Rudnicki & Susan Hanfield Skyboat Media (May 13, 2014)

Deadwood meets Cthulhu in this wild and profaneWestern romp featuring zombies, werewolves, evil spirits, and one pissed-offgunslinging preacher.

The Wild West has never seen the likes of the Reverend JebidiahMercer,...


Night Ride, and Other Journeys

by Charles Beaumont, Paul Boehmer, Harlan Ellison & Stefan Rudnicki et al. Skyboat Media (April 15, 2014)

For the oddball in you, flights into the sinister andfantastic

The stories in this third collection from amaster of speculative fiction are at once playful and dark, but each iswonderfully told.

Contents include...


Trailing West

by Louis L’Amour & William Dufris Blackstone Western (September 01, 2014)

No onetells tales of the frontier better than Louis L'Amour, who portrays the humanside of westward expansion--the good and the bad--before the days of law andorder. Collected here are six stories penned by...


Madness from the Inconstant Moon

by Larry Niven & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (September 19, 2017)

Madness from the Inconstant Moon is a collection of early short science fiction works by Larry Niven, the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series. This classic collection includes...


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.


Tales from the Fire Zone

by Jonathan Maberry & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (August 20, 2012)

This collection of five diverse and highly entertaining short stories, straight from the ingenious imagination of New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, includes one story written exclusively for...


Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain

by Lucia Perillo & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (June 15, 2012)

A stunning debut from an award-winning poet

Populating a small town in the Pacific Northwest, the characters in Lucia Perillo's story collection all resist giving the world what it expects of them--and are surprised...


Mark Twain's Mystery Tales

by Mark Twain, Robin Field, Grover Gardner & a full cast Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2012)

Mark Twain is a master of adventure, mystery, and wit. This collection, containing three tales of mystery, offers a healthy dose of each—and more! In Tom Sawyer, Detective, a sequel to The Adventures of Tom...


Liar Liar

by the Liars Club, Simon Vance, Chris Patton & Malcolm Hillgartner et al. Blackstone Publishing (April 01, 2013)

Liar ['l?-?r] (n): 1. A person who tells lies. 2. A writer.

"Lying is essential to good storytelling. Daily, we writers sit at our computers--or legal tablets or Underwoods--and write down a bunch of untruths,...


Mountain Man

by Robert E. Howard & John McLain Blackstone Publishing (June 29, 2013)

From pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard, the first storyin his most commercially successful series

A comedic western, "Mountain Man" is about the tall talesand big adventures of Brekenridge Elkins, an exaggerated,...


Pickman's Model

by H. P. Lovecraft & Oliver Wyman Blackstone Publishing (June 23, 2013)

Widely regarded as one of the one of the greatest horrorwriters of the twentieth century, H. P. Lovecraft's stories are known for theirprofound indifference to human beliefs and affairs. Here is "Pickman's Model,"one...


Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad

by M. R. James & Susan Ericksen Blackstone Publishing (June 04, 2013)

M. R. James was a prolific and hugely successful author, nowcredited with redefining the ghost story form. Byabandoning many of the formal gothic clichés of his predecessors and using morecontemporary settings,...


The Gift of the Magi

by O. Henry & Coleen Marlo Blackstone Publishing (June 21, 2013)

O. Henry was a prolific American short-story writer--a masterof surprise endings--who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New YorkCity. In "The Gift of the Magi," one of his best-known works, a young...


Eve's Diary

by Mark Twain & Cris Dukehart Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2013)

Though known for his classic novels of adventure and comingof age, Mark Twain is equally esteemed for his short stories, which abound withthe colorful characters and often comic antics readers have come to expect...


The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

by Mark Twain & Kaleo Griffith Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2013)

Though known for his classic novels of adventure and comingof age, Mark Twain is equally esteemed for his short stories, which abound withthe colorful characters and often comic antics readers have come to expect...


A Blackjack Bargainer

by O. Henry & John Pruden Blackstone Publishing (June 04, 2013)

O. Henry was a prolific American short-story writer--a masterof surprise endings--who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New YorkCity. Here is "A Blackjack Bargainer," the story of the drunken Yancey...


Brown Wolf

by Jack London & Adam Verner Blackstone Publishing (June 17, 2013)

Jack London was one of the first fiction writers to achieveworldwide fame. Though he is best remembered for his novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set during the KlondikeGold Rush, his short stories...


The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

by F. Scott Fitzgerald & Peter Berkrot Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2013)

Written in the same vein as "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,""The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's mostimaginative shorter works.

John T. Unger is a young southerner who goes...


A Pair of Silk Stockings

by Kate Chopin & Arielle DeLisle Blackstone Publishing (June 19, 2013)

Kate Chopin is a widely considered a forerunner to thefeminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race andgender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In "A Pairof...


The Unlucky Mother of Aquiles Maldonado

by T. C. Boyle Blackstone Publishing (November 15, 2013)

This short story from the collection Wild Child was originally published in Playboy.

Marita Vallalba is revered in her Venezuelan village, and not just because her son, Aquiles Maldonado, is a big league baseball...


Question 62

by T. C. Boyle Blackstone Publishing (November 15, 2013)

This short story from the collection Wild Child was originally published in Harper's.

Mae is in her southern California garden early one morning when atiger shows up at the edge of her yard. Meanwhile Mae's sister,...


The Prophets' Paradise

by Robert W. Chambers & Stefan Rudnicki Blackstone Publishing (June 20, 2013)

Robert W. Chanbers' TheKing in Yellow, a collection of short stories, is considered one of themost important works of American supernatural fiction. Within the collection is"The Prophets' Paradise," a dream-like...


Skip Tracer Bullets

by Joe Archibald & Johnny Heller Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2013)

Joe Archibald's pulp detective series features WillieKlump--a hapless private investigator who formerly worked for the prestigious Hawkeye DetectiveAgency--and his many misadventures. Here in "Skip Tracer Bullets,"...


The Stone of Invisibility

by Giovanni Boccaccio & Cassandra Campbell Blackstone Publishing (June 11, 2013)

The most enduring work by the Renaissance humanist Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron is a collection of one hundred stories about ten young noblemen and noblewomen who escape the plague by moving to a country...


The Ice Palace

by F. Scott Fitzgerald & Vanessa Hart Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2013)

One of F. Scott Fitzgerald's earliest short stories, "TheIce Palace" is about Sally Carrol Happer, a young Southern woman who is boredwith her conventional life. She's engaged to Harry Bellamy, a young man fromthe...


The Story of an Hour

by Kate Chopin & Tish Hicks Blackstone Publishing (June 18, 2013)

Kate Chopin is a widely considered the forerunner to thefeminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race andgender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In "TheStory...


The Necklace

by Guy de Maupassant & Hillary Huber Blackstone Publishing (June 15, 2013)

A lesson on the power of vanity, "The Necklace" tells thestory of Madame Mathilde Loisel and her husband. Mathilde always imaginedherself as a socialite with beautiful gowns and wonderful jewels. Her husband,however,...


Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

by Alice Munro & Kymberly Dakin Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2007)

In the her tenth collection, Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves.

A tough-minded...


Puck of Pook's Hill

by Rudyard Kipling, Wanda McCaddon & Words and Pictures Blackstone Publishing (March 02, 2012)

On Midsummer’s Eve, Dan and Una enact A Midsummer Night’s Dream three times over—right under Pook’s Hill. That is how they meet Puck, “the oldest Old Thing in England,” and the last of the People...