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  1. 0.9 hrs • 10/16/2007 • Unabridged

    A dazzlingly original, award-winning collection of visions and nightmares from the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box. Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon on an afternoon in 1945 . . . Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town . . . Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing . . . John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead . . . The past isn't dead. It isn't even past . . .

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    0.8 hrs • 10/2/2007 • Unabridged

    A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night, taking one of the spectators along with it . . . In a novella set two years after the events of American Gods, Shadow pays a visit to an ancient Scottish mansion, and finds himself trapped in a game of murder and monsters . . . In a Hugo Award-winning short story set in a strangely altered Victorian England, the great detective Sherlock Holmes must solve a most unsettling royal murder . . . Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares . . . In a Locus Award-winning tale, the members of an exclusive epicurean club lament that they've eaten everything that can be eaten, with the exception of a legendary, rare, and exceedingly dangerous Egyptian bird . . . Such marvelous creations and more—including a short story set in the world of The Matrix, and others set in the worlds of gothic fiction and children's fiction—can be found in this extraordinary collection, which showcases Gaiman's storytelling brilliance as well as his terrifyingly entertaining dark sense of humor. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most unique writers of our time.

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    A Study in Emerald

    0.8 hrs • 10/2/07 • Unabridged
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  3. 1.2 hrs • 11/1/2016 • Unabridged

    From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go. With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled understanding of human nature and deep compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is a tiny gem with a message you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

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    2.4 hrs • 8/18/2015 • Unabridged

    Michael Connelly calls Karin Slaughter “unrivaled among thriller writers.” This gripping, unforgettable short story—releasing shortly before Karin’s highly anticipated new novel Pretty Girls—proves it. A beautiful young girl was walking down the street—when suddenly … Julia Carroll knows that too many stories start that way. A beautiful and intelligent nineteen-year-old college freshman, she should be carefree. But instead she is frightened—because girls are disappearing without a trace. Fellow student Beatrice Oliver and a homeless woman called Mona-No-Name are missing, both gone after being snatched off the street. Julia is determined to discover the reason behind their disappearances—before she’s next.

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    Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes

    2.4 hrs • 8/18/15 • Unabridged
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  5. 0.3 hrs • 9/6/2016 • Unabridged

    Two women have gone missing, and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch has a strong suspicion that an avid fisherman named Denninger is the culprit. Bosch needs something stronger than a suspicion to bring Denninger in, but all he has are a handful of photos—prior mug shots and pictures of Denninger posing with his prize fish. It’s not much to go on, and Bosch is running out of time, which is why he calls in FBI agent Rachel Walling. What she sees in these photos could blow his case wide open. Blue on Black by Michael Connelly is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and read them all!

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    Blue on Black

    0.3 hrs • 9/6/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 1.7 hrs • 11/15/2016 • Unabridged

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes a shocking short story, where a chance mishap leads to the discovery of a weapon like no other in … Crash and Burn. On a transatlantic flight, the two black sheep of Sigma Force—Seichan and Kowalski—must set aside their mutual dislike as a mysterious fiery force knocks their aircraft out of the sky. This unlikely duo must use every skill, weapon, and bit of ingenuity to survive a night on a remote volcanic island, where their only refuge is the haunted, bat-plagued grounds of a seemingly deserted resort. But something horrific awaits the two, something born of the latest science but rooted in our basest human instincts. To survive they will need to learn to work together—but even then, it may be too late. Included with this short story is a sneak peek at The Seventh Plague, which raises the question: If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened, could they happen again? The frightening answer: yes.

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    Crash and Burn by James Rollins

    Crash and Burn

    1.7 hrs • 11/15/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 0.5 hrs • 6/7/2016 • Unabridged

    From the renowned American playwright Tennessee Williams, a glimpse of college life on the eve of graduation. It’s the last day of the academic year and the students of a small Midwestern university are preparing for a bacchanalian celebration called “Crazy Night.” Our chaperone for the evening is Phil, a freshman on the verge of flunking out, who roves the fraternities in search of beer, women, and the meaning of life. It’s just after the Great Crash, with Prohibition in sobering effect—a bleak time for college graduates and dropouts, who have one more night to do everything before they enter a world that offers them nothing. “Crazy Night” by Tennessee Williams is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’ Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the most legendary authors in the Strand magazine archives.

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    Crazy Night

    0.5 hrs • 6/7/16 • Unabridged
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    1.0 hrs • 12/17/2013 • Unabridged

    From the wicked imagination of award-winning writer Warren Ellis comes DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, a love story with a classic Ellis twist. So while it might be a love story, it's also about killing people and disposing of their bodies in the most efficient manner possible. DEAD PIG COLLECTOR introduces readers to Mister Sun, a very proficient businessman whose trade is the murder and spotless removal of human beings. Like any businessman, he knows each transaction is only as good as his client - and today's client, in Los Angeles, has turned out to be so dangerously stupid that Mister Sun's work and life are now in jeopardy...

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    Dead Pig Collector

    1.0 hrs • 12/17/13 • Unabridged
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  9. 0.9 hrs • 12/15/2013 • Unabridged

    Mark’s parents have never done a thing for him. When he got out of the army and married Krystal, they were against it, just as they are against his moving to Los Angeles. But Mark has a dream, a dream of being an entertainer, of having a show in Las Vegas. So he packs Krystal and their son, Hans, into their car and starts driving from Arizona to California, determined to show his parents how wrong they are to doubt him. But when the car breaks down at a small gas station in the desert, Mark and Krystal are forced to face realities about their future and their marriage.

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    Desert Breakdown, 1968

    0.9 hrs • 12/15/13 • Unabridged
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  10. 1.3 hrs • 6/30/2015 • Unabridged

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King presents a brand-new, never-before-published audio-only story—just in time for summer fireworks. In this new tour-de-force from Stephen King—unavailable in print or any other format—a salt-of-the-earth Maine native recounts how a friendly annual summer fireworks show rivalry with his neighbor across the lake gradually spirals out of control … with explosive results.

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    Drunken Fireworks

    1.3 hrs • 6/30/15 • Unabridged
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    0.6 hrs • 4/9/2013 • Unabridged

    From the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Tenth of December comes a darkly comic short story, a fable about the all too real impact that we humans have on the environment. Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: he teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after “danjur” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom the New York Times called “the writer for our time.”

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    Fox 8

    0.6 hrs • 4/9/13 • Unabridged
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  12. 2.1 hrs • 1/3/2017 • Unabridged

    “Have you seen my cousin … alive?” Rejected by the Navy SEALs, Mitchum is content to be his small town’s unofficial private eye, until his beloved fourteen-year-old cousin is abducted. Now he’ll call on every lethal skill to track her down—but nothing is what it seems … BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hoursImpossible to stop readingAll original content from James Patterson

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    Hidden

    By James Patterson, with James O. Born
    Read by Wayne Pyle
    2.1 hrs • 1/3/17 • Unabridged
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  13. 0.3 hrs • 12/2/2015 • Unabridged

    Ryan W. Bradley takes listeners into the world of blue-collar Alaska, reflecting on all that is unique about the rough and untamed state while touching on the basic truths about what it means to be human. In “Like Swimming,” an aging construction worker copes with memory issues and his own mortality while showing a newcomer the ropes.

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    Like Swimming

    0.3 hrs • 12/2/15 • Unabridged
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  14. 2.3 hrs • 2/7/2017 • Unabridged

    Did my brother kill your husband? Mitchum is back. His brother’s been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn’t kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim’s wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the truth—even if it destroys the people he loves. BookShotsLIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hoursImpossible to stop readingAll original content from James Patterson

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    Malicious

    By James Patterson, with James O. Born
    Read by Wayne Pyle
    2.3 hrs • 2/7/17 • Unabridged
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    2.2 hrs • 5/23/2016 • Unabridged

    A violent tale of horror from award-winning author Laird Barron, the heir apparent to H. P. Lovecraft’s throne. Nanashi was born into a life of violence. Delivered from the mean streets by the Heron Clan, he mastered the way of the gun and knife and swiftly ascended through yakuza ranks to become a dreaded enforcer. His latest task? He and an entourage of expert killers are commanded to kidnap Muzaki, a retired world-renowned wrestler under protection of the rival Dragon Syndicate. It should be business as bloody usual for Nanashi and his ruthless brothers in arms, except for the detail that Muzaki possesses a terrifying secret. A secret that will spawn a no-holds-barred gang war and send Nanashi on a personal odyssey into immortal darkness.

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    Man with No Name by Laird Barron

    Man with No Name

    2.2 hrs • 5/23/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 0.9 hrs • 10/16/2007 • Unabridged

    Imogene is young and beautiful. She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . . Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . . Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . . John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

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