Summary: As big as Star Wars. As desperate as Hunger Games. A thousand years in the....+
As big as Star Wars. As desperate as Hunger Games. A thousand years in the future, an alien empire has overrun the planet and the human race has become an endangered species. Now all that stands between mankind and total extinction is a courageous young man determined to rally the scattered tribes of his species to take on the technologically advanced oppressors. It's one of the bestselling sci-fi novels of all time—nonstop action, adventure and intergalactic intrigue. A fully immersive experience—unlike any other audiobook ever produced, featuring over 65 actors from television, film, animation and video games led by Grammy award-winning audiobook producer and narrator Stefan Rudnicki. State of the art audio engineering created a wholly cinematic sound track—including full orchestral musical compositions—combined with more than 150,000 sound effects to create a captivating reality. "A vivid movie of the mind!" —AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner "The futuristic tale, featuring aliens and humans fighting for survival, comes across as compelling and believable...." —Booklist
Summary: Nathaniel Hawthorne masterfully grabs the imagination of children with these....+
Nathaniel Hawthorne masterfully grabs the imagination of children with these timeless tales of adventure based on the incomparable Greek mythological heroes' escapades. Children will enter a world of magic and intrigue as they face ferocious beasts, clever enchantresses, and tricky gods, alongside the greatest heroes of all time. Will Theseus escape from the maze that is guarded by the awful Minotaur--half-man, half-bull? Can Jason steal the Golden Fleece from under the nose and claws of a vicious dragon? Can Odysseus outsmart the witch whose potion has turned his men into pigs? And will Cadmus rescue his sister from the bull who has kidnapped her--and who turns out to be none other than mighty Zeus himself in disguise? Find out in this enchanting retelling of the classic tales, spun by an American master.
Summary: Chaucer’s finest work begins at the Tabard Inn, where thirty travelers of....+
Chaucer’s finest work begins at the Tabard Inn, where thirty travelers of widely varying classes and occupations are gathering to make the annual pilgrimage to Becket’s shrine at Canterbury. It is agreed that each traveler will tell four tales to help pass the time during their long journey, and that the host of the inn will reward the best storyteller with a free supper upon their return.
Thus we hear, translated into modern English, the knight’s tale, the merchant’s tale, the miller’s tale, the wife of Bath’s tale, twenty-some tales in all. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much of their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late-fourteenth-century England.
Summary: In this second volume of Blackstone’s audio theater production of An American....+
In this second volume of Blackstone’s audio theater production of An American Family Shakespeare Entertainment, a full cast of award-winning narrators present miscellaneous scenes and soliloquies from Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Timon of Athens, Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale, and The Tempest. Based on Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb and featuring Elizabethan songs and dances in new arrangements for stringed instruments, this original audio recording is a Skyboat Road Company production, conceived, adapted, and produced by Stefan Rudnicki for Blackstone Audio, Inc.
MUSIC: Willow Song by Emily Janice Card;
OTHELLO read by Mirron Willis;
SOLILOQUY: Othello read by Mirron Willis;
KING LEAR read by Yuri Rasovsky;
SCENE: “Blow Winds...” read by Yuri Rasovsky, Lorna Raver;
SCENE: Lear, Fool, Kent read by Stefan Rudnicki;
MACBETH read by Harlan Ellison;
TIMON OF ATHENS read by Robertson Dean;
PERICLES read by Stefan Rudnicki;
SCENE: Pericles, Marina read by Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card;
CYMBELINE read by Don Leslie;
THE WINTER’S TALE read by Gabrielle de Cuir;
THE TEMPEST read by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.;
SOLILOQUY: Prospero read by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Summary: Blackstone Audio presents An American Family Shakespeare Entertainment, a sparkling....+
Blackstone Audio presents An American Family Shakespeare Entertainment, a sparkling adaptation based on Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb, augmented by miscellaneous scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare’s plays. Read by a full cast and featuring Elizabethan songs and dances in new arrangements for stringed instruments, this production is entertaining and accessible for young and old alike!
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA read by Stephen Hoye;
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS read by Arte Johnson;
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW read by Robert Forster;
SCENE: Petruchio & Kate read by Gabrielle de Cuir & Stefan Rudnicki;
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM read by John Rubinstein;
ROMEO AND JULIET read by Orson Scott Card;
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE read by David Birney;
SOLILOQUY: “Hath not a Jew...” read by David Birney;
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING read by Scott Brick;
MUSIC: “It Was a Lover and his Lass...” by Stefan Rudnicki;
AS YOU LIKE IT read by Stephanie Zimbalist;
HAMLET read by Joe Barrett;
SOLILOQUY: “O What a Rogue... “ read by Joe Barrett;
TWELFTH NIGHT read by Cassandra Campbell;
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL read by Emily Janice Card;
MEASURE FOR MEASURE read by Lorna Raver
Summary: This two-part adult fairytale by the author of The Secret Garden combines a....+
This two-part adult fairytale by the author of The Secret Garden combines a charming Cinderella tale with an ironic look at class structure and the Edwardian marriage market in turn-of-the-century London.
Emily Fox-Seton is a simple but good-hearted woman struggling to make ends meet while maintaining the dignity of one distantly related to the aristocracy. The Marquis of Walderhurst is an awkward but eligible bachelor being comically pursued by a pageant of unmarried ladies. When the Marquis surprises everybody by giving his attentions to Emily, he makes himself a fairy tale prince in her eyes. But marrying her prince is not the end of Emily’s troubles, as the forces of envy are more cunning and more dangerous than she can yet understand. Will Emily’s innocence be her downfall after all?
Summary: Explore a life of adventure with God. Looking for adventure? With a week’s....+
Explore a life of adventure with God. Looking for adventure? With a week’s worth of activities for each Bible story, this one-year devotional gives you real-life ways to live out God’s spiritual adventure every day. Each week’s story includes: Key Verse (a highlight from the story you just read), X-Ray Vision (thoughts to connect the story with your life), Your Mission (three ideas to put the themes into action), Your Debrief (three questions to spark some brain cells), Mission Accomplished (your place to make notes). It’s all about faith in action as you dive into life knowing God is with you. So get ready to listen, draw, doodle, create, pray, and discover. The adventure awaits!
Summary: Bryce and Ashley Timberline wonder what their stepdad is hiding. As they discover....+
Bryce and Ashley Timberline wonder what their stepdad is hiding. As they discover more about his past, the twins fear all is not as it seems. What isn't their stepdad telling them? Bryce and Ashley Timberline are normal 13-year-old twins, except for one thing - they discover action-packed mystery wherever they go. Wanting to get to the bottom of any mystery, these twins find themselves on a nonstop search for truth. Red Rock Mysteries, Haunted Waters is adapted for audio theater presentation by Chris Fabry. This multi-cast recording features the acting talent of over 20 performers including Samantha Beach as Ashley Timberline and Blain Hogan as Bryce Timberline, with sound effect production by Domain Communications and music by award-winning composer, John Campbell.
Summary: Cabin Creek is a small town with a lot of big secrets! The cousins discover....+
Cabin Creek is a small town with a lot of big secrets! The cousins discover a mysterious stranger sneaking into the local dump. When bikes, toasters, and other items disappear all over town, they begin to suspect he might be up to no good. But when these items show up again, fixed and freshly painted, Jeff, David, and Claire are confused. What kind of thief repairs and returns his stolen goods? About the Author: Kristiana Gregory is the bestselling author of many Dear America titles, including Across the Lonesome Prairie and Seeds of Hope. The Cabin Creek Mysteries are based on bedtime stories she told her sons when they were young and restless. Kristiana lives in Boise, Idaho.
Summary: He’s renowned throughout the universe, a star among stars??. . . Ole....+
He’s renowned throughout the universe, a star among stars??. . . Ole Doc Methuselah is his name, and saving the universe is his game. He journeys with his bag of tricks to the far corners of the cosmos, cutting out the corruption and cruelty, and containing the warped psychology plaguing mankind. So if you’re looking for an adventure to remember, this is just what the doctor ordered. "Classic adventures by a classic writer." —Roger Zelazny
Summary: Jan Palmer has everything—except happiness. He wishes to escape to....+
Jan Palmer has everything—except happiness. He wishes to escape to another world. But be careful what you wish for.. . . Waking out of a deep sleep, he escapes—into a living nightmare. In a realm of deadly secrets and dangerous dancing girls, he discovers that humankind’s fate lies in his hands. Abounding in revelation, this is a tale that might just open your eyes. “I stayed up all night finishing it. The yarn scintillated.”—Ray Bradbury
Summary: American Sailor Kurt Reid is a hothead and a hard case—a man who hits....+
American Sailor Kurt Reid is a hothead and a hard case—a man who hits first and asks questions later. As scrappy and rough around the edges as Jimmy Cagney, it’s no wonder that when the ship’s captain turns up dead, it’s Reid who takes the rap.
Falsely accused and under the gun, Reid jumps ship and vanishes into Shanghai —only to get caught in a web of intrigue, betrayal, and murder. In a world where nothing is what it seems and everything is for sale, he’s soon out of his depth, drawn into a spy game in which the winner takes all . . . and the loser takes a knife to the back.
Will Reid live up to his reputation as the Spy Killer? He’ll have to learn the rules fast, because with players like sexy Russian agent Varinka Savischna in the hunt, the game is about to turn as seductive as it is sinister.
As a young man, Hubbard visited pre-Communist China three times, where his closest friend headed up British intelligence. In a land where communists, nationalists, war lords and foreign adventurers schemed for control, Hubbard gained a unique insight into the intelligence operations and spy-craft in the region—a knowledge that informs stories like Spy Killer.
Summary: Fasten your seatbelts. Mission Earth is approaching climax . . . And it will....+
Fasten your seatbelts.
Mission Earth is approaching climax . . .
And it will rock your world!
Who will control Voltar?
What is Earth’s ultimate fate?
And what is the big mystery?
The wait is over. Powerful forces are on the move. Entire planets hang in the balance. The moment of truth is finally at hand—and it’s a real blast! In the middle of it all stands Royal Officer of the Fleet, Jettero Heller, a man determined to save both Voltar and Earth from extinction.
Together with an outlaw emperor and an army one hundred thousand strong, Heller lays siege to Palace City, which has fallen into the depraved and diabolical hands of Lombar Hisst. But the success of Heller’s great adventure is far from a sure thing. For in order to achieve victory, he will not only have to break the laws of Voltar—but defy the laws of physics.
Here is your ticket to travel beyond the boundaries of space and time. Experience the unfolding mysteries, the violent pleasures and the biting, inescapable truths you can only find in the final reckoning of THE DOOMED PLANET.
“Marvelous satire by a master of adventure.” —ANNE MCCAFFREY
Summary: The end is near!The Voltarian terrorists have won!Earth is history!But don’t....+
The end is near!
The Voltarian terrorists have won!
Earth is history!
But don’t believe everything you read. Or hear. Or see. Because the road to victory is paved with bad intentions—and lies, betrayal and deception are all in play. So who are the players in this treacherous game . . . ?
Countess Krak: victim of a spectacular kidnapping, she is bound for a distant dungeon where she faces a venomous fate. . . .
Royal Officer Jettero Heller: convinced the Countess is dead and overcome by grief, he is holed up in a Connecticut roadhouse—and standing square in an assassin’s crosshairs. . . .
Soltan Gris: together with a young temptress named Teenie Whopper, he undertakes a drug-fueled voyage across the Atlantic. But the journey’s about to be cut short, as he goes from getting stoned with Teenie to nearly getting stoned to death in Turkey. . . .
So who is in command? Who is the puppet master pulling the strings? And, finally, is there any hope for planet Earth? The answers lie at the end of an extraordinary VOYAGE OF VENGEANCE.
“The Mission Earth books form a true saga—in the grand tradition!” —ROBERT BLOCH, AUTHOR OF PSYCHO
Summary: Every man walks with a shadow . . . but what happens when he acquires a second....+
Every man walks with a shadow . . . but what happens when he acquires a second one? Just ask Brazos—a dead ringer for Jack Palance who’s a cold-blooded killer for hire with blood on his hands and a posse on his tail.
Desperate for cash, Brazos accepts $200 to gun down a local man named Brant. He’ll earn every penny . . . but in the end there’ll be the devil to pay. Because to put a bullet in Brant means putting one in his partner as well—an eerie stranger schooled in the black art of witchcraft. This is one killing that brings with it a deadly curse—and a second shadow.
As Brazos is about to discover, the Wild West doesn’t get any wilder than when a man is damned to live—and die—in the Shadows from Boot Hill. A note from L. Ron Hubbard, written many years ago, that could as well be addressed to you, today’s reader: “Dear Range Boss: Four million of my words have been published in fifty different magazines. . . . Just now I’m larruping fantasy fiction more than anything else, though I’ve been writing Westerns for some time, too. Hope your readers like Shadows from Boot Hill. The Old West was superstitious in the extreme and . . . reeks with more fantasy than The Arabian Nights.”
Also includes the Western adventures The Gunner from Gehenna, in which a plot to steal a miner’s gold reveals how a good man can go bad . . . and a bad man can do good, and Gunman!, the story of an aging gunfighter turned lawman who shows his town what a real man is made of. “Creates a true theater of the mind experience and is very highly recommended.” —The Midwest Book Review
Summary: Suspense, politics, war, humor and intergalactic finance. A towering masterwork....+
Suspense, politics, war, humor and intergalactic finance. A towering masterwork of science fiction adventure and one of the best-selling science fiction novels of all time, L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth opens with breathtaking scope on an Earth dominated for 1,000 years by an alien invader and man is an endangered species. From the handful of surviving humans a courageous leader emerges Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, who challenges the invincible might of the alien Psychlo empire in a battle of epic scale, danger and intrigue with the fate of the Earth and of the universe in the tenuous balance. "Tight plotting, furious action and have at'em entertainment." —Kirkus Review
Summary: Long before Captain Jack Sparrow raised hell with the Pirates of the Caribbean,....+
Long before Captain Jack Sparrow raised hell with the Pirates of the Caribbean, Tom Bristol sailed to hell and back Under the Black Ensign.That’s where the real adventure begins.
Bristol’s had plenty of bad luck in his life. Press-ganged into serving aboard a British vessel, he’s felt the cruel captain’s lash on his back. Then, freed from his servitude by pirates, his good fortune immediately takes a bad turn . . . as the pirates accuse him of murder—and leave him to die on a deserted island. Now all he has left are a few drops of water, a gun, and just enough bullets to put himself out of his misery.
But Bristol’s luck is about to change. Finding himself in the unexpected company of a fiery woman and a crafty crew, he unsheathes his sword, raises a pirate flag of his own, and sets off to make love and war on the open seas.
In his early twenties, Hubbard led the two-and-a-half-month, five-thousand-mile Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition. He followed that with the West Indies Mineralogical Expedition near San Juan, Puerto Rico, in which he completed the island’s first mineralogical survey as an American territory. It was during these two journeys that Hubbard became an expert on the Caribbean’s colorful history—an expertise he drew on to write stories like Under the Black Ensign.
“The ever-present soundtrack is never distracting and . . . lends a richness to the imagined picture.” —AudioFile
Summary: Does size matter? Is bigger better? That’s no small question to....+
Does size matter? Is bigger better? That’s no small question to Tom Little—the circus midget with giant dreams.
Tom may be king of the midgets, but he’s got far grander ambitions—to become the muscleman at the top, the ringmaster. Now, drawing on some dark ancient secrets and mystic texts, he’s about to get his wish. Imagine a pint-sized Mickey Rooney on steroids, trading up into a body like Burt Lancaster’s. Then imagine paying the biggest price of all….
Assuming another man’s identity, Tom discovers he must also take on his sins, debts, and enemies. He may be living large—but now there are those who want to make him pay for the big man’s sins. Throughout his young life Hubbard was fascinated and intrigued by mysticism and magic. From an old Blackfoot Indian medicine man in Montana to the last living magician descendant of Kublai Khan in China, from the Chamorro natives of Guam to voodoo displays in Haiti, he absorbed information and insight wherever he could—putting it all to marvelous use in stories like this.
Also includes The Last Drop, an astounding tale of a New York bartender who mixes some very magical drinks—to amazing effect.
Summary: Earth is rising in the House of Voltar . . . And there’ll be hell to....+
Earth is rising in the House of Voltar . . .
And there’ll be hell to pay!
That’s right. The invasion is on . . . and it’s coming soon to a galaxy near you. The action couldn’t be hotter, and the plot couldn’t be more diabolical. Earth is coming to Voltar—and the Voltarians won’t know what hit them.
Murder, blackmail, drugs, psychoanalysis, PR firms, sex-crazed teenyboppers, riots in the streets, women in chains. These are the powerful secret weapons of war—perfected on Earth and imported to Voltar—which are now being exploited by the ruthless Lombar Hisst, chief of the Coordinated Information Apparatus (the infamous CIA). His obsession: total domination of the Voltarian Confederacy.
Can anyone stop the madness? Does anyone have the courage and charisma to crash this party?
Enter Royal Officer of the Fleet, Jettero Heller. Dodging Death Battalions and death warrants, he’s racing from Earth to face the challenge. But Hisst has taken Heller’s beautiful sister hostage, and she may be the one who has to pay the ultimate price of VILLAINY VICTORIOUS.
“A superlative storyteller with total mastery of plot and pacing.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Summary: When it comes to boiling up a pot of coffee or stirring up a pot of stew, Old....+
When it comes to boiling up a pot of coffee or stirring up a pot of stew, Old Laramie’s about as good a man as you’re going to find. But other than cooking three squares a day for the cowpunchers over at the Lazy G ranch, Laramie’s not good for much. He’s about as heroic as Walter Brennan on a bender.
But Laramie’s luck—and life—are about to take an amazing turn. Quite by accident, he somehow manages to save a family of Mexicans from bandits, and as a token of their gratitude they give him The Magic Quirt—a horsewhip that he’s told will turn him into a new man.
The transformation is indeed magical. Suddenly Laramie is performing feats of ingenuity and courage that would make even the Lone Ranger proud. But magic is a funny thing—and as Laramie’s about to discover, sometimes it’s all an illusion. L. Ron Hubbard wrote of his childhood: “The weather of Montana is, of course, brutal. The country is immense and swallows up men rather easily, hence they have to live bigger than life to survive. There were still Indians around living in forlorn and isolated tepees. Notable among them was Old Tom, a full-fledged Blackfoot medicine man.” Hubbard and Old Tom became blood brothers, and the medicine man shared with him the kind of lore that make stories like The Magic Quirt as compelling as they are.
Also includes the Western adventures, Vengeance Is Mine!, the story of a young man who sets out to avenge his father’s death only to commit an act beyond redemption, and Stacked Bullets, in which a game of chance is fixed, a whole town is cheated, and nothing but a stack of bullets can make things right. “Outstanding audiobook collection.” –The Midwest Book Review