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Books produced in the past    ( Total: 50 )

Fiction

  • Title : Touchstone
    Touchstone
    • Author : Armitage, Aileen
    • Narrator : Maureen Clark.
    • System Number : E3131
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 14 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      The 19th Century Yorkshire mill town of Hawksmoor forms the backdrop for this story of the love of two cousins in a family bitterly divided.
      The 19th Century Yorkshire mill town of Hawksmoor forms the backdrop for this story of the love of two cousins in a family bitterly divided.

  • Title : A time for hope : Hope series, Book 3
    A time for hope : Hope series, Book 3
    • Author : Jacobs, Anna
    • Narrator : Julia Franklin. (Female)
    • System Number : E12535
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      After Gabrielle Newman throws her cheating husband out, Stu cares more about the money than the break-up, getting more than his fair share from their house sale.
      After Gabrielle Newman throws her cheating husband out, Stu cares more about the money than the break-up, getting more than his fair share from their house sale. An unexpected bequest offers Gabrielle a new start and she tries to leave the past behind, heading north with Dan Monahan, the private investigator sent to find her. Meanwhile, Stu has got entangled with organized crime in Eastern Europe and is desperate to pay his gambling debts. Gabrielle needs Dan's help to protect herself and her inheritance. Then Stu tracks down his ex-wife and Gabrielle discovers just what the man she once loved is capable of, as her life is threatened. Can she and Dan find a way to stop Stu and his ruthless new friends?

  • Title : The Muse
    The Muse
    • Author : Burton, Jessie
    • Narrator : Narrated by Margaret Harris and Recorded by Else Boon. (Female)
    • System Number : E13758
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      A picture hides a thousand words . . .
      A picture hides a thousand words . . . On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn't know she had, she remains a mystery - no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery. The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own. Into this fragile paradise come artist and revolutionary Isaac Robles and his half-sister Teresa, who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family, with explosive and devastating consequences . . . Seductive, exhilarating and suspenseful, The Muse is an unforgettable novel about aspiration and identity, love and obsession, authenticity and deception.

  • Title : The emperor's soul
    The emperor's soul
    • Author : Sanderson, Brandon
    • Narrator : Angela Lin.
    • System Number : E14352
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      In "The Emperor's Soul," a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history.
      In "The Emperor's Soul," a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history. After being condemned to death for attempting to steal the emperor's scepter, Shai is given one final chance. She'll be allowed to live if she can create a new soul for the emperor, who hovers near death.

  • Title : The girl from Hollywood
    The girl from Hollywood
    • Author : Burroughs, Edgar Rice
    • Narrator : Joseph DeNoia.
    • System Number : E14353
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 51 minutes
    • Genre : Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      The countryside outside of Los Angeles is a paradise on Earth: nature gives bounty on the land, the animals are majestic, the oaks breathe and the natural pools and ponds are all you would want on a summer's day.
      The countryside outside of Los Angeles is a paradise on Earth: nature gives bounty on the land, the animals are majestic, the oaks breathe and the natural pools and ponds are all you would want on a summer's day. And if you are a Pennington or an Evans, life is simple and complete. However, every paradise has a serpent. For Rancho Ganado, that comes in the shape of Bootlegging, Drugs and Murder. All the vice of nearby Hollywood manifest themselves in the picturesque landscape, throwing the lives of these families into turmoil. - Summary by Joseph DeNoia

  • Title : The ladies' paradise
    The ladies' paradise
    • Author : Zola, Émile
    • Narrator : K.G. Cross
    • System Number : E14354
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours 11 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      A glitzy, fast paced Parisian drama depicting life at the world's first department store, revealing its many innovative marketing concepts, fashion, glamour, lust, greed, courage, deception, human foibles, and the vision and financial risk-taking that led to a world transformation in shopping -- one that set all the little shop keepers on their heads.
      A glitzy, fast paced Parisian drama depicting life at the world's first department store, revealing its many innovative marketing concepts, fashion, glamour, lust, greed, courage, deception, human foibles, and the vision and financial risk-taking that led to a world transformation in shopping -- one that set all the little shop keepers on their heads. All this is contrasted by our heroine Denise, a young sales woman who struggles through financial hardship, back-stabbing friendships, and incredible temptations with a quiet courage that helps her rise to the top. As she passes through fire and emerges from it unscathed, we get Zola's masterful depiction of social upheaval and feminine resistance to evil. In 2012 the BBC used the novel as the basis for an eight-part television series set in northern England titled The Paradise. A second season followed in 2013. The novel was also was adapted into a play, The Ladies' Delight, for BBC Radio 4, premiering in September 2010. (Summary by Michele Fry). Original French title: Au Bonheur des Dames

  • Title : Whispering Smith
    Whispering Smith
    • Author : Spearman, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton)
    • Narrator : Bob Rollins. (Male)
    • System Number : E14355
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 48 minutes
    • Genre : Western stories.
    • Summary :
      Whispering Smith, like most of Frank Spearman's western novels (and some non-fiction as well) are set in the world of railroads, in the late 1800's.
      Whispering Smith, like most of Frank Spearman's western novels (and some non-fiction as well) are set in the world of railroads, in the late 1800's. The main character, Gordon Smith, is a railroad detective; he first appears in this novel, then later in others. This novel was popular enough to be made into film eight times (four being silent) and into a TV series. In this novel, Smith finds that the culprit of the railroad mishaps he is investigating is a close friend, Murray Sinclair. That plot may seem overworked, but Spearman makes it nuanced enough for it to be quite interesting; two interwoven romances are included. The strongest feature of Spearman's novels is probably his beautiful descriptions of the American western landscapes. His character descriptions and plots also hold up well against the other writers of westerns of the early 1900's. (Summary by Bob Rollins)

  • Title : Enoch Arden
    Enoch Arden
    • Author : Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron
    • Narrator : Bruce Kachuk.
    • System Number : E14356
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 54 minutes
    • Genre : Poetry.
    • Summary :
      In the poem "Enoch Arden," Tennyson's epic narrative of the enduring power of love in the face of insurmountable odds, is found a classic example of the determination of the human spirit to triumph in circumstances that address the true meaning of the power of love itself.
      In the poem "Enoch Arden," Tennyson's epic narrative of the enduring power of love in the face of insurmountable odds, is found a classic example of the determination of the human spirit to triumph in circumstances that address the true meaning of the power of love itself. Wanting only the very best for his impoverished wife and family, seaman Enoch Arden undertakes precarious work which leaves him marooned and presumed lost at sea. On his return home Enoch finds his family well and prospering but his wife remarried. Faced with a love for his family deeper than the oceans he sailed, Enoch must decide whether to intrude into this idyllic scene of domestic happiness or meet old age and death alone and in obscurity. - Summary by Bruce Kachuk

  • Title : A pocket full of rye : a Miss Marple mystery
    A pocket full of rye : a Miss Marple mystery
    • Author : Christie, Agatha
    • Narrator : Rosalind Ayres.
    • System Number : E14358
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 48 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue is found dead with rye grain in his pocket.
      Wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue is found dead with rye grain in his pocket. Inspector Neele, in charge of investigating the spate of murders, consults with Miss Marple, who has an interesting and surprising theory to offer. She senses the murderer is dispatching his victims on the basis of the children's nursery rhyme 'Sing a Song of Sixpence'.

  • Title : Big Jack
    Big Jack
    • Author : Robb, J. D.
    • Narrator : Susan Ericksen.
    • System Number : E14359
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 26 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      In New York City in 2059, someone is pursuing missing gems from a decades-old heist ...
      In New York City in 2059, someone is pursuing missing gems from a decades-old heist ... someone who's willing to kill for them. Sharp-witted and sexy, NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is used to travelling in the shadowy corners outside the law. And in a future where crime meets cutting-edge technology, she will attempt to track down the diamonds once and for all - and stop the danger and death that have surrounded them for years. (Originally published in "Remember When").

  • Title : Die for you
    Die for you
    • Author : Unger, Lisa
    • Narrator : Ann Marie Lee.
    • System Number : E14360
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      A nightmare journey from bustling glamorous New York City to the murky streets of Prague.
      A nightmare journey from bustling glamorous New York City to the murky streets of Prague. Isabel and Marcus Raines are the perfect couple. She is a well-known novelist: he is a brilliant high-tech game inventor. They've been married for five years and still enjoy a marriage filled with romance. But one morning, Marcus disappears. Isabel dials his mobile phone for hours, but when she finally receives a call in return, it's more disturbing than she could have imagined, only the sound of a man screaming pitifully. The police are no use. It could have been a television show, they tell her. Grown men just don't disappear. The next morning, Isabel races to Marcus's office to confront his partners and learn the truth about her husband. But soon after she arrives, the FBI raid the office and knock her unconscious. When she awakens in a hospital, she learns that everyone else in the office is dead. Isabel finally returns to her apartment to find that it has been completely ransacked. Her money - all their money - is missing from their accounts. But the final blow comes when she learns from the police that Marcus Raines is in fact a dead man. He has been using somebody's identity for years. Isabel was married to someone she never knew. And now the chase is on, because Isabel will not rest until she finds the truth.

  • Title : The moon maid
    The moon maid
    • Author : Burroughs, Edgar Rice
    • Narrator : Thomas A. Copeland.
    • System Number : E14361
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Sabotage accidentally takes Earth's first manned interplanetary expedition to the Moon, where a sublunar adventure ensues, involving two intelligent species and a good deal of fighting as well as romance.
      Sabotage accidentally takes Earth's first manned interplanetary expedition to the Moon, where a sublunar adventure ensues, involving two intelligent species and a good deal of fighting as well as romance. The perceptive reader will perceive the author's peculiar notions concerning the behavior of volcanos, an offense against scientific fact that is hard to pardon in a writer of science fiction, but if it can be overlooked, the variety of incident and the fast pace of the action, full of surprises, amply repay the reader's generous indulgence. (Summary by Thomas A. Copeland)

  • Title : A fraction of the whole
    A fraction of the whole
    • Author : Toltz, Steve
    • Narrator : Pierce Bragg.
    • System Number : E14362
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 21 hours
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      For most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn't decide whether to pity, hate, love, or murder his certifiably paranoid father, Martin, a man who over analysed anything and everything and imparted his self-garnered wisdom to his only son.
      For most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn't decide whether to pity, hate, love, or murder his certifiably paranoid father, Martin, a man who over analysed anything and everything and imparted his self-garnered wisdom to his only son. But now that Martin is dead, Jasper can fully reflect on the crackpot who raised him in intellectual captivity, and what he realises is that, for all its lunacy, theirs was a grand adventure. As he recollects the events that led to his father's demise, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveries-- about his infamous outlaw uncle Terry, his mysteriously absent European mother, and Martin's constant losing battle to make a lasting mark on the world he so disdains. It's a story that takes them from the Australian bush to the cafes of bohemian Paris, from the Thai jungle to strip clubs, asylums, labyrinths, and criminal lairs, and from the highs of first love to the lows of failed ambition. The result is a rollicking roller coaster ride from obscurity to infamy, and the moving, memorable story of a father and son whose spiritual symmetry transcends all their many shortcomings.

  • Title : In search of Mademoiselle
    In search of Mademoiselle
    • Author : Gibbs, George
    • Narrator : Tony Oliva
    • System Number : E14364
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 26 minutes 23 seconds
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      George Gibbs wrote this romance set in the 17th century during the reigns of Charles II in England and Louis XIV in France, about the colonization of the New World and the struggles between French and Spanish colonists in Florida.
      George Gibbs wrote this romance set in the 17th century during the reigns of Charles II in England and Louis XIV in France, about the colonization of the New World and the struggles between French and Spanish colonists in Florida.

  • Title : An honest woman : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    An honest woman : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Moshfegh, Ottessa
    • Narrator : Ottessa Moshfegh, Deborah Treisman
    • System Number : E14366
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 48 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Ottessa Moshfegh reads her story "An Honest Woman," from the October 24th, 2016, issue of the magazine.
      Ottessa Moshfegh reads her story "An Honest Woman," from the October 24th, 2016, issue of the magazine. Moshfegh is the author of two novels, "McGlue" and "Eileen," and the forthcoming story collection, “Homesick for Another World.” This is her second story in the magazine.

  • Title : The diamond pin : Fleming Stone, book 10
    The diamond pin : Fleming Stone, book 10
    • Author : Wells, Carolyn.
    • Narrator : Celine Major.
    • System Number : E14367
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 49 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Eccentric and wealthy New York widow Ursula Pell loves playing cruel jokes on her guests, particularly on her niece and nephew who are destined to inherit the millions in gems left to her by her late husband.
      Eccentric and wealthy New York widow Ursula Pell loves playing cruel jokes on her guests, particularly on her niece and nephew who are destined to inherit the millions in gems left to her by her late husband. Therefore when she is found brutally murdered in a locked room the morning after a dinner party, her niece Iris -- the most recent victim of Ursula's humiliating pranks -- is first suspected, until all the clues point to her nephew. Where did she stash the gemstones and the much mentioned diamond pin promised Iris? Enter Fleming Stone, famous detective who hopefully can prove the innocence of the nephew, the true value of the diamond pin and discover WHO killed Mrs. Pell. - Summary by Celine Major

  • Title : Wide spot : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Wide spot : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : McGuane, Thomas
    • Narrator : Thomas McGuane, Deborah Treisman.
    • System Number : E14368
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 21 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Thomas McGuane reads his story from the September 23, 2019, issue of the magazine.
      Thomas McGuane reads his story from the September 23, 2019, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published fourteen books of fiction, including the story collections "Gallatin Canyon," "Crow Fair," and "Cloudbursts," which came out last year.

  • Title : You must know everything : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    You must know everything : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    • Author : Babel, Isaac
    • Narrator : George Saunders, Deborah Treisman.
    • System Number : E14369
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 24 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      George Saunders reads Isaac Babel's short story "You Must Know Everything" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
      George Saunders reads Isaac Babel's short story "You Must Know Everything" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • Title : The Mauritius command : Aubrey-Maturin, book 4
    The Mauritius command : Aubrey-Maturin, book 4
    • Author : O'Brian, Patrick.
    • Narrator : Ric Jerrom.
    • System Number : E14371
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 50 minutes
    • Genre : Sea stories.
    • Summary :
      Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command until his friend, occasional intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant.
      Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command until his friend, occasional intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains - one a pleasure-seeking dilettante, the other liable to provoke the crew to mutiny. This tale is as beautifully written and as gripping as any in the series; it also stands on its own as a superlative work of fiction.

  • Title : One life, one love
    One life, one love
    • Author : Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth)
    • Narrator : Celine Major.
    • System Number : E14373
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 35 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Clara and Robert Hatrell lead an ideal life with their young daughter Daisy in a beautiful old fashioned cottage on the banks of the Thames.
      Clara and Robert Hatrell lead an ideal life with their young daughter Daisy in a beautiful old fashioned cottage on the banks of the Thames. When his son Cyril goes away to school their friend and neighbor Ambrose Arden who is a notable scholar offers to tutor Daisy. Some time later Robert carrying a large amount in banknotes is found stabbed to death in a London rooming house supposedly lured there by the mention of someone called Toinette. The murderer is not found and the money trail implicates a Frenchwoman exchanging the notes in Cannes, Nice and Paris. As the story progresses we are taken to Paris where new characters are introduced. Will one of them lead us to the actual villain??? - Summary by Celine Major

  • Title : The dealings of Captain Sharkey ; and other tales of pirates
    The dealings of Captain Sharkey ; and other tales of pirates
    • Author : Doyle, Arthur Conan
    • Narrator : Joseph DeNoia.
    • System Number : E14375
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories, Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Notorious pirates who are the scourge of the seven seas, and on land; ghost stories which scare voyagers in the jungles and the ice caps; two ships located in a fatal fight volleying broadsides as if their life depends upon it (which it does); and mysteries on land and the ocean… Sir Arthur Conan Doyle takes you on a journey with 12 tales as unique and mysterious from one another as were ever collected about those pirates we have come to love…and fear.
      Notorious pirates who are the scourge of the seven seas, and on land; ghost stories which scare voyagers in the jungles and the ice caps; two ships located in a fatal fight volleying broadsides as if their life depends upon it (which it does); and mysteries on land and the ocean… Sir Arthur Conan Doyle takes you on a journey with 12 tales as unique and mysterious from one another as were ever collected about those pirates we have come to love…and fear. With enough imagination, cunning and murder to entertain everyone from a salty dog to Ahab’s wife. (Summary by Joseph DeNoia)

  • Title : America : Jake Grafton, book 9
    America : Jake Grafton, book 9
    • Author : Coonts, Stephen.
    • Narrator : John Kenneth.
    • System Number : E14376
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      When an experimental nuclear submarine is hijacked in broad daylight, only Admiral Jake Grafton stands between the deadly cargo and its intended target: Washington D.C.
      When an experimental nuclear submarine is hijacked in broad daylight, only Admiral Jake Grafton stands between the deadly cargo and its intended target: Washington D.C. Hundreds of people have gathered to watch the launching of the USS America, our newest and most sophisticated nuclear submarine. Then, the unthinkable happens: armed men emerge from the tugboat that is leading her to sea, board the submarine and man her controls. Half of the men onboard are slaughtered and half are put out to sea. Before nearby destroyers can react, the sub disappears. Admiral Jake Grafton is resting at his Delaware beach house when he is asked to find out who has stolen his submarine and why. He learns that a rogue CIA group, originally trained to steal Russian technology during the Cold War, may be behind the operation. And soon it becomes clear that, whatever their purpose, they mean business: within hours a missile launched from the submarine destroys the top floor of the White House and a second missile fells an airliner carrying 283 passengers. Now the race is on to find out where the submarine is, who is behind the nightmare scenario and-most critically-how to stop it.

  • Title : Call for the dead
    Call for the dead
    • Author : Le Carré, John.
    • Narrator : Michael Jayston.
    • System Number : E14377
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 44 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories, Spy stories.
    • Summary :
      George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead.
      George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead. Suicide. But why? An anonymous letter had alleged that Foreign Office man Samuel Fennan had been a member of the Communist Party as a student before the war. Nothing very unusual for his generation. Smiley had made it clear that the investigation, little more than a routine security check, was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. Next day, Fennan was dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn’t go on. Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate, only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past.

  • Title : Still riding on the storm
    Still riding on the storm
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : David Tredinnick. (Male)
    • System Number : E14379
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      This re-issue features the original stories and articles re-edited, plus two brand new Les Norton short stories and a feature article, 'Bowling for Bukowski', which is about the last three years of turmoil in the author's life.
      This re-issue features the original stories and articles re-edited, plus two brand new Les Norton short stories and a feature article, 'Bowling for Bukowski', which is about the last three years of turmoil in the author's life. Original edition published in 1996 under the title Rider on the Storm and Other Bits of Barrett. Contents: Rider on the storm -- The wasted horizon -- The party of the first part -- Diamond Les -- Ming the merciless -- The baker's dozen -- Amy outhouse -- Gorgeous George -- So, you want to be in movies? -- The empty stomach -- So, you want to be a (righter) writer? -- I was a judge in a wet T-shirt contest -- Whining and dining -- Bowling for Bukowski.

  • Title : Uncle Tom's cabin
    Uncle Tom's cabin
    • Author : Stowe, Harriet Beecher.
    • Narrator : Buck Shirner.
    • System Number : E14380
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 20 hours
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin brought the abolitionists' message to the public conscience.
      Published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin brought the abolitionists' message to the public conscience. Indeed, Abraham Lincoln greeted Stowe in 1863 as "the little lady who made this big war." Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eluding the hired slave catchers. Aided by the Underground Railroad, Quakers, and others opposed to the Fugitive Slave Act, Eliza, her son, and her husband George run toward Canada. As the Harrises flee to freedom, another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale. Too loyal to abuse his master's trust, too Christian to rebel, Tom wrenches himself from his family. Befriending a white child, Evangeline St. Clare, Tom is purchased by her father and taken to their home in New Orleans. Although Evangeline's father finally resolves to free his slaves, his sudden death alters their fates, sending Tom farther downriver to Simon Legree's plantation, and the whips of Legree's overseers.

  • Title : A life of adventure and delight : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    A life of adventure and delight : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Sharma, Akhil
    • Narrator : Akhil Sharma, Deborah Treisman.
    • System Number : E14381
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 29 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Akhil Sharma reads his story “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” from the May 16, 2016, issue of the magazine.
      Akhil Sharma reads his story “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” from the May 16, 2016, issue of the magazine. Sharma is the author of two novels, “An Obedient Father” and ”Family Life.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1997.

  • Title : Anhedonia, here I come : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Anhedonia, here I come : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Barrett, Colin.
    • Narrator : Colin Barrett, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14383
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 36 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Colin Barrett reads his story “Anhedonia, Here I Come,” from the April 18, 2016, issue of the magazine.
      Colin Barrett reads his story “Anhedonia, Here I Come,” from the April 18, 2016, issue of the magazine. Barrett is the author of the story collection “Young Skins,” which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014. He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2015.

  • Title : Are we not men? : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Are we not men? : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    • Narrator : T.C. Boyle, Deborah Treisman.
    • System Number : E14384
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 38 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      T.
      T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his story "Are We Not Men?," from the November 7, 2016, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of sixteen novels, including "The Harder They Come" and "The Terranauts," which came out last month. He has published more than two dozen stories in The New Yorker.

  • Title : Chairman Spaceman : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Chairman Spaceman : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Pierce, Thomas.
    • Narrator : Thomas Pierce, Deborah Treisman.
    • System Number : E14385
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 43 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Thomas Pierce reads his story "Chairman Spaceman," from the January 16, 2017, issue of the magazine.
      Thomas Pierce reads his story "Chairman Spaceman," from the January 16, 2017, issue of the magazine. Pierce's story collection, "Hall of Small Mammals," came out in 2015. His first novel, "The Afterlives," will be published later this year.

  • Title : The Spy Company : a Story of the Mexican War
    The Spy Company : a Story of the Mexican War
    • Author : Gunter, Archibald Clavering
    • Narrator : John Brandon.
    • System Number : E14387
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      The Exciting adventures of a beautiful Texan debutante - She was raised in New York City high society and attended the best schools - When her mother died she felt the urge to go out west to join her father, whom she never knew, on their massive ranch - What followed were river boat journeys, steamboat gamblers, desperadoes, con artists, Mexican military and Indian attacks.
      The Exciting adventures of a beautiful Texan debutante - She was raised in New York City high society and attended the best schools - When her mother died she felt the urge to go out west to join her father, whom she never knew, on their massive ranch - What followed were river boat journeys, steamboat gamblers, desperadoes, con artists, Mexican military and Indian attacks. She rode out west under the protection of the Texan Rangers and US military only to discover the ultimate deception when she reached the ranch!

  • Title : Star Wars : the last Jedi
    Star Wars : the last Jedi
    • Author : Fry, Jason
    • Narrator : Marc Thompson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14389
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      From the ashes of the Empire has risen another threat to the galaxy's freedom: the ruthless First Order.
      From the ashes of the Empire has risen another threat to the galaxy's freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately new heroes emerge to take up arms against the First Order: Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order's Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. The champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

  • Title : Star trek : movie tie-in
    Star trek : movie tie-in
    • Author : Foster, Alan Dean
    • Narrator : Zachary Quinto. (Male)
    • System Number : E14391
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      "Are you willing to settle for an ordinary life?
      "Are you willing to settle for an ordinary life? Or do you think you were meant for something better? Something special?" One grew up in the cornfields of Iowa, fighting for his independence, for a way out of a life that promised only indifference, aimlessness and obscurity. "You will forever be a child of two worlds, capable of choosing your own destiny. The only question you face is, which path will you chose?" The other grew up on the jagged cliffs of the harsh Vulcan desert, fighting for acceptance, for a way to reconcile the logic he was taught with the emotions he felt. In the far reaches of the galaxy, a machine of war bursts into existence in a place and time it was never meant to be. On a mission of retribution for the destruction of his planet, its half-mad captain seeks the death of every intelligent being, and the annihilation of every civilized world. Kirk and Spock, two completely different and unyielding personalities, must find a way to lead the only crew, aboard the only ship, that can stop him. "The wait is over."

  • Title : Choking victim : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Choking victim : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Kleeman, Alexandra.
    • Narrator : Alexandra Kleeman, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14393
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 38 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Alexandra Kleeman reads her story “Choking Victim,” from the May 2, 2016, issue of the magazine.
      Alexandra Kleeman reads her story “Choking Victim,” from the May 2, 2016, issue of the magazine. Kleeman is the author of the novel “You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine,” which was published in 2015. This is her first story in The New Yorker.

  • Title : Deer season : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Deer season : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Barry, Kevin.
    • Narrator : Kevin Barry, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14394
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 25 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Kevin Barry reads his story "Deer Season," from the October 10, 2016, issue of the magazine.
      Kevin Barry reads his story "Deer Season," from the October 10, 2016, issue of the magazine. Kevin Barry is the author of two story collections, and two novels, including last years "Beatlebone." He's been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2010.

  • Title : Constructed worlds : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Constructed worlds : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Batuman, Elif.
    • Narrator : Elif Batuman, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14395
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 48 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Elif Batuman reads her story “Constructed Worlds,” from the January 23, 2017, issue of the magazine.
      Elif Batuman reads her story “Constructed Worlds,” from the January 23, 2017, issue of the magazine. Batuman is the author of “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them.” “Constructed Worlds” is adapted from her forthcoming first novel, “The Idiot,” which will be published in March.

  • Title : Corrie : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    Corrie : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    • Author : Munro, Alice.
    • Narrator : Margaret Atwood, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14396
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Margaret Atwood joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Corrie," by Alice Munro, from a 2010 issue of the magazine.
      Margaret Atwood joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Corrie," by Alice Munro, from a 2010 issue of the magazine. Atwood is the author of numerous collections of poetry, stories, and novels, including "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Blind Assassin," which won the Booker Prize in 2000, and "Stone Mattress." A winner of the Franz Kafka Prize and the Governor General's Award, among others, she will publish "The Testaments," a sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," in September.

  • Title : Somewhere else : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    Somewhere else : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    • Author : Paley, Grace.
    • Narrator : Barbara Rosenblatt, Nell Freudenberger, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14400
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 33 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Nell Freudenberger discusses Grace Paley's short story "Somewhere Else" with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
      Nell Freudenberger discusses Grace Paley's short story "Somewhere Else" with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. The podcast includes a reading of the story by Barbara Rosenblatt. "Somewhere Else" was published in The New Yorker on October 23, 1978.

  • Title : When we were nearly young : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    When we were nearly young : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    • Author : Gallant, Mavis.
    • Narrator : Antonya Nelson, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14401
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 32 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Antonya Nelson reads Mavis Gallant's short story "When We Were Nearly Young" and discusses Gallant with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
      Antonya Nelson reads Mavis Gallant's short story "When We Were Nearly Young" and discusses Gallant with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

Nonfiction

  • Title : The Jesus of history
    The Jesus of history
    • Author : Glover, T. R. (Terrot Reaveley)
    • Narrator : Paul Mazumdar.
    • System Number : E14357
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 47 minutes
    • Genre : Religion.
    • Summary :
      A collection of a series of lectures delivered while Glover was in India setting the life of Jesus into its historical context and seeing what lessons might be drawn from it. - Summary by Paul Mazumdar
      A collection of a series of lectures delivered while Glover was in India setting the life of Jesus into its historical context and seeing what lessons might be drawn from it. - Summary by Paul Mazumdar

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 2, 1783-1876, Empire
    This sceptred isle. Volume 2, 1783-1876, Empire
    • Author : Lee, Christopher.
    • Narrator : Juliet Stevenson.
    • System Number : E14365
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      This volume picks up the story of the British Empire at the point where the American colonies have become the United States of America with their triumph over General Cornwallis and the British army at Yorktown in 1781.
      This volume picks up the story of the British Empire at the point where the American colonies have become the United States of America with their triumph over General Cornwallis and the British army at Yorktown in 1781. Here are the origins of the modern nations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and of the ways in which British influence has affected nations such as India, Sri Lanka, and China. Here are the stories of Captain James Cook, Mungo Park, Warren Hastings, Sir Stamford Raffles and David Livingstone.

  • Title : Kings in grass castles
    Kings in grass castles
    • Author : Durack, Mary
    • Narrator : Jenny Seedsman.
    • System Number : E14370
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 17 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      "'Cattle Kings' ye call us, then we are Kings in grass castles that may be blown away upon a puff of wind..." - Patrick Durack, 1878.
      "'Cattle Kings' ye call us, then we are Kings in grass castles that may be blown away upon a puff of wind..." - Patrick Durack, 1878. When Patrick Durack left Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a dynasty of pioneers, and build an empire of cattle-land across the great stretches of Australia. His grand-daughter, Mary Durack, with a profound sense of family history, has rebuilt the saga of the Duracks, a saga that is the story of Australia itself, huge, pioneering, and tremendous in concept.

  • Title : Practical mysticism : a little book for normal people
    Practical mysticism : a little book for normal people
    • Author : Underhill, Evelyn
    • Narrator : Carla Arnell.
    • System Number : E14374
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Religion, Philosophy.
    • Summary :
      Underhill’s definition of mysticism, her exploration of the stages of spiritual progress along the mystical path, and her argument about the practical application of mysticism for ordinary people. (Summary by Carla Arnell)
      Underhill’s definition of mysticism, her exploration of the stages of spiritual progress along the mystical path, and her argument about the practical application of mysticism for ordinary people. (Summary by Carla Arnell)

  • Title : Six months in 1945 : FDR, Stalin, Churchill and Truman - from World War to Cold War
    Six months in 1945 : FDR, Stalin, Churchill and Truman - from World War to Cold War
    • Author : Dobbs, Michael
    • Narrator : Richard Burnip.
    • System Number : E14378
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      When FDR, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin gathered outside the Crimean city of Yalta in February 1945, they had Hitler's armies on the run, and victory was just a matter of time.
      When FDR, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin gathered outside the Crimean city of Yalta in February 1945, they had Hitler's armies on the run, and victory was just a matter of time. Their mission was to forge the decisions that would shape the postwar world, and above all to divide up Europe between Soviet and Western influence. These men had been fighting side by side for nearly four years but the cracks in their alliance were emerging; even before the Second World War ended, another conflict was beginning. While the Berlin airlift and the Iron Curtain would not arrive for three years, by August 1945 the West and the Soviet Union were firmly on the path to a Cold War.

  • Title : Tell it all : the story of a life's experience in Mormonism. An autobiography
    Tell it all : the story of a life's experience in Mormonism. An autobiography
    • Author : Stenhouse, Fanny.
    • Narrator : Danielle Cartwright. (Female)
    • System Number : E14397
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 22 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography, Religion.
    • Summary :
      Fanny relates the experiences of a 19th century missionary as she and her young husband proselytize throughout Europe in search of converts to the new Mormon faith.
      Fanny relates the experiences of a 19th century missionary as she and her young husband proselytize throughout Europe in search of converts to the new Mormon faith. Her religious zeal is sorely tested upon receipt of news from America revealing that their religion has adopted the practice of polygamy as the means to exaltation. The couple is summoned to Utah only to find themselves firmly ensconced in Brigham Young's inner circle and called upon to practice plural marriage or risk a fall from family, friends, and faith. - Summary by Danielle Cartwright

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 3, 1939-1959
    This sceptred isle. Volume 3, 1939-1959
    • Author : Lee, Christopher.
    • Narrator : Anna Massey and Robert Powell. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14402
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      Following the horrors of the Second World War, culminating in the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, came the beginnings of popular culture: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and the Mini.
      Following the horrors of the Second World War, culminating in the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, came the beginnings of popular culture: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and the Mini.

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 4, 1547-1660
    This sceptred isle. Volume 4, 1547-1660
    • Author : Lee, Christopher.
    • Narrator : Anna Massey. (Female)
    • System Number : E14403
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      It was in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, that England became a Protestant nation.
      It was in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, that England became a Protestant nation. Her reign saw the flowering of the Renaissance in England, the growth of trading, slaving and piracy as well as the tragic story of Mary, Queen of Scots. Elizabeth united England as never before but it was her successor, King James VI ov Scotland, who became the first ruler of Great Britain as it was called for the first time. James's son, Charles I, decided he could rule without benefit Parliament; and then religion, Scotland and Ireland began to lead towards bitter Civil War which would bring the irresistible rise of Oliver Cromwell and eventually end with the removal not just of the King, but of monarchy itself.

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 8, 1792-1815
    This sceptred isle. Volume 8, 1792-1815
    • Author : Lee, Christopher.
    • Narrator : Anna Massey. (Female)
    • System Number : E14404
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      France's attempts to export its 1789 revolution led to war all over Europe and beyond, raising the likes of Nelson and Wellington to the status of national hero as they led the resistance to the ambitions of Napoleon Bonaparte.
      France's attempts to export its 1789 revolution led to war all over Europe and beyond, raising the likes of Nelson and Wellington to the status of national hero as they led the resistance to the ambitions of Napoleon Bonaparte. Their greatest triumphs at Trafalgar and Waterloo have justifiably become major landmarks in British history. For much of this time the political leader of Britain was the second William Pitt, Pitt the Younger, who had been only twenty four years old when he became prime minister for the first time. It was Pitt who invented income tax as a democratic means of paying for the French wars and who had also to cope with another rebellion in Ireland (which this time led to union with Great Britain), with another war against Britain's former American colonies and with the problem of a king whose sanity was serious question.

Children's Fiction

  • Title : The secret of Casa Grande
    The secret of Casa Grande
    • Author : Randolph, Helen
    • Narrator : Mary Escano.
    • System Number : E14372
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      While visiting their friend, Florence, at her home in Mexico, Jo Ann and Peggy noticed a barred window which has no opening into any of the rooms of an ancient adobe house.
      While visiting their friend, Florence, at her home in Mexico, Jo Ann and Peggy noticed a barred window which has no opening into any of the rooms of an ancient adobe house. Curious to find out what it is, the girls tried to investigate but no one seems eager to help them. Undaunted, the girls made plans to get there only to encounter dangers and find a thrilling discovery. - Summary by Mary Escano

Children's Nonfiction

  • Title : Abigail Adams and her times
    Abigail Adams and her times
    • Author : Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe.
    • Narrator : Ciufi Galeazzi.
    • System Number : E14382
    • Collection : Children's Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 19 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      This is a young person's biography of Abigail Adams that will appeal to readers of all ages.
      This is a young person's biography of Abigail Adams that will appeal to readers of all ages. In the author's own words, "I am not writing a history; far from it. I am merely throwing on the screen, in the fashion of today, a few scenes to make a background for my little pen-picture-play. " - Summary by Ciufi Galeazzi

Young Adult Fiction

  • Title : Star Wars, a new hope. The princess, the scoundrel, and the farm boy
    Star Wars, a new hope. The princess, the scoundrel, and the farm boy
    • Author : Bracken, Alexandra.
    • Narrator : Marc Thompson and Rebecca Soler. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14392
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction, Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      The galaxy is at war.
      The galaxy is at war. Although the Rebel Alliance has won a few battles against the Empire, hope is fading. The Empire is about to finish building the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen-the Death Star. The rebels' only chance to defeat it now lies in the unlikely hands of a princess, a scoundrel, and a farm boy.