Chekhov, noted author, playwright and physician, is one of the most accessible and enjoyable of the Russian writers. He writes about life’s routines in a way that encompasses the heights and depths of human emotion all in the span of a day, or even a meal. This recording includes four of his most acclaimed short stories, including: ´´The Black Monk´´, ´´The House with the Mezzanine´´, ´´The Peasants´´, and ´´Gooseberries´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004591/bk_reco_004591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Kissing you is like new paint and old pain. It is like coffee and car alarms and a dim stairway and a stain and it´s like smoke.´ (´Placing a Call´) How does love change us? And how do we change ourselves for love - or for lack of it? Ten stories by acclaimed author Deborah Levy explore these delicate, impossible questions. In Vienna, an icy woman seduces a broken man; in London gardens, birds sing in computer start-up sounds; in ad-land, a sleek copywriter becomes a kind of shaman. These are 21st century lives dissected with razor-sharp humour and curiosity, stories about what it means to live and love, together and alone. Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of highly praised books including Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography and Billy and Girl. Her most recent novel, Swimming Home (2011, And Other Stories) was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. Black Vodka, the title story in this collection, was shortlisted for the 2012 BBC International Short Story Competition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alison Larkin, Ralph Lister, Alex Bloch, Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020777/bk_adbl_020777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wildly inventive new collection of stories by Joyce Carol Oates that charts the surprising ways in which the world we think we know can unexpectedly reveal its darker contours.... The New York Times has hailed Joyce Carol Oates as ´´a dangerous writer in the best sense of the word, one who takes risks almost obsessively with energy and relish.´´Black Dahlia & White Rose, a collection of 11 previously uncollected stories, showcases the keen rewards of Oates´s relentless brio and invention. In one beautifully honed story after another, Oates explores the menace that lurks at the edges of and intrudes upon even the seemingly safest of lives - and maps with rare emotional acuity the transformational cost of such intrusions. Unafraid to venture into no-man´s-lands both real and surreal, Oates takes readers deep into dangerous territory, from a maximum-security prison - vividly delineating the heartbreaking and unexpected atmosphere of such an institution - to the inner landscapes of two beautiful and mysteriously doomed young women in 1940s Los Angeles: Elizabeth Short, otherwise known as the Black Dahlia, victim of a long-unsolved and particularly brutal murder, and her roommate Norma Jeane Baker, soon to become Marilyn Monroe. Whether exploring the psychological compulsion of the wife of a well-to-do businessman who is ravished by, and elopes with, a lover who is not what he seems, or the uneasily duplicitous relationships between young women and their parents, Black Dahlia & White Rose explores the compelling intertwining of dread and desire, the psychic pull and trauma of domestic life, and resonates at every turn with Oates´s mordant humor and her trenchant observation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia, Coleen Marlo, Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003104/bk_harp_003104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although C. M. Kornbluth died an untimely death at age 34, in his short career he managed to write dozens of short stories and a number of novels, often collaborating with other writers. The five stories in this collection are all his own, and show a writer at the height of his powers. In ´´The Little Black Bag´´ (1950), a disgraced physician finds salvation in a high-tech doctor´s bag that has inadvertently been transported from the future. ´´The Altar at Midnight´´ (1952) explores an unintended consequence of space flight, in which astronauts become physically deformed by their work in space, thus making them outcasts back on Earth. ´´MS Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie´´ (1957) presents a humorous tale of a writer who finds enlightenment but ends up in an insane asylum. ´´The Adventurer´´ (1953) is a tale of political intrigue, in a future where our republic has become a dynasty for one ruling family. In ´´The Marching Morons´´ (1951), a follow-up to ´´The Little Black Bag´´, a 20th-century man awakes in a distant future, where intelligence has been mostly bred out of humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/eloq/000012/bk_eloq_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Dr. Galen´s Little Black Bag, we follow the man that Berto Galen has become, as he deals with the pleasures, traumas, and tragedies of life in the medical profession. Like Berto´s World, it is a collection of stories, but together those stories create a portrait of someone who is deeply dedicated to healing - even as he struggles to heal the hurts and wounds that he has suffered over his own lifetime. And like the preceding collection, Dr. Galen´s Little Black Bag presents basic human truths, dressed of necessity in the cloak of fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron David. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ekit/000005/bk_ekit_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Black Cocks And Big Cock Sex Stories To Entertain You Rick Donahue hits the mark with another in the series of BBC. If you don´t know what BBC is it stands for it means big black cock sex stories. Rick is a professional writer that mixes real life stories with great plots and story lines. His commentary adds to genres that include big cock sex stories, MILF sex and at times some Taboo sex drama as well. In this latest edition he brings three stories together in such a delightful and erotic way that you will definitely want to read his book two or three times. Be prepared to be thoroughly entertained with this addition to a great collection of erotica sex stories that come to life on every page of the book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028202/bk_acx0_028202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Filled with the very latest revelations on the sinister and deadly MIB, this book combines never-before-heard witness testimony with papers from some of the leading figures in UFO- and paranormal-themed research to provide an outstanding look at this creepy and disturbing phenomenon. The book takes the listener on a mysterious, macabre, and menacing journey into the world of the dark-suited silencers. Listeners will delve into tales of UFO conspiracies, government agents, strange and bizarre monsters, the occult, demonology, and psychic attacks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Morley Shulman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065040/bk_acx0_065040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Martin dresses up the newel post in his family´s creaky old house, he finds he becomes oddly fascinated with it - until a frightening encounter on the stairs makes him wonder whether his imagination is running away with him. In this collection of strange and creepy stories, Jenny knows she shouldn´t have managed to appear twice in the school photo; Gary becomes strangely moody when he takes the old miser´s two-shilling coin in change and Jean´s compost heap seems to take on a life of its own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brigit Forsyth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005751/bk_bbcw_005751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High-school senior Zac Andereck was enjoying his school prom when an F-4 tornado struck his hometown of Hoisington, Kansas. As he and his classmates ran for cover, Zac´s parents placed a desperate call to his cell phone. They were trapped in their destroyed house. Zac raced home and began frantically digging through the rubble of his home to rescue his parents. Cloudy with a chance of disaster: listen to the entire It Could Happen Tomorrow series from The Weather Channel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Cantore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/wthr/000028/rt_wthr_000028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of short stories by Edgar Allen Poe. The Black Cat: A man overcome by alcohol sinks into wild depravity, goaded by the haunting spectre of a murdered pet. The Pit and the Pendulum: Imprisoned and subjected to extraordinary torments at the hands of the Spanish Inquisition, one man struggles to keep his sanity... and his life. William Wilson is drawn into a desperate struggle against a mysterious doppleganger intent on his destruction. The Masque of the Red Death: As his kingdom dies of a hideous plague, the Prince revels in his palace, sealed away from a gruesome fate. But is he as safe as he believes? The Fall of the House of Usher: At his friend´s dire pleading, a man braves a living tomb now beset by madness and unknowable disease. The Imp of the Perverse: Blinded by the promise of wealth, a man commits the perfect murder.... But how will he keep his secret when his own soul turns against him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Aruffo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007652/bk_acx0_007652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.