By: Don Wood & Audrey Wood
Narrated by: Patrick Macnee
Length: 4 minutes
First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big, Hungry Bear, even if it means sharing it with the reader.
The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world. Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear... How...Read more » Learn more
By: David Sedaris
Length: 3 hours 10 minutes
David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the... Read more »Learn more
By: Paul Fleischman
Narrated by: Paul Michael, Susan Denaker & Lincoln Hoppe
Length: 2 hours 5 minutes
Paul Fleischman spins three engrossing stories about the unexpected ways an artist's creations reveal truths - tales whose intriguing plots and many moods will entertain readers and inspire future writers.
Can wood, copper, or marble communicate? They can if they are the graven images in Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman's trio of eerie, beguiling... Read more »
By: Jeffrey Archer
Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
Length: 3 hours 41 minutes
The bestselling author of Sons of Fortune, Jeffrey Archer once again astonishes, delights, and electrifies with this audio collection.
Featuring bonus interviews with the author.
From London to China, and New York to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the listener on a tour of ancient heirlooms and modern romance, of cutthroat business and kindly...
By: Dave Henderson
Narrated by: Alan Sklar
Length: 4 hours 12 minutes
Dave Henderson, a seasoned outdoorsman, presents twenty-one great stories about dogs he’s collected over the years. Although fictional, they represent the wonderful relationship between canine and man. Some stories have been previously published and have been favored by good reviews from all areas of dogdom.
If you have come across them before,...Read more » Learn more
By: Jack London
Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes
A rare pearl is fought over during a hurricane on a South Sea island. A zealous missionary sets out to spread the gospel in a land of cannibals. The son of a Polynesian chief becomes the slave of a white man. These stories and others portray life in the South Seas in the days of tall ships a century ago. In powerful and compelling language that... Read more »Learn more
By: Jim Harrison
Narrated by: Lloyd James & Marguerite Gavin
Length: 8 hours 7 minutes
Celebrated author Jim Harrison, whose robust, tender, and deeply felt books have made their mark on the American literary landscape, here delivers a collection of three novellas infused with all the wisdom and generous spirit that have made him a master writer.
In the title novella, “The Summer He Didn’t Die,” Brown Dog, a hapless Michigan...Read more » Learn more
By: Mavis Gallant
Narrated by: Lorna Raver & Yuri Rasovsky
Length: 16 hours 45 minutes
Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend, a frequent contributor to the New Yorker for close to fifty years, and the undisputed master of the short story. Her peerless prose captures the range of human experience while evoking time and place with unequaled skill. This superb collection of fifteen of Gallant’s stories, edited and with an...Read more » Learn more
By: L. M. Montgomery
Narrated by: Grace Conlin
Length: 6 hours 40 minutes
Listeners will be thrilled to know that Anne Shirley does appear in these wonderful stories of Avonlea and Spencervale. In fact, page one starts off with Anne curled up on the window seat of Theodora Dix's sitting-room, where Anne spent a fortnight of her vacation.
However, most of the people who appear in this book are new to listeners of the...Read more » Learn more
Narrated by: Frederick Davidson & Wanda McCaddon
Length: 11 hours 29 minutes
Hector Monro, writing under the pseudonym of Saki, is justly renowned for his urbane and witty short stories. His eccentric characters, humorous dialogue, and engaging domestic situations all reveal a penetrating and sometimes disturbing insight into human nature. As a quixotic tour guide, Saki leads the reader from garden party to pig sty to...Read more » Learn more
By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
Length: 6 hours 35 minutes
A body on the London Underground; the strange disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax; a parcel containing some coarse salt and two freshly severed human ears. This collection of eight world-famous cases from Doctor Watson's portfolio illustrates the singular mental faculties of Sherlock Holmes. In the course of his investigations, Holmes himself... Read more »Learn more
By: Monica Ali
Narrated by: Anna Fields
Length: 7 hours 59 minutes
Monica Ali's stunning second book is a collection of stories set in the Alentejo province of Portugal, linked by characters and by a vivid sense of place and time.
Teresa is a beautiful young girl from the village who is supposed to marry a suitable man from the same community but who wants to see the world. Vasco is a café owner who is losing...Read more » Learn more
By: Cyrus Emerson
Narrated by: Tom Weiner, Raymond Scully, Lucia Sherman, Ryan Farmer & Paul Michael Garcia
Lost Angel is a pulp-fiction mystery in which four characters, in four short stories, have their lives interweave with one another over 2,000 miles of Interstate-40.
The trip begins in the fall of 1976 with the formative years of a serial killer whom the media later call the Freeway Slasher. This megalomaniac is the terror that hides in the...Read more » Learn more
By: Sandra Cisneros
Narrated by: Sandra Cisneros
Seductive, earthy, and at times confessional, Sandra Cisneros's vibrant collection of poetry celebrates the females aspects of love--from the reflective to the overtly erotic--in a voice recognizable from her powerful works of fiction.
These poems offer narratives as formally elegant as they are emotional and accessible. They are... Read more »
By: Pam Adams
Narrated by: Child's Play
Length: 10 minutes
Why is everyone staring at Mrs. Honey's Hat? The audio version of this well-established classic is sure to become a favourite.
With a repetitive refrain and a strong emphasis on days of the week, this story is perfect for early learners.
A Child's Play audio production.Read more » Learn more
By: Paulo Coelho
Narrated by: Jamie Glover
Length: 5 hours 16 minutes
The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover.
Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that left her...Read more » Learn more
By: Ray Bradbury
Narrated by: Campbell Scott
Length: 6 hours 49 minutes
For more than fifty years Ray Bradbury has regaled us with wonders, enabled us to view from fresh perspectives the world we inhabit, and see others we never dreamed existed.
Here are eighteen brand-new stories and seven previously published but never before collected stories -- proof positive that Bradbury's magic is as potent as ever.
Sip the...Read more » Learn more
By: Kurt Vonnegut
Narrated by: Kurt Vonnegut
Length: 4 hours 11 minutes
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. himself reads from his most celebrated works: Breakfast of Champions, Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and three complete stories from Welcome to the Monkey House.Read more » Learn more
By: Scott Wolven
Narrated by: William Dufris
Length: 6 hours 2 minutes
Once or twice a decade, an unknown short-story writer blazes onto the literary scene with work that is thrilling and new. Scott Wolven is such a talent, and his raw, blistering tales of hard-bitten convicts, dodgy informers, and men running from the law make for "the most exciting, authentic collection of short stories I have read in years,"... Read more »Learn more
By: Shelby Foote
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Length: 10 hours 6 minutes
Before Shelby Foote undertook his epic history of the Civil War he wrote this fictional chronicle—“a landscape in narrative”—of Jordan County, Mississippi, a place where the traumas of slavery, war, and Reconstruction are as tangible as rock formations.
The seven stories in Jordan County move backward in time, from 1950 to 1797, and through the...Read more » Learn more
By: Sherwood Anderson
Narrated by: various narrators, Bruce Blau, David Thorn, Jim Johanson, Kevin Kennedy, Melissa Leventon, Estelle Piper Kennedy, Rob Rubin, Susan McCarthy, Linda Montgomery, Al Bedrosian, Lou Spiegel, Bobbie Frohman & Larry Smith
Length: 7 hours 55 minutes
This timeless collection charted a new stylistic path for modern fiction. Through twenty-two connected short stories, Sherwood Anderson looks into the lives of the inhabitants of a small town in the American heartland. These psychological portraits of the sensitive and imaginative of Winesburg's population are seen through the eyes of a young...Read more » Learn more
By: Richard Peck
Narrated by: Ron McLarty
Length: 4 hours 17 minutes
What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice--two city slickers from Chicago--make their annual summer visits to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town?
August 1929: They see their first corpse, and he isn't resting easy.
August 1930: The Cowgilll boys terrorize the town, and Grandma fights back with a dead mouse and a bottle of... Read more »
By: Chuck Palahniuk
Narrated by: Various
Length: 13 hours 51 minutes
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk is a novel made up of stories: Twenty-three of them, to be precise. Twenty-three of the most horrifying, hilarious, mind-blowing, stomach-churning tales you’ll ever encounter—sometimes all at once. They are told by people who have answered an ad headlined “Writers’ Retreat: Abandon Your Life for Three Months,” and who... Read more »Learn more