Experience one of television’s greatest science-fiction series, The Twilight Zone - fully dramatized for AUDIO! Featuring a full cast, music and sound effects, and today’s biggest celebrities in modern radio dramatizations. Paul Driscoll uses a time machine with the noble intention to go back in time and alter past events (in such a way as to minimize the loss of human life). After failing to warn a Hiroshima police captain about the atomic bomb, failing to assassinate Adolf Hitler (in August 1939 immediately before the outbreak of World War II in September 1939), and failing to change the course of the Lusitania (to avoid being torpedoed (by a World War I German U-boat), he accepts the hypothesis that the past cannot be changed. He then uses the time machine to journey to the town of Homeville, Indiana, in 1881 (with the intention of escaping and living out a quiet, uncomplicated life). He then realizes that President James A. Garfield will get shot the next day. However, he allows the assassination to happen. After reading in a history book that Homeville's schoolhouse will burn down because of a kerosene lantern thrown from a runaway wagon, he spots the wagon and attempts to prevent this event from occurring. But instead he causes the fire he intended to prevent. He returns to his own time, having learned not to tamper with the past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stacy Keach, Jason Alexander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/falc/000018/rt_falc_000018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Captain Marryat's The Children of the New Forest is a wonderful tale in narrative, historically rich and quite fascinating. This story of adventure, treachery, and love takes place during the English Civil War, when fellow countrymen are found enemies and are set against each other, Roundhead and Cavalier, Parliament and the King. Many hoped for the same thing: justice. But, for a long time, neither could find it. In the midst of all were the Beverlies, the family of a faithful Cavalier, who died in service of the king. His four children were left orphaned when their mother died of grief. Then, word came to them that the Roundheads were going to burn down their estate, Arnwood. Fate sent them into the hands of an old forester, Jacob Armitage, and they escaped to his cottage. From there, the story unfolds. Captain Frederick Marryat (July 10, 1792 – August 9, 1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children's novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling. From 1832 to 1835 Marryat edited The Metropolitan Magazine. He kept producing novels, with his biggest success, Mr Midshipman Easy, coming in 1836. He lived in Brussels for a year, travelled in Canada and the United States, then moved to London in 1839, where he was in the literary circle of Charles Dickens and others. He was in North America in 1837 when the Rebellion of that year in Lower Canada broke out, and served with the British forces in suppressing it. He was named a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his invention and other achievements. In 1843 he moved to a small farm at Manor Cottage in Norfolk, where he died in 1848. His daughter Florence Marryat later became well-known as a writer and actress. His son Franci 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barnaby Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012034/bk_adbl_012034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Praise for The Long-Legged Fly &#8220;A compelling novel. Lew Griffin holds us rapt.&#8221; &#8212;The Washington Post Book World &#8220;An extraordinary first novel . . . justly compared to James Lee Burke and Raymond Chandler.&#8221; &#8212;Los Angeles Times Book Review &#8220;One of the most enjoyable and most important writers working today, James Sallis has quietly revolutionized an entire genre of literature. If you don't ordinarily read crime fiction, you will love these books. if you do read crime fiction, you will never look at it the same after meeting Lew Griffin.&#8221; &#8212;Sara Gran &#8220;Through poetically spare phrases and emotionally evocative dialog, James Sallis inspires both boundless beauty and slow-burn, unimaginable terror&#8212;at times simultaneously. In The Long-Legged Fly, Sallis skillfully, patiently, brilliantly peels back the skin, muscle, and bone of each character, exposing both their highest promise and most consuming evil. This is an exciting book; far more than a crime fiction. It is an ingenious, visceral expose of the dark poetry that, thread by ebony thread, is woven into the fabric of each of us. This is the extraordinary and expansive talent of James Sallis.&#8221; &#8212;Stephen Mack Jones, author of the August Snow series &#8220;Sallis has created in Lew Griffin one of the great literary characters and written what may very well be the last great detective novel.&#8221; &#8212;Spinetingler Magazine &#8220;Poet and short story writer Sallis creates a lyrical, unconventional suspense novel that reads like variations on a blues riff . . . A haunting debut novel.&#8221; &#8212;Publishers Weekly Praise for James Sallis &#8220;One of the most inventive and affecting sagas in recent crime fiction. Lew Griffin is an African-American private detective in New Orleans (and a poet and teacher) who specializes in finding missing persons. Griffin&#8217;s moral intelligence and questioning mind fold a noir perspective into post-existential angst. And of course there&#8217;s New Orleans, full of dangerous mirage.&#8221; &#8212;Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal &#8220;Beautifully captures the struggle between despair and hope within Griffin&#8217;s soul, and the piquant savor of a curiosity that&#8212;like New Orleans itself&#8212;refuses to die.&#8221; &#8212;The Seattle Times &#8220;Sallis is a sure hand&#8212;characters and prose, of course, dialogue, too, but he is also a subtle weaver of plot, with the perfect level of push. His descriptions evoke a place that seems to fully exist just around the corner, and his people speak and sweat and live and die and it's all a great pleasure.&#8221; &#8212;Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter&#8217;s Bone &#8220;James Sallis&#8212;he&#8217;s right up there, one of the best of the best . . . Sallis, also a poet, is capable of smart phrasing and moments of elegiac energy.&#8221; &#8212;Ian Rankin, for The Guardian &#8220;Unlike those pretenders who play in dark alleys and think they&#8217;re tough, James Sallis writes from an authentic noir sensibility, a state of mind that hovers between amoral indifference and profound existential despair.&#8221; &#8212;The New York Times &#8220;Sallis writes crime novels that read like literature.&#8221; &#8212;Los Angeles Times &#8220;Classic American crime of the highest order.&#8221; &#8211;Time Out &#8220;[A] master of America noir . . . Sallis creates vivid images in very few words and his taut, pared down prose is distinctive and powerful.&#8221; &#8212;Sunday Telegraph &#8220;James Sallis is without doubt the most underrated novelist currently working in America.&#8221; &#8212;Catholic Herald