A collection of humorous stories featuring Munro´s best-loved creation: master mariner Para Handy. Read by Robert Trotter, all stories are unabridged, self-contained, and describe the numerous adventures aboard Para Handy´s ship, The Vital Spark. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Trotter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000078de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Neil Munro (1863-1930) was a Scottish journalist, newspaper editor, author and literary critic who is now mainly known for his humorous short stories. ´A New Cook´ is one of Munro´s hilarious tales of Para Handy, Sunny Jim and the rest of the crew of the Vital Spark. The ship is welcoming a new cook whose talents include dancing, melodeon playing, practical joking...but sadly not culinary skill. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/001076de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Man and his Bottle is about a boy who discovers that there is more to his bottle then meets the eye. As he grows up into a man it is clear that something extraordinary happens every time he drinks from his bottle. People are unaware on the most part what is going on. It seems as though he is the only one blessed with these special abilities. Perhaps if we look at our own lives we might remember times when we did something that was able to turn our power on. We follow some of his experiences throughout his young life where the bottle seems to come in handy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Knower Peace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000659de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The two short stories within tell tales of Moncrieff the steampunk vampire who must defend his castle from the British, and of Eckta, a disgraced alien who is desperate to prove to himself that he is unlike his father. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Estabrooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028018de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of short stories by Sean McGrath, author of The Latter History and Subsequent Burning of Little Red Riding Hood. Enjoy four stories in this special volume: ´´The Corpse Stalks in Heaven´´, ´´Chubby Chaser´´, ´´Frostbite´´, and ´´Kith and Kiln´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vesper Naiad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020234de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´One Giant Step´´ mixes time travel, dinosaurs, and treachery, for a new take on how the dinosaurs went extinct. OGS is a short story (approx 2,300 words) from the Nebula Award-nominated author of REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS and MANHATTAN TRANSFER. The story was originally published in the anthology DINOSAUR FANTASTIC, 1993, edited by Mike Resnick and Martin H. Greenberg. Narrated by Rich Adams, who has been a professional actor, voice actor, director, and scenic and lighting designer for the past thirty-five years. He has been seen in numerous films and commercials, and as a voice actor has been heard in dozens of radio commercials, voice-overs, and radio plays. Cover by Kavin King. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061762de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is made up of two short stories, ´´Mender Bender´´ and ´´Hunter´s Moon´´. In ´´Mender Bender´´, set in the heavily industrialized Gothic future, Adam Moskowitz brings his considerable psychic powers to bear against Agamemnon, the vampire ruler of New York City. The monster has a dirty secret that will be most shockingly brought to light during the confrontation. The other story is called ´´Hunter´s Moon´´. Charles Atwater, a hunter himself, invites John Patterson, another great hunter, to go on a hunting expedition in Alaska for the world´s most dangerous predator. Atwater explains to him that he will need silver bullets for this game; no other kind will do. The specific origin of one werewolf will be revealed in detail never seen before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041165de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While Tammy, a teenage soccer star and budding writer, contemplates her adolescent problems and waits for her flaky mom to pick her up from practice, a stranger takes a secret picture of her. Tammy shivers as the camera captures her image, but she doesn´t notice anything else out of the ordinary until the next day, when the stranger starts to develop his film. Then her life begins falling apart. Piece by piece, the things that make her Tammy are parceled out to other girls, and she starts to feel more and more invisible, fading from real life as her image comes in to focus on the stranger´s light-sensitive paper. ´´Smile´´ first appeared in The Cynic Online Magazine, volume 10, issue 10, October 2008 and Bewildering Stories, issue 335, May 2009. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Godwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004451de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Without warning, the ceiling above Jason´s hospital bed bends, collapses, and then vanishes all together as another dimension fills the void. But the transition isn´t about replacement: impossible as it seems, the two worlds are merging into one. Jason flees the hospital just in time to avoid the final, violent implosion...only to return to the resulting portal when the mysterious stranger who saved him insists there´s no other way to prevent the same thing from happening to every version of the universe. ´´Splintered´´ first appeared in Bewildering Stories, issue 443, August 2011. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Godwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005220de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jim´s let his mind wander to other women during sex with his wife before. He´s even strayed physically a few times. But he´s never cheated on her with a prostitute...until today. Bad move: This hooker is a time machine. No, really. Sleeping with her transports Jim back to whatever intimate moment he´s thinking of when their act of adultery begins. At first the literal flashbacks are intoxicating, but when they cause him to destroy his present, they become the only means of salvaging what´s left of his life...and finally doing right by his wife. ´´Time Trick´´ first appeared in Bewildering Stories, issue 351, August 2009. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Godwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005118de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.