Political & Thrillers

Brain Twister

Read by Catharine Eastman


Laurence M. Janifer


"Mark Phillips" is, or are, two writers: Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. Their joint pen-name, derived from their middle …

Havoc

Read by Tom Weiss


E. Phillips Oppenheim


Havoc occurs when European countries are discussing covert alliances. The story revolves around the creation of a secret alliance between …

The Vanished Messenger

Read by Richard Kilmer


E. Phillips Oppenheim


A conference of European nations is being held in the Hague. England has not been invited to attend. Some think war is about to break out. M…

Phineas Finn the Irish Member

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Anthony Trollope


Phineas Finn is the sequel to “Can you Forgive Her?” and the second novel in Trollope’s Palliser series. The eponymous hero is a young Irish…

The Angel of Terror (version 2)

Read by Allyson Hester


Edgar Wallace


Beautiful Jean Briggerland is the epitome of evilness in this twisting and turning thriller. She plots many different ways to steal her new …

King of the Khyber Rifles

Read by Brett W. Downey


Talbot Mundy


Athelstan King is a British Secret Agent stationed in India at the beginning of WWI. He is attached to the Khyber Rifles regiment as a cover…

Bernard Treves's Boots; A Novel Of The Secret Service

Read by David Wales


Laurence Clarke


What has Manton gotten himself into? His impersonation has broader implications -- and more dangerous ones -- than he had imagined. (Summary…

Caleb Williams or Things As They Are

Read by Bev J Stevens


William Godwin


The novel describes the downfall of Ferdinando Falkland, a British squire, and his attempts to ruin and destroy the life of Caleb Williams, …

Quintus Oakes: A Detective Story

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Charles Ross Jackson


There have been a series of assaults at the manor house, one sending the mistress of the house insane with fear, another escalating to murde…

100%: The Story of a Patriot

Read by Lee Smalley


Upton Sinclair


"100%: The Story of a Patriot" dramatically recounts the adventures of a poor uneducated young man who lives by his wits and guile…

Phineas Redux

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Anthony Trollope


Phineas Finn is the fourth in Trollope's series of six Palliser novels. At the end of Phineas Finn, the second novel in the series, Phineas…

A Poor Wise Man

Read by Celine Major


Mary Roberts Rinehart


Mary Roberts Rinehart offers a superb blend of romance and suspense amidst political tensions in this story set in early 20th Century Americ…

The Moonstone (version 2)

Read by Tony Addison


Wilkie Collins


Said to be the first detective novel ever written, it is wonderful for its blending of the intrigues of romance with the conventional sleigh…

John Dene of Toronto; a Comedy of Whitehall

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Herbert George Jenkins


John Dene comes to England with a great invention, and the intention of gingering-up the Admiralty. His directness and unconventional method…

The Masquerader

Read by Tom Weiss


Katherine Cecil Thurston


The Masquerader is one of two Katherine Cecil Thurston’s books that appeared on the Publisher’s Weekly best-seekers list in 1905 (The other,…

Omega: The Last Days of the World

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Camille Flammarion


Omega: The Last Days of the World is a science fiction novel published in 1894 by Camille Flammarion. On 25th century Earth, a comet made mo…

The d'Artagnan Romances, Vol 2: Twenty Years After (version 2)

Read by John Van Stan


Alexandre Dumas


Volume 2 of The d'Artagnan Romances begins twenty years after "The Three Musketeers." Since then, d'Artagnan's career has stagnate…

A Vital Question, or, What is to be Done?

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Nikolai Chernyshevsky


Despised by Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, What Is To Be Done? is a fascinating, sympathetic story of idealistic revolutionaries in mid-nineteenth…

The Chartreuse of Parma (The Charterhouse of Parma)

Read by Antony Brown


Stendhal


This book is more often called The Charterhouse of Parma in English, because "Charterhouse" is the English word for a Carthusian m…

The False Faces

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Louis Joseph Vance


This is the second book in the Lone Wolf series. Michael Lanyard had turned his back on his career as gentleman-thief and started a respecta…

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