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Short Science Fiction Collection 057

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Various


Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

The Three Hostages

Read by Kimberly Krause


John Buchan


The Three Hostages is the fourth of five Richard Hannay novels. The Richard Hannay novels are action/mystery/spy novels with a James bond fe…

The Octopus

Read by Delmar H Dolbier


Frank Norris


Frank Norris based his 1901 novel The Octopus (A Story of California) on the Mussel Slough Tragedy of 1880, a bloody conflict between ranche…

The Passenger from Calais

Read by Arie


Arthur Griffiths


An army officer, and a mysterious lady with a maid and baby in tow, are the only passengers on the Engadine express from Calais. The lady is…

The Man with the Clubfoot

Read by Mark Nelson


Valentine Williams


"The Man with the Clubfoot" is one of the most ingenious and sinister secret agents in Europe. It is to him that the task is assig…

Inside the Lines

Read by Lee Smalley


Earl Derr Biggers


As World War I commences, a plucky young American woman in Europe on a business trip begins to realize that she may have remained too long. …

Democracy - An American Novel

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Henry Brooks Adams


Not until after his death in 1918 was it revealed that Henry Adams was the anonymous author of Democracy, which had been published to great …

Status Quo

Read by Peter Eastman


Dallas Mccord Reynolds and Mack Reynolds


Larry Woolford is a government agent, tasked with investigating subversive activity. He does everything an ambitious young man should do if…

A Yellow Journalist

Read by Lee Ann Howlett


Miriam Michelson


Rhoda Massey is a young, sharp reporter for a daily newspaper in San Francisco. After proving herself an astute and fearless investigator on…

Tom of the Raiders

Read by Brett W. Downey


Austin Bishop and William Henry Bishop


Young Adult historical fiction of a young man joining the Union Army and taking part in the Great Locomotive Chase. (Summary by Brett Downey…

Find the Woman

Read by Grant Hurlock


Frank Gelett Burgess


Who was Belle Charmion? If you really care to know, as John Fenton did, you must go with him on his quest, hither and yon over New York, int…

City of Endless Night

Read by Kate Follis


Milo Hastings


An example of early dystopian science fiction written shortly after World War I, "City of Endless Night" imagines a future with a …

The Mystery of a Turkish Bath

Read by Bev J Stevens


Rita


A group of guests, at an exclusive luxury hotel in Hampshire, are the witnesses of an illustration of occult powers, demonstrated by “the My…

Miss Pim's Camouflage

Read by Grant Hurlock


Dorothy Tennant


Mid-WWI, staid Englishwoman Miss Perdita Pim suffers a sunstroke gardening & gains the power of invisibility. She becomes a super-secre…

The d'Artagnan Romances, Vol 3, Part 1: The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years La…

Read by John Van Stan


Alexandre Dumas


Volume 3 of The d'Artagnan Romances is divided into three parts. The first begins in 1660, ten years after Volume 2, with d’Artagnan as Lieu…

The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Quee…

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William Makepeace Thackeray


A classic Victorian novel and a historical novel rolled into one! Read about court and army life during the reign of Queen Anne - a story of…

Das Spinnennetz

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Joseph Roth


Theodor Lohse beschließt den 1. Weltkrieg als unbedeutender Leutnant und findet Arbeit als Hauslehrer beim reichen Juden Efrussi. Dort…

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 4: Part 2: Urbain Grandier (version 2)

Read by John Van Stan


Alexandre Dumas


This is the dramatic story of Urbain Grandier, a catholic priest, who had a reputation to rival that of Casanova, which ultimately led to hi…

The Rebel Rose

Read by Deanna Bovee


Justin Mccarthy


The Rebel Rose is the story of Mary Stuart Beaton, a descendant of Mary Queen of Scots who has come to London in the hope of having her fami…

Emmeline, the Orphan of the Castle

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Charlotte Turner Smith


This book was written about 150 years ahead of its time. It tells the story of Emmeline Mobwray who grows up in a dysfunctional family and h…

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