Audio Books Podcasts
Prestigious author and lecturer Frank Delaney reads and analyzes excerpts from James Joyce's masterpiece "Ulysses." Smart, spiritual, and funny, Delaney touches on the humanity of the work like no other. Join the enchanting author of such novels as "Ireland" and "Shannon" for updates every Wednesday and rejoice in a contextual reading of one of the most influential Irish writers in history.
By Frank Delaney
The Pritzker Military Library, located in Chicago, Illinois, has extensive collections in military history and military fiction, especially those works that illustrate the role of the citizen-soldier. Part of the mission of the library is to develop appropriate programs focusing on the concept of the Citizen Soldier as an essential element for the preservation of democracy. The Library has an extensive programming schedule. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. All programs are available as a live webcast and are also archived for later viewing at www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org. Features the best authors, historians, journalists, and members of the military discussing their latest books on military history and military fiction.
By Pritzker Military Library
LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of A Canadian Folk-Song by William Wilfred Campbell. This was the weekly poetry project for January 4th, 2009.
A supernatural thriller with action and suspense, podcast weekly and read by the author Jeff Lane. Jim Hunt, is an average 18 year old college student... or he would like to be. He dreams of a door and an important secret about who or what he is lies behind that door; a secret he doesn't want to let out. During a trip home for Christmas break, he is confronted by his destiny, but will he follow the path that his old teacher Park would like him too? Or will he walk away to live out a normal life? Find out by downloading the weekly podcast. Described as Stephen King meets X-men or Star Wars meets Jason Bourne, this podiobook will appeal to fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Anne Rice, Scott Sigler, Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff, Harry Potter or the Twilight series.
By Jeff Lane
The Bluebird Books is a series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. The series was begun by L. Frank Baum using his Edith Van Dyne pseudonym, then continued by at least three others, all using the same pseudonym. Baum wrote the first four books in the series, possibly with help from his son, Harry Neal Baum, on the third. The books are concerned with adolescent girl detectives— a concept Baum had experimented with earlier, in The Daring Twins (1911) and Phoebe Daring (1912). The Bluebird series began with Mary Louise, originally written as a tribute to Baum's favorite sister, Mary Louise Baum Brewster. Baum's publisher, Reilly & Britton, rejected that manuscript, apparently judging the heroine too independent. Baum wrote a new version of the book; the original manuscript is lost. The title character is Mary Louise Burrows.In this volume, Mary Louise and Gran'pa Jim take a house for the summer in a quiet place called Cragg's Crossing. There, they meet with any number of peculiar people - and one very peculiar mystery!! (Summary from Wikipedia and Sibella Denton)
English romantic adventure starring a young American in London and inspired by the personal ads (agony columns) in the London papers. In this treacherous tale of murder and intrigue young American Geoffrey West tracks a killer from the posh dining room of the Carlton Hotel to the opium dens of London's Limehouse district in search of the truth and the heart of his true love only to find the culprit all too close to home. Earl Derr Biggers is better known as the author of numerous Charlie Chan novels, The Agony Column was released as a movie under the name Second Floor Mystery in 1930. While this movie was in production, its two stars, Loretta Young and Grant Withers, eloped. (Summary by peac)
New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler gives away all of his stories as free, serialized audiobooks. Described as "Stephen King meets Michael Crichton meets Chuck Palahniuk," Scott's stories of hard-science horror will have you tapping a vein as you Jones for next week's fix. Subscribe to hear major-release hardcover novels read by the author, as well as short fiction and the "FridayFix," a random piece of weekly nonsense. For more info on the author, visit http://www.scottsigler.com
By Scott Sigler
'The Skin' is my latest Thriller-Project. I'm updating the adventures of the former supermodel Katherine Williams every month. 'Die Haut' ist mein aktuelles Thriller Projekt. Jeden Monat wird von mir die Geschichte um das ehemalige Supermodel Katherine Williams fortgesetzt.
By Christian Heinke