Adventure Audiobooks

To Build a Fire

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

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by Jack London
36 minutes, 37 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1902

To Build a Fire

“All a man had to do was to keep his head, and he was all right. Any man who was a man could travel alone. But it was surprising, the rapidity with which his cheeks and nose were freezing. And he had not thought his fingers could go lifeless in so short a time. Lifeless they were, for he could scarcely make them move together to grip a twig, and they seemed remote from his body and from him. When he touched a twig, he had to look and see whether or not he had hold of it.”

The classic man vs. nature story. Read by Max Miller.

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Jack London (1876-1916) was an American writer, agriculturist, and socialist best known for his novels and short stories, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and "To Build a Fire."


Max Miller, born in Dallas, Texas and raised everywhere else has a background in acting and stand-up comedy. Max has spent most of his life just reading great literature for his own edification but on the advice of almost everyone who has heard his voice he launched a career as a voice professional (see DejaVoice.com [new window] for more details). Max draws upon his acting and comedic skills to bring novels to life in the theater of the mind. Enjoy what his children and wife do every night at storytime as Max puts and skin and bones on the great characters that have flowed from the pens of our greatest writers.

Max has been married only once in 1993 to Sara whom he met on a blind date. His three children, Avery, Zoe (twin girls) and Seven (their younger brother) have enjoyed hours of great, classic literature because it is delivered to them with all the dialect, regional accents, emotion and wit the writers intended. His audiobooks are produced under contract for UnabridgedBooks.com [new window].


 

The War of the Worlds

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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by H G Wells
5 hours, 53 minutes
Unabridged Science Fiction Novel
1898

H G Wells

“There’s a slightly old-fashioned quality to his speech that compliments Wells’ old-fashioned brand of science fiction … rises above the source material, making these audio editions a great way to experience these two classics.” – John Joseph Adams, Locus

“Worth buying.”The New York Times

The classic alien invasion novel by “The Father of Science Fiction” H.G. Wells. Read by James Spencer and produced by Active Voicing. Note: the Spoken Alexandria podcast includes only the first chapter of WotW. The full book is included in the zipped download options.

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own…”

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A Dog’s Tale

Friday, February 27th, 2009

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by Mark Twain
20 minutes, 55 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1904

Twain

“My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian. This is what my mother told me, I do not know these nice distinctions myself…”

A funny, sweet short story by the incomparable Mark Twain.

Read by Alex Wilson.

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Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American author and beloved humorist best known for his serial novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Born Samuel Clemens, Twain made a name for himself with his travel writing, anti-imperialism satire, and a white linen suit he wore when speaking in public.


Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in
Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)

Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical)
Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.




 

The Outcasts of Poker Flat

Monday, December 18th, 2006

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The Girl Detective

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

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by Kelly Link
46 minutes, 45 seconds
Unabridged Short SF Story
1999

The Girl Detective

“Think of the underworld as the back of your closet, behind all those racks of clothes that you don’t wear anymore. Things are always getting pushed back there and forgotten about. The underworld is full of things that you’ve forgotten about.”

First published in Event Horizon in 1999. Later reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection and Link’s short story collection Stranger Things Happen, a Salon Book of the Year and one of the Village Voice’s 25 Favorite Books of 2001.

Read by Alex Wilson.

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Waiting for the Zephyr

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

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by Tobias S Buckell

13 minutes, 19 seconds
Unabridged Short SF Story
2000


Waiting for the Zephyr

When the fuel went, Mara’s town turned to windpower. They struggled on as the lights left, as the cities fell fallow, and plastic became a memory. Their only link to the outside world is the Zephyr, and now it too has not shown up. Originally published in Jackhammer. Narrated by Mary Robinette Kowal of the Willamette Radio Workshop.

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The Retrieval Artist

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
2 hours, 1 minute
Unabridged Science Fiction Novella
2000

The Retrieval Artist by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Retrieval Artists find people who have Disappeared. But people Disappear for
a reason–they don’t want to be found. When Anetka Sobol shows up at Miles
Flint’s office on the Moon, he immediately knows that this case is going to
be complicated.

A hard-boiled science fiction mystery. A Hugo Award Nominee, Locus Poll Award Nominee, and AnLab Award Nominee first published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Read by Stefan Rudnicki.


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Frankenstein

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

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Other Voices, Other Worlds

Friday, April 9th, 2004

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A Song Before Sunset

Friday, March 5th, 2004

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