Finished reading “More Bedtime Stories for Cynics (Bedtime Stories for Cynics Book 2)” by Dave Hill, first published May 2nd 2019.
Goodreads Nick Offerman and his posse of high-profile guests present this series of 12 short stories written in the style of classic kid’s tales, but with a decidedly adult approach. If children’s literature is any guide, we should all be able to magically fall asleep simply by saying goodnight to the things we can see from our beds.
Finished reading “It”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King, first published September 15th 1986.
Goodreads It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real… They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness.
Finished reading “The Girl Who Lived Twice (Millennium Book 6)” by David Lagercrantz, first published August 22nd 2019.
Goodreads Lisbeth Salander–the fierce, unstoppable girl with the dragon tattoo–has disappeared. She’s sold her apartment in Stockholm. She’s gone silent electronically. She’s told no one where she is. And no one is aware that at long last she’s got her primal enemy, her twin sister, Camilla, squarely in her sights.
Finished reading “The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time Book 1)” by Robert Jordan, first published January 15th 1990.
Goodreads When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
Finished reading “The Man on the Mountaintop” by Susan Trott, first published November 9th 2017.
Goodreads The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the single-file path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.
Finished reading “Dodge & Twist” by Tony Lee, first published in 2011.
Goodreads It’s rumoured that Dickens wanted to return to his classic novel Oliver Twist, to bring him back into a later book as an older character, but he never managed this before he died. However, if Oliver had returned, what would he have been like? Would the scars of his childhood affect the man he would become?
Finished reading “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman, first published in 2017.
Goodreads Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.
Finished reading “No Country for Old Men” by Cormac McCarthy, first published in 2005.
Goodreads Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, instead finds men shot dead, a load of heroin, and more than $2 million in cash. Packing the money out, he knows, will change everything. But only after two more men are murdered does a victim’s burning car lead Sheriff Bell to the carnage out in the desert, and he soon realizes how desperately Moss and his young wife need protection.
Finished reading “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, first published in 1953.
Goodreads Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of 20th-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future, narrated here by Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.
Finished reading “Around the World in 80 Days (Extraordinary Voyages Series)” by Jules Verne, first published in 1873.
Goodreads “To go around the world…in such a short time and with the means of transport currently available, was not only impossible, it was madness” One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days - and he is determined not to lose.
Finished reading “The Talisman (The Talisman Book 1)”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King and Peter Straub, first published in 1984.
Goodreads On a brisk autumn day, a twelve-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: his father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense.
Finished reading “Lullaby” by Jonathan Maberry, first published in October 4th 2018.
Goodreads The fears and horrors of being a new parent take on a shocking dimension in in this heart-stopping original story, only from Audible. A young married couple, Matt and Gillian have just bought a gorgeous house located next to a lake in the Catskills. They want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city to raise their baby girl, Hope, in relative peace and quiet.
Finished reading “Girls & Boys” by Dennis Kelly, first published in 2018.
Goodreads They met at an airport and fell for each other. But in time, they would meet their fate as it all falls apart. A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
Finished reading “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published January 1892.
Goodreads Two-time Emmy Award nominee (The Good Wife) and Audie Award winner for best narrator Alan Cumming here narrates Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first-rate Yuletide whodunit “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”. Cumming adds his personal flair to the mystery classic and turns in an outstanding performance of the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his pal, Watson.
Finished reading “The Christmas Hirelings” by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, first published in 1894.
Goodreads A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season. First published in 1893, The Christmas Hirelings is a delightful short tale of compassion and redemption.
Finished reading “Deliverance” by James Dickey, first published in 1970.
Goodreads The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state’s most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.
Finished reading “Pet Sematary”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King, first published November 14th 1983.
Goodreads Never before available on unabridged audio! Dexter’s Michael C. Hall reads this classic horror story described by Publishers Weekly as the “most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written”. When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true.
Finished reading “The Playground” by Ray Bradbury, first published in 1953.
Goodreads “The Playground” was part of the first hardcover edition of Ray Bradbury’s legendary work Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953. In the story, Charles Underhill is a widower who will do anything to protect his young son Jim from the horrors of the playground - a playground which he and the boy pass by daily and the tumult of which, the activity, brings back to Charles the anguish of his own childhood.
Finished reading “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, first published in 1952.
Goodreads Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century.
Finished reading “The Good Girl” by Mary Kubica, first published July 29th 2014.
Goodreads I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will. One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger.
Finished reading “The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium Book 5)” by David Lagercrantz, first published September 7th 2017.
Goodreads The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side.
Finished reading “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1932.
Goodreads Brave New World is a dystopian novel written in 1931 by English author Aldous Huxley, and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State of genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that are combined to make a utopian society that goes challenged only by a single outsider.
Finished reading “Origin (Robert Langdon Book 5)” by Dan Brown, first published October 3rd 2017.
Goodreads Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure.
Finished reading “The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Millennium Book 4)” by David Lagercrantz, first published August 27th 2015.
Goodreads Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son’s well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder’s advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team, and Blomkvist and Salander themselves.
Finished reading “1984” by George Orwell, first published June 8th 1949.
Goodreads Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell’s nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff’s attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell’s prescience of modern life–the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language–and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell.
Finished reading “Gather ‘Round the Sound” by Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens first published December 8th 2017.
Goodreads Gather ‘Round the Sound: Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe 2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently: a surprising and heartwarming documentary, a selection of stories from our partners around the world, and even some improvised comedic carols we hope will make you laugh as much as they did us.
Finished reading “Christine”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King, first published April 29th 1983.
Goodreads Evil is alive in Libertyville. It inhabits a custom-painted red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury and the teenage boy, Arnold Cunningham, who buys it from the strange Roland LeBay. Helped by Arnold’s girlfriend Leigh Cabot, Dennis Guilder embarks to find out the real truth behind Christine and finds more than he bargained for: from murder, to suicide, and a strange feeling that surrounds Christine – she gets even with anyone that crosses her!
Finished reading “The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower Book 1)”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King, first published June 1st 1982.
Goodreads Beginning with a short story appearing in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1978, the publication of Stephen King’s epic work of fantasy – what he considers to be a single long novel and his magnum opus – has spanned a quarter of a century.
Finished reading “The Dead Zone”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King, first published August 30th 1979.
Goodreads Never before on audio! A number-one national best seller about a man who wakes up from a five-year coma able to see people’s futures and the terrible fate awaiting mankind in The Dead Zone - a “compulsive page-turner”. Johnny Smith awakens from a five-year coma after his car accident and discovers that he can see people’s futures and pasts when he touches them.
Finished reading “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, first published January 6th 2015.
Goodreads Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect.
Finished reading “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde, first published July 20th 1890.
Goodreads Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to The Picture of Dorian Gray, the dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchanged—petulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoral—while a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying and enchanting readers for more than 100 years.
Finished reading “Casino Royale (James Bond Book 1)” by Ian Fleming, first published in 1953.
Goodreads For James Bond and the British Secret Service, the stakes couldn’t be higher. 007’s mission is to neutralize the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table, forcing his Soviet masters to “retire” him. When Le Chiffre hits a losing streak, Bond discovers his luck is in - that is, until he meets Vesper Lynd, a glamorous agent who might yet prove to be his downfall.
Finished reading “The Chimes: A Goblin Story or Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In” by Charles Dickens, first published in 1844.
Goodreads This classic story is the second in a series of five Christmas books Dickens was commissioned to write - beginning with A Christmas Carol. A haunting tale set on New Year’s Eve, The Chimes tells the story of a poor porter named Trotty Veck who has become disheartened by the state of the world - until he is shown a series of fantastical visions that convince him of the good of humanity.
Finished reading “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1879.
Fiction, Classics “For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed. From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the novel creates scenes and characters that have fired the imaginations of generations of readers.
Finished reading “Firestarter”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King, first published September 29th 1980.
Horror, Fiction First, a man and a woman are subjects of a top-secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers. Then, they are married and have a child. A daughter. Early on the daughter shows signs of a wild and horrifying force growing within her. Desperately, her parents try to train her to keep that force in check, to “act normal.
Finished reading “Dexter Is Dead (Dexter Book 8)” by Jeff Lindsay, first published April 9th 2015.
Fiction, Mystery After seven national best sellers and eight seasons as one of the most successful shows on television, New York Times best-selling author Jeff Lindsay bids a thrilling farewell to his uniquely twisted and beloved serial killer, Dexter Morgan. Dexter Is Dead is the definitive conclusion of the character who has become a global icon.
Finished reading “Dexter’s Final Cut (Dexter Book 7)” by Jeff Lindsay, first published in 2012.
Fiction, Mystery With 1.7 million copies of the Dexter novels sold, and ever-increasing critical acclaim, Jeff Lindsay returns to his groundbreaking and beloved character with his most entertaining book yet. Get ready for a grisly send-up of Hollywood, and a full dose of dark Dexter wit. Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won’t find this story on television.
Finished reading “The Stand”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King, first published October 3rd 1978.
Horror, Fiction This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people.
Finished reading “Double Dexter (Dexter Book 6)” by Jeff Lindsay, first published October 11th 2011.
Fiction, Mystery A witness. Such a simple concept - and yet for Dexter Morgan, the perfectly well-disguised monster, the possibility of a witness is unthinkable. But when Dexter is on a very private, very satisfying excursion one evening with a wretchedly deserving playmate, the unthinkable happens: someone sees him. Dexter is not at all pleased.
Finished reading “The Rum Diary” by Hunter S. Thompson, first published in 1998.
Fiction Begun in 1959 by a twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. The narrator, freelance journalist Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is soon thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule and anything (including murder) is permissible.
Finished reading “Dexter Is Delicious (Dexter Book 5)” by Jeff Lindsay, first published September 7th 2010.
Fiction, Mystery Dexter Morgan’s happy homicidal life is undergoing some major changes. He’s always live by a single golden rule - he kills only people who deserve it. But the Miami blood-spatter analyst has recently become a daddy - to an eight-pound curiosity named Lily Anne - and strangely, Dex’s dark urges seem to have left him.
Finished reading “Dexter By Design (Dexter Book 4)” by Jeff Lindsay, first published in 2008.
Fiction, Mystery The macabre, witty New York Times bestselling series (and inspiration for the #1 Showtime series, Dexter) continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic artiste–who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over Miami. After his surprisingly glorious honeymoon in Paris, life is almost normal for Dexter Morgan.
Finished reading “Norwegian by Night (Sigrid Ødegård Book 1)” by Derek B. Miller, first published in 2012.
Fiction, Mystery He will not admit it to Rhea and Lars - never, of course not - but Sheldon can’t help but wonder what it is he’s doing here.. Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his past - the friends he lost in the Pacific and the son who followed him into the US Army, and to his death in Vietnam.
Finished reading “Dexter in the Dark (Dexter Book 3)” by Jeff Lindsay, first published in 2006.
Fiction, Mystery In his work as a Miami crime scene investigator, Dexter Morgan is accustomed to seeing evil deeds…particularly because, on occasion, he rather enjoys committing them himself. Guided by his Dark Passenger (the reptilian voice inside him), he lives his outwardly normal life adhering to one simple rule: He kills only very bad people.
Finished reading “The Shining (The Shining Book 1)”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King, first published January 28th 1977.
Horror, Fiction Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote .
Finished reading “Dearly Devoted Dexter (Dexter Book 2)” by Jeff Lindsay, first published March 15th 2005.
Fiction, Mystery He’s a charming monster… A macabre hero… A serial killler who only kills bad people. Dexter Morgan has been under considerable pressure. It’s just not easy being an ethical serial killer - especially while trying to avoid the unshakable suspicions of the dangerous Sergeant Doakes (who believes Dexter is a homicidal maniac…which, of course, he is).
Finished reading “Room” by Emma Donoghue, first published August 20th 2010.
Fiction To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world…. Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience—and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play.
Finished reading “Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter Book 1)” by Jeff Lindsay, first published July 10th 2004.
Fiction, Mystery Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims.
Finished reading “‘Salem’s Lot”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King, first published October 17th 1975.
Horror, Fiction Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.
Finished reading “Inferno (Robert Langdon Book 4)” by Dan Brown, first published May 14th 2013.
Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee.
Finished reading “The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon Book 3)” by Dan Brown, first published in 2009.
Fiction, Thriller, Mystery The Lost Symbol, the stunning follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, is a masterstroke of storytelling - a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes and unseen truths…all under the watchful eye of a terrifying villain. Set within the unseen tunnels and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.
Finished reading “The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon Book 2)” by Dan Brown, first published March 18th 2003.
Fiction, Thriller, Mystery While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see, yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Finished reading “Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon Book 1)” by Dan Brown, first published May 2000.
Fiction, Thriller, Mystery World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra.
Finished reading “Carrie”, a Stephen King Novel book by Stephen King, first published April 5th 1974.
Horror, Fiction A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction – Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time. Make a date with terror and live the nightmare that is…Carrie.
Finished reading “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” by Max Brooks, first published September 12th 2006.
Horror, Fiction “The end was near.” Voices from the Zombie War. The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.
Finished reading “The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead” by Max Brooks, first published September 1st 2003.
Horror, Fiction The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.