This is a story from the Fall of the House of Usher collection. The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares: Premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.
Meet Harry Lipkin, the world's oldest private detective: part Sam Spade, part Woody Allen, all mensch. Harry Lipkin is a tough-talking, soft-chewing, rough-around-the-edges, slow-around-the-corners private investigator who carries a .38 along with a spare set of dentures. Harry specializes in the sort of cases that cops can't be bothered with, but knows where to find good chopped liver for a fair price. He might not be the best P.I. in Miami, but at 87, he's certainly the oldest. His latest client, Norma Weinberger, has a problem.
Released to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the author's birth in January 1809, this selection of well-loved, chilling tales from the master of the supernatural is a perfect Christmas gift. The short stories include "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Masque of the Red Death", and "The Fall of the House of Usher". This release also features additional poetry by Poe and a new biography especially written for Naxos AudioBooks by Roy McMillan.
The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares - premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.
The epic story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement.
Millions of transactions each day depend on a reliable network of weights and measures. This network has been called a greater invention than the steam engine, comparable only to the development of the printing press.
This is a story from the Classic American Short Stories collection.
An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel Archer does not look to a man to furnish her with her destiny; instead she desires, with grace and courage, to find it herself. Two eligible suitors approach her and are refused. She then becomes utterly captivated by the languid charms of Gilbert Osmond. To him, she represents a superior prize worth at least seventy thousand pounds; through him, she faces a tragic choice.
David was one of an elite corps of spies trained during the Cold War. But those days are gone and for nine years he has been an ordinary citizen... until a phone call in the middle of the night. The only other known survivor of that elite corps has gone rogue. They need David to stop him. What ensues is an existential cat-and-mouse game played out across the American landscape.
Rob Merlin was the best engineer who had ever lived. That was why "The King of Space" had to have him for the most spectacular construction project ever - even though Rob was a potentially fatal threat to his power... Thus begins a breakthrough novel by the former President of the American Astronautical Society, about an idea whose time has come: a shimmering bridge between Earth and space that mankind will climb to the stars!
Chris Emmett & friends voice this collection of rhymes and silly songs. From 'Morris the Mole', to 'The Ten Legged Nessie Show' and more, the children will absolutely love these fun and captivating performances.
Part four of a multi-part documentary series with distinguished actors, directors, writers, composers, and special effects mavens examining the history of the horror, fantasy, and science fiction films, from the groundbreaking silent 1920s through the Golden Age of Universal, the Silver Age of Hammer, and up through the 1980s and beyond. Enjoy never-before-seen interviews and fun-filled facts about the stars, the producers, and the movies that made America want to go to the theater!
Hip-hop meets history in this four-part series about Martin Luther, the Father of the Protestant Reformation. Not merely a retelling of Martin Luther's life, this musical indictment sheds a cold and questioning light on the controversial man of God. Will Luther's legacy be his salvation, or the nail in his coffin?
This collection features a selection of classic short stories and poems by legendary Western authors Stephen Crane, Bret Harte, and Jack London.
Come back to an age of goddesses, heroes, and men. Long ago on a beautiful island in the Eastern Mediterranean, a famous Bronze Age inventor named Daedalus created working wings. Naturally, inevitably, he had to test them. Since flight is something we all long for, deep down in our souls, he made two pair: one for himself and another for his son. It could have been his life's work, a masterpiece, but, Icarus had a different idea.
Newspaper man Joe Henry finds himself the primary suspect when his friend, fellow reporter Wynton Gresham, is murdered. Both were veterans of French battles during WWI - the war that was supposed to end all wars.