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    • Ishmael

    • An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
    • By: Daniel Quinn
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Ishmael is an utterly unique and captivating spiritual adventure which redefines what it is to be human. We are introduced to Ishmael, a creature of immense wisdom. He has a story to tell, one that no human being has ever heard before. It is the story of man's place in the grand scheme, and it begins at the birth of time. This history of the world has never appeared in any schoolbook. "Does the earth belong to man?" Ishmael asks. "Or does man belong to the earth?"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish I had more hours with Ishmael ❤️

    • By Jordana Meazza on 26-09-16

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Butcher’s Crossing

    • By: John Williams
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    In the 1870s, Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek "an original relation to nature," drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher's Crossing, a small Kansas town full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. One of these men regales Will with tales of the immense buffalo herds hidden away in the Colorado Rockies and convinces him to join an expedition to track them down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Good

    • By Simon on 31-08-15

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The Complete Stories of Anton Chekhov, Vol. 2

    • 1886
    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Anton Chekhov is widely considered one of the best short-story writers of all time. Having influenced such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and James Joyce, Chekhov’s stories are often noted for their stream-of-consciousness style and their vast number. Raymond Carver once said, “It is not only the immense number of stories he wrote - for few, if any, writers have ever done more - it is the awesome frequency with which he produced masterpieces, stories that shrive us as well as delight and move us, that lay bare our emotions in ways only true art can accomplish.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heald is unrelentlessly good.

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-19

    Regular price: £23.09

    • The Complete Stories of Anton Chekhov, Vol. 1

    • 1882–1885
    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A Russian author, playwright, and physician, Anton Chekhov is widely considered one of the best short-story writers of all time. Having influenced such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and James Joyce, Chekhov’s stories are often noted for their stream-of-consciousness style and their vast number.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No list of stories

    • By Jeff Cotton on 16-08-18

    Regular price: £17.59

    • When the Killing's Done

    • A Novel
    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist who is spearheading the efforts to save the Channel Islands’ endangered native creatures from invasive species like rats and feral pigs, which, in her view, must be eliminated. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a dreadlocked local businessman who, along with his lover, the folksinger Anise Reed, is fiercely opposed to the killing of any species whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert the plans of Alma and her colleagues.

    Regular price: £25.79

    • Shadow Country

    • A New Rendering of the Watson Legend
    • By: Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 40 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Inspired by a near-mythic event on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the 20th century, Shadow Country re-imagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Rewarding listen

    • By Chris on 30-07-11

    Regular price: £33.89

    • That Room

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this short story by the masterful Tobias Wolff, a teenage boy learns the joys - and struggles - of adult life.

    Eager for independence and adult-like freedom, a teenage boy takes a summer job baling hay on a rural farm. Savoring the farm wife’s attention and the extra change in his pocket, the boy feels like a grown man. The fellow hands give him a sense of camaraderie - Clemson, a fastidious boy who attends the same high school; Eduardo, a talkative Mexican seasonal worker; and Miguel, a quiet man and Eduardo’s brother.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Sanity

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    April's father, a psychology professor, has had a breakdown and has landed in the Alta Vista State Hospital. Her stepmother, Claire, is just waiting for him to get out so she can leave on a trip to Italy - a trip April is worried Claire won't come back from. She needs Claire, at least until she finishes high school. She needs her not just as a companion but as a worldly woman who can tell April about men and their desires…men far different from her boyfriend, Stuart.

    Regular price: £1.29

    • A White Bible

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Maureen is an English teacher, and she’s had a long day. All she wants is a relaxing night out with friends, a few beers, and maybe the chance to forget the troubles of her past: The gambling ex-husband and the daughter who’d thrown her life away sleeping with married men. But her night—and maybe her life—is thrown off track when she leaves the bar and a man approaches her in the parking lot as she unlocks her car.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The Liar

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    James is a liar. He enjoys inventing fantastic stories about his family, particularly his mother. Margaret is orderly, stubborn, and judgmental - a woman who throws rocks at hungry bears and never misses four o'clock Mass. She loves her children but has always struggled with James. Like his deceased father, he's fascinated by the darker aspects of life - car crashes, illness, and crime. Dr. Murphy, the family physician who dabbles in psychiatry, believes that James' lying is harmless. His mother, however, thinks otherwise.

    Regular price: £2.59

    • Leviathan

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Two drugged-out couples contemplate life and morality in "Leviathan", a classic short story by the masterful Tobias Wolff. For Helen's 30th birthday party, her husband decides tothrow her a small party. Armed with booze and three grams of cocaine, the four partyers - Helen, her husband, and another couple - spend the night and the next morning in a drug-induced stupor. As their talk turns to past misdeeds and shameful acts, the couples begin to wonder if it's not the bad decisions in life that bring happiness and meaning.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Mortals

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Mr. Givens’ obituary is nothing remarkable, hardly something to remember at all. He led a quiet life, served in the Army, was married to the same woman for 42 years, and worked at the same job practically his whole life. He wasn’t a baseball player or a movie star, he was the furthest thing from a celebrity. In fact, the only thing noteworthy about his obituary is what happens after it runs in the newspaper, when he shows up in the office of the Metro editor wondering who decided to pronounce him dead.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • The Chain

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When Gold's daughter is viciously attacked by a neighbor'sdog and barely escapes with her life, Gold's world is torn open. Haunted by the incident and unable to convince local authorities to take action, he agrees to a friend's offer of retaliation. When he feels compelled to return the favor,one bad turn leads to another - and this time, Gold finds the repercussions much worse than he ever could have anticipated.

    Regular price: £5.29

    • In the Garden of the North American Martyrs

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Meticulous, funny, eccentric - Mary has always been mindful of the complex role she plays as a professor of history. Her lectures are carefully written out beforehand; her departmental loyalties ambiguous. She is so careful, in fact, that she began to see herself as flat, dull, and lifeless. The closing of Brandon College, the institution she'd spent more than fifteen years at, changes everything. Forced to find another position, Mary finds herself at an experimental college in rainy Oregon.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Flyboys

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this short story from Our Story Begins, three friends confront their relationships to one another as they work on plans to build their very own airplane. Clark’s parents are rich, supplying the boys with all they need to follow their pursuits, making films and building catapults. Meanwhile, Freddy’s family is dealing with the loss of his older brother, and Freddy’s friends are having a hard time knowing how to act around him anymore. The boys all have their troubles, but maybe their airplane can help them escape....

    Regular price: £2.79

    • Bullet in the Brain

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Anders is an angry, cynical man. A book critic known for his scathing reviews, he finds any excuse to dismiss, belittle, or insult. This afternoon is no more agitating than the next. Angers finds himself in a long line at the bank, waiting to reach a teller. Even after two men - wearing masks and carrying guns - take control of the building, Anders is unfazed. It's this behavior that lands him with a pistol against his stomach and a man screamingin his face. And when the bank robber, indignant over Anders' behavior, shoots the book critic in the head, his mind floats through the memories of his life, settling on one particular event....

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Deep Kiss

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Joe Reed was a teenager, he fell so deeply in love with Mary Claude Moore that his parents threatened to send him away. Decades later, he's living a normal life with his wife and their two children; yet in the thirty years since he's last seen Mary Claude, he hasn't stopped thinking of her. With recent news of her in hand, Joe begins to understand the reasons for which he has never stopped loving her - and just how pivotal that time in his life had been.

    Regular price: £2.59

    • The Night in Question

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A story of siblings and faith from short-story master Tobias Wolff. Frances has always been protective of her younger brother Frank. The children of a brutal father and a sick, defenseless mother, Frances fought to keep her brother safe. And throughout all of his adult failings – from drug addiction to near-fatal car crashes - she has stood by his side. Now Frank has found religion. Standing in his crisp white shirt and restrictive tie, he's eager to recount last Sunday's sermon to his older sister.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • A Mature Student

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Theresa left the Marines after twenty-two years to start a new life. Her husband had moved on to a second wife, and her son had recently enlisted. Now Theresa is going to school, getting a degree in hotel management. But it is her art history class she finds most interesting, and a chance encounter with her professor leaves her with new fears for her life, for the future - and for her son.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Say Yes

    • By: Tobias Wolff
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Ann's friends envy her. None of their husbands even lift a finger to help with the household chores. Ann's husband is different, though. Then a simple hypothetical conversation while they wash and dry the dishes causes Ann to see her husband in a different light - and causes him to rethink the way two people can know each other.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • As if.

    • By BigBaby on 03-01-14

    Regular price: £0.69

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