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    • How to Be Right

    • ...in a world gone wrong
    • By: James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: James O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In How to Be Right, James provides a hilarious and invigorating guide to talking to people with faulty opinions. With chapters on every lightning-rod issue, James shows how people have been fooled into thinking the way they do and in each case outlines the key questions to ask to reveal fallacies, inconsistencies and double standards. If you ever get cornered by ardent Brexiteers, Daily Mail disciples or little England patriots, this book is your conversation survival guide.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Stories to Scare You Witless

    • Tales of Terror
    • By: Fitz-James O'Brien, Hector Hugh Munro, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Genuinely chilling narratives of paranormal phenomena, the returning dead, uncanny apparitions, sinister happenings and inexplicable events which make your blood run cold. Listen in the dark... if you dare!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother!

    • By Markus on 09-10-12

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Digital Photography Secrets: How to Take Amazing Photographs Using Digital Photography

    • By: James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Dave Wright
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book will teach you everything you want to know about digital photography, including how to make the most from your camera's exposure triangle, how to compose photos, the composition rules to use, and a lot more. Say good-bye to boring photos once you listen to and implement what this book teaches.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Stepmother Survival Guide: How to Be the Best Stepmom EVER

    • Step Family, Book 2
    • By: James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Raya J. Thomason
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every new stepmom finds themselves struggling with these same thoughts. Life is meant to be tough, and joining a new family and assuming the role of "mom" is one of the toughest things imaginable. But I've got good news: All your problems are temporary! If you have an action plan and know what you're doing, you can seamlessly make the transition to stepmom. This book will give you that action plan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Helpful Tips

    • By Samantha on 05-08-16

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Scientific Sherlock Holmes

    • Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics
    • By: James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Bruce Reizen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Scientific Sherlock Holmes, James O'Brien provides an in-depth look at Sherlock Holmes's use of science in his investigations. Indeed, one reason for Holmes's appeal is his frequent use of the scientific method and the vast scientific knowledge which he drew upon to solve mysteries. For instance, in heart of the audiobook, the author reveals that Holmes was a pioneer of forensic science, making use of fingerprinting well before Scotland Yard itself had adopted the method.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Until You Bleed

    • The Caheri Gutierrez Story
    • By: James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are places in America where a scar, physical or emotional, speaks louder than a badge or a pulpit or a diploma ever could. In 2008, Caheri Gutierrez, a young model from one of Oakland's most dangerous neighborhoods, was shot in her beautiful face and nearly killed in a drive-by. Until You Bleed tells the story of her journey from troubled youth to traumatized victim to community leader seeking to heal herself and her city.

    Regular price: £2.39

    • Through a Glass Darkly

    • Strange Tales of Optical Distortion
    • By: Wilkie Collins, Fitz James O'Brien, William Le Queux, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seven strange stories of intriguing optical illusions. The Diamond Lens by Fitz James O'BrienThe Devil's Spectacles by Wilkie CollinsThe Secret of the Smoked Spectacles by William Le QueuxMy Black Mirror by Wilkie CollinsThe Man who was Blind by Edwin PughA Coincidence by A. J. AlanTitbottom’s Spectacles by George William Curtis.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Nightmares on Congress Street, Part V

    • By: Ray Bradbury, Hugh B. Cave, Michael Duffy, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
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    They're baaaaaaaaaaaaacckkkkk!!! Rocky Coast Radio Theatre returns with yet another copious cornucopia of classic concoctions, crafted and compiled for the captive congregation (gotta love that thesaurus!). Nightmares on Congress Street, Part V offers dramatized adaptations (complete with music and sound effects) of chilling stories penned by Edgar Allan Poe, Hugh B. Cave, and H. P. Lovecraft, as well as a few additional treats.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • What Was It?

    • By: Fitz James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: K. Anderson Yancy
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A group of friends think it'll be fun to rent a haunted house until they're awakened by the cries of one of them locked in a life and death struggle with the supernatural resident determined to eat him.

    Regular price: £2.99

    • The Diamond Lens

    • By: Fitz James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Fitz James O'Brien (1828 - 1862) was an Irish-born American writer, some of whose work is considered the forerunner of today's science fiction. The Diamond Lens is his most famous short story and tells the strange story of a scientist who invents a powerful microscope and discovers a beautiful woman in an enchanting microscopic world inside a drop of water.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of the Macabre

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: John L Chatty, Jack Benson, Jim Killavey, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is of the best "macabre" tales ever written. It is presented here in its entirety along with eight other incredible tales.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hard going

    • By D on 12-12-11

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Wondersmith

    • By: Fitz-James O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fitz-James O'Brien was an Irish-born poet, journalist, and short-story writer who migrated to America in 1852. He died from an injury acquired during the Civil War. O'Brien was called "the preeminent writer of supernatural stories of his time", and he is best remembered for two or three widely anthologized stories that border on science fiction. Among them is this masterpiece.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Uncomfortable listening at times

    • By Nelly_dog on 31-10-05

    Regular price: £3.88