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    • The Quantum Magician

    • By: Derek Kunsken
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Belisarius is a quantum man, an engineered Homo quantus who fled the powerful insight of dangerously addictive quantum senses. He found a precarious balance as a con man, but when a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of warships across an enemy wormhole, he must embrace his birthright to even try. In fact, the job is so big that he'll need a crew built from all the new sub-branches of humanity. If he succeeds, he might trigger an interstellar war, but success might also point the way to the next step of Homo quantus evolution. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story. from the beginning to the end.

    • By MR E M FULTON on 16-01-19

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Junky

    • By: William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman, Mark Nelson, T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Burroughs’ first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures, and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written. Through time spent kicking and time spent dealing, through junk sickness and a sanatorium, Junky is a field report from the American postwar drug underground. A cult classic, it has influenced generations of writers with its raw, sparse, and unapologetic tone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of the beat generation.

    • By helen on 18-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Black Obelisk

    • By: Erich Maria Remarque
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A hardened young veteran from the First World War, Ludwig now works for a monument company, selling stone markers to the survivors of deceased loved ones. Though ambivalent about his job, he suspects there's more to life than earning a living off other people's misfortunes. A self-professed poet, Ludwig soon senses a growing change in his fatherland, a brutality brought upon it by inflation. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What could endure in hell on earth.

    • By Tarquin on 06-03-19

    Regular price: £28.89

    • About Love and Other Stories

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper, T. Ryder Smith, Henry Strozier
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Raymond Carver called Anton Chekhov "the greatest short story writer who has ever lived". This unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever, and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes - alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence - have as much relevance today as when they were written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully read in a fresh translation

    • By Daniel Jameson on 08-07-14

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Queer

    • By: William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith, Andrew Garman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Set in Mexico City during the early 50s, Queer follows William Lee's hopeless pursuit of desire from bar to bar in the American expatriate scene. As Lee breaks down, the trademark Burroughsian voice emerges; a maniacal mix of self-lacerating humor and the Ugly American at his ugliest. Burroughs' only realist love story, Queer is a haunting tale of possession and exorcism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the faint of heart...

    • By ReadingWild on 10-11-13

    Regular price: £8.69

    • The White House Boys

    • An American Tragedy
    • By: Roger Dean Kiser
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Hidden far from sight, deep in the thick underbrush of the North Florida woods are the ghostly graves of more than 30 unidentified bodies, some of which are thought to be children who were beaten to death at the old Florida Industrial School for Boys at Marianna. It is suspected that many more bodies will be found in the fields and swamplands surrounding the institution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great listen

    • By Jamie Cottam-howarth on 12-02-15

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Will to Battle

    • Terra Ignota, Book 3
    • By: Ada Palmer
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The long years of near-utopia have come to an abrupt end. Peace and order are now figments of the past. Corruption, deception, and insurgency humwithin the once steadfast leadership of the Hives, nations without fixed location.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gah!

    • By David Connor on 06-03-19

    Regular price: £32.89

    • The Lost Country

    • By: William Gay
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Billy Edgewater is a harbinger of doom. Estranged from his family, discharged from the navy and touched by a rising desperation, he sets out hitchhiking home to East Tennessee, where his father is slowly dying. On the road, separately, are Sudy and Bradshaw, brother and sister, and a one-armed con man named Roosterfish. All, in one way or another, have their pasts and futures embroiled with D. L. Harkness, a predator in all the ways there are.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Make Something Up

    • By: Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated by: Ken Marks, Luis Moreno, Rich Orlow, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A great collection of stories from the author of Fight Club. In 'Zombies', the best and brightest of a high school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. While in 'Tunnel of Love', a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. And in 'Excursion', Fight Club fans will be thrilled to find a side of Tyler Durden never seen before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crude. Yet creative and well-written.

    • By grace on 26-10-16

    Regular price: £15.69

    • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

    • By: Paige McKenzie, Alyssa Sheinmel
    • Narrated by: Paige McKenzie, T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Shortly after her 16th birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother, Kat, move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn't recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just...creepy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • review

    • By berwyn on 27-01-17

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Seven Surrenders

    • By: Ada Palmer
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In a future of near-instantaneous global travel, of abundant provision for the needs of all, a future in which no one living can remember an actual war, a long era of stability threatens to come to an abrupt end. For known only to a few, the leaders of the great Hives, nations without fixed location, have long conspired to keep the world stable, at the cost of just a little blood. A few secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction can ever dominate, and the balance holds. And yet the balance is beginning to give way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great book, mediocre performance

    • By Miss E. H. Kemball on 09-10-17

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Little Sister Death

    • By: William Gay
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    David Binder is a young, successful writer living in Chicago and suffering from writer's block. He stares at the blank page, and the blank page stares back - until inspiration strikes in the form of a ghost story that captivated him as a child. With his pregnant wife and young daughter in tow, he sets out to explore the myth of Virginia Beale, Faery Queen of the Haunted Dell.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It's ok but a bit messy in parts!

    • By Sue Jackson on 18-03-16

    Regular price: £20.39

    • The Devil and Other Stories

    • By: Leo Tolstoy, Richard F. Gustafson
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, George Guidall, T. Ryder Smith, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This collection of 11 stories spans virtually the whole of Tolstoy's creative life. While each is unique in form, as a group they are representative of his style, and touch on the central themes that surface in War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Stories as different as "The Snowstorm", "Lucerne", "The Diary of a Madman", and "The Devil" are grounded in autobiographical experience. They deal with journeys of self-discovery and the moral and religious thought that characterizes Tolstoy's works of criticism and philosophy.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Side Life

    • By: Steve Toutonghi
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Dazzling, paranoid literary sci-fi for fans of Blake Crouch and Philip K. Dick: Vin, a down-on-his-luck young tech entrepreneur forced out of the software company he started, takes a job house-sitting an ultra-modern Seattle mansion whose owner has gone missing. There he discovers a secret basement lab with an array of computers and three large, smooth caskets. Inside one he finds a woman in a state of suspended animation. When Vin decides to climb into one of the caskets to see what happens, his reality begins to unravel....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting concept and enjoyable listen

    • By R. ODELL on 06-06-18

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Stardust

    • By: Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Hollywood, 1945. Ben Collier has just arrived from war-torn Europe to find his brother has died in mysterious circumstances. Why would a man with a beautiful wife, a successful movie career, and a heroic past choose to kill himself?

    Regular price: £27.39

    • Smoke Eaters

    • By: Sean Grigsby
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity's last line of defense, in this wild near-future fantasy. Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he's immune to dragon smoke. It's such a rare power that he's immediately conscripted into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Retirement cancelled, Brannigan is re-assigned as a lowly rookie.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Lost Country

    • By: William Gay
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

     

    The Lost Country centers on Edgewater, who's recently been discharged from the navy, and a one-armed con man named Roosterfish who takes him under his wing as they both search desperately for a forgotten past and a future that may never come. The Lost Country cements Gay as one of the strongest voices in Southern literature, alongside Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • The Convict and Other Stories

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte, Steven Boyer, T Ryder Smith, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Convict and Other Stories is a superb collection of stories set in and around the American Deep South and its charismatic people.

    Regular price: £13.03

    • The Vine That Ate the South

    • By: J. D. Wilkes
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 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

    In a forgotten corner of western Kentucky lies a haunted forest referred to locally as "The Deadening", where vampire cults roam wild and time is immaterial. Our protagonist and his accomplice - the one and only Carver Canute - set out down the Old Spur Line in search of the legendary Kudzu House, where an old couple is purported to have been swallowed whole by a hungry vine.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Queer

    • By: William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith, Andrew Garman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For more than three decades, while its writer's world fame increased, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings. Set in the corrupt and spectral Mexico City of the '40s, Queer is the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for an indifferent user named Eugene Allerton. The narrative is punctuated by Lee's outrageous "routines" - brilliant comic monologues that foreshadow Naked Lunch - yet the atmosphere is heavy with foreboding.

    Regular price: £16.49

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