Short Stories (single Author)

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Bullseye

Bullseye

by David Baldacci

In this all-new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, worlds collide when government assassin Will Robie is caught in the crossfire with Oliver Stone and the Camel Club.Will Robie is closing in on his next target when ...

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 02/04/2014
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The Book Case

The Book Case

by Nelson DeMille

"The Book Case" is a story that features Nelson DeMille's most famous (successful) character, Detective John Corey, who has appeared in six DeMille novels: Plum Island, The Lion's Game, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. In this story, we see John...

Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 11/01/2011
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No Time Left

No Time Left

by David Baldacci

An original short story by New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci.Frank Becker is a highly sought after, expert assassin. When Becker takes a mysterious job, he has no idea that it will force him to delve deeply into his own past. Undeter...

Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 05/02/2011
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Uncommon Type

Uncommon Type

by Tom Hanks

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart b...

Narrator: Tom Hanks
Published: 10/17/2017
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A Manual for Cleaning Women

A Manual for Cleaning Women

by Lucia Berlin

I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should betheir work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, wi...

Narrator: various narrators
Published: 01/19/2016
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Stowaway and Milk Run

Stowaway and Milk Run

by Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark is a master storyteller, who keeps hr readers spellbound. Now, in her first two published stories, written in the fifties, she draws on her career as a young Pan American Airway-flight attendant to create these tales of adventure an...

Narrator: Jan Maxwell
Published: 12/01/1999
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Trigger Warning

Trigger Warning

by Neil Gaiman

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before...

Narrator: Neil Gaiman
Published: 02/03/2015
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A Textbook Case a Lincoln Rhyme story

A Textbook Case (a Lincoln Rhyme ...

by Jeffery Deaver

From Jeffery Deaver--the New York Times bestselling author of the upcoming Lincoln Rhyme novel THE KILL ROOM (on sale June 4, 2013)--comes an original short story featuring Rhyme.When a young woman is found brutally murdered in a parking garage, with...

Narrator: January LaVoy
Published: 04/02/2013
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Christmas Days

Christmas Days

by Jeanette Winterson

For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmastime, and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny, and bold tales. For the Twelve Days of Christmasa time of celebration, sharing, and givingshe offer...

Narrator: Jeanette Winterson...
Published: 12/06/2016
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Fox 8

Fox 8

by George Saunders

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world.Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his...

Narrator: George Saunders
Published: 04/09/2013
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Stories of Your Life and Others

Stories of Your Life and Others

by Ted Chiang

Celebrated science fiction author Ted Chiang presents an exciting collection of his first eight published stories. This audiobook includes "Story of Your Life," the basis for the 2016 movie Arrival.

Narrator: Todd McLaren
Published: 02/10/2014
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Blood And Smoke

Blood And Smoke

by Stephen King

Stephen King reads three of his classic short stories including 1408, now a feature film! Enter a nightmarish mindscape of unrelenting horror and shocking revelations as the greatest storyteller of our time takes us inside a world of yearning and pa...

Narrator: Stephen King
Published: 01/01/2000
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How It Ended

How It Ended

by Jay McInerney

Jay McInerneys characters include a young woman holed up in a remote cabin while her married boyfriend campaigns for the highest of all offices, a family celebrating the holidays while mired in loss year after year, a couple whose experiments in sexua...

Narrator: Ray Porter
Published: 04/07/2009
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Tenth of December

Tenth of December

by George Saunders

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • New Yor...

Narrator: George Saunders
Published: 01/08/2013
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The Lottery Winner

The Lottery Winner

by Mary Higgins Clark

SOLVING CRIMES FROM COAST TO COAST! Alvirah Meehan, the ever-resourceful former cleaning lady who struck it rich in the lottery, won the hearts of millions of readers and listeners when she narrowly survived a stalking killer in the #1 bestseller Wee...

Narrator: Jean Stapleton
Published: 12/01/1994
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Ford County Stories

Ford County: Stories

by John Grisham

In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill.Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the M...

Narrator: John Grisham
Published: 11/03/2009
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Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories

Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Oth...

by Mary Higgins Clark

A collection of short stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark, including the never-before-published novella Death Wears a Beauty Mask.From Clark’s first-ever published story (1956’s...

Narrator: Jan Maxwell
Published: 04/28/2015
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The Master of Rampling Gate

The Master of Rampling Gate

by Anne Rice

From the undisputed Queen of Vampire Literature, Anne Rice, The Master of Rampling Gate is a chilling tale of vampiric seduction.Set in the gasslit streets of 1888 London and the wild moors of the countryside beyond, The Master of Rampl...

Narrator: Gigi Marceau
Published: 03/05/2002
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Kinsey and Me

Kinsey and Me

by Sue Grafton

In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Sue, a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Sue has given us stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins...

Narrator: Judy Kaye
Published: 01/08/2013
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A Simplified Map of the Real World

A Simplified Map of the Real Worl...

by Stevan Allred

Fifteen linked stories chart a true course through the lives of families, farmers, loggers, former classmates, and the occasional stripper. In the richly imagined town of Renata, Oregon, a man watches his neighbors big-screen TV through binoculars, an...

Narrator: Stevan Allred
Published: 02/01/2018
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Stone Mattress

Stone Mattress

by Margaret Atwood

A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace.Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collectio...

Narrator: Various
Published: 09/16/2014
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You Think It Ill Say It

You Think It, I'll Say It

by Curtis Sittenfeld

“Every bit as smart, sensitive, funny, and genuine as her phenomenally popular novels,”* a dazzling collection from the New York Times bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, and Eligible“I really lov...

Narrator: Emily Rankin
Published: 04/24/2018
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Everythings Eventual

Everything's Eventual

by Stephen King

Includes the story “The Man in the Black Suit”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine In this spine-chilling compilation, King takes listeners down a road less traveled (for good reason). With a great cast of narrators (incl...

Narrator: Stephen King
Published: 03/04/2014
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Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of cultures and generations.

Narrator: Matilda Novak
Published: 12/29/2006
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Not Safe After Dark

Not Safe After Dark

by Peter Robinson

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sleeping in the Ground comes this brilliantly nuanced short story collection of twenty stories—most never before published in the US, and one of them an Edgar winner—which also features three ...

Narrator: James Langton
Published: 12/05/2017
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Shining Rock

Shining Rock

by Blake Crouch

On their annual camping trip in the southern Appalachians, Roger and Sue encounter Donald, a Vietnam vet with a peculiar and menacing way. After offering a generous pour of Scotch—and taking a few for himself—the odd stranger reveals a dis...

Narrator: Luke Daniels
Published: 07/15/2014
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Say Youre One of Them

Say You're One of Them

by Uwem Akpan

Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An Ex-Mas Feast" needs only enough money to buy books a...

Narrator: Dion Graham
Published: 06/09/2008
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Triple Threat

Triple Threat

by Jeffery Deaver

From Jeffery Deaver--the New York Times bestselling author of the upcoming Lincoln Rhyme novel THE KILL ROOM (on sale June 4, 2013)--come three powerful new short stories.In "Fast", Kathryn Dance races against the clock to track down the members of a...

Narrator: January LaVoy
Published: 01/01/2013
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The Voice from the Edge Vol 2

The Voice from the Edge, Vol. 2

by Harlan Ellison

This original audio collection, featuring much newly recorded material, is a stunning realization of some of the writers best and edgiest work, as well as a fiery visit to some of his more secret stories. His words, his voice, what the New York Times...

Narrator: Harlan Ellison
Published: 03/29/2011
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Unaccustomed Earth

Unaccustomed Earth

by Jhumpa Lahiri

From the internationally bestselling, Pulitzer Prize—winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction: eight stories that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand.  In the stunning title story, Ruma, a young mother in ...

Narrator: Sarita Choudhury
Published: 04/01/2008
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A Hero of the Empire

A Hero of the Empire

by Robert Silverberg

Another story of Roma Eterna. A Roman nobleman is sent in punishment to a remote corner of the Empire–the Arabian city we know as Mecca.

Narrator: George Guidall
Published: 11/07/2000
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Redeployment

Redeployment

by Phil Klay

Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.  Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and f...

Narrator: Craig Klein
Published: 03/04/2014
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This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her

by Junot DA­az

Finalist for the 2012 National Book AwardA Time and People Top 10 Book of 2012Finalist for the 2012 Story PrizeChosen as a notable or best book of the year by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The LA Times,&#...

Narrator: Junot DA­az
Published: 09/11/2012
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The Death Factory

The Death Factory

by Greg Iles

Death is the end, and if a man doesn't speak before it silences him, then his deepest secrets go with him.From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes an e-original novella featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, a story of ...

Narrator: David Ledoux
Published: 06/17/2014
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How We Lost the Moon

How We Lost the Moon

by Paul J. McAuley

"On the busy, bustling, colonized future Moon, McAuley reminds us that although everyone makes mistakes, some mistakes have far greater consequences than others..." So writes Gardner Dozois, editor of the Seventeenth Annual Collection of The Year...

Narrator: Kerin McCue
Published: 11/28/2000
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69

*69

by Blake Crouch

Tim and Laura West receive a bizarre voicemail on their answering machine. Although the sound is muffled, the raised voices, suspicious thuds, and tortured gurgles lead them to believe that what they’re hearing is a brutal murder, unintentionall...

Narrator: Luke Daniels
Published: 07/01/2014
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The Blessing of Brokenness

The Blessing of Brokenness

by Karin Slaughter

Mary Lou Dixon works at the Christ Holiness Baptist Church. Shes overseeing the repair of the cross above the altar in time for Christmas when things start to go horribly wrong. This short story by New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter is...

Narrator: Shannon Cochran
Published: 01/06/2015
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Around the World with Auntie Mame

Around the World with Auntie Mame...

by Patrick Dennis

Encore, Encore! The brilliant sequel to the smash bestseller Auntie Mame is back and the reviews are in.…Praise:“As extravagantly full of gags, slapstick comedy and general hilarious confusion as its predecessor.” —The New York...

Narrator: Christopher Lane
Published: 01/19/2016
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Jesus Son

Jesus' Son

by Denis Johnson

Jesus' Son is a visionary chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls. These stories tell of spiraling grief and transcendence, of rock bottom and redemption, of getting lost and found and lost again. The raw beauty and careening energy of Denis Jo...

Narrator: Will Patton
Published: 10/03/2009
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20th Century Ghosts

20th Century Ghosts

by Joe Hill

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns comes this award-winning collection of short fiction.Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . . Francis was human once, but no...

Narrator: David Ledoux
Published: 10/16/2007
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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Ot...

by Flannery O'Connor

This now classic book revealed Flannery OConnor as one of the most original and provocative writers to emerge from the South. Her apocalyptic vision of life is expressed through grotesque, often comic situations in which the principal character faces ...

Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Published: 11/22/2010
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Everythings Eventual

Everything's Eventual

by Stephen King

Everything’s Eventual features Dinky Earnshaw—a nineteen-year-old pizza boy—who gets hired by a mysterious stranger for a unique and totally “eventual” (awesome) job. Read by Justin Long. Autopsy Room Four – The las...

Narrator: Oliver Platt
Published: 03/01/2002
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Suckers Portfolio

Sucker's Portfolio

by Kurt Vonnegut

Available to readers for the first time, Sucker's Portfolio showcases a collection of seven never before published works from Kurt Vonnegut, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Short, sardonic, and dark, these six brief fiction stories an...

Narrator: Luke Daniels
Published: 05/07/2013
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The Rich Brother

The Rich Brother

by Tobias Wolff

A classic tale of brotherly love and rivalry from short-story master Tobias Wolff Pete has always been successful. Happily married with two daughters, he lives a comfortable life in Santa Cruz. Pete is a practical, hardworking man and he enjoys lifes...

Narrator: Anthony Heald
Published: 12/15/2013
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One More Thing

One More Thing

by B. J. Novak

WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES by Lena Dunham, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Katy Perry, Jason Schwartzman, Emma Thompson, and Rainn WilsonB.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, su...

Narrator: B. J. Novak
Published: 02/04/2014
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The Tsar of Love and Techno

The Tsar of Love and Techno

by Anthony Marra

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.This stunning, exquisitely written co...

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 10/06/2015
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Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen

Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Sc...

by Lawrence Block

Lawrence Blocks seventeen Matthew Scudder novels have won fans throughout the worldalong with a bevy of awards, including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Philip Marlowe (Germany), and the Maltese Falcon (Japan). But Scudder has starred in short fiction as ...

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Narrator: Lawrence Block
Published: 12/01/2012
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Parker Selected Stories

Parker: Selected Stories

by Dorothy Parker

Parker's quips and light verse have become embedded in the American literary landscape. In these selected stories is the chance to draw on her insight into the social and emotional realities of life. The following stories are featured in this collecti...

Narrator: Elaine Stritch
Published: 08/21/2018
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Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want ...

by Maile Meloy

On Oprahs Summer Reading List for 2010 Awardwinning writer Maile Meloys return to short stories explores complex lives in an austere landscape with the clearsightedness that first endeared her to readers. Eleven unforgettable new stories demonstrate...

Narrator: Kirsten Potter and...
Published: 07/12/2010
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Astray

Astray

by Emma Donoghue

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders...

Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Published: 10/30/2012
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