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This Long Vigil by Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
Narrated by Ray Porter
After 25 years serving as the human Monitor of the Interstellar Ark, Hermes, Orion is scheduled to be placed back into hibernation with the other crewmembers.
Knowing he’ll die there and be replaced before the ship’s voyage is over, he decides that he won’t — can’t — accept that fate.
Whatever it takes, Orion will escape Hermes and see what’s beyond, even if it means defying the regulations of his only friend — the ship-wide artificial intelligence known as Dan.
From the Washington Post and number one Audible best-selling duo, Rhett C. Bruno and Jaime Castle, comes a harrowing science fiction short story that will leave you questioning exactly what it means to be alive.
The Guilty by James Patterson
Narrated by John Lithgow, Bryce Dallas Howard, Peter Gallagher, Aldis Hodge, Corey Stoll, Marsha Stephanie Blake
Tonight, Osmond Box, the reclusive yet wildly successful writer/director known for his completely surprising Broadway plays, is debuting his seventh and most highly anticipated production of his career: The Guilty. Nothing is known as about the story, the setting, the premise, or even the actors involved. The first people to discover the truth will be the lucky ones sitting in those seats opening night. Phones are collected; doors are locked. The rest of the world eagerly awaits the first reviews….
Two hours later, when the doors are finally allowed to open, half of the audience will be applauding wildly. The other half will be fleeing the theater in mortal terror. Has Osmond Box done it again? Or has he done something far, far worse?
Please note: Portions of this show contain mature language and themes. Listener discretion is advised.
The Werewolf’s 15 Minutes by Jonathan Maberry
Narrated by Ray Porter, Dina Pearlman
Gary Bruce is a slacker of epic loserness. Can’t keep a job. His friends are as bad as he is. No girlfriend. No direction.
Gary Bruce is also a werewolf.
Desperate for any kind of success, Gary decides to out himself on YouTube. The moment this ordinary guy goes full-on fur, fangs, and claws, the world can’t get enough of him. He’s the biggest thing on social media, he’s on every talk show, book and movie deals fall in his lap, and for the first time in his life he gets invited to all the best parties.
But celebrity is a special kind of voracious monster. And when Gary’s star begins to lose its luster, he has to decide how far he’ll go to stay relevant in a world that discards has-beens in favor of the next big thing.
Fortunately, Gary has a plan….
The Werewolf’s 15 Minutes is a brand-new short story by New York Times best-seller and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry, author of Bewilderness and V-Wars (Netflix).
Beezer and the Creeping Red by Brandon T. Snider
Narrated by Kathy Searle, Fred Berman, Ellen Archer, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Margaret Ying Drake, Jennifer Van Dyck, Gabriel Vaughan, Steve Rimpici, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Josh Hurley, Eileen Stevens, Jimmy Berry
Who is Beezer? That’s what he wants to know! Now that the former prince of the Red Realm is permanently on Earth, away from his overlord father, the sky’s the limit. He can be anyone he wants to be! The only problem is—he’s not sure who that is just yet. But he’ll figure it out eventually.
Now that Summer Camp has arrived, it should be smooth sailing, right? Not exactly. Beezer’s siblings, Lucy and Dash, are acting like total weirdos. One minute they’re fine and the next they’re behaving badly. It’s as if they’re possessed or something!
Their mom, Jessie, has just about had it with their antics, but when birds start falling from the sky, Beezer realizes something much scarier is happening. After consulting a mysterious book called the Crimson Codex, a frightening truth is revealed!
Now, with the help of his family, Beezer must stop an ancient prophecy from destroying everything as a dark secret from the past emerges.
Beware the Creeping Red! It comes for you.
Soul of the Hurricane by Nelson Simon
Narrated by Nelson Simon
The harrowing true story of an inexperienced crew member on a ship that sailed into the perfect storm.
Nelson Simon didn’t want to sign up as a last-minute crew member to transport a Norwegian schooner from Brooklyn to Bermuda. But one thing led to another, and there he was. He told himself that it would be a sort of pleasure cruise: a week in the Gulf Stream with a gourmet chef on board, some down time on a tropical island, then a quick flight home.
What did it matter that he had practically no sailing experience? The eight other crew members had plenty – they just needed an extra pair of hands. What could possibly go wrong?
It was October 1991, and the ship was Anne Kristine, the oldest continuously sailing vessel in the world. What awaited them was Hurricane Grace, the southern end of what came to be known as the “Perfect Storm”.
Soul of the Hurricane tells an unlikely tale that begins with an unexpected invitation and ends in the dead of night somewhere far from home, with a Coast Guard helicopter above and a dark, angry sea below.