8 Short Sci-Fi Stories - Arrival

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'Nemesis' by Isaac Asimov (1990), Read by Peter MacNicol

"In the twenty-third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies. One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an unknown red star two light-years from Earth: a star named Nemesis. Now a fifteen-year-old Rotorian girl has learned of the dire threat that nemesis poses to Earth's people--but she is prevented from warning them. Soon she will realize that Nemesis endangers Rotor as well. And so it will be up to her alone to save both Earth and Rotor as--drawn inexorably by Nemesis, the death star--they hurtle toward certain disaster."

Five Sci Fi Short Stories

Looking for a new audio book? This is one of the best audio books I've ever heard! "Ready Player One" Check it out on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2FXtdFv Also available as hardcover, paperback and on kindle! Subscribe for more great stories! THOUSANDS MORE!!! The short stories here are "almost" a themed set. The first first four are all time travel stories that appear to come from the same universe involving the para-time travelers in various capacities, from police men to miners. Each is engaging and an absorbing listen although the stories are showing their age. For instance I find it hard to imagine a future where everyone smokes! That aside these are classic sci fi stories well written. The last story in the set IS a short story in itself but I've heard it before as part of a bigger story. I believe the author must have expanded this short story into a full length novel at some time. I've reviewed that novel (Cosmic Computer)and gave it 9 out of 9! The reading and production of this collection is outstanding, the reader Mark Nelson has done an outstanding job one again. Five Sci Fi Short Stories Five Sci Fi Short Stories Five Sci Fi Short Stories

8 Short Ghost Stories - Spook House

8 Short Ghost Stories, scary stories for the whole family! Over 2 hours of audio: 1. Spook House - read by Nicky Henson - 0:00 2. Robo Ted - read by Patsy Kensit - 12:40 3. Shadow Group - read by Phil Daniels - 31:25 4. Friendly Folk - read by Bernard Cribbins - 44:24 5. The Man On The Tip - read by Hayley Mills - 1:07:12 6. Sweet Shop - read by June Whitfield - 1:29:25 7. Something Dreadful - read by Colin Baker - 1:47:18 8. Care In The Community - read by Anna Quayle - 2:07:49

4 Short Supernatural Stories - After Shock

Sit down, turn off the lights and spook yourself with our '4 Short Supernatural Stories'. Taken from the audio book 'After Shock', we are proud to present over an hour of sensational storytelling including: 1. 'After Shock' read by Peter Bowles - 0:00 2. 'Dead Copying' read by Dennis Waterman - 23:33 3. 'The Twilight Children' read by Anton Rogers - 40:16 4. 'Til We Meet Again' read by Prunella Scales - 1:09:57 If you enjoyed these stories, please give this video a thumbs up! Subscribe to our channel for regular uploads of funny, spooky, humorous and entertaining short stories and audio books. Connect with us on: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixMusicInternational/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/phoenixmusicint?lang=en Website - https://www.phoenixmusicinternational.com

The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (Audiobook) | SHORT STORY

The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell. Performed as an audiobook by Frank Marcopolos of FrankMarcopolos.com. Also published as "The Hounds of Zaroff." The story has been adapted numerous times, most notably for the 1932 RKO Pictures film The Most Dangerous Game, starring Joel McCrea and Leslie Banks, and for a 1943 episode of the CBS Radio series Suspense, starring Orson Welles. The story has also served as an inspiration for books and films like Battle Royale, Predator, and The Hunger Games. From Wikipedia: "The Most Dangerous Game", also published as "The Hounds of Zaroff", is a short story by Richard Connell, first published in Collier's book on January 19, 1924. The story features a big-game hunter from New York who falls off a yacht and swims to an isolated island in the Caribbean, where he is hunted by a Cossack aristocrat. The story is inspired by the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were particularly fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s. The story has been adapted numerous times, most notably for the 1932 RKO Pictures film The Most Dangerous Game, starring Joel McCrea and Leslie Banks, and for a 1943 episode of the CBS Radio series Suspense, starring Orson Welles. Sanger Rainsford and his friend, Whitney, travel to Rio de Janeiro to hunt the region’s big cat: the jaguar. After a discussion about how they are "the hunters" instead of "the huntees", Whitney goes to bed and Rainsford remains on deck. While Whitney returns to his quarters Rainsford hears gunshots, climbs onto the yacht's rail to get a better view of the nearby Ship-Trap Island, and falls overboard. After he realizes he cannot swim back to the boat, he swims to Ship-Trap, which is notorious for shipwrecks. He finds a palatial chateau inhabited by two Cossacks: the owner, General Zaroff, and his gigantic deaf-mute servant, Ivan. Zaroff, another big-game hunter, knows of Rainsford from his published account of hunting snow leopards in Tibet. After inviting him to dinner, General Zaroff tells Rainsford he is bored of hunting because it no longer challenges him; he has moved to Ship-Trap in order to capture shipwrecked sailors, whether due to storms or by luring vessels onto the rocks. He sends the sailors into the jungle supplied with food, a knife, and hunting clothes to be his quarry. After a three-hour head start, he sets out to hunt and kill them. Any captives who can elude Zaroff, Ivan, and a pack of hunting dogs for three days are set free; however, no one has eluded him that long. Zaroff invites Rainsford to join him in his hunt, but Rainsford is appalled by Zaroff’s motives and refuses. Zaroff then tells Rainsford that he can choose whether he will be the next to be hunted or whipped to death by Ivan; Rainsford chooses to be hunted. During the three-hour head start, Rainsford begins to lay an intricate trail in the forest and then climbs a tree. Zaroff finds him easily, but decides to play with him like a cat would a mouse. After the failed attempt of eluding Zaroff, Rainsford builds a Malay-man-catcher, a weighted log attached to a trigger. This contraption injures Zaroff's shoulder, causing him to return home for the night. The next day Rainsford creates a Burmese tiger pit, which kills one of Zaroff's hounds. He sets a native Ugandan knife trap, which impales and kills Ivan, but costs him his knife. To escape Zaroff and his approaching hounds, Rainsford dives off a cliff into the sea; Zaroff, disappointed at Rainsford's apparent suicide, returns home. Zaroff locks himself in his bedroom and turns on the lights only to find Rainsford waiting for him; he had swum around the island in order to sneak into the chateau. Zaroff congratulates him on winning the "game," but Rainsford decides to fight him, saying he is still a beast-at-bay and that the original hunt is not over. Accepting the challenge, Zaroff says that the loser will be fed to the dogs, while the winner will sleep in his bed. Though the ensuing fight is not described, the story ends with Rainsford observing that "he had never slept in a better bed," implying that he defeated and killed Zaroff. There is a reference to The Most Dangerous Game in letters the Zodiac Killer wrote to San Francisco Bay Area newspapers in his three-part cipher: "Man is the most dangerous animal of all to kill."[8] The Most Dangerous Game film is also mentioned a number of times in the context of the Zodiac Killer in the 2007 film, Zodiac.

8 Short Sci-Fi stories of alien encounters! Over 2 hours of audio including:

1. Arrival - read by Colin Baker - 0:00
2. Nightmare - read by Peter Barkworth - 25:10
3. Telemart Three - read by Rula Lenska - 36:08
4. In The Hereafter Hilton - read by Dennis Waterman - 54:08
5. The Light Of Other Days - read by Anton Rodgers - 1:09:30
6. A Glitch In Time - read by Jon Pertwee - 1:31:28
7. Dream Fighter - read by Martin Kemp - 1:36:14
8. Silent Partner - read by Martin Jarvis 2:03:28

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