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The Secret Adversary MP3 Audiobook

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THE SECRET ADVERSARY
by Agatha Christie
read by Nadia May
Myst & Susp • Unabridged
Book ID(2230) – 8 hrs (est.), Published – 12/01/98

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A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery

The girl in the photograph has been missing for five years. Neither her body nor the secret documents she was carrying have ever been found. Now postwar England’s economic recovery depends on finding her and getting the papers back. But the two young Brits working undercover for the ministry know only that her name was Jane Finn and the only photo of her is in the hands of her rich American cousin. They don’t know yet about a mysterious and ruthless man called “Mr. Brown” or the beautiful, but sinister, older woman who knows all about Jane Finn…and therefore must die.

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“Nadia May reads with her usual charging enthusiasm….She enlivens the repartee between the two leads, relishes the other characters and enjoys herself immensely.”—AudioFile

AGATHA CHRISTIE was born in 1890. The Mysterious Affair at Styles, her first detective novel, introduced Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective who appeared in many subsequent novels. Her other main detective was the elderly spinster Miss Marple. She wrote 66 detective novels, six romances, 14 plays and four nonfiction books. Her books have sold over two billion copies. She died in 1976.

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The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, Vol. 1 MP3 Audiobook

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THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MICKEY SPILLANE’S MIKE HAMMER
by various writers
read by Starring Stacy Keach as Mike Hammer with a full supporting cast
Myst & Susp • Audio Theater
Book ID(4858) – 3.1 hrs (est.), Published – 11/01/08

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A 2009 Audie Award Finalist

“I don’t want to arrest anyone. I just want to shoot somebody.”—Mike Hammer

Everybody loves a mystery, and nobody solves them like Mike Hammer. While other detectives bend and manipulate the law, Hammer holds it in total contempt, seeing it as nothing more than an impediment to justice, the one virtue he holds in absolute esteem. Now, the no-holds-barred private eye returns, along with his gorgeous secretary, Velda, and a collection of New York City characters, in two fully dramatized “theater-of-the-mind” audio adventures. “Dangerous Days” and “Oil and Water.”

Narrated by Stacy Keach, the acclaimed actor who starred in the original Mike Hammer TV series, these new mysteries are written by the writers of that show and enhanced with a full supporting cast, sound effects, and music. Even the show’s jazzy theme song is back to set the gritty tone for each episode.

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“With fists swinging, Spillane’s iconic private eye is back in two exciting original dramatizations….Throughout both of these well-produced adventures, guns boom, windows crash and cars roar, while colorful characters—including Hammer’s always loyal secretary, Velda—are portrayed by talented actors. But it’s Keach’s calm, stalwart, and true performance of Mike Hammer that holds these stories together. Keach’s deep resonant voice and his perfect timing with a quip or a threat combine to keep the listener enthralled….”—Publishers Weekly (audio review)

“The sound design and acting are top-notch, making for a diversion that’s perfect for two ninety-minute commutes. Stacy Keach, who’s already embraced his inner Hammer on TV, does a solid job in the lead, and a nice job composing and performing the background music, as well.”—AudioFile

FRANK MORRISON SPILLANE (1918–2006), better known as Mickey Spillane, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in New Jersey. He started writing while in high school. Many of his crime novels feature his signature detective character, Mike Hammer. More than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally. By 1980, he was responsible for seven of the top fifteen all-time best-selling fiction titles in America. He received an Edgar Allan Poe Grand Master Award in 1995.

MAX ALLAN COLLINS, is the author of the acclaimed graphic novel Road to Perdition, which became the Academy Award-winning Tom Hanks film. A New York Times best-selling author, Collins has won two Best Novel “Shamus” awards from the Private Eye Writers of America for his Nathan Heller series. He co-wrote the screenplay for the film-festival favorite, The Last Lullaby, based on his novel The Last Quarry. He collaborated with Mickey Spillane on numerous projects and was Spillane’s choice to work with his estate to complete a number of unfinished Mike Hammer novels.

Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins collaborated on numerous projects. They co-edited four anthologies presenting new and/or classic stories by a variety of American crime writers, and their co-creation, the science-fiction incarnation of Mike Danger, was a popular comic-book series in the 1990s. With Spillane’s cooperation and help, Collins edited or co-edited six volumes collecting previously uncollected Spillane short stories and comics work. Occasional actor Spillane also appeared in Collins’ two “Mommy” films, as a criminal lawyer, and was the subject of an award-winning Collins documentary. Both writers received the Eye Award for Life Achievement from the Private Eye Writers of America.

STACY KEACH, known worldwide for his television portrayal of detective Mike Hammer, is a consummate actor equally at home on stage, film, television, and audio narration. He has garnered numerous awards for his stage roles, most recently as Richard Nixon in the Kennedy Center’s production of “Frost/Nixon.”

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The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, Vol. 2 MP3 Audiobook

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THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MICKEY SPILLANE’S MIKE HAMMER, VOL. 2
by Max Allan Collins from a story by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
read by Starring Stacy Keach as Mike Hammer with a full supporting cast
Myst & Susp • Audio Theater
Book ID(5458) – 1.9 hrs (est.), Published – 12/01/09

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Subtitle: “The Little Death”

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Private eye Mike Hammer is no stranger to murder, but this time he has two to untangle: the killing of the Captain, a legless, homeless panhandler, dismissed by the police as “minor,” and the slaying of gambling kingpin Marty Wellman. Marty’s lady friend, Helen Venn, turns to the P.I. for help when the Mob fingers her for the next kill. Seems the new kingpin, Carmen Rich — with whom Hammer has a violent history — thinks Helen made off with ten mil in skim money courtesy of her late lover. But Mike Hammer knows a damsel in distress when he sees one and takes up Helen’s cause, igniting a series of hit attempts on his life by a small army of out-of-town shooters. Such minor distractions can’t prevent the toughest detective of them all from solving two murders and avenging a “little death” in a big way.

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“Beautifully produced, this fully realized original radio drama hits all the right notes for an exciting noir adventure. Stacy Keach, who has made PI Mike Hammer his own, provides just the right voice for the now iconic tough guy. . . .Keach is letter perfect in his smooth, unflappable portrayal of Hammer, and he is supported by a talented group of actors. Superb sound design and jazz score (composed and performed by Keach) make this radio novel a great way to spend two hours.”—Publishers Weekly

“This is a 21st-century Spillane yarn with all the clichés intact. The author would have loved Stacy Keach in the lead role of PI Mike Hammer. Keach idolized Mickey Spillane as a kid and perfected the character in his portrayal of Hammer in the CBS TV series. Now he’s once again proving his mettle as the great private eye. In the audio format his impeccable timing and pacing achieve new excellence. The sound effects are those of a first-rate 1940s radio drama, updated to include vibrating cell phones and computers. Spillane fans will love this exceptional performance. Old-time radio listeners young and old will be fans, too. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”—AudioFile

STACY KEACH, known worldwide for his television portrayal of detective Mike Hammer, is a consummate actor equally at home on stage, film, television, and audio narration. He has garnered numerous awards for his stage roles, most recently as Richard Nixon in the U.S. national tour of “Frost/Nixon.” His recent performance in the title role of King Lear has received international acclaim.

FRANK MORRISON SPILLANE (1918–2006), introduced his signature detective character, Mike Hammer, to readers in 1947 with I, the Jury and went on to sell more than 225 million copies of his books internationally. He was named a British Crime Writers’ Association Grand Master in 1995.

MAX ALLAN COLLINS, is the author of the acclaimed graphic novel Road to Perdition, which became the Academy Award–winning Tom Hanks film. A New York Times best-selling author, Collins has won two Best Novel “Shamus” awards from the Private Eye Writers of America for his Nathan Heller series. He co-wrote the screenplay for the recent film festival favorite, The Last Lullaby, based on his novel The Last Quarry. He collaborated with Mickey Spillane on numerous projects and was Spillane’s choice to work with his estate to complete a number of unfinished Mike Hammer novels, including The Goliath Bone.

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You Only Live Twice (James Bond) MP3 Audiobook

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
by Ian Fleming
read by Simon Vance
Myst & Susp • Unabridged
Book ID(2848) – 6.8 hrs (est.), Published – 10/01/01

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James Bond Series #12

Bond, a shattered man after the death of his wife at the hands of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, has gone to pieces as an agent, endangering himself and his fellow operatives. M, unwilling to accept the loss of one of his best men, sends 007 to Japan for one last, near-impossible mission. But Japan proves to be Bond’s downfall, leading him to a mysterious residence known as the “Castle of Death,” where he encounters an old enemy revitalized. All the omens suggest that this is the end for the British agent and, for once, Bond himself seems unable to disagree…

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“[Simon Vance] carries the exact measure of British inflection while delivering the famous Bond ‘off-the-cuff’ humor….[Vance] IS James Bond.”—AudioFile

“A sensational imagination, informed by style and zest.”—Sunday Times

“Among the best of the Bond tales.”—Bookman

“Masterly storytelling, marvelous, almost fiendish ingenuity of plot.”—Books and Bookmen

“Fleming has set his stamp on the story of action and intrigue…his proper place in literature is with those demi-giants of an earlier day: Jules Verne, Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle.”—Kingsley Amis

IAN LANCASTER FLEMING (1908–1964) was educated at Eton and Sandhurst and studied languages at Munich and Geneva universities. During World War II, he served in British Naval Intelligence, masterminding numerous top-secret operations and playing a key role in shaping the prototype CIA. His wide-ranging, fast-paced life would provide the backdrop for his beloved spy novels featuring the perennially charming James Bond.

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Thunderball (James Bond) MP3 Audiobook

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THUNDERBALL
by Ian Fleming
read by Simon Vance
Myst & Susp • Unabridged
Book ID(2769) – 8 hrs (est.), Published – 06/01/01

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James Bond Series #9

James Bond is in disgrace. His medical report is critical of the high living that is ruining his health. M packs him off for a fortnight to a health farm to be tuned up to his former pitch of exceptional fitness. Bond expects a trying two weeks. The last thing he expects is an adversary more deadly, more ruthless even than S.M.E.R.S.H.

Thunderball is an incredible adventure which finds James Bond tackling SPECTRE, a daring crime ring operating in the Gulf Stream, which has perpetrated the most arrogant blackmail demand ever attempted…

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“If you wish to steal atom bombs, this is how you must do it! Fleming’s mastery of detail enables the reader to suspend disbelief.”—Sunday Telegraph

“Thunderball is a terrific book….extremely moody and dark in tone, and full of dynamic action.”—Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill

IAN LANCASTER FLEMING (1908–1964) was educated at Eton and Sandhurst and studied languages at Munich and Geneva universities. During World War II, he served in British Naval Intelligence, masterminding numerous top-secret operations and playing a key role in shaping the prototype CIA. His wide-ranging, fast-paced life would provide the backdrop for his beloved spy novels featuring the perennially charming James Bond.

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The Spy Who Loved Me (James Bond) MP3 Audiobook

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THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
by Ian Fleming
read by Nadia May
Mystery & Suspense – Unabridged
Book ID(2783) – 5.6 hrs (est.), Published – 07/01/01

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James Bond Series #10

For the first time, readers of James Bond adventures will see Agent 007 as he appears through the eyes of a beautiful woman…a woman who, in the midst of brutality and terror, recognizes Bond for what he is: a handsome and appealing killer. But only a killer can help her now!

This story of a night of horrifying fear at the Dreamy Pines Motor Court in the Adirondacks bears the customary Fleming hallmark: what Max Lerner in the New York Post called “his enormous resourcefulness…his sure sense of what will fascinate and terrify the reader, his contriving of hairbreadth escapes.”

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“The Spy Who Loved Me stands alone as an enigma in the Bond series. It is a truly strange, experimental book for Ian Fleming, because the story is told in first person from the point of view of the heroine. The objective view of Bond here is very different and revealing.”—Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill

“Fleming has set his stamp on the story of action and intrigue…his proper place in literature is with those demi-giants of an earlier day: Jules Verne, Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle.”—Kingsley Amis

IAN LANCASTER FLEMING (1908–1964) was educated at Eton and Sandhurst and studied languages at Munich and Geneva universities. During World War II, he served in British Naval Intelligence, masterminding numerous top-secret operations and playing a key role in shaping the prototype CIA. His wide-ranging, fast-paced life would provide the backdrop for his beloved spy novels featuring the perennially charming James Bond.

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