Best Short Stories podcasts — Fascinating stories for your aural satisfaction (Updated January 2018; image)
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The Truth
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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
 
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Selected Shorts
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Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.
 
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The Classic Tales Podcast
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Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the Gothic castles of Eastern Europe, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
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Dead Pilots Society
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In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) and Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour).
 
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LeVar Burton Reads
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Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads. In each episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Roots) hand-picks a different piece of short fiction, and reads it to you.
 
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The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker
 
New Yorker fiction writers read their stories.
 
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Selected Shorts: Too Hot For Radio
 
Over the years, Selected Shorts has had to say no to some amazing stories that, due to language issues or content advisories were, well, too hot for radio. But no more!
 
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Morning Short
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Enjoy a new, curated short story every episode. We hand-pick 15-25 minute short stories from a pool of award-winning fiction writers. Then we turn them into to mini audiobooks that improve any commute, workout, or walk in the park. Read by professional narrators.Every day is a different story. One morning we might bring you a sci-fi thriller by the legendary Ray Bradbury, and the next morning might be a Sherlock Holmes detective story by Arthur Conan Doyle. Romance? We’ve got it. Narrative p ...
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
 
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Tales of Terror and Mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 
Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in “Tales of Terror and Mystery”, a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion. Sit back in the comfort of your armchair and let yourself be transported to the strange but compelling world created by Sir Arth ...
 
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The Casket - New Short Stories
 
Fictional delights from Joanna Sterling
 
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AudioFile Magazine
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Podcast by AudioFile Magazine
 
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No Extra Words: one person's search for story
 
Storytelling is one of those things that makes us human. It takes many forms in many places and times but the need to record our story, to preserve the memory that we were here, and to hear the stories of others, this is universal. I'm a writer, a librarian, a mom, and a person in this world in search of how we tell our stories and how we hear the stories of others. Season 1: Flash Fiction. The sharing of minimalist literature, saying much with few words. May 2015-January 2018. Season 2: Rig ...
 
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Lo-Fi Story Time
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Lo-Fi Story Time is a microstory micropodcast, offering unusual and always original fiction stories (and some music) since 2014. Stories are written spontaneously and recorded live by Todd Mauldin.
 
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Playing On Air: A Theater Podcast
 
Playing on Air is a public radio show and podcast featuring great American short plays with great American actors. We distribute audio productions of contemporary theater, translating stage works into enduring modern radio theater. We aim to redefine radio drama for today's digital, mobile audience.
 
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The Short Stories of H. P. Lovecraft
 
The Short Stories of H. P. Lovecraft, narrated by Adam G. Linder. Produced by Bespoken Podcasting.
 
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Bound Off Short Story Podcast
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Bound Off is a monthly literary audio magazine, broadcasting literary short fiction with the new podcasting technology. We aspire to showcase work that is compelling and driven by narrative, with a force that keeps the listener listening. We are dedicated to publishing stories by both the established and emerging writer. Visit our website at boundoff.com for information about our broadcasts and how to submit your stories.
 
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The Easy Chair with Laura Hurwitz
 
Author Laura Hurwitz reads you a story, continued week to week.
 
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Chatterbox Audio Theater
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Chatterbox creates fully soundscaped audio works for free download. With rare exceptions, Chatterbox shows are recorded live, with manual sound effects and as little post-production editing as possible.
 
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1001 Stories For The Road
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The greatest stories ever written- narrated for your enjoyment. Enjoy classics such as "The Call of the Wild", "Pride and Prejudice", "Anne of Green Gables". "Treasure Island", "Two Years Before The Mast", and many others as we go forward. From the creators of 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries and 1001 Classic Short stories & Tales Podcasts.
 
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the boom
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Audio stories, some factual and opinionated; and some completely made up for your entertainment. What you'll find won't be thematically consistent, I think that can get boring, and I want to keep making things that don't bore any of us. It will feature a range of high quality fictional audio content from Chicago's under-appreciated and supremely talented artists, as well as journalistic stories that dive into topics and experiences I'm interested in.
 
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Writing Alchemy
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Writer, activist, and artist Fay Onyx reads fairy tales, romances, and adventures designed to take you outside the oppressive grind of the everyday world and then discusses them with a diverse range of guests. Please join hir for... Writing Alchemy.
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
A shy and dowdy country girl, Berenice feels socially inept beside her vivacious and sophisticated cousin, Marjorie. But Marjorie decides to groom her and when Berenice turns out better than she expected, Marjorie is delighted, till Berenice catches the eye of one of Marjorie's own faithful admirers. Will Berenice remain the timid and diffident country girl, or will her newfound success give her courage? Lois, a young girl engaged to be married, suddenly becomes unsure about the relationship ...
 
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Griddlecakes Radio
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Griddlecakes Radio...exploring the lost art of audio storytelling.
 
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Be Particular Out There | Podcast
 
Our podcast brings you readings and conversations from storytellers around the world. Hosted by Dustin M. Thomas.
 
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Brick Moon Fiction - BMF Podcast
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Brick Moon Fiction is dedicated to imagining the future through speculative fiction from diverse voices.
 
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1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
 
Expand your horizons with this collection of hand-picked classic short stories and tales from writers like Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Anderson, Ambrose Bierce, and many others. These fast-paced stories are chosen for their unique flavor and suitable for all ages and tastes, and provide a window to a time when writers knew how to tell great stories using descriptive words and phrases. You can also enjoy full length classics now (one-four chapters per epi ...
 
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Fred Frees Favorites, an Audio Book Sampler
 
An audio book sampler. Produced by Waterlogg Productions and Joseph Bevilacqua, Hosted by Fred Frees. More info at: http://waterlogg.com
 
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2 Pages Of Mystery Podcast
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It's about great mystery stories, aspiring authors and the fun you can have putting the two together. The purpose here is to collect short mystery stories (see the "Rules/Submit" section of the website - 2pagesofmystery.com) and then we will turn them into published stories on the site AND create an audiobook / old-time radio program for release in the 2 Pages Of Mystery podcast.
 
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StoryLink Radio
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The professional storytellers at StoryLink Radio, known as Seanchaí, are committed to bringing stories to Life through the spoken word as in traditional oral storytelling. We present stories of many genres... Ancient Myths and Legends, short stories, full length novels, science fiction and high fantasy, philosophy, traditions, drama, fiction, non-fiction, romance, theatre, ghosts & haunts, suspense, stories of the strange, and more! Our stories may be drawn from contemporary sources, or from ...
 
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Truyện đêm muộn
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Podcast mang tên "truyện đêm muộn", khởi đầu với chương trình "đọc truyện đêm khuya" của kênh VOV2, đài tiếng nói Việt Nam.Chúng tôi chỉ để 5 podcast gần đây nhất.Note: The language of this podcast is Vietnamese, not English.We only keep 5 latest episodes available. Be sure to tune in before it's too late!–This is, currently, a syndication to the "Doc truyen dem khuya" program, bi-weekly broadcasted by VOV2. We are not endorsed by them however. Link to their program's website is here: http:/ ...
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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A young girl explores her own power, and finds kinship with a bird of prey. Find more from the author at amalelmohtar.com. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.
 
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The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker
 
Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the January 29, 2018, issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of two novels and two short-story collections. Her first book, "Interpreter of Maladies," won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000, and her most recent novel, "The Lowland," was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award in 2014.…
 
Kirsten Potter’s narration of Duvall’s paranormal series about supercharged fighters who protect unsuspecting humans from vampires is a must-listen on audio. Potter competently manages a large cast of characters with various accents, including French and British, to cap off an exquisite listening experience. Read the full audiofile review at ht ...…
 
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The Easy Chair with Laura Hurwitz
 
This week on The Easy Chair, it’s yet another fabulous Mightier Than the Sword with co-host Stephanie Spaulding! This week, we’re talking about the flu epidemic, specifically that thoughtless jerk at the gym who insists on working out while hacking germs everywhere, and, most relevant to our writing-centered podcast, Mary Sues. In literary term ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Tales of Terror and Mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
 
Written by Ben Errington Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Karl Hughes Music by Seafolk and Thom Robson
 
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Tales of Terror and Mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 
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A rare description of the California coast in 1835, while still under Mexican rule~the ship opens its store and people flock to buy~ Mexicans owned Indian slaves, 3 per household~ society governed by lightness of skin~description of Monterey, its people, what they wore~Sandwich Island seamen from another ship show Dana's crew how to "surf ride" ...…
 
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1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
 
A semi-barbaric king has devised a trial by chance that offers the accused a choice of two doors. Behind one is a beautiful lady who will become his wife once he opnes the door. Behind the other is a man-eating tiger waiting to spring upon whoever opens the door. In the story, the king has discovered that his daughter is madly in love with a ha ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Laurel Lefkow’s beguiling narration is notable for lyrical phrasing that never sounds innocent and never betrays the power of this timely broadside about women’s value in today’s challenging workplaces. Lefkow offers compelling narratives and recommendations that every working woman will benefit from hearing. Read the full audiofile review at h ...…
 
Bursting into song, exploding with over-the-top hilarity, Jenifer Lewis delivers a tour-de-force performance of her audacious, outrageous memoir. She frankly reveals having been sexually abused as a child by her minister, her addiction to sex for emotional comfort, and her eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Read the full audiofile review a ...…
 
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Writing Alchemy Episode 28 Summary In the ninth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes Malena, Adre, and Mariah have been captured by rebels. Join them as they meet the rebel captain and implement their desperate escape plan. Malena the intellectual scientist, Adre the hot-shot engineer, and Mariah the alien doctor are all officers from the Consorti ...…
 
Lo-Fi Story Time: microfiction story spontaneously written LIVE and read for the Lo-Fi Story Time Podcast! This week: A story of a man and his dog called Breathing.Subscribe to Lo-Fi Story Time on Apple Podcasts and Google Play, or come by lofistorytime.tumblr.com for more information.instagram: hi_im_toddwebsite: lofistorytime.tumblr.comgoogle ...…
 
Joan Walker delivers these reminiscences of life in Berlin from just before the German surrender in 1945 to the near-present. Each speaker has a personality and a mood ranging from seductive intimacy to cold fury. Walker’s masterful intepretation holds together an emotional saga of tyrannical oppressions and of family.Read the full audiofile re ...…
 
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No Extra Words: one person's search for story
 
It was my privilege to put together this episode on an important topic and I can't begin to express my gratitude to our contributors and to my wonderful support community who made it possible. "Family Planning" is by Tina Tocco, copyright 2005, used with permission. It was originally published in Harper Palate Winter/Spring 2013 issue. Read Tin ...…
 
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Brick Moon Fiction - BMF Podcast
 
Nowhere do we see more clearly how rival factions interact than on the field of battle. And by field of battle, of course, we're talking about sports arenas. "My team, your team, we won, they lost." Most of the time it's all in good fun, but occasionally the drive to succeed goes too far. And as Brick Moon writer Lauren A. Forry shows us - it's ...…
 
Tensions rise as all at the Coventry estate feel “little” Muir’s presence. Louisa May Alcott, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. This episode of The Classic Tales Podcast is made possible by our listeners. Many, many thanks to all those who have gone to www.thebestaudiobooks.com an ...…
 
Joyce Maynard’s satin voice fluidly delivers every emotion of her soul-baring journey. In her mid-50s, Maynard finds the love of her life, and all is right with world. A year later, her husband is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Rather than give up, Maynard embraces each moment in her journey of strength and self-revelation. Read the full aud ...…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Selected Shorts
 
Guest host Hope Davis presents two stories about imagined worlds. In “The Dreamlife of Toasters,” by Heather O’Neill, an android falls in love, and there are consequences. The reader is Yvette Nicole Brown. In Stefan Zweig’s “The Invisible Collection,” a blind man is able to “see” priceless drawings. It is performed by René Auberjonois Learn mo ...…
 
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Jo and Laurie become fast friends as Jo initiates a visit to his big house next door- where she meets his grandfather, who takes to her. Soon the rest of the March family crosses the hedge that borders their houses and they are welcomed as good medicine for young Laurie, eho has been kept in by his protective grandfather. Shy young Beth, who lo ...…
 
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An investigation into the origins of the Polybius legend leads to Bobby, who claims the game was responsible for his abduction as a teenager. In the thirty-five years since, Bobby has remained steadfast with his story, going so far as to organize a for-profit walking tour while obsessively searching for the one person he believes could corrobor ...…
 
Alison Larkin’s delicate voice and perfect English accent sweep the listener back in time, into the lives of Elinor and Marianne. Larkin’s delivery allows Austen’s 19th c. style to flow, making the dense passages easy to understand. She captures the silliness of the pompous gentry’s conventions in the many humorous scenes.Read the full audiofil ...…
 
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Description: Two friends are tasked with protecting a world that is literally ripping at the seams. Find more from John Chu at johnchu.net. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/levar.
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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An imaginative tale featuring evil talking cats (ETCs) is delightfully brought to life by Mike Grady. Alec Charlesworth is a conscientious researcher with unique past experiences investigating cats. Embracing the playful language and quirky characters, human and feline alike, Grady executes this offbeat mystery perfectly.Read the full audiofile ...…
 
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The Easy Chair with Laura Hurwitz
 
Today on The Easy Chair: “Family” with guest writer Deborah Zervas. Deb recently launched her bi-monthly e magazine, Muse (https://muse.deborahzervas.com ) and here, she reads two moving pieces from the current issue. Both “Kin” and “Love Letter” are loosely but intimately connected by the common thread of family. Deb’s writing is the perfect r ...…
 
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1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales
 
This classic horror tale from W.W.Jacobs places an old British soldier in a friends home with a tale to tell about the magical and dangerious powers of a monkey's paw he has brought with him. He warns his friends not to use it but they insist, and disaster follows.
 
January LaVoy shines in the third installment of The Diviners series. In 1920s Harlem, the Diviners, a group of preternaturally gifted young people, work to discover the source of their powers as a new threat to the equilibrium between good and evil emanates from a local asylum. Begin at the beginning of this four-audiobook series.Read the full ...…
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
 
Written by Daniel Willcocks Narrated by Persephone Rose Edited by Karl Hughes Music by Thom Robson Artwork by Graham Cooling
 
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The Other Stories | Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF Stories
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.…
 
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Selected Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
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Having survived Cape Horn, Dana and his crewmates discover the island of Juan Fernandez off the coast of Chili, then head for California at the port of Santa Barbara. A good account of what "tarring down the ship""involves
 
Listen to an engaging conversation between Nic Stone, author of DEAR MARTIN and narrator Dion Graham on the writing and recording of this moving young adult audiobook. Read AudioFile's review of DEAR MARTIN, https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/131420/By podcast@audiofilemagazine.com (AudioFilemagazine.com).
 
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