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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lewis Shiner Narrator: Rex Linn, Arthur Morey, John Rubinstein, Stefan Rudnicki, Kristoffer Tabori, David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Kimberly Farr, Roxanne Hernandez, Janis Ian Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2013 ISBN: 9781482947250
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Collected Stories is the definitive compilation of Lewis Shiner’s short work, featuring over forty stories voiced by top narrators in the business. Contents include:

Introduction, read by Karen Joy Fowler
“Perfidia,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Stuff of Dreams,” read by John Rubinstein
“The War at Home,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Straws,” read by Scott Brick
“Nine Hard Questions,” read by Kimberly Farr
“White City,” read by Gabrielle de Cuir
“Primes,” read by Arthur Morey
“The Long Ride Out,” read by Rex Linn
“Sitcom,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“The Death of Che Guevara,” read by Roxanne Hernandez and Stefan Rudnicki
“His Girlfriend’s Dog,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Deep without Pity,” read by Rex Linn
“The Circle,” read by Kimberly Farr
“Twilight Time,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Jeff Beck,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Wild for You,” read by Kris Tabori
“Till Human Voices Wake Us,” Read by John Rubinstein
“Flagstaff,” read by Scott Brick
“Tommy and the Talking Dog,” read by Janis Ian
“Oz,” read by Kris Tabori
“Love in Vain,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Steam Engine Time,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Kings of the Afternoon,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Sticks,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“The Tale of Mark the Bunny,” read by Janis Ian
“The Killing Season,” read by Rex Linn
“Scales,” read by Gabrielle de Cuir
“Snowbirds,” read by Gabrielle de Cuir and Stefan Rudnicki
“Match,” read by Kris Tabori
“Relay,” read by Gabrielle de Cuir and Stefan Rudnicki
“Castles Made of Sand,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Prodigal Son,” read by Rex Linn
“Mozart in Mirrorshades,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Kidding Around,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Mystery Train,” read by John Rubinstein
“Secrets,” read by Roxanne Hernandez
“Golfing Vietnam,” read by Gabrielle de Cuir
“Stompin’ at the Savoy,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Gold,” read by Arthur Morey
“Dirty Work,” read by Stefan Rudnicki
“Lizard Men of Los Angeles,” read by David Birney

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  • “These forty-one powerful stories cover Shiner’s career across three decades and multiple genres, showcasing hard-edged, often political genre fiction at its finest. The oft-reprinted ‘The War at Home,’ ‘The Circle,’ and ‘Till Human Voices Wake Us’ remain worth reading, but the less familiar tales really make this collection stand out…Shiner never fails to astound, and this collection highlights everything that makes him one of today’s best storytellers.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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About the Author
Author Lewis Shiner

Lewis Shiner is the award-winning author of the novels Dark Tangos, Say Goodbye, and Glimpses, among others. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

About the Narrators

Rex Linn, Audie Award–winning narrator, is a film and television actor best known as Frank Tripp in the television series CSI: Miami.

Arthur Morey graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. As a narrator, he has received nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.

John Rubinstein is an actor, composer, and director who won a Tony Award for his starring role in Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning several AudioFile Earphones Awards and being named a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2013.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Kristoffer Tabori made his screen debut when he was six years old and appeared on Broadway for the first time at age sixteen. He has garnered numerous honors for his stage, screen, television, and radio acting and directing, including an Emmy. His first solo narration won the 1993 Audie Award for best audiobook of the year.

David Birney is an American actor and director whose career performances include both contemporary and classical roles in theater, film and television. He has recorded numerous audiobook bestsellers, including works by Dean Koontz, Paul Theroux, Annie Dillard, Thomas Kenneally, and Orson Scott Card. His reading of Julie Salomon’s The Christmas Tree was honored with the prestigious Audie Award and has also been the recipient of several AudioFile Earphone Awards.

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Kimberly Farr is an actress and eight-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration. She has appeared on Broadway and at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Roundabout Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons, and the American Place. She created the role of “Eve” in Arthur Miller’s first and only musical, Up from Paradise, which was directed by the author. She appeared with Vanessa Redgrave in the Broadway production of The Lady from the Sea and has acted in regional theaters across the country, including a performance in the original production of The 1940’s Radio Hour at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage.

Roxanne Hernandez is an audio narrator and a top narrator choice for young adult, adult drama, and Latin American/Chicano literature. She was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2011.

Grammy Award-winning songwriter, singer and author, Janis Ian took the stage at age fifteen with a revolutionary song about interracial relationships, "Society's Child." It was 1966 and the country responded with both hostility and accolades. The song went to #1, and Janis was caught in the maelstrom of a divided country. Terrified by the hatred directed at her, she left the music industry, only to return a few years later with the worldwide hit "At Seventeen." The story never ends--her songs are currently used by artists as diverse as Bette Midler, John Mellencamp, and Celine Dion; she tours the world regularly to sold-out crowds, and she is considered one of the pre-eminent acoustic guitarists of our era by such notables as Chet Atkins. In addition to being a songwriter, singer and musician, Janis Ian is a columnist and author. Her books include science fiction, poetry, magazine articles and opinion columns, as well as her top-selling autobiography, "Society's Child".