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Download The Hanged Man: Tales of Dread: Book One of Maps in a Mirror Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Hanged Man: Tales of Dread: Book One of Maps in a Mirror (Unabridged), by Orson Scott Card
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,883 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: David Birney, Scott Brick, Don Leslie Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This first volume in a five-volume anthology of Orson Scott Card's short stories features 11 chilling tales that provoke the dreaded dark side of the listener's imagination

A sinful man finally faces his conscience in the form of a baby-like creature that haunts his waking hours. A thrill-seeking playboy uses a time machine to experience the excitement of death without actually dying. A child having trouble adjusting to a new town withdraws into a mysterious computer game, where he meets imaginary friends who have the same names as boys who have recently gone missing.

Stories include: Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory, Quietus, Deep Breathing Exercises, Fat Farm, Closing the Timelid, Freeway Games, A Sepulchre of Songs, Prior Restraint, The Changed Man and the King of Words, Memories of My Head, and Lost Boys.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andy | 2/14/2014

    " I would read anything Orson Scott Card wrote, and this is a great introduction into why. It is a collection of his short stories, and it showcases the fascinating worlds and characters he creates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark | 2/10/2014

    " I "read" (as an audio book) the first volume of this five volume collection of Card's short fiction. The five volumes are divided by theme, the theme of this first volume being "The Hanged Man: Tales of Dread," kind of Stephen King-ish creepy stories. All I can say is, "Wow, what a story teller!" While I didn't like every story, I was continually impressed at the inventiveness of the author. What I enjoyed the very most was that at the end of the audio book, Card himself gave the history of where he came up with each of the stories. I found that fascinating. I think I'm done with fiction for a while; I mostly like to learn while I read. But I will most likely come back to Card again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Farah Aziz | 2/7/2014

    " To me, this is one of the greatest collections of short sci-fi stories I've ever read, where Orson Scott Card redefines the genre (honestly, sci-fi is too simplified a genre to apply to most of these amazing stories). To me, his stories not only touches the imagination, but also the heart and the mind, exploring issues of morality, love and the tragedy of human nature. My favourites in this collection include The Unaccompanied Sonata, The Porcelain Salamander, Kingsmeat and The Best Day though honestly, I loved them all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Josh | 2/4/2014

    " There are some very odd stories in this collection. Some of them, like Fat Farm, make you think. Others, like Freeway Games, are just gross. "

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