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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Open Book Audio

Alice's innocent trip chasing a white rabbit leads her on a wild and fanciful adventure full of unusual happenings, strange people, and tales that become "curiouser and curiouser.
One of the all-time great books for young readers, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an exciting and unusual tale that can entertain both children and adults alike.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Open Book Audio

Victor Frankenstein was a brilliant and driven scientist with a passion for discovering the way the world worked. In a fit of madness, Frankenstein perfects a method for reanimating dead tissue, and uses it to form a creature. Terrified by his own creation, he is forced to face the consequences of creating a being with superhuman powers and a desperate need to be loved. Used countless times in movies, television, radio, cartoons, and more, Frankenstein is a wonderful morality tale that has established itself as one of the most well-known novels in the English language.

ink Spots by Brian McDonald

Ink Spots is a collection of brief but powerful essays on writing, story structure and filmmaking by award winning writer/director/producer Brian McDonald. With inspiring wit and wisdom he will not only teach you how to be a better writer, but a more observant person and a better student in any field. You’ll find yourself uncontrollably thinking deep thoughts about writing, film or anything else you are passionate about in life. Foreword by Glen Keane. 

"Listen to Brian, he has the unique ability to articulate what makes good writing." – Al Higgins, Writer "News Radio", "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Mike & Molly" 

“If you don't already have a mentor, here's one you'll love, in portable form.” -- Steve Englehart novelist and writer of classic versions of dozen of comics series such as Batman and The Avengers 

"Brian's book is filled with insightful and useful gems for writers of any experience level. The only reason you'll want to put it down is to go start writing yourself." -- J. Elvis Weinstein writer/producer "Freaks and Geeks", "Mystery Science Theater 3000", "Cinematic Titanic" 

"Brian writes in clear, readily usable ways to improve your screenwriting. Like time-release story capsules they ignite and helped me over many movies and countless story bends. Give him a read, take a couple and repeat as needed." -- Ronnie del Carmen, story supervisor on UP and Finding Nemo, director and writer at Pixar Animation Studios. 

"I use Brian McDonald's books in my classes because I'm a student of his work. All teachers are students all the time. Brian hasn't forgotten that he occupies both a seat in the classroom and the spot in front of the classroom." -- Shawn Wong Professor, Department of English University of Washington

Night of the Long Knives

 
Ray and Alice are Deathland Buggers: the ones who, after the destruction of the world, found it impossible to interact with others, and became a race of wandering murderers. Far from being a conscious choice, however, Buggers simply can't control their inborn urge to murder, so they usually travel solo.  When Alice and Ray inadvertantly stumble across one another in the Deathlands, they must decide whether to give into their urge to murder one another or not. Their dance of death is interrupted--first by a strange plane, appearing from the middle of nowhere, then by a chatty, congenial stranger named Pop who also appears from nowhere. Together, the three of them embark on a journey to escape from the Deathlands that has completely unintended consequences.
 

O, Pioneers! by Willa Cather - Open Book Audio

On the harsh and wild frontier of the American West, Alexandra Bergson struggles to fulfill her father's dying wish of establishing his family on the Nebraska table lands. Through hard times and abundant, through love and loss, through joy and suffering, Alexandra challenges both her family and the land in her quiet, honest way.
Cather's realistic depiction of life on the prairie is anchored by a smart, strong, independent heroine and heart-achingly beautiful prose which evokes both the melancholy and the awe-inspiring beauty of middle America at the turn of the century.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

One of the most enduring American novels of all time, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows the adventures of Huck Finn and a runaway slave named Jim as they travel down the Mississippi river on a raft--all in order to help Jim win his freedom from slavery. Told in Twain's unique style, Huck Finn's story is one of the greatest tales of love, respect, and human decency, told through the eyes of an unlearned, but big-hearted, boy.

Readers, please note: This story contains language that many consider to be offensive. Open Book Audio has opted to remain faithful to Twain's original story and keep this language intact.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain's engaging novel about Tom Sawyer, a young, mischievous boy with a nose for trouble and a heart of gold. One of the most enduring American novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a jaunty, free-wheeling story that exemplifies the life of a young boy on the frontier in the mid 1800s.
A Note from Open Book Audio: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer contains racially charged language that can be considered to be offensive. However, in the interest of literary authenticity, Open Book Audio has opted to leave this language intact. OBA does not believe or endorse this language or the opinions behind it.

Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain

Not satisifed simply reliving his adventures down the river with Huck and Jim, Tom Sawyer finds himself thirsting once again for adventure and excitement. So, when Tom, Huck, and Jim find themselves unwitting passengers aboard a hot-air balloon set to circumnavigate the world, Tom takes the opportunity to bask in the excitement of unplanned world travel. Throughout their travels across the ocean, through the deserts of Africa, and even a visit to the Sphinx, Tom, Huck, and Jim experience the wider world through the colorful lenses of Mark Twain's most enduring characters.

This lesser-known third novella of Twain's Tom and Huck Series is a delightful, if unusual, addition to the cannon. Told in Twain's inimitable style, Tom Sawyer Abroad picks up where The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn left off, and takes you in an entirely different direction.