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The Maltese Falcon / [electronic resource]. by Hammett, Dashiell.; Dufris, William.;
Narrator: William Dufris.The Maltese Falcon is the definitive masterpiece of the hard-boiled detective genre. It introduces legendary PI Sam Spade, a loner who follows his own code and the rules of the street as he zeros in on his partner's killer and the famous jewel-encrusted bird. Humphrey Bogart immortalized the tough-guy detective in the classic 1941 film.Text Difficulty 1 - Text Difficulty 2420Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 201219 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Mystery.;
© 2006., Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=114783 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The Thin Man / [electronic resource]. by Hammett, Dashiell.; Dufris, William.;
Narrator: William Dufris.The Thin Man introduces Nick and Nora Charles, New York's coolest crime-solving couple. Nick retired from detecting after his wife inherited a tidy sum, but six years later a pretty blonde spies him at a speakeasy and asks for his help finding her father, an eccentric inventor who was once Nick's client. Nick can no more resist the case than a morning cocktail or a good fight, and soon he and Nora are caught in a complicated web of confused identities and cold-blooded murder.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 166292 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.; Mystery.;
© 2006., Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=114791 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive;
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / [electronic resource]. by Twain, Mark.; Dufris, William.;
Narrator: William Dufris.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is both a whimsical fantasy and a social satire chock-full of brilliant Twainisms. Hank Morgan, a nineteenth-century American-a Connecticut Yankee-by a stroke of fate is sent back into time to sixth-century England and ends up in Camelot and King Arthur's Court. Although of average intelligence, he finds himself with knowledge beyond any of those in the sixth century, and he uses it to become the king's right hand man and to challenge Merlin as the court magician. Astounded at the way of life in Camelot, Hank does the only thing he can think of to do: change them. In his attempt to civilize medieval Camelot, he experiences many challenges and misadventures.Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 81020Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 335930 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Classic Literature.; Fantasy.; Literature.;
© 2010., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=342868 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Holmes on the range / [electronic resource] : by Hockensmith, Steve.; Dufris, William.;
Narrator: William Dufris.1893 is a tough year in Montana, and any job is a good job. When Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer sign on as ranch hands at the secretive Bar-VR cattle spread, they're not expecting much more than hard work, bad pay, and a comfortable campfire around which they can enjoy their favorite pastime: scouring Harper's Weekly for stories about the famous Sherlock Holmes. When another ranch hand turns up in an outhouse with a bullet in his brain, Old Red sees the perfect opportunity to put his Holmes-inspired detective talents to work and solve the case. Big Red, like it or not (and mostly he does not), is along for the wild ride in this clever, compelling, and completely one-of-a-kind mystery.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 265624 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Humor (Fiction).; Literature.; Mystery.;
© 2006., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=117841 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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World's greatest sleuth! / [electronic resource] : by Hockensmith, Steve.; Dufris, William.;
Narrator: William Dufris.In 1893, the Amlingmeyer boys venture forth from the west in response to a summons from Otto's ("Big Red") publisher-they are to come to Chicago immediately, to the World's Columbian Exposition, and compete with some of the most famous detectives in the world. Set to coincide with the closing days of the first World's Fair and the publication of the story revealing the death of Sherlock Holmes, Gustav ("Old Red") will be competing for the title of World's Greatest Sleuth! Hating train travel and cities, the real draw is the chance to meet up again with the intriguing and elusive Diana Corvus. But the competition has barely begun before there is a murder in "the White City"-the organizer of the contest is discovered face down in the Mammoth Cheese from Canada-and from there, the game is really afoot.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 268087 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Literature.; Mystery.;
© 2011., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=1541606 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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On the wrong track / [electronic resource] : Holmes on the range. by Hockensmith, Steve.; Dufris, William.;
Narrator: William Dufris.Gustav "Old Red" Amlingmeyer is an old-fashioned kind of guy: He prefers a long trail ride even when a train ticket can get him where he's going in one-tenth the time. So when it's Old Red who insists on guarding the Pacific Express, despite a generations-old family distrust of the farm stealin', cattle-killin', money-grubbing' railroads, Big Red is flummoxed. But as usual, he'll follow his ornery brother just about anywhere. Trapped on a thousand tons of steam-driven steel, Old Red and Big Red find themselves riding with a crafty gang of outlaws, a baggage car jam-packed with secrets, and a killer hidden among the colorful passengers. Filled with all the wit, flavor, humor, and suspense that made Holmes on the Range such a critical hit, On the Wrong Tack will have you rushing to the station!Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 266144 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.; Mystery.; Western.;
© 2007., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=158144 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Louis L'Amour's Western Tales / [electronic resource]. by L'Amour, Louis.; Dufris, William.;
Narrator: William Dufris.Here are two exciting adventures from the pen of Louis L'Amour. "Trap of Gold" Wetherton has been three months out of Horsehead before he finds his first color. The gold is located at the head of a fan laying in a gigantic crack in a granite upthrust that resembles a fantastic ruin. This crumbling granite is slashed with a vein of quartz that is literally laced with gold! The problem is that the granite upthrust is unstable, and taking out the quartz might bring the whole thing tumbling down. "Trail to Pie Town" Dusty Barron rides his steel-dust stallion at full gallop out of town. Behind him, a man lies bleeding on the floor of a saloon. Dan Hickman had called him yellow and gone for a gun, but Dan was a mite slow. Maybe if Emmett Fisk and Gus Mattis hadn't appeared just as he was making a break from the saloon, he could have explained himself. But they reached for their guns when they saw him, and Dusty had hit the desert road. The dead man had relatives in the area, and now it looked like he was going to be facing a clan war.Text Difficulty 7 - Text Difficulty 12Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 29686 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Western.;
© 2008., Blackstone Western,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=155772 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The black dove / [electronic resource] : by Hockensmith, Steve.; Dufris, William.;
Narrator: William Dufris.In the summer of 1893, Gustav “Old Red” Amlingmeyer and his brother Otto (a.k.a. “Big Red”) find themselves down and out in San Francisco. Though cowpokes by training, the brothers are devotees of the late, great Sherlock Holmes and his trademark method of “deducifying.” But when they set out to land jobs as professional detectives, they land themselves in hot water, instead.     First their friend Dr. Chan mysteriously takes a potshot at them, fatally wounding Big Red’s new hat. Then a secretive young woman from their past pops up and convinces them that Chan’s in trouble -- and they’re just the men to get him out of it. Unfortunately, they’re too late: By the time they track Chan down again, he’s dead. The police call it a suicide. Old Red calls that a lie. When he and his brother set out to prove it, they put themselves on a collision course with shady S.F.P.D. cops, brutal Barbary Coast hoodlums and the deadly Chinatown tongs. Before long, all sides are in a race to uncover the secret that could rock the city. And their only clue to what’s actually going on is the enigmatic, exotic and extremely difficult to find “Black Dove.” -- from Amazon.com.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 301358 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Humor (Fiction).; Literature.; Thriller.;
© 2008., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=185180 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The crack in the lens [electronic resource] : by Hockensmith, Steve.; Dufris, William.;
Narrator: William Dufris.In 1893, Otto "Big Red" Amlingmeyer and his brother, Gustav "Old Red," find themselves in a situation that they never expected: they have a bit of money and time to do something other than scramble. It's enough to confound even that most unconfoundable of men, their mutual inspiration, Sherlock Holmes. So Old Red decides that it's time for the two of them to head off to the Texas hill country, to San Marcos, and deal with the greatest tragedy of Old Red's life. Five years ago, when Old Red was a cowpoke in San Marcos, he had a sweetheart---a fallen woman at the local house of ill repute. They had made plans, but before they made their big move, his fiancee was murdered and the case was swept under the rug by the local authorities. Now Old Red is determined to find out what really happened and to finally find a measure of justice for his beloved. But Big Red and Old Red find themselves facing a wall of silence and in some of the worst situations of their lives: ensnared in a riot at the local cathouse, on the wrong end of a lynching party, and, perhaps worst of all, having to do the one thing you never want to do in the state of Texas: steal horses.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 285717 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Humor (Fiction).; Literature.; Mystery.;
© 2009., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=249925 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Woken furies : [electronic resource] : Takeshi Kovacs series, book 3. by Morgan, Richard K.; Dufris, William.;
Narrator: William Dufris.Once a gang member, then a marine, then a galaxy-hopping Envoy trained to wreak slaughter and suppression across the stars, a bleeding, wounded Kovacs was chilling out in a New Hokkaido bar when some so-called holy men descended on a slim beauty with tangled, hyperwired hair. An act of quixotic chivalry later and Kovacs was in deep: mixed up with a woman with two names, many powers, and one explosive history. In a world where the real and virtual are one and the same and the dead can come back to life, the damsel in distress may be none other than the infamous Quellcrist Falconer, the vaporized symbol of a freedom now gone from Harlan's World. Kovacs can deal with the madness of AI. He can do his part in a battle against biomachines gone wild, search for a three-centuries-old missing weapons system, and live with a blood feud with the yakuza, and even with the betrayal of people he once trusted. But when his relationship with "the" Falconer brings him an enemy specially designed to destroy him, he knows it's time to be afraid. After all, the guy sent to kill him is himself: but younger, stronger, and straight out of hell.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 621726 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.; Science Fiction.; Thriller.;
© 2006., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=118045 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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