Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse

Waterhouse’s novel tells the story of Billy, an undertaker’s assistant, who dreams of a better life and lies to his family and friends to make himself seem more important than he is. The overlap with Walter Mitty is for others to decide.

This novel tells the story of Billy Fisher. A young man who feels trapped in his working-class life. His dull job as an undertaker’s clerk, and his life small, dull, town, leaves him taking refuge is in his daydreams, where he is the leader of the country of Ambrosia. Billy’s wild imagination leads him to telling constant lies to his parents, his employer, and his three girlfriends. One Saturday, as he plots his escape to a life of adventure in London, his lies finally catch up with him.

This bestseller and one of the great comic novels of the 20th century, Billy Liar inspired an award-winning film, a play, a musical, a television series, and a sequel.

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Nine Short Stories by Author – Philosopher – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, and writer of short stories, essays, journalism, and a philosopher. Dostoyevsky’s literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual world of 19th-century Russia, and engage a wide variety of realistic philosophical and religious views.

Stories in this collection include:
An Honest Thief in which yhe story opens with the narrator taking on a lodger in his apartment, an old soldier named Astafy Ivanovich.
A Novel in Nine Letters the story of two friends, one of whom borrowed money from the other, and their attempts to meet up and square the debt.
An Unpleasant Predicament also translated as “A Nasty Story“, “A Disgraceful Affair“, as well as “A Most Unfortunate Incident” and “An Unpleasant Predicament“, is a satirical short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky concerning the escapades of a Russian civil servant.
Another Man’s Wife and a Husband under the Bed which is also humorous and reads like a cliché of the vaudeville.
The Heavenly Christmas which evolved from Dostoyevsky’s visit to London, England during 1862 where he observed a poor child.
The Peasant Marey where he recalls an episode in a prison camp that made him remember a still earlier incident from twenty years before.
The Crocodile A true story of how a gentleman of a certain age and of respectable appearance was swallowed alive by the crocodile in the Arcade.
Bobok whose title can be translated from the Russian as meaning “little bean,” and in the context of the story is taken to be synonymous with gibberish or nonsense.
And..
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man which chronicles the experiences of a man who decides that there is nothing of any value in the world. Slipping into nihilism with the “terrible anguish” he is determined to commit suicide. A chance encounter with a young girl, however, begins the man on a journey that re-instills a love for his fellow man.

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  2. 02 - A NOVEL IN NINE LETTERS Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
  3. 03 - AN UNPLEASANT PREDICAMENT part 1 Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
  4. 04 - AN UNPLEASANT PREDICAMENT part 2 Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
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  7. 07 - ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE part 1 Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
  8. 08 - ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE part 2 Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
  9. 09 - THE HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS TREE Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
  10. 10 - THE PEASANT MAREY Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
  11. 11 - THE CROCODILE part 1 Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
  12. 12 - THE CROCODILE part 2 Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
  13. 13 - BOBOK Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
  14. 14 - THE DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN part 1 Short Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  
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Edict Zero – FIS Season 3

EDICT ZERO is a codename assigned to a New Earth destination planet. Like Old Earth, New Earth is a planet of mostly water, and with even less land.

Edict Zero-FIS is one of the best full cast modern Radio Dramas you will find. It is a masterful in it’s use of soundscape, with a storyline that is intense and spellbinding. Jack Kincaid, and a talented cast, created a world that is a multi-layered and mind bending.

The police procedural elements of Edict Zero should appeal to fans of shows like The X-Files and Fringe.

This playlist is Season 3. Links to Season 1 and Season 2 are found below.

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Fanny Hill – Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Fanny Hill – Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
by John Cleland
This book has been a scandal since it was first published and has been banned several times in several different countries. It is a fictional work that details the life of an orphan girl who ends up as a prostitute working in a London brothel.

While she is young, Fanny falls in love with young Charles, only to end up losing him. Then through her memoirs, she recounts her experiences as a prostitute. In spite of her negative circumstances, she manages to retain her humanity and her faith in true love.

Unlike other books of this time where women who had gone astray always repented, Fanny Hill does not repent from a a single moment of her sexual exploits. In fact, she seems to revel in, and celebrate it.

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Short Stories by Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane was an American and author and is most known for his work “The Red Badge of Courage”
Crane strove for originality in his writing; “his style—tense, darting, abrupt, ironic—blends perfectly with an impressionistic technique to give emotional, psychological, and symbolic significance to a series of astutely observed and richly colored episodes.”

Story 1) The Pace of Youth
Two young lovers are put to the test by the girl’s father. The father finally realizes he cannot keep up with the pace of youth.

Story 4)The Open Boat
It is just before dawn, and not far off the coast of Florida, between the open sea and the surf, are four men in a dinghy. The ship on which they were sailing sank overnight, and they are the only survivors, left to bob up and down in the waves

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This romance novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813, follows the emotional upheaval of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the mistake of making hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential. The comedy of the writing lies in the depiction of English manners, education, marriage, money and classes in the British Regency.

Mr. Bennet of the Longbourn estate has five daughters, but according to English law, none of the girls can inherit his property. His wife has no fortune of her own, so it is imperative that one of the girls marry well in order to support the others on his death.

This reading by Elizabeth Klett is fantastic. While she narrates in an American accent, she uses character voices in a ‘spot on’ British accent that makes this one of the most enjoyable ‘Audiobooks’ I’ve ever had the pleasure to review.
Just a pleasure to listen to.

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