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Welcome to the Amazon Book Club! We're taking a stab at every free e-book on Amazon Prime one week at a time until it kills us or we kill each other.

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Episode 42: Flight 39

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Phillip Peterson

If you had a time machine, what would you do first? Kill baby Hitler? Pft. Amateur. Try killing ADULT Hitler, you coward. That's what the intrepid hero of this week's episode does, and as you might predict, it's a barrel of laughs!

EPISODE 41: CAPWAR ELECTION

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Brandt Legg

Feeling anxious about the impending end of the world? Kick back, relax, and enjoy while you still have electricity and running water.

EPISODE 40: THE SHINING

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Stephen King

This is the last in our SPOOKY Halloween series and we decided to go out with a bang. Join us as we channel Jack Torrance and slowly descend into madness.

EPISODE 39: THE FAMILY MAN

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Amy Cross

Happy Halloween! This one is gross and sad.

Episode 38: Hickory Dickory Dead

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Cheryl Bradshaw

Seventy year old Maisie Fezziwig stumbles upon a grisly murder scene right after a night of ravenous love-making with one in a series of geriatric gentleman callers. While most would report this to the police and wash their hands of it, Maisie is a busy-body who starts to investigate. This is another award-winning episode where we talk about Taco Bell for twenty minutes for no reason.

EPISODE 37: FAT VAMPIRE 2: TASTES LIKE CHICKEN

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Johnny B. Truant

Reggie is back! Still fat, still a vampire. This time he dukes it out against famed NBA personality Charles Barkley and we all lose.

Episode 36: Moorehead Manor

Music: Morris Reese

Author: David McMullen-Sullivan

This week we're kicking off an entire month of SPOOKY ebooks, just in time for Halloween. We begin with this YA novel about three teens who end up trapped in a haunted house. Kids will love this tale of suicide, infant death, and turn of the century medical horror.

Episode 35: The Old Man and the Sea

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Ernest Hemmingway

Welcome to the Amazon Book Club CLASSICS EDITION, where we butcher books that we have no business reading. This week we're reading "The Old Man and the Sea" by the one and only Ernest Hemingway. You may know him as Mariel Hemingway's grandfather but believe it or not, he also had a knack for writing

Episode 34: Murder, Mayhem, and Mama

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Christie Craig

HOT DAMN, this one's a thriller. Murder? Check. Mayhem? You bet. Mama? Well, frankly... not enough. Could have used more Mama. Here's a writing tip for you: Go heavy on Mama. If you think it's enough, it's not. Take whatever you have and double it. Can't have too much Mama.

Episode 33: The Thought Readers

Music: Morris Reese

Authors: Dima Zales & Anna Zaires

That's right, two authors for the price of one! These two brainiacs put their heads together and popped out this literary masterpiece - the story of a man named Darren who can freeze time and, instead of robbing banks, uses his power to read diaries and cheat at cards. Lots of Taco Bell talk in this one, if that's your thing.

Episode 32: Mr. Pizza

Music: Morris Reese

Author: J.F. Pandolfi

This one is a period piece! Join us as we take a trip back to a real American golden age: 1973. Tony Piza is a simple Italian boy from the neighborhood who takes a gap year before law school and, through a series of madcap mixem-ups, ends up teaching at the local Catholic school. Imagine a "School of Rock" scenario but, instead of learning about music, children are taught to disrespect authority and that GOD is DEAD. Pretty cool!

Episode 31: The Fixer

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Rex Carpenter

JC Bannister is a FIXER... the kind of guy who FIXES things that need FIXING. Capiche? You catch my drift? Real dirty stuff. You don't wanna know. And don't ask, either. You'll just have to listen and find out who the FIXER is FIXING to FIX.

Episode 30: The Tycoon’s Revenge

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Melody Anne

A tale as old as time itself - a beautiful billionaire and a simple pauper have a romantic tryst resulting in a BASTARD SON raised in the lap of luxury, unbeknownst to the father. But wait, what's this? The billionaire lost her riches? And the pauper has become a SILICON VALLEY SUCCESS? My, how the tables have turned!

EPISODE 29: SIT...STAY...BEG

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Roxanne St. Claire

Love romance? Who doesn't? Love dogs? You must! Join us as we delve into an unlikely love story between a young hot-shot journalist and a reclusive billionaire who rescues dogs. A billionaire with a conscience?? Might want to file this one under SCIENCE FICTION! Folks, it's a free podcast.

EPISODE 28: DYING FOR DINNER ROLLS

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Lois Lavrisa

A couple of middle aged gossips try and solve a string of murders around town while neglecting friends, family, and work. Despite making zero progress, they manage to discover themselves along the way. Also there are NO dinner rolls in this book; if you've come for the rolls, look elsewhere.

EPISODE 27: FAT VAMPIRE

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Johnny B. Truant

That's right, FAT VAMPIRE. If you've had your fill of svelte, sexy vampires with their glistening skin and their charming bad boy attitudes, just wait until you meet Reggie. Not only is he a portly klutz, he's got the power to grow a full goatee in a matter of seconds. This one is an instant classic!

EPISODE 26: THE LAST ORCHARD

Music: Morris Reese

Author: James Hunt

Charlie Decker's got it all - a family, an orchard, an anger management problem. Everything a man could need. That is, until the POWER GOES OUT. Follow along helplessly as society collapses around Charlie, who doesn't handle it all that well. Will our hero live long enough to see another bountiful harvest of apples?

Episode 25: Oath of Office

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Jack Mars

The DEEP STATE is at it again, folks! Luke Stone, hot shot FBI agent and certified loose-cannon, will stop at NOTHING to take down a group of mysterious terrorists hell-bent on destroying America. Break out the stars and stripes and crack a Budweiser, it's time to soak up some good old fashioned, morally ambiguous patriotism.

Episode 24: The Remnant Keeper

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Robert Scott-Norton

None of us remember recording this episode and yet, it exists. Listen to us presumably riff on a few pages of this, uh, novel? Memoir? Travel guide? This is our best episode yet, or perhaps our worst. Let's find out together.

Episode 23: A Robot Named Clunk

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Simon Haynes

Join us as we take an adventure through the stars with the rogue but law-abiding adventurer HAL SPACEJOCK and his annoying robot nemesis, CLUNK. Come for the fast paced escapade through the cosmos, stay for the extended scene of Hal bartering for new boots.

EPISODE 22: WYNE & DINE

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Donna Michaels

 Will our two star-crossed lovers defeat the odds and end up together? Well, yeah, of course. But we can still enjoy the JOURNEY.

EPISODE 21: DARK CITY

SPECIAL GUEST: Cat Leth

Music: Morris Reese

Author: Catherine Lee

This week we're reading a good old fashioned murder mystery with a TWIST - everyone is Australian! 



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