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Each issue includes between ten and fifteen hours of gripping tales spun by best-selling authors such as David Farland and Kevin J. Anderson alongside hot newcomers. Featuring stunning art, engaging performances and original music. Enjoy world-class entertainment while driving, jogging, or even making dinner. Never dread that morning commute again. MechMuse will have you reaching for your keys. So buckle up, and check your mirrors. It's time for fiction. Fiction as you've never heard it before.

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Each issue includes between ten and fifteen hours of gripping tales spun by best-selling authors such as David Farland and Kevin J. Anderson alongside hot newcomers. Featuring stunning art, engaging performances and original music. Enjoy world-class entertainment while driving, jogging, or even making dinner. Never dread that morning commute again. MechMuse will have you reaching for your keys. So buckle up, and check your mirrors. It's time for fiction. Fiction as you've never heard it before.

    Fall '06 - Dracula (Chapters 1-4)

    Fall '06 - Dracula (Chapters 1-4)

    -- Subtitle --

    Death offers no release when the dead walk the earth.

    -- Description --

    Dracula is a sixteen hour audiobook by Bram Stoker.

    -- Excerpt --

    If my ears did not deceive me there was a gasp and a low wail, as of a half smothered child. The women closed round, whilst I was aghast with horror. But as I looked, they disappeared, and with them the dreadful bag. There was no door near them, and they could not have passed me without my noticing. They simply seemed to fade into the rays of the moonlight and pass out through the window, for I could see outside the dim, shadowy forms for a moment before they entirely faded away.

    -- About the Story --

    Dracula, written by Irish author Bram Stoker while managing the world-famous Lyceum Theatre in London, was first published on May 18, 1897. Stoker spent years researching European folklore, drawing heavily on Emily Gerard's 1885 essay "Transylvania Superstitions." Dracula is an epistolary novel, comprised of fictional diary entries, correspondences, and newspaper clippings.

    -- Credits --

    Written by Bram Stoker
    Performed by Ken Richman
    Art by Rene Blom
    Music by James Guymon

    Produced by MechMuse Audio Anthology at MechMuse.com

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    • 2 hr 13 min
    Fall '06 - Identity Crisis

    Fall '06 - Identity Crisis

    -- Subtitle --

    When the mind can wander, what is the body but a common accessory?

    -- Description --

    Identity Crisis is a two hour audio story by New York Times Best Seller Kevin J. Anderson.

    -- Excerpt --

    In a single week, he's already spent four days in someone else's body, a limited-term hopscotch, enduring a miserable round of the flu just so some businessman wouldn't miss his meetings. Unglamorous, maybe, but it was a way to make a living...

    If the man who actually owned this body had kept himself healthier in general, he might not have been so susceptible to getting sick in the first place.

    But the man was a busy executive, with more credits in his account than he could spend. And such an important person couldn't afford to be laid up for an illness.

    -- Author's Comments --

    "This novella is set in a strange future world where entity transference, swapping bodies, is a way of life. The concept is far too big for a single story, though, and I have developed it into my new novel, HOPSCOTCH, of which "Identity Crisis" is a small part."

    (Kevin J. Anderson)

    -- Credits --

    Written by Kevin J. Anderson
    Performed by Bob Barnes
    Art by Katie Caromba
    Music by Glenn Adams

    Produced by MechMuse Audio Anthology at MechMuse.com

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    • 2 hr 2 min
    Fall '06 - Rough Draft

    Fall '06 - Rough Draft

    -- Subtitle --

    Even greatness can be seduced by the quiet ease of obscurity.

    -- Description --

    Rough Draft is a forty minute audio story by New York Times Best Seller Kevin J. Anderson.

    -- Excerpt --

    Dear Mr. Coren,

    As a longtime fan of yours, I thought you’d appreciate seeing this novel I came across in a parallel universe.

    I’m a timeline hunter by profession. Perhaps you’ve heard of Alternitech? Our company uses a proprietary technology to open gateways into alternate realities. My colleagues and I explore these parallel universes for breakthroughs or useful discrepancies that Alternitech can profitably exploit: medical and scientific advances, historical discoveries, artistic variations. My specialty is the creative arts.

    I stumbled upon this book in an alternate timeline while searching for a new Mario Puzo... I’m hoping Alternitech will want to arrange for its publication, but naturally I felt you should see it first.

    With deepest respect,

    Jeremy Cardiff

    -- About the Story --

    Rough Draft was was considered for the Nebula award in 2005.

    -- Credits --

    Written by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
    Performed by Rick Jelinek
    Art by Thomas Meldgaard Nielsen
    Music by Glenn Adams

    Produced by MechMuse Audio Anthology at MechMuse.com

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    • 38 min
    Fall '06 - The Storyteller's Wife

    Fall '06 - The Storyteller's Wife

    -- Subtitle --

    In losing his pain, had Tom lost himself?

    -- Description --

    The Storyteller's Wife is a fifty minute audio story by Eugie Foster.

    -- Excerpt --

    What lay beneath the gray shroud was not her poor, beloved Tom. It was a large wooden manikin, crudely carved and rough. Someone had whittled the shape of his nose, jutting from the center of a face with planes and angles too sharp to have felt the touch of sandpaper. Lips leered in a splintery grin, a caricature of the soft smile she knew so well, and jagged Xs had been gouged in lieu of eyes. Tufts of straw and dry grass were glued and knotted around the head, the color several shades lighter than the soft brown waves of her husband's hair.

    -- Author's Comments --

    "I've always loved fairy tales and folklore, and this suburban fairy tale re-imagines and combines the classic Tam Lin ballad with changeling legends to explore themes of loss, love, and grief. Written during a stressful time of job insecurity and career anxiety, it was therapy, catharsis, and liberation for me, and there's a lot of myself in it. There's also a bit of my pet skunk, Hobkin, in it.)"

    (Eugie Foster)

    -- Credits --

    Written by Eugie Foster
    Performed by Rick Jelinek
    Art by Tania Weil
    Music by Glenn Adams

    Produced by MechMuse Audio Anthology at MechMuse.com

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    • 54 min
    Spring '06 - After a Lean Winter

    Spring '06 - After a Lean Winter

    -- Subtitle --

    Could it be that the two species, Man and Martian each bred to savagery, might coexist?

    -- Description --

    After a Lean Winter is a sixty minute audio story by New York Times Best Seller David Farland.

    -- Excerpt --

    There were no enemy ships on the horizon, so I watched as Pierre swept into Hidden Lodge on Titchen Creek late on a moonless night. His two sled dogs huffed and bunched their shoulders, then dug their back legs in with angry growls, hating the trail, as they crossed that last stubborn rise. The runners of his sled rang over the crusted snow with the sound of a sword being drawn from its scabbard, and the leather harnesses creaked.

    -- Author's Comments --

    "I have to thank Kevin Anderson for inspiring this story. I had been asked to work as something of an agent a few years ago, bringing projects in for a small publisher in Salt Lake, Gibb-Smith Publishing. Kevin pitched the idea of doing an anthology of short stories based around the idea that in 1895, when the "War of the Worlds" took place, we got the story from only one point of view--that of H.G. Wells. However, many other writers were living at the time in far-flung reaches of the world, and he wondered, what would their takes on the story have been?

    "I loved the idea, and immediately knew that I wanted to do Jack London. My father, Jack Wolverton, had been a huge fan of his work and used to read me stories when I was a child. He loved it so much, that he moved to Alaska just before I was born and wanted to relocate our family there. But my mother made him come back to a warmer climate. And as soon as I considered doing a Jack London story in the frozen north--well, I knew what the twist would be.

    "Kevin lined up dozens of wonderful writers, and the anthology was tremendously successful. Several authors wrote stories that ended up competing on the awards ballots, including this one."

    (David Farland)

    -- Credits --

    Written by David Farland
    Performed by Rick Jelinek
    Art by Pete Newbauer
    Music by James Guymon

    Produced by MechMuse Audio Anthology at MechMuse.com

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Spring '06 - The Second Rat

    Spring '06 - The Second Rat

    -- Subtitle --

    Eternal life comes at a price.

    -- Description --

    The Second Rat is a forty minute audio story by David Barr Kirtley.

    -- Excerpt --

    "Now, Mr. Rawlins. You've made remarkable amounts of money investing in the marketplace. Tell us, what's your secret?"

    "It's really quite simple, Dan," I said. "You see, I can rewind life."

    There was long pause. I heard a technician cough.

    "I'm sorry," Findley said finally. "What was that?"

    "The way you rewind a tape. I can do it in real life. I can go back to any point in my past and start over. I observe which stocks do well, then rewind and invest in those."

    -- Author's Comments --

    "The Second Rat was the first piece I wrote at the 1999 Clarion writer's workshop, when I was 21. I had spent the preceding weeks mulling over the idea, and had thought out the story very carefully and vividly. I did the actual writing in an intense creative frenzy, feeling half-feverish from the muggy summer heat in the non-air-conditioned dorm. When I typed the final lines, my eyes welled with tears. It affected me deeply. It's very special to have a story grab hold of you like that."

    (David Barr Kirtley)

    -- Credits --

    Written by David Barr Kirtley
    Performed by Bob Barnes
    Art by Thomas Meldgaard Nielsen
    Music by James Guymon

    Produced by MechMuse Audio Anthology at MechMuse.com

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    • 40 min

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