5 Free From Audible.com

Audible.com often has free shorts or prequels and occationally longer books.  Here are three that I have run across lately.  (I have not listened to any of them.)
A Little Princess

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

257 pages or 8 hrs and 9 mins, 66 of 77 reviews are 4 or 5-star

Bookwi.se Note: You must purchase the free kindle book first and then the audiobook will also be available for free.

10-year-old Sarah Crue lives life like a princess until tragedy strikes, taking away her fine clothes and privileges. Without her velvet and silk and French maids, she’s no longer the envy of all the girls at Miss Minchin’s London boarding school, and even has to live in the school’s attic, working for the students who were once her friends. Will Sarah’s spirit remain unbowed? Follow her through her trials and triumphs in this unforgettable tale beloved by children the world over.

Free: Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business: How to Launch and Grow a Business from Concept to Cash | [Michael Parrish DuDell, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, John Daymond, Kevin O'Leary]

Jump Start Your Business

6 hrs and 5 mins, 49 of 82 reviews are 4 or 5-star

From the ABC hit show “Shark Tank,” this book – filled with practical advice and introductions from the Sharks themselves – will be the ultimate resource for anyone thinking about starting a business or growing the one they have. Full of tips for navigating the confusing world of entrepreneurship, the book will intersperse words of wisdom with inspirational stories from the show.

The Jester by Michael Sullivan

54 minutes pages, 53 of 66 reviews are 4 or 5-stars

WHO WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

This is a standalone short story of 7,200 words. No prior knowledge of The Riyria Revelations or The Riyria Chroniclesis required to enjoy it to its fullest, making this a perfect introduction for new readers or a chance for Riyria veterans to spend a little more time with old friends. The Jester is a story of adventure, bonds of friendship, and a recognition that the choices we make dictates the future we find.

FREE: Deadlocked 1 | [A. R. Wise]

Deadlocked #1 by AR Wise

2 hrs, 13 mins, of reviews are 4 or 5-star

David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they’re safe?

Deadlocked puts you into David’s head as he struggles to get home. Then a final confrontation occurs that could guarantee his family’s survival, but at what cost?

Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad | [M. R. James]

Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad by MR James

50 mins pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 4 or 5-star

The story tells the tale of an introverted academic who happens upon a strange whistle while exploring a cemetery on the East Anglian coast. When blown, the whistle unleashes a supernatural force that terrorises its discoverer.

Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King’s College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

One of James’ most important achievements was to redefine the ghost story for the new century by dispensing with many of the formal Gothic trappings of his predecessors, and replacing them with more realistic contemporary settings.

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