I have two collections of audio stories - Down These Strange Streets (urban fantasy) and Songs of Love and Death (paranormal romance, kind of, some seem to just be romance). These are both subgenres of science fiction/fantasy that I have traditionally thumbed my nose at, but haven't really had a lot of experience with. Where should I start? Short stories seem like a good introduction, but am I wrong? If you select option 3, please tell me what you think I should read instead.