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  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer | Siddhartha Mukherjee

    The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    Written by cancer physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies is a stunning combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms our understanding of cancer and much of the world around us. Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a novelist's richness of detail, a historian's range, and a biographer's passion.

    Paul Krasner says: "Spectacular!"
  • The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1 | Brian Staveley

    The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Brian Staveley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

    Ethan M. says: "Of the various new fantasy series, this is... fine"
  • The Goblin Emperor | Katherine Addison

    The Goblin Emperor

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Katherine Addison
    • Narrated By Kyle McCarley
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    The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an "accident," he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir. Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment.

    Skipper says: "Not bad, but not what I expected"
  • God Emperor of Dune | Frank Herbert

    God Emperor of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    More than 3,000 years have passed since the first events recorded in Dune. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune. He alone understands the future, and he knows with a terrible certainty that the evolution of his race is at an end unless he can breed new qualities into his species.

    Joel D Offenberg says: "Almost as good as the original"
  • When the Emperor Was Divine | Julie Otsuka

    When the Emperor Was Divine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Julie Otsuka
    • Narrated By Elaina Erika Davis
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    On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her house, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans, they have been reclassified virtually overnight as enemy aliens, and they are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert.

    Gillian says: "Excellent"
  • The Emperor's Soul | Brandon Sanderson

    The Emperor's Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Angela Lin
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    New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson is widely celebrated for his Mistborn Trilogy and contribution to the final three books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. In The Emperor's Soul, a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history. After being condemned to death for attempting to steal the emperor's scepter, Shai is given one final chance. She' ll be allowed to live if she can create a new soul for the emperor, who hovers near death.

    debbie says: "A Great Short Novella that is Long in Story"
  • Emperor of Thorns: A Broken Empire Novel | Mark Lawrence

    Emperor of Thorns: A Broken Empire Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mark Lawrence
    • Narrated By James Clamp
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    Jorg would be emperor. It is a position not to be gained by the sword but rather by vote. And never in living memory has anyone secured a majority of the vote, leaving the Broken Empire long without a leader. Jorg has plans to change that - one way or the other. He’s uncovered even more of the lost technology of the land, and he won’t hesitate to use it. But he soon finds an adversary standing in his way, a necromancer unlike any he has ever faced - a figure hated and feared even more than himself: the Dead King. The boy who would rule all may have finally met his match....

    Just Marvel Me says: "Entire Adoration"
  • The Emperor's Edge | Lindsay Buroker

    The Emperor's Edge

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lindsay Buroker
    • Narrated By Starla Huchton
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    Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: She can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed. Worse, Sicarius, the empire's most notorious assassin, is in town. He's tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would be a fool to cross his path. Unfortunately, her superiors order her to hunt him down.

    Sandrine says: "Indiana Jane leaving a bloody trail"
  • The Emperor's Children: A Novel | Claire Messud

    The Emperor's Children: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Claire Messud
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Friends at Brown University, Marina, Danielle, and Julius are still looking to make their marks as they approach their 30s. Marina lives with her celebrated parents on the Upper West Side while trying to complete her book. TV producer Danielle's success is due to the puff pieces she churns out. Freelance critic Julius can barely make ends meet. Into this mix comes Bootie, Marina's college dropout cousin, who is just the catalyst the three friends need to start making significant changes in their lives.

    Diane says: "Suzanne Toren a makes a good book great"
  • The Merchant Emperor | Elizabeth Haydon

    The Merchant Emperor

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Haydon
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
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    The war that they had feared is now upon them. Ashe and Rhapsody, leaders of the Cymrian Alliance, are gathering their allies to combat the machinations of Talquist, who will soon becrowned emperor of Sorbold. Gwydion Navarne remains by Ashe's side. Anborn, Lord Marshal, has taken to the field. And Rhapsody has been forced into hiding to protect the life of her infant son.

    Brian D. Hardiman says: "Love this series"
  • Emperor: The Blood of Gods: The Emperor Series, Book 5 | Conn Iggulden

    Emperor: The Blood of Gods: The Emperor Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Michael Healy
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    Julius Caesar has been cut down. His blood stains the hands of a cabal of bold conspirators, led by famed general Marcus Brutus - whom Caesar once called a friend. Have these self-proclaimed liberators bravely slain a power-mad tyrant or brutally murdered the beloved Father of Rome? Hailed as heroes by a complicit Senate and granted amnesty, the killers eagerly turn toward plotting the empire’s future under their control. But Caesar’s death does not rest easily with all of Rome.

    Gustavo Murad says: "HORRIBLE performance destroyed an interesting book"
  • Constantine the Emperor | David Potter

    Constantine the Emperor

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Potter
    • Narrated By Phil Holland
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    This year Christians worldwide will celebrate the 1700th anniversary of Constantine's conversion and victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. No Roman emperor had a greater impact on the modern world than did Constantine. The reason is not simply that he converted to Christianity but that he did so in a way that brought his subjects along after him. Indeed, this major new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is but one feature of a unique administrative style that enabled him to take control of an empire beset by internal rebellions and external threats by Persians and Goths.

  • The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10 | John Flanagan

    The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
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    Months have passed since Horace departed for the eastern nation of Nihon-Ja on a vital mission. Having received no communication from him, his friends fear the worst. Unwilling to wait a second longer, Alyss, Evanlyn, and Will leave their homeland behind and venture into an exotic land in search of their missing friend.

    Michael says: "Great character builders for 10-90 yr olds"
  • The Emperor of Ocean Park | Stephen L. Carter

    The Emperor of Ocean Park

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Richard Allen
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    Set in the era of the Nixon and Reagan presidencies, this novel examines the American conscience while inviting us into the glittering world of the East Coast legal community. Stephen L. Carter's book follows black Ivy League law professor Talcott Garland as he investigates the death of his father, Judge Oliver Garland, the eponymous "Emperor."

    Maria says: "Not a bad book but where was the editor?"
  • Lord of Emperors: Book Two of the Sarantine Mosaic | Guy Gavriel Kay

    Lord of Emperors: Book Two of the Sarantine Mosaic

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Berny Clark
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    Crispin the mosaicist wants to concentrate on his art. Rustem of Kerakek, a physician, is also on his own journey of self-discovery. But no man may withdraw from society that easily, and both men soon find themselves drawn into the deadly webs of Sarantium. Lord of Emperors is the sequel to Sailing to Sarantium.

    Katherine says: "More melodrama"
  • Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain | A. Lee Martinez

    Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By A. Lee Martinez
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
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    Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done... everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel aliens invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though.

    Kat Hooper says: "Hilariously wacky!"
  • EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged) | Conn Iggulden

    EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
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    Abandoned after months of captivity, Julius Caesar gathers recruits that he will forge into a unit powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors. But soon a new crisis threatens: a gladiator named Spartacus.

    Louis Oddo says: "Very Bad History"
  • Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilization | Brian Fagan

    Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilization

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brian Fagan
    • Narrated By John Haag
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    In 1999, few people had thought to examine the effects of climate on civilization. Now, due in part to the groundbreaking work of archaeologist Brian Fagan, climate change is a central issue. Revised and updated 10 years after its first publication, Floods, Famines and Emperors remains the definitive account of how the world's best-known climate event had an indelible impact on history.

    scmathew says: "Potentially excellent, heavily flawed"
  • Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis and Author Biography | Marcus Aurelius,Israel Bouseman

    Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Summary, Analysis and Author Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Marcus Aurelius, Israel Bouseman
    • Narrated By Rick Tamblyn
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    The work of Marcus Aurelius is one of the finest examples of stoic philosophy in history. His words are clear and practical, suited to the application of philosophy to the governance of one's own life and that of an empire. One of the great virtues of his work is that it came from a man who was forced by his station to apply his philosophical ideals in a practical setting. While he was undoubtedly a man of learning, his ideas have been tested upon the field of life.

    BMardiyya says: "So Enriching as well as Informative"
  • The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China | David Eimer

    The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Eimer
    • Narrated By Corey Snow
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    Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shaghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage "the mountains are high and the Emperor far away", meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate.

    A. Silverstone says: "Engrossing Stories of an Unfamiliar China"
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