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  • Death Masks: The Dresden Files, Book 5 | Jim Butcher

    Death Masks: The Dresden Files, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
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    Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But he also knows that whenever things are going good, the only way left for them to go is bad. Way bad. Recent examples: A duel with the lethal champion of the Red Court, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...Hit men using Harry for target practice...The missing Shroud of Turin - and the possible involvement of Chicago's most feared mob boss.

    James says: "Pick up the coin?"
  • Freedom of the Mask: Matthew Corbett, Book 6 | Robert McCammon

    Freedom of the Mask: Matthew Corbett, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
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    The year is 1703, and Matthew Corbett, professional "problem solver", is missing. Last seen by his friends in New York before he departed on a lucrative, seemingly straightforward mission for the Herrald Agency in Charles Town, he's been too long absent. His comrade-in-arms Hudson Greathouse has an increasing sense the young friend he thinks of as a son must have met with some unexpected peril.

    Amazon Customer says: "A violent historical fiction"
  • Beneath This Mask: The Beneath Series, Book 1 | Meghan March

    Beneath This Mask: The Beneath Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Meghan March
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt, Holter Graham
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    He loves me, and he doesn't even know my real name. The limelight that follows him could expose everything I'm hiding. But even knowing the risks, I can't force myself to stay away. I'm going to break his heart, but mine will shatter right along with it. Will we lose it all when I reveal what's beneath this mask?

    CAROLYN says: "SWEET ROMANCE BUT THERE'S A SECRET PAST TO REVEAL"
  • Death Masks: Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 7 | Ed Greenwood

    Death Masks: Forgotten Realms: Elminster, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ed Greenwood
    • Narrated By John Pruden
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    All of Waterdeep now knew someone was killing the Lords of Waterdeep one by one. Yet that was about where truth ended and speculation - however plausible - began. The broadsheets were full of wild conjecture. Who was behind this? The ousted Lord Neverember? The Zhentarim, the Cult of the Dragon, or some other Outland Power? The Xanathar? Some cabal of guilds or nobles planning a coup? The rumors would rage on whether the Open Lord Laeral Silverhand did something or not.

    Amazon Customer says: "boring and to get through."
  • The Man in the Iron Mask | Alexandre Dumas

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    A tale of mystery, adventure, and political intrigue, this conclusion to Dumas’ swashbuckling musketeer saga is based on the true story of a masked prisoner who dwelled in the Bastille during the Louis XIV’s reign and whose identity remains in question to this day.

    Rebecca says: "The Musketeers Get Old"
  • The Dark Lady's Mask | Mary Sharratt

    The Dark Lady's Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated By Jilly Bond
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    Aemilia Bassano Lanier is beautiful and accomplished, but her societal conformity ends there. She frequently cross-dresses to escape her loveless marriage and gain freedoms only men enjoy, but a chance encounter with a ragged, little-known poet named Shakespeare changes everything. They leave plague-ridden London for Italy, where they begin secretly writing comedies. Their Italian idyll, though, cannot last, and their collaborative affair comes to a devastating end.

    Anonymouse! says: "wonderful!"
  • The Mask of Apollo | Mary Renault

    The Mask of Apollo

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Mary Renault
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    In a vivid depiction of Ancient Greece and its legendary heroes, The Mask of Apollo tells the story of Nikeratos, the gifted tragic actor at the centre of political and cultural activity in Athens, 400 B. C. Wherever he goes, Nikeratos carries a golden mask of Apollo, a relic and reminder of an age when the theatre was at the height of its greatness and talent. Only a mascot at first, the mask gradually turns into Nikeratos' conscience as he encounters famous thinkers, actors, and philosophers, including the famous Plato himself.

    James says: "The Author, Mary Renault, UNMASKED by her Apollo"
  • The Mask of Dimitrios | Eric Ambler

    The Mask of Dimitrios

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Eric Ambler
    • Narrated By Tony Gardener
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    English crime novelist Charles Latimer is travelling in Istanbul when he makes the acquaintance of Turkish police inspector Colonel Haki. It is from him that he first hears of the mysterious Dimitrios - an infamous master criminal, long wanted by the law, whose body has just been fished out of the Bosphorus. Fascinated by the story, Latimer decides to retrace Dimitrios' steps across Europe to gather material for a new book.

    Miguel A Rodriguez says: "Excellent Thriller!"
  • Classic Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask | R.L Stine

    Classic Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By R.L Stine
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
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    Carly Beth thinks she's found the best Halloween mask ever. With yellow-green skin and long animal fangs, the mask terrifies the entire neighborhood. Before long, it has a surprising effect on Carly Beth, too. She tries to take it off... but it won't budge! Halloween is almost over, but fright night is just beginning. Now with all-new bonus materials!

    jeffrey schiddel says: "I'm a goosebumps fan"
  • Death Wears a Mask | Ashley Weaver

    Death Wears a Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ashley Weaver
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    Amory Ames is looking forward to a tranquil period of reconnecting with reformed playboy husband Milo after an unexpected reconciliation following the murderous events at the Brightwell Hotel. However, she is drawn into another investigation when Serena Barrington asks her to look into the disappearance of valuable jewelry snatched at a dinner party. Amory agrees to help lay a trap to catch the culprit at a lavish masked ball hosted by the notorious Viscount Dunmore.

    Book Appetite says: "Similar style to the Royal Spyness series"
  • Grey Mask: Miss Silver, Book 1 | Patricia Wentworth

    Grey Mask: Miss Silver, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
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    The first of the classic mysteries featuring governess-turned-detective Miss Silver, who investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring. Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime.

    Sue McCallister says: "Miss Silver was in this book? Just barely"
  • The Man in the Iron Mask | Alexandre Dumas

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Sherman
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    Deep inside the dreaded Bastille, a twenty-three-year-old prisoner called merely "Philippe" has languished for eight long, dark years. He does not know his real name or what crime he is supposed to have committed. But Aramis, one of the original Three Musketeers, has bribed his way into the cell to reveal the shocking secret that has kept Philippe locked away from the world. That carefully concealed truth could topple Louis XIV, king of France—which is exactly Aramis' plan.

  • The Man in the Iron Mask | Alexandre Dumas

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
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    The Man in the Iron Mask continues the adventures of the dauntless heroes of The Three Musketeers - Aramis, Athos, Porthos and d'Artagnan. In old age their swashbuckling ought to have been replaced by a more gentle way of life, but the veteran warriors find themselves at the center of a plot in which both hearts and heads are broken, and the very throne of France is at stake.

    Tad Davis says: "An odd place to start"
  • Black Mask 1: Doors in the Dark - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine | Otto Penzler (editor),Keith Alan Deutsch,Erle Stanley Gardner,Dashiell Hammett,George Harmon Coxe,Frederick Nebel,Lester Dent

    Black Mask 1: Doors in the Dark - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Otto Penzler (editor), Keith Alan Deutsch, Erle Stanley Gardner, and others
    • Narrated By Eric Conger, Oliver Wyman, Alan Sklar, and others
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    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    Martti says: "Stuck a knife in my heart"
  • Goosebumps HorrorLand #4: The Scream of the Haunted Mask | R.L. Stine

    Goosebumps HorrorLand #4: The Scream of the Haunted Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By R.L. Stine
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
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    What should Carly Beth be for Halloween this year? TERRIFIED! Late at night, an ugly green mask is mysteriously calling out to her, and ugly green masks don't like to be ignored. If Carly Beth survives the night, even a scary theme park might sound like a vacation. Or maybe not! At HorrorLand, every night is Halloween. And those monster masks? They aren't masks at all.

    jeffrey schiddel says: "not bad"
  • Black Mask 4: The Parrot That Wouldn't Talk: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine | Otto Penzler

    Black Mask 4: The Parrot That Wouldn't Talk: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Otto Penzler
    • Narrated By Carol Monda, Alan Sklar, Jeff Gurner, and others
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    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture.

  • Black Mask 2: Murder Is Bad Luck - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine | Otto Penzler (editor),Stewart Sterling,Wyatt Blassingame,Talmadge Powell,Charles G. Booth,Richard Sale

    Black Mask 2: Murder Is Bad Luck - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Otto Penzler (editor), Stewart Sterling, Wyatt Blassingame, and others
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar, Oliver Wyman, Pete Larkin, and others
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    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

  • City of Masks: Stravaganza, Book 1 | Mary Hoffman

    City of Masks: Stravaganza, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mary Hoffman
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
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    This is a fantastic first novel in a trilogy. Set in a parallel world, in an Italy that in this world is called Talia and in a Venice that in this world is called Bellezza, the narrative follows Lucien, who in this world is ill with cancer. Given a marbled notebook to help him communicate when his throat hurts too much to speak, this notebook is the means that transports Lucien to this magical, dangerous new world. This is a world which is set in the C16, and thrills to the delight of political intrigue, including assassination attempts both foiled and successful.

    Julie says: "Middle School Perfection"
  • The Man in the Iron Mask | Alexandre Dumas

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    Aramis, now a Bishop, visits the Bastille where a prisoner named Philippe, said to be the twin brother of Louis, has been held since birth. Aramis, with ambitions to become the Pope, convinces Philippe that they can overthrow King Louis and put Philippe on the thrown instead with the twin ruling the people and Aramis reigning over their souls. Aramis plots and schemes and is able to sneak Philippe out of the Bastille but things do not go as planned and after a very brief reign of Philippe, Aramis, along with Porthos are on the run as enemies of the crown.

  • A Macat Analysis of Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks | Rachele Dini

    A Macat Analysis of Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks

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    • By Rachele Dini
    • Narrated By Macat.com
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    Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks offers a radical analysis of the psychological effects of colonization on the colonized. Born in 1925 on the island of Martinique - at the time a French colony - Fanon witnessed firsthand the abuses of white colonizers and the system's effects on his country. His revulsion was only confirmed later in life when he worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, another French colony. Fanon's work played a pivotal role in the civil rights movements of the 1960s and was later taken up by scholars of postcolonialist studies.

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