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  • The Spiral Labyrinth: A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn | Matthew Hughes

    The Spiral Labyrinth: A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Matthew Hughes
    • Narrated By David Marantz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It was bad enough when Henghis Hapthorn, Old Earth's foremost discriminator and die-hard empiricist, had to accept that the cosmos was shortly to rewrite its basic operating system, replacing rational cause-and-effect with detestable magic. Now he finds himself cast forward several centuries, stranded in a primitive world of contending wizards and hungry dragons, and without his magic-savvy alter ego.

    Katherine says: "Henghis Hapthorn is back!"
  • Majestrum: A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn | Matthew Hughes

    Majestrum: A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Matthew Hughes
    • Narrated By David Marantz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Henghis Hapthorn is the foremost penetrator of mysteries and uncoverer of secrets in a decadent, far-future Old Earth, one age before Jack Vance's Dying Earth. A superb rationalist, he has long disdained the notion that the universe has an alternative organizing principle: Magic. But now a new age is dawning, overturning the very foundations of Hapthorn's existence, and he must struggle to survive in a world where all the rules are changing.

    Katherine says: "An homage to Jack Vance"
  • The Other | Matthew Hughes

    The Other

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Matthew Hughes
    • Narrated By Edward Willett
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    Luff Imbry is an insidiously clever confidence man who always maintains the upper hand in his criminal dealings. But when an unknown business rival gets the drop on him and plumps him down on Fulda - a far-off, isolated world - Imbry learns just how exceptional he is. Unable to blend in and furious for revenge at an anonymous perpetrator, Imbry has to rely on his infamous criminal wit to survive Fulda’s crusade to extinguish the Other.

    alice says: "A Good Story but.."
  • The Damned Busters: To Hell and Back, Book 1 | Matthew Hughes

    The Damned Busters: To Hell and Back, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Matthew Hughes
    • Narrated By Tom Lawrence
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    After accidentally summoning a demon while playing poker, the normally mild-mannered Chesney Anstruther refuses to sell his soul…which leads through various confusions to, well, Hell going on strike. Which means that nothing bad ever happens in the world – and that actually turns out to be a really bad thing. There’s only one thing for it. Satan offers Chesney the ultimate deal – sign the damned contract, and he can have his heart’s desire.

    Amazon Customer says: "Funny like a fantasy Red Dwarf"
  • Costume Not Included: To Hell and Back, Book 2 | Matthew Hughes

    Costume Not Included: To Hell and Back, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Matthew Hughes
    • Narrated By Tom Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Chesney’s efforts to 'Save the Day' and 'Win the Girl' make slow progress. This superhero lark is a bit more complicated than he thought. But even as Chesney is trying to learn the ropes, Boss Greeley has made a deal with the Devil. A deal that is making Greeley stronger by the minute. Soon he will be untouchable. Meanwhile Reverend Hardacre digs deeper and finds that not everything in reality is quite what it seems… Now Chesney, the one-time actuary-turned superhero must continue the fight.

  • The Gist Hunter and Other Stories | Matthew Hughes

    The Gist Hunter and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Matthew Hughes
    • Narrated By David Marantz
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    The first collection by writer Matthew Hughes, and the perfect companion to his acclaimed novel Black Brillion, The Gist Hunter and Other Stories features nine stories taking place in the universe of The Archonate, as well as four non-series stories. The stories of Henghis Hapthorn, Old Earth's "foremost freelance discriminator", combine mystery and science fantasy while simultaneously recalling the arch irony of Gene Wolfe and the sly fancies of Jack Vance.

  • Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3 | Matthew Hughes

    Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Matthew Hughes
    • Narrated By Tom Lawrence
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    Meet Chesney Arnstruther. Once a mild-mannered insurance actuary, now a full-time crime-fighting superhero, it’s all he can do to kick bad-guy ass while at the same time holding down a steady relationship with the gorgeous Melda. Something is going on. Meet Xaphan, wise-cracking demon and the source of (almost) all of Chesney’s powers. He’s been asked by his infernal master to give Chesney whatever he needs…but surely stopping bad guys is not in Hell’s plan?

    Amazon Customer says: "Funny but not the best in the series"
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