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R. A. MacAvoy

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  • The Book of Kells | R. A. MacAvoy

    The Book of Kells

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Alan Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A contemporary man, John Thornburn (a meek, non-violent and unpredictable artist) and woman, Derval (his tough, confrontational, strong and warrior-like lover) time travel to ancient Ireland to avenge a Viking attack. Packed with fascinating details of historical time and place in Irish history and delicately balanced on the border between realism and fantasy, the story centers around one of the most famous and beautiful illuminated manuscripts in history, the legendary but entirely real Book of Kells.

    S. Wells says: "The Book of Irish Fantasy"
  • Tea with the Black Dragon: Black Dragon, Book 1 | R. A. MacAvoy

    Tea with the Black Dragon: Black Dragon, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Megan Hayes
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    Martha Macnamara knows that her daughter, Elizabeth, is in trouble; she just doesn't know what kind. Mysterious phone calls from San Francisco at odd hours of the night are the only contact she has had with Elizabeth for years. Now, Elizabeth has sent her a plane ticket and reserved a room for her at San Francisco's most luxurious hotel. Yet she has not tried to contact Martha since she arrived, leaving her lonely, confused, and a little bit worried. Into the story steps Mayland Long, a distinguished-looking and wealthy Chinese man who lives at the hotel and is drawn to Martha's good nature and ability to pinpoint the truth of a matter.

    Ellen says: "My favorite dragon book"
  • Lens of the World: Lens of the World, Book 1 | R. A. MacAvoy

    Lens of the World: Lens of the World, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
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    Lens of the World is the story of a prodigious life. It recounts the coming of age of Nazhuret, an outcast and orphan who rises from his lowly estate as a ward of the Sordaling military school to become a mighty warrior, philosopher, and confidant of the King of Vestinglon. As he grows, the young man receives outlandish knowledge and is prepared for an entirely exceptional destiny far beyond the narrow confines of his kingdom.

    Kat Hooper says: "Beautifully told coming of age story"
  • The Grey Horse | R. A. MacAvoy

    The Grey Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Steve Coulter
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    Set against the colorful and magical backdrop of Ireland, The Grey Horse chronicles a time when the Irish people suffered under harsh English overlords who sought to destroy their culture and way of life. Into the Irish town of Carraroe, a magnificent, completely grey stallion appears. The horse brings with him the promise of better times and magical happenings, for he is actually the shape-shifted form of Ruairi MacEibhir, journeyed to a time of danger in order to win the hand of the woman he loves.

    Ellen says: "A good enough irish tale"
  • Twisting the Rope: Black Dragon, Book 2 | R. A. MacAvoy

    Twisting the Rope: Black Dragon, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Megan Hayes
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    In this sequel to Tea With the Black Dragon, Mayland Long is once again thrust into a maelstrom of mysterious happenings. The peaceful relationship he has established with Martha Macnamara is being threatened. A wild psychic force is loose in the world, while Martha's granddaughter has been kidnapped and one of her Celtic musician friends has been found dead, hanging by a rope of twisted grass. Now the Black Dragon must use his wits to hunt for the killer...even if it brings him to a horrifying realization.

  • King of the Dead: Lens of the World, Book 2 | R. A. MacAvoy

    King of the Dead: Lens of the World, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
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    An attack by paid assassins sets diminutive philosopher Nazhuret and his lady, Arlin, on the road to Rezhmia, a fearsome neighboring kingdom to which Nazhuret is tied by ancient blood.

    Katherine says: "It's more about the journey than the destination."
  • The Belly of the Wolf: Lens of the World, Book 3 | R. A. MacAvoy

    The Belly of the Wolf: Lens of the World, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
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    Living in exile with his daughter, a now aged Nazhuret learns of King Rudof's death and journeys back to his homeland to intercede in a rebellion led by an old rival.

    Katherine says: "A slow, deliberate, contemplative work"
  • Damiano: Damiano, Book 1 | R. A. MacAvoy

    Damiano: Damiano, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Nicholas Tecosky
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    Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist and the heir to dark magics. But he is also an innocent, a young scholar and musician befriended by the Archangel Raphael, who instructs him in the lute. To save his beloved city from war, Damiano leaves his cloistered life and sets out on a pilgrimage, seeking the aid of the powerful sorceress Saara as he must walk the narrow path between light and shadow, accompanied only by his talking dog.

    Kat Hooper says: "Historical fantasy set in Renaissance Italy"
  • Damiano's Lute: Damiano, Book 2 | R. A. MacAvoy

    Damiano's Lute: Damiano, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Nicholas Tecosky
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    Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist and the heir to dark magics. Shattered by the demonic fury of his dark powers, Damiano Delstrego has forsaken his magical heritage to live as a mortal man.

    Karla Hopton says: "loved it"
  • Raphael: Lessons Along a Minor String: Damiano, Book 3 | R. A. MacAvoy

    Raphael: Lessons Along a Minor String: Damiano, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Nicholas Tecosky
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    Weakened by his contact with mortals, the Archangel Raphael falls prey to his brother Lucifer, who strips him of his angelic powers. Sold in the Moorish slave markets, confused and humbled by his sudden humanity, Raphael finds his only solace in the friendship of the dark-skinned Berber woman Djoura, and the spiritual guardianship of his former pupil Damiano Delstrego. Accompanied by the rakish Gaspare and an ancient black dragon, Damiano's beloved Saara embarks on a quest to rescue Raphael.

  • The Third Eagle | R. A. MacAvoy

    The Third Eagle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Clinton Wade
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    When the warrior Wanbli came of age, he cast his lot among the stars and left the world where he’d been born. Left it, he thought, forever. His odyssey led him to one ship, then another, and to another still. It brought him face to face with the far-flung members of the universe’s Seven Sentient peoples. And, finally, it brought him to the colony ship Commitment. There, Wanbli learned the true purpose of his life - a mission so vital that it required risking the lives of everyone on the ship and the future of his home world.

    Professor says: "It was so boring!!!"
  • Death and Resurrection | R. A. MacAvoy

    Death and Resurrection

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By James Chen
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    The award-winning writer of Tea With the Black Dragon and other acclaimed novels returns to fantasy with the intriguing story of Chinese-American artist Ewen Young who gains the ability to travel between the worlds of life and death. This unasked-for skill irrevocably changes his life - as does meeting Nez Perce veterinarian Dr. Susan Sundown and her remarkable dog, Resurrection.

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