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Small Change
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 323 ratings)
  • 1

    Farthing: Small Change, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jo Walton
    • Narrated By John Keating, Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (164)

    One summer weekend in 1949 - but not our 1949 - the well-connected "Farthing set", a group of upper-crust English families, enjoy a country retreat. Lucy is a minor daughter in one of those families; her parents were both leading figures in the group that overthrew Churchill and negotiated peace with Herr Hitler eight years before....

    Nancy J says: "It Couldn't Happen Here, Right? RIGHT?"
    It Couldn't Happen Here, Right? RIGHT?

    I wasn't sure about this book, not being a real fantasy fan, but it did have a mystery in it, and it was on sale. So I bought it, and am I glad I did..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 29 2013 by Nancy J (Tornado Alley OK)
  • 2

    Ha’Penny: Small Change, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jo Walton
    • Narrated By John Keating, Heather O'Neill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (61)

    In 1949, eight years after the "Peace with Honor" was negotiated between Great Britain and Nazi Germany by the Farthing Set, England has completed its slide into fascist dicatorship. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb. The brilliant but politically compromised Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard is assigned the case. What he finds leads him to a conspiracy of peers and communists, of staunch king-and-country patriots and hardened IRA gunmen, to murder Britain's prime minister and his new ally, Adolf Hitler.

    Nancy J says: "Excellent Thriller and Alternate History!"
    Excellent Thriller and Alternate History!

    Jo Walton's Small Change Trilogy is an absorbing drama which started with a mystery in Book 1, and carries on with a thriller in Ha'Penny, Book 2. In..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 02 2013 by Nancy J (Tornado Alley OK)
  • 3

    Half a Crown: Small Change, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jo Walton
    • Narrated By John Keating, Terry Donnelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    In 1941 the European war ended in the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement between Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britain's upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried undesirables across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east. Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain's distinctly British secret police. Its his job to warn the Prime Minister of treason, to arrest plotters, and to discover Jews.

    Donna says: "Priceless Characters, Riveting Plot"
    Priceless Characters, Riveting Plot

    The plot was so engaging I couldn't stop listening. This is very hard to put down and though I usually work while listening to audiobooks, this one ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 11 2013 by Donna (Weatherford, TX, United States)