The Merchant Princes
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  • 1
    The Family Trade | Charles Stross

    The Family Trade

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (273)
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    Miriam Beckstein is happy in her life as a successful reporter. When she gets iron-clad evidence of a money-laundering scheme, Miriam thinks she's found the story of the year. But when she takes it to her editor, she's fired on the spot and gets a death threat from the criminals she's uncovered. Before the day is over, she's received a locket left by the mother she never knew - the mother who was murdered when she was an infant. The knotwork pattern within has a hypnotic effect on her.

    6 books - intriguing series
    Reviewed on June 13 2016 by Norman (Pearl River, LA, United States)
  • 2
    The Hidden Family: Merchant Princes, Book 2 | Charles Stross

    The Hidden Family: Merchant Princes, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
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    Miriam, a hip tech journalist from Boston, discovered her alternate world relatives in The Family Trade and with them an elite identity she didn't know was hers. Now, in order to avoid a slippery slope down to an unmarked grave, Miriam, known as Lady Helge to the Family, starts applying modern business practices and scientific knowledge to a trade dominated by mercantilists - with unexpected consequences for three different timelines, including the quasi-Victorian one exploited by the hidden family.

    Great story and narrator

    This story hooks the listener in so many ways with new twists and evolving plots.
    Kate Reading is a great story teller.. Her voice has a phenomen..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 12 2016 by Amazon Customer Curtis Wright. ()
  • 3
    The Clan Corporate: Book Three of the Merchant Princess | Charles Stross

    The Clan Corporate: Book Three of the Merchant Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (105)
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    (96)
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    Miriam Beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots, and they have nearly strangled her. A young, hip business journalist in Boston, she discovered (in The Family Trade) that her family comes from an alternate reality, that she is very well-connected, and that her family is too much like the mafia for comfort.

    These books are addictive

    Listening to these books is like carrying a tv mini series in my pocket. He really writes great bad guys and awful situations and since it's scifi t..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 26 2016 by Kathleen Ward (Phoenix, AZ USA)
  • 4
    The Merchants' War: Merchant Princes, Book 4 | Charles Stross

    The Merchants' War: Merchant Princes, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
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    Miriam Beckstein is a young, hip business journalist in Boston. She discovered in The Family Trade and The Hidden Family that her family came from an alternate reality, that she was very well connected, and that her family was too much like the Mafia for comfort. She found herself caught in a family trap in The Clan Corporate and betrothed to a brain-damaged prince, and then all hell broke loose.

    My son said not to bother

    Both my college age son and I read the books in my audio library. He listened to this one first. He said not to bother reading it.

    He's far,..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 22 2016 by Susan (Mukilteo, WA, United States)
  • 5
    The Revolution Business: Book Five of the Merchant Princes | Charles Stross

    The Revolution Business: Book Five of the Merchant Princes

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
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    Locked in a vicious civil war for control over the kingdom of Niejwein, their army is bottled up inside a fortress under siege in two parallel universes at once. Duke Angbard, the Clan's leader, has been laid low by a stroke: plotters are already conspiring in readiness for the deadly dance to come. Miriam, rescued from a tight spot in New Britain, finds the hopes of the young, progressive faction focused on her.

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  • 6
    The Trade of Queens: Book Six of the Merchant Princes | Charles Stross

    The Trade of Queens: Book Six of the Merchant Princes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (69)

    A dissident faction of the Clan, the alternate-universe group of families that has traded covertly with our world for a century or more, have carried nuclear devices between the worlds and exploded them in Washington, DC, killing the president of the United States. Now they will exterminate the rest of the Clan and keep Miriam alive only long enough to bear her child, the heir to the throne of their land in the Gruinmarkt world.

    The author went to sleep
    Reviewed on January 07 2016 by L. Roe (VA)