Catherynne M. Valente
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Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus and Hugo awards and has been a finalist the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, two enormous cats, four chickens, several spinning wheels with ulterior motives, an uncompleted master's degree, and a secret door in the back of her wardrobe.

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    • Mass Effect™ Andromeda: Annihilation

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    With a new game, Mass Effect Andromeda, set for release in 2017, the launch of a new series of Mass Effect novels is timely....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I liked everything but the ending

    • By Ryan James Mullan on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Space Opera

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Heath Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 642
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 588

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Eurovision in an over-the-top galactic science fiction spectacle from best-selling author Catherynne Valente where sentient races compete for glory in a universe-wide musical contest....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not a lot of story (non-specific SPOILER ALERT)

    • By Erik B. on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Deathless

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Kim de Blecourt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to Western European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Fantasy Book of the Year

    • By Robert on 12-29-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 535
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530

    September is a girl who longs for adventure. When she is invited to Fairyland by a Green Wind and a Leopard, well, of course she accepts....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nurturing your child within

    • By Michael on 04-27-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Tails of Wonder and Imagination

    • By: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, and others
    • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry, Jeremy Arthur, Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95

    From legendary editor Ellen Datlow, Tails of Wonder collects the best of the last thirty years of science fiction and fantasy stories about cats from an all-star list of contributors....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Inconsistent Quality

    • By David Groveman on 02-03-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Refrigerator Monologues

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Karis A. Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfectly Brilliant

    • By Umar on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Glass Town Game

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Brontë have invented a game called Glass Town....

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Heath Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling - a human boy - in the strange city of Chicago....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very very clever

    • By KWM on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: S. J. Tucker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows - and their magic - to the world of Fairyland-Below....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beauiful, playful, dark, and dreamy.

    • By Charles on 10-15-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Radiance

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Heath Miller
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Severin Unck's father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected and tons of fun

    • By Kate on 11-17-15

    Regular price: $34.99

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