Valerie Estelle Frankel
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Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She's the author of over 60 books on pop culture, including Doctor Who - The What, Where, and How; Sherlock: Every Canon Reference You May Have Missed in BBC's Series 1-3; History, Homages and the Highlands: An Outlander Guide; and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey to books like Superheroines and the Epic Journey and The Many Faces of Katniss Everdeen. Once a lecturer at San Jose State University, she now teaches at Mission College and San Jose City College and speaks often at conferences. Come explore her research at www.vefrankel.com.

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    • Winter is Coming

    • Symbols and Hidden Meanings in A Game of Thrones
    • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Game of Thrones fans watch in delight as the epic battle of Lannister and Stark entangles the Seven Kingdoms....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Look Into Future of Game of Thrones

    • By Rita Jones-Mayes on 07-05-14

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Mythology in Game of Thrones

    • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Game of Thrones, book and show alike, is spun from classic myth, from the tales of Robin Hood and King Arthur to the Norse Ring Cycle and saga of Ragnarok....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • in-depth back ground

    • By robert saleda on 05-08-16

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    • Scots, Sassenachs, and Spankings: Feminism and Gender Roles in Outlander

    • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
    • Narrated by: Isla Lindsay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Claire delights as the fierce, prickly World War II nurse who falls for Jamie, the sensitive Highlands outlaw....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I really enjoyed this

    • By Angelica Soto on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • History, Homages and the Highlands

    • An Outlander Guide
    • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
    • Narrated by: Fiona Thraille
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
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    With oodles of steamy romance, paranormal time travel, adventure, and much more, Outlander is sweeping the nation....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Super great and timely info for Outlander fiends!

    • By Karen on 04-07-15

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    • Symbols in Game of Thrones

    • The Deeper Meanings of Animals, Colors, Seasons, Food, and Much More
    • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
    • Narrated by: Ioanna Malandrenias
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The intricately crafted world of the books and the show have endless depth. It's all revealed in this companion for fans of every flavor....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This book helps piece things together!

    • By mmat on 10-01-15

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    • Winning the Game of Thrones

    • The Host of Characters and their Agendas
    • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
    • Narrated by: Paul Aulridge
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the Norse myth of ice covering all the world and the winter of wolves, to the War of the Roses that inspired much of the plot, the Game of Thrones is revealed secret by secret....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a narrator with British accent

    • By TemperPolk on 11-20-15

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    • Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned from Joss Whedon

    • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
    • Narrated by: Emily Caudwell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book compares themes, motifs, and archetypes across all his works, teasing out the common threads and the messages within....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good times

    • By B. Rawson on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Joss Whedon's Names

    • The Deeper Meanings Behind Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, In Your Eyes, Comics and More
    • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
    • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    With Whedon's superhero names, goddess names, flower names, saint's names, and dozens of British names, he's filling his world with references from Shakespeare to manga....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, if a bit overconstrained

    • By Moshe Zadka on 07-13-16

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    • How Game of Thrones Will End

    • The History, Politics, and Pop Culture Driving the Show to its Finish
    • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
    • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 36
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    Pop culture and parody author Valerie Estelle Frankel examines the sources and predicts a Game of Thrones ending for each one....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • VE Frankel's best audible title on Game of Thrones

    • By Michael Shapiro on 05-16-16

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    • Choosing to Be Insurgent or Allegiant

    • Symbols, Themes, & Analysis of the Divergent Trilogy
    • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
    • Narrated by: Julie Eickhoff
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The Divergent series is delighting the world with its epic of Tris and Four struggling through revolutions to create a better world....

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