E.L. Taylor

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  • Local Custom

  • Liaden Universe Space Regencies, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

The first of the seven books set in the Liaden Universe tells a rich and sweeping story of warring families and star-crossed lovers in a fantastic, other-world galaxy.

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  • Classic Heyer-esque Romance with Cultural Clash

  • By Charlie on 09-20-12

Enthralling Sci Fi, Wonderfully Written

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Reviewed: 08-10-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Local Custom to be better than the print version?

All audio versions of the Liaden Universe Series are worth hearing, although you may find that some characters are played differently than the voices in your mind when you read the books. That's part of the fun!

What does Bernadette Dunne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ms Dunne, along with other readers for the series, brings her unique interpretation of character and storyline, like any good actor. Listening and reading are different experiences, both worth having with the Liaden series.

Any additional comments?

For lovers of excellent, beautifully written science fiction that is filled with wonderful characters and fascinating worlds, I highly recommend this series. Its mythological underpinnings are as compelling as those in Star Wars.