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  • The Will of the Empress

  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Tamora Pierce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

For years, the Empress of Namorn has pressed her young cousin, Lady Sandrilene fa Toren, to visit her vast lands within the Empire's borders. Sandry has avoided the invitation for as long as it was possible. Now, Sandry has agreed to pay that overdue visit. Sandry's uncle promises guards to accompany her. But they're hardly a group of warriors! They're her old friends from Winding Circle: Daja, Tris, and Briar. Sandry hardly knows them now. They've grown up and grown apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A treat for any fan!

  • By Morgan on 04-21-12

circle reforged

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

They are all back from their travels, but they aren't like they were. Will a trip to Namorn to help Sandry pull them together or finish cutting them apart?

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  • Page

  • Book 2 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 643

As the only female page in history to last beyond the first year of formal training, 11-year-old Keladry has a battle to fight. Kel's detractors do everything in their power to thwart her progress, from tormenting her friends to sabotaging the Midwinter Festivities to kidnapping her maid and dog on the day of final exams. The tide begins to turn during the summer, when she leads a team of pages in defensive maneuvers against renegade bandits - on the same day that she gets her first period!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two versions of the book intermingled

  • By Jean Reads on 11-08-10

The Legends keep coming

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

A new Legend of Tortall rises! After Wild Magic and before The Trickster books lives Kelandry of Mindelan.

  • Beka Cooper Book 1

  • The Legend of Beka Cooper #1
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942

Tamora Pierce begins a new Tortall trilogy by introducing Beka Cooper, an amazing young woman who lived 200 years before Pierce's popular Alanna character. For the first time, Pierce employs first-person narration in a novel, bringing readers even closer to a character they will love for her unusual talents and tough personality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it

  • By Clara on 07-26-08

Return to Tortall...or arrive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

We go back in time to meet one of George Cooper's relatives in this series from Tortall

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  • Alanna

  • The First Adventure: Song of the Lioness Quartet #1:
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Trini Alvarado
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Becoming a legend is not easy, as young Alanna of Trebond discovers when she disguises herself as a boy and begins training to be a knight. Alanna's skills and stubborness help her befriend Prince Jonathan and alienate his evil uncle, Duke Roger. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, this book is a rousing introduction to the intensely satisfying story of Alanna.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great start to an amazing series

  • By Moriah on 04-19-10

Inspiring!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

Why let your gender decide who you are? follow your heart in this medieval fantasy book.

  • The Art of Asking

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
  • By: Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Amanda Palmer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,623

In The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use her principles in our own lives to "let people help".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reading it in your own voice would be missing out

  • By Tzachi on 10-16-15

If you've ever struggled with asking for help

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

Amanda Palmer lays it on the line for her audience, singing songs and reminding us that we are a community.

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,568
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,255

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups (With Terrifying Trees)

  • By Dave on 09-08-16

A new fairy tale for the ages.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

You ain't say much about this tale without giving it all away. All I can say is read it!

  • Sabriel

  • By: Garth Nix
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,985

Ever since she was a tiny child, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enraptured

  • By T. HICKS on 06-20-09

Beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

A coming or age story. Sabriel knew her father's work, knew her talents aligned with his, the dead. She didn't what she was getting into when her father sent her The Bells, and required her to return to her birth place.

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • By: Walter M. Miller Jr.
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,768
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,410

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of 20th-century literature—a chilling and still-provocative look at a postapocalyptic future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Introibo Ad Altare

  • By richard on 03-20-13

Dystopian

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

This story was very interesting. You do need to pay attention or you'll get lost.

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  • Rosemary and Rue

  • An October Daye Novel, Book 1
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,912
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,663

The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie’s survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fairy tale with grit.

  • By Jan on 06-14-10

Fae!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

Fantastic stories, mystery, adventure, and magic! Great combo, well told tales, characters you care about.

  • Valor's Choice

  • By: Tanya Huff
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation - at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good!

  • By Shelby on 04-07-09

My intro

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-16

This was my introduction to Tanya Huff. I found her right after I finished The Paradox Trilogy by Rachel Bach (Rachel Aaron) and was not disappointed!