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    • Jhereg

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 1
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,367
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,242
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,262

    Vlad Taltos, a mobster and assassin in the magical metropolis of Adrilankha, is given the largest contract of his career, but the job is even more complicated than he expects.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dragons, Assassins, and Intrigue

    • By Don Gilbert on 08-16-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Vallista

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 15
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    Devera has appeared again - to lead Vlad into a mysterious, seemingly empty manor overlooking the Great Sea. Inside this structure are corridors that double back on themselves, rooms that look out over other worlds, and - just maybe - answers to some of Vlad's long-asked questions about his world and his place in it. If only Devera can be persuaded to stop disappearing in the middle of his conversations with her....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very satisfying

    • By rene on 10-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Yendi

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 2
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530

    In which Vlad Taltos and his Jhereg learn how the love of a good woman can turn a cold-blooded killer into a real mean SOB.... Vlad tells the story of his early days in the House Jhereg, how he found himself in a Jhereg war, and how he fell in love with the wonderful woman, Yendi, who killed him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prequel

    • By Ron on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Orca

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 7
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark, Angele Masters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    With the help of his two jhereg, sorcerer and former assassin-for-hire Vlad Taltos takes on the corrupt House of the Orca as he sets out to uncover a huge financial scandal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two great narrators for the price of one

    • By Andy on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Athyra

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 6
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    Vlad Taltos is very good at killing people. That, combined with two faithful companions and a talent for witchcraft, makes him an assassin par excellence. But lately his heart just hasn't been in his work, so he decides to retire. Unfortunately, old enemies have scores to settle with Vlad. So much for retirement!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A new point of view, not such a bad thing

    • By Trevor on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hawk

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 14
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    Years ago, Vlad Taltos came from the East, to make his way as a human amidst the impossibly tall, fantastically long-lived natives of the Dragaeran Empire. He joined the Jhereg, the Dragaeran House (of which there are seventeen) that handles the Empire's vices: gambling, rackets, organized crime. He became a professional assassin. He was good at it. But that was then, before Vlad and the Jhereg became mortal enemies. For years, Vlad has run from one end of the Empire to the other, avoiding the Jhereg assassins who pursue him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Feels more like the earlier novels

    • By Kat Hooper on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Good Guys

    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Donovan was shot by a cop. Four of the nine shots were lethal or would have been, if their target had been anybody else. The Foundation picked him up, brought him back, and trained him further. “Lethal” turns out to be a relative term when magic is involved. When Marci was 15, she levitated a paperweight and threw it at a guy she didn't like. The Foundation scooped her up for training too. “Hippie chick” Susan got well into her Foundation training before they told her about the magic, but she's as powerful as Donovan and Marci now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • to SKZB

    • By Nathaniel on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Issola

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 9
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 285

    Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hands of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before...Oh well, what's a little cosmic battle?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Missing section!

    • By Rochelle on 03-18-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Taltos

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 4
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    Lord Vlad Taltos returns in the prequel to Jhereg, Yendi and Teckla. In this fantastic adventure, listeners learn what really happened when Vlad found himself walking the Paths of the Dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vlad's begining in the Organization

    • By Ron on 08-22-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Phoenix

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 5
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    When the Demon-Goddess saves him from a certain death, Vlad must pay her back with his professional services as an assassin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fantastic Transitory Point for the Protagonist

    • By Trevor on 10-31-12

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Dragon

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 8
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Marching through mud just isn't as much fun as they say. After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade I know best - killing people for a living - suddenly I'm in the last place any self-respecting assassin wants to be: the army. Worse, I'm right in the middle of a apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects me to play a role they won't explain. All I've got between me and the worst kind of death is my wits. Oh, and a smart-mouthed winged lizard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Novel Much Better than the Audiobook

    • By Wade on 03-17-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Jhegaala

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 11
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Fresh from the collapse of his marriage, and with the criminal Jhereg organization out to eliminate him, Vlad decides to hide out among his relatives in faraway Fenario. All he knows about them is that their family name is Merss and that they live in a papermaking industrial town called Burz. At first Burz isn’t such a bad place, though the paper mill reeks to high heaven. But the longer he stays there, the stranger it becomes. No one will tell him where to find his relatives.

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Dzur

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 10
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    Vlad Taltos, short-statured, short-lived human in an Empire of tall, long-lived Dragaerans, has always had to keep his wits about him. Long ago, he made a place for himself as a captain of the Jhereg, the noble house that runs the rackets in the great imperial city of Adrilankha. But love, revolution, betrayal, and revenge ensued, and for years now Vlad has been a man on the run, struggling to stay a step ahead of the Jhereg who would kill him without hesitation.

    Now Vlad's back in Adrilankha. The rackets he used to run are now under the control of the mysterious "Left Hand of the Jhereg" - a secretive cabal of women who report to no man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • don't read if hungry.

    • By KindlyDevious on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Tiassa

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 13
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    Once, Vlad Taltos knew his trade: he killed people for a living. That skill got him his foothold in House Jhereg, running the rackets for a chunk of urban Adrilankha. Later, things happened that left Vlad a changed man, on the run from the Jhereg and frequently involved in the affairs of Dragonlords, Empresses, and even Jenoine. Far more involved than the average human. Meanwhile, in the very distant past, one of the gods fashioned an artifact - a silver figurine of a tiassa, a winged panther-like animal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tiassa; Different but Relevant

    • By Don Gilbert on 06-03-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Phoenix Guards

    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    Khaavren of the House of Tiassa is a son of landless nobility, possessor of a good sword and “tolerably well-acquainted with its use.” Along with three loyal friends, he enthusiastically seeks out danger and excitement. But in a realm renowned for repartee and betrayals, where power is as mutable as magic, a young man like Khaavren, newly come from the countryside, had best be wary. His life depends on it. And so does the future of Draegara.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book One in the history of Dragaera

    • By Don Gilbert on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Five Hundred Years After

    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    This is the story of the conspiracy against the Empire that begins in the mean streets of the Underside and flourishes in the courtly politics of the Palace where Khaavren has loyally served in the Guards this past half-millenium.It is the tale of the Dragonlord Adron’s overweening schemes, of his brilliant daughter Aliera, and of the eldritch Sethra Lavode.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Darned good Series!

    • By KSB on 05-06-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Paths of the Dead

    • Book One of the Viscount of Adrilankha
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Two hundred years after Adron’s Disaster, in which Dragaera City was accidentally reduced to an ocean of chaos by an experiment in wizardry gone wrong, the Empire isn’t what it used to be. Deprived at a single blow of their Emperor, of the Orb that is the focus of the Empire’s power, of their capital city with its Impe-rial bureaucracy, and of a great many of their late fellow citizens, the surviving Dragaerans have been limping through a long Interregnum, bereft even of the simple magic and sorcery they were accustomed to use in everyday life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Irksome, but I want to read more Brust

    • By Kat Hooper on 10-30-12

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Teckla

    • Vlad Taltos, Book 3
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    Soon after the events of Jhereg, Vlad becomes embroiled in a struggle between the House of the Jhereg and a group of revolutionaries that his wife has joined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rebel Uprising

    • By Ron on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sethra Lavode

    • Book Three of the Viscount of Adrilankha
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    She's the oldest person in the Dragaeran Empire, a military genius and master of sorcery whose own story stretches back to before the dawn of history. She's Sethra Lavode, the undead Enchantress of Dzur Mountain. Now, after a long absence, she's returned to take an active role in the Empire's affairs-and the affairs of her friends Khaavren, Pel, Tazendra, Aerich, and all their friends and relations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A series that shouldn’t be missed

    • By Don Gilbert on 02-03-15

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Lord of Castle Black

    • Book Two of the Viscount of Adrilankha
    • By: Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Brust has returned to the Khaavren epic, first with last year's The Paths of the Dead, and now with its direct continuation, The Lord of Castle Black, a novel that gives Vlad Taltos and Khaavren fans alike a new look at one of Brust's most popular characters, the Dragonlord Morrolan. Along the way, we'll also encounter swordplay, intrigues, quests, battles, romance, snappy dialogue, and the missing heir to the Imperial Throne. It's an old-fashioned adventure, moving at a 21st-century pace.

    Regular price: $21.95

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