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    • The Fated Sky

    • Lady Astronaut, Book 2
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    Mary Robinette Kowal continues the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars. The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there’s a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic - but potentially very dangerous - mission. Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic sequel to the first book ! <br />

    • By shane on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Calculating Stars

    • A Lady Astronaut Novel
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603

    On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the East Coast of the US, including Washington, DC. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the Earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space and requires a much-larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York’s drive to become the first lady astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Close to perfect

    • By Alex Levine on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shades of Milk and Honey

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 611
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 552

    The fantasy novel you’ve always wished Jane Austen had written. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right—and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Light Read

    • By Doug on 09-19-11

    Regular price: $23.92

    • Ghost Talkers

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 474

    Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Hartshorne, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force. Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence. Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very atmospheric, fast read!

    • By kara-karina on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Seveneves

    • A Novel
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
    • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16,825
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,632
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15,626

    A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So Much Potential

    • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Chimes at Midnight

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 7
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 860
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 860

    Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly excellent !!!

    • By nancy olean on 09-04-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Glamour in Glass

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 248

    Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel, Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. Shades debuted to great acclaim and left readers eagerly awaiting its sequel. Glamour in Glass continues following the lives of beloved main characters Jane and Vincent, with a much deeper vein of drama and intrigue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No longer regency romance, but great nonetheless

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Water to Wine

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Emma Chavet and her father are winemakers who stubbornly cling to the old ways. But when an unwelcome offer comes to buy their business, they must face the new realities of a Green society. This story was originally published in the Audie Award-winning METAtropolis: Cascadia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story, love Kate!

    • By sbomb on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Armistice

    • Amberlough Dossier, Book 2
    • By: Lara Elena Donnelly
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In a tropical country where shadowy political affairs lurk behind the scenes of its glamorous film industry, three people maneuver inside a high-stakes game of statecraft and espionage: Lillian, a reluctant diplomat serving a fascist nation; Aristide, an expatriate film director running from lost love and a criminal past; and Cordelia, a former cabaret stripper turned legendary revolutionary. Each one harbors dangerous knowledge that can upturn a nation. When their fates collide, machinations are put into play, unexpected alliances are built, and long-held secrets are exposed.

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Of Noble Family

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Robin Miles, Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Jane and Vincent have finally gotten some much-needed rest after their adventures in Italy - then Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away on one of his properties in the West Indies. His brother, who manages the estate, is overwhelmed, and no one else in his family can go. Grudgingly, out of filial duty, the couple decide to go.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece!

    • By Benjamin on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Without a Summer

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Jane’s family, but quickly turn restless. The year is unseasonably cold. No one wants to be outside and Mr. Ellsworth is concerned by the harvest, since a bad one may imperil Melody’s dowry. And Melody has concerns of her own, given the inadequate selection of eligible bachelors. When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent family in London, they decide to take it, and take Melody with them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good addition to the series

    • By John on 04-08-13

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Attack the Geek

    • By: Michael Underwood
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Ree Reyes, urban fantasy heroine of Geekomancy, is working her regular barista/drink-slinger shift at Grognard's when it all goes wrong. Everything. As with Geekomancy (pop culture magic!) and its sequel, Celebromancy (celebrity magic!), Attack of the Geek is perfect for anyone who wants to visit a world "where all the books and shows and movies and games [that you] love are a source of power, not only in psychological terms, but in practical, villain-pounding ones."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great for geeks, but not for newbs.

    • By Wag The Fox on 05-06-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Awakening (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Kate Chopin
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    On vacation in Grand Isle, Louisiana, a married woman falls in love with a charming, attentive young man. The relationship spurs Edna Pontellier to explore her longing for independence and creative fulfillment. It also compels her to defy conventions, rejecting the constraints of marriage and motherhood. First published in 1899, Kate Chopin's novel drew criticism for its daring portrayal of female infidelity. Rediscovered decades later, it is now lauded for its lyricism, honesty, and astute social commentary.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Fix description! The Awakening AND OTHER STORIES

    • By W. on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • METAtropolis: Green Space

    • By: Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, and others
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 360
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 325

    As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the "Internet of things", a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Good and the Bad

    • By Joey on 11-04-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Valour and Vanity

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic--known here as glamour--is real. In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs while en route. It is their good fortune that they are not enslaved, but they lose everything to the pirates and arrive in Murano destitute.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author narrates a great tale

    • By Hope Johnston on 05-22-14

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 2

    • By: Carolyn Ives Gilman, Kij Johnson, Mary Robinette Kowal, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Short novels are movie length novels that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This unabridged audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2011, by current and emerging masters of this form. In "The Ice Owl", by Carolyn Ives Gilman, an adolescent, female, Waster, in the iron city of Glory to God finds an enigmatic tutor who provides her with much more than academic instruction while a fundamentalist revolt is underway.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some Decent Sci-Fi but with Poor Audio Quality

    • By Peter on 12-20-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Some Fine Day

    • By: Kat Ross
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 634
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 583

    A generation ago, continent-sized storms called hypercanes caused the Earth to flood. The survivors were forced to retreat deep underground and build a new society. This is the story that sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist has heard all of her life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not great

    • By Gina on 04-01-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • A Red Peace

    • The Starfire Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Spencer Ellsworth
    • Narrated by: John Keating, Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    A Red Peace, first in Spencer Ellsworth's Starfire trilogy, is an action-packed space opera in a universe where the oppressed half-Jorian crosses have risen up to supplant humanity and dominate the galaxy. Half-breed human star navigator Jaqi, working the edges of human-settled space on contract to whoever will hire her, stumbles into possession of an artifact that the leader of the Rebellion wants desperately enough to send his personal guard after. An interstellar empire and the fate of the remnant of humanity hang in the balance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Suits & Insects War & Technology

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 11-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Incrementalists

    • By: Skyler White, Steven Brust
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 300

    The Incrementalists - a secret society of 200 people with an unbroken lineage reaching back 40,000 years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations, races, and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world better, just a little bit at a time. Their ongoing argument about how to do this is older than most of their individual memories. Phil, whose personality has stayed stable through more incarnations than anyone else’s, has loved Celeste - and argued with her - for most of the last 400 years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable/creative. Not a grand historical vista.

    • By Jason on 02-05-14

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Last Breath

    • By: Kimberly Belle
    • Narrated by: Janet Metzger, Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Humanitarian aid worker Gia Andrews chases disasters around the globe for a living. It's the perfect lifestyle to keep her far away from her own personal ground zero. Sixteen years ago, Gia's father was imprisoned for brutally killing her stepmother. Now he's come home to die of cancer, and she's responsible for his care - and coming to terms with his guilt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Treasure (Hickok) Phillips on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $29.99

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