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    • Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46,790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39,497
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39,550

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful production!

    • By Joshua on 03-22-09

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Fire & Blood

    • 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History)
    • By: George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 26 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,507

    Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen - the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria - took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 150 years of Westeros history

    • By Kingsley on 11-22-18

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Dune Messiah

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,532
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,547

    The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A nice continuation

    • By Andrew on 01-06-09

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Black Prism

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,133
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,608
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,591

    Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • original and entertaining

    • By LornaDavis on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Children of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,228

    The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but operatic in flavor

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 11-25-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Blinding Knife

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,925
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,399
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,392

    Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,0000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much Better

    • By David S. on 09-16-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Broken Eye

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,597
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,111
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,101

    Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loving this series!

    • By Lauren on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Interview with the Vampire

    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,749
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,763

    Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force - a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. From the Paperback edition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged at last - First class

    • By Hilary on 08-16-11

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Blood Mirror

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,822
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,157

    When does an empire fall? The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four - and those are falling before the White King's armies. Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison Gavin may not be alone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I waited to long to listen.

    • By Jake on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • God Emperor of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,875
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,888

    More than 3,000 years have passed since the first events recorded in Dune. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune. He alone understands the future, and he knows with a terrible certainty that the evolution of his race is at an end unless he can breed new qualities into his species.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost as good as the original

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 12-03-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Dragonslayer

    • The Dragonslayer, Book 1
    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Once a member of the king's personal guard, Guillot dal Villevauvais spends most days drinking and mourning his wife and child. He’s astonished - and wary - when the Prince Bishop orders him to find and destroy a dragon. He and the Prince Bishop have never exactly been friends, and Gill left the capital in disgrace five years ago. So why him? And, more importantly, how is there a dragon to fight when the beasts were hunted to extinction centuries ago by the ancient Chevaliers of the Silver Circle?   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By D Montoya on 07-17-19

    Regular price: $32.19

    • The Legacy

    • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 1
    • By: JD Franx
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,834
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718

    DeathWizards have been the scourge of Talohna for over 5000 years; they are executed at birth or hunted to the death. There are no exceptions. Pulled by magic and blood sacrifice into a world he can't possibly begin to understand, Kael Symes soon finds himself the focus of a Talohna-wide manhunt. Desperate and trying to stay ahead of ArchWizard Giddeon Zirakus's execution squad, Kael soon discovers that Talohna's ArchWizard may be the least of his worries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting take on Multiverse Fantasy

    • By Sailfish on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Heretics of Dune

    • Dune Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,573
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,579

    On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, 10 times 10 centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Herbert is a genius

    • By nofrettin on 03-15-10

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Blood of the Lost

    • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 2
    • By: JD Franx
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,397
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387

    After escaping the horrors of Arkum Zul, Kael and his companions survive a terror-filled night on the ocean only to find themselves shipwrecked and stranded in the Wildlands. With forest tribals on the warpath and old enemies roaming the forest, Kael struggles to come to terms with what he is slowly becoming - a killer. A DeathWizard. In the fight against the evil that threatens to consume him, Kael learns that the Dwarven Mountains far to the north may hide an ancient monolith that holds the answer to the corruption that flows in his veins.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating, and dissapointing

    • By Victor on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Fallen Sepulchre

    • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 3
    • By: JD Franx
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 895
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 834
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831

    Threatened by an Elloryan invasion reinforced by the Ancients, the sanctuary Ember and Max sought in DormaSai after Kael’s burial is at its end. A civil war rages in Cethos, and the threat of Wildland tribal attacks in the Blood Kingoms is imminent. They can offer no help to their Southern neighbors, leaving DormaSai as all that stands in the Ancients’ way. When the peace conclave crumbles and the Ancients are forced from DormaSai by unexpected allies, Ember and Max turn their attention to preparing for the Ancients’ inevitable return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • phenomenal!!! Best series

    • By Anonymous User on 04-16-19

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Stiehl Assassin

    • The Fall of Shannara, Book 3
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood. An advance force under the command of the mercurial Princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now, the full Skaar army is on the march - and woe betide any who stand in its way. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ben Holiday

    • By Garrett Jax on 06-02-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Vampire Lestat

    • The Vampire Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,970
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,970

    Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally unabridged! Excellently read, great listen

    • By Patricia on 06-29-11

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Chapterhouse Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,619
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172

    The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world - and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death and stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story! Horrible way to compile a narration.

    • By Chris Carl on 05-23-14

    Regular price: $39.93

    • His Majesty's Dragon

    • Temeraire, Book 1
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,931
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,124

    When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo - an unhatched dragon egg - fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent AU period fantasy

    • By Melanie on 07-08-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Queen of the Damned

    • The Vampire Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187

    In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a 6,000-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. Akasha has a marvelously devious plan to "save" mankind and destroy the vampire Lestat in this extraordinarily sensual novel of the complex, erotic, electrifying world of the undead.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excess fat around a weak frame

    • By Jose M. on 01-27-16

    Regular price: $33.60

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