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    • Wolfsbane and Mistletoe

    • Hair-Raising Holiday Tales
    • By: Charlaine Harris (author and editor), Toni L. P. Kelner (author and editor), Keri Arthur, and others
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Tanya Eby
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 427
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 424

    Let’s face it - the holidays can bring out the beast in anyone. They are particularly hard if you’re a lycanthrope. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have harvested the scariest, funniest, saddest werewolf tales, by an outstanding pack of authors, best heard by the light of a full moon and with a silver bullet close at hand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wolfsbane and Mistletoe: Hair-Raising Holiday Tale

    • By Sherry on 01-22-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Profiles in Leadership

    • Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness
    • By: Walter Isaacson (editor), Sean Wilentz, Alan Brinkley, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hormann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    What made FDR a more successful leader during the Depression crisis than Hoover? Why was Eisenhower more effective as supreme commander during World War II than he was as president? Why was Grant one of the best presidents of his day, if not in all of American history? What drove Bobby Kennedy into the scrum of electoral politics? Find the surprising and revelatory answers to these questions and more in this collection of new essays by great historians.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Welcome to the Greenhouse

    • New Science Fiction on Climate Change
    • By: Gordon Van Gelder (editor), Bruce Sterling, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Forty years ago, Walt Kelly's comic strip character Pogo famously intoned: "We have met the enemy, and he is us." Now, as the evidence for climate change becomes overwhelming, we learn the hard reality behind that witticism. The possible destruction, and certain transformation, of the ecosphere has been brought about by our own activities. What will our new world look like? How will we - can we - adapt? The clash of a rapidly changing environment with earth's self-styled ruling species, humans, provides ample creative fodder for this riveting anthology of original science fiction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some stories were science fiction but didn't seem to discuss climate change.

    • By A. Westbrook on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Jester Leaps In

    • A Medieval Mystery
    • By: Alan Gordon
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    In 13th century Europe, political turmoil is the order of the day and the Fool's Guild and its agents - jesters, jugglers, and knaves to a man - works behind the scenes to manipulate events, trying to maintain a balance of power. Theophilos, a member of the Guild known by many names, is still recovering from his last mission during which he was severely wounded and nearly lost his life but, in the person of Viola, found himself an apprentice and a wife. But there is no rest for the wicked.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Lark's Lament

    • A Fools' Guild Mystery
    • By: Alan Gordon
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper, Reay Kaplan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Theophilos and Claudia, jesters with the Guild, are sent to enlist the help of a former guild member - the minstrel Folquet, now the abbot Folq at a Cistercian monastery - to intercede with the pope on their behalf.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By katydid on 02-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95