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    • The Summer Prince

    • By: Alaya Dawn Johnson
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mozo, Lincoln Hoppe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil. The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that's sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with him (including June's best friend, Gil). But June sees more to Enki than amber eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A lush, poetic, enthralling work

    • By D on 09-07-13

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Tremontaine, Season One

    • 13 Book Series, Box Set
    • By: Ellen Kushner, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Malinda Lo, and others
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Nick Sullivan, Sarah Mollo-Christensen
    • Length: 22 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In a city that never was, sex, scandal, and swordplay combine in a melodrama of manners that takes listeners to a world inspired by Elizabethan London, 18th century Paris, and 1980s New York City. Sexuality is fluid, politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers. Intrigue is afoot when a Duchess, a scholar, a swordswoman, and a genius, are brought together by long-buried lies and truths that cannot be denied.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, flawed narration

    • By Kieri on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Tremontaine: The Complete Season 1

    • By: Ellen Kushner, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Malinda Lo, and others
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Nick Sullivan, Sarah Mollo-Christensen
    • Length: 22 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Welcome to Tremontaine, the prequel to Ellen Kushner’s beloved Riverside series that began with Swordspoint! A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; her husband’s dangerous affair with a handsome scholar; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius on the brink of revolution - when long-buried lies threaten to come to light, betrayal and treachery know no bounds with stakes this high. Mind your manners and enjoy the chocolate in a dance of sparkling wit and political intrigue. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Love is the Drug

    • By: Alaya Dawn Johnson
    • Narrated by: Simone Missick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect IvyLeague future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC's elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite, couldn't get through it

    • By Maria on 10-20-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Zombies vs. Unicorns

    • By: Holly Black, Libba Bray, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and others
    • Narrated by: Symphony Space
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    An all-star line-up of children’s book authors, including Holly Black, Justine Larbalestier, Libba Bray, and Maureen Johnson, debate the question, “Which are better: zombies or unicorns?”

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Tremontaine: The North Side of the Sun (Episode 2)

    • By: Alaya Dawn Johnson
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Nick Sullivan, Sarah Mollo-Christensen
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This "Fantasy of Manners" follows the lives and intrigues of four very different characters as they maneuver the cobblestone streets and glittering ballrooms of a city that never was. Nameless, but inspired by Elizabethan London, 18th-century Paris, 1980s New York, and many others great cities both real and fictional, the setting of Tremontaine comes alive behind the colorful figures of Micah, Rafe Fenton, Ixkaab Balam, and, of course, Diane, the duchess of Tremontaine.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Tremontaine: The Dagger and the Sword (Episode 5)

    • By: Racheline Maltese, Malinda Lo, Joel Derfner, and others
    • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Katherine Kellgren, Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Swordplay and stolen kisses keep the blood pumping and flowing in the new installment of Tremontaine, the online episodic series set in Ellen Kushner's beloved Riverside universe.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Tremontaine: Go and Tell the Morning Star: Episode 11

    • By: Alaya Dawn Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Afraid that he is losing his mind, Will looks for comfort in Rafe's arms. Rafe, meanwhile, blames himself for his lover's condition. And when Kaab hears of Diane's childhood and her long-ago encounter with Rupert Hawke, new questions arise that can be answered only within the walls of Tremontaine House itself.

    Regular price: $6.95