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    • Wicked Plants

    • The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 875
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 793
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 791

    Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, best-selling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grows on You Like Kudzu

    • By Cynthia on 04-23-13
    • The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 06-13-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 875 ratings

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Girl Waits with Gun

    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,676
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,518

    In 1914 collisions between motor cars and horse-drawn carriages are an everyday occurrence on the streets of Paterson, New Jersey. But when an out-of-control driver smashes into a buggy driven by Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp, their lives change forever. Constance, the oldest, demands payment for the damages but quickly realizes that she is dealing with a madman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slice Of Life From Another Time

    • By Sara on 11-09-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Drunken Botanist

    • The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 696
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 621
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 613

    Every great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley. Gin was born from a conifer shrub when medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the surprising botanical history and fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even a few fungi).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No more cheap tequila!

    • By Cynthia on 03-23-13

    Regular price: $20.27

    • Earth Moved

    • On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 832
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 753
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 746

    They destroy plant diseases. They break down toxins. They plough the earth. They transform forests. They’ve survived two mass extinctions, including the one that wiped out the dinosaur. Not bad for a creature that’s deaf, blind, and spineless. Who knew that earthworms were one of our planet’s most important caretakers? Or that Charles Darwin devoted his last years to studying their remarkable achievements?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I bow down to our benevolent worm overlords

    • By Kirstin on 04-17-14

    Regular price: $18.27

    • Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions

    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn't belong behind bars. And 16-year-old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn't be publicly shamed and packed off to a state-run reformatory. But such were the laws - and morals - of 1916.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Entirely Different Kind of Woman

    • By Sara on 09-23-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lady Cop Makes Trouble

    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327

    Lady Cop Makes Trouble sets Constance loose on the streets of New York City and New Jersey - tracking down victims, trailing leads, and making friends with girl reporters and lawyers at a hotel for women. Cheering her on, and goading her, are her sisters, Norma and Fleurette - that is, when they aren't training pigeons for the war effort or fanning dreams of a life on the stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Series Continues

    • By Sara on 09-12-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Wicked Bugs

    • The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 275

    In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes - creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • bunch of little articles

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-01-11
    • The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 05-23-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 359 ratings

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Lady Cop Makes Trouble

    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    After arresting a ruthless silk-factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation's first deputy sheriffs. She's proven that she can't be deterred, evaded or outran. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for a new life, endangering the honourable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right....

    Regular price: $22.47

    • Girl Waits with Gun

    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mould. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world by a family secret. When a ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute over damages turns into a war as he unleashes his gang. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out that Constance has a knack for outwitting the criminal element which might just lead her onto a new path in life.

    Regular price: $22.27