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    • The Watchmaker's Daughter

    • Glass and Steele, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547

    India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America, a man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Start to Historical Fantasy Series!

    • By LilMissMolly on 01-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Ink Master's Silence

    • Glass and Steele, Book 6
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    When the editor of The Weekly Gazette is killed, controversial journalist and ink magician, Oscar Barratt, asks India and Matt to investigate. As the recipient of threatening letters written on magic paper, he believes he was the intended target. With suspects ranging from Oscar's brother to guild masters and London's elite, India and Matt have a lot of investigating to do. But the more they dig, the more dark secrets they uncover.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding series!

    • By Kiren on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Magician's Diary

    • Glass and Steele, Book 4
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558

    India and Matt thought all their problems would come to an end once they found Chronos. But the watch magician brings with him as many questions as answers, and a load of trouble. To fix Matt's magic watch, they must find an old diary that once belonged to a doctor magician murdered decades ago. The hunt drags them into a sordid mystery involving two of London's craft guilds. With old and new enemies determined to stop them, and long-held secrets unearthed, Matt and India must work together better than ever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Family reunions - This is a great one!

    • By BikeVON on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Apothecary's Poison

    • Glass and Steele, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 725
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648

    When Dr. Hale is murdered, Matt becomes a suspect. With Matt's nemesis Sheriff Payne influencing the investigating detective, India and Matt know they must find the real killer, or risk his freedom, and ultimately, his life. Time is running out as they hunt for a killer capable of turning medicine into poison with a magic spell, as well as continue the search for Chronos. A search that must end in success before Matt's malfunctioning watch stops altogether.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Get On With It

    • By Maranda G. on 06-28-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Convent's Secret

    • Glass and Steele, Book 5
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465

    To find the one man who can fix the magic in Matt's watch, he and India are led to a convent where the nuns will do anything to keep their secrets private. Including murder? Matt and India must uncover the truth behind the disappearance of the mother superior and two babies given to her care many years ago. But sometimes, the truth is painful and its exposure can have deadly consequences.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much of a not good thing

    • By Bel on 04-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Ministry of Curiosities Boxed Set

    • Books 1-3
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    This boxed set contains the first three books in C. J. Archer's popular Ministry of Curiosities series. Titles in the set include The Last Necromancer, Her Majesty's Necromancer, and Beyond the Grave. Description of The Last Necromancer: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just the kind of series I love to listen to!!

    • By Patricia on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Palace of Lost Memories

    • After the Rift, Book 1
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The king's magnificent palace was built in a matter of weeks. No one saw the builders, no villagers are allowed beyond the gilded gate, and only one servant has ever left. The haunted look in her eyes as she was recaptured by the palace guards is something Josie, daughter of the village doctor, has never forgotten. For Josie, the palace is a mystery that grows more intriguing after she meets the captain of the guards, a man known only as Hammer, as mysterious and captivating as the palace itself. Whispers of magic fuel Josie's desire to uncover the truth, but an ordinary girl like her can only dream of ever being invited inside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, as usual

    • By Niki on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Echo of Broken Dreams

    • After the Rift, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    When a palace maid is attacked, Josie and the captain of the guards investigate together. Since one of the suspects is a foreign diplomat and magic expert, they use the opportunity to learn more about sorcery. But it soon becomes clear that he is using them to get to the truth about the palace and the servants' origins. With unrest in the village, and servants growing impatient for answers, an undercurrent of danger pervades the air. But the most dangerous man of all may prove to be the king himself, because every clue points to him knowing more than he lets on.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Mapmaker's Apprentice

    • Glass and Steele, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 978
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 893
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 888

    When an apprentice from the Mapmakers' Guild goes missing, Matt and India are employed to find him. Going undercover as a married couple, they discover that not everyone at the guild is what they seem, and the lad's unearthly maps caused jealousy, suspicion and fear. With one of the apprentice's magic maps in their possession, India and Matt must use their wits and India's fledgling, untried magic to find him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great follow up to book 1!

    • By BikeVON on 03-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Wisdom of Madness

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 10
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    With Alice determined to discover the truth about her past and Seth determined to help her, the couple find themselves sucked into a world where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. On the run to escape a mad queen's wrath and with an entire realm looking for them, tensions fray and friendships are tested. Even worse for Seth, shocking secrets he'd rather leave buried are brought to the surface. Joined on their adventure by an irritable Gus and a mysterious Eva, the four friends must learn the truth of Alice's past so she can forge her future. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By amiearie on 12-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • From the Ashes

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 6
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    When Charlie returns to Lichfield, she steps into chaos. The killer is still on the loose, Lady Harcourt's secret is out, Seth and Gus are gone, and Lady Vickers has come to stay. But nothing compares to the chaos inflicted on Charlie's heart by seeing Lincoln every day. Despite their frequent clashes, Lincoln and Charlie manage to work together to narrow their list of suspects. No one can be trusted, especially not the members of the committee who are not what they seem. Long buried pasts are dug up as Charlie and Lincoln attempt to restore peace to Lichfield.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful series!

    • By Amber on 11-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Grave Expectations

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 4
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    Charlie's life is perfect. She has everything her heart desires. Until it all goes horribly wrong. Charlie and Lincoln return to London to find two supernaturals have been murdered, and Charlie might be next. As if that wasn't bad enough, the man who adopted her has escaped from prison, and the committee members have just learned some news that infuriates them. Now there's talk of sending Charlie away again. Far away. Charlie is kidnapped and forced to summon one of the murder victims - but she's unable to send him back.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • mixed feelings

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Veiled in Moonlight

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 8
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    When a young gentleman is murdered by a shape shifter, Charlie and Lincoln interrogate their contacts and uncover a plot with links to the royal family - and links to more than one member of the ministry's committee. At the heart of the mystery is a sinister love triangle, corruption, lies, and treason. As they close in on their suspects, the dangers close in on them, and Lincoln's protective instincts come to the fore, setting Charlie on edge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book

    • By Anonymous User on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Vow of Deception

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 9
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    With the wedding only days away, the Ministry is thrown into turmoil when another murder is committed by a shape-shifter. But this time, the newspapers make the connection to werewolves - and the Ministry. Suddenly, the attention is focused on Lichfield Towers and its residents as the police investigate and parliament wants to shut the organization down. It could spell the end of everything Charlie has come to love. As the authorities close in and ministry secrets are exposed, past allies can no longer be trusted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The resolution for Charlie and Lincoln

    • By book reviewer on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Of Fate and Phantoms

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 7
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    As Charlie and Lincoln’s lives settle into a harmonious pattern, a new threat arises that could have far reaching effects for the royal family and Lincoln’s parents. When a seer warns the Prince of Wales that his life is in danger, only Charlie and Lincoln take her seriously. After all, what sensible person would believe a gypsy who claims the danger will come in the form of the prince's dead father?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Lori on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ashes to Ashes

    • Ministry of Curiosities, Book 5
    • By: C.J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Charlie is gone, and Lincoln finds that Lichfield Towers offers no sanctuary. With reminders of her at every turn, and employees threatening to mutiny, he must try to find the murderer who is killing supernaturals on his own. And keep the murderer away from Charlie. When the strongman from the visiting Barnum and Bailey's circus is murdered, Lincoln suspects a link, but piecing together the clues becomes dangerous and difficult work. He can't afford to be distracted, yet he finds he can't concentrate fully on the task.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short and didn't advance the story

    • By Nicholle on 08-11-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Heart Burn

    • 1st Freak House Series, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Time is running out for Hannah. With her life hanging by a thread and Tate trying to kidnap her, she finds help in an unusual quarter - the man who put the narcoleptic memory block on her as a child. Yet the powerful hypnotist may not be all that he seems. It's difficult to trust a man who regularly hypnotizes his wife against her wishes, and who is much too interested in Jack's unnatural abilities.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I hate this narrator

    • By Sherrie Oparka on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Last Necromancer

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    For five years Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time her father banished her. This time she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • To much romance and not enough necromancy

    • By BikeVON on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $18.56

    • The Wrong Girl

    • 1st Freak House Series, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but...

    • By IvaG on 11-12-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Possession

    • Emily Chambers Spirit Medium, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    When the ghost of a notorious killer possesses the body of an upper-class youth, London's preeminent medium, Emily Chambers, must exorcise it before the spirit goes on a rampage. As if this isn't distraction enough, she must fight her feelings for brooding ghost Jacob Beaufort, who doesn't like the new man in her life - the handsome and very much alive Theodore Hyde.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit woozy at times

    • By Sharon on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $23.09

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