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    • Mass Effect™ Andromeda: Annihilation

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    With a new game, Mass Effect Andromeda, set for release in 2017, the launch of a new series of Mass Effect novels is timely. The new game will take the story in a dramatic new direction and is set in a new region of space, with a new and deadly enemy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I liked everything but the ending

    • By Ryan James Mullan on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Space Opera

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Heath Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 464
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 424

    A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented - something to cheer up everyone who was left and bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, and understanding. Once every cycle, the civilizations gather for the Metagalactic Grand Prix - part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful clever, fun, and satisfying read

    • By SparklyShiny on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Deathless

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Kim de Blecourt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to Western European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories that have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Fantasy Book of the Year

    • By Robert on 12-29-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 511
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 505

    September is a girl who longs for adventure. When she is invited to Fairyland by a Green Wind and a Leopard, well, of course she accepts. (Mightn’t you?) But Fairyland is in turmoil, and it will take one 12-year-old girl, a book-loving dragon, and a strange and almost human boy named Saturday to vanquish an evil Marquess and restore order.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nurturing your child within

    • By Michael on 04-27-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Refrigerator Monologues

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Karis A. Campbell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics. From the New York Times best-selling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who's ever been "refrigerated": comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero's storyline will progress.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glorious

    • By Andrew on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Palimpsest

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Aasne Vigesaa
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse - a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing as always!

    • By Sarah Prentice on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Glass Town Game

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Brontë have invented a game called Glass Town, where their toy soldiers fight Napoleon and no one dies. This make-believe land helps the four escape from a harsh reality: Charlotte and Emily are being sent away to a dangerous boarding school, a school they might not return from. But on this Beastliest Day, the day Anne and Branwell walk their sisters to the train station, something incredible happens.

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Heath Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling - a human boy - in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns 12, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very very clever

    • By KWM on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Radiance

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Heath Miller
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Severin Unck's father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family. Rebelling against her father's films of passion, intrigue, and spirits from beyond, Severin starts making documentaries, traveling through space and investigating the levitator cults of Neptune and the lawless saloons of Mars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected and tons of fun

    • By Kate on 11-17-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: S. J. Tucker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    September has longed to return to Fairyland after her first adventure there. And when she finally does, she learns that its inhabitants have been losing their shadows - and their magic - to the world of Fairyland-Below. This world has a new ruler: Halloween, the Hollow Queen, who is September’s shadow. And Halloween has no intentions of giving Fairyland’s shadows back. Fans of Valente’s bestselling first Fairyland book will revel in the lush setting, characters, and language of September’s journey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beauiful, playful, dark, and dreamy.

    • By Charles on 10-15-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By Aysha on 11-12-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Habitation of the Blessed

    • A Dirge for Prester John, Volume One
    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    This is the story of a place that never was: the kingdom of Prester John, the utopia described by an anonymous, 12th-century document which captured the imagination of the medieval world and drove hundreds of lost souls to seek out its secrets, inspiring explorers, missionaries, and kings. But what if it were all true? What if there was such a place, and a poor, broken priest once stumbled past its borders, discovering, not a Christian paradise, but a country where everything is possible....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting novel

    • By Susan B. on 04-22-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Folded World

    • A Dirge for Prester John Volume Two
    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Christian Patriarch of Constantinople is fighting a holy war against the forces of Islam. His attempts to rally the support of Europe fail to give him the strength he needs against the forces of Islam. Fearing defeat, he sends his appeals to the great Christian king in the East, Prester John - for the Patriarch was once a boy named Kostas, a novice in the service of John, long before he became king. The Patriarch’s message, seemingly via divine providence, manages to cross into the world of John’s Kingdom, where John’s devotion to Christ overcomes his wife’s misgivings.

    Regular price: $20.78

    • The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 68

    September has been crowned queen of Fairyland, but the kingdom is in chaos. The magic of a dodo egg has brought every king, queen, and marquess of Fairyland back to life, all with claims to the throne and their own plots and histories. In order to make sense of it all, and to save their friend from a job she doesn't want, A-Through-L and Saturday devise a Royal Race, a Monarchical Marathon, in which every would-be ruler will chase the Stoat of Arms across the nation, and the first to seize the poor beast will be crowned.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely delightful

    • By Kevin Holtsberry on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Six-Gun Snow White

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    A plain-spoken, appealing narrator relates the history of her parents - a Nevada silver baron who forced the Crow people to give up one of their most beautiful daughters, Gun That Sings, in marriage to him. With her mother's death in childbirth, so begins a heroine's tale equal parts heartbreak and strength. This girl has been born into a world with no place for a half-native, half-white child. After being hidden for years, a very wicked stepmother finally gifts her with the name Snow White, referring to the pale skin she will never have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short but Great Listen

    • By Fenna on 04-20-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    September is a girl who longs for adventure. When she is invited to Fairyland by a Green Wind and a Leopard, well, of course she accepts. (Mightn’t you?) But Fairyland is in turmoil, and it will take one 12-year-old girl, a book-loving dragon, and a strange and almost human boy named Saturday to vanquish an evil Marquess and restore order.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where Was This When I Was Growing Up?

    • By Kerryn on 10-19-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Die wundersame Geschichte von September, die sich ein Schiff baute und das Feenland umsegelte

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Luise Helm
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Mit einem süßen Hündchen spielen und darauf warten, dass die Mutter aus der Fabrik heimkommt -das reicht der zwölfjährigen September nicht. Als der Grüne Wind an ihr Fenster kommt, stürzt sie sich mit ihm ins Abenteuer und reitet auf der Leopardin der leichten Lüfte ins Feenland. Dort wird sie gebraucht: Die grausame Marquess, nicht älter als September selbst, verlangt, dass ihr ein magisches Schwert aus dem Gespinstwald gebracht wird.

    Regular price: $15.75

    • Deathless

    • By: Catherynne M. Valente
    • Narrated by: Kim de Blecourt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to Western European culture: a menacing, evil figure, the villain of countless stories that have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By alexandra on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $20.72