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    • The Historian

    • By: Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, Paul Michael
    • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500

    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling!

    • By Professor Hardcore on 12-22-16

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Historian

    • By: Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, Paul Michael
    • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,499

    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great immersion entertainment

    • By Joseph on 08-26-08

    Regular price: $45.27

    • The Shadow Land

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 335

    A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi - and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite ever!

    • By JRamsey on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Swan Thieves

    • By: Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated by: Treat Williams, Anne Heche, Erin Cottrell, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 970
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 403
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 407

    Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Such Potential Wasted

    • By Sara on 08-13-14

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Historian

    • By: Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated by: Joanne Whalley, Dennis Boutsikaris, Rosalyn Landor, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dracula revisited

    • By Meg on 03-17-10

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Historian

    • By: Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated by: Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my top 3

    • By Peter on 01-30-08

    Regular price: $15.01

    • The Swan Thieves

    • By: Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated by: Treat Williams, Anne Heche
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. In response, Marlowe finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this genius.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good combo of 19th & 21st century love stories.

    • By Udette on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $17.05