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    • Sheepfarmer's Daughter

    • The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,277
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,879
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893

    Refusing to marry a pig farmer and joining the army, even if it means never seeing her family again, Paksenarrion begins an adventure that enables her to restore an overthrown ruler.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing start

    • By Christopher on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Into the Fire

    • Vatta's Peace, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Ky beats sabotage, betrayal, and the unforgiving elements to lead a ragtag group of crash survivors to safety on a remote arctic island. And she cheats death after uncovering secrets someone is hell-bent on protecting. But the worst is far from over when Ky discovers the headquarters of a vast conspiracy against her family and the heart of the planet's government itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of those books you can’t put down.

    • By joe on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Oath of Gold

    • The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213

    Paksenarrion, a simple sheepfarmer's daughter, yearns for a life of adventure and glory, such as was known to heroes in songs and story. At age seventeen she runs away from home to join a mercenary company and begins her epic life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Finish to a Great Trilogy

    • By William on 02-27-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Command Decision

    • Vatta's War, Book 4
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509

    After orchestrating a galaxy-wide failure of the communications network owned and maintained by the powerful ISC corporation, Gammis Turek and his marauders strike swiftly and without mercy. First they shatter Vatta Transport. Then they overrun entire star systems, growing stronger and bolder. No one is safe from the pirate fleet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good series

    • By Jean on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Divided Allegiance

    • The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

    Paksenarrion, once a sheepfarmer's daughter, now a veteran warrior, meets new challenges as she breaks up a robber gang, dispells an ancient evil possessing an elvish shrine and is accepted for training at an academy for knights. Clearly, a high destiny awaits her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of Adventure

    • By S. Shelton on 04-13-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Trading in Danger

    • Vatta's War, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 851
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 855

    The first of the acclaimed Vatta's War books, the exciting military science fiction series that features a swashbuckling spaceship-captain heroine who mixes commerce with combat.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Recommend

    • By L'Aura on 11-28-09

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Cold Welcome

    • Vatta's Peace, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    Summoned to the home planet of her family's business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero's welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself isolated, unable to communicate with the outside world, commanding a motley group of unfamiliar troops, and struggling day by day to survive in a deadly environment with sabotaged gear. Only her undeniable talent for command can give her ragtag band a fighting chance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Suspenseful

    • By Jean on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Marque and Reprisal

    • Vatta's War, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 588
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593

    Although the exciting military career she hoped for never got off the ground, Ky Vatta ended up seeing plenty of combat when she took the helm of one of the commercial transport vessels in her family's fleet...and steered it into a full-blown war. Now the lessons she learned in that trial by fire are about to pay off---because this time, the war has come to her. Someone has launched a full-throttle offensive against Vatta Transport Ltd., Ky's father's interstellar shipping empire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vatta's War Gets Deadly

    • By Charlie on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Speed of Dark

    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 421

    In the near future, disease will be a condition of the past. Most genetic defects will be removed at birth; the remaining during infancy. Unfortunately, there will be a generation left behind. For members of that missed generation, small advances will be made. Through various programs, they will be taught to get along in the world despite their differences. They will be made active and contributing members of society. But they will never be normal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Recommended!

    • By Andrew on 01-02-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Engaging the Enemy

    • Vatta's War, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512

    The brilliantly unorthodox Kylara Vatta - black-sheep scion of Vatta Transport Ltd., one of the galaxy's wealthiest merchant houses - is a heroine like no other, blessed with a killer instinct both for business and for battle. Now, in the aftermath of cold-blooded assassinations that have left her parents dead and the Vatta shipping empire shattered, Kylara faces her greatest challenge yet. There is a time for grief and a time for revenge. This is decidedly the latter.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More Grace, Less Stella

    • By Charlie on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Oath of Fealty

    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 812
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649

    Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter follows her dream of becoming a hero out of legend by running away to join the army. Military life and warfare aren't anything like she imagined - yet she holds to both her duty and her dreams. Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Divided Allegiance, and Oath of Gold tell of her rise to become the paladin who saves a kingdom. In this new trilogy, Paks's former comrades in Duke Phelan's Company assume new roles and the story turns to follow their adventures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Moon Magic

    • By James on 04-20-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Jack Campbell and Elizabeth Moon: A Conversation

    • By: Jack Campbell, Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Jack Campbell, Elizabeth Moon
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 218

    Authors Jack Campbell and Elizabeth Moon discuss fact vs. fiction in science fiction and fantasy; reviving old series and bringing new series to an end; steampunk; and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Interview with Campbell & Moon

    • By Jean on 06-01-12

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Liar’s Oath

    • The Legacy of Gird, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Although the king's illegitimate son had promised he would never seek the throne, he breaks his oath and gets himself into so much trouble that his only hope lies in rescue by the greatest Paladin...who won't be born for another 500 years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow

    • By Daniel on 12-08-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Kings of the North

    • Legend of Paksenarrion, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 619
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 524
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530

    Peace and order have been restored to the kingdoms of Tsaia and Lyonya, thanks to the crowning of two kings: Mikeli of Tsaia and, in Lyonya, Kieri Phelan, a mercenary captain whose royal blood and half-elven heritage are resented by elves and humans alike. On the surface, all is hope and promise. But underneath, trouble is brewing. Mikeli cannot sit safely on his throne as long as remnants of the evil Verrakaien magelords are at large.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely worthless

    • By FM on 02-08-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Victory Conditions

    • Vatta's War, Book 5
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493

    Now, as Turek readies an all-out attack on the Nexus system - a key conquest that could seal the rest of the galaxy's doom - Ky must rally to the challenge, draw upon every last reserve of her strategic skills, and reach deep if she is to tear from the ashes of tragedy her most decisive victory.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Holloway's Narration Distracts from Space Opera

    • By Lance in Surf City on 03-19-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Surrender None

    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Paksenarrion was the finest paladin her world would ever see. But Paksenarrion could never have become a fighter at all had it not been for he who had come before: Gird, the liberator, who taught his people that they could fight - and win - against their Mage-born rulers. And after Gird came one more: Luap, Gird's sworn follower and the king's half-breed bastard. Riven by internal conflict, Luap dare not lie and cannot tell the truth, nor face the future.

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Crown of Renewal

    • Paladin's Legacy, Book 5
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    The mysterious reappearance of magery throughout the land has been met with suspicion, fear, and violence. In the kingdom of Lyonya, Kieri, the half-elven, half-human king, struggles to balance the competing demands of his heritage while fighting a deadly threat to his rule: evil elves linked in some way to the rebirth of magic. Meanwhile, in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia, a set of ancient artifacts recovered by the former mercenary Dorrin Verrakai may hold the answer to the riddle of magery’s return.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Closure

    • By Michael on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Echoes of Betrayal

    • Paladin's Legacy, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461

    All is not well in the Eight Kingdoms. In Lyonya, King Kieri is about to celebrate marriage to his beloved, the half-elf Arian. But uncanny whispers from the spirits of his ancestors continue to warn of treachery and murder. A finger of suspicion has been pointed toward his grandmother, the queen of the Ladysforest elves, and that suspicion has only intensified with time and the Lady’s inexplicable behavior.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome. You'll Love this

    • By Daniel on 02-24-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Sassinak

    • The Planet Pirates, Book 1
    • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Ax Norman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 234

    Sassinak was 12 when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. Or so the slavers thought. But Sassy turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl. Maybe it was her unusual physical strength. Maybe it was her friendship with the captured Fleet crewman. Maybe it was her spirit. Whatever it was, it wouldn't let her resign herself to the life of a slave. She bided her time, watched for her moment. Finally it came, and she escaped.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Really bad narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Limits of Power

    • Paladin's Legacy, Book 4
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves - known as the Lady - is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good story but cant stand the narrator

    • By James Ellis on 06-23-13

    Regular price: $23.09

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