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    • A Face Like Glass

    • By: Frances Hardinge
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    In the underground city of Caverna the world's most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare - wines that can remove memories, cheeses that can make you hallucinate and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. The people of Caverna are more ordinary, but for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to show (or fake) joy, despair or fear - at a price.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific narrator and story!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-24-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Lie Tree

    • By: Frances Hardinge
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Wright
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy - a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. She knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator and Boring philosophical rambling

    • By Inky on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fly by Night

    • By: Frances Hardinge
    • Narrated by: Lesley Sharp
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In a fractured realm, struggling to maintain an uneasy peace after years of civil war and religious tyranny, a 12-year-old orphan and her loyal companion, a large and homicidal goose, are about to become the unlikely heroes of a revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly original

    • By incognito on 04-27-15

    Regular price: $10.84

    • A Skinful of Shadows

    • By: Frances Hardinge
    • Narrated by: Hallie Ricardo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why not an Englishwoman?

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-02-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Lie Tree

    • Costa Book of the Year 2015
    • By: Frances Hardinge
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric story by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly by Night. Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree grows healthy and bears fruit only if you whisper a lie to it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this, good long story and intriguing!

    • By KGA Bright on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $23.44

    • A Skinful of Shadows

    • By: Frances Hardinge
    • Narrated by: Tuppence Middleton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard. And now there's a spirit inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defence when she is sent to live with her father's rich and powerful ancestors. There is talk of civil war, and they need people like her to protect their dark and terrible family secret.

    Regular price: $23.44