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    • The First Book of Swords

    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 545
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 494
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 492

    For a game, the gods have given the world 12 Swords of Power so that they might be amused as the nations battle for their possession. But Vulcan the Smith has had his own little joke: the Swords can kill the gods themselves. What started out as Divine Jest has become all too serious as the gods fight to recover the Swords, and mortals discover that the mantle of power is more delicious and more terrible than anything they could have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stands the test of time

    • By Natalie Ryan on 03-14-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Third Book of Swords

    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 217

    Magistrate Wen Chang, famed for his investigative powers, and his young physician assistant, Kasimir, set out to recover Stonecutter and return the stolen Sword to its rightful owner, Prince Mark. The Red Temple, Blue Temple and a gang of rebels, each for their own purposes, are intent on possessing the Sword. A mysterious young girl, Natasha, enlisted by Kasimir as a spy, fascinates Kasimir, but can she be trusted? Listeners will need all their powers of ratiocination to unravel this adventure of the Sword of Siege

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating Redemption

    • By Karen on 04-04-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Second Book of Swords

    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 260

    Mark and Ben travel deep into the Blue Temple's hidden horde of treasures in an attempt to recover gold and Swords for Sir Andrew. Gods, demons and human traitors have other plans for the Swords and for the adventurers. When playing the game of the gods no one's survival is secure, even a god's.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little disappointed

    • By Karen on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wayfinder's Story

    • The Seventh Book of Lost Swords
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Wayfinder, the Sword of Wisdom, finds its way into the hands of a simple vine-grower in search of the perfect wife. Mark searches desperately for Woundhealer, the Sword that will cure his Princess. The evil wizard Wood would have Woundhealer and Wayfinder. For what purpose? At what price? Yambu and Zoltan continue their pilgrimage, hoping to encounter Yambu’s one-time husband, the enigmatic Emperor. Quests and battles. Magic and wit. All here as Wayfinder leads you to adventure.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Woundhealer's Story

    • The First Book of Lost Swords
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Returning to the milieu of his Swords trilogy, Saberhagen offers a new scenario. The gods have withdrawn from the human world and the 12 Swords of Power they had forged are now scattered, lost and hidden. The weapons are still coveted, though, by men like Baron Amintor, who has lost one kingdom and now sees them as the means to another. No scruples stop him from stealing the sword Woundhealer from the White Temple, where its powers were offered to cure all pilgrims.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Choose Your Sword, And Step Forward Into Destiny!

    • By Michael on 03-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sightblinder's Story

    • The Second Book of Lost Swords
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Long ago, the gods forged Twelve Swords of Power and threw them on the gameboard of life to watch men scramble. But they had forged too well: The Swords could kill the gods themselves. Now the gods gone, the Swords are scattered across the land, some held by those of good heart...others by those whose purposes are evil...and one, Sightblinder, is held by Arnfinn, a young country boy who knows nothing of the Tale of Swords or of Sightblinder's power; to make the viewer see that which he most desires - or most fears.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Only non-fives review so far

    • By BubbaPrime on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Dracula Tape

    • The New Dracula, Book 1
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    The never-before-told story behind the legend of Count Dracula! The story of the Count’s greatest love, Mina Harker, and the bloodthirsty vampire hunters whose cruel pursuit drove the master of the night to actions ever more ruthless. The Count Dracula sets the record straight.…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FINALLY!

    • By Amanda Pike on 03-03-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Empire of the East

    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    In the distant future, society has crumbled. Dark forces now rule the land, keeping all humans under their oppressive thumbs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Distracting Reader

    • By Luis B. Mendoza on 02-07-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Mindsword's Story

    • The Sixth Book of Lost Swords
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Now the great Mindsword is in play. Murat of Culm with the help of Coinspinner has located the Blade. Knowing Mindsword brings blind devotion to whoever wields it, Murat plans to keep the Sword sheathed until he can gift it to the beautiful Princess Kristin of Tasavalta to win her free affections and to make reparation for a grave past transgression. The power of the Sword and the intentions of the Murat’s son and advisors make for twists and turns in Murat’s once honorable plan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best of the lost swords series so far

    • By Islorad on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Coinspinner's Story

    • The Fifth Book of Lost Swords
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Prince Murat of Culm possesses Coinspinner, the Sword of Chance which brings untold good fortune to its owner. Can Coinspinner aid Murat in his efforts to acquire Woundhealer, the Sword of healing Murat’s ruler desperately needs? Or through lack of wit and Coinspinner’s propensity to whimsically change owners will Murat find himself caught up in different quest? Prince Adrian, away at a school for magic, is assigned a test of his abilities. More challenges than a school trial await him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • poor narration

    • By sedroray on 10-29-17

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Farslayer's Story

    • The Fourth Book of Lost Swords
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Long, long ago, the Gods forged Twelve Swords of Power, each with a unique and deadly quality. They forged too well, for the swords could kill the Gods themselves. Then the swords were lost, scattered across the land; and many are they, both good and evil, who are desperate to find them again. This story is of Farslayer, the sword that can kill from across an entire world. The game is fierce; the prize is the sword.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Saberhagen keeps the storys alive

    • By Catherine Emory on 05-10-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Berserker Kill

    • Berserker, Book 12
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Long, long ago, two alien races fought a war of extinction. All that is left of either of them are the berserkers: vast, thinking, spacefaring, killer machines whose sole purpose is to destroy all living things. For the first time in all of their history, they have met a life form that has a chance of stopping them. In the cold reaches of space, the berserkers seize a floating laboratory full of human germ-plasm being stored for retrieval and growth in a future colonization project. The ship contains millions of human lives - but why are they not destroying them?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Read

    • By Allan Zieser on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Berserker

    • Berserker, Book 12
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Aaron Lustig, Henry Strozier
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The art of speculative fiction lies in the ability to create a plausible future that tells us a great deal about our present. This critically acclaimed recording by narrators Aaron Lustig and Henry Strozier chronicles human reactions on Earth to an invasion by alien exterminators intent upon wiping out all sentient life on Earth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Several Stories, Some Good

    • By Andrew Scott McClanahan on 03-24-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Berserker Prime

    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    On the Twin World planets, Plenipotentiary Gregor is determined to serve his government—even if it means executing innocent Huvean hostages, invaders from another planet—and even though Gregor's own granddaughter, Luon, is in love with a Huvean. But now the Berserkers are threatening the Twin Worlds, capturing the planets' president and reprogramming his brain to suit their violent agenda.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kind of blah

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 08-22-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Berserker Lies

    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Our wars were behind us. Mankind was moving out from the planet of its birth. New worlds were settled, and with the wealth of the galaxy at hand, poverty was eliminated. Then, out of a clear summer sky, came the first berserker attack.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More fine stuff from Saberhagen. But...

    • By Alan on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Stonecutter's Story

    • The Third Book of Lost Swords
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    The gods forged the Twelve Swords of Power; now the gods have been destroyed by their own handiwork. The Swords are loose in the world, falling into the hands of human beings, changing human lives for good and ill. Young Kasimir was the custodian of Stonecutter, the sword which can hew mountains and split diamonds with equal ease - until he discovers Stonecutter has been stolen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is more along the lines of Sherlock Holmes..

    • By Edward on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Thorn

    • The New Dracula, Book 4
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    The immortal Count Dracula - Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia - hunts the murderous art thieves who have stolen the portrait of his lost love. But the thieves are after more than art. From the Master Vampire they would steal the very secrets of life - and death!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this book series.

    • By Amanda Pike on 03-19-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Berserkers

    • The Beginning
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    A gripping collection of stories about machines called Berserkers that are programmed to destroy all organic life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Best First Audible Book

    • By Jeffery on 12-30-07

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Holmes-Dracula File

    • The New Dracula, Book 2
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    World-famous “consulting detective” Sherlock Holmes faces a terrible crisis: a ring of criminal masterminds has threatened to loose thousands of plague-infected rats into the streets of London. But the Black Death isn’t Holmes’ only problem. A lone killer haunts the city. His calling card is a trail of corpses, drained of blood to the last drop.The key to solving both crimes rests in the hands of a mysterious nobleman recently returned to London on a personal matter. His name is Dracula.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this book series

    • By Amanda Pike on 03-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Old Friend of the Family

    • The New Dracula, Book 3
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    The Southerland family left the old world to start anew in America, but little did they know that a blood-feud, older than history itself, would follow them through the generations to come. Kate Southerland, the first born of the latest generation of Southerlands, has been murdered, but she is not dead. Her little brother, Johnny, has also vanished, a severed, bloody finger the only clue. But the Southerlands have no clue what they've fallen into....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish I had this old friend in my family!

    • By Melinda on 06-19-13

    Regular price: $19.95

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