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    • Among Others

    • By: Jo Walton
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,222
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,070
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

    Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Subtle Character Piece

    • By Eoin on 09-15-11

    Regular price: $21.95

    • My Real Children

    • By: Jo Walton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. "Confused today," read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know - what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don't seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A strange take on an otherwise simple story.

    • By Lauren on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Just City

    • Thessaly, Book 1
    • By: Jo Walton
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    Created as an experiment by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, the Just City is a planned community populated by over 10,000 children and a few hundred adult teachers from all eras of history, along with some handy robots from the far human future - all set down together on a Mediterranean island in the distant past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Could Not Get Past Mispronunciations

    • By Martha K. on 04-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tooth and Claw

    • By: Jo Walton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    Here is the tale of a family dealing with the death of their father, of a son who goes to law for his inheritance, a son who agonizes over his father's deathbed confession, a daughter who falls in love, a daughter who becomes involved in the abolition movement, and a daughter sacrificing herself for her husband.... Except that everyone in the story is a dragon, red in tooth and claw.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Austen/Aesop Collaboration

    • By Tango on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Farthing

    • Small Change, Book 1
    • By: Jo Walton
    • Narrated by: John Keating, Bianca Amato
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 750
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 659

    One summer weekend in 1949 - but not our 1949 - the well-connected "Farthing set", a group of upper-crust English families, enjoy a country retreat. Lucy is a minor daughter in one of those families; her parents were both leading figures in the group that overthrew Churchill and negotiated peace with Herr Hitler eight years before....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It Couldn't Happen Here, Right? RIGHT?

    • By Nancy J on 05-29-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Philosopher Kings

    • Thessaly, Book 2
    • By: Jo Walton
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    The god Apollo, living (by his own choice) a human life as Pythias in the city, his true identity known to only a few, is now married and the father of several children. But a tragic loss causes him to become consumed with the desire for revenge. Being Apollo, he goes about handling it in a seemingly rational and systematic way, but it's evident - particularly to his precocious daughter, Arete - that he is unhinged with grief.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Just City meets the world

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ha’Penny

    • Small Change, Book 2
    • By: Jo Walton
    • Narrated by: John Keating, Heather O'Neill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    In 1949, eight years after the "Peace with Honor" was negotiated between Great Britain and Nazi Germany by the Farthing Set, England has completed its slide into fascist dicatorship. Then a bomb explodes in a London suburb. The brilliant but politically compromised Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard is assigned the case. What he finds leads him to a conspiracy of peers and communists, of staunch king-and-country patriots and hardened IRA gunmen, to murder Britain's prime minister and his new ally, Adolf Hitler.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Middle book builds a world

    • By Robin on 03-16-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Necessity

    • Thessaly, Book 3
    • By: Jo Walton
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    More than 65 years ago, Pallas Athena founded the Just City on an island in the Eastern Mediterranean, placing it centuries before the Trojan War, populating it with teachers and children from throughout human history and committing it to building a society based on the principles of Plato's Republic. Among the city's children was Pytheas, secretly the god Apollo in human form.

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Half a Crown

    • Small Change, Book 3
    • By: Jo Walton
    • Narrated by: John Keating, Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 168

    In 1941 the European war ended in the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement between Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britain's upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried undesirables across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east. Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain's distinctly British secret police. Its his job to warn the Prime Minister of treason, to arrest plotters, and to discover Jews.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Concluding volume in this series (perhaps)

    • By Mike From Mesa on 06-10-15

    Regular price: $21.95