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  • Mirror, Mirror: The Barbara Holloway Mysteries, Book 14 | Kate Wilhelm

    Mirror, Mirror: The Barbara Holloway Mysteries, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
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    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Chaos has descended on the Valducci family. Gina Valducci's grandmother and mentor, the founder of the family's thriving nursery business, has died. Her death sets off a string of seemingly unrelated events, including two horrific murders. Gina's colleague Jeff stands out as an obvious suspect, with plenty of motivation, opportunity, and means.

    Lisa Connolly says: "Believe me I wish it wasn't my true opinion"
  • Defense for the Devil: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    Defense for the Devil: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By A Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (73)

    Mitch Arno always meant bad news for the coastal town of Folsum, Oregon. When they ran him out of town 17 years ago, he left behind a wife with two daughters and a family that never wanted to see him again. When he returns, he brings trouble in the form of a lot of suspicious money. As Barbara attempts to counsel Mitch's wife about the money, a second form of trouble arrives: Mitch's corpse.

    Lehua of Pacifica says: "Her Usual Good Job"
  • No Defense: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    No Defense: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (83)

    Barbara Holloway is a trial lawyer who tends to take on difficult cases, but this time it seems there's no defense at all. It appears that Vinny Jessup died when his car rolled over on a bad curve on Lookout Mountain. Then the sheriff finds the gunshot wound. With a large insurance policy as her motive, could his much younger wife have staged the death?

    Kay M says: "Terrific Plot"
  • Death Qualified: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    Death Qualified: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
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    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (113)

    Five years ago Barbara Holloway gave up practicing law, disillusioned with a profession that put politics before justice. Then she receives a phone call, with a simple message: "I need you."

    Alex says: "a good plot and a great reader"
  • By Stone, by Blade, by Fire | Kate Wilhelm

    By Stone, by Blade, by Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
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    Travis Morgan’s case seems open and shut: A plot to kill his estranged father, fundamentalist preacher Arlie Morgan, goes awry and his bullet slays an innocent bookkeeper. Two eyewitnesses seal Travis’ fate. But despite damning evidence and an admitted hatred of his father, Travis staunchly maintains his innocence. Beseeched by his anguished mother, veteran defense attorney Barbara Holloway agrees to represent Travis. With the support of her father, attorney Frank Holloway, and crack private investigator Bailey, Barbara reveals a zealot, his ultrarich backers, and unimaginable atrocities.

    Reba says: "Kath Wilhelm at her best"
  • Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang | Kate Wilhelm

    Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
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    Story
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    When the first warm breeze of Doomsday came wafting over the Shenandoah Valley, the Sumners were ready. Using their enormous wealth, the family had forged an isolated post holocaust citadel. Their descendants would have everything they needed to raise food and do the scientific research necessary for survival. But the family was soon plagued by sterility, and the creation of clones offered the only answer.

    Jack says: "Great read!"
  • Sleight of Hand: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    Sleight of Hand: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (72)

    When a seemingly simple case turns complicated, respected attorney Barbara Holloway must rethink her game plan. Gregarious Las Vegas entertainer and ex-con Wally Lederer claims he's turned his life around. But when Jay Wilkins, a childhood friend, accuses Wally of stealing a valuable artifact, it's up to Barbara to ferret out the truth. Wally swears he's innocent. But when a murder takes place and the police name Wally as their prime suspect, Barbara knows he is in serious trouble.

    C. A. Gelsinger says: "Kudos for Anna Fields"
  • Desperate Measures: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    Desperate Measures: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (484)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (186)

    Barbara Holloway has a reputation for taking on the toughest cases - and winning them. But this time she's up against an unbeatable opponent - her father, the lawyer who taught her all she knows.

    Sharon says: "Better than the first"
  • Cold Case: A Barbara Holloway Mystery | Kate Wilhelm

    Cold Case: A Barbara Holloway Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    Controversial author and scholar David Etheridge is not the kind of company an aspiring politician wants to keep. But ambitious senator Robert McCrutchen has a history with Etheridge that he's desperately trying to keep under wraps: 22 years ago, both men were investigated in the still-unsolved death of a young coed.

    Gene says: "Really slow"
  • The Best Defense: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    The Best Defense: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (95)

    A gripping, poignant, and masterful courtroom novel, The Best Defense is a major work from one of America's most popular writers.

    Alex says: "Couldn't put it down"
  • The Unbidden Truth: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    The Unbidden Truth: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
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    When Louise Braniff hands Barbara Holloway a large retainer and asks for complete anonymity, the Oregon attorney is both intrigued and suspicious. The woman, a respected music professor, is a member of a group that sponsors worthy causes involving women. And they want Barbara to defend Carol Fredricks, a gifted young pianist who stands accused of murdering the manager of a piano bar.

    Deena says: "Great Mystery! Recommend Highly!!!"
  • A Wrongful Death: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    A Wrongful Death: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Carrington Macduffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
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    Elizabeth Kurtz has taken her small son and fled her ex-husband and his mother after finding a file of explosive material incriminating the family. Although the wealthy family employs a detective agency to find her, she manages to elude them. When Elizabeth finally contacts Barbara Holloway for help, the defense attorney finds the woman dead.

    Sharon says: "The best in the series"
  • Clear and Convincing Proof: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    Clear and Convincing Proof: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
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    Because he is poised to desecrate the dreams of so many, it's no surprise that somebody dares to stop him in cold blood. When David McIvey is murdered outside the clinic's doors, lawyer Barbara Holloway must use her razor-sharp instincts and take-no-prisoners attitude to create a defense for the two members of the clinic accused of his murder.

    Don says: "Another Good One"
  • Malice Prepense: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    Malice Prepense: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
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    Story
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    When he was a kid, Teddy Wendover had an accident that left him stunted at the mental age of eight. Physically, he's six-foot-two and 28-years-old, but he acts and thinks just like a little boy. Could this big little boy be a killer?

    Carol T. Carr says: "Well-crafted with Compelling Characters"
  • Death of an Artist | Kate Wilhelm

    Death of an Artist

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    In Kate Wilhelm’s latest crime novel, a small Oregon town is rocked by a wheels-within-wheels case of art, fraud, and murder. Silver Bay, Oregon, a small coastal resort town of under a thousand residents, is home to three generations of women: Marnie, the long-widowed owner of a small gift shop; Van, her granddaughter who is about to graduate from medical school; and Stef, mercurial and difficult, a brilliant artist who refuses to sell her work.

    Kathleen says: "A stand-alone and very good."
  • Heaven Is High: A Barbara Holloway Novel | Kate Wilhelm

    Heaven Is High: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    Overall
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    Story
    (71)

    Barbara Holloway is a low-key attorney in Eugene, Oregon, who left her father’s high-powered firm to handle small legal problems for local residents and ponder her next move. But while trying to sort out her own future, two people, desperate for help, show up on her doorstep: former pro football player Martin Owens and his wife, Binnie. Binnie, who is mute, met her husband when she sneaked aboard his boat while it was docked in Haiti and smuggled herself into the US.

    Zoe says: "Out of sequence"
  • The Dark Door | Kate Wilhelm

    The Dark Door

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Private eye Charlie Meiklejohn is called in by insurance companies to investigate a suspected serial arsonist. The arsonist, Carson Danvers, has been on a fanatical crusade since the loss of his wife and son, burning down a series of old, shut-up wooden buildings in which random outbreaks of madness and murder have been occurring. Meiklejohn begins to follow the criminal's trail, but finds himself teaming up with his quarry to face the source of these strange outbreaks: a malfunctioning alien space probe.

    Karen says: "Must Love Sci Fi & Anna"
  • Welcome, Chaos | Kate Wilhelm

    Welcome, Chaos

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
    Overall
    (55)
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    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    When an obscure government agent from an anonymous department tried to force Lyle to spy on her mysterious neighbors, she resisted. But the first step had been taken in a life-and-death struggle involving the precarious balance of power that would shift if scientists could extend life for centuries.

    says: "Definitely not typical Wilhelm"
  • Whisper Her Name | Kate Wilhelm

    Whisper Her Name

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    Charlie didn’t want to take this case - he hated cases involving crazy wills - but when one of the new clients mentioned that the Bainbridge men are cursed, he knew resistance was hopeless: Constance could not resist confronting a curse. In a quiet college town in New Jersey, five million dollars in cashier’s checks lies hidden in a dead man’s house, and whoever finds the checks gets to keep it all. Four family members have four weeks before the house and its contents become the property of a small college. Soon two deaths by drowning from the past and another clear case of murder in the present complicate matters.

  • Kate Wilhelm in Orbit | Kate Wilhelm

    Kate Wilhelm in Orbit

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia, Carrington MacDuffie, Hillary Huber, and others
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    From 1966 to 1980, Damon Knight created the Orbit series of anthologies, representing the finest writing in the science fiction genre. Nineteen of Kate Wilhelm's stories were included in this series of 21 volumes. Among these are "Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang," an exploration of infertility and cloning in the aftermath of global environmental collapse. It won the Locus, Jupiter, and Hugo awards for Best Novel in 1977.

    Susan Fields says: "Disappointing"
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