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    • Wither

    • The Chemical Garden Trilogy
    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 333

    Lauren DeStefano makes a stellar debut with this chilling tale. The first installment of a planned trilogy, Wither introduces listeners to a bleak world where a mysterious disease kills most women by the age of 20 and men by the age of 25. Like many girls her age, 16-year-old Rhine has been captured and forced into marriage in an effort to keep the population growing. But, despite her new husband’s wealth, she wants nothing more than to escape her servitude and return home before time runs out.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost There...

    • By FanB14 on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sever

    • Chemical Garden
    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    Lauren DeStefano’s New York Times best-selling Chemical Garden trilogy has drawn immense praise from an ever-growing fan base. In the saga’s chilling conclusion, Rhine’s race against time brings her to Vaughn’s eccentric brother, Reed. Elsewhere, Rowan’s involvement in the underground resistance reaches dangerous new heights. When Rhine’s search for answers finally comes to an end, the truth about her past will forever change her view of the future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Final

    • By FanB14 on 02-19-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Glass Spare

    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Billie Fulford-Brown
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Wilhelmina Heidle, the fourth child and only daughter of the king of the world's wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father - whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war - Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance. Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read

    • By viprhonda on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Fever

    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    Lauren DeStefano’s Wither was called a “thought-provoking debut, reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale” by Kirkus Reviews. Its chilling follow-up, Fever, continues 16-year-old Rhine’s tale - set in a dark future in which men and women die by age 25, and young girls are sold into marriage to keep the population growing. Rhine has finally escaped her marriage. But what hope can the outside world offer when death looms ever closer?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Low Grade Fever

    • By FanB14 on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Burning Kingdoms

    • The Internment Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    After escaping Internment, Morgan and her fellow fugitives land on the ground to finally learn about the world beneath their floating island home. The ground is a strange place where water falls from the sky as snow, and people watch moving pictures and visit speakeasies. A place where families can have as many children as they want, their dead are buried in vast gardens of bodies, and Internment is the feature of an amusement park. It is also a land at war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better than the Chemical Garden series

    • By JennyMarie on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Curious Tale of the In-Between

    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Pram Bellamy is special - she can talk to ghosts. She doesn't have too many friends among the living, but that's all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix. Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram's power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, true care, warm feeling step into spiritual world.

    • By chessnut888 on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Broken Crowns

    • The Internment Chronicles, Book Three
    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The city is falling out of the sky. Morgan always thought it was just a saying. A metaphor. The words of the dying. But as they look up at the floating island that was their home, Pen and Morgan make a horrible discovery - Internment is sinking. And it's all Morgan's fault. Corrupted from the inside by one terrible king and assailed from the outside for precious resources by another, Internment could be destroyed because Morgan couldn't keep a secret.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Perfect Ruin

    • The Internment Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she's engaged to marry. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Lovely Story

    • By BookishAmber on 05-07-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Girl with the Ghost Machine

    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Emmaline Beaumont's father started building the ghost machine, she didn't expect it to bring her mother back from the dead. But by locking himself in the basement to toil away at his hopes, Monsieur Beaumont has become obsessed with the contraption and is neglecting the living, and Emmaline is tired of feeling forgotten. Nothing good has come from building the ghost machine, and Emmaline decides that the only way to bring her father back will be to make the ghost machine work or destroy it forever.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart

    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Lionel is a wild boy who doesn't much like to be around other people. He'd rather be a purring cat or a wolf stalking the woods. Marybeth is a nice girl. She doesn't need to be told to comb her hair or brush her teeth, and she's kind to everyone at the orphanage...Lionel most of all. Different though they are, Lionel and Marybeth are best friends in a world that has forgotten about them. So when a mysterious blue spirit possesses Marybeth - and starts to take control - they know they must stop it before the real Marybeth fades away forever.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • A Curious Tale of the In-Between

    • By: Lauren DeStefano
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Pram Bellamy is special - she can talk to ghosts. She doesn't have too many friends amongst the living, but that's all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix. Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram's power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost.

    Regular price: $19.15