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    • The Bloodletter's Daughter

    • A Novel of Old Bohemia
    • By: Linda Lafferty
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 442

    In 1606, the grand city of Prague hides an ugly secret: the emperor’s bastard son, Don Julius, is afflicted with a madness that pushes the prince to unspeakable depravity. Banished to a remote corner of Bohemia, Don Julius comes under the care of a bloodletter who works to purge the vicious humors coursing through the young royal’s veins. When the prince meets the bloodletter’s daughter Marketa, his madness sparks a frenzied - and dangerous - obsession.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compels you to look up it's history

    • By Think about this on 07-30-13

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Girl Who Fought Napoleon

    • A Novel of the Russian Empire
    • By: Linda Lafferty
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    It's 1803, and an adolescent Nadya is determined not to follow in her overbearing Ukrainian mother's footsteps. She's a horsewoman, not a housewife. When Tsar Paul is assassinated in St. Petersburg and a reluctant and naive Alexander is crowned emperor, Nadya runs away from home and joins the Russian cavalry in the war against Napoleon. Disguised as a boy and riding her spirited stallion, Alcides, Nadya rises in the ranks, even as her father begs the tsar to find his daughter and send her home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant! I think this is a 10!

    • By lisa stevens on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Shepherdess of Siena

    • A Novel of Renaissance Tuscany
    • By: Linda Lafferty
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Raised by her aunt and uncle amidst the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, young orphan Virginia Tacci has always harbored a deep love for horses - though she knows she may never have the chance to ride. As a shepherdess in sixteenth-century Italy, Virginia's possibilities are doubly limited by her peasant class and her gender.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Stolid narrative; mystifying narration choices

    • By Kimberlyn M. on 07-03-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • House of Bathory

    • By: Linda Lafferty
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104

    In the early 1600s, Elizabeth Báthory, the infamous Blood Countess, ruled Čachtice Castle in the hinterlands of Slovakia. During bizarre nightly rites, she tortured and killed the young women she had taken on as servants. A devil, a demon, the terror of Royal Hungary — she bathed in their blood to preserve her own youth. 400 years later, echoes of the Countess’s legendary brutality reach Aspen, Colorado.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ambitious, but Failed by Poor Narration

    • By Thomas More on 02-04-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Drowning Guard

    • A Novel of the Ottoman Empire
    • By: Linda Lafferty
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Cypress
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    In a gender reversal of Scheherazade in The Arabian Nights: Tales from a 1,001 Nights, Ottoman princess Esma Sultan seduces a different Christian lover each night, only to have him drowned in the morning. The Sultaness's true passion burns only for the Christian-born soldier charged with carrying out her brutal nightly death sentence: her drowning guard, Ivan Postivich.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By Alison on 11-09-14

    Regular price: $17.99