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    • The Black Tower

    • By: Louis Bayard
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 978
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 978

    Dr. Hector Carpentier leads a very quiet life, until he meets legendary police officer Vidocq, who has used his mastery of disguise and surveillance and his extensive knowledge of the Parisian underworld to capture some of the most notorious and elusive criminals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not Great

    • By Listener on 10-19-09

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Pale Blue Eye

    • By: Louis Bayard
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    When the body of a suicide victim disappears at West Point Military Academy in 1831, only to be discovered hours later missing its heart, the Academy calls on retired detective Gus Landor to investigate. Landor is something of a legend among his peers, noted for an uncanny, Holmesian ability to read people. When Edgar Allan Poe, a new cadet, comes forth with his own cryptic conclusion - that the man Landor is looking for is a poet - Landor is intrigued and enlists Poe as his assistant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful novel with excellent narration

    • By Calliope on 12-18-14

    Regular price: $20.89

    • Roosevelt's Beast

    • By: Louis Bayard
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    1914: Brazil's Rio da Duvida, the River of Doubt. Plagued by hunger and suffering the lingering effects of malaria, Theodore Roosevelt, his son Kermit, and the other members of the now-ravaged Roosevelt-Rondon scientific expedition are traveling deeper and deeper into the jungle. When Kermit and Teddy are kidnapped by a never-before-seen Amazonian tribe, the great hunters are asked one thing in exchange for their freedom: Find and kill a beast that leaves no tracks and that no member of the tribe has ever seen. But what are the origins of this beast, and how do they escape its brutal wrath?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Made me dislike the former Pres

    • By Dave on 04-03-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The School of Night

    • A Novel
    • By: Louis Bayard
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58

    An ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuries. In the late 16th century, five brilliant scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only: the servant woman he loves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent 2 period piece.

    • By The Rev. Craig on 04-10-11

    Regular price: $25.50