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    • The Far Pavilions

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 48 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 826
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 823

    When The Far Pavilions was first published 19 years ago, it moved the critic Edmund Fuller to write this: "Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplishment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell's achievement in Gond With the Wind." From its beginning in the foothills of the towering Himalayas, M. M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich, and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of modern fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heroism, adventure, sadistic cruelty, and love.

    • By Velan on 02-19-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Shadow of the Moon

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
    • Length: 34 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    The author of The Far Pavilions returns us once again to the vast, intoxicating romance of India under the British Raj. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress come home to her beloved India. It is also the tale of Captain Alex Randall, her protector, who aches to possess her. Forged in the fires of a war that threatens to topple an empire, their tale is the saga of a desperate and unforgettable love that consumes all in its thrall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Has always been a great story.

    • By Sian on 06-08-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Ordinary Princess

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Simone Tetrault
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness. Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries . . . or become a Queen. When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away and, because she's so ordinary, easily becomes the 14th assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Blair likes it

    • By julie on 02-17-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Trade Wind

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The scene is teeming Zanzibar just before the American Civil War, when the Isle of Cloves was a center of African slave trade. To it comes Hero Athena Hollis, a Boston bluestocking filled with self-righteousness and bent on good deeds. Then she meets Rory Frost, a cynical, wicked, shrewd and good-humored trader in slaves. What is Hero to make of him (and of her feelings for him)?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Epic historical novel.

    • By D. D. Worden on 04-16-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Death in Zanzibar

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Dany Ashton is invited to vacation at her stepfather's house in Zanzibar, but even before her airplane takes off there is a stolen passport, a midnight intruder - and murder. In Zanizbar, the family house is Kivulimi, the mysterious "House of Shade", where Dany and the rest of the guests learn that one of them is a desperate killer. The air of freedom and nonchalance that opened the house party fades into growing terror, as the threat of futher violence flowers in the scented air of Zanzibar.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Read don't listen

    • By Deanna on 07-17-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Far Pavilions

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Vineeta Rishi, Blake Ritson, Ayesha Dharker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of M.M. Kaye’s epic novel of love and war. M.M. Kaye’s masterwork is a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that spans over twenty years, moving from the foothills of the Himalayas, to the burning plains, to the besieged British Mission in Kabul. It begins in 1857 when, following the Indian Mutiny, young English orphan Ashton is disguised by his ayah Sita as her Indian son, Ashok. As he forgets his true identity, his destiny is set...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • DISAPPOINTING

    • By Mary on 09-26-12

    Regular price: $17.06

    • Death in Kenya

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    When Victoria Caryll is offered a position at Flamingo, her aunt's family estate in Kenya's Rift Valley, she accepts - knowing full well that the move will give her a chance to see Eden DeBrett once again, the man she was previously engaged to. But she doesn't realize that coming to her aunt's home will introduce her to an unstable region still recovering from the bloody Mau Mau revolt, and to a household thrown into grief by a recent murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly written suspense novel !

    • By Kathi on 03-17-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Critical Thinking: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Sharon M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Andrea Powell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    This guide will teach you how to analyse arguments, speeches, and newspaper articles. It will help you discern faults in reasoning from sound arguments. It looks at the structure of language in order to demonstrate rules by which you can identify good analytical thinking, and will help you to formulate clear, defensible arguments. With real life newspaper extracts, a glossary, exercises and answers, and a guide to essay writing, this is an invaluable tool for both students and general readers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • missing illustrations

    • By marc on 09-08-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Death in the Andamans

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Death in the Andamans is a masterpiece of mystery and romance from one of our most beloved authors. When a violent storm lashes the tiny Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, Copper Randal barely manages a safe return to Government House. She does get back in one piece with her hostess, Valerie Masson, Val's fiancé, and handsome naval officer Nick Tarrent, but one of the islanders is unaccounted for when the boats return to harbor.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book. Less than stellar reader

    • By Pam K. Thomas on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Death in Cyprus

    • A Novel
    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Twenty-year-old Amanda Derrington is on an extended cruise with her uncle when she decides to make a short trip to the sun-washed island of Cyprus. But even before the ship arrives in the port, there is a suspicious death. Once the passengers reach the island, it soon becomes clear that the death was in fact an act of murder. What Amanda had meant to be a pleasant excursion quickly takes a turn for the worse in this classic novel of suspense and romance by one of our most celebrated writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless story, great author

    • By maureen on 08-13-13

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Death in Kashmir

    • A Mystery
    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Shibani Ghosh
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    When young Sarah Parrish takes a skiing vacation to Gulmarg, a resort nestled in the mountains above the fabled Vale of Kashmir, she anticipates an entertaining but uneventful stay. But when she discovers that the deaths of two in her party are the result of foul play, she finds herself entrusted with a mission of unforeseen importance. And when she leaves the ski slopes for the Waterwitch, she discovers to her horror that the killer will stop at nothing to prevent Sarah from piecing the puzzle together.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The wrong Narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Death in Berlin

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Kate Udall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Miranda Brand is visiting Germany for what is supposed to be a month's vacation. But from the moment that Brigadier Brindley relates the story about a fortune in lost diamonds - a story in which Miranda herself figures in an unusual way - the vacation atmosphere becomes transformed into something more ominous. And when murder strikes on the night train to Berlin, Miranda finds herself unwillingly involved in a complex chain of events that will soon throw her own life into peril.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why these narrators

    • By Rhian on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Trade Wind

    • By: M.M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Rosemary Davis
    • Length: 29 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    The year is 1859 and Hero Hollis, beautiful and headstrong niece of the American consul, arrives in Zanzibar. It is an earthly paradise; it is also the last outpost of the Slave Trade. A passionate opponent of slavery, Hero is swept into a turmoil of royal intrigue, abduction, piracy, smuggling, and a virulent cholera epidemic. There in Zanzibar, the most cruelly beautiful island of the Southern Seas, she must choose her love and unravel her destiny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Response to reviews

    • By Barry on 08-08-10

    Regular price: $43.38

    • Medieval Philosophy: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Sharon M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Why do good things happen to bad people? Can we prove whether God exists? What is the difference between right and wrong? Medieval philosophers were centrally concerned with such questions, questions which are as relevant today as a thousand years ago when the likes of Anselm and Aquinas sought to resolve them. In this fast-paced and enlightening guide, Sharon M. Kaye takes us on a whistle-stop tour of medieval philosophy, revealing the debt it owes to Aristotle and Plato.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Lost and Philosophy

    • The Island Has Its Reasons
    • By: Sharon M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Ellison
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Sometimes it feels like you need a Ph.D. to follow the show. But you don't. You just need this book in which 21 philosophers explore the deep questions we all face as survivors on this planet: Does "everything happen for a reason"? Is torture ever justified? Who are the Others? How do we know we're not patients in Hurley's psych ward? What if the Dharma Intitiative is experimenting on us? Desmond may not be able to save Charlie, but this book could save you.

    Regular price: $22.95