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    • The Sparrow

    • By: Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,940

    Emilio Sandoz is a remarkable man, a living saint and Jesuit priest who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience - the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life - begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superbly Written and Thought-provoking

    • By Jim N on 08-15-12

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Doc

    • A Novel
    • By: Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 922
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 756
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752

    The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp. And it is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday, the frail 26-year-old dentist who has just opened an office at No. 24, Dodge House.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great writing and narration

    • By Dennis on 06-02-11

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Epitaph

    • A Novel of the O.K. Corral
    • By: Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands.... That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26, when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epitaph is the second captivating installment in Russell's western series

    • By michael on 03-18-16

    Regular price: $39.92

    • A Thread of Grace

    • By: Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    It is September 8, 1943, and Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies. The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful, as it becomes, overnight, an open battleground.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I had no idea......

    • By Deborah on 09-14-05

    Regular price: $38.60

    • Children of God

    • By: Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 595
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515

    The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the Society of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A weaker, but worthwhile sequel

    • By Ryan on 05-08-13

    Regular price: $45.27

    • Dreamers of the Day

    • By: Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    A 40-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic, Agnes has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as an historic Peace Conference convenes, Agnes, with her plainspoken American opinions - and a small, noisy dachshund named Rosie - enters into the company of the historic luminaries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good historical novel

    • By Tom on 10-01-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Dreamers of the Day

    • A Novel
    • By: Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A 40-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio still reeling from the tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic, Agnes has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as an historic Peace Conference convenes, Agnes, with her plainspoken American opinions - and a small, noisy dachshund named Rosie - enters into the company of the historic luminaries.

    • out of 5 stars
    • abridged!

    • By Stephanie on 02-28-10

    Regular price: $26.60

    • A Thread of Grace

    • By: Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated by: Jay Gregory
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It is September 8, 1943, and 14-year-old Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies. The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful.

    Regular price: $21.27