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    • The Calculating Stars

    • A Lady Astronaut Novel
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the East Coast of the US, including Washington, DC. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the Earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space and requires a much-larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York’s drive to become the first lady astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New found favorite book...

    • By Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ghost Talkers

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 403

    Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Hartshorne, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force. Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence. Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very atmospheric, fast read!

    • By kara-karina on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Fated Sky

    • Lady Astronaut, Book 2
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mary Robinette Kowal continues the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars. The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there’s a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic - but potentially very dangerous - mission. Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shades of Milk and Honey

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 589
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      4 out of 5 stars 530
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      4 out of 5 stars 531

    The fantasy novel you’ve always wished Jane Austen had written. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right—and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Light Read

    • By Doug on 09-19-11

    Regular price: $23.92

    • Of Noble Family

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Robin Miles, Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Jane and Vincent have finally gotten some much-needed rest after their adventures in Italy - then Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away on one of his properties in the West Indies. His brother, who manages the estate, is overwhelmed, and no one else in his family can go. Grudgingly, out of filial duty, the couple decide to go.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece!

    • By Benjamin on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • METAtropolis: Green Space

    • By: Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, and others
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 353
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
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      4 out of 5 stars 319

    As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the "Internet of things", a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Good and the Bad

    • By Joey on 11-04-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Glamour in Glass

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
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      4 out of 5 stars 241

    Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel, Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. Shades debuted to great acclaim and left readers eagerly awaiting its sequel. Glamour in Glass continues following the lives of beloved main characters Jane and Vincent, with a much deeper vein of drama and intrigue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No longer regency romance, but great nonetheless

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $17.96

    • METAtropolis: Cascadia

    • By: Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 936
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      4 out of 5 stars 654

    This sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction – performed by a galaxy of Star Trek stars. As the mid-20th century approaches, the Pacific Northwest has been transformed - politically, economically, and ecologically - into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. And the End of Days seems nearer than ever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Metatropolis Series

    • By Issy on 11-24-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Valour and Vanity

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic--known here as glamour--is real. In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs while en route. It is their good fortune that they are not enslaved, but they lose everything to the pirates and arrive in Murano destitute.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author narrates a great tale

    • By Hope Johnston on 05-22-14

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Without a Summer

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Jane’s family, but quickly turn restless. The year is unseasonably cold. No one wants to be outside and Mr. Ellsworth is concerned by the harvest, since a bad one may imperil Melody’s dowry. And Melody has concerns of her own, given the inadequate selection of eligible bachelors. When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent family in London, they decide to take it, and take Melody with them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good addition to the series

    • By John on 04-08-13

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Water to Wine

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Emma Chavet and her father are winemakers who stubbornly cling to the old ways. But when an unwelcome offer comes to buy their business, they must face the new realities of a Green society. This story was originally published in the Audie Award-winning METAtropolis: Cascadia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story, love Kate!

    • By sbomb on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 2

    • By: Carolyn Ives Gilman, Kij Johnson, Mary Robinette Kowal, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Short novels are movie length novels that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This unabridged audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2011, by current and emerging masters of this form. In "The Ice Owl", by Carolyn Ives Gilman, an adolescent, female, Waster, in the iron city of Glory to God finds an enigmatic tutor who provides her with much more than academic instruction while a fundamentalist revolt is underway.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some Decent Sci-Fi but with Poor Audio Quality

    • By Peter on 12-20-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Forest of Memory

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Katya deals in Authenticities, trading on nostalgia for a past long gone. But when she encounters a stranger who calls himself Johnny in the woods - even she can't say whether it's real or not.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • IF YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Indskibning (Whitehall 1)

    • By: Liz Duffy Adams, Delia Sherman, Barbara Samuel, and others
    • Narrated by: Julie Berthelsen
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hun, som ønsker at være dronning, må vinde kongens kærlighed - og rigets. Whitehall udspiller sig i det 17. århundrede hos den engelske konge Charles II hofs og er fortællingen om hans dronning, den portugisiske prinsesse, Catherine af Braganza.

    Regular price: $2.64

    • Guddommelig lidenskab (Whitehall 6)

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Julie Berthelsen
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Whitehall udspiller sig i det 17. århundrede hos den engelske konge Charles II hofs og er fortællingen om hans dronning, den portugisiske prinsesse, Catherine af Braganza. Hendes rejse for at finde sin plads som den udenlandske hustru i en tid fyldt med politiske og religiøse intriger - for ikke at nævne "den muntre monarks" mange elskerinder - er en fortælling om udholdenhed, som kun en ægte dronning kan mønstre.

    Regular price: $3.54

    • Dygtige kunstgreb (Whitehall 2)

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Julie Berthelsen
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hun, som ønsker at være dronning, må vinde kongens kærlighed - og rigets. Whitehall udspiller sig i det 17. århundrede hos den engelske konge Charles II hofs og er fortællingen om hans dronning, den portugisiske prinsesse, Catherine af Braganza.

    Regular price: $3.54