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    • Dealing with Dragons

    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Words Take Wing Repertory Company of Syracuse, NY
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 637
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645

    Take one bored princess. Make her the seventh daughter in a very proper royal family. Have her run away. Add one powerful, fascinating, dangerous dragon. Princess Cimerone has never met anyone (or anything) like the dragon Kazul. But then, she's never met a witch, a jinn, a death-dealing talking bird or a stone prince either. Princess Cimerone ran away to find some excitement. She's found plenty.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Clever story, unspeakably awful performance

    • By Leon on 02-15-14

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Searching for Dragons

    • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Words Take Wing Repertory Company
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    Those wicked wizards are at it again! This time they are draining power from the Enchanted Forest. And that does not sit well with Mendanbar the King. On the advice of the witch Morwen, Mendanbar decides to consult with Kazul, the King of Dragons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrifyingly bad supporting cast

    • By Dan Nikolaides on 12-02-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Talking to Dragons

    • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Words Take Wing Repertory Co.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    Daystar never thought he'd be walking through the Enchanted Forest with a magic sword, a fire-witch, and a baby dragon. He never dreamed his mother, Cimorene, would tell him to leave their home and not to return until his task was complete. Or that he alone held the power to release King Mendanbar and the Enchanted Forest from the wizards' evil spell. He doesn't even know who King Mendanbar is. But Daystar learns quickly, and that's good, because he's about to encounter magic and wizards and dragons - quite a deadly combination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorites, now and forever.

    • By D. Castergine on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $18.13

    • Calling on Dragons

    • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    Queen Cimorene, Morwen the witch, and a host of other characters once again foil the plots of the perfidious wizards in this third volume of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. This time, the dastardly wizards have stolen King Mendanbar's magic sword, vital to the health of the forest, right out of the castle armory.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, amateurish performances

    • By Janet Mader on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $18.13

    • Across the Great Barrier

    • Frontier Magic, Book 2
    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834

    Eff is riding west, away from the safety of the frontier city she's always known.... Eff could be a powerful magician if she wanted to. Except she's not sure she wants that kind of responsibility. Everyone keeps waiting for her to do something amazing - or to fail in a spectacular way. Worse, her twin brother, Lan, a powerful double seventh son, is jealous of all the attention she's been getting. Even as Eff protests that she's just an ordinary girl, she's asked to travel past the Barrier Spell with one of the new professors at her father's school. The land west of the Barrier is full of dangers, both magical and wild. Eff will need to use all her strength - magical and otherwise - to come safely back home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent book by Patricia C. Wrede

    • By David A. Jones on 06-20-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Shadow Magic

    • By: Patricia Wrede
    • Narrated by: Nicole Greevy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Trouble is brewing in Alkyra. While the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. As the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her 20th birthday. She is a remarkable woman: quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall, and never emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have kidnapped the princess.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Execution is Key

    • By Brandon on 09-04-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Far West

    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 866
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 790
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 791

    Eff is an unlucky 13th child...but also the seventh daughter in her family. Her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful double seventh son. Her life at the edge of the Great Barrier Spell is different from anyone else's that she knows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I hope this is a series and not just a trilogy.

    • By ShySusan on 10-04-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Thirteenth Child

    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,626
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,472
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,482

    Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent - and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild. With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • History, Magic, Teens, & Not An Inkling of Romance

    • By Erin - Audible on 07-12-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Daughter of Witches

    • Lyra, Book 2
    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Nicole Greevy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Drinn is not a safe place to be a witch. Ranira knows that better than most, for when she was just a child, the temple guards burned her parents at the stake for practicing magic. Now an indentured servant for a brutal innkeeper, she lives every day with the shame of her parents' alleged crime. There is no worse time to visit Drinn than during the Midwinter Festival, when the city gates are sealed so that no outsider can witness the temple's secret rituals. And at Ranira's inn, three guests have overstayed their welcome. Attempting to protect Ranira from her master's cruelty, the three reveal their magical powers and attract the attention of the temple guards.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I thought this was a new book

    • By ShawnaLanne on 06-30-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Raven Ring

    • Lyra, Book 5
    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Nicole Greevy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Three weeks after Eleret’s mother is killed, the messenger arrives with the tragic news. She died far from home, succumbing to wounds sustained in battle, and Eleret must travel to reclaim her belongings. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother’s prized possessions: A ring etched with a raven. Though she makes it to Ciaron safely, getting home is another story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • now how many times have I listened to this?

    • By TenguRaven on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Caught in Crystal

    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Nicole Greevy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In the magical world of Lyra, an innkeeper is forced to confront her darkest secret. For more than a decade, Kayl has run a modest country inn. She opened it with her husband, and they managed it together until a summer illness took him away, leaving her alone with their two children. The three of them get by, living happily together as the years pass, but everything changes the day a sorceress asks for a room.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Harp of Imach Thyssel

    • Lyra, Book 3
    • By: Patricia C. Wrede
    • Narrated by: Nicole Greevy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    When Emereck and Flindaran leave a caravan in search of adventure, it isn’t long before they stumble upon great danger. Emereck, a trained minstrel, and Flindaran, a nobleman masquerading as a tramp, have found a long-abandoned castle, and in it, one of Lyra’s most sought-after treasures: the Harp of Imach Thyssel. Emereck recognizes the perfect white bow from legend: It is said to possess the power of life and death over all mankind. Now, to keep it from falling into the wrong hands, he’ll have to learn to harness its strength to create and destroy, with the fate of the kingdom hanging in the balance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable ffantasy

    • By Elisabeth Carey on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $19.95