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    • The Sky-Blue Wolves

    • By: S.M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McClaren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Two generations after the Change, Crown Princess Orlaith struggles to preserve the hard-won peace her father brought to Montival - the former Western US. But the Change opened many doors, and through them, powers strong, strange, and terrible walk once more among humankind. With her fire-forged friend and ally Japanese Empress Reiko, Orlaith must take up her sword to stop the spread of the mad malignancy behind the Yellow Raja that has imprisoned her brother, Prince John. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The finale chapter of a magnificent series.

    • By Christopher J. O'Bryan-Pitcher on 11-22-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Dies the Fire

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,681

    Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And, as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An SCAer's dream

    • By David on 02-17-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Protector's War

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 21 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

    Rising from the ashes of the computer and industrial ages is a brave new world. Survivors have banded together in tribal communities, committed to rebuilding society. In Oregon's Willamette Valley, former pilot Michael Havel's Bearkillers are warriors of renown. Their closest ally, the mystical Clan MacKenzie, is led by Wiccan folksinger Juniper MacKenzie.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad, but not great

    • By JasonK on 10-11-09

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Island in the Sea of Time

    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 25 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 750

    During a perfect spring evening on Nantucket, a violent storm erupts and a dome of crawling, colored fire blankets the island. When the howling winds subside and the night skies clear, the stars appear to have shifted. The mainland has become a wilderness of unbroken forest, where tools of bronze and stone litter the beaches, and primitive natives scatter in terror.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to this before "Dies the fire"

    • By Kevin on 11-26-08

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The High King of Montival

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572

    In The Sword of the Lady, Rudi Mackenzie's destiny was determined. Now he returns to Montival in the Pacific Northwest, where he will face the legions of the Prophet. To achieve victory, Rudi must assemble a coalition of those who had been his enemies a few months before and forge them into an army that will rescue his homeland. Only then will Rudi be able to come to terms with how the Sword has changed him, as well as the world, and assume his place as Artos, High King of Montival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Problem with part 2!

    • By Mary Pavlinchak on 10-15-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Sword of the Lady

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 847
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577

    Rudi Mackenzie has journeyed far across the land that was once the United States of America, hoping to find the source of the world-altering event that has come to be known as the Change. His final destination is Nantucket, an island overrun with forest, inhabited by a mere two hundred people who claim to have been transported there from out of time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating Narration

    • By Danaldi on 05-22-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • A Meeting at Corvallis

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 901

    In the 10th year of the Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology. They have held the Lord Protector, Norman Arminger - the warlord of Portland - at bay. The tensions between these factions have been building for some time, and the only reason they haven't confronted one another on the battlefield is because Arminger's daughter has fallen into Clan Mackenzie's hands. But Lady Sandra has a plan to retrieve her, one that may spark open warfare.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Series Finding It's Stride

    • By J. M. Cousins on 01-04-10

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Sea Peoples

    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 162

    The spirit of Prince John, the brother of Crown Princess Orlaith, has fallen captive to the power of the Yelolow Raja and his servant, the Pallid Mask. Prince John's motley band of friends and followers, led by Captain Pip of Townsville and Deor Godulfson, the bard and master of magic, must lead a quest through realms of shadow and dream to rescue Prince John from a threat far worse than death. Meanwhile, Reiko and Orlaith muster their kingdoms for war, making common cause with the reborn Kingdom of Hawaii.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It is becoming Soooo painful - - -

    • By Lyle on 11-24-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Tears of the Sun

    • A Novel of the Change (Emberverse Series, Book 8)
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 22 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513

    It's Change Year 25, a generation after high-energy technology died in a catastrophe most of the human race didn't survive. The children born after the Change are now starting to take center stage - and Whoever or Whatever was behind the Change itself may be taking a hand in their rivalries. An expedition has travelled to Nantucked across a strange and hostile continent to find some answers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Admit it, you're in for the duration

    • By Robert on 09-21-11

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Peshawar Lancers

    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    In the mid-1870s, a violent spray of comets hits Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the world's climate forever. And just as Earth's temperature dropped, so was civilization frozen in time. Instead of advancing technologically, humanity had to piece itself back together.... In the 21st century, boats still run on steam, messages arrive by telegraph, and the British Empire, with its capital now in Delhi, controls much of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Alternative History

    • By Kyle Ellsworth on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Desert and the Blade

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 26 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    Reiko, empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Órlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, to find the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, a legendary treasure of an ancient dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer. Órlaith understands all too well the power it signifies. Her own inherited blade, the Sword of the Lady, was both a burden and a danger to her father, Rudi Mackenzie, as it failed to save the king from being assassinated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • problems with sound quality

    • By Robin Graves on 10-10-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Given Sacrifice

    • Emberverse Series, Book 10
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    Rudi Mackenzie has won the battle that expelled the enemy from the new High Kingdom of Montival. Now he must free the people who live in the state once known as Idaho from occupation by the legions of the Church Universal and Triumphant and pursue them to their lair over the mountains. There he will finally confront the forces behind the Church - the Powers of the Void.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Proof there CAN be too Much of a Good Thing...

    • By Matthew on 01-17-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Scourge of God

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 841
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579

    Rudi MacKenzie continues his trek across the land that was once the United States of America. His destination: Nantucket, where he hopes to learn the truth behind the Change that rendered technology across the globe inoperable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Done!

    • By Chris on 10-03-08

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Prince of Outcasts

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    John Arminger Mackenzie wanted to be a troubadour, but fate made him the son of the king of Montival. His sister Princess Orlaith will deservedly inherit the throne of the High Kings, and it will only pass unto him in the event of her death, leaving the young prince on an unknown path to discover his true role in the family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read this before Audible offered it. Worthy!

    • By Michael on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Golden Princess

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    Princess Orlaith, heir to Rudi Mackenzie, Artos the First, High King of Montival, now wields the Sword of the Lady - and faces a new enemy. Fortunately, she also has a new ally in Reiko, Empress of Japan. To combat their mutual foe, Orlaith and Reiko embark on a quest to find the fabled Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, one of the three great treasures of the Japanese Imperial House - but they'll face great peril along the way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Stuck in a rut

    • By Flash MacTavish on 02-26-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Sunrise Lands

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 680
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 686

    A generation has passed since the Change that rendered technology inoperable around the world, and western Oregon has finally achieved a degree of peace. But a new threat has risen in Paradise Valley, Wyoming. A man known as the Prophet presides over the Church Universal and Triumphant, teaching his followers to continue God's work by destroying the remnants of technological civilization they encounter - and those who dare use them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bumpy Read-applies to all books in this series

    • By Rodger Hara on 10-08-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Lord of Mountains

    • A Novel of the Change
    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 454

    Rudi Mackenize, now Artos the First, High King of Montival, and his allies have won several key battles against the Church Universal and Triumphant. But still the war rages on, taking countless lives, ravaging the land once known as the United States of America. Artos and his Queen, Mathilda, must unite the realms into a single kingdom to ensure a lasting peace. If the leaders of the Changed world are to accept Artos as their ruler, he will need to undertake a quest to the Lake at the Heart of the Mountains....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Same Great Story, One too Many Books...

    • By Matthew on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Black Chamber

    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

     In 1912, just months before the election, President Taft dies suddenly, and Teddy Roosevelt wastes no time in grabbing power as he wins another term as president. By force of will, he ushers the United States into a new, progressive era with the help of the Black Chamber, the mysterious spy organization watching his back.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a new old world

    • By Sean Dustman on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • More Than Honor

    • Worlds of Honor #1
    • By: David Weber, David Drake, S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, L. J. Ganser, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 288

    New York Times best-selling author David Weber invites David Drake and S.M. Stirling, two of today's top writers of military science fiction, to join him in an exploration of Honor Harrington's universe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Learn more about the time and place of Honor.

    • By Jean on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Against the Tide of Years

    • By: S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488

    In the years since the Event, the Republic of Nantucket has done its best to re-create the better ideas of the modern age. But the evils of its time resurface in the person of William Walker, renegade Coast Guard officer, who is busy building an empire for himself based on conquest by technology.

    When Walker reaches Greece and recruits several of their greater kinglets to his cause, the people of Nantucket have no choice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I've Finished the entire series

    • By B. Bozeman on 09-29-11

    Regular price: $34.99

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