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    • The Queen of Sorrow

    • The Queens of Renthia, Book Three
    • By: Sarah Beth Durst
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The battle between vicious spirits and strong-willed queens that started in The Queen of Blood and continued in the powerful The Reluctant Queen comes to a conclusion in The Queen of Sorrow, the final volume of the Queens of Renthia trilogy. Queen Daleina has yearned to bring peace and prosperity to her beloved forest home - a hope that seemed doomed when neighboring forces invaded Aratay. Now, Daleina believes that her dream of ushering in a new era can be realized, even in a land plagued by malevolent nature spirits who thirst for the end of human life.

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Queen of Blood

    • The Queens of Renthia, Book 1
    • By: Sarah Beth Durst
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow. But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good they are, the threat of danger always looms.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely concept, No pay off story wise

    • By Mariah on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Reluctant Queen

    • The Queens of Renthia, Book 2
    • By: Sarah Beth Durst
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow. And those spirits want to kill you. It's the first lesson that every Renthian learns. Not long ago, Daleina used her strength and skill to survive those spirits and assume the royal throne. Since then, the new queen has kept the peace and protected the humans of her land. But now for all her power, she is hiding a terrible secret: She is dying. And if she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her beloved realm will run wild.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • decent story, drawn out too much

    • By M. Chalmers-McDonald on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Girl Who Could Not Dream

    • By: Sarah Beth Durst
    • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents' bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend - a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster - she must decide whom to trust with her family's carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Stone Girl's Story

    • By: Sarah Beth Durst
    • Narrated by: Jill Frutkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time is eroding these vital marks, and Mayka must find a stonemason to recarve them. But the search is more complex than she had imagined, and Mayka uncovers a scheme endangering all stone creatures. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Conjured

    • By: Sarah Beth Durst
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name - but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access...and there is nothing they won’t say - or do - to her to get her to remember. At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read!

    • By Nicole junk on 05-27-17

    Regular price: $23.79

    • The Lost

    • By: Sarah Beth Durst
    • Narrated by: Charlotte North
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In The Lost, we'll discover just what it means to lose one's way... It was only meant to be a brief detour. But then Lauren finds herself trapped in a town called Lost on the edge of a desert, filled with things abandoned, broken and thrown away. And when she tries to escape, impassible dust storms and something unexplainable lead her back to Lost again and again. The residents she meets there tell her she's going to have to figure out just what she's missing - and what she's running from - before she can leave.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Story Unlike Anything I've Read!

    • By Allison on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Journey Across the Hidden Islands

    • By: Sarah Beth Durst
    • Narrated by: Michi Barall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The traditional Emperor's Journey is meant to be uneventful. But as the princesses Seika and Ji-Lin - twin sisters - travel to pay respects to their kingdom's dragon guardian, unexpected monsters appear, and tremors shake the earth. The Hidden Islands face unprecedented threats, and the old rituals are failing. With only their strength, ingenuity, and a flying lion to rely on, can the sisters find a new way to keep their people safe?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good story

    • By Patricia E. Brown on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Chasing Power

    • By: Sarah Beth Durst
    • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Sixteen-year-old Kayla was born with the ability to move things with her mind-things like credit cards and buttons on cash registers - and she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again… which would mean grave danger for them both. When she's caught stealing by a boy named Daniel - a boy with the ability to teleport - he needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Promising but failed to engage.

    • By Crystal on 11-10-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Girl Who Could Not Dream

    • By: Sarah Beth Durst
    • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend - a wisecracking and loyal monster named Monster - she must decide whom to trust with her family’s carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?

    Regular price: $19.41