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    • The Serpent and the Pearl

    • Borgias, Book 1
    • By: Kate Quinn
    • Narrated by: Leila Birch, Maria Elena Infantino, Ronan Vibert
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    Rome, 1492: The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous - or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web.... Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator for Giulia sounds like she needs a nap

    • By lintoinette on 09-06-13

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Lion and the Rose

    • A Novel of the Borgias
    • By: Kate Quinn
    • Narrated by: Leila Birch, Maria Elena Infantino, Ronan Vibert
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    From the national best-selling author of The Serpent and the Pearl comes the continuing saga of the ruthless family that holds all of Rome in its grasp, and the three outsiders thrust into their twisted web of blood and deceit.…

    As the cherished concubine of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI, Giulia Farnese has Rome at her feet. But after narrowly escaping a sinister captor, she realizes that the danger she faces is far from over - and now, it threatens from within. The Holy City of Rome is still under Alexander's thrall, but enemies of the Borgias are starting to circle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Lady Can Wright

    • By G. M. on 01-16-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Midwife's Tale

    • A Mystery
    • By: Sam Thomas
    • Narrated by: Leila Birch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    It is 1644, and Parliament’s armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels’ hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget’s friends, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Bridget sets out to find the real killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent First Novel!

    • By Cornelia on 07-13-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Harlot's Tale

    • Midwife Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Sam Thomas
    • Narrated by: Leila Birch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    It is August, 1645, one year since York fell into Puritan hands. As the city suffers through a brutal summer heat, Bridget Hodgson and Martha Hawkins are drawn into a murder investigation more frightening than their last. In order to appease God’s wrath—and end the heat-wave—the city’s overlords have launched a brutal campaign to whip the city’s sinners into godliness. But for someone in York, this is not enough. First a prostitute and her client are found stabbed to death, then a pair of adulterers are beaten and strangled.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Black Holes

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Katherine Blundell
    • Narrated by: Leila Birch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. This Very Short Introduction addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterized and discovered, and what would happen if you came too close to one. Professor Katherine Blundell looks at the seemingly paradoxical, mysterious, and intriguing phenomena of black holes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but lacking some necessary visuals

    • By IG Campbell on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Midwife and the Assassin

    • By: Sam Thomas
    • Narrated by: Leila Birch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    It is 1644, and Parliament's armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels' hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget's friends, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to be burnt alive. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Bridget sets out to find the real killer.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Witch Hunter's Tale

    • By: Sam Thomas
    • Narrated by: Leila Birch
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Winter has come to the city of York, and with it the threat of witchcraft. As women and children sicken and die, midwife Bridget Hodgson is pulled against her will into a full-scale witch-hunt that threatens to devour all in its path, guilty and innocent alike. Bridget - accompanied once again by her deputy Martha Hawkins and her nephew Will Hodgson - finds herself playing a lethal game of cat and mouse against the most dangerous men in York, as well as her sworn enemy Rebecca Hooke.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story that ends with a surprise.

    • By FerreiraFam on 02-15-16

    Regular price: $24.95