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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 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    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
    • Stunning alternate history

    • By Alisa on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Night and Silence

    • October Daye, Book 12
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 200

    In the aftermath of Amandine's latest betrayal, October "Toby" Daye's fragile self-made family is on the verge of coming apart at the seams. Jazz can't sleep, Sylvester doesn't want to see her, and worst of all, Tybalt has withdrawn from her entirely, retreating into the Court of Cats as he tries to recover from his abduction. Toby is floundering, unable to help the people she loves most heal. She needs a distraction. She needs a quest. What she doesn't need is the abduction of her estranged human daughter, Gillian. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Story, Powerful Performance

    • By Michael Charboneau on 10-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Seveneves

    • A Novel
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
    • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16,220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,062
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15,056

    A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So Much Potential

    • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Fated Sky

    • Lady Astronaut, Book 2
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    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? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic sequel to the first book ! <br />

    • By shane on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Rosemary and Rue

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 1
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,841
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,589
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,598

    The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie’s survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fairy tale with grit.

    • By Jan on 06-14-10

    Regular price: $29.99

    • A Local Habitation

    • An October Daye Novel
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012

    October “Toby” Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man. Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of blood. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, most changelings are second-class children of Faerie spending their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she re-earns that position every day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fantastic book!

    • By Marci on 04-10-10

    Regular price: $29.99

    • An Artificial Night

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 3
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 920
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926

    Changeling knight in the court of the Duke of Shadowed Hills, October “Toby” Daye has survived numerous challenges that would destroy fae and mortal alike. Now Toby must take on a nightmarish new assignment. Someone is stealing both fae and mortal children — and all signs point to Blind Michael. When the young son of Toby’s closest friends is snatched from their Northern California home and his sister falls into a coma-like state, the situation becomes way too personal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Fairy Story I've Ever Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-10

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Digging In

    • A Novel
    • By: Loretta Nyhan
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth grade - and lost him two years ago. Since his death, she’s been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. Her house is a wreck, the grass is overrun with weeds, and she’s at risk of losing her job. As Paige stares at her neglected lawn, she knows she’s hit rock bottom. So she does something entirely unexpected: she begins to dig. As the hole gets bigger, Paige decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden. Something big is beginning to take root - both in her garden and in herself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Shireen S Dadmehr on 04-07-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Ashes of Honor

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 6
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 940
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 856
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 860

    It’s been almost a year since October "Toby" Daye averted a war, gave up a county, and suffered personal losses that have left her wishing for a good day’s sleep. She’s tried to focus on her responsibilities - training Quentin, upholding her position as Sylvester’s knight, and paying the bills - but she can’t help feeling like her world is crumbling around her, and her increasingly reckless behavior is beginning to worry even her staunchest supporters. To make matters worse, Toby’s just been asked to find another missing child…only this time it’s the changeling daughter of her fellow knight....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Series

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-28-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Late Eclipses

    • An October Daye Novel
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 981
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 905
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 904

    Two years ago, October “Toby” Daye believed she could leave the world of Faerie behind. She was wrong. Now she finds herself in the service of Duke Sylvester Torquill, sharing an apartment with her Fetch, and maintaining an odd truce with Tybalt, the local King of Cats. It’s a delicate balance - one that’s shattered when she learns that an old friend is in dire trouble. Lily, Lady of the Tea Gardens, has been struck down by a mysterious, seemingly impossible illness, leaving her fiefdom undefended. Struggling to find a way to save Lily and her subjects, Toby must confront her own past....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable.

    • By Bryan S. on 03-02-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Brightest Fell

    • October Daye, Book 11
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 617
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575

    When Toby's mother, Amandine, appears on her doorstep with a demand for help, refusing her seems like the right thing to do...until Amandine starts taking hostages, and everything changes. Now, Toby doesn't have a choice about whether or not she does as her mother asks. Not with Jazz and Tybalt's lives hanging in the balance. But who could possibly help her find a pureblood she's never met, one who's been missing for over 100 years?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mother From Hell and the Start of a Redemption

    • By Michalena on 11-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • One Salt Sea

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 5
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 965
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883

    October “Toby” Daye is finally doing all right. She’s settling into her new role as the Countess of Goldengreen; she’s actually dating again; she’s even agreed to take on Quentin as her official squire. Life is looking up all around - and that inevitably means it’s time for things to take a turn for the worse. Someone has kidnapped the sons of Duchess Dianda Lorden, regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist. To prevent a war between land and sea, Toby must not only find the missing boys, but also prove that the Queen of the Mists was not behind their abduction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best October Daye book so far

    • By a on 11-11-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Make Art Make Money

    • Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career
    • By: Elizabeth Hyde Stevens
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    In our culture, artistic genius and poverty seem inevitably linked, but does it have to be that way? Jim Henson didn’t think so. An iconic creator and savvy businessman, Henson is a model for artists everywhere: Without sacrificing his creative vision, Henson built an empire of lovable Muppets that continues to educate and inspire - and a business that was worth $150 million at the time of his death. How did he ever pull it off? And how can other creators follow in his path?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From a Muppet/Henson Fan

    • By Ed on 11-21-14

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Winter Long

    • October Daye, Book 8
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 871
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 800
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 798

    Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score. She was wrong. It's time to learn the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic as always

    • By janet on 09-03-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Chimes at Midnight

    • An October Daye Novel, Book 7
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840

    Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly excellent !!!

    • By nancy olean on 09-04-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Once Broken Faith

    • October Daye, Book 10
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 793
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739

    Politics have never been October "Toby" Daye's strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn't expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches. Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monarchs. Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Two stars for missing novella

    • By Caitlin on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Red-Rose Chain

    • October Daye, Book 9
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 807
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736

    Things are looking up. For the first time in what feels like years, October "Toby" Daye has been able to pause long enough to take a breath and look at her life - and she likes what she sees. She has friends. She has allies. She has a squire to train and a King of Cats to love, and maybe, just maybe, she can let her guard down for a change.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story

    • By Jennifer Wadsworth on 09-29-15

    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 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 441

    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

    • Taken, Not Spurred

    • Lone Star Burn, Book 1
    • By: Ruth Cardello
    • Narrated by: Mary Kowal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 404

    Would-be writer Sarah Dery has just turned twenty-five and feels like her life is on hold. She’s done squat with her English degree and is just killing time working for her parents. So, when the opportunity to spend the summer working on a ranch in Texas comes her way, she jumps at the chance - figuring it might be just the jolt she needs to get her creative juices flowing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good R. Cardello story; laughed out loud!

    • By E.J. on 10-26-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Indexing: Reflections

    • Indexing Series, Book 2
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495

    The struggle against not-so-charming storybook narratives isn't the only complicating factor in Henrietta "Henry" Marchen's life. As part of the ATI Management Bureau team protecting the world from fairy tales gone awry, she's juggling her unwanted new status as a Snow White, dealing with a potentially dangerous Pied Piper, and wrangling a most troublesome wicked stepsister - along with a budding relationship with Jeff, her teammate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Irritating narrator

    • By Alie on 05-10-17

    Regular price: $10.49

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