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    • Anathem

    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, and others
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,894
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,654
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,662

    In celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite of Apert, the fras and suurs prepare to venture outside the concent's gates - opening them wide at the same time to welcome the curious "extras" in. During his first Apert as a fra, Erasmus eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn't seen since he was "collected". But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the perilous brink of cataclysmic change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • well imagined, absorbing

    • By Josh on 11-10-08

    Regular price: $55.93

    • Quicksilver

    • Book One of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,939
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,117

    In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Be aware of what you're getting into

    • By David on 12-16-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • King of the Vagabonds

    • Book Two of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Simon Prebble, Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

    A chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe - London street urchin-turned-legendary swashbuckling adventurer - risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox...and Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent a contentious continent through the newborn power of finance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Less Math Fiction, More Action

    • By Dale Hurtt on 08-28-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Odalisque

    • Book Three of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Katherine Kellgren, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 855
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 858

    The trials of Dr. Daniel Waterhouse and the Natural Philosophers increase one-hundred fold in an England plagued by the impending war and royal insecurities - as the beautiful and ambitious Eliza plays a most dangerous game as double agent and confidante of enemy kings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Imp of the Perverse Embodied in Brilliant Fiction

    • By Doug D. Eigsti on 10-28-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Confusion

    • Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Katherine Kellgren, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Length: 34 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 877
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884

    In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves, including one “Half-Cocked Jack” Shaftoe, devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues that will place the intrepid band at odds with the mighty and the mad, with alchemists, Jesuits, great navies, pirate queens, and vengeful despots across vast oceans and around the globe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Confusion

    • By Mr on 11-07-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The System of the World

    • Book Eight of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 893
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 695
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 697

    In this concluding volume of Neal Stephenson’s epic work, “Half-Cocked Jack” Shaftoe must escape the noose of Jack Ketch; the rivalry between Newton and Leibniz comes to a head; and Daniel Waterhouse pursues his dream to build the Logic Mill

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good, I want to start the whole series over

    • By Julie W. Capell on 01-03-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Solomon’s Gold

    • Book Six of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Kevin Pariseau, Neal Stephenson (introduction)
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 878
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 665

    The year is 1714. Daniel Waterhouse has returned to England, where he joins forces with his friend Isaac Newton to hunt down a criminal gang attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with "Infernal Devices," or time bombs. Unbeknownst to Daniel, however, Newton has an ulterior motive: to wrest the Solomonic Gold from the control of his arch-enemy, the master counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a.k.a Jack Shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great writing + fantastic performance

    • By Julie W. Capell on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Currency

    • Book Seven of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 815
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625

    Daniel Waterhouse finds himself embroiled in a dark conflict that has been raging in the shadows for decades. It is a secret war between the brilliant, enigmatic Master of the Mint (and closet alchemist) Isaac Newton and his archnemesis, the insidious counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a.k.a. Jack Shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Imp of the Perverse Embodied in Brilliant Fiction

    • By Doug D. Eigsti on 10-28-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

    • Stories
    • By: Etgar Keret
    • Narrated by: Ira Glass, Willem Dafoe, Ben Marcus, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    Read by an all-star cast and featuring a bonus story special to the audio edition, Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is a one-of-a-kind audiobook.... Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant: in Etgar Keret’s new collection, daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning. In his most playful and most mature work yet, the living and the dead, silent children and talking animals, dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spices of imagination behind the door...

    • By Belinda on 02-25-13

    Regular price: $17.49