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    • The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break: A Novel

    • By: Steven Sherrill
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,033

    Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur finds himself in the American South, living in a trailer park and working as a line cook at a steakhouse. No longer a devourer of human flesh, the Minotaur is a socially inept, lonely creature with very human needs. But over a two-week period, as his life dissolves into chaos, this broken and alienated immortal awakens to the possibility for happiness and to the capacity for love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Even the monstrous among us...

    • By Ryan on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Drowning Girl

    • By: Caitlin R. Kiernan
    • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 349

    India Morgan Phelps - Imp to her friends - is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth - or from something far, far stranger....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Modern Haunting

    • By Diane on 07-16-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Swordspoint

    • A Melodrama of Manners
    • By: Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,056
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,059

    On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Witty, Deadly, Sexy Sword Fights and Manners

    • By Jefferson on 01-01-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Viriconium

    • By: M. John Harrison
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 174

    Available to American readers for the first time, this landmark collection gathers four groundbreaking fantasy classics from the acclaimed author of Light. Set in the imagined city of Viriconium, here are the masterworks that revolutionized a genre and enthralled a generation of readers: The Pastel City, A Storm of Wings, In Viriconium, and Viriconium Nights. Back in print after a long absence, these singular tales of a timeless realm and its enigmatic inhabitants are now reborn and compiled to captivate a whole new generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Virocon, Virocon, still the ancient name rings on

    • By Max on 01-04-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Light

    • By: M. John Harrison
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 180

    In contemporary London, Michael Kearney is a serial killer on the run from the entity that drives him to kill. He is seeking escape in a future that doesn' t yet exist - a quantum world that he and his physicist partner hope to access through a breach of time and space itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Brilliant

    • By Max on 11-08-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dimension of Miracles

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,112

    Dimension of Miracles is a satirical science fiction novel first published by Dell in 1968. It's about Tom Carmody, a New Yorker who, thanks to a computer error, wins the main prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes. Tom claims his prize before the error is discovered and is allowed to keep it. However, since Tom is a human from Earth without galactic status and no space traveling experience, he has no homing instinct that can guide him back to Earth once his odyssey begins - and the galactic lottery organizers cannot transport him home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily The Best Title I've Encountered on Audible

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Fall of the Kings

    • By: Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
    • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner's cult-classic novel Swordspoint is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society's smug view of itself - and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scholars with Teeth (and Tongues and Lips)

    • By Dave on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Privilege of the Sword

    • By: Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Barbara Rosenblat, Felicia Day, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 747
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 679
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 681

    Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrators and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. In this exciting new "illuminated production", the author herself reads her own work, supported by a full cast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Austen-es​que tale (with swordfight​s!)

    • By Ann on 07-27-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Pavane

    • By: Keith Roberts
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 390

    Considered Keith Roberts' masterwork, this novel consists of linked short stories (six measures and a coda) of a 20th century in which the Roman Catholic Church controls the Western world, and has done so since Queen Elizabeth of England was assassinated in 1588. The Protestant Reformation never happened, and the world is kept in a Dark Age of steam-power transportation, with no allowance for electrical power, by a tyrannical Rome.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's the Characters that Outline the World

    • By Troy on 03-01-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Anita

    • By: Keith Roberts
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 461

    Meet Anita Thompson: she's young, she's lovely, she's clever, and she's a witch. A real one. Anita lives in two worlds: the modern world of supermarkets and sports cars, radio and rock-and-roll, where she is a thoroughly modern girl with a thoroughly modern interest in boys and fast living and her own independence. But she also lives in the ancient and rustic world of traditions, cauldrons, and familiars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I would buy you this book! (if i could afford too)

    • By troy on 05-20-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • White Apples

    • By: Jonathan Carroll
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Vincent Ettrich, a genial philanderer, discovers he has died and come back to life, but he has no idea why, or what the experience was like. Gradually, he discovers he was brought back by his true love, Isabelle, because she is pregnant with their child - a child who, if raised correctly, will play a crucial role in saving the universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you Neil!!! Carroll is my new favorite.

    • By Jason Coffin on 05-15-12

    Regular price: $23.08

    • The Land of Laughs

    • By: Jonathan Carroll
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 378

    Thomas Abbey is a man stuck in a rut. To kick-start his life, he takes a sabbatical to work on a biography of his favorite writer, the mysterious Marshall France. Although Abbey has been warned that France's daughter, Anna, has blocked all previous attempts at her father's biography, he is surprised to find her the soul of small-town hospitality and quite excited about Abbey's proposal. Even stranger than Anna's behavior, though, is the town itself. The people seem to know what their future holds - freak accidents and all - down to the hour.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's Not You - It's Me

    • By Daryl on 11-01-12

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Jurgen

    • By: James Branch Cabell
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64

    James Branch Cabell's career was short-lived - his works fit neatly within the 1920s literary escapist culture and then quickly declined in popularity as the author veered away from the fantasy niche. In his heyday, Cabell garnered praise from several of his contemporaries such as H. L. Mencken and Sinclair Lewis. Lewis even acknowledged Cabell's successful Jurgen in his 1930 Nobel Prize address.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I think a must read...

    • By troconn the destroyer on 10-18-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Adventures of Doctor Eszterhazy

    • By: Avram Davidson
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95

    This invaluable collection of Avram Davidson's resonant, witty short stories describes some incidents in the career of many-times-Doctor Engelbert Eszterhazy, loyal subject of the Triune Monarchy of Scythia- Pannonia-Transbalkania, located in a 19th-century Europe whose political landscape will be, after a little reflection, familiar to most fantasy listeners. Enquire with Doctor Eszterhazy into curious matters: the lurley, the old woman who lived with a bear, gingerbread men, dancing goats, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Narration of the Erudite Abstruse

    • By Orwell on 03-05-12

    Regular price: $23.08

    • The High Place

    • By: James Branch Cabell
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In the sulphurous The High Place, the amoral hero Florian enters the sleeping-beauty story and (unlike Jurgen with Helen) does not draw back at the sight of excessive beauty. Complications ensue: Beauty is realistically diminished during pregnancy, the first-born child is forfeit to Satan under the pact that guaranteed Florain's success, and an irascible saint is eager to call down holy fire on transgressors. Florian treads close to damnation and is saved only when Satan and the angel Michael conspire to let recent events become, again, a dream: he has a rare second chance and learns better.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too fast to be enjoyable

    • By Kate on 01-11-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Figures of Earth

    • A Comedy of Appearances
    • By: James Branch Cabell
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Figures of Earth, subtitled "A Comedy of Appearances", follows the vicissitudes of Dom Manuel the Redeemer from his lowly swineherd origins through his unlikely elevation to the Count of Poictesme, and beyond. Published in 1921, it was the second volume of “The Biography of Manuel”, Cabell’s great work about an imaginary land that also managed to skewer the world of his upbringing as a Southern Gentleman of Virginia, and nearly everything else, besides!

    Regular price: $19.95

    • You Must Go and Win: Essays

    • By: Alina Simone
    • Narrated by: Alina Simone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    In the wickedly bittersweet and hilarious You Must Go and Win, the Ukrainian-born musician Alina Simone traces her bizarre journey through the indie rock world, from disastrous Craigslist auditions with sketchy producers to catching fleas in a Williamsburg sublet. But Simone offers more than down-and-out tales of her time as a struggling musician: she has a rapier wit, slashing and burning her way through the absurdities of life, while offering surprising and poignant insights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful life journey

    • By Kristiina Friman on 11-08-11

    Regular price: $17.99