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Piers Anthony - On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1)
Picture a down on his luck guy who can't do anything right. He is so desperate he tries to kill himself and he screws that up and kills the "Grim Reaper" himself. To say he is freaked out is an understatement, but when he learns since he killed "Death" he must take over the job of collecting souls, he really is thrown. The other incarnations try to help him muddle through but Zane is different, with him on the job "Death" has compassion. All is not a bed of roses for the new "Death" it seems Satan has a vested interest in making some changes since the new guy is on the job. This is the first and best of the incarnations of immortality series. Look for book two "Bearing an Hourglass", it handles the job of "Time".



Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon - Sassinak (Planet Pirates, Vol 1)
Sassinak was 12 when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. Or so the slavers thought. But Sassy turned out to be a little different . . . and bided her time to become the fleet captain of a pirate-chasing ship of her own.

Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon - The Generation Warriors
The fate of the galaxy is placed in the hands of Lunzie, who discovers the true nature of a new friend; Fordeliton, who is dying of a mysterious poison; Dupaynil, who is exiled; and Aygar, who tries to prove himself.



Brian Jacques - Redwall (Book 1, Redwall)
As the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey bask in the glorious Summer of the Late Rose, all is quiet and peaceful. But things are not as they seem. Cluny the Scourge, the evil one-eyed rat warlord, is hell-bent on destroying the tranquility as he prepares to fight a bloody battle for the ownership of Redwall. This dazzling story in the Redwall series is packed with all the wit, wisdom, humor, and blood-curdling adventure of the other books in the collection, but has the added bonus of taking the reader right back to the heart and soul of Redwall Abbey and the characters who live there.



Terry Goodkind - Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1)
The magical boundaries between the three lands of forest guide Richard Cypher's world are crumbling: Strange beasts from the Midlands, where magic still exists, appear in his Westland forest. And so does Kahlan Amnell, a young woman with some interesting powers and four assassins on her trail. She is in search of the great wizard who left the Midlands not long after he set the boundaries. He is the only one who can possibly thwart Darken Rahl, an evil wizard who has set in motion a process that will result in the enslavement of the three lands. When Richard's eccentric friend and mentor, Zedd, is sought out for advice about finding the great wizard, Kahlan identifies Zedd as the object of her search. The process that Darken Rahl has initiated requires him to obtain the three boxes of Orden, and, within one year, to open the proper box. As time grows short, Richard, Kahlan, Zedd, and a border guard, Chase, go in quest of the one box that the evil wizard still lacks. Among the truths that Richard learns along the way is the wisdom of the Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid and will believe almost anything. A wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring epic fantasy debut.



Mists of Avalon Bk. 1 : Mistress of Magic / by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Mists of Avalon Bk. 2 : The High Queen / by Marion Zimmer Bradley



Terry Brooks - Angel Fire East
Final installment in Brooks's Word vs. Void clash (Running with the Demon, 1997; A Knight of the Word, 1998). Ten years have elapsed, and now a ``gypsy morph''or organized aggregation of random magicshas formed: usually they spontaneously disintegrate but, rarely, transform into powerful forces for good or evil. Weary Knight of the Word John Ross rushes to protect the gypsy morph; similarly, the Void dispatches the ancient demon Findo Gask. To his disadvantage, Gask can detect the morph only when it changes form, and since Ross's guardianship, its locked itself into the form of a four-year-old boy. Gask knows, however, that Ross and ``Little John'' will eventually show up at the Hopewell, Illinois, house of Olympic champion runner and demon-buster Nest Freemark. Nest's life is already complicated by the arrival of Bennett Scott, an old friend battling drug addiction, and her daughter Harper. The demon schemes to corrupt Bennett and so strike at Nest. Finally, Ross and Little John appear, though Gask still has no inkling that Little John is the morph he seeks. He kills Bennett, then kidnaps Little John and Harper, expecting Nest to trade the children for the whereabouts of the morph. But Nest knows Gask has no intention of trading, he'll simply kill the children and so the stage is set for a showdown on Christmas Eve.



T. A. Barron - The Lost Years of Merlin (Lost Years of Merlin, No 1)
This is the first volume in a planned trilogy about Merlin's youth, an area generally ignored in traditional Merlin lore. Barron has certainly come up with an intriguing perspective of what he calls Merlin's lost years, as told by the future wizard himself. A boy, hurled on the rocks by the sea, regains consciousness unable to remember anything--not his parents, not his own name. He is sure that the secretive Branwen is not his mother, despite her claims, and that Emrys is not his real name. The two soon find themselves feared because of Branwen's healing abilities and Emrys' growing powers, and when they are attacked, Emrys strikes out, causing an inferno that blinds him when he plunges into the fire to rescue his antagonist. Branwen and Emrys are taken in by nuns, and as Emrys despairs and heals, he discovers yet another talent--that of second sight--which enables him to embark on a quest to find his true name and heritage. His journey leads him back across the sea to the isle of Fincayra, a mysterious land "not of the Earth, nor of the Otherworld." There he joins forces with the forest girl Rhia and the heroic little giant Shim to battle the evil Rhita Gawr, whose blight is destroying the isle. Barron has created not only a magical land populated by remarkable beings but also a completely magical tale, filled with ancient Celtic and Druidic lore, that will enchant readers.




Peter Abrahams - The Fan
Two Men. One is a baseball star with an ex-cheerleader for a wife, a girl in every big-league town, and enough power in his swing to send a baseball into the stratosphere. Bobby Rayburn isn't just a ball player. He's a God. The other has a wife who's left him, an evaporating bank balance, and soaring child support and car payments. He hates his job and the product he pushes. But the license plate on his 325I reads "WNSOX", Gil Renard isn't just a knife salesman. He's The Fan. But what happens when the barrier between idolator and idol collapses? What happens when Gil Renard sacrifices everything he has left to raise the Sox from their depths, and to rescue Bobby Rayburn from what threatens to be an irreversible slump? What happens when Gil Renard crosses the white line and anoints himself a player in the game?



Aaron Allston - Wraith Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing Series, Book 5)
They are the galaxy's most elite fighting force. And as the battle against the Empire rages, the X-wing fighters risk life and machine to protect the Rebel Alliance. Now they must go on a daring undercover mission--as the crew of an Imperial warship. It is Wedge Antilles' boldest creation: a covert-action unit of X-wing fighters, its pilots drawn from the dregs of other units, castoffs and rejects given one last chance. But before the new pilots can complete their training, the squadron's base is attacked by former Imperial admiral Trigit, and Wraith Squadron is forced to swing into action--taking over an Imperial warship and impersonating its crew. The mission: to gain vital intelligence about Trigit's secret weapons, to sabotage the admiral's plans, and to lure him into an Alliance trap. But the high-stakes gamble pits Wraith Squadron's ragtag renegades against the Empire's most brilliant master of guile and deception. Are they up to the challenge?

Aaron Allston - Iron Fist (Star Wars: X-Wing Series, Book 6)
They are the Rebel Alliance's ultimate strike force--sleek, swift, and deadly. For these X-wing fighters, no job is too dirty or too dangerous. Now they must rise to meet an impossible challenge: stop a powerful warlord by pretending to be his ally. Against all odds, the controversial Wraith Squadron has survived its first covert mission. But now they are called upon to cheat death twice. This time Wedge Antilles sends them in to stop the warlord Zsinj and his Super Star Destroyer, Iron Fist.

Aaron Allston - Starfighters of Adumar (Star Wars: X-Wing Series, Book 9)
The X-wing fighter pilots have earned their reputation as the Rebel Alliance's ultimate strike force by overwhelming enemies with their rapid-fire assaults. But now they are about to embark on a diplomatic mission that will prove to be even more hazardous than all-out combat....



Kevin J. Anderson - Jedi Search (Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Vol. 1)
As the war between the Republic and the scattered remnants of the Empire continues, two children--the Jedi twins--will come into their powers in a universe on the brink of vast changes and challenges. In this time of turmoil and discovery, an extraordinary new Star Wars saga begins.... While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But when Hans and Chewie break away, they flee desperately to a secret imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes--and go from one danger to a far greater one.... On Kessel, Luke picks up the trail of his two friends, only to come face to face with a weapon so awesome, it can wipe out an entire solar system. It is a death ship called the Sun Crusher, invented by a reclusive genius and piloted by none other than Han himself....

Kevin J. Anderson - Darksaber (Star Wars)
It's eight years after the battle of Endor, and the Hutts are hoping to make a galactic power play using Lemelisk's latest project, a sort of cylindrical Death Star superlaser-on-steroids, dubbed Darksaber. But the newly empowered Rebels and the recovering Empire aren't sitting idle. As the book opens, Han and Luke are sneaking their way across Tatooine's Dune Sea, dressed in Tusken drag. Luke's looking to commune with Obi-Wan to learn how to save his Jedi squeeze, Callista, recently rescued from the innards of the ship computer on Palpatine's super-duper Star Destroyer. Meanwhile, the ranks of the Imperial Fleet swell under the charismatic Admiral Daala. Will Luke help Callista touch the Force again? Where will Daala's fleet strike a blow against the New Republic? Will Lemelisk's new invention hold together long enough to save his own hide?

Kevin J. Anderson - Dark Apprentice (Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Vol. 2)
As the New Republic takes devastating losses in the on going war with the scattered remnants of the Empire, the galaxy's future depends on three small children -- among them the Jedi twins -- born to incredible powers and perils, as an extraordinary new saga unfolds... Luke Skywalker finds his academy threatened by untold dangers when his most talented and rebellious student, Kyp Durron, delves dangerously into the Dark Side of the Force, aided by an evil and deadly enemy.

Kevin J. Anderson - Antibodies (The X-Files)
"Antibodies" is a new tale of eerie suspense, an original novel not adapted from any episode. It is a tale in which FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully face the horrifying effects of a bio-engineered miracle cure that may have learned how to kill instead.

Kevin J. Anderson - Ground Zero (The X-Files)
When a noted nuclear weapons researcher is vaporized in his laboratory, FBI agents Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate, only to discover that that the scientist had been working on a top-secret project with deadly implications for world peace.

Kevin J. Anderson - Ruins (The X-Files)
A well-connected American archaeologist disappears while exploring the lost Mayan city of Xitaclan -- and FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are flown to the Yucatán jungles to investigate.

Kevin J. Anderson - Skin (The X-Files)
Skin has an authentic X-Files feel to it--the right mixture of scientific plausibility and mystical overtones to keep both Scully and Mulder interested and on the trail. Skin taken from an unknown body found at the site of a road accident is grafted over the burns suffered by a mild-mannered professor who then goes berserk, killing a nurse. Mulder and Scully try to trace the source of the skin graft and uncover links with a biotech company called Fibrol International, whose deceased CEO, Emile Paladin, was in charge of a MASH unit in a village in Thailand during the Vietnam War. Traveling to the remote village, Mulder is intrigued to learn about a local cult that worships a mythical monster, the Gin-Korng-Pew, or Skin Eater. Meanwhile, Scully follows more prosaic leads in search of Paladin's reclusive brother.

Kevin J. Anderson - Champions of the Force (Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Vol. 3)
In Champions of the Force, Leia rescues her youngest son from the planet Anoth. Han struggles with the Dark Side and destroys the Death Star prototype. Anthony Heald, the consummate reader, does an excellent rendition of this modern classic. His abilities elevate him above all others. Reproducing the character voices with great effectiveness, his voice, enhanced by sound effects, keeps the listener riveted. This action-filled, well-paced performance is worth listening to over and over.


Poul Anderson - The High Crusade
What happens when a band of aliens land in Medieval England just as a local baron is assembling his army for war? The High Crusade! Poul Anderson takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to science fiction in this very funny, yet plausible short-novel. Told from the point of view of the local cleric, the story begins when a scout ship of alien beings, bent on conquest, land near the holdings of Sir Roger of Tourneville, who is gearing up to join the king for a war in France. Instead of running in fear, the war-rabid Englishmen suspect a "French trick" and go out to meet the ship. The fun begins when one of the aliens blasts a local, hoping to frighten the natives. Instead, the assembled troops react, only as trained soldiers will, and turn the aliens into pincushions with their longbows. Thus begins Anderson's humorous adventure. Funny as it is, the book has serious undertones in that it reminds us how little society changes despite advances in technology. This book is perfect for younger readers; it is fairly short, fast-paced, and has no offensive language or adult themes, but adults (especially students of Midieval history) will appreciate its wit and satire
Piers Anthony - Being a Green Mother (Book 5 of Incarnations of Immortality)
Orb had a rare gift--the magic which manifested whenever she sang or played her harp. No one could resist her music. But she knew that greater magic lay in the Llano, the mystic music that controlled all things. The quest for the Llano occupied Orb's life. Until she met Natasha, handsome and charming, and an even finer musician. But her mother Niobe came as an Aspect of Fire, with the news that Orb had been chosen for the role of Incarnation of Nature--The Green Mother. But she also warned of a prophecy that Orb was to marry Evil. Could she be sure that Natasha was not really Satan, the Master of Illusion, laying a trap for her...?



Piers Anthony - Castle Roogna
Millie, a ghost for 800 years wants only one man--Jonathan, and he's a zombie. To prove himself, Magician Dor volunteers to get the potion that can restore Jonathan to full life. But he has to go back through time to do it, to a peril-haunted, ancient Xanth, where danger lurks at every turn....


Piers Anthony - For Love of Evil
Anthony returns to the bestseller list with this sixth volume of the Incarnations of Immortality series. In For Love of Evil, the human who becomes the incarnation of evil, Satan, is troubled by the nature of good versus evil and decides to end it all in a death duel with God.


Piers Anthony - Source of Magic
Ordered by King Trent to determine the source of Xanth's magic, Bink and his companions were harried by an unseen enemy determined to thwart them. When even their protector turned against them, Blink still managed to reach his goal and carry out the King's orders...but the king did not expect Blink's next act--to destroy utterly the magic of Xanth!


Piers Anthony - Bearing an Hourglass
When life seemed pointless to Norton, he accepted the position as the Incarnation of Time, even though it meant living backward from present to past. The other seemingly all-powerful incantations of Immortality--Death, Fate, War, and Nature--made him welcome. Even Satan greeted him with gifts. But he soon discovered that the gifts were cunning traps and he had become enmeshed in a complex scheme of the Evil One to destroy all that was good....


Piers Anthony - With a Tangled Skein
When the man Niobe loved was shot, she learned that she had been the target, in a devious plot of the Devil's. Hoping for revenge, she discovered, too late, how intricate his scheming was, and that he had managed to trap her son and her granddaughter, Luna. Niobe's only chance to save them was to accept a challenge by the Prince of Deceit--a challenge to be decided in Hell and in a maze of Satan's devising!



James Axler - Cold Asylum (Deathlands)
Tracking rumors that could lead them to the long-lost Trader, Ryan Cawdor and his team of warrior survivalists find themselves unwilling houseguests at the opulent estate of the wealthy and perverse Baron Mandeville.

James Axler - Deathlands : Crater Lake
Near what was once the Pacific Northwest, Ryan Cawdor and his roving band of post-holocaust survivors discover a beautiful valley untouched by the nuclear blast that changed the earth forever. Resisting the temptation to settle in the idyllic land, the group is captured and forced deep beneath an extinct volcano to an isolated community of in-bred scientists who are blindly laboring to find better ways of genocide, unaware that the world they are striving to slaughter has already died.

James Axler - Dectra Chain (Death Lands)
While this is one of James Axlers first books in the Deathlands series, it portrays all the characters in excellent detail, and good form. I like the older books better than the new additions to the series, because of lack of extreme fantasy. These first few books were easy to relate to and to ultimately imagine being there. I find this one especially entertaining and provacative because it deals with the sea and the wonders beneath.

James Axler - Deathlands : Ice and Fire
Struggling for survival among the remains of a post-nuclear United States, Ryan Cawdor, the leader of a band of warrior survivalists, finds his authority challenged by his former mentor as the band treks across the wasted country.

James Axler - Deathlands : Neutron Solstice
Using the gateways the adventuring protagonists once again landed in the middle of the unknown. They have landed in the Bayou. This book like many Deathlands novels includes an evil baron, a righteous few, and enough action to spin your head.



M. D. Baer - Double or Nothing
Adult. Producers of this original thriller dub it an "audio movie" or "cinema for the mind." Indeed, it is a bit of a new twist on old-time radio drama. With a cast of 25 (most playing multiple parts), original music, and plenty of sound effects, this slick production engages the listener immediately. Greed over a San Diego County land-development deal results in murders, toxic-waste dumping, revenge, a forced marriage, and concealed identity. Hollywood style, our star-crossed lovers have a bumpy road to their happy ending; but we're always sure of the outcome. Former pop icon Leif Garrett along with writer-director M. D. Baer have crafted a solid production for the original audio drama market.

M.D. Baer - Sunset Stripped
M.D. Baer's wickedly barbed novel, SUNSET STRIPPED, is a hip, steamy Chandler-esque tribute to the pulps of the 40's with a tip of modern day outrage. Jamie Cohen sounds almost like noted narrator Frank Mueller in talent and in style. His performance is a gentle exploding of manuscript assaulting our ears with interest.



Clive Barker - The History of the Devil
A deprived and lovelorne Satan is sick and tired of living in Hell. He bemoans the loss of his angel-wings, his freedom of flight, his elegance and grace. And He misses God. So he calls a trial to seek re-admittance into Heaven. As the trial moves through space and time we revisit scenes of humanities failures -- or are they the work of the Devil, his own wicked crimes? If Satan wins his day in court, he'll be reunited with his Father in Heaven. And if he loses? He'll spend eternity here with us -- on Earth.



Neal, Jr. Barrett - Judge Dredd
In a violent Third Milennium Earth, Judge Dredd, the most powerful keeper of the peace, is wrongly accused and sentenced for murder just before he discovers that he is a clone who was genetically designed to be the perfect lawman.



Margaret Wander Bonanno - Star Trek : Probe
The dramatic reappearance of the mysterious probe that had once nearly destroyed Earth leads Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise on a perilous journey into the far reaches of the galaxy.



Terry Brooks - Star Wars : Episode 1 the Phantom Menace
This stunning new chapter in George Lucas's "Star Wars" saga has been brought to life by Terry Brooks, a foremost author of fantasy fiction. "The Phantom Menace" is a stirring novel of good and evil, human strengths and frailties, and grand adventure that adds powerful new dimensions to a legendary work of imagination.

Terry Brooks - SHANNARA

1 The Sword of Shannara (Abridged full story)
The classic tale which started it all. It is a time when the Races of the world would rather prefer to live in isolation instead of sharing what they know. Which makes it a perfect time for evil to strike. Eight adventurers set out to retrieve the only weapon which may be used to defeat this evil. Along the way they face perilous journeys, unimaginable nightmares come alive, and a hopeless quest. All for the sole reason to aquire the Sword of Shannara and defeat the wicked Warlock Lord.

2 The Elfstones of Shannara (Abridged full story)
Before the Great Wars, and the Old Race of Man, there was a different world populated by different beings. Elves, demons, faeries, and the such. The Elves and the Demons constantly fought each other until the Elves finally imprisoned them with the enchanted tree called the Ellcrys. Thousands of years later the Ellcrys still survives and still keeps the Demons imprisoned within the Spell of Forbidding, but not for much longer. Amberle Elessidil and Wil Ohmsford must set out to find the Bloodfire and put the sacred Ellcrys seed within it. Throughout their journey Amberle learns, understands, and finally accepts the most precious part of being an Elf; Something of the self must be given back to the land.

3 The Wishsong of Shannara (Abridged full story)
The Ildatch, ancient source of evil, stirred to new life, sending it's Mord Wraiths out into the world of Man. The Mord Wraiths were once human, but had been subverted and mutated into evil demons by the Ildatch. Now the entire world and all it's Races were threatened at being exstinguished by the evil magic. Only Brin Ohmsford had the power to stop it by use of the Wishsong. But it was just music, a toy that she fooled around with, along with her brother Jair which also possessed the Wishsong but at a lesser extent. How could it possibly withstand something as evil and loathsome as the Ildatch. A toy was all it was, or had she been brought up to think it just a toy?


Terry Brooks - Heritage of Shannara

1 The Scions of Shannara (Abridged full story)
Three hundred years have passed since the death of Allanon, and the Four Lands are not even remotely the same. the Elves have vanished, the Dwarves have been enslaved and slaughtered, and the Federation has total rule over the Southland, making magic strictly forbidden. Summoned by the Shade of Allanon, the Scions of Shannara are given charges to fulfill if the Four Lands are ever to revert back to the way they once were. Par Ohmsford was to find the legendary Sword of Shannara which everyone has known has been lost for over 100 years. Wren Ohmsford was to seek out the Elves and bring them back to the world of Man, and Walker Boh was to bring back lost Paranor and the Druid as well. All of these tasks are manifestly impossible.

2 The Druid of Shannara (Abridged full story)
The shade of Allanon charges Walker Boh with bringing back lost Paranor and the Druids. But the last of the Druids have been dead for 300 years. How can this be accomplished? Teamed up with Morgan Leah, Quickening; daughter of the King of the Silver River, and Pe Ell; an assassin who plans to eventually kill Quickening, they set out to find the Black Elfstone. This brings them into the mists of Uhl Beck; the King of the Silver River's brother, and a faerie creature much like him, but changed so remarkably by the power of the Black Elfstone. Throughout their quest each of them receives something back from the elemental Quickening, which they thought was surely lost.

3 The Elf Queen of Shannara (Abridged full story)
With the Four Lands in serious danger by the Shadowen, destroying it's life giving land, and it's people, it is a haven compared to the demon infested island of Morrowindl. Wren Ohmsford travels to the island in search of her charge given by Allanon; to find and bring back the lost Elves to the Four Lands. In the process she learns the answers and truths to many things. Her heritage, her lineage, her birth right, but most important of all, Wren learns the truth about the Shadowen; who they really are.

4 The Talismans of Shannara (Abridged full story)
The Sword of Shannara, Paranor, and the Elves are once again a part of the Four Lands. All of the charges have been successful, and the greatest chance to destroy the Shadowen, once and for all is at hand. With the Shadowen secret finally revealed and the charges given by the Shade of Allanon carried out, the only thing that's in the way is that the Scions of Shannara have to get together and share what they know. Once that happens, nothing will stand in their way.


Terry Brooks - The Voyage of Jerle Shannara

1 Ilse Witch
Terry Brooks's new Shannara epic, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, kicks off its first volume, Ilse Witch, with the discovery of a mad elf drifting on wreckage miles out at sea with his tongue and eyes removed and a map secreted among his possessions. The elf is revealed to be a lost prince who set out decades earlier to find old magics on another continent. Walker Boh, the Druid we last saw in The Talismans of Shannara, persuades the Elf King that both vengeance and prudence dictate a second expedition and assembles the usual crew of talented misfits to travel by airship into unknown territory. The forces of evil are on their way as well--the shadowy figure known as the Ilse Witch and the lizard-like mercenaries forced on her by her untrustworthy ally, the Morgawr, are closing in, with acquisition and murder in their hearts.



Lois McMaster Bujold - Borders of Infinity
This book contains a bunch of short stories which fill in gaps between what we've seen in the Vorkosigan novels, with orientation on Miles Vorkosigan. Other characters show up in the framework used to glue the stories together.



Robin Cook - chromosome 6
A medical examiner in New York worried by some odd autopsy findings and a scientist in equatorial Africa performing genetic experiments that could dramatically alter life on earth are drawn together in Cook's latest medical thriller. Boyd Gaines's dramatic reading, accented by sound effects and musical bridges, establishes the characters and the emotional reality of the frightening situations.

Robin Cook - Mutation
The plot revolves around genetic manipulation of the unborn: Victor (named just like in the Shelley work) genetically enhances five embryos, one of which becomes his second son (a genius), VJ (for Victor Jr.). By VJ's tenth birthday, several people close to him have mysteriously died from a rare form of liver cancer, and Marsha, his mother, begins to suspect that all is not right. By the time she convinces Victor that their son has, to put it mildly, a personality disorder, VJ has begun to conduct his own experiments in genetic research. Cook, as always, includes great biological plot points, and at the least, the book is educational and raises several issues that are as relevant now as when the book was first published several years ago. However, the element of surprise just isn't there, and an attentive reader can spot what's coming a mile away. The end implies that the story isn't over...but isn't as ambiguous as Shelley's "Frankenstein". Or as profound...

Robin Cook - Vector
A white supremacist group and a disenchanted Russian émigré cabbie with a biology background team up to visit bacterial disaster upon New York City. It's up to forensic pathologists Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery to stop them. Jason Culp is serviceable in propelling the neatly abridged action forward, aided in places by scene-setting music. The cabbie's Russian accent and Stapleton's decency and intelligence are more believable than some of the coincidences that make the story work. But in general this is an exciting listen, spiced with Cook's considerable medical knowledge.

Robin Cook - Contagion
When not one but three different extremely rare diseases kill several patients at a New York hospital, forensic pathologist Jack Stapleton suspects it's more than just coincidence. He thinks there's a connection between the appearance of the mysterious microbes responsible for the deaths and the HMO that owns the hospital--the same HMO that once destroyed his flourishing medical practice. Is Americare deliberately killing off its sickest patients--those who cost the most money to treat? Or is there an even more sinister motive behind the strange goings-on at Manhattan General, not to mention the attempts on Jack's life? And what is beautiful Terese Hagen, the hard-driving creative director of a Madison Avenue ad agency, doing in the middle of this slightly muddled, but still engrossing, tale of greed, medicine, and mayhem?

Michael Crichton - Airframe
Cruising 35,000 feet above the earth, a twin-engine commercial jet encounters an accident that leaves 3 dead, 56 wounded, and the cabin in shambles. What happened? With a multi-billion-dollar company-saving deal on the line, Casey Singleton is sent by her hard-driving boss to uncover the mysterious circumstances that led to the disaster before more people die. But someone doesn't want her to find the truth.

Michael Crichton - Congo
In the heart of the African rainforest, an exploration team equipped with the latest in scientific technology has set up a camp in the proximity of the city of Zinj, which has been abandoned for hundreds of years. Being in constant video-contact with ERTS headquarters, the team is suddenly seen to be brutally massacred by what turns out an unknown species of gorilla on the monitors in Houston. R. B. Travis, director of Earth Resources Technology Systems, boasts the cynical motto 'Some damn thing always goes wrong', and has therefore been prepared for the worst. Immediately, a recovery team is put together, with further instructions to continue the previous expedition's work. This new crew is joined by Amy, a 'civilized' gorilla who possesses the knowledge of sign language, to function as a guide on the haphazard journey into the dark, unexplored depths of the Congo.

Michael Crichton - Eaters of the Dead
Michael Crichton takes the listener on a one-thousand-year-old journey in his adventure novel Eaters Of The Dead. This remarkable true story originated from actual journal entries of an Arab man who traveled with a group of Vikings throughout northern Europe. In 922 A.D, Ibn Fadlan, a devout Muslim, left his home in Baghdad on a mission to the King of Saqaliba. During his journey, he meets various groups of "barbarians" who have poor hygiene and gorge themselves on food, alcohol and sex. For Fadlan, his new traveling companions are a far stretch from society in the sophisticated "City of Peace." The conservative and slightly critical man describes the Vikings as "tall as palm trees with florid and ruddy complexions." Fadlan is astonished by their lustful aggression and their apathy towards death. He witnesses everything from group orgies to violent funeral ceremonies. Despite the language and cultural barriers, Ibn Fadlan is welcomed into the clan. The leader of the group, Buliwyf (who can communicate in Latin) takes Fadlan under his wing.

Michael Crichton - Timeline
When you step into a time machine, fax yourself through a "quantum foam wormhole," and step out in feudal France circa 1357, be very, very afraid. If you aren't strapped back in precisely 37 hours after your visit begins, you'll miss the quantum bus back to 1999 and be stranded in a civil war, caught between crafty abbots, mad lords, and peasant bandits all eager to cut your throat. You'll also have to dodge catapults that hurl sizzling pitch over castle battlements. On the social front, you should avoid provoking "the butcher of Crecy" or Sir Oliver may lop your head off with a swoosh of his broadsword or cage and immerse you in "Milady's Bath," a brackish dungeon pit into which live rats are tossed now and then for prisoners to eat. This is the plight of the heroes of Timeline, Michael Crichton's thriller. They're historians in 1999 employed by a tech billionaire-genius with more than a few of Bill Gates's most unlovable quirks. Like the entrepreneur in Crichton's Jurassic Park, Doniger plans a theme park featuring artifacts from a lost world revived via cutting-edge science. When the project's chief historian sends a distress call to 1999 from 1357, the boss man doesn't tell the younger historians the risks they'll face trying to save him. At first, the interplay between eras is clever, but Timeline swiftly becomes a swashbuckling old-fashioned adventure, with just a dash of science and time paradox in the mix. Most of the cool facts are about the Middle Ages, and Crichton marvelously brings the past to life without ever letting the pulse-pounding action slow down. At one point, a time-tripper tries to enter the Chapel of Green Death. Unfortunately, its custodian, a crazed giant with terrible teeth and a bad case of lice, soon has her head on a block. "She saw a shadow move across the grass as he raised his ax into the air."



Clive Cussler - Raise the Titanic
When adventurer Dirk Pitt locates the sunken Titanic, he puts himself and his crew in deadly jeopardy. Sabotaged by Russian spies and savage storms, Pitt must stop a diabolical plan for Soviet world supremacy--or see the Titanic blasted out of existence.

Clive Cussler - Night Probe! (Unabridged)
What IF the US and England negotiated a treaty that in essence sold Canada to the Yankees...? Cussler introduces this exact situation with the opening pages of this adventure taking place on a train and a luxury ship. Both meet untimely ends, but not necessarily the way you are led to believe. Years later a reference to these documents is uncovered and soon after the race is on to find them by two countries, one bent on destroying them, the other for the purpose of collecting them intact. This is easily one of Cusslers most political novels, moving from the inner workings of the Prime Minister of Canada to the Oval Office and many points in between. If you remember the character of Foss Gly in 'Cyclops', you will be happy to find out that he makes his first appearance here in 'Night Probe', and as you can imagine, he is at his worst.

Clive Cussler - Serpent
Hidden in the depths off Nantucket Sound lie the sunken remains of the ANDREA DORIA, an Italian luxury liner. Few know of the pre-Columbian artifact locked in within its bowels, or of the murdered guards secluded with the artifact. Reader Purdham draws listeners into the characters as murder and mayhem ensue. He switches accents and gender roles quickly. Nina, a young, beautiful, marine archaeologist, is depicted with youthful vigor. The staccato enunciation of killers in hot pursuit is in sharp contrast. A compelling listen for Cussler fans on those long commutes.

Clive Cussler - Valhalla Rising [UNABRIDGED]
Valhalla Rising is another Dirk Pitt Adventure, the best yet. Action and adventure carry the hero to all new adventures. The villians are vicious and calculating, keeping Dirk Pitt on his toes. Vikings, submarines, cruise ship disasters all keeping the reader entertained. The ending is quite the Cussler Style for Pitt and his novels. I enjoyed reading it in one evening... glued to the action and the twists and turns of the plot. Cussler didn't disappoint me with this one. Of course there were editing problems the the villians name Omo and Ono and the ships name, but hey it was easy to figure out what the author meant. I enjoyed Pitt getting older and is now more believable and realistic. New technology patents and corporate greed and hired guns all make good action adventure when Cussler adds to the mix. Buy it, read it and enjoy it.



Diane Duane - Deep Wizardry
Coming to the aid of a wounded whale, Kit and Nita are plunged into deep wizardry. The whale is a wizard, and she enlists Kit and Nita in battle against the sinister Lone Power. Becoming whales themselves, Nita and Kit join in an ancient ritual performed by whales, dolphins, and a single fear, some shark. But which poses more of a danger: the Lone Power, or ed'Rashtekaresket, the enormous shark as old as the sea?



John Fletcher - The Legend of Robin Hood
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Eric Garcia - Anonymous Rex : A Detective Story
In Eric Garcia's wild but winning first mystery, dinosaurs never did get wiped out--they evolved secretly and now make up about 5 percent of the world's population. There are dinosaur doctors, lawyers, even detectives like Rubio--although he's hit a low point in his own career because of the suspicious death of his beloved partner. Now the distraught Vincent sucks up so much basil that he can't do his job. But when a human who knows the dinosaurs' secret is killed during an arson fire at a popular dino disco called the Evolution Club, Rubio's luck begins to change. He starts to snoop, following the trail of a lovely human female to the office of Dr. Emil Vallardo, where bizarre experiments are being done on interspecies breeding between humans and dinosaurs. It's all great comic book fun, full of nice little inside jokes, served up deadpan and with full respect for the private eye genre it enlivens.



David Gemmel - Knights of Dark Renown
Once the legendary knights of the Gabala defended the nine duchies. Their hearts were beautiful; their armor was beyond compare. They were greater than princes, more than men. But they were gone, disappeared through a demon-haunted gateway between worlds. Only one held back -- Manannan, whose every instinct told him to stay. Now he was the coward knight, and in torment. Murder and black magic beset the land. Rumors circulated that the king was enchanted, changed, that his soul was dead . . . and that a reign of terror was about to begin.
Now Manannan realized he would have to face his darkest fears: he had no choice but to ride through that dreaded gate and seek out his vanished companions. And the secret he would learn there would tear his soul apart . . . .
"A sharp, distinctive medieval fantasy. Dramatic, colorful, taut."



William Gibson - Neuromancer
A hard-boiled futuristic novel, NEUROMANCER uses as its stage the boundless range of modern cyberspace. The author's hero, Case, is a cyberspy, the best in the business. But he plays his games close to the edge and double-crosses the wrong people. Banished from cyberspace and restricted to life in the physical world, Case hits the skids. But his luck turns when he gets another chance. To take it may cost him his life.



Judith Gould - Forever (mystery)
Love and murder in the international jet set. Trying to discover the identity of a brutal murderer, an investigative journalist is lead from Manhattan's penthouses to Brazil's wealthiest families.



Tom Grace - Quantum
Johann Wolff, a German scientist and émigré, resettles in a Midwestern university town after World War II, and within months he mysteriously disappears. A half century later, Ted Sandstrom, an experimental physicist, announces to a small audience of his fellow scientists that he has discovered a method for generating vast amounts of power with a small quantum energy device. The scientists include Nolan Kilkenny, a former Navy Seal who will transfer Ted's research into the industrialized sector, and Oksanna Zoschenko, a Ukranian physicist who understands that Sandstrom's work has vast implications for the global economy as well as the future of science. The connection between Sandstrom and Wolff is at the heart of this suspense thriller; Wolff's missing notebooks not only presage Sandstrom's research, but also hold the key to utilizing it to change the world.



Sue Grafton - A Is for Alibi
When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. Plenty of people had reason to want him dead. But the police thought his wife Nikki -- with motive, access and opportunity -- was the #1 suspect. The jury thought so too. Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki hires Kinsey Millhone, a gutsy P.I., to find the real killer. The trail is cold but Kinsey finds a lead. It brings her face-to-face with the murderer! This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work... and who works strictly alone!

Sue Grafton - B Is for Burglar
Seems like a routine job. Boldt was last seen lavishly draped in a $12,000 lynx coat heading for Boca Raton. She never got there. But someone else had, and was camping out illegally in Mrs. Boldt's abode. Now, things were beginning to seem a bit less routine - particularly when Kinsey is ordered to drop the investigation just as she discovers that days before Elaine Boldt "bolted", her next-door neighbor and bridge partner had been murdered. Unfortunately, the killer is still at large . . . and looking for Kinsey!



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James W. Hall - Buzz Cut (unabridged)
Thorn, a loner and gloomy sort of guy, is the hero of James W. Hall's thriller series. But in Buzz Cut, the real center of attention is Butler Jack, an erudite homicidal maniac with a brilliant and grandiose scheme. The plan is to hijack a $400 million cruise ship and hold its 2,000 passengers for ransom. Butler Jack has an obsession with etymology, and he is more than happy to lecture his hostages on the derivation of the word "hijack," which is descended from "Jack" which comes from the Middle English "Jakke," which meant "ordinary guy." Our Jack is an ordinary guy who just happens to have the mind of a genius and a passion for grisly killing.



Thomas Harris - Hannibal
Horror lit's head chef Harris serves up another course in his Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter trilogy, and it's a pièce de résistance for those with strong stomachs. From beginning to end, the story continues to shock and thrill its readers while leaving a lingering "taste" of uncertainty.



Harry Harrison - The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus
Following his frolic in Hell (The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell, 1996), the eponymous Slippery Jim diGriz runs off to join the circus. Jim and his wife, the lovely and talented Angelina, are approached by Imperetrix ``Kaizi'' Von Kaiser-Czarski, the galaxys richest man (and, possibly, the oldestafter 40,000 years his memory's none too reliable). Kaizi's being robbed, systematically yet undetectably, and he's willing to pay four million credits per day (plus expenses) to catch the thief. Our slick duo's single clue: a circus was in town when each robbery occurred. It wasnt the same circus, but always on the bill was Puissanto, the Strongest Man in the Galaxy. To question him, Jim and Angelina must travel to the remote and uninviting planet Fetorr and its equally uninviting city of Fetorrscoria. Another splendid romp for Harrison's picaresque pair



Robert Heinlen - Sttarship Troopers (unabridged)
Juan Rico signed up with the Federal Reserve on a lark, but despite the hardships and rigorous training, he finds himself determined to make it as a cap trooper. In boot camp he will learn how to become a soldier, but when he graduates and war comes (as it always does for soldiers), he will learn why he is a soldier.



W H Hudson - Green Mansions
An astonishing journey into green dark of the South American rain forests, where our adventurer falls in love with Rima, a girl of a magnificent and mystical race. Join our hero on this trip as his love leads him to discover the greatest joy as well as the darkest despair.



James Byron Huggins - Hunter
Nathaniel Hunter is the world's best tracker and scout, able to read any trail and superb at finding lost people and animals. Huggins pits Hunter and his elite commando friends against a genetically altered human who is a throwback to before remembered history and the ultimate mindless killer. Boyd Gaines takes the listener through the woods, the tundra, the horror of murder and relentless tracking, tightening the tension and suspense with every turn of the tape, capturing the mood of each character and the ever-quickening pace of the story. Alternating between political intrigue, vivid descriptions of the wilderness and gory scenes of destruction, Huggins and Gaines bring this hard-to-believe macho adventure to life and sweep the listener along to the ultimate battle of Alpha males.



Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Originally published in 1932, Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future "Utopian" society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.



K. W. Jeter - The Mandalorian Armor (Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars, Book 1)
He's the most feared and successful bounty hunter in the galaxy. He is Boba Fett, and even the most hardened criminals tremble at his name. Now he faces the deadliest challenge of his infamous career--an all-out war against his most dangerous enemies. As the Rebellion gathers force, Prince Xizor proposes a cunning plan to the Emperor and Darth Vader: smash the power of the Bounty Hunters Guild by turning its members against each other. Only the strongest and most ruthless will survive, and they can be used against the Rebellion. It's a job for the fiercely independent Boba Fett, who jumps at the chance to destroy his rivals. But Fett soon realizes the murderous factions, criminal conspiracies, and the evil at the Empire's dark heart. Boba Fett has always finished first. And in this game, anything less is death.

K. W. Jeter - Slave Ship (Bounty Hunter Wars, Book 2)
Fett fans take note: Star Wars: Slave Ship features the (in)famous bounty hunter as he chases after the largest bounty ever offered--by tracking down renegade stormtrooper Trhin Voss'on't. The story, book 2 in The Bounty Hunter Wars series, jumps back and forth between the time of Star Wars: New Hope and Return of the Jedi in a series of convoluted plot twists that involve everyone from Emperor Palatine and Darth Vader to Zuckuss and Bossk.

K. W. Jeter, Anthony Heald - Hard Merchandise (Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Wars, Book 3)
Boba Fett fears only one enemy--the one he cannot see.... Feared and admired, respected and despised, Boba Fett enjoys a dubious reputation as the galaxy's most successful bounty hunter. Yet even a man like Boba Fett can have one too many enemies.... When Boba Fett stumbles across evidence implicating Prince Xizor in the murder of Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle, Fett makes himself an enemy even he fears: the unknown mastermind behind a monstrous deception, who will kill to hide his tracks. Fett also finds himself in possession of an amnesiac young woman named Neelah, who may be the key to the mystery--or a decoy leading Fett into a murderous ambush. Fett's last hope is to run through the list of Xizor's hidden enemies. And since Xizor's hidden enemies are almost as legion as Fett's, the chance of survival is slim--even for someone as skilled and relentless as Boba Fett.



Wlliam W Johnstone - Slaughter in the Ashes
Slaughter In The Ashes: America has been brought to his its by nuclear apocalypse. Decent citizens have united and are praying for a leader who can protect them. Luckily, one of the survivors is Ben Raines. Rebel leader Ben Raines created the Tri-States, but no system is perfect: criminal gangs still roam the land, spreading havoc & violence, especially in Northern Main. There, a secret sect of cannibals threatens the nation's freedom. Ben Raines is determined to clear the land of the scum that have made life a living hell for hard-working, law-abiding citizens. But the deep snowy woods hold more than a few surprises and challenges, and Ben and his SUSA army now face the toughest battle of all....



Robert Jordan - A Crown of Swords (The Wheel of Time, Book 7)
A Crown of Swords continues the epic adventure of Robert Jordan's WHEEL OF TIME series. Elayne, Aviendha and Mat come closer than ever to the bowl ter angreal that may reverse the world's endless heat wave and restore natural weather conditions. Engeu brings together all manner of women who can channel - Sea Folk Windfinders, Wise Ones and surprising others. And, above all, Rand al'Thor faces the dead Forsaken Sammael in the shadows of Shadae Logoth where the blood-hungry mist Mashadar waits for prey.

Robert Jordan - The Path of Daggers (The Wheel of Time, Book 8)
But with the previous book, Crown of Swords, and now with Path of Daggers, the series is in a bit of a holding pattern. Path continues the halting gait of the current plot line: Rand is still on the brink of losing it, all the while juggling the political machinations around him and again taking to the field against the Seanchan. The rest of the Two Rivers kids and company don't seem to be moving much faster. Egwene continues to slowly consolidate her hold as the "true" Amyrlin (finally getting closer to Tar Valon and the inevitable confrontation with Elaida), and Nynaeve and Elayne keep on wandering toward the Lion Throne, again on the run from the Seanchan. Mat Cauthon is barely mentioned, and fellow ta'veren Perrin keeps busy with politics in Ghealdan

Robert Jordan - A New Spring
A New Spring, a short story in Legends: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy. New Spring relates the story of two young Aes Sedai as they begin their search for the Dragon Reborn. Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche newly raised sisters sent on a quest to find the prophecized savior of mankind by a now-dead Amyrlin. Alone, not knowing whom they can trust, searching for a special male child born on the slopes of the Dragonmount during the Aiel War. Only, someone else, perhaps the Black Ajah, is also seeking the reborn soul of Lews Therin Telamon - and they don't particularly care if he lives to make it to Tarmon Gaidon. The story also tells of the meeting and eventual bonding of an Aes Sedai and her Warder as Moiraine enlists the aid of a king, a king with no nation, Al'Lan Mandragoran.



Dan Jurgens - The Death of Superman
Collects the Doomsday storyline that ran in the Superman comics. One of the hardest hitting comic stories of the 90s. This one reminded us why we Superman is still the premier superhero of them all. Not in many occasions has Superman fought harder in his whole life than in this story. Because of his superpowers we never could see the one moment when he is ready to sacrifice his life to save others. Here we find out.



Stephen King - Bag of Bones
No longer content to be the prolific provider of text, King grabs the audio reigns to recount this haunted tale of grief, young love, and otherworldly visits. When 40-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan returns to his lakeside cabin to process his wife's death, he finds the place a beacon for nightmares and ghoulish visits. But there's hope in Kingsville, as this struggling writer falls in love with a young widow named Mattie and her 3-year-old psychic daughter, Kyra.

Stephen King - The Mist (complete).mp3
The Mist is a great old-fashioned radio-like horror. When a mist covers the town, a few band of people in a grocery store try to venture out and find safety, but in the mist, death awaits. This tale (which was also a SUPERB story in "Skeleton Crew") is a bone-chilling tale about people. How they react in these situations, what they cling to.

Stephen King - The Drawing of the 3 : The Dark Tower II
You can't find a better mix of fantasy and horror than the Dark Tower series. This book flawlessly continues the plot from the first book, The Gunslinger, where it picks up a couple of hours after Roland has "killed" Walter, the man in black. Roland, suffering from a life-threating bite (poisonous) from the lobstrosiities, has to bring a coccaine junkie, a schizophrenic woman, and a relentless killer into his world and use their help to reach the tower. In order to do this, he has to, in effect, take over them by commanding what to do through their minds. Occasionally, he has to physically transport himself to their world.

Stephen King - The Shawshank Redemption
Based on a a novella from Different Seasons, this unabridged tale focuses on a man convicted of murder, who finds himself in a prison ruled by a sadistic warden and secretly operated by a clever convict. Read by Frank Muller.

Stephen King - The Stand (unabridged 2 cd's)
After a government-spawned "superflu" wipes out more than 90 percent of the earth's population, the devastated survivors must decide whether to support or resist the advances of a mysterious stranger from way down South (heh-heh) who wishes to claim this new world order for himself.

Stephen King - The Waste Lands: The Dark Tower III
As always, Stephen King made me feel I was with them crossing the wastelands. I read this book some time ago and have been waiting for the sequel to it for what seems like, and probably is, years. He makes his characters so real for you, you can feel their pain, share their fear and experience everything with them. He's drawn Eddie, Susannah and Jake together with him in this adventure across the Wastelands with the crazed Blaine the Mono. There's adventure, danger and my heart pounded, as I was left hanging out in the Wastelands with them all waiting for the contest to begin.



Dean R. Koontz - False Memory
Martie Rhodes is a successful young computer games designer with a loving husband, Dusty, and a seemingly normal life. Her best friend, Susan, however, suffers from agoraphobia, or a fear of open spaces, and relies on Martie to take her to weekly therapy sessions. Suddenly and inexplicably, Martie herself begins exhibiting worrying signs of a mental disorder, fearing herself capable of inflicting great harm on her loved ones. At the same time, Dusty's brother Skeet also succumbs to irrational mental behavior and tries to throw himself from a roof. It soon becomes clear that these four characters are involved in something much more than a sinister coincidence. Koontz's great skill, as he demonstrates so well in this novel, is creating believable characters and thrusting them into seemingly impossible but--for the period of the story--completely plausible situations. The plot is as carefully layered as the most intricate orchestral compositions, and Koontz conducts the proceedings with almost unbearable tension. One of his greatest abilities as a writer, however, is tapping into the dark paranoia of society. As we approach the Millennium, and an age in which we are becoming increasingly desensitized to death and violence, Martie's fear of herself, known as autophobia, seems a terrifying warning that soon the only thing we will have left to fear is ourselves. Deeper meanings aside, this is easily one of his best thrillers. The prose moves at a breakneck speed, and the denouement will leave you with a pounding heart and chills up and down your spine. Koontz delivers exciting, boundary-breaking fiction better than anyone else in the game, and False Memory (though at times shocking and disturbing) is a perfect example of a master author in top form

Dean R. Koontz - Icebound
A secret Arctic experiment turns into a frozen nightmare when a team of scientists, stranded on a drifting iceberg with a massive explosive charge, battle the elements for survival, only to discover that one of them is a murderer.



Louis L'Amour - Strong Shall Survive

Louis L'Amour - Ride, You Tonto Raiders! 90 Min
Matt Sabre was no trouble hunter but when Billy Curtin called him a liar and went for his gun, Matt had to draw and fire. With his last dying breath, Curtin asked Matt to take $5,000.00 to his wife Jenny on the Pivotrock....."Jenny's in trouble". Part of the Buckingham Classics series.



Ursula K. Le Guin - A Wizard of Earthsea
You find yourself locked in the world, the world of Eathsea. A world of magic, but one like no other ever described. This is not the fanciful tale of an evil mage and a gallant knight, or a fair maiden and an old king. This book is about a young man, struggling to reach his goals and sail to his own farthest shores. It is the tale of his hardships and struggles and of his realizations and pains. For this is no prince charming, but Ged, the wizard from Gont. And through this book, you will feel and learn and live along side him.



The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, contains seven books: The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle

The Magicians Nephew
The secret passage to the house next door leads to a fascinating adventure.
NARNIA where the woods are thick and cool, where Talking Beasts are called to life ... a new world where the adventure begins. Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to . . . somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis, before they finally return home.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
They open a door and enter a world. NARNIA... the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy ... the place where the adventure begins. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.

The Horse and His Boy
An orphaned boy and a kidnapped horse gallop for Narnia ... and freedom. NARNIA . . . where horses talk and hermits like company, where evil men turn into donkeys, where boys go into battle ... and where the adventure begins.
During the Golden Age of Narnia, when Peter is High King, a boy named Shasta discovers he is not the son of Arsheesh, the Calormene fisherman, and decides to run far away to the North-to Narnia. When he is mistaken for another runaway, Shasta is led to discover who he really is and even finds his real father.

Prince Caspian
The four Pevensies help Caspian battle Miraz and ascend his rightful throne.
NARNIA ... the land between the lamp-post and the castle of Cair Paravel, where animals talk, where magical things happen ... and where the adventure begins. Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the dreary train station (by Susan's own magic horn) to return to the land of Narnia -- the land where they had ruled as kings and queens and where their help is desperately needed.

The Voyage of The Dawn Treader
The Dawn Treader, will take you places you never dreamed existed. NARNIA ... the world of wicked dragons and magic spells, where the very best is brought out of even the worst people, where anything can happen (and most often does) ... and where the adventure begins. The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, and their cousin Eustace to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

The Silver Chair
Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch. NARNIA ... where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans (and, if carefully cooked, on Marsh-wiggles, too), where a prince is put under an evil spell ... and where the adventure begins. Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor . . . or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face to face with the evil Witch. She must be defeated if Prince Rilian is to be saved.

The Last Battle
The conclusion of the saga that beganwith The Magician's Nephew. NARNIA ... where dwarfs are loyal and tough and strong-or are they? . . . where you must say goodbye ... and where the adventure begins again. The Unicorn says that humans are brought to Narnia when Narnia is stirred and upset. And Narnia is in trouble now: A false Aslan roams the land. Narnia's only hope is that Eustace and Jill, old friends to Narnia, will be able to find the true Aslan and restore peace to the land. Their task is a difficult one because, as the Centaur says, "The stars never lie, but Men and Beasts do." Who is the real Aslan and who is the imposter?



Elmore Leonard - Bandits
Bandits assembles an unlikely crew: an ex-nun, an ex-cop, and an ex-con. They've got theit eyes on several million dollars that they've decided should notbe spent to aid the Contrast in Nicaraugua. Of courst , a lot of other people have their eyes on the money, too--Bandits assembles an unlikely crew: an ex-cop, an ex-con, and an ex-nun. They've got their eyes on several million bucks intended for the Contras; with their unique set of skills and their crazily clever plan, they're sure to make out like bandits -- if they live so long.



Franz Lidz - Unstrung Heroes
Part Woody Allen, part Tobias Wolf, Unstrung Heroes celebrates the weird, uproarious relatives that most families pack away in the closet like old sweaters. A boldly original comic tour-de- force, Unstrung Heroes is the stranger than fiction true story of the brothers Ldz: Dany, a paranoid extraordinary who insist the world (especially Mickey Mantly) is out to get him, Arthur, trash connoisseur and found-shoelace aficionado, Leo, the literary genius, Hurry, the self-proclaimed champion boxer and the author's father, Sid, the scientific genius gadget guru and prolific punster. Franz Lidz, sole heir to this "lunatic legacy," weaves an elegiac, absurd, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking memoir of a time when lunacy embodied love while having an analgesic effect on his boyhood pain in this true and truly crazy story of a boy's life amid the looniest of families.



James Luceno - Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 4)
Merciless attacks by an invincible alien force have left the New Republic reeling. Dozens of worlds have succumbed to occupation or annihilation, and even the Jedi Knights have tasted defeat. In these darkest of times, the noble Chewbacca is laid to rest, having died as heroically as he lived--and a grief-stricken Han Solo is left to fit the pieces of his shattered soul back together before he loses everything: friends, family, and faith.



Richard Marcinko - Rogue Warrior
Richard Marcinko describes his life as a combat soldier with the fearless tone of a commanding officer. His boldness helps reveal that he will stop at nothing to achieve his objectives. However, much of the excitement of his daring operations in the Navy's first anti-terrorist unit is lost since there's no emotion in his voice when recounting the stories. There's a noticeable starched quality to the narration as if Marcinko were standing at attention while delivering the text. His failure to step out of his role as military commander and take on the role of storyteller contributes to the lack of firepower in this program. M.P.T.



Gary Martin - Flame Dragons Dance
In a world before recorded time, it was still possible for animals and strange mythical creatures to talk to humans-if they would take the time to listen. One human who did take the time, and thus had many animal friends, was Young Tom. Living in a peaceful little village, he could only dream of brave deeds and glorious quests. Then strange rumors of the rise of the "nasties" and the terrible Moloch began to reach the village. Soon Tom found himself on a heroic quest that was beyond even his imaginings-with the fate of his people in his hands.
Trolls, dragons, elves, and all kinds of "nasties" abound in this fantasy tale of high adventure and daring deeds. Steeped in the tradition of Tolkien, author Gary Martin gives us a delightful first novel.



Anne McCaffrey - The Rowan
The Rowan was one of the strongest Talents ever born, but she was also lonely and without family, friends --or love. Then a telepathic message came from a distant world facing an alien threat, a message sent by an unknown Talent named Jeff Raven, and be it power, danger, or love--the Rowan is about to meet her match.



Michael Kube-McDowell - Shield of Lies (Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis, Book 2)
As Leia must deal with a new threat to the fragile alliance that binds the New Republic, Lando becomes a prisoner aboard a runaway spacecraft of unknown origin. The ship is following an unstoppable path to its homeworld, destroyed by Imperial forces. Luke continues his quest to learn more about his mother among the Fallanassi, where his every belief about the use of the Force is about to be challenged. And while Leia ponders a diplomatic solution to the aggression of the fierce Yevetha race, Han pilots a spy ship into the heart of Yevethan space and finds himself a hostage on one of the vast fleet of warships under the command of a ruthless leader.

Michael P. Kube-McDowell - Tyrant's Test (Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis, Book 3)
In the wake of a shattered alliance, the New Republic fights a relentless new enemy in an all-new adventure in the bestselling Star Wars saga... Faced with an alarming image of Han as a battered hostage of the Yevetha, Chewbacca takes on an urgent mission. Meanwhile, Leia calls upon the Senate to take a stand and eliminate the Yevetha threat--even at the cost of Han's life. As a former Imperial governor takes his battle to the runaway Qella spaceship, Luke's continuing search for his mother brings him dangerously close to Nil Spaar's deadly forces. And as the Yevetha close in on the forces of the New Republic, Luke takes a desperate gamble with an invisible weapon...



Ron Miller - Bradamant : The Iron Tempest (unabridged 18hrs)
Bradamant is a rarity. A female knight in service to the Emperor Charlemagne. A respected and feared warrior knight, she is also a young woman coming of age and struggling with her beliefs. She is a lover torn between the enemy knight she loves and her devotion to her king. Fearless and ruthless on the battlefield, Bradamant is vulnerable and confused in love. With Bradamant: The Iron Tempest, Ron Miller has crafted a very highly recommended, classic medieval adventure tale of chivalry, humor, magic, treachery, and romance -- all from the perspective of a woman warrior holding her own in a male-dominated age of violence, intrigue, and treachery.



Radio Drama - Adventures in Time & Space

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
by Mark Gatiss
It is the time of the Second World War, and all is not well at a top secret research base in Greenland. The British have been testing a new device which could bring about a swift end to the war with Germany - but the trials have gone disastrously wrong. When the Professor and Ace arrive, they encounter an isolated community not only under threat from its human enemies, but stalked by a horrifying menace with a voracious appetite for survival.

CYBER-HUNT
by Martin Peterson
A Cyber War rages throughout the galaxy. The Earth-aligned worlds are fighting for survival against the cold, emotionless might of the Cyber Bloc - an alliance of planets whose inhabitants have undergone cybernetic conversion in the name of racial superiority. Award-winning journalist Olivia is reporting from the front-line, when all her assumptions about the Cyber War are shattered, not only by a terrifying encounter with the enemy, but by the arrival of a wise and mysterious traveller. The result is a deadly Cyber-Hunt, in which human and machine creature are tested to the limit and the balance of galactic power is at stake.

VITAL SIGNS
by Tim Saward
In search of lost memories, the traveller known as 'Fred' makes his way to the Museum of Universal History and Cosmographies, on the carefully controlled planet of Ephestus. Things, however, are not as they should be. The weather is unseasonably snowy, and worse, strange wolf-like creatures have been seen at the perimeters of the capital city. With the wolves becoming ever bolder and the conditions ever more difficult, Fred makes for the museum which he is sure holds the answer to the mystery...

CYBERGEDDON
by Paul Ebbs
Corrigan is a throwback; a misfit; a starship captain with the heart of a seafaring mariner. His skills as an engineer and navigator are unparalleled. He's just not terribly good at being human. Perhaps that's why he plies his trade between the rim-worlds and the Vega Station with only a Clockwork Robot for company. But when his estranged daughter goes missing on the wreck of a starliner, Corrigan is faced with a stark choice - leave her to die, or attempt a rescue that would surely destroy his relationship with her for ever. The Cyberons however, care little for Corrigan's choices - with two million new subjects to convert and an unlimited supply of power, they are poised to attack the Vega Station. It will be the first staging post in a decisive war against humanity.



Radio Drama - The Adventures of Professor Bernice Summerfield
Former companion of the Doctor and adventuress extraordinaire!
Episodes:
Oh No It Isn't!
Beyond The Sun
Walking To Babylon
Birthright
Just War
Buried Treasures
Dragons' Wrath
The Secret Of Cassandra
The Stones Lament

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Ransom

Ellis Peters - The Devil's Novice : The Eighth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
The eighth novel in the author's hugely popular Brother Cadfael series puts the medieval monk on the trail of a priest-killer responsible for the disappearance of a priestly emissary for King Stephen.

Ellis Peters - The Heretic's Apprentice: The Sixteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
In 1143 two unusual individuals arrive at the Abbey and involve Brother Cadfael in a violent death on sacred grounds. Derek Jacobi provides a spirited narration of intrigue and change in this wonderful ancient mystery



Eric a radulski - revenant saga
The Revenant Saga Begins... A young dark elf (known in the novel as Dyrshadda) struggles with the question of honor in her society. At odds with her husband, and in open conflict with her midwife, Andyddra is forced to make one of the toughest, and costliest, choices of her young life.



Anne Rice - The Mummy or Ramses the Damned
Ramses the Great has awakened in Edwardian London. Having drunk the elixir of life, he is now Ramses the Damned, doomed forever to wander the earth, desperate to quell hungers that can never be satisfied. Although he pursues voluptuous aristocrat Julie Stratford, the woman for whom he desperately longs is Cleopatra. And his intense longing for her, undiminished over the centuries, will force him to commit an act that will place everyone around him in the gravest danger....

Anne Rice - The Queen of the Damned
Did you ever wonder where all those mischievous vampires roaming the globe in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles came from? In this, the third book in the series, we find out. That raucous rock-star vampire Lestat interrupts the 6,000-year slumber of the mama of all bloodsuckers, Akasha, Queen of the Damned. Akasha was once the queen of the Nile (she has a bit in common with the Egyptian goddess Isis), and it's unwise to rile her now that she's had 60 centuries of practice being undead. She is so peeved about male violence that she might just have to kill most of them. And she has her eye on handsome Lestat with other ideas as well.



Mike Richardson - Crimson Empire (Star Wars)
Here is yet another extension of the Star Wars saga. This one takes place after the death of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader (who appear in flashbacks) and details the fate of the Crimson Guard, bodyguards of the Emperor. One of the guards is attempting to seize power, and another is working to stop him. This is the first entry in a series, but it wraps up part of the plot and doesn't leave the listener hanging.



Judith Merkle Riley - In Pursuit Of The Green Lion
Forced to marry her former tutor, Margaret of Ashbury, a wealthy widow, discovers that she has fallen in love with her husband, Gilbert de Vilers, whom she calls Gregory. Failed monk, reluctant scribe, and poet, Gregory is taken prisoner by a French Count, an arch-friend who takes exception to Gregory's critique of his dreadful poetry. Bent on rescuing Gregory, Margaret enlists her trusted friends, Mother Hilde, a midwife, and Brother Malachi, an alchemist, in her dangerous mission. Braving sinister castles, dark dungeons and an evil enemy in the course of their ques, the unlikely trio of heroes achieve unimaginable victories in this lighthearted voyage through the darker reaches of history.



J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
In a rousing first novel, already an award-winner in England, Harry is just a baby when his magical parents are done in by Voldemort, a wizard so dastardly other wizards are scared to mention his name. So Harry is brought up by his mean Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia Dursley, and picked on by his horrid cousin Dudley. He knows nothing about his magical birthright until ten years later, when he learns he's to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hogwarts is a lot like English boarding school, except that instead of classes in math and grammar, the curriculum features courses in Transfiguration, Herbology, and Defense Against the Dark Arts. Harry becomes the star player of Quidditch, a sort of mid-air ball game. With the help of his new friends Ron and Hermione, Harry solves a mystery involving a sorcerer's stone that ultimately takes him to the evil Voldemort. This hugely enjoyable fantasy is filled with imaginative details, from oddly flavored jelly beans to dragons' eggs hatched on the hearth. It's slanted toward action-oriented readers, who will find that Briticisms meld with all the other wonders of magic school.


J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
This sequel to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1998) brings back the doughty young wizard-in-training to face suspicious adults, hostile classmates, fretful ghosts, rambunctious spells, giant spiders, and even an avatar of Lord Voldemort, the evil sorcerer who killed his parents, while saving the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from a deadly, mysterious menace. Ignoring a most peculiar warning, Harry kicks off his second year at Hogwarts after a dreadful summer with his hateful guardians, the Dursleys, and is instantly cast into a whirlwind of magical pranks and misadventures, culminating in a visit to the hidden cavern where his friend Ron's little sister Ginny lies, barely alive, in a trap set by his worst enemy. Surrounded by a grand mix of wise and inept faculty, sneering or loyal peersplus an array of supernatural creatures including Nearly Headless Nick and a huge, serpentine basiliskHarry steadily rises to every challenge, and though he plays but one match of the gloriously chaotic field game Quidditch, he does get in plenty of magic and a bit of swordplay on his way to becoming a hero again


J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling offers up equal parts danger and delight--and any number of dragons, house-elves, and death-defying challenges. Now 14, her orphan hero has only two more weeks with his Muggle relatives before returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Yet one night a vision harrowing enough to make his lightning-bolt-shaped scar burn has Harry on edge and contacting his godfather-in-hiding, Sirius Black. Happily, the prospect of attending the season's premier sporting event, the Quidditch World Cup, is enough to make Harry momentarily forget that Lord Voldemort and his sinister familiars--the Death Eaters--are out for murder.



R A Salvatore - Demon Awakens
In a volcanic cavern a great awakening beast vexes to life all that is violent and base in the enchanted land of Corona. No creature dwelling there will remain unscathed. Incited by this newly awakened evil. Goblins ravage the settlements of the frontier, abetted by fearsome giants. In tiny Dundallis, their swift, merciless attack leaves behind two shattered orphans. Stripped of all they hold dear - including each other - Pony and her lifelong friend, the young Elbryan, face an uphill battle for survival. Meanwhile, on a far-off island, a shower of multicolored gemstones has fallen onto the balck sand shores. When harvested by the monks whose order guards secrets of magic, these stones will contain incredible powers, carrying in them all that is good in the world…and all that is evil. Pray that they do not enter the wrong hands.

R. A. Salvatore - Vector Prime (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 1)
Fifty-seven years have passed since the events of Phantom Menace, 25 since A New Hope, and 21 since the Empire's final defeat over Endor. The still-fragile New Republic, rocked by internal conflict, now faces a potentially overwhelming challenge from beyond the known galaxy: the Yuuzhan Vong, a sinister race of warriors using highly advanced (and creepy) organic "devices" and vehicles, whose immense strength and technological edge lets them fight toe to toe with Jedi.



Keith Scales - A fool in the forest
A retelling of the Medieval Grail legend by Keith Scales, based on stories from Chretien de Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach and the Mabinogion.



Daniel Silva - The Mark Of The Assassin
CIA case agent Michael Osbourne as he attempts to locate the terrorists who shot down an airliner off the coast of Long Island. Osbourne has two main antagonists: Delaroche, a KGB-trained expert assassin ordered to kill the handful of people who know the truth, including Osbourne, and the corrupt political culture of Washington, which ominously stymies him at every turn. There's a love story at the core of this book, as well as a brave attempt by Osbourne to reconcile a mystery in his past with a present he has not fully accepted.



Michael A. Stackpole - Wedge's Gamble (Star Wars: X-Wing Series, Book 2)
Sleek, swift, and deadly, they are the X-wing fighters. And as the battle against the Empire rages across the vastness of space, the pilots risk both their lives and their machines for the cause of the Rebel Alliance. Now they must embark on a dangerous espionage mission, braving betrayal and death on the Imperial homeworld to smash the power of a ruthless foe!

Michael A. Stackpole - Isard's Revenge (Star Wars: X-Wing Series, Book 8)
Now that Grand Admiral Thrawn is dead, the New Republic wants to go after the warlords and decides to make an example of Krennel, who murdered a whole family in his rise to power. But Krennel has an unexpected ally: the treacherous Isard, whom the Rogues thought they had killed, is now plotting their downfall. She uses New Republic prisoners, with whom Rogue pilot Corran Horn was held for a while, as bait. The plot twists and turns, sometimes confusingly, as Krennel, Isard, and the Rogues try to outguess one another.



Mike Stewart - Dog Island
In Dog Island, relative newcomer Mike Stewart sets the likable crew from his critically acclaimed first novel, Sins of the Brothers, on a deadly chase to discover the mastermind behind a brutal murder witnessed by a teenage runaway.



Star Trek - Audio Adventure
01 Introduction Enterprise The First Adventure part 1
02 Enterprise- The First Adventure Part 2
03 Final Frontier Part 1
04 Final Frontier Part 2
05 Stranger From the Sky 1
06 Strangers from the Sky 2



J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit
The story is that of Mr. Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit. Hobbits are peaceful creatures who live in and around Hobbiton. One day, Bilbo is approached by Gandalf, a wizened wizard who sees Bilbo as a necessary force for the gathering of a party of dwarves bent on revenge and getting back gold stolen from them by Smoag, a nasty dragon. In the midst of this party and all that they encounter upon their journey to the Lonely Mountain (where the treasure of Smoag and Smoag himself lay) they encounter other forces, strange creatures -- some friendly and some very unfriendly. Deadly spiders, Trolls, Goblins, Wolves round out the deadly enemies. Elves, Men, Elrond half-Elvin, Byorn, and dwarves, round out the good guys. And of course, we can't forget Gollum...the despicable creature within the Misty Mountains whom Bilbo encounters and gains the ultimate power over the lands....the RING! A magic ring that renders it's wearer invisible, but also takes part of the person away (as you learn in later books). But the Ring is mainly a sideline to the main story which is the success of good against evil thanks to a little, nothing of a Hobbit..



John Triplecreek - Lakota, John U.S Marshal - Kidnapped
Colleen Quincy has been kidnapped, and Crobett Matthews joins forces with George Calhoun to find her

John Triplecreek - Lakota, John U.S. Marshal - Jake Three fingers

John Triplecreek - The Last Stagecoach to Tombstone
The continuing adventures of a young newspaperman from the East who seeks his long lost brother in dangerous Indian country.

John Triplecreek - Double Eagle Gold



Orson Welles - War Of The Worlds
This broadcast of an "eyewitness report" of an invasion from Mars caused a nationwide panic in 1938. Originally performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air, here reinterpreted by actors from Star Trek.



Margaret Weis - The Soulforge (Dragonlance: The Raistlin Chronicles, Book 1)
This is the story of the mage Raistlin's early years, beginning when he is six, and continuing through his childhood and teenage years, culminating in the Test in the Tower of High Sorcery.


Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman - Time of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends, Vol. 1)
Tasslehoff, Raistlin, Caramon, and the priestess Crysania travel back in time to the city of Istar before the Cataclysm that destroyed it. There they attempt to avert disaster, while Raistlin plots to seize the magical power of the ancient wizard Fistandantilus.


Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman - War of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends, Vol. 2)
One hundred years after the devastating Cataclysm that destroyed the city of Istar, Raistlin prepares to enter the Abyss and challenge the Dark Queen herself. However, he discovers he has been caught in a time loop from which there seems to be no escape. Only with the help of his brother Caramon and the priestess Crysania can he hope to foil the wiles of Takhisis.


Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman - Test of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends, Vol. 3)
In this, the final installment of the DragonLance Legends, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman finished the story of the twins. They tell of Raistlin's journey through the Abyss, Caramon's knowledge of his brother's evil, and Tasselhoff's realization of life and it's tragedies. This book is an excellent example of perfect writing. As you read, you will be able to see yourself walking beside Raistlin, the sweet scent of rose petals and death in your nostrils. You may be trudging along beside Caramon in a life-less world, the mud sticking to you boots. Finally you could accompany Tanis and Dalamar, watching helplessly as Caramon enters the Abyss to deal with his brother, Raistlin -


Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman - Dragons of Winter Night (Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol 2)
Dragons of Winter Night re turns listeners to the mystical world of Krynn, where the memorable band of characters from Dragons of Autumn Twilight continue their fantastical adventures. The land has grown even more dangerous, and now the heroes -- Tanis Half-Elven, Sturm Brightblade, Raistlin and Caramon Majere, Flint Fireforge and Tasselhoff Burrfoot -- have been separated. And Raistlin, his strange, hourglass eyes gleaming, has warned, "Farewell, my friends...And a long farewell it will be. Some of us are not destined to meet again in this world." This ominous prediction, along with sinister dreams, will haunt this group of long-time friends as they search for the mysterious dragon orbe and the legendary dragonlance with the hope of stopping the advance of the Dark Queen! Here, is a compelling fantasy tale in which the true value of love and friendship is measured against the backdrop of a catastrophic war between good and evil.


Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman - Dragons of Spring Dawning (Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol 3)
Dragons of Spring Dawning, the concluding episode in the ever-popular Chronicles Trilogy, once again takes listeners on a fantastical journey to Krynn, where friendships are made and lost and destinies finally realized. Armed at last with the powerful dragonlances, the Companions of the Lance lead their people in a final desperate battle against the destructive dragons. Knight and barbarian, warrior and half-eft, dwarf and kender and dark-souled mage -- none has reckoned how high the price of victory -- or even defeat -- might be. One by one, they must each overcome personal doubts and conflicts -- their only hope if they are to stop the return of the five-headed dragon goddess, Takhisis. Listen and discover how truth and virtue at last triumph over the deadly darkness of an all-consuming evil in this dramatic conclusion to one of fantasy's most legendary tales.


Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman - Dragons of Summer Flame
This book had everything that makes a dragonlance novel great, magic, gods, heroes, villains, and - of course - dragons. The Graygem, Irda, Knights of Takhisis, Chaos, and Raistlin were all tied in to one plot masterfully. However, I was displeased to see the bad ratings others were giving the book just because it ended the Krynn as we know it. Just because this book forced the series to move on does not mean that the quality of the novel is not excellent. Even though I was very depressed about the occuences in the book, such as the departure of the gods and magic, my two favorite elements, I do have to admit that this was the best dragonlance novel I have read. I found myself getting caught up in the roles of these characters equally or more than I had been with the original characters in the Chronicles. Weis and Hickman, however sad it was for themselves and the readers, brilliantly brought about a new twist in the world of Krynn -


Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman - Dragons of a Fallen Sun (Dragonlance: The War of Souls, Volume I)
The action in Fallen Sun breaks as the mother of all storms sweeps across Ansalon, wreaking havoc on all the book's players: the Knights of Neraka (née Takhisis) laying siege to Solamnic-controlled Sanction; the elves of Qualinesti and their hated cousins the Silvanesti, barricaded behind an enormous magical shield; the aging Goldmoon in the Citadel of Light; the dragons, Malys, Beryl, et al., holed up in their lairs; even Bertrem and the librarians of Palanthas must scramble to keep their precious volumes dry. But it's a small girl who lies at the center of all this, an enigmatic waif who's quietly begun a bloody path of conquest in the name of the One God--even though now, in the Fifth Age, magic is on the wane and Krynn has no gods. Or does it? Heroes still die, mysteries still go unsolved, and Weis and Hickman show that they've still got it in spades, introducing a new set of characters (plus a couple of old favorites) and enough plot and locale jumps to keep you from wandering off. (The duo even provides enough backstory for Dragonlance neophytes to follow along.)


Weis & Hickman- Interview


Owen Wister - The Virginian
Dime novels had featured some rather scrawny horse-bound tenders of cattle, but not until 1902 did the cowboy become a fully realised article of American culture. That Owen Wister, a native of Philadelphia, published the novel that established the conventions of the western. An immediate bestseller, it has never faded from public consciousness. Suddenly there was the natural aristocrat, the Virginian, who faced down the Archetypal villian, Trampas, flinging at him the unforgettable words. "When you call me that, smile!" There was the spunky eastern school teacher, Molly, far from being a wilted flower. They moved in the raw, bracing atmosphere that generations of readers and movie-goers would come to expect from westerns. To listen to The Virginian is to approach the beginning of a cultural phenomenon.



Timothy Zahn - Specter of the Past (Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1)
Specter of the Past is the first of a new series, The Hand of Thrawn. Princess Leia is trying desperately to hold the loose coalition of interests known as the New Republic together long enough to see the evil Empire finally vanquished. But in a stunning setback, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker discover that the pirate ships raiding New Republic transports are staffed with clones under the command of someone who claims to be Grand Admiral Thrawn, the Empire's most powerful warlord, believed dead for 10 years. Thrawn's plan for destroying the fragile New Republic seems well on the way to completion--unless Han, Leia, and Luke can stop it.



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