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  • The Kingdom of Copper

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): S. A. Chakraborty
  • Narrateur(s): Soneela Nankani
  • Durée: 23 h et 14 min
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Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad - and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there. Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and thought provoking

  • Écrit par Karin Gorham le 2019-04-08

Amazing.

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Évalué le: 2019-01-31

It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, especially if they don’t have an open mind, but this story is a beautiful tale that interweaves Islamic history with fantastic stories. I am excited to read thing third book when it’s released. Here’s hoping.

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)
    
    
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    Durée: 19 h et 39 min
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    Au global 4,6
  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • Auteur(s): Neil Gaiman
  • Narrateur(s): Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Durée: 19 h et 39 min
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Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent presentation of Neil Gaiman's classic

  • Écrit par Jeff le 2017-10-25

What is a God?

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Évalué le: 2018-09-19

I got this after watching the Amazon Prime Television series and realized how much it changed. While some will fight that one is better than the other, the undertones are appropriate for the times they are telling the stories in, which feels so in line with the way the Gods are in this world. Shadow and Mr. Wednesday are compelling characters and complex. I like the dramatic reading, it adds to it.

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  • Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

  • Auteur(s): The Great Courses
  • Narrateur(s): Professor David K. Johnson PhD University of Oklahoma
  • Durée: 13 h et 31 min
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The science fiction genre has become increasingly influential in mainstream popular culture, evolving into one of the most engaging storytelling tools we use to think about technology and consider the shape of the future. Along the way, it has also become one of the major lenses we use to explore important philosophical questions. The origins of science fiction are most often thought to trace to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, a story born from a night of spooky tale-telling by the fireside that explores scientific, moral, and ethical questions that were of great concern in the 19th century - and that continue to resonate today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Be and Beyond, what is Science

  • Écrit par 101mystic le 2018-09-19

To Be and Beyond, what is Science

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Évalué le: 2018-09-19

I loved this. I loved this so so much. I love using science fiction stories to explain historical philosophical theories. I feel like they can explain them better than what options were historically used at contemporary times because what we know is not always the same that they expected. It was awesome, I want a lot more of these.

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  • English Grammar Boot Camp

  • Auteur(s): Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrateur(s): Anne Curzan
  • Durée: 12 h et 26 min
  • Production originale
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Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling with the ambiguous and complicated rules of using formal language. But what is grammar? In fact, it's the integral basis of how we speak and write. As such, a refined awareness of grammar opens a world of possibilities for both your pleasure in the English language and your skill in using it, in both speech and the written word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Strange Boot Camp But Helpful One

  • Écrit par 101mystic le 2018-09-19

A Strange Boot Camp But Helpful One

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Évalué le: 2018-09-19

I am not the greatest at grammar, partially as I feel that as I've gone along in life all the information given to me can get confusing. I am finding it useful to listen to this and read along with the PDF. This has been a helpful course to listen to and learn from, and understand where some of the basics come from.

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  • How Great Science Fiction Works

  • Auteur(s): Gary K. Wolfe, The Great Courses
  • Narrateur(s): Gary K. Wolfe
  • Durée: 12 h et 31 min
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Robots, spaceships, futuristic megacities, planets orbiting distant stars. These icons of science fiction are now in our daily news. Science fiction, once maligned as mere pulp, has motivated cutting-edge scientific research, inspired new technologies, and changed how we view everyday life - and its themes and questions permeate popular culture. Take an unparalleled look at the influence, history, and greatest works of science fiction with illuminating insights and fascinating facts about this wide-ranging genre.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is not a lesson but it is about learning

  • Écrit par 101mystic le 2018-09-19

This is not a lesson but it is about learning

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Évalué le: 2018-09-19

You will not learn how to write perfect science fiction, but here is an explorative look through the science fiction we know and why it might be as popular as it is. It's a look at what is the base of science fiction and where it comes from. It's much more than simply a recipe of what to write to become a science fiction story, but it is the scientific understanding of the ingredients so that you may use and change them as you see fit and how to recognize what you enjoy it.

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The Winter Sea
    
    
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    Durée: 15 h et 49 min
    6 évaluations
    Au global 4,5
  • The Winter Sea

  • Auteur(s): Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrateur(s): Rosalyn Landor
  • Durée: 15 h et 49 min
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History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What is in a memory?

  • Écrit par 101mystic le 2018-09-19

What is in a memory?

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Évalué le: 2018-09-19

This is one of my oldest Audible books, from the days of audible.com was the only option to Canadians, I've had it for ages. I've enjoyed it, many times. I like the soft touch of someone fighting against the need for being a bigger role in the world and also being part of it. Being both small and large. Both female characters of this story follow that path, part of large events that affect them but also small that their world is tight and something more removed from the actual planning of the world stage. Everything has affected them, but they are still only individuals. And I love it, and its simplisticness.

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  • Soulless

  • Auteur(s): Gail Carriger
  • Narrateur(s): Emily Gray
  • Durée: 10 h et 48 min
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Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse, apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire - and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An internal conflict

  • Écrit par 101mystic le 2018-09-19

An internal conflict

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Évalué le: 2018-09-19

I hate werewolf novels. I am so sick of alpha male nonsense. But I like the main character. I love her, I think she's great. I like that she's smart and plucky and isn't pretty and is entirely awkward. But I am so so tired of the Alpha male nonsense of werewolf supernatural stories

  • The Fated Sky

  • Lady Astronaut, Book 2
  • Auteur(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Narrateur(s): Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Durée: 10 h et 14 min
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Mary Robinette Kowal continues the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars. The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there’s a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic - but potentially very dangerous - mission. Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST Read/Listen!!!

  • Écrit par BriM le 2019-03-30

Once the Dust Settles

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Évalué le: 2018-09-19

As a follow up to the Calculating Stars, I got this book as soon as I was able to and loved it. I still love the feel of Nathan's and Elma's relationship, the solidarity of it, but also the struggles of it. I love the realism of it, even the pee in space thing (ick ick ick burping toilets)

I loved it. It's so awesome, it's wonderful and I really think everyone should take time for it

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  • The Bear and the Nightingale

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Katherine Arden
  • Narrateur(s): Kathleen Gati
  • Durée: 11 h et 48 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year, and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind - she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with horrible narration

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-01-25

Accesible Fantasty

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Évalué le: 2018-09-19

This is a book I first tried to read via traditional text formatting, but due to my dyslexia, some of the names were hard for my brain to process it, but once I got it via the audible books the story itself unfolded with soft wonder. I appreciated the narrator and their management of the story. I like the different feel of the Russian fairy tale than the Western German/France narratives I'm usually introduced too. I'm interested in where this is going.

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  • The City of Brass

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): S. A. Chakraborty
  • Narrateur(s): Soneela Nankani
  • Durée: 19 h et 36 min
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Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly she has power; on the streets of 18th-century Cairo, she's a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by - palm readings, zars, healings - are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills, a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive. But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she's forced to question all she believes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What flames will burn

  • Écrit par 101mystic le 2018-09-19

What flames will burn

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Évalué le: 2018-09-19

I got this book after hearing about it somewhere else, though I don't know where, and after listening through it it may be one of my favourite books. I love the different world and in inclusion of new things but that manages to keep it from being too bogged down in explaining what those are, sometimes I am just expected to know them. I look forward to the next books.

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