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The Sweet Far Thing ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Josephine Bailey
16 discs

Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test these bonds. The Order – the mysterious group her mother was once part of – is grappling for control of the realms, as is the Rakshana. Spence’s burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant for.

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The Children’s Book ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor
24 discs

When Olive Wellwood’s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum, the talented working-class boy is introduced into a completely new world.   Olive takes Philip home to meet her family and friends all of whom could be characters out of one of  her magical tales.  Yet this world conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces.

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Lyra’s Oxford ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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lyraSet a few years after The Amber Spyglass ends Lyra, a few years older but pretty much the same girl, still lives at Oxford College.  One night she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are suddenly disturbed by a bird daemon, who has been separated from his witch. The daemon appeals to Lyra to help him find a cure for his witch’s mysterious illness, and he leads her into an alchemist’s house that is not what it seems.

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Rebel Angels ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Josephine Bailey

8 Discs

Rebel_AngelsGemma and her friends from the Spence Academy return to the realms to defeat her foe, Circe, and to bind the magic that has been released.  Added to these Gothic matters is the fact that Gemma must come to terms with her feelings for the young man who pays her court during the Christmas holidays as she is away from finishing school and in her grandmother’s house.

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Jane Eyre ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Flo Gibson

janeIn early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer, who has a terrible secret.

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Testimony ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by a Full Cast

atestAt a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora’s box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices–those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal–that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

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Wicked ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by John McDonough

awickedIn this  re-creation of the land of Oz, Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn’t so wicked after all tells her story.   Past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Wicked just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.

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