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Labyrinth  ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Donada Peters

19 hrs 38 mins

The lives of two women born centuries apart are linked by a common destiny, a labyrinth. In the Pyrenees mountains near Carcassonne, Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig stumbles into a cave and makes a startling discovery-two crumbling skeletons, strange writings on the walls, and the pattern of a labyrinth; between the skeletons, a stone ring, and a small leather bag. Eight hundred years earlier, on the eve of a brutal crusade to stamp out heresy that will rip apart southern France, Alais is given a ring and a mysterious book for safekeeping by her father as he leaves to fight the crusaders. The book, he says, contains the secret of the true Grail, and the ring, inscribed with a labyrinth, will identify a guardian of the Grail. As crusading armies led by Church potentates and nobles of northern France gather outside the city walls of Carcassonne, it will take great sacrifice to keep the secret of the labyrinth safe.

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Pope Joan ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Barbara Rosenblat
19 hrs 24 mins

There are few historical heroines as fascinating and controversial as Pope Joan, a woman whose hunger for knowledge and independent nature led her to pass as a man and ultimately to attain the high seat in Rome. Pope Joan is a spellbinding tale of a woman who gave up everything, even her very name, for the sake of knowledge.

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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Katherine Kellgren
11 discs

Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie’s grandmother’s abandoned home near Salem, she can’t refuse. There, Connie discovers an ancient key secreted within a seventeenth-century Bible. The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it: Deliverance Dane.

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Practical Magic ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Christina Moore

For more than two hundred years, the Owens women had been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well.   As children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape.  But the bonds they share, even into adulthood, bring them back–almost as if by magic

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Lyra’s Oxford ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by a Full Cast

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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The Devil’s Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici ♥ ♥
Read by Kate Reading

5 discs

devilCatherine de Medici was the wife of one French king and mother to three. Intensely disliked by the French she kept in the background during her husband’s reign and came into her own after the death of her eldest son. The period of her strongest influence was also one of great political and religious unrest in France; she will be forever associated with the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of French Protestants.

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Mists of Avalon ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Mistress of Magic; High Queen;
The King Stag; The Prisoner in the Oak
Read by Davina Porter

avalon The book follows  Morgaine, who is known now as Morgan La Fay a priestess fighting to save her culture in a country where Christianity  threatens to destroy her Goddess worshipping way of life. The book follows the lives of Guinevere, Viviane and Morguase through their noble and religous lives.  These women have been  marginalized in Arthurian retellings but here the Knights of the Round Table and King Arthur are instead supporting characters.

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