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              The Last Days Of New Paris
               

              The Last Days Of New Paris (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Mieville, China; Read by Lister, Ralph

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              A thriller of a war that never was - of survival in an impossible city - of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Mieville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into somet...hing new. 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre Breton. In the strange games of dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world for ever. 1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts - and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, Thibaut must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties - to each other, to Paris old and new and to reality itself.
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              ISBN 9781509861347
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Last Days Of New Paris
               

              The Last Days Of New Paris (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Mieville, China; Read by Lister, Ralph

              • RRP: $44.99
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              A thriller of a war that never was - of survival in an impossible city - of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Mieville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into somet...hing new. 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre Breton. In the strange games of dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world for ever. 1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts - and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, Thibaut must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties - to each other, to Paris old and new and to reality itself.
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              ISBN 9781509861354
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Ash and Ambition
               

              Ash and Ambition (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Marmell, Ari; Read by Lister, Ralph; Producer Audible Inc

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              Trapped by Magic. Stuck in the form of the knight who supposedly slew him, the dragon Tzavalantsaval is forced to live as a man. Surrounded by humanity, his only ally is a loathsome goblin steward. Trapped by Politics. As he struggles to navigate the Kirresci royal court and huma...nity itself, he finds himself ensnared by the games being played by those around him. Trapped by Destiny. Tzavalantsava tries to navigate the Kirresci royal court, and the politics and intrigues he scarcely understands, even as the southern kingdoms push nearer to war.
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              ISBN 9780655664703
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Nor Fang, Nor Fire
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              Ash and Ambition

              Ash and Ambition (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Marmell, Ari; Read by Lister, Ralph; Producer Audible Inc

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              Trapped by Magic. Stuck in the form of the knight who supposedly slew him, the dragon Tzavalantsaval is forced to live as a man. Surrounded by humanity, his only ally is a loathsome goblin steward. Trapped by Politics. As he struggles to navigate the Kirresci royal court and huma...nity itself, he finds himself ensnared by the games being played by those around him. Trapped by Destiny. Tzavalantsava tries to navigate the Kirresci royal court, and the politics and intrigues he scarcely understands, even as the southern kingdoms push nearer to war.
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              ISBN 9780655664710
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Nor Fang, Nor Fire
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              The Folded World
                

              The Folded World (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Valente, Catherynne M.; Narrator Lister, Ralph

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              The Christian Patriarch of Constantinople is fighting a holy war against the forces of Islam. His attempts to rally the support of Europe fail to give him the strength he needs against the forces of Islam. Fearing defeat, he sends his appeals to the great Christian king in the Ea...st, Prester John for the Patriarch was once a boy named Kostas, a novice in the service of John, long before he became king. The Patriarch s message, seemingly via divine providence, manages to cross into the world of John s Kingdom, where John s devotion to Christ overcomes his wife s misgivings. To Hagia, Christianity and Islam are equally foreign to her and her world, and neither is worth fighting for, or against. The Kingdom rallies behind John s banner, and his magical hosts march across the worlds. The closer the armies of Prester John come to Jerusalem, the more information reaches the Patriarch as to its nature, and the less comfortable he feels with his alliance. Can John and his armies save Jerusalem? Will the Patriarch remain an alley, or become a deadly enemy? And what will happen to the worlds now that an army has breached the barriers between them? Mythopoeic Award winner Catherynne M. Valente continues to re-imagine the legends of the Middle Ages, creating a rich fantasy tapestry that has captivated the imaginations of modern readers. Valente is writing the smartest, gentlest, deepest work in the field, and she s good enough to do it. I remain in awe. Daniel Abraham, author of The Long Price Quartet Valente is a modern-day Scheherazade. SFSite
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              ISBN 9781501293894
              Released NZ 25 Aug 2015
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Dirge for Prester John
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              Quillifer the Knight
                

              Quillifer the Knight (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Williams, Walter Jon; Read by Lister, Ralph

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              Williams knows exactly what to do with Quillifer, and it's hugely entertaining. (Locus) Walter Jon Williams is always fun, but this may be his best yet, a delight from start to finish, witty, colorful, exciting and amusing by turns, exquisitely written. (George R. R. Martin) Choc...k full of derring-do, blood and thunder, swashbuckling, and other good stuff evocative of Rafael Sabatini, Sir Walter Scott, and the penny-bloods. (Paul Di Filippo, author of The Big Get-Even) Quillifer - now a member of the nobility - finds himself further immersed in court politics as the outcast princess Floria is suddenly in a position of power with a rebellion stoked by a certain brilliant tactician, in this thrilling sequel to Quillifer. Rogue. Joker. Lover. Reluctant conspirator. The ambitious young Quillifer was been knighted for services to the crown, but was then banished from court by a queen who finds him obnoxious. Now, after a two-year voyage to improve his fortunes, Quillifer returns to court and is plunged immediately into a maelstrom of intrigue that triggers duels, plots, amours, and rollicking adventure. Bounding back and forth from the high councils of state to the warm bed of his mistress, Quillifer must exert every ounce of seductive charm and low cunning in order to survive. Queen Berlauda's foreign husband brings war in his wake, along with a clutch of officials who enforce the royal will with violence, torture, and judicial murder. A dragon menaces the realm, and political conspiracy threatens the life of Quillifer's young patroness, Princess Floria. It's the traditional job of a knight to fight dragons and rescue princesses, but Quillifer is hardly a traditional knight, and he brings to the job an array of unorthodox skills that dazzles his swarm of rivals, seduces their wives, and threatens the realm. But there's a greater menace to Quillifer than deadly political intrigue, for once again he finds himself hunted by the cruel, beautiful, and vengeful goddess Orlanda
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              ISBN 9781713521136
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              Series Quillifer
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              The Greenlanders
                

              The Greenlanders (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Smiley, Jane; Narrator Lister, Ralph

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              Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Jane Smiley's The Greenlanders is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas. Set in the fourteenth century in Europe's most far-flung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and... high, dark mountains, The Greenlanders is the story of one family-proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book. Jane Smiley takes us into this world of farmers, priests, and lawspeakers, of hunts and feasts and longstanding feuds, and by an act of literary magic, makes a remote time, place, and people not only real but dear to us.
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              ISBN 9781721344321
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              More Deadly Than the Male: Masterpieces from the Queens of Horror
                

              More Deadly Than the Male: Masterpieces from the Queens of Horror (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Davis, Graeme; Various Authors; Read by Narrators, Various; Vance, Simon; Lister, Ralph

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              A darkly luminous new anthology collecting the most terrifying horror stories by renowned female authors, presenting anew these forgotten classics to the modern reader Readers are well aware that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein; few know how many other tales of terror she created.... In addition to Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote some surprisingly effective horror stories. The year after Little Women appeared, Louisa May Alcott published one of the first mummy tales. These ladies weren't alone. From the earliest days of gothic and horror fiction, women were exploring the frontiers of fear, dreaming dark dreams that will still keep you up at night. More Deadly than the Male includes unexpected horror tales by Louisa May Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and forgotten writers like Mary Cholmondely and Charlotte Riddell, whose work deserves a modern audience. Listeners will be drawn in by the familiar names and intrigued by their rare stories. In The Beckside Boggle, Alice Rea brings a common piece of English folklore to hair-raising life, while Helene Blavatsky, best known as the founder of the spiritualist Theosophical Society, conjures up a solid and satisfying ghost story in The Cave of the Echoes. Edith Wharton's great novel The Age of Innocence won her the Pulitzer prize, yet her horror stories are known only to a comparative few. Listeners will discover lost and forgotten women who wrote horror every bit as effectively as their male contemporaries. They will learn about their lives and careers, the challenges they faced as women working in a male-dominated field, the way they overcame those challenges, and the way they approached the genre which was often subtler, more psychological, and more disturbing.
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              ISBN 9781094109299
              Released NZ 21 Apr 2020
              Publisher Blackstone Publishing
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              Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes, and Empires
                

              Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes, and Empires (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Mackintosh-Smith, Tim; Read by Lister, Ralph

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              A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone This kaleidoscopic book covers almost three thousand years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands ...and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of the Arabic language, rather than the advent of Islam, Tim Mackintosh-Smith begins his narrative more than a thousand years before Muhammad and focuses on how Arabic, both spoken and written, has functioned as a vital source of shared cultural identity over the millennia. Mackintosh-Smith reveals how linguistic developments-from pre-Islamic poetry to the growth of script, Muhammad's use of writing, and the later problems of printing Arabic-have helped and hindered the progress of Arab history, and investigates how, even in today's politically fractured post-Arab Spring environment, Arabic itself is still a source of unity and disunity.
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              ISBN 9781982666095
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
              Publisher Blackstone Publishing
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              Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes, and Empires
                

              Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes, and Empires (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Mackintosh-Smith, Tim; Read by Lister, Ralph

              • RRP: $116.50
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              A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone This kaleidoscopic book covers almost three thousand years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands ...and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of the Arabic language, rather than the advent of Islam, Tim Mackintosh-Smith begins his narrative more than a thousand years before Muhammad and focuses on how Arabic, both spoken and written, has functioned as a vital source of shared cultural identity over the millennia. Mackintosh-Smith reveals how linguistic developments-from pre-Islamic poetry to the growth of script, Muhammad's use of writing, and the later problems of printing Arabic-have helped and hindered the progress of Arab history, and investigates how, even in today's politically fractured post-Arab Spring environment, Arabic itself is still a source of unity and disunity.
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              ISBN 9781982666088
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
              Publisher Blackstone Publishing
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