The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Narrator: Jeff Cummings Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2015) Length: 9 hours 58 minutes Author's Page In this alternate history, the US and it's allies lost WWII in the 1940s. The US in 1962 is divided up between Germany and Japan, with an unoccupied strip in the middle following the Rocky Mountain Range. A banned novel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, is … Continue reading The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Deadlock by Sara Paretsky

Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2012) Length: 10 hours 28 mins Series: Book 2 V. I. Warshawski Author's Page Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, it works just fine as a stand alone novel. Set in the 1990s in Chicago, Vick Warshawski is a private detective. The story opens with a funeral for … Continue reading Deadlock by Sara Paretsky

Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2011) Length: 8 hours 43 mins Series: Book 1 V. I. Warshawski Author's Page Vick Warshawski is a Chicago cop's daughter and an independent private detective. A man calling himself John Thayer hires her to find his son's missing girlfriend, Anita Hill. Vick starts with the basics, such as checking the boyfriend … Continue reading Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

Indexing by Seanan McGuire

Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2014) Length: 12 hours 5 minutes Series: Book 1 Indexing Author's Page In this urban fantasy, fairy tales can kill. A person can get caught up in their story and then the narrative will carry that person to the forgone conclusion. It doesn't matter if you're a Sleeping Beauty, a Wicked Stepsister, … Continue reading Indexing by Seanan McGuire

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch

Translator: Lee Chadeayne Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2011) Length: 12 hours 57 minutes Series: Book 1 Hangman's Daughter Author's Page Set in 1659, in the small town of Schongau in Bavaria, Germany, more than one child has been murdered and they bear an unusual mark on their shoulders. The town's hangman, Jakob Kuisl, is ordered to torture a … Continue reading The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Potzsch

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Narrators: Full Cast directed by Michael Page: Dan Price, Lorna Johnson, Don Stroup, Terry Bozeman, Richard Lavin, Amy Sunshine, Larry Brandenburg, Rose Nadolsky, Peter Syvertsen, Jane Brody, Bob O'Donnell, Joe Van Slyke, Marie Chambers, Si Osborne, Chuck Winter, Charles Fuller, and Malcolm Rothman. Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2008) Length: 14 hours 39 minutes Series: Book 1 The Godfather Author's Page Set in … Continue reading The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Hellbent by Cherie Priest

Narrator: Natalie Ross Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2011) Length: 10 hours 35 minutes Series: Book 2 Cheshire Red Reports Author's Page Note: While this is Book 2 in the series, it works just fine as a stand alone novel. Raylene is an expert thief and a wayward vampire. Her fixer Horace has an unusual job for her. He needs these … Continue reading Hellbent by Cherie Priest

Starship Grifters by Robert Kroese

Where I Got It: Kindle Unlimited Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2014) Length: 7 hours 30 minutes Series: Book 1 Rex Nihilo Author's Page Rex Nihilo thinks he savvy and smart and no amount of evidence to the contrary will convince him otherwise. Luckily, this robot sidekick (and keeper), Sasha, is able to navigate a safe-ish path for … Continue reading Starship Grifters by Robert Kroese

Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

Where I Got It: Own it. Narrator: Natalie Ross Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2011) Length: 11 hours 16 minutes Series: Book 1 Cheshire Red Reports Author's Page Cheshire Red is a vampire and an acquisitions expert (thief). Raylene likes that many people assume Cheshire Red is a man and she's not about to dissuade them, enjoying working in the shadows as … Continue reading Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire

Where I Got It: Own it. Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2010) Length: 12 hours 32 minutes Series: Book 3 October Daye Author's Page Note: Even tho this is Book 3 in the series, it works mostly fine as a stand alone. Several side characters were introduced in the previous books but one can get the gist of … Continue reading An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire