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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (267 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leigh Richards Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9781440756504
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By the 21st century, bombs and a deadly virus have reduced the male to female ratio to 1:10. Now what was America is ruled by tribes of woman warriors. Dian guards over her village and its people. But when strangers arrive with a precious gift and a request for aid, she must embark on a journey that leads her far from safety. Leigh Richards is a pen name of best-selling author Laurie R. King. She fully brings her talent for vivid drama and suspense to Califia’s Daughters. Download and start listening now!

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  • “An engaging adventure.”

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  • “Alyssa Bresnahan's presentation of Dian as a strong, self-reliant woman who has set out on a trip to discover the true story of a new group of settlers also reveals the character's sensitivity and vulnerability. Bresnahan uses pauses and timing to good advantage in drawing out the suspense and complexities of the plot. Dian's reactions and relationships with a broad cast of characters are vivid and clear.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/18/2014

    " While now sadly out of print (thank goodness for Powell's), Laurie R. King's foray into a post-apocalyptic world is fascinating and full of the rich writing and interesting tidbits that mark her better-known work. Well worth it for King fans, even those who don't normally wander into this genre - you'll find the characters to be classic King women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/5/2014

    " I loved this book! The concept was facinating. End of civilization - planet's countries had finally blown each other up and the characters are the 2nd generation survivors. The gender roles are completely switched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/1/2014

    " I could not put this book down. The story arc wasn't really what I expected, but was extremely satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauraileen | 1/30/2014

    " Laurie R. King writing science fiction as Leigh Richards. Really enjoyed this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 1/28/2014

    " Extremely engaging and a very original take on a post-apocalyptic dystopian social structure. Oddly, it's easy to put down, but still a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CK529 | 1/17/2014

    " How many stars do you give a book when you love two-thirds of it and hate the other third? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julene | 1/12/2014

    " I want to see more from these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 12/27/2013

    " This was a pretty good book. I think it would make for an interesting movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Readerwoman Laura | 12/26/2013

    " One of the best Science Fiction I have read in years by Laurie R. King. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 12/15/2013

    " I only read this because it is actually written by Laurie King and she gave me a copy when I worked at a bookstore. It was ok. She's a good writer, with great ideas, but I didn't like it as well as her other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 12/11/2013

    " Liked the post-apocalyptic world and the stories of the main characters. However they are just afterthoughts in the rest of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Samantha | 11/2/2013

    " I couldn't get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 8/14/2013

    " Of all the things this book might have been to me, in the end it was a story about dogs. The relationship Dian and her dogs share created an axis around which the rest of this novel spun. Al dog lovers should give the book a go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 5/7/2013

    " I really enjoyed this futuristic story about a time when men are too few in number to be allowed to do any heavy work--they are viewed as fragile and much more in need of protection by the stronger gender--women!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lan | 8/28/2012

    " at times stark and scary, other times sweet and poignant. i enjoyed this book alot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 WK | 3/21/2012

    " This book set in a remarkably different future (on Earth)tells the story of a new type of community and its challenges, including surrounding (not always compatible) communities. I loved this story and when I finished the book - I WANTED MORE! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/24/2011

    " Best book I read in ages! My favourite all time book. Especially attractive as it deals with a world where men are scarce. If you like your main protagonists to be female and strong then you'll love this. It has the most loyal tear-inducing doggy characters too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 10/13/2011

    " I thought this was a great fantasy book. The author also writes mysteries under the name Laurie R. King and they are good as well. She is a very talented writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danyel | 7/21/2011

    " I had a really good time reading this book for the most part. I was very disappointed by the ending. I don't feel that the author wrapped things up in a succesful manor. I felt like the ending was sort of empty especially since the book reads like a saga. Still worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 1/16/2011

    " Of all the things this book might have been to me, in the end it was a story about dogs. The relationship Dian and her dogs share created an axis around which the rest of this novel spun. Al dog lovers should give the book a go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julene | 10/30/2010

    " I want to see more from these characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 8/12/2010

    " Written by one of my favorite authors, Laurie R. King, this post-apocaliptic tale is a good one that ends too quickly and with unresolved story lines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 3/12/2010

    " I thought this was a great fantasy book. The author also writes mysteries under the name Laurie R. King and they are good as well. She is a very talented writer.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauraileen | 2/22/2010

    " Laurie R. King writing science fiction as Leigh Richards. Really enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 11/2/2009

    " This was a pretty good book. I think it would make for an interesting movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sisimka | 5/29/2009

    " I could not put this book down. The story arc wasn't really what I expected, but was extremely satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lan | 1/27/2009

    " at times stark and scary, other times sweet and poignant. i enjoyed this book alot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 11/17/2008

    " Superfun sci-fi from the author of 'Beekeepers Apprentice', writing under a pseudonym. "

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