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crazybatcow

crazybatcow East Coast, Canada Member Since 2007

I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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  • "Very very good story, very very &qu..."

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    I also listened to Altered Carbon (first book in the series). This one is slightly better in some way - it seems more smooth or something, less time spent explaining the backdrop perhaps. The story is independent of the first book so you don't have to read them in order (but Altered Carbon is good enough that you should anyway)

    Same narrator as the first book and he is terrific! Probably one of the best readers I've heard: his women's voices don't sound absurd, and you can tell who's talking from his intonation.

    It is graphic, with detailed (and very long) sex scenes which are gratuitous in nature - i.e. they don't advance the plot in any significant way. I'm not a prude and I don't mind listening to sex, but be forewarned that it is adult in nature, a.k.a pornographic, no two ways about it. I would have taken off a star for this but it's such a good story otherwise and there's always a fast forward button.

    And, of course, it is violent and gory and has a dim view of the value of human life...

    But, other than that, it's terrific!



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    Broken Angels

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    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
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    Cynical, quick-on-the-trigger Takeshi Kovacs, the ex-U.N. envoy turned private eye, has changed careers, and bodies, once more, trading sleuthing for soldiering as a warrior-for-hire and helping a far-flung planet's government put down a bloody revolution.

    crazybatcow says: "Very very good story, very very "adult""
  • "A Fictious "nonfiction""

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    The book, obviously, is fiction but it is read and presented as if it was non-fiction, and this is done very well. If one didn't know better (i.e. one was from off-planet), it would seem as though these events really did happen, which makes it pretty interesting.

    The reading is very well done - engaging and lively. I didn't realize the story was abridged (never heard of it before seeing it here on Audible) but I can see how whole sections might have been cut out as each "interview" stands alone so there's no way to know what was left out. I don't think the abridgment is bad though because I don't feel like I missed something, and as it was, parts of the story were a bit slow (some of the individual's stories were much more interesting than others). If someone hadn't told me it was abridged, I don't think I'd have known.

    It is definitely worth a credit. I'd have given it 5 stars except, as I said, there a a couple parts (mainly the politicians I guess) where the "interviews" weren't as interesting as some others. The concept (fiction presented as reality) is different and enjoyable.

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    World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

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    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
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    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
  • "Nice turnabout on gender stereotype..."

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    haha... what a pleasant surprise! I haven't read Burrough's book, of which, apparently, this story is reminiscent. I don't know that I will now either - I really like the female main character and am pretty sure that if there was a male character acting and talking the way Jane does, it would drive me nuts. Sexism and women as objects is much more acceptable when it is turned on its head. Jane being the way she is mocks all those stories where the woman is there just to be rescued and as a sexual prize.

    And the story is funny! Of course the setting and characters are a little on the thin side...but it is a pulp sci-fi story after all.

    It was a bit formulaic in the plotting: character goes to A, does X, then to B and does Y, etc... but the humor and the freshness of Jane's non-feminine and yet still female attitudes more than made up for any sense of writing 101. There was just a tiny bit of moralizing - mostly to do with gender stereotypes - which was more entertaining than lecture-y. I bought the next book too.

    There is no sex, the violence is not graphic, and... Well, I forget if there was any swearing, I don't think there was though. The narration is very good.

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    Jane Carver of Waar: Waar, Book 1

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    Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess. A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time - and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known. Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger-men, sky-pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry.

    Diane Rivers says: "Story and Narration = Epic Fun!"
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A Peek at Matthew's Bookshelf

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SEATTLE, WA, United States 147 REVIEWS / 179 ratings Member Since 2009 89 Followers / Following 12
 
Matthew's greatest hits:
  • Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears

    "Short but defintely sweet"

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    What made the experience of listening to Avogadro Corp the most enjoyable?

    The complexity of the story, and the obvious knowledge of the topic the author has, and carried forward to the story and the characters . Very enjoyable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Avogadro Corp?

    The very end. What the hell!!??!!


    What does Rob Granniss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He did a fine job activating the characters. They resonated well with me, and I am confident it will with you as well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end, which moves pretty quick, but is a turn around that caught me off guard.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a huge stretch from our current reality. Recommended highly for tech thriller followers, and anyone else who enjoys near future forecast stories.

  • Brilliance

    "Don't outsmart yourself!"

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    Where does Brilliance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 15 easily. ( I listen to a book every couple of weeks, and have done so for years, so getting a top 10 slot is difficult.)

    This is a powerful book and is well worth the credits ( and the stellar reviews ).

    Be warned however, that this book clearly is the beginning of a series ( not surprisingly I suppose ) bu that was not evident until far into it.


    What other book might you compare Brilliance to and why?

    Odds against tomorrow. Similar story of "different " people being trapped in society.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The resolution was fast moving and pretty action packed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Being gifted isn't all good.


    Any additional comments?

    The consensus reviews on this book are compelling,and it does live up to those high standards. I recommend this book highly, with the provisio that the resolution is not neat or pretty, but it's still worth the credit.

  • The Device

    "The reviews are correct...listen to this book!"

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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Device to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version. This version is wonderful however.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John TImmons truly grows on the listener, and you end up caring for him, his life and family, and what happens to him really does matter. That alone is unusual.


    What does Kurt Feldner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The day to day experience of living with the device, and the drama of learning more about it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Life is Rarely as it seems .


    Any additional comments?

    This is a remarkable audio book. In my top 10 of the year. Never quite knew where they were going with the story, and a satisfying resolution. HIGHLY recommended, and big call out to the other reviewers who moved me to grab it. Well, WELL worth the credit, and the time.

  • The Cassandra Project

    "A lunar winner!"

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    Would you listen to The Cassandra Project again? Why?

    I have never listened to an audio book a second time, but this one would enter the list if I needed to. This is a fascinating listen, with sharp twists, a great plot and excellent narration. I enjoyed "Echo" a great deal, and this continues that broad thread.

    Conspiracy theory, space history, political intrigue...you name it,it is in here. It's wirth your while.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cassandra Project?

    The unveiling. Done.


    What does Brian Holsopple bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is authentic, almost casual,and genuinely unforced. I have not heard him as much as I know want, and will do so. He brings this book to life, and is so good on this one, that I will likely look for audio books just read by him. Excellent!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely. I was addicted.


    Any additional comments?

    More from this team are worthwhile, as is your time to this book. Get it, and enjoy it!

Michael

Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 11-14-11 Member Since 2002

I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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  • "As good as Heinlein"

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    This book reminds me of Heinlein ??? which is about the greatest compliment I can give a Sci Fi author. This book has multiple levels. It blends humor with social commentary, politics with action. The Sci Fi is merely a framework for the story and characters (which is as it should be). The characters are multifaceted and change substantially as the story evolves. The story has a lot of funny bits, but the story includes nice emotional and intellectual content. This book made me want to read everything by this author.

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    John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

    Michael says: "As good as Heinlein"
  • 4.7 (24 ratings)
    The Empire's Corps (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher G. Nuttall Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

    The Empire's Corps

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    The Galactic Empire is dying and chaos and anarchy are breaking out everywhere. After a disastrous mission against terrorists on Earth itself, Captain Edward Stalker of the Terran Marine Corps makes the mistake of speaking truth to power, telling one of the most powerful men in the Empire a few home truths. As a result, Captain Stalker and his men are unceremoniously exiled to Avalon, a world right on the Rim of the Empire. It should have been an easy posting...

    Teresa says: "I Want Book 2"
  • 4.8 (13 ratings)
    As the World Dies: Untold Tales, Volume 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Rhiannon Frater Narrated by Kathy Bell Denton

    As the World Dies: Untold Tales, Volume 3

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    In the third volume of the As the World Dies Untold Tales experience three terrifying tales of those who are forced to face the unrelenting and hungry walking dead. Returning to Texas after celebrating his divorce in Vegas, Rune, a biker cursed with the ability to see ghosts, discovers that the world is being taken over by the hungry undead. Soon he realizes he will have to depend on all his abilities to survive not only the ravenous zombies, but the dangerous men lurking on the back roads of Texas.

    Shea says: "Awesome"
  • 5.0 (11 ratings)
    Dark Recollections: Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Chris Philbrook Narrated by James Foster

    Dark Recollections: Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1

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    • By Chris Philbrook
    • Narrated By James Foster
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    For the first time, the Internet phenomenon is now in print! Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors.

    Steve Gideon says: "A fresh take on the 1st person perspective"
  • 4.8 (10 ratings)
    Kris Longknife's Assassin (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Shepherd Narrated by Dina Pearlman

    Kris Longknife's Assassin

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    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
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    Raised in the shadow of her brother Hank, Vicky now finds herself heir to the Peterwald Empire and hell bent on killing Kris Longknife. When that doesn't work out, she finds herself shipped off to the Greenfeld Navy as a boot ensign. There she learns she can solve problems without taking her clothes off, and really feel good about it! When Kris Longknife crosses Vicky's path again, Vicky is ready to help her save Vicky's dad's life.

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  • 4.7 (10080 ratings)
    Ready Player One (






UNABRIDGED) by Ernest Cline Narrated by Wil Wheaton

    Ready Player One

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    • By Ernest Cline
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    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
  • 4.5 (17319 ratings)
    11-22-63: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Craig Wasson

    11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
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    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
  • 4.6 (21609 ratings)
    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Orson Scott Card Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir

    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
  • The Martian (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy Weir Narrated by R. C. Bray

    The Martian

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    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
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    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
  • Outcast: Star Force, Book 10 (






UNABRIDGED) by B. V. Larson, David VanDyke Narrated by Mark Boyett

    Outcast: Star Force, Book 10

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    • By B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
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    Star Force is called to arms again! Outcast is a new beginning, the first book in a new spin-off series. Many peaceful years have passed since the Macro Wars ended. Most of those who fought against the heartless machines have aged - but not the ingenious artificial construct known as Marvin. His insatiable curiosity is as strong as ever, and he’s brought home fresh perils to humanity’s doorstep.

    Dennis says: "So VERY GLAD it DIDN'T END!!"
  • Metro 2033 (






UNABRIDGED) by Dmitry Glukhovsky Narrated by Rupert Degas

    Metro 2033

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    • By Dmitry Glukhovsky
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth....

    Jameson says: "Fantastic voicework and great story"
  • The Stand (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
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  • The Remaining (






UNABRIDGED) by D. J. Molles Narrated by Christian Rummel

    The Remaining

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    • By D. J. Molles
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    In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....

    Mike Naka says: "top notch! highly recommended!"
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Orson Scott Card Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir

    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
  • Ark Royal (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher G. Nuttall Narrated by Ralph Lister

    Ark Royal

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    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

    C. Hartmann says: "TWO (!!) audiobooks this year get SIX stars"
  • Ready Player One (






UNABRIDGED) by Ernest Cline Narrated by Wil Wheaton

    Ready Player One

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    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
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    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
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  • 11-22-63: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Craig Wasson

    11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
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    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
  • Terminal World (






UNABRIDGED) by Alastair Reynolds Narrated by John Lee

    Terminal World

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    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different---and rigidly enforced---level of technology. Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue.

    DAVID says: "This ain't your fathers Alastair Reynolds"
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Adams Narrated by Stephen Fry

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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    Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

    John says: "HHTGH - Lightly Fried"
  • Lock In

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    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • The Pulse: Pulse Trilogy, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Shoshanna Evers Narrated by John Lane

    The Pulse: Pulse Trilogy, Book 1

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    Emily Rosen lives in a military camp at Grand Central Station, where women sell their bodies to soldiers for extra rations. When she discovers a dark secret - that America is rebuilding outside of New York City, and everything the city's refugees have been told is a lie - she escapes, the soldiers hot on her heels... But Christopher Mason, a convict who broke out of prison after the Pulse, finds Emily first.

  • Blightborn: The Heartland Trilogy, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Chuck Wendig Narrated by Nick Podehl

    Blightborn: The Heartland Trilogy, Book 2

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    • By Chuck Wendig
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
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    Cael McAvoy is on the run. He's heading toward the Empyrean to rescue his sister, Merelda, and to find Gwennie before she's lost to Cael forever. With his pals, Lane and Rigo, Cael journeys across the Heartland to catch a ride into the sky. But with Boyland and others after them, Cael and his friends won't make it through unchanged. Gwennie's living the life of a Lottery winner, but it's not what she expected.

  • Metamorphosis: The Cocoon Story Continues (






UNABRIDGED) by David Saperstein Narrated by Alex Hyde-White

    Metamorphosis: The Cocoon Story Continues

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    • By David Saperstein
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde-White
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    Metamorphosis: The Cocoon Story Continues is the second book of the Cocoon Trilogy. The first, Cocoon, was a New York Times Best-selling novel. A major, and very successful worldwide motion picture, Cocoon, was produced (story by the author, David Saperstein - nominated by the Writer's Guild of America for Best Original Story written for the screen). The movie plays often on TV and cable, worldwide. It is also available on DVD. Metamorphosis: The Cocoon Story Continues, begins five years after Cocoon ends.

  • Apocalypse: Underwater City: A Dystopian Novella, Part 1, The Hope Saga (






UNABRIDGED) by Chrissy Peebles Narrated by Elizabeth Meadows

    Apocalypse: Underwater City: A Dystopian Novella, Part 1, The Hope Saga

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    • By Chrissy Peebles
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    I'm a survivor living in a post-apocalyptic world. I live deep in the ocean, and that's how we all survived the world's greatest catastrophe known to man. I'd often dreamt of a normal life, but sadly, that wasn't what fate had in store for me. Where do I even begin? Let's start from the beginning, shall we? My name is Sky Hammons, and this is my story.

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  • Realms of Time: Scrapyard Ship, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Wayne McGinnis Narrated by L.J. Ganser

    Realms of Time: Scrapyard Ship, Book 4

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    • By Mark Wayne McGinnis
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    Captain Jason Reynolds and his team are up against a new, and unexpected foe - an adversarial force that has every intention of aligning with the powerful and dreaded Craing Empire. Welcome to the fourth installment of the Scrapyard Ship series, Realms of Time. Captain Jason Reynolds and his team are up against a new, and unexpected foe-an adversarial force that has every intention of aligning with the powerful and dreaded Craing Empire.

  • Recycling, the Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul V. Montesino Narrated by Dave Cohen

    Recycling, the Novel

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    • By Paul V. Montesino
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    The story: It is a typical Spring in California. A space ship from an advanced distant civilization in a neighbor galaxy that claims to have visited and created life on Earth millions of years before crashes unexpectedly on the Pacific Ocean near the US West Coast. Their peaceful intention is to repeat their early contribution to life on Earth by planting new life matter in our waters, hoping for a better outcome this time: a world free from disease, both physically and mentally, perhaps even conflict.

  • Starliner (






UNABRIDGED) by David Drake Narrated by Aaron Abano

    Starliner

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    • By David Drake
    • Narrated By Aaron Abano
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    Six thousand lives in a single hull, trembling through multiple universes to land on raw, often violent worlds, each with its own history and wonder. The Empress of Earth - neutral pawn in an interstellar war! When hostile necessity knows no law, Ran Colville and the rest of the complement of the Empress of Earth must bring home their ship and the passengers entrusted to them.

  • Golden Fool: The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Robin Hobb Narrated by James Langton

    Golden Fool: The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. There FitzChivalry Farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at Buckkeep as a journeyman assassin. Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Amid a multitude of problems, Fitz must ensure that no one betrays the Prince’s secret - one that could topple the throne.