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  • Jurassic Park: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8810)
    Performance
    (8123)
    Story
    (8122)

    Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

    kenneth says: "WAITED YEARS FOR THIS!"
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7258)
    Performance
    (6611)
    Story
    (6603)

    More than 30 years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike - beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times best-selling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

    Brad says: "Adds a bit to the Movie"
  • Into the Forest

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jean Hegland
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    As America collapses in the chaos of war, pollution, and bankruptcy, two sisters pool their resources to survive alone in the hills above San Francisco. Although dwindling food and increasing isolation threaten them, they soon find a more immediate danger standing at their door. When a young man arrives, his friendship offers tantalizing fulfillment, but his love threatens to divide the sisters.

    Roy Roper says: "Depressing, boring, & disturbing"
  • Z for Zachariah

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robert C. O’Brien
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (113)

    Something terrible has finally happened. A nuclear holocaust has destroyed civilization. For one whole year, 16-year-old Ann Burden has lived alone on her family’s farm, somehow sheltered from the radiation in the valley. As she hears the final radio station going off the air, she believes she is the only person left alive. But when Ann sees smoke from a faraway campfire, she knows there is at least one other survivor....

    Linda B says: "Interesting but a bit troubling"
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10832)
    Performance
    (9718)
    Story
    (9721)

    A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

    Heidi says: "Good story, awful narrator"
  • Naked Lunch: The Restored Text

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (276)

    Naked Lunch is one of the most important novels of the 20th century, a book that redefined not just literature but American culture. An unnerving tale of a narcotics addict unmoored in New York, Tangiers, and, ultimately, a nightmarish wasteland known as Interzone.

    csk says: "Delightful rendition"
  • Starship Troopers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5434)
    Performance
    (4001)
    Story
    (4033)

    Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.

    Michael says: "Well Aged Heinlein"
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2934)
    Performance
    (2331)
    Story
    (2348)

    It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

    Katherine says: "The glory and horror of space"
  • The War of the Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (102)

    This classic chiller, when adapted for radio in 1938 by Orson Welles, was realistic enough to cause widespread panic throughout the United States.

    W says: "Awesome Audio"
  • Contact

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Carl Sagan
    • Narrated By Jodie Foster
    Overall
    (420)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (200)

    In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who, or what, is out there?

    Ryan says: "Contact is wonderful"
  • Blade Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2191)
    Performance
    (1720)
    Story
    (1732)

    It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment: find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!

    D. ABIGT says: "This is the original Do Androids Dream of Electric"
  • Star Trek Movie Tie-In

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Zachary Quinto
    Overall
    (655)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (397)

    In the far reaches of the galaxy, a machine of war bursts into existence in a place and time it was never meant to be. On a mission of retribution for the destruction of his planet, its half-mad captain seeks the death of every intelligent being, and the annihilation of every civilized world. Kirk and Spock, two completely different and unyielding personalities must find a way to lead the only crew, aboard the only ship, that can stop him.

    Katelyn says: "Excellent"
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
    Overall
    (7185)
    Performance
    (6722)
    Story
    (6727)

    World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!

    Kim Venatries says: "A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED"
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44132)
    Performance
    (34145)
    Story
    (34567)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Holly Helscher says: "One of the Best in Fiction"
  • John Carter in 'A Princess of Mars': Barsoom Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1297)
    Performance
    (1211)
    Story
    (1214)

    Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet, where he must elude capture by giant green barbarians to rescue a Martian princess from certain doom. In this landmark of science fiction, the myths and mystery of the red planet supply a vibrant backdrop for a swashbuckling epic.

    Robert L. Hicks says: "Princess of Mars, Swords & Planets HIGH Adventure!"
  • I, Robot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2719)
    Performance
    (1594)
    Story
    (1619)

    They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

    Herb says: "Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor"
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6534)
    Performance
    (4035)
    Story
    (4081)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Dave says: "A thinking persons book"
  • Men in Black

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Steve Perry (based on the screen story, screenplay by Ed Solomon)
    • Narrated By David Dukes
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    While much of the world watches and waits for signs of alien life, a select group of men know the truth - that alien beings are here, today, walking among us in human form. These men are members of a top-secret agency dedicated to tracking and policing these aliens - an organization known only as Men in Black. James Edwards, a tough, tenacious New York City cop, has been recruited by Agent Kay to join the Men in Black, erasing his identity and protecting humanity from a fiery apocalypse.

    Tammy says: "Men in Black"
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    Overall
    (21789)
    Performance
    (16483)
    Story
    (16562)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Charles says: "brought an old classic to life"
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