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  • Hyperion | Dan Simmons

    Hyperion

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8306)
    Performance
    (6462)
    Story
    (6508)

    On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

    Michael says: "The Shrike Awaits. Enter The Time Tombs..."
  • The Fall of Hyperion | Dan Simmons

    The Fall of Hyperion

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4925)
    Performance
    (3761)
    Story
    (3793)

    In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. Onthe world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

    Darwin8u says: "Hyperion is FALLEN, am I too to fall?"
  • Endymion | Dan Simmons

    Endymion

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2934)
    Performance
    (2149)
    Story
    (2161)

    Here, Simmons returns to this richly imagined world of technological achievement, excitement, wonder and fear. Endymion is a story about love and memory, triumph and terror - an instant candidate for the field's highest honors.

    David says: "A fine Part II of the Hyperion Cantos"
  • The Rise of Endymion | Dan Simmons

    The Rise of Endymion

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2752)
    Performance
    (2065)
    Story
    (2076)

    In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

    Brad says: "A long but satisfying conclusion..."
  • Carrion Comfort | Dan Simmons

    Carrion Comfort

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Mel Foster, Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (984)
    Performance
    (903)
    Story
    (902)

    The Past...Caught behind the lines of Hitler’s Final Solution, Saul Laski is one of the multitudes destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. Until he rises to meet his fate and finds himself face-to-face with an evil far older, and far greater, than the Nazis themselves...

    Robert says: "Simmons at his best"
  • The Hollow Man | Dan Simmons

    The Hollow Man

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    Jeremy Bremen has a secret. All his life he's been cursed with the ability to read minds. He knows the secret thoughts, fears, and desires of others as if they were his own. For years, his wife, Gail, has served as a shield between Jeremy and the burden of this terrible knowledge. But Gail is dying, her mind ebbing slowly away, leaving him vulnerable to the chaotic flood of thought that threatens to sweep away his sanity. Now Jeremy is on the run - from his mind, from his past, from himself - hoping to find peace in isolation.

    Marci says: "Genius writing, great book"
  • Summer of Night | Dan Simmons

    Summer of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1076)
    Performance
    (971)
    Story
    (975)

    It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic childhood. But amid the sun-drenched cornfields, their loyalty will be pitilessly tested.

    Jan says: "Go Ahead...Take A Stroll Down Horror Lane"
  • Song of Kali | Dan Simmons

    Song of Kali

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (189)

    Blood will curdle in Calcutta. In the most crime-ridden city, nightmares become real and evil is defined by frightening occurrences. When an American family finds themselves encircled by the terrors of this land, lurid events befall them and life takes on a new meaning - death. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, Song of Kali will chill the blood and frighten even the most jaded of horror fans.

    Christopher Moss says: "Not what I was hoping for"
  • A Winter Haunting | Dan Simmons

    A Winter Haunting

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (524)
    Performance
    (490)
    Story
    (489)

    A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage - and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween, he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation.

    Todd says: "Been waiting for this audiobook for YEARS"
  • Ilium | Dan Simmons

    Ilium

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (440)

    From the towering heights of Olympos Mons on Mars, the mighty Zeus and his immortal family of gods, goddesses, and demigods look down upon a momentous battle, observing - and often influencing - the legendary exploits of Paris, Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, and the clashing armies of Greece and Troy. Thomas Hockenberry, former 21st-century professor and Iliad scholar, watches as well. It is Hockenberry's duty to observe and report on the Trojan War's progress to the so-called deities who saw fit to return him from the dead.

    Ryan says: "Achaeans and robots and post-humans, oh my"
  • The Terror | Dan Simmons

    The Terror

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (263)

    Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of HMS Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But the real threat to their survival isn't the ever-shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching and brutally killing their fellow seamen.

    Edward A. Kokkila says: "Great Story - better if unabridged"
  • The Fifth Heart | Dan Simmons

    The Fifth Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (176)

    In 1893 Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--a member of the Adams family that has given the United States two Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance.

    Bette says: "Who Wrote 'the Fifth Heart?'"
  • The Abominable: A Novel | Dan Simmons

    The Abominable: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (322)

    The year is 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine, high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers - a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American - find a way to take their shot at the top.

    Biff Hobart says: "A drab, long-winded book report on mountaineering"
  • Olympos | Dan Simmons

    Olympos

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (437)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (393)

    Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat, scrupulously following the text set forth in Homer's timeless narrative. But that was before 21st-century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred the bloody brew, causing an enraged Achilles to join forces with his archenemy, Hector, and turn his murderous wrath on Zeus and the entire pantheon of divine manipulators; before the swift and terrible mechanical creatures that catered for centuries to the pitiful idle remnants of Earth's human race began massing in the millions, to exterminate rather than serve.

    Geo says: "Classic Simmons"
  • Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons

    Drood: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (150)

    Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens' life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens' friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), Drood explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

    Lee says: "ordered an abridgment by mistake!"
  • Flashback | Dan Simmons

    Flashback

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson, Bryan Kennedy, Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (144)

    The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn't care: they're addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her; he's lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result. Nick may be a lost soul, but he's still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor's son.

    Jeffrey says: "Outstanding, haunting work from a master of sci fi"
  • Black Hills: A Novel | Dan Simmons

    Black Hills: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Erik Davies, Michael McConnohie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, first encounters General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at Little Bighorn. He believes - as do the holy men of his tribe - that the legendary general's ghost entered him at that moment and will remain with him until Sapa convinces him to leave.

    Michael says: "Perfect example of audio over print"
  • Children of the Night | Dan Simmons

    Children of the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By George Ralph
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (82)

    In a desolate orphanage in what remains of post-Communist Romania, a desperately ill infant is given the wrong blood transfusion - and flourishes when he's supposed to die. The discovery of his unique immune system may hold the key to the long-awaited cure for cancer and AIDS - and a link to a clan of vampires.

    Kelly Howard says: "needs a different reader"
  • Hard Freeze | Dan Simmons

    Hard Freeze

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Fred Filbrich
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Joe Kurtz, former investigator and convicted felon, is on parole. But the years he spent in Attica didn't make his old haunts any safer. Back on the streets of Buffalo, he's already marked by a local Mafia don.

    BookWorm says: "Solid 5 Star Story and Performance"
  • Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy | Arthur C. Clarke,Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ben Bova,Isaac Asimov,Greg Bear,Fritz Leiber,Connie Willis,Dan Simmons,Jane Yolen

    Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Ben Bova, and others
    • Narrated By Adrienne Barbeau, Ken Howard, Jack Carter
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (88)

    Watch out - the Earth just fell into a dark sun's orbit! Or maybe you'd rather visit a theme park called Hell? These are just two of the strange and unnerving tales you'll find in this collection of great science fiction and fantasy stories.

    Noah says: "Cute stories, clunky format"
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