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  • Altered Starscape: Andromedan Dark, Book 1 | Ian Douglas

    Altered Starscape: Andromedan Dark, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (67)
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    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    The year is 2162. Thirty-eight years after first contact, Lord Commander Grayson St. Clair leads the Tellus Ad Astra on an unprecedented expedition to the Galactic Core, carrying more than a million scientists, diplomats, soldiers, and AIs. Despite his reservations about their alien hosts, St. Clair is deeply committed to his people - especially after they're sucked into a black hole and spat out four billion years in the future. Civilizations have risen and fallen. The Andromeda Galaxy is drifting into the Milky Way. And Earth is most certainly a distant memory.

    Sharpy says: "Good Sci fi story but.."
  • Center of Gravity: Star Carrier, Book Two | Ian Douglas

    Center of Gravity: Star Carrier, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
    (752)

    On the far side of known human space, the Marines are under siege, battling the relentless servant races of the Sh'daar aggressor. With a task force stripped to the bone and the Terran Confederation of States racked by dissent, rogue Admiral Alexander Koenig must make the momentous decision that will seal his fate and the fate of humankind.

    spacecasecake says: "If you enjoyed the 1st installment..."
  • Singularity: Star Carrier, Book 3 | Ian Douglas

    Singularity: Star Carrier, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (618)
    Performance
    (566)
    Story
    (562)

    There is an unseen power in the universe - a terrible force that was dominating the galaxy tens of thousands of years before the warlike Sh'daar were even aware of the existence of Sol and its planets. As humankind approaches the Singularity, when transcendence will be achieved through technology, contact will be made. In the wake of the near destruction of the solar system, the political powers on Earth seek a separate peace with an inscrutable alien life form that no one has ever seen.

    Professor says: "The End!? )-: ????????"
  • Deep Space: Star Carrier, Book Four | Ian Douglas

    Deep Space: Star Carrier, Book Four

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (502)
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    (455)
    Story
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    Humanity had appeared to fend off the Sh'daar assault once and for all, though they never learned why the alien empire was driven to halt Earth's advancement toward technological Singularity. But in this war of worlds, victory is always elusive. And now a new battle begins. After 20 years of peace, not one but two fragile truces are unraveling. Alexander Koenig, the former Navy commander whose heroics forced the Sh'daar into submission, has won a second term as President of the United States of North America. But pursuing his mandate - sovereignty from the centuries-old Earth Confederation - becomes a risky proposition....

    Anandasubramanian says: "Excellent series and book"
  • Deep Time: Star Carrier: Book Six | Ian Douglas

    Deep Time: Star Carrier: Book Six

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (296)

    Once rebels find themselves facing off against the Earth Confederation, the United States of North America is now the dominant force in negotiations with the interstellar Sh'daar Collective. But just as the marines root out the last violent dissenters, an alien ship of unknown origin suddenly flees Earth's orbit. Is it mere coincidence...or a terrifying omen?

    W. M. Barber says: "No more repeats!"
  • Earth Strike: Star Carrier, Book One | Ian Douglas

    Earth Strike: Star Carrier, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1239)
    Performance
    (1118)
    Story
    (1127)

    There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are near this momentous turning point. But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space, determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary - by total annihilation if necessary.

    Joshua says: "Forget the Characters, Just Bring on the Action!"
  • Luna Marine: Book Two of the Heritage Trilogy | Ian Douglas

    Luna Marine: Book Two of the Heritage Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
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    (199)
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    The revelations on Mars - a half-million year-old legacy of the vanished star-traveling Builders - have fed the flames of catastrophic war. A beleaguered United States and its Russian and Japanese allies struggle to hold their own against the indomitable forces of the enemy United Nations. The bloody conflict that has swept over the home planet now rages across the blackness of space - with the U.S. Marine Corps in the vanguard, leading the charge as always.

    smcary says: "OMG....could have been a great book...."
  • Semper Mars: Book One of the Heritage Trilogy | Ian Douglas

    Semper Mars: Book One of the Heritage Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Year is 2040. The Marines have landed on Mars to guard the unearthed secrets of an ancient and dangerous alien race: Ourselves. Scientists have discovered something astonishing in the subterranean ruins of a sprawling Martian city: startling evidence of an alternative history that threatens to split humanity into opposing factions and plunge the Earth into chaos and war.

    Douglas says: "Fun space opera"
  • Dark Matter: Star Carrier, Book Five | Ian Douglas

    Dark Matter: Star Carrier, Book Five

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (382)
    Story
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    The United States of North America is now engaged in a civil war with the Earth Confederation, which wants to yield to the demands of the alien Sh'daar, limit human technology, and become a part of the Sh'daar Galactic Collective. USNA President Koenig believes that surrendering to the Sh'daar will ultimately doom humankind. But when highly advanced, seemingly godlike aliens appear through an artificial wormhole in the Omega Centauri Cluster 16,000 light years from Earth, President Koenig is faced with a tremendous choice.

    Kevin der Kinderen says: "5x Same Formula"
  • Europa Strike: Book Three of the Heritage Trilogy | Ian Douglas

    Europa Strike: Book Three of the Heritage Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
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    Story
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    2040: Ruins of ancient civilization uncovered on Mars reveal startling truths about the creation of humankind. 2042: In the gray dust of the Earth's Moon, an extinct enslaving race left behind more answers, more questions...and a grim warning. 2067: As Earth's warring factions clash in space for scraps of alien technology, a strange artifact lies trapped beneath the ice-locked oceans of Europa: a machine that holds the key to the final human destiny. It is called "The Singer" for the eerie tone it emits.

    smcary says: "OK...Not too bad...but it is APRICOTS...."
  • Warstrider Series # 5, Warstrider: Netlink | Ian Douglas

    Warstrider Series # 5, Warstrider: Netlink

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Over 20 years have passed since the events of Warstrider: Symbionts. Contact with the DalRiss and Naga, and their technology, has radically altered human society - as has the constant struggle between the Hegemony and the rebel Confederation for control over the dozens of human-inhabited planets. But the Hegemony has a new technology that could suppress any resistance to Earth's rule.

    R. McGarry says: "A great addition to wonderful series"
  • Star Marines: The Legacy Trilogy, Book 3 | Ian Douglas

    Star Marines: The Legacy Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
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    (105)
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    (106)

    With the planet's fighting men and women deployed across the galaxy - battling in the noble cause of enslaved humanity - the insidious Xul have reached across space to devastate the unsuspecting Earth with asteroid fire. Without warning, a once-majestic world is reduced to near-rubble - and the very future of humankind is in dire jeopardy. Interplanetary leaders are on the brink of abandoning Earth and its colonies to an overwhelming enemy. But Brigadier General Garroway of the Marine Interstellar Expeditionary Unit is unwilling to concede defeat.

    Dennis says: "Nice Finish!"
  • Battlespace: The Legacy Trilogy, Book 2 | Ian Douglas

    Battlespace: The Legacy Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (116)

    When called to do battle many light years from home, the first Marine Interstellar Expeditionary Unit rose to the challenge - and now thousands of enslaved humans have been freed from the alien yoke. But Earth is 21 years older than the home planet they originally left, and the Marines need time to retrain and readjust - time they do not have, due to the bizzare disappearance of a detachment of their brothers- and sisters-in-arms. It is a mystery, but there is a starting point: an ancient wormhole threading through the Sirius system. Whatever waits on the other side must be confronted, with stealth, with force, and without fear.

    Amazon Customer says: "Love it a great read"
  • Warstrider: Warstrider, Book 1 | Ian Douglas

    Warstrider: Warstrider, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (432)
    Performance
    (388)
    Story
    (390)

    Dev Cameron joined the military to fly a starship but is rated unsuitable and grudgingly accepts an assignment with the ground forces, piloting a massive walking tank (a warstrider). But Cameron may yet get a chance at glory when he makes a discovery about the alien foes that could change the course of the war.

    Nate says: "This one is tough to listen to."
  • Star Corps: Book One of The Legacy Trilogy | Ian Douglas

    Star Corps: Book One of The Legacy Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (183)
    Story
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    Many millennia ago, the human race was enslaved by the An - a fearsome alien people whose cruel empire once spanned the galaxies, until they were defeated and consigned to oblivion. But a research mission to the planet Ishtar has made a terrifying - and fatal - discovery: The Ahanu, ancestors of the former masters, live on, far from the reach of Earth - born weapons and technology ... and tens of thousands of captive human souls still bow to their iron will.

    DocJim says: "OK story, quite different (or weird) in many spots"
  • Warstrider: Symbionts: Warstrider, Book 4 | Ian Douglas

    Warstrider: Symbionts: Warstrider, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
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    (113)
    Story
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    Dev Cameron helped the rebel Confederation defeat the Hegemony forces at Herakles, but his experience merging with an alien Naga consciousness has changed him irrevocably, and the rebellion rages on. After the passive DalRiss unexpectedly attack the Hegemony, Dev and Katya Alessandro are sent to meet with the aliens to determine if they have a common enemy.

    Georgia V Smith says: "each book to stand alone constantly repeats facts"
  • Warstrider: Rebellion: Warstrider, Book 2 | Ian Douglas

    Warstrider: Rebellion: Warstrider, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (212)

    The universal order is unraveling. The enslaved cry out for freedom. The apocalypse is now. Devis Cameron, hero of the Xenophobe War and the Empire's reluctant champion, has been posted to the 4th Terran Rangers - a gaijin Warstrider unit on New America - to eliminate a newly discovered underground colony of Xenos and to deal harshly with civil unrest spawned by Imperial repression. The situation is rapidly degenerating into total anarchy. And the nuclear option may be the only alternative.

    T.Rob says: "The books deserved better"
  • Star Strike: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 1 | Ian Douglas

    Star Strike: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (237)

    Planet by planet, galaxy by galaxy, the inhabited universe has fallen to the alien Xul. Now only one obstacle stands between them and total domination: the warriors of a resilient race the world-devourers nearly annihilated centuries ago.

    Lawrence says: "Good Sci Fi Detail and excellent story"
  • Semper Human: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 3 | Ian Douglas

    Semper Human: The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (152)

    Chaos has erupted throughout the known galaxy, threatening countless colonies and orbital habitats - as the Associative struggles vainly to keep the peace. Extreme measures are called for in these times of dire crisis, and the Star Marines are awakened from their voluntary 850-year cybe-hibe sleep. But General Trevor Garroway and his warriors are about to discover that the old rules of engagement have drastically changed.

    Kent says: "Not nearly as good as previous books"
  • Abyss Deep: Star Corpsman, Book 2 | Ian Douglas

    Abyss Deep: Star Corpsman, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (61)

    Abyss Deep is a foreboding ocean planet torn by extremes: boiling storm world on one side, unbroken glacier on the other. Humans established a research colony there to study the planet's giant sea serpents - but the colony has gone ominously silent. When Carlyle's team arrives, they discover a vessel belonging to a warlike alien species hovering above the atmosphere. But below the ice lurks a mystery so chilling it will make even Elliot Carlyle's blood run cold.

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