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  • The Return: A Novel of Human Adventure | Buzz Aldrin,John Barnes

    The Return: A Novel of Human Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Buzz Aldrin, John Barnes
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    When a Shuttle accident kills a world-famous basketball player, former astronaut Scott Blackstone is out of a job. Worse, he and his "Citizen Observer" program are vilified in the media and he's being sued for a billion dollars. His ex-wife agrees to take the case and it begins to appear that the "accident" might not have been an accident at all.

    Troy says: "The high ratings are misleading"
  • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8 | John Barnes,David Brin,Aliette de Bodard,Ian McDonald,Sean McMullen,Alastair Reynolds,Michael L. Shoemaker

    The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Barnes, David Brin, Aliette de Bodard, and others
    • Narrated By Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    An unabridged audio collection of the best-of-the-best science fiction stories published in 2015 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

  • Directive 51 | John Barnes

    Directive 51

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Barnes
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Heather O’Grainne is the assistant secretary in the Office of Future Threat Assessment, investigating rumors surrounding something called “Daybreak.” Part philosophic discussion, part international terrorist faction, and part artists’ movement, it’s a group of diverse people with radical ideas who have only one thing in common — their hatred for the Big System and their desire to take it down. Until Heather can determine whether these people are all talk and no action, she wants to keep this information from going public.

    Amazon Customer says: "Very disappointing, don't waste your credit."
  • Timeless Time Travel Tales | John Barnes,Nancy Kress,Ian R. MacLeod,Tom Purdom,Robert Silverberg,Allen M. Steele,Michael Swanwick

    Timeless Time Travel Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Barnes, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated By Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This collection of unabridged, unforgettable tales, written by some of science fiction's most esteemed authors, pays homage to one of the genre's most cherished story types. Whether time travel stories leap forward in time or slip into the past, they remain popular with fans.

    Gary says: "Enjoyable, fun, entertaining set of stories"
  • Daybreak Zero | John Barnes

    Daybreak Zero

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Barnes
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    In late 2024, Daybreak, a movement of post-apocalyptic eco-saboteurs, smashed modern civilization to its knees. That story, along with Heather O'Grainne's, was told in Directive 51. Now Heather's story continues in Daybreak Zero. In the summer of 2025, she leads a tiny organization of scientists, spies, scouts, entrepreneurs, engineers, dreamers, and daredevils based in Pueblo, Colorado. Both of the almost-warring governments of the United States have charged them with an all but impossible mission: find a way to put the world back together.

    Randy says: "Twist on post apocalyptic Amrerica"
  • The Year's Top-Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4 | John Barnes,Paul McAuley,Maureen McHugh,Robert Reed,Karl Schroeder,Charles Stross,Michael Swanwick,Allan Kaster (editor)

    The Year's Top-Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By John Barnes, Paul McAuley, Maureen McHugh, and others
    • Narrated By Tom Dheere, Jared Doreck, Adam Epstein, and others
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    An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories written in 2011 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Dying Young", by Peter M. Ball, cyborgs, clones, and post-humans collide with a dragon bent on revenge in a post-apocalyptic space western. In "Canterbury Hollow", by Chris Lawson, two lovers on a planet orbiting a killer sun share their few remaining weeks together before they die....

    Zachary says: "if this is top 10, that makes me sad"
  • The Last President: Daybreak, Book 3 | John Barnes

    The Last President: Daybreak, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Barnes
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
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    For more than a year, Heather O'Grainne and her small band of heroes, operating out of Pueblo, Colorado, have struggled to pull the United States back together after it shattered under the impact of the event known as Daybreak. Now they are poised to bring the three or four biggest remaining pieces together, with a real President and Congress, under the full Constitution again. Heather is very close to fulfilling her oath, creating a safe haven for civilization to be reborn. But other forces are rising too.

    Labor Lawyer says: "Excellent Post Apocalypse Writing"
  • The Duke of Uranium | John Barnes

    The Duke of Uranium

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Barnes
    • Narrated By James Fouhey
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    Jak Jinnaka plunges into a world of danger and intrigue beyond imagination as he is forced to ask: "Where's the party?" Jak Jinnaka's 36th-century teenage life has been nothing but fun - ignoring school, partying outrageously with his beautiful girlfriend, Sesh, and spending his uncle Sib's huge fortune. But while they are out for a wild night of post-graduation clubbing, Sesh is kidnapped by the dangerous, enigmatic Duke of Uranium. Bruised and battered, Jak wakes up to a whole new reality.

  • A Princess of Aerie | John Barnes

    A Princess of Aerie

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By John Barnes
    • Narrated By James Fouhey
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    Jak Jinnaka is off to save a princess yet again - except... Ostensibly a diplomat, really a spy in training, Jak Jinnaka has such a gift for getting into trouble that his fellow students have voted him "most likely to have a war named after him." His latest offense against cultural sensitivity would have ended his career at his junior year - except that the Academy is thoroughly corrupt, Jak has powerful and wealthy friends, and there's an easier way for the dean of students to get rid of him.

  • In the Hall of the Martian King | John Barnes

    In the Hall of the Martian King

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Barnes
    • Narrated By James Fouhey
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    Jak Jinnaka parlayed his powerful family connections, unearned media fame, and consistent dumb luck into a cushy job as vice procurator of the Martian moon Deimos, an office he precariously maintains alongside his top-secret post as a station chief for Hive Intelligence - two soft jobs for an already rich, handsome, single young man in a fun-loving colonial outpost. Sadly, when his boss takes a well-deserved vacation, it looks like Jak may actually have to do a little work.

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