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  • Last Year | Robert Charles Wilson

    Last Year

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's Last Year, the technology exists to open doorways into the past - but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can be reached only once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened.

    NMwritergal says: "I RCW keeps writing for years to come"
  • Spin | Robert Charles Wilson

    Spin

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

    Brian says: "Great Listen!"
  • Axis | Robert Charles Wilson

    Axis

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Lise Adams is a young woman attempting to uncover the mystery of her father's disappearance 10 years earlier. Turk Findley is an ex-sailor and sometimes-drifter. They come together when an infall of cometary dust seeds the planet with tiny remnant Hypothetical machines. Soon, this seemingly hospitable world will become very alien indeed - as the nature of time is once again twisted, by entities unknown.

    John says: "Spin off Axis"
  • Illuminatus! Part I: The Eye in the Pyramid | Robert Shea,Robert Anton Wilson

    Illuminatus! Part I: The Eye in the Pyramid

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Ken Campbell, Chris Fairbank
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    The Illuminati, an inside joke? The lunatic fringe? Or a vast conspiracy hidden for centuries, unleashing it's power on a naive, defenseless world? It was the lousy luck of Saul Goodman, a tough, streetwise New York detective, to smell the trail in a bombed-out office - the heavy case he'd always dreaded. In a breakneck race against an awesome deadline, Goodman plunges down the trail of the ultimate conspiracy as the days fall away toward Apocalypse.

    Amazon Customer says: "Over the Top and Proud of It"
  • Illuminatus! Part II: The Golden Apple | Robert Shea,Robert Anton Wilson

    Illuminatus! Part II: The Golden Apple

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
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    Packaged in a carnival bundle of timeless truths and Joycean high camp, The Golden Apple serves as a perennial instruction manual for life on Earth in which you'll be lucky enough to learn: the Guerrilla Ontology of Markoff Chaney; the secret history of Atlantis; why gorillas and dolphins don't ordinarily talk to humans; the conspiracy against sex; the origins of the Trojan War (starring Eris, the namesake of our solar system's newest planet); the startling truth about UFOs.

    John says: "this is only part 2"
  • Robert Anton Wilson Explains Everything (or Old Bob Exposes His Ignorance) | Robert Anton Wilson

    Robert Anton Wilson Explains Everything (or Old Bob Exposes His Ignorance)

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Robert Anton Wilson
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    This once-in-a-lifetime, 12-session recording captures one of the most unconventional and brilliant writers of this century in conversation, and makes available to Wilson's legion of fans a refreshing insider's view of this enigmatic (and often misunderstood) author. Join Wilson as he discusses such topics as futurist psychology, the paranormal, God, conspiracies real and imagined, James Joyce, guerrilla ontology, plus rare personal reflections on his extraordinary life.

    Luna Lucifera says: "Six hours of RAW?! What could be better?!"
  • Vortex | Robert Charles Wilson

    Vortex

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Vortex tells the story of Turk Findley, the protagonist introduced in Axis, who is transported 10,000 years into the future by the mysterious entities called “the Hypotheticals”. In this future, humanity exists on a chain of planets connected by Hypothetical gateways; but Earth itself is a dying world, effectively quarantined. Turk and his young friend, Isaac Dvali, are taken up by a community of fanatics who use them to enable a passage to the dying Earth, where they believe a prophecy of human/Hypothetical contact will be fulfilled.

    Ron says: "well-written, well-narrated, but..."
  • Illuminatus! Part III: Leviathan | Robert Shea,Robert Anton Wilson

    Illuminatus! Part III: Leviathan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Ken Campbell
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    Illuminatus! Part III cheerfully ushers in the apocalyptic high-camp conclusion of the Illuminatus! Trilogy. The 9th and 10th Trips are performed by a grand ensemble cast. The Appendices (which are most instructive) are performed by the incomparable Ken Campbell, bringing the audiobook trilogy full circle. The Illuminati has never looked so good. All Hail Eris!

    John says: "now it's all here!"
  • The Earth Will Shake: The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles Vol. I | Robert Anton Wilson

    The Earth Will Shake: The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles Vol. I

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Scot Crisp
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    They have been with us throughout the ages: the "Invisible College" of wisdom and their adversaries, the destroyers. Naples, Italy, circa 1764: A young aristocrat is about to stumble onto one piece of the great pattern. As witness to a vicious assassination and victim of his passion for the beautiful daughter of his enemy, young Sigismundo Celine is forced to begin a mystical odyssey amidst an ageless clash of Freemasons, Mafia, and the Illuminati.

    Kamal says: "A powerful start to the series"
  • Stalkers: 19 Original Tales by the Masters of Terror | Robert R McCammon,Dean Koontz,Ed Gorman,Rick Hautala,Rex Miller,John Coyne,F. Paul Wilson,Joe R. Lansdale,Dan Lowry,Al Sarrantonio,Max Allan Collings,John Maclay,Charles de Lint,Barry N. Malzberg,Richard Laymon,James Kisner,J.N. Wiliamson,Michael Seidman,Trish Janeshutz

    Stalkers: 19 Original Tales by the Masters of Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert R McCammon, Dean Koontz, Ed Gorman, and others
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    Darkness falls quickly when you're being stalked...but it is always dark when you are a stalker. In this compelling all-original anthology, eight masters of suspense take you into the darkest depths of terror as they explore both side of the human hunt.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "HUGE RIP OFF"
  • The Chronoliths | Robert Charles Wilson

    The Chronoliths

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    Scott Warden is a man haunted by the past-and soon to be haunted by the future. In early 21st-century Thailand, Scott is an expatriate slacker. Then, one day, he inadvertently witnesses an impossible event: the violent appearance of a 200-foot stone pillar in the forested interior. Its arrival collapses trees for a quarter mile around its base, freezing ice out of the air and emitting a burst of ionizing radiation. It appears to be composed of an exotic form of matter.

    M. Stephenson says: "A haunting, beautiful work..."
  • Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America | Robert Charles Wilson

    Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn United States is struggling back to prosperity. Over a century after the Efflorescence of Oil, after the Fall of the Cities, after the Plague of Infertility, after the False Tribulation, after the days of the Pious Presidents, the sixty stars and thirteen stripes wave from the plains of Athabaska to the national capital in New York City. In Colorado Springs, the Dominion sees to the nation's spiritual needs.

    William says: "Excellent tragedy with very good narration"
  • Blind Lake | Robert Charles Wilson

    Blind Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
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    Robert Charles Wilson, says The New York Times, "writes superior science fiction thrillers." His Darwinia won Canada's Aurora Award; his most recent novel, The Chronoliths, won the prestigious John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Now he tells a gripping tale of alien contact and human love in a mysterious but hopeful universe.

    J. Rhoderick says: "Amazing concept, thrilling story"
  • Burning Paradise | Robert Charles Wilson

    Burning Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Cassie Klyne, 19 years old, lives in the United States in the year 2015 - but it's not our United States, and it's not our 2015. Cassies world has been at peace since the Great Armistice of 1918. There was no World War II, no Great Depression. Poverty is declining, prosperity is increasing everywhere; social instability is rare. But Cassie knows the world isn't what it seems. Her parents were part of a group who gradually discovered the awful truth: That for decades - back to the dawn of radio communications - human progress has been interfered with, made more peaceful and benign, by an extraterrestrial entity.

    Amazon Customer says: "I'm not much for science fiction, but...."
  • Coffins: The Vampire Archives, Volume 3 | Otto Penzler (editor),Harlan Ellison,Robert Bloch,Edgar Allan Poe,F. Paul Wilson

    Coffins: The Vampire Archives, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Otto Penzler (editor), Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, and others
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Robertson Dean, Steve West, and others
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    A chill inducing and masterful collection of vampire tales, culled from the dark recesses of the nefarious and world-renowned Vampires Archives. Coffins, the third volume in the series, contains some of the best of the best vampire fiction. The authors, including Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, Edgar Allan Poe, and F. Paul Wilson, take listeners readers deep inside the crypts of the living dead, in all their supernatural splendor.

  • The Affinities | Robert Charles Wilson

    The Affinities

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    In our rapidly-changing world of "social media", everyday people are more and more able to sort themselves into social groups based on finer and finer criteria. In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's The Affinities, this process is supercharged by new analytic technologies - genetic, brain-mapping, behavioral.

    Madeleine says: "Compelling Concepts"
  • A Bridge of Years | Robert Charles Wilson

    A Bridge of Years

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    A secluded Pacific Northwest cottage becomes a door to the past for Tom Winter, who travels back to the New York City of 1962, followed by a human killing machine that he alone must stop.

    Shellbin says: "absorbing, excellent narration"
  • Darwinia | Robert Charles Wilson

    Darwinia

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antediluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle was an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire. Leaving an America now ruled by religious fundamentalists, young Guilford Law travels to Darwinia on a mission of discovery that will take him further than he can possibly imagine.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Great Disappointment"
  • Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation | Robert Wilson

    Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert Wilson
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    In the 1840s and 1850s, "Brady of Broadway" was one of the most successful and acclaimed Manhattan portrait galleries. Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Henry James as a boy, Horace Greeley, Edgar Allan Poe, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind were among the dignitaries photographed in Mathew Brady's studio. But it was during the Civil War that he became the founding father of what is now called photojournalism and his photography became an enduring part of American history.

  • The Ignorance of Blood | Robert Wilson

    The Ignorance of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robert Wilson
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
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    In the wake of a terrorist attack on Seville, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón is determined to fulfil his promise that he'll bring the perpetrators to justice. The violent death of a gangster provides evidence implicating the Russian mafia, but pitches Falcón straight into the heart of a turf war over prostitution and drugs.

    rhl60 says: "One of the best..."
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