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  • The Collapsing Empire: The Interdependency, Book 1 | John Scalzi

    The Collapsing Empire: The Interdependency, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (956)
    Performance
    (898)
    Story
    (894)

    Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

    Kindle Customer says: "A great first third of a space opera"
  • Old Man's War | John Scalzi

    Old Man's War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10492)
    Performance
    (8965)
    Story
    (8987)

    John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

    M. Spencer says: "Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi"
  • The Ghost Brigades | John Scalzi

    The Ghost Brigades

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5687)
    Performance
    (4821)
    Story
    (4840)

    The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.

    Lore says: "Starts slow but comes together in the end."
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas | John Scalzi

    Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11688)
    Performance
    (10930)
    Story
    (10945)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Kent says: "Clever, creative, and FUN!"
  • Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi | John Scalzi

    Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Peter Ganim, John Scalzi, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (604)
    Performance
    (563)
    Story
    (565)

    The ex-planet Pluto has a few choice words about being thrown out of the solar system. A listing of alternate histories tells you all the various ways Hitler has died. A lawyer sues an interplanetary union for dangerous working conditions. And four artificial intelligences explain, in increasingly worrying detail, how they plan not to destroy humanity. Welcome to Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi.

    ALM says: "Funny!"
  • The Last Colony | John Scalzi

    The Last Colony

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4145)
    Performance
    (3576)
    Story
    (3582)

    Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game.

    Michael says: "Excellent But Different"
  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton) | John Scalzi

    Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8431)
    Performance
    (7876)
    Story
    (7860)

    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

    Alexis says: "Fun! Things you might want to know:"
  • The Dispatcher | John Scalzi

    The Dispatcher

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Zachary Quinto
    Overall
    (13938)
    Performance
    (12935)
    Story
    (12898)

    Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "IT'S HARD TO GET MYSTICAL ABOUT YOUR JOB"
  • The Human Division | John Scalzi

    The Human Division

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2702)
    Performance
    (2451)
    Story
    (2467)

    The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

    linda says: "A Middling Position"
  • The End of All Things: Old Man's War, Book 6 | John Scalzi

    The End of All Things: Old Man's War, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2139)
    Performance
    (1978)
    Story
    (1980)

    Humans expanded into space...only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement...for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.

    D. Kassiday says: "why a lower rating on performance?"
  • Zoe's Tale | John Scalzi

    Zoe's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2256)
    Performance
    (1913)
    Story
    (1911)

    "I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope."

    David says: "A fun listen, and some new information, but..."
  • Agent to the Stars | John Scalzi

    Agent to the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8361)
    Performance
    (7547)
    Story
    (7539)

    The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

    C. Paget says: "excellent"
  • Fuzzy Nation | John Scalzi

    Fuzzy Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi - introduction
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7506)
    Performance
    (6770)
    Story
    (6776)

    In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    Rosaleen says: "Great escapism"
  • The Android's Dream | John Scalzi

    The Android's Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7274)
    Performance
    (6574)
    Story
    (6567)

    A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

    James says: "Philip K Dick meets Douglas Adams"
  • The B-Team: The Human Division, Episode 1 | John Scalzi

    The B-Team: The Human Division, Episode 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (848)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (770)

    Colonial Union Ambassador Ode Abumwe and her team are used to life on the lower end of the diplomatic ladder. But when a high-profile diplomat goes missing, Abumwe and her team are last minute replacements on a mission critical to the Colonial Union’s future. As the team works to pull off their task, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson discovers there’s more to the story of the missing diplomats than anyone expected... a secret that could spell war for humanity.

    Michael says: "Whole Series – Just OK"
  • Black Tide Rising | John Ringo,Eric Flint,John Scalzi,Dave Klecha,Sarah A. Hoyt,Jody Lynn Nye,Michael Z. Williamson

    Black Tide Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi, and others
    • Narrated By Tristan Morris, Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (264)

    The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?"

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "I DON'T LOOK GOOD IN A FEZ"
  • We Only Need the Heads: The Human Division, Episode 3 | John Scalzi

    We Only Need the Heads: The Human Division, Episode 3

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (761)
    Performance
    (681)
    Story
    (684)

    CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has been loaned out to a CDF platoon tasked with secretly removing an unauthorized colony of humans on an alien world. Colonial Ambassador Abumwe has been ordered to participate in final negotiations with an alien race the Union hopes to make allies. Wilson and Abumwe’s missions are fated to cross - and in doing so, place both missions at risk of failure.

    We Only Need the Heads is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division.

    Professor says: "* said;* said;* said;* said;* said;"
  • The Sagan Diary | John Scalzi

    The Sagan Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (819)
    Performance
    (659)
    Story
    (664)

    Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

    wyatt says: "It's a Poem"
  • The Sound of Rebellion: The Human Division, Episode 8 | John Scalzi

    The Sound of Rebellion: The Human Division, Episode 8

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (636)
    Performance
    (566)
    Story
    (573)

    The Colonial Defense Forces usually protect humanity from alien attack, but now the stability of the Colonial Union has been threatened, and Lieutenant Heather Lee and her squad are called to squash a rebellion on a colony world. It seems simple enough - but there's a second act to the rebellion that finds Lee captive, alone, and armed with only her brains to survive.

    leonie says: "Look with your ears."
  • Old Man's War: Old Man's War, Book 1 | John Scalzi

    Old Man's War: Old Man's War, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    At 75 years old, John Perry is after a fresh start - so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth's military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands two years of hazardous service in space. This is how Perry finds himself in a new body crafted from his original DNA. A genetically enhanced and upgraded new body, ready for battle. But upgrades alone won't keep Perry safe. He'll be fighting for his life on the front line as he defends humanity's colonies.

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