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Alex Benedict
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 2177 ratings)
  • 1

    A Talent for War: An Alex Benedict Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Gregory Abbey, Jack McDevitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (150)

    Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim. Fighter. Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur. But now, Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud.

    Brian says: "Very good - but the cover and title are deceptive"
    Very good - but the cover and title are deceptive

    This is NOT a book about war, or fighting in space, or action of any kind. You should NOT judge the book by it's cover or title or you will be disappo..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2010 by Brian (Las Vegas, NV, United States)
  • 2

    Polaris: An Alex Benedict Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Jennifer van Dyck, Jack McDevitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (150)

    Sixty years ago, the space yacht Polaris was found deserted, the fate of its pilot and passengers a mystery. Now, to mark the anniversary of the disappearance, there is to be an auction of what was left behind on the ship. Using his insider knowledge, Alex Benedict, one of the preeminent antiquities dealers in the galaxy, secures some of the artifacts.

    Pie says: "Entertaining."
    Entertaining.

    Kind of like a Magnum PI episode: not incredibly deep but entertaining...

    Reviewed on November 24 2009 by Pie (Saint Petersburg, FL, United States)
  • 3

    Seeker: An Alex Benedict Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck, Jack McDevitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (898)
    Performance
    (387)
    Story
    (388)

    Thousands of years after an entire colony mysteriously disappears, antiquities dealer Alex Benedict comes into possession of a cup that seems to be from the Seeker, one of the colony's ships. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, follow a deadly trail to the Seeker, strangely adrift in a system barren of habitable worlds. But their discovery raises more questions than it answers, drawing Alex and Chase into the very heart of danger.

    Shannon Peterson says: "Great mix of sci-fi, mystery and adventure."
    Great mix of sci-fi, mystery and adventure.

    These books remind me of a mix of Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones thrown into a sci-fi setting. (A mystery story set in the future, with an antiquit..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2008 by Shannon Peterson ()
  • 4

    The Devil's Eye: An Alex Benedict Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck, Jack McDevitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (163)

    Interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict receives a cryptic message asking for help from celebrated writer Vicki Greene - who has been mind-wiped. She has no memory of her past life, or of her plea for assistance. But she has transferred an enormous sum of money to Alex, also without explanation. The answers to this mystery lie on the most remote of human worlds, where Alex will uncover a secret connected to a decades-old political upheaval - a secret that somebody desperately wants hidden.

    Steven says: "Moderate Departure from Previous Books"
    Moderate Departure from Previous Books

    The Devil's Eye represents a modest departure from the preceding volumes. The earlier novels all involve the tracking down of a variety of clues, man..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2008 by Steven (Centennial, Colombia)
  • 5

    Echo: An Alex Benedict Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life. Thirty years after his death, a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic, indecipherable symbols is found in the possession of Tuttle's onetime lover, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is anxious to discover what secret the tablet holds. It could be proof that Tuttle had found what he was looking for.

    Jeff Tingle says: "Better than the last version"
    Better than the last version

    I'm one of the folks who bought the original version of this title with Paul Boehmer as the narrator. That version was horrible and I was never able ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 15 2011 by Jeff Tingle (Verona, KY USA)
  • 6

    Firebird: An Alex Benedict Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (225)

    Forty-one years ago the renowned physicist Chris Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe-science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him both admirers and enemies. Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath discover that Robin had several interstellar yachts flown far outside the planetary system, where they too vanished. And following Robin's trail into the unknown puts Benedict and Kolpath in danger.

    wendy says: "best Alex Benedict in a while"
    best Alex Benedict in a while

    Yes. This has been my favorite Alex Benedict story since the earlier ones (Seeker, Polaris, etc). Devil's Eye and Echo were much less engaging, so it..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 08 2011 by wendy (NJ)