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Jack McDevitt

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Jack McDevitt, master storyteller, writes sci-fi mysteries ranging from space opera to time travel.
Books by Jack:
    • Polaris

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck, Jack McDevitt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 442
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 248

    Sixty years ago, the space yacht Polaris was found deserted, the fate of its pilot and passengers a mystery....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining.

    • By Pie on 11-24-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Starhawk

    • Priscilla Hutchins, Book 1
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Priscilla Hutchins has been through many experiences.This is the story of her first unforgettable adventure....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • lacking attention to detail

    • By shirley on 11-10-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Chindi

    • Academy Series
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    The universe has been explored--and humanity has all but given up on finding other intelligent life. Then an alien satellite orbiting a distant star sends out an unreadable signal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything You Want in a Sci-Fi Novel

    • By Robert on 05-02-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Time Travelers Never Die

    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • meh.

    • By Dave Cole on 01-23-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Cauldron

    • Academy Series
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    When a young physicist unveils an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, Hutch finds herself back in the deepest reaches of space....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is the end of the Academy Series for me

    • By Richard Siggins on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Firebird

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 325

    Forty-one years ago the renowned physicist Chris Robin vanished....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best Alex Benedict in a while

    • By wendy on 11-08-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Echo

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the last version

    • By LivinInKY on 12-15-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Odyssey

    • Academy series
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Jack McDevitt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    To boost waning interest in interstellar travel, a mission is sent into deep space to learn the truth about "moonriders," the strange lights supposedly being seen in nearby systems....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Could have been so much better.

    • By Mark on 12-05-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • A Talent for War

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Gregory Abbey, Jack McDevitt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 426
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 270

    Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim. But Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file. If it is true, then Sim was a fraud....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good - but the cover and title are deceptive

    • By Brian on 09-25-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Engines of God

    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 329

    Humans call them Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues scattered on distant planets throughout the galaxy, encoded with strange inscriptions that defy translation....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Conceptually intriguing, but uneven writing style

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 05-12-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Devil's Eye

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Jack McDevitt, Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 275

    Interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict receives a cryptic message asking for help from celebrated writer Vicki Greene - who has been mind-wiped....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Moderate Departure from Previous Books

    • By Steven on 12-11-08

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Seeker

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck, Jack McDevitt (Introduction)
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 598

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great mix of sci-fi, mystery and adventure.

    • By Shannon Peterson on 08-20-08

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Deepsix

    • Academy Series
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    Nineteen years after a premature evacuation of Maleiva III, a rogue moon hurtling through space is about to obliterate the last opportunity to study this rare, life-supporting planet....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great second book

    • By Lon on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Cassandra Project

    • By: Jack McDevitt, Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 179

    Two science fiction masters—Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick—team up to deliver a classic thriller in which one man uncovers the secret history of the US space program….

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jack McDevitt is one of my favorites.

    • By Marie on 12-01-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Omega

    • Academy Series
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Khristine Hvam, Jack McDevitt
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    A civilization-destroying omega cloud has switched direction, heading straight for a previously unexplored planetary system--and its alien society....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By By Samantha a series FAN of the vampire earth books on 04-22-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Lightspeed Year One

    • From the Hugo Award Nominated Magazine
    • By: Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Emily Card, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90

    This audiobook contains all the podcasts from Lightspeed's first Hugo-nominated year, performed by a host of star narrators, for your listening pleasure....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 23 out of 24 Stories, Say The Future is Bleak

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-08-14

    Regular price: $11.86