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    • HALO: Cryptum

    • HALO, Book 7
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    One hundred thousand years ago, the galaxy was populated by a great variety of beings. But one species - eons beyond all others in both technology and knowledge - achieved dominance. They ruled in peace but met opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. They were the Forerunners - the keepers of the Mantle of Responsibility, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time. And then they vanished. This is their story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting take to the unwritten history.

    • By Layne Harper on 05-17-19

    Regular price: $17.00

    • HALO: Primordium

    • HALO, Book 8
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Timothy Dadabo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    In the company of a young girl and an old man, Chakas begins an epic journey across a lost and damaged Halo ringworld in search of a way home, an explanation for the warrior spirits rising up within, and the reason for the Forerunner Librarian’s tampering with human destiny.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • mind blown again!!!!

    • By Anonymous User on 02-08-19

    Regular price: $18.89

    • HALO: Silentium

    • HALO, Book 10
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    One hundred thousand years ago, Chaos rules the final days of the Forerunner empire. The Flood - a horrifying, shape-changing, and unstoppable parasite - has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies, and internal strife has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unnecessary sequel

    • By Anthony on 06-11-19

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 1

    • By: Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 967
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 856
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 868

    In the late nineteenth century a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados provided Sir Richard F. Burton, well-known expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, a collection of long-lost manuscripts to translate. Burton’s work was subsequently misplaced, only to be discovered by a team of amateur archaeologists in the ruins of a mansion in Treiste. From Burton's translations and the original source material, the epic tale of The Mongoliad was recreated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story - but

    • By Daniel on 10-01-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Forge of God

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 411
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 378

    On September 28th, a geologist working in Death Valley finds a mysterious new cinder cone in very well-mapped area. On October 1, the government of Australia announces the discovery of an enormous granite mountain. Like the cinder cone, it wasn't there six months ago.

    Something is happening to planet Earth, and the truth is too terrifying to contemplate

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Wonderful Listening, But the Editor?

    • By George Knight on 07-14-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Star Wars: Rogue Planet

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Michael Cumpsty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    The Force is strong in 12-year-old Anakin Skywalker - so strong that the Jedi Council, despite misgivings, entrusted young Obi-Wan Kenobi with the mission of training him to become a Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan - like his slain master, Qui-Gon - believes Anakin may be the chosen one, the Jedi destined to bring balance to the Force. But first Obi-Wan must help his undisciplined apprentice, who still bears the scars of slavery, to find his own balance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A most inspiring Audiobook

    • By Dwayne A.McClellan on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Eon

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 788

    Perhaps it wasn't from our time, perhaps it wasn't even from our universe, but the arrival of the 300-kilometer long stone was the answer to humanity's desperate plea to end the threat of nuclear war. Inside the deep recesses of the stone lies Thistledown: the remnants of a human society, versed in English, Russian and Chinese. The artifacts of this familiar people foretell a great Death caused by the ravages of war, but the government and scientists are unable to decide how to use this knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Am Epic Original SciFi Read Worth Your Time...

    • By Michael on 07-01-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Darwin's Radio

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,093
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 695
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 699

    In a cave high in the Alps, a renegade anthropologist discovers a frozen Neanderthal couple with a Homo sapiens baby. Meanwhile, in southern Russia, the U.N. investigation of a mysterious mass grave is cut short. One of the investigators, molecular biologist Kaye Lang, returns home to the U.S. to learn that her theory on human retroviruses has been verified with the discovery of SHEVA, a virus that has slept in our DNA for millions of years and is now waking up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't have to be a biologist to enjoy!

    • By Sue on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $39.87

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi

    • By Gregory R. Martin on 06-30-03

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Legacy

    • A Prequel to Eon
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    In this prequel to Eon, Greg Bear continues to explore the possibilities presented by the asteroid Thistledown, a remnant of a lost human civilization. The Way is a tunnel through space and time that leads to other worlds, some more like planet Earth than Earth itself. It is perhaps the most formidable discovery in Thistledown and with it come disputes as to the nature of the Way and how it should be used. The Way can be reached only through Axis City, the only space station of Thistledown.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Barely related to Eon and Eternity

    • By Holly on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Anvil of Stars

    • A Sequel to The Forge of God
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    The Forge of God described the destruction of Earth itself by self-replicating robots, Von Neumann machines designed to use the planet's mass to create more robotic creatures and spread throughout the Galaxy. Only a few humans have survived, aided by a mysterious alien race known only as “The Benefactors”, who arrived at Earth too late.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Rune on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 2

    • By: Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 390

    In the aftermath of the Mongolian invasion of 1241, beleaguered Christians struggle with the presence of a violent horde and a world turned upside down. Apocalyptic fever sweeps through Europe, infecting even the most rational individuals, leaving all to wonder if they are seeing the end times - or an hour when new heroes will emerge from the ruins of cataclysmic defeat.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed but fascinating

    • By Carol on 10-13-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Eternity

    • A Sequel to Eon
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 243

    The crew of the asteroid-starship Thistledown has thwarted an attack by the Jarts by severing their link to the Way, an endless corridor that spans universes. The asteroid settled into orbit around Earth and the tunnel snaked away, forming a contained universe of its own. Forty years later, on Gaia, Rhita Vaskayza recklessly pursues her legacy, seeking an Earth once again threatened by forces from within and without.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not up to the standard Eon set

    • By S. Anderson on 03-26-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Take Back the Sky

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Marooned beneath the icy, waxy crust of Saturn's moon, Titan, Skyrine Michael Venn and his comrades face double danger from Earth and from the Antagonists, both intent on wiping out their growing awareness of what the helpful alien Gurus are really doing in our solar system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • stellar!

    • By Eric Barrows on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Blood Music

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 247

    Vergil's innovative experiment restructuring the cells of a common virus becomes a nightmare when, in order to save his research, Vergil injects the entire culture into his bloodstream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, Fast Paced, & one hell of a Mind*^ck

    • By amblingtumble on 04-17-13

    Regular price: $29.37

    • The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3

    • By: Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 324

    An untested group of Shield-Brethren initiates stand before the sprawling Mongol army in a bloody circus of sadistic violence, while a hardened company of their finest roam the desolate wasteland of the Mongol empire, wrapping their dead in blood-soaked soil and struggling to find the strength to fight even as they mourn. The warrior-monks, both in the East and the West, sharpen their swords for a final battle. The Khan of Khans must be slain if Christendom is to survive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Looooong trilogy. And kinda flat ending.

    • By Blythe on 02-27-16

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Queen of Angels

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Emanuel Goldsmith, a famous poet, murdered eight people, then disappeared. Three people want to find him: an aspiring writer, an embittered scientist who wants to use him, and a policewoman who needs to put him in custody before the Selectors, a vigilante organization, get to him first.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent SF that has aged well

    • By S. Yates on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • War Dogs

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 225

    They made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of. They became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. We called them Gurus. It took them a while to drop the other shoe. You can see why, looking back.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • intro to a new universe and not much else

    • By Ocean State Prime on 10-22-14

    Regular price: $29.65

    • City at the End of Time

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In a time like the present, three young people dream of the fabulous ruins of a decaying city somewhere in the distant future: the Kalpa. The dreams of Ginny and Jack overtake them without warning, leaving their bodies behind while carrying their consciousnesses forward.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not buying it.

    • By Kenton on 08-11-08

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Darwin's Children

    • A Novel
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    Eleven years have passed since SHEVA was discovered in human DNA - a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now, these changed children have reached adolescence...and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths, possessed of remarkable, advanced traits that mark a major turning point in human development, are also ticking time bombs harboring hosts of viruses that could exterminate the "old" human race. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Serious Science Fiction

    • By Jim on 07-09-05

    Regular price: $39.93

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