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    • Revelation Space

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,034
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,349
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,349

    Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging noir space opera bursting with ideas

    • By cmthomas on 02-03-10

    Regular price: $39.99

    • House of Suns

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,429

    Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires. They meet every 200,000 years to exchange news and memories of their travels with their siblings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary Sci-Fi

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-20-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Chasm City

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250

    The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet---has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. The stakes are raised when Tanner Mirabel's search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enter Revelation Space HERE

    • By Tango on 10-11-13

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Permafrost

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    2080: at a remote site on the edge of the Arctic Circle, a group of scientists, engineers, and physicians gather to gamble humanity’s future on one last-ditch experiment. Their goal: to make a tiny alteration to the past, averting a global catastrophe while at the same time leaving recorded history intact. To make the experiment work, they just need one last recruit: an ageing schoolteacher whose late mother was the foremost expert on the mathematics of paradox.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Allastair Reynolds back with another good one

    • By Douglas F. Couch on 06-27-19

    Regular price: $10.39

    • The Prefect

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,197

    Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best yet of the Revelation Space series

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 04-03-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Pushing Ice

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,996
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,520
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,532

    2057. Humanity has raised exploiting the solar system to an art form. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. And they're good at it. The Rockhopper is nearing the end of its current mission cycle, and everyone is desperate for some much-needed R & R, when startling news arrives from Saturn: Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, has inexplicably left its natural orbit and is now heading out of the solar system at high speed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Proof that a good story doesn't require a trilogy

    • By Jesse on 01-14-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Redemption Ark

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,835

    Late in the 26th century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors---alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons---and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with this series!

    • By Michael on 05-22-10

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Absolution Gap

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453

    The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence - and they've targeted humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety---or draw down its darkest enemy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Absolution Gap - Review

    • By David on 12-04-09

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Shadow Captain

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    Adrana and Fura Ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. Once desperate for adventure, now, Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa Sennen's ship. And rumors of Bosa Sennen's hidden cache of treasure have ensnared her sister, Fura, into single-minded obsession. Neither is safe; because the galaxy wants Bosa Sennen dead, and they don't care if she's already been killed. They'll happily take whoever is flying her ship.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The slurpening.

    • By Matthew on 01-25-19

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Elysium Fire

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 719
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 665
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664

    Ten thousand city-state habitats orbit the planet Yellowstone, forming a near-perfect democratic human paradise. But even utopia needs a police force. For the citizens of the Glitter Band that organization is Panoply, and the prefects are its operatives. Prefect Tom Dreyfus has a new emergency on his hands. Across the habitats and their hundred million citizens, people are dying suddenly and randomly, victims of a bizarre and unprecedented malfunction of their neural implants.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh what twisted minds we get...

    • By Sailfish on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Revenger

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 966
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 961

    The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Among the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.... Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It's their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds that have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded by layers of protection - and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely remembered technologies inside.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • warning headphone users: volume needs normalizing

    • By A0A2 95AB DC34 69C9 on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days

    • Revelation Space, Book 6
    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 469

    The planet Golgotha - supposedly lifeless - resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists. It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not a continuation of any other book :(

    • By A.R. on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Galactic North

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608

    Centuries from now, the basic right to expand human intelligence beyond its natural limits has become a war-worthy cause for the Demarchists and Conjoiners. Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras. And the hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down. The rich get richer. And everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches of settled space...because who's to say that humanity won't be next?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great background for Revelation Space novels

    • By wendy on 11-10-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Century Rain

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 948
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 786
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 783

    Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of John Lee's best performances

    • By DAVID on 07-24-10

    Regular price: $41.99

    • On the Steel Breeze

    • Poseidon's Children, Book 2
    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    Chiku Akinya, great granddaughter of the legendary space explorer Eunice and heir to the family empire, is just one among millions on a long one way journey towards a planet they hope to call their new home. For Chiku, the journey is a personal one, undertaken to ensure that the Akinya family achieves its destiny among the stars. The passengers travel in huge self-contained artificial worlds - holoships - putting their faith in a physics they barely understand.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Earthier, narrower, more feminine than AR's work

    • By SciFi Kindle on 07-28-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Terminal World

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 953
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 952

    Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different---and rigidly enforced---level of technology. Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This ain't your fathers Alastair Reynolds

    • By DAVID on 09-10-10

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Beyond the Aquila Rift

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    Beyond the Aquila Rift: It's shorthand for the trip no one ever hopes to make by accident. The one that will screw up the rest of your life, the one that creates the ghosts you see haunting the shadows of company bars across the whole Bubble. Men and women ripped out of time, cut adrift from families and lovers by an accident of an alien technology we use but rarely comprehend.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, mediocre audio book.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-17-12

    Regular price: $7.69

    • Blue Remembered Earth

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 817
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 750
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 750

    Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds holds a well-deserved place “among the leaders of the hard-science space opera renaissance." ( Publishers Weekly). In Blue Remembered Earth, Geoffrey Akinya wants nothing more than to study the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But when his space-explorer grandmother dies, secrets come to light and Geoffrey is dispatched to the Moon to protect the family name - and prevent an impending catastrophe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A surprising and staisfying departure for Reynolds

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 07-21-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Shadow Captain

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Returning to the universe of Revenger, award-winning author Alastair Reynolds delivers another thrilling tale set among the stars. Two sisters ran away from home to join the crew of a spaceship. They took on pirates, faced down monsters and survived massacres...and now they're in charge. Captaining a fearsome ship of their own, adventures are theirs for the taking - and there's hoards to loot and treasures to find in the darkest reaches of space. But the rules are also more relaxed out on the fringes, as they're about to discover....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Blue Remembered Earth

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 100 years out, humans are reaching for the stars.

    • By Shawn on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $27.27

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