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    • Rip-Off!

    • By: John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, and others
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 829
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 749
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 754

    In Rip-Off!, 13 of today’s best and most honored writers of speculative fiction face a challenge even they would be hard-pressed to conceive: Pick your favorite opening line from a classic piece of fiction (or even non-fiction) - then use it as the first sentence of an entirely original short story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • When is a rip-off not a rip-off?

    • By Julie W. Capell on 11-24-13

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Nicole Brown Simpson

    • The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted
    • By: Faye D. Resnick, Mike Walker
    • Narrated by: Faye D. Resnick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 207

    During the trial of O. J. Simpson, the press focused on him. Now the victim, Nicole Brown Simpson, speaks through this private diary of her occasional roommate and constant best friend, Faye D. Resnick. Referred to by the media as the "mystery woman" who disappeared before the trial, Faye spoke to Nicole only one hour before her death.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh..

    • By CarmenJones on 01-30-16

    Regular price: $11.87

    • We Could Do Worse

    • A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories
    • By: Larry Niven, Howard Waldrop, Harry Turtledove, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Gilliland, Yancy Butler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    What would the world be like if the space race started during World War II? If Teddy Roosevelt had fought in World War I? If Joseph McCarthy had been elected President? Those and other questions are answered in these nine stories of alternate histories, when the world as we know it might have turned out different than it is today, if only one minor (or major) change had occurred in history.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre

    • By Gary on 02-13-08

    Regular price: $17.50

    • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson (editor), Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, and others
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    Nineteen gut-wrenching reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, as logged by Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Jules Verne, and many of the other most famous writers of the time. The most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers of today relive the Martian invasion through the eyes of their famous predecessors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Chronicles of the Classic Invasion

    • By Troy on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Castle in Cassiopeia

    • Dead Enders, Book 3
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A crisis has arisen. On their first mission as a team, Pretorius and his Dead Enders kidnapped the real General Michkag and substituted a clone who had been raised and trained in the Democracy. But now they find that the clone likes being the most powerful man in the hundred-world Traanskei Coalititon - and having been raised on Earth, he knows how humans think and react.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ivory

    • A Legend of Past and Future
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Bruce Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    In the year 6303, when Earth is bare of anything larger than an insect or a mouse and most people have left for the stars, Duncan Rojas receives a most unusual visitor. His name is Bukoba Mandaka, and he is the last of the Maasai. Mandaka wants Rojas, senior researcher for Braxton's Records of Big Game, to find the tusks of the Kilimanjaro Elephant, tusks that weigh over 200 lb. each. Why? Mandaka will not say, but he will pay enormous sums for them. And Rojas cannot resist the challenge of tracing something lost for 3000 years.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    Thousands of years after mankind has become extinct, a party of alien archaeologists try to learn the mysteries of mankind as they excavate in a gorge on Earth. This Hugo and Nebula Award winning novella by Mike Resnick is a gripping exploration of human origins and motivations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Birthright

    • By Eric C. Stover on 12-05-09

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Sideshow

    • Tales of the Galactic Midway, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Kerry Woodrow
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Traveling carnival owner Thaddeus Flint swindles the owner of a freak show into an unlikely business partnership. When Flint discovers that the freaks are a group of undercover alien tourists, he keeps the secret from the outside world and looks for an opportunity to expand his carny tour out to the stars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A strange kind of circus!

    • By Darla A. Middlebrook on 01-09-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Walpurgis III

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    He has no bank account on any world, no financial or property holdings that anyone has been able to trace. His planet of origin is unknown. Many men have served him; all but seven are dead, and none of those seven have ever seen him. He is a fugitive. His name is Conrad Bland and he is, for the moment, safe. But someone has sent an assassin to find him - and end him. Chief Detective John Sable is caught between his badge and his conscience as the two most famous executioners of all time prepare to do battle in his territory.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Santiago

    • A Myth of the Far Future
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Ruben Diaz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none...has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a dozen worlds? His legend is as large as the Rim itself, his trail as elusive as a wisp of starlight in the empty realms of space. The reward for him is the largest in history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cheesy but fun

    • By J. Rhoderick on 11-14-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stalking the Unicorn

    • A Fable of Tonight
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 79

    It's New Year's Eve and the elf perched on John Justin Mallory's desk wants his missing unicorn back. And that's the easy part. Mallory's wife has run off with his partner, his detective business is in ruins, and the mob's out to get him. With so many wonderful things happening, Mallory decides that a case involving a trip from reality might not be so bad. After all, what more can he lose?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed listening to it

    • By Anne on 08-31-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stars

    • Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian
    • By: Janis Ian (editor), Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Janis Ian, Gabrielle De Cuir, Emily Rankin, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 19

    Thirty original stories - each inspired by a Janis Ian song - from some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy, including: Tad Williams, Harry Turtledove, Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, John Varley, Mercedes Lackey, Judith Tarr, Janis Ian, and others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listening was even better than reading!

    • By Justdar on 07-20-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Birthright

    • The Book of Man
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    This brilliant science fiction novel constructs a blueprint of mankind’s history - social, political, economic, scientific, and religious - for the next 18,000 years. Through a series of adventures, it illustrates clear, focused ideas about our birthright and our destiny. Since this 1982 debut, Mike Resnick has emerged as one of the most honored science fiction authors of his time, picking up 40-odd Hugo and Nebula nominations and awards. He has set 25 novels and a novella in the future that was outlined in this book.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • B-O-R-I-N-G

    • By Julie W. Capell on 04-03-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Master of Dreams

    • The Dreamscape Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Eddie Raven isn't quite sure what's happening to him - and he's in a race to find out before it kills him. His adventures begin with a shooting in a very strange shop in Manhattan - but soon he finds himself the owner of a very familiar bar in Casablanca. By the time he adjusts to that reality, he's suddenly become one of several undersized people helping a young woman search for a wizard. But as he rushes to solve the mystery of his many appearances, a larger threat looms. Because someone or something is stalking him through time and space with deadly intent.

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Starship

    • Mutiny
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 303

    The date is 1966 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now, and the Republic, created by the human race - but not yet dominated by it - finds itself in an all-out war. They stand against the Teroni Federation, an alliance of races that resent Man's growing military and economic power. The main battles are taking place in the Spiral Arm and toward the Core. But far out on the Rim, the Theodore Roosevelt is one of three ships charged with protecting the Phoenix Cluster.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Fun

    • By Lars on 04-25-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Starship: Pirate

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    Seeking to find a new life for themselves, Cole and comrades remake the Teddy R. as a pirate ship and set sail for the lawless Inner Frontier. There, powerful warlords, cut-throat pirates, and struggling colonies compete for survival in a game where you rarely get a second chance to learn the rules. But military discipline is poor preparation for a life of pillaging and plundering.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It Gets Better

    • By James on 07-25-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Soul Eater

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Bounty hunter Nicobar Lane has traversed a thousand worlds searching for the mythic Dreamwish Beast. But after a close encounter with the creature, his motives turn from money to revenge and an obsession with his own death.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Return of Santiago

    • A Myth of the Far Future
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Barry Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none...has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a dozen worlds? His legend is as large as the Rim itself, his trail as elusive as a wisp of starlight in the empty realms of space. The reward for him is the largest in history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the book....Hated the narrator. <br />

    • By clifford Dana on 02-16-16

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Stalking the Vampire

    • A Fable of Tonight
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    It's Halloween, and John Justin Mallory's partner, Winnifred Carruthers, has been so busy preparing for the biggest holiday of the year (in his Manhattan, anyway) that she seems short of energy and pale. Mallory is worried that she's been working too hard. Then he notices the two puncture marks on her neck....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • funny

    • By Slothflyer on 02-13-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Soothsayer

    • Oracle Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Darla Middlebrook
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Mouse, a hard-bitten, cynical woman and professional thief, finds herself in deep trouble when her attempt to rescue a seemingly helpless little girl has potentially deadly consequences in this brilliant and haunting installment of Santiago-inspired adventure. Young Penelope has long had a price on her head, and Carlos Mendoza now knows how she has outwitted her captors - and the awesome powers behind her success. As Carlos moves in for the kill, Mouse is hard-pressed to preserve her life, defend Penelope, and in so doing, save humanity.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Decent story but narration leaves you wanting

    • By saige on 07-10-13

    Regular price: $17.95

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