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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 810
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 734
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 739

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • not just for sci-fi fans

    • By carmen on 01-04-13

    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 251
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 204

    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

    • 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 198
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • 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

    • 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 255
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    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

    • 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

    • Soothsayer

    • Oracle Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Darla Middlebrook
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 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 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    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 Gods of Sagittarius

    • By: Eric Flint, Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Russ Tabor is one of the top security specialists in the galaxy. Much against his will, he finds himself assigned to provide protection for Rupert Medawar Narayan Shenoy - "Lord Shenoy", as he likes to style himself - who is probably the human race's most brilliant savant. Shenoy has become convinced that the race of ancient aliens known as the Old Ones possessed powers unknown to any modern intelligent species.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Romp reminiscent of Heinlien's 'Number"

    • By Paul B. on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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

    • Kirinyaga

    • A Fable of Utopia
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Janis Ian
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    By the 22nd century in the African nation of Kenya, polluted cities sprawl up the flanks of sacred Mount Kirinyaga. Great animal herds are but distant memories. European crops now grow on the sweeping savannas. But Koriba, a distinguished, educated man of Kikuyu ancestry, knows that life was different for his people centuries ago - and he is determined to build a utopian colony, not on Earth, but on the terraformed planetoid he proudly names Kirinyaga.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Fortress in Orion

    • Dead Enders, Book One
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    The Democracy is at war with the alien Traanskei Coalition. War hero Colonel Nathan Pretorius has a record of success on dangerous behind-enemy-lines missions, missions that usually leave him in the hospital. Now he's recruited for a near-impossible assignment that may well leave him dead. At the cost of many lives, the Democracy has managed to clone and train General Michkag, one of the Traanskei's master strategists.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good start, but where's the action?

    • By DabOfDarkness on 02-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Purgatory

    • The Galactic Comedy, Book 2
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Evan Greenberg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Set in Resnick's far future, where humankind has long spread out through the galaxy and there are as many alien races as there are planets suitable for colonization, Purgatory is a hard look at how many ways an advanced civilization can misunderstand a "primitive" race.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Galactic Comedy?

    • By Eric Holsinger on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 186

    Early in his career, Jerry Culpepper could never have been accused of being idealistic. Doing public relations—even for politicians—was strictly business...until he was hired as NASA’s public affairs director and discovered a client he could believe in. Proud of the agency’s history and sure of its destiny, he was thrilled to be a part of its future—a bright era of far-reaching space exploration.

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

    • By Marie on 12-01-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Stalking the Vampire

    • A Fable of Tonight
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • 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

    • Starship: Rebel

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 235

    The date is 1968 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, dominated by the human race, is in the midst of an all-out war with the Teroni Federation.

    Almost a year has passed since the events of Starship: Mercenary. Captain Wilson Cole now commands a fleet of almost 50 ships, and he has become the single greatest military force on the Inner Frontier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whats to say the book was great.

    • By Rancher5 on 02-27-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Starship

    • Mutiny
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 625
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 301

    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: Flagship

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    The date is 1970 of the Galactic Era, almost 3,000 from now, and the Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, finds itself in an all-out war against the Teroni Federation, an alliance of races that resent Man's growing military and economic power. The rebel starship, the Theodore Roosevelt, under the command of Wilson Cole, is preparing to lead Cole's ragtag armada into the Republic, even though he is outnumbered thousands to one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry to see it End!!

    • By Dennis on 07-05-13

    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 467
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    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

    • Starship: Mercenary

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    The life of a mercenary is not always predictable. Circumstance now pits Captain Wilson Cole and the Teddy R. against the former Pirate Queen, Valkyrie. Soon the fragile trust that has grown between these two legends is put to the test as they find themselves on opposite sides of a job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Story!

    • By Dennis on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $24.95

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