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    • The New Frontiers Series Boxed Set

    • The Ship, NFI, and NEO
    • By: Jack L Knapp
    • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
    • Length: 32 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    This boxed set contains 3 complete science-fiction novels. This is science-fiction at its best - future engineering, intrigue, first contact. It’s a space opera like none you’ve experienced before. The audiobooks will keep you listening late into the night, and you won't be able to stop.... 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Something almost happens then nothing.

    • By M. Pratt on 07-28-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Endeavour

    • Sleeping Gods, Book 1
    • By: Ralph Kern
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,078
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,011

    In 2118 the first daring mission to another star, Tau Ceti - 12 light-years away - is launched. Tom Hites and Harry Cosgrove command the starship Endeavour on an epic journey to solve the Fermi paradox. From the first nearly disastrous steps on a distant world, their quest takes them further than they ever imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A nicely written journey through the galaxy

    • By Jason on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Dance Dance Dance

    • A Novel
    • By: Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum - translator
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Haruki Murakami's protagonist plunges into a wind tunnel of sexual violence and metaphysical dread in which he collides with call girls, plays chaperone to a lovely teenaged psychic, and receives cryptic instructions from a shabby but oracular Sheep Man. Dance Dance Dance is a tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through the cultural Cuisinart that is contemporary Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling!

    • By karen on 12-22-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories

    • By: Gregory Benford, Gwyneth Jones, Shariann Lewitt, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    An unabridged audio collection spotlighting the "best of the best" hard science fiction stories published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Only a few good stories

    • By Jeppe on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Tiona

    • Vaz Series #2
    • By: Laurence E. Dahners
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 82

    Tiona, Vaz's daughter, is starting grad school in physics, has a "bad boy" musician boyfriend, and does her own strange variety of charity work at a homeless shelter. Her professor has her start work on a project to try to achieve high-temperature superconduction by doping the graphene membranes her lab partner has figured out how to precipitate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great follow through with Vaz and family

    • By Paula G. on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Carbide Tipped Pens

    • Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction
    • By: Ben Bova (editor), Eric Choi (editor)
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    In Carbide Tipped Pens,over a dozen of today's most creative imaginations explore these frontiers, carrying on the grand tradition of such legendary masters as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and John W. Campbell, while bringing hard science fiction into the 21st century by extrapolating from the latest scientific developments and discoveries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Actually Four and a Half for Provocative Stories

    • By Lisa Davidson on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Terran Tomorrow

    • The Yesterday's Kin Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Nancy Kress
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The diplomatic mission from Earth to World ended in disaster, as the Earth scientists discovered that the Worlders were not the scientifically advanced culture they believed. Though they brought a limited quantity of the vaccine against the deadly spore cloud, there was no way to make enough to vaccinate more than a few dozen. The Earth scientists, and surviving diplomats, fled back to Earth. But once home, after the 28-year gap caused by the spaceship transit, they find an Earth changed almost beyond recognition.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Hard Luck Hank: Screw the Galaxy

    • By: Steven Campbell
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,980
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,758
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,754

    Hank is a thug. He knows he's a thug. He has no problem with that realization. In his view the galaxy has given him a gift: a mutation that allows him to withstand great deals of physical trauma. He puts his abilities to the best use possible and that isn't by being a scientist. Besides, the space station Belvaille doesn't need scientists. It is not, generally, a thinking person's locale. It is the remotest habitation in the entire Colmarian Confederation. There is literally no reason to be there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bunch of genres crammed into good fun

    • By Thomas Allen on 09-11-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hard Day's Knight

    • Black Knight Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: John G. Hartness
    • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 735
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 672
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 673

    This is not your ordinary fall weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. Vampire private detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood have been hired to save a client from being cursed for all eternity, but end up in a bigger mess than they ever imagined. Suddenly trapped in the middle of a serial kidnapping case, Jimmy and Greg uncover a plot to bring forth an ancient evil. Soon, they've enlisted the help of a police detective, a priest, a witch, a fallen angel, and a strip club proprietor to save the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hard row to hoe, but well done!

    • By Author Tonia Brown on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hard Mated

    • Shifters Unbound, Book 3.5
    • By: Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602

    Spike, a wildcat Shifter and the champion fighter of Shiftertown, is stunned when Myka, the best friend of a dying human woman, announces that Spike has fathered a cub. What's more, the mother is giving the boy to Spike to protect and raise. Spike is torn between the cub and his duties, and begs Myka to help him. When Spike's job puts his cub and Myka in danger, Spike is forced to choose between those to whom he's pledged his loyalty and his need to protect the woman and cub he's come to love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shifters Unbound!!! Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!!

    • By Candateshia Pafford on 07-27-13

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    • Dogs of War

    • Ixan Legacy, Book 3
    • By: Scott Bartlett
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    The Progenitors are here, and Captain Husher knows the galaxy isn’t ready. He spent his entire military career preparing, but it wasn’t enough. As the Interstellar Union continues to flail and colony after colony is consumed, Husher must make some impossible choices. About what to save. And what to let fall to the onslaught. If he can’t find a way to oppose the Progenitors, they will sweep through the multiverse like fire through a parched forest. It all comes down to this.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best series I’ve ever had the honor !

    • By ODed01 on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stone and a Hard Place

    • The Alastair Stone Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: R. L. King
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Czarnecki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 427

    It's hard enough for Alastair Stone to keep his two lives - powerful mage and mundane Occult Studies professor - separate without an old friend asking him to take on a new apprentice. Especially after a university colleague wants him to investigate a massive old house for things that go bump in the night. Still, Stone figures it's an easy job: just turn up, put on a little show, and announce that the house is clean. Only it isn't. A malevolent spirit is reawakening in the basement.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • should I tell doctor stone?

    • By Irvington on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hard Spell

    • Occult Crimes Unit Investigations, Book 1
    • By: Justin Gustainis
    • Narrated by: Peter Brook
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 179

    Scranton, the strangest city on earth has an uneasy “live and let unlive” relationship with the supernatural. But when a vamp puts the bite on an unwilling victim, or some witch casts the wrong kind of spell, that’s when they call me. “My name’s Markowski, a Detective Sergeant on the Scranton PD’s Supernatural Crimes Investigation Unit. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.”

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable and Flat

    • By Madeleine on 03-29-14

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Hard Duty

    • Merkiaari Wars, 1
    • By: Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 423

    Humanity's last encounter with aliens saw 16.2 billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades. Two hundred years later, the Alliance is cautiously exploring beyond its borders again, but the survey corp is considered a mere gesture by some. General Burgton of the 501st Infantry Regiment believes a lack of expansion is leading the Alliance into stagnation. So when one small ship discovers a new alien race, it should be an easy decision to make contact, but what if the aliens are like the Merkiaari?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very appropriate to call this a 'space opera'

    • By skinmaan on 12-02-15

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Implied Spaces

    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Aristide, a semi-retired computer scientist turned swordsman, is a scholar of the implied spaces, seeking meaning amid the accidents of architecture in a universe where reality itself has been sculpted and designed by superhuman machine intelligence. While exploring the pre-technological world Midgarth, one of four dozen pocket universes created within a series of vast, orbital matrioshka computer arrays, Aristide uncovers a fiendish plot threatening to set off a nightmare scenario, perhaps even bringing about the ultimate existential crisis: the end of civilization itself.

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Hard Luck Hank: Stank Delicious, Book 5

    • By: Steven Campbell
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

    Belvaille has cemented its place as the most important system in the galaxy and Hank is working as an official Factotum, negotiating deals between gangs and noblemen under the watchful eye of the Arch Minister. When his ever-capable butler, Cliston, is approached to become the General Manager of a Super Class glocken team, Hank is hired not only as protection, but as a player. Hank finds himself thrown into the most grueling bloodsport in the galaxy and tasked with finding out how and why players are being abducted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hank grew on me like a fungus; but in a good way

    • By Don Gilbert on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hard Luck Hank: Prince of Suck

    • By: Steven Campbell
    • Narrated by: Liam Owen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828

    An increasingly crippled Hank struggles to keep the various factions of Belvaille in check after the collapse of the Colmarian Confederation. Hank, as Supreme Kommilaire and Secretary of City, has several hundred police to try to maintain order among the millions of inhabitants on the space station while simultaneously preparing for Belvaille's first ever election.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ol' Hank Strikes Again!!!!

    • By matt on 04-11-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Earth

    • Harmony War Series, Book 5
    • By: Michael Chatfield
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    The Victors know nothing but war. It has shaped them and changed them in ways that they didn't think possible. Now is not the time to lament on the friends lost, the wounds gained. The medics might be able to patch them up, but they can't heal their minds. Harmony is making their play for Earth, and the Troopers will be there to greet them. The Victors are finally going home over 200 years since they left for Sacremon. The last system-wide battle between the EHC and Harmony is about to begin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Harmony War Series End?

    • By J.R. on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Wrong Stars

    • By: Tim Pratt
    • Narrated by: John Glouchevitch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    The shady crew of the White Raven run freight and salvage at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Alien Contact. When the crew break it to her that humanity has alien allies already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials and the gifts they bestowed on her could kill all humanity, or take it out to the most distant stars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A solid Space Opera with twists and turns

    • By L. S. Johnson on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 2

    • By: Gregory Benford, Dave Hutchinson, Nancy Kress, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    This unabridged audio collection spotlights the “best of the best” hard science-fiction stories published in 2017 by current and emerging masters of the genre.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting stories but bad audio quality.

    • By Charles Galentine on 01-06-19

    Regular price: $26.59

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