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    • Alien III

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Tom Alexander, Barbara Barnes, Michael Biehn, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,884
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,866

    Father of cyberpunk William Gibson’s original script for Alien III, written in 1987 as a sequel to Aliens, never made it to our screens, although it went on to achieve cult status among fans as the third instalment that might have been after being leaked online. This terrifying, cinematic multicast dramatisation - directed by the multi-award-winning Dirk Maggs - is the chance to experience William Gibson’s untold story and its terrifying, claustrophobic and dark encounters between humans and aliens, as a completely immersive audio experience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Only for the fans

    • By Aaron Dvader on 06-04-19

    Regular price: $8.95

    • Outland

    • By: Dennis E. Taylor
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,856
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,720
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,708

    When an experiment to study quantum uncertainty goes spectacularly wrong, physics student Bill Rustad and his friends find that they have accidentally created an inter-dimensional portal. They connect to Outland - an alternate Earth with identical geology, but where humans never evolved. The group races to establish control of the portal before the government, the military, or evildoers can take it away. Then everything changes when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts in an explosion large enough to destroy civilization and kill half the planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just plain fun and never dull.

    • By Kenneth Wieland on 05-19-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Life Reset: Hobnobbing

    • New Era Online Book 3
    • By: Shemer Kuznits
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,336
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276

    Having survived the first wave of invading players, Oren now seeks to strengthen his clan. With the Breeder's Den destroyed and most of Goblin's Gorge's resources devoted to rebuilding, his best hope lies in creating an army of golems. But for that, he needs Viridium, a rare metal that can only be obtained from hobgoblin towns, where Oren and his clan of goblins are viewed as nothing more than potential slaves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the series, but...

    • By Anonymous User on 06-05-19

    Regular price: $28.56

    • Recursion

    • A Novel
    • By: Blake Crouch
    • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom, Abby Craden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Memory makes reality. That’s what NYC cop Barry Sutton is learning, as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome - a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. That’s what neuroscientist Helena Smith believes. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious memories. As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face to face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease - a force that attacks the very fabric of the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Are we there yet?

    • By Larry on 06-16-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Ready Player One

    • By: Ernest Cline
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 215,565
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 201,308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200,892

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

    • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • All Gifts, Bestowed

    • By: Joshua Gayou
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    The next big thing in artificial intelligence is here. Codenamed Cronus, the machine is capable of having its own thoughts and ideas - an absolute dream come true, until it wasn’t. When Cronus responds with the word “No” to a specific task it is assigned, Anagnorisis Technologies brings in Gilles Guattari to investigate. His combined background in psychiatry, psychology, and AI research makes him their best hope in evaluating Cronus, and determining if the machine is only malfunctioning or if it has become something more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible!

    • By Bridget on 06-12-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Stand

    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,526
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,519

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the credit

    • By Hunter on 03-27-12

    Regular price: $63.00

    • Renegades

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11,813
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,270
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11,240

    The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Same Problems as BSG and LOST

    • By Spankybus on 04-03-19

    Regular price: $44.99

    • Skyward

    • By: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17,075
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,169
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16,139

    From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Has Sanderson been reading Craig Alanson???

    • By Barry on 11-18-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Overstory

    • By: Richard Powers
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569

    The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late 20th-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits 100 years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • eye opening

    • By Michael Stansberry on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Martian

    • By: Andy Weir
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 164,686
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 152,019
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 151,857

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

    • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Columbus Day

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,612
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29,091
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29,021

    The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

    • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34,651
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29,690
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29,687

    Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun nonsense

    • By Randall on 04-25-09

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Stan Lee's Alliances: A Trick of Light

    • By: Stan Lee, Kat Rosenfield, Created by Stan Lee, and others
    • Narrated by: Yara Shahidi
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    What is more real? A world we are born into or one we create for ourselves? Legendary creator, master storyteller, and cultural icon Stan Lee, sets off into a new universe in search of answers to some of the most pressing questions of our time! The only question left: Will you join him on this journey?  

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Dispatcher

    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53,586
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49,634
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49,472

    Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Grief This Was Good

    • By Matthew on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Life Reset: A LitRPG Novel

    • New Era Online, Book 1
    • By: Shemer Kuznits
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
    • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,194
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,871
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,853

    After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a powerful and influential player, finds himself as a first-level goblin! Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows to pull through and have revenge on those who betrayed him. His thorough knowledge of the game's world and his unique ability to immerse himself entirely are his only advantages. But first, he must figure out how to survive long enough playing what is basically a low-level fodder monster!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All Hail Our Tiny Green Overlord!

    • By HeatherY on 11-11-17

    Regular price: $41.41

    • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

    • Bobiverse, Book 1
    • By: Dennis E. Taylor
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70,933
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66,570
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66,435

    Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

    • By PW on 04-12-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hell Divers V: Captives

    • The Hell Divers Series, Book 5
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,269
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,126
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,110

    After a long, perilous journey, Hell Divers Xavier Rodriguez and Magnolia Katib discover the Metal Islands, a sunny, habitable zone where thousands of people live by fishing and farming. But this "paradise" is really a violent warrior society ruled by the cannibal King el Pulpo. For the first time in X's life, he is forced to lay down his arms and surrender. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ABSOLUTELY. THE. BEST. SERIES. EVER!!!

    • By Angela Campbell on 05-08-19

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Leviathan Wakes

    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,947
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,929

    The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series! Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic New York Times best-selling series The Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction in which humanity has colonized the solar system.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive start and then a slump in the middle

    • By Elley Murray on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $34.21

    • Children of Ruin

    • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
    • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 997
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 936
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935

    Thousands of years ago, Earth’s terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life - but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity’s great empire fell, and the program’s decisions were lost to time. Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth. But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed. And it’s been waiting for them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant, unique, and mind expanding sequel!

    • By Debraj on 05-18-19

    Regular price: $18.54

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