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    • War Dogs

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 224
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 226

    They made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of. They became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. We called them Gurus. It took them a while to drop the other shoe. You can see why, looking back.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • intro to a new universe and not much else

    • By Ocean State Prime on 10-22-14

    Regular price: $29.65

    • City at the End of Time

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In a time like the present, three young people dream of the fabulous ruins of a decaying city somewhere in the distant future: the Kalpa. The dreams of Ginny and Jack overtake them without warning, leaving their bodies behind while carrying their consciousnesses forward.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not buying it.

    • By Kenton on 08-11-08

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Moving Mars

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Sharon Williams
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Mars is a colonial world governed by corporate interests on Earth. The citizens of Mars are hardworking, brave, and intelligent, but held back by their lack of access to the best education, and the desire of Earthly powers to keep the best inventions for themselves. The young Martians - the second and third generation born on Mars - have little loyalty to Earth and a strong belief that their planet can be independent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorites

    • By Karl Story on 07-09-08

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Killing Titan

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    After barely surviving his last tour on Mars, Master Sergeant Michael Venn finds himself back on Earth in enforced isolation. Through a dangerous series of operations, he returns to Mars to further his investigation into the Drifters - ancient artifacts suddenly reawakened on the red planet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • many questions answered.

    • By thomas dye on 10-29-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Slant

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    In the sixth decade of the 21st century, Earth has been transformed. Nanotechnology has been perfected, giving humans the ability to change their environment and themselves down to the cellular level. And the study of the mind has brought a revolution in human psychotherapy and artificial intelligence. It's a sane and perfect world. Almost.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I expected a novel, not short stories

    • By Brett on 06-02-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Ben Bova, and others
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau, Ken Howard, Jack Carter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Watch out - the Earth just fell into a dark sun's orbit! Or maybe you'd rather visit a theme park called Hell? These are just two of the strange and unnerving tales you'll find in this collection of great science fiction and fantasy stories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cute stories, clunky format

    • By Noah on 08-25-10

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Hardfought

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The Nebula award-winning short story by master SF writer Greg Bear. Humans are engaged in a long war against an advanced alien race, the Senexi, but the possibility for peace may exist thanks to a young girl who learns the enemy's larger role and humanity's opportunity to evolve.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Second Experience of Greg Bear

    • By Professor on 10-25-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Far Futures

    • By: Greg Bear, Donald Kingsbury, Poul Anderson, and others
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, J. Paul Boehmer, Susan Hanfield, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    From Nebula Award winner Gregory Benford comes this ambitious hard SF anthology that collects five original novellas. Each one takes the very long view - all are set at least ten thousand years in the future. The authors take a rigorously scientific view of such grand panoramas, confronting the largest issues of cosmology, astronomy, evolution, and biology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Heady Stuff

    • By alex on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Dinosaur Summer

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Dave Courvoisier
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Fifty years after Professor Challenger's discovery of the Lost World, America's last dinosaur circus has gone bankrupt, leaving a dozen avisaurs, centrosaurs, ankylosaurs, and one large raptor abandoned. Now a daring expedition plans to do the impossible: return the Jurassic giants to the wild. Two filmmakers, a circus trainer, a journalist, and a young Peter Belzoni must find a way to take the dinosaurs across oceans, continents, rivers, jungles, up a mountain that has been isolated for 70,000 years....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Darwin's Children

    • A Novel
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jeff McCarthy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Eleven years have passed since SHEVA was discovered in human DNA - a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence...and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths are also ticking time bombs that could exterminate the "old" human race...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Darwin's Children

    • By F. Girlando on 06-22-03

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Darwin's Radio

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    On February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury. His theory of Natural Selection, as detailed in The Origin of Species, is one of the most debated in history. Darwin's Radio puts Natural Selection on trial, examining how the discovery of concealed remains in a mass grave in Russia forced top scientists to question everything they believed about human origins.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Provocative

    • By Andie on 01-28-04

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Psychlone

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    The nuclear bomb is the only weapon so terrible that it destroys not only the human body, but the human soul. But what of those souls that were not destroyed, but maimed and ruptured by the blast at Hiroshima? They are coming, across the Pacific ocean, leaving blood and destruction in their wake, searching for revenge. They are the Psychlone! Larry Fowler is a scientist—he doesn't want to be frightened by things he doesn't understand. However, he can't stop asking questions—questions that will bring him face to face with psychlone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • meh

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Multiverse

    • Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds
    • By: Greg Bear, Gardner Dozois
    • Narrated by: Jim Manchester, Paul Michael Garcia, Charlotte Anne Dore, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds is a rousing, all-original anthology that stands both as a significant achievement in its own right and as a heartfelt tribute to a remarkable writer - and equally remarkable man. A nicely balanced mixture of fiction and reminiscence, Multiverse contains more than a dozen stories and novellas by some of today's finest writers, along with moving reflections by, among others, Anderson's wife, Karen.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Mariposa

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In an America driven to near bankruptcy with crushing foreign debt, the Talos Corporation stands out as a major success story--training soldiers and security forces from around the world and providing logistics and troops for nearly all branches of the United States government. But Talos has another plan in mind--the destruction of the federal system and constitutional law.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Evil and political intrigue in Texas

    • By Jose on 11-25-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Quantico

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    It's the second decade of the 21st century, and terrorism has escalated almost beyond control. The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem has been blown to bits by extremists, and, in retaliation, thousands have died in another major attack on the United States. The War on Terror has reached a deadly stalemate. Now the FBI has been dispatched to deal with a new menace: a plague targeted to ethnic groups, Jews or Muslims or both, has the potential to wipe out entire populations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Karl Story on 03-02-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Star Wars

    • Rogue Planet
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Michael Cumpsty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Rogue Planet is an unforgettable journey stretching from the farthest reaches of known space to the battlefield of a young boy's heart, where a secret struggle is being waged that will decide the fate of billions. That boy is 12-year-old Anakin Skywalker. The Force is strong in Anakin so strong that the Jedi Council, despite misgivings, entrusted the young Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi with the mission of training him to become a Jedi Knight.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Strength of Stones

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In a theocratic world far into the future, cities control their own movements and organization. Constantly moving, growing and decaying, taking care of every need their inhabitants might think of, the cities have decided that humans are no longer a necessary part of their architecture, casting them out to wander in the wilderness and eke out a meager subsistence.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Die Mongoliade

    • The Foreworld Saga 1
    • By: Neal Stephenson, Erik Bears, Greg Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Irina von Bentheim
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    13. Jahrhundert: Eine kleine Gruppe von Kriegern und Mystikern greift zu ihren Schwertern, um Europa vor einer blutrünstigen Mongoleninvasion zu retten. Unter der Führung des Ältesten eines Ordens von Mönchskriegern begeben sie sich auf eine gefährliche Reise und stoßen auf Rätsel um verborgenes Wissen und Auseinandersetzungen zwischen mächtigen Geheimbünden, die seit Jahrtausenden die Geschehnisse der Welt maßgeblich beeinflussen.

    Regular price: $25.84

    • Tangents

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Brennan Taylor, Therese Plummer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Multi-award winning author Greg Bear established himself as the most ambitious and imaginative of the potential successors to Arthur C. Clarke with his bestselling space operas Eon and Eternity. Tangents is his first collection of short stories and includes two tales that won both Hugo and Nebula Awards: Tangents a remarkable account of contact with beings from another dimension, and the original short version of his classic novel Blood Music.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powered me through a long stretch of road

    • By Douglas W. Hanna on 12-21-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Beyond Heaven's River

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Yoshio Kawashita is a great warrior until aliens whisk him away during World War II. They put him on a desolate planet far from his home, where he is destined to remain forever, leaving him alone in his new hell. Then Anna Nestor appears. This empress does not see planets as homes for their inhabitants; she sees exploitable real estate. At first, Anna Nestor views Kawashita as a sideshow attraction until they fall in love. But the two cannot be free until they find out who kidnapped Kawashita and why.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • First Experience

    • By Professor on 10-25-12

    Regular price: $19.95

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