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    • Elysium Fire

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    Ten thousand city-state habitats orbit the planet Yellowstone, forming a near-perfect democratic human paradise. But even utopia needs a police force. For the citizens of the Glitter Band that organization is Panoply, and the prefects are its operatives. Prefect Tom Dreyfus has a new emergency on his hands. Across the habitats and their hundred million citizens, people are dying suddenly and randomly, victims of a bizarre and unprecedented malfunction of their neural implants.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Reynolds fan left cold

    • By Zach on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Revelation Space

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,448
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,811
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,811

    Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Defeated

    • By Eoin on 07-15-12

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Revenger

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 735
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 681
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678

    The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Among the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.... Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It's their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds that have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded by layers of protection - and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely remembered technologies inside.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • warning headphone users: volume needs normalizing

    • By A0A2 95AB DC34 69C9 on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Chasm City

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,875

    The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet---has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. The stakes are raised when Tanner Mirabel's search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enter Revelation Space HERE

    • By Tango on 10-11-13

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Redemption Ark

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531

    Late in the 26th century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors---alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons---and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with this series!

    • By Michael on 05-22-10

    Regular price: $41.99

    • House of Suns

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734

    Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires. They meet every 200,000 years to exchange news and memories of their travels with their siblings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Science fiction in Deep time

    • By Ethan M. on 05-12-10

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Absolution Gap

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193

    The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence - and they've targeted humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety---or draw down its darkest enemy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Absolution Gap - Review

    • By David on 12-04-09

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Prefect

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,896
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897

    Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best yet of the Revelation Space series

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 04-03-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Pushing Ice

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,062
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,633
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,644

    2057. Humanity has raised exploiting the solar system to an art form. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. And they're good at it. The Rockhopper is nearing the end of its current mission cycle, and everyone is desperate for some much-needed R & R, when startling news arrives from Saturn: Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, has inexplicably left its natural orbit and is now heading out of the solar system at high speed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Proof that a good story doesn't require a trilogy

    • By Jesse on 01-14-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days

    • Revelation Space, Book 6
    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 361

    The planet Golgotha - supposedly lifeless - resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists. It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not a continuation of any other book :(

    • By A.R. on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Galactic North

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513

    Centuries from now, the basic right to expand human intelligence beyond its natural limits has become a war-worthy cause for the Demarchists and Conjoiners. Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras. And the hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down. The rich get richer. And everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches of settled space...because who's to say that humanity won't be next?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great background for Revelation Space novels

    • By wendy on 11-10-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Terminal World

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 850

    Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different---and rigidly enforced---level of technology. Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This ain't your fathers Alastair Reynolds

    • By DAVID on 09-10-10

    Regular price: $38.49

    • On the Steel Breeze

    • Poseidon's Children, Book 2
    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 359

    Chiku Akinya, great granddaughter of the legendary space explorer Eunice and heir to the family empire, is just one among millions on a long one way journey towards a planet they hope to call their new home. For Chiku, the journey is a personal one, undertaken to ensure that the Akinya family achieves its destiny among the stars. The passengers travel in huge self-contained artificial worlds - holoships - putting their faith in a physics they barely understand.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Earthier, narrower, more feminine than AR's work

    • By SciFi Kindle on 07-28-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Century Rain

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 860
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 700

    Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of John Lee's best performances

    • By DAVID on 07-24-10

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Blue Remembered Earth

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 733
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 673

    Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds holds a well-deserved place “among the leaders of the hard-science space opera renaissance." ( Publishers Weekly). In Blue Remembered Earth, Geoffrey Akinya wants nothing more than to study the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But when his space-explorer grandmother dies, secrets come to light and Geoffrey is dispatched to the Moon to protect the family name - and prevent an impending catastrophe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A surprising and staisfying departure for Reynolds

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 07-21-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Elysium Fire

    • Inspector Dreyfus
    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Featuring Inspector Dreyfus - one of Alastair Reynolds' most popular characters - this is a fast-paced SF crime story, combining a futuristic setting with a gripping tale of technology, revolution and revenge. One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday...and unless the cause can be found - and stopped - within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy sequel for The Prefect (aka. Aurora Rising)

    • By MJK on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Poseidon's Wake

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 27 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    In the conclusion of the Poseidon's Children saga, the Akinya family receives an invitation from across the stars - and a last opportunity to redeem their name.... "Send Ndege". The cryptic message originated 70 light-years away from the planet Crucible, where Ndege Akinya lives under permanent house arrest for her role in the catastrophe that killed 417,000 people. Could it be from her mother, Chiku, who vanished during a space expedition decades earlier?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like it's lacking plot revisions

    • By Autumn on 02-18-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • 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 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • The Medusa Chronicles

    • By: Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    Howard Falcon almost lost his life in an accident as the first human astronaut to explore the atmosphere of Jupiter - and a combination of human ingenuity and technical expertise brought him back. But he is no longer himself. Instead he has been changed into an augmented human: part man, part machine, and exceptionally capable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost stopped listening. Glad I didn't.

    • By cek on 08-21-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 7

    • By: Wil McCarthy, An Owomoyela, Suzanne Palmer, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Wil McCarthy
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Short novels are movie-length narratives that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This audio collection, nearly 16 hours long, presents the best-of-the-best science fiction novellas published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form of storytelling.

    Regular price: $34.99

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