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    • Underground Airlines

    • By: Ben Winters
    • Narrated by: William DeMeritt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,463
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460

    It is the present day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking, and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: The Civil War never occurred. A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshal Service. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four". On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right - with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Original and disturbing novel

    • By Mark on 10-29-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Last Policeman

    • By: Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,277
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,161

    What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, anyway? Detective Hank Palace has faced this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. There’s no chance left. No hope. Just six precious months until impact. The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. The economy spirals downward while crops rot in the fields. Churches and synagogues are packed. People all over the world are walking off the job - but not Hank Palace. He’s investigating a death by hanging.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There was trepidation ...

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-11-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

    • By: Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 217

    From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish they'd turn this into a movie!

    • By Kat on 10-10-09

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Countdown City

    • The Last Policeman, Book 2
    • By: Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 426
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 382

    There are just 77 days to go before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Hank Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, Hank’s days of solving crimes are over - until a woman from his past begs for help finding her missing husband....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother buying a new watch battery

    • By Matthew on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $17.99

    • World of Trouble

    • The Last Policeman, Book 3
    • By: Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 360
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 326

    With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force. But with time ticking away before the asteroid makes landfall, Hank's safety is only relative, and his only relative - his sister Nico - isn't safe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best one!

    • By Najima Rainey on 02-01-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The End Has Come

    • The Apocalypse Triptych
    • By: Hugh Howey, Jamie Ford, Jonathan Maberry, and others
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Gabrielle de Cuir, Justine Eyre, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the end of the world. In science fiction the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weakest of the triptych

    • By SAMA on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Bedbugs

    • By: Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 398

    FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker's fee. Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up. Big mistake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All Bedbugs are Not Created Equal

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-30-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Android Karenina

    • By: Ben Winters
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 12

    As in the original novel, the story follows two relationships: the tragic adulterous romance of Anna Karenina and Count Alexei Vronsky, and the much more hopeful marriage of Nikolai Levin and Kitty Shcherbatskaya. These four, yearning for true love, live in a steampunk-inspired 19th century of mechanical butlers, extraterrestrial-worshiping cults, and airborne debutante balls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very surprising and enjoyable read

    • By Bloo on 07-08-14

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

    • By: Ben Brooks, Quinton Winter
    • Narrated by: Joshua Higgott, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • 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

    There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. 

    Regular price: $16.35