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    • Dark Eden

    • A Novel
    • By: Chris Beckett
    • Narrated by: Matthew Frow, Jayne Entwistle, Ione Butler, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 902
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      4 out of 5 stars 841
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      4 out of 5 stars 841

    On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say - and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Ripping Yarn

    • By Mark on 04-23-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Daughter of Eden

    • Dark Eden, Book 3
    • By: Chris Beckett
    • Narrated by: Imogen Church
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Angie Redlantern is the first to spot the boats - five abreast, with men in metal masks and spears standing proud. As the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Mainground, a dangerous era has dawned for Eden. After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter. Angie must flee with her family across the pitch black of Snowy Dark to the place where it all started.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising ending

    • By yvonne on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Mother of Eden

    • By: Chris Beckett
    • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle, Bruce Mann, Heather Wilds, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden. Just a few generations ago, the planet's 500 inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Pick for Best Book of 2015

    • By Em on 12-07-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Spring Tide

    • By: Chris Beckett
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins, Mark Meadows
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Chris Beckett's thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of contemporary short stories is a joy to listen to, rich in detail and texture. From stories about first love, to a man who discovers a labyrinth beneath his house, to an angel left alone at the end of the universe, Beckett displays both incredible range and extraordinary subtlety as a writer. Every story is a world unto itself - each one beautifully realized and brilliantly imagined.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Dark Eden

    • By: Chris Beckett
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough, Jessica Martin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    A marooned outpost of humanity struggles to survive on a startlingly alien world. John Redlantern, one of the 532 degenerating descendants of two marooned space explorers, will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. He will be the first to abandon hope, the first to abandon the old ways, the first to kill another, the first to venture into the Dark, and the first to discover the truth about Eden....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • slow start but engaging eventually

    • By N on 10-28-16

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Mother of Eden

    • By: Chris Beckett
    • Narrated by: Jessica Martin, Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    We speak of a mother's love, but we forget her power. Power over life. Power to give and to withhold. Generations after the breakup of the human family of Eden, the Johnfolk emphasise knowledge and innovation, the Davidfolk tradition and cohesion. But both have built hierarchical societies sustained by violence and dominated by men - and both claim to be the favoured children of a long-dead woman from Earth that all Eden knows as Gela, the mother of them all.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • America City

    • By: Chris Beckett
    • Narrated by: Tara Ward
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    America, one century on: a warmer climate is causing vast movements of people. Droughts, floods and hurricanes force entire populations to simply abandon their homes. Tensions are mounting between North and South, and some Northern states are threatening to close their borders against homeless fellow Americans from the South.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Holy Machine

    • By: Chris Beckett
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Simling has grown up in the city-state of Illyria, an enclave of logic and reason founded as a refuge from the Reaction, a wave of religious fundamentalism that swept away the nations of the 21st century. Yet to George, Illyria's militant rationalism is as close-minded and stifling as the faith-based superstition that dominates the world outside its walls. For George has fallen in love with Lucy. A prostitute. A robot. She might be a machine, but the semblance of life is perfect. And beneath her good looks and real human skin, her seductive, sultry, sluttish software is simmering on the edge of consciousness. To the city authorities robot sentience is a malfunction, curable by periodically erasing and resetting silicon minds. Simple maintenance, no real problem, it’s only a machine. But it’s a problem for George, he knows that Lucy is something more.

    Regular price: $16.35