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    • Hyperion

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,099
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,991
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,041

    On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Shrike Awaits. Enter The Time Tombs...

    • By Michael on 10-13-12

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Terror

    • A Novel
    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
    • Length: 28 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473

    The men onboard HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DON"T watch the (whole) TV show first please.

    • By Piper on 05-05-18

    Regular price: $34.21

    • The Fall of Hyperion

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,774
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,817

    In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. Onthe world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hyperion is FALLEN, am I too to fall?

    • By Darwin8u on 06-15-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Endymion

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,309

    Here, Simmons returns to this richly imagined world of technological achievement, excitement, wonder and fear. Endymion is a story about love and memory, triumph and terror - an instant candidate for the field's highest honors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fine Part II of the Hyperion Cantos

    • By David on 09-06-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Summer of Night

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 22 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,786
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,641

    It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic childhood. But amid the sun-drenched cornfields, their loyalty will be pitilessly tested.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Go Ahead...Take A Stroll Down Horror Lane

    • By Jan on 10-31-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Rise of Endymion

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 29 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,013
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,259

    In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. On the world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing - nothing anywhere in the universe - will ever be the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written and narrated

    • By Chaim on 06-26-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Carrion Comfort

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster, Laural Merlington
    • Length: 39 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,479
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,362

    The Past...Caught behind the lines of Hitler’s Final Solution, Saul Laski is one of the multitudes destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. Until he rises to meet his fate and finds himself face-to-face with an evil far older, and far greater, than the Nazis themselves...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Long, sure...but GREAT story!

    • By LillyO on 01-02-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Abominable

    • A Novel
    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 29 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 461

    The year is 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine, high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers - a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American - find a way to take their shot at the top.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great detail

    • By David Shear on 10-30-13

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Ilium

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 29 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 610

    From the towering heights of Olympos Mons on Mars, the mighty Zeus and his immortal family of gods, goddesses, and demigods look down upon a momentous battle, observing - and often influencing - the legendary exploits of Paris, Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, and the clashing armies of Greece and Troy. Thomas Hockenberry, former 21st-century professor and Iliad scholar, watches as well. It is Hockenberry's duty to observe and report on the Trojan War's progress to the so-called deities who saw fit to return him from the dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Achaeans and robots and post-humans, oh my

    • By Ryan on 04-11-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • A Winter Haunting

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 964
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 897
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 898

    A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage - and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween, he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptionally Well Done

    • By Jan on 01-05-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Olympos

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 36 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606

    Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat, scrupulously following the text set forth in Homer's timeless narrative. But that was before 21st-century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred the bloody brew, causing an enraged Achilles to join forces with his archenemy, Hector, and turn his murderous wrath on Zeus and the entire pantheon of divine manipulators; before the swift and terrible mechanical creatures that catered for centuries to the pitiful idle remnants of Earth's human race began massing in the millions, to exterminate rather than serve.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, But Sometimes Overwhelming

    • By thomas on 02-10-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Drood

    • A Novel
    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens' life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens' friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), Drood explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mesmerizing! Hypnotizing! Fabulous!

    • By Debra on 05-15-09

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Song of Kali

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 278

    Blood will curdle in Calcutta. In the most crime-ridden city, nightmares become real and evil is defined by frightening occurrences. When an American family finds themselves encircled by the terrors of this land, lurid events befall them and life takes on a new meaning - death. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, Song of Kali will chill the blood and frighten even the most jaded of horror fans.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I was hoping for

    • By Christopher Moss on 07-31-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Flashback

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Richard Davidson, Bryan Kennedy, Joe Barrett
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn't care: they're addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her; he's lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result. Nick may be a lost soul, but he's still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor's son.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding, haunting work from a master of sci fi

    • By Jeffrey on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Black Hills

    • A Novel
    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies, Michael McConnohie
    • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, first encounters General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at Little Bighorn. He believes - as do the holy men of his tribe - that the legendary general's ghost entered him at that moment and will remain with him until Sapa convinces him to leave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect example of audio over print

    • By Michael on 06-18-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Darwin's Blade

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Darwin Minor travels a dangerous road. A Vietnam veteran turned reluctant expert on interpreting the wreckage of fatal accidents, Darwin uses science and instinct to unravel the real causes of unnatural disasters. He is very, very good at his job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A chocolate thriller in the land of vanilla

    • By Avanti Centrae on 05-16-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Hard Freeze

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Fred Filbrich
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Joe Kurtz, former investigator and convicted felon, is on parole. But the years he spent in Attica didn't make his old haunts any safer. Back on the streets of Buffalo, he's already marked by a local Mafia don.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Solid 5 Star Story and Performance

    • By BookWorm on 05-28-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Fifth Heart

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 23 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    In 1893 Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--a member of the Adams family that has given the United States two Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Differing Expectations

    • By Susan on 05-19-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Children of the Night

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: George Ralph
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    In a desolate orphanage in what remains of post-Communist Romania, a desperately ill infant is given the wrong blood transfusion - and flourishes when he's supposed to die. The discovery of his unique immune system may hold the key to the long-awaited cure for cancer and AIDS - and a link to a clan of vampires.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • needs a different reader

    • By Kelly Howard on 09-12-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Crook Factory

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    At the height of World War II, the famous writer Ernest Hemingway sought permission from the U.S. government to operate a spy ring out of his house in the Cuban countryside. This much is true... It is the summer of ’42 and FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba at the behest of J. Edgar Hoover to keep an eye on Hemingway. The great writer has assembled a ragtag spy ring that he calls the “Crook Factory” to play a dangerous game of amateur espionage. But then Lucas and Hemingway, against all the odds, uncover a critical piece of intelligence - and the game turns deadly.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't find a narrator who spoke Spanish?

    • By Loren on 02-05-15

    Regular price: $20.99

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