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    • Existence

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 908
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 820
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 811

    Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Will its universe envelop you?

    • By Andreas Henriksson on 07-20-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Startide Rising

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 2
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 409

    When Streaker - the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins - discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Better

    • By Andrew on 10-23-08

    Regular price: $39.87

    • Sundiver

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 1
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 788
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 552
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 562

    For nearly a billion years, every known sentient species in the universe has been the result of genetic and cultural guidance - or "uplifting" - by a previously uplifted patron race. Then humans are discovered. Having already uplifted chimps and dolphins, humanity clearly qualifies as an intelligent species, but did they actually evolve their own intelligence, or did some mysterious patron race begin the process, then suddenly abandon Earth?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very engrossing and well read

    • By Madeleine on 03-08-10

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Infinity's Shore

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    On the planet Jijo, peace is upended when the starship Streaker arrives, bringing with it knowledge of a two-billion-year-old fleet and hordes of followers eager to exploit its power. Publishers Weekly hails Brin's "extraordinary capacity to handle a wide-ranging narrative and to create ... complex alien races."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MORE BRIN!!

    • By evolkram on 01-14-10

    Regular price: $48.99

    • The Uplift War

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 3
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317

    Earth has been allowed to colonize the planet Garth only because its previous occupants went berserk and wiped out virtually all life there. But now humans, chimps, and their alien allies on Garth are being held hostage in a conflict that could affect the fate of the entire Five Galaxies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BIG ENTHUSIASTIC WOW

    • By Andrew on 11-03-08

    Regular price: $53.17

    • Wastelands 2

    • More Stories of the Apocalypse
    • By: John Joseph Adams (edited by), George R. R. Martin, Junot Díaz, and others
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Orson Scott Card, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of postapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix of tales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent company.

    • By LisaD1974 on 03-25-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Heaven’s Reach

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    The final volume of the Uplift trilogy by Hugo and Nebula Award winner David Brin, Heaven’s Reach brings readers back to the planet Jijo one last time. The starship Streaker is still on the run with its dangerous cargo of ancient artifacts when the prophesied Time of Changes rocks the galaxy. As each race battles for control and chaos reigns, the truth about the Five Galaxies and The Progenitors finally comes to light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crowning Moments of Awesome, FOR EVERYONE

    • By troy on 10-21-11

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Brightness Reef

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 241

    Persecuted refugees from six separate alien races have migrated to the idyllic planet Jijo. And despite their incredible diversity, the inhabitants live together in blissful harmony. However, settlement on Jijo is illegal - and it's only a matter of time before the residents of this forbidden paradise are discovered by the galactic powers-that-be.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hard Core Sci-Fi at it's best!

    • By Chas on 05-14-10

    Regular price: $45.49

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi

    • By Gregory R. Martin on 06-30-03

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Earth

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: David DeVries, Kristin Kalbli
    • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    The long-awaited new novel by the award-winning, best-selling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War- an epic novel set 50 years from tomorrow, a carefully-reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what an amazing prescient and exquisite story!

    • By Dana Pearson on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Gateways

    • Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl
    • By: Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sensawonda

    • By Kindle me this: on 09-23-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Heart of the Comet

    • By: Gregory Benford, David Brin
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Prescient and scientifically accurate, Heart of the Comet is known as one of the great hard SF novels of the 1980s. First published in 1986, it tells the story of an ambitious manned mission to visit Halley's Comet, alter its orbit, and mine it for resources. But all too soon, native cells - that might once have brought life to Earth - begin colonizing the colonists. As factions battle over the comet's future - and that of Earth - only love, courage, and ingenuity can avert disaster and spark a new human destiny.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging hard sci-fi with some characterization

    • By William Tanksley, Jr. on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Dr. Pak’s Preschool

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Hands, those strong hands holding her down upon the tabletop...in her pain and confusion, they reminded her of those tentacled sea creatures of fabled days which ola-chan had described when she was little, whose habit it was to drag unfortunate mariners down to a watery doom.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Insistence of Vision

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    What may we become? How will we endure? The future is a daunting realm, filled with real and imagined perils. So enter it prepared! Here are vivid tales about possible tomorrows, from the keen eye and colorful pen of David Brin, a modern master of speculative fiction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brin Is Brilliant; Sometimes Too Brilliant

    • By Shawn on 08-01-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Otherness

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    From Hugo- and Nebula-winning author David Brin comes this extraordinary collection of tales and essays about the near and distant future, as humans and other intelligences encounter the secrets of the cosmos - and of their own existence. What happens when an urban archaeologist discovers a terrible secret under the landfills of Los Angeles? Will there still be a purpose for "biologicals" when cybernetic humans become mighty and smart? Come explore these and another dozen startling and provocative tomorrows with a modern master of science fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meta-Phosphoric!

    • By Cory Hulsey on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • How Will the World End?

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: David Brin
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Historians have long studied how civilizations rise and fall. But today it isn't just social collapse that makes thoughtful people fret but a potential end to everything. From nuclear war to ecological disaster to rocks from the sky all the way to luring unfriendly interest from "others" out there, science has shed light on myriad ways to fail. To tumble back down into entropy. So, want to have some fun listing and weighing all the ways (that we know) the universe could have it in for us?

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Practice Effect

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    Physicist Dennis Nuel was the first human to probe the strange realms called anomaly worlds - alternate universes where the laws of science were unpredictably changed. But the world Dennis discovered seemed almost like our own - with one perplexing difference. To his astonishment, he was hailed as a wizard and found himself fighting beside a beautiful woman with strange powers against a mysterious warlord as he struggles to solve the riddle of this baffling world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite Brin novel. Glad it's now in audio.

    • By James on 05-25-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8

    • By: John Barnes, David Brin, Aliette de Bodard, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    An unabridged audio collection of the best-of-the-best science fiction stories published in 2015 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Kiln People

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 23 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    In a perilous future where disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every legal and illicit whim of their decadent masters, life is cheap. No one knows that better than Albert Morris, a brash investigator with a knack for trouble, who has sent his own duplicates into deadly peril more times than he cares to remember. But when Morris takes on a ring of bootleggers making illegal copies of a famous actress, he stumbles upon a secret so explosive it has incited open warfare on the streets of Dittotown.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • ok

    • By David Samson on 04-04-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Singularity and Nightmares

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: David Brin
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Technology has given average humans far more health and wealth and freedom of action than ever. New gifts spill forth at an accelerating pace as the sheer amount that we know rockets beyond our ability to process. This acceleration has some pondering a looming singularity - an approaching time of transition, spurred in part by new kinds of artificial intelligence - that could make the year 2050 as strange to us as a cave dweller would find our modern cities. Are these extrapolations well based?

    Regular price: $2.99

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