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    • Earth Abides

    • The 60th Anniversary Edition
    • By: George R. Stewart
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Connie Willis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,981

    A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, beautiful, sad, terrifying

    • By J. Rhoderick on 04-05-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ordeal by Hunger

    • By: George R. Stewart
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846, 87 people, men, women, and children, set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling across the desert, losing many oxen, and nearly dying of thirst, they reached the very summit of the Sierras, only to be trapped by blinding snow and bitter storms. Many perished; some survived by resorting to cannibalism; all were subjected to unbearable suffering.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life Changing

    • By Gyropilot on 06-03-08

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Fire

    • By: George R. Stewart
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Spitcat, a raging forest fire in the Sierra Nevada of California, had a lifespan of merely eleven days, "yet its effects could be reckoned ahead in centuries." So writes George R. Stewart in this engrossing novel of a fire started by lightning in the dry heat of September, and fanned out of control by unexpected winds. The book begins with the origins of the fire - smoldering quietly at first, unnoticed, then suddenly bursting into a terrifying inferno, devouring trees and animals over acre after acre and leaving nothing but desolation in its wake.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Storm

    • By: George R. Stewart
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A violent storm sweeps through California, taking on a life of her own. Making her way from the Pacific Coast, she gains momentum as she approaches the Sierra and transforms into a blizzard of great strength, covering mountain ranges and roads with twenty feet of snow. Originally published in 1941, Storm is a rare combination of fiction and science by a master storyteller, drawing upon a deep knowledge of geography, meteorology, and human nature.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Earth Abides

    • By: George R Stewart
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Connie Willis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A mysterious plague has destroyed the vast majority of the human race. Isherwood Williams returns from a wilderness field trip to discover that civilization has vanished during his absence. Eventually, in San Francisco, he encounters a female survivor who becomes his wife. Around them and their children a small community develops, but rebuilding civilization is beyond their resources, and gradually they return to a simpler way of life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow and very drawn out in the end

    • By sjouke on 09-20-15

    Regular price: $24.51