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    • Halo: Cryptum

    • Book One of the Forerunner Saga
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533

    Fully 100,000 years ago, the galaxy was populated by a great variety of beings. But one species - eons beyond all others in both technology and knowledge - achieved dominance. They ruled in peace but met opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. They were the Forerunners - the keepers of the Mantle, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time. And then they vanished. This is their story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I want more - the best is yet to come?

    • By Chromo Domo on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Halo: Primordium

    • The Forerunner Saga, Book 2
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Timothy Dadabo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,144

    In the wake of apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans - Chakas and Riser - are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Master Builder, misplaced during a furious battle in space, they now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky, and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Once upon a time on a Halo far far away...

    • By Ms. Rocki on 10-28-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Halo: Silentium

    • The Forerunner Saga, Book 3
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916

    In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood - a horrifying shape-changing parasite - has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses. Too little, too late, the legal rate of Juridicals is only now investigating possible crimes by the Master Builder and others. Evidence-gathering agents known collectively as Catalog have been dispatched to collect testimony from the Librarian and both Didacts: the Ur-Didact, treacherously abandoned in a Flood-infested system, and the Bornstellar Didact, who accompanies the Librarian as she preserves specimens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Orgasmic!

    • By Ablazah on 04-28-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Forge of God

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 323

    On September 28th, a geologist working in Death Valley finds a mysterious new cinder cone in very well-mapped area. On October 1, the government of Australia announces the discovery of an enormous granite mountain. Like the cinder cone, it wasn't there six months ago.

    Something is happening to planet Earth, and the truth is too terrifying to contemplate

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Wonderful Listening, But the Editor?

    • By George Knight on 07-14-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 1

    • By: Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 931
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 825
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 836

    In the late nineteenth century a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados provided Sir Richard F. Burton, well-known expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, a collection of long-lost manuscripts to translate. Burton’s work was subsequently misplaced, only to be discovered by a team of amateur archaeologists in the ruins of a mansion in Treiste. From Burton's translations and the original source material, the epic tale of The Mongoliad was recreated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story - but

    • By Daniel on 10-01-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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 and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 204

    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

    • Darwin's Radio

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 986
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 591
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 595

    In a cave high in the Alps, a renegade anthropologist discovers a frozen Neanderthal couple with a Homo sapiens baby. Meanwhile, in southern Russia, the U.N. investigation of a mysterious mass grave is cut short. One of the investigators, molecular biologist Kaye Lang, returns home to the U.S. to learn that her theory on human retroviruses has been verified with the discovery of SHEVA, a virus that has slept in our DNA for millions of years and is now waking up.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really good science fiction

    • By Paul on 01-04-14

    Regular price: $39.87

    • Eon

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 791
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 713
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 715

    Perhaps it wasn't from our time, perhaps it wasn't even from our universe, but the arrival of the 300-kilometer long stone was the answer to humanity's desperate plea to end the threat of nuclear war. Inside the deep recesses of the stone lies Thistledown: the remnants of a human society, versed in English, Russian and Chinese. The artifacts of this familiar people foretell a great Death caused by the ravages of war, but the government and scientists are unable to decide how to use this knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Am Epic Original SciFi Read Worth Your Time...

    • By Michael on 07-01-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Blood Music

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    Vergil's innovative experiment restructuring the cells of a common virus becomes a nightmare when, in order to save his research, Vergil injects the entire culture into his bloodstream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, Fast Paced, & one hell of a Mind*^ck

    • By amblingtumble on 04-17-13

    Regular price: $29.37

    • The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 2

    • By: Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 371

    In the aftermath of the Mongolian invasion of 1241, beleaguered Christians struggle with the presence of a violent horde and a world turned upside down. Apocalyptic fever sweeps through Europe, infecting even the most rational individuals, leaving all to wonder if they are seeing the end times - or an hour when new heroes will emerge from the ruins of cataclysmic defeat.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed but fascinating

    • By Carol on 10-13-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Star Wars: Rogue Planet

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Michael Cumpsty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    The Force is strong in 12-year-old Anakin Skywalker - so strong that the Jedi Council, despite misgivings, entrusted young Obi-Wan Kenobi with the mission of training him to become a Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan, Like his slain master, Qui-Gon, believes Anakin may be the Chosen One, the Jedi destined to bring balance to the Force. But first Obi-Wan must help his undisciplined apprentice, who still bears the scars of slavery, to find his own balance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A most inspiring Audiobook

    • By Dwayne A.McClellan on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Anvil of Stars

    • A Sequel to The Forge of God
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    The Forge of God described the destruction of Earth itself by self-replicating robots, Von Neumann machines designed to use the planet's mass to create more robotic creatures and spread throughout the Galaxy. Only a few humans have survived, aided by a mysterious alien race known only as “The Benefactors”, who arrived at Earth too late.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Rune on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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

    • Take Back the Sky

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Marooned beneath the icy, waxy crust of Saturn's moon, Titan, Skyrine Michael Venn and his comrades face double danger from Earth and from the Antagonists, both intent on wiping out their growing awareness of what the helpful alien Gurus are really doing in our solar system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • stellar!

    • By Eric Barrows on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3

    • By: Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 313

    An untested group of Shield-Brethren initiates stand before the sprawling Mongol army in a bloody circus of sadistic violence, while a hardened company of their finest roam the desolate wasteland of the Mongol empire, wrapping their dead in blood-soaked soil and struggling to find the strength to fight even as they mourn. The warrior-monks, both in the East and the West, sharpen their swords for a final battle. The Khan of Khans must be slain if Christendom is to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Rocks

    • By angelo on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Ben Bova, and others
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau, Ken Howard, Jack Carter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    Watch out - the Earth just fell into a dark sun's orbit! Or maybe you'd rather visit a theme park called Hell? These are just two of the strange and unnerving tales you'll find in this collection of great science fiction and fantasy stories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cute stories, clunky format

    • By Noah on 08-25-10

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Hull Zero Three

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106

    A starship hurtles through the emptiness of space. Its destination — unknown. Its purpose — a mystery. Now, one man wakes up. Ripped from a dream of a new home — a new planet and the woman he was meant to love in his arms — he finds himself wet, naked, and freezing to death. The dark halls are full of monsters but trusting other survivors he meets might be the greater danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good sci fi thriller

    • By A. Alegria on 01-14-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Darwin's Children

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 361
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    Eleven years have passed since SHEVA was discovered in human DNA, a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence...and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths are also ticking time bombs that could exterminate the "old" human race...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Serious Science Fiction

    • By Jim on 07-09-05

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Killing Titan

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    After barely surviving his last tour on Mars, Master Sergeant Michael Venn finds himself back on Earth in enforced isolation. Through a dangerous series of operations, he returns to Mars to further his investigation into the Drifters - ancient artifacts suddenly reawakened on the red planet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • many questions answered.

    • By thomas dye on 10-29-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Eternity

    • A Sequel to Eon
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    The crew of the asteroid-starship Thistledown has thwarted an attack by the Jarts by severing their link to the Way, an endless corridor that spans universes. The asteroid settled into orbit around Earth and the tunnel snaked away, forming a contained universe of its own. Forty years later, on Gaia, Rhita Vaskayza recklessly pursues her legacy, seeking an Earth once again threatened by forces from within and without.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not up to the standard Eon set

    • By S. Anderson on 03-26-13

    Regular price: $24.95

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