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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 1,536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374

    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: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,014

    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 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 874
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 801
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 808

    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 Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 1

    • By: Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 891
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 789
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 799

    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: John W. Campbell, Frederik Pohl, Terry Bisson, and others
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, David Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    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

    • Star Wars: Rogue Planet

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Michael Cumpsty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    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

    • Eon

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 748
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 678

    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

    • 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 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 351

    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

    • 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 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 220

    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

    • Darwin's Radio

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 955
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 563

    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

    • The Mongoliad: The Foreworld Saga, Book 3

    • By: Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 291

    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

    • Moving Mars

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Sharon Williams
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Mars is a colonial world governed by corporate interests on Earth. The citizens of Mars are hardworking, brave, and intelligent, but held back by their lack of access to the best education, and the desire of Earthly powers to keep the best inventions for themselves. The young Martians - the second and third generation born on Mars - have little loyalty to Earth and a strong belief that their planet can be independent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorites

    • By Karl Story on 07-09-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Blood Music

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    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
    • THOUGHT UNIVERSE

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-01-15

    Regular price: $29.37

    • 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 334
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 308

    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

    • 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 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • Queen of Angels

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Emanuel Goldsmith, a famous poet, murdered eight people, then disappeared. Three people want to find him: an aspiring writer, an embittered scientist who wants to use him, and a policewoman who needs to put him in custody before the Selectors, a vigilante organization, get to him first.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic, a whole new experience on audio

    • By Tungsten on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Legacy

    • A Prequel to Eon
    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    In this prequel to Eon, Greg Bear continues to explore the possibilities presented by the asteroid Thistledown, a remnant of a lost human civilization. The Way is a tunnel through space and time that leads to other worlds, some more like planet Earth than Earth itself. It is perhaps the most formidable discovery in Thistledown and with it come disputes as to the nature of the Way and how it should be used. The Way can be reached only through Axis City, the only space station of Thistledown.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Barely related to Eon and Eternity

    • By Holly on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Killing Titan

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Dinosaur Summer

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Dave Courvoisier
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Fifty years after Professor Challenger's discovery of the Lost World, America's last dinosaur circus has gone bankrupt, leaving a dozen avisaurs, centrosaurs, ankylosaurs, and one large raptor abandoned. Now a daring expedition plans to do the impossible: return the Jurassic giants to the wild. Two filmmakers, a circus trainer, a journalist, and a young Peter Belzoni must find a way to take the dinosaurs across oceans, continents, rivers, jungles, up a mountain that has been isolated for 70,000 years....

    Regular price: $24.95

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