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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 1,658
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480

    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: 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 958
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 873
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 879

    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

    • 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 1,183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,098

    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

    • 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

    • 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 920
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 814
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 825

    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

    • Eon

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 782
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 707

    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

    • Darwin's Radio

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 975
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 580
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 584

    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

    • Star Wars: Rogue Planet

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Michael Cumpsty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    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

    • 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 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 366

    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

    • Moving Mars

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Sharon Williams
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • Queen of Angels

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent SF that has aged well

    • By S. Yates on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    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

    • 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 156
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104

    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

    • Blood Music

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    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

    • Take Back the Sky

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 308

    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

    • Killing Titan

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • 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 346
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 320

    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

    • 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 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    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

    • War Dogs

    • By: Greg Bear
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 203

    They made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of. They became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. We called them Gurus. It took them a while to drop the other shoe. You can see why, looking back.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • intro to a new universe and not much else

    • By Ocean State Prime on 10-22-14

    Regular price: $29.65

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