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    • The Quantum Thief

    • By: Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 515

    Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist, and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits are known throughout the Heterarchy—from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of Mars. Now he’s confined inside the Dilemma Prison, where every day he has to get up and kill himself before his other self can kill him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Starts Confusing, Gets Exciting, Ends Awesome

    • By Matthew on 10-21-11

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Summerland

    • By: Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning. In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Yet Britain isn’t the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland, and the technology to build their own god. When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she will have to go rogue to bring him in.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Was just too boring for me.

    • By Wade Dowden on 07-29-18

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Causal Angel

    • By: Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Rajaniemi's future is one in which quantum effects can be manipulated by the powerful to unknowable ends; an era in which some are gods and billions of others are enslaved for the processing power of their brains; where in the inner Solar System, the once-human Sobornost endlessly iterate themselves in vast, planet-sized guberniyas, while casually running experiments on the photosphere of the sun. In this world, Jean le Flambeur has broken out of a virtual prison and, later, into the mind of a living god.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Narrator

    • By Paul on 07-17-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Fractal Prince

    • By: Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of “fast ones,” shadow players, and jinni, two sisters contemplate a revolution. And on the edges of reality a thief, helped by a sardonic ship, is trying to break into a Schrödinger box for his patron. In the box is his freedom. Or not. Jean de Flambeur is back. And he’s running out of time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Style makes up for minimal plot

    • By Ocean State Prime on 10-08-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Summerland

    • By: Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    An awe-inspiring account of the afterlife and what happens when it spills over into the world of the living. The new novel from the most exciting new voice in the genre since Neal Stephenson. Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning. In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Yet Britain isn't the only contender for power in this life and the next.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I deeply regret listening to this audiobook

    • By Matthew on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Quantum Thief

    • By: Hannu Rajaniemi
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    The Quantum Thief is a dazzling hard SF novel set in the solar system of the far future - a heist novel peopled by bizarre post-humans but powered by very human motives of betrayal, revenge and jealousy. It is a stunning debut. Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist and trickster.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fast Paced Innovative Sci Fi

    • By Sumit G. on 03-18-12

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Year's Top-Ten Tales of Science Fiction 5

    • By: Andy Duncan, Gwyneth Jones, Paul McAuley, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2012 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected Adverts..............

    • By Simon Drew on 10-22-13

    Regular price: $25.89