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    • Luna

    • New Moon
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Soneela Nankani, Thom Rivera
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 209

    As the leader of the moon's newest "dragon", Adriana has wrested control of the moon's helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal Corporation and fought to earn her family's new status. Now, at the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation, Corta Helio, surrounded by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana's five children must defend their mother's empire from her many enemies - and each other.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dynasty on the Moon

    • By Lucy on 01-18-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • River of Gods

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    On the eve of Mother India's 100th birthday, 10 people are doing 10 very different things. In the next few weeks, all these people will be swept together to decide the fate of the nation. From gangsters to government advisors, from superstitious street-boys to scientists to computer-generated soap stars, River of Gods shows a civilization in flux - a river of gods. River of Gods is an epic science fiction novel, as sprawling, vibrant and colourful as the sub-continent it describes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A long and winding river

    • By Ken on 11-17-12

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Audra McDonald

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Audra McDonald
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    [Contains explicit content] The record-breaking, six-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald went from a hyper-active kid performing in the local dinner theater to Broadway mega-star. In this episode, Michael chats with her about failed auditions, letting go of her idea of perfection, and how she learned to embraces new challenges, such as learning to tap dance for her upcoming role in "Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed."

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Desolation Road

    • Desolation Road, Book 1
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    It all began thirty years ago on Mars, with a greenperson. But by the time it all finished, the town of Desolation Road had experienced every conceivable abnormality; from Adam Black’s Wonderful Travelling Chautauqua and Educational ’Stravaganza (complete with its very own captive angel), to the Astounding Tatterdemalion Air Bazaar.

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Wolf Moon

    • Luna, Book 2
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Corta Hélio, one of the five family corporations that rule the moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered. Eighteen months have passed. The remaining Hélio children, Lucasinho and Luna, are under the protection of the powerful Asamoahs, while Robson, still reeling from witnessing his parents' violent deaths, is now a ward - virtually a hostage - of Mackenzie Metals. And the last appointed heir, Lucas, has vanished from the surface of the moon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good continuation of the story

    • By Robert E. Lee on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Ares Express

    • Desolation Road, Book 2
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Lorna Bennett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Taking place in the kaleidoscopic future of Ian McDonald's Desolation Road, Ares Express is set on a terraformed Mars where fusion-powered locomotives run along the network of rails that is the planet's circulatory system and artificial intelligences reconfigure reality billions of times each second. One young woman, Sweetness Octave Glorious-Honeybun Asiim 12th, becomes the person upon whom the future—or futures—of Mars depends.

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Dervish House

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    It begins with an explosion. Another day, another bus bomb. Everyone, it seems, is after a piece of Turkey. But the shockwaves from this random act of 21st century pandemic terrorism will ripple further and resonate louder than just Enginsoy Square. Welcome to the world of The Dervish House; the great, ancient, paradoxical city of Istanbul, divided like a human brain, in the great, ancient, equally paradoxical nation of Turkey. The year is 2027....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen, but then read

    • By Karen on 09-18-11

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8

    • By: John Barnes, David Brin, Aliette de Bodard, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    An unabridged audio collection of the best-of-the-best science fiction stories published in 2015 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Superheroes

    • By: Peter S. Beagle, Daryl Gregory, James Patrick Kelly, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Joe Barrett, Christina Delaine, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Modern gods and goddesses, remote, revered - and like the pantheon of heroes and heroines of ancient myth - possessing great power tempered with flaws. Now, find within this anthology great tales by gifted and award-winning authors who move superheroes from the four-color panels of comic books to the fantastic pages of fiction, stories that will remind anyone who ever wanted to wear a cape or don a cowl of the extraordinary powers of the imagination!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pretentious tired old concepts

    • By Monique Jesiolowski on 12-29-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Brasyl

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Nigel Pilkington
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    This is a story that begins in the favelas, the slums of Rio, and quickly expands to take in drugs, corruption, and a frightening new technology that allows access to all the multiple worlds that have slipped into existence in other planes everytime we make a decision. This is rich, epic science fiction that opens our eyes to the world around us and posits mind-blowing alternative sciences. It is a landmark work in modern science fiction from one of its most respected practitioners.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • CyberPunk Quantum Romp through a Multiverse Brazil

    • By Gerrie du Toit on 07-12-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Empress of the Sun

    • Everness, Book 3
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    World-hopping, high-action adventure starring a smart boy with computer skills and a tough girl who pilots a blimp. The airship Everness makes a Heisenberg Jump to an alternate Earth unlike any her crew has ever seen. Everett, Sen, and the crew find themselves above a plain that goes on forever in every direction without any horizon. There they find an Alderson Disc, an astronomical megastructure of incredibly strong material reaching from the orbit of Mercury to the orbit of Jupiter.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Planesrunner

    • Everness, Book 1
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one among billions of parallel earths. When Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious app on his computer. Suddenly, this teenager has become the owner of the most valuable object in the multiverse-the Infundibulum-the map of all the parallel earths, and there are dark forces in the Ten Known Worlds who will stop at nothing to get it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid young adult sci-fi adventure

    • By Ryan on 03-01-14

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Be My Enemy

    • Everness, Book 2
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Everett Singh has escaped from his enemies with the Infundibulum – the key to all the parallel worlds. But his freedom has come at a price: the loss of his father to one of the billions of parallel universes in the Panopoly. E1 was the first Earth to create the Heisenberg Gate, the means to jump between worlds, but it was quarantined long ago. No one goes in...and nothing comes out. But E1 has something that Everett needs: the means to find his father.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Laugh Factory Vol. 23 of All Access with Dom Irrera - Best Of Vol. 2

    • By: Jerry Diner, Tom Dreesen, Ian Edwards, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A special "best of" presentation from Volumes 11 through 20, featuring Tom Dreesen, Charles Fleischer, Mike Marino, Gary Gulman, Jerry Diner, Norm McDonald, Ian Edwards, Jim Jefferies, Jo Koy, Bob Marley, Dom Irrera, Bob Saget, Sebastian, and Daniel Tosh.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Dervish House

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jonathan David
    • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The year is 2027 and Turkey is about to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its accession to the European Union; a Europe that now runs from the Arran Islands to Ararat. Population pushing one hundred million, Istanbul swollen to fifteen million; Turkey is the largest, most populous and most diverse nation in the EU, but also one of the poorest and most socially divided. It's a boom economy, the sweatshop of Europe, the bazaar of central Asia, the key to the immense gas wealth of Russia and Central Asia.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Evolution's Shore

    • Chaga Series, Book 1
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Melanie McHugh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    On the trail of the mystery of Saturn’s disappearing moons, network journalist Gaby McAslan finds herself in Africa researching the Kilimanjaro Event: a meteor-strike in Kenya which caused the stunning African landscape to give way to something equally beautiful – and indescribably alien. Dubbed the ‘Chaga’, the alien flora destroys all man-made materials, and moulds human flesh, bone and spirit to its own designs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating SF with African setting

    • By Katherine on 10-28-14

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Fracters are the next wave in military technology. Developed by a design student named Ethan Ring, they are images that can control the minds of others, giving their users the power to hurt, hypnotise, or even kill. Witnessing the destruction that his invention has wrought, Ring finds himself guilt-ridden and depressed. Seeking redemption, he embarks on a Shikoku pilgrimage across cyber-feudal 21st-century Japan, through the 88 sacred sites of Shingon Buddhism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating pilgrimage

    • By Katherine on 08-12-14

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Out on Blue Six

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In a totalitarian future controlled by the Compassionate Society, the Ministry of Pain, and the Love Police, cartoonist Courtney Hall finds herself a fugitive. Her only escape is to an underground society - a society of violence and decadence Courtney must traverse to realize her dreams.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really bizarre!

    • By Katherine on 10-28-14

    Regular price: $20.24

    • King of the Morning, Queen of the Day

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Deidre Mullins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and the Prix Imaginales. Three generations of women share a mysterious power - one that threatens to destroy them. In early-twentieth-century Ireland, life for Emily Desmond is that of the average teenage girl: she reads, she's bored with school, and she has a powerful imagination. Then things begin to change. Her imagination is so powerful, in fact, that she wills a faerie into existence - an ability called mythoconsciousness.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good ideas, but terrible structure and style

    • By Anna M on 08-08-14

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Cyberabad Days

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The world: 'Cyberabad' is the India of 2047, a new, muscular superpower of one and a half billion people in an age of artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, water-wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline humanity and a population where males out-number females four to one. India herself has fractured into a dozen states from Kerala to the headwaters of the Ganges in the Himalayas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant performance

    • By Ahh, pancakes on 06-24-16

    Regular price: $20.72

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