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    • The Long Sunset

    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins discovers an interstellar message from a highly advanced race that could be her last chance for a mission before the program is shut down for good. Hutch has been the academy’s best pilot for decades. She’s had numerous first contact encounters and even became a minor celebrity. But world politics have shifted from exploration to a growing fear that the program will run into an extraterrestrial race more advanced than humanity and war.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • easily the best Academy book yet

    • By J. Billings on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Engines of God

    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 354

    Humans call them Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues scattered on distant planets throughout the galaxy, encoded with strange inscriptions that defy translation. Searching for clues about the Monument-Makers, teams of 23rd century linguists, historians, engineers and archaeologists have been excavating the enigmatic alien ruins on a number of planets, uncovering strange, massive false cities made of solid rock. But their time is running out.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Conceptually intriguing, but uneven writing style

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 05-12-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • A Talent for War

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Gregory Abbey, Jack McDevitt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 442
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 285

    Everyone knew the legend of Christopher Sim. Fighter. Leader. An interstellar hero with a rare talent for war, Sim changed mankind's history forever when he forged a ragtag group of misfits into the weapon that broke the back of the alien Ashiyyur. But now, Alex Benedict has found a startling bit of information, long buried in an ancient computer file. If it is true, then Christopher Sim was a fraud.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Book is Good, But...

    • By Sandy on 12-24-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Chindi

    • Academy Series
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    The universe has been explored - and humanity has all but given up on finding other intelligent life. Then an alien satellite orbiting a distant star sends out an unreadable signal. Is it the final programmed gasp of an ancient, long-dead race? Or the first greeting of an undiscovered life form?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything You Want in a Sci-Fi Novel

    • By Robert on 05-02-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Seeker

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck, Jack McDevitt (Introduction)
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 611

    Thousands of years after an entire colony mysteriously disappears, antiquities dealer Alex Benedict comes into possession of a cup that seems to be from the Seeker, one of the colony's ships. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, follow a deadly trail to the Seeker, strangely adrift in a system barren of habitable worlds. But their discovery raises more questions than it answers, drawing Alex and Chase into the very heart of danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great mix of sci-fi, mystery and adventure.

    • By Shannon Peterson on 08-20-08

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Omega

    • Academy Series
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Khristine Hvam, Jack McDevitt
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    A civilization-destroying omega cloud has switched direction, heading straight for a previously unexplored planetary system--and its alien society. And suddenly, a handful of brave humans must try to save an entire world--without revealing their existence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By Stephen on 04-22-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Firebird

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 331

    Forty-one years ago the renowned physicist Chris Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe-science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him both admirers and enemies. Alex Benedict and Chase Kolpath discover that Robin had several interstellar yachts flown far outside the planetary system, where they too vanished. And following Robin's trail into the unknown puts Benedict and Kolpath in danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best Alex Benedict in a while

    • By wendy on 11-08-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Hercules Text

    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    From a remote corner of the galaxy, a message is being sent. The continuous beats of a pulsar have become odd, irregular, and artificial. It can only be a code. Frantically, a research team struggles to decipher the alien communication. And what the scientists discover is destined to shake the foundations of empires around this world - from Wall Street to the Vatican.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • pedestrian, illogical first contact story

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Odyssey

    • Academy series
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Jack McDevitt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    To boost waning interest in interstellar travel, a mission is sent into deep space to learn the truth about "moonriders," the strange lights supposedly being seen in nearby systems. But Academy pilot Valentina Kouros and the team of the starship Salvator will soon discover that their odyssey is no mere public-relations ploy, for the moonriders are not a harmless phenomenon. They are very, very dangerous-in a way that no one could possibly have imagined.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Could have been so much better.

    • By Mark on 12-05-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Deepsix

    • Academy Series
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    In the year 2204, tragedy and terror forced a scientific team to prematurely evacuate Maleiva III. Nineteen years later, a rogue moon hurtling through space is about to obliterate the last opportunity to study this rare, life-supporting planet. With less than three weeks left before the disaster, superluminal pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins must lead a small scientific team to the surface to glean whatever they can about its lifeforms and lost civilizations before time runs out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great second book

    • By Lon on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Coming Home

    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    Thousands of years ago, artifacts of the early space age were lost to rising oceans and widespread turmoil. Garnett Baylee devoted his life to finding them, only to give up hope. Then, in the wake of his death, one was found in his home, raising tantalizing questions. Had he succeeded after all? Why had he kept it a secret? And where is the rest of the Apollo cache? Antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his pilot, Chase Kolpath, have gone to Earth to learn the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Best of the Series, But Good

    • By C. Hartmann on 12-13-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Starhawk

    • Priscilla Hutchins, Book 1
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 170

    Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins has finally realized her lifelong dream: She’s completed a nerve-bending qualification flight for a pilot’s license. Her timing is far from optimal, however. Faster-than-light travel has only recently become a reality, and the World Space Authority is still learning how to manage long-range missions safely. To make matters worse, efforts to prepare two planets for colonization are killing off native life-forms, outraging people on Earth.So there’s not a lot of demand for space pilots.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • lacking attention to detail

    • By shirley on 11-10-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Lightspeed Year One

    • From the Hugo Award Nominated Magazine
    • By: Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Emily Card, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Lightspeed is the critically acclaimed, online science fiction magazine edited by best-selling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Each month at lightspeedmagazine.com, top authors and brilliant new voices alike span the genre’s full spectrum, from near-future sociological science fiction, to star-spanning hard science fiction, and everything in between. This audiobook contains all the podcasts from Lightspeed's first Hugo-nominated year, performed by a host of star narrators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Mix of SF- Short Stories

    • By Chris on 10-02-12

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Time Travelers Never Die

    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 208

    When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Fearing his father may be stranded in time---or worse---Shel enlists Dave Dryden, a linguist, to accompany him on the rescue mission.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • meh.

    • By Dave Cole on 01-23-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Cauldron

    • Academy Series
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    When a young physicist unveils an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, veteran star pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins finds herself back in the deepest reaches of space, and on the verge of discovering the origins of the deadly Omega clouds that continue to haunt her.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is the end of the Academy Series for me

    • By Richard Siggins on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Polaris

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck, Jack McDevitt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 252

    Sixty years ago, the space yacht Polaris was found deserted, the fate of its pilot and passengers a mystery. Now, to mark the anniversary of the disappearance, there is to be an auction of what was left behind on the ship. Using his insider knowledge, Alex Benedict, one of the preeminent antiquities dealers in the galaxy, secures some of the artifacts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining.

    • By Pie on 11-24-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Devil's Eye

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Jack McDevitt, Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 278

    Interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict receives a cryptic message asking for help from celebrated writer Vicki Greene - who has been mind-wiped. She has no memory of her past life, or of her plea for assistance. But she has transferred an enormous sum of money to Alex, also without explanation. The answers to this mystery lie on the most remote of human worlds, where Alex will uncover a secret connected to a decades-old political upheaval - a secret that somebody desperately wants hidden.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Moderate Departure from Previous Books

    • By Steven on 12-11-08

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Echo

    • An Alex Benedict Novel
    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life. Thirty years after his death, a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic, indecipherable symbols is found in the possession of Tuttle's onetime lover, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is anxious to discover what secret the tablet holds. It could be proof that Tuttle had found what he was looking for.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • When did Chase become so negative?

    • By Ricardo on 11-03-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Thunderbird

    • By: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62

    A working stargate dating back more than 10,000 years has been discovered in North Dakota, on a Sioux reservation near Devils Lake. Travel through the gate currently leads to three equally mysterious destinations: (1) an apparently empty garden world, quickly dubbed Eden; (2) a strange maze of underground passageways; and (3) a space station with a view of a galaxy that appears to be the Milky Way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating Story, Ill-suited Narrator

    • By Buzz Park on 12-20-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Cassandra Project

    • By: Jack McDevitt, Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 184

    Early in his career, Jerry Culpepper could never have been accused of being idealistic. Doing public relations—even for politicians—was strictly business...until he was hired as NASA’s public affairs director and discovered a client he could believe in. Proud of the agency’s history and sure of its destiny, he was thrilled to be a part of its future—a bright era of far-reaching space exploration.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jack McDevitt is one of my favorites.

    • By Marie on 12-01-12

    Regular price: $20.72

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