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    • Timeless Time Travel Tales

    • By: John Barnes, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    This collection of unabridged, unforgettable tales, written by some of science fiction's most esteemed authors, pays homage to one of the genre's most cherished story types. Whether time travel stories leap forward in time or slip into the past, they remain popular with fans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, fun, entertaining set of stories

    • By Gary on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Directive 51

    • By: John Barnes
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Heather O’Grainne is the assistant secretary in the Office of Future Threat Assessment, investigating rumors surrounding something called “Daybreak.” Part philosophic discussion, part international terrorist faction, and part artists’ movement, it’s a group of diverse people with radical ideas who have only one thing in common — their hatred for the Big System and their desire to take it down. Until Heather can determine whether these people are all talk and no action, she wants to keep this information from going public.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing, don't waste your credit.

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-29-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 8
    • 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

    • The Year's Top-Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4

    • By: John Barnes, Paul McAuley, Maureen McHugh, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Jared Doreck, Adam Epstein, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories written in 2011 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Dying Young", by Peter M. Ball, cyborgs, clones, and post-humans collide with a dragon bent on revenge in a post-apocalyptic space western. In "Canterbury Hollow", by Chris Lawson, two lovers on a planet orbiting a killer sun share their few remaining weeks together before they die....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good mixture of stories

    • By Tezby on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $25.89

    • The Last President

    • Daybreak, Book 3
    • By: John Barnes
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    For more than a year, Heather O'Grainne and her small band of heroes, operating out of Pueblo, Colorado, have struggled to pull the United States back together after it shattered under the impact of the event known as Daybreak. Now they are poised to bring the three or four biggest remaining pieces together, with a real President and Congress, under the full Constitution again. Heather is very close to fulfilling her oath, creating a safe haven for civilization to be reborn. But other forces are rising too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series!

    • By Jill on 09-13-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Daybreak Zero

    • By: John Barnes
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    In late 2024, Daybreak, a movement of post-apocalyptic eco-saboteurs, smashed modern civilization to its knees. That story, along with Heather O'Grainne's, was told in Directive 51. Now Heather's story continues in Daybreak Zero. In the summer of 2025, she leads a tiny organization of scientists, spies, scouts, entrepreneurs, engineers, dreamers, and daredevils based in Pueblo, Colorado. Both of the almost-warring governments of the United States have charged them with an all but impossible mission: find a way to put the world back together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed reading!

    • By Jill on 09-13-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Duke of Uranium

    • By: John Barnes
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Jak Jinnaka plunges into a world of danger and intrigue beyond imagination as he is forced to ask: "Where's the party?" Jak Jinnaka's 36th-century teenage life has been nothing but fun - ignoring school, partying outrageously with his beautiful girlfriend, Sesh, and spending his uncle Sib's huge fortune. But while they are out for a wild night of post-graduation clubbing, Sesh is kidnapped by the dangerous, enigmatic Duke of Uranium. Bruised and battered, Jak wakes up to a whole new reality.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Disney’s Big Bet on Streaming Relies on Little-Known Tech Company

    • By: Brooks Barnes, John Koblin
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In August, Disney announced that it would introduce two subscription streaming services, both built by BamTech. One, focused on sports programming and made available through the ESPN app, would arrive in the spring. The other, centered on movies and television shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, would debut in late 2019.

    "Disney’s Big Bet on Streaming Relies on Little-Known Tech Company" is from the October 08, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Brooks Barnes and John Koblin and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Return

    • A Novel of Human Adventure
    • By: Buzz Aldrin, John Barnes
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    When a Shuttle accident kills a world-famous basketball player, former astronaut Scott Blackstone is out of a job. Worse, he and his "Citizen Observer" program are vilified in the media and he's being sued for a billion dollars. His ex-wife agrees to take the case and it begins to appear that the "accident" might not have been an accident at all.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The high ratings are misleading

    • By Troy D. Lowell on 12-19-05

    Regular price: $26.60

    • In the Hall of the Martian King

    • By: John Barnes
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Jak Jinnaka parlayed his powerful family connections, unearned media fame, and consistent dumb luck into a cushy job as vice procurator of the Martian moon Deimos, an office he precariously maintains alongside his top-secret post as a station chief for Hive Intelligence - two soft jobs for an already rich, handsome, single young man in a fun-loving colonial outpost. Sadly, when his boss takes a well-deserved vacation, it looks like Jak may actually have to do a little work.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Princess of Aerie

    • By: John Barnes
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Jak Jinnaka is off to save a princess yet again - except... Ostensibly a diplomat, really a spy in training, Jak Jinnaka has such a gift for getting into trouble that his fellow students have voted him "most likely to have a war named after him." His latest offense against cultural sensitivity would have ended his career at his junior year - except that the Academy is thoroughly corrupt, Jak has powerful and wealthy friends, and there's an easier way for the dean of students to get rid of him.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Seacrest Joins Ripa as Co-Host of ABC's 'Live'

    • By: Brooks Barnes, John Koblin
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ryan Seacrest, the master Hollywood multitasker, was named Kelly Ripa’s “Live” co-host on Monday, giving him a high-profile platform and bringing stability to an important ABC morning show as it prepares for new competition.

    "Seacrest Joins Ripa as Co-Host of ABC's 'Live'" is from the May 01, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Brooks Barnes and John Koblin and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95