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    • A Girl in Time

    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Cady McCall is ready to be rich and famous. She has sacrificed everything, putting her work ahead of family and friends. Now, with breakout success and huge, insane wealth so close she can taste it, her life is blown apart by Deputy Marshal John "Titanic" Smith, the man who rescues her from two muggers only to carry her off into history. Lost on the seas of time, Smith is desperate to get home to his family in 1876, and now Cady is lost along with him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Polcamp on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Weapons of Choice

    • Axis of Time, Book 1
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 739
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 539

    History is rewritten in an instant as the future smashes into the past, and high-tech hardware goes head to head with World War Two technology. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the maelstrom has only just begun. The veterans of Pearl Harbor have never seen a helicopter, or a cruise missile - let alone nanotechnology, ceramic bullets, and F22 Raptor stealth jetfighters. Allied and Axis forces are then caught in a desperate struggle to gain the upper hand.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The story line is a political stretch

    • By Bruce on 04-18-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stalin's Hammer

    • The Axis of Time Series
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Ten years have passed since Admiral Kolhammer's 21st-century battlefleet was dragged into a wormhole and thrown across oceans of time, emerging with disastrous consequences and shattering the history of the Second World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great return to world. More strategy & K, please!

    • By Edwin Li on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Angels of Vengeance

    • Without Warning Series, Book 3
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    When an inexplicable wave of energy slammed into North America, millions died. In the rest of the world, wars erupted, borders vanished, and the powerful lost their grip on power. Against this backdrop, with a conflicted US president struggling to make momentous decisions in Seattle and a madman fomenting rebellion in Texas, three women are fighting their own battles - for survival, justice, and revenge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Solid action story

    • By Daniel O. Buchholz on 07-03-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Emergence

    • Dave vs. the Monsters
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 352

    John Birmingham is the master of alternate history adventure - and now he's mastered a new genre with the volcanically fast-paced and wildly inventive Dave Hooper urban fantasy series. The series is anchored by a thrilling high concept: An oil rig opens a rift deep in the ocean that unleashes terrifying monsters into the world. But perhaps its coolest asset is its hero, Dave Hooper, a tough, bleakly funny, down-on-his luck oil rig worker with an unlikely destiny as a monster-slayer and world savior.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wild thrill ride of urban fantasy.

    • By Steve H. Caldwell on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Weapons of Choice

    • Axis of Time, Book 1
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. In 2021, a quantum military experiment goes horrifically wrong. A multinational taskforce of ultramodern warships is suddenly transported back in time to 1942...right into the path of the US naval battle group bound for Midway Atoll. History is rewritten in an instant as the future smashes into the past, and high-tech hardware goes head to head with World War Two technology. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the maelstrom has only just begun.

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Final Impact

    • Axis of Time, Book 3
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

    In the year 2021 a multinational fleet - experimenting with untested weapons technology - pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to adapt to new, high-tech killing tools, and twenty-first-century ways of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Would like to see it become a movie.

    • By Alan on 07-24-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Designated Targets

    • Axis of Time, Book 2
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    The Second World War was turned on its head at the moment Admiral Kolhammer's ultra-modern stealth warships were hurled back through time from 2021. But no one could have predicted just how much of a nightmare would ensue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alternative history at its best

    • By Michael on 07-05-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Without Warning

    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    On the eve of the U.S. invasion of Baghdad, as the world waits for war, a miles-high energy wave cordons a vast area from southern Canada to northern Mexico. In a moment, 99 percent of the U.S. population has been wiped from the face of the earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid, entertaining listen

    • By J on 11-28-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Ascendance

    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    The Horde has been raising hell and leveling cities from New York to Los Angeles, keeping Dave and his fellow monster killer, Russian spy Karin Varatschevsky, very busy. But when the legions of hell invade the small seaside town his boys call home, Dave has to make a call. Save the world? Or save his family? Not as easy a choice as you'd think, since Dave's ex-wife expects to be saved, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it, and I hope the story continues

    • By STEVEN on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Resistance

    • Dave vs. the Monsters
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Zeisler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    John Birmingham is the master of alternate history adventure - and now he's mastered a new genre with the volcanically fast-paced and wildly inventive Dave Hooper urban fantasy series. The series is anchored by a thrilling high concept: An oil rig opens a deep ocean rift that unleashes terrifying monsters into the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I just...I can't do it...

    • By Jason on 02-02-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • After America

    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 160

    March 14, 2003, was the day the world changed forever. A wave of energy slammed into North America and devastated the continent. The U.S. military, poised to invade Baghdad, was left without a commander in chief. Global order spiraled into chaos. Now, three years later, a skeleton U.S. government headquartered in Seattle directs the reconstruction of an entire nation---and the battle for New York City has begun.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great multi faceted story

    • By gaildaly on 09-08-10

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Emergence

    • Dave Hooper, Book 1
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    "Monsters" said Vince Martinelli. "There are monsters on the rig, Dave." Dave Hooper has the hangover from hell, a demonic ex-wife and the claws of the tax office sinking into him. So the last thing he needs is an explosion at the off-shore oil rig where he works. But this is no ordinary industrial accident, and despite the news reports, Dave knows that terrorists aren't to blame for the disaster. He knows because he has killed one of the things responsible.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By James on 09-23-16

    Regular price: $33.57

    • He Died with a Falafel in His Hand

    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: John Birmingham, Greg Fleet, Mikey Robins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    These hilarious tales of urban terror reveal the dark truth hidden behind three seemingly innocent words - a phrase that you have seen a hundred times before but will never view in the same light again - WANTED TO SHARE. John Birmingham's rendering of a life in share houses will leave you laughing, cringing and reminiscing about your own brushes with the mad, bad residents of flat mate hell.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Resistance

    • Dave Hooper, Book 2
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In the second thrilling instalment in John Birmingham's bestselling Dave Hooper series, a dragon brings down the vice president's plane, a monster army is camped outside Omaha and an empath demon springs an undercover operation in New York. Two bright geometric shapes, metallic flashes picked out in the morning sun, moving impossibly fast and straight amidst the visual clutter and chaos of forest and rock....

    Regular price: $33.57

    • Ascendance

    • Dave Hooper, Book 3
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    There were too many of them. Lucille was nowhere Dave could see, and only a faint mournful sigh reached him from where she lay.... It was time to die, the heroes journey over. New York is on fire, the streets are overrun, and the Demon Horde is feasting. With the world's greatest city in chaos, all eyes are on Dave Hooper, the superhero destined to save mankind. But hero or not, Dave is just one man, and he's short of allies.

    Regular price: $33.57

    • Final Impact

    • Axis of Time, Book 3
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In the year 2021 a multinational fleet - experimenting with untested weapons technology - pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to adapt to new, high-tech killing tools and 21st-century ways of war.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Designated Targets

    • Axis of Time, Book 2
    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Second World War was turned on its head at the moment Admiral Kolhammer's ultramodern stealth warships were hurled back through time from 2021. But no one could have predicted just how much of a nightmare would ensue. Only months after the Transition, the great powers scramble to develop the weapons of tomorrow. The year 1942 is now a world of crude jet fighters, monstrous attack helicopters, and unholy dirty bombs - a mongrel technology, born decades prematurely.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • After America

    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Four years after an inexplicable wave of energy decimated the American mainland, and then just as inexplicably disappeared a year later, US President James Kipper is no closer to explaining the catastrophe to the traumatised survivors. In a decaying New York City, an assassination attempt on the President prompts the suspicion that the looters overrunning Manhattan may be more organised and sinister than previously thought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awsome listen and read :)

    • By John on 12-08-11

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Angels of Vengeance

    • By: John Birmingham
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    This is the New World. Born of chaos and madness. Remember that if nothing else. Jed Culver, President Kipper’s right hand man, knows that what is right and what is best, is rarely the same thing. Can he go against the President’s wishes? Mad Jackson Blackstone, rogue governor of the Republic of Texas, is slowly but surely destroying the new United States of America. In New York, Caitlin Monroe came within a hair’s breadth of vengeance. Is her old nemesis still alive? Lady Julianne Balwyn is being hunted, and Sofia Pieraro is completely alone, revenge her only reason to stay alive.

    Regular price: $31.47

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