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    • Rip-Off!

    • By: John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, and others
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 774
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 699
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 704

    In Rip-Off!, 13 of today’s best and most honored writers of speculative fiction face a challenge even they would be hard-pressed to conceive: Pick your favorite opening line from a classic piece of fiction (or even non-fiction) - then use it as the first sentence of an entirely original short story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • not just for sci-fi fans

    • By carmen on 01-04-13

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Nicole Brown Simpson

    • The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted
    • By: Faye D. Resnick, Mike Walker
    • Narrated by: Faye D. Resnick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 195

    During the trial of O. J. Simpson, the press focused on him. Now the victim, Nicole Brown Simpson, speaks through this private diary of her occasional roommate and constant best friend, Faye D. Resnick. Referred to by the media as the "mystery woman" who disappeared before the trial, Faye spoke to Nicole only one hour before her death.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh..

    • By CarmenJones on 01-30-16

    Regular price: $11.87

    • Birthright

    • The Book of Man
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    This brilliant science fiction novel constructs a blueprint of mankind’s history - social, political, economic, scientific, and religious - for the next 18,000 years. Through a series of adventures, it illustrates clear, focused ideas about our birthright and our destiny. Since this 1982 debut, Mike Resnick has emerged as one of the most honored science fiction authors of his time, picking up 40-odd Hugo and Nebula nominations and awards. He has set 25 novels and a novella in the future that was outlined in this book.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • B-O-R-I-N-G

    • By Julie W. Capell on 04-03-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    Thousands of years after mankind has become extinct, a party of alien archaeologists try to learn the mysteries of mankind as they excavate in a gorge on Earth. This Hugo and Nebula Award winning novella by Mike Resnick is a gripping exploration of human origins and motivations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Birthright

    • By Eric C. Stover on 12-05-09

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Paradise

    • The Galactic Comedy, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Zach Herries
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    The Earth-like planet Peponi has vast riches, an abundant and opulent wildlife, and most importantly, compliant natives. But now that humanity is on the brink of opening up an entirely new world, has it learned its lessons from the past? A thought-provoking novel from the author of Ivory.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Three strikes and I'm out

    • By Levin on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Gods of Sagittarius

    • By: Eric Flint, Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Russ Tabor is one of the top security specialists in the galaxy. Much against his will, he finds himself assigned to provide protection for Rupert Medawar Narayan Shenoy - "Lord Shenoy", as he likes to style himself - who is probably the human race's most brilliant savant. Shenoy has become convinced that the race of ancient aliens known as the Old Ones possessed powers unknown to any modern intelligent species.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Romp reminiscent of Heinlien's 'Number"

    • By Paul B. on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson (editor), Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, and others
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    Nineteen gut-wrenching reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, as logged by Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Jules Verne, and many of the other most famous writers of the time. The most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers of today relive the Martian invasion through the eyes of their famous predecessors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • GLOBAL

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • We Could Do Worse

    • A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories
    • By: Larry Niven, Howard Waldrop, Harry Turtledove, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Gilliland, Yancy Butler
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    What would the world be like if the space race started during World War II? If Teddy Roosevelt had fought in World War I? If Joseph McCarthy had been elected President? Those and other questions are answered in these nine stories of alternate histories, when the world as we know it might have turned out different than it is today, if only one minor (or major) change had occurred in history.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre

    • By Gary on 02-13-08

    Regular price: $17.50

    • 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 197
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 180

    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

    • Soothsayer

    • Oracle Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Darla Middlebrook
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Mouse, a hard-bitten, cynical woman and professional thief, finds herself in deep trouble when her attempt to rescue a seemingly helpless little girl has potentially deadly consequences in this brilliant and haunting installment of Santiago-inspired adventure. Young Penelope has long had a price on her head, and Carlos Mendoza now knows how she has outwitted her captors - and the awesome powers behind her success. As Carlos moves in for the kill, Mouse is hard-pressed to preserve her life, defend Penelope, and in so doing, save humanity.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Decent story but narration leaves you wanting

    • By saige on 07-10-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Santiago

    • A Myth of the Far Future
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Ruben Diaz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none...has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a dozen worlds? His legend is as large as the Rim itself, his trail as elusive as a wisp of starlight in the empty realms of space. The reward for him is the largest in history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cheesy but fun

    • By J. Rhoderick on 11-14-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sideshow

    • Tales of the Galactic Midway, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Kerry Woodrow
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Traveling carnival owner Thaddeus Flint swindles the owner of a freak show into an unlikely business partnership. When Flint discovers that the freaks are a group of undercover alien tourists, he keeps the secret from the outside world and looks for an opportunity to expand his carny tour out to the stars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A strange kind of circus!

    • By Darla A. Middlebrook on 01-09-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Starship: Pirate

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    Seeking to find a new life for themselves, Cole and comrades remake the Teddy R. as a pirate ship and set sail for the lawless Inner Frontier. There, powerful warlords, cut-throat pirates, and struggling colonies compete for survival in a game where you rarely get a second chance to learn the rules. But military discipline is poor preparation for a life of pillaging and plundering.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It Gets Better

    • By James on 07-25-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Inci

    • By: Mike Resnick, Tina Gower
    • Narrated by: Corey Gagne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Reverend Joshua Barker feels that it is his duty to bring the Word to the oppressed beings on alien worlds, to teach them to repent their sins and cherish the teachings of the Good Book. It's a noble ambition...until he discovers something that challenges his understanding of everything he believes.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stalking the Unicorn

    • A Fable of Tonight
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75

    It's New Year's Eve and the elf perched on John Justin Mallory's desk wants his missing unicorn back. And that's the easy part. Mallory's wife has run off with his partner, his detective business is in ruins, and the mob's out to get him. With so many wonderful things happening, Mallory decides that a case involving a trip from reality might not be so bad. After all, what more can he lose?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed listening to it

    • By Anne on 08-31-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Walpurgis III

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    He has no bank account on any world, no financial or property holdings that anyone has been able to trace. His planet of origin is unknown. Many men have served him; all but seven are dead, and none of those seven have ever seen him. He is a fugitive. His name is Conrad Bland and he is, for the moment, safe. But someone has sent an assassin to find him - and end him. Chief Detective John Sable is caught between his badge and his conscience as the two most famous executioners of all time prepare to do battle in his territory.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Starship: Mercenary

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 195

    The life of a mercenary is not always predictable. Circumstance now pits Captain Wilson Cole and the Teddy R. against the former Pirate Queen, Valkyrie. Soon the fragile trust that has grown between these two legends is put to the test as they find themselves on opposite sides of a job.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Story!

    • By Dennis on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Castle in Cassiopeia

    • Dead Enders, Book 3
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A crisis has arisen. On their first mission as a team, Pretorius and his Dead Enders kidnapped the real General Michkag and substituted a clone who had been raised and trained in the Democracy. But now they find that the clone likes being the most powerful man in the hundred-world Traanskei Coalititon - and having been raised on Earth, he knows how humans think and react.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Prison in Antares

    • Dead Enders, Book Two
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The Traanskei Coalition's greatest weapon is the Q bomb, and after years of failure, the Democracy has come up with a defense against it. The problem is that they killed most of the team that created it. The sole survivor, Edgar Nmumba, was kidnapped by the Coalition. Only Nmumba can duplicate the work fast enough to prevent the loss of another dozen populated planets.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Starship: Flagship

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    The date is 1970 of the Galactic Era, almost 3,000 from now, and the Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, finds itself in an all-out war against the Teroni Federation, an alliance of races that resent Man's growing military and economic power. The rebel starship, the Theodore Roosevelt, under the command of Wilson Cole, is preparing to lead Cole's ragtag armada into the Republic, even though he is outnumbered thousands to one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry to see it End!!

    • By Dennis on 07-05-13

    Regular price: $24.95

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