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    • Starship Grifters

    • Rex Nihilo, Book 1
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,838
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,714

    A space-faring ne'er-do-well with more bravado than brains, Rex Nihilo plies the known universe in a tireless quest for his own personal gain. But when he fleeces a wealthy weapons dealer in a high-stakes poker game, he ends up winning a worthless planet - and owing an outstanding debt more vast than space itself! The only way for Rex to escape a lifetime of torture on the prison world Gulagatraz is to score a big payday by pulling off his biggest scam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes you just gotta give a book a chance!

    • By Sad Carlos on 07-08-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Out of the Soylent Planet: A Rex Nihilo Adventure

    • Starship Grifters, Book 0
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J.D. Ledford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Interstellar con man Rex Nihilo has a price tag on his head. Railroaded into smuggling a shipment of contraband corn to a planet short on food, Rex finds himself on the run from an insidious corporation named Ubiqorp, which reaps obscene profits by keeping the planet dependent on shipments of synthetic rations. When Rex and his long-suffering robot companion Sasha are sentenced to work as slave labor on a massive Ubiqorp plantation, they learn the terrible secret behind the corporation's products.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most I’ve laughed in a long time

    • By Richard on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Aye, Robot

    • A Rex Nihilo Adventure - Starship Grifters, Book 2
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J.D. Ledford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    After interstellar con man Rex Nihilo hijacks a cargo freighter on a whim, he decides that he, and his long-suffering robot sidekick Sasha, have found their calling as space pirates. But when the ship's cargo turns out to be a cryogenically frozen religious fanatic who holds the secret to a vast galactic conspiracy, Rex and Sasha find themselves on the run from real pirates - as well as agents of the oppressive Malarchy, crazy space cultists, and the Ursa Minor mafia. If Rex is going to get out of this jam alive, he might just have to save the galaxy - again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story with Bonus Novella, Recording needs review.

    • By Todd Bowman on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Disenchanted

    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 686
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 635

    King Boric the Implacable knows death comes to all great warriors. He just didn't expect it to be so damn fickle. Felled by an assassin's blade, he should be spending eternity carousing in the Hall of Avandoor. Instead, his spirit is bound to his decaying body by the enchanted sword of Brakslaagt. And unless he can hunt down the mysterious Lord Brand, who gave him the weapon so long ago, he is cursed to wander the earth forever as an undead wraith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Warning, do not listen in public

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Mercury Falls

    • Mercury, Book 1
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 495
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 443

    Christine Temetri is at her wits’ end. For years she’s covered the increasingly bizarre activities of End Times cults for the Banner, a religious news magazine. Yet Christine, who once dreamed of being a "real" writer, has nothing to show for the gig other than a regular paycheck and serious doubt that Armageddon will occur in time for her next deadline. But after a mysterious man entrusts her with a locked briefcase and orders to "take it to Mercury", Christine finds herself face-to-face with a ping-pong-playing angel by the name of Galileo Mercury.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Mercury Revolts

    • The Mercury Series, Book 4
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Joel Bezaire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    After a lowly software tester named Suzy Cilbrith uncovers evidence of a vast government conspiracy, she turns to a fringe reporter named Eddie Pratt for help. Far from dismissing her wild claims, Eddie reveals that things are even worse than they appear: the US government has been infiltrated by angels, who are attempting to bring about Heaven on Earth - no matter the cost.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • why did you change the narrator????

    • By Thomas Hansen on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Big Sheep

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 204

    Los Angeles of 2039 is a baffling and bifurcated place. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities and became essentially a third world country within the borders of the city. Navigating the boundaries between DZ and LA proper is a tricky task, and there's no one better suited than eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Big Sheep unravels into an incredible mystery

    • By Tim Ward on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Schrodinger's Gat

    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Curt Bonnem
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Schrodinger's Gat is a quantum physics noir thriller. Paul Bayes has begun to feel like all of his actions are dictated by forces beyond his control. But when his suicide attempt is foiled by a mysterious young woman named Tali, Paul begins to wonder if the future is really as bleak as it seems. Tali possesses a strange power: the ability to predict tragedies and prevent them from happening. The possibility of breaking free from the grip of fate gives Paul hope. But when Tali disappears, Paul begins to realize that altering the future isn't as easy as it seems: you can fight the future, but the future fights back. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Welcome to the Space-Time Continuum

    • By cosmitron on 05-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Distopia

    • Land of Dis, Book 2
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    Set a thousand years (give or take) before the events of Disenchanted, Distopia tells the story of Wyngalf the Bold, the legendary hero renowned for ridding the land of Dis of the scourge of dragons. The story begins as Wyngalf, a young missionary for an obscure religious sect, arrives in the port city of Skuldred. Desperate to prove his worth to his superiors, Wyngalf finds himself drafted into leading a missionary voyage across the sea to the semilegendary land of Dis.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen, though not as funny as the first

    • By Jasmine Wahlberg on 10-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mercury Rises

    • Mercury, Book 2
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    Fresh off their successful quest to thwart not one, but two diabolical plots to destroy the world, jaded reporter Christine Temetri and rough cherub Mercury find that mysterious powers outranking even the Heavenly bureaucracy seem intent on keeping the Apocalypse on track. Mercury Rises continues author Robert Kroese’s tale of the heroic cherub Mercury, who is generally well-intentioned, rarely well-behaved, and always well-armed with a droll remark. While the world is plagued by natural disasters and nations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A humorous distraction, I enjoyed it very much!

    • By Tatia on 06-19-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Mercury Shrugs

    • Mercury, Book 5
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Rob Drex
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Four years after the destruction of the planeport, Earth remains cut off from Heaven. The angels and demons are in disarray, lacking direction and leadership. Someone has to step up and take control, and that person is...Mercury? But when the demoness Tiamat finds out about Mercury's plan to reestablish contact with heaven, all hell breaks loose. Mercury finds himself at the center of a plot to rewrite Earth's history, and the only way to stop it is to travel back in time to prevent the plot from coming to fruition.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Character voices absolutely horrendous

    • By Taylor S on 02-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Last Iota

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The year is 2039, and Los Angeles is poised between order and chaos. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, now known as the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities and became a de facto third world country within the borders of the city. Navigating the boundaries between DZ and LA proper is a tricky task, and there's no one better suited than eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please dont change narrators

    • By Daniel E Dodge on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Disillusioned

    • Land of Dis, Book 3
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    The Battle of Brandsveid brought together every king and nobleman in the land in an epic struggle for the future of the Land of Dis, as the armies of the Six Kingdoms united against the monstrous army of Lord Brand. It was the event Vergil, a knight in the service of the Order of Avaress, had waited for his entire life. Unfortunately, he slept through it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good, not Great

    • By Rickey on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mercury Rests

    • Mercury, Book 3
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 202

    After foiling an attempt to destroy the universe, Mercury has gone missing. And with the devil already putting the final fiendish touches on his next scheme to bring about the apocalypse, all that stands between Lucifer and his dreams of a hellfire holocaust are two misfit humans: jaded religion reporter Christine Temetri and mild-mannered forensic analyst Jacob Slater. The pair soon realizes that the Prince of Darkness has set his sights higher than they can reach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kroese is the best living satirist

    • By clayton p michaud on 08-05-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Yanthus Prime Job

    • A Pepper Melange Novella
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J. D. Ledford
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Pepper Melange, a bartender on the backwater planet Yanthus Prime, has sworn she'd never go back to her life of crime. But when she finds herself in debt to the Ursa Minor Mafia, she decides to bet everything on one more score: the theft of the Emerald of Sobalt Prime, the most valuable gem in the galaxy. To pull off the heist, Pepper has to recruit some very unusual allies - as well as outwit local law enforcement and the Mob.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • City of Sand

    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Jennifer D. Ledford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It's the year 2000 and the Silicon Valley city of Sunnyview is abuzz with the possibilities of vast fortunes to be made in the Dot Com boom. But to retired cop Benjamin Stone, who has come to Sunnyview to find his estranged daughter, Jessica, the promise of Sunnyview rings hollow. Benjamin grew up in Sunnyview in the 1950s, when it was a sleepy farming town, and he finds its modern day counterpart strange and weirdly insubstantial. After Jessica turns up dead in a creek bed, apparently murdered, Benjamin follows clues that suggest a conspiracy involving a startup company.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story

    • By korneel on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95