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  • Spin  | Robert Charles Wilson

    Spin

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

    Brian says: "Great Listen!"
  • Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati  | Robert Anton Wilson

    Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Oliver Senton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The great modern classic of a brilliant rebel's personal exploration into the nature of consciousness. Based on The Robert Anton Wilson Trust Authorized Hilaritas Press Edition.

    Phaedrus says: "Great content, bad narrator"
  • Illuminatus! Part I: The Eye in the Pyramid | Robert Shea,Robert Anton Wilson

    Illuminatus! Part I: The Eye in the Pyramid

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Ken Campbell, Chris Fairbank
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    The Illuminati, an inside joke? The lunatic fringe? Or a vast conspiracy hidden for centuries, unleashing it's power on a naive, defenseless world? It was the lousy luck of Saul Goodman, a tough, streetwise New York detective, to smell the trail in a bombed-out office - the heavy case he'd always dreaded. In a breakneck race against an awesome deadline, Goodman plunges down the trail of the ultimate conspiracy as the days fall away toward Apocalypse.

    Amazon Customer says: "Over the Top and Proud of It"
  • Last Year | Robert Charles Wilson

    Last Year

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's Last Year, the technology exists to open doorways into the past - but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can be reached only once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened.

    NMwritergal says: "I RCW keeps writing for years to come"
  • Vortex | Robert Charles Wilson

    Vortex

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Vortex tells the story of Turk Findley, the protagonist introduced in Axis, who is transported 10,000 years into the future by the mysterious entities called “the Hypotheticals”. In this future, humanity exists on a chain of planets connected by Hypothetical gateways; but Earth itself is a dying world, effectively quarantined. Turk and his young friend, Isaac Dvali, are taken up by a community of fanatics who use them to enable a passage to the dying Earth, where they believe a prophecy of human/Hypothetical contact will be fulfilled.

    Ron says: "well-written, well-narrated, but..."
  • Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation | Robert Wilson

    Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert Wilson
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the 1840s and 1850s, "Brady of Broadway" was one of the most successful and acclaimed Manhattan portrait galleries. Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Henry James as a boy, Horace Greeley, Edgar Allan Poe, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind were among the dignitaries photographed in Mathew Brady's studio. But it was during the Civil War that he became the founding father of what is now called photojournalism and his photography became an enduring part of American history.

  • The Earth Will Shake: The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles Vol. I | Robert Anton Wilson

    The Earth Will Shake: The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles Vol. I

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Scot Crisp
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    They have been with us throughout the ages: the "Invisible College" of wisdom and their adversaries, the destroyers. Naples, Italy, circa 1764: A young aristocrat is about to stumble onto one piece of the great pattern. As witness to a vicious assassination and victim of his passion for the beautiful daughter of his enemy, young Sigismundo Celine is forced to begin a mystical odyssey amidst an ageless clash of Freemasons, Mafia, and the Illuminati.

    Kamal says: "A powerful start to the series"
  • Blind Lake | Robert Charles Wilson

    Blind Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
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    Robert Charles Wilson, says The New York Times, "writes superior science fiction thrillers." His Darwinia won Canada's Aurora Award; his most recent novel, The Chronoliths, won the prestigious John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Now he tells a gripping tale of alien contact and human love in a mysterious but hopeful universe.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "DIMINISHED EXPECTATIONS"
  • Axis  | Robert Charles Wilson

    Axis

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Lise Adams is a young woman attempting to uncover the mystery of her father's disappearance 10 years earlier. Turk Findley is an ex-sailor and sometimes-drifter. They come together when an infall of cometary dust seeds the planet with tiny remnant Hypothetical machines. Soon, this seemingly hospitable world will become very alien indeed - as the nature of time is once again twisted, by entities unknown.

    John says: "Spin off Axis"
  • Robert Anton Wilson Explains Everything (or Old Bob Exposes His Ignorance) | Robert Anton Wilson PhD

    Robert Anton Wilson Explains Everything (or Old Bob Exposes His Ignorance)

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert Anton Wilson PhD
    • Narrated By Robert Anton Wilson PhD
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    This once-in-a-lifetime, 12-session recording captures one of the most unconventional and brilliant writers of this century in conversation, and makes available to Wilson's legion of fans a refreshing insider's view of this enigmatic (and often misunderstood) author. Join Wilson as he discusses such topics as futurist psychology, the paranormal, God, conspiracies real and imagined, James Joyce, guerrilla ontology, plus rare personal reflections on his extraordinary life.

    Luna Lucifera says: "Six hours of RAW?! What could be better?!"
  • The Chronoliths | Robert Charles Wilson

    The Chronoliths

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Scott Warden is a man haunted by the past-and soon to be haunted by the future. In early 21st-century Thailand, Scott is an expatriate slacker. Then, one day, he inadvertently witnesses an impossible event: the violent appearance of a 200-foot stone pillar in the forested interior. Its arrival collapses trees for a quarter mile around its base, freezing ice out of the air and emitting a burst of ionizing radiation. It appears to be composed of an exotic form of matter.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "good writing kept me going"
  • Illuminatus! Part III: Leviathan | Robert Shea,Robert Anton Wilson

    Illuminatus! Part III: Leviathan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Ken Campbell
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    Illuminatus! Part III cheerfully ushers in the apocalyptic high-camp conclusion of the Illuminatus! Trilogy. The 9th and 10th Trips are performed by a grand ensemble cast. The Appendices (which are most instructive) are performed by the incomparable Ken Campbell, bringing the audiobook trilogy full circle. The Illuminati has never looked so good. All Hail Eris!

    John says: "now it's all here!"
  • Burning Paradise | Robert Charles Wilson

    Burning Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Cassie Klyne, 19 years old, lives in the United States in the year 2015 - but it's not our United States, and it's not our 2015. Cassies world has been at peace since the Great Armistice of 1918. There was no World War II, no Great Depression. Poverty is declining, prosperity is increasing everywhere; social instability is rare. But Cassie knows the world isn't what it seems. Her parents were part of a group who gradually discovered the awful truth: That for decades - back to the dawn of radio communications - human progress has been interfered with, made more peaceful and benign, by an extraterrestrial entity.

    Eliot and Jamie says: "I'm not much for science fiction, but...."
  • Illuminatus! Part II: The Golden Apple | Robert Shea,Robert Anton Wilson

    Illuminatus! Part II: The Golden Apple

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
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    Packaged in a carnival bundle of timeless truths and Joycean high camp, The Golden Apple serves as a perennial instruction manual for life on Earth in which you'll be lucky enough to learn: the Guerrilla Ontology of Markoff Chaney; the secret history of Atlantis; why gorillas and dolphins don't ordinarily talk to humans; the conspiracy against sex; the origins of the Trojan War (starring Eris, the namesake of our solar system's newest planet); the startling truth about UFOs.

    Amazon Customer says: "Over the top, but in the right way."
  • Darwinia  | Robert Charles Wilson

    Darwinia

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antediluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle was an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire. Leaving an America now ruled by religious fundamentalists, young Guilford Law travels to Darwinia on a mission of discovery that will take him further than he can possibly imagine.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Great Disappointment"
  • The Hidden Assassins | Robert Wilson

    The Hidden Assassins

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert Wilson
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
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    As Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón investigates a mutilated, faceless corpse unearthed on the municipal dump, the beautiful city of Seville is rocked by a massive explosion which devastates an apartment building and a nearby kindergarten. When it's discovered that there was a mosque in the basement, everybody's terrorist fears are confirmed.

    Peter says: "It grows on you"
  • The Affinities | Robert Charles Wilson

    The Affinities

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In our rapidly-changing world of "social media", everyday people are more and more able to sort themselves into social groups based on finer and finer criteria. In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's The Affinities, this process is supercharged by new analytic technologies - genetic, brain-mapping, behavioral.

    Madeleine says: "Compelling Concepts"
  • The Ignorance of Blood | Robert Wilson

    The Ignorance of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robert Wilson
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
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    In the wake of a terrorist attack on Seville, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón is determined to fulfil his promise that he'll bring the perpetrators to justice. The violent death of a gangster provides evidence implicating the Russian mafia, but pitches Falcón straight into the heart of a turf war over prostitution and drugs.

    rhl60 says: "One of the best..."
  • LBJ's Neglected Legacy: How Lyndon Johnson Reshaped Domestic Policy and Government | Robert H. Wilson,Laurence E. Lynn Jr.,Norman J. Glickman

    LBJ's Neglected Legacy: How Lyndon Johnson Reshaped Domestic Policy and Government

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert H. Wilson, Laurence E. Lynn Jr., Norman J. Glickman
    • Narrated By Randall R. Berner
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    During the five full years of his presidency (1964 - 1968), Lyndon Johnson initiated a breathtaking array of domestic policies and programs, including such landmarks as the Civil Rights Act, Head Start, Food Stamps, Medicare and Medicaid, the Immigration Reform Act, the Water Quality Act, the Voting Rights Act, Social Security reform, and Fair Housing.

  • Visual Studio 2017: An In-Depth Guide into the Essentials of Visual Studio from Beginner to Expert | Robert Wilson

    Visual Studio 2017: An In-Depth Guide into the Essentials of Visual Studio from Beginner to Expert

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Robert Wilson
    • Narrated By Corey Bain
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    Visual Studio 2017 is a complete set of development tools that you can use to build desktop applications, mobile applications, XML web services and ASP.NET web applications. In addition, languages like Visual C++, Visual Basic and Visual C# use the same IDE (integrated development environment), which makes the process very simple in creating mixed-language solutions.

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