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    • Hominids

    • The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,684
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,005

    Neanderthals have developed a radically different civilization on a parallel Earth. A Neanderthal physicist, Ponter Boddit, accidentally passes from his universe into a Canadian underground research facility. Fortunately, a team of human scientists, including expert paleo-anthropologist Mary Vaughan, promptly identifies and warmly receives Ponter. Solving the language problem and much else is a mini-computer, called a Companion, implanted in the brain of every Neanderthal. But it can't help his fellow scientist back in his world, Adikor Huld, when the authorities charge Adikor with his murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Science Fiction

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-05-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 565
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 373

    A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Improbable and Incredible.

    • By Shannyn Campbell on 03-28-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Calculating God

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,708

    In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book, very enjoyable narration

    • By Ione on 05-07-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Flashforward

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,793
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,207

    A scientific experiment begins, and as the button is pressed, the unexpected occurs: everyone in the world goes to sleep for a few moments while everyone's consciousness is catapulted more than twenty years into the future. At the end of those moments, when the world reawakens, all human life is transformed by foreknowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How would you digest the fruits of knowledge??

    • By Phelix_da_Kat on 07-23-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • WWW: Wonder

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Oliver Wyman, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 960
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 964

    Webmind - the vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web - has proven its worth to humanity by aiding in everything from curing cancer to easing international tensions. But the brass at the Pentagon see Webmind as a threat that needs to be eliminated. Caitlin Decter-the once-blind 16-year-old math genius who discovered, and bonded with, Webmind - wants desperately to protect her friend. And if she doesn't act, everything - Webmind included - may come crashing down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unmissable

    • By brendanstallard on 04-08-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • WWW

    • Wake
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Jennifer Van Dyck, A. C. Fellner, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,452

    Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great, if Incomplete, Concept

    • By Seth H. Wilson on 04-14-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hybrids

    • The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 3
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 629
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 374

    Scientists (and lovers) Mary Vaughan, who is human, and Ponter Boddit, who is Neanderthal, embark on the harrowing adventure of conceiving a child together. To overcome the genetic barbed wire of mismatched chromosomes, they must use banned technology obtainable only from a Neanderthal scientist living in the northern wilderness.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated it!

    • By dissipatedfog on 08-30-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Illegal Alien

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 423

    When a disabled spaceship enters Earth's atmosphere, seven members of the advanced Tosok race are welcomed by the world. Then a popular scientist is murdered, and all evidence points to one of the Tosoks. Now, an alien is tried in a court of law -and there may be far more at stake than accounting for one human life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is It.

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 06-11-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fossil Hunter

    • The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 2
    • By: Robert. J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Fossil Hunter is hard SF in the tradition of Larry Niven about a world inhabited by the Quintaglios, a dinosaurian species that has evolved a human level of intelligence and culture. Toroca, a Quintaglio geologist, is under attack for his controversial new theory of evolution. But the origins of his people turn out to be more complex than even he imagined, for he soon discovers the wreckage of an ancient starship - a relic of the aliens who transplanted Earth's dinosaurs to this solar system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic book with a great narrator. Top notch!

    • By Peter Daly on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Humans

    • The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 2
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 863
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 509

    In this Hugo-nominated novel, Neanderthal physicist Ponter Boddit brings Canadian geneticist Mary Vaughan back to his world to explore the near-utopian civilization of the Neanderthals. Boddit serves as a Candide figure, the naive visitor whose ignorance about our society makes him a perfect tool to analyze human tendencies toward violence, over-population, and environmental degradation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted to love it, but...

    • By West02139 on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Foreigner

    • The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 3
    • By: Robert. J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In Far-Seer and Fossil Hunter, we met the Quintaglios, a race of intelligent dinosaurs from Earth and learned of the threat to their very existence. Now they must quickly advance from a culture equivalent to our Renaissance to the point where they can leave their planet. While the Quintaglios rush to develop space travel, the discovery of a second species of intelligent dinosaur rocks their most fundamental beliefs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the series

    • By VitualBuyer on 10-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Quantum Night

    • By: Robert. J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 521
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 473

    Experimental psychologist Jim Marchuk has developed a flawless technique for identifying the previously undetected psychopaths lurking everywhere in society. But while being cross-examined about his breakthrough in court, Jim is shocked to discover that he has lost his memories of six months of his life from 20 years previously - a dark time during which he himself committed heinous acts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Discombobulated, but interesting

    • By Keith on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Factoring Humanity

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 429
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 383

    In the near future, a signal is detected coming from the Alpha Centauri system. Mysterious, unintelligible data streams in for ten years. Heather Davis, a professor in the University of Toronto psychology department, has devoted her career to deciphering the message. Her estranged husband, Kyle, is working on the development of artificial intelligence systems and new computer technology utilizing quantum effects to produce a near-infinite number of calculations simultaneously.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Being Self-aware and being Selfish go Hand in Hand

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-08-13

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Far-Seer

    • The Quintaglio Ascension, Book 1
    • By: Robert. J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The Face of God is what every young saurian learns to call the immense, glowing object which fills the night sky on the far side of the world. Young Afsan is privileged, called to the distant Capital City to apprentice with Saleed the court astrologer. But when the time comes for Afsan to make his coming-of-age pilgrimage, to gaze upon the Face of God, his world is changed forever- for what he sees will test his faith...and may save his world from disaster!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely Original!

    • By Simone on 08-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Golden Fleece

    • By: Robert. J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Aboard Argo, a colonization ship bound for Eta Cephei IV, people are very close - there's no other choice. So when Aaron Rossman's ex-wife dies in what seems to be a bizarre accident, everyone offers their sympathy, politely keeping their suspicions of suicide to themselves. But Aaron cannot simply accept her death. He must know the truth: Was it an accident, or did she commit suicide? When Aaron discovers the truth behind her death, he is faced with a terrible secret - a secret that could cost him his life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just ok

    • By Simone on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Identity Theft

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Identity Theft is a hard-boiled detective novella set on Mars. Cassandra and Joshua Wilkins are fossil hunters who have both recently transferred their minds into artificial bodies, but now Joshua has mysteriously disappeared. Cassandra must hire Alex Lomax, the only private detective on the red planet, to locate Joshua before sinister forces get to him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Minor Sawyer work - hard-boiled detective vibe

    • By Mark on 07-04-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Triggers

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 345

    On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin's bullet strikes President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to the hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life. At the same hospital, researcher Dr. Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories. Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the president suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience - but the memories that flash through Jerrison's mind are not his memories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Read

    • By Ron on 04-04-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Starplex

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    Twenty years after the discovery of artificial wormholes launches Earth space exploration to unforeseeable heights, Starplex Director Keith Lansing investigates a mysterious vessel that soon threatens the station with intergalactic war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tribute to Arthur C. Clarke

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 06-23-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Rollback

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Thirty-eight years ago, Dr. Sarah Halifax earned worldwide fame by deciphering a radio transmission from an unknown intelligence reaching out from deep space. Now 87, Sarah receives news that, at long last, a new signal has been received, and her services are desperately needed once again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • He's Been Better- Characters Good

    • By Crystal on 04-11-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Frameshift

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    This is the story of Pierre Tradivel, a scientist, and his complex battle against deadly illness, and ex-Nazi war criminal still hiding in the U.S., a crooked insurance company, and a plot to make Pierre and his wife the victims of a bizarre genetic experiment. Frameshift is hard science fiction at its best, full of complications and neat surprises.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Storyshift

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-24-14

    Regular price: $21.95

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