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    • The Long Cosmos

    • A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432

    It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth. Now, a message has been received: "Join us". The Next - the hyperintelligent posthumans - realize that the missive contains instructions for kick-starting the development of an immense artificial intelligence known as The Machine. But to build this computer the size of an Earth continent, they must obtain help from the more populous and still industrious worlds of mankind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series

    • By Anthony on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Long War

    • The Long Earth, Book 2
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 881
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 794
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 798

    A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by "stepping". A new "America" - Valhalla - is emerging more than a million steps from Datum - our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disappointing after the first book

    • By Anna on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Long Earth

    • A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton-Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,022
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,831

    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some say mad, others allege dangerous - scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A scratching Post for Schrödinger's cat

    • By Tim on 07-03-12

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Long Mars

    • Long Earth, Book 3
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 524

    2040-2045: In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous rescue work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has an ulterior motive for his request....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More good story from this team

    • By Rachel on 06-27-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Long Utopia

    • A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518

    It's 2045-2059. Human society continues to evolve on Datum Earth, its battered and weary origin planet, as the spread of humanity progresses throughout the many Earths beyond. Lobsang, now an elderly and complex AI, suffers a breakdown and, disguised as a human, attempts to live a "normal" life on one of the millions of Long Earth worlds. His old friend, Joshua, now in his 50s, searches for his father and discovers a heretofore unknown family history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The series is losing its way

    • By Thomas A Reeve on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Time's Eye

    • A Time Odyssey, Book 1
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 839
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 487
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 495

    For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind - until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A nice road to nowhere

    • By Tim on 10-17-09

    Regular price: $18.80

    • The Long War

    • The Long Earth, Book 2
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth - but in turn the Long Earth is shaping mankind...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I may be biased in these ratings

    • By Citizen Gold on 01-04-16

    Regular price: $25.59

    • Proxima: Book 1

    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 354

    The very far future: The galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, and chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light... The 27th century: Proxima Centauri, an undistinguished red dwarf star, is the nearest star to our sun. How would it be to live on such a world?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No Sense of Conclusion

    • By Lisa Davidson on 04-24-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Long Earth

    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a potato. It is the prototype of a life-changing invention....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • World and not Character Building

    • By Amy W on 06-28-12

    Regular price: $23.45

    • Ultima

    • Proxima, Book 2
    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 21 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 209

    On the planet of Per Ardua, alien artifacts were discovered - hatches that allowed humans to step across light-years of space as if they were stepping into another room. But this newfound freedom has consequences. As humanity discovers the real nature of the universe, a terrifying truth comes to light: We all have countless pasts converging in this present - and our future is terrifyingly finite. There are minds in the universe that are billions of years old, and now we are vulnerable to their plans for us.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Book 2 delivers the goods.

    • By Angus on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Medusa Chronicles

    • By: Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    Howard Falcon almost lost his life in an accident as the first human astronaut to explore the atmosphere of Jupiter - and a combination of human ingenuity and technical expertise brought him back. But he is no longer himself. Instead he has been changed into an augmented human: part man, part machine, and exceptionally capable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost stopped listening. Glad I didn't.

    • By cek on 08-21-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Long Utopia

    • The Long Earth, Book 4
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    It's 2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading farther into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang, lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield - they even adopt a child - but it seems they have been guided there for a reason.

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Firstborn

    • A Time Odyssey, Book 3
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 285

    Twenty-seven years later, the Firstborn are back. This time, they have sent a "quantum bomb" speeding toward Earth, a device that human scientists can barely comprehend, let alone stop or destroy. But when shocking new insights emerge about the nature of the Firstborn and their plans, an unexpected ally appears from light-years away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The end to the Trilogy!

    • By Kristi Richardson on 06-30-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Flood

    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    Four hostages are rescued from a group of religious extremists in Barcelona. After five years of being held captive together, they make a vow to always watch out for one another. But they never expected this... The world they have returned to has been transformed by water - and the water is rising. As it continues to flow from the earth's mantle, entire countries disappear. High ground becomes a precious commodity. And before 50 years have passed, there will be nowhere left to run....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too long and Too English

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-23-11

    Regular price: $24.25

    • Sunstorm

    • A Time Odyssey, Book 2
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth's history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Educated people won't War?

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-05-13

    Regular price: $18.80

    • The Medusa Chronicles

    • By: Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Following an accident that almost cost him his life, Howard Falcon was not so much saved as he was converted, through the use of prosthetics, into something faster, stronger and smarter...but also slightly less human and more machine than he was. And with this change came an opportunity - that of piloting a mission into Jupiter's atmosphere and ultimately of making first contact with the life forms he discovers there.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Massacre of Mankind

    • Sequel to The War of the Worlds
    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells' book.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bore Of The Worlds

    • By Patrick S. on 11-15-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Light of Other Days

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    The Light of Other Days tells the tale of what happens when a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy - forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When Seeing All is not Understanding All

    • By Lisa Callihan on 11-30-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Long Mars

    • The Long Earth, Book 3
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    The years 2040 - 2045: After the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption, there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has ulterior motives....

    Regular price: $25.59

    • The Long Cosmos

    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, and in the Long Earth the new Next posthuman society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valienté, now in his late 60s, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars.

    Regular price: $21.31

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