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    • Permutation City

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    The good news is that you have just awakened into Eternal Life. You are going to live forever. Immortality is a reality. A medical miracle? Not exactly. The bad news is that you are a scrap of electronic code. The world you see around you, the you that is seeing it, has been digitized, scanned, and downloaded into a virtual reality program. You are a Copy that knows it is a copy. The good news is that there is a way out.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book. Amazingly bad narrator.

    • By Treasure on 01-28-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Diaspora

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    Behold the orphan. Born into a world that is not a world. A digital being grown from a mind seed, a genderless cybernetic citizen in a vast network of probes, satellites, and servers knitting the Solar System into one scape, from the outer planets to the fiery surface of the Sun. Since the Introdus in the 21st century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous Story, Disappointing Performance

    • By Ben on 12-08-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Arrows of Time

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In a universe where the laws of physics and the speed of light are completely alien to our own, the travelers on the ship Peerless have completed a generations-long struggle to develop advanced technology in a desperate attempt to save their home world. But as tensions mount over the risks of turning the ship around and starting the long voyage home, a new complication arises: The prospect of constructing a messaging system that will give the Peerless news of its own future.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 2

    • By: Carolyn Ives Gilman, Kij Johnson, Mary Robinette Kowal, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Short novels are movie length novels that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This unabridged audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2011, by current and emerging masters of this form. In "The Ice Owl", by Carolyn Ives Gilman, an adolescent, female, Waster, in the iron city of Glory to God finds an enigmatic tutor who provides her with much more than academic instruction while a fundamentalist revolt is underway.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some Decent Sci-Fi but with Poor Audio Quality

    • By Peter on 12-20-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Clockwork Rocket

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In Yalda's universe, light has mass, no universal speed, and its creation generates energy. On Yalda's world, plants make food by emitting light into the dark night sky. And time is different: An astronaut might measure decades passing while visiting another star, only to return and find that just weeks have elapsed for her friends. On the farm where she lives, Yalda sees strange meteors that are entering the planetary system at an immense, unprecedented speed...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Egan Hard SF story near ruined by the narator

    • By James on 09-08-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Timeless Time Travel Tales

    • By: John Barnes, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    This collection of unabridged, unforgettable tales, written by some of science fiction's most esteemed authors, pays homage to one of the genre's most cherished story types. Whether time travel stories leap forward in time or slip into the past, they remain popular with fans.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Positively awful collection of stories

    • By M. Williams on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Quarantine

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    In 2034, the stars went out. An unknown agency surrounded the solar system with an impenetrable barrier, concealing the universe from humanity’s gaze. In 2067, Nick Stavrianos is hired to investigate the disappearance of a mentally disabled woman, Laura Andrews, from the institution where she was being cared for. Aided by a skull full of neural modifications, he follows her trail to the Republic of New Hong Kong, where an organization known as the Ensemble has uncovered Laura’s extraordinary secret: An ability that could transform the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Story Let Down by Narration

    • By Michael Oberhardt on 12-09-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Grieving Tree

    • Eberron: The Dragon Below, Book 2
    • By: Don Bassingthwaite
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    For three heroes, the past is about to come back to hunt them. A renegade warrior, a mystic exile, and a magic-wielding soldier are on the run. Their enemies are closing in. Some want to control them, some want to rob them, and others just want them dead. In a land of monsters and renegades, their one hope for survival may be an ancient device of evil, the long-lost Grieving Tree....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Big changes

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Distress

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Investigative reporter Andrew Worth turns down a documentary on a mysterious new mental illness - "Distress," or acute clinical anxiety syndrome, for another assignment. He's on his way to the artificial island of Stateless, where the world's top physicists are gathering to decide on a new TOE, or Theory of Everything, to replace Einstein's outmoded legacy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good book ruined by a poor (and strange) reading

    • By David on 12-06-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Killing Song

    • Eberron: The Dragon Below, Book 3
    • By: Don Bassingthwaite
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Three heroes know the danger. In the City of Towers, a tormented mystic and a soldier-wizard try to thwart a monstrous scheme. In the Shadow Marches, a disgraced warrior summons an ancient sect to battle. As a dragon rises, can their struggle succeed? Or will they fall to madness and the music of the Killing Song?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • just read

    • By Jon Hazlitt on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Binding Stone

    • Eberron: The Dragon Below, Book 1
    • By: Don Bassingthwaite
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The first book in a series of dark tales and high adventure in the Eberron™ campaign setting. The Binding Stone features the brand new races that were created specifically for the Eberron campaign setting. It's also the first Eberron novel to take its listeners on an exploration of many uncharted territories in the setting.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Shatner

    • By Heidi on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Eternal Flame

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    The generation ship Peerless is in search of advanced technology capable of sparing their home planet from imminent destruction. In theory, the ship is traveling fast enough that it can traverse the cosmos for generations and still return home only a few years after they departed. But a critical fuel shortage threatens to cut their urgent voyage short, even as a population explosion stretches the ship’s life-support capacity to its limits.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More mechanical than 'Clockwork Rocket'

    • By SciFi Kindle on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Orphan's Journey

    • Jason Wander, Book 3
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    In the years since the last Slug War, Jason's command style hasn't made him any friends in the Army. Now, in an effort to keep him out of trouble, the Army has sent Jason to the vast, Earth-orbiting resort called New Moon. At the core of this enormous space station is a starship, a relic from the last war. When a test run of the ship goes wrong, Jason, along with a handful of others, will be torn from orbit and thrust into space. Now, stranded on an alien planet, Jason realizes that not only are his friends are looking to him for rescue, but an entire planet sees him as their only hope.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I like the story, but the narration is awful

    • By Ed G on 07-07-14

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Orphan's Destiny

    • Jason Wander, Book 2
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    At 25, General Jason Wander has fought and won man's only alien conflict. Now, after long years in space, he's coming home...but to what? Earth's desperate nations, impoverished by war damage and military spending, are slashing defense budgets. There's just one problem with this new worldwide policy - the first alien invasion was merely Plan A. Suddenly, the real assault begins: Earth is attacked by a vast armada of city-sized warships. To block their invasion, mankind has only one surviving craft and a single guerrilla strike force...a suicide squad led by Jason Wander.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice easy listen

    • By Ed G on 03-05-14

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels

    • By: Stephen Baxter, Geoffrey A. Landis, David Moles, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Nicola Barber
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Short novels may well be the perfect length for science-fiction stories. They are movie-length tales that resonate with moxie while fully exploring characters, new worlds, and ideas. The stories in this unabridged audio collection are the best-of-the-best short science-fiction novels published in 2010 by current and emerging masters of this form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic

    • By wendy on 02-14-12

    Regular price: $33.59

    • Orphan's Triumph

    • Jason Wander, Book 5
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Jason Wander is ready to lead the final charge into battle. After 40 years of fighting the Slugs, mankind's reunited planets control the vital crossroad that secures their uneasy union. The doomsday weapon that can end the war, and the mighty fleet that will carry it to the Slug homeworld, lie within humanity's grasp.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • After 5 Books.....

    • By Allan on 01-12-13

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Orphanage

    • Jason Wander, Book 1
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    Mankind's first alien contact tears into Earth: Projectiles launched from Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, vaporize whole cities. Under siege, humanity gambles on one desperate counterstrike. In a spacecraft scavenged from scraps and armed with Vietnam-era weapons, foot soldiers like 18-year-old Jason Wander-orphans that no one will miss-must dare man's first interplanetary voyage and invade Ganymede. They have one chance to attack, one ship to attack with. Their failure is our extinction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good standard Military SF, Terrible Reader

    • By Augustus T. White on 01-25-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Orphan's Alliance

    • Jason Wander, Book 4
    • By: Robert Buettner
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Humans have been discovered on the Outworlds. And the Army decides to send emissaries. Emissaries like Jason Wander. As intraplanetary conflicts rage around him and the personal stakes get ever higher, Jason finds that playing planet-hopping politician can be harder than commanding armies. When united mankind squares off to battle the Slugs for a precious interstellar crossroad, Jason will discover that the most dangerous enemy may be the one he least expects.

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Moon's Web

    • By: C. T. Adams, Kathy Clamp
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Tony Giodone made his living as an assassin - until one of his marks ripped his throat out and turned him into a werewolf. Now he's the best hired killer there is. When a curvy woman in an expensive suit tries to hire him to kill her, his wolf senses insist that she is his mate. One kidnapping, a plethora of gunfights, a psychic coma, and two faked deaths later, Tony and Sue have new identities and are hiding in a community of Sazi shapeshifters. All seems well, until Sue begins to pull away from Tony and he realizes that if he can't be more open with her, he's going to lose her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complicated plot, but not really a romance!

    • By V from Kansas on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shadow Scars

    • Rogue Wolf, Book 1 - Haven City Series
    • By: Zoe Perdita
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Conner, a rogue wolf and murder detective, isn't looking for a lover when he moves to Haven City. He wants to solve crimes and keep to himself - unable to trust anyone since his pack betrayed him six years before. But Seth Alwen, his new partner, is different. He excites the wolf's animal instincts - waking up the passion Conner buried long ago. Seth's not only beautiful and alluring; he's also haunted by the death of his former partner. And despite his better judgment, Conner aches to relieve the man of his guilt.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Whew!

    • By HaloLove on 06-06-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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