Wild Cards

25 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,307 ratings

Wild Cards I Publisher's Summary

In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers.

©1986, 2010 George R.R. Martin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Wild Cards I

    • By: George R. R. Martin (editor), Walter Jon Williams, Melinda Snodgrass, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,004
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,827

    In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Classic!

    • By Joseph Rispoli Jr on 11-15-11

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Wild Cards II: Aces High

    • By: George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908

    After the alien virus struck humanity in the wake of World War II, a handful of the survivors found they possessed superhuman powers. The Wild Cards shared-world volumes tell their story. Here in book two, we trace these heroes and villains through the tumultuous 1980s, in stories from SF and fantasy giants such as George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, Walter Jon Williams, and others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance with a classic

    • By Porter R. Rawls on 02-03-12

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild

    • By: George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated by: Pam Grier, Felicia Day, Stephen McHattie, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    On September 15, 1946, the Wild Card virus was released, spreading a wave of mutations around the globe. "Aces" were endowed with extraordinary powers while "Jokers" were cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. September 15th is now Wild Card Day. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And 1986 - the 40th anniversary - promises to be the biggest Wild Card Day ever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Luke Daniels is king

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-04-16

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 4

    • Aces Abroad

    • Wild Cards IV
    • By: George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Turner, Clancy Brown, Adrian Paul, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    Forty years after the Wild Card Virus' release, the World Health Organization decides it's time to take a delegation of Aces, Jokers, politicians, and journalists on a fact-finding mission to learn how other countries are dealing with the virus that reshaped humanity. Leading the team is Gregg Hartmann, a senator with presidential aspirations and a dangerous ace up his sleeve.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Starts slow, but eventually picks up steam

    • By Lt. Worf on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 5

    • Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty

    • By: George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated by: Raphael Sbarge, Sean Astin, Roy Dotrice, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    Let the secret history of the world be told - of the alien virus that struck Earth after World War II and of the handful of the survivors who found they now possessed superhuman powers. Some were called Aces, endowed with powerful mental and physical prowess. The others were Jokers, tormented by bizarre mind or body disfigurements. Some served humanity. Others caused terror. And now, 40 years later, as a gang war between the Shadow Fists and the Mafia rages out of control in the streets of Jokertown.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid gritty story of a superhero fiction

    • By Jeremiah Mccoy on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 6

    • Wild Cards VI

    • Ace in the Hole
    • By: George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated by: Will Estes, Clancy Brown, Stephen McHattie, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    George R. R. Martin and science fiction's top authors delve into the adventurous superhero universe Wild Cards in the sixth book of this fan-favorite series. Since a strange alien virus created the superhuman beings known as Aces and Jokers four decades ago, they have struggled for respect and recognition. Now they are key players in a presidential convention torn by hatred and dissent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top 3 at least!

    • By Sammie on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 7

    • Wild Cards VII

    • Dead Man's Hand
    • By: George R. R. Martin, Wild Cards Trust, John Jos. Miller
    • Narrated by: Paul Adrian, Jay Acovone
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Chrysalis, the glass-skinned queen of the Joker underworld, has been found brutally murdered in her popular restaurant, the Crystal Palace. Now two men are out to find her killer: Jay Ackroyd, the Ace private investigator who discovered her ruined body, and the vigilante archer known as the Yeoman, who has been framed for the crime. Their quest leads them on a nightmare odyssey of madness, violence, passion, and political intrigue that will forever alter the fates of Aces and Jokers everywhere.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not worth the credit

    • By Tim on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $35.00

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