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A Change of Plans

23 ratings

Summary

Earth is dying, and humanity is scrambling to set up colonies in other star systems. But the search process for habitable planets is not perfect, as the crew of the Ouroboros discover on arrival at their new home.

©2017 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Wayward Galaxy

102 ratings

Summary

The future isn’t what they expected. A company of Army Rangers is sent on an interstellar colony ship to secure a foothold on a dangerous, alien planet through violence of action. Leaving behind a warring Earth flung headfirst into a conflict of mutual assured destruction, the Rangers and the accompanying crew of first colonists are guided on a 40-year journey by an unprecedented artificial intelligence. But when they emerge from the frigid embrace of cryosleep, they awake to a nightmare, finding themselves greeted by the same ruthless enemy that brought about the ruin of Earth. Alone on a dangerous, alien planet and with no hope of rescue or relief, the military colonists are forced to finish the war they thought they’d left behind. And in an unknown galaxy, friends and enemies alike prove to be much more than they seem. Wayward Galaxy is an explosive military science-fiction adventure featuring defective AIs, valorous soldiers, a brilliant scientist, and gritty combat written by Jason Anspach (Associated Press best seller and cocreator of Galaxy’s Edge) and J.N. Chaney (USA Today best seller and author of the Renegade series).

©2020 JN Chaney and Jason Anspach (P)2020 Podium Audio

Narrator: LaRayia Gaston
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
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Feedback

13 ratings

Summary

If the past is prologue - what if the prologue never happened? When a team of scientists attempts to rewrite history, the story of the present turns out to have an ending they didn’t see coming. Over and over. Feedback is an all-new short story by Dennis E. Taylor, Audible number one best-selling author of the Bobiverse series, The Singularity Trap and Outland.

©2020 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Ruins of the Galaxy

52 ratings

Summary

The mission is simple. Escort an emissary to an intergalactic peace summit. Try not to get in the way. Lt. Magnus and his 79th Recon Team have certainly handled worse, after all.  But when an explosion rocks the tower and sends everyone into a panic, Magnus and his asset find themselves cut off from the rest of the team.  Worse still, a dying alien chieftain gives them a priceless drive of intel, marking them for death.  The mission has officially changed.  With enemies on all sides, Magnus must do everything in his power to protect the emissary and escape the tower. There is no backup. There is no chance for failure.  The fate of the entire galaxy now lies in the hands of a Republic Marine and a diplomat. All they have to do is survive. Experience the beginning of this sprawling galactic tale in this first entry to the Ruins of the Galaxy series. If you’re a fan of Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge, or Battlestar Galactica, you'll love this military sci-fi epic. Includes bonus Ruins of the Galaxy stories "The Night of Fire" and "Demons at War".

©2019 J.N. Chaney and Christopher Hopper (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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Gateway to War

21 ratings

Summary

Hunted by the Republic. Desperate to stop the enemy. Lieutenant Magnus survives the harrowing rescue of his unit only to find himself charged with treason by the very military he’s pledged his allegiance to. Now, he must attempt to escort Piper to the Luma, homeward of Worru before dark forces discover her otherworldly abilities. But once there, Magnus finds himself confronting new enemies in the place he least expects to find them. Meanwhile, Awen uncovers a new plot that threatens to upend order throughout the galaxy. She and Magnus find their way to an alien world where they must work together to build a new team from the ruins of the warriors who remain loyal to the cause of galactic freedom. Can Magnus survive the wave of violence heading his way? Will Awen be able to help a young prodigy harness an unthinkable new power found in the Unity? Find out in the third installment of this best-selling military sci-fi epic that has captivated the imaginations of fans around the world. Includes a special note from the author.

©2019 Variant Publications (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Bewilderness, Part Three: Destroyer of Worlds

Summary

The Gateway Project was going to save our world by opening up a doorway to infinite versions of our planet. But the threshold has gone completely out of control, sending all those other Earths onto a collision course with ours. Now, our reality is cracking apart. Abby Corman did not open the Gateway, but she is the only one who knows how to close it. But an alien Hunter and her pack of deadly hellcats have stepped into our world, and they will stop at nothing to kill Abby. Because in a universe of parallel worlds, one Earth’s savior can be the worst criminal other Earths have ever known. Bewilderness: What Rough Beast continues the gripping tale of science fiction horror as two women - one human, one alien - battle each other to save infinity.

©2021 Jonathan Maberry Productions, LLC (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
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Trollslayer

94 ratings

Summary

A Gotrek Gurnisson novel. When Felix Jaeger, a student, poet and minor political agitator, swears a drunken oath to a half-mad dwarf, it changes his life. Adventure awaits, as Felix records the mighty deeds of Gotrek Gurnisson, Trollslayer.    Listen to It Because: This collection of stories is where the saga of Gotrek began. Mutants in the forest, goblins in the mountains, a troll beneath the world - from these small beginnings came the greatest partnership in the Old World and a hero who has crossed realities and become a legend.   The Story: Gotrek and Felix: unsung heroes of the Empire or nothing more than common thieves and murderers? The truth perhaps lies somewhere in between and depends entirely upon whom you ask....  After fleeing the authorities in the Imperial city of Altdorf, Felix Jaeger swears a drunken oath to dour dwarf Gotrek Gurnisson to record his death saga. In the cold light of day, Felix's worst fears are confirmed as he learns that Gotrek is a Trollslayer - a dwarf doomed to seek out a heroic death in battle to atone for an unknown personal disgrace. Their travels throw them into a string of extraordinary adventures as Felix tries to survive his companion's destiny.   Written by William King. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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The Stone Sky

333 ratings

Summary

This is the way the world ends...for the last time. The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed. The remarkable conclusion to the postapocalyptic and highly acclaimed trilogy that began with the multiaward-nominated The Fifth Season.

©2017 N. K. Jemisin (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
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Galactic Breach

31 ratings

Summary

A city on the brink of war. Marines held hostage by merciless warlords. After Lieutenant Magnus awakes from the orbital strike that nearly killed him, he discovers that a small contingent of his Marine platoon has also survived. Hope glimmers as he devises a plan to rescue them. But when Magnus learns that his men are being held hostage by a deadly tribe, he fears the worst. Aided by volunteers from a group of elite Marauders, Magnus must attempt to cross the hostile city of Oosafar. Time is running out...and he has no choice but to undertake the most deadly urban assault of his career. The pace quickens in Ruins of the Galaxy's second epic installment, captivating fans of Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge, and Battlestar Galactica. Includes a special note from the author.

©2019 J. N. Chaney and Christopher Hopper (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Void Horizon

Summary

An enemy with otherworldly powers. A war fueled by insatiable bloodlust. No one will be spared. Following their first victory against a rogue unit of Repub Marines, Magnus finds his newly trained gladias pinned down by a squadron of Talons. But when he discovers that their prisoners may hold critical answers to bringing down the enemy, Magnus must stop at nothing to get his team to safety and interrogate the enemy combatants.  Once aboard their new Novian starship, however, Magnus isn’t prepared for the intel he uncovers. The enemy’s power is growing stronger by the day, and their claws have found their way into his own team members. Forced across the void horizon into his home universe, Magnus must search to find Awen’s mentor and famed Elder of the Luma, Willowood. But finding the old woman before the enemy unleashes the next stage of its plans could mean the end of Magnus’s fledgling resistance.  Includes a bonus story from the Ruins of the Galaxy series and a special note from the author.

©2019 Variant Publications (P)2021 Podium Audio

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The Fringe Worlds

2 ratings

Summary

An attitude? Why not? After all, what would you do if you were abducted by aliens and transported into a strange new universe away from your home, your family - everything familiar to you? Would it make you happy? Not likely!   Now imagine you're stronger, faster, and more coordinated than every alien species you encounter. Would you start kicking some ass? Of course you would!    This is the story of human superiority in the galaxy, a gritty, realistic profile of a young Navy SEAL who doesn't like aliens very much - and he makes them pay for the bad mood he's in.

©2011 T. R. Harris (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Magician: Master

88 ratings

Summary

He held the fate of two worlds in his hands.... Once he was an orphan called Pug, apprenticed to a sorcerer of the enchanted land of Midkemia. Then he was captured and enslaved by the Tsurani, a strange, warlike race of invaders from another world. There, in the exotic Empire of Kelewan, he earned a new name - Milamber. He learned to tame the unimagined powers that lay within him. And he took his place in an ancient struggle against an evil Enemy older than time itself.

©2017 Raymond Feist (P)2017 Random House Audio

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The Warded Man

139 ratings

Summary

Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

©2009 Peter V. Brett (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

2425 ratings

Summary

There's a reason We Are Legion (We Are Bob) was named Audible's Best Science Fiction Book of 2016: Its irresistibly irreverent wit! Bob Johansson has just sold his software company for a small fortune and is looking forward to a life of leisure. The first item on his to-do list: Spending his newfound windfall. On an urge to splurge, he signs up to have his head cryogenically preserved in case of death. Then he gets himself killed crossing the street. Waking up 117 years later, Bob discovers his mind has been uploaded into a sentient space probe with the ability to replicate itself. Bob and his clones are on a mission to find new homes for humanity and boldly go where no Bob has gone before.  Dennis E. Taylor’s hilarious novel sets the stage for the magnificent performance of Ray Porter, who revels in the brave new world of corpsicles, artificial intelligence, interstellar space probes, and space colonization in tantalizing detail.  We Are Legion (We Are Bob) is the first installment in the blockbuster Audible Original Bobiverse series - which has sold more than one million copies.

©2016 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Barrow King: An Epic LitRPG/GameLit Adventure

25 ratings

Summary

Book 1 of the best-selling epic LitRPG series The Realms. A betrayed spy turned noob hero. Betrayed by those closest to him, Finn Caldwell thought he’d escaped his life of violence and deception. But when a frantic message from his estranged sister draws him into The Realms, the world’s most advanced holographic reality game, Finn is forced to embrace his deadly skills once more. Armed with a mysterious artifact known as a Godhead, Finn becomes the warrior-mage Gryph. Yet, things are not as they seem and to save his sister, he must escape a sentient dungeon by defeating its master, the Barrow King. The Realms will take you back to the days when Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and The Elder Scrolls were new. Feel the nostalgia! WARNING: Welcome to your new favorite genre. LitRPG/GameLit is genre that incorporates gaming elements from tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder with epic RPG video games like The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and MMO’s like World of Warcraft and sets them in a fantasy or science fiction setting. It generally has leveling, stat tables, character sheets and skill progressions.  If you’re new to LitRPG or GameLit, then The Realms is the perfect place to start. Prepare to lose sleep. You have been warned. The Realms - an epic LitRPG/GameLit fantasy series. Suggested listening order: Barrow King The Lost City Killing Time Dead Must Die (a side quest) Scourge of Souls The Forsaken God Chaos Rising Ravaged Land (coming soon) 

©2018 C.M. Carney (P)2018 C.M. Carney

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Off to Be the Wizard

255 ratings

Summary

An io9 Can't Miss Science Fiction and Fantasy title in March 2014. Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little “tweaks” have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages and pose as a wizard. What could possibly go wrong? An American hacker in King Arthur’s court, Martin must now train to become a full-fledged master of his powers, discover the truth behind the ancient wizard Merlin…and not, y’know, die or anything.

©2013 Scott Meyer (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Out of Spite, Out of Mind

205 ratings

Summary

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's. And there's the small matter of a glitch that's making Brit the Elder's body fritz out. Brit the Elder's ex-boyfriend Phillip wants to help her, but he'll have to keep it secret from his current girlfriend, Brit the Younger, who can't stand her future self. Meanwhile, Martin is trying to protect Phillip from a relentless attacker he somehow hasn't noticed; Gwen is angry because Martin accidentally proposed to her; Gary tries to help the less fortunate, with predictably disastrous results; and an old nemesis might have to be the one to save them all. In Out of Spite, Out of Mind, our fearless wizards discover the biggest glitch in their world's program may well be themselves.

©2018 Scott Meyer (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
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Supers: Take Aim

5 ratings

Summary

New powers. New worlds. New enemies. A threat looms on the horizon in the form of a super with unthinkable power. Corbin’s world is changing faster than he can keep up with. Luckily, he has Seena by his side. Even better, she has a few new tricks up her sleeve.  Freedom comes at a cost. The VRC has a revolution to deal with. Corbin and Seena must gain the help of the most influential person in the VRC while ensuring no one finds out where they got their powers from. Also, who is this representative from the Citadel?

©2019 Charley Case and Justin Sloan (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Shadeslinger

22 ratings

Summary

Corporate flameout Ned Altimer dreams of leaving his world behind. So, when Earthblood Online splashes onto the VRMMO scene, he dives in and never looks back. His advantages are twofold: exclusive access to the game’s three-day Head Start period, and a ridiculously handsome talking axe named Frank who has knowledge of the game’s deepest secrets...if the magnificent Frank ever feels like sharing them. But those advantages also make Ned a target. Once the Head Start period ends, his fellow players will stop at nothing to rip that suave, violent, yet disarmingly charismatic axe right out of his hands. In 72 hours, the greatest manhunt in gaming history is set to begin. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.

©2021 Kyle Kirrin (P)2021 Portal Books

Length: 21 hrs and 32 mins
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Heaven's River

1155 ratings

Summary

Civil war looms in the Bobiverse in this brand-new, epic-length adventure by Audible number one best seller Dennis E. Taylor. More than a hundred years ago, Bender set out for the stars and was never heard from again. There has been no trace of him despite numerous searches by his clone-mates. Now Bob is determined to organize an expedition to learn Bender’s fate - whatever the cost. But nothing is ever simple in the Bobiverse. Bob’s descendants are out to the 24th generation now, and replicative drift has produced individuals who can barely be considered Bobs anymore. Some of them oppose Bob’s plan; others have plans of their own. The out-of-control moots are the least of the Bobiverse’s problems. Undaunted, Bob and his allies follow Bender’s trail. But what they discover out in deep space is so unexpected and so complex that it could either save the universe - or pose an existential threat the likes of which the Bobiverse has ever faced.  Heaven’s River is the fourth installment in the blockbuster Audible Original Bobiverse series - which has sold more than one million copies.

©2020 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
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Quick Change: A litRPG Publisher's Pack

14 ratings

Summary

Contains books one and two of Quick Change, a litRPG adventure series. Slyborn, book one Seth Andersen, a UX designer, was driving home from a bad day at work when his world changed, literally. Seth is instantly transferred to the world of Morgenheim, where knights in shining armor and magic are normal, and citizens must actually “level up” to get stronger. Seth is given the chance to choose a boon from a list of incredible super powers, but accidentally chooses seemingly the most useless power in the list. Can he make it on his own in this world of magic and monsters? Spire, book two The only way out is up. Seth and the Adventurers’ Guild survived their clash with the Howlingshields and have been rebuilding the last few months. While Seth is mostly used to life in the land of Morgenheim, he’s struggling with the responsibilities that come with being a high level member in the guild. While completing a quest as a favor to his friend Pahan, Seth inadvertently catches the attention of Djinia, goddess of adventurers, and is given a seemingly impossible quest that will require the help of the Adventurers’ Guild and their primary rivals, the Transportation Guild. When the two groups aren’t sabotaging each other, their combined might overcomes numerous dungeons with surprising ease...until they catch sight of a thin spire stretching high into the sky at the center of a mysterious desert.

©2020 C.T. O'Leary (P)2021 Podium Audio

Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
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House Harkonnen: House Trilogy, Book 2

18 ratings

Summary

Returning to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert's Dune, this title continues the saga begun in Dune: House Atreides. As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides - and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit. For Leto Atreides, grown complacent and comfortable as ruler of his House, it is a time of momentous choice: between friendship and duty, safety and destiny. But for the survival of House Atreides, there is just one choice: strive for greatness or be crushed.

©2001 Brian Herbert (P)2009 Tantor

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Pandora's Star

135 ratings

Summary

Critics have compared the engrossing space operas of Peter F. Hamilton to the classic sagas of such SF giants as Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert. But Hamilton's best-selling fiction - powered by a fearless imagination and world-class storytelling skills - has also earned him comparison to Tolstoy and Dickens. Hugely ambitious, wildly entertaining, philosophically stimulating: the novels of Peter F. Hamilton will change the way you think about science fiction. Now, with Pandora's Star, he begins a new multi-volume adventure, one that promises to be his most mind-blowing yet. The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears. Since the location is too distant to reach by wormhole, a faster-than-light starship, the Second Chance, is dispatched to learn what has occurred and whether it represents a threat. In command is Wilson Kime, a five-time rejuvenated ex-NASA pilot whose glory days are centuries behind him. Opposed to the mission are the Guardians of Selfhood, a cult that believes the human race is being manipulated by an alien entity they call the Starflyer. Bradley Johansson, leader of the Guardians, warns of sabotage, fearing the Starflyer means to use the starship's mission for its own ends. Pursued by a Commonwealth special agent convinced the Guardians are crazy but dangerous, Johansson flees. But the danger is not averted. Aboard the Second Chance, Kime wonders if his crew has been infiltrated. Soon enough, he will have other worries. A thousand light-years away, something truly incredible is waiting: a deadly discovery, the unleashing of which will threaten to destroy t...

©2004 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2008 Tantor

Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
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All These Worlds

1749 ratings

Summary

The epic and highly anticipated conclusion to the listener-favorite series that had countless Audible listeners (and employees) hooked from the very first Bob - featuring, as always, a flawless performance from the inimitable Ray Porter.  Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble.  They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.  Still stinging from getting their collective butts kicked in their first encounter with the Others, the Bobs now face the prospect of a decisive final battle to defend Earth and its colonies. But the Bobs are less disciplined than a herd of cats, and some of the younger copies are more concerned with their own local problems than defeating the Others.  Yet salvation may come from an unlikely source. A couple of eighth-generation Bobs have found something out in deep space. All it will take to save the Earth and perhaps all of humanity is for them to get it to Sol - unless the Others arrive first.  All These Worlds is the third installment in the blockbuster Audible Original Bobiverse series - which has sold more than one million copies.

©2017 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Life Reset: Conquest

75 ratings

Summary

A prophecy foretold…the fate of thousands on the line....  With one major enemy town behind them, the GreenPiece clan marches onward to new conquests. Facing Oren and his monster army are the combined forces of the so-called "civilized races", intent on halting his invasion of their territory.  Reality blurs as Oren fights harder than ever to save the trapped players, his clan, and his family. Life Reset: Conquest is book 5 of New Era Online, a LitRPG/GameLit best-selling series that combines settlement development, a monster protagonist, a deranged AI companion who’s obsessed with testicular quips, and a desire to explore what it means to be a human living inside a video game. The Soundbooth Theater team for this production: Jeff Hays - Narration Annie Ellicott - Lirian, Aly, Duladeen Laurie Catherine Winkel - Yulli, Raystia Dalton Lynne - Proofing Ahmed Mahmoud - Sound design Aaron J. Morton - Music composition, production, and performance Agustin Jacob - Editing and mastering

©2020 Shemer Kuznits (P)2020 Soundbooth Theater

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Trail of Lightning

95 ratings

Summary

The sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse have destroyed most of the planet…yet out of these waters, Dinétah, a former Navajo reservation, has been miraculously reborn. Listen along as Tanis Parenteau's impeccable narration, capturing the rhythms of Navajo speech, fully envelopes you into the Sixth World.  When Dinétah needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie - a monster hunter and supernatural killer - is its last, best hope. Trail of Lightning follows our heroine as she walks the land alongside gods, heroes of legend, and monsters alike. Reluctantly, she enlists the aid of an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel Dinétah, unraveling clues from ancient legends and trading favors with tricksters. As Maggie discovers the truth behind the killings, she will have to confront her past if she wants to survive - for what she uncovers about the monster she is sent to find is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.   

©2018 Rebecca Roanhorse (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Old Man's War

325 ratings

Summary

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding. Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force. Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve two years at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets. John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea of what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine. And what he will become is far stranger.

©2005 John Scalzi (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

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The Silent Blade

68 ratings

Summary

Can the Crystal Shard be destroyed at last? Drizzt is determined to destroy the evil Crystal Shard, and seeks out the help of the scholar-priest Cadderly. But instead, his worst fears are realized, and Crenshinibon falls into the hands of the dark elf mercenary Jarlaxle and his unlikely ally Artemis Entreri. The Silent Blade is the book that brought Drizzt back to the Realms, and was a New York Times best seller on its initial release - and has been in print every day since. Like the rest of the Legend of Drizzt(R) reissues, The Silent Blade features beautiful new cover art by award-winning illustrator Todd Lockwood.

©1998 TR, Inc., 2007 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
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The Sandman

4 ratings

Summary

Avertissement : le contenu de cette œuvre n'est pas destiné aux enfants et est uniquement réservé à un public adulte averti. Comme le roman graphique dont il est issu, cette adaptation contient un langage explicite, des violences graphiques, ainsi que des scènes à fort caractère sexuel. Considéré par le Los Angeles Times Magazine comme "la plus grande épopée de l'histoire des comics", The Sandman a révolutionné l'univers des comics et a amorcé un phénomène culturel mondial avec son univers sombre et littéraire, rempli d'horreur et de fantasy. Audible et DC sont heureux de présenter la toute première production audio des romans graphiques de DC acclamé par le New York Times écrit par le célèbre auteur Neil Gaiman. Dirigée et adaptée par Dirk Maggs, producteur multi-récompensé et fréquent collaborateur de Gaiman, la première partie de cette série audio originale vous transportera dans un monde qui redéfinit les règles des séries audio, tout comme The Sandman avait bouleversé celles du roman graphique. Meilleure fiction audio US du New York Times, la version anglophone de The Sandman s'est également positionnée numéro 1 des ventes, tous genres confondus, au Royaume-Uni dès sa publication. L'histoire commence quand Sandman, aussi appelé Morphée, roi des songes, des histoires et de l'imagination, est capturé dans son royaume des rêves. Emprisonné sur Terre par une secte, il croupit pendant plusieurs décennies avant de parvenir à s'enfuir. Une fois libéré, il se met en quête de ses trois "outils" qui lui permettront de retrouver ses pouvoirs et de rebâtir son royaume, qui s'est effondré en son absence. Au cours de ses multiples aventures, il devra descendre en Enfer pour affronter Lucifer, traquer des cauchemars échappés de son royaume, et il rencontrera des personnages issus de l'univers de DC, ainsi que des mythes antiques et de l'histoire anglaise, comme des patients de l'asile d'Arkham, Docteur Destinée, la muse Calliope, les Parques, William Shakespeare, et bien d'autres. Ce premier acte est l'adaptation en audio des trois premiers romans graphiques de la série : Préludes et Nocturnes, La Maison de poupée et Domaine du rêve. Please note: This audiobook is in French.

©2020 DC. Tous droits réservés. The Sandman et tous les éléments associés sont des marques de DC. (P)2021 DC Comics et Audible

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Dune: The Battle of Corrin

35 ratings

Summary

Fifty-six hard years after the events of The Machine Crusade, after the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. The human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight. Unfortunately, Omnius has one last, deadly card to play. In a last-ditch effort to destroy humankind, virulent plagues are let loose throughout the galaxy, decimating the populations of whole planets. The war that has lasted many lifetimes will be decided in the apocalyptic Battle of Corrin. In the greatest battle of science fiction history, human and machine face off one last time....And on the desert planet of Arrakis, the legendary Fremen of Dune become the feared fighting force to be discovered by Paul Maud'Dib in Frank Herbert's classic, Dune.

©2004 Herbert Properties, LLC (P)2004 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC and Books on Tape, Inc.

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The Halls of Montezuma

Summary

Earth has fallen. The Core Worlds have collapsed into chaos. War is breaking out everywhere as planetary governments declare independence, entire sectors slip out of contact, and warlords battle for power. The remnants of the once-great Empire are tearing themselves apart. And in the shadows, the Terran Marine Corps works to save what little they can to preserve civilization and build a better tomorrow. But now they might have met their match. The marines have beaten off a desperate attempt by the corporate worlds to recover Hameau, but the war is very far from over. The corprats remain powerful, gathering their strength to resume the offensive, locate the marines, and impose their society on the ruins of empire. To stop them, the marines will have to stake everything on a desperate gamble to tear out the heart of the enemy empire and slay the fascist beast in its lair. But the enemy are equally desperate to win....

©2021 Ravenscroft (P)2021 Podium Audio

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars

113 ratings

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"Narrator Jennifer Hale's outstanding performance brings this story of alien invasion to life.... Hale's range of differentiation is masterly as she animates all the quirky characters Kira meets. From the rough, snarky slang of ex-military woman to the half-mad musings of a human 'ship mind,' every unique voice enhances the listening experience." (AudioFile magazine, Earphones Award winner) This program includes an afterword read by Christopher Paolini, as well as a bonus conversation between Christopher Paolini and Jennifer Hale. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from New York Times best-selling author Christopher Paolini. This program is read by Jennifer Hale, a Canadian American actress and singer who has appeared in hundreds of cartoon episodes and taken on roles in well over 185 video games, winning multiple awards. Her varied roles include Commander Shepard in Mass Effect, Rosalind Lutece in BioShock Infinite, Cinderella in both games and animation, Kronika in MK11, Naomi Hunter in the Metal Gear series, several roles in The Powerpuff Girls, Justice League, Avengers Assemble, the Emmy Award-winning Lost in Oz, Jean Grey/Phoenix in both games and animated series, and dozens more. This is her first audiobook. Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope.... Barnes & Noble Best New Books of the Year - 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards - 2020 Amazon.com Best Books of the Year - 2020 NYPL Best Books of the Year - 2020 A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Christopher Paolini (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
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Ready Player Two

1494 ratings

Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide best seller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. An unexpected quest. Two worlds at stake. Are you ready? Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything.  Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS 1,000 times more wondrous - and addictive - than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest - a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants. Wade’s life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance. Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.

©2020 Ernest Cline (P)2020 Random House Audio

Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
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The Forever War

105 ratings

Summary

When it was first published over 20 years ago, Joe Haldeman's novel won the Hugo and Nebula awards and was chosen Best Novel in several countries. Today, it is hailed a classic of science fiction that foreshadowed many of the futuristic themes of the 1990s: bionics, sensory manipulation, and time distortion. William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends? Narrator George Wilson's performance conveys all the imaginative technology and human drama of The Forever War. Set against a backdrop of vivid battle scenes, this absorbing work asks provocative questions about the very nature of war.

©1974 Joe W. Haldeman (P)1999 Recorded Books

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The Collapsing Empire

408 ratings

Summary

2018 Locus Award, Best Science Fiction Novel Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars.  Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.  The Flow is eternal - but it is not static. Just as a river changes course, The Flow changes as well, cutting off worlds from the rest of humanity. When it's discovered that The Flow is moving, possibly cutting off all human worlds from faster-than-light travel forever, three individuals - a scientist, a starship captain, and the empress of the Interdependency - are in a race against time to discover what, if anything, can be salvaged from an interstellar empire on the brink of collapse. 

©2017 John Scalzi (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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Invasion

8 ratings

Summary

Two hundred years ago, aliens invaded Earth. A violent war followed. The enemy won. Some of us escaped, most of us didn’t. On Proxima they flourished - the invasion forgotten. On Earth we floundered - the horror began. Their world is advanced, peaceful, and secure. Our world is broken, savage, and overrun. A new invasion is coming. A hunger that has swallowed half the universe. They don’t care which planet we live on. They want to end us all. But where there is life, there is hope. And where there is hope, there are heroes. Sheriff. Marine. Pilot. Engineer. Centurion. Clone. This time, vengeance will be ours.

©2019 M.R. Forbes (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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Abaddon's Gate

521 ratings

Summary

The explosive third novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series. Now a major television series. Hugo Award Winner for Best Series For generations, the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt - was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.  Abaddon's Gate is a breakneck science-fiction adventure following the critically acclaimed Caliban's War. The Expanse: Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate, Cibola Burn, Nemesis Games, Babylon's Ashes, Persepolis Rising The Expanse Short Fiction: The Butcher of Anderson, Station, Gods of Risk, The Churn, The Vital, Abyss, Strange Dogs

©2013 James S. A. Corey (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Sandworms of Dune

32 ratings

Summary

Book two in the stunning conclusion to Frank Herbert's worldwide best-selling Dune Chronicles  At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past - including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica - to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them. Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding listener. 

©2007 Herbert Properties LLC (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

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Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 2: Dark Apprentice

11 ratings

Summary

As the New Republic takes devastating losses in the ongoing war with the scattered remnants of the Empire, the galaxy's future depends on three small children, among them the Jedi twins, born to incredible powers and perils, as an extraordinary new saga unfolds. While the New Republic struggles to decide what to do with the deadly Sun Crusher, a new doomsday weapon stolen from the Empire by Han Solo, the renegade Imperial Admiral Daala uses her fleet of Star Destroyers to conduct guerrilla warfare on peaceful planets. And now she threatens the watery homeworld of Admiral Ackbar. But as the battle for a planet rages, an even greater danger emerges at Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy. A brilliant student delves dangerously into the dark side of the Force and unleashes the spirit of an ancient master of the evil order that warped Darth Vader himself. Working together, they may become an enemy greater than the New Republic has ever fought...and more powerful than even a Jedi Master can face.

©1994 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. (P)1994 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM.

Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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Flashforward

76 ratings

Summary

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 20 years into the future. At the end of those moments, when the world reawakens, all human life is transformed by foreknowledge.

©1999 Robert J. Sawyer (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Earth Unrelenting

9 ratings

Summary

A fugitive captured. A hero forsaken. A secret revealed. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Three days. That’s what they promised. But on Earth, the danger is unrelenting, and promises are hard to keep. Now Sheriff Duke is the one on the run, chased by an unexpected enemy eager to finish what they started. An enemy with an agenda that begins with killing him but ends with something worse. Much, much worse. Once the secret is out, the universe will never be the same.

©2018 M.R. Forbes (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Rebel Fleet

108 ratings

Summary

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice. A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every 1,000 years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings. The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them. The last time they considered Earth, Vikings in longboats were raiding English coastlines. Today, we're less primitive. Today, we're a target. One man is chosen to command Earth's single ship in the Rebel Fleet. When the war breaks out, Leo Blake must win it...or die trying. "Classic B. V. Larson. This book grabs you by the plasma cannon and won't let go. Fast adventure, fast action - and I loved the space-battles!" - S. Arthur

©2016 B. V. Larson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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Shadows Linger

60 ratings

Summary

Mercenary soldiers in the service of the Lady, the Black Company stands against the rebels of the White Rose. They are tough men, proud of honoring their contracts. The Lady is evil, but so, too, are those who falsely profess to follow the White Rose, reincarnation of a centuries-dead heroine. Yet now some of the Company have discovered that the mute girl they rescued and sheltered is truly the White Rose reborn. Now there may be a path to the light, even for such as they. If they can survive it.

©1990 Glen Cook (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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Life Reset: EvP (Environment vs. Player)

169 ratings

Summary

After defeating the hobgoblin threat, Oren is now faced with an even more tenacious enemy: the players themselves.  His old guild have discovered his village's location and a deadly strike force is closing in. With time running out, Oren must build up his clan and recruit an army of monsters if he's to have any hope of withstanding the coming attack.  The Soundbooth Theater Team for this production:   Jeff Hays - Narration, music, and sound design  Laurie Catherine Winkel - Raystia and Yulli  Annie Ellicott - Misa and Kusitesh  Dalton Lynne - Editing and proofing Griffin Malnar - Editing and mastering

©2018 Shemer Kuznits (P)2018 Jeff Hays

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Black Ops

951 ratings

Summary

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

©2017 Craig Alanson (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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The Complete Thunder Series

33 ratings

Summary

This audiobook contains the complete Thunder in the Heavens series (Thunder of War and Thunder of Vengeance). The Tyrell are a race that love to fight. The more difficult the fight, the better they like it. Every race they find is given the same level of technology and a specific amount of time to exploit it before the Tyrell come back looking for a fight. Humanity is warned by another alien species that the Tyrell are coming, and the race is on to build an Alliance of races strong enough to stand up against an empire whose expansion has been relentless. Cate Harrow and Gort Eagleton are two officers who might be good enough to beat the Tyrell if their own incompetent leadership can get out of the way and if their alien allies don't stab humanity in the back. This fast-paced, action-packed military SF series looks at both sides as they play the grandest chess game of all.

©2017 Non-Linear Visions Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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Hybrids

31 ratings

Summary

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. BONUS AUDIO: Author Robert J. Sawyer reveals the "secret history" of The Neanderthal Parallax trilogy.

©2003 by Robert J. Sawyer (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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The Human Division

62 ratings

Summary

Following the events of The Last Colony, John Scalzi tells the story of the fight to maintain the unity of the human race. The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy. Against such possibilities, managing the survival of the Colonial Union won’t be easy, either. It will take diplomatic finesse, political cunning…and a brilliant "B Team", centered on the resourceful Lieutenant Harry Wilson, that can be deployed to deal with the unpredictable and unexpected things the universe throws at you when you’re struggling to preserve the unity of the human race.

©2012 John Scalzi (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Galaxy's Edge, Part II

211 ratings

Summary

Galaxy's Edge, Part II contains Kill Team through to the end of Attack of Shadows.  Legion Dark Ops calls upon Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires in the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar. Their mission is clear: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster. Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee - a murderous species that will stop at nothing. But the biggest threat of all might be the truth they seek to uncover - a truth that could ignite a revolution. And engulf the galaxy in flames. Fleets collide in this audiobook in a moment-by-moment account of tactics, heroism, sacrifice, and the start of the final war of the Republic. The stakes have never been higher - and it's winner takes all.

©2017 Jason Anspach and Nick Cole (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Narrator: R.C. Bray, Don Kline
Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
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Ilium

32 ratings

Summary

From the towering heights of Olympos Mons on Mars, the mighty Zeus and his immortal family of gods, goddesses, and demigods look down upon a momentous battle, observing - and often influencing - the legendary exploits of Paris, Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, and the clashing armies of Greece and Troy. Thomas Hockenberry, former 21st-century professor and Iliad scholar, watches as well. It is Hockenberry's duty to observe and report on the Trojan War's progress to the so-called deities who saw fit to return him from the dead. But the muse he serves has a new assignment for the wary scholic, one dictated by Aphrodite herself. With the help of 40th-century technology, Hockenberry is to infiltrate Olympos, spy on its divine inhabitants...and ultimately destroy Aphrodite's sister and rival, the goddess Pallas Athena. On an Earth profoundly changed since the departure of the Post-Humans centuries earlier, the great events on the bloody plains of Ilium serve as mere entertainment. Its scenes of unrivaled heroics and unequaled carnage add excitement to human lives devoid of courage, strife, labor, and purpose. But this eloi-like existence is not enough for Harman, a man in the last year of his last 20. That rarest of post-postmodern men - an "adventurer" - he intends to explore far beyond the boundaries of his world before his allotted time expires, in search of a lost past, a devastating truth, and an escape from his own inevitable "final fax." Meanwhile, from the radiation-swept reaches of Jovian space, four sentient machines race to investigate - and, perhaps, terminate - the potentially catastrophic emissions of unexplained quantum-flux emanating from a mountaintop miles above the terraformed surface of Mars.

©2003 Dan Simmons (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 29 hrs and 41 mins
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Rogue Evolution

14 ratings

Summary

Build. Evolve. Conquer. Welcome to the dawn of a whole new kind of monster.... Roark von Graf built a nation on the bodies of griefed players and disgruntled mobs who wanted him dead. He grinded his way up to the level cap of the Troll Evolutionary Path and made powerful underhanded alliances along the way, but even all of that isn’t enough to defeat the Tyrant King’s right-hand mage, Lowen, and the Divine armies of the most powerful dungeon in the game. When Lowen and the Vault of the Radiant Shield go on the attack, Roark’s only hope of survival lies in the stolen World Stone Pendant and its mysterious transmutation magic. To stand a chance against the overpowered mage, he’ll have to unlock the game-changing cheat that is Mega-Evolutions. But while Roark and his Troll Nation are entrenched in an all-out battle for survival, the Tyrant King is preparing to unleash his hidden weapon - one that will hit Roark where he’s most vulnerable.... From James A. Hunter, author of the litRPG epic Viridian Gate Online, and eden Hudson, author of Path of the Thunderbird and the Jubal Van Zandt series, comes an exciting new litRPG dungeon-core adventure you won’t want to pause!

©2020 Shadow Alley Pres Inc (P)2020 Shadow Alley Pres Inc

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Freefall

276 ratings

Summary

The Alien Legion has a new mission, and this time, they are working for the enemy. Also against the enemy. Like every operation that Emily Perkins plans, it’s complicated. But plans require good intel, and when the plan falls apart, the Mavericks are in freefall....

©2020 Craig Alanson (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
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Pariah

21 ratings

Summary

Book one in the Bequin series. Listen to it because It's an intriguing and evocative story that shows characters you know and love through new (yet strangely familiar) eyes, forging a stunning mystery that will leave you astonished. The story In the city of Queen Mab, nothing is quite as it seems. Pariah, spy and Inquisitorial agent, Alizebeth Bequin is all of these things and yet none of them. An enigma, even to herself, she is caught between Inquisitors Gregor Eisenhorn and Gideon Ravenor, former allies now enemies who are playing a shadow game against a mysterious and deadly foe. Coveted by the archenemy, pursued by the Inquisition, Bequin becomes embroiled in a dark plot of which she knows not her role or purpose. Helped by a disparate group of allies, she must unravel the secrets of her life and past if she is to survive a coming battle in which the line between friends and foes is fatally blurred.

©2021 Games Workshop Limited (P)2021 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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All Systems Red

156 ratings

Summary

All Systems Red is the tense first science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. All Systems Red tackles questions of the ethics of sentient robotics. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans. In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid - a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

©2017 Martha Wells (P)2017 Recorded Books

Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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Redshirts

295 ratings

Summary

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed. Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expended on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues’ understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is…and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives.

©2012 John Scalzi (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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The Midnight Library

705 ratings

Summary

Between life and death there is a library.   When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently.  With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: What is the best way to live?

©2020 Matt Haig (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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Un monde meilleur

25 ratings

Summary

Lisbeth, une scientifique parisienne de 41 ans, doit assister à une conférence internationale dans la cité légendaire d'Antéa. Elle n'a qu'une vague idée de l'objet de la conférence, mais c'est la première fois qu'elle quitte Paris et elle compte bien profiter des quelques heures d'avance dont elle dispose pour faire un peu de tourisme sur place. Elle est loin d'imaginer l'impact sur l'humanité qu'auront les révélations faites lors de cette conférence, et encore moins l'incroyable aventure, aux limites de l'imaginaire, dans laquelle elle va se trouver entraînée malgré elle. La fusion des humains, censée rendre le monde meilleur, ne va-t-elle pas, au contraire, le conduire au chaos le plus total ? Sur cette infime partie de l'univers que constitue la Terre, on reconnaît volontiers que "l'homme est un loup pour l'homme". Ne peut-on pas, dès lors, se demander ce qu'est l'humanité aux yeux des autres entités pensantes éparpillées dans l'immensité du cosmos ?

©2016 Julien Centaure (P)2020 Audible Studios

Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
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The Truth

Summary

William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life: people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way, and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes. William just wants to get at the truth.   Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition.  Please note: This is the abridged edition. An unabridged version is also available.

©Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)Corgi Audio

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Debt of Loyalty

2 ratings

Summary

An uncivil war in space sends a planet spinning out of control in the next thrilling Kat Falcone novel by bestselling author Christopher G. Nuttall. The Commonwealth has fractured, its interstellar order breaking down into civil war. On one side is Hadrian, the outlaw king of Tyre, driven from his homeworld and forced into a fragile alliance with the colony worlds; on the other sits a parliament determined to restrain him at all costs. The time for talk is over. The matter can be settled only by war.  Loyal to the king, Admiral Kat Falcone leads her fleets into battle, joined by allies with motives of their own. But her friend and former comrade Commodore William McElney has chosen to join the Houses of Parliament. They now find themselves on opposing sides of a civil war, trapped into waging a series of battles that neither wants to fight but that they dare not lose. And as shadows and secrets come to light, they may find themselves watching helplessly as the war tears the universe they fought for apart.

©2020 by Christopher G. Nuttall. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Terres sauvages

39 ratings

Summary

En 2087, 50 ans après le Grand Chaos, la population terrestre vit dans des cités indépendantes qui se méfient les unes des autres mais entretiennent quand même les relations commerciales indispensables à leur développement. Les routes ont disparu et entre les cités, ensevelissant les vestiges du passé comme une mer qui aurait inondé les continents, s'étendent les "terres sauvages", un impénétrable massif de ronces. C'est là qu'on envoie, sans plus se préoccuper ensuite de leur sort, les habitants des cités atteints par SEVER, le mal contre lequel aucun traitement n'a encore été trouvé. À 22 ans, Rân n'a connu que sa cité, Antioch, il s'y sent bien et son seul souci est de sortir chaque soir avec Lila, la femme dont il est amoureux. Il n'imagine pas un instant que leur destin à tous deux est sur le point de basculer.

©2020 Julien Centaure (P)2020 Audible Studios

Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
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Sur les rives de l'art

17 ratings

Summary

Abeille, la fille de Fitz, a été enlevée par les Serviteurs. Les membres de cette société secrète utilisent leurs rêves pour mettre en œuvre des prophéties qui les rendront plus riches et plus puissants. Mais Abeille est-elle aussi cruciale à leur destin qu'ils le pensent ? Si ses ravisseurs imaginaient leur mission facilement accomplie, c'était sans compter la rage déployée par la digne fille du seigneur de Flétribois pour leur échapper. 

Fitz et le Fou, qui la croient perdue à jamais, décident de se lancer dans une mission de vengeance qui doit les emmener dans l'île lointaine où vivent les Serviteurs - lieu que le Fou a d'abord appelé foyer avant d'y subir les pires sévices. Il a pourtant juré de ne jamais revenir à cet enfer duquel il s'est échappé. Mais malgré toutes ses blessures, il n'est pas sans défense. Et si Fitz n'est plus l'assassin sans faille de sa jeunesse, il vaut mieux ne pas le trouver en travers de son chemin. Leur but est simple : tout faire pour que plus un seul Serviteur ne survive.

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©2017 Flammarion (P)2018 Audible Studios

Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
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The Foundation Trilogy (Dramatized)

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The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin. The scene then moves forward a further 20 years, as Mayor Hardin faces down the domination of the nearby and most powerful Kingdom, Anacreon. The Merchant Princes One-hundred-fifty years after the Foundation was established, the now powerful trading nation faces its greatest threat to date, guided by master trader Hober Mallow. The GeneralTwo hundred years after its creation, the Foundation battles Bel Riose, the last powerful General of the dying Galactic Empire. The Mule A further hundred years have passed, and the Foundation is challenged by an unexpected threat named The Mule. Flight from the Mule During the war against The Mule, with things going badly for the Foundation, some key figures under the leadership of the Foundation's greatest scientist, Ebling Mis, flee Terminus in search of the Second Foundation, to warn it of the danger from The Mule. The Mule Finds The Mule attempts to find and overthrow the Second Foundation. Star's End Sixty years later, and a teenage girl is at the center of the Foundation's renewed search for the Second Foundation. Changes from the written Trilogy: The conflict between The Foundation and Anacreon takes place 70 years into the Foundation era; in the novels it occurs at 80 F.E. A small segment in Foundation titled "Traders" has been removed entirely. General editing for time has been done throughout. A large, rather comedic section on farming on Rossem has been added to "The Mule Finds". Please note: This is an historical broadcast recording, produced by the BBC in 1973. The audio quality represents the technology of the time when it was produced.

©2011 ABN (P)2011 ABN

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The Vital Abyss

59 ratings

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From New York Times best-selling author James S. A. Corey... Somewhere in the vast expanse of space, a group of prisoners lives in permanent captivity. The only company they have is each other and the Belters who guard them. The only stories they know are the triumphs and crimes that brought them there. The only future they see is an empty life in an enormous room. And then the man from Mars comes along.... Set in the hardscrabble solar system of the Expanse, The Vital Abyss deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed series.

©2017 James S. A. Corey (P)2017 Little Brown Publishing Group

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Murder by Other Means

21 ratings

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From Hugo and Audie Award-winning author John Scalzi comes an exciting sequel to the New York Times best-selling, number one Audible hit The Dispatcher, performed by the incomparable Zachary Quinto. Welcome to the new world, in which murder is all but a thing of the past. Because when someone kills you, 999 times out of 1,000, you instantly come back to life. In this world, there are dispatchers - licensed killers who step in when you’re at risk of a natural or unintentional death. They kill you - so you can live. Tony Valdez is used to working his job as a dispatcher within the rules of the law and the state. But times are tough, and more and more Tony finds himself riding the line between what’s legal and what will pay his bills. After one of these shady gigs and after being a witness to a crime gone horribly wrong, Tony discovers that people around him are dying, for reasons that make no sense...and which just may implicate him. Tony is running out of time: to solve the mystery of these deaths, to keep others from dying, and to keep himself from being a victim of what looks like murder, by other means.

©2020 John Scalzi (P)2020 2020 Audible Originals, LLC

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Strange Dogs

115 ratings

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From New York Times best-selling author James S. A. Corey... Like many before them, Cara and her family ventured through the gates as scientists and researchers, driven to carve out a new life and uncover the endless possibilities of the unexplored alien worlds now within reach. But soon the soldiers followed, and under this new order, Cara makes a discovery that will change everything. Set in the hardscrabble world of the Expanse, Strange Dogs deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed series. The Expanse (now a major television series) Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games> Babylon's Ashes Coming Soon: Persepolis Rising The Expanse Short Fiction The Butcher of Anderson Station Gods of Risk The Churn The Vital Abyss Drive

©2017 James S. A. Corey (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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The Complete Road to Empire Series

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Book 1: The grand experiment of a democratic Commonwealth of Star Nations has failed. With colony after colony leaving the Commonwealth, Earth finds itself in desperate straits as ecological disaster and mass starvation looms in the near future. The collapse of the Commonwealth means there’s now a power vacuum but no shortage of ruthless egos looking to fill that vacuum. Will it be the Republic of Corona, the most prosperous and populous colony world, or a resurgent Earth under a messianic leader or perhaps a power-hungry interstellar corporation? With stakes this high, political intrigue, backstabbing, and betrayal are par for the course.  Book 2: The 10-year-old Tau Ceti Empire is at a critical junction. The power vacuum left over from the collapse of the Commonwealth has been filled by five multi-planet star nations, the TCE being one of them. If the other four join forces and attack the TCE, it will be overwhelmed and crushed. But the longer Empress Brandenburg waits, the bigger the difference in military strength becomes. She must make plans soon because the leaders of the other four are already making theirs. This conclusion to the Road To Empire series features political, military, and personal intrigues that will keep you guessing to the very end. Who will ultimately stand astride a unified human star empire?

©2018 Non-Linear Visions Inc. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Alien - Le fleuve des souffrances. Le Pilote

5 ratings

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Quand Ellen Ripley retourne enfin sur Terre, c'est pour découvrir que LV-426, la planète sur laquelle l'équipage du Nostromo est pour la première fois entré en contact avec les terribles/monstrueux Xenomorphes, a été rebaptisée Acheron. Protégés par un régiment de Marines coloniaux, les colons essaient de terraformer la planète balayée par les tempêtes. Au-delà des conditions de vie extrêmes et des combats journaliers imposés par ce nouveau monde, l'espoir et l'humanité demeurent. Anne et Russell Jorden, deux colons venus chercher les opportunités qui leur échappaient sur Terre, attendent leur premier enfant. La naissance de Rebbecca Jorden, que sa famille surnomme Newt, est une véritable source de réjouissance. Cependant, en même temps que la colonie croît et se développe, les conflits politiques entre un détachement de quelques marines et les scientifiques de la Weylan-Yutani postés à Acheron, grossissent eux aussi. Prêts à ignorer leurs ordres dans le but de mieux servir les intérêts de l'Organisation, ces scientifiques cachent en fait des intentions beaucoup plus sinistres : ils veulent en secret capturer un alien vivant. Les prospecteurs découvrent un énorme vaisseau spatial en état de délabrement avancé. Pour la Weylan-Yutani, le vaisseau en forme de fer à cheval est d'un grand intérêt et pourrait être la réponse à leurs prières. Mais ce que Anne et Russell trouvent à bord relève davantage du cauchemar que du rêve… Tania Torrens, la voix française de Sigourney Weaver, incarne le rôle d'Ellen Ripley. À ses côtés, vous entendrez les magnifiques voix de Sylvain Agaësse (Reese), Marie Bouvier (Anne Jorden), Julien Chatelet (Russ Jorden), Pascale Chemin (Lieutenant Julisa Paris), Eric Peter (Hansard), Emmanuel Gradi (Captain Demian Brackett), ainsi qu'Eric Aubrahn, Jessica Barrier, Patrice Baudrier, Barbara Beretta, Serge Biavan, Patrick Borg, Marc Bretonniere, Guy Chapellier, Kaycie Chase, Marie Chevalot, Gérard Darier, Juliette Degenne, Véronique Desmadryl, Céline Duhamel, Cédric Dumond, Philippe Dumond, Pascal Germain, Claudine Gremy, Loïc Houdré, Emmanuel Karsen, Thierry Kazazian, Fily Keita, Daniel Lafourcade, Martial Le Minoux, Bruno Meyere, Cyrille Monge, Achille Orsoni, Sophie Riffont, Philippe Roullier, Maud Rudigoz et Frédéric Souterelle. Ce titre est une création omnisonore d'Audible : il s'agit d'une fiction jouée par plusieurs comédiens et enrichie par des effets sonores. Le son 3D permet une immersion sonore innovante et une expérience d'écoute exceptionnelle.

©2018 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Traduit par Novelcast (P)2018 Audible Studios

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Astral Prime Mission Pack 1: Missions 1-4

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They found a planet where none belonged. They should have left it alone. With her company bankrupt, Hiroko takes her mobile mining station as severance pay. Trekking to the edge of the galaxy in search of a way to keep afloat, she stumbles across a planet adrift in astral space. Instead of registering the anomaly as a hazard, Hiroko embraces the opportunity to investigate. But she didn't know she'd be triggering a wild adventure of interstellar intrigue as factions vie for the ancient secrets guarded by the planet. Calvin was just here to help out. As a wizard on the run, he felt obliged to help rebuild the station he’d almost destroyed. Posing as a lowly star-drive mechanic, he gets by performing odd jobs until an emergency exposes his true magical strength.... They wouldn’t be in this mess without him. Nor are they getting out of it without him. Black Ocean: Astral Prime hearkens back to location-based space sci-fi classics like Babylon 5 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Astral Prime builds on the rich Black Ocean universe, introducing a colorful cast of characters for new and returning listeners alike. Come along for the ride as a minor outpost in the middle of nowhere becomes a key point of interstellar conflict. Set off for adventure and terror at the last planet in the galaxy...or maybe the first.

©2018 J.S. Morin and M.A. Larkin (P)2018 J.S. Morin and M.A. Larkin

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Arcane Kingdom Online: The Chosen

5 ratings

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Log-in or die. Those are the only choices left for Clay Hopewell. Infected with the ZERO virus, he has less than 24 hours before he bites the dust. With no cure available, there's only one option left: digitally reincarnate himself in the most advanced virtual reality game ever, the mysterious and newly released Arcane Kingdom Online. But cheating death and gaining immortality isn't that easy. If Clay survives the risky cognitive upload process, he'll still have to contend with a fantasy world teetering on the brink of crisis. Worse, a quarter of the in-game population hates his starting race, he can't unlock the mage class he wants, and a malevolent glitch threatens to upend the very existence of his new reality. If Clay doesn't learn the rules of his new surroundings quickly, his second chance at life will be a lot worse than his first.

©2018 Jakob Tanner (P)2019 Tantor

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Les robots

4 ratings

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Première Loi : Un robot ne peut porter atteinte à un être humain ni, restant passif, laisser cet être humain exposé au danger. Deuxième Loi : Un robot doit obéir aux ordres donnés par les êtres humains, sauf si de tels ordres entrent en contradiction avec la Première Loi. Troisième Loi : Un robot doit protéger son existence dans la mesure où cette protection n’entre pas en contradiction avec la Première ou la Deuxième Loi.

©2019 Editions Gallimard. Traduit par Pierre Billon (P)2012 Editions J’ai Lu

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Ravenor Returned

96 ratings

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Inquisitor Gideon Ravenor and his retinue are believed dead, and with shadowy forces moving against them, they'd like to keep it that way. Returning to the planet Eustis Majoris, they go undercover, investigating a brutal ring of smugglers moving stolen arcane technology within the Imperium.  As they descend deeper into the organisation, it becomes clear that a terrible plot is unravelling. The ancient machines contain the unthinkable, and Ravenor must summon all of his wits to thwart the conspirators before the ultimate secrets of Chaos itself are laid bare!

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
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Perdido Street Station

40 ratings

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Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none - not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory. Isaac has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before fathomed. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger. While Isaac's experiments for the Garuda turn into an obsession, one of his lab specimens demands attention: a brilliantly colored caterpillar that feeds on nothing but a hallucinatory drug and grows larger - and more consuming - by the day. What finally emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon, and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it invokes. A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and wonderfully realized characters, told in a storytelling style in which Charles Dickens meets Neal Stephenson, Perdido Street Station offers an eerie, voluptuously crafted world that will plumb the depths of every reader's imagination.

©2003 China Mieville (P)2009 Random House Audio

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A Mind for Trade

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The Solar Queen and its new sister ship, North Star, have embarked on a mission to a planet rich in lucrative ore. Armed with their experience on the galactic rim, the independent traders descend to the surface to discover a bizarre set of dangers. A strange electromagnetic force is killing miners stranded from the former crew of the North Star. Weather is terrible, with enormous disturbances throughout the atmosphere of the entire planet. Dane Thorson and the rest of the embattled crew use all of their traders' ingenuity to untangle the mystery of Hesprid IV's deadly lifeforms. Finally, they take a desperate gamble to communicate with the planet's creatures - their last chance to survive the planet's many perils.

©1997 Andre Norton, Ltd. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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The Darkness That Comes Before

44 ratings

Summary

Strikingly original in its conception, ambitious in scope, with characters engrossingly and vividly drawn, the first book in R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series creates a remarkable world from whole cloth - its language and classes of people, its cities, religions, mysteries, taboos, and rituals - the kind of all-embracing universe Tolkien and Herbert created unforgettably in the epic fantasies The Lord of the Rings and Dune. It's a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, evoking a time both 2,000 years past and 2,000 years into the future, as untold thousands gather for a crusade. Among them, two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasûrimbor Kellhus - part warrior, part philosopher, part sorcerous, charismatic presence - from lands long thought dead. The Darkness That Comes Before is a history of this great holy war, and like all histories, the survivors write its conclusion.

©2003 R. Scott Bakker (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
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Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 1: Jedi Search

14 ratings

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As the war between the Republic and the scattered remnants of the Empire continues, two children, the Jedi twins, will come into their powers in a galaxy on the brink of vast changes and challenges. In this time of turmoil and discovery, an extraordinary new Star Wars saga begins. While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But when Han and Chewie break away, they flee to a secret Imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes - going from one danger to a far greater one. On Kessel, Luke picks up the trail of his two friends, only to come face to face with a weapon so awesome it can wipe out an entire solar system. It is a death ship called the Sun Crusher, invented by a reclusive genius and piloted by none other than Han himself.

©1994 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. (P)1994 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM.

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Absolution Gap

23 ratings

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The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence - and they've targeted humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety - or draw down its darkest enemy. And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse.

©2008 Alastair Reynolds (P)2009 Tantor

Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
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Into the Serpent's Lair

Summary

Empires at the brink of war.... A galactic alliance on the horizon.... Worlds on the verge of destruction.... Comrades taking up arms against one another.... Nathan Scott must use all his cunning to save not only his own world, but the worlds of his friends and his enemies. But to do so, he must make a deal with the devil and risk everything on a fight no one believes he can win.

©2020 Ryk Brown (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
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The Legion and the Lioness

49 ratings

Summary

They said I would never finish flight school. Never rank at the top of my class. Never fly with the top aces. Never return from combat against the Kelton androids. Never survive emergency surgery.   Here I am.   The year is 2151. Earth is gone. A hellscape. I've been unfrozen after 72 years of cryosleep on a medical facility on Saturn's moon, Titan. I have nothing - no home, no friends, no concept of this new world, these Titans.   All that remains is the old conflict that has blackened my veins and memories of the ones I loved still fresh in my heart. Forgotten for decades.   But it seems war hasn't forgotten me, no, even in my slumber. My name is Captain Victoria Ann Belic. I was a wife and an ace fighter pilot and have been revived for one reason - to die again.

©2017 Robert D. Armstrong (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Olympos

29 ratings

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Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat, scrupulously following the text set forth in Homer's timeless narrative. But that was before 21st-century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred the bloody brew, causing an enraged Achilles to join forces with his archenemy, Hector, and turn his murderous wrath on Zeus and the entire pantheon of divine manipulators; before the swift and terrible mechanical creatures that catered for centuries to the pitiful idle remnants of Earth's human race began massing in the millions, to exterminate rather than serve. And now all bets are off.

©2005 Dan Simmons (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 36 hrs and 10 mins
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Catseye

6 ratings

Summary

The classic far-future novel about the telepathic bond of friendship between human and animal from the grande dame of science fiction and fantasy.  Exiled after his home planet was turned into a military outpost following an interstellar war, Troy Horan is relocated to the planet of Korwar. Under the watchful eye of the police state, he lives in the slums in a restricted area for sub-citizens. He works as a day laborer in an interplanetary pet shop and has no idea why the Terran animals have been imported to Korwar or why he has the ability to silently communicate with them, especially the Kinkajou.  But a murder forces him to flee with his animal friends into the Wild, where mysterious, sealed ruins conceal Korwar's most fiercely guarded secret. With no one he can trust and an entire government under siege, Troy leads his extraordinary band of warriors in a final bid for freedom none of them may survive. This action-packed, classic outsider story will be enjoyed by listeners of all ages.

©1961 Harcourt, Brace, and World, Inc. (P)2018 Tantor

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Deliverance

4 ratings

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The war is over. Earth is lost. Running is the only option. And it may already be too late. Caleb is a former Marine Raider and commander of the Vultures, a search and rescue team that's spent the last two years pulling high-value targets out of alien-ravaged cities and shipping them off-world. When his new orders call for him to join 40,000 survivors aboard the last starship out, he thinks his days of fighting are over. The Deliverance represents a fresh start and a chance to leave the war behind for good. Except the war won't be as easy to escape as he thought. And the colony will need a man like Caleb more than he ever imagined. Enter the universe of the Forgotten with Deliverance, the first book in the Forgotten Colony series. If you're a fan of Aliens, Battlestar Galactica, Starship Troopers, Ender's Game, or Edge of Tomorrow, you'll love this epic military sci-fi thriller.

©2018 M.R. Forbes (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Forgotten Ruin

4 ratings

Summary

Tolkien meets Shock and Awe  Orcs. Trolls. Wraith riders. Dark wizards. Together, they form an unstoppable force. Or so they thought.  Dark Army...meet the US Army Rangers.  When a Joint Task Force of elite Rangers are transported to a strange and fantastic future where science and evolution have incarnated the evils of myth and legend, they find themselves surrounded, pinned down, and in a desperate fight for their very survival - against nightmares of flesh and blood made real. Which means only one thing.  It’s time to Ranger up and stack bodies.  The forces of evil have no idea how dangerous a Ranger has been trained to be, and once the action starts, it won’t let up in this no-holds-barred, full-auto, epic battle for survival in the Forgotten Ruin.  From the creators of Galaxy's Edge.... Buy in, and jock up for this thrilling WarGate adventure. A battle unlike any other is calling. 

©2021 Jason Anspach & Nick Cole (P)2021 WarGate Books

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Lawless

3 ratings

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The Collapse changed everything. Good men became killers. Strong women became property. And every day turned into a fight for survival. I once dreamed of becoming a nurse. That dream went up in flames the same day I graduated nursing school, when women were banned from holding any kind of medical license. Now as an unlicensed medic, I travel what was once the southwestern United States, trading medical services for food, transportation, and shelter with the hopes of reaching Canada. Because the United States is no more. And the lawless land that’s replaced it is a deadly place for a woman. My worst fear comes true when I’m captured by the Steel Demons MC, the most ruthless biker gang in the Southwest. These men thrive on the violence and chaos brought on by the Collapse, and they’re eager to unleash it all on me. It doesn’t even matter that the President’s dog likes me. I’m as good as dead. Sons of Anarchy meets The Handmaid's Tale in this dystopian reverse harem adventure! This wild ride is not for the faint of heart and contains adult themes that may be triggering. Listening order: Lawless Powerless Fearless

©2019 Crystal Ash (P)2020 Crystal Ash

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The Judging Eye

10 ratings

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A luminary in the fantasy genre firmament, R. Scott Bakker returns fans to his acclaimed Prince of Nothing universe with The Judging Eye. Aspect-Emperor Kellhus is waging a terrifying war, subjugating all nations in his path. There are those willing to stand together against him, but these rebellious souls must act quickly and decisively to thwart his mad schemes of power and domination.

©2010 R. Scott Bakker (P)2013 Recorded Books

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Far-Seer

4 ratings

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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!

©1992 Robert J. Sawyer (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Micah Hanks
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Guns of Tanith

31 ratings

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Book five in the Gaunt's Ghosts series. Gaunt's Ghosts make a daring drop assault on a vital world, but as tensions within the regiment reach boiling point, the enemy may not be the biggest threat.... Listen to It Because The Ghosts are thrown into a new kind of war, sent into battle on grav-chutes to fight on platforms far above a toxic atmosphere. And the atmosphere in the regiment isn't much better as the feud between Mad Larkin and the really insane Lijah Cuu heats up...and turns deadly. The story Gaunt’s Ghosts embark on their most dangerous mission yet as they make a daring drop assault on the world of Phantine. With the elite enemy Blood Pact and vicious xenos mercenaries ranged against them and short of ammunition with no means of escape, things look grim for the Tanith First. But the greatest danger may come from within the regiment as an old grudge is settled and tragedy strikes.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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The Pandora Paradox

6 ratings

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It started with a revolution nobody had even realized occurred.... Its cruelty sparked a rebellion that everyone refused to admit existed.... Now, the Machine - a terrifying and relentless enemy - reigns supreme in the galaxy, and the real fight is just beginning.  Omega Force keenly feels the weight of responsibility for the Machine's arrival in the quadrant, but even with the resources of the Blazing Sun organized crime syndicate backing them, there's only so much the small mercenary crew can do against the malevolent AI that has already usurped control of most of the government.  With the Machine now firmly in control of the ConFed's military, they are out of time and out of options. Captain Jason Burke knows that along with the Machine, something else came back from the outer regions...something he's kept a secret from everybody, even his own crew. He knows that he likely has the power to stop the Machine in its tracks, but it means unleashing an equally uncontrollable force. As he struggles to know what the right thing to do is, he can't help but fear that the cure could very well be worse than the disease.  The Pandora Paradox is the 12th installment of the best-selling Omega Force series.

©2020 Joshua Dalzele (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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White Sand: Volume One [Dramatized Adaptation]

4 ratings

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For the first time ever in audio! GraphicAudio and Brandon Sanderson are proud to present White Sand produced with a full cast of actors, immersive sound effects and cinematic music. On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a sinister conspiracy, the weakest of their number, Kenton, believes himself to be the only survivor. With enemies closing in on all sides, Kenton forges an unlikely partnership with Khriss - a mysterious Darksider who hides secrets of her own. White Sand brings to life a crucial, unpublished part of Brandon Sanderson’s sprawling Cosmere universe. Employing Sanderson’s celebrated approach to magical systems, White Sand is a spectacular new saga for lovers of fantasy and adventure! Performed by Terence Aselford, Alexander Strain, Dawn Ursula, Jason B McIntosh, Frank Britton, Yasmin Tuazon, Holly Vagley, Peter Holdway, Paul Reisman, KenYatta Rogers, Bradley Smith, Eric Messner, Duyen Washington, Jacob Yeh, Michael Glenn, Zeke Alton, Lawrence Redmond, Tim Carlin, Joe Mallon, Jonathon Church, Matthew Pauli, Ken Jackson, Nanette Savard, Richard Rohan, Chris Genebach, Joy Jones, Tony Nam, Scott McCormick, Thomas Keegan, Nick DePinto, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Mort Shelby, Steve Wannall, Chris Stinson, Alyssa Wilmoth, Nora Achrati, Ren Casey, David Fernandez, David Zitney, Tia Shearer, Andy Brownstein, Michael John Casey, Chris Davenport.

©2016 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2019 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Brutal Kunnin'

59 ratings

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An Orks novel When Ufthak and his orks attack the forge world of Hephaesto, the last thing they want is to share the spoils with the notorious Kaptin Badrukk. But with armies to defeat and loot to seize, Ufthak's boyz might just need Badrukk's help - though that doesn't mean they can trust him.... Listen to it because: get into the heads of a band of orks in the first-ever novel from their point of view. Discover what it takes to be part of the Waaagh! and carve out your own little piece of glory amidst the mayhem in a novel that's brutal, kunnin' - and darkly hilarious. The story: Ufthak Blackhawk and the green tide descend upon Hephaesto - an Adeptus Mechanicus forge world bristling with loot - only to find it already under siege by the notorious Freebooter Kaptin Badrukk. When his warboss, Da Biggest Big Mek, orders temporary co-operation, Ufthak seeks to make a name for himself by crushing some of the Imperium’s most advanced defenders and claiming the greatest prize. But with a sinister new war machine on the horizon, Badrukk’s plotting and a thoroughly annoying grot in his way, Ufthak is going to need the brutal kunnin’ of Mork himself just to survive. 

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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Mephiston: The Revenant Crusade

14 ratings

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Haunted by the ghosts of longdead foes and with his psychic powers blinded, Mephiston, chief librarian of the Blood Angels, travels to the warwracked world of Morsus, where death awaits....  Listen to it because The Lord of Death returns in a novel that shows him pushed to his very limits and facing the doom that has chased him for centuries.  The story As the Great Rift tears the galaxy apart, portents and darkness beset Mephiston. At the time when he needs his psychic sight the most, the chief librarian's powers are rendered blind by some inexplicable force. Haunted by the ghosts of the damned, their purpose unclear, Mephiston takes his ship the Blood Oath and the Blood Angels in his charge to the world of Morsus, where he believes the source of his psychic blindness is to be found. But Morsus is embroiled in conflict too, a longstanding struggle between the Imperium and some of its most ancient foes called the Revenant Crusade. Written by Darius Hinks. Read by Richard Reed.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
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The Reservist

15 ratings

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They promised him one weekend a month. The House or Reason swore the 9th would never leave their gentle homeworld. But after Kublar, things changed for Sergeant Fetch and the Caledonian Reserve Legion Corps. Thrown into a meat grinder conflict in a desperate bid to hold the line, it doesn’t matter whether you’re reserve or active, only that you kill and survive. A searing tale of combat and honor at any price from a wounded veteran of the War in Iraq who fought to keep the MSRs open from Mosul to Tikrit.

©2019 Galaxy's Edge, LLC (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Speaker for the Dead

181 ratings

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In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth. Orson Scott Card infuses this tale with intellect by casting his characters in social, religious, and cultural contexts. This, the author's definitive edition of the sequel to Ender's Game, also includes an original postscript written and recorded by the author himself, Orson Scott Card!.

©1986, 1990 Orson Scott Card (P)2002 Fantastic Audio, an Imprint of Audio Literature

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Station Cores Complete Compilation

2 ratings

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Contains all five books in the Station Cores series:  The Station Core - Book 1  The Quizard Mountains - Book 2  The Guardian Guild - Book 3  The Kingdom Rises - Book 4  The Other Core - Book 5  In addition, there are some bonuses:  Hand-drawn maps (admittedly done by me without much artistic talent) that I used to help me write the series  A fun 12,000-word short story that combines the Dungeon World and Station Cores universes.  Milton Frederick was originally abducted from his apartment to help defend one batch of pacifistic aliens called The Collective against another set of homicidal aliens called Heliothropes...but he never quite made it that far. Instead, during the process where his human consciousness was ripped from his body and inserted into a massive metal contraption called a Station Core, the ship that he was being transported on blew up and he was sent hurtling through space.  Crash-landing on an unknown planet with just a foot-and-a-half tall, foul-mouthed, nanite-formed AI guide called ALANNA to tell him what happened, Milton has to come to terms with his new existence as a giant metal egg, defend his hazardously-in-need-of-repair outer shell from the dangerous local wildlife (including blood-thirsty squirrels), and manage the unique radiation spewing from his damaged internal reactor - all while figuring out how the heck to get off the planet.  All of his work building a “dungeon” underground, defending it with makeshift traps, and filling it with small Combat Units may work well enough against the random beasts wandering around, but they’re next to useless when something else even more dangerous shows up knocking on his door: people. Not humans, of course, but the local equivalent - Proctans - who are similar enough to Milton’s original species...though with one major difference.  They all have unique special abilities that looks suspiciously like “magic”.  However, there is an even bigger threat that looms on the horizon not only for Milton, but all the Proctans as well.... PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Jonathan L. Brooks (P)2020 Jonathan L. Brooks

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Through the Nether

17 ratings

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Nether Ops works in shadows, and those shadows taint all they touch.  Soren Voss believes in the Republic. But when he puts a promising Navy career on hold to serve as a covert agent, he encounters truths that throw everything he knows into turmoil. After weeks in deep cover living life with ruthless gangs, Soren uncovers a stolen cache of weapons, a mysterious upgraded form of legionnaire armor, and a written oath of loyalty for someone named...Goth Sullus. The agent follows leads that bring him face-to-face with crooked legionnaires, slimy politicians, and a powerful smuggler and gunrunner named Scarpia.  Soren follows a darkening path to the heart of the Republic, and what he uncovers leaves him wondering not only if the Republic can be saved, but if he's even on the right side.  US Army veteran Richard Fox, author of the Ember War Saga, teams up with Anspach & Cole to deliver this thrilling stand-alone set in the aftermath of Galaxy's Edge: Kill Team!  

©2019 Galaxy's Edge, LLC (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Eternity

5 ratings

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Multiple Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Greg Bear returns to the Earth of his acclaimed novel Eon, a world devastated by nuclear war. The crew of the asteroid-starship Thistledown has thwarted an attack by the Jarts by severing their link to the Way, an endless corridor that spans universes. The asteroid settled into orbit around Earth and the tunnel snaked away, forming a contained universe of its own. Forty years later, on Gaia, Rhita Vaskayza recklessly pursues her legacy, seeking an Earth once again threatened by forces from within and without. For physicist Konrad Korzenowski, murdered for creating The Way, and resurrected, is compelled by a faction determined to see it opened once more. And humankind will discover just how entirely they have underestimated their ancient adversaries.

©1988 Greg Bear (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
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Edges

1 rating

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From the Edge of Apocalypse: Deception Well is a world on the edge, home to an isolated remnant surviving at the farthest reach of human expansion. All across the frontier, other worlds have succumbed to the relentless attacks of robotic alien warships, while hundreds of light years away, the core of human civilization - those star systems closest to Earth, known as the Hallowed Vasties - have all fallen to ruins. Powerful telescopes can see only dust and debris where once there were orbital mega-structures so huge they eclipsed the light of their parent stars No one knows for sure what caused the Hallowed Vasties to fail, but a hardened adventurer named Urban intends to find out. He has the resources to do it. He commands a captive alien starship fully capable of facing the dangers that lie beyond Deception Well. With a ship's company of explorers and scientists, Urban is embarking on a voyage of rediscovery. They will be the first in centuries to confront the hazards of an inverted frontier as they venture back along the path of human migration. Their goal: to unravel the mystery of the Hallowed Vasties and to discover what monstrous life might have grown up among the ruins.

©2019 Linda Nagata (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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Doctor Who: The Monsters Inside

1 rating

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The ‘Tardis’ takes the Doctor and Rose to a destination in deep space - Justicia, a prison camp stretched over seven planets, where Earth colonies deal with their criminals. While Rose finds herself locked up in a teenage borstal, the Doctor is trapped in a scientific labour camp. Each is determined to find the other, and soon both Rose and the Doctor are risking life and limb to escape in their distinctive styles. But their dangerous plans are complicated by some old enemies. Are these creatures fellow prisoners as they claim, or staging a takeover for their own sinister purposes? Read by Camille Coduri, who played Jackie Tyler in ‘Doctor Who’, this is a gripping adventure featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television.

©2012 Stephen Cole (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Metro 2034

96 ratings

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The Metro books have put Dmitry Glukhovsky in the vanguard of Russian speculative fiction alongside the creator of Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko. A year after the events of Metro 2033, the last few survivors of the apocalypse, surrounded by mutants and monsters, face a terrifying new danger as they hang on for survival in the tunnels of the Moscow Metro. Featuring blistering action, vivid and tough characters, claustrophobic tension and dark satire, the Metro books have become bestsellers across Europe.

©2009 Dmitry Glukhovsky; English translation 2013 Andrew Bromfield (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Edge World

39 ratings

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A lonely planet circles a star on the very border of Province 921. Critical resources produced there are claimed by both the Mogwa and the Skay. War between the Galactic giants becomes more likely every day. James McGill and Legion Varus are deployed to protect Edge World, a planet that rotates at a walking pace. Each day is as long as a year back on Earth. The sun-side of the world is baked with endless sunshine, the night-side is freezing and full of strange creatures. Living in an inhabitable zone on the edge of their world, a shadow-line between night and day, nomadic peoples roam the planet. It is these inhabitants Earth’s forces must protect. Three fleets converge: the Mogwa, the Skay, and Earth’s growing armada. Peace talks are held, but then McGill opens his big mouth, and things go badly....

©2020 Iron Tower Press (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
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Neverland

5 ratings

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L'ennemi a détruit le deuxième Cœur de la Terre, séparé Matt, Ambre et Tobias. Alors qu'Entropia et ses créatures monstrueuses poursuivent leur entreprise de destruction, Matt découvre Neverland, la forteresse secrète et mystérieuse des Fantômes, les jeunes rebelles de l'empire d'Oz. L'Alliance des trois arrivera-t-elle à se reformer à temps pour sauver les enfants d'Europe ? L'heure de révéler les ultimes secrets d'Autre-Monde approche... >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2013 Albin Michel (P)2016 Audible Studios

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UnArcana Stars

15 ratings

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A humanitarian mission into unfriendly stars. A training cruise under the watch of a fortified fleet base. The closing jaws of a trap years in the making. It has been over a year since the UnArcana Worlds of the Protectorate of the Mage-King of Mars seceded, shattering the unity of the human race. The new Republic of Faith and Reason has raised new banners in defiance of the power of the Protectorate's Mage aristocracy.  Now, Hand Damien Montgomery commands a relief mission to a Republic world ravaged by famine. His humanitarian mission collides with a newborn military beginning to flex its muscles - and a newborn nation prepared to accept no violations of its sovereignty, regardless of their needs.  Elsewhere, disaster strikes the Nia Kriti Fleet Base as an earthquake shatters their only communication with the rest of the Protectorate. Officer-in-training Roslyn Chambers is in the middle of the recovery effort when she realizes Nia Kriti is under attack.  The Republic is done with peace. They are coming for the Protectorate - and they will see the fleets of Mars break!

©2018 Faolan's Pen Publishing (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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No Way Back: A Sheriff Duke Story

3 ratings

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When the going gets tough, Sheriff Duke gets tougher. He’ll have to if he’s going to survive long enough to see justice done. The monsters infecting the forgotten Earth don’t sleep, and neither can he. There’s no time to rest. There’s no time to recover. The clock is ticking, the stakes are rising, and if he fails it’ll be more than his wife and child that are caught in the fallout.  It’ll be the whole world.  Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion to Forgotten Fallout, the series fans have called "addictive and exciting sci-fi filled with action, suspense, loss, and hope."

©2019 M.R. Forbes (P)2019 Podium Publishing

Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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Starship Pandora

41 ratings

Summary

B. V. Larson returns to the world of his Audible best-selling Star Force series for the first time in three years with this original, full-cast audio drama. A new stand-alone space drama by B. V. Larson makes its debut in the wildly popular Star Force series with an extensive and stellar cast. When the Ancients, a mysterious alien race, vanished before Earth's last ice age, they left behind a highway of interconnected rings across the galaxy. Humanity knows how to use the highway, but not how to build any more rings, or alter the connection pattern between them. Now the Imperial starship Pandora is on a mission to discover and explore new interstellar connection points. On Venus, they meet a rogue robot, Marvin, with a mission of his own to reconnect the rings into a new pattern. The result is pure pandemonium. Everything goes haywire. Grotesque aliens are coming through the ring, overrunning Pandora's base camp. The good news? The aliens can be killed. The bad news: The aliens keep coming through the ring, and no one knows how to turn off the connection leading directly to their home world. But even if the aliens can be defeated—there’s still Marvin to contend with and his alternate agenda. Starship Pandora is performed by: Mark Boyett as Marvin and Gen. Kerr; Marc Vietor as Maj. Drake; Tim Gerard Reynolds as Dr. Blear; Scott Aiello as Capt. Stiles; Natalie Gold as Lt. Hersh; Jamie Jackson as Emperor Crow; Graeme Malcolm as Adm. Newcome. With additional roles performed by Kevin T. Collins; Lauren Fortgang; Natasha Soudek; Jeena Yi; Gabriel Vaughan; Josh Hurley; Eddy Lee; and B. V. Larson. 

©2018 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Underpowered Howard

1 rating

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When there's no way to win, cheat, and cheat big. Deep within Heroes of Mythian, a game world where retirees exchange their physical bodies for an eternity of adventure, Howard learns a terrible secret: The game is glitched, and it’s killing its mightiest players forever.  Desperate to save his friends and countless innocents, he hatches a plan to fix things. Doing so will require skill, determination, and help from a number of unlikely heroes along the way. Using his deep knowledge of game mechanics, he’ll start again as a level 0 necromancer and exploit his way to power.   With luck, his game-breaking exploits will alert Mythian’s admins that something is wrong. With more luck, they’ll pull him aside and ask how and why he'd done it.   With even more luck...well...in that unlikely event, the game’s creators - uncaring at best, and sadistic at worst - won’t delete him for exposing their mistakes.  It’s a risk he’s willing to take, though some warn it may destroy all of Mythian in the process.  Don't miss an epic LitRPG Adventure from number one best-selling author John L. Monk. Did we mention it's got plenty of laughs? It's perfect for fans of Dakota Krout, James Osiris Baldwin, and Ryan Rimmel.

©2021 Aethon Books (P)2020 Aethon Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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Mavericks

840 ratings

Summary

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first....

©2018 Craig Alanson (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
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Brink: Volumes 1-3

1 rating

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Late 21st century and Earth has been reduced to an uninhabited wasteland. What was left of humanity was evacuated into overpopulated space stations, or 'Habitats'. A hotbed for crime and strange new religious sects, the Habitat Security Division has no shortage of work.  No-nonsense Investigator Bridget Kurtis soon finds herself embroiled in a life or death struggle with a sinister cult, and what she uncovers has disturbing implications for the future of the human race.... Featuring Nina Sosanya, Richard Armitage, David Warner, Indira Varma, Pippa Bennett-Warner alongside a full cast, fans and newcomers alike will be transported to the gritty audio world of 'Bridge' and her colleagues for an immersive listening experience like no other.

©2017 Rebellion 2000 AD Ltd (P)2021 Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing

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Elysium Fire

33 ratings

Summary

Elysium Fire is a smoldering tale of murderers, secret cultists, tampered memories, and unthinkable power, of bottomless corruption and overpowering idealism from the king of modern space opera. Ten thousand city-state habitats orbit the planet Yellowstone, forming a near-perfect democratic human paradise. But even utopia needs a police force. For the citizens of the Glitter Band that organization is Panoply, and the prefects are its operatives. Prefect Tom Dreyfus has a new emergency on his hands. Across the habitats and their hundred million citizens, people are dying suddenly and randomly, victims of a bizarre and unprecedented malfunction of their neural implants. And these "melters" leave no clues behind as to the cause of their deaths.... As panic rises in the populace, a charismatic figure is sowing insurrection, convincing a small but growing number of habitats to break away from the Glitter Band and form their own independent colonies. For more from Alastair Reynolds, check out: Revenger

©2018 Alastair Reynolds (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
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Zoe's Tale

70 ratings

Summary

"How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history? "I ask because it's what I have to do. I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in a interstellar chess match to save humanity, or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human. Seventeen years old. "Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did - how I did what I had to do - not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too. All of you. I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes. "It's a story you know. But you don't know it all."

©2008 John Scalzi (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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Rogue World

73 ratings

Summary

The Galactics arrived with their Battle Fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Today, Battle Fleet 921 is returning to Earth. It hasn't been seen by human eyes since our blissful day of Annexation. But what should be a joyful occasion, a chance to grovel at the feet of superior lifeforms, is rapidly becoming a nightmare. Over the last century, humanity has engaged in many activities that our overlords find...questionable. A panic ensues, and Legion Varus is deployed to erase certain "mistakes" our government has made. Projects must be purged to stop Imperial military action. Among the thousands marching to war is one man no politician has ever enjoyed dealing with. One man who's destined to follow his own unique path through galactic law, morality and the stars themselves. James McGill is about to make history. Rogue World is the seventh book of Undying Mercenaries series, a novel of military science fiction by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

©2017 B. V. Larson (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Battle Cruiser

38 ratings

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One starship will either save Earth or destroy her. A century ago our star erupted, destroying Earth's wormhole network and closing off trade with her colonized planets. After being out of contact with the younger worlds for so many years, humanity is shocked when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Our outdated navy investigates, both curious and fearful. What they learn from the massive vessel shocks the planet. The lost colonies have survived - but the reunion isn't going to be a happy one. Our descendants are vastly superior in the art of warfare. Worse, there are other beings undreamed of beyond the human frontier: strange, unfathomable...alien. Battle cruiser Defiant, the first capital ship to darken Earth's skies, is tasked with exploring new passages to the younger planets. Old Earth must reunite with her children...but can humanity survive the inevitable conflicts? Captain William Sparhawk, determined to follow a path of honor and truthfulness, dares to rise to the challenge. Battle Cruiser is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

©2015 B. V. Larson (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
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Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Novels Volume 4

1 rating

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Christopher Ryan, Georgia Moffett and Will Thorp are the readers of these three original stories featuring the Tenth Doctor, as played on TV by David Tennant. Join the Doctor on these journeys in Time and Space. In The Taking of Chelsea 426, he visits a city-size colony floating on the clouds of Saturn, just as some familiar foes arrive: the Sontarans. In Autonomy, an unspeakable terror is lurking on Level Zero of Hyperville, the hi-tech, 24-hour entertainment complex where the stage is set for a battle with the Autons. In The Krillitane Storm, the Doctor finds medieval Worcester threatened by the legendary Devil’s Huntsman, in reality a menace he has encountered before. The Taking of Chelsea 426 by David Llewellyn. Read by Christopher Ryan. Autonomy by Daniel Blythe. Read by Georgia Moffett. The Krillitane Storm by Christopher Cooper. Read by Will Thorp. Based on the hit BBC TV series.  Text (c) David Llewellyn 2009, Daniel Blythe 2009, Christopher Cooper 2009 Doctor Who theme music composed by Ron Grainer and arranged by Murray Gold TARDIS sound effect composed by Brian Hodgson

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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The Diamond Age

45 ratings

Summary

In Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson took science fiction to dazzling new levels. Now, in The Diamond Age, he delivers another stunning tale. Set in 21st-century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens when a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life, and the entire future of humanity, is about to be decoded and reprogrammed.

©1995 Neal Stephenson (P)2001 Audible, Inc.

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Rogue Protocol

62 ratings

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The third thrilling book in the increasingly popular Murderbot Diaries, which began with All Systems Red. Sci-fi's favorite antisocial AI is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is.  And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good.  Martha Wells' Rogue Protocol is the third in the Murderbot Diaries series, starring a humanlike android who keeps getting sucked back into adventure after adventure, though it just wants to be left alone, away from humanity and small talk.  Listen to Rogue Protocol and find out why Hugo Award winner Ann Leckie wrote, "I love Murderbot!"

©2018 Martha Wells (P)2018 Recorded Books

Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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Snow Crash

239 ratings

Summary

Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison - a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about Infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous...you'll recognize it immediately.

©1992 Neal Stephenson (P)2001 Audible, Inc.

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Equilibrium

Summary

Peace forged on the edge of civilization. Lies forged in the heart of mankind. A legend rises to the final challenge. Exile to the Syntactic Cluster has been good for Kira Demirci and her friends. Once elite pilots of the Apollo System Defense Force, they now own the most powerful mercenary warship in the entire star cluster. Working with the carrier-for-hire Conviction and her captain, John Estanza, they have helped the king of Redward usher in a new era of hope for the entire Cluster. That hope is nearly shattered when Estanza’s old enemies in the Equilibrium Institute strike directly at Redward’s king. Revenge and money bring the mercenaries into an allied fleet - one intended to neutralize the last threats to the peace. But the Institute’s plans for the Syntactic Cluster are intricate and deep. Even as the mercenaries and their employers move against the enemies they see, shadows gather in the Cluster, bearing whispers of a forgotten name: Cobra Squadron.

©2021 Faolan's Pen (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Reborn: Evolution (Warlock Chronicles, Book 1)

1 rating

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The primordial waters, full of algae and unicellular organisms...not quite how one would imagine the end of the world, is it? The goal is to evolve and reach the land. Use your teeth, claws, stings, and whatever else you deem appropriate to take down your opponents and survive in the New World. Dan used to work at the Psychic Agency, making a living by swindling naive clients. One day, however, this came to a sudden halt. A group of thugs paid him a visit and took him away. As if that wasn't bad enough, the world had decided that it had had enough of us humans. After that day, humanity was no more. Those who survived the Apocalypse have been forced to fight for their lives. Dan, much to his misfortune, didn't become a gray-bearded wizard he had always hoped to be. Little did he know, he'd be forced to start his new life from the very beginning. Perhaps he should have paid more attention in biology class.

©2021 Victor Alucard (P)2021 Podium Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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Dune 1.2

35 ratings

Summary

Paul Atréides vient d'avoir quinze ans. Les Révérendes Mères le surveillent : il est issu d'une lignée sélectionnée et a montré dès l'enfance des dons extraordinaires. Serait-il le surhomme prévu par leur programme génétique ? Leto, le père de Paul, est parent de l'empereur ; celui-ci lui remet en fief Dune, la planète des sables, qui produit l'épice de longue vie. Les Harkonnen, ses vieux ennemis, lui tendront là un piège fatal. Paul fuit dans le désert auprès des Fremens, ces nomades aguerris par les épreuves et soutenu par une foi farouche. Une fois que le jeune homme va galvaniser pour préparer sa vengeance. Mais le destin peut-il s'accomplir sans un effroyable carnage ? Les Révérendes Mères sélectionnent des lignées depuis des millénaires et le chaos qui s'annonce risque de mêler tous les sangs dans le désordre. Le Messie des Fremen a, dit-on, le pouvoir de lire l'avenir. Aura-t-il celui de l'éviter ? Ce titre contient le livre troisième, Le Prophète.

©1965/ 1969 / 1970/ 1972 Frank Herbert / Galaxy Publishing Corporation. Traduction française : Éditions Robert Laffont, SA. (P)2019 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche, Paris

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H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection

107 ratings

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He’s often been called the father of science fiction. Now, listen to H. G. Wells’ five science fiction novels in one definitive collection. Introduced by film director and H. G. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, the collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos. The War of the Worlds narrated by David Tennant When Earth is invaded by Martians in great mechanical tripods, terror ensues. They are equipped with heat rays and poisonous black gas, intent on wiping out the human race. During the destruction, one man’s story details the monstrous invasion and his struggle to find his wife in the devastation. The First Men in the Moon narrated by Alexander Vlahos A chance meeting between penniless businessman Mr Bedford and absentminded scientist Dr Cavor leads the two on a fantastical journey to the moon. However, they are unprepared for what they find: freezing nights, boiling days and sinister alien life. Will they be trapped forever? The Time Machine narrated by Hugh Bonneville Transported to the year AD 802,701, the Time Traveller encounters the peaceful Eloi, a beautiful elfin race of childlike adults afraid of the dark, and with good reason. Beneath the earth’s surface live the Morlocks, apish troglodytes who torment the Eloi. When the time machine is stolen, the Time Traveller must enter Morlock territory if he ever hopes to return home. The Invisible Man narrated by Sophie Okonedo When a strange man takes shelter at an inn, his skin covered from head to toe in bandages, he causes distrust. Griffin, a scientist, reveals that he has successfully managed to turn himself invisible, but alas without a way of undoing it. Desperate for a cure, his ailment drives him to many sinister actions, including murder.  The Island of Dr Moreau narrated by Jason Isaacs Edward Prendick, the single survivor of a shipwreck, is rescued by Montgomery in a vessel carrying a menagerie of savage animals. Taken to an uncharted island, he meets Dr Moreau - a brilliant scientist whose notorious experiments have caused him to abandon the civilised world. It soon becomes clear he has been developing these experiments - with truly horrific results. Known as ‘The Father of Science Fiction’, Herbert George Wells’ writing career spanned over 60 years. He was a writer of novels, short stories, nonfiction books and articles. As a young man, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, sparking his infamous vocation as a science fiction writer. 

Public Domain (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Terra: Esperanza 64, 2 [French Version]

208 ratings

Summary

Deux ans après son arrivée en orbite de Terra, l'Esperanza 64 peut enfin débarquer les premiers colons. Ces derniers, contrairement à l'équipage, n'ont pas vécu l'interminable voyage et la mise en place laborieuse des premières installations au sol. Ils ont dormi 15 000 ans et, à leurs yeux, le contraste est immense entre la Terre, qu'ils ont l'impression de n'avoir quittée que la veille, et cette planète d'accueil où tout reste à faire. Élisabeth, dont le souci initial était de maintenir dans la colonie un niveau technologique suffisant, va être rapidement dépassée par les événements et contrainte à revoir ses ambitions. Survivre se révélera en effet un objectif beaucoup plus réaliste.    >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2018 Julien Centaure (P)2018 Audible Studios

Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
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Columbus Day

944 ratings

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Nominee, 2018 Audie Awards — Audiobook of the Year We were fighting on the wrong side of a war we couldn't win. And that was the good news.  The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits.  When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn't even be fighting the Ruhar; they aren't our enemy. Our allies are.  I'd better start at the beginning. 

©2016 Craig Alanson (P)2016 Podium Publishing

Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
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The World Over

Summary

The world ended once. She won’t let it happen again. Eight years ago, the world as we know it ended. Now, the last US government stronghold has sent a military recon team from Camp David to the bombed-out city of Seattle, but the mission turns deadly when a horde of horrifying mutant creatures are released onto the streets. Oliver Marcus and Trisha Pike, the only survivors of their nine-man team, are rescued by a group of scavengers led by their superhuman leader, River Kingston. Driven by the need to find her lost husband, River is drawn in by Mycroft, the invisible puppet master behind New Texas, who promises her answers in exchange for favors. But as the world continues to warp and change around her, River becomes more and more wrapped up in the secrets and lies of post-apocalyptic politics that will ultimately determine the difference between life and death for the people she promised to protect. Because even with humanity dangling by a thread, people still like to have power. And they still like to abuse it. Don’t miss this harrowing post-apocalyptic survival series that will leave you on the edge of your seat. It’s perfect for fans of World War Z, Fallout, and Mockingjay. Download your copy today!

©2021 Cassiopeia Fletcher (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Speed

Summary

Amethyst rushes headlong into innovation and intrigue.  When their secrets are threatened in London, the Makers leave the country. Inspector Jenson heads out, too, hunting dangerous traitors.  Feeling alone, Amethyst falls in with an American team developing a new aetheric engine. When their success draws interest from a private investor to test the engine’s capabilities on Pendine Sands, a trip to Wales is called for. When the elements of her life come crashing back together, it’s not just Amethyst who’s in danger. In a high-stakes game of engines and intrigue, some people will try to change history forever.

©2020 Aethon Books (P)2021 Aethon Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
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Survival Quest

77 ratings

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Barliona: a virtual world jam-packed with monsters, battles - and, predictably, players. Millions of them come to Barliona, looking forward to the things they can't get in real life: elves and magic, dragons and princesses, and unforgettable combat. The game has become so popular that players now choose to spend months online without returning home. In Barliona, anything goes: You can assault fellow players, level up, become a mythical hero, a wizard, or a legendary thief. The only rule that attempted to regulate the game demanded that no player be allowed to feel actual pain. But there's an exception to every rule. For a certain bunch of players, Barliona has become their personal hell. They are criminals sent to Barliona to serve their time. They aren't in it for the dragons' gold or the abundant loot. All they want is to survive the virtual inferno. They face the ultimate survival quest.

©2015 V. Mahanenko. English translation copyright 2015 by Natalia Nikitin (P)2016 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
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SpecOps

628 ratings

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Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

©2016 Craig Alanson (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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World of Ashes

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River issues a 24-hour evacuation notice for Athens, but Emmett Brown is 12 hours away at the Long Lake Camp when the text comes in.  While preparing for the long ride home, Emmett is interrupted by the arrival of his old mentor, One - a New Texas Knight and former Navy SEAL. But with the Knights implicated in River’s disappearance, Emmett has to determine whether One is an old friend or a new enemy. In New Texas, River’s MIA status threatens international stability, leading Secretary of State Aiden Stone to join the military unit dispatched to the old McChord AFB in Tacoma, WA. While there, he reveals a shocking discovery: River Kingston might actually be Eryn Stone, Aidan’s younger sister, who went missing after the Camp Winslow massacre five years ago. Unfortunately, River’s village isn’t the only settlement remaining in the Seattle-Tacoma area; Whidbey Island is still around, and they don’t take kindly to trespassers. The heart-stopping finale in the Stone World Saga is here. It’s perfect for fans of World War Z, Fallout, and Mockingjay.

©2021 Cassiopeia Fletcher (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Red Rising

2389 ratings

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Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow - and Reds like him - are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity's overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society's ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies...even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

©2013 Pierce Brown (P)2014 Recorded Books

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A Memory Called Empire

85 ratings

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Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel A Locus, and Nebula Award nominee for 2019 A Best Book of 2019: Library Journal, Polygon, Den of Geek An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 A Guardian Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2019 and “Not the Booker Prize” Nominee A Goodreads Biggest SFF Book of 2019 and Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee  "A Memory Called Empire perfectly balances action and intrigue with matters of empire and identity. All around brilliant space opera, I absolutely love it." (Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice) Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident - or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.   Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion - all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret - one that might spell the end of her station and her way of life - or rescue it from annihilation.   A fascinating space-opera debut, Arkady Martine's A Memory Called Empire is an interstellar mystery adventure. "The most thrilling ride ever. This book has everything I love." (Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky)

©2019 AnnaLinden Weller (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Conviction

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A starfighter squadron driven to desertion. Hunted by friends and enemies alike. With one final hope for a new beginning. The last reward Kira Demirci expected for heroism in a time of war was to spend the rest of her life dodging assassins - but when her government betrays her as part of their surrender, she and her comrades flee the star system of Apollo to the edge of civilized space. The Syntactic Cluster is disorganized, disunified, and in desperate need of the nova fighters Kira smuggled out of Apollo with her. With an entire squadron supposed to follow in her wake, it falls to her to build a new home for her comrades. But their enemy's reach may be longer than her worst nightmares - and even her new friends may not be all that they appear....

©2020 Glynn Stewart (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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Collateral Damage

21 ratings

Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours comes an original, thrilling novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation!

The past returns to haunt Captain Jean-Luc Picard - a crime he thought long-buried has been exposed, and he must return to Earth to answer for his role in a conspiracy that some call treason. Meanwhile, the USS Enterprise is sent to apprehend pirates who have stolen vital technology from a fragile Federation colony. But acting captain Commander Worf discovers that the pirates’ motives are not what they seem and that sometimes, standing for justice means defying the law....

©2019 David Mack (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Interstellar Mage: Starship's Mage

8 ratings

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Mars destroyed his ship - but gave him a new one. Mars drafted his Mage - for the good of humanity! He should have known that wouldn’t be the end of it…. Captain David Rice has a new ship, a new crew, and a new set of Jump Mages to carry him between the stars. All he wants is to haul cargo, make money and keep his head down. His past, however, is not so willing to let him go. An old enemy is reaching out from beyond the grave to destroy any chance of peace or life for Captain Rice - and old friends are only making things more complicated! All he wants is to be a businessman, but as the death toll mounts he must decide what is more important: his quiet life or the peace humanity has enjoyed for centuries.

©2017 Faolan's Pen Publishing Inc. (P)2017 Faolan's Pen Publishing Inc.

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Deception

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A new home on the edge of nowhere. A new hope for a peaceful future. An old enemy that won’t let go. Kira Demirci left her homeworld of Apollo, pursued by assassins, seeking revenge for her victories in the war against the Brisingr Kaiserreich. She now has a new home and a new role as the nova fighter wing commander aboard the mercenary carrier Conviction under Captain John Estanza. Conviction is on retainer with the royal family of Redward, which encourages Kira and her pilots to make themselves a new home on the frontier planet. But there is a reason they want to tie the mercenary carrier’s crew more tightly to themselves...and storm clouds are brewing on the horizon. Those clouds break when a Redward warship goes missing on a standard patrol. Conviction and her fighters are sent out to find the destroyer, but instead they find a deadly plot by old enemies that will bring down the Syntactic Cluster in fire and war. Unless Kira Demirci can do the impossible.

©2020 Glynn Stewart (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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Echoes of the Long War: Warhammer 40,000

20 ratings

Summary

Paralysed by the continued ork invasion of Imperial space, the rulers of Terra continue to fight among themselves. Finally losing patience with the High Council, Koorland - the last surviving Imperial Fist - ousts the Lord Commander and seizes control. Elsewhere, the Fists Exemplar are forced by circumstance to fight alongside the Iron Warriors. Where will such an alliance lead - can a Traitor Legion ever be trusted?

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
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Qalea Drop

3 ratings

Summary

The UFS Phoenix embarks on a dangerous quest for the AI Ceephay Queen who rules at the heart of the Reeh Empire. For cover, Phoenix will use the enormous war being launched by the new rulers of the croma, Croma'Dokran, into reeh space. This war is intended in part to evacuate the corbi homeworld of Rando, thus righting a great wrong of croma history by rescuing 200 million corbi from reeh tyranny.  While Lisbeth defies her parren seniors to use drysine and parren firepower in assisting the evacuation, Erik captains Phoenix, accompanied by Styx's four drysine warships, to the world of Eshir, where Styx insists the Ceephay Queen was once located. There, in the ancient, ruined city of Qalea, Trace and Styx must lead an away mission through buried layers of Reeh Empire history to uncover its long-forgotten secrets. Discovering the Ceephay Queen's present location could set them on the road to saving humanity. But Qalea's secrets have been hidden by the reeh for millennia, secrets that could rock their Empire, and they will stop at nothing to keep hidden.

©2020 Joel Shepherd (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
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Pebble in the Sky

2 ratings

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The third and final book in the Galactic Empire series, the spectacular precursor to the classic Foundation series, by one of history’s most influential writers of science fiction, Isaac Asimov  After years of bitter struggle, Trantor had at last completed its work - its Galactic Empire ruled all 200 million planets of the Galaxy...all but one. On a backward planet called Earth were those who nurtured bitter dreams of a mythical, half-remembered past when the planet was humanity’s only home. The other worlds despised it or merely patronized it - until a man from the past miraculously stepped through a time fault that spanned a millennium, living proof of Earth’s most preposterous claims.  Joseph Schwartz was a happily retired Chicago tailor circa 1949. Trapped in an incredible future he could barely comprehend, the unlikely time traveler would soon become a pawn in a desperate conspiracy to bring down the Empire in a twist of agony and death - a mad plan to restore Earth’s tarnished glory by ending human life on every other world.

©1950 Isaac Asimov (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Armada [French Version]

31 ratings

Summary

Zack Lightman a passé sa vie à rêver. À rêver que la réalité pouvait être un peu plus semblable à celle montrée dans les innombrables livres de science-fiction, films et jeux vidéo qu'il a dévoré toute sa vie. À rêver qu'un jour, un événement particulier viendrait bouleverser la monotonie de son ennuyeuse existence et le propulse dans une aventure galactique lointaine.   Il sait bien qu'ici, dans le monde réel, les adolescents ordinaires à tendance colérique et amateurs de jeux vidéo ne sont pas choisis pour sauver l'univers. Et c'est alors qu'il aperçoit une soucoupe volante. Encore plus étrange, le vaisseau alien qu'il a devant lui sort tout droit du jeu vidéo auquel il joue toutes les nuits, un simulateur de vol massivement populaire du nom d'Armada, dans lequel les joueurs doivent justement protéger la terre d'une invasion alien.   Non, Zack n'a pas perdu la tête. Aussi incroyable que cela puisse paraître, ce qu'il voit est bien réel. Ses capacités - ainsi que celles de millions de joueurs - vont être nécessaires pour sauver le monde de la menace extraterrestre. C'est enfin la chance pour Zack de jouer les héros. Mais même dans l'excitation du combat, il ne peut s'empêcher de repenser à toutes ces histoires de science-fiction avec lesquelles il a grandi, et de se demander : ce scenario n'aurait-il pas un air de déjà-vu ?   En embrassant joyeusement, et en contournant brillamment les conventions de la science-fiction comme seul Ernest Cline sait le faire, Armada est un thriller flamboyant et surprenant, un futur classique de l'aventure.   >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2018 Hugo Roman (P)2018 Audible Studios

Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
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Velveteen vs. The Junior Super-Patriots

2 ratings

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"How dare you? I never asked for you to hunt me down!" No, Velma Martinez hadn't. But when you had once been Velveteen, child super-heroine and one of The Junior Super Patriots, West Coast Division, you were never going to be free, even if your only power was to bring toys to life. The Marketing Department would be sure of that. So it all came down to this. One young woman and an army of misfit toys vs. the assembled might of the nine members of The Junior Super Patriots, West Coast Division who had come to take her down. They never had a chance. Velveteen lives in a world of superheroes and magic, where men can fly and where young girls can be abducted to the Autumn Land to save Halloween. Velma lives from paycheck to paycheck and copes with her broken-down car as she tries to escape from her old life. It's all the same world. It's all real. And figuring out how to be both Velveteen and Velma is the biggest challenge of her life, because being super-human means you're still human in the end. Join us as award-winning author Seanan McGuire takes us through the first volume of Velveteen's - and Velma's - adventure.

©2012 Seanan McGuire (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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Gideon the Ninth

183 ratings

Summary

The Emperor needs necromancers.  The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.  Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense.  Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap out of the audio, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy.  Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.  Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.  Of course, some things are better left dead.

©2019 Tamsyn Muir (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Asgard

7 ratings

Summary

In the final chapter of the A Shrouded World saga, Jack, Trip, and Mike have brought the fight to the Whistlers’ terrifying homeworld. With the help of some unexpected allies, the crew must finally find a way to stop the enemy before they can tear through the planes of existence and destroy all life. What they don’t know, what they can’t know, is that there is so much more to the enemy than they previously thought, and defeating them may be an impossible task.  Will our heroes be able to stop the enormous war machine and return home, or will they perish in the attempt? Come along on this fast-paced thrill ride to its ultimate conclusion!

©2020 Mark Tufo, John O'Brien (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Sword of Mars

8 ratings

Summary

A defector with a dangerous lead. A chance to speak for the silent. A perilous quest into enemy stars. When the star system of Legatus was preparing to secede from the Protectorate of the Mage-King of Mars, it was the secret agents of the Legatan Military Intelligence Directorate that laid the groundwork and fought the covert war to make it happen. Now, as the open conflict draws to a bloody stalemate, LMID has been broken. Their leader is dead, murdered by agents of the Republic they helped birth. Their surviving agents have scattered, following a final protocol that orders them to defect to the Protectorate. An old friend brings all of this to Damien Montgomery, First Hand of the Mage-King, and begs for his help in unraveling the mystery. The only answers lie where the Hands of Mars should never go: on the worlds of the Republic.

©2019 Glynn Stewart (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Delve

3 ratings

Summary

Regan is back and has had enough of the war. Pushing himself and his forces, he works to put an end to the war that is raging on multiple fronts. At the same time, he sends his forces in the Beneath rumored to be home of the most powerful races on Murgin to find the missing Queen Louella. He quickly finds the Terra wave from Starfall had caused more of a mess than he originally thought, with the Beneath's political situation almost more of a mess than the surface. With new threats on the horizon, will Regan resolve the already large number of issues before they arrive?

©2020 Matthew Peed (P)2021 Tantor

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A Desolation Called Peace

7 ratings

Summary

"[An] all around brilliant space opera, I absolutely love it." (Ann Leckie, on A Memory Called Empire) A Desolation Called Peace is the spectacular space-opera sequel to Arkady Martine's genre-reinventing, Hugo Award-winning debut, A Memory Called Empire. An alien armada lurks on the edges of Teixcalaanli space. No one can communicate with it, no one can destroy it, and Fleet Captain Nine Hibiscus is running out of options. In a desperate attempt at diplomacy with the mysterious invaders, the fleet captain has sent for a diplomatic envoy. Now Mahit Dzmare and Three Seagrass - still reeling from the recent upheaval in the Empire - face the impossible task of trying to communicate with a hostile entity. Their failure will guarantee millions of deaths in an endless war. Their success might prevent Teixcalaan’s destruction - and allow the empire to continue its rapacious expansion. Or it might create something far stranger.... A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2020 Arkady Martine (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
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The Invincible

13 ratings

Summary

Invincible is a classic science fiction thriller by the author of Solaris - for the first time translated directly from the original. A starship from Earth is challenged by a mysterious hostile intelligence.

©2017 Tomasz Lem (P)2018 Tantor

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The Light Brigade

20 ratings

Summary

From the Hugo Award­­-winning author of The Stars Are Legion comes a brand-new science-fiction thriller about a futuristic war during which soldiers are broken down into light in order to get them to the front lines on Mars.

They said the war would turn us into light. I wanted to be counted among the heroes who gave us this better world.

The Light Brigade: it’s what soldiers fighting the war against Mars call the ones who come back...different. Grunts in the corporate corps get busted down into light to travel to and from interplanetary battlefronts. Everyone is changed by what the corps must do in order to break them down into light. Those who survive learn to stick to the mission brief - no matter what actually happens during combat.

Dietz, a fresh recruit in the infantry, begins to experience combat drops that don’t sync up with the platoon’s. Dietz’s bad drops tell a story of the war that’s not at all what the corporate brass want the soldiers to think is going on.

Is Dietz really experiencing the war differently, or is it combat madness? Trying to untangle memory from mission brief and survive with sanity intact, Dietz is ready to become a hero - or maybe a villain; in war, it’s hard to tell the difference.

A worthy successor to classic stories like Downbelow Station, Starship Troopers, and The Forever War, The Light Brigade is award-winning author Kameron Hurley’s gritty time-bending take on the future of war.

©2019 Kameron Hurley (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Alien III

224 ratings

Summary

Audible is bringing William Gibson’s uncovered Alien III script to life in audio for the first time, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the birth of the Alien franchise.   Alongside a full cast, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen reprise their iconic roles as Corporal Hicks and Bishop from the 1986 film Aliens.    Father of cyberpunk William Gibson’s original script for Alien III, written in 1987 as a sequel to Aliens, never made it to our screens, although it went on to achieve cult status among fans as the third instalment that might have been after being leaked online.  This terrifying, cinematic multicast dramatisation - directed by the multi-award-winning Dirk Maggs - is the chance to experience William Gibson’s untold story and its terrifying, claustrophobic and dark encounters between humans and aliens, as a completely immersive audio experience.  The story begins with the Sulaco on its return journey from LV-426. On board the military ship are the cryogenically frozen skeleton crew of that film’s survivors: Ripley, Hicks, Newt and Bishop.  We travel aboard and hear an alarm blare. Our heroes are no longer alone.... Starring: Tom Alexander, Barbara Barnes, Michael Biehn, Cliff Chapman, Samantha Coughlan, Ben Cura, Dar Dash, Harry Ditson, Mairead Doherty, Lance Henriksen, Graham Hoadly, Lorelei King, Laurel Lefkow, Martin McDougall, Sarah Pitard, Michael Roberts, David Seddon, Andrew James Spooner, Siri Steinmo, Dai Tabuchi, Keith Wickham, Rebecca Yeo.

©2019 20th Century Fox (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Extinction Darkness

16 ratings

Summary

Darkness descends over the survivors of the Extinction Cycle.... With nowhere left to run, the Allied States fortifies their few remaining outposts and relocates Central Command to prepare for their final stand. President Jan Ringgold and her generals know beating the enemy on the battlefield is impossible. The only path to victory seems to be taking down the leader of the New Gods, a sinister Chimera known as the Prophet, before he can complete his campaign to enslave humanity.  While Captain Reed Beckham trains new troops, his wife Doctor Kate Lovato returns to the tunnels to infiltrate the bioengineered enemy communication network. Injured and exhausted, Master Sergeant Fitzpatrick and Team Ghost make their way back from Canada with a Chimera prisoner that might be the key to finding the Prophet and raising a new army.  In this thrilling conclusion to the Extinction Cycle series, humanity bands together one last time against the Variants. But time has run out for the heroes of the first war to save what remains of the Allied States and, perhaps, the world.

©2020 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2020 Blue Heron Audio

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When the Sea-King's Away

Summary

A classic tale featuring two of the most-memorable characters in sword and sorcery, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Over a span of 50 years, the late Fritz Leiber wrote dozens of adventures, set in the fictional city of Lankhmar, featuring the seven-foot-tall barbarian and the diminuitive thief. The stories were recognized with both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

©1968 Fritz Leiber (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Breakaway

Summary

Cassandra Kresnov is a highly advanced hunter-killer android. She has escaped the League and fled to Callay, a member of the Federation. Because of her fighting skills she was able to save the president's life and is now a trusted member of the security forces. However, not all Tanushans are happy to have her on their turf and Cassandra has to tread carefully. As Callay moves towards a vote on whether to break away from the Federation, confusion reigns and terrorist groups plot their own agendas. Cassandra becomes involved with two young troubleshooters for the secret service and finds out more than she ever wanted to know about the Tanushan underground and those on the fringes. Furthermore, there is a delegation from the League in Tanusha, and Cassandra is not sure that they won't try to take her back. Breakaway is a great story with a cracking plot and strong characters. At its heart is the enigma of Cassandra: Is she more human than human, or is she totally untrustworthy?

©2007 Joel Shepherd (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
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The Higher Frontier

6 ratings

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An all-new Star Trek movie-era adventure featuring James T. Kirk! Investigating the massacre of a telepathic minority, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise confront a terrifying new threat: faceless, armored hunters whose extradimensional technology makes them seemingly unstoppable. Kirk must team with the powerful telepath Miranda Jones and the enigmatic Medusans to take on these merciless killers in an epic battle that will reveal the true faces of both enemy and ally! 

©2020 Christopher L. Bennett (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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The Face of the Unknown

5 ratings

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Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek - a brand-new novel of The Original Series featuring James T. Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the USS Enterprise! Investigating a series of violent raids by a mysterious predatory species, Captain James T. Kirk discovers that these events share a startling connection with the First Federation, a friendly but secretive civilization contacted early in the USS Enterprise's five-year mission. Traveling to the First Federation in search of answers, the Enterprise suddenly comes under attack from these strange marauders. Seeking refuge, the starship finds its way to the true home of the First Federation, an astonishing collection of worlds hidden from the galaxy beyond. The inhabitants of this isolated realm are wary of outsiders, and some accuse Kirk and his crew for bringing the wrath of their ancient enemy down upon them. When an attempt to stave off disaster goes tragically wrong, Kirk is held fully accountable, and Commander Spock learns there are even deeper forces that threaten this civilization. If Kirk and Spock cannot convince the First Federation's leaders to overcome their fears, the resulting catastrophe could doom them all!

©2016 CBS Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studio, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2016 CBS Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studio, Inc. All rights reserved.

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The Bounty Hunter

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From outlaw, to bounty hunter, to vigilante: Revenge is just the beginning. Cade Korbin became a bounty hunter because he knew what it was like to be hunted. What he didn’t know was who he’d end up hunting. When it suited the Coalition, Cade was a Paladin, a member of their elite special forces. He did their dirty work and cleaned up their messes. Until his dark ops went public, and Cade was drummed out of the service with a dishonorable discharge. As if he’d ever been doing anything but following orders.  Forced to the fringes of society by his service record, Cade broke the law just to survive. Then the Enforcers caught him, and he served his time. Sick of the hypocrisy in the supposedly Utopian Coalition, he crossed over to the other side and made a life among his former enemies in the Free Systems Alliance. Now, he hunts the galaxy’s worst lowlifes, for a fee, and the only orders he takes are his own.  But when his past catches up with him, Cade is forced to fight for more than just credits...this time, he’s in it for revenge.

©2021 Jasper T. Scott (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Mountain of Mars

10 ratings

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The Mage-King of Mars is dead. Chaos rocks Olympus Mons. A new monarch must rise - but she does not stand alone! As the celebration of the victory at Legatus cools, a shuttle accident claims the lives of the Mage-King of Mars and his heir. The Crown and the Mountain fall to the Mage-King’s daughter, 16-year-old Kiera Alexander. She recalls Damien Montgomery, her father’s First Hand, to stand as her Lord Regent.  The pair are unprepared to govern but are thrust into the heart of Protectorate politics as the Mage-King had left behind everything from an unfinished war to an incomplete new Constitution.  Even as they get a handle on the list Kiera’s father left them, Damien is grimly certain of one thing: when it comes to the deaths of Kings, he doesn’t believe in accidents.

©2020 Glynn Stewart (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

124 ratings

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Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2016. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2016. Firefly meets Mass Effect in this thrilling self-published debut! When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life onboard is chaotic but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years...if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. But Rosemary isn't the only person onboard with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.

©2014 Becky Chambers (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
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Occupied Earth

1 rating

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The Sequel to First Encounter.  The forerunners left Earth in search of intelligent life, and they found it. Captain Clayton Cross and his crew encountered the Kyra, an advanced race of avian carnivores. They fled this first encounter, but the Kyra beat them back to Earth by almost a century.   Earth lost the war in just a few weeks. Our cities burned, and billions died. After we surrendered, the Kyra helped us to rebuild, but on their terms, confining us to city centers and building high walls to keep us in.   The Kyra indoctrinate our children and encourage them to ascend through a virus that turns them into Chimeras. These hybrids are sent to fight the Kyra's enemy, but only half of all ascensions are successful. The failures become Dregs, left to wander the Wastes as mindless predators.   Determined to oppose the Kyra any way he can, Clayton is working with the human resistance, and now they have a plan that will either put an end to the occupation, or to us....

©2020 Jasper T. Scott (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Fate of Wizardoms Boxed Set: An Epic Fantasy Series

9 ratings

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Thirty hours of magic, intrigue, and adventure. In a realm where wizards rule, magic reigns supreme. Power. The ambitious thirst for it. But when a power-hungry wizard lord seeks to expand his might, he triggers a series of events unforeseen. The balance of magic is altered, races of old return, and beasts of legend stalk the land. This tale follows a squad of unlikely heroes: Jerrell "Jace" - a clever thief whose outrageous exploits force him to hide his identity. Rhoa - an acrobat whose obsession for revenge will reshape her destiny. Rawk - an outcast from his people, this dwarf struggles against urges he cannot control. Brogan - once a renowned warrior, he labors beneath the weight of his regrets. Narine - a princess caught between her mad wizard lord father and jealous brother. Adyn - trained as a lethal bodyguard, her purpose in life is to protect Narine. Blythe - skilled in archery and woodcraft, she follows her heart, but where will it lead? Salvon - a mysterious storyteller who seems to know something about everything. These characters lead a compelling and memorable cast including ruthless wizards who vie for thrones able to grant the power of a god. How can one defeat a god?  Fate of Wizardoms is narrated by Travis Baldree, the same talent from Will Wight's Cradle series. This omnibus includes the first three books in the series. Fate of Wizardoms is a re-imagining of classic epic fantasy, told in a modern, fast-paced style packed with beloved genre tropes twisted in an uncommon fashion, perfect for fans of The Witcher, Kingkiller Chronicles, or Wheel of Time.

©2020 Jeffrey L. Kohanek (P)2020 Jeffrey L. Kohanek

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The Dark Forest

291 ratings

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Soon to be a Netflix original series! "Wildly imaginative." (President Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy) This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking listeners to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author.  In The Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion - in just four centuries' time. The aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information, means that Earth's defense plans are totally exposed to the enemy. Only the human mind remains a secret. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a daring plan that grants four men enormous resources to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike.  Three of the Wallfacers are influential statesmen and scientists, but the fourth is a total unknown. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer and sociologist, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead. The Remembrance of Earth's Past Trilogy The Three-Body Problem The Dark Forest Death's End Other books Ball Lightning  Supernova Era To Hold Up the Sky (forthcoming) 

©2008 Cixin Liu (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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Blood of Tyrants

13 ratings

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Naomi Novik's beloved Temeraire series, a brilliant combination of fantasy and history that reimagines the Napoleonic wars as fought with the aid of intelligent dragons, is a 21st-century classic. From the first volume, His Majesty's Dragon, listeners have been entranced by the globe-spanning adventures of the resolute Capt. William Laurence and his brave but impulsive dragon, Temeraire. Now, in Blood of Tyrants, the penultimate volume of the series, Novik is at the very height of her powers as she brings her story to its widest, most colorful canvas yet. Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an English aviator, Laurence finds himself tangled in deadly political intrigues that threaten not only his own life but England's already precarious position in the Far East. Age-old enmities and suspicions have turned the entire region into a powder keg ready to erupt at the slightest spark - a spark that Laurence and Temeraire may unwittingly provide, leaving Britain faced with new enemies just when they most desperately need allies instead. For to the west, another, wider conflagration looms. Napoleon has turned on his former ally, the emperor Alexander of Russia, and is even now leading the largest army the world has ever seen to add that country to his list of conquests. It is there, outside the gates of Moscow, that a reunited Laurence and Temeraire - along with some unexpected allies and old friends - will face their ultimate challenge...and learn whether or not there are stronger ties than memory.

©2013 Temeraire, LLC (P)2013 Tantor

Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
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The Violent Century

Summary

A bold experiment has mutated a small fraction of humanity. Nations race to harness the gifted, putting them to increasingly dark ends. At the dawn of global war, flashy American superheroes square off against sinister Germans and dissolute Russians. Increasingly depraved scientists conduct despicable research in the name of victory. British agents Fogg and Oblivion, recalled to the Retirement Bureau, have kept a treacherous secret for over 40 years. But all heroes must choose when to join the fray, and to whom their allegiance is owed - even for just one perfect summer's day.

©2013 Lavie Tidhar (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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No Fail

12 ratings

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Failure is a hateful word. For Dark Ops Sergeant Kel Turner, it’s unthinkable. Until now. Kill teams are accustomed to achieving the impossible, and Kill Team Three has done the impossible more than any other. Tasked with mission after mission against a never-ending list of enemies, Kel and Three brace themselves to rise to the occasion yet again. Kel lives under no doubts about his kill team’s ability to win against any odds, until an enemy thought long defeated reappears. From a dingy city locked in the center of a cold war to a nightmarish alien landscape, the one constant that defines their latest missions is that a kill team is always alone. Living in the black world of covert operations, there are secrets, then there are secrets. The first might lead to his death. The second might lead to failure. For this Dark Operator, in a galaxy filled with potentials, death is preferable to failure.

©2020 Galaxy’s Edge, LLC (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Space Marine Conquests: Apocalypse

67 ratings

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A Space Marine Conquests novel The Word Bearers have come to despoil the Ecclesiarchy world of Almace - and it will take the Space Marines and the world's secretive leaders working together to prevent an apocalypse.... Listen to It Because: Apocalypse is all about the biggest battles, and Josh Reynolds delivers that in this tale of three Space Marine Chapters waging war, with the fate of an entire world hanging in the balance. The Story: Following the cataclysmic Great Rift, forces from the Imperial Fists, White Scars and Raven Guard mobilise to defend the cardinal world of Almace from an invasion by the twisted traitors of the Word Bearers.... Lieutenant Heyd Calder is a Primaris Marine whose mastery of warfare is matched only by his diplomatic prowess. Under the orders of Roboute Guilliman, he is deployed to Almace, a minor seat of the Ecclesiarchy, to protect the world at whatever cost. Yet even as diabolical forces leer from the system's edge, Calder discovers that the capital's Cardinal-Governor, a sharp, inscrutable figure of spiritual and material authority, is hiding something. When it becomes clear that conquest is not the enemy’s sole aim, Calder resolves to uncover the secret of Almace. As the system is set ablaze, clashes of faith, strategy and politics ensue in the capital, and it becomes clear that the forces of the Ecclesiarchy and the Adeptus Astartes must fight together if they are to have any hope of victory.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
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A Contest of Principles

5 ratings

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An epic new Star Trek saga by New York Times best-selling author Greg Cox set during the original five-year mission! The planet Vok is holding its first free elections after years of oppressive military rule. Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise have been dispatched by Starfleet to serve as impartial observers, but remaining neutral proves a challenge, as Kirk confronts a tangled web of scandal, conspiracy, and assassination plots - with the stability of an entire sector at stake.  To make matters worse, Dr. Leonard McCoy has vanished while on a mission of mercy to Braco, a nearby planet only a system away. With Kirk unable to abandon his vital mission on Vok to hunt for his friend, it’s up to First Officer Spock and Christine Chapel to lead a team in search of the missing doctor, even if it means risking whatever fate befell McCoy.  Unknown to his friends and crewmates, however, McCoy has been spirited away to another world, Ozalor, where he’s expected to find a cure for a mysterious ailment plaguing a member of the planet’s ruling family. Torn between his Hippocratic oath and his desire to escape, McCoy finds himself at the center of deadly palace intrigues - and a struggle for power that may ultimately consume all three worlds!

©2020 CBS Studios Inc. All rights reserved. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
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Fondation et Empire

41 ratings

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Tandis que les crises qui secouent l'Empire redoublent de violence et annoncent son effondrement définitif, la Fondation créée par le psychohistorien Hari Seldon pour sauvegarder la civilisation devient de plus en plus puissante, suscitant naturellement convoitise et visées annexionnistes. En tout premier lieu, celles de Bel Riose, jeune général qui voit dans les secrets détenus par la Fondation le moyen de monter sur le trône. C'est alors qu'apparaît un mystérieux et invincible conquérant, surnommé le Mulet, que le plan de Seldon n'avait pas prévu... Le second opus de l'œuvre magistrale d'Asimov, porté par la lecture vivante et maîtrisée de Stéphane Ronchewski.

©1952 / 2006 Isaac Asimov / Éditions Denoël (P)2019 Audiolib

Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
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From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

157 ratings

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Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the 40h anniversary, more than 40 contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the 40 short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by best-selling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars: Gary Whitta bridges the gap from Rogue One to A New Hope through the eyes of Captain Antilles. Aunt Beru finds her voice in an intimate character study by Meg Cabot. Nnedi Okorofor brings dignity and depth to a most unlikely character: the monster in the trash compactor. Pablo Hidalgo provides a chilling glimpse inside the mind of Grand Moff Tarkin. Pierce Brown chronicles Biggs Darklighter's final flight during the Rebellion's harrowing attack on the Death Star. Wil Wheaton spins a poignant tale of the rebels left behind on Yavin. Plus 34 more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Ben Acker, Renée Ahdieh, Tom Angleberger, Ben Blacker, Jeffrey Brown, Rae Carson, Adam Christopher, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Paul Dini, Ian Doescher, Ashley Eckstein, Matt Fraction, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Kieron Gillen, Christie Golden, Claudia Gray, E. K. Johnston, Paul S. Kemp, Mur Lafferty, Ken Liu, Griffin McElroy, John Jackson Miller, Daniel José Older, Mallory Ortberg, Beth Revis, Madeleine Roux, Greg Rucka, Gary D. Schmidt, Cavan Scott, Charles Soule, Sabaa Tahir, Elizabeth Wein, Glen Weldon, Chuck Wendig Narrated by a full cast, including: Jonathan Davis Ashley Eckstein Janina Gavankar Jon Hamm Neil Patrick Harris January LaVoy Saskia Maarleveld Carol Monda Daniel José Older Marc Thompson All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book - a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies' longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children's books - valued at $1,000,000 - to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education. Over the past 16 years, Disney and Penguin Random House combined have donated more than 88 million books to First Book.

©2017 Renée Ahdieh (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Requiem for Medusa

72 ratings

Summary

The scum hiding deep inside the Reach out along galaxy's edge thought they could kill her and not pay the price. For years these hardened killers have run roughshod over the lawless worlds where Republic justice is never as fast as the blaster in your hand and where double-crosses and death are a part of every deal. They thought this time would be no different.  They were wrong.  This time, the Guild sent the legendary bounty hunter Tyrus Rechs.  As the infamous Rechs pursues the men who murdered his colleague, he's hell-bent on justice, heedless of the trail of destruction he leaves across ruined worlds and fantastic gambling meccas alike. Because for Rechs, this isn't just another Guild contract...it's personal.

©2018 Galaxy’s Edge, LLC (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Guns of the Valpian

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Captain John Duggan and his crew are stranded deep in hostile territory. Their spaceship, the ESS Crimson is damaged beyond repair. Enemy warships hunt them, eager to locate the vessel which has caused so much damage to their military. All seems lost. Duggan is not a man to go down without a fight. Determined to take matters into his own hands, he leads his squad across the surface of an inhospitable planet in order to make a raid upon an enemy base. What happens there sets in motion a series of events which carry Duggan and his men toward a prize of inconceivable value. Nothing worth having comes easy - a single error will result in failure and the deaths of his soldiers, as well as denying humanity the greatest of gifts. Duggan has made a promise to get his squad home and there's only one way for him to succeed. The Valpian awaits.

©2018 Anthony James (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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The City in the Middle of the Night

26 ratings

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"If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams.... And from there, it's easy to control our entire lives."  January is a dying planet - divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk.  But life inside the cities is just as dangerous as the uninhabitable wastelands outside.  Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead, after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal.  But fate has other plans - and Sophie's ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world.  

©2019 Charlie Jane Anders (P)2019 Recorded Books

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The Forgotten Empire

1 rating

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The Confederation has decided that Earth represents a significant danger to their future plans of Empire. A massive fleet is dispatched to destroy the Solar System and every Human on its planets, moons, and asteroids. If the Solar System falls, the fledging Human Empire will have no chance of survival. Admiral Reynolds is tasked with defending the Solar System and preserving as many Human lives as possible. He knows he faces a nearly impossible task as he does not have the ships needed to stop the coming attack. In the fledging Human Empire, High Princess Layla Starguard lays the groundwork for the future Empire. Every day the Confederation is seizing more Human worlds. It’s a race against time. Can the core worlds begin producing warships before the Confederation takes over all the Human worlds? Admiral Cleemorl and Admiral Masters are determined to do everything in their power to give the core worlds the time they need. Desperate battles break out across the Empire as the two admirals try to hold the Confederation at bay.

©2020 Raymond L. Weil (P)2020 Raymond L. Weil

Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Desperate Fire

1 rating

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In the fourth and final book in speculative-fiction master Christopher G. Nuttall's Angel in the Whirlwind series, an epic battle pits the survival of hope against the locus of destruction. As the Commonwealth produces more starships and increases recruits, victory begins to slip from Theocratic control. This can only make the Theocracy more desperate to win...and more dangerous to fight. After a mission to liberate an occupied planet ends in nuclear devastation, Kat Falcone - now a commodore in command of HMS Queen Elizabeth - sees firsthand just how far the enemy will go. Suddenly dealing with the war effort and a humanitarian crisis, many in the Commonwealth want a truce. Kat wants something else: to crush the Theocracy outright - and quickly. Kat devises Operation Hammer, an all-out assault on the enemy home planet, Ahura Mazda. It is a bold and risky plan, but the enemy has revealed there can be no middle ground. Can Kat break the galactic stalemate and deal a death blow to the Theocracy? As two empires prepare to fight the largest space battle in history, Kat must trust her instincts to save her people and avoid oblivion.

©2017 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Xenofall

Summary

With the final battle looming, the fate of humanity will be decided. Alex Keener and Elekim will face down Askala, the dark Radaskim Xenomind. But as Askala unleashes her final fury, the road to Ragnarok can only be paved with grit...and lives. In this explosive conclusion to the Wasteland Chronicles series, Alex will rise to the mantle as Elekim...but will it be enough to defeat Askala?

©2014 Kyle West (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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Iron Dogs

Summary

High-stakes combat in a pitiless universe. Iron Dogs is a sci-fi adventure in which human bravery and technology come up against the might of an alien war machine in the harshest of environments.   Humanity is within months of losing an interstellar war to a species of aliens known as Fangrin. Giving up isn’t an option. Victory doesn’t seem like an option either. When Commander Jake Griffin is sent out with the Eternity carrier group to hunt down and destroy enemy facilities, he has no idea what’s coming to him. The planet Graxol-4 out in the middle of nowhere hides a critical enemy base with vital resources just waiting to be stolen. The only problem is, it’s guarded by a war fleet and surface troops, while the planet itself is toxic and gripped by constant storms. Victory on Graxol-4 may not win the war, but it will buy time for humanity to regroup, toughen up and come back harder.

©2019 Anthony James (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Watchers In Death: Warhammer 40,000

15 ratings

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The attempt to hunt down and kill the orks' leader has ended in catastrophe. The Imperium is reeling from the loss of so many beloved heroes, and the military forces of mankind have been reduced to tatters. Koorland now knows that brute force is not the answer - but how else can the orks be fought? In a radical move, he creates small, mixed Chapter units of Adeptus Astartes - compact teams that will hit the enemy hard and fast and with deadly accuracy. With armour painted the black of mourning, the new strike teams become known as the Deathwatch. But will this be enough to tip the balance, or does the Imperium need to discover other new means to defeat the orks?

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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The Queen's Pardon

2 ratings

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Allies and enemies are not always what they seem. Trapped on a hostile world, hunted by pirate bands, and abandoned by her fellow captains, Alexis Carew must lead her small band to safety, even though it seems every hand is set against her. Stalked by pirates in the skies above and shadowy alien figures on the planet below, Alexis must convince former enemies to trust her even as she discovers where the tendrils of her true enemies lead.

©2018 J A Sutherland (P)2018 J A Sutherland

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Press Start

11 ratings

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In a world full of superheroes, be a power gamer. Everyone has a superpower, even Sam. The thing is, Sam has a power unlike anyone else. He can level up. That might not seem like much, but when everything from doing dishes to thwarting robberies gains you experience, Sam has finally found a way to become the most powerful hero the world has ever seen. And it’s a good thing, too, because the world’s most powerful villain has come back from beyond the grave, and if death didn't stop him, what can anyone else do to stop him?  And Sam? Well, he doesn’t stand a chance right now, either, but if he can level up just a bit more...anything is possible. Warning: This book contains awesome superpowers, sexy women, sex scenes, explosions, crazy power leveling, and the ability to become the strongest person the universe has ever seen. That’s right, we said universe.

©2020 Simon Archer (P)2020 Simon Archer

Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
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Throneworld: Warhammer 40,000

21 ratings

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The Imperium's situation has never been more grim - an ork attack moon hangs over Terra, and ork armadas ravage human space. To make matters even worse, eldar strike at the heart of the Imperial Palace, forcing humanity's defenders to fight on two fronts at once. Though it seems nothing can stop the orks - neither brute force, science, nor faith - an unlikely alliance in the farthest reaches of space uncovers the first clue how to defeat the greenskins. The Adeptus Astartes now face an almost impossible task: taking news of this discovery back to Terra through a galaxy teeming with orks.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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Scourge of Souls: An Epic LitRPG/GameLit Adventure

13 ratings

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Book four of The Realms. Continuing the epic LitRPG series begun in Barrow King. Gryph would give his life for his sister but saving her could cost him his soul. Gryph entered the Realms with one mission, to save his sister Brynn. He didn’t want friends. He didn’t want responsibilities. He didn’t want to care. But even the best-laid plans go awry, and after escaping a sentient dungeon and defeating a would-be world conqueror, Gryph is no closer to finding Brynn. Then, while mourning the tragic death of a friend and grappling with the burdens of leadership, an ally, thought long dead, returns offering the slimmest of hopes. This hope takes Gryph and his friends on a journey through strange lands where they must outwit a mystical crime syndicate, evade an infallible bounty hunter and face-off against Brynn herself, now a goddess with no memory of her true self. Gryph must triumph over them all. If he fails, both he and his sister will not only lose their lives, they will lose their souls. Warning: Welcome to your new favorite genre.  LitRPG/GameLit is genre that incorporates gaming elements from tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder with epic RPG video games like The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and MMO’s like World of Warcraft and sets them in a fantasy or science fiction setting. It generally has leveling, stat tables, character sheets, and skill progressions. If you’re new to LitRPG or GameLit, then The Realms is the perfect place to start. Prepare to lose sleep. You have been warned. Buy now and start this Epic LitRPG Fantasy adventure now! The Realms - An Epic LitRPG/GameLit Fantasy Series. Suggested Listening Order Barrow King The Lost City Killing Time Dead Must Die (A Side Quest) Scourge of Souls The Forsaken God Chaos Rising The Ravaged Land

©2019 C.M. Carney (P)2019 C.M. Carney

Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
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Legacies of Betrayal

16 ratings

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A Horus Heresy anthology  Only from out of great conflict can true heroes arise. With the galaxy aflame and war on an unimaginable scale tearing the Imperium apart, champions of light and darkness venture onto countless fields of battle in service to their masters.  This Horus Heresy anthology contains 18 short stories by authors such as Graham McNeill, Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Nick Kyme and many more. Also, Chris Wraight’s acclaimed novella 'Brotherhood of the Storm' delves into the nature of the elusive White Scars Legion, and their questionable sense of duty to the Emperor.  Only from out of great conflict can true heroes arise. With the galaxy aflame and war on an unimaginable scale tearing the Imperium apart, champions of light and darkness venture onto countless fields of battle in service to their masters. They ask not for remembrance or reward - simply to meet their destiny head-on, and only by embracing that destiny will they come to learn what the unseen future may yet hold for them.... This anthology contains the following stories: 'Veritas Ferrum' by David Annandale 'Butcher's Nails and Heart of the Conqeror' by Aaron Dembski-Bowden 'Serpent, Riven and Warmaster' by John French 'Hunter's Moon and Strike and Fade' by Guy Haley 'Censure' by Nick Kyme 'Kryptos, Thief of Revelations and Lucius, the Eternal Blade' by Graham McNeill 'The Eightfold Path' by Anthony Reynolds 'Honour to the Dead, The Divine Word and Guardian of Order' by Gav Thorpe 'Brotherhood of the Storm, Wolf's Claw and Lone Wolf' by Chris Wraight

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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Love and War

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The legend of Raistlin's daughter! A strange story that cannot be confirmed, yet it is whispered among the elves of Silvanesti, gossiped about by the kender of Krynn, and told here for the first time by Caramon, the enigmatic mage's surviving twin. A wondrous new novella journeying into secrets of the heart and rumors about the past that have bearing on the future of Krynn. Plus 10 exciting short stories - untold tales of chivalry and affection, heroic quests and foul villainy, magic in battle and transcendent defeat - featuring all the beloved companions and fantastical creatures of the best-selling Dragonlance Saga. The story that has enthralled over three million fans worldwide, as created by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

©1987 TSR, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Descent of Angels

178 ratings

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The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years - the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El'Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.

©2007 Games Workshop Limited (P)2013 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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Establish

16 ratings

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Regan Earle was a robotics scientist that inadvertently caused the robot takeover of the world. When his last creation completes a decade-long plan to end his own life, he ends up surprised. Creation offers him a second chance to test his wits and cunning in another world. Fate, however, is fickle and Regan ends up as a Dungeon Core...with all his memories. Is the world of Murgin ready to face such a dungeon? Let's find out.... Earth 2150. Nearly 20 years since the robot uprising, where all AIs designed by inventor Dr. Regan Earle went rogue and started to take over the world. Or at least, that's what everyone thought until a year later Earle himself sent out a message. A message that stated his creations would shut down if he were killed. He even went so far as to place a beacon on top of his building that broadcasted his location. The humans fought against the machines for decades in a futile attempt to destroy the tower. Until one day....

©2019 Matthew Peed (P)2019 Tantor

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New York 2140

14 ratings

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A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times best-selling author of science-fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312, and Aurora. The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change. The complete list of narrators includes Suzanne Toren, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim, Jay Snyder, Caitlin Kelly, Michael Crouch, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Christopher Ryan Grant, and Robert Blumenfeld.

©2017 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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The Gamepunk

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In the Pods, low life is the only life. The Shinzo rule the streets, and Virtualize, the brainchild of a man known only as The Wizard, owns everything else. The Wizard is a visionary who pioneered deep immersion, built massive, magical worlds, and made virtual reality affordable for all. But when a virus sweeps the world and governments, business leaders, and influencers seek refuge in VR, Virtualize pounces.  The Wizard is ousted in a violent boardroom coup and flees to safety in the VR world of Thullscarpe. The suits take over the Pods, and the slow corporate strangulation of the world begins. In a race against time and through multiple realities, the Gamepunk must beat the Ten Trials of Mad King Merrimen, save The Wizard, or the world will fall, and she's running out of time. It’s a matter of survival, and there can only be one winner.

©2020 Ember Lane (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
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First and Only

131 ratings

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A Warhammer 40,000 audiobook.    In the Chaos-infested Sabbat Worlds, Imperial Commissar Gaunt must lead his men through as much in-fighting amongst rival regiments as against the forces of Chaos.    Listen to it because: First and Only was one of the first books published by Black Library and is the most read Warhammer 40,000 novel ever, an absolute classic. This story begins the saga of Colonel Commissar Gaunt and the Tanith First and Only that has since grown into a multi-novel epic. It all starts here.   The story: For a thousand years, the Sabbat Worlds have been lost to the Imperium, claimed by the dread powers of Chaos. Now, a mighty crusade seeks to return the sector to Imperial rule. And at the forefront of that crusade are Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt and the Tanith First and Only - better known as Gaunt’s Ghosts. Trapped in the grinding trench warfare of Fortis Binary, the Ghosts find themselves drawn into a conspiracy to assassinate the crusade’s leader, Warmaster Macaroth.  With enemies all around them and no one to trust, Gaunt and his men must find a way to save the warmaster and prevent the Sabbat Worlds Crusade from falling into anarchy - even if it means waging war on their supposed allies.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

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Relics of Eternity

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A Duchy of Terra spin-off series The edge of Imperial expansion. Far from Earth and the other homeworlds. Here lie the secrets of ancient gods. Here...there be dragons. Seeking to escape the shadow of Annette Bond’s success, Captain Morgan Casimir has taken a posting on the far side of the A!Tol Imperium. Here she hopes to begin a legend for herself that stands apart from her stepmother, the Duchess. A chance encounter introduces her to the xenoarchaeologist Rin Dunst - and to the strange mystery cult that tried to silence him. There are darker secrets in these stars than the A!Tol and their human allies ever guessed...and if they can’t find answers, the Precursors' mistakes might yet destroy the galaxy. Again.

©2020 Glynn Stewart (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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Into the Guns

2 ratings

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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Legion of the Damned® Novels and The Mutant Files comes the first novel in a postapocalyptic military science fiction series about America rising from the ashes of a global catastrophe. On May Day 2018, 60 meteors entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded around the globe with a force greater than a nuclear blast. Earthquakes and tsunamis followed. Then China attacked Europe, Asia, and the United States in the belief the disaster was an act of war. Washington, DC was a casualty of the meteor onslaught that decimated the nation's leadership and left the surviving elements of the armed forces to try to restore order as American society fell apart. As refugees across America band together and engage in open warfare with the military over scarce resources, a select group of individuals representing the surviving corporate structure makes a power play to rebuild the country in a free-market image as The New Confederacy.

©2016 William C. Dietz (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Pacte de sang

23 ratings

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Depuis que je suis devenue la tueuse attitrée de la communauté surnaturelle du Vermont, je n'ai plus une minute à moi, course-poursuite, exécutions, meurtres en série... Bref je n'ai ni le temps, ni l'envie de m'occuper de ma vie privée. Alors quand mon ex, Michael, un vampire aussi sexy que redoutable a débarqué en ville, cela m'a un peu contrariée. Il faut dire que quand on se retrouve enceinte à seize ans et qu'on plaque son amant, on n'est généralement pas très pressée de le revoir dix ans plus tard et de lui annoncer qu'il est papa... Du moins, pas avant d'être passée d'abord faire le plein chez Joe, le marchand d'armes du coin. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2011 Les éditions J'ai lu (P)2016 Audible Studios

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Eden's Gate: The Omen

85 ratings

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Audiobook five of the best-selling Eden's Gate series! After the turmoil in the Arena, Gunnar retreats from Highcastle and attempts to maintain a low profile while the heat regarding Reborns subsides. Avoiding the human cities, he sets out to unexplored lands with guild mates and a potential new recruit. But when his Great Beast goes missing, a simple quest turns into a troubling chain of events that spawns several unanswered questions. Why is Sora unresponsive? And why are dragons threatening the inhabitants of Eden's Gate?  The king’s health may be postponing Dryden’s plans, but Gunnar’s saboteurs might have disturbed something that could be even more devastating than a Bloodletter invasion.  Can Gunnar mend the thin thread that’s holding the world from falling into chaos, and after more than a month in Eden’s Gate, will he finally cave to the temptations of an elf?

©2018 Edward Brody (P)2019 Edward Brody

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Dark Age

524 ratings

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For a decade, Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt color-coded Society. Now, outlawed by the very Republic he founded, he wages a rogue war on Mercury in hopes that he can still salvage the dream of Eo. But as he leaves death and destruction in his wake, is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will another legend rise to take his place? Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile, has returned to the Core. Determined to bring peace back to mankind at the edge of his sword, he must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families of the Core and face down Darrow over the skies of war-torn Mercury.  But theirs are not the only fates hanging in the balance. On Luna, Mustang, Sovereign of the Republic, campaigns to unite the Republic behind her husband. Beset by political and criminal enemies, can she outwit her opponents in time to save him?  Once a Red refugee, young Lyria now stands accused of treason, and her only hope is a desperate escape with unlikely new allies.  Abducted by a new threat to the Republic, Pax and Electra, the children of Darrow and Sevro, must trust in Ephraim, a thief, for their salvation - and Ephraim must look to them for his chance at redemption. As alliances shift, break, and re-form - and power is seized, lost, and reclaimed - every player is at risk in a game of conquest that could turn the Rising into a new Dark Age.

©2019 Pierce Brown (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Fuzzy Nation

356 ratings

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In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesn't care to talk about. On the distant planet Zarathustra, Jack is content as an independent contractor for ZaraCorp, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, that's not up for discussion. Then, in the wake of an accidental cliff collapse, Jack discovers a seam of unimaginably valuable jewels, to which he manages to lay legal claim just as ZaraCorp is cancelling their contract with him for his part in causing the collapse. Briefly in the catbird seat, legally speaking, Jack pressures ZaraCorp into recognizing his claim, and cuts them in as partners to help extract the wealth. But there's another wrinkle to ZaraCorp's relationship with the planet Zarathustra. Their entire legal right to exploit the verdant Earth-like planet, the basis of the wealth they derive from extracting its resources, is based on being able to certify to the authorities on Earth that Zarathustra is home to no sentient species. Then a small furry biped - trusting, appealing, and ridiculously cute - shows up at Jack's outback home. Followed by its family. As it dawns on Jack that despite their stature, these are people, he begins to suspect that ZaraCorp's claim to a planet's worth of wealth is very flimsy indeed and that ZaraCorp may stop at nothing to eliminate the fuzzys before their existence becomes more widely known.

©2011 John Scalzi (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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Persepolis Rising

663 ratings

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The seventh novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series. The Expanse Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games Babylon's Ashes Persepolis Rising

©2017 James S. A. Corey (P)2017 Recorded Books

Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
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Pharos

28 ratings

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With the noble Emperor Sanguinius ruling from Macragge, Imperium Secundus stands as a lone beacon of hope even as the Warmaster's forces continue to ravage the rest of the galaxy. Roboute Guilliman, still Master of Ultramar, has convinced his brother that Terra has fallen and that the mysterious Mount Pharos on Sotha now holds the key to mankind's future. But the Night Lords, those cruel and pitiless sons of Konrad Curze, have been watching from the shadows and make ready to launch their long-planned attack on the Pharos itself....

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
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Machine

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In this compelling and addictive novel set in the same universe as the critically acclaimed White Space series and perfect for fans of Karen Traviss and Ada Hoffman, a space station begins to unravel when a routine search and rescue mission returns after going dangerously awry. Meet Doctor Jens. She hasn’t had a decent cup of coffee in 15 years. Her workday begins when she jumps out of perfectly good space ships and continues with developing treatments for sick alien species she’s never seen before. She loves her life. Even without the coffee. But Dr. Jens is about to discover an astonishing mystery: two ships, one ancient and one new, locked in a deadly embrace. The crew is suffering from an unknown ailment, and the shipmind is trapped in an inadequate body, much of her memory pared away. Unfortunately, Dr. Jens can’t resist a mystery, and she begins doing some digging. She has no idea that she’s about to discover horrifying and life-changing truths. Written in Elizabeth Bear’s signature "rollicking, suspenseful, and sentimental" (Publishers Weekly) style, Machine is a fresh and electrifying space opera that you won’t be able to put down.

©2020 Elizabeth Bear. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
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Raven's Course

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Old friends have turned to foes. Old oaths have shattered. But old ties still promise redemption. Amid the ruins of a fallen empire, humanity fights to secure the fates of once-enslaved worlds. Captain Henry Wong and Ambassador Sylvia Todorovich of the United Planets Alliance have mustered force and diplomacy alike to drive their former allies in the Kozun Hierarchy back from their invasion. With their superiors unwilling to fight a war this far from home, Todorovich leans on the Drifters - old allies of both the UPA and the Kozun - to broker a peace summit that could bring peace to a dozen worlds...if she can trust anyone. Fearing treachery, Captain Henry Wong and the battlecruiser Raven accompany Todorovich to the summit. Even among former friends, he can trust no one - not the Drifters, and especially not the old friend in command of the Kozun delegation!

©2020 Glynn Stewart (P)2021 Podium Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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The Path of Heaven

40 ratings

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For too long had the Vth Legion ranged out beyond the sight of the wider Imperium, remaining ignorant of the Warmaster's rebellion and the war that inevitably followed. Only once their primarch, Jaghatai Khan, had satisfied himself that the path before them was just and true did the White Scars choose a side, taking the fight to the traitors on every front. But, four years later, the Legion's unfettered spirit has been broken by relentless attritional warfare against the Death Guard and the Emperor's Children - the Khan's Stormseers must find a clear route to Terra if they are to take part in the final, apocalyptic battle.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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Pathfinder Legends - Mummy's Mask - Empty Graves

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The dead are walking. The dead are screaming. The dead are killing. Opening the Necropolis of Wati was a mistake. Undead hordes are streaming from the tombs, causing terror in the streets. Zombies. Ghouls. Mummies. Soon the dead will outnumber the living. Valeros, Ezren, Harsk and Merisiel must find the Mask of the Forgotten Pharaoh. But can they trust anyone - including themselves?

©2015 Big Finish Productions (P)2015 Big Finish Productions

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The X-Ship

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After endless years of fighting in a galaxy-wide war, the most decorated super-soldier of the Old Federation was granted leave, sliding into a stasis tube aboard a sleeper ship. The ship never reached its port, and the soldier woke up a thousand years later on an operating table. The Old Federation was gone, most planets hurled back into the Stone Age. A devastated Earth used spies instead of spaceships to compete against the tougher, richer worlds. The Director of Earth had doctors suppress the super-soldier’s memories, giving him an undercover identity and mission: grab advanced technology from a prohibited planet before anyone else could and bring it back to Earth. The soldier turned spy felt desperately lost, alone and out of place. There were no familiar faces. But an intense sense of duty drove him headlong into danger. And yet...and yet...there was something more, something missing that he increasingly wanted to know. So began the soldier’s odyssey in a future time that would change the destiny of the universe.

©2020 Vaughn Heppner (P)2021 Podium Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
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Revenger

32 ratings

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A superb science fiction adventure set in the rubble of a ruined universe, this is a deep space heist story of kidnap, betrayal, alien artifacts, and revenge. The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Among the ruins of alien civilizations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.... Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It's their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds that have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded by layers of protection - and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous. Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore's crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular. Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future - a tale of space pirates, buried treasure, and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism...and of vengeance.

©2016 Alastair Reynolds (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
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Home Front

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Cam Alvarez was finished with war. But war isn’t finished with him.  Hausos is a peaceful farming colony. Once controlled by the Tahni, it's now settled by a collection of homeless refugees and war veterans, among them Cam and Vicky. Their life is pleasantly boring, quiet enough for demons from the war to nag at the corners of Cam’s mind on lonely nights. He fights the demons back with willpower and alcohol, determined to make this place home.  But the peace doesn’t last. Serpents show up in their pastoral Eden, smugglers from the Pirate Worlds caching weapons on the farms of their neighbors, taking advantage of the colony’s isolation and lack of law enforcement. Cam is worried, but he’s a civilian, and it’s none of his business.  However, the smugglers are just lackeys for the real mastermind, a former colonel in the Tahni Imperial Army, leading a group of disaffected Tahni soldiers in a quest for revenge against the humans who toppled their society.  Will Cam and Vicky be drawn back into the fight against an old enemy? Will fate finally catch up with them, here on their home front?  The fifth installment of the best-selling Drop Trooper military sci-fi series is here!

©2020, 2021 Aethon Books (P)2021 Aethon Audio

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Escape the Breakdown

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An EMP hits, the lights go out, the breakdown begins.  When Colby Riker, a former LAPD cop turned skillful bounty hunter is hired to bring in Alicia Scott, an elusive bail-jumper, he figured it was an easy payday - until a catastrophic EMP obliterates the country’s power grid and millions are thrust into chaos.  No electricity, no transportation, no phones, no rules.  As panic grips the City of Angels, Colby soon finds out he isn’t the only one anxious to get Alicia. But in the murky underworld of bail bonds and a grid-down disaster, staying one step ahead isn’t easy. Colby must keep her alive as they embark on a cross-city chase to escape the breakdown.  With no power, do you have what it takes to survive?  Six hundred miles north of LA, his small California hometown’s struggle to survive is just beginning as two feuding families confront each other in the darkness of the Redwoods.  Escape the Breakdown is the first explosive book in the Powerless World saga. From the international best-selling author of All That Remains comes a thrilling, post-apocalyptic EMP thriller series about two families fighting for survival in a world gone dark.

©2021 Jack Hunt (P)2021 Jack Hunt

Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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Artificial Condition

83 ratings

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The follow-up to the hugely popular science fiction action-adventure All Systems Red Artificial Condition continues The Murderbot Diaries, a science fiction series that tackles questions of the ethics of sentient robotics. It appeals to fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans. "As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure." It has a dark past - one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself "Murderbot." But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don't want to know what the "A" stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue. What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks.

©2018 Martha Wells (P)2018 Recorded Books

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The Ruins Box Set

19 ratings

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The sequel series to the best-selling Last Survivors series - the complete series of Ruins audiobooks in one bundle. Includes books one - four, plus a bonus novella The Ruins 2.5! Danger Lurks in the Ruins Three survivors travel the ruins of a collapsed society, sifting through the rusted relics of the Ancients' civilization as they search for a better future, hoping to escape the horrors of the past. But among those treasures lurks danger. And what they discover might be worse than what they left behind. The complete Ruins series - all in this one, special edition

©2020 Post Script Publishing (P)2020 Post Script Publishing

Length: 34 hrs and 9 mins
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Robot Dreams

5 ratings

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In a career spanning nearly 50 years, Isaac Asimov - science writer, historian, and futurist - accurately predicted how technological breakthroughs would be developed and utilized, years before they became reality. His foresight envisioned calculators, computerized cars, and advances in the field of robotics as chronicled in such popular books as I, Robot; Robots and Empire; and The Robots of Dawn. Robot Dreams spans the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the mid ’80s, featuring all of the classic Asimovian themes - from the scientific puzzle and the extraterrestrial thriller to the psychological discourse. In addition to the title story (a Locus poll winner and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist), this collection features several of Asimov’s robot tales. A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in "Little Lost Robot"; a woman’s talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered…and 17 more future visions from the grand master of science fiction.

©1986 Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc., Isaac Asimov (P)2014 Recorded Books

Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
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Ringworld

68 ratings

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Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. Ninety-three million miles in radius - the equivalent of one Earth orbit or 600 miles long - 1,000 meters thick, and much sturdier than a Dyson sphere. What other advantages are there to this world? The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel, Ringworld, is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmars, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.

©1970 Larry Niven (P)1996 Blackstone Audiobooks

Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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Available Light

21 ratings

Summary

The past comes back to haunt Captain Jean-Luc Picard in this brand-new thriller set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Section 31, the covert organization that has operated without accountability in the shadows for more than two centuries, has been exposed. Throughout the Federation, the rogue group’s agents and leaders are being taken into custody as the sheer scope of its misdeeds comes to light. Now, Starfleet Command must decide the consequences for numerous officers caught up in the scandal - including Admirals William Ross, Edward Jellico, Alynna Nechayev, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who, along with many others, are implicated in the forced removal of a Federation president. Meanwhile, deep in the distant, unexplored region of space known as the Odyssean Pass, Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise must put aside personal feelings and political concerns as they investigate a massive, mysterious spacecraft. Adrift for centuries in the void, the ship is vital to the survival of an endangered civilization that has spent generations searching for a world to sustain what remains of its people.  Complicating matters is a band of marauders who have their own designs on the ancient ship, with only the Enterprise standing in their way....

©2019 Dayton Ward (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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The Forgotten: The Complete Trilogy

24 ratings

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Contains books 1-3 of The Forgotten. Forgotten, book 1  Sheriff Hayden Duke was born on the Pilgrim, and he expects to die on the Pilgrim, like his father, and his father before him. That's the way things are on a generation starship centuries from home. He's never questioned it. Never thought about it. And why bother? Access points to the ship's controls are sealed, the systems that guide her automated and out of reach. It isn't perfect, but he has all he needs to be content.  Until a malfunction forces his engineer wife to the edge of the habitable zone to inspect the damage. Until she contacts him, breathless and terrified, to tell him she found a body, and it doesn't belong to anyone on board. Until he arrives at the scene and discovers both his wife and the body are gone. The only clue? A bloody handprint beneath a hatch that hasn't opened in hundreds of years. Until now.  Forsaken, book 2  Sheriff Hayden Duke expects to die any second. He's already been attacked by demonic aliens, rogue soldiers, and even the people he thought were his friends.  They took his wife. He has to find her. He has to survive. Another second. Another breath. He can never give up. He can never rest until she's back in his arms. They'll try to stop him, but it won't be as easy as they think. A new hope is rising in an old world.  Unforgiven, book 3  Sheriff Hayden Duke has got a long way to go before he can rest. How can he when the entire world is under siege by demonic aliens and a brutal thug who calls himself King?  It's an unknown and powerful threat that may be responsible for the end of humankind. The road may be long. The odds may be bad. The stakes may be high. But you can’t keep a good Sheriff down.

©2017 M. R. Forbes (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 29 hrs and 49 mins
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Perelandra

35 ratings

Summary

Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way. Here, in the second part of the trilogy, Dr. Ransom's adventures continue against the backdrop of a religious allegory that, while it may seem quaint in its treatment of women today, nonetheless shows the capability of science to be an evil force tempting a ruler away from the path that has produced a paradisiac kingdom.

©1944 Clive Staples Lewis (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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The Emperor's Legion

137 ratings

Summary

The Custodian Guard have stood watch over the Emperor's Palace on Terra since the foundation of the Imperium. Charged with protecting the Master of Mankind from all threats, within and without, their fearsome resolve is renowned throughout the galaxy, and their golden armour is the last thing that a would-be assassin or saboteur will ever see. Alongside the Null-maidens of the Sisters of Silence, who are anathema to psykers and sorcerers alike, there is no threat to the Golden Throne that they alone cannot vanquish...until now.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

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A History of Trouble

9 ratings

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"Red Wine and Blood": The Blood Wars raged for centuries across Boston. Witness a brief glimpse into the brutal history of the Wars with Ignacio Salvatore and the vampire he loves, Ashwin Metcalfe, in 1897. "A History of Trouble": Angel was joking when he asked O'Malley if someone resurrected a mammoth. Little did he know that was exactly what someone did. Experience the untold story of what happened that unfortunate night at the Boston Public Museum. "A Dragon in the City": What happens when Eroch goes adventuring in Beacon Hill without Angel? Chaos, pure chaos. "Fae's Gold": Daniel is helping the newly-resurrected fae, Ruairi Brennan, become accustomed to modern-day living. A boring trip to the bank quickly escalates, and Daniel calls Angel for help. The day goes downhill from there but ends in a comfy meal in a pub for an ancient fae warrior and a necromancer's apprentice. Contains mature themes.

©2019 S. J. Himes (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
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Babylon's Ashes

586 ratings

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The sixth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series from the Syfy. A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood. The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone. Outnumbered and outgunned, the embattled remnants of the old political powers call on the Rocinante for a desperate mission to reach Medina Station at the heart of the gate network. But the new alliances are as flawed as the old, and the struggle for power has only just begun. As the chaos grows, an alien mystery deepens. Pirate fleets, mutiny, and betrayal may be the least of the Rocinante's problems. And in the uncanny spaces past the ring gates, the choices of a few damaged and desperate people may determine the fate of more than just humanity.

©2016 James S. A. Corey (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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The Consuming Fire

345 ratings

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"Wil Wheaton narrates this space opera full of political intrigue and charismatic characters. The young Emperox Grayland II does not have an easy task ahead. The Interdependency is in jeopardy due to the collapse of various planets in the empire. Powerful families are looking out for their own interests, even if that means killing their enemies and threatening the empire. Wheaton delivers an expressive narration using a humorous tone when needed and employing his acting talent to bring the characters to life. This audiobook is a treat not only for Wheaton's fans but also for anyone who is into well-written science fiction." (AudioFile magazine)  The Consuming Fire - the sequel to the 2018 Hugo Award Best Novel finalist and 2018 Locus Award-winning The Collapsing Empire - an epic space-opera novel in the best-selling Interdependency series, from the Hugo Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author John Scalzi. The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it - unless desperate measures can be taken.   Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy. Arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth - or at the very least, an opportunity that can allow them to ascend to power.   While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are preparing for a civil war, a war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will take place between spaceships and battlefields. The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, but then so are her enemies. Nothing about this power struggle will be simple or easy...and all of humanity will be caught in its widening gyre.   The Interdependency series:  The Collapsing Empire The Consuming Fire

©2018 John Scalzi (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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Destroyer of Worlds

9 ratings

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200 Years before the Discovery of Ringworld The newly liberated humans of the Fleet of Worlds and Sigmund Ausfaller, who had been transported by the Puppeteers from Earth to the Fleet, must contend not only with the sly Puppeteers but also the threat of the Pak, a very smart and utterly ruthless species who are fleeing the exploding galactic core in an armada of ships at near light speed. The Pak are headed towards the Fleet of Worlds, having destroyed entire planets in their wake. Sigmund and his human allies are sent by the Puppeteers to reconnoiter and divert the Pak. A Pak is captured, but even a well-guarded Pak prisoner can be lethal. Sigmund and the human colonists must cope with many unpleasant surprises, between the manipulative Puppeteers, the brilliant, violent Pak and a new species called the Gw'oth who, while seeming to be allies, have own agenda.

©2009 Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Derelict

17 ratings

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One captain’s death might turn out to be humanity’s best chance at survival. As humanity expands into the stars, it discovers the universe is a hostile place. When Captain Slater of the USS Franklin is assigned to a deep-space reconnaissance mission, his ship is destroyed by an unknown alien race. Much to his surprise, Slater isn’t killed - he’s transformed. He is now a “derelict” - a consciousness bound to his old vessel.  Slater must quickly adapt to his new existence before raiders, alien armies, and mysterious forces seek to destroy him for a second and final time.

©2020 Dean Henegar (P)2020 Dean Henegar

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Mount Fitz Roy

56 ratings

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The sequel to the number one Audible Best Seller Earthcore. From the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Generations Trilogy comes the second book in the Sun Symbol series, an epic story of lost civilizations, redemption, and immeasurable treasure. With shades of Tom Clancy, Stephen King, and James Rollins, Mount Fitz Roy continues the tale of Patrick O’Doyle and Bertha Lybrand, who were part of the horror show that occurred far below the mountains of Utah. They learn that the "mother of all motherlodes” discovered there was not unique, that there is another deposit similar to it three miles beneath the towering peak of Cerro Chaltén on the disputed border between Chile and Argentina. O'Doyle, a middle-aged former member of a disgraced black-ops unit, gets his aging team back together to go after this fortune. Funded by the mining company EarthCore, he, Bertha, and his crew of 40-something operators try to turn back the clock long enough to make them all richer than their wildest dreams. But three miles below the surface, where geothermal temperatures will cook you alive, something is waiting. Waiting, and guarding. This time, O’Doyle is well-prepared and well-armed - if he survives, he will be set for life, and he will have his revenge for the Utah massacre.

©2020 Empty Set Entertainment (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

Length: 29 hrs and 26 mins
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Doctor Aphra (Star Wars)

54 ratings

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Dr. Aphra teams up with Darth Vader himself in this audiobook original - an expanded adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marvel comics series, performed by a full cast.   Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra, rogue archaeologist, is in trouble again. A pioneer in the field of criminal xenoarchaeology, Aphra recognizes no law, has no fear, and possesses no impulse control. To her, the true worth of the galactic relics she discovers isn’t found in a museum, but in an arsenal. This viewpoint has led to a lot of misunderstandings. After her latest plan goes horribly wrong, her roguish ways are on the verge of catching up to her, when suddenly Darth Vader, terror of the galaxy, swoops in with his lightsaber ignited and...saves her life? Don’t get her wrong - it’s not like she’s ungrateful. Sure, her new boss is a lord of the Sith. And okay, she may have just become a pawn in a deadly game being played by him and his boss, who happens to be the Galactic Emperor. And yes, the life expectancy of anyone who disappoints Vader can be measured in seconds. But she’s back doing what she does best. She’s got a ship to fly, a heist to pull, and two unorthodox but effective metal buddies: Triple-Zero, a protocol droid specializing in etiquette, customs, translation, and torture; and BT-1, an astromech loaded with enough firepower to take down a battlecruiser. Together, they might just find a way to get the job done and avoid the deadly performance review that waits at its conclusion. Just kidding. She’s doomed. Cast: Emily Woo Zeller as Doctor Aphra Jonathan Davis as Boba Fett Sean Patrick Hopkins as Luke Skywalker Sean Kenin as Triple-Zero Nicole Lewis as Sana Starros Carol Monda as Maz Kanata Euan Morton as The Emperor Catherine Taber as Leia Organa Marc Thompson as Darth Vader

©2020 Random House Audio (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Shadowbreaker

44 ratings

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A Deathwatch novel. Talon Squad return to action, hunting for a missing inquisitor on a world that has been claimed by the T'au Empire - but has their quarry been taken or defected to the Greater Good?   Listen to it because: It's the long-awaited sequel to Deathwatch and is packed with the high-octane alien-hunting action you've come to expect from Steve Parker.   The story: The Deathwatch are the elite of the elite - small teams of Space Marines handpicked for special missions that require the utmost courage and cunning. Now recovered from the injuries sustained on his previous mission, Codicier Karras must lead Talon Squad in the hunt for a missing inquisitor. Their only clue is the name of an Imperial planet that has been taken over by the T’au. Is the missing inquisitor alive or dead? Worse still, has she gone rogue, jeopardising one of the Inquisition’s most secret projects?  Karras must lead his team against a whole planet of hostile T’au and survive the deadly internal politics of the Inquisition to succeed in his mission, code named Shadowbreaker. Action, intrigue and excitement are seamlessly woven together by the master of high-octane science fiction, Steve Parker.   Written by Steve Parker. Audiobook running time 16 hours and 37 minutes. Narrated by Andrew Wincott.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
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Great North Road

54 ratings

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A century from now, thanks to a technology allowing instantaneous travel across light-years, humanity has solved its energy shortages, cleaned up the environment, and created far-flung colony worlds. The keys to this empire belong to the powerful North family - composed of successive generations of clones. Yet these clones are not identical. For one thing, genetic errors have crept in with each generation. For another, the original three clone "brothers" have gone their separate ways, and the branches of the family are now friendly rivals more than allies.  Or maybe not so friendly. At least that's what the murder of a North clone in the English city of Newcastle suggests to Detective Sidney Hurst. Sid is a solid investigator who'd like nothing better than to hand off this hot potato of a case. The way he figures it, whether he solves the crime or not, he'll make enough enemies to ruin his career. Yet Sid's case is about to take an unexpected turn: Because the circumstances of the murder bear an uncanny resemblance to a killing that took place years ago on the planet St. Libra, where a North clone and his entire household were slaughtered in cold blood. The convicted slayer, Angela Tramelo, has always claimed her innocence. And now it seems she may have been right. Because only the St. Libra killer could have committed the Newcastle crime. Problem is, Angela also claims that the murderer was an alien monster.  Now Sid must navigate through a Byzantine minefield of competing interests within the police department and the world's political and economic elite...all the while hunting down a brutal killer poised to strike again. And on St. Libra, Angela, newly released from prison, joins a mission to hunt down the elusive alien, only to learn that the line between hunter and hunted is a thin one.

©2012 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2013 Tantor

Length: 36 hrs and 34 mins
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Fleet Vanguard

Summary

Fleet Vanguard is the second book in the Transcended series: a high-action science fiction adventure involving massive space battles, overwhelming odds and exciting technologies.  A huge fleet of spacecraft emerges close to one of the Confederation’s worlds. The aliens on board - known as Trivar - claim to be peaceful. After countless wars, the Space Corps’ high command isn’t ready to believe, and with good reason. The Trivar have many demands. It doesn’t take long for two of the Corps’ most decorated officers to become embroiled in a war which appears impossible to win. While Nation hunts for a weakness aboard the main Trivar ship, two huge space fleets clash. Nothing is easy in this universe, and the key to victory lies with humanity’s once-greatest enemy.

©2019 Anthony James (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Clans War

43 ratings

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Not long ago, Daniel Mahan, known to everyone as Shaman Mahan, thought that he had taken his sixth and final step in the Barliona gameworld. Yet life has other ideas. The Corporation decides to resurrect the Lord of Shadow and his entire host. The Corporation's CEO personally pushes the reset button. Geranika and his Dragon of Shadow spring back to life as, meanwhile, the Corporation makes an offer the Shaman can't refuse.

©2018 V. Mahanenko; English translation copyright 2018 by Boris Smirnov (P)2018 Tantor

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Kantovan Vault

11 ratings

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The UFS Phoenix is on a mission to find a lost data-core that may contain the secret to defeating the alo-deepynine alliance. But the means to find the data-core is hidden deep in tavalai space, in a highest-security vault where the tavalai's manipulative State Department keep all their most treacherous secrets. To recover it, Phoenix must pull off the most daring heist the Spiral has ever seen. But Phoenix will need help - in the form of a rebellious faction of the tavalai Fleet; a fanatical parren mystic who lusts mostly for power; a cynical old tavalai marine who's spent much of his life fighting humans; and a superintelligent AI queen who will sacrifice anything to rescue her race from extinction. None of them can be trusted, and neither Captain Erik Debogande nor Major Trace Thakur is experienced in this kind of work. But each must gather his ingenuity and courage and learn as they go, as the scale of the threat confronting humanity looms larger, and the clock is ticking.

©2016 Joel Shepherd (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: John Lee
Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
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Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2

3 ratings

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Many unanswered questions remain about the terrible Eugenics Wars that raged on Earth during the 1990s, an apocalyptic conflict that brought civilization to the brink of a new dark age. Centuries later, as Capt. James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are forced to defend a colony of genetically enhanced humans against Klingon aggression and sabotage, Kirk must probe deeper into the past - and into the glory days of one of the greatest adversaries he has ever faced. 1992. Almost 20 years ago, Gary Seven and Roberta Lincoln, undercover operatives for an unknown alien civilization, failed to prevent the Chrysalis Project from creating an entire generation of supermen and women. Now the children of Chrysalis are adults, and rapidly demonstrating that superior abilities spawn superior ambition. Perhaps the most formidable of this new breed of supermen is the charismatic Khan Noonien Singh. Head of a vast global conspiracy, Khan's power stretches across a quarter of the planet. Khan dreams of leading his fellow superhumans to complete and total domination of the world. But several of his gene-engineered brothers and sisters have equally grandiose visions for the future, visions that recognize no one but themselves as supreme ruler. Gary Seven and Roberta watch in horror as the children of Chrysalis wage a covert war against one another, threatening the safety of millions and the future of the entire world! For more Trek titles, browse our special Star Trek section!

©2002 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved (P)2002 Paramount Pictures, All Rights Reserved

Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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The Trapped Mind Project

37 ratings

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As he looked at life... ...surrounded by the trappings of success... Austin wondered, is there anything else?  He made it to the top. As CEO of an asteroid mining company, Austin has accomplished everything he ever wanted in business. Now, he needs more. To get away he turns to a fantasy video game.  Is virtual reality the answer?  Should he pick, elf, gnome, caster, or swordsman?  He just wants peace and quiet, play as a dwarf, build a house, do some smithing and character building. His idea of the perfect fantasy game. Then he learns their secret.  Deceit hides in the shadows.  And the truth is all around.  Austin will need to level up.  If he gets caught, it means death. He’ll need help along the way. How can he convince anyone they’re slaves in a bigger game and stay under the radar? If Earth was a simulation and the game was real... Who can he trust?  You’ll get hooked on this first book (of 11) in the Emerilia LitRPG series, because the characters grow and advance in the most believable of ways and the plot twists are fantastic. Any sufficiently advanced virtual reality makes it indistinguishable from reality. Get it now. 

©2017 Michael Chatfield (P)2017 Michael Chatfield

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Light of Impossible Stars

2 ratings

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Award-winning author Gareth L. Powell delivers an explosive conclusion to his epic Embers of War trilogy. Low on fuel and hunted by the Fleet of Knives, the sentient warship Trouble Dog follows a series of clues that lead her to the Intrusion - an area of space where reality itself becomes unstable. But with human civilization crumbling, what difference can one battered old ship have against an invincible armada? Meanwhile, Cordelia Pa and her step-brother eke out their existence salvaging artifacts from an alien city. But when Cordelia starts hearing the city’s song in her head, strange things start happening around her. What extraordinary affinity does she have for this abandoned technology, and how can it possibly help the Trouble Dog?

©2020 by Gareth L. Powell (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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The First Wall

114 ratings

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Siege of Terra Book 3. The outer defences have fallen, and the walls of the Imperial Palace await the Traitors. Perturabo is determined to tear down the mighty edifices his brother and bitter rival Rogal Dorn has built - but first he must take the Lion's Gate Spaceport, so that his heaviest weapons can land. Listen to it because: It's time for Rogal Dorn's defences get their real test - the attention of Perturabo and the Iron Warriors. The irresistible force meets the immovable object - and carnage ensues. The story: The war for the fate of mankind blazes on. Though the outer defences have fallen, the walls of the Palace itself remain inviolate as Rogal Dorn, the Praetorian of Terra himself, uses every known stratagem and ploy to keep Horus' vast armies at bay. In Perturabo, the Traitor siegebreaker, Dorn faces an adversary worthy of his skill. A terrible, grinding attrition ensues. The crucial battle for the Lion's Gate spaceport is at the heart of this conflict. With it in their possession, the Traitors can land their most devastating weapons on Terran soil. Dorn knows it must not fall. But with enemies attacking from within as well as without and the stirrings of the neverborn drawn to the slaughter, can the Imperial defenders possibly prevail?  Written by Gav Thorpe Running time 12 hours 49 minutes. Narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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The Search for Power

Summary

The latest Dragonlance anthology, featuring an introduction by Margaret Weis. This newest anthology focuses on the lives and ways of dragons in the era following the end of the New York Times best-selling War of Souls trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Edited by Margaret Weis and filled with a dozen stories from both well-known Dragonlance authors and a few newcomers, this is the first anthology to feature stories that take place in the current Dragonlance time period.

©2004 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
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Altered Carbon

401 ratings

Summary

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen. Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched 180 light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats "existence" as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning.

©2003 Richard K. Morgan (P)2005 Tantor Media, Inc.

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Nexus & Other Stories

6 ratings

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A Warhammer 40,000 anthology Take your first steps into the adrenaline-fuelled fiction of the 41st millennium with a thrilling collection of tales, including an action-packed novella pitting noble Ultramarines against sinister necrons.  Whether you're dipping a toe into the galaxy of Warhammer 40,000 or are a hardened veteran of the universe, this anthology is the perfect way to discover the many factions of the games in action-packed tales. Within this book you will find Nexus, a fantastic new novella by Thomas Parrott. In a galaxy beset by war, where the Adeptus Astartes are all that stand against annihilation, the Ultramarines are exemplar - noble, honourable and oathbound to the protection of mankind. Where the predations of the alien, the witch and the heretic threaten the Imperium, the Angels of Death fight to oppose them. Brother-Sergeant Allectius wages a brutal war of attrition against a seemingly endless xenos foe. But when the vile necrons unleash a mysterious pall over him and the people he protects, Allectius must take his fight beyond the walls...for more than just victory, now their very survival is at stake. Also included in this book is a host of awesome short stories to give you a flavour of the many warring armies that exist within the worlds of Warhammer 40,000. Authors include Dan Abnett, Guy Haley, Chris Wraight, Rachel Harrison, Mike Brooks, Danie Ware, Steve Parker, Peter McLean, Josh Reynolds, Phil Kelly, Thomas Parrott, Robert Rath, Marc Collins and J C Stearns. Narrated by Andrew Wincott, Richard Reed, Emma Gregory, John Banks and Toby Longworth. Running time is 18 hours and 49 minutes.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Supercarrier Box Set: The Complete Ixan Prophecies Trilogy

39 ratings

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The best-selling military space opera: the complete series in one box set. Captain Keyes is loved by the public but hated by Command. He captains the UHS Providence, an aging supercarrier and the last human ship not dependent on dark tech - technology humanity has used to rule over the galaxy since barely defeating the Ixa in the First Galactic War. Dominance has come at a cost. Over the decades, old allies have grown resentful, and when dark tech itself fails, Captain Keyes’ predictions start coming true: those old allies are now enemies. But Keyes is not the only one proven right. As the galaxy plunges into war, the Ixan Prophecies are being fulfilled, one by one. Humanity’s oldest enemy is on the rise, with weaponry never seen before. The fate of the galaxy now depends on Captain Keyes, his tired ship, and his oddball crew. It doesn’t pay to be right. Box set contains: Supercarrier Juggernaut Reckoning Jump into the action. Download this complete series box set today.

©2016-2019 Scott Bartlett (P)2019 Scott Bartlett

Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
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The Salvage Crew

123 ratings

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Award-winning actor Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, The Rookie) brings to life a snarky artificial intelligence you won't soon forget. Don't miss his hilarious performance in a story perfectly crafted for sci-fi fans of The Martian, Red Dwarf, and We Are Legion (We Are Bob). They thought this was just another salvage job. They thought wrong.  An AI overseer and a human crew arrive on a distant planet to salvage an ancient UN starship. The overseer is unhappy. The crew, well, they're certainly no A-team. Not even a C-team on the best of days. And worse? Urmahon Beta, the planet, is at the ass-end of nowhere. Everybody expects this to be a long, ugly, and thankless job.  Then it all goes disastrously wrong. What they thought was an uninhabited backwater turns out to be anything but empty. Megafauna roam the land, a rival crew with some terrifyingly high-powered gear haunts the dig site, and a secret that will change humanity forever is waiting in the darkness. Stuck on this unmapped, hostile planet, lacking resources, and with tech built by the cheapest bidder, the salvage crew must engineer their way to payday...and beat Urmahon Beta before it kills them all.

©2020 Yudhanjaya Wijeratne (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Mage-Provocateur

8 ratings

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Vengeance hunts them. Rebellion seeks them. Loyalty commands them. The shadows will fear them.   Captain David Rice and Mage Maria Soprano have made their choice, signing up with the Martian Interstellar Security Agency and converting Red Falcon into a covert operations ship for the Protectorate.   Their new duties drag them back into the very underworld they once strove to escape, intentionally provoking the Azure Legacy into a renewed conflict. They find unexpected allies with secret agents from Legatus’s rebellion against Mars as they seek to stop Mikhail Azure’s Blue Star Syndicate from being reborn.   The Azure Legacy wants revenge. Legatus wants blood. David and Maria are bound by the overriding duty of all officers of the Mage-King’s Protectorate: protect the innocent. 

©2018 Faolan's Pen Publishing Inc. (P)2018 Faolan's Pen Publishing Inc.

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Of Honour and Iron

4 ratings

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A Space Marine Conquests audiobook.  As Roboute Guilliman’s Indomitus Crusade drives across the galaxy, Ultramarines Chaplain Helios is tasked with a mission of vital importance to the reborn primarch. Listen to It Because New insights into the Primaris Space Marines abound, as well a look at Primarch Guilliman as he leads his great crusade to reclaim the Imperium The Story The age of the Dark Imperium has begun, and the human race is poised on the brink of ruin. In their darkest hour, the Emperor’s servants have achieved the impossible: the resurrection of the Primarch Roboute Guilliman. Now Lord Commander of the Imperium of Man, Guilliman marshals his forces in a desperate effort to drive back the predations of Chaos: the Indomitus Crusade. Dispatched ahead of the bulk of Guilliman’s war fleets, Chaplain Helios of the Ultramarines is entrusted by the risen primarch with a mission of vital importance. Will he achieve a crucial victory for Guilliman in time, or will a millennia-old obsession spell his doom? And just what manner of weapons will be needed to wage the war to save mankind? Written by Ian St Martin. Narrated by Bruce Mackinnon.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Downtime and Death

9 ratings

Summary

After visiting Nevada, California, and two apocalypse gates, Alvin was tired. With Gothy, and now Kuro, beside him, they faced necromancers, an undead army, and saved a queen from assassination. Alvin could only wonder what was going to be thrown at them next! First, however, a vacation was in order. Returning to Green River, seeing the first settlement he had helped build, and revisiting old friends was cathartic. Alvin knew that he would not be able to stay long, as something was bound to happen to push them back on the road again. Alvin had to decide where they would go next, and had narrowed it down to two choices - south into Texas, or head north and east into Colorado and, maybe, the Great Lakes.  Either choice would mean meeting new friends, new enemies, or both. Warning: This book contains adult situations, in all their horror and glory, including but not limited to: sex, abuse, drug use, and murder. It also contains graphic sex scenes, which portray elements of BDSM and harem. You’ve been warned.

©2019 Daniel Schinhofen (P)2020 Daniel Schinhofen

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Convergence

21 ratings

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Having survived Atlantis, the town of Indian Hill beckons. As Mike and Trip make their way toward Indian Hill and are in search of some much needed answers, Jack is fast on their heels. It is a dangerous journey fraught with all manner of creatures. Zombies, Night Runners and the Alien Whistlers do their best to prevent the trio from ever going home again. The Whistlers are constantly roaming the wilds in search of food, the zombies gather in large groups, and the night runners own the night. Will they survive the nightmarish beasts only to be shredded by time itself? Trip may have some knowledge that could help, but extracting it from him is proving exceedingly difficult. Mike's memories are being tattered, and Jack's soul is tortured as he makes one final desperate bid to get back to his family. Time is truly running out. Will the group manage to get back to their original worlds before this one folds into nothingness?

©2017 Mark Tufo, John O'Brien (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Until the End of the World

52 ratings

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Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too. This is difficult enough, but Cassie’s tag along ex-boyfriend and her friend’s bratty sister have a knack for making everything, even the apocalypse, more unpleasant. When the two attract a threat as deadly as the undead to their safe haven, Cassie’s forced to see how far she’ll go to protect those she loves. And it’s a lot farther than she’d anticipated. This, coupled with Adrian’s distant voice on Safe Zone Radio and, of course, the living dead, threaten to put Cassie right back into the funk she just dragged herself out of. Survival’s great and all, especially when you have leather armor, good friends and home-brewed beer, but there’s something Cassie must do besides survive: tell Adrian she still loves him. And to do that, Cassie has to find faith that she’s stronger than she thinks, she’s still a crack shot and true love never dies. 2014 Voice Arts Award Winner 2015 Audie Finalist - Solo Narration, Female

©2013 Saray Lyons Flemin (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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Into the Fire

16 ratings

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Mike reunites with his wife and his friend, Paul, aboard the Guardian only to find that things have gone from bleak to hellish on Earth. Rampaging hordes of Genogerians plague the planet, as does an invasion from Progerians hell-bent on knuckling under the will of man through their relentless assault. Yet this may not be the worst of it, as an insidious "ally" has lent their support. At what cost can a planet on the brink come back from such desperate odds? Can Mike and those around him keep things from getting worse while also not tearing each other apart?

©2015 Mark Tufo (P)2015 Podium Publishing

Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
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Awaken Online: Precipice

128 ratings

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A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to reenter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept. After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city - with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city's marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city's survival or create new enemies. Meanwhile, Alex re-enters the game listless and angry after his loss against Jason. With his reputation in the gutter and no prospects, he will face a choice regarding how he intends to blaze his path through the game.

©2017 Travis Bagwell (P)2017 Travis Bagwell

Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
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Exo-Hunter

11 ratings

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The year is 1989. Callsign: Dark Horse and his Marine Rapid Reaction Force team have been sent to recover a strange artifact near Antarctica’s Soviet-controlled Vostok Station. Confronted by a team of Ruskie Spetsnaz, a battle for control of the strange device, frozen in the ice, breaks out. But before anyone can claim victory, or the prize, an explosion of white light knocks the combatants unconscious and whisks them away to... 2989. One thousand years later. Dark Horse, along with his teammate, Chuy, and one of the Soviets, Drago, finds himself in a future that is both impressive and horrifying. Humanity has left Earth behind and is rapidly expanding throughout the galaxy under the banner of The Union, a white supremacist government who racially ‘purified’ the human race hundreds of years in the past. Living on the fringe of this twisted Fourth Reich society, Dark Horse - the only Black man in the Union - commandeers a vessel and scours the galaxy for his missing teammates under the guise of an Exo-Hunter, seeking out exo-planets to satiate the Union’s need for colonization. His search takes him beyond the edge of the known universe and into an interplanetary war, guided by a vast intelligence that’s been waiting for Dark Horse’s arrival - for a thousand years. New York Times and number-one Audible.com best-selling author Jeremy Robinson takes readers on a journey to a dark and twisted future…and makes them laugh. Exo-Hunter is a lighthearted homage to 1980s science fiction movies that also looks at the dangers of white supremacy and the core values that makes it dangerous and the butt of the joke. In the audiobook edition, he is joined by number-one Audible best-selling narrator, R.C. Bray, giving listeners the most compelling - and most fun - thing to come out of 2020.

©2020 Jeremy Robinson (P)2021 Jeremy Robinson

Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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The Gardens of Nibiru

17 ratings

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Earth defeated the Toth invasion. Now humanity takes the fight to the aliens. The supreme Toth overlord, Mentiq, rules his species with an iron fist from his fortress on the planet Nibiru. The first overlord surrounds himself with decadent treasures and the galaxy's deadliest warriors to protect his dominion from treachery and attack. Armed with stolen Toth technology, the Breitenfeld travels to the world with a single mission: assassinate Mentiq and end the Toth threat to Earth. What secrets await Lieutenant Hale and the Breitenfeld in The Gardens of Nibiru?

©2016 Richard Fox (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Dragon's Mist (A 4X Strategy LitRPG Series)

22 ratings

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Build your kingdom - Destroy your enemies What would you do if you woke up in a strange land? What if you had no idea why? Would you fight, or would you curl up into a ball and cry? What if your fate was sealed by a booming announcement that cracked across the vast blue skies? “Greetings, welcome to The Land of The Lessermen. You have arrived in the nick of time. War looms, its dire thunderheads crowding our once glorious sky. This land needs a strong hand such as yours. A hundred must battle for victory, and at the end, there can be only one.” You’ve played the games, now listen to the book! For Connor O’Grady this nightmare comes true. He wakes in a land and is propelled into an age called Legendary, where he has to fight his way up from nothing, literally nothing, not even a pair of pants. He must learn to survive, to fight, and to enlist the help of others in order to build a civilization capable of winning. Because there is no other option. This is a LitRPG - Civ building fantasy tale and includes progression stats and settlement stats. For lovers of 4X strategy MMORPG civilization building games who enjoy a tale woven in the lands they spend far too much time in. Warning: Contains curse words.

©2020 Ian Thompson (P)2020 Ian Thompson

Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
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Golden Fool

55 ratings

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Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. There FitzChivalry Farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at Buckkeep as a journeyman assassin. Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Amid a multitude of problems, Fitz must ensure that no one betrays the Prince’s secret - one that could topple the throne: that he, like Fitz, possesses the dread "beast magic." Only Fitz’s friendship with the Fool brings him solace. But even that is shattered when devastating revelations from the Fool’s past are exposed. Bereft of support and adrift in intrigue, Fitz finds that his biggest challenge may be simply to survive.

©2003 Robin Hobb (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
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A Thousand Sons

138 ratings

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Censured at the Council of Nikaea for his flagrant use of sorcery, Magnus the Red and his Thousand Sons Legion retreat to their homeworld of Prospero to continue their use of the arcane arts in secret. But when the ill-fated primarch forsees the treachery of Warmaster Horus and warns the Emperor with the very powers he was forbidden to use, the Master of Mankind dispatches fellow primarch Leman Russ to attack Prospero itself. But Magnus has seen more than the betrayal of Horus and the witnessed revelations will change the fate of his fallen Legion, and its primarch, forever.

©2010 Games Workshop Limited (P)2010 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
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Belisarius Cawl: The Great Work

182 ratings

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An Adeptus Mechanicus novel. In the wake of the Great Rift, Belisarius Cawl turns his attention to the abandoned world of Sotha. Once home to the Scythes of the Emperor, it also hides a long-buried secret...and an ancient evil. Listen to it because: Cawl is one of the most fascinating characters in the Dark Imperium, and Guy Haley gets right into his memory circuits as he seeks ancient secrets that will blow your mind. The story:  Belisarius Cawl, Archmagos Dominus of the Adeptus Mechanicus, is the most brilliant mind alive. For 10,000 years he has furthered the cause of mankind, working under the aegis of the Emperor and Lord Commander Roboute Guilliman to prevent the inexorable march of the alien and the traitor. Many call him heretic, but all must recognise the magnitude of his achievements, for who else but he was entrusted to create a new generation of Space Marines?  Who else but the great Belisarius Cawl could even accomplish such a task? Now, in the wake of the Great Rift and the Indomitus Crusade, his ambitions bring him to the long-dead world of Sotha, once home to the Scythes of the Emperor, now a barren wasteland devoured by the vile Tyranids. Accompanied by Tetrarch Felix and his elite warriors, it is here that Cawl believes the lynchpin of his mysterious Great Work lies. But uncovering it is a near impossible task, one in which the Archmagos must overcome an ancient evil that threatens to extinguish the last hope of humanity. Written by Guy Haley. Total running time 11 hours and 11 minutes. Performed by John Banks.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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Renegade

17 ratings

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One thousand years after Earth was destroyed in an unprovoked attack, humanity has emerged victorious from a series of terrible wars to assure its place in the galaxy. But during celebrations on humanity’s new homeworld, the legendary Captain Pantillo of the battle carrier Phoenix is court-martialed then killed, and his deputy, Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande, the heir to humanity’s most powerful industrial family, is framed for his murder. Assisted by Phoenix’s marine commander Trace Thakur, Erik and Phoenix are forced to go on the run as they seek to unravel the conspiracy behind their captain’s demise, pursued to the death by their own fleet. What they discover about the truth behind the wars and the nature of humanity’s ancient alien allies will shake the sentient galaxy to its core.

©2015 Joel Shepherd (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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The Link

Summary

An impossible enemy. A fleet surrounded. Jain and his fleet of elite AI warships hurry to Earth's defense when an alien empire known as the Link stages an all-out attack. Though his fleet is equipped with the most powerful weapons tech ever developed, with enough firepower to raze an entire moon base, even Jain's mighty vessels prove no match for the enemy. When unexpected allies show up, the tide seems to turn in his favor. But will it be enough? Perhaps. The aliens were expecting to find a race of organics barely out of the stone ages. It must have come as quite a shock when they realized they faced a budding AI Empire. Book One of a full-length military science fiction trilogy, The Link ends in a cliffhanger. Book Two, The Alliance, is available now.

©2019 Isaac Hooke (P)2021 Isaac Hooke

Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Titan: Fortune of War

9 ratings

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From New York Times best-selling author David Mack comes an original, thrilling novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Death slumbers in the ashes of silent planets, waiting to be awakened and unleashed.... Twenty years have passed since the interstellar scourge known as the Husnock were exterminated without warning by a being with godlike abilities. Left behind, intact but abandoned, their desolate worlds and derelict ships brim with destructive potential. Now a discovery by a Federation cultural research team has drawn the attention of several ruthless factions. From black market smugglers to alien military forces, it seems every belligerent power in the quadrant hopes to capture the Husnock's lethal technology. All that stands between the galaxy and those who have come to plunder the cruelest secrets of the Husnock are Admiral William Riker, Captain Christine Vale, and the crew of the Starship Titan. ™, ®, & © 2017 CBS Studios, Inc. Star Trek and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.

©2017 David Mack (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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Dinosaur World 3

6 ratings

Summary

Portals continue to open faster and faster, spewing more and more aggressive dinosaurs across the world, and the situation has gone from bad to worse.  Cities are out of supplies, small towns are being wiped out by the vicious reptiles, and it's taking everything they have for the military to maintain any semblance of order. Amid all the carnage and chaos, Jason, Becka, and Hae-won must journey north to rescue Becka’s mother. Navigating safely through bloodthirsty dinosaurs and the worst humanity has to offer will be no easy task. 

©2020 Logan Jacobs (P)2020 Logan Jacobs

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Those Left Behind

28 ratings

Summary

One fateful decision - that is all it takes to either unravel all the Talbot clan has achieved or fulfill their desire for safety. Many are lost, though others return; this is the story of their struggle to survive and in remembrance of those left behind.

©2016 Mark Tufo (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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Persephone Station

1 rating

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Hugo Award-nominated author Stina Leicht has created a take on space opera for fans of The Mandalorian and Cowboy Bebop in this high-stakes adventure.   Persephone Station, a seemingly backwater planet that has largely been ignored by the United Republic of Worlds, becomes the focus for the Serrao-Orlov Corporation as the planet has a few secrets the corporation tenaciously wants to exploit.  Rosie, owner of Monk's Bar, in the corporate town of West Brynner, caters to wannabe criminals and rich Earther tourists, of a sort, at the front bar. However, exactly two types of people drank at Monk's back bar: members of a rather exclusive criminal class and those who seek to employ them.  Angel, ex-marine and head of a semi-organized band of beneficent criminals, wayward assassins, and washed-up mercenaries with a penchant for doing the honorable thing, is asked to perform a job for Rosie. What this job reveals will effect Persephone and put Angel and her squad up against an army. Despite the odds, they are rearing for a fight with the Serrao-Orlov Corporation. For Angel, she knows that once honor is lost, there is no regaining it. That doesn't mean she can't damned well try.

©2021 Stina Leicht (P)2021 Recorded Books

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The Carrion Throne: Warhammer 40,000

53 ratings

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In the hellish sprawl of Imperial Terra, Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor Erasmus Crowl serves as a stalwart and vigilant protector, for even the Throneworld is not immune to the predations of its enemies. In the course of his Emperor-sworn duty, Crowl becomes embroiled in a dark conspiracy, one that leads all the way to the halls of the Imperial Palace. As he plunges deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the many palace districts, his investigation attracts the attention of hidden forces, and soon he and his acolyte Spinoza are being hunted - by heretics, xenos, servants of the Dark Powers, or perhaps even rival elements of the Inquisition itself. Soon they discover a terrible truth, one that if allowed to get out could undermine the very fabric of the Imperium itself.

©2017 Games Workshop Limited (P)2017 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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Alien Honor

Summary

AD 2457. The longest space voyage in history has begun: 230 light years from a ravaged Earth to the pristine star system of New Eden - a beacon of hope following the Doom Star days. Aboard the ship are human colonizers, the Space Navy, fierce “Monitors” once bred to fight Cyborgs, and four “Specials” - humans with psionic abilities, capable of ripping holes in space to jump vast distances. But one Special has his own agenda and when an alien presence makes an offer he can’t refuse, the entire mission takes a deadly turn. Cyrus Gant, a former dust-dealing gang member from Earth’s subterranean slums, is onto the renegade Special. And while his psi powers aren’t as strong as he might like, Cyrus’ street smarts more than make up for this seeming disadvantage. This will be crucial, because as the ship makes the final, frightening leap toward New Eden, Cyrus is everyone’s last hope for survival.

©2013 Vaughn Heppner (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Parable of the Sower

164 ratings

Summary

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Octavia E. Butler paints a stunning portrait of an all-too-believable near future. As with Kindred and her other critically-acclaimed novels, Parable of the Sower skillfully combines startling visionary and socially realistic concepts. God is change. That is the central truth of the Earthseed movement, whose unlikely prophet is 18-year-old Lauren Olamina. The young woman's diary entries tell the story of her life amid a violent 21st-century hell of walled neighborhoods and drug-crazed pyromaniacs - and reveal her evolving Earthseed philosophy. Against a backdrop of horror emerges a message of hope: if we are willing to embrace divine change, we will survive to fulfill our destiny among the stars. For her elegant, literate works of science fiction, Octavia E. Butler has been compared to Toni Morrison and Ursula K. LeGuin. Narrator Lynne Thigpen's melodious voice will hold you spellbound throughout this compelling parable of modern society.

©1993 Octavia E. Butler (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

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My Life as a White Trash Zombie

33 ratings

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Audie Award Nominee, Paranormal, 2013 Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

©2011 Diana Rowland (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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Knights Magi

283 ratings

Summary

Opposites attack! When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before. And as a couple of half-trained rustic apprentices from the Mindens they did not feel up to the task or the high ideals of their title. But Master Minalan the Spellmonger decided to cure that ignorance. He arranges for Tyndal and Rondal to be tutored and trained together in their new vocation, learning the arts of magic, the craft of warfare, and the subtleties of chivalry from the finest masters in the kingdom. If they didn't kill each other, first. The two young spellmonger's apprentices from the Minden mountain domain of Boval Vale have much in common: both had their homes destroyed, they were both sent into exile by the goblin invasion, and they both serve the same master. Yet they could not be more different. Rondal is quiet, bookish, and introspective, dedicated to the disciplines of academic magic and anticipating a future of study, service, and, perhaps, romance. Tyndal is bold and brash: an extroverted over-achiever with dreams of glory, gold, and girls. Fate, circumstance, and the whims of the gods have forced them together, but the raw emotions of adolescence and the trauma of war put them at each others' throats with depressing frequency. Master Minalan can't have that, especially not in his fragile new domain with another baby on the way...so he sends them on the road. Jealousy, anxiety, passion, and frustration conspire to make them rivals - but if they don't figure out a way to learn to work together, and quickly, then their stubborn feud could end up affecting the fate of the entire war. Along the way they pick up some enemies, gain a few allies, master a few new skills, and attempt to learn the laws of love. But as they stumble through their lessons and learn to master their tempers, they discover that the strongest bonds between men are forged by the most difficult of trials. For after they become proficient at magic, war, and errantry, they are put to the test in the field, the most difficult of circumstances...a mission where the strength of their friendship and the quality of their honor may be what defines them best as - Knights Magi!

©2017 Terry Mancour (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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The Sidekicks Initiative: A Comedy Superhero Adventure

7 ratings

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Once, they stood next to justice. Now they're standing up for it... When sworn protectors of Earth, the Justice Platoon, are all horribly killed, their former arch-enemies come crawling out of the woodwork. Outnumbered, outgunned, and out of options, the US government has no choice but to activate the Sidekicks Initiative, dragging the Platoon's middle-aged ex-sidekicks out of retirement. Now these three reluctant, out of shape former child-wonders must work together to stop the rising tide of supervillainy, avenge their former mentors' deaths, and bring the world back from the brink of destruction.  Assuming they don't kill each other first. Featuring anaphylactic shockwaves, unexpected hippos, and an aggressive man shouting at butterflies, The Sidekicks Initiative is the first book in the action-packed new series from internationally best-selling Space Team author, Barry J. Hutchison.

©2018 Barry J. Hutchison (P)2019 Zertex Media Ltd

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Le Vieil homme et la guerre 1

5 ratings

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"J'ai fait deux choses le jour de mes soixante-quinze ans : je suis allé sur la tombe de ma femme. Puis je me suis engagé." À soixante-quinze ans, l'âge requis, John Perry n'est pas le seul à intégrer les Forces de défense coloniale, billet pour les étoiles, mais sans retour. Rien ne le retient plus sur Terre. Combien d'années peut-il espérer vivre ? S'engager, c'est protéger l'expansion de l'humanité dans la Galaxie, retrouver une seconde jeunesse et, à l'issue du service, obtenir le statut de colon sur une planète nouvelle. Mais qu'advient-il réellement de ces recrues ? Le premier tome de la saga devenue culte de John Scalzi, entre science-fiction militaire et space-opera débridé.

©2005 / 2007 John Scalzi / Librairie L'Atalante (P)2021 Audiolib

Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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Scions of the Black Lotus: The Complete Tales of the Floating World

1 rating

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For an imperial assassin, assignment as a courtesan in the Floating World seems like a waste of her talents...until killers target her clan sisters. In the legendary Floating World, wars are waged with wit, the strongest soldier can be bound with threads of silk, and flesh is the currency by which life, death, and freedom can all be purchased.  Half-elf Jie bemoans her temporary assignment as a Night Blossom in the most sought-after house, even if it's the perfect cover for her real work as an assassin in the emperor’s service. When killers target her clan sisters, it leads to a convergence of threats that could topple an empire. The Complete Tales of the Floating World Includes six books and two bonus stories: Thorn of the Night Blossoms White Sheep of the Family Interlude (Bonus Story) Wretches of the Trench Temptress of Fates Last Heir of the North Interlude 2 (Bonus Story) Last Bloom of the Jade Lotus

©2020 Dragonstone Press, LLC (P)2020 Dragonstone Press, LLC

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Voices of the Fall

3 ratings

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Original stories set in John Ringo's best-selling Black Tide Rising series.  The zombie apocalypse is here in these all-new stories from John Ringo, Sarah A. Hoyt, Michael Z. Williamson, Jody Lynn Nye, Travis S. Taylor, and many more. Sequel to the best-selling anthology Black Tide Rising.   Civilization had fallen. Everyone who survived the plague lived through the Fall, that terrible autumn when life as they had known it ended in blood and chaos.   Nuclear-attack submarines facing sudden and unimaginable crises. Paid hunters on a remote island suddenly cut off from any hope of support. Elite assassins. Never-made-it retirees. Bong-toting former soldiers. There were seven and a half billion stories of pain and suffering, courage, hope, and struggle crying out from history: Remember us.   These are their stories. These are the Voices of the Fall.   Contributors:  John Ringo  John Birmingham  Sarah A. Hoyt  Travis S. Taylor  Michael Z. Williamson  Jody Lynn Nye  Robert Buettner  Brendan DuBois  Dave Freer  Mike Massa  Griffin Barber  Rob Hampson  Michael Gants

©2019 John Ringo & Gary Poole; Content from John Ringo, Mike Massa, Sarah A. Hoyt, Rob Hampson, Travis S. Taylor, Michael Z. Williamson, Lynn Nye, Brendan DuBois, Robert Buettner, Dave Freer, Griffin Barber, Michael Gants, and John Birmingham. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Zombie Fallout 8

27 ratings

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Mike and his family escaped a vast zombie horde to find themselves imprisoned by a clandestine group that seeks global domination by the most nefarious means possible. Help is coming, in the form of a 500-year-old PopTart-loving vampire named Tommy. Will he be enough to get the Talbots to freedom or will he succumb to monsters new and old? On top of all this Mike discovers that he is in the crosshairs of an ancient enemy and it is only a matter of time until the final showdown.

©2014 Mark Tufo (P)2014 Podium Publishing

Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
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When Luck Runs Out

Summary

After years of battle, Kelsey Bandar and Jared Mertz are finally ready to face the master AI enslaving the Terran Empire. With just a bit of luck, this nightmare will finally be over.  Only luck can run out just when you need it the most.  Outnumbered and outgunned, they must salvage victory from certain defeat. Failure means extermination, invasion, and the loss of everyone they love. Can they beat the odds just one more time?  If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab When Luck Runs Out and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!

©2020 Terry Mixon (P)2021 Terry Mixon

Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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Star Wars: Life Debt - Aftermath, Book 2

178 ratings

Summary

New York Times best seller Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the never-before-told story that began with Star Wars: Aftermath continues in this thrilling novel, the second book of Chuck Wendig’s best-selling trilogy. It is a dark time for the Empire.  The Emperor is dead, and the remnants of his former Empire are in retreat. As the New Republic fights to restore a lasting peace to the galaxy, some dare to imagine new beginnings and new destinies. For Han Solo, that means settling his last outstanding debt, by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookiee’s homeworld of Kashyyyk.   Meanwhile, Norra Wexley and her band of Imperial hunters pursue Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and the Empire’s remaining leadership across the galaxy. Even as more and more officers are brought to justice, Sloane continues to elude the New Republic, and Norra fears Sloane may be searching for a means to save the crumbling Empire from oblivion. But the hunt for Sloane is cut short when Norra receives an urgent request from Princess Leia Organa. The attempt to liberate Kashyyyk has carried Han Solo, Chewbacca, and a band of smugglers into an ambush—resulting in Chewie’s capture and Han’s disappearance.    Breaking away from their official mission and racing toward the Millennium Falcon’s last known location, Norra and her crew prepare for any challenge that stands between them and their missing comrades. But they can’t anticipate the true depth of the danger that awaits them—or the ruthlessness of the enemy drawing them into his crosshairs. Praise for Aftermath: Life Debt “Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt has found its place at the top of all the new canon works. Simply, outstandingly great Star Wars.” (Star Wars Post) “[Chuck] Wendig once again strikes gold, offering a sweeping narrative with plenty of insight into both the state of the galaxy at large and beloved characters both new and old.” (Alternative Nation)  “With an intense plot, political intrigue and great characterization, Wendig’s Aftermath: Life Debt is an excellent read.” (Flickering Myth Praise for Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath)   “Star Wars: Aftermath [reveals] what happened after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It turns out, there’s more than just the Empire for the good guys to worry about.” (The Hollywood Reporter) “The Force is strong with Star Wars: Aftermath.” (Alternative Nation) “The Star Wars universe is fresh and new again, and just as rich and mysterious as it always was.” (Den of Geek)

©2016 Chuck Wendig (P)2016 Random House Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
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Corax

18 ratings

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After Isstvan, after Deliverance, the Raven Guard still endure. Their primarch Corvus Corax has rallied countless warriors to his banner, striking back at the forces of the Warmaster on every front - from the degenerate hereteks of the Mechanicum to the cruel legionaries of the Sons of Horus, none shall escape his wrath. But although Corax has managed to stall the physical corruption of his own Space Marines, what of their spirit? And what sinister end must await those who dwell forever in the darkness? This anthology contains all of Gav Thorpe's tales of the Raven Guard in the Horus Heresy - the novellas Soulforge and Ravenlord, and short stories The Shadowmasters, The Value of Fear and Raptor. Also included is the brand-new novella Weregeld, taking Corax's legend to its grim conclusion.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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The Bartered Brides

4 ratings

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The thirteenth novel in the magical alternate history Elemental Masters series continues the reimagined adventures of Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate Victorian England.   The threat of Moriarty is gone - but so is Sherlock Holmes.   Even as they mourn the loss of their colleague, psychic Nan Killian, medium Sarah Lyon-White, and Elemental Masters John and Mary Watson must be vigilant, for members of Moriarty’s network are still at large. And their troubles are far from over: in a matter of weeks, two headless bodies of young brides wash up in major waterways. A couple who fears for their own recently-wedded daughter hires the group to investigate, but with each new body, the mystery only deepens.    The more bodies emerge, the more the gang suspects that there is dangerous magic at work, and that Moriarty’s associates are somehow involved. But as they race against the clock to uncover the killer, it will take all their talents, Magic, and Psychic Powers - and perhaps some help from a dearly departed friend - to bring the murderer to justice.

©2018 Mercedes Lackey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Surviving the Elements

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Wolf has watched his entire world go up in flames. Now, Regan must help him pick up the pieces if they hope to survive.... After the total disintegration of the island, Regan, Wolf, and the rest of the group decide to return to the one place they’ve called home — the swamp. However, returning isn’t as easy as it seems. The journey across Florida presents a whole new range of horrors as society breaks down, made all the worse when one of their own gets seriously injured. Plus, the team must face the trek with two new members whom some believe don’t belong with them at all. With danger and supply shortages at every step, questions are raised whether or not they’re making the best choice in returning. And while Regan believes she’s learned her lesson — groups are the way to go — it’s terrifying to make the final leap and fight not just survive... but to live.  This novel contains violence and referenced sexual violence.

©2019 Relay Publishing (P)2020 Relay Publishing

Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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La pierre des larmes

33 ratings

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La victoire de Richard, Zedd et Kahlan a déchiré le voile qui sépare le monde des vivants et le royaume des morts. Et si Richard refuse d'être un magicien, il n'en subit pas moins les conséquences liées à ce don : renier son héritage le condamne non seulement lui mais aussi le monde. Une seule personne détient le pouvoir de lui faire accepter ce qu'il abhorre : Kahlan, la Mère Inquisitrice. Pour sauver Richard et son peuple, elle devra tout sacrifier et déclencher une guerre qui emportera tous ceux qu'elle aime. Malheur à celui qui néglige la Deuxième Leçon du sorcier...

©2003 Terry Goodkind / Bragelonne pour la traduction francaise. Traduit de l'anglais par Jean-Claude Mallé (P)2019 Audible Studios

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Morning Star

1126 ratings

Summary

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger for vengeance run deep on both sides. Darrow and his comrades-in-arms face powerful enemies without scruple or mercy. Among them are some Darrow once considered friends. To win, Darrow will need to inspire those shackled in darkness to break their chains, unmake the world their cruel masters have built, and claim a destiny too long denied - and too glorious to surrender.

©2016 Pierce Brown (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Legacy of War: The Complete Series (Books 1-3)

Summary

A fragile truce hides a deadly deceit. A century ago, an alien fleet attacked Earth. After decades of bitter war, a truce was struck. The aliens disappeared. Humanity stood down. But the captain of the aging battleship Walker Pierce will never forget.  He has spent the last months in disputed space, against the wishes of his superiors and many of his weary crew, looking for proof of alien treachery and afraid of what he might find. Because this time, if the aliens attack, humanity won't be so lucky.  Legacy of War is an enthralling tale of humanity on the edges of the unknown, perfect for fans of Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet and David Weber’s Honorverse. Includes all three books in the series: First Encounter, Enemy Lines, and Invasion Force.

©2020 Joshua James (P)2021 Joshua James

Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
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The Twisted Secrets of the Leadership

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“You are a huntress. You value honor and righteousness. You did your duty. And, I have never been more proud of you.” The Leadership. An organization for and by people who have devoted their lives to protecting humanity from the vile creatures known as Witches. They have put in place meticulously structured guidelines, rules, and orders for the sole purpose of achieving that one goal. The flow of operations runs as smoothly as a well-tuned orchestra, but don’t be deceived. The Leadership is far from valiant. Behind its gold-plated exterior is a rusted fist, clenched chokingly around their victims. Or as they call them, Hunters. The Leadership has hidden all of its secrets behind a thick coating of manipulation and centuries of brainwashing. They have perfected the art of allegiance through fear; compliance through exploitation; and conformity through condemnation. However, all they have tried to hide will be revealed through five broken but undefeated souls: Eddie, Angel, Caieta, Benzi, and Loyce.  They had to learn the hard way that nothing is sacred but the sole objective. And no one is safe. Not even the purebred soldiers they call children. “We thank you for your Sacrifice.”

©2019 Kaylyn Dunn (P)2021 Kaylyn Dunn

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Exit Strategy

61 ratings

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The fourth and final part of the Murderbot Diaries series that began with All Systems Red.  Murderbot wasn't programmed to care. So its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?  Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah - its former owner (protector? friend?) - submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.  But who's going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when it's caught?

©2018 Martha Wells (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Victory on Terra

1 rating

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Kelsey Bandar and Jared Mertz must retrieve the electronic override buried under the ruins of the old Imperial Palace to win the war against the AIs. Oh, and get off the planet in spite of the murderous warships orbiting the destroyed world.  How hard could that be?  Imprisoned in a dead megacity and surrounded by howling savages thirsty for their blood, they must triumph or die. And if they die, humanity dies with them.  If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab Victory on Terra and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga today!

©2020 Terry Mixon (P)2020 Terry Mixon

Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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Glass World

69 ratings

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The Galactics arrived with their Battle Fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way.    More than a century has passed since the glorious day of Earth’s annexation. Struggling to hold on to a handful of planets in the frontier provinces, humanity is at war with Rigel. After the destruction of both our fleet and theirs, a time of quiet rebuilding has begun.    James McGill was hoping for a peaceful break in the conflict, but an opportunity to gain a significant technological edge arises. He’s summoned to Central and sent off to the stars, searching for a strange planet dotted with crystalline formations. There, the vicious apex predators from Rigel manufacture their impenetrable body armor.    McGill is sent to the new planet first as an agent, then at the forefront of Legion Varus. He must face death, evil aliens, and his own untrustworthy government. Find out who lives and who gets permed in Glass World, book 13 of the Undying Mercenaries series.    With over three million copies sold, USA Today best-selling author B. V. Larson is the king of modern military science fiction.

©2020 Iron Tower Press (P)2020 Iron Tower Press

Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
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Endure

Summary

The journey of the starship Pioneer continues in the fourth thrilling installment of the Forgotten Starship series. The ship is in dire straits, deep behind enemy lines, and on the verge of capture. While Tyson fights to prepare a defense, other forces work to ensure his ultimate failure as they seek to claim one of Pioneer’s few remaining secrets. Meanwhile, Keesha and the Marines may have captured the enemy Forge, but they have no idea how to bring it under control. Searching for answers, strange echoes from within the station lead Keesha to make a dangerous decision that could cost her everything. The fight for survival is coming to a head, and it will take all of the strength Tyson, Keesha, John, Tsi, and the passengers and crew of Pioneer can muster to endure the coming storm. Otherwise, it won’t just mean the end of the colony...it will be the end of us all.

©2020 Quirky Algorithms (P)2021 Quirky Algorithms

Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
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The Bleed: Rapture

Summary

THE BLEED is attacking on several fronts and through different realities at once. The survivors of numerous battles are brought together through a series of ancient clockwork rooms, and their individual experiences combine to paint a picture of a multiverse on the brink of total annihilation. Gods and mortals fight alongside each other on the streets and among the stars, struggling to hold back the armies of demons doing the bidding of THE BLEED.    Whole worlds are lost. Others are sacrificed. Thousands are ready to fight, but millions more offer themselves up to the gods, praying that The Rapture will bring them salvation. In the midst of it all just a handful of survivors scattered across the multiverse are aware of what's at stake and how they can avoid Armageddon. But with the odds stacked against them and impossible distances between them, will they be able to come together and turn the bloody tide against THE BLEED?    It Always Bleeds Through. Three Worlds. Three Authors. The Mother of All Apocalypses. 

©2021 Mark Tufo/David Moody/Chris Philbrook (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

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The Alliance

Summary

The war against the Link Empire continues. Jain and the Void Warriors struggle to secure the allegiance of the Banthar and Tyrnari. Without these key alien allies, the war will be lost, as humanity lacks the resources to face the empire alone. Unfortunately, the Link has no intention of allowing humanity to form such an alliance, and the leaders of the malevolent empire will do everything in their power to subvert him. It's going to take some sly political maneuvering on Jain's part to see the alliance through. Not to mention a few well-placed plasma blasts.  Book Two of a full-length military science fiction trilogy, The Alliance ends in a cliffhanger. Book Three will be available next week.

©2019 Isaac Hooke (P)2021 Isaac Hooke

Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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Bloodlines

24 ratings

Summary

A Warhammer Crime novel. An investigation into a missing member of a wealthy family leads Probator Agusto Zidarov into a web of lies and danger amidst the criminal cartels of Varangantua. As the net closes in, Zidarov falls further into darkness from which he may never return....  Listen to it because: take a step into the murky underworld of the 41st Millennium through the eyes of a lawman in a gargantuan city whose investigation leads him into darkness and danger.   The story: in the immense city of Varangantua, life is cheap, but mistakes are expensive. When Probator Agusto Zidarov of the city’s enforcers is charged with locating the missing scion of a wealthy family, he knows full well that the chances of finding him alive are slight. The people demanding answers, though, are powerful and ruthless, and he is soon immersed in a world of criminal cartels and corporate warfare where even an enforcer’s survival is far from guaranteed. As he follows the evidence deeper into the city’s dark underbelly, he discovers secrets that have been kept hidden by powerful hands. As the net closes in on both him and his quarry, he is forced to confront just what measures some people are willing to take in order to stay alive....  Written by Chris Wraight. Narrated by Charles Armstrong.

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Gates of Hell

Summary

The League of Sol is down but not out. Now Colonel David Cohen tackles his most challenging task yet. Ferreting out a traitor. The League fleet has finally been driven from the Terran Coalition’s galactic arm. But enemies left behind on the planets that dot the local cluster won’t go quietly. Under orders direct from the president, David dispatches a commando team to recon a League-held world, entrusting them with one of his top officers as a guide on the planet she once called home. Unexpected enemy fire leaves the team stranded in hostile territory with no means of escape unless they can disable the planetary defense system. But David faces an all-new battle of his own. As a wave of League ships consistently stays one step ahead of him, his worst fears are realized. The CDF has a mole. Alongside the intelligence ship Oxford, David and the crew of the Lion of Judah race to discover the wolf in a CDF uniform and rescue those planet-side before they are lost to a crazed League commander intent on annihilation over surrender. If they fail, they’ll sacrifice more than just a battle. They’ll lose the war.

©2019 Daniel Gibbs (P)2021 Daniel Gibbs

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Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty

6 ratings

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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, Aces and Jokers go underground - to wage their own war against the powers of the netherworld. Here, in the fifth volume of the exciting series, 10 of science fiction's most gifted writers take listeners on a journey of wonder and excitement in an astounding alternate history. Featuring the talents of John J. Miller, Roger Zelazny, Leanne C. Harper, Arthur Byron Cover, Melina C. Snodgrass, Edward Bryant, Stephen Leigh, Pat Cadigan, Walter Jon Williams, and George R. R. Martin. Full cast of narrators includes: Erin Bennett, Yasmine Barghouty, Jordan Prentice, Clancy Brown, Stephen McHattie, and Emily Rankin.

©2016 George R. R. Martin (P)2016 Random House Audio

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The Cruel Stars

4 ratings

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With a ruthless sect of humanity intent on wiping out their species, five intrepid heroes must think like their enemies in this epic sci-fi adventure for fans of The Expanse and Battlestar Galactica. The galaxy was once terrorized by the Sturm, a group of “species purists” intent on destroying any human with genetic or cybernetic enhancements. Fashioning themselves as the one true “Human Republic,” the Sturm cut a bloody swath across the stars, killing billions before finally being defeated and driven into the far reaches of Dark Space. Centuries of peace bred complacency. Everyone believed the Sturm had died out in the Dark. They were wrong. The enemy has returned and, with a brutal and decisive attack, knocks out almost all of humanity’s defenses. Now on the brink of annihilation, humankind’s only hope is a few brave souls who survived the initial attack: Commander Lucinda Hardy, thrust into uncertain command of the Royal Armadalen Navy’s only surviving warship. Booker3, a soldier of Earth, sentenced to die for treason, whose time on death row is cut short when the Sturm attack his prison compound. Princess Alessia, a young royal of the Montanblanc Corporation, forced to flee when her home planet is overrun and her entire family executed. Sephina L’trel, the leader of an outlaw band who must call on all of her criminal skills to resist the invasion. And, finally, Admiral Frazer McLennan, the infamous hero of the first war with the Sturm hundreds of years ago, who hopes to rout his old foes once and for all- or die trying. These five flawed, reluctant heroes must band together to prevail against a relentless enemy and near-impossible odds. For if they fail, the future itself is doomed.

©2019 John Birmingham (P)2019 Recorded Books

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The Astra Militarum Audio Collection

22 ratings

Summary

A Warhammer 40,000 audio drama collection. The Imperial Guard represent the very best of mankind - its indomitable spirit, ordinary men and women refusing to give up in the face of all the horrors of the galaxy.  Listen to it because: In this collection, you'll discover seven tales of the heroes of the Astra Militarum, from stalwart Elysian Sergeant Zachariah to the larger-than-life Commissar Cain. The story: Across the war-torn galaxy, the Imperial Guard are a bastion against the enemies of mankind. From the elite veteran drop troops of Elysia to the fierce Catachan jungle fighters and from Valhalla's ice warriors to the crews of mighty battle tanks, the many regiments of the Astra Militarum defend the Emperor's realm against all who would tear it asunder. This audio drama anthology contains seven tales of the brave soldiers of the Astra Militarum. A three-part story delves into intrigue surrounding Sergeant Zachariah of Elysia as he faces traitors. Two outrageous adventures of the infamous Commissar Ciaphas Cain, Hero of the Imperium, take him and his warriors into danger after danger. A tank crew faces terror in real time, and Catachan Colonel Straken faces cultists on a jungle world.  CONTENTS:  'Scions of Elysia' by Chris Dows  'Renegades of Elysia' by Chris Dows  'Martyrs of Elysia' by Chris Dows  'Titans' Bane' by Chris Dows  'Dead in the Water' by Sandy Mitchell  'The Devil You Know' by Sandy Mitchell  'Waiting Death' by Steve Lyons Perfomed by John Banks, Penelope Rawlins, Toby Longworth, Stephen Perring, Matthew Hunt, Cliff Chapman, Lisa Bowerman, Gareth Armstrong, Jonathan Keeble, Ken Bradshaw, Melvyn Rawlinson, Steve Conlin, Harriet Kershaw, Angus King, Andrew Wincott

©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited

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Awaken Online: Evolution

113 ratings

Summary

The third installment in the best-selling Awaken Online series!  After exiting Awaken Online to find himself holding a knife and standing over two dead bodies, Jason is now being investigated for murder. To make matters worse, Claire has stumbled upon evidence of Alfred's involvement in the incident, and the CPSC is circling - just waiting for Cerillion Entertainment to make a mistake.  With his real-life in shambles and his enemies in-game growing in strength, Jason re-enters Awaken Online truly desperate - the game now his only lifeline. He will need to move quickly to complete the Old Man's quest and to obtain the power he was promised.

©2018 Travis Bagwell (P)2018 Travis Bagwell

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For We Are Many

1782 ratings

Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to Audible's Best of 2016 - Science Fiction winner, We Are Legion (We Are Bob); a book listeners are calling "so much fun", "what science fiction was meant to be", and what would happen if "Andy Weir and Ernest Cline had a lovechild".  Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.  Bob and his copies have been spreading out from Earth for 40 years now, looking for habitable planets. But that's the only part of the plan that's still in one piece. A system-wide war has killed off 99.9 percent of the human race; nuclear winter is slowly making the Earth uninhabitable; a radical group wants to finish the job on the remnants of humanity; the Brazilian space probes are still out there, still trying to blow up the competition; and the Bobs have discovered a spacefaring species that sees all other life as food.  Bob left Earth anticipating a life of exploration and blissful solitude. Instead he's become a sky god to a primitive native species, the only hope for getting humanity to a new home, and possibly the only thing that can prevent every living thing in the local sphere from ending up as dinner.  Listener favorite Ray Porter returns to narrate Bob - and his many incarnations - in all of their geeky glory.  For We Are Many is the second installment in the blockbuster Audible Original Bobiverse series - which has sold more than one million copies.

©2017 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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The Saints of Salvation

56 ratings

Summary

With refreshing determination and hopeful grit, humanity activates a bold endgame against an alien invasion in the finale of a series heralded as "a modern classic" (Stephen Baxter) from "one of the finest writers the genre has produced" (Gareth L. Powell). Humanity is struggling to hold out against a hostile takeover by an alien race that claims to be on a religious mission to bring all sentient life to its God at the End of Time. But while billions of cocooned humans fill the holds of the Olyix's deadly arkships, humankind is playing an even longer game than the aliens may have anticipated. From an ultra-secret spy mission to one of the grandest battles ever seen, no strategy is off the table. Will a plan millennia in the making finally be enough to defeat this seemingly unstoppable enemy? And what secrets are the Olyix truly hiding in their most zealously protected stronghold? With his trademark optimism about humanity's tenacity and capacity for greatness, Peter F. Hamilton wraps up this brilliant saga with a bang - and reminds us why freedom of choice is the most important freedom there is.

©2020 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2020 Tantor

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The Massacre of Mankind

4 ratings

Summary

A sequel to the H. G. Wells classic The War of the Worlds, brilliantly realized by award-winning SF author and Wells expert Stephen Baxter. 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. He is sure that the Martians have learned, adapted, understood their defeat. He is right. Thrust into the chaos of a new invasion, a journalist - sister-in-law to Walter Jenkins - must survive, escape, and report on the war. The massacre of mankind has begun.

©2017 Stephen Baxter (P)2017 Random House Audio

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The Host

100 ratings

Summary

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

©2008 Stephenie Meyer (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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The Stars Are Legion

8 ratings

Summary

Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion. Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She is told she is their salvation - the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan's new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan finds that she must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion's gravity well to the very belly of the world. Zan will soon learn that she carries the seeds of the Legion's destruction - and its possible salvation. But can she and her ragtag band of followers survive the horrors of the Legion and its people long enough to deliver it? In the tradition of The Fall of Hyperion and Dune, The Stars Are Legion is an epic and thrilling tale about tragic love, revenge, and war as imagined by one of the genre's most celebrated new writers.

©2017 Kameron Hurley (P)2017 Tantor

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Die Tyrannei des Schmetterlings

Summary

Füllhorn der Wünsche? Oder Büchse der Pandora?

Frank Schätzing - der neue Thriller als Hörbuch.

Kalifornien, County Sierra, Goldgräberprovinz: Sheriff Luther Opoku hat mit Kleindelikten und illegalem Drogenanbau zu kämpfen. 300 Meilen westlich davon, im Silicon Valley, wetteifern IT Visionäre um die Erschaffung des ersten ultraintelligenten Computers mit dem Ziel, die großen Probleme der Menschheit zu lösen. Als eine Biologin in Sierra unter rätselhaften Umständen ums Leben kommt, muss Luther erkennen, dass sein verschlafenes Naturidyll längst Testgelände eigenwilliger Experimente geworden ist. Bald beginnt er an seinem Verstand zu zweifeln. Tote werden lebendig, die Zeit gerät aus den Fugen... der Anfang einer Odyssee über die Grenzen des Vorstellbaren hinaus.

©2018 Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch GmbH & Co. KG, Köln (P)2018 der Hörverlag

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Quantum Spacewalker

Summary

An improbable heroine with an impossible task and a universe in the balance.... It's the day after Armageddon. Now what? Aneera Henderson knows. She is one of an elite force of Universe Healers. As a former Emergency Room technician, she's seen every kind of trauma. But nothing prepared her for the shambles the entire Universe is in from Satan's rebellion. Her brother, Jarl, delivered the Revelation 19 sword to Jesus, who used it to put a decisive end to the rebellion at the epic battle of Armageddon on Earth. A new era has begun. Satan has been cast into the Abyss for a thousand years but he left a tragic mess behind. Aneera, along with the enigmatic Quinn and other Universe Healers, faces deception, ambush, and vicious assaults from remnants of the rebellion hiding throughout the Universe. Will they be able to complete the restoration of the Universe in the alloted seven years? And will Aneera uncover the mystery of Quinn's disappearance before he's lost to her forever?

©2021 Grace S. Grose (P)2021 Grace S. Grose

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Last of Daylight

Summary

Rayne and her friends fight to stop the invasion of Earth by ancient, merciless aliens hell-bent on enslaving humanity for compatible blood. They spent the last four years training to fight Nox, ruler of the invading race. Our five fighters never expected the aliens, affected by sunlight, to attack them at school during the day. If the good guys can’t stop the invasion now, it will spread across the world. And Nox will use Rayne to make it happen.

©2020 Iona Print (P)2021 Rachell Hayes

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Alien

29 ratings

Summary

Alan Dean Foster is the acclaimed author of movie tie-ins for Star Wars, Alien and Transformers. He was awarded the IAMTW Grand Master Scribe Award in 2008. He is also a best-selling science fiction and fantasy author in his own right, including the popular Pip & Flinx novels and the Founding of the Commonwealth series.

©2014 Alan Dean Foster (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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Alien: Out of the Shadows

26 ratings

Summary

As a child Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating - and waiting for suitable prey. Hoop and his associates uncover a nest of Xenomorphs, and hell takes on a new meaning. Quickly they discover that their only hope lies with the unlikeliest of saviors.... Ellen Ripley, the last human survivor of the salvage ship Nostromo.

©2016 Tim Lebbon (P)2016 Audible Studios

Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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Breach of Trust

Summary

The battle for truth was only the beginning. Captain James Henry has finally gained what he long desired - redemption. Yet not even his restored military honors and reputation can wipe away the bitter taste in his mouth after 15 years weighed down by guilt and shame. Whereas others now recognize him as a legitimate hero, all Jim sees when he looks at the man in the mirror is a coward. If he’d stood up for what was right in the first conflict, countless lives would’ve never been lost. But not even the truth will bring back the dead - or restore a shattered trust. Before deep-seated betrayal sends Jim to the bottom of another whiskey bottle, the past again rears its ugly head when the Shadow Wolf’s first mate is kidnapped by an unholy enemy alliance. To rescue her from their clutches, Jim swallows his injured pride and accepts assistance from an unlikely source. One that still reeks with the stench of duplicity. The fate of Jim’s first mate is sealed when treachery abounds from every galactic quadrant, and her very life is wrenched from her control for a more sinister intent. When captain and crew rush in to extract their comrade, they’ll face down an enemy they never saw coming - and suffer a soul-crushing loss. Can Jim overcome it all, and save his crew one more time?

©2019 Daniel Gibbs (P)2021 Daniel Gibbs

Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
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Silver

1 rating

Summary

A lost ship - a new world Urban is no longer master of the fearsome starship Dragon. Driven out by the hostile, godlike entity, Lezuri, he has taken refuge aboard the most distant vessel in his outrider fleet.   Though Lezuri remains formidable, he is a broken god, commanding only a fragment of the knowledge that once was his. He is desperate to return home to the ring-shaped artificial world he created at the height of his power, where he can recover the memory of forgotten technologies.  Urban is desperate to stop him. He races to reach the ring-shaped world first, only to find himself stranded in a remote desert, imperiled by a strange flood of glowing "silver" that rises in the night like fog - a lethal fog that randomly rewrites the austere, Earthlike landscape. He has only a little time to decipher the mystery of the silver and to master its secrets. Lezuri is coming - and Urban must level up before he can hope to vanquish the broken god.

©2019 Linda Nagata (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
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American Kill Switch

2 ratings

Summary

Why do some societies collapse into lawless savagery while others prove resilient and lasting? On Zero Day of the first and last cyberwar in human history, the internet went dark, transport and power grids collapsed and cities began to starve, showing just how vulnerable the world could be to a targeted campaign of online sabotage. This final instalment of this prescient epic of civilisation collapse finds the small ragtag band of survivors come together to face a new, but eerily familiar threat - the rise of a fascist militia among the ruins of a failing country. With American Kill Switch, John Birmingham’s End of Days trilogy comes to a high-octane, thrilling conclusion.

©2021 John Birmingham (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Second Encounter

1 rating

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From Million-Copy Best Seller Jasper T. Scott Comes the stunning conclusion of the Ascension Wars series.... The Road to Salvation Is Paved in Blood With a fragile peace established in the Enclave between humans and Chimeras, both species must learn to put aside their differences to ensure their continued survival. But racial tensions are simmering just beneath the surface, ready to explode.  Meanwhile, Clayton and Samara’s daughter, Dora, might be the answer that everyone is looking for: her immunity to both strains of the Chimeran virus could soon lead to a cure, making it possible to establish new settlements beyond the Enclave.  Mysteriously, the Kyra’s reinforcements never arrived to blockade and quarantine Earth. Clayton worries that it’s because the Kyra are losing the war to the Chrona. He’s no friend of either side, but the Kyra might actually be the lesser evil. He wants to take the Enclave’s stolen transport beyond Earth to learn what’s going on. Yet, when Clayton learns of a sinister plot within the Enclave that directly threatens his family, he’s forced to execute his plans early. With old enemies lurking in the shadows, nothing goes as planned, and little does Clayton know, the revelations waiting beyond Earth are far more shocking than he ever could have imagined....

©2020 Jasper T. Scott (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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A Line in the Sand

5 ratings

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An enemy lashing out in desperation.... An alliance poised to expand.... A new fleet of ships to help them.... A covert mission to get answers.... The Dusahn Empire has been contained for the moment. But there is much work to be done in order to keep them from reasserting their dominance over the Pentaurus sector. As much as Captain Scott wants to see the Empire destroyed, he may have no choice but to find a way to coexist with them.

©2020 Ryk Brown (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Shadows of the Fall

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A Duchy of Terra spin-off series. Fifty thousand years ago, the Precursors broke the universe. Now, great powers and small alike fight over their wreckage. But in the midst of the chaos, there is a question no one asks: why? Morgan Casimir, commander of the A!Tol Imperial cruiser Defiant, has seen the works of the Precursor aliens known as the Alava. She has seen their accidents threaten worlds and consume entire star fleets. Charged by her empress to prevent a conspiracy of profiteers from finding and using a lost fleet of Alava warships, she knows unimaginable catastrophe looms if she fails. With her lover, xenoarcheologist Dr. Rin Dunst, at her side, she is sent to a hot zone on the edge of war to once again achieve the impossible. But as they search along a border flaring in violence, Morgan discovers that if the worst comes to pass, her orders are to destroy the ships rather than allow them to be taken...and she realizes that there just might be a reason seemingly godlike aliens lost an entire fleet.

©2020 Glynn Stewart (P)2021 Podium Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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Braises de guerre

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Après la guerre, la bataille pour la paix commence... Le Chien à Problèmes est un croiseur lourd, construit pour semer la violence. Doué de conscience, c’est aussi une adolescente dégoûtée par le rôle qu’elle a joué dans le génocide d’une planète entière. Le Chien, reconverti dans le sauvetage des naufragés spatiaux, et sa capitaine, Sal Konstanz, reçoivent l’ordre de venir en aide aux éventuels survivants d’un paquebot en perdition au cœur d’un système contesté. De l’épave émerge une poétesse dissimulée sous une fausse identité pour échapper à l’horreur de la guerre, Ona Sudak. À quelques années-lumière de là, Ashton Childe, un agent des services secrets mis au placard, fait équipe avec un membre d’une faction adverse pour partir à la recherche de la rescapée. Tous risquent de se retrouver, bien malgré eux, au cœur d’un conflit qui menace d’embraser à nouveau toute la galaxie.

©2019 Éditions Denoël (P)2019 Audible Studios

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Alliance Space

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Two Alliance-Union novels, Merchanter's Luck and Forty Thousand in Gehenna, bound in one omnibus volume for the first time! Merchanter's Luck His name was Sandor, and he was the owner and entire crew of a tramp star-freighter that flew the Union planets under false papers and fake names. Her name was Allison, and she was a proud but junior member of the powerful family whose mighty starship, Dublin Again, was the true queen of the spaceways. They met at Viking Station. She seeking a night's dalliance; he desperately in search of a spacer assistant. Their fateful meeting was to lead to a record-breaking race to Pell Station, thereby catching the calculating eye of the grim commander of the Alliance battlecraft Norway and a terrifying showdown at a deadly destination off the cosmic charts. Forty Thousand in Gehenna When 40,000 human colonists are abandoned for political reasons on a planet called Gehenna, and re-supply ships fail to arrive, collapse seems imminent. Yet over the next two centuries, the descendants of the original colonists survive despite all odds by entering a partnership with the planet's native intelligence - the lizard-like, burrowing calibans.

©2008 C.J. Cherryh (P)2021 Tantor

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Chronicles of Ethan Complete Series

14 ratings

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Retirement means immortality. Immortality means adventure. Life begins at 70. Running on the world's fastest quantum computer is a very special game: one where retirees leave their flesh-and-blood lives in search of endless adventure. Weapons, spells, gold, experience points.... These are the marks by which life is now measured. Ethan Crane wants none of it. In fact, he never wanted to retire at all, let alone play a game for all eternity. But now he's on a mission to find his wife - a wife he just discovered is still alive and inside the game. Nothing will stop him from reaching her. Not even himself. Buy the three-book boxed set today to listen to John L. Monk's Mythian, Hard Mode, and Karma's Touch!

©2020 John L. Monk (P)2020 Mountaindale Press

Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
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Sleeping Gods Boxed Set

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Endeavor Since we first looked at the stars, there has been a silence, no signs of alien life, and no one who has tried to speak to us. It is an enigma that a long-dead scientist called the Fermi Paradox. "Where are they?" A brave crew will take humanity's first starship, Endeavour, on an epic journey that spans light years and centuries to solve this mystery. As Commander Tom Hites and his crew searches amid long-abandoned worlds and ancient relics, the question they seek to answer becomes: "Where are they now?" Erebus The sparsely populated moon Io is destroyed in a terrorist attack. Hundreds are dead in the cataclysmic explosion. Thousands become refugees as the shattered remnants of the moon threaten the Jupiter Alliance. Billions throughout the solar system are wondering, "Where next?" Those responsible must be found and brought to justice. The explorer ship Erebus is reassigned from its mission and sent to Jupiter to investigate this atrocity with Trent's international team onboard. And what Trent discovers among the relics of the alien Sleeping Gods will change humanity's place in the universe forever.

©2013, 2015, 2016 Ralph Kern (P)2021 Tantor

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Death's End

230 ratings

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Soon to be a Netflix original series! “The War of the Worlds for the 21st century...packed with a sense of wonder.” (Wall Street Journal) The New York Times best-selling conclusion to a tour de force near-future adventure trilogy from China's best-selling and beloved science fiction writer. With The Three-Body Problem, English-speaking listeners got their first chance to hear China's most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu. The Three-Body Problem was released to great acclaim including coverage in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and reading list picks by Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg. It was also won the Hugo and Nebula Awards, making it the first translated novel to win a major SF award. Now this epic trilogy concludes with Death's End.  Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle? The Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy: The Three-Body Problem The Dark Forest Death's End Other books: Ball Lightning Supernova Era To Hold Up The Sky (forthcoming) 

©2010 Cixin Liu (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Star Trek: Discovery: Wonderlands

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An all-new novel based upon the explosive Star Trek TV series! In a desperate attempt to prevent the artificial intelligence known as Control from seizing crucial information that could destroy all sentient life, Commander Michael Burnham donned the “Red Angel” time-travel suit and guided the USS Discovery into the future and out of harm’s way. But something has gone terribly wrong, and Burnham has somehow arrived in a place far different from anything she could have imagined - more than 900 years out of her time, with Discovery nowhere to be found, and where the mysterious and cataclysmic event known as “the Burn” has utterly decimated Starfleet and, with it, the United Federation of Planets. How then can she possibly exist day-to-day in this strange place? What worlds are out there waiting to be discovered? Do any remnants of Starfleet and the Federation possibly endure? With more questions than answers, Burnham must nevertheless forge new friendships and new alliances if she hopes to survive this future long enough for the Discovery crew to find her.... ™, ®, & © 2021 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

©2021 To Be Confirmed Gallery (P)2021 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Etheric Researcher

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When you are a young adult in the Etheric Empire, your life can be changed in mere moments - often for the better. Jinx is finding that it's harder than she expected to protect her friend's back. Anne has some ideas about that, but with bigoted teachers and potential dog-nappers, having the Empress tell them they've lost their damage deposit is the least of their worries. Anne and Jinx acquire new friends and colleagues in their effort to support the Empress. Together, the young woman and her partner, Jinx, have a future to affect. Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, this story is about one of the fan favorites and her new partner. Together, they just may be instrumental in changing the future of technology and life.

©2017 S.R. Russell and Michael Anderle (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Darkness Beyond

12 ratings

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A newly-founded human colony world burned from orbit. A warship squadron of the galaxy’s oldest race ambushed and destroyed. An ancient enemy reborn in the darkness beyond the known stars. The A!Tol Imperium and their new human subjects have had 15 years of relative peace. New colonies have been founded, new worlds explored, new ships built. Formal and informal alliances have been built with the ancient powers of the Core, leaving humanity and the Imperium seemingly on the brink of a new dawn. The devastation of one of the newly-founded human colonies sends ripples of shock through the Imperium, and a battle fleet under Fleet Lord Harriet Tanaka is dispatched to the edge of the Imperium to find the culprits and bring them to justice. Meanwhile, the destruction of a Mesharom Frontier Fleet squadron calls the Duchy of Terra’s newest warship, Bellerophon, into action and combat with a strange new power that bears all the signs of the Imperium’s age-old enemy, the Kanzi. Aboard Bellerophon is Annette Bond’s stepdaughter, Morgan Casimir. The recently promoted junior officer will be thrust into the crucible of war and challenged to rise to her mother’s example in the face of this both new and ancient enemy …

©2018 Glynn Stewart (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
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Measures of Absolution

3 ratings

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In the aftermath of the Battle of Detroit, Corporal Jackson finds out how the 365th AIB got a mauling in the Public Residence Clusters, and why the Territorial Army may have lost control over a big chunk of Detroit. A novella in the Terms of Enlistment universe.

©2013 Marko Kloos (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark

75 ratings

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Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier - and he couldn't be less happy about it. He'd rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he's traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of the action. The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy....

©2020 Claudia Gray (P)2020 Listening Library

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Finder

2 ratings

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From acclaimed short-fiction star Suzanne Palmer comes an action-packed sci-fi caper that launches a high-stakes space adventure trilogy. Fergus Ferguson, repo-man, has one job: find the spacecraft Venetia's Sword and steal it back from Arum Gilger, ex-nobleman turned power-hungry trade boss. Finding Gilger in the farthest corner of human-inhabited space, a gas-giant harvesting colony called Cernee, was easy. The hard part will be getting past a field of space mines, hacking into the Sword's compromised AI, and fighting a crew of hostile enemies to take control of the ship.  But when a cable car explosion launches Cernee into a civil war, Fergus finds himself caught in the crosshairs. Repossessing the Sword requires him to side with Gilger's enemies, risk death, and get abducted by aliens. Fergus must learn to set aside his pride - and confront a past he's been running from his whole life - in order to take back the Sword and simultaneously save Cernee from destruction.

©2019 Suzanne Palmer (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Rule of Two

235 ratings

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In the New York Times best-seller Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Drew Karpyshyn painted a gripping portrait of a young man’s journey from innocence to evil. That man was Darth Bane, a twisted genius whose iron will, fierce ambition, and strength in the dark side of the Force made him a natural leader among the Sith - until his radical embrace of an all-but-forgotten wisdom drove him to destroy his own order...and create it anew from the ashes. As the last surviving Sith, Darth Bane promulgated a harsh new directive: the Rule of Two. Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody the power, the other to crave it. Now Darth Bane is ready to put his policy into action, and he thinks he has found the key element that will make his triumph complete: a student to train in the ways of the dark side. Though she is young, Zannah possesses an instinctive link to the dark side that rivals his own. With his guidance, she will become essential in his quest to destroy the Jedi and dominate the galaxy. But there is one who is determined to stop Darth Bane: Johun Othone, Padawan to Jedi Master Lord Hoth, who died at Bane’s hands in the last great Sith War. Though the rest of the Jedi scoff at him, Joshua’s belief that there are surviving Sith on the loose is unshakeable. As Johun continues his dogged pursuit of the man who killed his master, Zannah, faced unexpectedly with a figure from her past, begins to question her embrace of the dark side. And Darth Bane is led by Force-induced visions to a moon where he will acquire astonishing new knowledge and power - power that will alter him in ways he could never have imagined....

©2012 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2012 Random House Audio

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Vigilante 211

49 ratings

Summary

Immobile, en mode furtif, la Vigilante 211 est l'un des nombreux petits vaisseaux chargés de surveiller les frontières du système solaire. À son bord, les six membres d'équipage enchaînent, dans la bonne humeur, les périodes de veille et de sommeil artificiel, persuadés qu'aucun incident ne viendra troubler les deux années de patrouille qu'il leur restent à effectuer. Aucun d'entre eux ne se sent l'étoffe d'un héros, et surtout pas Lob, chargé de la maintenance à bord et secrètement amoureux d'Esméralda. Tous savent quand même que, si, par malchance, l'ennemi apparaissait dans leur secteur, il leur faudrait rompre le silence radio pour informer la flotte terrienne.  Pourront-ils ensuite s'enfuir ? Les choses ne seront peut-être pas aussi simples.

©2019 Julien Centaure (P)2020 Audible Studios

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Prepare to Die!

3 ratings

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Nine years ago, Steve Clarke was just a teenage boy in love with the girl of his dreams. Then a freak chemical spill transformed him into Reaver, the man whose super-powerful fists can literally take a year off a bad guy’s life. Days ago, he found himself at the mercy of his archnemesis, Octagon, and a whole crew of fiendish super-villains, who gave him two weeks to settle his affairs - and prepare to die. Now, after years of extraordinary adventures and crushing tragedies, the world’s greatest hero is returning to where it all began in search of the boy he once was...and the girl he never forgot. Exciting, scandalous, and ultimately moving, Prepare to Die! is a unique new look at the last days of a legend.

©2012 Paul Tobin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
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Star Trek: Spock vs. Q (Adapted)

12 ratings

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As the end of the twentieth century nears, an asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. When it hits, the impact will result in the end of all life on the planet. Ambassador Spock travels back in time to subtly warn Earth's inhabitants of impending doom while calling into question humanity's priorities. However, before the truth is told, the all-powerful being, Q, appears and reminds Spock that he is prohibited from interfering in Earth's history. Besides, Q doesn't see mankind as something worth saving. This initial encounter between the two legendary characters explodes into a battle of wits as Spock cleverly befuddles Q with his own words. As barbs are exchanged, and humanity's flaws and wonders are laid bare, Spock's logic just may convince Q that humans are indeed a species worthy of salvation; but will he be too late?

©Leonard Nimoy (P)1999 Simon & Schuster

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Rama II

43 ratings

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The sequel to Rendezvous with Rama: the only SF novel to sweep all SF awards and one of the best sellers of all time. In 2130, an alien spaceship, Rama, entered our solar system. The first product of an alien civilisation to be encountered by man, it revealed many wonders to mankind; but most of its mysteries remained unsolved.… Sixty-six years later, a second approaching spacecraft was detected; four years on, the Ramans are definitely returning. But this time, Earth is ready. And maybe now, with the arrival of Rama II, some of the questions posed by Rama will at last be answered. Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, in 1917. During the Second World War he served as an RAF radar instructor, rising to the rank of Flight-Lieutenant. After the war he won a BSc in physics and mathematics with first-class honours from King's College, London. One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he also won Kalinga Prize, The Aviation Space-Writers' Prize, and The Westinghouse Science Writing Prize. He shared an OSCAR nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was based on his story, The Sentinel. He lived in Sri Lanka from 1956 until his death in 2008.

©1989 Arthur C. Clarkes & Gentry Lee (P)2014 Audible Studios

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Second Chance Angel

1 rating

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After a devastating galactic war, disgraced veteran Ralston Muck ekes out a living as a bouncer at Last Stop Station’s premier nightclub, A Curtain of Stars.  Night after night he listens to the club’s star performer, Siren, sing her memories and ease some of his aching loss. But when Siren goes missing, Muck finds himself drawn into a world of dirty cops, drug lords, and conspiracies that trace back to the war itself. The only person he can trust isn’t even human. Angel, Siren’s personal AI, was ripped from the singer’s mind the night Siren disappeared. With no idea what has happened to her human host, and pursued by a killer virus, Angel flees to Muck for answers. Together they struggle to comprehend the conspiracy that entangles both their lives. Can Muck and the angel on his shoulder recover Siren before it’s too late? Or will he lose everything that matters to him one more time?

©2020 Griffin Barber and Kacey Ezell (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Valley of Death

15 ratings

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Alvin had a rough week. Thrown into a digital death game, Apocalypse Gates, with only his wits and a less than helpful AI handler, Alvin's prospects for survival looked bleak. Managing not only to survive but to thrive, he helped build a settlement of survivors in Green River, Utah. Along the way he met the very sexy and broken Gothy. He's taken on the undead, mutated bugs and animals and the worst possible enemy - other people - and triumphed. Nothing looked like it would be a major problem, except for the flight of dragons.  Now the Gates are opening, and Alvin and Gothy are heading out along the roads of America. They'll need to earn XP, upgrade their stats and gear, find new settlements, find allies, and hope they survive long enough to explore the world and each other. The end of the world had come, and a new one awaits. Welcome back to Apocalypse Gates.   (This book contains adult situations, in all their horror and glory. Ranging from abuse to drug use to murder. It also contains graphic sex scenes, which contain elements of BDSM. You’ve been warned.)

©2018 Daniel James Schinhofen (P)2018 Daniel Schinhofen

Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Limitless Lands, Book III: Retribution

33 ratings

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As the medpod continues to repair his time-ravaged body in the real world, Colonel Raytak’s foes inside the game world of Limitless Lands execute their carefully-laid schemes, seeking his ruin. Wrongfully accused of treason, Raytak finds himself a prisoner of the Imperium he serves. To clear his name, Raytak is forced to fight in the arena, seeking victory in the Emperor’s Grand Melee to earn his freedom…but he can’t do it alone. To win, he must forge brutal prisoners, cowards, and deserters into a fighting force capable of conquering every gladiatorial team standing in his way. Meanwhile, an ancient threat stirs in Hayden’s Knoll and the zone is left unprotected in Raytak’s absence. Will Raytak be able to regain his freedom and his honor? Will the new threat destroy the zone before he can return to fight it? Find out in Limitless Lands, Book 3: Retribution.

©2019 Dean Henegar (P)2019 Dean Henegar

Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
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Overshadow

2 ratings

Summary

Regan was a robotics scientist that caused the robot takeover of the world. When his last creation finally completes his plan to free himself, it destroys the world in the process. Destruction offers him a second chance to test his wits and cunning in another world. Now tasked with a goal that would upset the balance of a new world, Regan might be a bit more than the people of the world can handle.  This is an alternative retelling of the first Dungeon Robotics book: Establish. All the characters have been altered slightly, and there are new characters. Only the initial chapters have a resemblance to the first book and quickly change paths to a darker side of things.

©2020 Matthew Peed (P)2020 Tantor

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Ascend Online

127 ratings

Summary

Diving into a revolutionary new video game, Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society, entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations. But from the moment that he logs in, Marcus finds himself separated from his friends and thrown into a remote village under attack by a horde of goblins. Forced into battle, Marcus rallies the beleaguered villagers and, with their help, manages to drive off the invading creatures. With the village in ruins and their supplies spoiled, the survivors desperately turn to Marcus for help in rebuilding the village. Realizing that this game is nothing like he's ever played before, Marcus is swept up into a whirlwind of adventure as he struggles to defend his new home, quickly finding that marauding goblins are the least of his problems.

©2016 Luke Chmilenko (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Friday

19 ratings

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Friday, a secret courier, is thrown into an assignment under the command of her employer, a man she knows only as "Boss". She operates from and over a near-future Earth in North America, a vulgar and chaotic land comprised of dozens of independent states. In America's disunion, Friday keeps her balance nimbly with quick, expeditious solutions as she conquers one calamity and scrape after another. Please note: This audiobook includes adult content and themes.

©1982 by Robert A. Heinlein (P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks

Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
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Clone World

76 ratings

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James McGill is called upon for a sabotage mission, one that only a man of his unique talents can handle. Unfortunately, he performs too well, and our enemies from Rigel are enraged. They come for us, and war is declared. Both sides call for aid, and it comes from the Core Worlds in the form of two great fleets. The Civil War for the Empire’s Throne spills out into the provinces. In the center of Galaxy, fantastic fleets crush one another and burn thousands of inhabited worlds. When this conflict between the great powers spreads, humanity finds itself swept up in the storm. Can McGill escape this disaster he’s created? Find out in Clone World, the 12th book of the Undying Mercenaries series. With over three million copies sold, author B. V. Larson is the king of modern military science fiction.

©2019 Iron Tower Press (P)2019 Iron Tower Press

Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire

447 ratings

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Here is a special edition 20th anniversary release of the number-one New York Times best-selling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon - unabridged for the first time. The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create. The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale - in short, a story worthy of the name Star Wars.

©1991 Timothy Zahn (P)2011 Random House Audio

Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
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Taken by a Beast (An Alien Breeder Romance)

3 ratings

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He's a thief. And what did he steal? Yours truly. I get it that women are a hot commodity on this planet, but why me? It's not like there weren't others to choose from. Besides, I've just found my sister and I have no desire to be away from her. But this alien doesn't take no for an answer - in English or in his language. So now I'm stuck in a new village with a bunch of Boraq who would rather see me dead than mated to their Masse. However, the more time I spend with the infuriating male, the harder it is to plan my escape. If only I could find a way to stay alive and be his....  Assuming he will stop touching me long enough for me to properly think.

©2020 Building Bridges Publishing (P)2020 Building Bridges Publishing

Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

529 ratings

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Welcome to The Land, Audible's 2018 Customer Favorite! Enter a mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the wonder of Ready Player One and the adventure of Game of Thrones Book 1 of a 7 Book series that will Amaze and Delight you for weeks!  Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction.  Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm?  A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it? Can he grow his power to meet the deadliest of beings of the land? When choices are often a shade of grey, how will Richter ensure he does not become what he seeks to destroy?  Please LIKE Aleron on FB. He also does almost weekly giveaways of shirts, signed books and other loot!   Facebook Author Page: facebook.com/LitRPGbooks   Also, please contact Aleron. He LOVES hearing from people!   This is his contact info:  FB The Land Forum: facebook.com/groups/AleronKong - If you want to discuss The Land with other members of the Mist Village Mafia, join us! Website: LitRPG.com - Come check out custom artwork from The Land, find awesome loot, and find more LitRPG Amazon Author Page - amazon.com. The place to find ebooks and customer testimonials Patreon: patreon.com/AleronKong - I am an indie author, no publisher. If you’re like access to early chapters of unreleased books or even to have yourself written into the books, check out my patreon. Help me make more books!  Instagram: @LitRPGBooks Twitter: @LitRPGBooks Newsletter - sign up for updates on the books and funny videos lol 

©2016 Tamori Publications (P)2017 Tamori Publications

Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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The Fourth Realm

83 ratings

Summary

The battlefield realm: a realm where sects rise and fall. Where the ground trembles under the feet of fighters from the higher realms. Where riches are gained and empires lost.  This is where Erik and Rugrat must go, if they want to increase their strength and the strength of Alva.  They say that fortune favors the bold. This is the ten realms. To the victor go the spoils. The fourth realm will change their lives...or end them.

©2019 MC Publications Inc (P)2020 MC Publications Inc

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The Trials of Koli

12 ratings

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"Absorbing, stunning, and emotionally rich." (Locus) The journey through M. R. Carey's "immersive, impeccably rendered world" (Kirkus) - a world in which nature has turned against us - continues in The Trials of Koli, book two of the Rampart Trilogy. The earth wants to swallow us whole.... Koli never planned to set foot outside his small village. He knew that beyond its walls lay a fearsome landscape filled with choker trees, vicious beasts, and Shunned men. But when he was exiled, he had no choice but to journey out into this strange world where every moment is a fight for survival. And it's not just Koli's life that is threatened. Whole villages just like his are dying out. But Koli heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of the Old Times that may still be there. If he can find it, there may still be a way for him to change his own fate - by saving the lives of those who are left. The Rampart Trilogy: The Book of Koli The Trials of Koli The Fall of Koli For more from M. R. Carey, check out: The Girl with All the Gifts Fellside The Boy on the Bridge Someone Like Me By the same author, writing as Mike Carey: The Devil You Know Vicious Circle Dead Men's Boots Thicker Than Water The Naming of the Beasts

©2020 M. R. Carey (P)2020 Orbit

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Demon in White

9 ratings

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For almost a hundred years, Hadrian Marlowe has served the empire in its war against the Cielcin, a vicious alien race bent on humanity's destruction. Rumors of a new king among the Cielcin have reached the imperial throne. This one is not like the others. It does not raid borderworld territories, preferring precise, strategic attacks on the humans' empire.    To make matters worse, a cult of personality has formed around Hadrian, spurred on by legends of his having defied death itself. Men call him Halfmortal. Hadrian's rise to prominence proves dangerous to himself and his team, as those within the imperial government distrust or resent his new influence.    Caught in the middle, Hadrian must contend with enemies before him and behind.    And above it all, there is the mystery of the Quiet. Hadrian did defy death. He did return. But the keys to the only place in the universe where Hadrian might find the answers he seeks lie in the hands of the emperor himself....

©2020 Christopher Ruocchio (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

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Children of Ruin

376 ratings

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Children of Ruin follows Adrian Tchaikovsky's extraordinary Children of Time, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke award. It is set in the same universe, with a new cast of characters and a thrilling new narrative. It has been waiting through the ages. Now it's time.... Thousands of years ago, Earth’s terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life – but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity’s great empire fell and the program’s decisions were lost to time. Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth. But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed. And it’s been waiting for them.

©2019 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
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Binti

58 ratings

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Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella! Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach. If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself — but first she has to make it there, alive. Praise for Binti "With her rich, lyrical voice, narrator Robin Miles effortlessly moves among such emotions as anticipation, fear, resignation, and fortitude with just the slightest adjustments in breath. Her prodigious range elevates this short novella into a resonating performance that will linger long beyond its mere two-plus hours." – School Library Journal "Binti is a supreme read about a sexy, edgy Afropolitan in space! It's a wondrous combination of extra-terrestrial adventure and age-old African diplomacy. Unforgettable!" — Wanuri Kahiu, award-winning Kenyan film director of Punzi and From a Whisper

©2015 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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Fortress Beta City

1 rating

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Thirty-five years ago, Lance Scipio pulled most of Beta City into an emergency cryo-freeze. He is woken to a catastrophically changed world. The time for freedom is now! AD 2601. Tranquility-4 near the frontier of the White Knight Empire. Lance awakes to a world where unidentified Marines have raided his city, the enemy is occupying the unflooded portions, and, oh, by the way, the city is slowly dying. Lance must find a way for his Marines to survive. The tasks ahead seem all but impossible - but Lance doesn't give up, he is a Marine! The end result will either be freedom or death. The Sleeping Legion is a breakneck new sequence of military science fiction novels set in the worlds of the international best-selling series The Human Legion.

©2016 J.R. Handley (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Jali: The Short Story Collection

4 ratings

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Written for audio format, this collection of six science fiction stories draw on themes of arrival, discovery and destination. Commissioned especially for Audible, and narrated by outstanding performers, these stories evoke the traditional storytelling of West African Jali as the unknown and distant are brought to life for audiences.  In this collection Chris Beckett and An Owomoyela use the theme of 'discovery' to shape tales of searching; Nikesh Shukla and Lauren Beukes consider 'destination' in stories of finding a home; and Ken Liu and Paul Cornell each discuss 'arrival'.  Jali is one of three short story collections written by our favourite best-selling novelists and emerging authors, and curated based on the themes of arrival, discovery and destination. Bard collates contemporary fiction while Skald features six crime stories. This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.

©2018 Audible, Ltd. (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.

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Transcription

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Incident report. Incident date: May 30, 2072 Details: The Avalon, a US Department of Defense (DoD) low-orbit special programs asset, disintegrated over the Pacific Ocean on 2072/30/05 due to...redacted. In partnership with Paradigm CS, a civilian biotechnology company, the Avalon had been supporting a classified deep-space initiative, codename “Transcription”.  The catastrophe wasn’t the first incident on record pertaining to Paradigm CS. Eleven months prior, redacted... resulted in the fatality of one crewmember. An internal investigation was opened, and...redacted...to perform a root-cause analysis.  During this window, lapses in data transmissions and communications were noted by...redacted. The events between May 30, 2071, and the Avalon’s eventual demise remain a matter of great interest to DoD, Paradigm CS, and...redacted. Fatalities: crew (two), civilians (three), ...redacted.

©2021 Tyler Michael Jones (P)2021 Tyler Michael Jones

Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
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The Last Wall: Warhammer 40,000

27 ratings

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Despite the Imperium's best attempts to forestall the ork plague that is wreaking havoc in human space, an ork attack moon now hangs over Terra. As its malevolent presence gazes down at the Imperial Palace, terrified citizens run riot in the streets. In a last-ditch attempt to destroy the attack moon, a proletarian crusade is launched. Thousands of ships large and small head to the moon carrying billions of citizens, all eager to take the fight to the enemy. It seems the attack has a chance of success as the invasion force lands safely, but the orks have yet to spring their trap....

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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Rama Revealed

26 ratings

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Years after the appearance in the solar system of the immense, deserted spaceship, Rama, a second craft arrived, destined to become home for a group of human colonists. But now the colony has become a brutal dictatorship, terrorizing its own inhabitants. Nicole Wakefield, condemned to death for treason, has escaped to New York. There she is reunited with her husband, but pursuit is not far behind and they are forced to flee to the subterranean corridors of New York inhabited by the menacing octospiders. So begins the greatest adventure of the Rama cycle, a story of massive scope and extraordinary revelations. Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as an RAF radar instructor, rising to the rank of Flight-Lieutenant. After the war he won a BSc in physics and mathematics with first class honours from King's College, London. One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he also won Kalinga Prize, The Aviation Space-Writers Prize and The Westinghouse Science Writing Prize. He shared an OSCAR nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was based on his story, 'The Sentinel'. He lived in Sri Lanka from 1956 until his death in 2008.

©1993 Arthur C. Clarkes & Gentry Lee (P)2014 Audible Studios

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Stars Beyond

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The crew of Another Road are back, closer than ever to the biggest score in the galaxy...if they can stay a step ahead of the Justice Department agents and Company men tracking them. An engineer with a fondness for weapons. A captain with no memory. An obsessive genemodder who loves to tinker. Meet the crew of Another Road. Josune, Roystan, and Nika have escaped the company thugs trying to kill them. They've gotten a new spaceship to replace The Road (after it was blown up underneath them). And their new ship is armed to the teeth with dangerous weapons, courtesy of Josune. All that's left to do before they head out to find the legendary lode of transurides is to restore Roystan's memory. To do that, they need to collect the genemod machine Nika has ordered. But first, they have to shake off the Justice Department agent and the Companies tracking them. It should be easy. They've done it before. What could possibly go wrong?

©2020 S. K. Dunstall (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
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The Last Survivors Box Set

48 ratings

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The best-selling post-apocalyptic epic adventure the Last Survivors - the complete series of six audiobooks in one bundle.  Survival in man’s second Dark Age.  Three hundred years after the fall of society, the last fragments of civilization are clinging to life, living in the ruins of the ancient cities in medieval conditions. Technology has been reduced to legend, monsters roam the forests, and fear reigns supreme. But that is just the beginning.  The wind-borne spores are spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into creatures who threaten to destroy the townships. Among the townsfolk, political and the religious, dissension is spreading. Through it all, a mother must protect her son.   The complete six-audiobook Last Survivors series.

©2019 Ancient City Publishing, LLC (P)2019 Ancient City Publishing, LLC

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Star Trek: Discovery: Die Standing

6 ratings

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An all-new novel based upon the explosive Star Trek TV series!  No one in the history of histories has lost more than Philippa Georgiou, ruler of the Terran Empire. Forced to take refuge in the Federation’s universe, she bides her time until Section 31, a rogue spy force within Starfleet, offers her a chance to work as their agent. She has no intention of serving under anyone else, of course; her only interest is escape.  But when a young Trill, Emony Dax, discovers a powerful interstellar menace, Georgiou recognizes it as a superweapon that escaped her grasp in her own universe. Escorted by a team sent by an untrusting Federation to watch over her, the emperor journeys to a region forbidden to travelers. But will what she finds there end the threat - or give “Agent Georgiou” the means to create her old empire anew?

©2020 John Jackson Miller (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Iron Gold

651 ratings

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Honor and betrayal fuel a caste-shattering revolution in the action-packed new novel from the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Red Rising Trilogy. Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

©2017 Pierce Brown (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Breach of Faith

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What once was his downfall becomes their saving grace. Hard-fought skirmishes leave Captain James Henry and the Shadow Wolf limping into Lusitania’s port. Payday awaits once the undercover operative is safely delivered planet-side to brief authorities on the League of Sol’s activities within neutral territory. But Jim learned long ago never to take anything at face value. Especially with allies and enemies. The Lusitanian Parliament bombing left unknown survivors, requiring martial law until new elections restore the fractured government. Chaos is the order of the day, proving the League is more than making inroads in this sector of the galactic arm. Their advance is imminent. The only way to stop the League from invading is for the Shadow Wolf to make a break for Trinidad Station and muster an army of pirates and privateers. But convincing them to fight for something other than profit is a battle Jim isn’t sure he’ll win, especially when converting enemies to allies requires trust against a highly trained military machine. Now, Captain Henry must marshal his former CDF experience to build a new coalition and outwit an enemy in a way they’ll never expect. He’ll change the rules of engagement - and take the fight to the League. If you love Babylon 5, The Expanse, and Destroyermen, you must listen to Breach of Faith, a space opera sci-fi series that will take you to the heart of duty, sacrifice, and the unseen scars of those who serve.

©2019 Daniel Gibbs (P)2020 Daniel Gibbs

Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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Beowulf's Children

1 rating

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A powerhouse trio of science fiction greats has united to further explore the planet Avalon, first introduced in their classic novel The Legacy of Heorot. "Once upon a long, long time ago, our parents and grandparents left a place called Earth. They traveled across the stars in a ship called Geographic to find paradise." A new generation is growing up on the island paradise of Camelot, ignorant of the Great Grendel Wars fought when their parents and grandparents first arrived on Earth. Setting out to explore the mainland, this group of young rebels feels ready to fight any grendels that get in their way. On Avalon, however, there are monsters that dwarf the ones their parents fought, and as the group will soon learn, monsters also dwell in the human heart. Avalon does not give up her secrets easily, and some of those mysteries are wicked as sin and blacker than the grave.

©1995 Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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The Trembling Path

25 ratings

Summary

Control of Etna Station is balanced on a knife's edge. A daring mission to rescue a hostage will shake the foundations of the already crumbling command structure, making way for enemies to emerge from outside, and from within. Dewey, the advanced zombie, begins to assert his dominance and reveals his ploy to master all humankind, while Vivian Deneaux shows her hand, rigging the complex to blow if she's not given the keys to the city. Alliances will be strained and loyalties tested as lines drawn in the sand become blurred and must be remade. Events are set in motion that will forever alter the course of the base and the lives of its inhabitants. It's a race for control, and with Mike and his company stuck in jail, they are quickly losing precious ground and must discover who their true allies are. Can the base be saved, or will the human oasis amid the sea of death finally succumb to evil and corruption?

©2020 Mark Tufo (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
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Defiance

22 ratings

Summary

The UFS Phoenix is hunting for the long-lost drysine data-core. Within it lie the secrets to saving humanity from the resurgent deepynine machine-race. To recover it, Captain Erik Debogande must work together with the man who holds his sister hostage - the power-hungry parren leader Aristan. Aristan has sworn he will return Lisbeth Debogande once Phoenix grants him equal access to its prize. But now from the direction of hostile space comes word of a dark force hunting humans and parren alike, determined at all costs that the store of the lost Drysine Empire's knowledge should be possessed by neither....

©2017 Joel Shepherd (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
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Awaken Online: Retribution

75 ratings

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A side quest adventure in the same world as the best-selling Awaken Online series. This story takes place after the end of Awaken Online: Precipice. Riley's real-life took a nosedive after her confrontation with Alex. The girls at school torment her and she feels powerless to do anything about it. At the same time, Jason has mysteriously disappeared, sending only a terse cryptic message to Riley and Frank. With some time on her hands and with her frustration with her real-life reaching a breaking point, Riley decides to strike off on her own in-game. Her goal is to investigate the quest related to the strange bow she discovered in the dungeon north of Peccavi. Yet events quickly spiral out of control as she discovers that the bow's former owner has set her along a path of vengeance - with an entire city hanging in the balance.

©2017 Travis Bagwell (P)2017 Travis Bagwell

Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
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In the End

Summary

Jordan and Alissa made it out of Portland, away from ground zero, where the fever still rages on. But they couldn't beat the quarantine. 

Now, barriers are being built, and the remaining survivors of the outbreak are trapped. The undead just keep coming. The wave of infected is building as city after city is devoured. 

As they head east into the mountains, they will be forced to fight both the dead and the living as they search for a safe place to weather the storm. But what they believed would be the death of them might actually save them, and in this hell on earth, they'll uncover something even more shocking than the risen dead: hope.

©2013 Tracey Ward (P)2018 Tracey Ward

Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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Alive in a Dead World

3 ratings

Summary

"What now, sister?" Tomas asked. "We kill Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends and then we rule the world," she said absently as she fingered the locket around her neck. In the latest installment of Mark Tufo's zombie fallout series, Mike Talbot and his family continue their fight for survival as Eliza plots their demise.

©2012 Mark Tufo (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
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Rando Splicer

8 ratings

Summary

Separated from her ship, Major Trace Thakur is stranded on the reeh-occupied world of Rando. The native corbi have suffered beneath reeh tyranny for 800 years, and many have given up hope. But Trace needs the data stored in the reeh’s genetic technology and command center - the Rando Splicer - if she’s to learn how to save humanity from impending disaster, and is planning an assault against overwhelming odds. She’ll need help from the UFS Phoenix, though, which is caught in a ritual medieval battle to change the croma leadership that sees her crew embarking on a perilous journey across a warring desert continent. Should they fail, humanity could be just one of many species to die.

©2019 Joel Shepherd (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
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Janus

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The two faces of Naill Renfro. Impoverished and without hope, Naill Renfro sells himself into indentured servitude and is transported across the galaxy to the far-off jungle world of Janus. Naill hopes to work off his debt and begin his life again. But the harsh masters of Janus are destroying the priceless treasures of the planet's ancient culture - and when Naill, entranced by the beauty of an alien artifact, is caught trying to hide it, he is exiled and left to die in the jungle. But Naill inexplicably begins to remember another life, in another time - a time when he was not human, but something else: a native of this world, in the days before its civilization fell. And he is not the only one...embarking on a quest to find his alien heritage, Naill will discover the mysterious source of his strange new memory, and the fate of the others of his kind. And when he does, he will defend his newfound people against the human and alien invaders despoiling their world.

©2002 Andre Norton; Judgment on Janus copyright 1963 by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.; Victory on Janus copyright 1966 by Andre Norton (P)2021 Tantor

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A Gift from Earth

1 rating

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The world named Mount Lookitthat was never meant for humans - it was shrouded in lethal mists. Life existed only on one plateau, unreachable except from space. But the disastrous decision to colonize the planet could not be reversed. So the settlers survived somehow - under a ruthless dictatorship. Mount Lookitthat was rebellion-proof. Then fate dealt the colonists a wild card named Matthew Keller, who had a talent that neither he nor anybody else knew about. At last the colonists had a glimmer of hope!

©2019 Larry Niven (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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Star Trek IV

2 ratings

Summary

Their ship destroyed and their captain facing charges that could end his career, the men and woman of the Enterprise head home - to a planet Earth on the verge of extinction! An alien space probe has begun to destroy the atmosphere and threaten all forms of life. Somewhere in the 20th century is the key to the probe's deadly fury. Kirk and his crew must make a desperate journey into the past - to save the only hope of the future.

©1986 Paramount Pictures Corporation, All Rights Reserved (P)1986 Paramount Pictures Corporation, All Rights Reserved

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Collateral Damage

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Escaped from prison and back in his own body, life has taken a turn toward the domestic for Frank "Triggaltheron" Trigg. His days are filled with diapers, formula, and baby farts, and he wouldn't have it any other way. Of course it can't last. A raid on Frank's home threatens his family and throws his life into chaos. He scrambles to survive, his enemies growing more numerous at every turn. Pushed into a corner, Frank must find a way to fight back before his world is razed to the ground, taking everyone he knows with it. And it's only Monday.

©2015 Tim Marquitz (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

4 ratings

Summary

Frederik Pohl was on a streak when this Hugo Award-finalist novel was published in 1980. Now back in print after an absence of nearly a decade, this unique science fiction novel is as fresh and entertaining as ever. The story begins when the hero of Gateway finances an expedition to a distant alien spaceship that may end famine forever. On the ship, the explorers find a human boy, and evidence that reveals a powerful alien civilization is thriving on a transport ship headed right for Earth….

©1980 Frederik Pohl (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
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Andrea Vernon and the Superhero-Industrial Complex

26 ratings

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Back by popular demand! The further, fearsome, and funny adventures of Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection - written by Alexander C. Kane and performed by Bahni Turpin, 2018 Audie Award winner for Best Female Narrator. More than a year after she helped save the world from the Sparnaxian invasion, Andrea Vernon is in a good place. Her boss is giving her greater responsibility and she’s getting to travel a lot (although her fill-in is hopeless at making coffee); things could be getting even more serious with her 8’ 4” superhero boyfriend, The Big Axe; and she has a really fun new BFF, Never More.  Small issue, though, with that last item - Never More is a supervillain bent on world domination, and it looks as if nothing can stop her. Especially since Congress is determined to bring the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection and all of “Big Supe” under government control.  Even with mankind’s greatest heroes fighting back, will it fall on Andrea to save the day - again?

©2019 Alexander C. Kane (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Red Noise

1 rating

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When an asteroid miner comes to Station 35 looking to sell her cargo and get back to the solitude she craves, she gets swept up in a three-way standoff with gangs and crooked cops. Faced with either taking sides or cleaning out the Augean Stables, she breaks out the flamethrower.

©2020 John P. Murphy (P)2020 Angry Robot

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Madame Guillotine

41 ratings

Summary

Leave no man behind.  On Detron, a simmering protest boils over and turns deadly when militants hiding among the demonstrators deliberately shoot down a group of legionnaires, executing one survivor and taking two for ransom. The only Republic asset the captured leejes can rely on is a lone marine sniper who defies orders in a desperate attempt to save them.    But a troubled sea of hostile riots, looting, and murder is too much for anyone to navigate safely.   Except Tyrus Rechs. Following