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    • Salvation

    • Salvation Sequence, Book 1
    • Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation - including starships - virtually obsolete. Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful - until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world 89 light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but slow at first

    • By Grant M. on 2018-10-22
    • Salvation Sequence, Book 1
    • Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 2018-09-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 30.69

    • The Windup Girl

    • Written by: Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great narration, highly recommend

    • By Stephen Leamon on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 30.19

    • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

    • Written by: David Wong
    • Narrated by: Christy Romano
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    In a prosperous yet gruesomely violent near future, superhero vigilantes battle thugs whose heads are full of supervillain fantasies. The peace is kept by a team of smooth, well-dressed negotiators called The Men in Fancy Suits. Meanwhile a young girl is caught in the middle and thinks the whole thing is ridiculous. Zoey, a recent college graduate with a worthless degree, makes a reluctant trip into the city after hearing that her estranged con artist father died in a mysterious yet spectacular way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Catsuit

    • By morgan on 2017-10-07

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Wolves

    • Written by: D. J. Molles
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Relentlessly dark...

    • By James on 2018-01-27

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Reamde

    • Written by: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 38 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected but welcome

    • By thundercandle on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

    • Existence

    • Written by: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • Renegades

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
    • Written by: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 192

    The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just binged the whole series. MUST HAVE MORE *taps forearm*

    • By Justin on 2019-04-21

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • The Bone Clocks

    • Written by: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Following a scalding row with her mother, 15-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as "the radio people," Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastical narrative of time, love and rebirth.

    • By Rachelle Prevost on 2019-01-08

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • Ilium

    • Written by: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 29 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We're not in the Iliad anymore Toto...

    • By mike r. on 2019-03-13

    Price: CDN$ 46.96

    • The Stand

    • Written by: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 473

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Grantly on 2018-03-19

    Price: CDN$ 83.36

    • Gate Crashers

    • Written by: Patrick S. Tomlinson
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    On humanity's first extra-solar mission, the exploration vessel Magellan, or, as she prefers, "Maggie", discovers an alien artifact. Deciding that finding advanced alien life is too important to ignore, Captain Allison Ridgeway chooses to return to Earth while ordering her crew to reverse engineer technology far beyond anything back home. Meanwhile, at mission control, the governments struggle to maintain the existence of aliens a secret while also combating bureaucracy, the military industrial complex, and everyone else who wants a piece of what could skyrocket humanity into a new technological age.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Cartoonish everything

    • By A.C. on 2019-01-27

    Price: CDN$ 39.46

    • Great North Road

    • Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 36 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great entertainment

    • By Jon Dickinson on 2018-05-02

    Price: CDN$ 60.19

    • Cyteen

    • Written by: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 36 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The saga of two young friends trapped in an endless nightmare of suspicion and surveillance, of cyber-programmed servants and a ruling class with century-long lives – and the enigmatic woman who dominates them all.

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • Tiamat's Wrath

    • The Expanse, Book 8
    • Written by: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 165

    Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best one in awhile!

    • By Alan on 2019-04-15

    Price: CDN$ 48.24

    • Battle Cruiser

    • Lost Colonies, Book 1
    • Written by: B. V. Larson
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Ready Player One

    • Written by: Ernest Cline
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,745
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,504
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,499

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing really good I loved any 13+ would love it.

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-01-07

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

    • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

    • Bobiverse, Book 1
    • Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
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      5 out of 5 stars 987
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 986

    Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't think I'd like it, but I loved it

    • By Eli on 2018-01-11

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Alien: Out of the Shadows

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • Written by: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Faye Tardiff on 2019-04-20

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • Skyward

    • Written by: Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 546
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 518

    From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another favorite

    • By Kaya Gaudet on 2018-11-30

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • Columbus Day

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
    • Written by: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily one of the better books I've read..

    • By jesse cornelious on 2018-10-31

    Price: CDN$ 51.73

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