Academy

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The Engines of God Publisher's Summary

Humans call them Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues scattered on distant planets throughout the galaxy, encoded with strange inscriptions that defy translation. Searching for clues about the Monument-Makers, teams of 23rd century linguists, historians, engineers and archaeologists have been excavating the enigmatic alien ruins on a number of planets, uncovering strange, massive false cities made of solid rock. But their time is running out.

Earth's ravaged environment is quickly making it unlivable, and colonizers want to begin terraforming these abandoned worlds for human habitation. Only interstellar archaeologist Richard Wald and starship pilot Priscilla Hutchins are convinced that uncovering the secrets of the monuments may hold the key to survival for the entire human race.

©1994 Cryptic, Inc. (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Engines of God

    • Written by: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Humans call them Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues scattered on distant planets throughout the galaxy, encoded with strange inscriptions that defy translation. Searching for clues about the Monument-Makers, teams of 23rd century linguists, historians, engineers and archaeologists have been excavating the enigmatic alien ruins on a number of planets, uncovering strange, massive false cities made of solid rock. But their time is running out.

    Price: CDN$ 27.85

  • Book 2

    • Deepsix

    • Academy Series
    • Written by: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the year 2204, tragedy and terror forced a scientific team to prematurely evacuate Maleiva III. Nineteen years later, a rogue moon hurtling through space is about to obliterate the last opportunity to study this rare, life-supporting planet. With less than three weeks left before the disaster, superluminal pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins must lead a small scientific team to the surface to glean whatever they can about its lifeforms and lost civilizations before time runs out.

    Price: CDN$ 27.85

  • Book 3

    • Chindi

    • Academy Series
    • Written by: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The universe has been explored - and humanity has all but given up on finding other intelligent life. Then an alien satellite orbiting a distant star sends out an unreadable signal. Is it the final programmed gasp of an ancient, long-dead race? Or the first greeting of an undiscovered life form?

    Price: CDN$ 27.42

  • Book 4

    • Omega

    • Academy Series
    • Written by: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Khristine Hvam, Jack McDevitt
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A civilization-destroying omega cloud has switched direction, heading straight for a previously unexplored planetary system--and its alien society. And suddenly, a handful of brave humans must try to save an entire world--without revealing their existence.

    Price: CDN$ 27.85

  • Book 5

    • Odyssey

    • Academy series
    • Written by: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Jack McDevitt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    To boost waning interest in interstellar travel, a mission is sent into deep space to learn the truth about "moonriders," the strange lights supposedly being seen in nearby systems. But Academy pilot Valentina Kouros and the team of the starship Salvator will soon discover that their odyssey is no mere public-relations ploy, for the moonriders are not a harmless phenomenon. They are very, very dangerous-in a way that no one could possibly have imagined.

    Price: CDN$ 27.85

  • Book 6

    • Cauldron

    • Academy Series
    • Written by: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When a young physicist unveils an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, veteran star pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins finds herself back in the deepest reaches of space, and on the verge of discovering the origins of the deadly Omega clouds that continue to haunt her.

    Price: CDN$ 27.42

  • Book 7

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  • Book 8

    • The Long Sunset

    • Written by: Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins discovers an interstellar message from a highly advanced race that could be her last chance for a mission before the program is shut down for good. Hutch has been the academy’s best pilot for decades. She’s had numerous first contact encounters and even became a minor celebrity. But world politics have shifted from exploration to a growing fear that the program will run into an extraterrestrial race more advanced than humanity and war.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent as usual

    • By Ilovenineinchnails on 2018-10-19

    Price: CDN$ 39.46