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    • The Collapsing Empire

    • The Interdependency, Book 1
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most Entertaining Sci Fi Book

    • By Guildfan on 14-12-2017

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • The Consuming Fire

    • The Interdependency, Book 2
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • story was boring.

    • By Emile on 27-11-2018

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Old Man's War

    • Old Man's War, Book 1
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    At 75 years old, John Perry is after a fresh start - so, naturally, he joins the army. Earth's military machine can transform elderly recruits, restoring their lost youth. But in return, its Colonial Defence Force demands two years of hazardous service in space. This is how Perry finds himself in a new body crafted from his original DNA. A genetically enhanced and upgraded new body, ready for battle. But upgrades alone won't keep Perry safe. He'll be fighting for his life on the front line as he defends humanity's colonies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good first audible book

    • By Angus L. on 02-08-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Head On (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps", robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real, and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good. So consistently good.

    • By Tracey Anderson on 03-05-2018

    Non-member price: $58.52

    • The Ghost Brigades

    • Old Man's War, Book 2
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Three hostile alien races have united against humanity, determined to halt our expansion into space. The mastermind behind this lethal alliance is a traitor - Charles Boutin. He was a Colonial Defence Force scientist with access to their biggest military secrets. Now the CDF's only hope is to discover Boutin's plan. Trouble is, Boutin's dead. As a supersoldier created from Boutin's own DNA, Jared Dirac may have answers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • build up

    • By Jasia Hawkins on 03-12-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Last Colony

    • Old Man's War, Book 3
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    John Perry was living peacefully on one of humanity's colonies - until he and his wife were offered an opportunity these ex-supersoldiers couldn't resist. To come out of retirement and lead a new frontier world. However, once on the planet, they discover they've been betrayed. For this colony is a pawn in an interstellar game of war and diplomacy. Humanity's Colonial Union has pitched itself against a new, seemingly unstoppable alien alliance dedicated to ending all human colonization.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • was ok

    • By Anonymous User on 30-03-2019

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 279

    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a brilliantly thought out work.

    • By Nienke Lucas on 06-03-2015

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Zoe's Tale

    • Old Man's War, Book 4
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    "I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: 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."

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By johnnie on 11-07-2017

    Non-member price: $56.54

    • The Dispatcher

    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 956
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 895
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 893

    Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Need More

    • By Amy on 06-03-2017

    Non-member price: $21.90

    • The Human Division

    • Old Man's War, Book 5
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome story

    • By darko on 24-12-2015

    Non-member price: $32.15

    • The End of All Things

    • Old Man's War, Book 6
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, John Scalzi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Humans expanded into space...only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement...for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overall good but some not so

    • By Graham on 12-09-2018

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Agent to the Stars

    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good story, nice and original, great narration:)

    • By Anonymous User on 09-09-2018

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Redshirts

    • A Novel with Three Codas
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, but!

    • By Peter on 08-06-2016
    • A Novel with Three Codas
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 05-06-2012
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 243 ratings

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Kollaps

    • Das Imperium der Ströme 1
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Johannes Steck
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Das Sternenreich der Menschen steht vor dem Untergang... Die Menschheit hat sich in der ganzen Galaxis ausgebreitet und ein gewaltiges Sternenreich errichtet - ein ebenso mächtiges wie fragiles Gefüge aus Planeten und Raumstationen, die alle aufeinander angewiesen sind, um zu überleben. Extra-dimensionale Sternenstraßen halten dieses Imperium zusammen, sogenannte Ströme, auf denen Raumschiffe in kürzester Zeit Lichtjahre zurücklegen können.

    Non-member price: $28.37

    • The Sagan Diary

    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Wolfe, John Scalzi
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Jane Sagan: Soldier. Killer. Lover. Dreamer. In John Scalzi's best-selling Old Man's War series of science-fiction novels, we see this warrior woman as the other characters see her - silent and strong, from the outside. But now The Sagan Diary shows us Sagan from another point of view: her own, as she prepares to leave military life and join her new husband and adopted daughter on a colony world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of time & does not provide any additional insight to the series

    • By Russell on 01-12-2017

    Non-member price: $14.44

    • Fuzzy Nation

    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi - introduction
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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 doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great read with minor distraction

    • By Gregory on 13-08-2015

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • The Android's Dream

    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Death by flatulence, aliens, gunpoint diplomacy

    • By DarkFish on 31-05-2016

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Miniatures

    • The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Peter Ganim, Luke Daniels, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The ex-planet Pluto has a few choice words about being thrown out of the solar system. A listing of alternate histories tells you all the various ways Hitler has died. A lawyer sues an interplanetary union for dangerous working conditions. And four artificial intelligences explain, in increasingly worrying detail, how they plan not to destroy humanity. Welcome to Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi.

    Non-member price: $10.18

    • Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)

    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Amber Benson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • he said she said

    • By Bernd on 27-05-2018

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • METAtropolis

    • By: Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely loved it

    • By Chris Burgess on 08-10-2016

    Non-member price: $29.22

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