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    • The Long Earth

    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a potato. It is the prototype of a life-changing invention....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reminds me what we are go to miss

    • By Graham Butterworth on 17-05-2015

    Non-member price: $34.35

    • Voyage

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation by Dirk Maggs
    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Roberts, Vincent Marzello, Rolf Saxon, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    An alternative history of the US space programme, dramatised by Dirk Maggs. What if John F. Kennedy survived the assassination attempt and developed the space programme? President Nixon, with the help of former president JFK, has just green-lit NASA’s first manned expedition to Mars. Aboard the expedition is Natalie York, a geologist who risks everything she loves for the chance to go to space; Phil Stone, former X-15 test pilot; and Ralph Gershon, a Vietnam War hero intent on being the first African American to reach another planet.

    Non-member price: $18.22

    • The Long War

    • The Long Earth, Book 2
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture. Mankind is shaping the Long Earth - but in turn the Long Earth is shaping mankind...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great saga

    • By Hanna on 19-03-2019

    Non-member price: $37.47

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels

    • By: Stephen Baxter, Geoffrey A. Landis, David Moles, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Nicola Barber
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Short novels may well be the perfect length for science-fiction stories. They are movie-length tales that resonate with moxie while fully exploring characters, new worlds, and ideas. The stories in this unabridged audio collection are the best-of-the-best short science-fiction novels published in 2010 by current and emerging masters of this form.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone narrator

    • By Mitch on 27-12-2016

    Non-member price: $49.20

    • Proxima

    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 52

    The very far future: The Galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous Galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful!

    • By Sally on 27-08-2015

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Die Lange Erde

    • Die Lange Erde 1
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Jens Wawrczeck
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Als Polizistin Monica Jansson im Jahr 2015 in den Ruinen eines Hauses auf diese Apparatur stößt, ahnt sie nicht, dass sie den Prototyp einer bahnbrechenden Erfindung in Händen hält. Der kleine Kasten ist ein Wechsler, mit dem es von nun an jedem möglich ist, mit einem kleinen Schritt in die "Lange Erde" hinauszutreten: eine Abfolge von Parallelwelten, der unseren mehr oder weniger ähnlich und von Menschen unbewohnt. Schnell setzt auf der alten Erde ein Goldrausch ein.

    Non-member price: $18.12

    • The Long Mars

    • The Long Earth, Book 3
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    The years 2040 - 2045: After the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption, there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has ulterior motives....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the Long War

    • By calgrove on 17-02-2019

    Non-member price: $37.47

    • The Long Utopia

    • The Long Earth, Book 4
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    It's 2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading farther into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang, lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield - they even adopt a child - but it seems they have been guided there for a reason.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great novel!!!!!!

    • By JingJing Zhou on 13-12-2017

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Ultima

    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 21 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Fresh from his latest collaboration with Terry Pratchett on the Long Earth sequence Stephen Baxter now returns to the mysteries and challanges first hinted at in his acclaimed novel PROXIMA. In PROXIMA we discovered ancient alien artifacts on the planet of Per Ardua - hatches that allowed us to step across light years of space as if we were stepping into another room. The universe opened up to us. Now in ULTIMA the consequences of this new freedom make themselves felt.

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • The Massacre of Mankind

    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful conclusion

    • By Scott Goldsmith on 13-02-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Long Cosmos

    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    It's 2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day, and in the Long Earth the new Next posthuman society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valienté, now in his late 60s, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls. But as Joshua confronts his mortality, the Long Earth receives a signal from the stars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable listen

    • By Stephen on 06-03-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Xeelee: Redemption

    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Michael Poole finds himself in a very strange landscape.... This is the centre of the Galaxy. And in a history without war with the humans, the Xeelee have had time to built an immense structure here. The Xeelee Belt has a radius 10,000 times Earth's orbital distance. It is a light-year in circumference. If it was set in the solar system, it would be out in the Oort Cloud, among the comets - but circling the sun. If it was at rest, it would have a surface area equivalent to about 30 billion Earths. But it is not at rest: it rotates at near light speed.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Medusa Chronicles

    • By: Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Following an accident that almost cost him his life, Howard Falcon was not so much saved as he was converted, through the use of prosthetics, into something faster, stronger and smarter...but also slightly less human and more machine than he was. And with this change came an opportunity - that of piloting a mission into Jupiter's atmosphere and ultimately of making first contact with the life forms he discovers there.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A thinking read

    • By Darren Sowerby on 29-11-2016

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Time's Eye

    • A Time Odyssey, Book 1
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind - until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline.

    Non-member price: $27.54

    • Doctor Who: Wheel of Ice

    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: David Troughton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Wheel. A ring of ice and steel turning around a moon of Saturn, and home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. It's a bad place to grow up. The colony has been plagued by problems. Maybe it's just gremlins, just bad luck. But the equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing, and there have been stories among the children of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Many of the younger workers refuse to go down the warren-like mines anymore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doctor Number Two

    • By Clare on 27-02-2014

    Non-member price: $30.45

    • Xeelee: Vengeance

    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Half a million years in the future, on a dead, war-ravaged world at the centre of the galaxy, there is a mile-high statue of Michael Poole. Poole, born on Earth in the fourth millennium, was one of mankind's most influential heroes. He was not a warrior, not an emperor. He was an engineer, a builder of wormhole transit systems. But Poole's work would ultimately lead to a vast and destructive conflict, a million-year war between humanity and the enigmatic, powerful aliens known as the Xeelee. The Xeelee won.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story but needs a better Narrator

    • By Anonymous User on 27-02-2019

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • Sunstorm

    • A Time Odyssey, Book 2
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth's history.

    Non-member price: $27.54

    • Firstborn

    • A Time Odyssey, Book 3
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 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

    Twenty-seven years later, the Firstborn are back. This time, they have sent a "quantum bomb" speeding toward Earth, a device that human scientists can barely comprehend, let alone stop or destroy. But when shocking new insights emerge about the nature of the Firstborn and their plans, an unexpected ally appears from light-years away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First grade sf

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-04-2015

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 4

    • By: Stephen Baxter, Michael Blumlein, Alexander Jablokov, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Jared Doreck, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2013 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form. In Earth I, by Stephen Baxter, a search among the stars to ferret out the origins of mankind amidst the Xaian normalisation digs up many surprises. In Success, by Michael Blumlein, a brilliant but erratic biologist studying epigenetics struggles to hang onto his grip on everyday life as he writes his ground-breaking tome.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Content, Mixed Production Values

    • By Andrew on 17-10-2016

    Non-member price: $50.76

    • Der Lange Kosmos

    • Die Lange Erde 5
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Volker Niederfahrenhorst
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    2070-71: Fast sechs Jahrzehnte nach der Entdeckung des Wechslers, der erstmals das Pendeln zwischen Parallelwelten ermöglichte, floriert auf der Langen Erde eine neue posthumane Gesellschaft. Doch gerät diese in Aufruhr, als eine geheimnisvolle Botschaft aus der Mitte der Galaxie eingeht: JOIN US. Die superintelligenten Next entdecken darin die Baupläne für eine künstliche Intelligenz von gewaltigen Ausmaßen.

    Non-member price: $35.14

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