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    • Neuromancer

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
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      4 out of 5 stars 169
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      4 out of 5 stars 167

    The Matrix: a world within a world, a graphic representation of the databanks of every computer in the human system; a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate users in the Sprawl alone. And by Case, computer cowboy, until his nervous system is grievously maimed by a client he double crossed. Japanese experts in nerve splicing and micro bionics have left him broken and close to death. But at last Case has found a cure. He’s going back into the system.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Please speak up.

    • By V on 04-05-2017

    Non-member price: $22.78

    • Pattern Recognition

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Cayce Pollard is an expensive, spookily intuitive market-research consultant. In London on a job, she is offered a secret assignment: to investigate some intriguing snippets of video that have been appearing on the Internet. An entire subculture of people is obsessed with these bits of footage, and anybody who can create that kind of brand loyalty would be a gold mine for Cayce's client. But when her apartment is burgled and her computer hacked, she realizes there's more to this project than she had expected.

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Agency

    • By: William Gibson
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In William Gibson's first novel since 2014's New York Times best-selling The Peripheral, a gifted "app-whisperer", hired to beta test a mysterious new product, finds her life endangered by her relationship with her surprisingly street-smart and combat-savvy "digital assistant". 

    Non-member price: $31.64

    • The Peripheral

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    The Peripheral by William Gibson is a thrilling new novel about two intertwined futures, from the bestselling author of Neuromancer. Flynne Fisher lives down a country road, in a rural near-future America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which she's keen to avoid. Her brother Burton lives, or tries to, on money from the Veterans Association, in compensation for neurological damage suffered in a Marines elite unit.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly incomprehensible

    • By Claudia on 09-02-2018

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Zero History

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Hollis Henry worked for the global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend once before. She never meant to repeat the experience. But she's broke, and Bigend never feels it's beneath him to use whatever power comes his way - in this case, the power of money to bring Hollis onto his team again. Not that she knows what the "team" is up to - not at first. When a Department of Defence contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers, Bigend finds himself adrift in a seriously dangerous world.

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Neuromancer

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Michael Hansonis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Was wäre, wenn es hinter dem Computerbildschirm eine riesige Welt gäbe? Eine Welt, die man per Gehirnimplantat betreten und erforschen kann. Und eine Welt, in der man sterben kann... "Neuromancer" ist der erste Teil von William Gibsons gleichnamiger Romantrilogie, mit der er nicht nur den Begriff "Cyberspace", sondern auch unsere Vorstellung vom World Wide Web prägte, das wir heute so selbstverständlich nutzen.

    Non-member price: $20.56

    • Archangel

    • By: William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith
    • Narrated by: Josh Hurley, Victor Bevine, Elizabeth Jasicki, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The year is 2016. Not our 2016. Theirs. Earth is dying, the result of a worldwide nuclear holocaust caused by America’s dictatorial President-for-Life Lewis Henderson, a man who will use any means necessary to maintain power and survive. Enter: The Splitter. A machine capable of splitting off an exact replica of Henderson’s world. A world where the cataclysmic events causing its destruction have yet to occur. That world is ours. In August of 1945, our postwar Europe becomes the battleground for Henderson’s operatives - led by his sociopathic son - as they engineer a complete redo of their history. By changing ours.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor radio play

    • By Dom on 14-09-2018

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • A Brief History of Britain 1660 - 1851

    • Brief Histories
    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1660 England emerged from the devastations of the Civil Wars and restored the king, Charles II, to the throne. Over the next 190 years Britain would establish itself as the leading nation in the world - the centre of burgeoning Empire, at the forefront of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. However, radical change also brought with it anxiety and violence. America is lost in the War of Independence and calls for revolution at home are never far from the surface of everyday life.

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Tell Me a Story

    • Science Fiction One
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ready for a story? Here's a selection of some of the finest science fiction shorts of recent years, including stories from Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, William Gibson, Robert Sheckley, Terry Bisson, Avram Davidson, and Philip K. Dick.

    Non-member price: $11.64

    • The Difference Engine

    • By: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The Difference Engine is an alternate history novel. A prime example of the steampunk sub-genre, it posits a Victorian Britain in which great technological and social change has occurred after entrepreneurial inventor Charles Babbage succeeded in his ambition to build a mechanical computer called Engines. The fierce summer heat and pollution have driven the ruling class out of London and the resulting anarchy allows technology-hating Luddites to challenge the intellectual elite.

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Spook Country

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    What happens when old spies come out to play one last game? In New York, a young Cuban called Tito is passing iPods to a mysterious old man. Across the city, an ex-military man named Brown is tracking Tito's movements. Meanwhile in LA, journalist Hollis Henry is on the trail of Bobby Chombo, who appears to know too much about military systems for his own good. With Bobby missing and the trail cold, Hollis digs deeper and is drawn into the final moves of a chilling game played out by men with old scores to settle....

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Distrust That Particular Flavour

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Though primarily known as a novelist, over 30 years William Gibson has also built up a reputation as one of our most entertaining and insightful critics of contemporary culture. He is widely credited with having described the internet and cyberspace before any such things existed.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Peripherie

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: David Nathan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Flynne und Wilf leben auf zwei Seiten des "Jackpots", der Apokalypse, die gegen Ende des 21. Jahrhunderts große Teile der Menschheit hinweggerafft hat. Jahrzehnte liegen zwischen ihnen, doch als ein Mord geschieht, nimmt Wilf Kontakt zu Flynne auf... Flynnes Heimatdorf liegt an der amerikanischen Ostküste, wo sie ihr Geld in einem 3D-Kopierladen verdient. Dort lebt auch ihr Bruder Burton, der heimlich Computerspiele testet, um seine spärliche Veteranenrente aufzubessern.

    Non-member price: $32.40