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    • Shadow Captain

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Returning to the universe of Revenger, award-winning author Alastair Reynolds delivers another thrilling tale set among the stars. Two sisters ran away from home to join the crew of a spaceship. They took on pirates, faced down monsters and survived massacres...and now they're in charge. Captaining a fearsome ship of their own, adventures are theirs for the taking - and there's hoards to loot and treasures to find in the darkest reaches of space. But the rules are also more relaxed out on the fringes, as they're about to discover....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Sokratesagogo on 15-02-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • House of Suns

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392

    Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires. They meet every 200,000 years to exchange news and memories of their travels with their siblings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reynolds gets better and better

    • By Nick on 01-06-10

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Revenger

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 441
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 404

    The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.... Captain Rackamore and his crew do.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Oh dear

    • By Mr S. on 12-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Revelation Space

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 863
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 588

    Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story - Fell out with the narrator.

    • By Peter on 06-07-10

    Regular price: £36.19

    • Redemption Ark

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    Late in the 26th century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors---alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons---and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written and brilliantly read

    • By Michael on 26-06-09

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Elysium Fire

    • Inspector Dreyfus, Book 2
    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    Featuring Inspector Dreyfus - one of Alastair Reynolds' most popular characters - this is a fast-paced SF crime story, combining a futuristic setting with a gripping tale of technology, revolution and revenge. One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday...and unless the cause can be found - and stopped - within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best

    • By AndyMackenzie on 29-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Prefect

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361

    Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Prefect near perfect

    • By Patrick on 19-09-11

    Regular price: £36.19

    • Chasm City

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349

    The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet---has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. The stakes are raised when Tanner Mirabel's search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revelation space.

    • By Martin on 22-07-13

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Absolution Gap

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence - and they've targeted humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety---or draw down its darkest enemy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much left to the imagination

    • By Yevgeny on 28-11-12

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days

    • Revelation Space, Book 6
    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    The planet Golgotha - supposedly lifeless - resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists. It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • as Always a pleasure with Reynolds works!

    • By Fredrik Wallander on 25-11-18

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Pushing Ice

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    2057. Humanity has raised exploiting the solar system to an art form. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. And they're good at it. The Rockhopper is nearing the end of its current mission cycle, and everyone is desperate for some much-needed R & R, when startling news arrives from Saturn: Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, has inexplicably left its natural orbit and is now heading out of the solar system at high speed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, annoying main characters..

    • By Martin on 26-04-12

    Regular price: £36.19

    • Shadow Captain

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Adrana and Fura Ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. Once desperate for adventure, now, Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa Sennen's ship. And rumors of Bosa Sennen's hidden cache of treasure have ensnared her sister, Fura, into single-minded obsession. Neither is safe; because the galaxy wants Bosa Sennen dead, and they don't care if she's already been killed. They'll happily take whoever is flying her ship.

    Regular price: £26.19

    • Terminal World

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 208

    Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different---and rigidly enforced---level of technology. Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Science fiction with a very big point

    • By Nigel on 31-03-11

    Regular price: £36.19

    • Blue Remembered Earth

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superior space opera

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-06-14

    Regular price: £24.99

    • On the Steel Breeze

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    A thousand years in the future, mankind's influence expands into the universe. Alastair Reynolds epic vision of our journey into deep space will redefine Space Opera. Mankind is making its way out into the universe on massive generation ships. The new novel from Alastair Reynolds is one for fans of Peter F. Hamilton and Iain M. Banks. Read by Adjoa Andoh.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poseidon's Children

    • By John on 09-11-13

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 5

    • By: Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, John P Murphy, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Short novels are movie-length narratives that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2014 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form of storytelling.

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Century Rain

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best so far.

    • By Martin on 15-01-14

    Regular price: £40.69

    • Slow Bullets

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    A vast conflict, one that has encompassed hundreds of worlds and solar systems, appears to be finally at an end. A conscripted soldier is beginning to consider her life after the war and the family she has left behind. But for Scur - and for humanity - peace is not to be.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not really a story

    • By RMB on 02-07-15

    Regular price: £23.09

    • Poseidon's Wake

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 27 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    This novel is a standalone story which takes two extraordinary characters and follows them as they independently begin to unravel some of the greatest mysteries of our universe. Their missions are dangerous, and they are all venturing into the unknown...and if they can uncover the secret to faster-than-light travel then new worlds will be at our fingertips. But innovation and progress are not always embraced by everyone. There is a saboteur at work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gets tedious

    • By BJXRN on 21-06-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels

    • By Robyn on 01-03-12

    Regular price: £31.59

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