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    • Red Mars

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 23 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 257

    For centuries, the red planet has enticed the people of Earth. Now an international group of scientists has colonized Mars. Leaving Earth forever, these 100 people have traveled nine months to reach their new home. This is the remarkable story of the world they create - and the hidden power struggles of those who want to control it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic, intelligent, hard sci fi

    • By AHeath on 01-08-18

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Green Mars

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    The initial Martian pioneers had fierce disagreements about how the planet should be used by humans. This led to a war that threatened the lives of billions of people on both Mars and Earth. Now, the second generation of settlers continues the struggle to survive the hostile yet strangely beautiful environment of the red planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true visionary.

    • By John Paul Hook on 16-11-18

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Blue Mars

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    The once red and barren terrain of Mars is now green and rich with life - plant, animal, and human. But idyllic Mars is in a state of political upheaval, plagued by violent conflict between those who would keep the planet green and those who want to return it to a desert world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifull

    • By TomNI on 24-08-18

    Regular price: £39.39

    • New York 2140

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly, Christopher Ryan Grant, Jay Snyder, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book with great characters

    • By Atupele Chakwera on 04-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Red Moon

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Hamilton, Joy Osmanski, Feodor Chin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip to the moon, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance and, without doubt, a person of interest to those in power.   

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very little sci-fi mainly political.

    • By Andrew on 07-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Aurora

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now we approach our destination. A new home. Aurora. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, Aurora is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Despite great ideas, terribly, terribly boring

    • By ikd on 28-08-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Years of Rice and Salt

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 25 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    It is the 14th century, and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur - the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been - a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor

    • By Deaf Fred on 24-06-18

    Regular price: £37.29

    • Fifty Degrees Below

    • Science in the Capital, Book 2
    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Best-selling, award-winning, author Kim Stanley Robinson continues his groundbreaking trilogy of eco-thrillers - and propels us deeper into the awesome whirlwind of climatic change. Set in our nation's capital, here is a chillingly realistic tale of people caught in the collision of science, technology, and the consequences of global warming - which could trigger another phenomenon: abrupt climate change, resulting in temperatures. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More of the same

    • By P. J. Bell on 13-05-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Forty Signs of Rain

    • Science in the Capital, Book 1
    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The best-selling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt returns with a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation's capital - and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The most awful narration

    • By Suzanne on 30-09-15

    Regular price: £19.49

    • The Wild Shore

    • The Three Californias Triptych, Book 1
    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    North America, 2047. For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, that might yet be - and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Sixty Days and Counting

    • Science in the Capital, Book 3
    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world's climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Really disappointed - save your credits

    • By Suzanne on 10-11-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Pacific Edge

    • The Three Californias Triptych, Book 3
    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    North America, 2065. In a world that has rediscovered harmony with nature, the village of El Modena, California, is an ecotopia in the making. Kevin Claiborne, a young builder who has grown up in this "green" world, now finds himself caught up in the struggle to preserve his community's idyllic way of life from the resurgent forces of greed and exploitation.

    The final volume in Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias triptych, Pacific Edge is a brilliant work of science fiction and an outstanding literary achievement.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Icehenge

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell, Kevin T. Collins, Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    On the North Pole of Pluto there stands an enigma: a huge circle of standing blocks of ice, built on the pattern of Earth's Stonehenge - but 10 times the size, standing alone at the farthest reaches of the Solar System. What is it? Who came there to build it? The secret lies, perhaps, in the chaotic decades of the Martian Revolution, in the lost memories of those who have lived for centuries.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A story that went no where

    • By Sarah on 18-04-18

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Gold Coast

    • The Three Californias Triptych, Book 2
    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    North America, 2027. Southern California is a developer's dream gone mad: an endless sprawl of condos, freeways, and malls. Jim McPherson, the affluent son of a defense contractor, is a young man lost in a world of fast cars, casual sex, and designer drugs. But his descent in to the shadowy underground of industrial terrorism brings him into a shattering confrontation with his family, his goals, and his ideals.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • A Martian Romance

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Brian Corrigan
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A Martian Romance is a bittersweet story that takes place on the bleak and wintry Red Planet. A group of original colonists set sail in an iceboat across the frozen seas of Mars, many years after their first epic journey, hoping to relive their past and to touch the sky one last time.

    Regular price: £5.59