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    • Dark Intelligence

    • Transformation, Book 1
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Thorvald Spear wakes in hospital, where he finds he's been brought back from the dead. What's more, he died in a human vs. alien war which ended a whole century ago. But when he relives his traumatic final moments, he finds the spark to keep on living. That spark is vengeance. Trapped and desperate on a world surrounded by alien Prador forces, Spear had seen a rescue ship arriving. But instead of providing backup, Penny Royal, the AI within the destroyer, turned rogue. It annihilated friendly forces in a frenzy of destruction, and years later it's still free.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good reading.

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Soldier

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    A hidden corner of space is swarming with lethal alien technology, a danger to all sentient life. It's guarded by Orlandine, who must keep it contained at any cost - as it has the power to destroy entire civilizations. She schemes from her state-of-the-art weapons station, with only an alien intelligence to share her vigil. But she doesn't share everything with Dragon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Answers some questions from previous books

    • By Jamie on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Gridlinked

    • Agent Cormac, Book 1
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    In outer space you can never feel sure that your adversary is altogether human. The runcible buffers on Samarkand have been mysteriously sabotaged, killing many thousands and destroying a terraforming project. Agent Cormac must reach it by ship to begin an investigation. But Cormac has incurred the wrath of a vicious psychopath called Pelter, who is prepared to follow him across the galaxy with a terrifying android in tow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent scifi

    • By Petteri on 22-05-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Brass Man

    • Agent Cormac, Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    On the primitive world Cull, a knight errant called Anderson hunts a dragon, not knowing that elsewhere is a resurrected brass killing machine, Mr Crane, assisting in a similar hunt. Learning that this old enemy still lives, agent Cormac pursues while scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about an ancient alien technology. Each day is a survival struggle for the people of Cull. Ferocious insectile monsters roam their planet as they try to escape to their forefathers' starship, still orbiting far above them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant series by Neal Asher

    • By Glen Martin on 09-11-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Departure

    • Owner Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 272

    The Argus Space Station looks down on a nightmarish Earth. And from this safe distance, the Committee enforces its despotic rule. There are too many people and too few resources, and they need 12 billion to die before Earth can be stabilized. So corruption is rife, people starve, and the poor are policed by mechanized overseers and identity-reader guns. Citizens already fear the brutal Inspectorate with its pain inducers. But to reach its goals, the Committee will unleash satellite laser weaponry, taking carnage to a new level.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A story of two halves

    • By J Hitch on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Skinner

    • The Spatterjay Series: Book 1
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    The savage ocean planet of Spatterjay draws visitors with very different agendas. Erlin is immortal and seeks a reason to keep living. Janer hosts a hive mind, which paid him to find this planet. And Keech is an agent of Earth who’s been dead for 700 years – but still hunts a notorious criminal. On Spatterjay’s vast waterscapes, only the Old Captains risk the native life forms and their voracious appetites. However, they are now barely human. And somewhere out there Keech’s target – the Skinner – runs wild. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First class horror Sci-Fi

    • By Christopher on 01-12-11

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Infinity Engine

    • Transformation, Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    A man battles for his life, two AIs vie for supremacy and a civilization hangs in the balance.... Several forces now pursue rogue artificial intelligence Penny Royal, hungry for revenge or redemption. And the Brockle is the most dangerous of all. This criminal swarm-robot AI has escaped confinement and is upgrading itself, becoming ever more powerful in anticipation of a showdown. Events also escalate aboard the war factory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic

    • By Malcolm P. on 23-08-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Line of Polity

    • Agent Cormac, Book 2
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 22 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Outlink station Miranda has been destroyed by a nanomycelium, and the very nature of this sabotage suggests that the alien bioconstruct Dragon - a creature as untrustworthy as it is gigantic - is somehow involved. Sent out on a titanic Polity dreadnought, the Occam Razor, agent Cormac must investigate the disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great!

    • By Stephen on 17-01-19

    Regular price: £24.99

    • War Factory

    • Transformation, Book 2
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    One seeks judgment, another faces damnation and one man will have his revenge.... Thorvald Spear is losing his mind as he drowns in dark memories that aren't his own. Penny Royal, rogue artificial intelligence, has linked Spear with the stored personalities of those it's murdered. And whether the AI seeks redemption or has some more sinister motive, Spear needs to destroy it. He feels the anger of the dead and shares their pain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great continuation of first book

    • By Amazon Customer on 30-08-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Prador Moon

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    The Polity Collective stretches from Earth Central into the unfathomable reaches of the galactic void. But when the Polity finally encounters alien life in the form of massive, hostile, crablike carnivores known as the Prador, there can only be one outcome - total warfare. Chaos reigns as, caught unawares, the Polity struggles to regain its foothold and transition itself into a military society. Starships clash, planets fall and space stations are overrun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stuff!

    • By MR N FURZE on 09-10-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Shadow of the Scorpion

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Ian Cormac was raised to adulthood during the end of the war between the human Polity and the vicious arthropoid race the Prador. In Neal Asher's Shadow of the Scorpion, Cormac is haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone and the burden of losses he doesn't remember. In the years following the war, he signs up with Earth Central Security and is sent out to help either restore or simply maintain order on worlds devastated by Prador bombardment.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Shadow of the Scorpion

    • By David on 18-12-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Hilldiggers

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In Neal Asher's Hilldiggers, during a war between two planets in the same solar system - each occupied by adapted humans - what is thought to be a cosmic superstring is discovered. After being cut, this object collapses into four cylindrical pieces, each about the size of a tube train. Each is densely packed with either alien technology or some kind of life. They are placed for safety in three ozark cylinders of a massively secure space station.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Polity story

    • By paul sparks on 07-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Jupiter War

    • Owner Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Alan Saul is now part human and part machine, and our solar system isn't big enough to hold him. He craves the stars but can't leave yet. His sister, Var, is trapped on Mars, on the wrong side of a rebellion, and Saul's human side won't let her die. He must leave Argus Station to stage a dangerous rescue - but mutiny is brewing onboard, as Saul's robots make his crew feel increasingly redundant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic classic sf series

    • By M. Young on 02-12-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Zero Point

    • Owner Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Earth's Zero Asset citizens no longer face extermination. Thanks to Alan Saul, the Committee's despotic network is in ruins, and its robotic enforcers lie dormant. But the ruthless Serene Galahad sees an opportunity to grab power. On Mars, Var Delex fights for Antares Base's survival while the Argus Space Station hurtles towards the red planet. And Var knows whoever, or whatever, trashed Earth is still aboard. She must not only save the base but deal with the first signs of rebellion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent trilogy of quality writing and narration

    • By M Fowler on 17-01-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Gabble - and Other Stories

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Neal Asher has firmly established himself as one of the leading British writers of science fiction. Most of his stories are set in a galactic future-scape called The Polity, and with The Gabble - and Other Stories, a collection of marvellously inventive and action-packed short stories, he takes us further into the manifold diversities of that amazing universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent companion to the Polity series

    • By paul sparks on 03-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Orbus

    • The Spatterjay Series: Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Old Captain Orbus commandeered a ship to flee Spatterjay, desperate to escape the violent planet. Orbus’ alien enemy, the Prador Vrell, is also moving on. The Spatterjay virus mutated him into something even more dangerous. And he’s hunting the Prador King himself - who sought to kill him, to bury the secret of their similar transformations. Orbus and Vrell clash in the Graveyard, a lawless zone where the Prador have seized a key space station. Official action by humanity or Prador would end peace, as a centuries-long cold war simmers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very entertaining

    • By Ch3nz on 05-01-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Line War

    • Agent Cormac, Book 5
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    The Polity is under attack from a 'melded' AI entity with control of the lethal Jain technology, yet the attack seems to have no coherence. When one of Erebus' wormships kills millions on the world of Klurhammon, a high-tech agricultural world of no real tactical significance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate, though he is secretly struggling to control a new ability no human being should possess...and beginning to question the motives of his AI masters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great conclusion

    • By Mr. W. Inskip on 07-06-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Polity Agent

    • Agent Cormac, Book 4
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    From 800 years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity. Those coming through it have been tasked with taking the alien 'Maker' back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud. Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut down - because something alien is pursuing them. From those who get through, agent Cormac learns that the Maker civilization has been destroyed by a pernicious virus known as the Jain technology.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Technician

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The Technician, the Theocracy has been dead for 20 years, and the Polity rules on Masada - but it is an order that the rebels of the Tidy Squad cannot accept, and the iconic Jeremiah Tombs is top of their hit list. Tombs, meanwhile, has escaped his sanatorium. His insanity must be cured, because the near-mythical hooder, called 'the Technician', that attacked him all those years ago did something to his mind even the AIs fail to understand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging from start to finish

    • By paul sparks on 16-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Voyage of Sable Keech

    • The Spatterjay Series: Book 2
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Sable Keech is a walking dead man. Was he resurrected because he was infected by the Spatterjay virus, or it took place late in a tank of seawater? Taylor Bloc wants to know the truth. He also wants more – adulation, power, control – and will go to any lengths to achieve them. An ancient hive mind has sent an agent to this uncertain world. Does it merely want to obtain the poison 'sprine' that is crucial to immortality? Erlin, still faced with the ennui of immortality, is interrupted by an angry whelkus titanicus, and begins a strange journey.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent sequel

    • By Huw Evans on 22-07-15

    Regular price: £24.99

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