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    • 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 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 260

    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

    • 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 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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 134
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • 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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    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

    • 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 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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

    • 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 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • The Soldier

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • 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 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • Brass Man

    • Agent Cormac, Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • 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 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great listen/read

    • By paul sparks on 29-10-18

    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 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • Prador Moon

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • Cowl

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The Heliothane Dominion is triumphant in the solar system after a bitter war with their Umbrathane progenitors. But some of the enemy have escaped into the past, intent on wreaking havoc across time. The worst of these is Cowl, an artificially forced advance in human evolution but one who is no longer human. Polly, desperate to obtain funds to support her habits, is unprepared for her involvement with Nandru Jurgens, a Taskforce soldier, and the killers pursuing him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it when I read it!

    • By Anonymous Coward on 21-10-18
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 16-11-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Technician

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad. Not as good as his later polity work

    • By Jaspal on 24-09-18

    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 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • The Engineer ReConditioned

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Mysterious aliens...ruthless terrorists...androids with attitude...genetic manipulation...punch-ups with lasers...giant spaceships...what more do you want? A collection by the author of Gridlinked, The Skinner, In the Line of Polity, Cowl, Brass Man, and The Voyage of the Sable Keech.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Sci-Fi Storytelling, need more of this !

    • By Bodosa on 04-10-14

    Regular price: £23.49