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Michael

Michael New Orleans, LA Member Since 2006
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  • "Step Through The Portal, And Be Cha..."

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    It's been a while since I've penned a review - So much listening, and so little time.

    However, I'm ready to begin another series of reviews on Audible scifi/fantasy selections.

    So, let's begin with Jack L. Chalker's "Midnight At The Well Of Souls."

    Why is this audiobook first? Simple. It's the beginning of a FANTASTIC series that will captivate you with a rich, rewarding listen, and have you wanting the next in the series, Exiles at the Well of Souls, which is also available.

    This is the opening book for a VERY powerful series, one that pushes the boundaries of typical science fiction as you know it. Imagine, if you will...

    The Well World: A world created by a long-vanished race, covered in vast, country-sized hexes, each housing a different intelligent alien species. Crossing the boundaries of the hexes can change the very air you breathe, the laws of physics, technology and even magic. Each hex represents the birthplace of that species, and some are at war with others. They can take over other hexes, enslave an adjacent hex's species, and can even forcibly swap hexes with another race. Creatures of myth, fantasy and nightmare vie for control of a planet they cannot leave, but can eventually rule. Even mankind occupies a hex on this planet.

    One half of the planet houses carbon-based hexes, the other half alarmingly alien hexes, and each hex is the birthplace for these races and their migration into the universe eons ago. This world is countless light years away from our own, unknown, hidden and waiting for an opportunity to rewrite the universe to its own making.

    The story begins with a host of human castaways that accidentally travel to the Well World, and are each randomly changed to a new species in different hexes.

    It is all part of a very large story that will soar across the surface of the Well World in its telling, as many races and hexes to vie for a rare and valuable treasure that can change the Well World and our universe forever!

    Despite all this, I haven't given away any spoilers whatsoever!

    Chalker's Midnight At The Well Of Souls was so well received when it was first published, that he went on to write many more novels to expand the stories both upon the Well World, and even light years beyond it. Be careful, Audible listener. Once you travel down this wonderful rabbit hole, you might very well not turn back! It truly is that amazing.

    So, step through the portal, human, and be changed forever!

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    Midnight at the Well of Souls

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    • By Jack L. Chalker
    • Narrated By Peter Macon
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    At the heart of a bizarre planet lay the goal of every being that had ever lived.… Below average in height and unprepossessing in appearance, Nathan Brazil is an unassuming if cynical starship owner, carrying passengers and cargo for a living - hardly the sort of person to hold the fate of the entire universe in his hands. But when Nathan detours from his route to answer a distress call, a hidden stargate hurls him and his passengers to the Well World, the master control planet for the cosmos. Billions of years ago, a godlike race unlocked all the secrets of space and time and remade the universe according to their grand design.

    Michael says: "Step Through The Portal, And Be Changed Forever!"
  • "Please. Do You Really Need Another..."

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    Frank Herbert, I OWE you. I owe you a LOT. This was one of the very first books that truly stirred my love for science fiction. You SPOILED me. You made me demand better writing from the authors I followed, and better development, as well. From this book on, I became harder on myself, to read works that challenged me, that made me ponder well after finishing the novel. I hungered for better writing that combined story, action, flow, cadence and for God's sake, CREATIVITY. Thanks, Frank.

    THAT'S what good writing demands of us, and if the author excels at his or her craft, this book is the perfect example of what can happen.

    In Dune, you get galaxy-sweeping politics, messianic jihads, genetically-enhanced warriors and spacefarers, pirates hiding ruling classes, clones that psychically destroy their victims, fantastic ecologies and creatures, religions that manipulate families and bloodlines, and countless castes intertwined with ruling houses that all depend upon a drug found only on one desolate planet - A planet with its own secret and massive agenda, hidden within the howling desert plains covering its surface. And wait, it's followed by yet ADDITIONAL novels in the series, some better than others, and then yet ANOTHER series by the author's SON, done decades later, that provides tremendous PREQUELS, based on his father's notes? Finally, throw in excellent male and female narrators that fit the characters they portray, and individualize each character.

    Come on. Do you really need another great review to buy this audiobook?

    Please.

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    Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
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    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
  • "A Space Trilogy That Should Be Read..."

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    Imagine a hollow living ringworld in our solar system, complete with an ecology, mythical centaurs, arians, biological aircraft, riddled with lesser gods, and with living earth references throughout, and run by an almost immortal and insane queen? Now throw in earth explorers that enter this world in the midst of a planet-wide war, and become pawns in a much bigger plan that...

    There, enough. I red this in its first printing. All three books. And they're awesome. VERY different. Extremely unique. And at the same time, epic storytelling.

    Between the excellent character development, strong plot lines, deep descriptive writing without being weighty, and zero boredom, this is definitely worth your time to listen.

    John Varley has a solid body of work, but I consider this this series to be his crowning achievement.

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    Titan: Gaean Trilogy, Book 1

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    • By John Varley
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
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    John Varley's monumental trilogy - Titan, Wizard, and Demon - has achieved cult status, hailed as a modern triumph of the imagination by critics and fans. It begins with humankind's exploration of a massive satellite orbiting Saturn. It culminates in a shocking discovery: the satellite is a giant alien being. Her name is Gaea. Her awesome interior is mind-boggling - because it is a mind. A mind that calls out to explorers...and transforms all who enter.

    Ted says: "A good if dated SciFi Story"
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Ryan

Ryan Somerville, MA, United States 09-30-12 Member Since 2005

Gen-Xer, software engineer, and lifelong avid reader. Soft spots for sci-fi, fantasy, and history, but I'll read anything good.

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    The last time I read this book was when it was assigned to my English class in eighth grade, and it was a pleasure to come back to as an adult and re-experience the same emotions I did back then. This is science fiction about the wonder and awe of discovery, the bittersweetness of letting go of the primitive past, and the ultimate destiny of the human race. It's not a dystopian or cautionary tale, as so much science fiction, but a book about what it means for our species to reach adulthood -- and a sacrifice that that may one day demand of us.

    The story begins, in classic form, with the visitation of beings from the stars. The Overlords arrive on Cold War-era Earth in immense, silver starships, and immediately establish themselves as vastly superior, but benevolent masters. Yet, they refuse to reveal themselves in person (at least not right away) or explain their ultimate purposes. Here, one might guess, as some characters do, at sinister intentions.

    But, nothing so crude comes to pass, and Clarke proceeds to a new generation of characters, as the Overlords usher in a new era of peace and worldwide prosperity for the human race. Not to mention a certain amount of ennui and loss of purpose, as mankind finds that most of its traditional problems are solved. Yet, a few people continue to puzzle over the mysteries about the Overlords and chafe against the restrictions they still impose. What are the reasons? Several intrepid explorers begin to find out.

    The writing is simple and unadorned, and the characters not particularly complex in their construction (not to mention a bit 1950s), but there's a subtle eloquence to the way the story unfolds, each stage in the human race's progress revealing a little more about the fate that must eventually come. And Clarke's writing is still a pleasure to read for its vision, its thoughtful ideas about the forms that different alien races might take, the capabilities of advanced technology, and how human society might continue to function when the primary need is that of avoiding boredom. Though a few assumptions are showing their age (newspapers, radio), much of this 1953 story still speaks to the 21st century. Clarke continues to remind us of how little we know about what's out there in the universe, or how limited our evolution has been compared to what's possible.

    Read it, if you haven't yet. Or read it again. Childhood's End is one of the works that sets the template for great science fiction, and will likely still contain meaning for new readers in fifty years.

    4.5 stars.

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    Childhood's End

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    • By Arthur C. Clarke
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    The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

    A User says: "Food for Thought"

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    Dune (






UNABRIDGED) by Frank Herbert Narrated by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, Ilyana Kadushin

    Dune

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    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
  • 4.3 (3852 ratings)
    1984: New Classic Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by George Orwell Narrated by Simon Prebble

    1984: New Classic Edition

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    • By George Orwell
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    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    Jay Stone says: "Enduring Classic"
  • 4.3 (2887 ratings)
    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert A. Heinlein Narrated by Lloyd James

    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

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    • By Robert A. Heinlein
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    In what is considered one of Heinlein's most hair-raising, thought-provoking, and outrageous adventures, the master of modern science fiction tells the strange story of an even stranger world. It is 21st-century Luna, a harsh penal colony where a revolt is plotted between a bashful computer and a ragtag collection of maverick humans, a revolt that goes beautifully until the inevitable happens. But that's the problem with the inevitable: it always happens.

    Peter says: "Heinlein's Masterpiece"
  • 4.3 (2473 ratings)
    Starship Troopers (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert A. Heinlein Narrated by Lloyd James

    Starship Troopers

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    • By Robert A. Heinlein
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    Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.

    Michael says: "Well Aged Heinlein"
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  • 4.3 (1197 ratings)
    Foundation and Empire (






UNABRIDGED) by Isaac Asimov Narrated by Scott Brick

    Foundation and Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

    Lynwood says: "Masterpiece"
  • 4.3 (1163 ratings)
    Flowers for Algernon (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Keyes Narrated by Jeff Woodman

    Flowers for Algernon

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    • By Daniel Keyes
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    Charlie Gordon knows that he isn't very bright. At 32, he mops floors in a bakery and earns just enough to get by. Three evenings a week, he studies at a center for mentally challenged adults. But all of this is about to change for Charlie. As part of a daring experiment, doctors are going to perform surgery on Charlie's brain. They hope the operation and special medication will increase his intelligence, just as it has for the laboratory mouse, Algernon.

    FanB14 says: "Phenomenal Classic"
  • 4.3 (1127 ratings)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur C. Clarke Narrated by Dick Hill

    2001: A Space Odyssey

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    • By Arthur C. Clarke
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    It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

    Douglas says: "The Movie Makes More Sense Now"
  • The Stainless Steel Rat (






UNABRIDGED) by Harry Harrison Narrated by Phil Gigante

    The Stainless Steel Rat

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    • By Harry Harrison
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
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    DiGriz is caught during one of his crimes and recruited into the Special Corps. Boring, routine desk work during his probationary period results in his discovering that someone is building a battleship, thinly disguised as an industrial vessel. In the peaceful League no one has battleships anymore, so the builder of this one would be unstoppable. DiGriz' hunt for the guilty becomes a personal battle between himself and the beautiful but deadly Angelina, who his planning a coup on one of the feudal worlds.

    SFF11C says: "Awesome"
  • Dune (






UNABRIDGED) by Frank Herbert Narrated by Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, Ilyana Kadushin

    Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
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    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
  • 1984: New Classic Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by George Orwell Narrated by Simon Prebble

    1984: New Classic Edition

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    • By George Orwell
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    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    Jay Stone says: "Enduring Classic"
  • Fahrenheit 451 (






UNABRIDGED) by Ray Bradbury Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    Fahrenheit 451

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    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden. Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.

    Teresa says: "Fahrenheit 451 or Celsius 232.778."
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  • Brave New World (






UNABRIDGED) by Aldous Huxley Narrated by Michael York

    Brave New World

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    • By Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated By Michael York
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    When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

    Jefferson says: "“Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”"
  • Time for the Stars (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert A. Heinlein Narrated by Barrett Whitener

    Time for the Stars

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    • By Robert A. Heinlein
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    Travel to other planets is now a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity of finding habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. There’s a problem though—because the spaceships are slower than light, any communication between the exploring ships and Earth would take years.

    Tom and Pat are identical twin teenagers. As twins they’ve always been close, so close that it seemed like they could read each other’s minds.

    DJM says: "My First Heinlein"
  • Necronomicon (






UNABRIDGED) by H. P. Lovecraft Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, Keith Szarabajka, Adam Verner, Tom Weiner, Patrick Cullen

    Necronomicon

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
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    Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released.

    Maliboo says: "Audiobook Contents"
  • Dune Messiah (






UNABRIDGED) by Frank Herbert Narrated by Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, Simon Vance

    Dune Messiah

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    • By Frank Herbert
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    The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

    Andrew says: "A nice continuation"
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  • Foundation (






UNABRIDGED) by Isaac Asimov Narrated by Scott Brick

    Foundation

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    • By Isaac Asimov
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    For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

    Alexander T. McMahon says: "The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic"
  • Neuromancer (






UNABRIDGED) by William Gibson Narrated by Robertson Dean

    Neuromancer

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    • By William Gibson
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    Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society.

    David says: "5 stars for coolness, 3 stars for give-a-heckness"
  • Foundation and Empire (






UNABRIDGED) by Isaac Asimov Narrated by Scott Brick

    Foundation and Empire

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    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

    Lynwood says: "Masterpiece"
  • Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death (






UNABRIDGED) by Kurt Vonnegut Narrated by Ethan Hawke

    Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death

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    • By Kurt Vonnegut
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    Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.

    William says: "What more can be said?"
  • Rama Revealed: Rama Series, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur C. Clarke Narrated by Toby Longworth

    Rama Revealed: Rama Series, Book 4

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    • By Arthur C. Clarke
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    Years after the appearance in the solar system of the immense, deserted spaceship, Rama, a second craft arrived, destined to become home for a group of human colonists. But now the colony has become a brutal dictatorship, terrorizing its own inhabitants Nicole Wakefield, condemned to death for treason, has escaped to New York. There she is reunited with her husband, but pursuit is not far behind and they are forced to flee to the subterranean corridors of New York inhabited by the menacing octospiders.

  • The Fifth Dimension Catapult (






UNABRIDGED) by Murray Leinster Narrated by Tom Weiss

    The Fifth Dimension Catapult

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    • By Murray Leinster
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    This novelette from 1931 involves a mathematical physicist whose theories get applied by an experimenter. He and his beautiful daughter get trapped in an alternate dimension with “bad guys” called the Ragged Men. A mathematical genius is called in to find a way to rescue them while fending off a crooked lab assistant and a gangster who wants the technology for his own purposes.

  • Harry Harrison: Selected Sci-Fi Stories (






UNABRIDGED) by Harry Harrison Narrated by Jim Roberts

    Harry Harrison: Selected Sci-Fi Stories

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    Harry Harrison was an American science fiction author, best known for his character "The Stainless Steel Rat" and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! The movie, Soylent Green was based on Make Room! Make Room! In addition to his novels, Harrison wrote a number of fascinating and highly imaginative science fiction stories, many including in this audiobook.

  • The Garden of Rama: Rama Series, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Arthur C Clarke, Gentry Lee Narrated by Toby Longworth, Louise Jameson

    The Garden of Rama: Rama Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Arthur C Clarke, Gentry Lee
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth, Louise Jameson
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    In the year 2130 a mysterious spaceship, Rama, arrived in the solar system. It was huge, but empty - apparently abandoned. By the time Rama departed for its next unknown destination many wonders had been uncovered, but few mysteries solved. Only one thing was clear: everything the enigmatic builders of Rama did, they did in threes. Eighty years later the second alien craft arrived in the solar system. This time, Earth had been waiting. Now Rama II is on its way out of the solar system.

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  • Necronomicon (






UNABRIDGED) by H. P. Lovecraft Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, Keith Szarabajka, Adam Verner, Tom Weiner, Patrick Cullen

    Necronomicon

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
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    Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released.

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  • X Minus One: Old Time Radio Shows, Volume 1  by Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein Narrated by full cast

    X Minus One: Old Time Radio Shows, Volume 1

    • ORIGINAL (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated By full cast
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    X Minus One is widely considered one of the best science fiction radio series to ever be broadcast. Featuring stories written by Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and other science fiction writing luminaries, X Minus One set the bar for excellence in radio drama.

  • The Drought (






UNABRIDGED) by J. G. Ballard Narrated by Jonathan Coote

    The Drought

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By J. G. Ballard
    • Narrated By Jonathan Coote
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    Water. Man’s most precious commodity is a luxury of the past. Radioactive waste from years of industrial dumping has caused the sea to form a protective skin strong enough to devastate the Earth it once sustained. And while the remorseless sun beats down on the dying land, civilisation itself begins to crack. Violence erupts and insanity reigns as the remnants of mankind struggle for survival in a worldwide desert of despair.