Nebula Award Winners | Audio Books at Audible.com
Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have been given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., for the best novel, novella, novelette, and short story eligible for that year's award.
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  • Red Mars

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, Red Mars is the first book in Kim Stanley Robinson's best-selling trilogy. Red Mars is praised by scientists for its detailed visions of future technology. It is also hailed by authors and critics for its vivid characters and dramatic conflicts.

    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.

    Jacqueline D. White says: "Very Disappointed"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1993
  • Doomsday Book

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
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    For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

    Owl says: "Timely, beautiful, terrible and haunting"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1992
  • Beggars in Spain

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nancy Kress
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    In a world where the slightest edge can mean the difference between success and failure, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent, and one of a growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep. Once considered interesting anomalies, now Leisha and the other "Sleepless" are outcasts, victims of blind hatred, political repression, and shocking mob violence meant to drive them from human society and, ultimately, from Earth itself.

    Rachelle says: "Pleasantly Surprised"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novella, 1991
  • The Last of the Winnebagos

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
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    In this Hugo Award-winning novella, dogs have become extinct after an epidemic, and the Humane Society has been granted extraordinary police powers to protect the remaining animals. As the Society investigates the death of a jackal on a highway, its attention turns to a photojournalist whose own dog was one of the last to survive.

    WonderBunny says: "Quick and fun listen!"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novella, 1990
  • Schrodinger's Kitten

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By George Alec Effinger
    • Narrated By Amy Bruce
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    Twelve-year-old Jehan is a frightened girl tormented by unsettling visions in the Islamic slum of Budayeen. It is here, during the festival marking the end of Ramadan, that she must kill a boy she has never met. A boy that her visions show her may one day do her great harm.

    Michael says: "Fine but Light"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novellette, 1988
  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
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    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1986
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1985
  • Sailing to Byzantium

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
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    Their hotel was beautifully situated, high on the northern slope of the huge artificial mound known as the paneium that was sacred to the goat-footed god. From here they had a total view of the city: the wide noble boulevards, the soaring obelisks and monuments, the palace of Hadrian just below the hill, the stately and awesome Library, the temple of Poseidon, the teeming marketplace, the royal lodge that Mark Antony had built after his defeat at Actium.

    Bookoholics Anon says: "Fascinating future tale of immortality"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novella, 1985
  • Press Enter

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Varley
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
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    Victor Apfel, a troubled war vet, gets an odd, pre-recorded phone message, instructing him to go inside the house next door. He opens the door to find his neighbor shot through the head. But is it suicide - or murder? And is it possible that a computer is to blame?

    Katherine says: "If you wish to know more, PRESS ENTER."
    Nebula Award Winner, Novella, 1984
  • Startide Rising: The Uplift Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By George Wilson
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    When Streaker - the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins - discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement.

    Andrew says: "Getting Better"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1983
  • Blood Music

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Vergil's innovative experiment restructuring the cells of a common virus becomes a nightmare when, in order to save his research, Vergil injects the entire culture into his bloodstream.

    thepoet says: "Fascinating, Fast Paced, & one hell of a Mind*^ck"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novellette, 1983
  • Timescape

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble, Pete Bradbury
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    In a future wracked by environmental catastrophe and social instability, physicist John Renfrew devises a longshot plan to use tachyons - strange, time-traveling particles - to send a warning to the past. In 1962, Gordon Bernstein, a California researcher, gets Renfrew's message as a strange pattern of interference in an experiment he's conducting.

    Mike Schultz says: "An enjoyable book with problems"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1980
  • Dreamsnake

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Vonda N. McIntyre
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
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    When the healer Snake was summoned, she traveled the blasted landscape with her three serpents. From the venom of two of them, she distilled her medicines. But most valued of all was the alien dreamsnake, whose bite could ease the fear and pain of death.

    george says: "Probably good for when it was written."
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1978
  • The Persistence of Vision

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Varley
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
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    On the surface, this Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic is about a drifter who comes to stay in a New Mexico commune founded by a group of deaf-blind people. But beneath the story, author John Varley examines deep, universal issues. What is the nature of communication? What does an individual gain - or lose - by subsuming himself to the whole? Can an outsider ever truly "belong"?

    Katherine says: "Fascinating!"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novella, 1978
  • Stardance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Spider Robinson, Jeanne Robinson
    • Narrated By Spider Robinson
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    Shara Drummond was a gifted dancer and a brilliant choreographer, but she could not pursue her dream of dancing on Earth. So she went to space, creating a new art form in three dimensions. And when the aliens arrived, there was only one way to prove that the human race deserved not just to survive, but to reach the stars. The only hope was Shara, with her stardance.

    Cather says: "Just.... wow."
    Nebula Award Winner, Novella, 1977
  • The Forever War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated By George Wilson
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    William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?

    John says: "A classic."
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1975
  • Rendezvous with Rama

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Robert J. Sawyer
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    At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

    Peter Tersteeg says: "Excellent story, terrible naration"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1973
  • A Time of Changes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
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    Set in the distant future, when human beings populate a variety of planets, A Time of Changes examines the society of Borthan. For thousands of years, Borthan has been ruled by a covenant that teaches that the self is to be despised. The baring of personal thoughts and feelings represents the most heinous crime. Kinnall Darival has always outwardly observed the covenant. But inwardly, he commits a grave offense when he falls in love with his bondsister, Halum.

    Michael says: "One trick story"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1971
  • Ringworld

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
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    Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel, Ringworld, is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmars, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.

    Kennet says: "Genuinely Creative"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1970
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
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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!"
    Nebula Award Winner, Novel, 1965
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