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Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1 Audiobook

Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

This first volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories features "the best of the best" from the Golden Age of science fiction. It includes 21 stories by, among others, Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip K. Dick, Edmond Hamilton, Jack Williamson , Alan Edward Nourse, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl, Fredric Brown, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and others. This is a must listen for sci-fi buffs and anyone who likes a well written and imaginative story.

(P)2009 Jimcin Recordings

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    Joe AZ, USA 02-17-10
    Joe AZ, USA 02-17-10
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    "Very nice collection"

    Great selection of stories and nice variety of narration. Looking forward to more volumes!

    40 of 40 people found this review helpful
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    Empowerment Middletown, RI, United States 09-05-09
    Empowerment Middletown, RI, United States 09-05-09
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    "Great selection"

    Great selection of stories from the humorous ( The Wub ) to the profound ( Machine Stops ) and in between. Narrators all good. Was hoping to get Volume 2 next but I guess it's not out yet. Give us more! Can't wait!

    46 of 48 people found this review helpful
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    Sandinic Middletown, RI, USA 10-22-09
    Sandinic Middletown, RI, USA 10-22-09
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    "Excellent selection"

    Don't really care when these stories were written, as long as they are good...and they are. I liked some of the readers better than others but they were all good.

    46 of 50 people found this review helpful
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    J. Glemby long Island ,NY usa 06-22-14
    J. Glemby long Island ,NY usa 06-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "quite good and enjoyable."

    Many reviews balk at the naration of these 7 collections of short science fiction stories.However though they are not the best of best narations I found them more than listenable and enjoyable..also considering that all 7 collections equals some100 hours of sci-fi fun and at a low price I think they are excelent audiobooks for anyones library..hope you enjoy...

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 12-27-15
    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 12-27-15 Member Since 2016

    74 y o avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books

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    "Fabulous collection"

    Not every story is a "5" star but most are and the ones that fall short, fall only to "4" stars. Bravo to the collector!!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "These are indeed old favorites-- classics that"

    defined the genre. There is fantasy here, too, but it is all wrapped in sf.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dave 09-08-16
    Dave 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent Sci-fi stories"

    I have been listening to these stories, one at a time, every night at work and felt inspired after every single one. I started this book because thought it was an old time radio show like X minus One or The twilight zone radio dramas, but found out it was instead a collection of short sci-fi stories. The point is that this book was an unexpected surprise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Louis Schwab Virginia Beach, VA United States 02-16-17
    Louis Schwab Virginia Beach, VA United States 02-16-17
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    "Fine stories, underwhelming cast."

    I found the stories entertaining. I believe most of them were average. A few were great. I did not enjoy the cast performance. I simply am not a fan of most of the speech patterns and intonations. Normally I would say here that I would easily recommend the book for you to listen to. I think it might be worth your time because of the number of stories. I am conflicted about recommending it. I'll say at least, if you do purchase it, I hope you like the voice actors more then I do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jayson Amherst, Massachusetts, United States 12-28-16
    Jayson Amherst, Massachusetts, United States 12-28-16 Member Since 2012
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    "wonderful amalgam"

    a great way to discover the work of some really talented sci-fi authors. definitely a great entry point work.

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    michael Indianapolis, IN, United States 12-30-13
    michael Indianapolis, IN, United States 12-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "not bad but lacks proper chaptering."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Ok for a straight listen. Bad if you want to select an author and listen to those stories in your own order.


    Any additional comments?

    Needs to be broken into the separate stories to ease navigation.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Christopher
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    9/7/09
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    "Quite poor"

    Don't bother with this unless you like wooden reading and 2nd rate old stories. There is also no information regarding original publication dates etc, information which is useful with vintage SF since it puts the story into context.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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