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Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1 Audiobook

Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1

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.
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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!

    38 of 38 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!

    44 of 46 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.

    43 of 47 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...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Bordeman 01-22-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Would think these would be great stories"

    ...but they're pretty mediocre. The performance is fine, just she doesn't attempt to embellish, just reads it straight.

    0 of 0 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 2006

    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!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 09-28-15
    Michael 09-28-15
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    "Overall disappointing"
    What would have made Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1 better?

    Perhaps the stories were just too dated? Certainly better narration would have been a significant improvement. I'm not a science fiction aficionado, but I do enjoy good science fiction, such as Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clark, some of Alastair Reynolds and especially John Scalzi. And I really like Philip K. Dick, especially when he is messing with our minds about what is real and what is not.


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It's not necessarily the authors but the editors. Not sure who really thought these were favorite stories. Whose favorites were they? Maybe my idea of good science fiction is not the same as the editors in whatever year they made the selection.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    The narration was terrible. The primary narrator was the definition of one-dimensional. He didn't even make an effort to have the characters sound different or distinctive. I had difficulty following who was talking during conversations.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really. While there were a couple of stories that the listener can become invested in, overall they seemed unimaginative or predictable.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe a short story format is just not for me in audible format.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Edward 08-25-13
    Edward 08-25-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Worst. Naration. Ever."

    Otherwise entertaining classic SF stories by great authors are ruined by bad narrators. I'd like to see this compilation re-done by a competent producer who knows how choose decent narration talent...

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Stanley J. Vinet Jr. Marrero, LA 12-26-12
    Stanley J. Vinet Jr. Marrero, LA 12-26-12

    Stan Vinet

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    "I Guess Narrators Do Make a Difference"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1 to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    Anyone, the main narrator is horrible monotonated and sounds the same in EVERY story!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    The old time stories are great still!

    1 of 3 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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