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Way Station Audiobook

Way Station

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Publisher's Summary

In this Hugo Award-winning classic, Enoch Wallace is an ageless hermit, striding across his untended farm as he has done for over a century, still carrying the gun with which he had served in the Civil War. But what his neighbors must never know is that, inside his unchanging house, he meets with a host of unimaginable friends from the farthest stars.

More than a hundred years before, an alien named Ulysses had recruited Enoch as the keeper of Earth's only galactic transfer station. Now, as Enoch studies the progress of Earth and tends the tanks where the aliens appear, the charts he made indicate his world is doomed to destruction. His alien friends can only offer help that seems worse than the dreaded disaster. Then he discovers the horror that lies across the galaxy.

BONUS AUDIO: Way Station includes an exclusive introduction by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Mike Resnick.

©1963 Clifford D. Simak; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, 1964
  • All-Time Best Science Fiction Novels (Locus Magazine)

What Members Say

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    brian ATLANTA, GA, United States 04-26-12
    brian ATLANTA, GA, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "great read or listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Way Station to be better than the print version?

    loved both. a very comfortable story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the main


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the last


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

    the new take on rip van winkle.


    Any additional comments?

    Was a wnderful read. I was hoping the book was still in print. I was amazed to find it in audio.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 04-26-12
    Amazon Customer Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 04-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting"

    Enjoyable story. Great Narrator. Good story line. a bit slow at times but it still kept you interested

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    Justin Perth, Australia 04-10-12
    Justin Perth, Australia 04-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Not too bad"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I liked the idea of there being a way station here on earth and the new ideas of how we are just a small backwards “train” station on the road to better places.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The book was well read and I personally like the way the tone of the voice complemented the store being told.


    Do you think Way Station needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    A follow-up book would be great, however I think there would need to be more time taken to develop the back story and the government’s involvement.


    Any additional comments?

    Parts of the story especially about the government annoyed me … they were too nice and too trusting. To me it did not sound true.

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    Jeff KENT, WA, United States 04-09-12
    Jeff KENT, WA, United States 04-09-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A Great Listen!"

    What a fun book! lot of reviews called this dated and perhaps it was......But who cares! This audiobook was one of those that you cant stop listening to. I loved it!

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    John Barberton, Ohio, United States 04-03-12
    John Barberton, Ohio, United States 04-03-12
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    "An excellent story and well presented"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A great classic with a message still timely today.


    What does Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Summerer doesn't just read or narrate. He is able to give voice to each character.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia TAMPA, FL, United States 04-02-12
    Patricia TAMPA, FL, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic premise falls short with weak ending"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would but would caution them that while it was a classic in its time the ending was unsatisfying.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The title says it all. A Way Station - a portal into the vast universe.


    Did Eric Michael Summerer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He handled the job well enough. Not spectacularly.


    Was Way Station worth the listening time?

    Yes. great concept from the beginning. Author should have had more intrigue with the government. And the alien bunny at the end had no edge, no reality about him.


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    Capt. Montevallo, AL, United States 04-02-12
    Capt. Montevallo, AL, United States 04-02-12
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    "Never aging in such solitude seems lonely"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's an easy going ,relaxing,space adventure of the mind.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The medalsum government agent just goes to show they can cause galactic problems even for the dead lol


    What about Eric Michael Summerer’s performance did you like?

    Excellent reader very autistic look forward to further performances and other stories he brings to my ears


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh and awe a bit


    Any additional comments?

    Just enjoyed it is all :)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Port Allegany, PA, United States 04-02-12
    Barbara Port Allegany, PA, United States 04-02-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Excellent production of this Sci-Fi Classic"
    What made the experience of listening to Way Station the most enjoyable?

    I picked up a hard copy of this book in a bag sale at the library over 20 years ago, and it soon became one of my favorites. When I saw it on sale on Audible, I was excited to listen to it again. Hearing this old favorite brought to life by the narrator was very enjoyable. The exploration of the swings of a human's morality when faced with intelligent life from other worlds adds great interest to this novel. Highly recommended.


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    Cheryl Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 03-14-12
    Cheryl Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 03-14-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Love the story - a classic"
    Would you listen to Way Station again? Why?

    I would listen to this story again as I am a fan of Simak.


    Did Eric Michael Summerer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The reader does a great job differentiating the characters and setting a nice pace to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the book was divided in to chapters rather than all the recording in one continuous file.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clyde OLYMPIA, WA, United States 01-02-12
    Clyde OLYMPIA, WA, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2011

    I have been reading Sci-Fi and Fantasy since I was very young starting with Space Cat in the early 50's. Graduating to Norton, Heinlein.

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    "Every bit as good as I remembered the book to be!"
    If you could sum up Way Station in three words, what would they be?

    I do not need 3 words...only 2=


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No Favorites in this.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No favorite scene.


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

    Waystation at the end of the Galaxy.


    Any additional comments?

    BUY IT!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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