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Way Station | [Clifford D. Simak]

Way Station

In this Hugo Award-winning classic, Enoch Wallace is an ageless hermit, striding across his untended farm as he had 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.
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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)

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    Pnar 11-04-11
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    "if you're 16.. ?"

    nice idea for a scifi story. gets a bid stereotype and flat after the first few chapters. the end is very predictable.. narration was a bit 'childlike' all in all still ok.

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    Patrick Sparkill, NY, United States 01-21-10
    Patrick Sparkill, NY, United States 01-21-10 Member Since 2013
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    though a little dated, it's a wonderful read and rendition

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    "A Favorite"

    I was very happy to find this old favorite out in audio format. It's a great story and well spoken.

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    Mary Charleston, IL, USA 10-03-09
    Mary Charleston, IL, USA 10-03-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Refreshing ideas"

    Nice sci-fi with a home twist; the ending however, did culminate a bit too fast and not as well defined as the rest of the book but still a fine read!

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    Patricia Walsenburg, CO, USA 10-03-09
    Patricia Walsenburg, CO, USA 10-03-09 Member Since 2013
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    truly love exploring older books, found the story line and characters engaging through out.

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    "An SFFaudio Essential"

    Eric Michael Summerer does a terrific job narrating this pastoral masterpiece. He portrays Simak's characters with all the honesty, decency, and humanity that Clifford D. Simak put into them. Audible Frontiers has very kindly added an excellent and informative introduction written and read by another of Science Fiction's most humane authors, Mike Resnick! Audible Frontiers has been adding so many new titles it is hard to keep up. This one will slow things down for you and even make life a little simpler. Thanks Simak!

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    Paul 03-24-14
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    "Great story. Poor narration."
    What did you like best about this story?

    Way Station is a great idea for a story, and good attempt to capitalize on that idea. If you can get past the little bit of formal language and preachy diversions, Simak does a good job at visualization, pace, and anticipation. I really enjoyed this book and thought about giving it five stars. The story will stick with me for a while. How about 4.5 stars?


    What didn’t you like about Eric Michael Summerer’s performance?

    Summerer's narration, with his slightly nervous-sounding voice, is distracting to the story. Voices for the various characters are really bad. They either sound the same and run together, or they sound very fake. What was especially disappointing is that the main character fought in the Civil War and lived in Wisconsin. I did not hear a trace of accent from the Civil War era, nor that distinctive northern US sound.


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    Mer Jasper, IN, USA 09-25-08
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    "Great Work of Art"

    The story is beautifuly told no praise will ever be high enough to describe this story

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    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 10-09-08
    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 10-09-08
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    "Disappointed"

    This seemed to be more of a pulpit for the author's religious views than a novel with any substance. Though the book started well enough it soon grew tedious with a plot that was thin and highly predictable centered around characters that were made of cardboard and boringly stereotypical.

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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 12-26-09
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 12-26-09 Member Since 2009
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    "I don't like it"

    Not badly written or narrated, but I despise the theme. I found myself listening as one listens to a mortal enemy.

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