ANDY WEIR built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.
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Although brief in length, short stories have had a huge impact on the canon of great literature. In fact, some of the most historically revered novelists wrote short stories, which make excellent introductions to their work. Plus, these bite-size listens are the perfect way to get a big dose of literary inspiration even when you’re short on time. Here, we’ve compiled the greatest small-but-mighty short stories to get you started. From a wide variety of genres, including sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and more, here are the 20 best short story audiobooks available. They may vary in length, but they’ll all have you utterly enraptured.
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