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  • Science Fiction: The Best of the Year 2006

  • By: Joe Haldeman, James Patrick Kelly, Stephen Leigh, and others
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Riggio, Bob Souer, Kitzie Stern
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

A collection of the best science fiction prose written in 2006 from some of the genre's greatest authors, including James Patrick Kelly, Wil McCarthy, Susan Palwick, Tom Purdom, Robert Reed, Michael Swanwick, James Van Pelt, Howard Waldrop, Alastair Reynolds, Ian McDonald, Mary Rosenblum, Stephen Leigh, and Joe Haldeman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good collection, uneven narration

  • By Chris on 12-29-10

Some goods stories, some bad. One narrator yells

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-18

I enjoy a few of the stories in this collection, but the reason I didn’t rate it higher is because of the female narrator who literally yells during her readings. It’s so unsettling. I like audiobooks to relax and fall asleep, the last thing I want is to be awoken by a screaming and fighting. Just because characters in a story are disagreeing or fighting, doesn’t mean the narrator should yell. Ruins the entire experience.
My second issue is that a few of the stories are just plan bad.