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  • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-B

  • By: Ben Bova, Isaac Asimov, others
  • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto, Vivienne Leheny, Gabriel Sloyer, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

This last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 contains 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced thousands of young listeners to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best SF audio book ever.

  • By MikeFarr on 10-26-18

Few Lasers. Few epic space battles. Many complete yarns which explore human nature.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Fools who are often extremely poorly read & ignorant of history often dismiss science fiction, however in the 20th century has almost no Literary work which at the time it was written was not science fiction. Many of these tales if read today might be viewed as alternate history.

I think however they should remain viewed and categorized as science fiction simply because this genre is the one in modern times that challenges not only the idea of mountains place in the universe but our philosophies are relationships with one another the constant of war, of poverty, Of duplicity, murder, rape, no other genre shows the smallness in the greatness of an individual.

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Star Wars: Dark Forces Collector's Trilogy (Dramatized)
    
    
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    Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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    Overall 4.2
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces Collector's Trilogy (Dramatized)

  • By: William C. Dietz
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 289

Kyle Katarn has joined the ranks of legendary Star Wars heroes such as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. A timeless adventure of revenge and honor, the trilogy is set in a shimmering universe of sound that only digital technology can fully capture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good story, that fills much needed gaps.

  • By E Kane on 05-27-16

A good story, that fills much needed gaps.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-16

A rare Star Wars book written today that meets the old high standards & fills the gaps from one of the best written Star Wars Games of all time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Robinson Crusoe

  • By: Daniel Defoe
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960

Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719, and it has inspired countless imitations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story and Excellent Narration

  • By William on 03-02-11

Much easier than reading.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-16

Well done & written, should be heard by all. Perhaps to often forgotten, & no longer taught.

  • Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 1: Jedi Search

  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 615

While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But when Han and Chewie break away, they flee to a secret Imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes - going from one danger to a far greater one.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged - Ugh

  • By Richard on 10-06-13

Meets a forgotten high bar.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-16

As the standard for Star Wars authors & stories have fallen, this stands the test of time.