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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

AUDIO SPACE VACATION!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Science Fiction made easy! An audio future cast direct to the frontal lobe. No screen required. BEST STORY & BEST NARRATOR goes to Gabriel Sloyer's rendition of THE MARTIAN WAY. He invited me inside the cabin and I took my seat for a starry journey through the galaxy. I'm new to the genre but found his characterizations recognizable and a pleasure to hear. Of course Asimov's forecast of an eternal search for resources is so timely that why not cruise through space to locate a creative source from another planet! Listening to these stories I realized how rapidly the fiction aspect is dissolving into Science Non Fiction. A lot of fun here.

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  • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964

  • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America
  • By: Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and others
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CHAPTER LIST to Help Find Stories

  • By Lance on 06-07-18

THE MARTIAN WAY Audio Space Vacation

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Science Fiction made easy! An audio future cast direct to the frontal lobe. No screen required. BEST STORY & BEST NARRATOR goes to Gabriel Sloyer's rendition of THE MARTIAN WAY. He invited me inside the cabin and I took my seat for a starry journey through the galaxy. I'm new to the genre but found his characterizations recognizable and a pleasure to hear. Of course Asimov's forecast of an eternal search for resources is so timely that why not cruise through space to locate a creative source from another planet! Listening to these stories I realized how rapidly the fiction aspect is dissolving into Science Non Fiction. A lot of fun here.

  • Haunted by My Rock Chick

  • My Hauntings Series, Book 1
  • By: Amanda Kay
  • Narrated by: Arden Hammersmith, Gabriel Sloyer
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Musica was the hottest rock band around, that was until a tragic accident killed the lead singer Callie-Ann. Tyler knew it was his fault and he held the guilt, held it tight. Callie-Ann was the love of Tyler's life and now, well now she was gone because of him. Life was passing him by. The drinking helped to ease his painful world. Passed out on the kitchen floor of his apartment he receives an unsuspected visitor. Callie-Ann.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely Modern Romantic Melodrama UPBEAT NARRATION!

  • By Giavanna on 09-08-14

Lovely Modern Romantic Melodrama UPBEAT NARRATION!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-14

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Perfectly exaggerated melodrama flows like a waterfall with superb narration. A two tone melody of juxtaposed voices, HAMMERSMITH & SLOYER, emotional and penetrating. Much Better than a TV soap opera! Lots of unabashed modern fun.

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