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  • Lightspeed Year One

  • From the Hugo Award Nominated Magazine
  • By: Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Emily Card, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98

Lightspeed is the critically acclaimed, online science fiction magazine edited by best-selling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Each month at lightspeedmagazine.com, top authors and brilliant new voices alike span the genre’s full spectrum, from near-future sociological science fiction, to star-spanning hard science fiction, and everything in between. This audiobook contains all the podcasts from Lightspeed's first Hugo-nominated year, performed by a host of star narrators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mix of SF- Short Stories

  • By Chris on 10-02-12

Don't believe everything you read on the Internet

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

Reviewed: 06-08-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

As I write this there are only two other reviews, one of which was devastatingly low (1 star) and I almost, foolishly, passed this short story collection by. The one star review was not based on the quality of this collection, it was based on the fact that this was a short story collection and the consumer purchased this thinking it was something different. If you buy a Hip Hop song expecting classical music I suspect you're going to be disappointed. Nonetheless, I haven't yet listened to this, but I strongly suspect it is pretty good being the best short stories collected from Lightspeed magazine over it's first year. I'll try to remember to come back here and write a real review later but I justed wanted to counter-balance the previous ridiculous review.

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  • A Case of Conscience

  • By: James Blish
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man - a priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He has found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics...until he is sent to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of aliens who are admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they are incapable of faith or belief. Confronted with a profound scientific riddle and ethical quandary, Father Ruiz-Sanchez soon finds himself torn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent audio book of a Hugo winning story

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-14-09

Excellent audio book of a Hugo winning story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-09

I had long been hesitant to listen to this audio book because one of the first reviews was truly awful. I can't begin to guess why that original reviewer bashed this audio book. It's an excellent read of a very good Hugo winning story. I guess the lesson I learned is "you can't always rely on others reviews." This audio book is highly recommended from me.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful