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  • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

  • By: Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
  • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 216

A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi

  • By Gregory R. Martin on 06-30-03

Some new stories I had not heard in other

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Some were stories I had not heard before in other collections. Good collection of science fiction stories.

  • Science Fiction Favorites

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Isaac Asimov
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

This selection of some of Asimov's most enduring and unforgettable stories is read by the author himself. These vintage tales encompass the full range of Asimov's versatility, while displaying his puckish sense of humor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and personal

  • By Jeff on 04-03-03

Short stories of Asimov read by the author

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

I have read most of his Sf books, but had not encountered any of these short stories. Not long and worth listening.

  • 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

Some stories not really Science Fiction

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Not really as good as I expected, some not really SF. A bit disappointing, expected better of Hugo nominated stories. Liked the music between stories, some other audio collections almost run together with only a second or two break.

  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume One

  • By: Neil Clarke - editor
  • Narrated by: Amy Tallmadge, Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 28 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

The best science fiction scrutinizes our culture and politics, examines the limits of the human condition, and zooms across galaxies at faster-than-light speeds, moving from the very near future to the far-flung worlds of tomorrow in the space of a single sentence. Neil Clarke has selected the short science fiction (and only science fiction) best representing the previous year's writing, showcasing the talent, variety, and awesome "sensawunda" that the genre has to offer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hit and Miss; Many more misses than hits

  • By Terrence Feenstra on 09-15-16

Mostly good stories

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Would have like the book title and author in the chapter listing instead of numbers.

  • The Fountains of Paradise

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 907

Vannemar Morgan's dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all time: a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgans Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A magical poem for geeks

  • By David on 11-16-11

Interesting but some times disjointed

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

Sf reader but have not read much of Clark other than some short stories in magazines so really can't compare to his other works. Long, but the chapters of the audio book don't have seem to match the book, 61 chapters in the audio book including the epilog. Cark is a true scientific visionary, having imaged many things before they existed. In this case a bridge to space.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Read by Eddie Redmayne
  • By: J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
  • Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,932
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,918

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • whoops

  • By A. Bunnell on 04-19-17

Not the book version of the movie

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

This is basically a reading of an encyclopedia of magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. There is no story line, some short tales but mainly descriptions of various magical creatures and where they can found.

  • From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

  • By: Renée Ahdieh, Meg Cabot, Pierce Brown, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Janina Gavankar, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,003

Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the 40h anniversary, more than 40 contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the 40 short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No One has Raved About this yet?

  • By Michael J. Stewart on 10-05-17

Long, over 200 chapters

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Took a couple weeks 3 finish, very long. Interesting retelling of A New Hope from background characters

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,907
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,047
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,983

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Dale at his best

  • By rottndachs on 01-12-16

best book of the Harry Potter series yet, Jim Dale

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

Jim Dale is an excellent narrator. story is well written and you will not guess the end before you get there.