Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1

Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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This first volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories features "the best of the best" from the Golden Age of science fiction. It includes 21 stories by, among others, Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip K. Dick, Edmond Hamilton, Jack Williamson, Alan Edward Nourse, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl, Fredric Brown, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and others. This is a must listen for sci-fi buffs and anyone who likes a well written and imaginative story.

Public Domain (P)2009 Jimcin Recordings

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Great selection

Great selection of stories from the humorous ( The Wub ) to the profound ( Machine Stops ) and in between. Narrators all good. Was hoping to get Volume 2 next but I guess it's not out yet. Give us more! Can't wait!

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Very nice collection

Great selection of stories and nice variety of narration. Looking forward to more volumes!

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Excellent selection

Don't really care when these stories were written, as long as they are good...and they are. I liked some of the readers better than others but they were all good.

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quite good and enjoyable.

Many reviews balk at the naration of these 7 collections of short science fiction stories.However though they are not the best of best narations I found them more than listenable and enjoyable..also considering that all 7 collections equals some100 hours of sci-fi fun and at a low price I think they are excelent audiobooks for anyones library..hope you enjoy...

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Fabulous collection

Not every story is a "5" star but most are and the ones that fall short, fall only to "4" stars. Bravo to the collector!!!!

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excellent Sci-fi stories

I have been listening to these stories, one at a time, every night at work and felt inspired after every single one. I started this book because thought it was an old time radio show like X minus One or The twilight zone radio dramas, but found out it was instead a collection of short sci-fi stories. The point is that this book was an unexpected surprise.

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These are indeed old favorites-- classics that

defined the genre. There is fantasy here, too, but it is all wrapped in sf.

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wonderful amalgam

a great way to discover the work of some really talented sci-fi authors. definitely a great entry point work.

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Fine stories, underwhelming cast.

I found the stories entertaining. I believe most of them were average. A few were great. I did not enjoy the cast performance. I simply am not a fan of most of the speech patterns and intonations. Normally I would say here that I would easily recommend the book for you to listen to. I think it might be worth your time because of the number of stories. I am conflicted about recommending it. I'll say at least, if you do purchase it, I hope you like the voice actors more then I do.

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oldies and greaties

I had to listen to big parts of this more than once because I was getting sucked into the story and forgot to actually pay attention to the story. so much great material from the golden age of sci-fi that this should be required on all bookshelves. at least the virtual kinds.

I was constantly struck by the number of small items that were out of place today, such as almost everyone using tobacco. on the other hand, many of these stories had minor prophetic parts with hand phones and computers. excellent to see what the old masters wrought!

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  • 09-07-09

Quite poor

Don't bother with this unless you like wooden reading and 2nd rate old stories. There is also no information regarding original publication dates etc, information which is useful with vintage SF since it puts the story into context.

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