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Nightflyers and Other Stories

Narrated by: Mike Grady
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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An epic collection of science fiction tales around space exploration and cosmic horror by the number one best-selling author of A Game of Thrones - with the titular story, 'Nightflyers', coming to Netflix in the summer of 2018.

On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race.

But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery - and most dangerous threat - is an unexpected force wielding a thirst for blood and terror....

Also included are five additional classic George R. R. Martin tales of science fiction that explore the breadth of technology and the dark corners of the human mind.

©2018 George R. R. Martin (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers." (Robert Jordan)

"Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact...this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien." (Time)

"Long live George Martin...A literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers." (The New York Times)

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  • Robert D.
  • 09-09-18

Enjoyable

Enjoyable not-so-short stories that leave you wanting more. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys sci-fi and fantasy.

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  • patrick O'Neil
  • 06-07-18

Best science fiction

Great stories brilliantly read I think that says it all
fabulous to relax listen to and enjoy

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  • Karina
  • 01-07-19

Deep and thought provoking stories

Brilliant narrator. Deep and mysterious voice.
The stories are written so that your imagination starts doing its work without any effort from your side. The images created are so vivid and colorful that I feel that I watched a film instead of listening to a book. As with all books by R.R.Martin, it feels like he’d really been there and is writing his memoirs.
The stories are set in unusual places and circumstances, are thought provoking and philosophical in the best sense.

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  • willimoff
  • 07-30-18

Confusing

really wanted to like this but i struggled to get through it after the first story. shame.

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  • MR A J ROWLEY
  • 07-19-18

Don’t bother

Don’t bother, stories predictable and rehashed versions of more original work. Martin trying to be clever but mostly fails. Waste of time.

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  • C E Parr
  • 08-22-18

Really dull - dont bother

It gets worse! really dont bother, I got this for a long drive and it was so dull I gave up.

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  • Artyom
  • 07-11-18

Not Song of Ice and Fire in space!

We have here the same clarity of actions and vision as what the late GoT characters had. Brilliant visionary style.

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  • Gordon
  • 07-05-18

Disappointing

I’m sorry to say but NightFlyers and other stories was dull and Mike Grady,s gravely voice was monotone and wearisome.

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  • Virendra
  • 06-20-18

Meh

Listening to it made me feel like George R.R. Martin ate the person who actually wrote Game of thrones and claimed himself as writer. J.K . Lol
Was expecting something as grand as GOT but nah. Nightflyers is bit boring for my taste..

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