Paratime!

Collected Paratime Stories
Narrated by: Craig Allen
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

H. Beam Piper was one of the classic writers of science fiction's Golden Age. Among his most famous creations are the "Little Fuzzy" novels and the "Paratime" alternate history series. This volume collects all six of Piper's short stories and novellas in the Paratime universe, including the classic tales "He Walked around the Horses", "Police Operation", and "Time Crime".

Public Domain (P)2012 Wildside Press LLC

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No Lord Kalvan.

Great classic sf. Could use better breaks between stories. I wish it contained Lord Kalyan of Otherwhen.

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I like Piper's books. However the narrator did not seem to even try to differentiate the characters' voices, making this recording harder to finish.

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This takes me back.

First got involved with H. Beam Piper back in my college days. Little Fuzzy and Four Day Planet started me off. I always found the whole Para-time concept interesting. Got hooked on that with Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen. Surprisingly, it trips you up when you listen to the stuff now in how they viewed how the future would be. You know, like watching an old 60’s vintage Sci Fi movie. You know, the stuff that came out of Italy every other week.

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There seems to be a section of story missing from the middle and appearing at the end instead.
I'm sure Audible will fix it soon, so it shouldn't count against the audio book in general.

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  • Chris Halliday
  • 02-10-15

Excellent stories, marred by shoddy audiobook

While I enjoyed Paratime!, I'm unlikely to listen to it again without significant work, as the final story is completely destroyed by having several chapters in the wrong order. As Audible doesn't present you with the ability to download audiobooks in chapters any more, I'd have to chop the file up and restructure it myself in order to make it listenable.

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