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The Songs of Distant Earth

Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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The Songs of Distant Earth was first published in the June 1958 issue of If. It was later expanded into the novel of the same name.

Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) is regarded as one of the most-influential science fiction writers of all time. He was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

©2000 Arthur C. Clarke (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Not the full book - the original short story

Not bad but if you are looking for the book, keep in mind that this is the original short story.

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This is not the same story.

This is one of my favorite books, I thought it would be fun listening to it. I don't know why but the names are changed and the story is different, though the same premise. Do not buy this version. It is not nearly as good and it's not the original story. I guess somebody thought they could do better with Arthur C. Clarke's story. Very disappointing.

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a shortstory that later lead to a well loved book

this short story is different than the full length book although it has mani simularaties. it is a fine story but the full book is buch better with fuller character and backstory. i resomend both but they each stand on there own.

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Poorly done.

Best parts of story were cut out. Having read the book the ending was totally changed. don't waste your time.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful