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    • Dimension of Miracles

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,206

    Dimension of Miracles is a satirical science fiction novel first published by Dell in 1968. It's about Tom Carmody, a New Yorker who, thanks to a computer error, wins the main prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes. Tom claims his prize before the error is discovered and is allowed to keep it. However, since Tom is a human from Earth without galactic status and no space traveling experience, he has no homing instinct that can guide him back to Earth once his odyssey begins - and the galactic lottery organizers cannot transport him home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily The Best Title I've Encountered on Audible

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Untouched by Human Hands

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir - director, Harlan Ellison, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Untouched by Human Hands consists of 13 stories of beings who dwell on the strange borders of reality. Some of these stories tell of people you know or of events that might happen - but haven't yet. Some will take you to the furthermost reaches of the sky and to planets whose names are unknown this side of Arcturus. And some - perhaps the richest and most memorable of these stories - open into the interior of strange minds to reveal the reflection of ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some Of Sheckley's Best Short Stories...

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Tell Me a Story

    • Science Fiction One
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Ready for a story? Here's a selection of some of the finest science fiction shorts of recent years, including stories from Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, William Gibson, Robert Sheckley, Terry Bisson, Avram Davidson, and Philip K. Dick.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, bad narration

    • By Nikki on 07-09-08

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 4

    • By: Poul Anderson, Ben Bova, Fredric Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Cindy Killavey, Emmett Casey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    This fourth volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories contains 22 more gripping tales.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Fredric Brown, Ben Bova, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Ben Hurst, Emmett Casey, Ran Allan Ricard, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, great narrators

    • By Noah on 09-11-10

    Regular price: $19.58

    • Watchbird

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Edward Miller
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Engineers have created an intelligent robot bird and its main objective is to prevent murder! The robot is encouraged to study what murder is, and its definition of murder expands until humans find themselves no longer able to operate on dying patients or to eat a salad because of the salad's feelings! What to do? Terminate the robots or starve to death.

    Regular price: $4.64

    • The Perfect Woman

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The year 3000, and Mr. Morcheck has married the perfect woman. Not one of those neurotic primitive women, who were forever asking for money with which to buy clothes and trinkets demanding breakfast in bed, dashing off to bridge games, talking for hours on the telephone...,Myra is a delicate modern woman, perfect until much like your faithful Toyota, it becomes a bit sluggish, and there is blue smoke coming ftom the exhaust.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great - But Hard To Justify The Price

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Mindswap

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Interstellar travel to alien worlds is too expensive for Marvin, a college student in need of a good vacation. And so he signs up for what he can afford: a mind swap, in which his consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien life-form. Unfortunately, Marvin finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal—a body that he has to vacate, fast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story With a REALLY Weird Ending

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 06-21-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Immortality, Inc.

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 160

    Want to be immortal? You can be in AD 2110. Just go to the Hereafter Insurance Corporation and hook yourself up to the Machine. There’s nothing to fear. That is, if it happens to be working right, and if nobody slips another mind into your body when you’re not looking, and if you’re not on a poltergeist hatelist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sheckley Is The Best There Is

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 05-14-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Journey of Joenes

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Journey of Joenes, also published as Journey Beyond Tomorrow, tells the tale of a picaresque journey through an imagined future taken by a naive and innocent man unprepared for the wonders and oddities he encounters. Sheckley examines the present through the distorting lens of a future wonderfully skewed from and yet darkly, hilariously, similar to our own world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Of My All-Time Favorites

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Beside Still Waters

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Is a robot on a distant planetoid a substitute for a relationship with a woman Mark had never met? Is it a glimpse of the future from a classic science fiction writer? It is a first glimpse at artificial intelligence? This wonderful tale can take readers down differing tales. Perhaps it only matters what interests you.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kinda Cheesy, But Still Pretty Awesome

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Altar

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Altar by Robert Shackley, a short story that first appeared in "Fantastic" July - August 1953, on on which the copyright was not renewed, putting the story into the public domain. It becomes apparent that strange things are happening in the small New Jersey town, and Mr. Slater is determined to solve the mystery of the dark stranger in the blue topcoat who appears before him on his way to his commute.

    Regular price: $4.90

    • X Minus One: Time and Time Again

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ray Bradbury, Ernest Kinoy
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee, Les Damon, Staats Cotsworth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Launch your imagination and break the bonds of time and space with radio's highly acclaimed science-fiction anthology X Minus One! Produced in cooperation with science fiction magazines of the day, the series featured provocative stories by the genre's top genre authors. Ray Bradbury, Ernest Kinoy, Robert Sheckley, and more helped Americans of the 1950s look to the future. Dramatized with an atmosphere of excitement, top radio voices like Raymond Edward Johnson, Les Damon, Staats Cotsworth, Ruby Dee, Mandel Kramer, Joe DeSantis, and Bill Lipton gave voice to their visionary tales.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry, it is just too dated

    • By frequent buyer on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $22.39

    • X Minus One

    • Skulking Permit (Dramatized)
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The colonists on New Delaware are told they need to be "civilized". That means they must have jails. The only problem is, they have no criminals. Based on a story by Robert Sheckley, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on February 15, 1956.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brings back memories of my uncle

    • By Melody on 04-29-14

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The 10th Victim

    • Victim, Book 1
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    It's the 21st Century and the ugliness of war no longer exists, except on a very personal level. Nowadays, people like Marcello Polletti, seller of Roman sunsets, and Caroline Meredith, lithe, beautiful, blonde, and backed by corporate sponsors and the Roy Bell Dancers, hunt, chase, and kill each other for sport and for the entertainment of the masses - until something oddly like personal human feelings pops up to confuse the players and up the stakes...as each of them seeks to kill their 10th victim and rise in the ranks of the hunters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sheckley At His Best!

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 10-11-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Hollywood Fantasies

    • Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town
    • By: Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, John Jakes, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Anspach, David Birney, Harlan Ellison, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Learn the truth behind the mask of Hollywood in these 10 bizarre tales of dreams and dream weavers, movies and movie-makers, by some of the most respected fantasy writers of our time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Recycled stories

    • By Jon Weimer on 07-01-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • A Sheckley Trilogy

    • Three Classic Tales of Science Fiction
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Robert Sheckley, master of the science-fiction short-story form, created numerous tales of dark humor. He had an entertaining gift for looking at society with a warped mirror, enabling us to see ourselves in a clearer reflection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cool...

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 01-29-11

    Regular price: $4.49

    • Crompton Divided

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Alastair Crompton skilled nosologist at Psychosmell, Inc. sniffs out something he's been missing his whole life - his other selves. His disturbed psyche was divided into three parts and the other parts were implanted in other bodies on other planets. His obsession to re-unite himself leads to disturbing discovers about the underpinnings of the society he lives in, personal conflicts, a vastly destructive war and a shocking ultimate revelation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Sheckley's Weirest Tales

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-25-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • X Minus One: The Seventh Victim (March 6, 1957)

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • The Status Civilization

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Frank Harrison
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "The Status Civilization" is a science fiction novel by Robert Sheckley. The protagonist is Will Barrent, who finds himself, without memory of any crime, or, indeed, of his previous life, being shipped across space to the planet Omega. Omega, used to imprison extreme offenders, has a hierarchical society of extreme brutality, where the only way to advance (and avoid dying) is to commit an endless series of crimes. The average life expectancy from time of arrival on Omega is three years.

    Regular price: $7.35

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